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Craig Sports Briefs for June 17, 2016: Register by Monday for Cottonwood Classic

The 49th annual Cottonwood Classic hosted by Yampa Valley Golf Course tees off June 24 to 26. Registration is currently open for the three-day men’s tournament, with an entry fee of $180, plus an additional $10 for those wishing to enter the senior flight. The cost of a cart is $18 per day or $54 for the tourney.

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Meet the cast of carvers for the 2016 Whittle the Wood

Whittle the Wood Rendezvous brings hundreds to Loudy-Simpson Park each year to engage in festivities. The annual extravaganza wouldn’t be possible without the whittlers, and this year 11 artists traveled to Craig to make masterpieces out of wood stumps.

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Genealogy club uncovers connections to history

Group meets at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in Museum of Northwest Colorado

“For me,” said Cindy (Harms) Wright, who coordinates the group, “one of our stories that we grew up with was that our family came over on the Mayflower.

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Moffat County reaches agreement with feds over Swinging Bridge

The Moffat County commissioners reached an agreement with the federal government that should bring the Browns Park Swinging Bridge one step closer to being repaired.

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Craig City Council announces interim city manager

At its Tuesday night meeting, Craig City Council unanimously approved a separation agreement with City Manager Jim Ferree and recruited an interim manager.

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Craig Sea Sharks ready to dive in to home meet this weekend

Youth swimming program hosts Thursday fundraiser, plans to host state meet in July

A dip in the local pool is always refreshing, and the members of the Craig Sea Sharks youth team will be seeing a lot more peers in the old swimming hole this summer. The Sea Sharks ABC Swim Meet takes place at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Craig Pool Complex, an event that will feature about 140 kids from 11 teams.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 15, 2016: Kickball tournament plays during Whittle the Wood

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host a Slip ‘n Slide kickball tournament during Whittle the Wood Rendezvous Saturday in Loudy-Simpson Park. Registration starts at 10 a.m., with the first half of the tourney for middle-schoolers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. High school students will play from 2 to 4 p.m.

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CU-Boulder, DOLA join discussion on Craig's economy

The talk of the town is economic diversification.

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Georgie Hand sentenced to 82 years in prison

Georgie Hand, 44, was sentenced to 82 years in prison on Monday morning at Moffat County Courthouse.

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Galleria at the Park debuts at Whittle the Wood

Yampa Valley Artisans — the group that hosted Pop Up Galleries over the past couple years throughout Craig — has a new art show that will be on display at Whittle the Wood Rendezvous this week.

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CPW hopes public can understand its efforts at Elkhead Reservoir

Despite the ire of a few local anglers, Colorado fishermen were having a ball on Elkhead Reservoir Saturday.

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Government update for the week of June 13

Government update for the week of June 13.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 13, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 13, 2016: TMH Foundation golf tourney successful

The 16th annual golf tournament for The Memorial Hospital Foundation featured 23 teams Friday at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Winning first place overall was the foursome of Heather Cannon, Rob Cannon, Edward Cannon and Jeff Boss, while Orvie Zimmerman, John Martinez, David Mucha and Chris Mucha had the best net total.

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Victory Motors shows drive for healthier Moffat County

Cancer Drive includes 5K Color Run, Denver Broncos cheerleaders, NFL Play 60

When a problem presents itself, being able to tackle it as a community is a sign of strength. The third annual Victory Motors Cancer Drive took place Saturday at Loudy-Simpson as Craig people of all ages turned out for the Moffat County Cancer Society fundraiser that had lots to offer.