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Moffat County teen starts tradition with first hunt

After bagging deer close to home, Tehya Johnson plans to hunt much more

You only get one hunting story about your first time claiming an animal, and Tehya Johnson will have a good yarn to spin for years to come. During Johnson’s first hunting season in October 2015, the teenager stuck close to home. Very close — specifically right in the driveway of her family’s house near Cedar Mountain, about five miles north of Craig in Northwest Colorado.

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Craig taxidermist preserves his trade, passes on knowledge

Colorado State Championships among many taxidermy shows Mark Zimmerman attends

Dozens of eyes stare down from the walls of Mark Zimmerman’s workshop on the outskirts of Craig, each belonging to an animal that, if it weren’t completely motionless, you would swear was still alive. That’s the aim of Bullseye Taxidermy, a business he has operated full-time for the past 13 years. In that time, he’s stuffed and mounted countless critters from a myriad hunting trips, many of which have earned him some prominent prizes.

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Craig’s ProHunt Concierge serves hunters around the globe

Owner: Colorado still a ‘premier destination’ with international reputation

The memories made on a hunting trip can last forever, but as Amy Martin Shaffer puts it, the one-tenth of a second it can take to pull the trigger can only happen after hours, days, weeks or months of preparation.

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Sunset Meadows' honor superheroes in their 90s

Annual birthday celebration makes Craig's oldest seniors smile

Each year, Sunset Meadows honors residents who are in their 90s with its Nifty 90s birthday party. The goal is to bring family and friends together, showing the seniors that they’re loved and celebrated. Each year, Sunset Meadows honors residents who are in their 90s with its Nifty 90s birthday party. The goal is to bring family and friends together, showing the seniors that they’re loved and celebrated.

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American Legion to merge with VFW after pool snafu — Thunder Cheer on the sideline

The pool at the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse is full for the first time in seven years — but not with water.

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Local law enforcement gets new ride

There’s a new beast in the motor pool at the Moffat County Public Safety Center — a nearly 20 ton armored vehicle.

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Weekend Roundup: Catch some fun!

Summertime continues in Northwest Colorado, and though the school year is coming up soon, there is still plenty of time to find activities to bring together your whole family or just gather with your fellow adults.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 12, 2016: Girls golf clinic available Friday

Young girl golfers ages 5 and older are invited to attend a clinic through LPGA and overseen by Moffat County High School girls coach Ann Marie Roberts at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The clinic runs from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Friday and is $10 per player. Prizes and snacks will also be provided, as well as clubs for those who need equipment.

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On the record for August 11

On the record for August 11.

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Wildland fire ignites west of Craig late Wednesday afternoon

A wildland fire ignited near Moffat County Road 90 west of Craig late Wednesday afternoon.

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Pickup truck catches fire in Moffat County Wednesday afternoon

A pickup truck hauling a trailer caught fire on Moffat County Road 35 Wednesday afternoon.

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Craig City Council discusses retail marijuana with pot group

Craig City Council entertained discussion on retail marijuana at it’s biweekly meeting Tuesday night.

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Craig briefs: Library scheduled to host Olympic event Tuesday

Join Moffat County Library from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday for the Gold Medal Olympic event at the library. Help the library celebrate the 2016 Olympics in Rio with fun activities for the family. Interactive activities will be on hand, including a soccer ball relay, a bounce ball relay and crafting Olympic torches. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 970-824-5116.

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Sara Linsacum signs on as Craig Middle School’s assistant principal, athletic director

The word “coach” has had multiple meanings for Sara Linsacum in recent years, and she’ll now be putting that background to a different use. Linsacum was recently named the new assistant principal and athletic director for Craig Middle School, replacing John Haddan, who is stepping into the position of Ridgeview Elementary School principal for the coming school year.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 10, 2016: Bear River Young Life golf tourney raises $10,000

The ninth annual Bear River Young Life Charity Golf Tournament took place Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, including 105 total players across 27 teams, the best turnout to date for the event. Organizers raised a record $10,000 for Young Life and Wyldlife members to attend summer camp.