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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Mack Lane named after Craig’s first settler

Mack Lane, a short stretch of road way extending from Victory Way to First Street in Craig, earned its name in a straightforward manner. It was the lane upon which John Mack, who was Craig’s true first settler, lived.

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Craig Middle School students celebrate Latin American culture with food, crafts and talk

Day's events follow sixth-grade study of Central and South American countries

The festival included a session on Central and South American masks, a presentation on Ecuador and neighboring countries, the preparation of various Central and South American foods and a Mayan game — played in the gymnasium — called Pok-ta-Pok.

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Health Briefs: Community suicide prevention seminar to be held May 31

Health-related news and announcements, and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 21, 2016: $25,000 prize possible in TMH Foundation golf tourney

The Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 16th annual golf tournament will take place at Yampa Valley Golf Course June 10. Check-in time is 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is $60 per person or $240 per team for the four-person team scramble and includes 18 holes, carts and food, as well as the opportunity to win prizes. YVGC’s seventh hole will feature a hole-in-one prize of $25,000 sponsored by Justin Kawcak and 360 Insurance Company, while the course’s other Par 3 holes will include packages such as electronics, Titleist gear and a Bahamas cruise for a single-stroke score.

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Moffat County High School's Dude Dent ceremony takes place May 26

The awards ceremony for the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete will take place May 26 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

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Craig briefs: Area young professional social takes place May 20

Yampa Valley Young Professionals will hold its monthly social from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on May 20 at Dad’s Cookhouse. Meet other area young professionals — network, make friends and find involvement opportunities in the Craig community. For more information, call Kirstie McPherson at 970-629-5915.

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The state of things: Moffat County track places in multiple events Thursday

Bulldogs finish strong in 4x800 relays, boys discus, girls 3,200 run

The quest for precious metals is on, and Moffat County High School has already crossed some off their checklist. No gold so far, but there are still days to come. In the first day of the 3A CHSAA State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium, the Bulldogs placed in four events, including the boys discus, girls 3,200-meter run and boys and girls 4x800 relays.

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Armed Forces Day honors all members of military

Armed Forces Day on Saturday is another national holiday that provides an opportunity to acknowledge the service of men and women from all branches of the U.S. military.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 20, 2016: Yampa Valley Golf Course offers PGA kids clinic

Yampa Valley Golf Course will host an open registration day June 7 for its PGA Junior Golf Academy. The six-week program runs six weeks meeting Tuesdays beginning June 14. Boys and girls ages 5 to 7 will have courses at 9 a.m., ages 8 to 10 at 10:30 a.m., and ages 11 and older will start at noon. The cost is $75 per child, and parents are asked to provide golfers with sunscreen and water bottles each day. YVGC can provide clubs if necessary for golfers.

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Moffat County third-graders absorb lessons on rocks, water, life-cycles at the park

Field trip to Yampa River State Park helps to solidify third-grade science standards

Third-graders gathered on Wednesday at the park to learn about cycles of water, rocks and various life forms.

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Craig Chamber brings back mystery show this Saturday

It’s no mystery what’s happening this weekend other than a whole lot of fun. Back by popular demand, Craig Chamber of Commerce will host “Million Dollar Murder,” a performance from Colorado entertainment company Talent Denver at 7 p.m. Saturday at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Craig briefs: Bears Ears Patriots set to host event Thursday

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots are hosting an event Thursday with U.S. House District 3 candidate Alex Beinstein who is running against incumbent Scott Tipton.

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The state of things: Moffat County track preparing for biggest meet yet

Bulldogs qualify in 24 events for championships

Music was blaring from the Moffat County High School Bulldog Proving Grounds Tuesday afternoon, but the tunes weren’t so much celebratory as a method to pump up everyone there. The celebration will come after this weekend if all goes well. MCHS track and field qualified athletes in 24 events for the 3A State Championships Thursday through Saturday in Lakewood, and the Bulldogs are ready and raring to win some medals.

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Craig Middle School students prepare for year's final concert

The Avengers' theme song slated to cap middle school performance

Band Director John Bolton said he plans to bring high school musicians back on stage — their concert was last week — to play The Avengers' theme song with the seventh and eighth-graders at the end of the middle school concert.

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Moffat County students celebrate reading with dancing, games and food

Passport to Reading program sparks students to read on their own

"A lot of (students) find things they do enjoy that they might not have found otherwise,” said Joe Padon, a teacher and media technician for Moffat County High School.