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Craig Sports Briefs for April 10, 2015: Deadline approaching for baseball registration

Parks & Recreation’s season for Craig Youth Baseball is coming up soon. Craig Youth Baseball is available for ages in divisions of 8 to 10, 11 to 12 and 13 to 15. Ages 8 to 12 will travel to Hayden, Meeker and Rangely at least once during the season, while road games for the older teams will be decided later this month. A meeting for parents and players will take place before practice starts in late April or early May. Games will start May 18.

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Moffat County High School strengthened by $2,000 AmeriGas funding

Like many educational institutions, Moffat County High School has been hard-pressed to fund some of their programs, but some of that financial burden has been lifted off their shoulders — two pennies at a time. AmeriGas Propane provided MCHS with a $2,000 check Thursday afternoon as part of the business’s School Days program, which rewards enrolled schools based on gas receipts collected from community members.

Alex Marks: Thanks for a great show of natural wonder

A few weeks ago, I was part of a group who participated in the Sagebrush Safari: Greater Sage Grouse Lek Tour hosted by Conservation Colorado. Our mission was to not only increase awareness of the beauty and majesty of the greater sage-grouse, but also their plight as an imperiled species, as well as their importance as an alarm to the destruction of the sagebrush habitat.

Craig briefs: BLM advises residents to learn before you burn

It doesn’t take long for fire danger to increase once snow begins to melt, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.

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Coal Ridge breezes past Moffat County soccer, 3-1

How much can coming straight out of a weeklong break affect athletes? At Moffat County High School on Tuesday afternoon, the answer was blowin’ in the wind. The MCHS girls varsity soccer team lost, 3-1, to Coal Ridge during a home game that left the Bulldogs 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the 3A Western Slope League.

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Craig wrestlers compete at state, in Rangely

Craig sent five wrestlers to the Colorado Middle School State Finals Friday and Saturday.

Government update for the week of April 7

Tuesday is Election Day

Government agendas and happenings in Craig and Moffat County.

Moffat County Scholarship Bulletin for April 6, 2015

Scholarship Bulletin features scholarships from the Moffat County High School website and submitted by other organizations. Does your organization or school have scholarships available for students? Send scholarship information to Daily Press education reporter Lauren Blair at lblair@CraigDailyPress.com or 970-875-1794.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of April 6, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig natives screen short at Vail Film Festival

Movie a long-term project for Brendan Beachman, Alex Conner

The short film “Intersection” was among the many entrants in the 2015 Vail Film Festival, showing March 29. Though it may not have received any prizes, the world premiere of the movie represented a long road of blood, sweat and tears for Brendan Beachman, Alex Conner and all who were involved with them in the process.

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New Creation Church provides Easter prizes aplenty for Craig families

With cars overflowing from the parking lot, New Creation Church’s fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt saw hundreds of area children turn out to get their hands on some goodies, kids wasting no time at all in grabbing up the 12,000 plastic eggs full of candy and other materials. Participants as old as fifth grade took to the field to stuff all they could in their baskets, buckets and bags.

Weather Watch: High winds bring fire caution to Moffat County

Moffat County is under a fire weather watch Sunday and Monday by the National Weather Service, with extremely dry and windy conditions necessitating caution.

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Poor health habits persist for Moffat County, according to rankings

Moffat County continues to struggle with poor health behaviors such as smoking, drinking. physical inactivity and teen births, according to the 2015 County Health Rankings released last week.

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WWII memorial planned for Craig's fallen heroes

World War II is widely known as one of the largest and most deadly wars in history, and Moffat County officials want to honor Craig’s local veterans by building a WWII memorial.

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Moffat County track, field athletes focused on record season

Eyes forward, objective in mind and bodies ready to achieve their best, the members of the Moffat County High School track and field teams are dedicated to a season to remember, whether running, throwing or jumping.