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Education Briefs: Colorado infant and child-care costs rank high

For 4-year-olds, center-based in Colorado was the seventh-least affordable in the country at $9,882 per year.

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School board, Ververs plan Sunday retreat

Meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday

After Thursday’s school board meeting, Ververs said he wanted to arrange a type of retreat to create “relationship building time with the board.”

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Health Briefs: VNA reminds residents to protect themselves from Hantavirus

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 April 23, 2016: Weekend bowling fundraiser to support local woman

Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave., will host a fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday to benefit Debbie Hansen, who is undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer. The night will include multiple games for bowlers — $25 per person or $100 for a team of four — as well as door prizes, a bake sale and a silent auction.

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TMH Living Well: Treating sprained joints and strained muscles

With warm weather approaching, it’s sprains and strains season again. During the winter months The Memorial Hospital’s Walk-in Clinic treats falls from icy sidewalks and streets, and in the summer they see kids who get hurt playing or doing a sport. It seems to be the way it goes.

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Craig briefs: Young Professionals set to host mixer Friday, April 22

Join Yampa Valley Young Professionals for its monthly mix, where young professionals come together to socialize.

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Responders battle structure fire in Craig

Unattended cigarette suspected cause of Thursday night blaze

An unattended cigarette is the suspected cause of a fire that consumed a Craig home on Tucker Street around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night.

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Moffat County girls golf stays steady at home

Perfect weather provides good prep time before home tourney, regionals

The conditions could not have been mellower Thursday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, the kind of climate the Moffat County High School girls golf team has been trying to find all season. MCHS girls hosted a triangular meet with Rifle and Palisade, shooting 324 in a day that was an excellent warm-up for everyone for upcoming events at Craig’s course.

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Moffat County Board of Education members voice reluctance for 2016 mill levy override

Members also express strong reluctance to close an elementary school next year

Moffat County School District Board of Education members voiced reservations Thursday about pursuing a mill levy override in 2016, with several expressing a willingness to pursue such a measure in 2017. Board members also expressed an unwillingness to close an elementary school next year — including Maybell — contending that such a move would be made, at this point, without enough preparation.

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Craig Sports Briefs for April 22, 2016: AAU basketball team wins Montrose tourney

The Craig girls sixth- and seventh-grade AAU basketball team went 5-0 during a tournament last weekend in Montrose. Coached by Eric Hamilton, the Bulldogs defeated Basalt, Paonia and Montrose, winning the championship game, 22-11, against Cedaredge, the second victory of the day against the same team.

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PAC fundraiser looks to spin metal into gold for local schools

The recycling effort raised nearly $6,000 for local schools last year

Last year, the recycling project raised $5,904.22 for the school district, collecting about 65 tons of waste along the way.

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Craig couple arrested on charges of manufacturing meth

One-year-old daughter found inside home with lab

Inside the residence of Thad James Gurule, 22, and Vanessa Sue Hafen, 22, officers found hypodermic needles, meth and what appeared to be a small meth lab alongside the couple’s one-year-old daughter.

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Craig briefs: Tipton’s staff sets mobile office hours Wednesday

A member of U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s staff will hold office hours today in Moffat County to assist constituents with casework, as well as provide information about Tipton’s work and legislative activity in Washington, D.C.

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Moffat County baseball bests Grand Valley in rainy day rout

Bulldogs seek doubleheader domination in Basalt Saturday

There were no injuries on the ball field Tuesday afternoon, but Moffat County High School and their Parachute opponents were playing through the rain rather than playing through the pain. MCHS varsity baseball claimed a 9-6 win against Grand Valley in a game that was considerably back and forth but even more wet and wild.

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Some communities are tapping — or looking into — marijuana funds for schools

Moffat County voted decisively against a measure to allow marijuana operations

It’s also likely to land only a fraction of what other external means of funding, such as a mill levy override, would generate, according information from school district officials in and outside of Moffat County.