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Craig Sports Briefs for April 4, 2015: CNCC rodeo at home this weekend after Utah competitions

The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo program will host the third annual Spartan Showdown Rodeo Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and in the evening at 7 p.m. after a kick-off Friday.

Moffat County officials question BLM's land management plan

On March 27, the Bureau of Land Management’s White River Field Office released a proposed oil and gas amendment to its 1997 resource management plan. The plan accounts for the impact associated with developing more than 15,000 oil and gas wells on 1,100 pads over the next 20 years. According to BLM, that level of development has the potential to yield 7.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, enough to heat 7.5 million homes for 15 years.

TMH Living Well: The Memorial Hospital Health Fair takes place April 11

Many chronic illnesses have been discovered at health fairs. Ask any doctor if they know a patient who skirted a serious health issue because they attended a health fair and you’ll likely hear yes. It’s true for Dr. Elise Sullivan, Family Medicine Physician with The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic.

Fitness Tip: Avoid flimsy flip flops

It's getting to be that time of year where many of us like to wear sandals or flip flops in the warmer weather. In choosing your summer footwear, it is important to make sure your footwear isn’t too flimsy.

Wellness Tip: Whey protein

Whey protein is a popular supplement that can be taken for weight management and to increase lean muscle mass. This supplement will help you stay satiated and is an excellent source of energy when it contains medium chain fatty acids.

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Sage grouse numbers up in Northwest Colorado

Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse in its 11-state territory are multiplying, according to a report from the Western Governors’ Association released Thursday, and Northwest Colorado’s sage grouse population is seeing significant growth as a result.

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Eastertime in Craig offers many activities

The Easter holiday is coming up soon, bringing with it some springtime celebrations. Here are a few of the events that will make up the Craig community’s ringing in of the festive day.

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Moffat County’s Camillettis take basketball honors

MCHS senior Joe Camilletti was selected All-State Second Team in the 3A division as announced Wednesday in a list compiled by Colorado High School Activities Association, Colorado Preps Network and MaxPreps.

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Moffat County swimmers racing with vigor

Athletes nearing state qualifying times

The Moffat County High School boys swim competed March 28 in a dual meet at El Pomar Natatorium of Colorado Mesa University with the District 51 combined team of Fruita Monument, Grand Junction, Palisade and Central High School athletes.

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Report shows revenue, volume increases in 2014 for The Memorial Hospital

The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees learned at Wednesday's board meeting that the hospital saw a $2 million boost in net patient service revenue for 2014 compared to 2013, according to an audit report, and plans to bring in infectious disease expertise via telemedicine.

Craig briefs: Coffee and a Newspaper topic is retail vacancies

The Craig Daily Press will host its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper at 7 a.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital.

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Moffat County track teams finish strong in Broomfield

Girls 12th, boys 24th in overall events

The Moffat County High School track and field teams earned their Spring Break respite with a solid performance Friday at the Broomfield Shootout. The girls took 12th place and the boys were 24th in the large event that had 30 schools in attendance.

Craig Sports Briefs for April 1, 2015: Rodeo riders, ropers ready to get back into arena

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School rodeo athletes will start the spring portion of their season this weekend with an event in Lamar.

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High levels of meth found in man who held officers hostage

An autopsy report revealed that James Brent Damon, the man who briefly held two officers hostage in Moffat County on March 9 before being shot and killed, had extremely high levels of methamphetamines in his blood.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of March 30, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.