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Moffat County basketball sweeps Skiers

Bulldogs take solid wins at home vs. Aspen; restart league schedule in Gunnison

For most skiers, snowfall has mostly positive associations, but when the team of the same name came to Craig, a blizzard of points against them wasn’t what they wanted. Moffat County High School hoops recorded four straight wins Friday night, hosting Aspen teams, as the Bulldogs defended their home court against the last school in the Western Slope League they had yet to see.

Government update for the week of Feb. 1

Government update for the week of Feb. 1.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Green Furniture

Ray Green, born in Kansas in 1918, came to Craig as an infant with his parents and attended school in Craig. After attending Colorado University, he married Barbara Glassburn. Barbara's family owned hardware stores both in Craig and in Steamboat Springs, dating the early part of the century.

TMH Living Well: Why prenatal tests are important

While considering the possibility that something could be wrong with you or your developing baby during pregnancy is not pleasant, it’s good to know. Prenatal tests not only check for genetic defects but also find conditions, like anemia, that once treated help you have a healthy pregnancy.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 30, 2016: BCA pool results — Week 14

BCA Pool League is back in action at The Popular Bar, 24 W. Victory Way. The league has played 14 weeks of games, with Jean Haskins and The Untouchables staying at the top of the 9-ball league scores, while Jay Harris and Out 4 Blood lead the 8-ball series.

Craig briefs: School board doesn’t extend official’s contract

The Moffat County Board of Education voted 5-2 not to extend Superintendent Brent Curtice’s contract beyond June 30, 2018 at Thursday’s board meeting in the administration building.

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Moffat County students reflect on technology's learning impact

Students say that their writing tends to take different shapes when they think about a larger audience. Some students say they haven’t yet written blogs, or online posts, for class, but they do think about the way writing their own personal blogs affects their writing.

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Northwest Colorado continues to support coal industry

Wednesday evening’s community meeting on Colowyo and Trapper mines aired a clear community consensus — residents of Northwest Colorado need to tell their story.

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Chills, thrills, significant cash frills at hand in Saturday Poker Run

Snowmobile event starts at Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot in Moffat County

The rush of riding along a brisk winter morning on a vehicle with horsepower to spare is only matched by the knowledge that you’re contributing to a great cause. Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club hosts its annual Poker Run fundraiser Saturday, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot north of Craig.

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Tony St. John will seek Moffat County District 2 seat

St. John, a Republican, has lived in Craig for 35 years and his experience includes two terms on the Moffat County School Board and two terms on Craig City Council.

Craig briefs: Rally for coal to be held 5:30 p.m. today at MCHS

A rally for Colowyo Coal Company and Trapper Mine’s comment period will take place 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Moffat County High School. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Future of Moffat County's American Legion uncertain

An agreement with Moffat County that ends Monday may leave Craig’s American Legion Post 62 without a home.

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Moffat County cheerleaders bring the thunder

Spirit team to compete again in Denver, aiming for Hawaii trip

The past weekend gave a lot of young athletes reason to be in good spirits. Moffat County Thunder Cheer had another successful stint at the JAMfest Nationals Saturday and Sunday in Denver with each of three teams taking home awards.

Newspaper welcomes new graphic designer

The Craig Daily Press is pleased to introduce Julia Perry to the community. Perry started on Monday as the newspaper’s new graphic designer.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 27, 2016: Dodgeball league results

The Craig Parks & Recreation co-ed dodgeball league is five games into its inaugural season. The adult recreation program will feature another set of games this Wednesday and Feb. 3. A playoff game will take place Feb. 4 followed by a championship tournament Feb. 10. Teams in the league are set, but spectators are welcome, all games starting at 6 p.m. at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.