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Government update for the week of Nov. 21

Agenda for Craig City Council and Moffat County Commissions.

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Beauty Tip: Fall fashionistas are wearing blue

Blue is the 2016 fall color.

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Superfood Tip: The sweet health benefits of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a holiday favorite. They may taste sweet like a dessert, but they offer many health benefits.

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Moffat County Board of Education considers update to sex ed policy

The first public hearing and first reading of an updated Family Life and Sex Education policy was passed at Thursday’s Moffat County School District Board of Education monthly meeting. “Working with Jennifer Riley of The Memorial Hospital and the Craig Daily Press we identified some needs,” said Superintendent of Schools Dave Ulrich at the October school board meeting. “This has gotten a great deal of attention.”

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Fire destroys Craig couple's home

A fire completely destroyed a home in Craig Friday afternoon. The house located at 1446 E. 11th St. in Craig belonged to Greg and Charity Neal.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 19, 2016: Moffat County rifle teams keep progressing

As part of the Orion National Air Rifle League, Bears Ears Sportsman Club’s youth shooting program split in two virtual meets with competitors across the country.

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Union Wireless is experiencing service difficulties

Union Wireless services went down sometime early Friday morning. There is no estimated time for when the problem might be fixed.

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Moffat County High School 2016-17 winter sports schedules

The schedules for Moffat County High School wrestling, girls swimming, boys and girls basketball and Craig Youth Hockey Association's 18 and under Midget team.

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Over 100 years of service provided by Moffat County’s Maybell Library

For more than 100 years, since 1911, the Maybell Library has provided service to patrons. Now, for three days a week patrons are able to borrow from about 15,000 items as well as access to services they might otherwise go without and about 30 new items are added to the collection in Maybell each month.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Nov. 18, 2016: Hayden Turkey Trot returns Saturday

Hayden Valley Elementary Health and Wellness Team will host its second annual 5K Turkey Trot Run/Walk and One-Mile Fun Run. Work up an appetite for Thanksgiving ahead of time with the running event, which starts rain, snow or otherwise at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hayden’s Dry Creek Park. Prizes will be available for the quickest 5K runners as well as for kids able to grab a turkey feather during the Fun Run. Drawings for more prizes and refreshments will also be included.

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Moffat County court sentences poacher for killing six-point bull elk

Denver man Agapito Alarid II was sentenced in Moffat County Court on Monday after pleading guilty for illegal possession of an elk. He was fined $11,000 for shooting the 6 x 6 point bull elk in 2015 in Game Management Unit 2, a Unit managed for trophy elk and highly sought after by hunters.

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Janet Sheridan: The gender roles we play

Growing up in a rural area in the years following World War II, my friends and I quickly absorbed the behaviors deemed appropriate for boys and girls; behaviors we learned from picture books, movies, parents, peers and siblings.

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Sand Wash Basin foal euthanized

An injured foal from the Sand Wash Basin wild horse herd was euthanized yesterday.