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Craig wins bid to host next year’s Rural Philanthropy Days

The Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days Marketing Committee learned on Tuesday that it was successful in a bid to bring hundreds of non-profit leaders to Craig for the 2017 Rural Philanthropy Days conference that will occur Sept. 27 to 29. The local economy will receive a boost from hundreds of visitors during the event and it will help area non-profits develop relationships as well as compete for grant dollars offered by funders attending the event.

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Craig Middle School volleyball dominates districts

Bulldog football takes losses in Rifle to finish season

Craig Middle School fall sports are officially finished, with Bulldog volleyball and football finding some varied results in the their last weekend on the road. Of the four CMS volleyball teams, two came home from Meeker’s Saturday district tournament with a championship, seventh-grade A-Team and eighth-grade B-Team each taking the top honor of the tourney.

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Craig briefs: Election forum to be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Moffat County voters have an opportunity to get informed before casting their ballots.

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Dead rodents, raw sewage and insects close Chinese restaurant in Craig

Roaches, rodents and raw sewage are probably the last thing anyone would want to discover at one of their local eateries.

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Moffat County Homecoming parade rumors put to rest

Community rumors about parade restrictions deemed false by officials

Moffat County School officials addressed rumors that this year’s Moffat County High School Homecoming parade would be cancelled or that parade floats would be banned. There will be a parade including parade floats. Float building will commence the morning of the parade with the parade beginning at 1 p.m. Friday.

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Moffat County approves preliminary 2017 budget in accordance with anticipated revenue decrease

Final budget must be submitted by Dec. 15

The proposed $37.8 million budget is $5.7 million, or 6.5 percent, less than the 2016 budget and anticipates an 11 percent, or $1.1 million, decrease in property tax revenue due to a $52 million property valuation decrease.

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Free service helps Northwest Coloradans to navigate Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment that begins Saturday, ends Dec. 7

During the 2016 coverage year about 1800 people in Moffat County were on Medicare, but only about half had drug plans through Medicare Part D, according to Betsy Packer who runs Medicareship and that means people are missing out and paying unnecessary penalties.

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Craig woman optimistic five weeks after having leg amputated

Complications from childhood osteosarcoma motivated Wooten to have leg removed to provide a better quality of life

The chronic physical pain, persistent infections and regular surgeries that she has borne for the last 17 years have ended for Amanda Wooten who is back in Craig and healing well after her left leg was amputated five weeks ago. “It’s the end of the pain and I am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Wooten. “There is so much out there ahead of me.”

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Moffat County JV football tackle Titans to start Homecoming Week

Young players lose, 13-6, prepare for Friday’s game with Steamboat Springs

On Monday, Moffat County High School football players looked to make a Friday win against Coal Ridge twice as nice with another victory, this time at home, and while it may not have happened, there could still be ample time in the following days for younger Bulldogs to prove their gumption. MCHS Homecoming week began with a gridiron meeting between the junior varsity team and Titans, with Coal Ridge winning, 13-6.

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Big changes and big plans for Moffat County Tourism Association

For the first time since its founding in 1989, the Moffat County Tourism Association has a full-time director.

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Return to Rome with CNCC in Craig’s international studies trip

CNCC Craig offers students the opportunity to learn art, history, food and culture of Rome and Pisa in Italy

When Colorado Northwestern Community Collage faculty first offered students an opportunity to learn by traveling to another country in 2000, Rome was the destination and Rome will again be a port of call for students and community members traveling with CNCC in 2017. “I know that many countries have claimed to be the center of the world, China for example, but I think that Rome really is it,” said Mary Karen Solomon director of arts and sciences at CNCC Craig and leader of four previous trips to Rome.

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Craig briefs: Election forum slated for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12

Moffat County voters have an opportunity to get informed before casting their ballots in November at the 2016 Election Forum.

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Former Craig woman builds confidence, and new breasts, after cancer

For those who have just beaten breast cancer, the battle sometimes feels like it’s only halfway over.

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Pink gets new purpose in Northwest Colorado

This October, pink can be worn in Colorado for a new purpose aside from creating awareness for breast cancer.

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Government update for the week of Oct. 10

Government update for the week of Oct. 10.