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Craig City Council to discuss retail marijuana ballot measure Jan. 10

On Jan. 10, Craig City Council will vote on the first draft of a ballot measure asking voters whether or not to allow recreational marijuana in the City of Craig, and council members are expecting some healthy debate over the issue.

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Humane Society programs in Northwest Colorado encourage adoptions of cats

Intent green, gold and blue gazes from seven pairs of feline eyes greet guests to the cat room of the Craig Animal Shelter as with tentative meows and purrs the cats work to secure the attention of potential adopters. Programs offered by two Humane Societies in Northwest Colorado are encouraging more adoptions including the adoption of feral cats.

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Moffat County’s Festival of Trees names people’s choice recipients

The fifth annual Festival of Trees recently announced the winners of its people’s choice award.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 4, 2017: Deadline Wednesday for youth basketball registration

Craig Parks and Recreation has open registration for its youth basketball program, available for boys and girls in kindergarten through second-grade. Players will learn early skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding, as well as teamwork. Games take place at Sunset Elementary School with girls will play Mondays and Wednesdays, boys Tuesdays and Thursdays. Organizers are also seeking volunteer coaches. The cost is $40 per child and the deadline to register is this Wednesday. Kids signed up after the deadline will be wait-listed and registration will cost $55.

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Tax help offered for disabled, elderly, Spanish speakers and low-income individuals

A Volunteer Income Tax Assistance or VITA site will be available to help qualifying Moffat County residents file taxes.

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Moffat County sports 2016 review: Part 2

As 2017 begins, the clock resets as we ready for more moments of sporting greatness. Before that, we look back on the latter half of the past year, celebrating all that was noteworthy in Moffat County athletics from July to December.

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New building to host Ager Enterprises in Craig

Ager Enterprises recently centralized operations with a new equipment maintenance shop in Craig.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of Jan. 2, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig VFW, American Legion struggle to recruit young vets

Seek new members with Saturday morning coffee, doughnuts

Fifty three-year-old veteran Gerald Martinez knows what it’s like to get lost in the bottle, but he’s sober now and turns to other veterans to find the support he needs. As one of the youngest active members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 in Craig, he’s trying to connect with other younger veterans to encourage them to join.

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Craig players sharpen skills for coming hockey season

With shifts in coaches and league alignments, the members of the Craig Youth Hockey Association’s 18 and under Midget team continue to cope with changes year after year. But, like the ice on which they skate, the Bulldogs stay solid.

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Moffat County sports 2016 review: Part 1

With 2016 ending, now is the time we look back on the year in sports in Moffat County, full of sizable achievements for local athletes, as well as some sports seasons that ended with the sentiment, “there’s always next year.” With wins and losses alike, here are some of the highlights of the past 12 months, starting with January through June.

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2016 Year in Review for Moffat County

A synopsis of stories published in the last 12 months.

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Government update for the week of Jan. 2

Government agendas

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On the record for Dec. 31: BB gun mistaken for AR-15 rifle

An AR-15 rifle was reported to be leaning against a building at Northwest Storage, but officers found it to be a BB gun.

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Acupuncture helps people in Northwest Colorado detox

Acupuncture offers people overcoming addiction an alternative therapy to help with detox.