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Craig health briefs for Aug. 22, 2015: VNA back-to-school immunization clinic Thursday

Health announcements, news and tips for staying healthy from Craig and Moffat County healthcare providers.

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Green players, seasoned swingers abound for Moffat County boys golf

The boys of the Moffat County High School golf program are teed off — in a good way. The season has already begun for the earliest of MCHS’s fall sports, and the summer has been a beneficial practice time for the Bulldogs, who have taken advantage of the links at Yampa Valley Golf Course to get ready for upcoming tournaments.

Should Moffat County School District implement formal exit interviews?

With high teacher turnover and large numbers of students leaving the school district each year, some parents and teachers are asking why Moffat County School District does not do formal exit interviews with departing teachers and students.

Sasha Nelson: Baking a bigger cake

Over the past six months, our community has been wrestling with some hard questions related to the economic uncertainty caused by threats to our mining industry. If we are brutally honest, as a community, we must acknowledge that we have been struggling to improve our economy ever since the economic downturn or great recession gripped our area.

Government update for the week of Aug. 24

Government update for the week of Aug. 24.

Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 22, 2015: CNCC rodeo gets ready for bull-riding event

The sixth annual Rangely Rockin’ Bulls gets going at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Rangely’s Columbine Park. Jed Moore, Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo coach, describes the evening as the “most action-packed night” in Rio Blanco County. Tickets are $20 for the VIP treatment, $10 for general admission for adults, $5 for children and students and free to those under 3.

Craig education briefs for Aug. 22, 2015: CNCC welcomes community, new students with barbeque

Colorado Northwestern Community College opens its doors to students and community members Saturday for its annual orientation and free community barbeque.

Craig Rural Fire Protection District board recap for Aug. 20

Craig Rural Fire Protection District board recap for Aug. 20.

Upcoming meetings on Local Marketing District to take place

On Tuesday, supporters of the LMD confirmed they had gathered enough petitions to put the LMD on the ballot in November.

Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise funds at Moffat County Lock-Up event

Craig residents who participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Lock-Up charity event will raise money by asking friends and family to bail them out of their makeshift cells at Craig Fire Station.

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Hunting season kicks off in Northwest Colorado

With the 2015 hunting season under way, the Elk Hunting Capital of the World is set to welcome hunters from nearby and abroad who area eager to take down the area’s prized game.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Family tradition that touches the community

There aren’t too many businesses in Craig that have stood the test of time, but Mathers' Bar has been in the Mathers family since 1953. Pete Mathers, son of Spring Creek homesteaders northwest of Craig, graduated from Craig High School in 1934.

4 outbuildings, 12 vehicles lost in 135-acre fire in Rio Blanco

A 135-acre fire in Meeker off County Road 7 Thursday burned 12 vehicles and four outbuildings, according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. The fire was located roughly 2.5 miles up from Highway 64, and it's now 50 percent contained. Meeker Fire Department is in charge of the fire.

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Moffat County hopes for changes to BLM sage grouse plan

The proposed Bureau of Land Management greater sage grouse plan — which will affect about 1,167,000 acres of federal surface land in Moffat County and 31,700 acres in Routt County — is nearing completion, and Moffat County Commissioners are hoping the final recorded plan will reflect some of the changes they requested.

Fires under control in Moffat County

All of the 34 fires started in Northwest Colorado by lightning over the weekend have been contained, said Lynn Barclay, public information officer for Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit, on Thursday afternoon.