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Moffat County wrestlers reign as regional champs

Bulldogs win tournament, prepare to send eight to state

Simply put, Moffat County High School wrestling had a great weekend. MCHS claimed the 3A Region 1 team title Saturday during the regional tournament in Buena Vista, with one individual champion, eight state qualifiers and 11 total athletes making it to the podium, tallying 196 points according to Trackwrestling.

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Serving in Africa is one Northwest Colorado woman’s mission

A deep love of God has moved one Northwest Colorado woman to make her third mission trip to Africa.

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Boon or bust? TransWest signals tax revenues for Moffat County, tough negotiations for landowners

The route for the TransWest Express transmission line — set to traverse Northwest Colorado on its 725-mile path from Wyoming to Nevada — received a final stamp of federal approval last month from the Western Area Power Administration, on the heels of Bureau of Land Management approval in December.

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Government update for the week of Feb. 13

Government meeting agendas for the week of Feb. 13

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Day 1 at regionals sees Moffat County wrestling high in point count

Six Bulldog grapplers guaranteed to place as tournament continues

The first day of competition at the 3A Region 1 Tournament finished with Moffat County High School wrestling in prime position, standing in second place by the end of the night Friday.

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Elderly man loses $3,000 to scam: On the record for Feb. 9

5:56 p.m. On the 1100 block of Breeze Street, an elderly man received a call that his nephew was in jail...

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Moffat County C-team basketball shows grade-A sportsmanship

Girls take three wins during week; boys highlight teammate to close Thursday game

It’s not often a single shot warrants high energy from a basketball crowd in the final minutes when the team is already down by more than 20 points. Even so, this reaction meant the world to a member of Moffat County High School hoops. MCHS C-teams had a busy schedule this week, with girls hosting Meeker Tuesday and both squads traveling to Roaring Fork Wednesday and bringing in Battle Mountain Thursday.

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It’s OK to cheat — A love affair with chocolate can be healthy

Valentine's Day is a few days away, and pink greeting cards, red roses and fancy boxes of chocolate fill store shelves tempting even the most health conscious to eat the food of the gods.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 11, 2017: Registration Saturday for MCHS, CMS cheer clinic

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cheerleaders are looking for young talent to participate in the Junior Bulldogs Cheer Clinic. Participants in pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade are welcome to join and will learn a special routine from the seasoned spirit teams, which the full group will perform at halftime as part of the final home basketball game of the season, when MCHS hosts Delta on Friday. The cost is $20, which includes a cheer shirt, game admission and pom-pom. Registration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon today at MCHS, with practices running from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, all at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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Show me the money: New finance director hired at Moffat County School District

The Moffat County School District has hired a new Executive Director of Finance and he is a familiar face.

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Health Briefs: Free home health inspections for seniors

News and events in health care.

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Wild horse killed near Sand Wash Basin in Northwest Colorado

Drivers should use caution as winter conditions keep horses near the highway

A wild horse was hit and killed Thursday morning north of Maybell near Sand Wash Basin, about 45 miles west of Craig. This is the second horse killed in the area this winter.

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Woman arrested in 3-vehicle accident in Craig Thursday

A female driver was arrested in connection with a three-vehicle accident that blocked part of the intersection of Yampa Avenue and Sixth Street in downtown Craig around 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

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Craig Fire/Rescue rookies are 5 weeks into rigorous training

From strapping on a 40-pound, claustrophobia-inducing suit to being blindfolded and left with nothing but a fire hose to guide their way out from an imaginary burning building, being a rookie firefighter is not for the faint of heart.