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Craig teen collides with vehicle, breaks both legs

A 16-year-old boy was transported to The Memorial Hospital and later flown to Grand Junction for surgery after colliding with a car while riding his bike on Finley Lane Tuesday afternoon.

Craig briefs: Investigation: Bear not responsible for injuries

Wildlife officers from Grand Junction completed their investigation of a reported bear attack and mauling on the Grand Mesa Saturday evening, concluding that the injuries to the individual were not caused by a bear, according to a news release.

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Craig City Council recap for Sept. 22

Craig City Council recap for Sept. 22.

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The big reveal: Stakeholders react to sage grouse decision

Tuesday's news that the greater sage grouse wouldn't be listed under the Endangered Species Act elicited responses from hundreds of stakeholders. Sentiments range from happy to unhappy, funny to sincere, all in response to one of the most monumental conservation decisions of the century.

Freedom Hooves: Life as a therapy horse — my story

It’s a bright Monday morning at the Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding Center and they come to fetch me from the pasture. I know it is a workday. My stall is ready, stocked with fresh bedding and water, oats and a flake of hay. I am frisky Monday mornings, especially when it is cool and I’ve had a weekend off, so I am taken to the round pen, where I kick up my heels and tear around as fast as I can. Soon, I tire and settle into a warm-up workout that takes me through gait transitions, and I begin to focus and connect with my handler.

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Commissioners work to prevent Leafy Spurge from becoming a county scourge

At Tuesday morning’s Moffat County Commission meeting the invasive weed Leafy Spurge crept into and overtook the conversation.

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Feds announce sage grouse doesn't need endangered species listing

Five years of hand-wringing came to a happy end Tuesday with the announcement that the greater sage grouse, an ancient ground bird native to sagebrush habitat throughout 11 Western states, would not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

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Moffat County's elected officials discuss salary increase

Moffat County commissioners are communicating with the county’s other elected officials in an effort to determine how the salary increases passed by the Colorado Legislature will be applied in Moffat County.

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Greater sage grouse decision expected Tuesday

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is expected to announce tomorrow whether or not the greater sage grouse should be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Government update for the week of Sept. 21

Government update for the week of Sept. 21.

Yampa Valley Data Partners seeks funding

Yampa Valley Data Partners is still looking for the rest of its 2015 funding. On Tuesday, Executive Director Keith Kramer will address Craig City Council to see if the City can provide any money.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 21, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 21, 2015: Tourney combines Broncos get-together with golf game

Yampa Valley Golf Course will host the Bronco Bash golf tournament and lunch Sept. 27. The round of golf begins at 9:30 a.m. and is a shotgun start, four-person blind draw scramble that costs $25 per player. Following the 18 holes will be a tailgate party and lunch at Tin Cup Grill as the crowd gets ready for the Denver Broncos’ game against the Detroit Lions later that day.

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Art’n the Park’n Lot showcases Craig’s artistic, musical talent

Stretching of creative wings also a benefit for Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads

A sunny day can be as big a drawback as a rainy day when you’re planning an event as the warmth allows for any number of alternative activities, but those along Victory Way Saturday were partying with a purpose. The Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads Art’n the Park’n Lot brought a temporary taste of the tropics to Craig over the weekend, complete with a laidback atmosphere and good tunes.

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Roaring Fork routs Moffat County volleyball during league opener

Every team has its superstitions, and for the rest of the season, Moffat County High School volleyball will likely be keeping a cautious eye on their scoreboard. The Lady Bulldogs are 0-1 in the 3A Western Slope League after being swept in three sets by Roaring Fork in a home game that started very much their way.