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Craig Sports Briefs for May 13, 2016: Basketball camp comes to Craig in late May

Progressive Basketball Academy will host a camp for the third consecutive year for athletes entering grades two through nine for the 2016-17 school year. Sessions run from noon to 5 p.m. May 31 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1 and 2 at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Experienced coaches with PBA, as well as MCHS varsity hoopsters and coaches, will work on facets of the game with players ranging from dribbling, shooting, passing and rebounding to teamwork, competitiveness and listening skills. Registration is $125 per player, with discounts available for families with multiple children. Players will receive a t-shirt and wristband and need to bring with them a ball and a water bottle.

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Moffat County students immerse themselves in the 1800s

Maybell and Ridgeview Elementary School students re-enact the rendezvous

“I like that sometimes if you trade a lot of little things, you can get a big thing,” said Alana McIntyre, a Maybell Elementary School fourth-grader.

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Community forum participants focus on helping children thrive with families

Colorado Department of Human Service officials address group, note drawbacks of congregate care

“Kids don’t do well in systems,” said Korey Elger, ongoing child protection administrator in the Colorado Department of Human Services.

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Craig briefs: Colorado Cruisers to host ‘cruise-in’ at McDonald’s

If you own a new or classic muscle car, hot rod, antique or custom car or truck, bring it to the First Colorado Cruisers Car Club “cruise-in” and “show and shine” at McDonald’s in Craig at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Moffat County baseball awaits verdict on playoff picture

Bulldogs beat Aspen to place 4th in conference; RPI system may work against team

The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team has done all it can to get this far in its season. Now it’s a numbers game. The Bulldogs ended the year 8-9 overall and 7-7 in the 3A Western Slope League after a Tuesday win against Aspen, 5-3. Originally intended to be a Monday home game, weekend rains left the Craig diamond in no condition to play, MCHS rescheduling for the next day and then hitting the road to face the Skiers in a neutral site in New Castle, the home field of Coal Ridge.

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Colowyo still mining coal one year later

On May 8, 2015, a federal judge issued a ruling that would send shockwaves through Northwest Colorado.

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Commissioners set aside money for hang gliding competition

The Moffat County Board of Commissioners agreed to set aside $6,500 as part of an effort to ensure a world-class hang gliding event comes to Northwest Colorado in 2017.

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Moffat County swimmers fifth at Western Slope Championships

Jesse Kurz qualifies for state in two races; swim coach ends time with team

The season is officially done for Moffat County High School boys swimming, though one of its team members finished the schedule with multiple distinctions. MCHS swimmer Jesse Kurz posted state qualifying times during the Western Slope Conference Championships in Grand Junction, hitting the mark in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle.

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Craig Sports Briefs for May 11, 2016: Soccer camp registration deadline Wednesday

Craig Parks & Recreation and the Moffat County High School soccer program will team up to host a youth soccer camp for boys and girls 5 and older. MCHS players and coaches will work with younger athletes on the tenets of the sport with multiple stations during the clinic, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 at Woodbury Sports Complex. The cost is $25 and includes lunch and a t-shirt. Registration forms are available at Parks & Rec, 300 W. Fourth St., and are due by this Wednesday.

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Vultures buzz into Craig neighborhood, leave foulness behind

USDA's goal is to 'haze' birds out of town towards the Yampa River

For years, a foul, feathered and federally protected beast has tormented a Craig neighborhood with its intrusive presence and copious amounts of excrement.

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Moffat County superintendent candidates share thoughts at meet-and-greet

Board of Education's decision is expected during Thursday's meeting

The event, populated by about 30 people, fell a day before candidate interviews and two days before a school board meeting designed to choose the new superintendent.

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Business Buzz: YVDP releases Fast Facts

Business news for Northern Colorado.

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Western Slope titles numerous for Moffat County track

Girls dominate running events, relays; Todd Trapp named Coach of the Year

Hopefully no one with Moffat County High School track and field suffers from triskaidekaphobia. Knowing them, they’ll power through it. The Bulldogs took 13 individual honors throughout the weekend at the Western Slope Multi-Leagues Meet in Grand Junction.

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Moffat County girls golf tees up regional tourney

Rifle takes 1st; Bears’ Elly Walters wins individual play with 73

If they hadn’t gotten used to wet conditions by this point in the season, the players in the 4A Western Regional Tournament might have had some complaints about the precipitation this weekend, but there was no keeping these girl golfers from playing a full round. Yampa Valley Golf Course was the site of the regional event Saturday, with Moffat County High School girls acting as the hosting team as 14 schools came to Craig.

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Craig briefs: Freedom Hooves to host fundraiser Saturday

Freedom Hooves therapeutic riding of Northwest Colorado will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Craig Christian Church on Saturday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 p.m.