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8-1 win vs. Rangely boosts Moffat County soccer spirit

The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team won big in its first home match of the season, an 8-1 rout of the Rangely Panthers that put the team at 1-1 in a game that was the exact opposite of their first.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Something fishy

Fishing along the Yampa River in March can often turn into a good prospect with the warming daytime temperatures and receding ice. The river itself is actually starting to show promise as one of the state’s better streams for Rainbow Trout, and that in itself is enough to lure any fly fisherman outdoors and onto the stream banks this time of year.

Craig Sports Briefs for March 14, 2015: Craig Daily Press offers March Madness contest

If you’ve got a head for college basketball as it heads into the biggest tournament of the year, catch the fever online with the Craig Daily Press Battle of the Brackets.

Craig education briefs for March 14, 2015: Band selected to go to state

The Moffat County High School band was recently selected to attend the state competition in Fort Collins, where it will perform at 1:45 p.m. April 13.

Craig health briefs for March 14, 2015: Kick Butts Day events planned at schools

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is raising money to support its Hospice and Palliative Care program with the Daffodils for Hospice fundraiser.

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CNCC nursing students present evidence-based practices

CNCC nursing students envision improvements to nursing care

Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing students last week envisioned a world where hospital scrubs are never worn out of the medical center, Intensive Care Units have designated quiet times and measures are taken to prevent nursing burnout.

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Moffat County girls bounce back in second round of playoffs, 63-47, over Centauri

Lady Bulldogs to play final game against Eaton

It was a whole different ball game for the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team in its second day at the 3A state tournament. MCHS took control in the first session of consolation games, gaining a 63-47 victory against the Centauri Falcons at Colorado School of Mines.

Craig briefs: Boat ramp opens today at Ridgway State Park

RIDGWAY — Boating season starts today at Ridgway State Park when the boat ramp opens at 8 a.m., according to a press release.

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Craig council, mayoral candidates quizzed by community

On Thursday night, Craig voters got a glimpse at the people who will be serving them in local government, as well as what each of them brings to the table. The seven candidates for Craig City Council and the two candidates for Craig’s mayor convened at the Center of Craig for a forum hosted by the Bear Ears Tea Party Patriots.

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United Way celebrates community of supporters at awards reception

Supporters of Moffat County United Way gathered at Colorado Northwestern Community College Thursday evening for an awards and celebration reception to honor twenty of its major company supporters.

Bob Johnson remembered as adventurous, happy

Craig lost one of its most joyful residents last week, Bob Johnson. Bob was well liked and well known throughout Moffat County, and his smiles, warm demeanor and inquisitive spirit will be greatly missed. He passed away quietly in his home on March 6.

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Moffat County hoops loses first round of state tourney, 61-32

MCHS girls to meet Centauri in Friday consolation game

In their past few games, the members of the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team have crossed swords with pirates, exorcised demons and stared down a herd of buffalo, but they finally met their match when it came time to tame some lions. The Lady Bulldogs were knocked out of championship contention in the Great 8 round of the 3A state playoffs, losing, 61-32, to Parker’s Lutheran High School in a Thursday afternoon game at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.

Patti Mosbey: 'What happened to Ruby' the wild mare?

Sand Wash Basin in Northwest Colorado is home to one of the most renowned wild horse herds in America, maybe in the world. For most of the last year, the fans of multiple Facebook pages have asked the question “What happened to Ruby?” Ruby is a small red filly that was separated last summer from her family at just about a month of age.

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Pregnancy Center fundraiser in Craig offers desserts, artwork

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center will host a Dessert Night fundraiser Sunday evening at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. The event will feature a plethora of delectable dishes, some readily available for ticket-holders and others reserved for the lucky few who want to bid on them during a silent auction.

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Colorado Parks officer wrestled gun from suspect in hostage situation

Two Moffat County officers came alarmingly close to losing their lives when two suspects held them hostage, put guns to their heads and forced them to their knees in Northwest Colorado Monday, according to court documents.