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Moffat County football primed for postseason

Bulldogs look to bury Beetdiggers in second consecutive playoff game

They’ve fought and clawed their way to where they are now with weeks of blood, sweat and tears paying off in reaching a bigger goal. They’ve been in blazing afternoon heat and cool evening temperatures alike, experienced fantastic victories, learned from humbling defeats, and the time is now for them to show they’ve got what it takes to be among the best. The second season is here. Moffat County High School varsity football enters the 2A State Playoffs Saturday, with a 1 p.m. kickoff at the Bulldog Proving Grounds against the Brush Beetdiggers, a game that will be the last of the year for the loser and a ticket to the quarterfinals round for the winner.

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Moffat County Bulldogs speak up

The Craig Daily Press surveyed Moffat County High School football players and coaches about being in the playoffs. Here are some of their responses.

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Pregnancy Center fundraiser to help meet increased demand

The Yampa Valley Pregnancy and Family Center is holding its big fundraiser Saturday, and the event couldn’t come at a better time for the organization. The center has nearly doubled the amount of traffic coming through its doors since May, and is beginning to find its feet again after nearly closing up shop earlier this year.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 7, 2015: Moffat County Library kicks off Winter Reading Program

The Moffat County Library’s Winter Reading Program kicked off this month with the theme “Slide Into a Good Book.”

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CNCC President snags merlot painting to honor, support college

Local artist Israel Holloway is respected nationwide for his finely detailed and strikingly realistic watercolor paintings about the West, but only once has he ever replaced his watercolors with wine.

Audrey Danner: Stronger together

We are stronger together. I know this to be true. So to see unity toward a common goal earlier this week in Craig was even more reassurance in Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership’s vision for our community’s future.

Health Insurance Tip: Are you eligible for tax subsidies?

Though the state health insurance marketplace is open to anyone who wants to purchase health coverage, only some are eligible for tax credits via the marketplace.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Leonard Deru and his great service

The genuine 1950s service station is just a vague memory for most Craig residents. In the glory days of filling stations the driver sat in the comfort of the car while the station attendant whisked around the car, filling the gas tank, washing the windshield and checking the oil level. What a luxury that was for the driver on a blustery winter day to be out of the cold, or conversely in the blistering heat of summer, to let the attendant scrub the splattered bugs off the windshield.

Government update for the week of Nov. 9

Government update for the week of Nov. 9.

TMH Living Well: 3 Steps to prevent diabetes

The chance of developing Type 2 diabetes as we age is not pleasant. National statistics say that one in 10 people over the age of 20 have diabetes and that the disease afflicts one in four for seniors. It’s good to know Type 2 diabetes is not inevitable, even with a family history. For many of us, diabetes is preventable. The best way to beat the odds is to eat a healthy diet, be physically active and lose any extra weight you may be carrying around.

McDonald’s donates to prevent substance abuse

McDonald’s will donate a portion of all purchases made between 4 to 8 p.m. today to Moffat County’s Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

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Federal, state, local officials discuss Northwest Colorado economy

State and federal officials, including a senior policy adviser to the president, were in Craig Wednesday to discuss economic development resources available to Northwest Colorado.

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TMH board hears public input from terminated employee

Wednesday night’s meeting of The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees started off with public comment from Whitney McGinnis, who shared a letter written by her mother and recent TMH employee, Lisa Bland.

Pregnancy Center to host chili supper fundraiser, silent auction

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center’s annual chili supper and silent auction will take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at The Center of Craig. This year’s theme is Celebrating New Beginnings.

Trapper public comment closes Thursday

Thursday is the last day the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement will accept public comment to aide in the drafting of its environmental assessment for Trapper Mine.