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Moffat County Commission recap for June 23

Moffat County Commission recap for June 23.

Craig Sports Briefs for June 22, 2015: Barrel racing event to hit Moffat County Fairgrounds

The 14th annual Tri-State Barrel Racing Classic hosted by Riding in the Rockies will take place throughout the weekend at Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way. Riders of all ages — including divisions of peewee, youth, senior, novice and the open class — will compete starting at 4 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.

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Denver man dies after rafting accident in Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado

The body of a 34-year-old man from Denver who died in a rafting accident near Triplet Falls on the Green River has been recovered.

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100 vehicles drive in downtown for Bear River Young Life Car Show

Even if drivers had been able to park along Yampa Avenue Saturday, the 400 and 500 blocks of the street were full of hard bodies with decades of history behind them. The 11th annual Bear River Young Life Car Show featured 100 cars, trucks, bikes and more, with owners proudly showing off the kind of care they’ve put into their classics or contemporary vehicles.

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More than 100 runners join in Friends of Moffat County Education’s Wake the Whittler

Group also hosting 5K fundraising events later this summer

Craig families were up bright and early Saturday morning to get the blood moving and to lend their support to Friends of Moffat County Education. FMCE’s Wake the Whittler 5K and One Mile Fun Run/Walk saw 123 participants hit the trail along Loudy-Simpson Park, with all ages from infants in strollers to toddlers moving as fast as their legs could carry them to older students to adults.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of June 22, 2015

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Senior Spotlight: Still writing amid changes

Like the well-mentioned bad penny, this penny called Mary Jo is back to say hi, and I hope all is going well for all of you.

Business Buzz: Newspaper welcomes a new graphic designer

Business news from across Colorado.

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Whittle the Wood winds down with carving winners, Jefferson Starship concert

As is always the case with Craig’s favorite yearly gathering, the noise level only grew in its last day in Loudy-Simpson Park, as musical guests closed the event by replacing the sounds of chainsaws with something out of this world. The intergalactic ensemble of Jefferson Starship dropped by to provide a memorable performance Saturday evening, concluding the 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.

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Saturday big day for Whittle the Wood finale

Winning carvings announced, Jefferson Starship concert ends event

It was only a few days ago, that they were mere stumps, indiscernible from any other log in the forest. But, if you visit Loudy-Simpson Park this weekend, you’ll see something far different than just a hunk of wood. The 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous comes to a close Saturday with the big finish, as the crowds flock to the Craig park to check out newly completed masterpieces and engage in plenty more activities.

Craig health briefs for June 20, 2015: Pregnancy Center Walk-a-thon fundraiser kicks off June 27

Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer? Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is having another Summer Walk-a-thon FUNdraiser from June 27 to July 25.

Craig education briefs for June 20, 2015: Day camp highlights creative technology tools for kids

The DigiDog Day Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Craig Middle School for students entering the second- through sixth-grade.

Hickenlooper talks about Colowyo

In an interview Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner, Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed Colowyo Coal Mine’s importance to Craig and Moffat County.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: War vet makes good in Craig

So many of the businessmen who formed the backbone of Craig’s economy in the mid-1950s were transplanted here following World War II. Many of those men actually were war vets who had moved to Craig following the end of that tremendous conflict. Often referred to as the “Greatest Generation,” these young men rode the impetus of change and a strengthened economy to establish new homes, families and enterprises.

Wellness Tip: Take proper care of burns

Summer fun is filled with outdoor activities that include barbecues, camping and campfires. Accidents happen and burns may occur. In the event of a burn smaller than the size of a quarter, rinse it under cool tap water for 20 minutes and wrap loosely with dry gauze secured with tape.