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Moffat County women are in the hunt

Deep connections to the land and to family motivate three local women to carry on big game hunting traditions

Increasing the number of non-traditional hunters, including women, may be vital to the health of Colorado’s wildlife and understanding the motivations of women who already hunt may provide ways to encourage others to join the chase. “When mothers and daughters hunt it open the experience up to entire families,” said Mike Porras, public information officer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife in the Northwest region.

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Moffat County football resilient against Rams to open league play

Bulldogs stay in front of Roaring Fork with 36-33 win Friday night

Moffat County High School football has grown to appreciate that three points can make or break a team, and Friday night they were just glad to be on the right side of it. The league opener for the Bulldogs resulted in a 36-33 victory against Roaring Fork while on the road in Carbondale, their closest game since the beginning of the season.

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Northwest Colorado rodeo ranks highly as fall season concludes

Kinlie, Kasen Brennise lead team roping, Kody Logan, Keenan Hayes junior high events

The short-lived fall season is in the books for Colorado State High School Rodeo Association, and those from Northwest Colorado must be feeling pretty satisfied heading into winter. Members of the Moffat County High School rodeo team are in great position for when the season picks up again in spring after command performances during events in Sept. 16 and 17 in Montrose and Sept. 23 and 24 in Elizabeth.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 1, 2016: School basketball meetings take place next week

Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School will both host meetings for participants in hoops programs in the coming week. CMS boys basketball coaches Justin Folley and Forrest Watson will meet with potential players and parents at 6 p.m. Monday in the CMS auditorium. Practices will follow Oct. 10. The MCHS boys team will meet with returning and new players at lunchtime Monday in Room 101. MCHS girls can attend a meeting during lunch Wednesday.

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TMH Living Well: Walk or run for a good cause, get healthy doing it

The Memorial Hospital Glow Run gets moving Oct. 8

We have all heard the great benefits of exercise: lowered cholesterol, better sleep, less food cravings, lighter moods and of course, weight loss. Add reduced risk of certain cancers to that list. If you know a cancer survivor or are one yourself, consider joining forces with other community members to get some exercise and give money to help fight cancer in Moffat County and support people with other health issues by attending the annual TMH Glow Run next week.

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Moffat County ready to ram past Roaring Fork to start league season

Upcoming games for Bulldogs include Coal Ridge, Steamboat, Basalt, Aspen

Whatever may have happened in the early season is something Moffat County High School football is ready to shake off because what’s done is done, there’s a title to defend and the hope of securing a spot in the postseason still alive. The 2A Western Slope League teams begin their conference schedule Friday, and for MCHS, that means a trip to Carbondale to meet the Roaring Fork Rams.

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Weekend Roundup: A little bit country, a little bit cultured

Whether it’s good music, good exercise or good fun that gets your pulse racing, this weekend will get your heart going.

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Moffat County volleyball comes from behind in Basalt

Bulldogs split vs. Longhorns, fall to Rifle; coach wants more intensity in Olathe game

Moffat County High School volleyball plays a game that’s back and forth by its very nature, but that was no more apparent than in its most recent games. The Lady Bulldogs are 4-9 overall following the past Saturday’s doubleheader split in Basalt and a Tuesday evening loss to Rifle.

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Moffat County 4-H shooters who qualified for nationals already practicing

Eli Ellis, Cutter Polly and potentially Angela Hill will be upholding the long-standing tradition of Moffat County 4-H shooters who will represent the county and the state at the 4-H National Shooting Sports Invitational Competition in June 2017. Ellis and Cutter Polly qualified for the competition at the state 4-H shoot. Hill is currently an alternate for two shooting sport classifications.

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Craig Middle School football smashes Rock Springs

Bulldogs eye Steamboat rematch following wins in final home games

The scoreboard looked very familiar for certain members of the CMS gridiron Tuesday evening and pleasingly different for the other half. In their last games at the Moffat County High School Bulldog Proving Grounds and last home games altogether, both seventh- and eighth-graders took wins against Rock Springs, Wyoming.

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Moffat County cheer keeps pep going under new coach

They got a later start than most of the Moffat County High School teams, but the spirit squad has more than made up for that. The Bulldog cheerleaders are back in action and making their presence known during the fall season.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 28, 2016: Get moving during weekend Leaf Cruncher

Friends of Moffat County Education hosts the Leaf Cruncher 5K and One-Mile Fun Run this Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with the 5K kicking off at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run following. The cost is $20 for adults, free to ages 17 and younger. Participants are encouraged to stay afterward for the Moffat County High School Cross Country Invitational, which will feature MCHS and Craig Middle School runners.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Checking in on teams

When it comes to fantasy football, I'm no stranger to managing more than a handful of teams. I kept it mostly in check this year and ended up with only 4 teams in total. It's pretty easy to manage and lets me experiment with different lineups with different players.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Sept. 26, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School XC takes wins in Wyoming

MCHS boys team, Riley Allen, Wyatt Mortenson, Madysen Cramer each finish in first

Bulldog runners must be feeling like top dogs after this past weekend. On Friday, Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cross country teams attended the Shana Ward Memorial Meet in Saratoga, Wyoming, and multiple Northwest Colorado runners took the gold.

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