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CNCC welcomes new leadership at board meeting Monday

President Ronald Granger says college is not in 'a dire situation' with finances

Excitement was the word of the day at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig as the college welcomed back teaching faculty and officially greeted the new President, Ronald Granger. “We are so excited about being involved in both communities and campuses. We researched and talked with people who’d grown-up here. There are so many opportunities between the campuses and the services that we can offer to students,” said Granger.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 15, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 15, 2016: Moffat County High School wrestling prime rib dinner Thursday

The Moffat County High School wrestling team will host its annual prime rib dinner fundraiser this Thursday at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. with live and silent auctions beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $30 for a single person, $50 per couple and $75 for a family of four. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from any Bulldog wrestler or at KRAI in Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

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Craig Boys & Girls Club bringing in Color Dash fundraiser

5K event runs Aug. 20 at Loudy-Simpson

A splash of the rainbow is heading to Craig next week. Boys & Girls Club of Craig will host the inaugural Color Dash Aug. 20 at Loudy-Simpson Park. The Color Dash is an organization based in Owatonna, Minnesota, that has arranged 5K races across the nation as fundraisers for local organizations, bringing in more than $2 million since 2012 for charities and other community groups. 50 percent of the profits raised in each race goes toward Color Dash’s partners.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 13, 2016: Moffat County Fair 5K runs early Saturday

Trapper Fitness Center will host a 5K run/walk this Saturday in conjunction with Moffat County Fair. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with the race running its new course at 8 a.m. at Moffat County Fairgrounds. The cost is $15, and participants can register in advance at Trapper Fitness Center, 261 Commerce St.

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American Legion to merge with VFW after pool snafu — Thunder Cheer on the sideline

The pool at the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse is full for the first time in seven years — but not with water.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 12, 2016: Girls golf clinic available Friday

Young girl golfers ages 5 and older are invited to attend a clinic through LPGA and overseen by Moffat County High School girls coach Ann Marie Roberts at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The clinic runs from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Friday and is $10 per player. Prizes and snacks will also be provided, as well as clubs for those who need equipment.

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Craig women rally on golf course to support cancer cause

Rally for the Cause tourney brings in $1,500 for Moffat County Cancer Society

People on the links Wednesday had one thought in common: think pink. The Rally for the Cause Ladies Golf Tournament raised $1,533 for Moffat County Cancer Society in its midweek event at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The annual benefit saw 29 women turn out to show their support, all wearing some form of pink as they teed off on the grounds.

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Sara Linsacum signs on as Craig Middle School’s assistant principal, athletic director

The word “coach” has had multiple meanings for Sara Linsacum in recent years, and she’ll now be putting that background to a different use. Linsacum was recently named the new assistant principal and athletic director for Craig Middle School, replacing John Haddan, who is stepping into the position of Ridgeview Elementary School principal for the coming school year.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 10, 2016: Bear River Young Life golf tourney raises $10,000

The ninth annual Bear River Young Life Charity Golf Tournament took place Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, including 105 total players across 27 teams, the best turnout to date for the event. Organizers raised a record $10,000 for Young Life and Wyldlife members to attend summer camp.

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Fantasy Sports Fix: Football Draft Special Part 3 — Tight ends

Welcome to the third installment of my fantasy football draft special. In this one, I will be focusing on the tight end position. When it comes to tight ends, it seems like it's just Rob Gronkowski in his own stratosphere, and then there's everyone else. It goes deeper than that though, and there are some other players worth checking out.

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Bear River Young Life tournament hits new heights

The 9th Annual Bear River Young Life golf tournament had its most successful year yet.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Aug. 8, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Aug. 8, 2016: MCHS hosts fall sports meeting Tuesday

Moffat County High School will host a parents meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria for parents of athletes planning to participate in the 2016 fall sports season, including football, volleyball, cross country and boys soccer, practices for all of which officially begin Aug. 15. The boys golf team will start a week in advance, beginning this Monday. The athletics office also reminds families that paperwork for physical exams is due by Aug. 12.

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Craig racers get in gear in regional events

Mike Bingham, Brodey Gutierrez hope to continue summer in sport

Dale Earnhardt, Mario Andretti, Richard Petty and other legends behind the wheel had to get their start somewhere, and Craig teenagers Mike Bingham and Brodey Gutierrez have got their minds set on racing toward the kind of greatness these men achieved.