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A helicopter directs wild horses into holding pens Saturday at Sand Wash Basin. The project, sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, is meant to thin the herd to a size that the local habitat is able to support. Some of the horses caught will be adopted Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

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A low-flying helicopter flew in the cold morning air Saturday, the dull thud of its rotors growing louder as it moved across the horizon at Sand Wash Basin, west of Craig.

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