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2017 Grand Old West Days

May 27, 2017 — Craig and Moffat County's annual kickoff to summer took place this weekend, featuring events like a downtown parade, bronc riding, country concerts and more.

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Man found dead in Maroon Bells area; injuries to head and leg

May 27, 2017 — A man believed to be in his 30s was found dead Saturday morning near Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells Wilderness area, authorities said Saturday evening.

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‘A new adventure’: Moffat County graduation marks change, growth for 97 students

May 27, 2017 — Though she had already moved across the country, gotten married and more or less said farewell to her life as a high school student, Karmen Hayes proudly donned the white cap and gown to join her fellow Bulldogs in the final moment they'd all share […]

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Side by side: Class of 2017 valedictorian, salutatorian push each other to succeed

May 27, 2017 — From smiling first-graders to poised and accomplished seniors, Moffat County High School's Class of 2017 valedictorian and salutatorian share in common a drive to succeed, a competitive edge and a cheery disposition. John T. Peroulis, this year's valedictorian, and Mattie Jo Duzik, salutatorian, were in […]

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Double the fun: Siblings graduate together, pursue technical school

May 27, 2017 — The party for one Craig family will be twice the fun as it celebrates the accomplishments of two graduates. Lane Gonzales and stepsister Shianne Wait became family in middle school when their parents married. They not only share family, they also have a similar plan […]

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Memories of 4-H livestock projects

May 27, 2017 — This weekend we'll turn the cattle out on summer pasture. They're ready and so are we. It also means that we're figuring out what animals go to high pasture and which ones stay here at Pipi's Pasture for the summer. My old cows, Ucky and […]

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Craig Crebar: Define your success

May 27, 2017 — It is my sincere hope that each of you experience success in life as measured by “your" version of success. Each of you has had 12 years of public education. In this time period, one can only hope that you have discovered something that you […]

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More than Just Dance: senior dancers finish with a bang

May 27, 2017 — While athletics or school clubs offer avenues for many students to hone their work ethic, discipline, skill sets and dedication, a handful of this year's graduating seniors chose a different avenue: dance. Craig's own Just Dance studio is saying farewell to five seniors, some of […]

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Honors and awards photo gallery

May 27, 2017 — Photos of some of the people who were recognized in the special graduation section of the newspaper.

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Moffat County Class of 2017 shows its identity through art, song, colors

May 27, 2017 — Graduation marks the final opportunity for Moffat County High School students to express themselves, and the Class of 2017 has a few special details to do so. The outgoing bunch of Bulldogs have chosen a variety of classic and unique features for their commencement, including […]

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Moffat County students double down on diplomas with concurrent enrollment

May 27, 2017 — Graduation Day is the culmination of four years of hard work in the classroom, football field, auditorium or other parts of the high school experience. Still, some Moffat County High School students have been pulling double duty in that time. The recent commencement ceremony in […]

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Until the cows come home: Graduate pursues dream relentlessly

May 27, 2017 — One of this year's Moffat County High School graduates blossomed after taking care of a small herd of bovines. Alex Hamilton has spent the past four years gaining experience and school credit for milking cows at a small dairy operation owned by her former middle […]

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Kindness will take MCHS graduate far

May 27, 2017 — Using her voice to solve problems and a desire to care for people has set this graduate on a path toward international study. After graduation, Pearl Wyman will not only leave Moffat County High School and Craig, she also will leave the country. "I'm planning on going […]

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Speak up: Moffat County’s master of ceremonies looking forward to graduation

May 27, 2017 — Moffat County High School's Kaylynn Haefs is hardly afraid to take the stage Saturday. As part of the Class of 2017's graduation proceedings, Haefs will serve as master of ceremonies. One of four Bulldogs to speak during the event — Kaylee Durham will provide the […]

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May 26, 2017 — Newspaper honors birthdays — anyone from age 0 to 101 Do you have loved ones you'd like to wish a happy birthday to publicly? Send them birthday wishes through the newspaper. "We would like to honor your friend/family members by celebrating their special day dedicated […]

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Trump budget calls for capturing and selling wild horses in the West

May 26, 2017 — Palomino Valley, Nevada  — President Donald Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without the current requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won't be resold for slaughter. Wild horse advocates say the change would […]

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Seniors are encouraged to stay active this summer with new fitness classes

May 26, 2017 — Staying healthy means staying active for many seniors, and this summer new programs will make that easier than ever. "We have something for everyone, so please come see what we are doing," said Jackie Camp, Senior Social Center program coordinator. The Senior Social Center in […]

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Registration for ‘Reach Your Peak’ Summer Camps now open: Education Briefs

May 26, 2017 — Registration is open for Colorado Northwestern Community College's 'Reach Your Peak' Summer Camps. Camps are available in Craig, Rangely, Meeker and Oak Creek for middle and high school-aged students. This year's camps include: Lego Mindstorm Robotics Camp, Middle School Theater Camp, Digital Art Camp, Hire […]

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Moffat County High School student overcomes shyness to earn top honors

May 26, 2017 — One of this year's graduates overcame her fears to courageously stand before her school this week. Despite experiencing and receiving therapy for social anxiety, graduating senior Marisa Hulstine was one of the presenters at the annual Moffat County High School Academic Awards Night Tuesday. "I've […]

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MRH Living Well: Home health services help patients transition from hospital to home

May 26, 2017 — Sometimes after an illness or injury, people need a little extra help to regain strength and independence. That's where home health services come into play. Memorial Regional Health is excited to offer home health services, starting June 1. To improve continuity of care from hospital […]

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