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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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Government update for the week of Dec. 22

The Moffat County Commissioner meeting agenda.

Government update for the week of Dec. 22

The Moffat County Commissioner meeting agenda.

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Craig Elks shoot for great turnout at free-throw contest

The Craig Elks Lodge No. 1577 will host the National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

Craig Biz Buzz for Dec. 15, 2014: Rebates, coupons can save shoppers money

With the holiday season in full swing, shoppers tend to look for coupons and discount codes as a means to save money. Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming offers these tips if you’re looking for rebates or coupons.

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Craig hockey teams hit hard against Glenwood Springs

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s teams hosted the Glenwood Springs this weekend, with the Cougars finding varied results.

Weather Watch: Small, midweek snow showers hint at winter in Craig

Craig got another taste of winter weather during the past weekend, and it certainly won’t be its last, but the big seasonal storm won’t come this week.

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Daily Press to feature Letters to Santa event

Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop by the Craig Daily Press office Wednesday afternoon as part of the newspaper’s Letters to Santa event.

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Moffat County swimmers take 9th at relay event

The Moffat County High School girls swim team placed competed Saturday at the Southwestern League Relay Meet at Colorado Mesa University, placing ninth out of 12 teams.

Craig health briefs for Dec. 13, 2014: Flu shots available at drop-in clinic

Flu cases are increasing in Colorado, and it’s not too late to get your vaccine. Drop in flu clinics will be held from 8:30 to noon Tuesday at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig.

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Holiday Happenings: Sweet shows and Santa Claus in Craig

The big day continues to draw closer, and there are still many activities to engage in during this Christmas season.

Craig resident pleads guilty to illegal hunting

Justin McCurdy receives two-year prison sentence

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Moffat County District Attorney’s Office recently completed an investigation and prosecution of a Craig resident for a variety of wildlife offenses.

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Craig Middle school deals with gun and knife incidents

A Craig Middle School student was taken into custody Friday for carrying “several knives” on campus property, according to law officials. Several weeks ago, the police also helped the school with a student who was threatening gun violence, Commander Jerry DeLong confirmed.

Craig health briefs for Dec. 6, 2014: Colorado Gives Day offers opportunities to support local health organizations

The Memorial Hospital, Mind Springs Health, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition and other local organizations are seeking donations from community members as part of Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday.

Craig education briefs for Dec. 6, 2014: Moffat County schools deck the halls with choral performances

Moffat County schools offer up choir performances galore to help the community celebrate the holiday season.

Holiday Happenings: Enjoyable events, charitable causes

With December upon us, the list of holiday activities in Craig and Moffat County goes on and on, so just like Saint Nick, you may want to check it twice to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Holiday Happenings: ‘Tis the season for decorations, goodies, community

With December upon us, the list of holiday activities in Craig and Moffat County goes on and on, so just like Saint Nick, you may want to check it twice to make sure you don’t miss anything.

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Moffat County, Hayden runner Chris Zirkle named all-American

Chris Zirkle flew to 19th place in the NAIA National Championship cross country race Nov. 22 at Rim Rock Farm outside Lawrence, Kansas. The results earned him all-American honors on behalf of Northwest Christian University.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 29, 2014: Rotary honors Youth of the Month Tane Otis

Tane Otis, a sophomore at Moffat County High School, received Rotary Club of Craig’s Youth of the Month award this month.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 29, 2014: The Memorial Hospital donates $1,000 to food bank

The Memorial Hospital will donate $1,000 to Moffat County Food Bank for holiday food baskets in correlation with its United Way workplace campaign.

Weather Watch: Warm conditions may ease holiday travel for Craig residents

Traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday this year could be either a burden or a blessing depending on which day you hit the road. Where you’re going might have something to do with it, too, and sometimes home is the place to be.

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Crews respond to early morning fire on Moffat County Road 103

Authorities from Craig Fire/Rescue and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire in Moffat County early Saturday morning.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 22, 2014: Community college transfer students should apply now for four-year schools

Students who plan to transfer from a community college to a four-year college are reminded to apply now for fall admission in order to receive the same housing and financial aid opportunities as traditional students. For students who want to start in the fall of 2015, the priority deadline to apply is Dec. 1.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 22, 2014: TMH Clinic and outpatient services closed for Thanksgiving

The Memorial Hospital Clinic and outpatient services will be closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. The Emergency Department will remain open 24/7.

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Craig has many Holiday Happenings in store

Turkey Day may be the closest holiday on the calendar, but Christmas will be upon us before the table is even cleared. Craig is already in the swing of things, with plenty of cheery activities to round out November and get you in the holly jolly mindset.

Business Buzz: Fashion shop sees success in Centennial Mall

When Just Dance moved to Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, along with it went a shop known as Studio V, and the new location has worked well.

Weather Watch: Slow warm-up, small showers in store for Craig

The cold front experienced across the state last week will be moving along, but the winter impact will remain.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 15, 2014: MCHS students to offer workshop on job skills

Members of DECA and Future Business Leaders of America will host “Business in Action” from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moffat County High School.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 15, 2014: Open enrollment for 2015 health insurance plans begins Saturday

To compare health plans, visit Connect For Health Colorado at http://connectforhealthco.com. Open enrollment ends Feb. 15, 2015, however to receive coverage beginning Jan. 1 or to change your existing plan, you must complete your enrollment by Dec. 15.

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Time is running out to get tickets for Craig Chamber’s Crabfest

Crabfest 2014, an annual extravaganza of delicious seafood hosted by Craig Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday evening at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Gardner wins Colorado U.S. Senate, marijuana cultivation fails in Moffat County

With 82 percent of the precincts reporting, Gardner logged 50.6 percent, while Udall lost with 44 percent. Moffat County overwhelmingly came out in favor of Gardner, with 76.5 percent, or 3,724 of voters favoring the Republican, while only 16.9 percent, or 826 voters vied for Udall.

Weather Watch: Early week moisture won’t last long for Craig

Northwest Colorado will be getting a taste of winter, but for those who want some greater cold to come, the appetizer will have to suffice.

Pregnancy center to host 22nd annual chili supper

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center will host its annual chili supper and silent auction for the 22nd year on Saturday. Those looking for hearty chili at a low price should head to the event that takes place at 6 p.m. at the Center of Craig located at 601 Yampa Ave. in Craig.

Craig Chamber of Commerce, Clarion Inn host mixer, burger challenge Wednesday

The Craig Chamber of Commerce will host its regular Business After-Hours Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Highway 13.

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Trick-or-treating, pumpkins, dancing and more in store for Craig

The spookiest day of the year is almost here, and Craig is preparing for the many fun activities that are always linked with the holiday known as Halloween. Whatever your age, there’s something for you within the community.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 1, 2014: Grief support group offers help for getting through holidays

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Hospice program will offer a “Getting through the Holidays” Grief Support and Education Group from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesday at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Academic Building, Room 114.

Craig education briefs for Nov. 1, 2014: Public input sought by Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force

The Colorado Standards and Assessments Task Force will hold a series of roundtable discussions to gather public input on Colorado’s statewide assessment system, including an event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Weather Watch: Uneventful atmosphere expected for Craig’s Halloween

Temperatures look moderate for the week of Halloween in Northwest Colorado, with a small amount of Sunday moisture expected to help keep the mercury in the 40s on Monday, warming day by day.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 25, 2014: Barbells for Boobs to support early breast cancer detection

A race incorporating both running and weightlifting will take place at 10 a.m. today at Loudy-Simpson Park. The event will raise money for Barbells for Boobs, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting early detection of breast cancer.

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Moffat County School District Board of Education meets Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium at at East Elementary School, preceded by a work session at 4 p.m.

Business Buzz: Craig cinema offering ticket deal for October

At midweek, grab your sweetheart and head for the movies, because the West Theatre is trying something new.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 18, 2014: TMH hosts first annual fun run event Saturday

The first annual Glow Run/Walk will kick off at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. in the CNCC main lobby.

Craig education briefs for Oct. 18, 2014: Moffat County High School off to a strong start in contest to win $100,000 grant

Moffat County High School is participating in State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive, which promotes good driving habits, such as 2N2: two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel. The contest launched Wednesday and MCHS quickly moved into the top 20 schools by the end of the first day.

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Moffat County cross country: Ready, set, regionals

Things are moving at just the right pace as the members of the Moffat County High School cross country move into the final part of their season. The teams will be attending the 3A Region 1 competition this Friday in Delta, and if their performance last week is any indication, Moffat County may be state-bound.

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Craig’s Doak Walker football championships this week

The end of Craig Parks and Recreation’s Doak Walker tackle football season takes place this week, with last week’s matches helping determine the arrangement of the championships on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Warm temperatures, clear skies forecast for week ahead

Keep your shorts and sandals out for at least one more week, as warm temperatures and clear, sunny weather will make for pleasant Indian summer conditions in Northwest Colorado through the weekend.

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Concerts, banquets, Halloween and more in store for Craig community

There’s no shortage of things to do in Craig this month, whether you’re wanting to get some culture, show support for an important cause or enjoy the spookiest holiday of the year.

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