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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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On the record for June 30

On the record for June 30.

Government update for June 26

Government update for June 26.

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Baggs’ Tanner Jensen to play in international football game

Tanner Jensen, recent graduate of Little Snake River Valley School, will represent the Baggs, Wyoming, gridiron program next week in the Can-Am Bowl in Saskatchewan, Canada. The program, which runs from Monday through July 4, takes the best in the nation among six-man football teams to test their mettle against our neighbors to the north.

On the record for June 25

On the record for June 25.

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Get your rah-rah ready for Moffat County Thunder Cheer clinic

Squad to perform at 4th of July parade, host tryouts

There’s something coming up next week that will get both parents and kids cheering. Moffat County Thunder Cheer will host a clinic free to girls and boys of all ages from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning Monday and running throughout the week at the team’s gym at Suite 119 of Centennial Mall.

On the record for June 23

On the record for June 23.

Comedy, music offered at Craig Clarion this weekend

The Clarion Inn & Suites will be a hub of activity this weekend. The Craig hotel will feature multiple acts, including the Dickey Bill Wagner Comedy Show Friday night and the Front Range group Honey Gitters Saturday.

Grand Futures offers free movie night Thursday in Craig

Gather your family for a fun night of outdoor entertainment. Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host a movie night at dusk Thursday on the north end of Craig City Park. As it begins to get dark, the group will screen the cartoon “Despicable Me 2” for everyone in attendance.

Craig health briefs for June 20, 2015: Pregnancy Center Walk-a-thon fundraiser kicks off June 27

Looking for something fun to do with the family this summer? Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is having another Summer Walk-a-thon FUNdraiser from June 27 to July 25.

Craig education briefs for June 20, 2015: Day camp highlights creative technology tools for kids

The DigiDog Day Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Craig Middle School for students entering the second- through sixth-grade.

Hickenlooper talks about Colowyo

In an interview Colorado Public Radio’s Ryan Warner, Gov. John Hickenlooper addressed Colowyo Coal Mine’s importance to Craig and Moffat County.

Government update for June 19

Government update for June 19.

On the record for June 19

On the record for June 19.

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Bear River Young Life Car Show motors up this weekend

Like a well-maintained classic automobile, the older it gets the better the Bear River Young Life Car Show becomes. The 11th annual car show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue.

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Craig slices into summer with Whittle the Wood

Carvings are taking shape midway through the 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous. Craig’s premier summer event officially began Wednesday morning as one dozen chainsaw artists each began slicing into stumps set up in Loudy-Simpson Park to create some unique pieces.

On the record for June 18

On the record for June 18.

On the record for June 16

On the record for June 16.

Government update for June 14

Government update for June 14.

On the record for June 12

On the record for June 12.

Craig education briefs for June 13, 2015: Day camp highlights creative technology tools for kids

The DigiDog Day Camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 24 at Craig Middle School for students entering the second- through sixth-grade.

Craig health briefs for June 13, 2015: REPS holds monthly volunteer meeting Thursday

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will hold its monthly Moffat County volunteer meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s academic building in Craig. All are welcome to attend.

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Craig’s Steve Walls catches large mackinaw in Flaming Gorge

Walls lets 40-year-old fish go, urges fishers to catch and release

Craig resident Steve Walls has a good fishing story to tell, but he also has photographic proof of his catch. However, his snapshot won’t help any copycats accomplish the same feat of picking up a big mack. And, no, not the one from McDonald’s.

Daily Press says goodbye to Amy Fontenot

The Craig Daily Press will say goodbye to a dedicated employee Friday — Amy Fontenot. Amy has worked hard for the newspaper for seven years, helping to boost business and customer service at the Daily Press.

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Moffat County High School soccer players kick it for good cause

Moffat County High School soccer players Ulises Silva and Kaylynn Haefs recently participated in the All-Star games of the Emily Johnson Play-It-Forward Soccer Tournament last week at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs.

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Moffat County Little Britches ready to ride this weekend

Black Mountain Junior Rodeo offers weekly happenings

If your child thinks they’re getting a bit too big for their britches, this weekend may be the perfect test to test their mettle. The Moffat County Little Britches Rodeo hits Northwest Colorado this weekend, running Friday through Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The national organization for young riders and ropers has a considerable calendar for the summer months, including the national finals in mid-July.

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Craig Farmers Market sprouting up next week

Downtown Business Association seeks input for summer project

The goodness of homegrown and homemade items will return to downtown Craig next week. The Craig Farmers Market will set up shop beginning June 18 in Alice Pleasant Park on the 500 block of Yampa Avenue. The market will be open from noon to 6 p.m. every Thursday of the summer through Sept. 24.

On the record for June 9

On the record for June 9.

Weather Watch: Wet week likely for Craig

Summertime in Northwest Colorado means warmer weather though still far from being considered tropical. However, the area will nonetheless be affected by conditions you’d expect in other parts of the world. The National Weather Service forecast for Craig and much of Colorado is for a dry start to the week followed by a splash of wet weather. The past weekend, Tropical Storm Andres in the Eastern Pacific helped bring some precipitation, and Tropical Storm Blanca near the Baja Peninsula threatens to do the same.

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Moffat County girls track takes multiple All-State honors

Kayla Pinnt named Athlete of the Year

Recently, Colorado State High School Activities Association named the All-State track and field teams, and five Moffat County High School runners were on the list. Kayla Pinnt, Lauren Samuelson, Emma Samuelson, Ary Shaffer and Selena Hernandez were given All-State distinctions for their championship efforts this season.

Craig education briefs for June 6, 2015: Boys & Girls Club offers summer youth choir

Education and kid-related happenings in Craig and Moffat County.

Craig health briefs for June 6, 2015: The Memorial Hospital hosts Women’s Health Series

A second installment of The Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Health Series called “Small Talk, Big Topics” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Downtown Books, and other health briefs for Craig and Moffat County.

On the record for June 5

On the record for June 5

Government update for June 5

Government update for June 5

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Hit the ice for tryouts with Moffat County semi-pro hockey team

The Moffat County Vigilantes will feature a tryout and evaluation seminar Friday at Howelsen Ice Arena in Steamboat Springs. The event includes a 5 p.m. check-in followed by a session on the ice and a Q&A period for interested players. The cost is $30, and players are responsible for their own equipment, as well as any costs should they make the team. All participating should be ready for full contact hockey.

On the record for June 4

On the record for June 4.

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2015 Whittle the Wood coming up soon in Craig

The 16th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous will get going in the coming weeks, with a huge schedule of activities.

Draft Horse Show kicks off Saturday

This year, Mardi Anson will have her Draft Horse show Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

On the record for June 2

On the record for June 2.

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Saddle up for Freedom Hooves’ Saturday Poker Ride in Moffat County

Freedom Hooves will host its third annual Horseback Poker Ride Saturday morning at Moffat County’s Duffy Mountain, south of Lay. Registration for the day of riding begins at 8 a.m. at a kiosk off Moffat County Road 17, and eager equestrians will hit the trail at 9 a.m.

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Moffat County Sheriff’s Office looking for straight shooters at golf tourney

Event includes prizes, silent auction for scholarship funds

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is in need of a posse to help them handle a public enemy: a dimpled disruptor of the peace and its skinny accomplice. The Sheriff’s Office annual golf tournament will take place with tee times beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

80 degree weather in store for Craig

Sunny weather is upon us

Break out the flip flops and sandals — Craig is getting a heat wave this week compared to the past several weeks of rain and uncertain temperatures.

On the record for May 29

On the record for May 29.

Craig health briefs for May 30, 2015: World No Tobacco Day is May 31

World No Tobacco Day recognizes the major public health threat posed by the tobacco epidemic. Worldwide, tobacco kills nearly six million people every year; up to half of people who currently use tobacco will die of lung cancer and other tobacco-related diseases, according to the World Health Organization.

On the record for May 28

On the record for May 28.

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Il Divo Colorado bringing classical sound to Craig Friday

Country singer Carol Rose to grace Cassidy's over weekend

A multitude of music will be available in Northwest Colorado this weekend. As part of the Western Slope Concert Series, Il Divo Colorado will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Moffat Couny High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. A different sound will be playing Friday and Saturday nights for those who visit Cassidy’s Bar and Lounge Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. Colorado native country music songstress Carol Rose will perform for patrons in a set that has no cover charge and lasts until midnight.

On the record for May 27

On the record for May 27.

Moffat County Board of Education meeting agenda for Thursday

The Moffat County School District Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday for a work session and at 6:45 p.m. for its regular monthly meeting at the MCSD administration building board room.

Government update for the week of May 25

Government update for Moffat County Commissioners.

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A grand amount of activities available for Craig’s Memorial Day weekend

You know it’s summertime in Moffat County when the kids are out of school, the cowpokes start getting ready for some big events, and everyone powers through the wet weather. Memorial Day weekend in Craig will be jam-packed with happenings for everyone, from those commemorating the fallen soldiers who gave the nation the day of rest to the Moffat County High School Class of 2015 and their families to those just looking for the area’s unique style of fun through the 25th anniversary of Grand Olde West Days.

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