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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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Weekend Roundup: A labor of leisure

With the approach of Labor Day, plans are already being made for some to make the most of an extended weekend, but if you haven’t already charted out your plans for the following days, Northwest Colorado has some options.

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On the record for Sept. 1

On the record for Sept. 1.

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On the record for August 30

On the record for August 30.

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On the record for August 26

On the record for August 26.

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Education Briefs: First day of elementary school is Tuesday

Moffat County School District back to school week.

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Beauty Tip: Use Vaseline to take off mascara

Mascara adds length and definition to eyelashes, but it’s often cumbersome to remove all of it from your eyes.

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Fitness Tip: The right shoe fit for fitness

Do you like to run, walk or hike? Did you know that athletic companies offer specific shoes for each category to protect your feet, back and leg health?

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Superfood Tip: Juicy, ripe peaches pack powerful nutrients

It’s that time of year where you see vendors selling peaches throughout town. Many of the peaches come from beloved peach country in Palisade.

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Health Briefs: The Chair Free Project provides tips for students

Health tips for students, elderly, travelers and mothers.

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Weekend Roundup: Ducks, bikes and cowboys — a winning combination

This weekend in Northwest Colorado holds many opportunities to support some worthy causes. And, better still, you can have fun doing it!

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New welcome signs going up for Moffat County

New welcome signs are going up along the major roadways coming into Moffat County soon.

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On the record for August 25

On the record for August 25.

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Broadband survey to be distributed in Craig

Craig Mayor Ray Beck said the survey is the first step of broadband planning the study being performed by the Glenwood-based firm NEO Connect.

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On the record for August 23

On the record for August 23.

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Government update for the week of Aug. 22

Government update for the week of Aug. 22.

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On the record for August 19

On the record for August 19.

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Education Briefs: Love in the Name of Christ hosts free annual Back-to-School Fair Saturday

A summary of many back-to-school events and end of summer activities.

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Fitness Tip: Run in today’s Color Dash

Get your heart pumping and be prepared to get a little messy Saturday as part of The Color Dash 5K benefiting Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

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Beauty Tip: Wear lipstick to brighten face

Sometimes, women need a little extra color on their face to help brighten things up. If you’re feeling blue, or want to try something different and you never wear lipstick, give it a try.

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On the record for August 18

On the record for August 18.

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Weekend Roundup: Out in nature and loving it

This weekend in Northwest Colorado, there’s no excuse for not getting out and about and appreciating the landscape that makes the region what it is.

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Free family movie at Craig City Park Thursday night

The summer Movie in the Park series continues Thursday with a free screening of the Pixar film “Up” at Craig City Park. The movie starts at dusk, roughly 8 p.m., and all ages are welcome to set up to watch.

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On the record for August 16

On the record for August 16.

Health Briefs: Rubber Ducky Race tickets for sale

Health news briefs includes Updates about Rubber Ducky Race, ColoradoCare (Amendment 69), buying Colorado grown and senior health.

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Beauty Tip: How many times should you wash your hair each week?

Keeping your hair healthy and beautiful depends on how you take care of it. Many wonder if washing it too much makes ends break, while others wonder if they should rarely wash it to keep natural oils on the scalp.

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Superfood Tip: Try a refreshing serving of coconut milk

These days, coconut milk can be found in a number of places, including gas stations, grocery stores and health food stores.

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Government update for the week of Aug. 15

Government update for the week of Aug. 15.

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On the record for August 12

On the record for August 12.

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Education Briefs: Colorado Lt. Governor to visit Craig Aug. 17

On Aug. 17, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will visit Craig as a part of a statewide facilities tour. At 2:45 p.m. she will be joined by Colorado Community Collage System President Nancy J. McCallin at CNCC’s Craig Campus for a community round table discussion on career and technical educations programs.

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Local law enforcement gets new ride

There’s a new beast in the motor pool at the Moffat County Public Safety Center — a nearly 20 ton armored vehicle.

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Weekend Roundup: Catch some fun!

Summertime continues in Northwest Colorado, and though the school year is coming up soon, there is still plenty of time to find activities to bring together your whole family or just gather with your fellow adults.

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On the record for August 11

On the record for August 11.

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Craig City Council discusses retail marijuana with pot group

Craig City Council entertained discussion on retail marijuana at it’s biweekly meeting Tuesday night.

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On the record for Aug. 9

On the record for August 9.

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Repairs on Browns Park Swinging Bridge expected in 2017

Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe said full funding for repairs on the Browns Park Swinging Bridge have been secured and a functional bridge is expected in 2017.

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Superfood Tip: Avoid sugar in your coffee

If you’re looking for an easy way to decrease your caloric intake throughout the week, try eliminating sugar from your coffee each day. That includes sweeteners and sugar-packed creamers.

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Fitness Tip: Burn calories at Moffat County Balloon Festival

The 7th Annual Moffat County Balloon Festival has a number of calorie-burning activities for families to enjoy.

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Beauty Tip: Avoid crow’s feet around eyes

If you’re in your 20s or 30s and are want to avoid getting premature crow’s feet around your eyes, you should start using a firming eye cream.

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Government update for the week of Aug. 8

Government update for the week of week of Aug. 8.

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On the record for August 8

On the record for August 8.

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Truck crashes through construction south of Craig

A dump truck carrying asphalt crashed through a construction area on South Highway 13 near milepost 86 Thursday around 1 p.m.

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Weekend Roundup: The possibilities are soaring and so are the balloons

The options are many for things to do in Northwest Colorado this weekend, and whatever your tastes, there’s sure to be something to appeal to you.

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On the record for August 4

On the record for August 4.

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Moffat County Balloon Festival marks seven years this weekend

The seventh annual Moffat County Balloon Festival lifts off this weekend with a multitude of activities at Loudy-Simpson Park. With launches scheduled for early Saturday and Sunday morning, 24 balloons will head up, up and away, adding a rainbow of color to the skies, as well as adding a flash of brightness Saturday night during the evening balloon glow.

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On the record for Aug. 2

On the record for August 2.

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Moffat County Local Marketing District selecting board members

The Moffat County Local Marketing District ex-officio board meets Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Craig City Hall to interview operating board candidates and make appointments.

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Craig Daily Press hires new education, health reporter

The Craig Daily Press welcomed a new reporter this week, one who has more than a little familiarity with the publication. Sasha Nelson began Monday as the newspaper’s education and health reporter, replacing Michael Neary, who left in mid-July, in the position.