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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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Downtown Halloween the place to be Monday in Craig

Every year they come out in droves, a parade of princesses, Power Rangers, cartoon characters, ghosts and goblins and much more as families attend the annual trick-or-treating of downtown Craig. Making the rounds Monday were people of all ages, collecting Halloween goodies at businesses along Yampa Avenue and Victory Way, and the seasonal celebration also extended to the surrounding area.

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Union Wireless outage affects Craig

Telecommunications provider Union Wireless is currently experiencing an outage to its wireless service.

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Help Colorado wildlife by cleaning up your yard

With warm weather now behind us for the year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to take down equipment and yard toys that cause problems for wildlife across the state.

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Beauty Tip: Wash off Halloween makeup

There's nothing worse for your skin than leaving makeup on your face, especially thick Halloween makeup that can clog your pores.

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Craig Halloween Happenings: Spooky stuff, colorful costumes, fun for everyone

Halloween is Monday, but odds are you’ll be celebrating this weekend and the day of, so here are some things to do in Northwest Colorado for all ages to enjoy.

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Government update for the week of Oct. 31

Government update for the week of Oct. 31.

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Moffat County volleyball ends year with 3-1 loss in Aspen

Moffat County High School varsity volleyball last in four sets Thursday in its final game of the season in Aspen.

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On the record for Oct. 27

On the record for Oct. 27.

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On the record for Oct. 25

On the record for Oct. 25.

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Truck towing camper collides with car Sunday in Craig

Craig fire responded to a motor vehicle accident just before 6:30 Sunday evening involving a truck pulling a camper and a car.

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Superfood Tip: Butternut squash adds nutrition to diet

October is a great time of year to make meals with squash, including the delicate and delicious butternut squash.

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Government update for the week of Oct. 24

Government update for the week of Oct. 24.

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Health Briefs: Saturday is International Stuttering Awareness Day

News and events relating to health care.

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Education Briefs: McTeacher's Night on Tuesday

News and events in education.

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On the record for Oct. 21

On the record for Oct. 21.

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Run or lurch along in Craig Grand Futures’ Zombie 5K

Grab your running shoes and your survival bag, because the next big Craig running race is one where you may be running for your life. The Grand Futures Prevention Coalition Zombie 5K returns Oct. 29 at Loudy-Simpson Park as the undead and their terrified living victims alike get some exercise.

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CDOT hopes for Saturday opening of CO 133

Crews are shooting for a Saturday opening of Colorado 133 at mile point 29.5, north of Paonia, where a rock slide dumped more than 100 tons of debris on the highway Wednesday. The slide caused extensive damage to the roadway surface and concrete barrier adjacent to the highway, which is used by more than 1,100 vehicles per day, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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Weekend Roundup: Orange you glad it’s pumpkin time?

In case the leaves swirling around the streets haven’t made it clear, fall is definitely here, and this weekend’s happenings in Northwest Colorado are full of seasonal fun, among them, plentiful pumpkins.

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On the record for Oct. 20

On the record for Oct. 20.

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Craig eatery received several complaints — including fingernail in food — prior to closure

Before being shut down by state health inspectors on Sept. 27, Craig’s Galaxy Chinese restaurant logged five complaints in the last two years.

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Craig police to host drug take-back

Craig Police Department will be conducting a drug take-back event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot west of the McDonald’s on Victory Way.

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On the record for Oct. 18

On the record for Oct. 18.

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Yampa Valley Chapter draws winning tickets for big hunting prizes

Many are on the hunt for a big prize each year, but only a select few are chosen. Safari Club International Yampa Valley Chapter hosted its annual drawing Saturday afternoon in the showroom of Mountain Man Taxidermy.

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Government update for the week of Oct. 17

Government update for the week of Oct. 17.

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On the record for Oct. 14

On the record for Oct. 14.

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Colorado Senate candidate Emily Tracy visits Craig

Democratic candidate for the Colorado Senate in District 8 Emily Tracy stopped in Craig on Friday as part of her tour of Northwest Colorado.

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Beauty Tip: The power of wearing orange colors

It's October, which means two things: pumpkins and Broncos, which translates into orange!

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Health Briefs: Grief support group to start Tuesday

News and events in health.

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Elk left to rot by the side of the road investigated by CPW

A bulk elk carcass dumped along Ute Pass Road north of Silverthorne is under investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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On the record for Oct. 13

On the record for Oct. 13.

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Weekend Roundup: Homecoming hullabaloo

Homecoming Week for Moffat County High School is here at last, and the community activities are many, while a few other fun things round out the weekend in Northwest Colorado.

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State patrol investigating crash north of Craig

Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon north of Craig and alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor.

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Man dead following Wednesday car accident in Rio Blanco County

A fatal auto accident occurred Wednesday morning in Rio Blanco County.

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On the record for Oct. 10

On the record for Oct. 10.

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Government update for the week of Oct. 10

Government update for the week of Oct. 10.

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Moffat County runners breaking away late in season

High school cross country hits new bests in Northglenn; Craig Middle School finishes in Delta

Friday saw one group of Northwest Colorado runners finish the season on a high note and another just starting to peak as they come into the final weeks. Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School cross country teams excelled at recent meets, as MCHS traveled to the Front Range for the large-scale Pat Amato Classic in Northglenn and CMS completed their year at the Delta Pantherfest.

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Moffat County volleyball outgunned by Gunnison

Moffat County High School varsity volleyball lost Saturday in three sets while on the road in Gunnison. With defeats of 25-15, 25-17 and 25-21 in their latest, the Lady Bulldogs move to 5-12 overall and 2-7 in the 3A Western Slope League.

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Man arrested in Grand Junction for role in death tied to ‘extreme domestic violence’

On Saturday, the Grand Junction SWAT Team apprehended a man wanted on an alleged homicide charge, according to a news release from Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

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Moffat County Homecoming promises good time next week

Sports, bonfire, parade, more in store for week of Bulldog pride

Moffat County High School hosts its annual Homecoming Week festivities starting Monday. This year’s theme is “New York, New York,” and many favorite activities will make a return, including dress-up days for MCHS and Craig Middle School, though CMS will host its own separate days.

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Puck drops next week for Craig Youth Hockey season

Craig Youth Hockey Association’s season will officially begin this Tuesday at Moffat County Ice Arena, 600 S. Ranney St., as practices begin for the 2016-17 year.

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On the record for Oct. 7

On the record for Oct. 7.

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Superfood Tip: Eat more pumpkins

It’s that time of year where you see pumpkins in the grocery store. That means you can make pumpkin soup, pumpkin bars or pumpkin cake — to name a few.

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Fitness Tip: Squats keep legs strong

If you’re looking for a way to build muscle in your legs try doing squats each week.

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Beauty Tip: Tea tree oil and all its benefits

Have you ever used tea tree oil to fight acne or fingernail fungus? Did you even know that tea tree oil was used for such remedies?

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Health Briefs: Drop in flu clinic offered Wednesday

Health care-related news and events.

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Weekend Roundup: Spin, run, ride and more during weekend

The crispness of the fall season only lasts for as long as Mother Nature allows before Old Man Winter drops by Northwest Colorado, so get out there and appreciate it this weekend!

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BLM seeks input on routes in Northwest Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management is continuing to seek public input in its inventorying of routes in a portion of Northwest Colorado between Craig and Meeker up to the Wyoming border.