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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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On the record for Jan. 14

On the record for Jan. 14.

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Denver Film Critics name 2015 award winners

This week, Denver Film Critics Society named its annual award winners for the cinematic entries of 2015.

On the record for Jan. 12

On the record for Jan. 12.

9News distributing free Denver Broncos materials Tuesday in Craig

The Denver Broncos will head into the NFL postseason Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and in honor of another year in the playoffs, 9News will be distributing free "United in Orange" magnets to fans at King Soopers and City Market stores across the state. Craig's City Market, 505 W. Victory Way, is scheduled to hand out the materials at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Government update for the week of Jan. 11

Government update for the week of Jan. 11.

Beauty Tip: Senior Social Center offers skin/makeup classes

The Skin Care and Makeup Clinic for senior women will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Senior Social Center.

Fitness Tip: Senior Social Center offers fitness training

‪Moffat County seniors have an opportunity every week to stay in shape.

Superfood Tip: Yummy, ripe avocados

Avocados are used for a number of meals, offering flavor, texture and nutrition with every bite. So what makes avocados healthy? According to, avocados have more potassium than bananas.

On the record for Jan. 8

On the record for Jan. 8.

On the record for Jan. 7

On the record for Jan. 7.

On the record for Jan. 5

On the record for Jan. 5.

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Moffat County winter sports breaking back into action

Moffat County High School athletes have had some time to chill out during their seasonal break the past two weeks, and winter sports teams are ready to go back into the fray after their R and R period.

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Moffat County: 2015 in review

A year of boycotting beer, fighting lawsuits and digging up a dinosaur

Craig and Moffat County had an exciting 2015, with the greater sage grouse not being listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and the local coal mines battling lawsuits.

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Moffat County sports: 2015 in review

The past 12 months have seen a great deal of achievement in sports across Northwest Colorado. Whether hitting new heights or just maintaining standards they’ve already set, area athletes made their mark in 2015.

Beauty Tip: Soak up health benefits of essential oils

Essential oils have a number of health benefits for a variety of health ailments such as headaches, stomachaches and dry skin.

On the record for Dec. 31

On the record for Dec. 31.

Government update for the week of Jan. 4

Government update for the week of Jan. 4

Weather Watch: Cold conditions in store for Craig, Moffat County

The snow may be slowing down heading into the New Year, but Jack Frost is going as strong as ever.

Education Briefs: CNCC offers free week of adult read-write program in January

Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering a read-write program to help adults who are struggling with reading to improve their skills. Classes meet twice per week and two sections will be offered, one on Mondays and Wednesdays and the other on Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting the week of Jan. 11. Students are invited to try the class for free the first week of Jan. 11.

Beauty Tip: Trimming dead ends off your hair

Trimming your hair is a great way to keep it looking healthy and full, it also helps get rid of unwanted dead ends.

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Moffat County girls swimming finishes 6th at Montrose

Final meet of 2015 sees strong Bulldog performances

After a week with no competition, the members of the Moffat County High School girls swim team were ready to burst forth in their final meet before winter break, doing much more than the dog paddle. The Bulldog aquatic athletes placed sixth of 10 teams Friday and Saturday at the Montrose Invitational.

On the record for Dec. 22

On the record for Dec. 22.

Weather Watch: Abundant snowfall to give Craig a white Christmas

It’s not certain yet if Northwest Colorado will awaken Christmas morning to a blanket of new powder, but the days leading up to it will feature a lot of the substance.

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Moffat County wrestles with ferocity at Warrior Classic

Mikinzie Klimper, Stelios Peroulis have best results in Day 1 of Grand Junction tourney

Central High School may want to invest in some new wrestling mats because Moffat County was busy Friday tearing up everything in sight. The opening day of the Warrior Classic in Grand Junction was full of battles for the Bulldog varsity wrestlers, some hard-won and others quick and painless as the Craig kids moved along the brackets as one of 38 schools to attend the Western Slope tournament.

Government update for the week of Dec. 21

Government update for the week of Dec. 21.

Beauty Tip: Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate

When your skin is dry and flaky, it’s important to exfoliate dead skin off your body. After you exfoliate, don’t forget to moisturize.

Superfood Tip: Juicy, sweet oranges

It’s difficult to not gorge on sweets during the holiday season. So how do you turn down that extra serving of pie, frosted Christmas cookies or all the candy you receive in your stocking?

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Clash with the Titans: Moffat County basketball opens league play

Girls down Coal Ridge 86-28; boys outdone, 63-61, in overtime

Thursday night will be a memorable one in the ongoing mythos of Moffat County High School basketball. The MCHS boys and girls varsity teams met with their first opponent within the 3A Western Slope League, the Titans of Coal Ridge also their last match of 2015.

On the record for Dec. 17

On the record for Dec. 17.

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Elks Hoop Shoot free contest for young Craig athletes

Stand at the line, focus, toss the ball through the hoop. It’s something the average kid might do multiple times during gym class or recess, but the stakes are a little higher this weekend. The Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest takes place in Craig Dec. 19 at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the contest is free and open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13, proof of age required. Each participant will shoot five practice throws and 25 regular free throws.

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Letters to Santa brings smiles to Craig's youth

Letters to Santa was a jolly good time for Craig’s children on Wednesday. The Craig Daily Press hosted the event, providing an opportunity for Craig’s kiddos to sit on Santa’s lap and get their picture taken with him.

On the record for Dec. 15

On the record for Dec. 15.

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Letters to Santa takes place at Craig Daily Press Wednesday

The annual Letters to Santa event is sure to bring smiles to Craig’s youth Wednesday from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the Craig Daily Press. Children can stop by the newspaper, get their photo taken with Santa himself and tell him what they’d like to see under the tree Christmas morning.

Craig City Council moves meeting time again

After a few weeks experimenting with a 6 p.m. start time, Craig City Council decided to move its biweekly meeting to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Craig education briefs for Dec. 12, 2015: School board to meet Monday

Moffat County School District Board of Education will convene its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the board room in the district administration building, 775 Yampa Ave.

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Moffat County girls take down Thunderhawks, 51-39

Moffat County High School girls got the job done Friday night to earn their second straight win of the Steamboat Springs Shootout. The Lady Bulldogs improve to 2-1 after a 51-39 victory against 5A Prairie View.

On the record for Dec. 11

On the record for Dec. 11.

Craig health briefs for Dec. 11

Health briefs for Northwest Colorado.

Government update for the week of Dec. 14

Government update for the week of Dec. 14.

Beauty Tip: Treating dry, cracked feet

It happens to many men and women throughout the year, but perhaps wintertime makes dry and cracked feet more unbearable than ever.

Fitness Tip: Pick up the shovel and burn hundreds of calories

Don't let the snowy weather halt your exercise routine. A number of workouts exist at your fingertips, including shoveling snow.

Have fun, get moving with Craig’s new dodgeball league

During the cold months, it’s difficult to get all the exercise you need, but there is a game where people of all ages can get moving. And, in this sport, you don’t want to be standing around alone. Craig Parks & Recreation is organizing a co-ed dodgeball league. Team requirements are ages 15 and older, groups of six to 10 with at least two female players.

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Pickup truck, SUV involved in Craig collision

A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of US Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 13 occurred Tuesday evening.

On the record for Dec. 7

On the record for Dec. 7.

Traction law applied 66 times on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation commends motorists for what, so far, has been a relatively uneventful 2015-16 winter driving season along the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor, according to a news release. As part of a multi-pronged campaign to increase safety on the roadway, between Oct. 22 and Dec. 1, the Traction Law (Code 15) has been implemented 66 times along I-70.

Sixth annual Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday

Glen Tralyor, chair of the Yampa Valley Gives Board of Directors, is confident this year’s Colorado Gives Day will be another success.