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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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Name of man killed at Moffat County landfill Thursday morning released

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the man who died in an accident that occurred at the Moffat County Landfill early Thursday morning.

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Twentymile Coal modifies lease to mine additional 340,000 tons of coal

A coal lease modification was approved by Bureau of Land Management this week, allowing Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Coal to access an estimated 340,000 additional tons of federal coal from Foidel Creek Mine, an underground longwall mine about 20 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs, according to a Thursday news release from BLM.

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On the record for Dec. 23: Snowman kidnapped from front yard

Officers seeking information on the whereabouts of the snowman and Christmas wreath

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Moffat County Road & Bridge worker dead following industrial accident

A Moffat County Road & Bridge employee is dead after an accident that occurred at the landfill early Thursday morning.

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On the record for Dec. 21

On the record for Dec. 21

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Government update for the week of Dec. 19

Moffat County Commissioner agenda fro Dec. 20.

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Icy conditions lead to two-car collision in Craig

Police: No injuries in Saturday vehicle accident

A two-vehicle collision slowed traffic Saturday afternoon in Craig. A Ford Freestar minivan and a Lexus RX 350 crossover SUV were involved in a crash shortly after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Finley Lane and West Victory Way.

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Beauty tip: Moisturize dry lips

Chapped lips are painful and uncomfortable, making it difficult to eat food, drive beverages and talk. As the weather continues to get colder and dryer, the chances of dealing with chapped lips increases.

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Fitness Tip: Are your legs ready for skiing and snowboarding?

If you like alpine skiing and you’re out of shape, hitting the slopes can turn into an uncomfortable and painful experience.

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On the record for Dec. 17

On the record for Dec. 17

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Moffat County wrestlers best Basalt, 65-15

A Wednesday night dual in Basalt saw another big Bulldog win as the members of the Moffat County High School wrestling team shut down the Longhorns, 65-15.

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Craig city manager finalists to meet community at reception Friday

The community will have a chance to meet the three finalists for city manager on Friday — a position that many are hoping will help reshape the future of Craig.

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On the record for Dec. 16

On the record for Dec. 16

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On the record for Dec. 14

On the record for Dec. 14

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Moffat County sports supporter Steve Hafey to be honored Friday

Steve Hafey recently passed away following a battle with cancer.

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Weather Watch: Winter wonderland has arrived with snow showers into next week

Snow and blowing snow over the weekend created conditions similar to a violently shaken snow globe, and now that winter weather has arrived it looks to stay with forecasts predicting accumulations of two feet or more of snow into next week.

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Moffat County wrestlers earn plentiful pins at Tiger Duals

Bullodgs Miki Klimper, Daniel Caddy undefeated during Grand Junction meet; Isiaih Herod wins at Rifle JV tourney

Another weekend, another list of teams to fall prey to Bulldog wrestlers. Saturday’s Tiger Duals hosted in Grand Junction went well for Moffat County High School, as varsity athletes won against four of the five teams to go against them.

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Craig Middle School boys hoops clinches district championships

Craig Middle School boys basketball teams each had a shot at a district championship Saturday, and the final games went in favor of two of the four Bulldog squads. CMS’s seventh-grade A-Team and eighth-grade B-Team each ended the day in first place following an all-day tournament in Craig that included Steamboat Springs, Meeker and Rangely.

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Moffat County wrestling triumphs in Hotchkiss

Moffat County High School wrestling took another win for the week, this time being Friday in Hotchkiss. MCHS finished the evening 36-33 against their Bulldog doppelgangers.

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Letters to Santa will dazzle Craig’s kiddos

The annual Letters to Santa event is slated for next Wednesday, giving Moffat County children an opportunity to get their photos taken with Santa Claus after they drop off their Christmas wish lists.

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Government update for the week of Dec. 12

Government meeting agendas

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Health Briefs: Celebration of Light set for 5 p.m. Tuesday

News and events related to health care.

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On the record for Dec. 9

On the record for Dec. 9

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On the record for Dec. 7

On the record for Dec. 7

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Moffat County girls hoops 3-0 with win of Meeker’s Cowboy Shootout

Moffat County High School girls basketball teams cleaned up in their start to the season. The Lady Bulldogs varsity team won the White River Electric Cowboy Shootout hosted Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Meeker. Moffat County started with a 42-24 victory over Nucla Thursday then returned to Meeker the next night to down the host team, 44-37. Saturday afternoon saw them clinch the tournament, 51-46, against Soroco.

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On the record for Dec. 2

On the record for Dec. 2

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Moffat County Libraries hosting craft event Dec. 6 in Craig

The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., will host a Christmas craft party for 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 6. Put together a paper snowman or Christmas tree like nothing you’ve seen before.

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Education Briefs: Support the Neal Family Thursday

News and events in Education.

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Health Briefs: Celebration of Light slated for Dec. 13

News and events in health care.

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Holiday Happenings: Weekend offers many festivities

As December kicks off, so does the long list of activities in Craig and Moffat County to get residents in the Christmas spirit. Here are just a few events happening in the next few days.

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Bait and trap in Sand Wash Basin off to a slow start

The wild horse bait and trap operation underway in Sand Wash Basin, about 45 miles West of Craig is off to a slow start.

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On the record for Nov. 30

On the record for Nov. 30

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Holiday Happenings: Friday and Saturday are packed with festive fun

This week and weekend are packed with so much Christmas fun that it makes Santa Claus' waistline look small. Check out the upcoming events in Craig.

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Beauty tip: Ingest more calcium for strong, beautiful bones

It’s no secret that calcium helps build strong bones, so try to get enough calcium in your diet, whether it be through milk, dairy products or through supplements.

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Fitness Tip: Walk off your turkey meal

Everyone knows the bogged down feeling you get after you’ve been completely stuffed by a holiday meal. Try to take a 10 or 20 minute walk the day of or the day after you eat a large lunch/dinner.

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Superfood Tip: Green beans galore

It’s a popular time of year for green beans, which makes it a perfect time to understand their nutritional values.

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Health Briefs: Aging Well programs offered for seniors

News and events in health care.

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Holiday Happenings: ‘Tis the season for fun

With the Thanksgiving leftovers in the fridge, people across the nation now have their sights set on the next big holiday season. Plenty of Christmas activities are in store for Craig and Moffat County, and here’s a guide to the Holiday Happenings for the next week.

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Exterior of Moffat County home catches fire Wednesday night — house intact

Craig/Fire Rescue firefighters were busy Wednesday night, containing a structure fire off of Moffat County Road 33.

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TMH donates money to Moffat County food bank

The Memorial Hospital at Craig donated $3,342 to the Moffat County Inter-Faith Food Bank in support of the food bank’s mission to provide Christmas food baskets to community members in need, according to a TMH news release.

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Sand Wash wild horse gather continues through Thanksgiving holiday

Bait trapping of Sand Wash wild horses by Bureau of Land Management contractors will continue throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and visitors to the area are being asked to keep their distance from activity and temporary fencing.

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Moffat County High School awards fall athletes

Moffat County High School fall sports teams recently acknowledged athletes for their hard work in football, volleyball, cross country, boys soccer and boys golf. Additional fall sports including rodeo and cheer will feature awards later in the school year. The following is a list of Bulldog athletes who earned participation awards, varsity letters or additional honors.

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Government update for the week of Nov. 21

Agenda for Craig City Council and Moffat County Commissions.

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Weekend Roundup: A treat of a show, fun fellowship and turkey to boot

The weather’s getting colder to be sure, but Northwest Colorado residents rarely allow a dip in the temperature to keep them getting out and about.

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Sand Wash Basin foal euthanized

An injured foal from the Sand Wash Basin wild horse herd was euthanized yesterday.