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Craig Daily Press Staff Report

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Weather Watch: Mostly dry Christmas expected for Craig

It won’t be the whitest Christmas, but Northwest Colorado could see a little snowfall for the holiday.

Holiday fun on weekend menu for Carelli’s

Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta will host an Ugly Sweater Party Saturday evening, a night of festivities for its patrons.

Don't miss Santa's visit to the Craig Daily Press Wednesday, December 18th from 3:30 - 6 pm.

The Craig Daily Press will be hosting a very special visitor this week. Children who wish to meet Santa Claus will have the opportunity not only to get a glimpse of him but to give him your Christmas list from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Daily Press office, Yampa Ave.

Weather Watch: Warmer week in store for Craig

The climate looks to be warming up for Northwest Colorado this week, at least temporarily.

Craig hockey swept by Durango in three games

The Midget hockey team lost 8-1, 8-3, 8-1 in Telluride.

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Thrift store seeking food drive contributions

The new secondhand store in town, The Warehouse, 124 W. Victory Way, is encouraging customers to bring in canned foods and other nonperishable items as part of its collection for the Inter-Faith Food Bank of Craig.

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Weather Watch: Less snow expected for Craig, but cold remains

Jack Frost’s time in Northwest Colorado may not be over yet, but the chill of the season should be a little less extreme for the coming week.

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Go-fer Foods closes in Craig

Craig business Go-fer Foods, 923 E. Victory Way, closed its doors Tuesday morning.

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Weather Watch: Craig hit by snowfall, frigid temperatures coming

Snowfall first started blanketing Craig and Moffat County Tuesday afternoon, and the region looks to be tucked in through Wednesday at least. Estimated measures from the National Weather Service ranged from four to eight inches for Craig by Wednesday morning, with the likelihood of the county seeing up to one foot or more of snow near the Flat Tops.

Weather Watch: Midweek snow to add to chilly start to December for Craig

Craig and Moffat County are due some snow, and by the middle of the week they’ll almost certainly be seeing it. A partly sunny but gusty Monday with highs in the 40s will herald the arrival of a rush of coldness later that night.

Craig health briefs for Nov. 30, 2013: VNA offers insurance advice for Craig residents

Do you have questions about health insurance? A representative from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be available to answer questions from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays — Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 — in December at the Boys and Girls Club in Craig.

Weather Watch: Colorado should have smooth Thanksgiving travel

The National Weather Service predicts mild weather for Northwest Colorado this week, a trend that will take place over most of the state. The past weekend saw a great deal of heavy winter activity across New Mexico, reaching into southwestern and parts of central Colorado.

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Location change for Hickenlooper visit to Craig

The location for Gov. John Hickenlooper's Monday visit has changed due to the high number of participants registered for the event. The Department of Local Affairs notified Audrey Danner, interim director of the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, that the governor will now visit with community members at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Weather Watch: Craig could see a bit of midweek snow

A smattering of recent snow may have residents of Northwest Colorado wondering if a big winter storm is on the way, and though early indications look doubtful, the weather will indeed be on the chilly side.

Craig sports briefs for Nov. 16, 2013: Open gym basketball underway at CMS

The latest sports news from Craig and Moffat County.

Health briefs for Nov. 16, 2013: Medicare patients can alter plans through Dec. 7

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D prescription plans and Medicare Advantage health plans is underway and continues until Dec. 7. Current Medicare beneficiaries interested in changing to a different plan must make a decision by Dec. 7.

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The Memorial Hospital Foundation receives $5,000 from Questar

The Memorial Hospital Foundation Board of Directors recently received $5,000 in funding from energy company Questar Corporation.

Weather Watch: Mild temperatures expected to wear off Wednesday

The warm weekend temperatures will continue today and part of Tuesday, as Craig experiences a brief rise in the mercury. According to the National Weather Service, the expected highs early this week in the mid-to-high 50s are about 10 to 15 degrees above the average for the first half of November.

Weather Watch: Snow will start week for Craig, Northwest Colorado

According to the National Weather Service, there will be a 50 percent chance of snow starting Monday afternoon, with the likelihood of the cold precipitation increasing to 60 percent by nightfall.

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Craig Middle School basketball hosts Steamboat in 4 games Friday

The Bulldogs and Sailors seventh- and eighth-grade teams played in Craig.

Health briefs for Nov. 2, 2013: VNA, hospital to host meeting about end-of-life care

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Hospice staff will host a conversation starter session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital. The topic of the seminar is how to broach the subject of end-of-life care with your family members.

Education briefs for Nov. 2, 2013: CNCC to offer Taste of Education

Colorado Northwestern Community College will host Taste of Education from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at its Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St.

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Craig elementary students get strong in the water at Moffat County High School

Sunset Elementary School students are doing their swimming instructions at the high school this week.

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Craig students sign banner as Red Ribbon Week pledge

The Moffat County School District celebrates Red Ribbon Week this week with a number of activities, such as dress-up days and educational activities about the importance of the cause, a drug prevention program first launched in 1985 to commemorate the life of Enrique Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Agency agent who was killed by drug cartels.

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Weather Watch: Early week snow, precipitation expected to calm by Halloween

The National Weather Service’s forecast calls for some windy and possibly wet weather in store for Craig early in the week. Gusts could reach 40 miles per hour Monday, with a 20 percent chance of showers.

VNA to host informational meeting about health insurance

A representative from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be available to answer questions about health insurance reform from 4:30 to 6 p.m Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Craig.

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Moffat County cross-country places 5th at state

Moffat County's Brenna Ciesco was 16th as an individual in the year's final meet.

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TMH Board of Trustees donates to cancer cause

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees contributed $525 to the Moffat County Cancer Society during a live auction held at the Moffat County High School volleyball match.

Forecast calls for sunny weather for Northwest Colorado

After weeks of climate that has changed from day to day, it looks like Northwest Colorado will have a steady week coming up.

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Homecoming bonfire brings together high school students

Fire swirled in the air after the Craig Fire/Rescue lit an enormous bonfire behind Moffat County High School on Thursday night, warming the young crowd in commemoration of homecoming week.

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Moffat County students get creative with Homecoming dress-up days

Students across the Moffat County School District have been looking a little different these days. As part of Homecoming week, Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School and local elementary schools have participated in dress-up days this week. MCHS and the elementary schools have been following the Homecoming theme of Disney, while CMS has its own set of days.

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Moffat County football C team runs away from Steamboat

The Bulldogs combined a potent offense with dominant defense to win, 38-0.

Weather Watch: Chances of rain to stay throughout week

The residents of Northwest Colorado will be feeling the briskness of the autumn season in their bones this week.

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MCHS Homecoming to offer many activities

Moffat County High School’s Homecoming starts this week with a multitude of activities for Bulldogs of past and present to show their school spirit.

Health briefs for Oct. 12, 2013: TMH to honor breast cancer survivors

The Memorial Hospital will offer a free luncheon at noon Friday to pay tribute to those who have survived breast cancer. Hosted by the hospital’s Women’s Health Services program, the event is part of National Mammography Day and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Staff members will be wearing pink as part of the effort, and anyone currently or previously afflicted with breast cancer is welcome.

Education briefs for Oct. 12, 2013: MCHS classes to build floats for homecoming

As part of Moffat County High School’s Homecoming Week festivities, the various grade levels will each be meeting starting Monday — there will be no class that day as part of Fall Break — to assemble floats for the Friday parade.

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Seafood, live comedy among Crabfest offerings

The smell of savory butter. The sound of hundreds of chitin-filled shells breaking. The sight of people enjoying a food they don’t get to eat very often. It can only mean one thing: Crabfest is here again. Crabfest 2013 is scheduled for Saturday night at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. The Craig Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraiser features a night of fun complete with the meat of the title crustacean as the main course.

Weather Watch: Mid-week winds turn into wetter weather

In what’s becoming a consistent recurrence, the weather for the region this week will go through a cycle shifting from pleasant to dreary to pleasant again.

Health briefs: Connections 4 Kids hosts children’s oral health education opportunities

Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, is hosting a series of children’s oral health education opportunities in Craig, Meeker and Rangely for families and care providers, according to a press release.

Weather Watch: Weekday clouds to give way to sunny weekend

By all indications, last week’s pattern of a couple of days of sun followed by dreary skies before leading into a nice weekend is one we’ll see again this week.

Moffat County School Board takes action in Thursday meeting

At its monthly meeting Thursday, the Moffat County School District Board of Education:

Moffat County draws with Grand Valley in boys soccer

The teams played two scoreless overtimes to keep the final score at 1-1.

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Moffat County looking to shut down Eagle Valley running attack

The Bulldogs take on the Devils at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bulldog Proving Grounds.

Moffat County soccer loses at Colorado Rocky Mountain

The Bulldogs surrendered three second half goals and lost, 4-1.

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Unexpected Surfer Boys begins Craig Concert series Thursday

The lineup for the Craig Concert Association’s 2013-2014 season kicks off Thursday night with a performance by The Unexpected Surfer Boys.

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Wind, rain, sun all part of weekly forecast

The National Weather Service predicts a lot of variety for Craig and the surrounding areas in the next several days.

Education briefs: Calvary Baptist School to host Bike-a-thon

Calvary Baptist School will host its Bike-a-thon fundraiser at noon Friday in the parking lot of Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave.