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Moffat County girls burn Coal Ridge in high-score Friday blowout

Bulldog boys take one-point, last-second loss to league-leading Titans

Friday night in Craig may have been one of the greatest point differences ever seen between two subsequent basketball games. Moffat County High School hosted Coal Ridge, with the results being polar opposites as Bulldogs took on the Titans.

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Moffat County wrestling powers through opening day at regional tourney

7 Bulldog grapplers remain in championship contention

After one day of competition, Moffat County High School wrestling stands at second place as a team in the 3A Region 4 Tournament, with several Bulldog athletes keeping their mind on the championship.

Beauty Tip: A beauty tip for men — get rid of ear and nose hairs

According to, men need beauty tips too. Unwanted hairs can be distracting. One suggestion the website offers is for men to be aware of ear and nose hairs.

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Moffat County wrestlers ranked highly heading into regionals

Moffat County High School wrestlers are ready and raring to go this weekend for what may be the final competition of the year for some and the stepping-stone to state for others. The 3A Region 4 Tournament takes place Friday and Saturday in Montrose, with the Bulldogs among 14 teams that will attend, including Basalt, Bayfield, Coal Ridge, Delta, Eagle Valley, Grand Valley, Gunnison, Montezuma-Cortez, Olathe, Pagosa Springs, Rifle, Sheridan and Steamboat Springs.

On the record for Feb. 12

On the record for Feb. 12.

On the record for Feb. 9

On the record for Feb. 9.

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Craig hockey teams net wins during weekend

Each of the Craig Youth Hockey Association teams saw success over the weekend as they all come to the last stretch of their seasons.

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Craig equine owner seeking online votes for $1,400 prize

Like any horse owner, Craig’s Kayla Pinnt enjoys showing off her bond with her favorite animal. Cast your vote in My Equine Valentine, sponsored by tack brand Tough 1. The online contest is open to horse owners of all ages wanting to display their appreciation for their four-legged friends.

Business Buzz: New tattoo shop opens on Yampa Avenue

Business news across the region.

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Olathe Pirates provide pushback for Moffat County basketball

Girls take 1st conference loss, boys achieve third win in a row

Fortunes were varied Friday night for Moffat County High School hoops teams, as varsity basketball traveled to Olathe.

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Downtown Craig features artistic variety leading up to Valentine’s Day

Cherish the Little Things, Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate, holiday dance next week

Year after year, downtown Craig becomes a hub of activity in mid-February as multiple events provide a place to delight the senses. Next week will be a busy one as four favorite events come up: the 21st annual Art Walk, 10th annual Taste of Chocolate, fifth annual Cherish the Little Things Art Show and second annual Valentine’s Dance.

Superfood Tip: Bananas provide plethora of benefits

Bananas are available for purchase year round, making them an easy snack with a health boost anytime of the year.

Government update for the week of Feb. 8

Government update for the week of Feb. 8.

Fitness Tip: 3 ways to burn 100 calories

Burning calories helps you maintain a healthy weight, but what if you're always on the go and have a difficult time fitting in a daily exercise routine?

Beauty Tip: Biting your nails has serious health effects

Nail biters have more at risk than having short, stubby and unattractive nails.

On the record for Feb. 5

On the record for Feb. 5.

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Heavy snow causes a building to collapse in Craig

No one was inside and the building was mostly used for storage, Craig Police Department Commander Bill Leonard said.

On the record for Feb. 4

On the record for Feb. 4.

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Craig Concert Association features Alaska family act Saturday

Alaska String Band will perform “A Southeast Alaskan Odyssey” Saturday night in the Moffat County High School auditorium. The group is composed of the Zahasky family, parents Paul and Melissa and children Laura, Abigail and Quinn, all using a wide variety of instruments in genres including swing, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, gospel and more.

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Moffat County swimmers reach new bests on way to conference championships

Bulldogs place 6th in Glenwood Springs meet

The Moffat County High School girls swim team recently completed its regular schedule and have one more shot to qualify for state this weekend during the 4A Western Slope League Championships at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Bulldog swimmers took sixth in Saturday’s Lady Demon Winter Invitational in Glenwood Springs, also hosting a small, inter-team meet for family and friends to view the day before in their home pool.

On the record for Feb. 2

On the record for Feb. 2.

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Poker Run brings good fortune for riders, Moffat County students

An abundance of snow this past weekend made for an exciting zip around the powder. The 2016 Poker Run hosted Saturday by Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club had one of the highest turnouts ever in terms of hands sold as riders took to the trails around Freeman Reservoir north of Craig.

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Craig Rotary’s Diamonds & Spurs is glamour for a good cause

Craig Rotary Club’s annual Diamond & Spurs had an air of elegance about it as community members got gussied up for a night of dinner, dancing and supporting the work of the local branch of the worldwide organization.

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Moffat County hoops stand supreme in Gunnison

One of the lengthiest road games they’ll take this year was well worth it for Moffat County High School basketball players.

Beauty Tip: Does Aztec clay really help your skin?

Aztec Healing Clay has become a huge beauty product for deep pore face cleansing. According to an Allure magazine article, it does help users deep clean their face. The product’s ingredient is bentonite clay, “which you mix with either water or apple-cider vinegar to make a paste,” the article states.

Government update for the week of Feb. 1

Government update for the week of Feb. 1.

On the record for Jan. 29

On the record for Jan. 29.

Moffat County School Board does not extend superintendent's contract

The decision followed more than an hour of deliberation during an executive session.

On the record for Jan. 28

On the record for Jan. 28.

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Chills, thrills, significant cash frills at hand in Saturday Poker Run

Snowmobile event starts at Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot in Moffat County

The rush of riding along a brisk winter morning on a vehicle with horsepower to spare is only matched by the knowledge that you’re contributing to a great cause. Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club hosts its annual Poker Run fundraiser Saturday, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Freeman Reservoir Trailhead parking lot north of Craig.

Newspaper welcomes new graphic designer

The Craig Daily Press is pleased to introduce Julia Perry to the community. Perry started on Monday as the newspaper’s new graphic designer.

On the record for Jan. 26

On the record for Jan. 26.

Business Buzz: BBB advises filing tax returns early to lessen theft

Business news across Northwest Colorado.

Weather Watch: Pacific moisture hits Moffat County, warm-up expected later in week

With erratic weather happening in other parts of the country, the people of Northwest Colorado can rest easy that the activity they’ll be seeing may be cold and wet but nothing they can’t handle.

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Moffat County girls basketball boasts league lead with win over Grand Valley

In the gym of Grand Valley High School Saturday, two teams hit the floor undefeated in conference play, but only one walked out that way.

Government update for the week of Jan. 25

Government update for the week of Jan. 25

Superfood Tip: Eating hot peppers for health

People often spice up their foods and favorite dishes with hot peppers, but did you know that such foods offer a health boost too?

Beauty Tip: Combating puffy eyes and dark circles

Have you ever woken up, looked in the mirror and wondered how on earth your eyes got so puffy? And what about those dark circles that often appear under your eyes — how do you get rid of them?

Fitness Tip: Jumping jacks burn calories

Many excuses exist for not working out, and a common reason is it's too expensive to pay for a gym membership. Yet, there are tons of exercises people can do that don't cost a dime, such as jumping jacks.

On the record for Jan. 22

On the record for Jan. 22.

On the record for Jan. 21

On the record for Jan. 21.

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Grobe will not seek re-election for Moffat County commissioner

Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in November.

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Moffat County swimming earns fourth in Aspen

The Aspen High School meet was a productive one for the Moffat County High School girls swim team. The Bulldogs placed fourth of five teams Saturday, breaking into the top three rankings in individual events for the first time this season.

On the record for Jan. 19

On the record for Jan. 19.

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No dogging it for Moffat County wrestlers at Florence, Rangely tourneys

Bulldogs host first home event Tuesday

The Moffat County High School varsity wrestlers tied for 10th place at the 31-team Mel Smith Husky Invitational this past weekend, placing two individual Bulldogs.

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'Red Riding Hood' takes stage in Craig

Missoula Children's Theatre returned to Craig this week production and featured performances of "Red Riding Hood" Saturday afternoon in the Moffat County High School auditorium that included dozens of local kids in a twist on the famous fairy tale.

On the record for Jan. 15

On the record for Jan. 15.

Government update for the week of Jan. 18

Government update for the week of Jan. 18.

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.