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David Pressgrove

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Against the grain

Wheat prices up, local crop down

The skyrocketing price of American wheat has been making news across the world.

Bulldogs pass Eagle Valley in four

By talking to both head coaches after Thursday's volleyball match between Moffat County and Eagle Valley, one would have thought they were watching different matches during the Bulldogs' four-game victory.

Soccer team optimistic on outlook

Seth Young wasn't there last year, but most of his players were.

Golfers get experience on road trip

It might sound like an excuse, but Moffat County High School golf coach Ken Harjes genuinely believes that a player loses a couple of strokes when they play a course for the first time.

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4-H shooters collect state ribbons

Moffat County's 4-H shooting team is traditionally one of the most accurate in the state.

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'Window' shines

MCHS senior turns heads in Front Range league summer ball

The soft-spoken guy they call "Window" is starting to sparkle.

Bulldog turned bulldogger

MCHS grad Casey McMillen going strong on the pro tour

Casey McMillen's best season of his professional rodeo career just got better.

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Baptism by getting fired upon

Second-year MCHS goalie hopes to be less busy this season

Mike Lefler doesn't want the ball.

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A summer tradition

The Black Mountain Junior Rodeo is a summer tradition on Wednesdays at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.

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Wells adds world trail team to resume

After Clint Wells finished third at the U.S. 10K Trail Championships in Steamboat Springs, Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team manager Nancy Hobbs told the Steamboat Pilot & Today, "I can't see why, with how (Wells) ran today, that he wouldn't be on the team."

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Camp helps Thunder cheerleaders

Nothing against coach Jannie Brenner, but 9-year-old Taylor Hagar said she enjoyed her time learning from National Chearleaders Association instructor Krystle Doris because, "she can show us what she wants because she is a college cheerleader right now."

David Pressgrove: Total vida

The first time I met Michael "Mick" Havrilla I was a frazzled, tired and green reporter.

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Cross-country runners go to camp

Members of the 2007 Moffat County High School cross-country team spent this week in Grand Lake for a team cross country camp.

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Sea Sharks prepare for final month

Several swimmers practicing for postseason meets as season winds to an end

The lanes at the Craig Swimming Complex have been less crowded this week.

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Wanted: Soccer support

Coaches say tonight's meeting important to help earn grant for field

The Moffat County High School girls soccer team had a hard time finding a field to play games on this spring.

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Winder's return bolsters legion team sweep

Welcome back Winder.

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Brits bring soccer fun again

Not only did Brent Cook improve his soccer skills this week, he learned a new dance.

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Sailors stay afloat in wet win

Rain-shortened game not pretty for either baseball team

Errors, walks and missed opportunities.

New pastor is familiar face to church congregation

One closing led to an opening for Karen Gibson.

Bulldogs pull away for win

Legend of the fall

Moffat County wrestling legend returns as assistant

The Moffat County wrestling program has a storied history.

The road to state

Regional championship just part of the story

It took Trenton Duarte four years to earn a trip to state.

Bringing back the title

Regional championship returns to wrestlers after one-year absence

ARVADA -- The regional wrestling title is back in the hands of Moffat County High School wrestlers. After losing it for the first time in eight seasons last year, the Bulldogs earned it back in typical bad-to-the-bone, MoCo fashion on Saturday -- with pins and wins from everybody.

Pins hard to come by for wrestlers

ARVADA -- There probably isn't a conspiracy, but it felt like it for some of the Moffat County wrestlers when they were trying to get a pin here Friday night.

Looking ahead through the past

Palisade win a bright spot for boys team

In a season that has been full of struggles, one game stands out as a bright spot for the Moffat County boys basketball team.

Hoops 101

Girls basketball team re-focuses after rare league loss to Glenwood Springs

A Western Slope League loss has been so rare for the Moffat County girls basketball team that Friday night, after a 63-62 loss to Glenwood Springs, the Bulldogs might have questioned if the sun would come up the next day.

Shorthanded wrestlers fall short of Dog Fight title

Consider the first two months of wrestling a learning experience for Jake Bricker.

Different offense leads Demon boys to win

When the offense didn't work the way he liked in the first half, Glenwood Springs coach Greg Hire didn't panic.

From nail-biter to stunner

Quick strikes send Steamboat past Moffat County in Midget hockey game

In a matter of 15 seconds the Moffat County and Steamboat Springs Midget hockey game went from a 0-0 nail-biter to a 2-0 home crowd silencer.

Two Bulldogs win Warrior titles

Team improves, but coach says there's room for more

The championship mat was golden for the Moffat County wrestling team Saturday night at the Warrior Classic.

Senior leadership

Bulldog wrestlers score wins during Warrior Classic

The first two rounds of the Warrior Classic were restful for Moffat County seniors Jake Breslin and Trenton Duarte.

Lopsided wins equal lopsided benefits

CMS hoops' wins show ever-present issue with scheduling difficulties

Before Friday's game against Soroco, Craig Middle School basketball coach David Grabowski had a quick conversation with starter Brian Davidson.

SAPP to hold pancake fundraiser

Money will benefit Craig's Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Even if you're on a low-carb diet, here's a good reason to break away from it for a day.

SHARE Craig wants to share more

SHARE Craig wants to share the wealth this holiday season.

C.O.M.A adds media director, MySpace page

For Tim Martin, it's a way to give back to the community.

Hunting for Halloween

Pirate among most requested local costumes for Tuesday's spook day

Katie Johnson, owner of Katie's Kostumes, a small building behind Johnson's house in north Craig that's packed with 3,000 costumes, spends her evenings trying to help community members find their ideal costume for any occasion.

City tax revenue continuing to grow

It's not the entire reason, but retail sales from Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply are partially why the city of Craig has enjoyed increased sales tax revenue, City of Craig Finance Director Bruce Nelson said Tuesday night at the City Council meeting.

Credit crunchers

Bank manager teaches students about keeping good credit scores

On Wednesday, Todd Young, the manager of First National Bank of the Rockies in Craig, taught Moffat County High School students a different version of economist Milton Friedman's "There's no such thing as a free lunch" economic theory: There's no such thing as a free T-shirt.

City OKs Kum & Go rezoning

Mona Gilman rushed out of the Craig City Council Chambers after learning that she may have a new neighbor in the future.


Bob and Dave Satterwhite's family business began in a garage and hasn't stopped growing

In the business world there's an understanding that it's bad to go into business with a friend. Bob and Dave Satterwhite have disproved that theory.

Awana reaches out to more than just youths

As the commander of Awana at Calvary Baptist Church, Rod Compton gets to see how the program for children benefits everyone.

Craig teachers go back to school

Master's degrees can open career paths and raise salaries

When Paula Duzik and James Neton wanted to expand their career options as teachers, they knew it would take a role reversal. They would have to become students again.

Sharing food with all of Craig

Eight years ago, Karen Gibson was excited on her drive back to Craig after visiting a SHARE host site in Rifle.

Wildcats shut out Bulldogs

It took 20 seconds for the Moffat County High School soccer team to learn it has some work to do.

A firsthand look

John Graler, the youth pastor of First Christian Church in Craig, and six other chaperones accompanied 20 teenagers to New Orleans in March to help in the Hurricane Katrina cleanup effort.

An outsider's perspective

Ken Williams planned a Christmas party and nobody came.

Hurricane Katrina

One year later, the storm haunts Gulf Coast

It was a year ago today that Alan Switzler sat inside a Red Cross shelter and listened to "a constant high-pitch whine" and watched it send trees, debris and a church bell flying through the air.

Touring the county for tourism

Moffat County Tourism Association director is a self-described country girl, people person

These days, life is one big vacation for Shelly Flannery.

World Wide Web of sales

Craig resident finds 'true supply and demand market' on eBay

When Scott McKinney wanted to sell one of his Volkswagen Bugs, he decided to try a new way. He tried to sell it using eBay.

Tri-State prepared for record demands

Colorado and the regional power grid won't face the same problems that late July heat caused in New York or California, said Jim VanSomeren, spokesman for the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.