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Winter outdoor activities show off different Craig scenery

Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing can be great ways to get exercise in Craig during the winter time, and see some of the popular spring and summer sites in a different light.

Nate Waggenspack: Wishing Moffat County winter sports success at the end of the season

Craig Daily Press sports reporter Nate Waggenspack writes about the exciting games and tournaments coming up.

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Moffat County seniors looking to finish season strong

Seniors Brayden Peterson and Jesse DeMoor have been two major contributors to the Moffat County wrestling team in the past three seasons.

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Moffat County swimming season wrapping up at regionals

The girls swimming team has its last chance to qualify for state Friday and Saturday.

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Moffat County boys basketball routs Olathe

MCHS's defense was at its best, creating turnovers that led to points Monday in Craig.

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Moffat County girls basketball beats Olathe with clutch play late

The Bulldogs picked up a key home win over Olathe in a game that was close the whole way.

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Craig eighth-grade girls basketball picks up 2 wins against Meeker

The Bulldogs beat Meeker in eighth grade A and B games.

How to make sure the Super Bowl is a good time

Having a good spread of food while watching the big game will make the experience better no matter what happens.

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Moffat County basketball looking to use home court to win league titles

Boys and girls basketball teams tip off the second half of their WSL seasons with six home games coming.

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Moffat County wrestling picks up two wins in Parachute

The Bulldogs beat Basalt and Grand Valley Thursday at Grand Valley.

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Craig restaurants going all-out for Super Bowl Sunday

Popular establishments for watching football on Sundays are pulling out all the stops in anticipation of the Denver-Seattle Super Bowl.

Moffat County basketball tops Roaring Fork, preps for busy weekend

Both Bulldogs teams need wins this weekend to stay in the hunt for the league championship.

Secretary Jewell responds to Craig Daily Press letter

The U.S. Department of Interior said there was a breakdown in communication during U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's visit to Moffat County.

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Meeker bests Moffat County in wrestling

The Cowboys came up and dominated the lower weights to beat Moffat County handily Tuesday.

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Craig Rotary kicks off 2014 with Diamonds & Spurs

The Craig Rotary Club annual event attracted a crowd for a silent auction, food and dancing.

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Moffat County basketball teams split games at Grand Valley

The boys team beat the Cardinals by nine, while the girls lost, 58-40.

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Moffat County boys use run to beat Coal Ridge

The Bulldogs hosted the Titans Friday night at MCHS and came away with a 70-51 win.

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2nd-half surge carries Moffat County girls past Coal Ridge

The Bulldogs beat the Titans in a close contest in Craig, 59-48.

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Moffat County takes 3rd at home swim meet

The Bulldogs hosted three teams Friday in Craig for their home meet and scored 66 points.

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MCHS wrestling loses duals in Delta

The Bulldogs wrestled Delta and Hotchkiss on Thursday and lost both duals.

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Moffat County swimming home meet begins late-season push

The girls swimming team will host three others for their only home meet Friday at MCHS.

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Craig hockey drops 3 games to Crested Butte

The Bulldogs ran into a tough Wolfpack team and couldn't get on the scoreboard in three games.

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Snowmobile Poker Run a big hit north of Craig

The NOWECOS annual fundraiser had one of its best ever years in 2014.

Moffat County boys win, girls lose at Cedaredge

The basketball teams split their games at Cedaredge, with both junior varsity teams picking up wins Saturday.

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Moffat County basketball teams take 2 from Basalt

The boys and girls teams each won against the Basalt Longhorns on Friday night in Western Slope League play.

Hoping the Broncos take advantage of a golden playoff opportunity

Craig Daily Press sports columnist Nate Waggenspack on the Denver Broncos playoff chances.

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Important weekend of basketball coming for Moffat County

The boys and girls teams play two games on the road Friday and Saturday, with a chance to make some noise in their leagues.

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Moffat County wrestling tries to turn good weekend into more success

The MCHS wrestling team is had six varsity wrestlers place in a tournament in Gypsum last weekend and will look for more good results in Green River, Wyo. this weekend.

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Huge Aspen run dooms Moffat County boys

The Skiers took it to the Bulldogs in the second half of their game Saturday, handing Moffat County its first league loss of the season.

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Moffat County girls basketball trounces Aspen in 2014 opener

The Bulldogs beat winless Aspen 72-27 Saturday in the Skiers' gym.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has two Saturday stops planned in Steamboat

The governor missed a stop in Hayden due to weather conditions Friday, but will be in Steamboat to discuss economic development.

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Rowdy Moffat County fans make sports fun

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on the fans at Thursday night's wrestling dual.

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Hayden nips Moffat County in thrilling Yampa Valley dual

The Bulldogs and Tigers squared off Thursday in Craig, with Hayden pulling off a 32-30 win.

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Moffat County swimming looks to make a splash at big meets

The Bulldogs will compete on the Front Range each of the next two weekends and try to qualify for state.

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Moffat County wrestling ready for first home contest

The Bulldogs host Hayden Thursday, the first of three home wrestling events this season.

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Craig Red Dogs come up short in Saturday games

The Craig men's hockey team started out 2-0 but lost its final two games in the Yampa Valley Invitational Tournament.

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Craig men's team hosting Yampa Valley Invitational this weekend

The Red Dogs won their first game of the tournament, with three more to play and a shot at one more Sunday.

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Your Health: Healthy lifestyle changes are the key to preventing birth defects

Birth defects are a worry for many parents while pregnant, but the odds of them happening to you can be greatly reduced by following basic guidelines.

Nate Waggenspack: Winter seasons give Moffat County meaningful contests right away

The Bulldogs sports teams need to return from winter break strong right away in order to stay competitive.

Winter break? Not always for sports

Craig Daily Press sports reporter Nate Waggenspack on the work high school athletes do to stay on top of their game.

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Moffat County grad Tripp helped guide Hesston to first playoff appearance

Skylar Tripp started all 21 games as goalie for the Hesston College women's soccer team, which made its first-ever trip to the playoffs in her freshman season.

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Wyman Museum's Nelson enjoys unique community work

Annie Nelson is a Craig native who's been working at the Wyman Museum for two years.

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Defense, sweet shooting lead Moffat County boys basketball to win

The MCHS boys basketball team is 4-1 after a 68-42 win over Gunnison.

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Moffat County outlasts Gunnison in home-opener

The girls basketball team took a big halftime lead and held off the Cowboys for a Western Slope League win.

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Craig children show off foul shooting skills

The Craig Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot was Saturday at Sandrock Elementary School.

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Moffat County basketball splits league openers at Olathe

The girls team lost to the Pirates after foul trouble derailed them in the second half. The MCHS boys had a big first quarter and ran away for a win.

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Trapper Mine employees show disabled hunters a good time in Craig

Several local hunters participated in Outdoor Buddies, helping three mobility-impaired outdoorsmen harvest an elk this hunting season.

When even the biggest sports fan doesn't need sports

Craig Daily Press sports reporter Nate Waggenspack on the end-of-year holiday season.

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Moffat County basketball ready for tough tests in league play

The boys and girls basketball teams will begin Western Slope League games on the road at Olathe, followed by a home game vs. Gunnison.

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Craig kids bring their Christmas wishes to Santa Claus

The Craig Daily Press hosted Letters to Santa for Craig children Wednesday.