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Shawn McHugh

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MCHS Bulldogs soccer cruises past Grand Junction, 6-2

For the second time in a week, the Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer team took on a Grand Junction team and won. Playing Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig, the Bulldogs (4-0-0 overall) beat the 5A Grand Junction Tigers (2-1-0 overall), 6-2. The win comes after Tuesday’s 4-3 romp at Grand Junction Central, another Class 5A school.

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Moffat officials eyeing river level

State park: About 3 more weeks to float river in Craig

The season for taking a cool float down the Yampa River in the summer heat, a favorite pastime for many Craig and Moffat County residents, could soon come to a close. That’s according to Ron Dellacroce, manager of the Yampa River State Park. He estimated that a section of the river many local residents use — from Yampa Valley Golf Course to South Beach — should be floatable for three more weeks. It is one of the deepest river sections in the region, he said.

Communities at Play: Warm weather leads to plenty of fun

This week’s photo essay takes a minor turn from the norm.

Communities at Work: A history in the industry

This edition of Communities at Work focuses on a friendly establishment owned and operated by a couple whose roots run deep in Northwest Colorado’s restaurant industry.

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Unbreakable bond: Craig mother and sons mending past, making up for lost time

Pamela Aldridge looked into the green eyes of the young man, a stranger it seemed to her at the time, who had been following her around the Kum & Go convenience store. As she moved through the store, the young man kept stopping in front of her. Then she looked closer. It clicked.

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Communities at Work: Bringing food to the table

This edition of Commun­ities at Work gives a glimpse into the daily work routine of some community members who help bring food to your table.

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Communities at work: Nontraditional exercise

This edition of Commun­ities at Work focuses on a business offering a nontraditional avenue for exercise. Paul Cruz, a licensed black belt, has practiced Kom Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do for 21 years and is currently the head instructor and business operator for the Northwest Colorado Tae Kwon Do School, 315 Tucket St.

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Behind the lanes at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center

This edition of Communities at Work gives a glimpse into the inner workings behind the lanes at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.

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Craig couple turns tattoo passion into business, Liquid Flesh Tattoo

This edition of Communities At Work concentrates on a pair of local residents reuniting passion with work. Two things become quickly apparent when visiting Jimmy and Carrie Clark — they are passionate about one another and tattoos.

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Sense of wonderland

Wyman Museum brings in professional ice sculptors

This edition of Communities At Work takes a glimpse at a highly-specialized profession contributing to the community’s weekend events. The Wyman Museum brought in Michael Campe, owner of Colorado Ice Sculptures, and Buddy Cassaday to add a sense of wonderland to the Winter Festival and Art Walk.

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Dancers shine bright at Diamonds & Spurs

One of Craig’s most popular annual events, the Rotary Club’s Diamonds & Spurs dinner and dance, marked its 13th consecutive year Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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Communities at work: Keeping roads safe

Moffat County Road Department workers fix leaking curb

This edition of Comm­unities At Work gives a glimpse at some unsung people the Craig community relies on almost daily.

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Santa and Mrs. Claus: Never stop believing

Mrs. Claus: It’s the red and white. It’s a universal thing. You’re in red and white, you’re Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

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Communities at work: Holiday season shopping

Some local storeowners said the holiday shopping season hasn’t been as busy this year as in years past.

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Dale Secules to be promoted to detective

When Craig Police Depart­ment Officer Dale Secules interacts with someone in the community while patrolling, he doesn’t see it as an opportunity to put someone in handcuffs or write them a ticket. He sees it as a chance to teach.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Moffat County residents explain what they're thankful for this holiday season.

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Communities at work: Public health nurses ration H1N1 inoculation

long with the hockey, basketball, wrestling, skiing and holiday seasons that come with winter, it also is the time of year for the not so popular flu season.

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Communities at work: Winter creates tough pickup

Early winter is normally a tough time of year for those who work at the Craig Sanitation Department.

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150 come out for Crabfest 2009

Nearly 300 pounds of king crab legs made their way into the bellies of more than 150 Craig residents during Crabfest 2009.

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Fall frost marks Farmers Market finale

Two days after the first frost of fall, local growers and crafters displayed Thursday afternoon their vegetables, pies, jewelry and other goods for the last time of the year at Alice Pleasant Park.

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CBI agent talks to seniors about protection from identity theft

John Zamora, an agent for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Identity Theft Fraud Unit for the Western Slope, based in Grand junction, talked about identity theft to a group of more than 50 seniors at the American Legion Post 62.