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Rematch rout: Moffat County girls basketball decimates Delta to move into district finals

February 23, 2018 — GRAND JUNCTION — Cross a dog the wrong way, and it may bite you the next time you see it. For Lady Bulldog basketball, there’s no maybe about it. Moffat County High School girls moved to the next round of the 3A Western Slope League

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Climate change in the Rockies could make this Colorado wildflower vanish forever

February 23, 2018 — A creamy jasmine wildflower once common across the Colorado mountains may be vanishing forever as climate change brings warmer and drier conditions. That's the conclusion unveiled Wednesday by scientists who conducted a 25-year experiment above Crested Butte near Gothic at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

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Spring ban on collecting antler sheds includes Craig area

February 23, 2018 — In late February and early March the sun is higher in the sky than it was in January, and residents of the Yampa Valley are justified in letting their thoughts wander toward spring. Ironically, late winter is also the time that the valley's wildlife is at

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Trapper Mine blast causes boom in Craig

February 23, 2018 — After noon today, a blast at Trapper Mine caused a loud boom and reportedly shook windows in the Craig area. “They were just doing one of their blasts to open a new hole,” said Craig Police Commander Bill Leonard. “We did have some calls on

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Attorney from Glenwood Springs to challenge Bob Rankin for Colorado State House seat

February 23, 2018 — For the first time in several years, a race is shaping up for the Colorado House District 57 seat held by three-term incumbent Republican Bob Rankin of Carbondale. On Thursday, Glenwood Springs attorney Colin Wilhelm announced that he will run as a Democrat for the

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Gallery: Moffat County High School Barnyard Day

February 22, 2018 — The Moffat County High School chapter of Future Farmers of America offered all the fun of the farm during Barnyard Day Thursday at MCHS. As part of National FFA Week, high school students guided kindergartners from Craig elementary schools through the ins and outs of

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Q&A: Craig native Tyler Pogline focused, fierce leading into upcoming boxing bout

February 22, 2018 — After two decades in the sport, the next round of pugilism will be a crucial test for Craig native Tyler Pogline. Pogline, who grew up in Northwest Colorado and graduated from Moffat County High School in 1998, is scheduled to box in the middleweight class

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Black Panther’ a superb superhero saga

February 22, 2018 — While every entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has billed itself as an event, most have succeeded primarily due to the ongoing above-average quality and audiences that enjoy the sense of continuity. While "Black Panther" has both those traits, it's also a little something more.

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Wolf reintroduction an unwelcome idea in Moffat County

February 22, 2018 — CRAIG — The regional director of the hunting and outdoors group, Big Game Forever, spoke out against the reintroduction of wolves to Western Colorado at the First Conservation District's Annual Meeting and Banquet. About 65 people were in the audience as Denny Behrens, Colorado director

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Payday lenders strip $50 million per year from Colorado economy

February 22, 2018 — Payday lenders charge Coloradans an average of $119 in fees and interest to borrow $392, with an average annual percentage rate of 129 percent. This removes $50 million per year from the Colorado economy, according a new report released this week by the Center for

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DOT to launch website for agricultural industry transportation regulations

February 22, 2018 — Amid confusion and frustration surrounding new transportation regulations, commonly known as the electronic logging device mandate, the Department of Transportation plans to launch a new website tailored toward the agricultural industry next week. The American Horse Council met with the DOT and Federal Motor Carrier

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Craig Middle School students raise about $3K for Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society

February 22, 2018 — Craig Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society recently led an effort to raise funds for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  Students presented to the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade classes to explain what leukemia lymphoma is and why students should donate. Students then participated in “Penny Wars”

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Craig school children learn origin of Presidents’ Day

February 22, 2018 — CRAIG — From the bonnet on her head to the stockings covering her toes, Debbie McLain was dressed in the style of a colonial woman for presentations about Presidents' Day, held at the Moffat County Christian Academy and Boys & Girls Clubs on Thursday. "The holiday

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It’s National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

February 22, 2018 — CRAIG — Local Girl Scout Troops will be setting up cookie booths at City Market and Walmart in Craig Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, to sell boxes of yummy goodness and benefit the organization. The Girl Scout Cookie drive teaches girls entrepreneurial skills and gives

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Sunset Elementary School teacher got start at age 3

February 22, 2018 — CRAIG — The desire to teach was ignited very early in the life of a veteran fourth-grade teacher at Sunset Elementary School. "When I started preschool, at age 3, I became infatuated with the whole teaching world. All I ever asked Santa for was school stuff

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Restoration of one-room schoolhouse near Meeker wins state accolades

February 22, 2018 — MEEKER — It's difficult to imagine students riding horses, uphill both ways, to reach their tiny one-room schoolhouses. Now, students in Northwest Colorado won't have to imagine, thanks to an award-winning work performed by a dedicated group of preservationists near Meeker. On Jan. 31, the

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Len Browning: Finding rest in the midst of turmoil

February 22, 2018 — My life is busy … by choice. Recently — in addition to the normal weight of the business of life — in a 12-hour period, I had a flood of "extra cargo". My wife, Cheryle, and I were caring for two grandsons for a few

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Moffat County concerned by proposed re-districting of the Department of Interior

February 22, 2018 — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, despite growing opposition to his proposal to move hundreds of public employees out of Washington and create a new organizational map that largely ignores state boundaries. Zinke wants to divide most

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Toffee, peanut butter swirl bars great treat for cold Yampa Valley days

February 22, 2018 — It's nice to enjoy a snowy day with a cup of coffee or tea and a cookie or bar fresh from the oven. This week's column features two bar recipes from my files. They're easy to make and delicious. A note about the Toffee Bars:

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Editorial: Our kids have spoken

February 22, 2018 — We were both intrigued and encouraged by the results of a recent report prepared by the Moffat County Communities that Care Data Workgroup. Released Feb. 9, the report sought to identify the risk factors, protective factors and problem behaviors facing children and youth in our

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