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Government update for the week of Nov. 3

Moffat County Commissioner agenda and Craig City Council agendas for the week of Nov. 3.

Amendment 67 language too restrictive for many voters

Although states around the nation have passed laws to make abortion illegal, the personhood measure on Colorado’s ballot this November doesn’t completely come from anti-choice support.

Veteran's Hotline: Medical treatment options changing

Remember importance of Veterans Day

Nov. 5. will be the activation date for the Veterans Choice Act. This pertains to the 40-mile, 30-day requirements for Veterans to receive care outside of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs under certain conditions.

TMH Living Well: Joint replacement surgeries help Baby Boomers stay active

In Colorado, many of us live an active lifestyle and demand a lot from our bodies. Skiing, running, hiking and many other sports are hard on knees, hips and shoulders and over time these joints wear out.

Super Food Tip: Decaf coffee

Decaffeinated coffee contains the same amount of flavonoids (antioxidants) as regular coffee and more than decaf tea.

Fitness Tip: Post-exercise nutrition

Once you have completed your exercise regimen, it is very important to include a post-exercise snack or meal. It is recommended to consume protein-rich foods, because they help your muscles recover.

John Williams: Political concerns

I am sure most will agree that Sen. Nancy Pelosi and Sen.Harry Reid are two of the largest stumbling blocks for action that we face in Congress.

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and Blaine Prieur: Thank you, Roy

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to Roy McAnally and American Northwest Realty for helping us find and purchase a new home.

Marek Skupienski: Bad accident turned good

On Oct. 13, at 4:40 a.m., on U.S. Highway 40 a few miles east of Craig. All of a sudden, a collision. I am startled, though unharmed; the big, black bear is dead, lying in the middle of the road; my car is totaled. The police, the Colorado State Patrol and the DOW arrive shortly thereafter to confirm the obvious.

Governor's race tightens as Election Day approaches

Although Colorado’s U.S. Senate race will grip the nation until results come in Tuesday night, it’s the gubernatorial race that many Colorado citizens are gripped by.

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The Bock’s Office: Halloween movies take all forms

Another October, another selection of horror-centric movies released in theaters. This year is no exception, whether your tastes lie with the extremely abject — in which case, be sure to check out Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” — the sensation of a good old-fashioned seance — “Ouija” — or something that is only slightly in the neighborhood of the holiday like the dramedy “The Skeleton Twins.” Here’s an assessment of some of the latest appropriate offerings.

Craig City Council approves backyard chickens for city

As of Tuesday, Oct. 28, Craig residents are allowed to have backyard chickens within city limits.

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Craig preps costumes, makeup, parties for Halloween

Craig offers an abundance of Halloween activities for all ages, costumed or otherwise, from family fun early in the day to happenings later after the sun has gone down for the older crowd and perhaps a few kids willing to prove they aren’t scaredy-cats.

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TMH Rehabilitation Center goes downtown

The Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center is on the move. The clinic, which has resided in The Centennial Mall for more than 15 years, is setting up shop in a new location at 473 Yampa Ave. in the old JC Penney building.

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Local cancer society receives $13K donation

Victory Motors handed the Moffat County Cancer Society a $13,254 check on Wednesday — money that was raised in September over a two-day period. The best part about the donation is that it stays in Moffat County, said Kelly Smith, treasurer for Moffat County Cancer Society. The cancer society allocates the monies to help variety of local cancer patient needs.

Pregnancy center to host 22nd annual chili supper

Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center will host its annual chili supper and silent auction for the 22nd year on Saturday. Those looking for hearty chili at a low price should head to the event that takes place at 6 p.m. at the Center of Craig located at 601 Yampa Ave. in Craig.

Craig Sports Briefs for Oct. 31, 2014: Send-off for Moffat County football on Friday

Parents, fellow students and members of the community are invited to send off the members of the Moffat County High School varsity football team as they head to Brush for the first round of the 2A State Playoffs.

Janet Sheridan: Halloween loses its allure

I did not glide into adolescence gracefully. Unlike my peers who seemed to frolic into their teens with nary a backward glance, I plodded forward reluctantly, unconvinced that being a rookie in junior high school was better than being royalty in elementary school. My uncertainty intensified as stores filled with costumes and candy, the mountains displayed swaths of color, and Oct. 31 approached.

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Craig Clarion restaurant’s Big Barnyard Burger has yet to be tamed

There’s only one word appropriate enough to describe what’s been happening at the Clarion Inn & Suites lately: Big. The Craig hotel was the site of this month’s Business After-Hours Mixer, and aside from the food, drinks and door prizes available to the crowd, three brave souls got a taste of the newest offering from the on-site restaurant Castle Ranch Steakhouse, the Big Barnyard Burger Challenge.

Corrie Ponikvar: Area woman receives prestigious role

Moffat County United Way announced that Community Impact Coordinator Amanda Arnold has been appointed to the Advancing Bridges Board of Directors.

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