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Paula Sadvar: Fundraiser for Pritchard

Paula Sadvar and Vallarta’s will be hosting a fundraising dinner for Jerry Pritchard from 5 to 7 p.m Thursday.

Susan Baird: Great group of teens

I was happy to see an article in the Oct. 15 edition highlighting a great group of Moffat County teens and their presentation of two portable breath-testing kits to the Craig Police Department at the last Craig City Council Meeting.

Duane Koukol: ‘Five-Ten P.M.’

The football game on mute. Sunday night, Pink Floyd, on KFMU radio. You missed your war, of football announcers?

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A few good men keep 20-year-old bus fleet on the road

With an aging bus fleet, a shortage of drivers, an unbelievably tight budget and barely enough buses to get students where they need to go, it’s a miracle that Moffat County School District’s Transportation Department functions as well as it does.

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Moffat County football is playoff-bound

58-30 win at Roaring Fork, Aspen’s loss both benefit Bulldogs

Whatever else happens in the weeks to come, Friday was a night to remember for the members of the Moffat County High School varsity football team. The Bulldogs claimed a spot in the 2A playoffs and a championship for the Western Slope North League with a 58-30 victory over the Roaring Fork Rams in Carbondale.

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Soroco football trounces rival Hayden by 37 in regular-season finale

Soroco High School football blasted cross-county rival Hayden Friday night, 43-6, and now the Rams await their possible 8-man playoff fate.

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Season-ending win satisfies Hayden

Tigers, Rams both out at district volleyball tournament

Paonia came out on top in a pool with Hayden and Soroco at the district volleyball tournament, but with a win against the Rams, the Tigers ended their season on a high note.

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Moffat County teachers and administrators raking in the awards statewide

Though Moffat County School District may have its battles to fight as it works to raise the bar for its students, Moffat County parents can rest assured that the people teaching their children are some of the best around.

Craig education briefs for Oct. 25, 2014: Boys & Girls Club to host Tuesday open house

Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40, will host an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. This is an event that invites community members to see what happens every day for kids who are part of the organization.

Government update for the week of Oct. 27

Moffat County Commissioner agenda and Craig City Council agendas for the week of Oct. 27.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Halloween now and then

I’ve always enjoyed the Halloween time of year, mostly because I like pumpkins and scarecrows and all of the other decorations that go along with it. These days kids mostly spend Halloween in Craig where they trick or treat downtown or attend church parties, but we still leave the porch light on when Halloween night rolls around and have treats on hand — just in case.

Touring Moffat County: Yampa Valley Golf Course offers year-round fun

In the heart of northwest Colorado lies the Yampa Valley Golf Course. The oldest and most affordable 18-hole facility in the Yampa Valley. First opened in 1968, the Yampa Valley Golf Course lies beside the lazy Yampa River and plays through and over 240 acres of cottonwoods, wetlands, native grasses and sage. YVGC is a golf course where everyone is welcome and treated like family. You won’t find a better welcome for a golf course!

Our View: Safety first on Halloween

Halloween brings a fun and festive atmosphere to Craig, with downtown businesses stocking up on candy while various community groups prepare haunted houses and other spooky events. Costumes, candy and decorations fill the ghostly holiday with great entertainment and amusement. Yet, we must not forget that safety comes first.

Thinking About Health: Beware of sales pitches during Medicare’s open enrollment

Once again it’s Medicare open enrollment season, the time for those on Medicare to choose how to cover the gaps in the government health program for seniors and people with disabilities. Once again beneficiaries in many parts of the country face a bewildering number of choices — far more than most of them can reasonably evaluate. It’s no wonder studies show that beneficiaries stick with the same plan year after year even though they may be able to get something cheaper.

TMH Living Well: Health screens for women through the years

If you’ve hit a milestone or are approaching one it’s time to think about health screens. A little prevention can help ward off the top three health threats for women: heart disease, breast cancer and osteoporosis.

Southwestern Energy third quarter earnings show continued interest in Northwest Colorado

Southwestern Energy had its third quarter earnings teleconference on Friday morning.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 25, 2014: Barbells for Boobs to support early breast cancer detection

A race incorporating both running and weightlifting will take place at 10 a.m. today at Loudy-Simpson Park. The event will raise money for Barbells for Boobs, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting early detection of breast cancer.

Super Food Tip: Black beans

Black beans are an excellent source of protein.

Fitness tip: Pre-exercise snacks

Before you start your exercise routine, it is important to consider a pre-exercise snack. This will be the immediate fuel you need to get started and keep moving.

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Teal pumpkins keep Halloween safe, fun for kids with allergies

Halloween can feel more like a trick than a treat to kids with allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project is working to change that.

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