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Visual wonders abound in Craig with new wooden artworks

Whittle the Wood places latest carvings in town; event organizers plan new online presence

It happens each summer as artistic expressions, flights of fancy or nature lookalikes come to tangible form as part of Craig’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, but it’s what happens afterward that show why the event has the staying power it does. The carving entries from the 17th annual Whittle the Wood were recently posted in locations around town, a process that involves a certain amount of planning from City of Craig.

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Dry climate leads to dry eyes

Area optometrists are able to help with new diagnostic and treatment programs for chronic dry eyes

Dry itchy eyes are as much of the western way of life as dust and sagebrush for many people, but now there may be relief in sight as area optometrists offer new diagnostic equipment and treatment programs. “It is so dry here and that was one of my motivators to bringing the equipment here,” said Craig Eckroth, optometrist and partner at EyeCare Specialties, who in 2015 began diagnosing and treating people with dry eyes using a new system by the Tear Science company called Lipiview and Lipiflow.

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Moffat County football soldiers on against Resurrection Christian

Bulldogs’ 42-0 defeat to Cougars features Veterans Appreciation Night

The non-league schedule came to a conclusion as the Western Slope Bulldogs brought in the Front Range’s Resurrection Christian School. The Loveland team, previously part of the 1A division, clobbered Moffat County, 42-0.

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Net installation begins at Elkhead Reservoir

Dressed in rain slickers reminiscent of the Gorton’s fisherman, the crew installing a $1.3 million net across the spillway at Elkhead Reservoir took to the water Friday morning.

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Lost hunter found on Buffalo Pass

The Routt County Sheriff's Office and Search and Rescue volunteers successfully found a lost hunter Thursday afternoon.

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High school brings back anti-bullying program in October

Several students from Moffat County High School are signed up and ready to participate in the “If You Really Knew Me” experience at the Boys and Girls Club, which is set to take place on Oct. 3, 4 and 10.

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TMH Living Well: Stretta therapy great option for treating GERD

If you are one of the estimated 1 in 3 Americans who suffer from GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), you know how miserable it can be. You likely experience terrible heartburn and a burning sensation in your chest and throat. Do you regurgitate your food or find it difficult to swallow? Do you experience chest pain or a constant sour taste in your mouth? You might even dread eating, as you know you will pay for it later. Whatever your symptoms, they no doubt affect your quality of life, every single day.

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Education Briefs: Young pros to host community event Wednesday

Educational opportunities in the region.

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Faith Column: The meaning of pride

Pride is a word with two meanings, one of positive attitude and one of negative in connotation. Pride can be defined as a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction in an achievement, an accomplishment, or in someone else or something else.

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Health Briefs: Free cardiovascular screenings offered on World Heart Day Thursday

Health screenings, flu shots and more health news.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Sept. 24, 2016: Doak Walker tackle football results — Week 4

Craig Parks & Recreation’s youth pigskin program continues its season with games Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Woodbury Sports Complex. The following are the details from games Sept. 20 and 21.

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BLM to bait-trap Sand Wash Basin wild horses in October

News on BLM wild horse bait-trap happening in October.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Scalloped potatoes with mushroom soup

This weekend, weather permitting, we will start digging the Red Pontiac potatoes in our garden. So then I’m going to make Geraldine Coleman’s recipe for “Scalloped Potatoes Supreme,” which calls for cream of mushroom soup and chopped green pepper. Geraldine sent another batch of recipes. Thanks, Geraldine! Her recipe follows.

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On the record for Sept. 23

On the record for Sept. 23.

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From Pipi's Pasture: An equinox storm?

The equinox, defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary, is “the time when the sun crosses the equator, making night and day of equal length.” It also marks the beginning of autumn.

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Craig briefs: Video slated to screen at 1:30 p.m. Saturday

The Preserving the Last Frontier will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of Sunset Meadows I, located at 633 Ledford St. The group will watch a video that was produced by Wyoming PBS on “The Blizzard Of 1949.” For more information, call 970-824-6761.

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Donald Trump Jr. revs crowd in Grand Junction Thursday night

Billed as a candid conversation on public lands with Donald Trump Jr., one thing was noticeably missing from the younger Trump’s roughly 17-minute speech at the Mesa County Fairgrounds Thursday: public lands.

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Grand Valley tests mettle of Moffat County volleyball

Bulldogs rally late in 3-0 loss; teams to play weekend doubleheader in Basalt

The first 10 minutes and the last half-hour of Thursday night was exactly how Moffat County High School coach Erin Knez wants her varsity volleyball team to play. What happened in between — well, there’s always room for improvement. MCHS hosted Grand Valley High School, taking a 3-0 defeat in three sets that could not have been more varied.

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Elderly man doing 'OK' after tractor ran him over in Moffat County

Lynn Bower had several broken bones in his face, arms and ribs

The man who was run over by his tractor in Moffat County earlier this month is doing much better, according to his family.

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Danielle Elkins: Coal communities crave balance from EPA

Last week, I discussed the history of coal in Appalachia — mainly in my hometown of Southwest Virginia — and some of the factors leading to its decline.

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