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New women’s health wing opens as Craig experiences baby boom

The baby business is booming and a newly renovated women’s health clinic is expected to make care more convenient than ever.

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Moffat County track earns victories in final regular season meet: Craig Sports Briefs for May 15, 2017

At the Grand Junction Tiger Invitational, Moffat County High School track and field teams placed fifth among girls and sixth for boys, as well as taking first in several events. Carter Severson won the boys 1,600-meter run with his best time yet in the one-mile race, 4:37.46. The girls 4x400 relay also hit their peak of the season at 4:10.21, a victory for Emma Samuelson, Josie Timmer, Mattie Jo Duzik and Stephenie Swindler. In the field, Keenan Hildebrandt won the discus for the eighth consecutive meet, throwing 159 feet, four inches. He also placed second in the shot put (46’ 10”), while Morgan Nelson hit her personal record at 109’ 2” for third in girls discus.

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On the road again: Mild morning makes great bike ride for ‘Where the Hell’s Maybell?’

Craig Parks and Rec also supporting Bike to Work Day in June

A cool morning breeze, a cloudless sky and miles of open road made for the ideal ride Saturday along US Highway 40 as cyclists geared up for the 31st annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bike ride. Early risers were rewarded with a bright and sunny setting that took them from the western segment of Craig to the fellow Moffat County town of Maybell as part of a 30-mile excursion that’s been a tradition for decades.

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L.O.V.E.M.I. thrift store in downtown Craig is closing May 31

The drawbacks of owning and operating a retail store include being tied to store hours, and one small business owner in Craig is closing her doors to provide herself with the freedom to travel.

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Northwest Colorado rodeo has rip-roaring results from Rifle

Competitors highly ranked headed into Memorial Day state finals

The season has raced by for the athletes representing Moffat County High School rodeo, and the final weekend is coming up before the biggest competitions of the season. Northwest Colorado competitors remain in strong standing across the board in their respective events, as indicated by the season tally in all-around points.

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Empire Mine south of Craig decommissioned, reclamation begins

Site dormant for 22 years

A landmark for travelers along Colorado Highway 13 south of Craig, the old Empire Mine is changing shape as crews began dismantling structures from the long-defunct coal mining operation this week.

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Students raise money for Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center at Mother’s Day Bazaar

Two young entrepreneurs in Craig created a club to raise money for worthy causes.

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PAC Fundraiser ends Saturday: Education briefs

News and events in education.

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Scholarship happenings: Late May and June deadlines

Scholarships with application due dates in late May and June.

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Inspirational nurse lights the way for Moffat County seniors, nursing students

Tending to wounded warriors by the light of an oil lamp, English nurse Florence Nightingale in the mid-1800s became the foundation for modern nursing, and Colorado’s highest award for nurses carries her name.

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MRH Living Well: Nurses at MRH dedicated to providing high quality care to patients

When you ask someone how their stay was at the hospital, you commonly hear them mention a particular nurse who went the extra mile to care for them. Nurses at Memorial Regional Health are dedicated to providing the best care possible for their patients, and several new and exciting programs support them doing just that. With National Nurses Week just ending, it’s perfect timing to highlight nursing at MRH.

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Join the ride with weekend’s ‘Where the Hell’s Maybell?’: Craig Sports Briefs for May 13, 2017

The 31st annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” gets in gear Saturday. Craig Parks and Recreation’s 30-mile journey through Northwest Colorado is available to riders at no cost. Cyclists can begin either at Northwest Storage on the west end of Craig starting at 7 a.m. or Western Knolls at 7:30 a.m. The first five miles of the excursion are the most difficult and include considerable inclines along US Highway 40.

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Moffat County swimmer Jacob Briggs speeds toward state

Bulldog boys have gotten a place at the state meet. Moffat County High School swimming earned a berth at the 4A State Championships Thursday as Jacob Briggs picked up a qualifying time during the preliminary round of Western Slope Conference Championships in Grand Junction.

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Competitors converge on Craig for Saturday Special Olympics

Though they may have different capabilities, competitors this weekend will be doing so with their full heart. The Special Olympics Western Region Spring Games take place Saturday at Moffat County High School, including track and field and aquatics athletes from Craig, Steamboat Springs, Delta and Montrose.