Births for May 5, 2011


  • Nora Loya and Juan de Dios Loya, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Cristopher Loya, on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. The baby weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Maria Elena Blanco and Emigdo Guzman, of Chihuahua, Mexico. Paternal grandparents are Maria Elena Loya, of Craig, and Salvador Loya, of Winchester, Va. Delivered at The Memorial Hospital.
  • Chelsey Merrill and Michael Higgins, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Kael Gabriel Higgins, at 2 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Kristy Neilson, of Craig; Todd Higgins, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Bobbi Sims, of Denver; and Don Merrill, of Craig. The baby was welcomed home by a sibling, Kaiden Higgins. Delivered at Yampa Valley Medical Center.