Stories for December 1999


Thursday, December 30

NASDAQ hits all-time high

NEW YORK (AP) The Nasdaq composite index extended its record-setting gains today, further eclipsing the 4,000 milestone as Wall Street's fascination with technology stocks persisted.

Maybell tidbits

Senior scoop

Local doctor attends national seminar

TMH ready for Y2K

Havin' a Hot Time Ringin' in the New Year

Woman rings in New Year as only female firefighter

As an emergency medical technician on the ambulance crew, school teacher Kamisha Begay responds to many heart-wrenching accidents.

Y2K panic slow to hit Craig

New Century

Reader passes on Millennium Greeting

Fall sports end with a bang

Wednesday, December 29

Obituary - Floyd Jessie Robbins

Denver man shot in hunting accident

Gun goes off in vehicle during hunting excursion outside Maybell

A man shot Wednesday in a late-season hunting accident is in a local hospital.

City, county ready to handle new year problems

Summer sports take center stage

Cut short

Nation's students receive short end of education

New jobless claims fall

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, additional evidence that employers continue to have trouble finding workers as the year draws to a close.

Community offers several New Year's Eve events

Churches, lounges offer activities for people of all ages to welcome in new millennium

Masons honor educator of the year

Funeral notice - Rosemary Patton

Funeral notice - Max Armstrong

Snake River tidbits

Tuesday, December 28

Birth announcement - Courtney Marie Wixom-Pauley

Sports year in review

Dart season heating up

Military bulletin - Gary W. Otis

Birth announcement - Kaden Charles Hafey

Birth announcement - Alta Rose Kaster

Birth announcement - Kobe Dustin Switzler

Birth announcement - Kaitlyn Cheyenne Voorhees

Hayden tidbits


Middle ground could upset 2000 vote

Jim Fournier

The face of hockey in the valley

If there is a face to the sport of hockey in the Yampa Valley it would be Jim Fournier.

Military bulletin - Jaime R. Powell

Birth announcement - Zachary Palmer Hurst

Funeral notice - Robert Clifton

Funeral notice - Paul McHan

Funeral notice - Barbara Bohrer

Found, fixed, delivered all online

Dan Rucks decided he had to have a third-generation Mazda RX-7 before it dawned on him that finding a decent one was going to be a chore.

Birth announcement - Tanner Orion Richard


A decade in verse

Birth announcement - Olivia Anne Hobson

Monday, December 27

New year to bring little recovery in farm prices

With the nation's farm economy the way it is, Scott and Kim DesEnfants count themselves among the lucky. Beef prices have risen so much that the Wyoming cattle ranchers plan to pay off much of the $80,000 debt they've accumulated the past few years.

Meth lab, deer poaching ring busted in Rio Blanco County

City loses Estey-Simpson property dispute

City could be responsible for paying attorney fees, damages after losing lawsuit

The city of Craig has lost ownership of the Estey-Simpson reservoir site for good.

Thursday, December 23

Ski lessons offered next month

Getting to know Jesus Christ as 'counselor' to the people

Likelihood of a white Christmas in Northwest Colorado high

Bulldogs have winning record

Funeral notice - Bruce McAlister

Senior scoop

Caution urged for ice safety

The ice has formed on most of Northwest Colorado's lakes ponds and rivers, but just because there has been some cold weather recently doesn't necessarily mean the frozen surfaces are safe.


Time to reflect on days at hand

Ascent CEO steps down, returns to business

Stores packed after Christmas

Funeral notice - Robert Clifton

Drug tests

Searches can tear apart welfare families

Funeral notice - James Kelley

Funeral notice - Barbara Bohrer

Funeral notice - Alfred Fox

Snowmobilers: Plan trip before you ride

Wednesday, December 22

Police department receies grant

Money used to fund additional school resource officer

Snake River tidbits

Hockey team opens season on top


Life gets interesting around states east of Mississippi

Microsoft CFO calls it quits

Tuesday, December 21

Birth announcement - Tyra Lynn Whitmore

Birth announcement - Trevaen Jacobie Webb

Museum raffle successful

Bochmanns celebrate 50th anniversary

Birth announcement - Tane Michael Pierce

Birth announcement - Dylan Kirk William

CIS honors good citizens

Birth announcement - David Dustin Sasges

Military bulletin - Jeremy L. Fineran

Hayden tid bits

Bulldogs dominate

Birth announcement - Traelyn Kate Knez

Bruce, Riddle to wed in January

The last resort

Life in ski towns not perfect world for all residents

Monday, December 20

Busines owner wants quiet

After 2 1/2 years of complaints, Craig resident Donna Baron may finally get what she asked for silence.

Experts offer holiday eating tips

Trial set in lawsuit against county sheriff's department

Lawsuit filed by former inmate scheduled for trial in 2000

A trial date has been set for Dec. 4, 2000, in a lawsuit against Moffat County Sheriff's Department Deputy Lynn Holmes and the Moffat County Sheriff's Department. Both Holmes and the Sheriff's Department have denied allegations in a lawsuit alleging Holmes failed to protect a former inmate of the jail.

Off the Wall

Raising teenager no picnic for parents

Sunday, December 19

Students named on CIS 'hit' list

A Craig Intermediate School (CIS) student was suspended for 17 days after school officials found a "hit list" in her possession Dec. 14. The list contained the names of classmates.

Bulldogs take no prisoners

Obituary - Richard Charles Green

Enrollment up in statewide program for uninsured children

In Moffat County, 42 percent of eligible children signed up for state insurance program

Ribbon cutting


Church vs. state erupts in Milwaukee

Twentymile Coal Co. to cut 35 jobs in January

Bulldogs have perfect weekend

Thursday, December 16

Class gives students role models

Media drive exceeds goals

What started out slow has turned into a downhill dash as the 1999 Media Holiday Drive closes.

Keg buyer gets tough sentence

Man gets 90 days after supplying alcohol

Maybell tid bits

Swimmers back from big meet

Doctors' group folds over quibble with insurance

Disputes over payments from the largest health maintenance organization in Colorado have prompted a group representing 1,000 doctors to disband.

Bulldogs win third in a row

Bullpups bring home trophies

Off the Wall

Husband gives gifts in own style

Senior scoop

Twentymile mine officials remain mum on rumored layoffs

Possible photo of Christ found


Ideal still alive through government abstract book

Catholic educators uncertain of new rules

University of Notre Dame professor Lawrence Cunningham doesn't feel he needs approval from his local bishop to teach his theology classes.

Wednesday, December 15

Obituary - Donald Wayne McAlister

Obituary - Richard Charles Green

Obituary - Carl A. Schneiderheinz

FCC asks for details on Internet business


Title and duties fall to the wayside

Tuesday, December 14

Seven Moffat County speechsters make finals at Niwot

Hayden tid bits

Hayden in danger of losing $114,000 grant

Senior scoop

Birth announcement - Koletan Chandler Hafey

Hockin, Kemry plan wedding

Bulldogs outgun Tigers, 89-86

Musical festivities headline events before Christmas

Concerts, performances fill holiday agenda

Birth announcement - Colby William Self

Funeral notice - Vernon Scott

Area DOW looks into poaching

Possibly more than a dozen elk were poached by hunters Nov. 30 on land north of Craig along Moffat County Road 22.

Single council member opposes hour extension in city parks

Ordinance to open parks until midnight passes 6-1 at Tuesday night Council meeting

Birth announcement - Dillon William Johnston

Birth announcement - Ella Jeanne MacMaster


Other progams helping minorities not illegal

Monday, December 13

Thursday, December 9

Portion of Tri-State roof catches fire

A roof caught fire at the Tri-State Generation and Transmission electric power plant Thursday and Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters doused the flames after scaling to new heights.

People urged to give blood

GM buys into Subaru

In a bid to increase its presence in Asia, General Motors Corp. will spend $1.4 billion for a 20 percent stake in Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the Japanese automaker that builds Subarus.


Attitudes of isolation merge onto streets of America

Briefly in religion

Maybell tid bits

Wednesday, December 8

D-Day vets honored

Snake River tid bits

Administration launches drive to narrow computer gap

Bulldogs head to championship


Leftist ideas get in way of food products

Tribe slowed on way to showbiz

Setting up Fun

Poetry by Al Romano

Tuesday, December 7

MCHS wrestlers back at home

Utility regulators ponder US West Qwest merger

Medicine companies getting rich

Y2K bug may not have real bite

Hayden tid bits

Undersheriff honored

Jerry Hoberg earns law enforcement officer of year award

Advocates Crisis Support Services has selected the 1999 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Moffat County Sheriff's Department Undersheriff Jerry Hoberg.

Timmer, Bentley plan December wedding

Birth announcement - Courtney Marie Stauffer

Monday, December 6

Vehicle totalled in rollover, fire

Llewelyn Mattern, 53, of Craig was injured Sunday evening after his 1985 Buick Regal rolled on U.S. Highway 40 on the east side of town near KOA Campground.

Funeral notice - Carl Schneiderheinz

Off the Wall

Book signing catches plenty of criticism for author

Bulldogs face stiff test

Sunday, December 5

United Way on track to meet 1999 goal

The Moffat County United Way Campaign is heading down the home stretch and it is beginning to look like organizers have been able to reach its $250,000 goal.

MCHS wrestlers burn up mats


Scales tip away from affirmative action

Funeral notice - Donald McAlister

Obituary - Robert Allen James

Obituary - Dorothy Viola Raschke

Obituary - Donald E. Doolin

Champagne glasses, ornaments sell well as 2000 mementos not T-shirts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Slapping a millennium logo onto a baseball cap or stitching the number 2000 across a T-shirt doesn't necessarily guarantee a sale.

Thursday, December 2

Students turn wood into profit

Birth announcement - Vanessa Castillo Palacios

Birth announcement - Dominic Allen Pascetti

Bulldogs splash into season

Western slope up in air

Craig man was never on run

Healing begins for Craig resident

Senior scoop

Birth announcement - Sarah Willow Salazar

Elves sighted at Moffat County High School

Santa's elves are busying themselves making toys in the high school wood shop. The "elves," Moffat County High School (MCHS) students in advanced wood classes, and their work area, proclaimed "Santa's Wood Shop," are getting into the spirit by constructing handmade products for area children.

Tri-state, Sierra Club working on settlement

From the fourth floor of his dormitory building, a college student "mooned" other students on the ground and in the process fell from the window. He attempted to sue the college for not making him aware of the dangers of living on the fourth floor. The case was dismissed.

Maybell tid bits

Wednesday, December 1

New regulations work in favor of Memorial Hospital budget

Things are looking up at The Memorial Hospital (TMH) in terms of the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997. The BBA was wreaking havoc on rural hospitals because the numbers of Medicare patients continued to rise, but reimbursement payments did not keep up.

Internet explains Y2K

Snake River tid bits


Leaders can, school kids can't

MCHS wrestlers back on mat