Sunday, October 31
US West Inc. should give millions of dollars in credit to consumers for violating state mandates on repair and installation services, a consumer advocacy agency has recommended.
Readers deserve more from media
As a smoke machine billows out sweet-smelling mist and the overhead speakers cackle and moan, four preteen boys try to maintain a brave facade.
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 continues to affect The Memorial Hospital (TMH) in Craig. Numbers of Medicare patients continue to rise, but reimbursement payments are not keeping up with costs.
Fourth quarter effort produces 22-21 win, chance for playoffs
Thursday, October 28
Mayor Leni Sitnick says she will no longer issue proclamations honoring people or groups after her recent recognition of pagan religions sparked protest and anger in the community.
Craig Police Department stands behind its interrogation, investigation techniques
The 14th Judicial District deputy district attorney may not be able to use an alleged killers statement that "I killed my husband" as evidence to convict her because the opposing attorney contends the admission was illegally obtained.
Officials decide to adjust Moffat County Public Safety Center layout by 30 feet
Wednesday, October 27
A Craig resident died in a rollover car accident and two other people were injured at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday northwest of Maybell.
SAN ANSELMO, CALIF. (AP) — Watching Gary Fisher try to contain his 6-foot-1-inch, 160-pound frame within the confines of a chair, it becomes quite obvious he's more comfortable in motion.
Plans to extinguish mine fire put on hold
The Memorial Hospital wants 'critical access' status
Tuesday, October 26
Athlete urges students to stay away from drugs
School board considers providing bus for qualifying preschool students
Hunter ticketed for trespassing on private property, illegal taking of big game animal
A Texas man who came to Moffat County on a hunting trip ended up spending more money on his excursion than he expected.
Qwest Communications International Inc. said today its revenue topped $1 billion for the first time in the third quarter, attributing the increase to a growing demand for Internet and data services.
Monday, October 25
A Craig resident thought his concealed weapons permit would be enough to get him out of a trespassing ticket, but instead it ended up earning him a ticket from the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) and the possible loss of his permit.
Hounded by complaints from customers who have waited too long to have their phone lines installed or repaired, US West said Monday the worst is over and pledged significant service improvements across its 14-state region by the end of the year.
Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco counties apply for beanpole funds
Guts can't overcome youthful fears
Sunday, October 24
Weather has ill effect on game harvest
Businesses in Craig have noticed a drop in the number of hunters this year and the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) is confirming the decrease in the number of people attempting to harvest big game in Northwest Colorado and statewide.
Senator fights for welfare families
Thursday, October 21
A fire started under suspicious circumstances came within 10 feet of the home of Craig resident Dean Visintainer at the corner of Sixth Street and Finley Lane Thursday afternoon.
Like thousands of families who have lost their homes under Hurricane Floyd's floodwaters, houses of worship have suffered, too. Ministers like the Rev. Pat Kilby face uncertainty for their flocks.
Simplicity can say a lot
Wednesday, October 20
A decision on whether to allow an Indianapolis company to buy Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado, the state's oldest health insurer, is expected within 30 days.
Area may see new talk radio station
Hunting season usually brings good fortune to businesses around Craig in the form of people in orange who spend a lot of green. Business owners say this year the number of hunters visiting Craig is down and the effect is hitting local business owners in the pockets.
Tuesday, October 19
With the start of the National Hockey League season, the tinge of coolness in the air and the winding down of hunting season, hockey players around Craig are starting to salivate over the opportunity to play hockey on consistent ice.
Library hosts mystery night where students act out drama
Routt, Moffat lawmen competed in spirited, 'too serious' DARE football game fund-raiser
Life in the fast lane puts on too much mileage
Monday, October 18
Film production promoted in Northwest Colorado
Generous community support cited as reason for campaign success
The Moffat County United Way campaign is under way and people aren't disappointing United Way officials with their generosity.
Loneliness, fear of fighters enters ring
Sunday, October 17
There was a close call in Slater Creek Saturday as a hunter from Pennsylvania accidently shot himself.
'Blue wall' code protects police officers
Thursday, October 14
VENTURA, CALIF. (AP) — Christian law enforcement officers gather once a week to arrest stress: Sipping coffee and flipping through well-worn Bibles, they talk shop, share anxieties, read Scripture and bow their heads in prayer.
A group of doctors wants to stop the sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield unless the health insurance company discloses how much money it owes them.
Craig to Steamboat Springs could become local call
If a proposal on the table is accepted, residents in Moffat and Routt counties may have a larger local calling area.
Member canvassing akin to begging
Wednesday, October 13
TMH Board hires group to survey community support of new facility
Building a new hospital is still on the drawing board, but an action plan has been put into motion at The Memorial Hospital (TMH) in Craig.
Sexual harassment often used as weapon
Council completes workshop phase of budgeting process, considers approval
Tuesday, October 12
Dell Computer Corp., the No. 1 seller of personal computers directly to customers, says it will stick to its strengths despite Wall Street pressure to vigorously branch into areas such as computer services.
Old-fashioned drive better than TV
Petition calls for termination of Craig city code enforcement officer
Craig resident Dave Manley has wanted Code Enforcement Specialist Rex Splitt to be terminated and now he believes he has the ammunition to do it.
Monday, October 11
Tatum Hart ready for rehabilitation after prolonged coma
Engineers designing a new way to send information across the Internet want to include a unique serial number from each personal computer within every parcel of data, an idea that privacy advocates fear could lead to tracing senders' identities.
Simplicity stage strikes each woman differently
Two rollovers, six thefts top list of activities
Homecoming weekend might have meant two days off for most residents and an extra half a day for teachers and students, but officers with the Craig Police Department found themselves flooded with calls beginning with four traffic accidents before and during the parade Friday along with several thefts from vehicles and a rolled-over stolen pickup truck.
Sunday, October 10
Company decides not to compete for Asarco against Grupo Mexico
Phelps Dodge Corp. is staying put in the fight for Asarco Inc., refusing to top the $1.17 billion offer made by Grupo Mexico for Asarco.
Craig Fire/Rescue responds to Milner fire
A 150-acre brush fire south of Milner burned most of the day Sunday, threatening homes near Routt County Road 179 as winds reached 15 mph.
Thursday, October 7
Phelps Dodge Corp. may not be acquiring Asarco Inc. after all. Grupo Mexico is in with a higher bid.
Last man accused in deer, antelope killing spree pleads guilty to 17 charges
The last man to be charged in the August, 1998, slaying of more than 65 deer and pronghorn antelope along Moffat County roads has pleaded guilty to seven felony and 10 misdemeanor charges.
The most frequently mentioned role model was Ronald Reagan, not Jesus Christ. And the devil drew less attention than Jesse Ventura.
Wednesday, October 6
A fire destroyed a mobile home at 1059 Sequoia St. in Craig early Tuesday morning and officials suspect foul play started the blaze.
Bob Nourse, director of meat and seafood sales for King Soopers, said the only meat affected by the recall is labeled ''sell by Oct. 5.''
Phelps Dodge Corp. says it will evaluate all its operations once its buyout of two other copper giants is complete.
Should taxpayers foot the bill?
Tuesday, October 5
Happy hour has been shut down for an inmate with his own micro-brew in Moffat County Jail.
Monday, October 4
The Moffat County Sheriff's Department is gearing up for the onslaught of hunters that will take over Craig later this month.
Claiming some teachers in the Moffat County School District should not be in the classroom, Toby Grotz of Craig wrote a letter to the Moffat County Board of Education, Superintendent Duane Wrightson, school principals, Colorado State Board of Education and Gov. Bill Owens.
Worst-dressed issue causes debate
Sunday, October 3
Prices continued to rise in the mountain states region while the overall index dropped slightly in September, an economist said Friday.
Yampa Valley Regional Airport disaster drill puts emergency personnel to the test
Emergency workers from Moffat and Routt counties practiced their lifesaving skills Sunday by handling a simulated airplane crash that included a hazardous material "spill" into the Yampa River.
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit that charges US West Inc. with deceiving local telephone customers, spending money to court merger partners instead of improving service, and cutting costs at the expense of customers have filed for class action status.