Thursday, September 30
The Moffat County Public Safety Center project has run into a glitch. Bids from the two remaining contractors vying for the project have come in and both are not what the Moffat County Board of Commissioners wanted to see.
The Colorado median household income jumped last year to $45,253, the seventh highest in the nation, the Census Bureau reported.
Thinking like a child pays off
Wednesday, September 29
Luree Highpines Nelums, 44, pleaded not guilty to a manslaughter charge in her plea hearing Monday. She requested a trial by jury which is set for 8 a.m. Feb. 15 and is expected to last four days.
Qwest Communications International Inc. has signed a three-year agreement to provide data storage services using Hewlett-Packard Co.'s SureStore E line of hardware and software.
Group gets glance at first stage of economic study
Device to help monitor local speeders
Point, click, drive. That's the latest option for Internet car-buyers, after driveoff.com started taking orders this week.
Stroll on wild side best thing for family
Contest comes up losers, not winners
Tuesday, September 28
US West's 25 million customers can expect to receive better basic telephone service thanks to the Baby Bell's merger with upstart Qwest Communications, a top executive said.
City manager looking for more property owner support
Monday, September 27
The boards of Cyprus Amax Minerals and Asarco Inc. have authorized managers to explore alternatives to their planned merger, both companies said.
Health Care Services Corp. has offered to buy the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado for $165 million, officials said.
A man was found dead Friday in west Moffat County and Moffat County Sheriff's Department investigators said he died from an accidental shooting.
Hunter says big cat was set to attack
Broken hearts means broken boy toys
Sunday, September 26
The U.S. Justice Department antitrust division signed off on the Phelps Dodge Corp. proposal to acquire two copper rivals.
A lawsuit filed against the owners of the Craig Station electric power plant is progressing slowly. The Sierra Club filed a citizen suit against Craig Station and its owners in October, 1996, citing violations of the Clean Air Act. The Sierra Club alleges Craig Station violated visible pollution limits about 14,000 times between 1991 and 1996 and is asking that fines of up to $25,000 for each violation be imposed.
A train that collided with a piece of mobile machinery on the railroad track near Milner Friday morning sustained around $5,000 in damage, but no one was injured.
Doak Walker, 1948 Heisman Trophy winner, was an inspiration to youth and adults alike. Walker starred on two National Football League championship teams, but was paralyzed in a skiing accident in early 1998. He died later that year. To preserve his memory and the ideals Walker stood for, Craig Parks and Recreation Department officials have chosen to name a local sport after Walker.
Three officers with the Craig Police Department received certificates and commendations from Chief Walt Vanatta Thursday for catching two alleged burglars in the act Sept. 19. Josh Johnson, Storm Fallon and Doug Kaiser were all part of a team that ended in the arrest of Joshua Driver, 18, and Edward Martinson, 19, suspects in a recent rash of burglaries to several downtown businesses. Johnson was on foot patrol the night of the burglaries and heard unusual noises. He traced the sounds to the back of Hutton's Communications where he saw Driver a
Revenge. That's exactly what the Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team got Friday against the Glenwood Springs Demons in a conference matchup at the high school gym.
Moffat County government has been busy reorganizing the human resources department with the help of Janiene Rader, the new human resources director.
Tales of past enter into election battle
Thursday, September 23
The first Roman Catholic seminary United States affiliated with a papal university in Rome has opened in Denver with 59 students.
Second participant in deer, antelope shooting spree could face jail time, heavy fines
Josh Lawrence, 20, one of three young men accused of killing more than 34 deer and pronghorn antelope in Northwest Colorado, was convicted of 27 felony counts of willful destruction of wildlife Thursday. The conviction could get Lawrence up to six years in prison and a $100,000 fine for each count when sentenced by 14th Judicial District Court Judge Joel Thompson on Oct. 18.
Several factors contribute to rise in fuel prices
Wednesday, September 22
Tatum Hart, 19, remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU) at St. Mary's Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., after suffering severe injuries in a one-vehicle accident near Pueblo on Interstate 2
PHEONIX (AP) — Phelps Dodge Corp. upped its bid Wednesday for copper rivals Asarco Inc. and Cyprus Amax Minerals Co., hoping to persuade stockholders to gut a planned merger between the two companies.
Rural communities focus of Governor Bill Owens' administration, officials say
Under the new leadership of Gov. Bill Owens, rural communities in Colorado have the attention and resources of the governor's economic development specialists.
Traffic hell kills dream of 'real West'
Tuesday, September 21
Man jailed after hitting co-workers with tire iron, trying to run over others
Vernon Hanway, 36, from Lander, Wyo., was convicted of two counts of first-degree assault with a deadly weapon and one count of reckless driving on Friday.
The cost of bailing out the nation's farm economy reached $8 billion as Republican congressional leaders introduced their plan to aid growers who have been hurt by low prices or lost crops to droughts and floods.
Student grades don't show performance
Monday, September 20
Little stings bring big bills
Owners plan to reopen Sweetwater Trading Co. despite devastating loss from fire
A fire that struck Sweetwater Trading Co. Sept. 4 despite being mostly smoke damaged far more of the business than firefighters originally estimated.
This year, United Way celebrates "It's you, it's me, it's all of us," the theme for its 2000 campaign. The theme is meant to show people that their single donation, added to the donations from others, results in a fund used to help the entire community.
The fall is a hectic time for the county. Commissioners and county department heads have started looking at approving next year's budget. The task will take until December to complete.
Sunday, September 19
AOL and author debate differences between "mail" and "male"
Her book title is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the perils of Internet dating, but America Online isn't laughing.
Six Craig businesses burglarized Sunday morning
Craig residents Joshua Driver, 18, and Edward Martinson, 19, were arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly being caught burglarizing a Craig business.
Big plays turned the tide for Durango as the Demons downed the Moffat County High School Bulldogs, 44-6, Friday night in Craig at the high school field.
Junk mail and telephone solicitations tend to annoy most people, and for Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar they have become a priority.
Group faces new constitutional waters
Thursday, September 16
WASHINGTON (AP) Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan today characterized as virtually nonexistent the threat that the United States will suffer massive computer failures because of the Year 2000 date change.
People should look for the best in all things
Wednesday, September 15
A serious traffic accident on Tuesday sent a Craig resident to the intensive care unit at St. Mary's Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo. Tatum Hart suffered severe head injuries and was critically injured after a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 25 near Pueblo.
Orwellian fiction too close for comfort
Attorney general to be in Craig Friday
Tuesday, September 14
Tax formula for Craig Station owner may be changed
Fall brings spiritual renewal in outdoors
Moffat County interest group protests DOW plan of limiting out-of-state hunters
Monday, September 13
A former Craig resident died after an illegal drag race competition in Grand Junction Wednesday night.
Sunday, September 12
New west oblivious to world events
Officials still unsure of cause of Friday's blaze east of Craig
In the past few months, residents have learned that crime sprees can happen even in small-town America. From residential thefts to car thefts to school vandalism to the recent rash of burglaries along Fourth Street, many of the crimes people think won't happen in Craig have happened.
A Craig resident lost his house Saturday to a fire that started in his kitchen and burned through the rest of his house.
Thursday, September 9
Bush takes on DC about dope, draft
Regulation and costs may be slowing the pace of offering high-speed Internet access and other advanced telecommunications services to rural communities, say some of the industry's top leaders.
An international team of statisticians is debunking the controversial ''Bible code,'' which claims the Old Testament has hidden references to 20th century events that can be revealed by a computer.
Wednesday, September 8
Search dogs locate body at base of cliff in Routt County
A pair of search dogs named Schwar and Pepper led searchers late Monday afternoon to the body of a missing Louisiana bowhunter in the rugged mountains 35 miles north of Steamboat Springs.
About 25 people complained about US West phone service Wednesday night in the first of five Front Range hearings held by the Public Utilities Commission.
Tuesday, September 7
Thanks to a $39,000 grant from the Colorado Department of Education, Hayden Middle School is embarking on a three-year program that should further individualize each student's instruction while continuing to bring curriculum in line with new state standards.
The proposed purchase of Baby Bell phone company US West by Qwest Communications has cleared another regulatory hurdle with the Justice Department raising no antitrust objections.
Nine Craig businesses were robbed early Friday morning in a rash of burglaries in two buildings on Fourth Street.
John and Elinor Reagan were here from Grand Junction the weekend of Aug. 28. They came especially for the 100th celebration at the Congregational Church. En route home they were involved in a car accident at the intersection of First and Ranney streets in Craig. Their car was demolished, but neither sustained serious injuries. Karen and Tim Gilroy took them home.
It is possible the 1999 hunting season will be that last that hunters can buy an over-the-counter license for deer and elk in Northwest Colorado.
No good way to deliver negative test results
The question remains in the hours before midnight, Dec. 31 will officials and residents of Craig be prepared for any number of possible disasters? The answer to the question was determined today at a countywide tabletop disaster drill aimed at gauging Y2K preparedness.
Monday, September 6
Husband reacts 'in the name of science'
Cyprus Amax Minerals has been denied conditional water rights to mine ore from a central Colorado mountain, a district court ruled.
Sweetwater Trading Company in flames Saturday
A weekend fire caused $10,000 to $15,000 damage to a downtown Craig business.
Moffat County sheriff asks visitors to take precautions
Sunday, September 5
Some electricity customers of Public Service Co. of Colorado may get small refunds next year if the utility fails to reduce the number of power outages during the remainder of the year.
Vail Resorts, intent on winning back skiers and boarders who bought cheap buddy passes last year, is offering its own discounted pass.
Satellite TV companies continue to deliver more than cable, according to an annual survey by J.D. Powers and Associates.
Moffat County Sheriff Buddy Grinstead has released more details in the attempted suicide by hanging at Moffat County Jail.
Eleven teachers join school system
Bush should come clean
Thursday, September 2
The nation's unemployment rate dipped back down to a 29-year low of 4.2 percent in August as gains in computer, data processing and health care jobs helped offset continued job losses at factories.
Officers sued for battery, false arrest, false imprisonment
A Craig man was awarded $30,000 in a lawsuit against former Craig Police Department officer Donald Eric Cox.
Two simultaneous investigations into an unlawful use of force complaint are in progress at the Craig Police Department.
Incident details deserve open access to public
With archery elk season already started, controversy over possible changes in hunting regulations for the next five years is growing faster than occupancy rates at local hotels.
Wednesday, September 1
The Moffat County Sheriff's Department internal investigation into the attempted suicide at Moffat County Jail is being kept locked up.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Freshmen Loan Nguyen, 17, and Lady Dianne Decena, 17, staggered through the crowded bookstore at the University of California at Berkeley last week, each gripping one handle of a shopping basket.
Bull riding, smooth jazz, classic cars and vintage planes are just four of the highlights of the Classic Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs.
Students rewarded for summer reading
A summer-long reading session paid off for Craig Intermediate School (CIS) students Wednesday as they watched Principal Bruce Gregg eat sardines.
Employee requests public hearing to deny allegations
After almost two months of being suspended with pay, Dinosaur Town Clerk and Treasurer Debbie Morrill knows why. She received a list of the complaints by city officials against her Aug. 13.