Stories for August 2000


Thursday, August 31


Reedy family purchases LaPlaza, plans to convert to Poor Boys

Madison Elizabeth Glidewell

Brown bagger bites into amendment

Urgency was the watchword at Thursday's brown bag meeting at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The meeting centered around a discussion of Amendment 21, which has become known as Taxcut 2000.

Alpha Tau opens

Wednesday, August 30

Jail suicide thwarted

A Moffat County Jail inmate attempted suicide Tuesday night. Alonda McGee was booked in the Moffat County jail after she was caught trying to steal over-the-counter drugs from a pharmacy.

BLM announces new recreation guidelines

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado has recommended recreation guidelines to meet land health standards for BLM-administered lands. The public is invited to review the recommendations and provide comments by Sept. 22.


Young champion riding high

Tuesday, August 29

Richard Isaiah Kelly Harmon

Rotary seeks exchange students

Bauer graduates from UNC

Amendment 21 taxes services

Two proposed amendments will come under scrutiny in Craig on Thursday. Amendment 21, proposed by Doug Bruce, is essentially a progressive tax cut that reduces several taxes in $25 yearly increments. The cuts will affect income, utility, motor vehicle and property taxes.

Monday, August 28

School rolls back into Moffat County

"C'mon it's time to get up. You'll be late for school." It's that time again, and bleary-eyed kids made their way to bus stops and bike racks Monday as the Moffat County schools opened the doors to another school year.

Wednesday, August 23


DINOSAUR Dinosaur Nature Association has received a grant from the state Historical Fund. The association was awarded $21,473 to prepare a National Register of Historic Places nomination for the Castle Park Site in Dinosaur National Monument.

iolet G. Steele

Tuesday, August 22

Sheriff's department hunts up help

The Moffat County Sheriff's Department had its sights set on raising money for the County Sheriffs of Colorado Association, and with some help from local outfitters they found what they were hunting for.

Robidoux, Meagher exchange vows

John Robert Cutler

Benjamin Davis Larsen

Nash, Waldron to marry Sept. 23

Monday, August 21

George selection praised

An image of a Division of Wildlife savior is appearing in some people's minds because of the recent appointment of Russell George to director of the Division of Wildlife (DOW).

Canon blast ignites raging grass fire

t has probably been a long time since a cannon started a fire in Moffat County, but cannon blast started a blaze Sunday that kept sheriff's department depu-ties and Craig Fire Rescue personnel busy for five hours.

Wednesday, August 16

New wheat could staple down profits

A new type of grain could help local farmers see more gains. The University of Wyoming has developed a new type of wheat that is conducive to area soils and climate conditions. The goal is to help Wyoming producers capture a piece of the international market for hard white wheat.

Tuesday, August 15

Ohri throws hat in ring

As fall creeps toward Northwest Colorado, some new faces have jumped into the political arena.

Monday, August 14

School free lunch criteria set

Youth Hockey Association

Wild horses parched

Tax refund on the way

Eligible Colorado Businesses will be receiving refunds of business personal property taxes from the state's revenue surplus for the second straight year.

Sunday, August 13

Euda Vee Wood

2 seriously hurt after rollover

A father and a son from Steamboat Springs were seriously injured in a car accident at 10 a.m. Sunday morning north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13.

Thursday, August 10

Carvers converge to whittle

Whittling with the wood. Or in Moffat County terms, 'Whittle da Wood Wandezvous.'

Bradford, Wilson to marry

Kitchen, Hertzog to wed in August

Dog and handler go to nationals

Wednesday, August 9

County Fair goes to dogs

None hurt in patrol mishap

A Colorado State Patrol Trooper accidentally discharged his gun early Saturday morning.

Fugitive headed back to Missouri

Making it to the top

11 years and 54 mountains later, Anderson accomplishes his goal

Tuesday, August 8

Two continue after primary

Three months of campaigning and hours of anticipation wore on the faces of Marianna Raftopoulos and Les Hampton on Tuesday night's primary election.

Mighty Yampa trickles

Wanted man caught on Rabbit Ears Pass

Field of Dreams

Soccer enthusiast makes unwanted land into field worthy of legends


Sunday, August 6

Showing off 'fair' style

The Moffat County Fair kicked off Friday in style literally.

Dawgs storm through tournament


Rough year on farmers

"It's been a hot and windy year," said Gordon Grandbouche as he sat behind one of the truck scales waiting for trucks full of grain to pull in.

Primary elections Tuesday

Sooners crowned champs

They're the team the everyone likes to hate with a passion.

Wednesday, August 2

Fire ravages shop

Fire ignited the interior of a radiator shop on Industrial Avenue in Craig Wednesday.

Curious bear enters home

Women hit links, drive for cure


HIV reports are untrue

Craig jocks lace up skates Nov. 1

Youth hockey association holds meeting Aug. 14

Tuesday, August 1

Locals praise license split

The latest move of the Colorado Wildlife Commission has been to cap the number of out of state hunters for the 2001 big game season for the lottery license.

Kuta, Espinoza exchange vows

udy Kuta of Delta, and Bernie

What kids really need