Stories for December 2000

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Monday, December 25

New food labeling standards adopted

Health conscience shoppers won't have to question whether food labled "organic" is actually free of radiation or genetic engineering now that new food labeling standards have been adopted.

From the wilds of Belize

Nurse blazes new paths

Belize. A tropical paradise nestled between Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea. An eco-traveler's dream destination rainforest jungles harboring a jaguar sanctuary, turquoise waves foaming over one of the largest coral barrier reefs in the world, ancient Mayan temples buried in lush vines, an atmosphere so laid-back it's almost comatose, poverty, no running water and Donna Reishus.

Better input makes for better newpaper

I could buy a crystal ball or ask my magic eight ball what Daily Press readers want to read in their newspaper, but I don't think that would be very accurate. As much as we would like to, journalists don't know what readers are thinking, which means we need your help to fill Daily Press with stories you want to read.

Thursday, December 21

Author makes difference in young readers' lives

Lou Dean once said, "If a little bow-legged, kinky-haired farm girl from Oklahoma can own a publishing company, they can shoot for the moon."

A word from the executive director

Those of you who missed the workshop on International Trade, missed a very informative meeting. If you would like more information, please contact Chris Snowberger with the Office of Economic Development and International Trade at 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700, Denver, CO 80202

Yampa Valley Partners brings focus regional issues

Yampa Valley Partners provides a focus for community wide issues in Routt and Moffat Counties. It its efforts to stimulate greater attention to issues in the community, Yampa Valley Partners facilitates collaboration and communication between citizens, local government, the business and civic community.

Ribbon cutting

Sky offers celestial gift with Christmas eclipse

If people wake up early enough Christmas morning, they will find a piece of the sun missing. No, Santa didn't give it away as a gift it is the final solar eclipse of the second millennium.

Moffat County school board considers all-day kindergarten

The Moffat County School District Board of Education opened discussion Tuesday night on all-day kindergarten. Audience member Chris Walsh and several other members of the community asked the Board to consider extending the half-day kindergarten classes to full days.

Sports Datebook

Ski Report

Dickinson appointed to land-use group

Moffat County Commissioner T. Wright Dickinson was appointed to the Interagency Wildland/Urban Interface Working Group.

CNCC courses enhance business skills, financial management

Spring registration for Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) gets underway Jan. 2. Local business owners and entrepreneurs will find an array of courses to enhance their business savvy or train employees on topics ranging from marketing to accounting. The E-Commerce certificate program introduced last summer is of special interest to businesses desiring to have an effective Internet presence. Popular computer courses include Introduction to Power Point, Access, Word Processing, PC Operating Systems, PC Applications, and Web Page Design. One day review classes for Microsoft Word (March 30) and Excel (April 6) will be instructed by CNCC's Darlene Ringhand, a local business owner. Telecommunications, Basic Language Programming and CISCO networking courses are included in CNCC's newest computer instructor, Kirk Ferguson's classes.

International marketing explored

Chris Snowberger, Deputy Director of the International Trade Office under the Governor's Office of Economic Development, toured Northwest Colorado the last week of November.

Wednesday, December 20

Quality, affordable health care a right or privilege?

To the Editor: Democrats contend that quality, affordable health care should be a right whereas Republicans contend that it should be a privilege. Thus, it is this fundamental difference that is preventing America from having any kind of universal health care system, for-profit or not-for-profit (single payer). Incidentally, all other advanced industrialized countries have had single payer systems now for any years, with overwhelming majority acceptance by both patients and health care providers.

Forecasters predict white Christmas in Northwest Colorado

The odds are good it will be a white Christmas this year. People who are spending Christmas in their homes cozied up in front of their fires, won't need to worry about the nightmare before Christmas holiday travelers will.

School board considers resolution to oppose casinos

During its Tuesday meeting Tuesday, the Craig City Council briefly discussed the the Dec. 5 meeting in which Ute tribal members came to the Holiday Inn to look into building an Indian-run casino in Craig.

Matmen take top honors at Warrior Classic

The Moffat County Bulldogs wrestling team came home with the Warrior Classic trophy for the second year in a row.

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas...

Students at Maybell Elementary School gave their annual Christmas program, "A Rocky Mountain Christmas," last Thursday.

Churches embracing Internet to reach new members

WASHINGTON (AP) The Internet is often stereotyped as dehumanizing, solitary and secular, but don't tell that to the many churches that use mostly homemade Web sites to reach out to new members and keep their own congregations talking. In the first study of its kind, the Pew Internet and American Life Project surveyed the online habits of over a thousand congregations to see to what extent they're using the Internet to further their religious work.

Yampa Valley calling areas soon to expand

Natural gas bills are going up, electric bills are on the rise and a gallon of gasoline costs enough to make people think about taking the bus. Wouldn't it be nice to see a drop in something?

Holiday sales slow in Craig

Internet sales, a slowing economy, bad weather, good weather, longer shopping season, procrastinating shoppers, presidential election chaos and higher heating bills are reasons retailers in Craig and national experts give for sluggish holiday sales.

County, city will use grant money to improve buildings, services

More than $1.5 million has been awarded to Northwest Colorado communities in Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance funds, and both Craig and Moffat County received their share.

Tuesday, December 19

Early bird catches worm

Baby, it's cold outside. Snow is on the ground and all the bugs are frozen. But The birds on Finley Street know where to get breakfast every morning.

Yampa Valley calling area soon to expand

Natural gas bills are going up, electric bills are on the rise and a gallon of gasoline costs enough to make people think about taking the bus. Wouldn't it be nice to see a drop in something?

Holiday sales slow in Craig

Internet sales, a slowing economy, bad weather, good weather, longer shopping season, procrastinating shoppers, presidential election chaos and higher heating bills are reasons retailers in Craig and national experts give for sluggish holiday sales.

School board, city council discuss tribal casino

During its Tuesday-evening meeting, the Craig City Council briefly discussed the the Dec. 5 meeting in which Ute tribal members came to the Holiday Inn to look into building an Indian-run casino in Craig.

Matmen take top honors at Warrior Classic

The Moffat County Bulldogs wrestling team came home with the Warrior Classic trophy for the second year in a row.

Quality, affordable health care a right or privilege?

To the Editor: Democrats contend that quality, affordable health care should be a right whereas Republicans contend that it should be a privilege. Thus, it is this fundamental difference that is preventing America from having any kind of universal health care system, for-profit or not-for-profit (single payer). Incidentally, all other advanced industrialized countries have had single payer systems now for any years, with overwhelming majority acceptance by both patients and health care providers.

Steamboat skier died after being trapped in snow

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Authorities said a skier whose died at the Steamboat Ski Area suffocated to death after becoming trapped in deep snow.

Monday, December 18

Death of longtime Craig resident touches many

To the Editor: "We lost a good friend today," a lady said to me when I told her Matt Schuster died Wednesday.

Law Enforcement

Incidents reported for Dec. 18.

Cougars faced off against Steamboat, Vail

The Craig Cougar's Bantam team had a long weekend of play, skating in four hockey games, two in Craig and two in Vail.

Cougars tie, lose in two-game series with Braves

The Craig Cougar's Pee Wee team hosted the Steamboat Braves Saturday for two hockey games at the Loudy-Simpson Ice Arena.

Colorado Ski Report

Swim team results

Holidays interrupt trash service

In order to accommodate residential customers during the holiday season and make sure city employees get to spend the day with their families, trash service will be as follows:

Literacy night offers fun, lessons for whole family

Books open new worlds for children, sparking the imagination and dreams that can transform a child's life. According to the James Flanigan Foundation in Chicago, children who report higher levels of reading activity in the home consistently demonstrate higher-level skills in the classroom.

HazMat team short player

Fire department officials ask city, county to draft additional technicians

The danger of working with hazardous chemicals and sweating in a hot, chemical-proof suit have made finding a volunteer for the Moffat County Hazardous Materials Team a daunting task, but it looks like the team will be fully staffed.

City helps with tree disposal

Christmas is almost upon us and soon all that will be left in the holiday's wake will be crumpled wrapping paper, some fond memories and a dried out, fire hazard of a Christmas tree surounded by people wondering what to do with it.

Sunday, December 17

Independant company takes over youth care center

The day-to-day management of Moffat County Youth Center will be turned over to a professional youth counseling service. Shiloh Home, Inc. The Denver-based company, will take over the center in response to an attempt by the Moffat County Board of Commissioners to get the facility out of the red.

Rules on management of wilderness areas changed

Religious ceremonies, rock climbing, wheelchairs OK, parachuting, power tool use nixed

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a final rule revising and updating management regulations for the congressionally-designated wilderness areas the organization manages.

Incidents reported for Dec. 14.

To the Editor, I just took out a subscription to the Craig Daily Press. I sincerely hope it was not a mistake. I quit taking the press 13 years ago when my daughter quit delivering the Press because of mistakes and inaccurate information. Now here it goes again.

BLM hiring 1,700 fire employees

About 1,700 employees will be hired by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for firefighting and fire management positions over the next few months.

Legacy team earns award

The staff of the Yampa River Legacy received the 2000 award for Special Achievement by a Team at the Colorado State Parks Annual Training Conference.

American Coal wins award

RAG American Coal Company's affiliate, Colorado Yampa Coal Company, won the prestigious state Division of Minerals and Geology/Colorado Mining Association Reclamation Award for 2000.

Sports Dateline

Youth hockey

Bulldogs win three games

The Moffat County High School varsity boys basketball team can prepared Friday evening and won 76-54 against Rangely.

Lady Dogs win two games on the road

The bad weather and terrible road conditions didn't keep the Moffat County girls varsity basketball team from traveling to Rangely High School Friday evening. The Lady Dogs beat the Panthers 50-34.

Skier found dead

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS A 23-year-old Steamboat Springs man was found dead in deep snow at the Steamboat Ski Area Saturday night.

Law Enforcement

Incidents reported for Dec. 14.

Thursday, December 14

City sales tax to increase Jan. 1

Voter approved change will raise taxes .15 percent

Business owners will need to figure out how to reprogram their cash registers and customers will have to pull a bit more money from their wallets when the city sales tax increase takes effect on Jan. 1, 2001.

Park service employees could be arrested for violating property rights

Some National Park Service employees could find themselves sitting in the Moffat County Jail if there isn't a change in the U.S. Department of Interior policy.

Music makes world go 'round

Imagine a world without music without choirs, or bands, or orchestras, or singing.

Caring neighborhoods nurture healthy youth

Pilot program in Craig aims to weave positive environment across generational lines

To paraphrase that old television commercial, "It's 10 p.m. do you know where your neighbors are?"

Obituaries

Retired musher tells story

Mush, isn't something Dick Whitmore eats in the morning, but what he used to yell at his Siberian Huskies during his dog-sled racing years.

Sports Datebook

Basketball

Wednesday, December 13

J V girls come up short against Hayden

The Moffat County girls junior varsity basketball team lost a tough game against Hayden Tuesday evening at the high school gym.

Local wins third free throw title

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat and the pressure of a gut-wrenching situation are just a few of the feelings John Strahan felt before he captured his third Elks Club National Hoop Shoot title last week.

Mail Call

To the Editor, With a bigger margin of votes than those separating the presidential race, proponents of Colorado's Prop 24 must be wondering if that many voters can be wrong. But just as most folks' notions about growth date back to the 1800's, so does Colorado's stubborn tendency to boom and bust. Interestingly, our bust of the '80s followed by the boom of the '90s paralleled the national economy to the letter. Arvada, for example, grew by a scant 5.5% during the eighty's recession but tripled the growth in the last decade.

Northwest Men's Bowling League

Results for Week No. 13

Briefly in Business

Super Wash offers free car washes for food bank donations

Swim team results

Swim team loses to powerhouse Glenwood

The Moffat County High School girls swim team had their home opener against Glenwood Springs Saturday at the high school pool. Glenwood, which is known as a powerhouse among the Western Slope teams, swam hard and fast, defeating the Lady 'Dogs 139-49.

Hoopsters out score Rams by 20 points

The Moffat High School boys varsity basketball team finished a busy day Saturday coming from behind to beat the Roaring Fork Rams 66-46.

United Way short of goal

The Moffat County United Way hopes residents' Christmas spirit will help it raise an additional $30,000 to reach its donation goal of $265,000 by Dec. 25.

It's not too late for winter car care

Cold weather has been consuming Northwest Colorado, and for some people, getting cars to moan to life on frigid December mornings might be a chore.

Small group gathers to oppose casino

If the Ute indian tribe pushes to go through with a tentative proposal to build a casino in Craig, it will face a group of residents strongly opposed to it a small group.

Tuesday, December 12

Grant Scott Anthony

Chapman earns two awards from National Association of Ag Agents

C. Kim Chapman, area animal scientist for Utah State University Extension, was recently recognized with two awards from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA).

Group opposes holiday alcohol abuse

The holiday season is upon us, making liquor stores will be popular places to shop and business owners are gearing up for a holiday boom.

Christmas for Kids needs help making wishes come true

Santa comes in 12 days, but there are still 152 children who need a little help from Moffat County residents to make it a merry Christmas.

Amanda Breen soars at speech tournament

Moffat County High School speech competitor Amanda Breen scooped up first place in Original Oratory at Friday's tournament in Niwot.

12 CIS students named Citizens of the Month

Each month at Craig Intermediate School, students are honored with a lunch to commend them for their citizsenship.

Student News

Marin Ashley Treece

Light up those winter blues

Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year," according to a familiar carol or two. But the holidays may not be so jolly for everyone.

Monday, December 11

Sports Dateline

Bullpups named district champs

There is another trophy to dust at the Craig Middle School. The seventh-grade basketball A team walked through the district championships, easily clinching the title by beating Meeker 60-7 in the first round and winning the championship game against Steamboat 41-9.

JV wrestlers win in Rock Springs

The Moffat County High School junior varsity matmen spent their weekend winning in Rock Springs. The took the tournament by 60 points.

Christmas for Kids needs help making wishes come true

Santa comes in 12 days, but there are still 152 children who need a little help from Moffat County residents to make it a merry Christmas.

Amanda Breen soars at speech tournament

Moffat County High School speech competitor Amanda Breen scooped up first place in Original Oratory at Friday's tournament in Niwot.

'Dogs second in nine-duel tourney

The Moffat County High School boys wrestling team traveled to Monarch for two days of wrestling. The Bulldogs placed second in the tournament with an 8-1 record. The 'Dogs wrestled Pomona for first place, but got nudged out 41-36.

12 CIS students named Citizens of the Month

Each month at Craig Intermediate School, students are honored with a lunch to commend them for their citizsenship.

Student News

Marin Ashley Treece

Chapman earns two awards from National Association of Ag Agents

C. Kim Chapman, area animal scientist for Utah State University Extension, was recently recognized with two awards from the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA).

Births

Grant Scott Anthony

Group opposes holiday alcohol abuse

The holiday season is upon us, making liquor stores will be popular places to shop and business owners are gearing up for a holiday boom.

Light up those winter blues

Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year," according to a familiar carol or two. But the holidays may not be so jolly for everyone.

Obituaries

Sunday, December 10

Cold front brings blowing snow, freezing temperatures

A powerful cold front pushed into Colorado on Sunday, sending temperatures into the teens and single digits, and bringing snow as it moved across the state.

BLM educates public about its wilderness designation process

The way the Vermillion Basin area will be managed over the next few decades was the subject an open house sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management Thursday.

Law Enforcement

Incidents reported for Dec. 8

Obituraries/Funerals

Debate over cloud seeding continues

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) When a small storm front rolled through the Central Rockies last week, Vail Resorts fired up five of its 14 cloud-seeding machines while the Aspen Skiing Co. stuck with its usual practice of hoping for snow.

Lady Dogs win twice in home opener

Last weekend, the Moffat County High School varsity girls basketball team won three tough road games. Saturday night, the Lady 'Dogs were glad to be on their home court and continued their winning streak when they defeated the Roaring Fork Rams 56-32 in their season opener at Moffat County High School gym.

Eighth-grade Bullpups take third place at districts

The eighth-grade boys basketball team went to Steamboat in hoping to bringing back a district trophy for the Craig Middle School, instead they brought back memories of a third place finish.

CNCC welcomes new computer instructor to Craig campus

Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) is gearing up its computer curriculum on the Craig campus with a new instructor.

The child's a terrible mind to waste

n dramatic contrast to some public school system graduates who can't read their own high school diplomas, a pair of young academic mavericks are refining a low-grade ore of culturally and economically deprived kids into gold-star students.

Thursday, December 7

MCHS wrestling team heads to tournament play

The varsity wrestling team will travel to the Monarch Tournament in Louisville, Colo., to compete in nine duel matches in two days.

Sports Datebook

Federal regulators approve Philip Morris-Nabisco deal

WASHINGTON (AP) Federal regulators conditionally approved on Thursday the $14.9 billion purchase of Nabisco Holdings Corp. by Philip Morris Cos. Inc., which would create the world's largest food company.

State highway fatality attributed to alcohol

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Alcohol was a factor in a car accident that killed a 33-year-old Denver man in the early morning hours of Nov. 19, according to a toxicology test.

Gasoline prices down slightly

If you can predict the weather, you may be able to predict whether gasoline prices will rise or fall this winter.

MCHS speech team in two places at once

Both novice and varsity competitors take first place honors at tourney

The Moffat County High School (MCHS) speech team split up for its Dec. 2competition.

Northwest Colorado ranchers deal with early snow

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS While still reeling from a hay season that produced less crop than normal, most ranchers in the Yampa Valley are feeding cattle larger amounts of hay earlier because of snow and continued cold.

Alleged store robber turns himself in

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS A 20-year-old man suspected of robbing almost $1,000 from a convenience store early Thanksgiving morning is now in custody.

Environmentalists give Steamboat Ski Area a 'C'

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Officials at the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. say that like most other ski areas in the western United States, they declined to fill out a survey from Colorado Wild this fall, but that didn't prevent the environmental organization from giving Steamboat a "C" letter grade on its environmental report card.

MCHS varsity Hoopsters ready to win

The Bulldogs varsity basketball team will open their season at the high school gym Saturday against Roaring Fork. The Bulldogs will not change their game plan from last week's 0-3 start at the Grand Junction Tournament.

Counterfeit bills surface

Everyone is gearing up for the holidays, including modern-day grinches who are looking to save a buck or two and do some holiday swindling.

Artists draw path to better thinking

Mammoth self portraits of art students hang in the student commons at Moffat County High School (MCHS). An exercise in ego? Not hardly. Art teacher Jay Peck said they were an exercise in proportion and foreshortening, two of the toughest painting techniques.

Wednesday, December 6

Wyoming, Colorado join forces on wasting disease

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Colorado Division of Wildlife plan to try to contain a brain-wasting disease found in deer and elk in southeast Wyoming and northeast Colorado.

Mail deadline near

Dec. 15 cutoff for sending holiday items

It's not too late to mail early, so get your holiday packages and cards ready now.

Law Enforcement

Incidents reported for Dec. 6

Government aid available to Colorado wool producers

Many area sheep ranchers have wool to burn literally.

Crop prices rebounding

The Colorado Agricultural Statistics Service reported some good news for most farmers: Compared with November of 1999, most crop prices and all livestock items averaged higher in November 2000.

Emergency services make plea for extra equipment

More than 350,000 people suffer cardiac problems per year nationwide, and the Craig Emergency Management Service Board is working to putting equipment in emergency response vehicles that could keep more hearts beating in Moffat County defibrellators.

Pet of the week

Freshman win opener on road

The Moffat County High School freshman boys basketball team went on the road Tuesday to open their season against the Meeker Cowboys. The Bulldogs played a good game and won 43-26.

Sports Datebook

Jobless claims fall but experts say labor market cooling

WASHINGTON (AP) The number of Americans filing new claims for state unemployment insurance fell last week but still hovered at a level suggesting that the economy's hunger for an ever-increasing supply of new workers is easing.

Tuesday, December 5

Mail Call

Community supports substance abuse prevention group

Indian tribe proposes casino in Craig

Residents voice opposition at meeting

Residents may not have to travel to Central City or Blackhawk to pull the lever on a slot machine the opportunity to gamble locally could be close a hand.

Safe schools breed less violence

Program encourages community involvement in student activities

The Columbine shooting in 1999 spawned a new awareness across America. Violence among youth, especially in schools, has become one of this country's most pressing concerns.

Obits & Funerals

Law Enforcement

Incidents reported for Dec. 5

Birthdays

Seventh grade Bullpups sweep Rangely at home

The seventh-grade Bullpups B team won a close game against Rangely Saturday at the Craig Intermediate School .

Swim team places third in Relays

The girls swim team swam to new levels at the Montrose Relays Saturday afternoon and placed a surprising third.

Steamboat murder case moves forward in courts

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to proceed with the criminal case against a man accused of stabbing a Steamboat Springs woman to death in May.

Contest winner gets business

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Less than a month after a Las Vegas woman won a Winter Park restaurant by writing an essay, an Englewood man is offering his business in a similar contest.

Club News

The November business meeting of Alpha Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha was held Nov. 2 in the meeting room of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4268 with the following members present: Joan Bailey, Thelma Rogers , Mary Jo Brown, Gwen Parker, Flo Clemit, Sharon Mostenan, Pat Herring, Jean Smith, Mary Early, Verniece Self, Virginia Cromer, and New Pledge, Sue Harless.

Sports Dateline

Skate Park Club, Youth Basketball, Snowmobile club, Indoor Soccer, Trailbusters, Soccer Association, Bowlers

Officials debate jail staffing

The Moffat County Commissioners and the sheriff are locked in a debate over the number employees needed to run the public safety center jail. Those issues issues had the Moffat County Sheriff Buddy Grinstead and the Board of Commissioners searching for a feasible solution Tuesday.

Area students included in Who's Who

Several students from Northwest Colorado are included in the 34th Annual Edition of Who's Who Among American High School Students, 1999-2000.

Raven Lou Delgado

Raven Lou Delgado Jennie and Anthony Delgado announce the birth of their daughter, Raven Lou, born at 10:25 p.m. Nov. 14, 2000.

Monday, December 4

Obituaries/Funerals

Carol Jardon

Election 2000 racks up casualties

The presidential election remains in doubt, notwithstanding the anything-but-impartial ruling Nov. 21 by the Florida Supreme Court (whose members are all Democrat appointees, including the chief justice, a former Clinton-Gore fund-raiser).

Sports Dateline

Boys Basketball The Moffat County High School boys freshman and junior varsity basketball teams play Meeker at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Meeker. The junior varsity and varsity boys will take on Roaring Fork at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Craig

Lady 'Dogs win three at tourney

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team opened its season against Utah's top 5A teams at the Uintah Tournament Friday afternoon in Vernal. The varsity 'Dogs swept the tournament 3-0 after opening with a 53-43 win against a tough Unitah team.

Freshman hoopsters win home opener

No bones about it, the freshman Lady 'Dogs are good. The team opened its season at the Doghouse Saturday afternoon and dominated the Vernal Utes, 42-18.

Alzheimer's victims, families get support from local group

Alzheimer's disease is a costly illness. Experts estimate the disease costs its 4 million American victims their memories, independence and eventually their lives; causes 2.7 million caregivers frustration, stress and worry; and costs the United States $95 billion a year in lost productivity, medical care and personal caretaking.

Law Enforcement

Incidents reported for Nov. 29

Funds available to replace bridge

Art Garfunkle sang about a bridge over troubled water, and that bridge may be the bridge over Deception Creek causing trouble for U.S. Highway 40 travelers next spring and summer.

Teens helping teens

Peer counseling program provides support to students, by students

After Moffat County High School student Chad Cookston died last year in a four-wheeler accident, youth in Craig were stunned and grief-stricken. "The students didn't feel t

Sunday, December 3

Sports Dateline

Boys Basketball The Moffat County High School boys freshman and junior varsity basketball teams play Meeker at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Meeker. The junior varsity and varsity boys will take on Roaring Fork at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Craig

County gets airport improvement grant

Concords won't be landing at the Craig-Moffat County Airport any time soon, but there will be some improvements that will benefit the planes and people who do fly out of the airport.

Reishus corresponds from South American 'retreat'

I watched my Broncos beat the Raiders ... and life is good...

CIS to performs holiday concert

"We are the people of the 21st century ... "

Bullpups fall to Rangely at home game

The eighth grade Bullpups B team met their match when Rangely came to Craig Middle School gym Saturday morning and beat the Pups 44-19 in their final game of the season.

Wrestlers sweep weekend events

Moffat County's Bulldog wrestlers have their eye on the prize a state title. And, the team was pounding out the pins this weekend at two wrestling duels and a tournament in a three-day span, Thursday-Saturday, and swept all the events.

Students visit local job sites to learn about post-graduation career options

The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) helps some Moffat County High School students make an easier transition from school into entry-level positions in the work force. The program is in its sixth year of operation in Moffat County, and has 20 students enrolled.

Flu shots scarce

Vaccine might not be available to all

Because of a flu-vaccine shortage this season, some people may have to rely on their immune system instead of a flu shot to stay healthy this winter. But, area doctors and practitioners have alternative suggestions for treating the flu if the shot is not an option or not available.

Prenatal care important for healthy mother, baby

Being pregnant and preparing for a new member in the family is an exciting event. There are many aspects to having a successful birth. One important part is early and consistent prenatal care.

Santa's elves set up shop at Moffat County High School school

You better watch out, you better not shout well, you know the song. Santa Claus is coming to town.