Stories for February 2000


Monday, February 28

Boulders slow early a.m. commuters

Early morning commuters between Craig and Steamboat Springs got off to a rocky start Tuesday.

Sunday, February 27

Schools try to prevent bullying

Instead of devoting a lifetime to revenge against a playground bully, elementary schools in Moffat County are beginning a program to help stop bullying before it begins.

Funeral notice

Bill could reduce impact of endangered species act

Landowners may receive special exemptions as incentives for their conservation efforts

Thursday, February 24

MJK receives award

Rumors trouble local man

Senior scoop

Maybell tidbits

TMH to sell ambulance

Power plant workers poised to strike

Almost 80 percent of Tri-State Generation and Transmission employees willing to picket

If contract demands aren't met, Tri-State Generation and Transmission power plant workers on the Western Slope will strike April 2.

Birth announcements

Estey goes global

Local youth selected to play in China and Australia

Wednesday, February 23

Freshman teams finish season

Girls varsity team in top spot

Residents invited to presentation on Mexico


Woman convicted of manslaughter after husband killed 'accidentally'

It was a struggle in the jury room. Using a ruler as a knife, two jurors re-enacted the fatal fight of June 11 that sent a man to the morgue and his wife to jail.

Tuesday, February 22

City officials could enter rental business

Craig could be one of few towns in Colorado that offers rent-controlled living, but tenants in those apartments would call the City of Craig not a private business "landlord."

MCHS students named to second quarter honor roll

Hayden notes ...

Craig Cougars sweep Steamboat Springs

Citizens to blame for IRS

Library gateway to world

Boys varsity team still alive

Craig Cubs takes on Steamboat Braves

Annual art walk enjoyable

Monday, February 21

Gas guzzles pocket change

Scams catch up with technology

Mail scheme turns to Internet ruse

Hillewaert paces swimmers

Cowboy poets to perform in Meeker

Sunday, February 20

Attempted robbery foiled by employees

Robbers leave local hardware store with nothing but handcuffs, jail time

A botched robbery attempt landed two Virginia residents in Moffat County Jail.

Youth care management backed by officials

Commissioners say mismanagement did not precipitate attacks at youth care center

Saturday, February 19

Losses topple grapplers

Bulldogs fall short in championship bid

Season ends for Moffat County High School varsity wrestlers after disappointing rounds at state championship meet.

Friday, February 18

Wrestlers march on

Three Bulldogs earn finals berth

Moffat County High School varsity wrestlers overcome odds, upset to stay alive in hunt for Class 4A state title.

Thursday, February 17

Farm Bureau begins new award program

Cougars take two wins in Summit

Senior Scoop

County program causes concern

Installation of cattle guards by county raises questions among residents

A recent change in the Moffat County cattle guard policy has some residents yelling "bull." Some residents believe the county is installing these guards for ranchers, and taxpayers are picking up most of the tab.

Grapplers reach for state

Seven Bulldogs win in first round

Hopes for a Class 4A state title still alive for Moffat County High School. Second round, semifinals slated for today.

Cubs lose two at home

Wednesday, February 16

IRS does political dirty work

Six swimmers head to state

Official: County not at fault

Moffat County officials believe mismanagement had nothing to do with the attack on an employee Jan. 16 at the Moffat County Youth Care Center.

Tuesday, February 15

Wrestlers aim for state title

VNA honors visiting physician

Obituaries / funerals

Birth announcements

Speechsters take first


Student news

Hayden tid bits

Death was 'accident'

Manslaughter trial began Tuesday with opening statements from prosecution, defense

"I killed my husband, I killed my son." Those words uttered by Deputy District Attorney David Waite hung in the air Tuesday as he began his opening statement in the manslaughter case against Luree Highpines Nelums, 44.

Monday, February 14

Brokerage firm will pay $6.5 million to FDIC

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has settled a lawsuit brought against giant brokerage Refco Inc. stemming from the 1993 failure of Jefferson Bank & Trust in Lakewood.

Swimmers finish in the middle

Senator addresses publics concerns

Wilderness, property rights top list of questions asked of congressman

Don't take step back with codes

State money available to offset telecommunication fees

Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco counties partner to request $2.5 million in Beanpole funds

Sunday, February 13

Obituaries / Funeral Notices

Sick TV

Springer show like Christians facing lions

Sharp-tails rebounding

conservation helps with recovery of popular bird

GOWD changes venue

Opinions mixed on new location choice

Hospital considers renovation

Grocery chain proposal angers union workers

Two of Colorado's leading grocery chains have made a proposal to the food workers union aimed at solving a looming health-insurance crisis for the companies' retirees.

Saturday, February 12

Bulldogs off to state

Moffat County qualifies 10 wrestlers

The Moffat County High School varsity grapplers won the team title at the Class 4A West Region Tournament and five individual wrestlers earned first-place finishes, while two others earned second place, two more placed third and one placed fourth.

Thursday, February 10

Two fire board seats available

Four compete for two of five seats on rural fire protection district board

Few people are aware the board even exists, making the election of its members low key, but the importance of this board is shown in the lives and property that can be saved through its actions.

Volunteer keeps library moving

Varsity team romps Sailors

Boxing club has success in 1999

Ice Dawgs earn tie

Routt County mine disputes discrimination charge

Maybell residents invited to dance

Colin Robert Murcray

West Point cadet earns honors

Ozbun, Scott plan wedding

Maria G. Halandras

Wednesday, February 9

Takin' a dirt nap -- really

Man chooses roadside ditch for afternoon siesta

An afternoon nap is a nice luxury, but most people choose a bed or a couch for napping, not the ditch of alongside a major highway.

Administration predicts productivity surge to slow down

Snake River tidbits


Murderers have remote chance of death sentence

Tuesday, February 8

City loses chance to dismiss lawsuit

Judges rule against city in Estey-Simpson property dispute

The City of Craig lost its last-ditch effort to have the disputed Estey-Simpson property lawsuit dismissed.

Student news

CIS students to be honored

Club news

Win produced in second half

State regulators nix suing US West



Birth announcements

Hayden tidbits

Three speechsters of to finals


Decision to open records weighs heavily

Governor Owens' education reform up for debate

The City of Craig lost its last-ditch effort to have the disputed Estey-Simpson property lawsuit dismissed.

Monday, February 7

JV teams have perfect weekend

County, museum in gunfight over rights

Officials consider signing agreement regarding gunfighter collection ownership

Ownership of the Cowboy Gunfighter Collection at the Museum of Northwest Colorado has come down to a duel between the Museum Foundation and Moffat County.

Sunday, February 6

Lady 'Dogs fall in cliffhanger

TV Guide in Craig wrong

No laughing matter?

Class provides humor for students

FDIC tells examiners to watch for signs of fraud

Expansion of calling area closer to reality

Craig to Steamboat Springs,

Thursday, February 3

Senior scoop

Birth announcements

Diderrich, Lozinsky announce engagement

Student news

Maybell tidbits

Lifelong learner dies in element

Wes Crider out on bond

The former Colorado State Patrol trooper accused of violently shaking his baby was released Thursday from Routt County Jail.

CNCC offers management classes

Management Association certifications available through college

Funeral notices

Wrestlers have winning formula


Engineering new life scares people

Anglicans face dissent

Wednesday, February 2

Optimistic consumers shrug off interest hikes

Former trooper expected to get out of county jail

A Hayden man who has spent more than two weeks in Routt County Jail on suspicion of violently shaking his baby is expected to be released on bond.

Varsity boys seeking win

Ball game unites people and church

Senate OKs minimum wage hike

Snake River area tidbits

IRS offers savings for 1999 tax season

Exemptions accompany tax code changes

Cuban boy

How do we decide what is in his best interest?

Tuesday, February 1

Trooper resigns

CSP trooper due in court today

The Hayden man accused of violently shaking his baby has resigned from his position with the Colorado State Patrol. Wes Crider, 27, quit Monday, a patrol spokesman has confirmed.

Adoption notice - Jennifer Pressley

JV ignores Tigers growls, wins

Intel plans wafer plant for Colorado Springs

Computer-chip giant Intel Corp. is planning a silicon wafer fabrication plant in Colorado Springs that could employ thousands, according to reports Wednesday.

Bauer, Mayer plan wedding

Military bulletin

Roberts serving tour of duty in Kuwait

Bullpups win three out of five

Partner works to make difference in lives of youth

Program successfully pairs adults with youth

Hayden tidbits

Case, Anderson plan wedding

Obituary - Mary E. Roskey

Speaking out

Teen-age girls voice views of success