Stories for March 2000


Thursday, March 30

Strike averted

Maybell tidbits


Soc' it to 'em

Soccer team wins a wild one

A passion for pups

Moffat County couple makes enterprise of well-bred dogs

For hunters there may be no moment more perfect than seeing their dog return to them with a pheasant or duck held proudly in the dog's mouth. Kathy and Bill Troutman are using their knowledge and devotion of Labrador retrievers to help provide the next generation of hunting dog memories at Bear Creek Labrador's.

Wednesday, March 29

Tribal justice

Sheriff's department implements new program to deal with youth offenders

Three teen-age boys sit at a table in a room at the Moffat County Sheriff's Department. They have just been caught for trespassing and attempted theft. On the other side of the table is a man who is visibly upset because of the crime. He isn't the judge or a sheriff's department official, he is the victim.

Snake River area tidbits

Council members talk tractors

Meeting held up for equipment merit debate

Tuesday, March 28

Hayden tidbits

Ugly town

Colorado resident enjoys 'economic beauty' of home

Making the grade

Moffat County school District officials set goals

Gas prices take bite out of bank accounts

Services, businesses trying to adjust to high costs

Craig resident Lori Matuska hopes she can make it all the way home after work. She hopes there will be groceries in the refrigerator when she gets there soaring gas prices have made both uncertain.

Monday, March 27

Bullpups earn another title

Scam alert spreads

Officials caution against forwarding e-mail warnings

Thanks to the invention of electronic mail, information can be spread faster and to more people than ever before. Thanks to the gullibility of many people, junk can be spread just as quickly.

Sunday, March 26

Power plant strike plans fizzle

Tri-State, electrical workers union come to tentative contract agreement

After weeks of negotiations, Tri-State Generation and Transmission and members of the Western Slope electrical workers union have come to an agreement on a new contract meaning a strike is unlikely.

Truck Stop re-opens

Grand slam lifts Bulldogs

Hockey league gets lots of help

Thursday, March 23

Seneca miners assured of work

Coal deal good news for employees after layoffs at Twentymile mine

A renegotiated contract with the Hayden Station electrical power plant ensures that Seneca Coal Co. employees have relatively solid job security until 2011.

Local boxers making headway

Wednesday, March 22

Gun explodes in man's face

When a Craig man went out shooting Thursday afternoon he expected to hear a few bangs, but on his first shot he got more than he bargained for.

Society needs change of values

NRA parody draws criticism, ire

Tuesday, March 21


Birth announcement

One speechster still talking

Makes cut at state

Missing girl case continues

Hayden tidbits

Red Dogs teeth prove not so sharp

Miss title by one goal

Military bulletin

Area landlords to crack down on illegal aliens

Illegal aliens may find it harder to find a place to live in Craig after a workshop attended Tuesday night by members of the Moffat County Landlord Association.

Cancer groups help residents

Support, money offered to sufferers through local societies

Family thankful for much support

Monday, March 20

Hunting license fees could go up

Legislature reviewing four bills

The Colorado Legislature is reviewing four bills that would raise fees for out-of-state hunting licenses, and local sporting goods retailers aren't too concerned with how it will affect business.

Relays show swim team depth

Sunday, March 19

New regulations may mean less fish

DOW changes policy to slow spread of whirling disease among Colorado trout

Fishermen on the Western Slope may have lighter creel this summer due to changes in the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) stocking policy.

County health insurance in debt

Fishermen on the Western Slope may have lighter creel this summer due to changes in the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) stocking policy.

Obitiaries / Funerals

Center opens to assist residents with census forms

KKK no show

Thursday, March 16

Our view

Youth center needs correction

Where do children get guns?

VNA receives high score

Soccer team snowed out

Maybell tidbits

Obituaries / Funeral notices

Wednesday, March 15

Track team starts Friday

Students learn skull classification


Runaway teens face felony charges

Moffat County youth involved in high-speed chase showed 'no remorse,' official says

Fee increase

Ordinance review proposes higher water, sewer connection costs

Snake River area news...

Tuesday, March 14

Alcohol issues stump council

Members delay decision on liquor license renewal for convenience store

Craig City Council unanimously endorsed Tuesday night a proclamation naming April as Alcohol Awareness Month and in the spirit of encouraging people to make positive, alcohol-free choices, tabled a decision on the renewal of a liquor license for GoFer Foods.


Teens lead high-speed chase into Steamboat Springs

Two escape from Moffat County Youth Care Center, reportedly steal truck, race through Routt County

Monday, March 13

Schools celebrate music month

Community helps in time of need

Countywide unemployment remains steady in January

Agencies provide opportunities for residents

From job training programs offered by the Colorado Workforce Center to occupational and extended learning classes offered by the community college, two Moffat County businesses are working to make sure residents remain employed.

Information helps women

Sunday, March 12


Bush, Gore sweep Moffat County polls

Local ballot totals mirror statewide primary election results

Democratic Vice President Al Gore and Republican Texas Gov. George W. Bush scored overwhelming victories Friday in Colorado and Utah as part of a two-state western primary where enthusiasm, as well as voter turnout, never got off the ground.

Thursday, March 9

Maybell tidbits

Senior scoop

Gun at work creates stir

A City of Craig Road and Bridge Department employee brought a gun to work last month, but no charges were filed in the incident.

What is sin?


Remember to vote - polls close at 7 p.m.

Funeral notice

Choir offers music, solutions

Wednesday, March 8

Snake River Tid Bits

Funeral Notice

Library construction plans reach standstill

After spending more than five years planning, Craig-Moffat County Library renovations have hit a wall. No money remains to begin plans that cost more than $70,000 to develop.

Tuesday, March 7

Hayden notes ...

Six run for Hayden town board seats

Smoother transitions


Bill means landowners may get more licenses

Landowners could receive more big game licenses if a controversial bill passes in the Colorado Legislature.

Monday, March 6

Crash claims two lives

Two Craig residents were killed Monday evening after a flat-bed truck skidded out of control and collided with their pickup truck. One was pronounced dead on the scene and the other was pronounced dead at Claggett Memorial Hospital in Rifle.

Sunday, March 5


Liquor, drug violations down in Moffat County

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition takes partial credit for substance abuse decline

By the look of things, Grand Futures is making its presence known in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Grand counties.

Friday, March 3

Senior Scoop

Sportmanship provides lessons

Book censorship way out of date

Why not burn some evil witches?

Head Start in new location

Juvenile arrested for gun possession

When it comes to safety with weapons, Craig Police Department Lt. John Forgay said many adults still underestimate what youth are capable of. That underestimation gave an 11-year-old girl access to a loaded .357-caliber handgun Friday night, which she used to threaten a friend and her babysitter.

Lack of evidence kept former trooper free

Thursday, March 2

Former State Patrol trooper arrested again

Woman demands book be banned

A Craig resident is asking the local library to remove a book from its shelves, and burn it. Laurie Johnson requested that not only "Alone Am I" be removed from the shelves of the Craig-Moffat County Library, but that it, and others like it, be burned.