Stories for October 2000

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Thursday, October 26

Bullpups turn Tigers to kittens

The Craig Middle School seventh and eighth-grade basketball teams had only nine practices before their first game Thursday, but they made those county.

Students trained to avoid violence

Ridgeview Elementary School students Shawn Preston and Jessica Hogue were on duty at recess Thursday, as they sported their orange vests and worked the playground as conflict managers.

Candidates avoid digs at area forum

Support for education funding increase divided

Opponents and proponents of Amendment 23 sorted through the issues Wednesday in a conference call discussion about the educational funding proposal.

Wednesday, October 25

Mining means money for Moffat County

Where drills pump for oil and tanker trucks dot the landscape and .... the deer and the antelope play.

Care center up for grabs

Commissioners want someone else to take over failing facility

Moffat County Commissioners are hoping to pass the buck on the Moffat County Regional Youth Care Center.

'Dogs hope to maul Panthers

Delta Head Coach Mike McGee may like his chances against the Moffat County football team, but the he says his players are in for a physical game when the Panthers visit the Bulldogs Friday.

Monday, October 23

Students pledge to be drug, alcohol free

Lady runners sweep regionals

Dogs have high hopes as they head to state

obituaries / funerals

Seneca Mine not in trouble

Rumors that Seneca Mine will soon close down have been denied by mine officials.

Sunday, October 22

Transportation tops issues among disabled

Craig woman expands crusade

Bulldogs exorcise Demons

Though the Bulldogs stumbled a little in the early offense, it was clear they wanted to open things up against the Glenwood backfield.

Behind the Badge

Gun ho!

Passing by the law enforcement shooting range Saturday, drivers may have seen a new sight eight civilians, legs spread, one eye closed trying to put holes through a target laughingly called "Mike." And many, as "Mike" would attest, were better shots than they ever dreamed they would be.

Hunters have high hopes

Second big game season likely to be biggest in state

Thanks to the first over-the-counter bull elk tags of 2000, more orange-clad visitors are expected in Routt County this weekend than any other time of the year.

Thursday, October 19

Candidates to air their views at public forum

Livestock inspections protect cattle, horses

Hunting season brings many visitors to Moffat County, and some of those visitors may be carrying diseases across state lines.

Wednesday, October 18

Trial postponed

With a trial just hours away, officials with the Craig Station Power Plant and the Sierra Club found some common ground ina lawsuit waged by the environmental group against the plant both sides are now willing to meet in the middle.

Tuesday, October 17

Raymond Norman Tipton II

Gun found

A stolen vehicle was recovered north of Craig on a dirt road early in September by the Moffat County Sheriff's Office.

Transportation tops issues among disabled

Craig woman expands crusade

Monday, October 16

Cancer on the Western Slope in line with Colorado rates

A presentation by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment brought mixed news about cancer to people living on the Western Slope.

Poor financial history closes youth center

Sunday, October 15

Railroad battle begins

It may be the biggest boon to economic development in Northwest Colorado and several counties want a piece of the action.

Sailors claim revenge over Bulldogs

Thursday, October 12

Craig man goes missing, help wanted

County Commissioners suspend

The Moffat County Commissioners made a tough decision on Tuesday to suspend operations of the Moffat County Youth Care Center effective today.

Wednesday, October 11

Man no-shows for restraining order hearing

County judge closes case against candidate for Moffat County Commissioner

Election season is heating up everywhere, and Moffat County is not exempt from controversy.

behind the badge:

After the arrest

obituaries / funerals

Tuesday, October 10

births

Military

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Opinions split on ordinance

Sale of alcohol under fire at City Council meeting

Season opens in blaze of orange

Area businesses gearing up

he muzzleloading and archery hunters have snuck in and out of Craig like only primitive hunters can, but now it is time for the onslaught of rifle hunters who are more boisterous, visible and free wheeling when it comes to their money.

Monday, October 9

Bulldog's soccer promises a strong future

Debate erupts over 22

Criticism aimed

City revenue down

Balancing budget a difficult task

In an era of ever-increasing government, the city of Craig is staying right where it is.

Sunday, October 8

Residents invited to create growth plan

"The West is one of the last, best places," Wallace Stegner, author on the history of the West, said. The West may be one of the last, best places, but with the onslaught of people migrating here, the challenge becomes developing a plan to protect the qualities of life that make this area what it is. Moffat County is in the infancy stages of doing this. The county has brought in a team from the University of Wyoming and has called on the residents of Moffat County to help develop a growth plan. The second in a series of meetings designed to find out what land uses are important to residents took place Thursday. The focus group was a cross-section of people from the city of Craig and Moffat County. A landowner/agriculture group and a group of city and county officials also met to discuss the issues. Don McLeod, a graduate student from the University of Wyoming in agriculture and applied economics, put the group through a series of worksheets and questions designed to get to the heart of what is important to the residents of Moffat County when it comes to land use. The hope is this information will be at the base of a plan to be developed over five years that will best allow Moffat County to deal with the growth that is on its way without losing the quality of life that has become part of the culture. The residents' reaction to some of the questions mirrored the way that Moffat County feels about the growth. Residents were hesitant at first torn between the need for economic growth, but still wanting to protect the area from becoming another Front Range. The work group seemed hesitant to say whether they were for growth or opposed to it. "We are motivated by the quality of life that we have right now," said Tim Jantz, Sgt. for he Moffat County Sheriff's Department and member of the work group. The issue grows into a catch 22 that makes the subject of growth a difficult one to tackle. It is proposed that Moffat County will grow 35 percent by the year 2025 according to the Colorado Department of Local affairs. "Land use may be very important for quality of life and economic development," said McLeod. The hope is that by beginning the planning process early enough there is time for Moffat County to still have its cake and eat it too benefiting from the economic growth that is on its way to Moffat County without sacrificing quality of life. Eventually a survey will be developed from the comments and issues raised by the work group. The survey will be sent to Moffat County residents, and the information gathered will be used to develop a plan for dealing with growth and land use in Moffat County. The next general public meeting will take place from 7 - 9 p.m., Oct. 12 at the Moffat County Court House For more information on the work groups or the land use plan call Jeff Comstock, Moffat County natural resources program, at (970) 826-3400.

Council approves slight increase to parks budget

Teen skate park, city pool get lots of attention

Thursday, October 5

City Council makes another deal with residents

Quality of fireworks show depends on community contributions

Maybell residents invited to open house

Salazar hits on violence prevention during visit

State attorney general talks with Craig students

The topic that brought Attorney General Ken Salazar to the Craig Middle School Thursday was a serious one that needs to be discussed violence in schools. Craig Middle School was one of the 1,500 public schools on his schedule that has himself and Dr. Delbert Elliott, from the center for the study and prevention of violence at the University of Colorado, traveling around the state. He is promoting the Safe Schools program.

Wednesday, October 4

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The power of pressure

Eyes bulging, face contorted in pain, she half rose out of the chair and clapped her hands at my command.

Tuesday, October 3

BLM: Check's in the mail

Government officials expecting annual PILT payments

United Way 2001 campaign gets underway

Season of giving begins early in Moffat County

Sixteen years ago, Michelle's daughter was born with a cleft palate. She has suffered a lifetime of pain from abscesses and other dental problems due to the malformation of her mouth at birth. All of that is now being corrected, thanks to funding from United Way of Moffat County.

births

Bulldogs chained up on state tournament greens

Bulldog golfers have a hard time at state tournament

Monday, October 2

Laser eye surgery:

Medical technology improves every day. It makes life both easier and longer, and shows up in the attempt to make ourselves into our image of the perfect human being.

obituaries / funerals

Sunday, October 1

Enrollment drop leads to school budget cuts

Flu shots in short supply

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Firefighters

Proposed training facility touted as progress toward economic development

Members of the Craig Rural Fire Protection District took one of the first steps in their plan to build a $1.5 million training facility.