Stories for September 2000


Tuesday, September 26

Details of death confirmed

Former Craig teen dies from hypothermia on camping trip

The Mesa County Coroner's Department determined that hypothermia was the cause of death for Jesse Knights, and that the manner of the 19 year old's death was accidental.

Fast greens don't scare Bulldogs

Three arrested for selling meth

Monday, September 25

Former Craig teen found dead

Boys missing after Mesa County camping trip

Two boys, one who was originally from Craig and another who lives in Craig, were reported missing this weekend near Bull Creek Reservoir #1 five miles north-east of Mesa Lake resort. Both boys were found Monday, one dead and the other in good condition.

Advocates work to increase awareness of violence

Craig City Council to sign proclamation making October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Craig Daily Press welcomes new publisher to team

Sunday, September 24

Key suspect in Blee case arrested

Stephen Skufca lands in jail on charges unrelated to case of missing girl

One of the three suspects named in the 20-year-old Marie Blee missing persons case was arrested by the Moffat County Sheriff's Department for criminal menacing and possession of a controlled substance.

Construction slows state park's opening summer

Thursday, September 21

Church must talk about depression, suicide

Maybell library has new displays

Hayden Town Hall employee resigns

Fund set up to help ex-trooper's son, Matthew

Residents all wet as fall inches closer

Fall has not only entered Northwest Colorado, it has kicked down the door and put its feet up on the coffee table.

Wednesday, September 20

Independent ranchers may get fair shake

USDA examines cattle market

he fact that livestock producers are forced to sell their animals at a set price is undisputed, but now the U.S. Department of Agriculture is exploring the possibility of giving independent farmers a fair shake. A meeting has been set to examine anti-competitive impacts of captive livestock supplies on the nation's livestock marketplace.

Tuesday, September 19

Craig residents work to keep people 'safe'

Suicide Awareness: Facing the Enemy

Unlike heart attacks, fatal accidents or cancer, suicide is entirely preventable. That's the message members of SAFE (Suicide Awareness; Facing the Enemy), a newly-formed suicide prevention group are trying to spread especially this week.


Man released after 12 years

Long-time jail sergeant promoted to administrator


Forbes, Lenker plan to wed

obituaries / funerals

Monday, September 18

Marlys Joanne Barnett

Hixson adds new dimension to political race

New candidate to take on incumbent for Moffat County Commissioner seat

Ex-trooper could face rough time

Prison officials say Crider won't receive special treatment behind bars

Salaries of DAs lag behind public defenders

District attorney for Moffat, Routt and Grand counties looking for pay raise

The Routt County commissioners were handed some surprising numbers last week. They learned that the county prosecutors who defend victims and try people accused of crimes get paid much less than the public defenders representing those suspects.

Sunday, September 17

Wolverines nip Bulldogs, 14-7

Power outages expected in area

Early risers will be affected by loss

Craig residents may have to rely on a battery-powered alarm clock to make it out of bed on time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On those three days, Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) will have planned power outages in order to upgrade service and complete maintenance in several areas throughout the town.

Thursday, September 14

Voter apathy at an all-time high

What if this country held an election and nobody came? Americans have been tuning out the campaign and staying home on election day in ever larger numbers, according to the Vanishing Voter Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 1996, voter turnout dropped to 49 percent, one of the lowest ever recorded. Other indicators, such as the size of viewing audiences for major televised campaign events, were also at or near their lowest recorded levels in the last presidential election. According to a recent CNN report, television viewers of this year's convention coverage were at an all-time low on all networks, for both conventions.

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Wednesday, September 13

Amendment 21 offers tax relief

Proponents say tax cuts needed

Amendment 21 promises tax relief for the rich and poor alike. It reduces several taxes, such as property, income and utility. It seems a blessing to Colorado residents who feel they are overtaxed, and polls show that more than 70 percent of Coloradans favor the relief, but officials say it will mean the death of local government.

Bears now

behind the badge:

From the eyes of officers

Malodorous mammals making way through Moffat County

Officials say little stinkers are just looking for food

Indy and Cortney take gold

Tuesday, September 12

Several Hayden families traveling

Council allows beer sale at youth event

Long discussion leads to 5-2 vote in favor

Don't delay, voter registration deadlines fast approaching

obituaries / funerals


Investigation nets poachers

Three charged nearly 10 months after elk-killing incident in Moffat County

Three people have been cited in an elk poaching incident that took place last Nov. 30 on the Big Gulch ranch seven miles north of Craig. ]

Maybell residents prepare for back-to-school open house

Counts wed

Monday, September 11

Tour gives residents chance to speak out on land use issues

County officials prepare participants for hearings on local land-use issues

This land is your land and the Moffat County Land Use Board wants your input on land use issues that are critical to the state and federal land within Moffat County.

New online service provides information for employers

Website offers hints on accommodating the disabled


Federal grants available

Sunday, September 10

Routt County murder suspect heads to court

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS The man suspected of murdering a Steamboat Springs woman in May is expected to appear in a Routt County courtroom today.

Western history brought to life

Gas guzzlers:

Not all vehicles are created equal

Honda's Insight, a two-passenger sport coupe are already out of the chute. Battery electrics are on the road today, hybrids have entered showrooms, and fuel cells could be on the market as soon as 2004. These cars are as fast, as cheap and as attractive as piston-engineonly models. Plus, they have near zero emissions and can get up to 70 miles to the gallon.

Search begins for children with special needs children

Federal law requires school districts to identify special needs children in their area and help provide the necessary services for those children and the Moffat County School District is doing its best to meet that requirement through program called Childfind.

Tuesday, September 5

Officials: Airplane stunt

Young marksman unloads at state

Hayden notes ...

City officials hope to escape TABOR revenue limitations

Residents could see another question on November ballot

City officials hope to join the 346 municipalities across the state where the sky's the limit in revenue.

Moffat County students return to classes confident, unafraid

Robidoux, Meagher exchange vows

Monday, September 4

Ex-trooper gets 7 years in prison

Wes Crider's estranged wife asks for probation

Family's memorial service ends in rescue

Sheriff's department makes nighttime boat rescue

Cross Mountain Canyon was the sight of some Labor Day weekend drama as a family memorial activity came close to tragedy.