Monday, April 30
4.5 acres could be purchased on Industrial Avenue in Craig
The Craig Rural Fire Protection District may be a step closer to completing a process that has gone on for seven years.
David Malehorn has become an accidental expert on health insurance in rural Colorado, where a crisis is forcing thousands to go without coverage and thousands more to do everything possible to keep it.
Graduate students compiling master plan for area
Town officials are starting to make decisions that will pave the way for the development of 23 acres of property that is intended for ball fields.
Charles Dale Fletcher, Cheston Solace
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the caring residents of our community.
The Craig Community Concert Association will present its last concert of the 2000-2001 season May 1.
Incidents reported for April 30, 29 & 28
For most people, continuing education usually comes in the form of community college classwork or an undergraduate or master's degree.
I just spent a pleasant week visiting my daughter in Las Vegas, where none of the full-time residents I met gambled.
A $779,000 lot in a commercial subdivision has been picked by a company to drill a well, and the selection is raising questions.
Everyone gets something different from their high school years that will help in the future.
Sunday, April 29
According to the American Journal of Public Health*, as many as one in three gastrointestinal illnesses -- often blamed on the "stomach flu" -- are caused by microorganisms in contaminated drinking water.
Wright's Amusement Carnival is coming to Craig, Memorial Day weekend.
Occasionally, every business has to deal with an unruly customer; it's part of doing business.
Plan to attend the 14th Annual Taylor-Rippy-White (TRW) Legislative Golf Tournament May 19.
Bears Years Sportsmen Club (BESC) has been awarded a Range Development Grant from the NRA Foundation.
Congratulations to KRAI for winning the Colorado Broadcasters Association Radio Station of the Year award.
The Refuse to be a Victim personal safety program was established in 1993 for women and taught by women, then in 1997 the Board allowed men to attend the seminars and become certified instructors.
If you haven't heard, the Future Farmers of America will be arriving in our community around June 6, for their state convention.
Moffat County High School Vocational Agriculture instructors/local Future Farmers of America (FFA) sponsors, John Haddan and John Hogge, are gearing up for FFA's state convention the week of June 4.
The Museum of Northwest Colorado Foundation Board of Directors voted to change the Foundation's name.
The world's first space tourist, California millionaire Dennis Tito, arrived at the international space station on Monday and floated inside with a huge grin. "I love space," he said.
Van provides services for Northwest Colorado's uninsured children
For a growing number of underprivileged Western Slope kids, going to the dentist might mean heading to a rodeo arena, a bank, a town hall or a school.
MCHS to face No. 4 team Tuesday
There are no second chances in post-season play.
Choirs, bands perform in Colorado Springs
Last weekend, the Moffat County High School Music department traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo., to perform in the annual Colorado Springs Music Festival.
Craig residents will the chance to fund the future of their city at 6 p.m. May 10, as the Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado hosts its annual fund-raising dinner at the Center of Craig.
Researchers look to landowners, residents for land use, planning data
What Moffat County will look like, and how the land and resources are utilized in the near and not-so-near future.
Saturday, April 28
This is in response to Rebecca Tochtrop letter on April 2.
Shirley Seely, City Clerk for the city of Craig, has been accepted as a member in the Master Municipal Clerk Academy of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC).
$8,000 to be divided among several agencies throughout Colorado
As the saying goes, Money talks.
CSP lease may be shorter than anticipated
$1.2 million was supposed to buy the Colorado State Patrol a 10-year lease at the Moffat County Public Safety Center.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Craig Daily Press and Kmart for their support of our Easter Egg Hunt.
The Bulldog's baseball team wraps up its regular season at 11 a.m. Saturday, when its faces top-ranked Glenwood Springs at Craig Middle School.
Thursday, April 26
When a conveyer belt in a Maybell gravel pit collapsed Wednesday, it took the life of a 39-year old worker Wednesday.
Moffat County's western tradition lives on in the form of one sport rodeo.
AT&T Broadband plans to audit every cable line by the end of the year in an effort to track down illegal connections.
Frieda Hill, Louise Patro
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD." Psalm 33:12
Dorothy Webb retires after 25 years with Cashway Distributors
Dorothy Webb has spent the last quarter century helping folks in Northwest Colorado.
Wednesday, April 25
"Every year, this is our worst decision to make," said Corrie Scott, director of the Moffat County United Way.
The Conoco gas station at 140 W. Victory Way was beginning to burn this morning when a early-morning passerby heard some popping and cracking in the garage of the gas station.
While snow blanketed the Yampa Valley, a group of boys honed their skills in the Moffat County High School wrestling room.
Once every four years athletic spectators are treated to an obscure form of wrestling.
This letter goes out with an overwhelming amount of emotion and gratitude.
Some bad news and good news this time. The women's group that was suppose to fund the bathroom for my clinic has withdrawn all of the funding except for $500.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The threat of the Endangered Species Act has kindled awareness to the plight of sage grouse and energized efforts to try to save the plump bird that covered the high deserts when Meriwether Lewis and William Clark made their way West.
Responding to growing political pressure, federal regulators are ordering limited price caps during California electricity emergencies in an attempt to head off severe price spikes this summer when the state is expected to face critical power shortages.
Diversity is the name of the farming game for Ryan and Betsy Morris.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday donated $8 million to promote small high schools in Colorado by starting new ones and splitting existing ones into smaller units.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering suggestions for parents to help prevent abusive behavior toward their children, and stressed that child abuse, even if unintentional, can forever change the course of a life.
Assessor's office distributes property taxes
The taxman cometh. Again. And he's bringing good news for Moffat County coffers.
Tuesday, April 24
There were balloons and refreshments, places to sit and chat, but idle talk was the last thing on anyone's mind.
To the editor, The Maybell school students and the Parent Advisory Committee would like to give thanks.
To The Editor, There is a correlation between watching violence on television and committing acts of real-life violence.
On April 7, the Moo Sul Kwan students of the Tae kwon do Martial Arts Institute had a very busy day.
Within a week's time, the boys and girls track teams will have run five meets, and only two of those will have been qualifying meets.
One day you have it, the next day you don't.
Northeastern Junior College, Johnson and Wales University
Incidents reported April 24
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Copeland spent Easter in Utah at the home of their daughter, Katy.
Rosemary Parker, Ruthann Hardway, Eric Neeley
Teen smoking is getting out of hand in Craig, and a group of residents wants the City Council to take a stand.
Complaint hotline established
The mail from Moffat County, and other counties with a zip code beginning with 816, entered the Twilight Zone March 26.
Monday, April 23
The Western Slope Conference (WSC) high school season has held so many losses and wins against the same teams, it's beginning to look like the old collegiate Western Athletic Conference during football season.
A bill that would raise the legal age for handgun purchases passed its first hurdle Monday.
The president-elect of the Colorado Medical Society urged lawmakers Monday to bypass insurance companies and let health care providers directly offer medical coverage to help solve a rural health care crisis.
Students nervous about Wednesday's exams
The first state-mandated tests for Colorado juniors will appear on their desks Wednesday morning, and some students are nervous.
Boys & Girls Swimming, Track, Baseball, Girls Golf
Rosemary Parker, Ruthann Hardway, Eric Neeley
Incidents reported for April 23, 22, 21, 20.
At a time when most U.S. workers are seeking increased wages and overtime, a few people still exist who aren't interested in the money or the accolades.
Commissioners partner with BLM to map county for fire response, set property lines
Moffat County is preparing to take firefighting into the 21st century.
Schools could better serve kindergartners will full-day program, extended class time
A child's early years are the most formative, and Moffat County early childhood teachers want the school district to adapt its preschool and kindergarten programs to meet students' needs.
Last Saturday's Jeffco Invitational at the Arvada pool held many surprises for the boys swim team.
Sunday, April 22
Team heads into last four games of season
Coach Eric Johnson watched his Lady Bulldogs slip into what he calls "a reactive game" Saturday against Palisade.
Every spring the question at ski resorts arises: What if nature provides a snow storm and nobody comes?
The Craig City Council will face a venue change for its Tuesday meeting, convening at The Center of Craig, as scheduling problems have temporarily forced them out of City Hall.
With help from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and a little luck, one Colorado resident could win a chance to hunt elk anywhere in the state and that's no bull.
Moffat County residents had the opportunity to weigh in on the topic of growth legislation and the final form the bill might take.
Peroulis family required to write handbook on how to treat employees, foreign workers
A Craig sheep ranching family, accused of beating and starving their workers, settled a suit with the federal government resulting in no jail time or financial penalties.
Junior Chris Field and senior Rob Satterwhite played a game of one-upmanship Saturday when they switched battery positions in a doubleheader against Delta.
Thursday, April 19
Group heads 1,000 feet below the surface in mine tour
The familiar sound of a diesel engine filled the air, as the truck bounced its way into the tunnel.
The Craig Softball Association has enjoyed using the county's fields, and now wants to give something back.
Can you believe it? Spring is here and it is time to celebrate!
The Colorado Workforce Center is participating in the Governor's Summer Job Hunt.
Ridgeview Elementary principal promoted
Technology, testing, and putting children first, are three areas that Pete Bergmann sees as important to the future of Moffat County Schools.
Moffat County School District could lose federal funding for school resource officers
President Bush's preliminary budget does not include funding for school resource officers, and it is not clear how the lack will affect the officers in schools program in Moffat County.
Wednesday, April 18
Moffat County High School students will see a new face in the principal's office this August. The school board voted 7-0, to hire South Dakota native, Jane Krogman for the position.
The Federal Reserve's latest sneak attack against recession probably won't be the last.
There are approximately 60,000 antelope, also called pronghorn, in Colorado.
Austin Lyn Blake, 1982-2001 Feliciano Gomez, 1919-2001 Kathleen M. Roberts, 1908 - 2001 Wayne Everett Turner, 1925-2001
Look for defense to be the thrust of the Denver Broncos' draft this weekend as head coach Mike Shanahan rebuilds what had become a tattered, demoralized unit by the end of last season.
The Moffat County girls golf team braved the foul weather of a winter reluctant to leave Thursday, when they competed in the Eagle Valley Tournament at the Cotton Ranch Golf Course in Gypsum.
Incidents reported for April 18th & 17th
Hazardous materials accident planned in May as training exercise
There is going to be a disastrous accident involving a vehicle carrying toxic chemicals next month, and there will be approximately 20 casualties.
Visiting Nurse Association to be featured on CBS news
A segment due to air on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather will feature a program that will begin next month in Craig.
Tuesday, April 17
Thanks for all the e-mails; it's like coming home from work to a wonderful dessert every day!
At the start of Tuesday's game, the Lady Bulldogs soccer team looked as if they might chalk up their first win of the year against Class 3A Olathe (1-5).
Moffat County's 9-1 victory over Steamboat Springs marks three conference game winning streak
Tuesday's sun brought nearly 70 degree weather to the Yampa Valley, tentatively announcing the arrival of spring.
Amoco Production Co. will spend $82,000 in a settlement for violations of the Safe Water Drinking Act at three drilling sites on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.
Amy (Spalding) Poole 1975-2001
Forrest W. Conrow 1915-2001
Makaylah Mae Hampton, Trystan James
The Western Colorado Golf Foundation has announced that it is awarding 12 scholarships to seniors graduating from Western Slope high schools.
The Moffat County Sheriff's Office is offering three $1,000.00 scholarships again this year.
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Hammonds announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Theresa Hammonds, to Douglas Schneider Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Schneider.
Tim Bailey was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Court of Honor held by Troop 166 on March 3.
A speeder and a Colorado State Trooper exchanged more than a dozen pistol shots after a car chase that reached 100 mph on Hwy 139, with the gun battle ending when the Trooper wounded the assailant in the head.
Three residents arrested in three-agency sting
While most are dealing with spring colds and allergies, several Craig residents are suffering a serious case of "smuggler's blues".
Sen. Wayne Allard spends hour with Moffat residents
In keeping with his pledge to hold at least one annual meeting in each of Colorado's 64 counties, Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., held a town meeting Tuesday at the Shadow Mountain Community Center.
Monday, April 16
Far from the big sky of the Yampa Valley and the crisp clean air it holds, the Moffat County girl's 4x800-meter relay showed Colorado they're the team to beat.
Our town looks pretty nice this spring.
Kudos to the Craig Police Department for giving Craig citizens the chance to see up close and personal what a policeman's job is all about.
To Moffat County Craig Adult Hockey, City of Craig, Tom Nogoda, Randy Armstrong and Company:
Local telephone service for hundreds of residential customers in several subdivisions is in jeopardy because of the bankruptcy reorganization of Tess Communications Inc. of Westminster.
A Senate committee voted unanimously Monday to kill a bill that would have regulated mail-order drug sales.
School officials and parents would have to wait at least a month longer than usual to see their schools' overall performance on state assessment tests under a measure headed to the House floor.
Boys swimming, Girls, Soccer, Track, Baseball, Girls golf
The Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC) is accepting applications for the fifth and final round of Rural Accessibility Grants.
As Craig slowly works its way out of mud season and escapes another year of flooding, water remains an issue on the minds of many residents, and the Craig City Council.
Changes in Colorado law brought a new aspect to the show: Background checks for potential gun sellers.
Policymakers address school bullying on local, state levels
Moffat County is not immune to problems communities across the nation face.
Junior Ben Vikse is trying out for his second year of cheerleading.
Sunday, April 15
Mandy Chooi is feeling the heat. It's her first day on the job and she's been asked to quell a staff rebellion in a strange country.
Rural health care bill moves toward Senate, closes in on House approval
Small businesses rarely provide health insurance to their employees, and the reason is simple they just can't afford it.
Colorado Senate president Stan Matsunaka, D-Loveland, and Senate President pro tem Ed Perlmutter, D-Wheatridge, will be in Craig from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at The Center of Craig.
Incidents reported for April 15th and 14th
Ten years ago, making methamphetamine meant a 72-hour "cooking" session that generated an intense odor similar to cat urine, which tended to limit the locations where the drug could be made.
University Hospital in Denver, which gets about $30 million a year in federal funds for indigent care, now places rural residents needing care on a preferential list for treatment .
Before 13-year-old Seth Trickey shot and wounded five classmates at an Oklahoma middle school, a psychiatrist testified, he wondered what it was like to be in the shoes of the Columbine killers.
First Union Corp., the nation's sixth largest bank, is reportedly set to buy Wachovia Corp. for about $13 billion in stock in a move that would unite two North Carolina banking rivals.
Moffat County breaks conference losing streak in a 8-7 victory over Palisade
Late in the seventh inning, Shane Burum hit a bloop-single to right field, scoring Shane Mosher from third base, and giving the 'Dogs an 8-7 win over Palisade.
The Bulldogs pulled in a solid first place, on Friday, at the Moffat County High School pool.
Saturday, April 14
Traffic crashes in Colorado construction zones nearly doubled during the last decade, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).
Thursday, April 12
The first Cinder Block Relay championship was won by team Tricka.
The NL batting champion is starting to find his stroke.
Easter is truly about a man named Jesus, whose Father "so loved the world that he gave his only son that whosever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
For more than 2,000 years, Christians have been celebrating Good Friday, today, as the day Jesus Christ died for the redemption of sinners.
Commuters can expect short delays this month
Commuters driving on Colorado 131 can expect travel delays in the coming weeks because of a reconstruction project planned on 4 miles of the highway.
Routt County apartments scarce, pricey; vacancy is 2.6 percent
Rental apartments in Steamboat Springs are scarce, and people who manage to locate one will find they have to pay about $40 more per month than the average for the state of Colorado.
Crop and livestock producers who wish to apply for emergency loans or disaster payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of production difficulties in the 2000 seasons need to fill out the necessary applications soon.
Incidents reported for April 9,11 and 12.
Law enforcement officers search for contraband at high school
Police officers and K-9 units from Moffat and Rio Blanco counties convened at the Moffat County High School Thursday morning for a surprise drug sweep of the hallways and parking lots of MCHS.
Several officials concerned about the burden legislation might place on rural communities
The crush of growth Colorado has experienced during this economic boom has been considerable, resulting in calls for some sort of legislation to balance the demand for housing.
Wednesday, April 11
The deadline is Monday, April 16, with the emphasis on "dead."
Phillips, KLT interested in methane reserves
Phillips Petroleum executives are thinking seriously about doubling down on their bet on coal bed methane gas in west Routt County.
Wholesale prices fell in March as a record drop in the price of natural gas used in homes and sharp declines in other energy costs outweighed rising food prices.
DENVER (AP) - President Bush's proposed budget includes more money for Colorado researchers and the uninsured.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Anyone looking to get to Denver by an airplane or a shuttle were out of luck Wednesday because of an April snowstorm that crippled the metro area.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS A Steamboat Springs police officer was given authorization to apprehend an alleged drunken driver outside of the city limits just before noon Tuesday.
DOW officer believes other rules broken, too
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS A Denver man received a ticket this week for illegally taking too many trout from the Yampa River.
The girls AAU basketball season came to a close last weekend with an end-of-the year tournament in Laramie, Wyo.
Baseball The Bulldogs are sniffing for the sweet smell of success, and today they will do it in a town permeated by the scent of sulfur Glenwood Springs.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS A 30-year-old Craig man facing felony charges for allegedly burglarizing and stealing from his former employer waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Routt County Court
Many see opportunities for telecommunications future
Two DS3 or not two DS3? That, in Moffat County at least, is definitely the question.
Tuesday, April 10
Rob Krol John W. Kier
To the Editor; I would like to thank The Memorial Hospital staff for the quality care that I received during a recent stay at the hospital.
Hi Everyone! Dustin was here visiting on his spring break from March 13-18. We had a great time playing tourists!
Tuesday's cold front swept through the Yampa Valley, sending chills across the mountains and plains.
Moffat County baseball goes on two-game winning streak
There are a lot of fours around the Moffat County Bulldogs baseball team lately.
WASHINGTON (AP) Owning a home provides great potential tax deductions for millions of people, but many probably aren't fully aware of every tax break they could claim. Buying and selling a home also raises a number of tax possibilities.
DENVER (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to give preliminary approval to Denver's air-quality plan after concerns about emissions from large companies were addressed.
A powerful spring storm unleashed blizzard-like conditions across Colorado Wednesday, virtually shutting down travel in the state with widespread road problems and the closure of Denver International Airport.
Colorado schools would get an extra $35 million in federal funding under President Bush's budget proposal.
The Craig Intermediate School third quarter straight A report and honor roll is as follows:
The class of 1981 is looking for the following persons for its class reunion:
Kyle Scott Gerber Trystan James Stapleton Jada Paige Switzler Ashleigh Katherine Wheeler
In a poem published in the April 9 edition of the Craig Daily Press, author Lynn Nichols was mistakenly identified as a dispatcher. She actually works for the ambulance crew. The staff of the Daily Press regrets the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.
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Moffat County Sheriff's Department Deputy Clyde Anderson was honored as the department's Employee of the Month.
HAYDEN A 41-year-old Hayden man pleaded guilty Monday to felony possession of marijuana, but has the opportunity to clear his name of the conviction if he stays out of trouble for two years.
Youth tobacco use object of resident scrutiny
Cigarette butts line the ground on corners outside of Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School, and many students don't even make an attempt to hide the cigarettes in their hands as people drive by.
High-priced tests expected to earn high-priced results
Do you think you have what it takes to be a corporate lawyer?
Monday, April 9
NC Telecom has contingency plan; county project OK
Stock market volatility that has been torturing companies and investors for months has reached Colorado, and it's scrambled some major circuits concerning fiber optic enhancements. Last week Omaha-based Adesta Communications Inc., suspended further construction on fiber optic lines running along Interstate 70.Stock market volatility that has been torturing companies and investors for months has reached Colorado, and it's scrambled some major circuits concerning fiber optic enhancements. Last week Omaha-based Adesta Communications Inc., suspended further construction on fiber optic lines running along Interstate 70.
Images of the mild conditions at Augusta National Golf Club inundated television screens across the nation all weekend, but they are a far cry from the tempestuous weather that western Colorado has dealt with.
On a blustery Saturday, in the hills south of Craig, Meeker held its annual invitational track meet.
Caring about each individual's well-being and providing personalized care to every patient is simply how business is done at Craig Physical Therapy. If you are hoping to spend hours alone on exercise equipment, you won't be satisfied with the level of professionalism and standard of care at Craig Physical Therapy they are committed to assessing your individual needs and providing top-notch care to every patient, every visit.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford Motor Co. is warning customers of a defect that can break the rear windows on some 2002-model Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer sport utility vehicles.
Pregnant women urged to gain weight, quit smoking
Colorado has one of the highest low birth weight rates in the nation. Inadequate maternal weight gain during pregnancy is the largest contributor to the number of low weight births, according to state demographer Sue Ricketts, PhD, and Karen Trierweiler with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
DENVER (AP) - Colorado officials plan to meet Wednesday with The Boeing Co. representatives who are searching for a new home for their headquarters.
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A doctor testified that external events impaired Candace Newmaker's breathing while she was undergoing "rebirthing therapy" and the lack of oxygen caused a medical domino effect.
DENVER (AP) - A top federal energy regulator says the best way to stabilize the power grid is by promoting energy supply and delivery, discouraging demand and letting markets determine price.
DENVER (AP) Gov. Bill Owens threatened Monday to veto a measure that would require insurance companies to charge the same copayment for prescription drugs picked up at a pharmacy as for those ordered by mail.
DENVER (AP) The Legislature's options in working on growth-management plans this session were whittled by one on Monday after a House committee killed a bill backed by environmentalists.
Gas, oil exploration possible near Vermillion Basin
President Bush has pushed for expanded resource exploration since the beginning of his administration, and Marathon Oil Co. has wasted no time in heeding the President's call. It has filed an expression of interest to lease approximately 1,600 acres for oil and gas exploration and development in the northwest corner of the Vermillion Basin in Moffat County.
It doesn't appear as if Craig residents will have any reason to swim with the fishes anytime soon.
Sunday, April 8
National Telecommunicators Week recognizes law enforcement employees for their efforts
They are one of the most important cogs in the machinery of law enforcement, yet they rarely receive public recognition.
The Craig Cougars Bantams team played its end-of-the-year tournament March 18, at the Loudy-Simpson ice arena.
The Moffat County girls soccer team's scoring drought was broken Saturday at Woodbury Park in Craig, when the first drop of rain was felt in the form of a Jeni Bamford goal.
Parker Moore, John Shipley, Jeff Olree, and Danny Arnold have already qualified in the 200-meter freestyle relay once this year, however, once was not enough.
Moffat County High School baseball coach Kip Hafey, armed with a revamped batting line-up, blazed his way across the high plains of Utah to the town of Roosevelt and to the Bulldogs' first victory since March 24.
Incidents reported for April 8
RIFLE, Colo. (AP) Colorado expects to close hundreds of oil and gas wells this year, and with national energy prices on the rise, the state will be under pressure to compensate.
NEW YORK (AP) Taking advantage of the market's cheaper prices, investors gave stocks a strong boost in early trading Monday.
As Americans soldiers sit detained by Chinese officials, and epidemics such as Mad Cow and Foot and Mouth disease threaten overseas meat production, many Americans tend to forget about the issues that we are facing in the U.S.
For brides- and grooms-to-be, choosing invitations and registering for gifts may seem like a minor part of the wedding planning process, but it's actually a very critical part because these two elements involve your wedding guests.
The new Craig City Council will hold its first meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Council chambers of Craig City Hall.
Friday, April 6
Whether you're dreaming of a waterfront campsite at Jackson Lake or backcountry views from Mueller, summertime will soon be here. What better way to spend your summer than enjoying the great Colorado outdoors?
Local trainer, dog certified to interact with patients, senior citizens
It became clear to Shannan Sparkman when she was 6 years old and observed a highly-respected trainer at work, that she wanted to work with animals. And, Sparkman has been doing just that for more than 40 years.
Thursday, April 5
WASHINGTON (AP) House Republicans are working on a plan to waive some clean air provisions and direct the use of more federal portable generators to ease California's summer power crunch.
Tuesday was Equal Pay Day to point out the fact that a woman has to work through Tuesday to catch up to a man's earnings from last week.
Robert N. "Bobby" Robinson Sr. 1910 - 2001
DENVER (AP) Health insurance companies would gain flexibility in setting rates for certain policies under a bill designed to stop the flight of insurance carriers from Colorado.
He was one of those David and Goliath type politicians. He was either stoned or slinging it.
The County will be accepting bids on two lots at 9:30 a.m. Friday for property located near 1st Street, between Severson Supply and Lamplighter trailer park and a lot on Clay St.
USDA, agricultural marketing center have $25 million for grants
Independent producers are being targeted by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in an effort to add value to agricultural producer's products.
Although Craig lies nestled on the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains in the high country of Colorado, its agricultural impacts may be felt on the other side of the world.
Living on the Western Slope has its advantages.
Boy suffers only scratches from accident
A 7-year-old boy was struck by a car and dragged 10 feet after darting out into School Street around 2:45 Thursday afternoon.
Baseball Kip Hafey and his struggling Bulldogs will try to break their conference losing streak at 1 p.m., Saturday in a double header against winless Battle Mountain.
Nowadays, the rah-rahs of cheerleading have been replaced with intricate human pyramids, and the pom-pons have been put away in favor of breath-taking aerial maneuvers.
Moffat County residents are proud of their community. They know the caliber of people who reside here, the high level of services provided, the commendable educational system and the staggering amount of recreational opportunities.
Wednesday, April 4
Seventh Street walkers now have option to take bus to school
When Paula Terry, parent of two East Elementary School students, went on a safety crusade, the school district listened.
Craig Chamber of Commerce employees and ambassadors were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Waste Management, a residential and commercial trash service that is branching into the Craig area.
Jacob Everett Ellis Forrest Conrow
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Steamboat Springs commuters don't get a tax break for their travels, but they should be aware of a business travel deduction option if they use their car for work expenses.
Improvements to U.S. 40 on Muddy Pass long overdue
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS A Colorado State Trooper who has more than 20 years of experience patrolling Muddy Pass believes safety improvements to the pass are long overdue.
The Craig Youth Hockey Association will meet at 7 p.m. April 10 at the fire department to review by-laws. Call Randy at 824-2547 for more information.
The Craig AAU sixth-grade basketball team is having an awesome season. ON March 24 the girls traveled to Rifle for a round-robin tournament.
Incidents reported for April 3, April 1, March 31, March 30, March 29, & March 28.
Music, it is said, has the power to tame even the wildest beasts. For four high school musicians, the stakes weren't life or death, but the pressure was intense none the less: Successfully playing through a live audition to be accepted to the 2001 Colorado All-State Honor Bands.
Ten attend presentation by Shiloh Homes officials
Several residents were concerned about the caliber of youth Shiloh Homes would let occupy the Moffat County Youth Care Center, but those residents didn't appear at Wednesday's fact-finding meeting.
Tuesday, April 3
Resident concerns driving potential initiative
Defining junk and deciding how to handle it were two issues the Moffat County Planning Commission faced Tuesday in response to ongoing complaints about the county's appearance.
COLORADO CITY, Colo. (AP) Columbia House announced Tuesday it will close its giant compact disc and video distribution center by the end of the year, a decision that means all 500 employees will lose their jobs.
The Center of Craig, a once run-down First Christian church sitting on the corner of Yampa Ave. and 6th St., has been revived.
As Public Health Week 2001 begins, a recent statewide survey provided Coloradans with some unwelcome information regarding teens and smoking.
Students from nearly every state and several countries competed Jan. 24 in the the Elementary Knowledge Master Open academic competition. The team, consisting of sixth-grade students, used computers to answer 100 very challenging questions from all curricular areas.
Each month the Moffat County School District Board of Education honors student, teacher and staff accomplishments. This month honorees were:
Steven L. Bernard
A 5-0 loss may seem to be an absurd score to get excited about, especially if you're on the zero end of the score.
A loss in the district tournament would be hard, and one in the state tournament would be even harder.
Flames, fed by extremely high winds, consumed a major portion of the house at 730 Barbara St., in Western Knolls on Monday. The Craig/Rural Fire Department received a call at about 5 p.m. on Monday, and used nearly every truck available to battle the voracious fire. Homeowners George and Claudia Peters were unharmed.
Low turnout Tuesday results in no changes
With a limited number of public issues and political controversy facing Craig, the city's voters decided that they would like to keep things just the way the are.
Monday, April 2
This will be the second-to-last match up against Steamboat Springs for the five seniors on the Bulldogs baseball team, and it will go off with a bang.
You know who they are and you've been enjoying their home cooking every week. Two Sisters & a Mom Catering (Argie Peroulis, Toni Raftopoulos and Bia Peroulis Reyes) has hit the ground running and the word is out fantastic. Whether they're dishing up Mexican Casserole or grilled pork chops, the homemade touch makes every meal.
CHICAGO (AP) United Airlines followed its last-place performance among major U.S. airlines in 1999 with an even worse year in 2000, according to an annual ranking system released Monday.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) People who have traveled to countries where foot-and-mouth disease has infected livestock are being asked to disinfect before stepping foot on Colorado State University's campus.
DENVER (AP) Students in Colorado middle schools are using tobacco at a higher rate than other children around the nation, state health officials said Monday.
DENVER (AP) Wildlife biologists have begun killing deer in an effort to slow the spread of a fatal brain disease in deer and elk.
Private indoor arena near completion in Hayden, may reduce Moffat County's need
Hayden resident Keith Barnett only needs to complete the finishing touches on the indoor horse arena he has constructed, and the site will then be open to the public.
To the Editor; It's National Library Week and the Moffat County Libraries encourages everyone to learn about the many wonderful, free resources available at your library.
Landing patterns, safety could be upgraded
Some feel the only answer to eliminating local airplane mishaps is a radar installation, and at the Board of County Commissioners meeting on Friday, the Commissioners agreed.
Junior Kellie Dodds hurled the shot an impressive 29 feet and one inch, clenching the sixth-place spot at Saturday's Hotchkiss meet.
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush is leading a strategic assault on the environment after he announced plans to rescind a Clinton-era regulation limiting the amount of arsenic allowed in drinking water, a Democratic governor said Saturday.
The Bulldog's divers take first and second place in Saturday's competition
Sophomore John Shipley stepped confidently onto Moffat County High School's diving board Saturday, executing the meet's most difficult dive, and taking first place in the compeititon.
Moving effortlessly between Broadway, orchestra, recital and operatic performance, Douglas Webster is winning acclaim as one of America's most accomplished and versatile singers. Webster has everything you could want; a full operatic voice with range to match, stage presence and acting skills. Webster has performed before audiences across the country, been a regular at Co-munity Concerts, and taught music theater classes at the Breckenridge Music Festival in 1999.
With two outs in the bottom of seventh, and the Rifle Bears leading the Bulldogs 5-3, Moffat County sophmore Jerod Estey came up big.
To the Editor; THis is the second time I'm writing in response to E.C. Day's letter to the editor on March 13, 2001, on not wanting Swap Shop to allow the sale of fire arms onSwap Shop.
To The Editor; This is the second time I have written a letter to the editor and this one really makes me proud to be part of a mostly caring community. I hope this does make a difference and the person sees the problem with what they did.
Train depot to be refurbished and added to historic district
The history of Moffat County is the stuff of legends. Shoot-outs and determined homesteaders and ranchers, led to the creation of the West and western ideals. And a piece of that storied past is soon to be recovered.
Johnston values voter's opinions
Thinking like a representative of the community who reacts to taxpayer's desires and not his own, are some of the values that rank high on Craig City Council candidate Bill Johnston's list.
CHICAGO (AP) Ailing Internet consultancy MarchFirst Inc. has agreed to sell many of its assets to software company Divine Inc. in a deal valued at up to $120 million, Divine chief executive Andrew ''Flip'' Filipowski announced Friday.