Tuesday, July 31
Enough venture capital flowed into Colorado to rank the state sixth in the nation during the second quarter despite the cooling economy.
Since this is the last month, well actually the last few weeks, of my summer vacation (the high school sports season is starting to rear it ugly head), my brain is working on seven-second delay.
The Broncos Rare Breed Football Camp kicked off its first day Tuesday at the Moffat County High School practice field with players such as incoming sophomore Cody Palmer taking their first cleated step of the season.
State officials to address issues of property rights, hunting, fishing, and conservation
Officials from the Colorado Division of Wildlife will meet this fall to determine the effects that its long-range plan is having on outdoor recreation, after seeing many changes that have occurred throughout Colorado in the last seven years.
Infrastructure projects, training center fund requests prioritized
Eeny, meeny, miney, moe ... catch a funding grant by its toe.
Despite increase in arrests, most juvenile crimes committed are for minor offenses
When crime increases, residents often become concerned as to reasons for it. In Craig, although crime statistics rose in 2000, the seriousness of the offenses has decreased.
Jaiden Louise Sund, Callie Marie Warren,
Lori DeAndra Schmidt is proud to announce the marriage of her parents, Wynter Lethonia Gleason and Richard Allen Schmidt.
Moralez, VanDriver to wed
Acord, Dooley engaged
Clements, Marshall plan to wed
Nielson, Overton engaged
Camilletti, Kaisler to wed
Nikki Zulian and Jennifer Anthony, Jesse Lee Hart, CLinton J. Kowach, Michael Simones, CU graduates, Adam Brosious
Yesterday 7/26/01, I was at Kum and Go to pick up a newspaper.
Monday, July 30
The 4-H Junior. Leaders would like to thank the community for supporting us with the car wash last weekend.
The White House is threatening to veto a $7.5 billion farm aid package under consideration in the Senate because it would spend $2 billion more than the administration says is necessary.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) A fire burning in timber downed by a 1997 windstorm in a wilderness area north of Steamboat Springs has calmed significantly due to cool, cloudy weather.
Sheep ranchers and state wildlife officials have reached a tentative truce in a dispute over the relocation of wild bighorn sheep to areas near public grazing lands.
Applications for a state grant program to help governments address growth issues were made available Monday.
The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners expect to review and approve the final piece of the proposed oil and gas lease application that will cover all applications for resource exploration in Moffat County
Gary Nall, Joseph Schneider
Being number one is important, but being number two isn't so bad, especially when it's connected with providing a valuable resource.
Helicopter supply drops, thermal sensors, rappelling from helicopters, complex mathematical prediction models and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) mapping technology.
Snafu forces customers to back pay up to six months of city sales tax not previously collected by Greeley Gas Company
Natural gas customers in Craig will see another slight increase on their bills in the near future because Greeley Gas Company failed to charge customers for the increase in city sales tax that went into effect Jan. 1.
In the dwindling years of the 1940s, a halfback from Southern Methodist University blew through defenses in the South Western Conference on his way to a Heisman Trophy.
Flattery could mean everything when it's coming from the mouths of everyone.
July 26 was the anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
Sunday, July 29
Shiloh Homes provides for troubled youth throughout Moffat County
For many, having a youth care facility in Craig is important.
WASHINGTON, D.C The Office of Advocacy released a study by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Chief Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers and a Syracuse University economist, and Harvey S. Rosen, an economist from Princeton University
Saturday was IMCA Madness night at the Hayden Speedway, but that was no surprise to the speedway's vice-president, Justin Gallegos.
When Nick Lee fired his .22-caliber rifle at the Cedar Mountain Shooting Range on July 21, it was the last round he fired in the 4-H regular season, and it was also his last chance to qualify to shoot at the state fair.
Driver flees from four local enforcement agencies
An attempt to pull over a driver on a reckless driving charge led to an eight minute, high-speed chase through the east side of Craig.
Moffat County bales tires as way of helping recycling effort
Tires are fairly limited in their uses.
Thursday, July 26
Legislation encourages rural technological expansion
In any race, it's always good to have a head start.
For Maybell resident Lance Poole, the sky is the limit.
Maybell Days has been postponed until Sept. 8. Originally, the event was scheduled for July 28, but that has been canceled. The events begin at 2 p.m. in the Maybell Park and the potluck dinner will follow at 5 p.m.
Saturday will mark the beginning of the second Craig Farmer's Market, and organizer Genevieve Spencer is hoping this year's event builds on the success of last year's.
Moffat County schools score higher than state average
The results of the statewide Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) tests have been released and Moffat County School District officials are pleased with the improvements they have seen since the test's inception in 1997.
Wednesday, July 25
DENVER (AP) Another computer glitch within a week at Qwest Communications International has left 250 wireless phone customers with bills for Internet service they never ordered.
Take one-part swine and one-part Devin Roberson, and you have a winning combination. The 17-year-old 4-H member has won Reserve Grand Champion Showmanship once, Reserve Grand Champion Market twice and Grand Champion Showmanship three times.
The Sunshine Loop on Mt. Werner was dusty and fast.
Pet of the week
Wilderness area near Steamboat on fire again
Dry conditions, downed trees and wind stoked up the Mad Creek Fire this week, causing smoke to trickle into the air north of Steamboat Springs and fire officials to re-examine containing the blaze.
Renovation questions still remain unanswered
The Board of Trustees of The Memorial Hospital (TMH) voted 5-2 not to put a ballot initiative for the November 2001 election on the Moffat County election register.
Anglers, DOW discuss future of Yampa River
Anglers from Steamboat and Craig convened Wednesday night at the Carpenter Ranch outside of Hayden, looking for answers regarding the future of the Yampa River.
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) Beer-maker Adolph Coors Co. reported a 3 percent rise in second-quarter profit Thursday, but still failed to meet analysts' expectations.
Tuesday, July 24
Craig Fire/Rescue responded Tuesday evening to a report of a fire at the City Pool complex.
Brown's Park fires to be part of fuel management plan
At first, the plan may sound like no plan at all: If there is a fire, let it burn, and that's exactly what firefighters are doing for two fires in Northwest Colorado.
Ordinance must pass again to become law
By a 5-2 vote, the Craig City Council passed the first reading of one of the most debated ordinances in recent history.
Billy Ivey, one of the 10- to 12-year-old Craig All-Star team's pitchers, has been part of a Little League team looking to go the distance this year.
Jayden Lee Walker, Jesse Forrest Lumpkin, Meredith Paige Kopsa
In an effort to gauge student's reading comprehension and ability to express themselves in written form, Debra Frazier's fifth-grade class reviewed different books during the school year. Their reviews follow as they were submitted:
Now, I realize 25-years of age is rather young to start reminiscing about the good-old-days, since most of my good-old-days may still be in my future but I'm going to do it anyway.
Monday, July 23
The swine of Moffat County should beware, because if Katy Oberwitte is on the job there is no escape.
The Yampa River is about two weeks ahead of historical summer low-flow time, but officials say the fish population is not being stressed too badly by the early conditions.
Youth go in search of bugs during CNCC's 'College for Kids'
Lost as to where to send your young children for the day?
Sentence could include restitution for damages, jail time
Thomas James Kober, 18, plead guilty to all charges stemming from the Aug. 10 break-ins of Moffat County High School and Sunset Elementary School, in which the vandalism to both schools exceeded $50,000 in damages.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Napster Inc. is replacing its leader with an executive from its German backer, who will try to steer the company out of its renegade past into a legitimate service that requires fans to pay for music.
An epidemic rages in this country. It's called "settling."
Dave Kleiber has chased fugitives with the U.S. Marshals, worked on a special city crime unit and been part of an FBI task force.
Women fight against government's stance on collections
DENVER (AP) Brianna DeHart thought it was a mistake when she read the letter saying she owed $11,857 for welfare payments her mother had fraudulently obtained.
A dust storm is predicted for the mountain bikers at the Steamboat Springs Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series, according to Roger Watson of Craig's Mo Phat racing team.
President Bush's new energy policy is causing many to take a second look at America's most abundant, affordable and reliable energy resource
Sunday, July 22
On the back of a black, red, white and chrome Suzuki Marauder 800, Terry Scott of Craig drew four kings, ace high the hand that won the fifth annual Poker Run Sunday.
Nate Vaccari, 17, is a veteran of the Yampa River Classic Junior Golf Tournament, having played in it for as long as he can remember.
DENVER (AP) Citizens Communications on Saturday defended its actions in a $1.65 billion deal with Qwest Communications International that fell apart.
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush said Friday that ''help is on the way'' as the first tax refund checks hit the mail, but more than 34 million taxpayers will get no check
DENVER (AP) Members of a state legislative subcommittee on redistricting agreed Friday to take their show on the road, saying it is important to hear what voters around the state see as the top priorities in Congress.
Our warmest thanks go to the following people:
Babies need a lot, as do moms taking care of them, and one of the most important needs is nutrition.
Agency on Aging requesting proposals
The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Colorado has begun its annual effort to assist public and private organizations that work with seniors to apply for the various monies that are available.
CRAIG, Colo. (AP) Firefighters let three lightning-sparked blazes near Dinosaur National Monument burn unhindered Saturday because they were on remote, unpopulated land.
Thursday, July 19
Lobbyists, legislature encourage power plants to shop locally
Power issues have been charging politicians both large and small, and Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) caught the current on Thursday when members passed a resolution to support a coal production income tax credit.
When Delbert Knez mounts his '99 Harley-Davidson Fatboy and draws his first card in the Poker Run, he'll be doing so for the sake of the community's youth.
Last year, the Ride 'N Tie Rodeo was dedicated to Wendy Snyder, a long-time rodeo committee board member who had passed away.
Little League team off to state
CRAIG, Colo. (AP) Three lightning-sparked fires burned 2,000 acres near Dinosaur National Monument by Thursday night and consumed an abandoned cabin.
Hurd, Tweit plan wedding
ATLANTA (AP) Along Ponce de Leon Avenue, where fast-food signs stand out like neon exclamation points, Grace United Methodist Church is easy to miss
We would like to take this means to thank everyone for our 50th anniversary party.
OK, here's a good one for anyone who has ever been upset with the electric company
Thanks to a grant from the Animal Assistance Foundation of Denver, pet owners in Moffat County will get a break if their dog or cat turns up missing.
Safety Center project complete
After nearly 10 years of planning, public forums and committee meetings, the final product of a huge public effort is complete and open to the public.
Wednesday, July 18
DINOSAUR, Colo. (AP) Nearly 70 firefighters were en route Wednesday to battle a fast-growing wildfire burning on nearly 1,200 acres of federal land.
Rodeo organizer Penny McCoy can't remember how long mutton busting has been part of the Ride 'N Tie Rodeo, but she can give a fairly good guess.
When Jessica Uecker was 12-years-old, she tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a disabling injury for an athlete of any age.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Citing expense and the hiring of more workers to give reasonable time off between trips, Union Pacific Railroad has ended safety measures designed to ease fatigue for some substitute locomotive engineers.
In the wake of lower gasoline prices, residents will see higher natural gas bills
With the escalating price of natural gas, the last thing customers want to see is another cost increase on their monthly gas bill.
Where did the good spirit go?
DENVER (AP) A citizens' group has recommended designating more federal wilderness areas in Colorado, boosting its previous proposal by 245,519 acres to a total of 1.6 million acres.
Steamboat Springs doctors will take appointments once a week
Two Steamboat Springs pediatricians will soon hold clinics in Craig each Thursday beginning Aug. 2. Their office will be housed at the Northwest Health Specialists Center.
Tuesday, July 17
To be listed on the MCHS "High Honors" honor roll, a student must have earned a grade average of 3.80 or higher for the quarter.
Hola Everyone! It is the rainy season, for true!
Even as the nonprofit Community Agriculture Alliance holds its annual meeting with a barbecue at Harmony Ranch, letters are making their way to people who could help stop the loss of Northwest Colorado's agricultural lands.
Maybell, Dinosaur residents examine, react to Land Use Plan draft
Moffat County residents continue to prove that access to public lands for recreational and natural resource use is a critical concern, and the topic continues to bring people flooding to public forums to have their say.
The Animal Assistance League of Northwest Colorado wants to thank the 297 participants in our "Be Kind to Animals" story contests established by the American Humane Association.
Amy M. Schonert
Jack Quintana, Nicholas Bomba, Camren Beren, Chad W. GreenJack Quintana
Heidi and Roy Meats of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Brittnee Amber, born at 5:39 a.m. March 29, 2001, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Safety pays, and in more ways than one.
Safety pays, and in more ways than one.
Awards were heaped on the Craig Rotary Club at the District 5440 Annual Conference in Scottsbluff, Neb., including the highest honor for any club in the four-state District.
A van full of history buffs and Museum of Northwest Colorado Director, Dan Davidson, traveled though Moffat County visiting historical sites throughout the Hamilton, Lay and Juniper Springs areas Saturday.
The Archuleta clan celebrated the 4th of July holiday with a family picnic at the Joe Sr. home. Good time for all!
Helen Henrietta Perry, Donald Axford, Dorothy Carter,
A woman who tested positive for a low-level strain of bubonic plague last month has returned home from the hospital.
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) A pre-arrest interview with a man accused of killing his wife and burying her in their yard can be admitted at trial, a judge has ruled.
WOLCOTT, Colo. (AP) Federal authorities are closing a popular motocross area after discovering it sits on top of a significant Indian archaeological site.
WASHINGTON (AP) Consumer prices edged up last month as electricity prices continued to surge while the cost of gasoline and other energy products retreated.
WASHINGTON (AP) In another black eye for the FBI, 449 side arms and submachine guns and more than 180 computers
The ninth hole at the Little Bear Miniature Golf Course, known as Bull Canyon, can shake even the steadiest of putters, and is consider the hardest of the course's holes by all players.
The Yampa Valley Golf Course
The other day, while contemplating the possibility of sniffing glue, I came upon an idea which should be bigger than inhalants in small towns sheep racing.
In the year that followed the end of World War II, Craig's chapter of the American Legion founded the longest-running community event in Moffat County's history the Ride 'N Tie Rodeo.
Monday, July 16
Attacking an increasingly popular Internet business practice, a consumer watchdog group Monday filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asserting that many online search engines are concealing the impact special fees have on search results by Internet users.
he Used Book Store under new ownership
It is time again for the 55th Annual Moffat County Ride-N-Tie Rodeo July 20-21.
For Troy Vernon, Friday and Saturday's rodeo in Maybell meant he'd earn a fourth place in flag racing, but more importantly, it started his countdown to the Little Britches finals, which will be held in Colorado Springs at the end of the month.
After the rain stopped Saturday night, and a herd of spectators in 4x4's were finished repacking the dirt track, Hayden Speedway was open for business.
For many of her 83 years, Helen Moore has worked hard to help others in volunteer efforts that have spanned a number of decades, events and charities.
Craig Police Department undergoes personnel reorganization
In an attempt to bridge the gap that exists between the Craig Police Department and the public, Chief Walt Vanatta has organized an internal restructuring of the department.
Cost reduction project cited as factor in revenue increase
Sometimes plans really do come together.
Sunday, July 15
Businesses' inventories of unsold goods were flat in May as sales registered the biggest increase in more than a year.
The Pentagon's successful missile defense test bolsters President Bush's hopes for building at least a rudimentary defense against ballistic missile attack on the United States and its allies by 2004.
One of the adjustments that will be a part of the move into the Moffat County Public Safety Center is how VIN (vehicle identification number) inspections will be handled for vehicle registration.
New hospital to cost $17-$18 M
The ideas and needs have been analyzed and digested, the concept of the building and the reality of what can be built have been melded, and a final footprint has been finished.
As Colorado works to combat the growing problem of nursing shortages, health care facilities in Craig are finding strategic ways to plan ahead and avoid some of the difficulties associated with a community having too few nurses.
Teen to be sentenced in September
The first of the two defendants arrested in connection with the Aug. 10 break-ins at Moffat County High School and Sunset Elementary School has pleaded guilty to all charges.
Though both the 8- to 11-year-old and the 11- to 12-year-old All-Stars teams played in the Little League District Championships Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
On behalf of the Substance Abuse Prevention Program, I am writing this letter in support of the efforts to bring about an ordinance in the City and County concerning tobacco use and possession among minors.
There will be a group asking for a workshop with City Council to present facts about tobacco use among teens and health issues relating to tobacco use.
Thursday, July 12
Over the last ten years, the population in Craig has grown by more than 1,000 people, according to figures recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Mo Phat Racing team from Craig still remains atop the team standings in the Steamboat Springs Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series, after Wednesday's race at Howlsen Hill.
WASHINGTON (AP) After New Mexico surprised its fellow states by settling its antitrust suit against Microsoft, a legal expert who has followed the case suggested that the software maker is trying to chip away at its pursuers.
Summer Work Program offers area youth a step-up on the job market
For most high school and college students, summer break conjures up the vision of sleeping late and laying around taking it easy.
As urban sprawl continues to create headaches for residents and officials in the Denver-metro area, city officials in Craig continue to find ways to avoid the same type of situation in this part of the state.
Officials to solicit funds from businesses
The ideas about how Craig and Moffat County can and should change are many, and the dollars that are needed are many more.
Lightning started two wildfires in northwest Colorado Tuesday afternoon as firefighters made progress against fires elsewhere in the state.
Six 4-H youth represented Moffat County in the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program (WHEP) State Contest on Saturday.
Craig Middle School 4th quarter 2000-01
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi announced the award of a $5.9 million grant to the State of Colorado for the establishment of a new state veterans cemetery.
The children of Larry and Jan Bell, formerly of Craig, are hosting an open house to celebrate their parents' 40th wedding anniversary.
Six-year-old Sarlena Jenkins, had her first hair cut last month and sheared approximately 13 inches off.
Coors fields' curse not only stunts Rockies success, but hinders road to game
I don't know, but I'm starting to believe the stories about ballparks being cursed, and that goes for the teams that play in them as well.
Wednesday, July 11
This is a letter of concern from the Moffat County High School Parent Advisory Committee and Parents and Friends booster club. Lengthy discussions have occurred at the last couple of P.A.C. meetings concerning drug and alcohol abuse in our community.
The Center of Craig Board of Directors would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who helped make The Center's first annual Art Expo a success.
We wish to thank everyone who shared in our sorrow of loosing a loved one.
As August approaches, it signals the beginning of the vacation season for many people throughout the country, and those people may not have to worry about the cost of filling the gasoline tank.
Groups clash on Foundation's priorities
Despite statements of goodwill and understanding, the priorities of the Moffat County Commissioners and the Community Foundation still don't mesh.
WASHINGTON (AP) At the end of the Sydney Olympics, with the C.J. Hunter controversy still fresh, USA Track & Field was criticized for the way it handled positive drug tests.
As a member of this community, I thought it important to put a stop to the misconceptions that are surrounding the proposed tobacco ordinance for the City of Craig.
All but three large wildland fires out
Hundreds of wildland firefighters in Colorado were being sent home to rest as heavy rain and less wind combined to dampen fires.
Tuesday, July 10
DENVER (AP) Sentencing laws have become so complicated that judges say they often call on a 15-member, full-time staff at the state Corrections Department to find out how long a prisoner might stay in prison.
RIFLE, Colo. (AP) The mother of a woman fatally wounded in a shooting at an RV park last week will be allowed to enter the United States from Mexico after being turned away once.
Taya Nicole Berg, Jackson Hobbes Foote, Austin Corbin Wyatt
Daniel William Meyer of Craig and Jennifer Jo Pfeifer of Grand Junction announce their engagement. Both are Mesa State College graduates.
Joseph A. Boscia,
After a discussion that involved horses, pigs and geese, what was supposed to lead to the City Council's vote on the first reading of the proposed tobacco ordinance turned into nothing more than a real turkey.
Management recommendation for public lands creates controversy
The Bureau of Land Management's Little Snake Field Office is beginning a management re-evaluation process for the Vermillion Basin area, but even before the paperwork is started, the Moffat County Commissioners are opposing any such actions.
Tri-State Generation's assessed value drops for second year
Tri-State Generation's assessed value drops for second year in a row.
City of Craig - Council Members:
WASHINGTON (AP) Metropolitan areas powered the nation's economic good times during the 1990s, said a U.S. Conference of Mayors report aimed at persuading Congress and the White House to pump more money into cities and suburbs.
During the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference June 14, Chief Walt Vanatta, on behalf of the Craig Police Department, was presented with the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Pioneer Policing Award for the department's Safety Belt Program.
Monday, July 9
Although it served as a qualifier for five post-season swim meets, the Sea Sharks ABC Open was held more for the chance to compete and improve times.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) Federal water managers will begin releasing extra water from Western Slope reservoirs this summer to make sure a 15-mile stretch of the Colorado River doesn't go dry.
Sunday, July 8
From now until Friday, the Moffat County Public Safety Center will be undergoing final detail work, organization, and the hustle and bustle of law enforcement departments moving in and getting settled, all in anticipation of the first inmates: Law-abiding, charitable residents.
With one of the hottest topics in recent years on the City Council's docket, Tuesday's meeting may provid
The six-year-old boy who came close to drowning July 4 has been home since Friday.
It came down to a battle of wills as to who would capture this year's Ladies Silver Bullet Golf Tournament.
Hats off to the Craig Conoco Station on Victory Way for lowering its gas prices this last week and a half.
To the Editor; I don't know if this is the right place to write a letter to the editor, but here it goes. Hats off to the Craig Conoco Station on Victory Way for lowering its gas prices this last week and a half.
Having been fortunate to grow up on a cattle ranch on the White River during the 50s and 60s, I was under the impression that our deer herds would never disappear.
Thursday, July 5
I fully support the idea of the City Council passing an ordinance that would prohibit the possession of and use of tobacco by minors.
Although Yampa Valley Golf assistant golf pro Tom Dockstader hasn't worked at the course the for 17 years the Ladies Silver Bullet tournament has been running, he has been there long enough to notice something.
Since the beginning of the season, Hollie Haskins, Camie Hillewaert and their Sea Sharks swim team has been plagued with middle-of-the-pack placing and low race turnouts.
Girls group uses Curious George to examine several scenarios, outcomes in judicial lesson
With his quirky adventures and his friend, the Man in the Yellow Hat, Curious George is a favorite children's character.
County officials to discuss changes to Foundation's bylaws, mission statement
Once again, the Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado and the Moffat County Commissioners will meet in an attempt to resolve the conflict concerning the direction and management of the Foundation and its finances.
The nation's unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent in June as manufacturers continued to suffer heavy job losses and demand for workers in service industries fell to the lowest level in 10 months.
RIFLE, Colo. (AP) One man was chatting on a pay phone outside a grocery store. His brother sipped beer with a co-worker in a nearby RV park.
Rocky Mountain firefighters have appealed to the National Interagency Fire Center for more people and equipment to fight a growing number of forest fires in Colorado.
This letter is to convey the support of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association regarding a youth tobacco possession ordinance.
I have been asked to comment on the need for our community to take proactive steps in reducing the abuse of tobacco by our young people.
Wednesday, July 4
Mary Elizabeth Anne Longwell, Sidney Michelle Atchison, Kaitlyn Theresa Broeg, Jason Woodrow Reeser, Corey Jacob Rice, Megan NiCole Shelton
DENVER (AP) An animal rights group says about 200 prairie dogs destined to become food for endangered ferrets could instead live out their lives in a Texas zoo and as pets.
DENVER (AP) The Colorado State Patrol has approved an anti-road-rage task force and ordered it into action this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) The number of Americans filing new claims for state unemployment insurance rose last week after falling for three weeks in a row.
Officials say savings come in time, manpower
It has been nine years since the Craig Parks and Recreation Department has had much to brag about that is, unless they are talking about their ability to fix broken down lawnmowers.
RIFLE, Colo. (AP) The man accused of shooting seven people, killing three, on a rampage through an RV park and a grocery store reportedly told a friend he planned to shoot some people and then himself.
Earl Ross Elarton
RANGELY, Colo. (AP) Fire crews and airplanes battled a fast-moving blaze that burned more than 45 acres in the Routt National Forest of northwestern Colorado on Wednesday.
Program aimed at addressing natural resource concerns
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced the creation of a Soil and Water Conservation Assistance Program (SWCA).
During the fun of the Fourth of July holiday, a 6-year-old Craig boy almost lost his life.
For the next three days, the Moffat County boys basketball team will compete against teams from across western America at the University of Wyoming Team Camp.
Charles B. (Chuck) McCulloh is the new chairman of the Colorado Mining Association (CMA).
Tuesday, July 3
Anna Reishus, Jennifer Lyn Preece, Mona Bergstrom
The Moffat County Public Safety Center will be open and fully functioning on July 23.
AT&T Broadband and along with different television channels enjoy giving away items.
Dale Henderson, Dwayne Montieth
Forest Service stresses camping etiquette
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS The U.S. Forest Service is welcoming campers to the Routt National Forest, but officials want to make sure the expected 2,000 visitors to the public land are well-informed about camping etiquette.
Lack of funding, other priorities delay in building upgrade
Even as the libraries of Moffat County undergo system improvements and upgrading, the Craig branch has to maneuver and adapt to change without any major structural renovations.
It was begrudgingly that I embarked on a canoe trip with one of the editors from our newspaper last Friday.
The Hayden Speedway already has three races under its belt, nearly half the eight races that are planned for the season.
With summer energy needs on the rise and more and more Colorodans concerned about our energy situation, I have heard lots of folks continuing to sing the same old song that Americans were going to have to make a choice between affordable and reliable energy or a clean environment.
Western Wyoming Community College has awarded Superior Student Scholarships to Blake Uhrig of Rock Springs, Lyndsey Love and Sara Paoli of Green River, Kody Stocks of Savery and Angela Amos of Lafayette.
Monday, July 2
Sweetwater Trading Co. in downtown Craig has been helping customers find that special theme for the past year.
DENVER (AP) United Airlines will proceed with a 35-gate expansion at Denver International Airport, ending months of speculation that the project was in danger because of the company's recent financial problems.
State regulators plan to forbid health insurance companies from denying coverage to people who have tried to committ suicide.
That's all she wrote. The last fandango. The curtain has been drawn. The fat lady has sung.
More than 200 golfers were at the Yampa Valley Golf Course Thursday through Sunday for one of the largest tournaments that Craig sees the Cottonwood Classic.
Not only does Colorado offer its inhabitants an ample amount of outdoor recreation and healthy lifestyle alternatives, it offers residents a little something extra lower cancer rates.
Patrons get improved catalog services, interlibrary access
Even though the Dewey Decimal System remains supreme, the libraries in Moffat County will have faster, more user-friendly, more complex databases for both patrons and employees.
Moffat County faces a problem many people cannot understand.
Operations were halted for close to half an hour Sunday on a section of the Yampa River in front of Bud Werner Memorial Library.
Emma Ence 1916-2001
Sunday, July 1
Dry conditions, high temps lead to countywide ban
Summer is in full swing in Northwest Colorado with its clear and bright days, temperatures drifting toward the 90s, kayakers, climbers and bikers everywhere, and summer fire restrictions in place.
To the Editor;
Moffat County has many people who are willing to use their time to help others, and at Friday's Moffat County Commissioners' meeting, five residents were recognized for the time and effort they donate in various volunteer functions at a small ceremony in the Courthouse.
As ranch children and 4-H members from around the state prepare for the Colorado State Fair Aug. 19, a few were able to make some final adjustments Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
The explosion of Internet use in today's world has left many lagging behind.
Incidents reported for June 27
When Brandon Whitaker climbed on the back of a bull Saturday at the Little Britches rodeo, it was his first time to do so in competition.
I am so happy to be able to tell you that I have a working, flushing, sparkling white toilet in my clinic building!