Stories for June 2001


Thursday, June 28

Community makes FFA members feel welcome

A huge thank you is due to all the residents and merchants who helped to make more than a thousand FFA members from throughout Colorado feel welcome and at home during their convention June 4-8.

Craig teams earn two Little League titles

Finally the Cubs win, but there was no Sammy Sosa jumping up and down screaming "Baseball has been, berry, berry good to me," and the evil curse has not been lifted from the city of Chicago.

Youth softball team starts tourney with win

Stevie Brumback, the 11-year-old pitcher for Craig Burger King, was one of more than 156 girls to take the Loudy-Simpson softball fields for the end-of-the-year youth softball tournament.

Economy grows at slow rate during first quarter

The U.S. economy limped along in the first three months of the year at a pace slightly slower than the government previously thought. The biggest drag on growth came from companies struggling to get rid of their unsold goods.

Fire department, police prepare for annual fireworks, festivities

As Independence Day approaches, officials are closing in on final preparations for the annual celebration of the country's birthday.

Health physicist to examine indoor arena for uranium tailings

The Moffat County Commissioners and the Rio Caromo Board of Directors have agreed to hire a health physicist to examine the Indoor Roping Arena and determine if there is a health risk, and if so, what needs to be done to handle that risk.


Amanda Tiede

Eighth annual lamb expected to draw nearly 50

With the grace of a seasoned show dog, along with the muscle definition of a well-defined body builder, the lamb turns and flexes for the crowd.

Law Enforcement

Incidents reported for June 26



Wednesday, June 27

Group seeks public opinion on wilderness designations

Organization wants 20 percent of county designated as wilderness

Hoping to clear up a few myths about their mission, and to educate the public in the process, the Colorado Wilderness Network held an open house Wednesday evening to discuss some of the reasons for its recent explorations of a number of Northwest Colorado ranches.


Will Dillon

Commissioners meet Friday

The Moffat County Board of Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the Moffat County Courthouse.

Rodeo series becomes weekly tradition

It probably took Casey Barnes a good two minutes to wrestle the goat to the ground and get its legs tied, but time doesn't matter when you're smiling as widely as Barnes was.

Fraternity's message of hope rides through Craig

The road trip, a staple in most college student's lives, has become a tradition of sorts even more so for members of a fraternity.

Standing room only available at women's issues forum

To area residents who attended a forum on women's issues in Colorado, the fact that working women earn an average of 74.5 cents to every $1 men earn was unsettling but may not have come as complete surprise.

Tuesday, June 26

Bridgestone to close plant after severing ties with Ford

Bridgestone-Firestone Inc. announced Wednesday that it will close the Decatur, Ill., plant that produced most of the 6.5 million tires the company was forced to recall last summer.


Amanda Tiede, Forrest Adrian Russell

Local riders barrel towards weekly jackpot

The only rain the Yampa Valley has seen in weeks had uncanny timing because it obviously knew when the Jackpot Barrel race was going run.

Horizons' clients hit the old fishing hole

He doesn't look like Babe Winkleman or one of the Linder brothers, but Tyler Swaney isn't afraid to reel a fish in like a pro.

Meningococcal disease case confirmed in Craig

Contagious bacteria that infects blood, fluid around brain strikes Craig toddler

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has confirmed that a Craig resident has been diagnosed with meningococcal disease.

Town, Council divided

Youth tobacco ordinance incites debate

Weighty issues and creative alternatives highlighted the City Council's introduction of one of the most emotional ordinances the Council has debated in recent years.

Mullis, Fox

Judy and Johnnie Mullis of Craig and Judy Coombs of Kanab, Utah and David Fox of Big Water, Utah, announce the engagement of their children, Krisha Mullis and Leigh Fox of Kanab.

Mertes, Gillam

Keith and Agnes Gillam of Craig announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacy Gillam, to Barry Mertes, son of Charles and Mary Mertes of Rapid City, S.D.

Tileston, Carlson

Tileston, Carlson

Craig students become nurses

Thirteen nursing students graduated from Western Wyoming Community College May 18.

Green, Bessler

Bud and Linda Bessler of Worland, Wyo., and Bill and Ramona Green of Craig announce the engagement of their children, Kacey Rae Bessler, to Chad William Green.


Madison Paige Bedell, Jeremiah Bud Hyder, Kendra Jean Kaspar, Rylee SueAnn Laman, Ryan Charles Russler, Gavin Tyler Staudt, Kelsey Rae Stauffer

Brumble, Adams

Former Craig residents Mike and Jill Adams announce the marriage of their son, Erik Adams, to Ashley Brumble on May 14, 2001, in Bakersfield, Calif.

Cell phones create static

With Monday's news reporting that New York impose a ban on hand-held cell phones, I believe a lot of people may be having a difficult time deciding just how to react.

Hayden Heritage Center to host annual Pioneer Picnic

Mr. and Mrs. Don Robinson from Denver and their daughter, who resides in Washington State, were in Hayden to attend church services on Homecoming Sunday.

Class of 1971 seeks graduates

The class of 1971 is having its 30th class reunion Aug. 3-5 and is looking for the following classmates:

Monday, June 25

Yampa Valley fire crews get helping hand, funds

Grant will help fund hand tools, protective clothing

Those troops manning the front line of wildfires now have reinforcements courtesy of the federal government.

Colorado cancer rates lower than national average

Cancer diagnosis rates in Colorado were 3 to 4 percent lower than the national average in 1993-1997, a new study shows.

Little Britches ride into Yampa Valley range

Last year around this time, Tia Brannan had attended nearly 16 rodeos on her quest to become the overall World Champion cowgirl in the Little Britches rodeo program.

Motocross may speed-off into oblivion

Craig's motocross track will once again hear the roar of engines come July 8, when it is the site of the last race of the year, and even perhaps in its history.

Youth tobacco use needs to be stopped, reader says

There is currently a group of concerned citizens in Craig that are asking the City Council to pass a municipal ordinance (city law) that would prohibit youth under the age of 18 from possessing or using tobacco products.

Manufactured goods rebound after April slump

Orders to U.S. factories for costly manufactured goods rebounded last month from a sharp drop in April as demand for cars and semiconductors registered especially strong increases.


Louis John Rossi

Road, weather information hotline overhaul coming soon

Beginning Sunday, the phone number to get road and weather information will change.

Teen smoking often leads to use of other, illegal drugs

As a counselor at Craig Middle School, I am very concerned about the fact that, in our community, children under the age of 18 are legally able to possess and use cigarettes and other forms of tobacco.

Lion victims increase

Peroulis ranch files notice of loss of nearly 60 sheep

The number of livestock killed after mountain lion attack at the Peroulis ranch June 13 has been raised from 40 sheep to 60.

Billions of dollars at stake as power talks begin

Energy users and providers are billions of dollars apart in their estimates of how much the power crisis in the Western states has cost.

Council to discuss controversial ordinance

As the debate on teen smoking proceeds to a new level, supporters of a proposed tobacco ordinance are gaining support in their battle.

Craig veteran starts campaign to get medical services locally

Man tired of journey to veteran's hospital in Grand Junction

For many veterans, the road has just become too long.

Sunday, June 24

Agricultural crowd enjoys Craig

A thousand teenagers, FFA advisors, parents and state agricultural leaders visit to Craig earlier this month prompted Pizza Hut to pop an extra 75 pizzas in their oven daily to keep their luncheon buffet stocked during the week.

Bike to Work Day scheduled for Wednesday in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation is encouraging commuters to trade in engine-powered four-wheelers for human-powered two-wheelers on Wednesday for Bike to Work Day.


Jake Thomas

Pilots flying over Craig to spray for mosquitos tonight, Tuesday

Along with the positives of summer's arrival come the negatives, namely mosquitos.

Residents get chance to spend night in jail

Stay available as fund-raiser for drug use prevention group

The Moffat County Public Safety Center is close to completion, and to celebrate that, law enforcement agencies in Moffat County want to put law-abiding residents in jail.

Junior varsity stands tournament's test

In the dwindling days of summer basketball, only two Moffat County High School teams found the way to the court last weekend.

Women's Foundation to present statewide study

A 45-minute symposium Saturday in Steamboat Springs will update residents on where Colorado's women stand in comparison to the nation in several different areas.

Genetic engineering protests overshadow conference

SAN DIEGO (AP) The biggest annual biotech conference in the world was set to open with a panel on one of the industry's most contentious issues: genetically altered food.

Wall Street advances in anticipation of Fed cut

Stocks advanced early Monday in anticipation of a Federal Reserve interest rate cut expected this week.

Sportsman Center update

It is that time of the year when we enjoy getting out on these nice warm days.

A word from the Chamber's executive director

Yes, it has been very busy at the Chamber with all of the events and visitors to the area.

Law Enforcement

Incidents reported for June 24,

Researchers: ranchettes changing face of West

Farms and ranches played a big part in settling the West.

Craig softball standings

Craig softball standings Week 5

Memorial license plates to be available soon

New license plates, memorializing the victims of the Columbine High School massacre and all school-aged victims of violent crime in Colorado, will be available soon.

Thursday, June 21

Liberty needs help, especially on Independence Day

A father and his young daughter went to see the statue of Liberty and heard the story of this gift to the United States by France.

Murder-suicide suspected in deaths of four

A police officer, his wife and two children were found dead in their condominium on Thursday, victims of a suspected murder-suicide, authorities said.

Grand Junction next stop for Sea Sharks

The number of Sea Sharks the Craig team took to the Sopris Invitational in Carbondale was a little lower than normal and as a result, the team only placed sixth at the meet.

Americans see increase in economic divide

Americans increasingly see an economic divide between the haves and have-nots, according to a new poll that also finds a majority of people dissatisfied with the country's direction.

Moffat County basketball teams take time off

This weekend will be one of rest for the Lady Bulldogs and the Bulldogs boys varsity teams.

Adult soccer night provides low cost exercise for Craig

College interns from ColoWyo Coal Company dueled with 10-year-old youth soccer players, and a local minister matched up with a soccer mom who was actually playing soccer.

Baker's Peak residents ask for new road

Sheriff supports need for secondary access to remote mountain homes

The residents of the Baker's Peak community have asked the county to build a road so that they and emergency crews can have year-round access.

Draft land use plan available for public comment

Land issues have been important to the people of Moffat County from the early days of homesteading right up through the present day.


Lynn C. Dean, Manuel Sanchez, Laredo Del Pickens, Thomas La Pointe, Jake Thomas

Wednesday, June 20


The class of 1951

Few ideas submitted for future use of armory building

Moffat County officials are still looking for guidance for the future use of the old armory building that currently houses a youth care facility.

Club News

Club honors donors

Early signs point to drought

As the sun rises on the first day of summer in Craig, it brings some not-so-good news for area farmers and ranchers.

Area residents chart lower electricity use

Nation's electricity use soaring, but area consumers using less

Over the last 10 years, the average amount of electricity used in Colorado has risen steadily.

Little Feet...Big Steps, helps fund hospital's Ob/Gyn

The Little Feet...Big Steps road race will enter its second year of existence Saturday, but almost everything about the race is new.

Tuesday, June 19

Government committe to examine tire deaths

Government investigators are examining data collected by a congressional committee that reportedly shows Ford Motor Co. is replacing Firestone tires with other brands that fail more often.

Small towns concerned over fund list

Residents of two small mountains towns are worried about a proposal to put 14 abandoned mines and mills in their communities on the federal Superfund list.

Youth baseball sweeps tournament

Hair clippers never sounded as sweet as they did Tuesday at the Craig Middle School baseball field.

School board backs ordinance

School officials support ordinance prohibiting teen tobacco possession

As the Craig City Council continues to look at an ordinance prohibiting possession of tobacco by anyone under the age of 18, those who favor the prohibition just received a little more support.

Senators drop effort to control electricity prices in western states

WASHINGTON (AP) Senate Democrats said Tuesday they would no longer try to impose stringent price controls on Western electricity sales, opting to give federal regulators' price-dampening plan time to work.

In Religion

Kevin Field, Kimberly R. Herring, Jonathan B. Herring

INS officers find drug stash

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the Bureau of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in cooperation with the Routt County Sheriffs Office (RCSO), contacted Peter Schellenberger Saturday during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 40 east of Steamboat Springs. Schellenberger is a citizen of Australia.

Nolands celebrate 50th anniversary

Bob and Shirley Noland,

Students listed on Craig Intermediate School's honor roll

Straight A Report, Honor roll

Fire ban invoked

Garfield has become the first county in Colorado to implement a fire ban, acting on concerns that the state is entering one of its worst fire seasons in years.

Monday, June 18

Carbondale officials claim ranch owner polluting water

Town officials are suing a North Carolina land development partnership for allegedly polluting the community's drinking water supply and causing two partial shut-downs of the city's water plant.

Housing construction begins to see decline

New housing construction edged down in May, after a strong showing the month before, as builders broke ground on fewer single-family homes, apartments and condos.

Co-ed softball, a twilight worth of summer fun

A little less than a month ago, the mosquito-filled air of Loudy-Simpson Park began to be torn with pop flys, line drives and home runs, accompanied by the background sounds of a chattering crowd and opening cans.

Commissioners, Foundation try to bridge communication gap

Moving forward means getting beyond the conflicts of the past, Moffat County Commissioner Marianna Raftopoulos said. County officials are willing to do that, but the question to Community Foundation board members was: Were they?

City officials still working to build trail

Property issues impeding construction of 2 mile trail through Craig

A trail extending from Ridgeview to the middle of Craig, a Parks and Recreation Department project that has been put on the city's back burner over the past few years, will have to wait a little longer before being completed.

Bulldogs send one to National Rodeo

One thing that can always be expected is the unexpected.

Student group gets grant to be used for sexual assault education program

A grant from the State of Colorado will help to broaden the focus of rape awareness throughout Craig and Moffat County.

Sunday, June 17

The war against the Boy Scouts

On June 28 last year, the United States Supreme Court in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale ruled that, under the First Amendment right of free association, the Boy Scouts had a right to remove James Dale from a leadership position.

Archery tournament hits scholarship target

More than 70 shooters showed up Saturday to stalk 3-D targets and help send a Moffat County student to college, as the Moffat County Sheriff's Department held its annual Archery Tournament.

CoorsTek flows with time, industry changes

Machines with constantly moving parts spit out off-white pieces of all shapes and sizes.


Louis Rosi, Jadrian Lee Gates

Group spends Saturday painting house for elderly woman

It's not everyday that an insurance customer is lucky enough to have their agent come over and paint their house, but one Craig resident experienced just that Saturday morning.

Identities of crash victims confirmed

Authorities confirmed Saturday that four men on board a small plane recovered from a mountain lake were the Reno, Nev., men whose Piper Cherokee disappeared May 29.

Man charged with burglaries

Craig resident arrested in connection with five auto store break-ins, forgery

Frederick Charles Weise III, 20, of Craig was arrested Friday in connection with the May burglaries of TNT Custom Body and Paint, Mountain Meats, Ken Meyer Auto Body, Eaton's Auto Service and a residence in Craig.

Ride the Rockies bike tour hit hills, Colorado passes

More than 2,000 cyclists began pedaling the 432-mile Ride the Rockies tour Sunday morning.

Postmaster lacks resources to solve delivery problems

Postmaster favors sorting mail locally, but work hours not made available for that choice

The complaints concerning mail delivery and time of delivery have continued to be registered, but no changes have been made or plan to be made.

Man pleads guilty to attempted theft

A 28-year-old Craig man pleaded guilty to a felony for a theft that occurred in early March.

Lower electricity prices proposed

With two new members appointed by President Bush on board, a federal energy commission is taking up proposals to try to ease Western electricity prices and blunt a Democratic offensive on high energy costs.

Annual festival draws more than 300 spectators

Sun, fun and wood chips.

Gas price conspiracy hard to prove

Proving there's a gas price conspiracy is like proving there's an Area 51.

Thursday, June 14

Wildlife Commission discusses successful projects

The preservation and protection of wilderness, wildlife and habitat is one of the many balancing acts that administrators and elected officials are challenged with in Colorado.

Students to pay more for lunch

School board increases cost of meals

There is finally good news for school bullies in the Moffat County School District the cost of school lunches is going to be on the rise.

Gas prices continue to increase in Craig

The headline on May 9 "Gas prices continue to increase in Craig" is certainly not news.

Residents of Maybell thanked for their help

I would like to thank the many people and businesses that donated money for the improvements at the Maybell Cemetery.

Craig youth wins state fishing award

Craig resident Andy Whilden makes the big time every year the Craig Bass Club holds a casting competition for kids ages 7 through 14.

Community, local cyclists gear up for scenic event

Ride the Rockies expected to draw nearly 5,000 applicants for 432 mile ride, only 2,000 spots open

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS The ride will take 2,000 cyclists an estimated 432 miles across the state of Colorado in just six days.

Commissioners, Foundation to discuss conflict

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners and the Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado, formerly the Museum Foundation, will work out their dispute over money and organization during the commissioner's meeting Monday.

Airplane wreck remains on bottom of Marvine Lake

A single-engine plane with four victims inside will remain in 46 feet of water in a remote lake in Northwest Colorado until a private helicopter with enough power is found to lift it out, authorities said.

Yampa Valley Beef works way into jerky market

The homegrown Yampa Valley Beef company is branching out with a new product this week beef jerky.

Probe into deputy attorney's expense fund continues


A special investigator said Wednesday he is close to finishing an investigation into an expense fund of former 14th Judicial Deputy District Attorney Charles Feldmann.

Man to add on to amusement park

Steamboat Springs attraction to have bumper boats, climbing wall

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS After meeting with the Planning Commission Thursday, Greg Gallavan realized he may not have needed a conceptual review to get bumper boats and a climbing wall approved for Amaze'n Steamboat.

Wednesday, June 13

Lions strike area sheep

At least 40 animals killed, officials blame mountain lion pair

At least 40 sheep that were slaughtered by a predator were discovered Wednesday afternoon on the Peroulis ranch off Moffat County Road 38.

TMH plans coming into focus

Hospital officials near final decisions on expansion plans, funding

The options for building a new hospital and what it might look like, are being narrowed down by The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees.

School district works to include families in education

With the wide array of issues that today's children must face, members of the Moffat County School District Board of Education believes that one component for the development of educational growth still exists the family.

Religion to some, a game to others

With a 12 p.m. shotgun start on Sunday, the St. Michael's Scramble is the perfect way to combine God and golf all in the same day.


Emma Ence, Enola Chew Burdic, Jacqueline Morgan

law enforcement

Incidents reported for June 12

Tuesday, June 12

Craig Middle School honors exemplary students

Students listed on the Craig Middle School third quarter 2000-01 honor roll and straight A report are:

Student News

Cassandra Hunt, Jacob R. Arguello, Carl Rugh, Christina Louthan

Church presents four scholarships

The First Congregational Church would like to announce that it has presented four of its nine 2001 graduates with $500 scholarships.

Youth soccer teams end season by placing at tournament

End of the year tournaments can be difficult, but are even harder when a team is two players short.


Katelynn Gelene Turner, Lillian Elisabeth Winn

First National Bank of the Rockies accepts Danner to Board of Directors

Peter Y. Waller, CEO of First National Bank of the Rockies, announced that Ronald J. Danner, O.D., has joined the bank's Board of Directors.

Club News

Alpha Tau

Air Wisconsin threatens strike

Air Wisconsin pilots have voted overwhelmingly to strike as a last resort if they are unable to reach agreement on a new contract.


Fortunato DiBartolo, William R. Wolgram

Military bulletin

Khris Johns

Craig store loses liquor license

Loaf and Jug officials offer no defense for employee cited for selling alcohol to minor

The Loaf and Jug convenience store at 2401 W. Victory Way will lose its liquor license for 10 days after failing three consecutive alcohol sweeps conducted by the Craig Police Department.

Sweet Adelines finishes high at performance

The Yampa Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines International competed March 23-24 in Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center for Performing Arts.

Library's 'reading camps' start Monday

Youth needed to register for summer clubs

Librarians of Moffat County of are looking to sign up readers of all ages for their summer book clubs, which help children enjoy reading while mixing in some educational presentations and activities.

Shootout helps send teens to college

t's about four months before Colorado's hunting season begins, leaving many residents anxiously awaiting the hunt for this fall's trophy buck.

Monday, June 11

Emotion, wood abound at high school show

The roar of the bandsaw, the whine of the plane, and the hours upon hours of meticulous work can be seen in every curve of Eric Hess's grandfather clock, and felt in every grain of its walnut.

Student charged with threatening others free to go

Felony charges filed against seventh-grade student dropped, teen sentenced for burglary

Charges against a Craig Middle School student who faced three felony charges for threatening students and faculty faces were dismissed, but the teen won't walk away unpunished.

Convenience store faces temporary loss of liquor license

A local business is in jeopardy of losing its liquor license for a minimum of seven days if the Craig City Council decides tonight that its repeated citations for selling alcohol to minors has gone too far.

Plane salvage delayed

Federal investigators say it could be days before they begin to salvage the wreckage of a plane found at the bottom of a lake with four Nevada men aboard.

Law Enforcement

Incidents reported for June 11, 10, 9


Forrest "Mike" Russell

Road improvements begin this month

Construction starts soon on two Northwest Colorado projects

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is set to begin work to improve U.S. Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 318 in the Dinosaur National Monument area.

Sen. Allard gets high score

U.S. Senator Wayne Allard , R-Colo., has been named a champion of private property rights

Nurse Reishus returns to Punta Gorda

I'm back in Punta Gorda after a month in Colorado.

Growth issues test Moffat County Commissioners

Property rights, population density planning collide

While most of the focus of growth problems and legislation has been on the Front Range, problems of how deal with growth and plan for the future have cropped up in Moffat County.

Farmers could have say on farm bill policy

Farmers are getting a chance to tell the federal government what they think about national farm policy.

Basketball teams remain staunch

Three teams, three days and 23 games.

Legion baseball to start season this week

Plink. It's the sound of horse hide hitting aluminum. The sound of legion baseball.

Craig grappler qualifies for Nationals Tournament

In a season where the crack of a baseball bat is supposed to drown out the noise of any other sport, there are those who still prefer the hard thud of a take down on the mat.

Sunday, June 10

Officials split on need for full-time legal aide

Commissioners vote 2-1 in favor of hiring new employee

Kathleen Taylor will begin serving as Moffat County attorney Thursday, but she won't be alone.

Crews use remote television cameras to search Marvine Lake

Aircraft debris found, but not missing men or crash site

Searchers on Saturday used an underwater camera and depth finder to look for a single-engine airplane believed to be in a murky, mossy lake in the Flat Tops Wilderness.

Share Craig program survives despite lack of volunteers

A popular community program may be facing its last days, unless the basic standard on which it was founded can save its existence.


Jacqueline "Jackie" Morgan, Forrest Russell

Thursday, June 7

Craig's youth tennis has summertime boom

The tennis courts of Craig were packed with players Tuesday, signaling the start of the Parks and Recreation Department's youth tennis program.

Debris affirms crash theory

Search continues for aircraft, men

A wheel fender and a T-shirt found in a remote lake in the White River National Forest has been identified as belonging to a missing airplane and one of the four men that was on board.

ATV use irks some outfitters

DOW considers suspending hunting privileges as penalty for illegal ATV use

The use of ATVs on public lands has outfitters who follow the law upset that those who break the law aren't suitably penalized for their crime.

Budget Center's energy-assistance fund depleted

Money from grant to help with heat, electricity bills runs out, little remains to help community

Energy costs have continued to ride along the stratosphere this year, with heating bills at record levels and gasoline prices remain at or above two dollars, but summer won't bring relief.

College budgets for new classes, possible expansion

Now is a time of energy and innovation at Colorado Northwestern Community College-Craig, with many new programs being created, and the campus being outfitted with cutting-edge technology.

Pets of the week

10-week-old, female, long-haired Siamese mix kitten

Gymnastics, is great confidence builder

Summer is the down season for Gym Gem Gymnastics, with no real competitions scheduled, but that hasn't stopped the young gymnasts from continuing their practices.

Wednesday, June 6

Lights out at area businesses

Ten businesses along Yampa Avenue were without power for close to an hour this morning after a transformer was blown on the 600 block, behind the Golden Cavvy restaurant. Apparently, a squirrel was electrocuted after coming into contact with a transformer and power lines at the same time.

Some coroners looking for changes in law, term limits

Legislation requiring formal training for Colorado's coroners killed for second time

Though most people know who they are, few want to meet them in a professional setting. It's not because they are seen as untrustworthy or unpleasant, in fact, they are some of the most trusted members of the community.


Lynn C. Dean, John S. "Bud" French

Regulators review possible options for electricity

Regulators have begun examining whether Colorado can protect itself from the kind of energy problems California faces.

Craig resident praised for assessment

I was pleased to read Mr. Wolceshyn's column in the Craig Daily Press in Northwest Colorado regarding the Endangered Species Act.

Hoopsters play in second summer tourney

Saturday's tournament sweeps by the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs left Coaches Blaine Corlett and Craig Mortensen pleased, but realistic.

Some debris recovered,

Searchers continue to scour Lake Marvine near Meeker

Gary Coulter was the last person to see four Reno, Nev., men who were traveling on a small plane that is believed to have crashed into Lake Marvine in the White River National Forest last week.

Tuesday, June 5

Improvement committee recommends schools make more efficient use of time

In a statement that is sure to be supported by students of all ages, the Moffat County School District School Improvement Committee advised against lengthening the school year and school day.

High school releases third quarter honor roll

To achieve a 'High Honors' standing at Moffat County High, a student must have earned a grade point average of 3.80 or higher for the quarter . To be listed on the 'Honors' honor roll, a student must have earned a grade point average for the quarter of 3.5 to 3.799. Grades for aide, on-the job training, driver's education and resource room are not considered for the honor roll.


Mary Elizabeth Anne Longwell, Payson Zane Reed, Christopher Todd Gonzales, Rachael Grace Haskell, Molly Teresa Neton, Henry Jacob Jones, Dylan Ryan Lester

Suspected crash site found near Meeker

Searchers comb lake for aircraft debris

Authorities searching for a missing plane converged Tuesday morning on the upper Marvine Lake after a fisherman reported finding debris thought to be from the aircraft.

Sea Sharks start summer swimming

Though most people think of coffee as the best morning upper, Craig Sea Sharks coaches Hollie Haskins and Cammie Hillewaert have a better suggestion.

Law Enforcement

Incidents reported for June 5, 4, 3, 2

Hunting now allowed on formerly endangered birds

A bird once thought to be nearing extinction has made a remarkable comeback on the eastern Colorado plains. In fact, the comeback has been so great that a hunting season for the bird is open for only the second time since 1937, and applications are now available.

FFA convention gives

Hotel rooms, restaurant seats in short supply

Finding a hotel room or a seat in a restaurant may be quite a challenge this week, as the Future Farmers of America flood into Craig for their annual State Convention.

CIS awards Citizens of the Month

Each month at Craig Intermediate School, students are honored with a luncheon to commend them for their citizenship.

Student News

Regina Jacobs, UNC degrees

Bremner, Peel engaged

Lindsey K. Bremner, daughter of Brad and Robin Bremner of Canyon Valley Ranch will marry Christopher William Peel, son of William Peel Jr. of Houston, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Allee of Steamboat Springs.

Communication, cues key to horseback riding program

At the turn of the 19th century, Germany produced the miracle of the scientific world the clever, Hans horse.

Military Bulletin

Nicholas H. Gianinetti

Monday, June 4

Speedway results

Mini Stocks

Craig Softball

May 29-30 Co-ed

Thanks for caring

A sincere thank you to all our friends and neighbors for your prayers, cards, flowers, phone calls and visits while I was in the hospital.

We See D.C. XVI thanks community

As the trip director of the We See D.C. program, I wish to take this opportunity to extend my sincere thanks for the continued support of our annual trip to Washington, D.C. and the Williamsburg, Va., area.

Kelley to step down from Federal Reserve board

Federal Reserve Governor Edward W. Kelley Jr. said Monday he would step down from the Fed's seven-member board as soon as one of two current vacancies is filled


Harva Lou (Wyman) Buchannan

Sea of FFA members

Purple-, gold-clad teens in Craig for state convention

With all the hoopla of a Republican National Convention, the Future Farmers of America are in the process of converting the Moffat County High School gymnasium into the site of this year's State Convention and Leadership Training Conference.

Students can saddle up, blaze a trail on horseback

Buck Mountain will be inundated with pint-size horsemen and women Thursday, when the Craig Parks and Recreation Department offers its first Blazing Saddles trail ride.

More than 2,200 trees cut down to fight pine beetle

About 2,200 trees will be cut down to try to control an outbreak of mountain pine beetles, the U.S. Forest Service said Monday.

Pond in I-70 median to help grow endangered fish

A former gravel pit in the median of Interstate 70 will be used to grow endangered razorback suckers before their release into the Colorado and Gunnison rivers.

Sheriff has 'high hopes' of finding airplane

MEEKER, Colo. (AP) Authorities have received reports of a sighting of a plane that went missing last week near Meeker, and search crews planned to depart on horseback for the spot later Tuesday, officials said.

CNCC summer registration deadline near

Wednesday last day to sign up, later classes still available

The summer session for Colorado Northwestern Community College-Craig has started, but people can still sign up for classes that have already started.

Air travelers should see improvements

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to spend the next decade introducing new equipment, new runways and new air routes to reduce flight delays.

School takes tough stance

Absent students and their parents, could face legal penalties

Every now and then, some people enjoy the occasional day of hooky a day when the weather seems impossibly nice,

Baseball camp offers eclectic approach approach

Craig's 'boys of summer' will be working on their catching, hitting and post-high school marketability Thursday at Woodbury Park.

Sunday, June 3

MCHS basketball sweeps first tournament

Friday and Saturday for the Moffat County girls and boys basketball teams served as a changing of the guard, and it was smooth change.

Huck Finn Day brings children free-fishing, fun

For many children, Saturday could only be described as a great day to go fishing.

High winds accelerate Meeker fire

MEEKER, Colo. (AP) High winds prevented a helicopter from dropping water on a 110-acre wildfire as it continued to burn Sunday afternoon near town.

July 28 declared Colorado Cares Day

Day organized to recognize local volunteer groups, individuals

The Moffat Count Board of Commissioners has designated July 28 Colorado Cares Day.

Bears Ears Sportsmen Club receives NRA grant

Bears Ears Sportsmen Club (BESC) has been awarded a Range Development Grant from the National Rifle Association (NRA) Foundation.

Tour caters to bird lovers

The Nature Conservancy is sponsoring birdwatching tours. They will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 6 at the Yampa River Preserve, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m June 13 and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 20 at the Carpenter Ranch.

Search for missing plane near Meeker continues

Meeker (AP) - The search for a missing plane with four Reno, Nev., men on board will focus on an area about 25 miles east of town after rescuers spent Sunday searching with no results.

Consumers can expect electric refund checks

Step aside Ed McMahon, because a number of Moffat County residents will be receiving checks through the mail in the next week, and these checks can actually be cashed.

DOW removing pike from Yampa

Fish not being placed in local reservoir

The Colorado Division of Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue to remove northern pike from the Yampa River.

CNCC-Craig creates strategy for future expansion

The faculty and Board of Control of Colorado Northwestern Community College-Craig are finalizing and enacting plans that, over the next five years, will increase attendance and offer more and varied classes.