News for Sunday, March 25, 2001



Reader clarifies position on sex offenders

To the Editor; Last week the Daily Press published an article entitled "When Justice is Questioned" written by Ryan Sheridan. The article described the viewpoints of several people, including myself, regarding the sentencing of sex offenders and specifically addressing a recent plea agreement made between Chief Deputy District Attorney, David Waite and former Craig resident Grant Taylor. When I spoke with Sheridan he asked me how I felt about this plea agreement and I told him several times that I had mixed feelings about the outcome of this case. After reading the article and noting the statement that was attributed to me, I am compelled to clarify my position.

Five seats open on land board

BLM seeks nominees to Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council

The Western Slope Center of the Bureau of Land Management is accepting nominations for members of the Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC enables residents to have a voice in how public lands are managed. Members offer input on a broad array or resources, social an economic issues that confront land managers, and local communities.

Off-site automation for mail proves successful

Test shows local mail arrives on time

Three for three. Craig Post Office proved its case concerning automation. By delivering three letters that were mailed in Craig on Wednesday to their destinations by Thursday, the system that sends all mail in Craig, including local mail, to Glenwood Springs for automated sorting made a strong case for itself.

Background check requirement kicks in during weekend gun show

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) A state law requiring criminal background checks for all sales at gun shows gets its first test next weekend when the new rules kick in halfway through a show.

Denver relying on more than work force, lifestyle to woo Boeing

DENVER (AP) Colorado is relying on more than lifestyle and an educated work force to lure Boeing Co.'s headquarters. Gov. Bill Owens and Denver Mayor Wellington Webb on Friday announced the formation of a task force of state, city and business leaders to woo the commercial jet manufacturer and aerospace company's headquarters.

Grants available from USDA to promote value-added products

USDA has announced that 25 million dollars is available in grants for the development of agricultural producer-owned processing businesses.

11th annual Grand Olde West Days approaches

The 11th Annual Grand Olde West Days will be May 25 - 28 at Moffat County Fairgrounds

Plan for annual legislatuve golf tournament

Plan to attend the 14th Annual Taylor-Rippy-White (TRW) Legislative Golf Tournament May 19th. This is a great way to meet your Colorado senators and representatives while enjoying a game of golf.

Partners has egg-ceptional fund-raising plan

Agencies and business throughout Moffat County have again prepared themselves to throw eggs at customers. More than 100 business and agencies are readying eggs for anyone who comes into their premises to benefit the Moffat County Partners, a youth mentoring program. Fortunately, the eggs will be paper.

Bulldogs stage comeback in fourth inning

Bulldogs even up season record at .500 with win over Class 3A Olathe Saturday

It was not until the bottom of the fourth that the Moffat County's bats really came alive in the Saturday match up against the Class 3A Olathe Pirates (3-3). It started with a Jerod Estey RBI that tied the game at three.

Web page connects services with people

Do you want to be on the cutting edge of what's happening in Northwest Colorado? If so, the Community Resource Directory is for you! This Resource Directory, a project of Yampa Valley Partners, is a list of local health and human service agencies, government and educational agencies, and other organizations that benefit the citizens of Routt and Moffat Counties. Best of all, there is absolutely no charge for this valuable service!

Chamber logs several accomplishments in 2000

This past year was both positive and productive for the Chamber. We have completed a restructuring of our organization and are operating in a more effective and efficient manner.

BBB rewards marketplace ethics with annual award

It's the time of year when we are preparing to award businesses in our area for excellence in demonstrating Marketplace Ethics. While this subject may be difficult to define in some instances, I believe it is essentially "choosing to do the right thing."

Three-sport senior earns All-Conference honors in two sports

Editor's note: This is an installment in a series highlighting the accomplishments of those Moffat County High School athletes named All-Conference and All Conference honorable mention during the 2000-2001 athletic seasons.