Stories for August 2003

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Thursday, August 28

High hopes tested tonight in MCHS football opener

In the first game of a season there are always a lot of uncertainties. One thing is certain in the Moffat County High School/Green River varsity football game tonight at MCHS -- two teams with high hopes will converge.

MCHS underclassmen trampled by Tigers

Matt Ray knew what his team was up against Thursday when the freshmen, sophomores and several juniors suited up against the Hayden High School varsity team. He had helped coach Hayden two years ago and he knew the score wasn't going to be pretty for his Moffat County Bulldogs.

Motorists to pay more at the pump

Drivers over the long Labor Day weekend will pay more at the pump this year to reach their destinations.

Sheepdog trials herds up Meeker's economy

Beginning Sept. 3, the town of Meeker hosts the 17th annual Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, an event coordinators say is the substance of Meeker's economy

County passes re-addressing measure

A hotly contested plan to re-address some residences on Moffat County roads was passed Thursday by the county commissioners.

Craig police

Auditor warns county commission to watch spending

Moffat County independent auditor Paul Backes of McMahan and Associates, L.L.C, cautioned commissioners Thursday of spending beyond their means.

Touch of Spice

What's the point of an 'otty' chair?

Katie's still clinging to what I like to think of as "the end of the terrible twos."

Study debunks myth regarding sex offenders

The incarceration and subsequent treatment of sex offenders provides valuable information and sometimes shocking revelations.

'The ripple effect'

Experts discuss the impact incest and sexual assault has on a communty

While sexual assault is devastating on a victim, those who deal with the issue on a regular basis say the residual effects on a community can also be painful and detrimental.

A rec centerpiece for Craig

With the unanimous approval by the Craig City Council to put a question regarding a new rec center on the November ballot, residents must consider whether the facility will be worth the $13 million price tag.

Wednesday, August 27

Economic Development Partnership selects board

It was a toss up which of the nine new Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership board members would be assigned one-, two-, or three-year terms.

Craig police

William Edward Drees

1933-2003

Dorothea Dee Toovey

1920-2003

Marvin E. Runyan

1928-2003

Katherine McLaren Bennett

1908-2003

Bleeding the Black Ink

Addressing an ugly, unavoidable issue

For some, the nightmare started years ago, for others it started just last week and for some the nightmare will never end.

Out of the shadows

With 13 starters back from a playoff team, the Bulldogs are hungry for more

Coming into the 2003 season, the Moffat County High School football team leadership council, a group of nine seniors picked by the coaching staff as a group of captains, had learned a lot about each other and the coaching staff.

Sunset Meadows recognizes residents

Rose Poff just racked up another award.

Rec center group gets ready to launch campaign for voters

With nearly $8,500 backing it and nine weeks until the election, the committee to build a recreation center is ready to roll.

Coping with the nightmare

Survivors of sexual assault face shame, anger, mistrust as they try to move on with their lives

Under cross-examination during the trial that convicted her father of incest and sexual assault last week, the 16-year-old victim quit crying and became angry.

Tuesday, August 26

City council gives full support to rec center

Between high school government class students and concerned residents, the Craig City Council chambers were packed Tuesday night.

Joseph Hyde Neal

County's budget crisis not caused by neglect

Growing up fast

Tradition-rich girls team will rely on second- and first-year runners

Last year junior Camillia Bird, sophomore Angela Nelson and freshman Cortney Grandbouche were learning how to run their new sport of cross country. They were under the tutelage of senior runners Danielle Brown, Laurel Mortensen and Sheila McNicol -- all three of whom finished the year with first-team all state honors in either track or cross country.

Tough case put the system to the test

It's an unspeakable crime and it was committed in our own community.

School board candidacy deadline approaching

Time is running out for candidates interested in serving as school board members for the Moffat County School District.

Shining light on a dark subject

Reporting sexual assault takes courage to combat misconceptions, feelings of humiliation

Among his other duties as a Moffat County Social Services caseworker, Matt Harris investigates allegations of sexual abuse, which includes confronting the misconception that it "doesn't happen in Craig."

Monday, August 25

A soldier's homecoming

A Craig family celebrates the return of one son from Iraq

Every day for the last eight months, Jennifer Quick played recordings of her husband's voice so baby Raelyn would remember her daddy.

Near the top

With five returners from sixth-place state team boys cross country hopes for big finish

When Moffat County High School cross country coach Dustin Ence filled out his preview sheet to aid the Rocky Mountain News in ranking high school teams he used one adjective to describe the boys team -- solid.

Craig police

Sales tax revenue in city, county sees big jump in June

Money collected from June sales taxes showed the biggest increase so far this year in Craig and Moffat County.

EMS officials critical of health care law

New laws that protect patients' privacy are increasing the cost of health care in Colorado.

Technicalities and trauma

A deputy district attorney discusses the complexities involved in prosecuting a case involving incest

The day before the trial that would lead to the conviction of her father on charges of sexual assault and incest, a former Craig teen met with the prosecutor in a conference room at the Holiday Inn to discuss her testimony.

Sunday, August 24

Herman-Donahue

Harvest Cup yields end of season at speedway

At last year's Harvest Cup, the annual final race at the Hayden Speedway, Gregg Kolbaba and his No. 55 Pro Stock car made their debut.

Craig police

Jaidyn Ashley Kent

Jack Callahan

Rose Duran

1917-2003

Classic dream shop

Machine shop owner welds nostalgia together piece by piece

Behind the walls of a local garage painted with murals of Marilyn Monroe, Buddy Holly and Wolfman Jack, Theron Kohpay and his staff turn automobiles well past their prime into show-ready dream cars.

Keidin Ross Jackson

Water referendum raises concerns on the West Slope

As Colorado struggles to recover from the worst drought in a century, it wouldn't seem that a ballot measure to provide financing for water storage projects would come under fire. But Referendum A has and next week a bullet will be aimed by the Moffat County commissioners in the form of a letter of opposition.

Bresnan Communications switches programming

Don't be surprised if a favorite TV show comes up missing in the next couple of weeks.

Youth get wild during evaluation program

Sarah Coyner, 16, will most likely be able to pinpoint the environmental conditions a sage grouse needs to survive.

Craig man found guilty of incest

Father used 'honor' to control his daughter

A Moffat County jury convicted a Craig man Friday of sexually assaulting his daughter.

Saturday, August 23

Speedway's last races to decide final standings

The Harvest Cup at the Hayden Speedway is designed to double the experience for everybody involved.

Logan Paul Numbers

Mackenzie Jade Tipps

Polly Lee Siminoe

1935-2003

Judy (Elma Katherine) Allen

1917-2003

Ivan "Ike" Herold

1929-2003

Touch of Spice

Call waiting

I don't talk on the telephone much anymore. There's something about that simple act that drives children into a frenzy. They could be sitting quietly, totally occupied and the minute you dial your number and say, "Hello," they're running laps around you.

Motorist reminded school is back

The dog days of summer have flown by and the cool breeze that's in the air is a reminder that fall is almost upon us.

Golf team finds success at future regional course

The Moffat County High School boys golf team has arrived.

Thursday, August 21

Officials say revamped address system crucial

After seven years of work and deliberation on how to handle faulty addresses on some Moffat County roads, the issue is expected to come before commissioners for a vote next week.

Officers remind motorists of school zones

With school starting Monday, the Craig Police Department is reminding residents to keep in mind the safety of the young pedestrians.

The future of water

Gov. Owens pushes storage measure as right move for state

Colorado Gov. Bill Owens made the rounds Thursday in Craig in support of a controversial November ballot item aimed at creating a bonding authority for the state to increase its water storage.

Wednesday, August 20

Dorothea Toovy

Mackinsie Leah Peterson

Steele looks back at his first eight months

Darryl Steele said he's never been one "to sit in the back and complain without doing something about it."

Craig police

Angel Hammond

Bleeding the Black Ink

A lock on language

Most people have heard of the pending lawsuit that Fox has filed against Al Franken and his book, "Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right."

Fourth-place individual leads golf team

After having two golfers score in the 70s in its first tournament, the Moffat County High School boys golf team had been on a three-competition drought of breaking 80. MCHS junior Brady Virden not only stopped the drought, he broke the dam open with a lifetime best of 73 at Devil's Thumb golf course in Delta.

Scholarship program gains in interest

More local parents than ever before have expressed interest this year for state-awarded preschool scholarships, said Sarah Hepworth, director of the Early Childhood Center.

Room to shrink

Moffat County department heads wrangle with where to make financial ends meet

Budget woes were a matter of business at Wednesday's Moffat County department head meeting.

Tuesday, August 19

The bottom line on the county's bottom line

In the next four months, Moffat County will have to trim more than $600,000 from its budget in order to maintain a reserve balance required under law.

Building it up

Time together in the summer has volleyball team confident in ability to establish itself

Despite having a third new coach in as many years, a majority of the Moffat County High School volleyball team didn't walk into unfamiliar territory when it started two-a-days last week.

Local United Way fund drive gets under way

The United Way kicked off its annual fund drive Tuesday at a reception honoring Tri-State Generation and Transmission as this year's Pace Setter -- a company that significantly increased its donations last year.

Rec center plans to go before council

Whether Moffat County voters will have their say on a proposed recreation center lies in the hands of seven of its residents -- the Craig City Council.

'Bare bones'

County department managers discuss impact of budget cuts

Moffat County officials have the unenviable job in the next four months of chopping their already cash-strapped budgets.

It's all elementary

Ridgeview, Sunset and East schoolteachers get ready for first day

With school starting less than a week from now, elementary school teachers are busy whipping their classrooms into shape and getting the last few things ironed out so that the beginning of school can go as smoothly as possible.

Monday, August 18

Allegiance pledge to continue at schools

Federal judge blocks state law requirement of students, teachers

Despite a federal judge blocking a law that requires public school students and teachers to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, Moffat County schools will continue to do business in the same way, said district Superintendent Pete Bergmann.

Moffat County to face more budget cuts

Most Moffat County departments funded under the county's general fund will have to slash expenditures in the next four months to make up for a $660,224 budget overestimate.

Craig police

Full speed ahead

Ten seniors lead team with speed, experience and lofty goals

Moffat County High School boys soccer coach Mick Havrilla said he likes to watch his team run. Potentially, the prospect of a coach who enjoys his team running sounds hard on the lungs and legs of the players. But it's not that he likes to throw in extra wind sprints, he is simply enthralled by their running ability.

Moffat County continues discussions over fire plan

Northwest Colorado is the second most likely place in the nation for fires as a result of lightning strikes, members of the Moffat County Natural Resource Department told commissioners at Monday's meeting.

Community Concerts looks at another sold-out season

With a sold out season, the Craig Community Concert Association is optimistic about the shows they have planned for the 2003-2004 schedule.

Partnership to elect board members

Board members are calling community response to the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership thrilling following a membership drive that garnered 18 new members.

Sunday, August 17

MCHS Class of '73 comes together

The 30-year reunion for the Moffat County High School class of 1973 went well despite its unpromising beginnings.

Golf team ends first week with improved scores

In a week with four tournaments in five days, the Moffat County High School boys golf team finished off about how coach Ken Harjes expected.

Schools move to earlier schedule

Some students heading off to school in the next week may have to plan on waking up a little bit earlier to make it to classes on time.

In the driver's seat

For 23 years with the Moffat County School District, Shawn Linsacum has kept students and buses on the road to success

Shawn Linsacum's career is dotted with surprise salamanders and childhood confessions.

Crews get nearby fire under control over weekend

Fire crews fully contained a wildfire near Elk Springs over the weekend, while the Sawtooth fire in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness continues to burn about 200 acres, according to a Craig Interagency Dispatch Center report.

Winter season can often bring rise in alcohol abuse

As summer becomes fall and weather becomes drearier and activities dwindle, local health care officials expect to see a rise in cases of alcoholism, which is linked to the problem of depression.

The buddy system

Craig veteran reunites two Army friends after 28 years

A Vietnam-era veteran from Nevada found the army buddy he was seeking with the help of a 76-year-old World War II veteran living in Craig.

Thursday, August 14

Touch of Spice

A trip to the emergency room

I knew there was a chance it would happen sometime but I never once considered it might be my fault.

'It's their choice'

Local Episcopal priest discusses New Hampshire's first gay bishop

In the wake of the affirmation of a gay Episcopal bishop in New Hampshire, Father Tom White of Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Craig said he's not surprised and not alarmed by the move.

New principal says she's ready for school

New students won't be the only fresh faces on the first day of school at Ridgeview Elementary School.

Crime on rise locally and statewide

The Craig Police Department responded to nearly 1,300 calls for service in the month of July, the highest spike in monthly crime numbers through the entire 4-year period shown in the Craig Police Department's July progress report.

High school counselors give tips on how students can get back in the swing of school

High school students can begin to prepare for school early by keeping school hours, getting to bed earlier and getting up earlier, according to two Moffat County High School counselors.

Budget Center seeking supplies

The Community Budget Center has received only one bag of school supplies as of Thursday afternoon for it's annual drive to collect school supplies for the Moffat County School District.

Minute by minute

Miles becoming less monotonous for former state champ

A summer of running solo was becoming tedious for Moffat County High School graduate Laurel Mortensen. She had never really trained at all in the summer for cross country and, in preparation for her freshman year at Adams State College, the miles were starting to get longer.

Golf team unable to turn it around in second day

The plan to bounce back from a team score of 265 Wednesday didn't happen for the Moffat County High School Bulldog golf team as the top three golfers combined for a 262 during a tournament in Durango.

Contributing to education

This year is looking much like last year for the Community Budget Center's school supply drive.

Manuel Gonzales

1920-2003

Gene, Kelly Camilletti

Keidin Ross Jackson

Molly Rhea Look

Otis Henry VanDeCarr

Phyllis Jean Dean

1921-2003

Polly Lee Siminoe

1935-2003

Kathryne Finley Stinson

1910-2003

Wednesday, August 13

MCHS golfers falter on unfamiliar course

DURANGO -- After starting the season Monday with a team score lower than coach Ken Harjes expected, the Moffat County High School boys golf team showed its inexperience Wednesday on a course that none of them had seen.

Tournament leaves most tickled pink

Philanthropists raise $1,367 for cancer awareness, research

It was easy to tell Wednesday who was at the Yampa Valley Golf Course for the Rally for a Cure golf tournament -- they were almost all in pink. To go along with the color theme, tournament organizers were tickled pink about how the day went.

YVEA, Xcel fight headed for FERC

Last-minute negotiations meant to settle a case between Yampa Valley Electric Association and Xcel Energy did not produce an agreement in time to avoid a costly and cumbersome trip to Washington, D.C. to debate the matter before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Virus concern sends mosquito repellent flying

Every day reports of West Nile virus claim an increasing number of victims.

Resident: Plan 'robs' community

Meeting over fish ends in frustration

Area resident Craig Conrad said he plans on celebrating failure -- the failure of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife plan to manage endangered fish and the Yampa River Basin.

Craig police

Bleeding the Black Ink

'Your name goes here' -- how to get in the paper

At the Craig Daily Press, we pride ourselves on being your local newspaper. We want to cover everything that moves in Moffat County specifically and northern Colorado in general.

Tuesday, August 12

Tips for getting your child ready before school starts

It is important to establish a routine for children before school starts so that starting school is not as difficult for them.

Two Craig stars shine in 'Magic Flute'

Two youths from Craig have been showing off their talents in the opera "The Magic Flute," which is currently showing in Steamboat Springs.

Wolf worries

Land Use Board says arrival of predators in Moffat County inevitable

The Moffat County Land Use Board spent nearly three hours Tuesday reviewing evidence and discussing the possibility that Moffat County may soon be visited by gray wolves.

Commissioners adopt plan for fairgrounds

Moffat County commissioners voted Tuesday on what they would like to see in the future at the fairgrounds. The winning option excludes the possibility of bringing back onsite horseracing.

Rose Duran

Craig police

Addressing public safety

With the charge of protecting the health, safety and welfare of its residents, county government should not see any room for debate when it comes to the accurate addresses of County Road 7 and County Road 183.

Golfers trek to International for a day

After a summer of playing golf at the Yampa Valley Golf Course, course pro Tom Dockstader decided some of the high school players who spent time at the course deserved some time off.

Craig residents have a new way to get a speedy Internet connection

Qwest Communications International Inc. with more than 25 million customers is offering the new DSL -- or Digital Subscriber Line technology -- to Craig residents who reside within about a three-mile radius of its transmission point.

Fugitive suspect from April drug raid arrested

A fugitive who fled town shortly before a drug raid in April appeared in court Wednesday after an arrest in Torrington, Wyo., and extradition to Moffat County last week.

Monday, August 11

Craig police

Dorothy L. Decker

1929-2003

Golf team leaves coach 'pleasantly surprised'

The season opener for the Moffat County High School boys golf team produced results that "pleasantly surprised" coach Ken Harjes.

Battle of the bulk

Weight gain main focus of former MCHS D-back

While Moffat County High School graduate Dan Torgerson has prepared to enter his first year of college football at Western State College in Gunnison, one of the most important places has been his family's kitchen.

Dylan Lee Hawkins

Andrew James Vallem

Booco-McDaniel

Army Civil Support visits local law enforcement

About two weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a "suspicious" shipment of chemicals arrived at the Tri-State power plant in Craig, the largest coal-fired plant in Colorado.

Commission tables plan to revamp addresses

Moffat County commissioners decided to table for now a policy that may require more than 49 residents to sport new addresses.

The future of fishing

Meeting to focus on management of Yampa River Basin

Fish and Wildlife officials are set to discuss a long-awaited draft of a management plan for the Yampa River Basin Wednesday night.

Sunday, August 10

County Fair wraps up with flurry of activity

A flurry of activities marked the wind up of this year's Moffat County Fair on Saturday. The event named "85 Years of Joy and Tears" witnessed scores of visitors and participants meandering through the smells of sweet funnel cakes and past little tykes in tow decked out in their best cowboy duds.

Rose Duran

Judy Allen

Polly Siminoe

West Nile detected in Moffat County

Pest Management Department starts spraying aqua-resilin

The West Nile virus, already responsible for killing five people in Colorado this year, was detected in a mosquito population Friday in Craig reported a Moffat County official.

Phyllis Jean Dean

Chapters of life

A Former Craig resident takes a look back in his autobiography

Struggle, survival and finally triumph are themes of a new book written by a man who lived in Craig for 17 years.

Hospital gets hands-on with new massage program

Other new programs on the way

Checking into the hospital will soon be a lot more relaxing.

Craig resident attributes colt deaths to West Nile virus vaccine

Area veterinarians assert there is no proof behind claims that the West Nile virus vaccination has any detrimental effect on pregnant horses, but rancher Lynn Bowers, who has lost six colts this year, says he thinks differently.

Build A Generation serves to shape Meeker youth

After identifying risk factors, the biggest issue for Meeker youth is an increase in the availability of alcohol and drugs, according to a representative of a local youth development group.

Thursday, August 7

A time to come together

Bad things seem to come in threes and Craig and Moffat County have not be spared their trio of trouble.

Local riders hope to get the Leadville out -- of the way

Riding a mountain bike for 100 miles probably wouldn't be considered one of the top 10 easiest recreation activities available in Colorado.

Up in the air

Limited varsity experience gives golfers opportunities to move up

When Moffat County High School senior John Beckerman won the Yampa River Junior Classic golf tournament in July, it was his first ever top finish and to do it he improved his previous best score by eight shots.

Jim L. Bringolf

1944-2003

Walk around the block

The great thing about people is that they understand when your children do something mortifyingly embarrassing. The things your kids do that make you want to claim you're just the baby-sitter actually amuse them and make great stories for their friends.

Mike Love and Razin Kane top evening's fair entertainment

The Moffat County Fair is getting ready to kick it into high gear with the country sounds of Mike Love and Razin Kane.

Pigs take center stage at Moffat County Fair's swine show

An organized chaos is what the swine show looks like, said swine judge Brett Kaysen.

Shiloh facility could house Boys and Girls Club

Craig Mayor Dave DeRose has an idea for the soon-to-be shutdown Shiloh Home that he plans to present to Moffat County commissioners at the Monday meeting.

Judge finds win/win situation in land dispute

Neither the city of Craig nor property owner Sandra Baird got everything they wanted Thursday, but neither left the courtroom empty handed.

Wednesday, August 6

Overworked and under supervised

Law enforcement agencies express concern as probation, parole departments continue to deal with budget cuts

The probation department of the 14th Judicial District continues to struggle in the wake of state budget cuts that stripped the department of personnel last year.

Vaccinations should be updated for start of school

With back to school preparations in full force, there's one requirement that officials at the Moffat County School District hope parents don't overlook.

Prock-Pankey

Balleck-McHugh

Ott-Rundberg

Chason-Curtis

A survey of fears and freedoms

Bleeding the Black Ink

This year's State of the First Amendment report, which was released Wednesday, seems to show Americans are putting some perspective on their post-Sept. 11 fears.

Rebel with a cause

Summer workouts supplemented by 30-page workout guide

When Jerod Estey received a workout packet in the mail from his future school, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the Moffat County High School graduate was slightly taken aback.

Mountain Meat & Gourmet Sausage wins national awards

Mountain Meat & Gourmet Sausage of Craig won a second straight grand champion award at The American Cured Meat Championships in Kansas City, Mo., July 19.

Creativity shines in fair's pavilion competition

Quilting and needlework have greatly diminished in the competitions open to the general public at the Moffat County Fair, however, photography and art entries have seen an increase in popularity.

Moffat County fair spotlights sheep showmanship

During school, Sarah Coyner gets up at 4 a.m. to feed her calves and then after school takes care of her lambs.

Addressing a problem

County seeks to revamp confusing address system on some county roads

If some residents of Moffat County want emergency services to find their homes when tragedy strikes, something has to change.

Tuesday, August 5

Lessons learned the fair way

This week marks the culmination of nearly a year's worth of work put in by members of the Moffat County 4-H program.

Local Rally for a Cure golf tournament approaching

It's not often that one has a chance to win pink golf balls. The Rally for a Cure golf tournament supporting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Moffat County Cancer Society not only gives golfers a chance to win a pink golf ball, but also raise money for cancer research and awareness.

Craig police

Three Craig residents credited with bringing suspects into custody

Three Craig men who helped police bring burglary suspects into custody will see some kind of "formal recognition" for their efforts, said Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta.

4-Hers discuss skills learned for the county fair

4-H general, leisure education and food projects were judged at the Moffat County Fair Tuesday.

Area dogs strut their stuff at fair

4-H members got a chance to show off their dogs and the training they had accomplished with their furry friends at the 4-H dog show Tuesday.

City's condemnation case headed for court

The city of Craig's demand for a piece of Stout Street property and its owner's feelings that she should be compensated for 10 years of waiting for that decision will come to a head Thursday morning.

Provisions of Patriot Act raises concerns

Craig/Moffat County Library Director Donna Watkins said she is willing to take a hard stance against obstructions to free speech that may be imposed by the federal Patriot Act.

County may bite down on animal control

Cute and cuddly pets are nice but the costs associated with how long stray animals live before they're put to death is a matter of dollars, Moffat County commissioners have said.

Monday, August 4

Care clinic could use more patients, funding

The Memorial Hospital's Moffat County Care Clinic is treating slightly more patients this year but the clinic's director still wonders if the word is out about its services.

Manuel Gonzales

Ledgerwood Glass returns to take coed softball title

The two-year rebuilding process paid off for the Ledgerwood Glass Craig Softball Association coed softball team as it returned to win the league's regular season and post season tournament.

Kicking the bad habits

MCHS graduate anxious to excell in next soccer role

A year ago, Eric Havrilla was spending time on his road bike or mountain bike at least five days a week.

Share Craig day registration Wednesday

Wait a couple of more days and a good deal on food may go stale.

Queen attendant rides to success

Sarah Cawcak, a self-possessed, 16-year-old, is the Moffat County Fair senior queen attendant. She has been active in 4-H for eight years.

Fair horse shows come together without a hitch

The 4-H horse show, which took place Monday, takes hundreds of hours to put together, said Nate Balstad, Moffat County Fair coordinator.

County has no plans to replace Shiloh House

Moffat County does not plan to reinstate a youth care center in Craig when Shiloh House closes later this month, according to Moffat County Commissioner Marianna Raftopoulos.

County invites public on fire tour

Moffat County officials want to inform residents of the new parameters of the county's fire plan on a daylong informational tour.

Suspects in Centennial Mall store burglary apprehended

Five suspects in the recent burglary of Maurices have been apprehended and are awaiting formal charges by the District Attorney, Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta said today.

Sunday, August 3

Residents turn out for fair parade

From ornately decorated floats to shiny red fire trucks, the parade that wound through the streets of Craig Saturday morning kicked off activities for the Moffat County's 2003 Fair.

Favorites win men's softball tournament

Russ Hill and the rest of his Action Drain/Mountain West Insurance teammates had relied on a big inning all year to win games in the Craig Men's Softball League. It took them a while to find that inning in the championship game of the season tournament.

Craig police

Manuel Gonzales

Moffat County joins planning effort

Public safety officials from Craig and Moffat County will convene in Glenwood Springs Wednesday to coordinate emergency management plans with representatives from nine neighboring counties, according to Clyde Anderson, Moffat County's emergency management coordinator.

Extending education

The art of agriculture grows beyond Moffat County

The heart of extension is its ability to educate both busy metropolitan professionals and rural families that might not have the same advantages.

Help available for residents with depression

Depression is common in Moffat County, according to Dave Spencer of the Yampa Valley Psychotherapists.

County implements hiring freeze

The hiring freeze Moffat County commissioners have been hinting at for the last couple of weeks was made official at a meeting Thursday.

CNCC course system more efficient

When Colorado adopted its Colorado Community College System (CCCS), it was only the third state in the nation to implement a common course numbering system designed to allow students seamless transfer from one Colorado community college to another with no loss of credit, time or money.

County fair kicks off with Open Horse Show

The first horse show of the 2003 Moffat County Fair took place on Friday night. It was the Open Horse Show -- English Division.