Stories for February 2003

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Thursday, February 27

A giant step in Dinosaur

As the number of students continues to dwindle at Dinosaur Elementary School, officials have been forced to look at its continued viability in Moffat County.

Abigail Danielle Robinson

Destinee Faith Lester

Moffat County Library feeling budget crunch

The Craig branch of the Moffat County Library had to close for two hours last week because of a lack of employees.

Meeker school starts Web site

Elementary school principal Rich Coulter is using the help of the fifth-grade class to build a Web site that has homework assignments and links for parents and students.

Girl scouts works to help member

A local girl scout troop has undertaken a project to raise $6,000 to help one of its troop own.

County could seek bond from NC Telecom

Moffat County says it wants more security on what it has from NC Telecom.

Junction victories

Boys and girls basketball teams make quick work of opponents

Grand Junction -- The first game jitters lasted about a minute for the Moffat County High School girls basketball team in the district tournament opener Thursday night.

Craig Police Department

Roesink appointed as district attorney

Former boss to swear prosecutor in today

Gov. Bill Owens Friday appointed Craig's Bonnie Roesink district attorney for the 14th Judicial District.

Touch of Spice

The beauty of language, or not

I keep wondering whether 17-month-old baby Nikki is talking enough for her age.

Andrew Emil Okley Montez

Holmes Shefstead

Jean Nadler

Horse program sees low rate of adoption

More than 500 wild horses have been captured from the Powder Wash area of Moffat County and now few of those horses have anywhere to go.

Aunnika Micole Hampton

Wednesday, February 26

Residents voice opposition to hospital move

Two nights ago when the Craig City Council tabled a decision on writing a letter of support for construction of a new hospital in Craig, council members said they did not want to provide a letter because they did not want to imply that it was OK for a hospital be constructed at the current site.

Stretching services

Local social service agencies, schools, and law enforcement offices feel the bite of a depleted state budget

The implications of state budget cuts reverberate through mental health centers, law enforcement agencies and the local school district.

Jean Nadler

The little things

Boys: Brian Skowronski and Joe Padon look to return to mid-season form to help 'Dogs back to regionals

It's a good thing that Brian Skowronski didn't listen to his mother at the beginning of the basketball season or he and his Moffat County High School teammates wouldn't be preparing for the district tournament tonight -- their season would be over.

Bleeding the black ink

What is the Colorado Press Association?

Over the weekend, the Craig Daily Press staff learned that it had won several awards from the Colorado Press Association.

Theda Mae Seebaum

1916-2003

The little things

Girls: Each senior goes into a game knowing their specific responsibility and take pride in what they are asked to do

Kate Schafer, Jeni Jones, Amanda Tomlinson and Ashley Bishop know they aren't going to score 20 points every game, but the four Moffat County High School seniors are all right with that. The Bulldog's first seed in the district tournament and undefeated league season has a lot to do with the upperclassmen's acceptance of their specific roles on this year's team, which isn't always scoring points.

Richard "Rick" Carlton Harper

1956-2003

Bee Olsen

1931-2003

Jimmy "Jim" Schwindt

Tuesday, February 25

Mary Winifred Gates Haughey

1903-2003

Seventh graders start basketball careers undefeated

Don't underestimate the Craig Middle School seventh grade A-team in basketball.

Holleigh Rae Jensen

School administrators consider extended school day schedules

Next year Moffat County students will probably be spending about 20 minutes longer in school each day.

Deputy could face charges

Prosecutors review accident file that resulted in injuries to Craig man

A Moffat County Sheriff's deputy could be charged in a Feb. 7 traffic accident that injured a Craig man, although the Colorado State Patrol wouldn't specify what was recommended to the District Attorney's office Tuesday.

City council puts hospital letter on hold

CNCC submits application for annexation

The Craig City Council accepted a petition for annexation from Colorado Northwestern Community College-Craig Tuesday night and set a date for the public to comment.

New Mexico man killed in accident

A New Mexico man who was driving to his brother's funeral in Wyoming was killed Tuesday after his car skidded off an icy State Highway 13 north of Craig.

Owners of Treasures Antiques announce end of business

The owners of Treasures Antiques in downtown Craig are calling it quits.

Get up and run

While most residents cherish the right to vote, if you don't have choices in candidates, it certainly diminishes the privilege.

Howard Ritchie

Emily Benedick

CMS eighth graders win second title

If it weren't for a last-second three pointer from Vernal last year, the eighth-grade Craig Middle school girls basketball A-team would have completed two years of undefeated basketball this weekend with a win against Rangely in the district tournament.

Crystel Ivon Silva Montes

Gladys Murphy

1912-2003

Jasper Elias Thomas

Brock Micheal Hartung

Cash Oliver Meyring

Craig police

Monday, February 24

Zimmerer falls one second short of state

Steamboat Springs wrestling coach Jay Muhme knows exactly how senior heavyweight Will Zimmerer is feeling after he literally missed qualifying for the state tournament by one second.

Dinosaur school could face extinction

Declining student numbers puts facility's future in question

Dinosaur Elementary School may only have 10 students next fall -- half the number it has this year.

Little interest shown in council candidacy

With three days until the deadline for Craig City Council candidate petitions, there appears to be a notable lack of interest.

City sales tax inches up over year 2002

As declining sales tax forced many Colorado cities to tighten belts over 2002, Craig's revenue inched up for the second straight year, according to year-end city figures distributed by the Colorado Department of Revenue.

Judge delays sex offender's probation hearing

Judge Michael O'Hara Monday delayed a hearing for a Moffat County sex offender accused of violating probation in Kentucky.

Herman Siebert

1918-2003

Craig police

Swimmers bid season farewell at state

While the Moffat County High School girls swimming and diving team will admit that the most amazing feat they accomplished at the state swim meet this weekend was fitting four people into a single swim cap, just being at the meet was something of which they were proud.

Boys focusing on first round win in districts

Going into the district championships this week in Grand Junction, the Moffat County High School basketball team has one major goal -- win its first game and it's in the state tournament for the first time in four years.

Girls finish WSC undefeated for second year

There's no question that the leading scorer for the Moffat County High School girls basketball team is senior Laurel Mortensen.

Sunday, February 23

2003-peat

Moffat County Bulldogs win third-consecutive state title in wrestling

Roman Gutierrez didn't need his top three wrestlers to win the Moffat County High School wrestling team's third consecutive state title -- at least that's what he told the three seniors at the hotel Saturday morning before the rest of the team left without them.

Craig man charged with attempted murder to return to court

A Craig man facing an attempted murder charge from an alleged trailer park shooting incident is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Moffat County Court.

Seniors come through Saturday

Wins in consolation rounds separate Bulldogs from the pack on Saturday morning

So on Saturday morning, it was five Bulldogs versus six Fort Morgan wrestlers to see who could win out the most.

Gutierrez considers timing for retirement

As he sat down for the traditional post state championship meal at McDonald's for the third consecutive year and fifth total, Moffat County High School coach Roman Gutierrez was thinking about more than the title, he was thinking about his future.

Accident involving deputy could result in charges

Trooper to visit with District Attorney's office to discuss the incident

Colorado State troopers Tuesday will submit a report to the district attorney's office on a traffic accident involving a sheriff's deputy, an incident that left a Craig man injured.

Council to consider hospital letter

The last time officials representing The Memorial Hospital attended a Craig City Council meeting seeking a letter of support for the construction of a new hospital, a large group of residents objected causing the council to table the issue.

Serving those who served

Longtime Veterans' Service Officer Bill Frye to be honored

Craig resident Bill Frye has been fighting nearly all of his life.

Frank Culverwell

Sterling Cook

Craig police

Gladys Self

Weber wins again

Last year's loss avenged, but still remembered

If it were up to him, Moffat County High School senior Ty Weber would be able to wrestle and never talk to the media about it.

Silver sadness

The contrast of the heartbreak for Ty Grandbouche and Trevor Sloan in their championship losses and the celebration of Brandon Duarte and Bryan Hampton's third-place wins has made me question, "Is second place actually second best?"

Thursday, February 20

Richard "Rick" Carlton Harper

1956-2003

Craig police

Sex offender returns to Moffat County

Grant Taylor allegedly violates probation is scheduled to plea Monday

A Moffat County sex offender accused of violating probation in Kentucky could enter a plea Monday in District Court.

Area healthcare workers vaccinated against small pox

The Visiting Nurse Association Thursday announced that a group of regional healthcare workers were vaccinated against smallpox virus this week in Steamboat Springs.

County continues remodel talks

Commissioners may tackle courthouse project in phases

With many factors to consider in a courthouse remodel project, the Moffat County commissioners said this week that instead of taking on one big project, it would have to be done in phases.

Thinking about conservation now

While this winter has not seen as much snow as many would have liked to have seen, it is easy to forget that spring and summer are right around the corner.

To the Editor

Touch of Spice

The mess continues

I never even imagined the messes that come along with children and there are days I can't quite keep up with them.

Frank Culverwell

Wrestlers on top after first round

When Moffat County High School sophomore wrestler Scott Garoutte returned from watching his team win the Class 4A state championship last year, he told his mom he would return, only next time it would be on the mats instead of in the stands.

Wednesday, February 19

Partnership moves to clarify bylaws

Debates over who can serve on the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership board of directors and who is allowed to vote ended abruptly Wednesday when board members said the group's bylaws are clear on those issues -- once they've been read.

Craig officer, reservist activated

Placed on "stand-by" notice Friday by military officials, Army reservist and Craig Police Sgt. Brian Soper's cellular phone rang while meeting Tuesday with his boss on issues related to his possible deployment to the Middle East.

Vets: Horse owners should get ready for virus

Five months after West Nile virus made its first Western Slope appearance in Craig, local and state veterinarians say summer months should bring more cases of the mosquito-borne illness.

Craig police

Waves of emotion

The Moffat County High School swim team finds itself in a pool of mixed feelings as they get ready for state and the end of the season

Anxiety, excitement, trepidation and a touch of sadness pervades the Moffat County High School swim team as it gets ready for state competition Friday.

Coach surprised by regional recognition

Swim team coach Ed Stehlin said when it was announced he had been named Coach of the Year for the Western Slope, it took him by complete surprise.

Talking trash

Contracts for more than one year considered void

The Moffat County commissioners hope to have a contract in place for trash removal at 16 county sites by April 1.

Bleeding the Black ink

A thousands words -- Telling a story about pictures

Ever since newspapers have been able to print pictures, there has been an ongoing debate on what and when to print.

Jeri Lynn Coyner

1964-2003

Tuesday, February 18

Attorney to interview for top job

Roesink remains sole applicant for district attorney's position

Deputy District Attorney Bonnie Roesink will interview next week as the lone applicant for the district attorney's position in the 14th Judicial District.

Craig woman charged in accident

A Craig woman has been charged in the Feb. 12 accident, which hospitalized her and two other local residents.

Seeing stars

East Elementary School project brings solar system down to Earth

Staring at the surroundings of the library at East Elementary School, people might think they're looking through a high-powered telescope.

Hunting on private land in park permitted

Landowners within the borders of Dinosaur National Monument were given the OK last week by the park superintendent to hunt on their property, even though the law addressing the issue can be interpreted in many ways, the superintendent said.

The sites unseen

The Memorial Hospital should be congratulated for hosting a site tour Saturday to review a possible home for a new facility.

Craig police

New hospital location could impact grant eligibility

If the hospital board chooses to build a hospital at a site other than the current location, it will have to justify its decision to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) -- that is if it wants $1 million in funding it hopes to receive through a grant from the agency.

All 'Ty'd up

Seniors Ty Weber and Ty Grandbouche lead by example against each other on the practice mat and dominate others in competition

In their last high school wrestling practice, Moffat County High School's Ty Grandbouche and Ty Weber were in the same place they'd been since early elementary school -- battling it out aggressively on the mat.

Velma Moreland

Howard W. Ritchie Jr.

Monday, February 17

Luella Butts

1911-2003

Gus Charchalis

1916-2003

Basketball team finds tough time in Palisade

Mike LeWarne said he would never blame his team's play on the referees but the Moffat County High School boys basketball coach had a hard time finding anything nice to say about the men in stripes on the team's road trip last weekend.

Moffat County swim relay teams, diver get ready for state

The Moffat County High School swim team will send two relay teams and a diver to state this weekend, having just missed several more qualifications last weekend at regionals in Durango.

Payingat the pump

Different views offered on high gas prices

Kicking tires and clearing snow-dirt muck off a side window, Larry Turner pumped gas into his Ford Explorer at the west Conoco Monday and shook his head.

Stepping down

Raftopoulos to give up hear seat on Wildlife Commission

Although she said it was an honor to serve on the Colorado Wildlife Commission the past four years, Moffat County Commissioner Marianna Raftopoulos will not apply for re-appointment to the board when her term is up next month.

Meeting focuses on state water conservation efforts

Just because the land is dormant, doesn't mean farmers are.

Local Firemen's Ball fund-raiser set for March 8

Tickets are available for next month's annual Firemen's Ball as preparations continue for the Craig Rural Fire Protection District's main fund-raiser.

Hearing for therapist scheduled for March 18

The case of a mental health counselor charged in an alleged sexual relationship with a client remains in Moffat County Court with the next hearing scheduled in one month.

Craig police

Resident offers thanks

Sunday, February 16

Hospital sites toured

Officials measure pros and cons of five locations

More than 30 local residents got a first-hand look Saturday at potential building sites for a new hospital in Craig.

CNCC files petition for annexation

Colorado Northwestern Community College-Craig has filed a petition with the city of Craig to make its 100-acre campus site part of the city.

Local United Way sees jump in funding requests

Funding requests have jumped 26 percent for non-profit groups dependent on Moffat County United Way, as the number of agencies seeking dollars remains constant from last year.

Bulldogs get ready for state

Wrestlers put on 'great show' at regionals

As the parade of champions started at the Class 4A Western Regional wrestling tournament in Craig one thing was evident -- Moffat County High School had a lot of champions.

A double take on life in the Yampa Valley

The Balleck twins stick together for 90 years of homesteading, war, music and family

Ninety years ago today Joe and Tony Balleck were born in Craig and taken to their home northwest of what is now Elkhead reservoir.

Howard W. Ritchie

Velma Moreland

White Horse Inn building demolished

A pile of rubble is all that remains of the White Horse Inn that has stood for more than 100 years on Yampa Avenue.

Thursday, February 13

Recall meeting gets mixed reviews

At the conclusion of a half-hour presentation by members of the "Concerned Citizens of Moffat County" Thursday night, committee member Linda Booker said the group doesn't like the idea of trying to recall two Moffat County commissioners but said they think it needs to be done to "save the county."

Advocates recruit hotline volunteers

Volunteering for Advocates-Crisis Support Services six years ago, Karen Aragon was paged to a domestic violence call her first night.

Touch of Spice

Heartbreakers

Nothing warms my heart or makes my soul glow more than getting off work and knowing my next stop will be to see my girls.

Rehabbed & Ready

Two wrestlers' stories of recovery from late-season injuries to return for today's regional wrestling tournament

Freshman Korey Kostur was in his first day of practice Jan. 20 after his best high school performance -- first place in the Las Vegas tournament -- when he heard a pop in his knee.

BLM shows good horse-sense

Starvation is a brutal way to die. It's just as difficult to watch.

Sheriff to escort sex offender back to Craig

Moffat County Sheriff Buddy Grinstead flies to Kentucky today to escort a convicted sex offender back to Craig on a commercial airline.

Wednesday, February 12

Elmer G. Humphrey Sr.

1933-2003

Moffat County, foundation reach agreement

Organization to make payments on gunfighter collection at museum

In time, Moffat County will be reimbursed for the money it fronted for "The Cowboy and Gunfighter Collection" at the Museum of Northwest Colorado four years ago.

Annexation hot topic of meeting

Preservation of open space, support for the construction of a new hospital and the city's annexation plans were a few of the concerns that 18 residents who attended Wednesday night's meeting brought up for discussion.

Tamara Klinetobe

Mary Drolc

E. Merel Rogers

Bleeding the Black ink

Media and the government

Thomas Jefferson was a strong proponent of a free press -- until he became president and then he charged "the artillery of the press has been leveled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare."

The lawsuit waiting to happen

Those who work for Moffat County, whether it be for the county commissioners or any other elected official, should be treated equally and have equal access to due process.

Charges pending in car crash that sent three residents to the hospital

A two-car collision Wednesday sent three Craig residents to The Memorial Hospital.

Area 51 Paintball expands indoors

When Peter Ducharme envisioned starting a place for structured paintball competitions in Craig, he knew that an outside course was just a start.

Craig police

Craig man to be arraigned on drug charges in March

A Craig man facing felony drug charges from a January police raid will be arraigned next month in District Court, while his sons have pleaded guilty to separate charges.

Who is Jeff Taylor?

Tuesday, February 11

Francis Chambers

Must see TV

For those of you who missed the Moffat County High School/Steamboat Springs boys basketball game Tuesday night you need one thing. The telephone number of the high school to request a copy of the tape because if you're a Moffat County Bulldog fan and you missed it, it's more must see than Thursday nights on NBC.

County purchases put on hold

Ending balance down $2 million compared to previous years

Any capital expenditures of more than $5,000 have been cut off for all county departments until after March 15, according to a memo sent out Tuesday afternoon by the Moffat County commissioners.

Commission decides to raise landfill fees

Plans to close facility on Sundays dropped

People will still be able to use the Moffat County Landfill on Sundays, but they'll be paying more for what they dump.

Craig 'welcome' signs to be installed

Visitors to Craig will be greeted from each direction by an elaborate "Welcome to Craig" sign this summer.

High school students get ahead with dual enrollment

Time is a premium and adults aren't the only ones who face the challenge of finding enough hours in the day.

Mary Drolc

Monday, February 10

Mary Drolc

Swimmers inch closer to state qualifying

The bubble keeps getting smaller for the Moffat County High School swim team and they have one more chance to make it break.

Craig resident finds cutting hair shear delight

It's about making people look and feel good, Lisa Davis said of her 20 years of sculpting hair in Craig.

Baggs, Wyo., youth killed in traffic accident

A Baggs, Wyo. traffic accident Sunday killed a young boy while his grandmother remains in critical condition at a Denver hospital.

Clerk: Human Resources inadequate

Not all county employees have access to department

The county's Human Resources Department isn't accessible to all county employees and the Moffat County clerk Monday said that isn't fair.

BLM plans to gather wild horses

Wyoming migration puts strain on Northern Colorado resources

The Bureau of Land Management will gather 500 wild horses in northern Moffat County but that's only a temporary solution to the problem of drought-starved animals overgrazing Colorado range.

Mental health therapist arrested

Court documents allege councilor had sexual relations with patient

A mental health therapist assigned to work with a female prisoner at the Moffat County Jail faces a felony charge stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with the woman.

Francis Chambers

Sunday, February 9

Putting the hurt on the Huskies

Girls team pounds opponents, 78-27

As he prepared his team to play Battle Mountain High School, Moffat County girls basketball coach Craig Mortensen emphasized a couple of things -- not to take the Huskies for granted and not to give them anything for free

Donating land through easements provides tax breaks and pitfalls

There's money in land, and it's not necessarily a traditional real estate transaction. This revenue allows landowners to retain control and use of their property, yet still reap some economic benefits in the form of tax credits and deductions.

The Healing Touch

Childhood experiences bring woman to nursing, Craig

Susan Bowler by 1992 had capped a 12-year career working with newborns at a California hospital and was ready to retire in Craig.

Walter L. McCart

Bulldog wrestlers have 'hard time' with Delta

With a combined absence of six varsity wrestlers, the Moffat County High School/Delta dual Friday wasn't a complete match-up of the top- and fifth-ranked teams in Class 4A.

Accident involving sheriff's deputy under investigation

A Craig man injured in a two-car accident with a Moffat County Sheriff's deputy was released Sunday from The Memorial Hospital.

Lagoon could become business park

A proposal to make 15.5 acres of abandoned sewer lagoon available for a business park will go before voters April 1 if the Craig City Council approves the question Tuesday.

Putting the hurt on the Huskies

Moffat County boys shutdown Battle Mountain, 73-48

With three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Battle Mountain High School boys basketball player Beau Beckley looked to someone in the crowd and said, "They won't let us play," referring to the referees.

Francis Chambers

Kalub Kapphan

Thursday, February 6

Touch of Spice

It's a trip

Traveling with two toddlers (yes, I can say toddlers now) is not the ideal way to spend a weekend and it doesn't even come close to fitting the definition of "vacation." Especially for those of us who opt to boycott Dramamine (and regret it 15 miles outside the last rest stop).

Be an art lover Saturday

This Saturday's artwork display promises to be much more than just art.

Hearing for former nurse delayed

Deputy district attorney to be out of town, defense attorney needs more time

A plea hearing for a former Craig nurse accused of stealing and consuming patients' pain medication at The Memorial Hospital that was scheduled for Monday has been delayed.

Blood drive scheduled for Tuesday

A blood drive supporting the same blood provider tapped by The Memorial Hospital is scheduled next week.

Meeker schools rise to challenge

Meeker's beauty with scattered ranches along the landscape attracts many outsiders interested in making the area their home. But the people interested in moving to Meeker are often retired or just starting out, reducing the population of young families in the area.

Walter L. McCart

Keeping faith, funds for economic development

Despite the cloud of controversy surrounding the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership, the organization's primary fund providers -- the city of Craig and Moffat County -- still support the effort and have no plans to pull their funding.

Wednesday, February 5

Bleeding the Black Ink

When we get it wrong

Most newspapers, including the Craig Daily Press, do their best to be as accurate as possible. This includes getting facts, the spellings of names, dates, and locations correct.

Craig police

Community comes together for museum

Nettie Modlin has had the responsibility of keeping the White River Museum afloat during financially difficult times.

Snowpack indicates dry summer

Snowpack levels are slightly higher than at this time last year, but still nowhere near the 30-year average, according to figures released Tuesday by the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Steamboat Springs.

Art Walk gets under way Saturday

Winter's annual "break from monotony" is scheduled Saturday as some 26 local and regional artists will be on hand at 16 downtown businesses for the Historic Downtown Craig Art Walk.

CNCC announces elimination of four positions

Jobs eliminated include one in Craig

Because of $715,000 in budget cuts passed down from the state since last May, Colorado Northwestern Community College President Peter Angstadt announced the elimination of four positions Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 4

Accountability report shows district progress in last five years

The Moffat County School District accountability reports were sent out in the mail last week and the message from the superintendent in the report reads: "Moffat County School District is doing a better job educating our students than we were five years ago."

Candidate petitions for council available

Residents seeking a political position will have five to chose from in April. Craig City Council seats belonging to Carl Chapman, Billy Bingham, Tom Gilchrist and Kent Nielson will be voted for on April 3, as well as the position held by Mayor Dave DeRose.

Stopping the waste at the landfill

With a net loss of more than $5,000 in almost a year in an attempt to keep the landfill open on Sundays, the Moffat County Board of Commissioners is right to reconsider what has become a wasted effort.

Jeri Lynn Coyner

Craig police

Cheerleaders hope to add to wardrobe in Vegas

"Brrr it's cold in here ... we need a new jacket."

Hankins disappointed, but anxious to return after fall

Bobby Hankins started racing hill cross instead of snocross because he wanted to give his body a break. Flying through the air off of his sled and not knowing when he was going to land was not what he had in mind for the Winter X Games VII in Aspen on Sunday.

Site selected

Committee looks at new college land as home for rec center

An $11 million recreation center would be located near the future home of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig, assuming the project wins taxpayer support.

County nixes public works position

The Moffat County commissioners unanimously approved a proposal Tuesday not to fill the director of public works position left vacant by the resignation of Rich Anderson last month.

Monday, February 3

Dumping money

Sunday landfill operations may get cut because of a lack of revenue

Because of a lack of use, a proposal was made last March to close the Moffat County Landfill on Sundays. But instead of closing it, the Moffat County commissioners decided instead to keep the landfill open for five hours on Sunday instead of 10 on a trial basis.

Gladys Murphy

Richard C. "Rick" Harper

Mary Haughey

Home for troubled youth to expand service area

Directors for a local home for juvenile males will move forward with plans to expand services after a public meeting Monday held to gather public input failed to draw anyone.

District Attorney position remains in limbo

Craig's Bonnie Roesink has submitted the lone application to replace District Attorney Paul McLimans, while the governor's office Friday wasn't sure how the hiring process would move forward.

Wrestlers take it out on Steamboat, Palisade

As the season winds toward state, the Moffat County High School wrestling team went into Saturday's triangular at Palisade looking to regain some confidence after a near loss to conference foe Rifle a week ago. Coach Roman Gutierrez said he saw the team he's used to seeing at Palisade.

Incest suspect allowed to leave state

A Craig man charged in an incest case will leave Colorado to visit his fiancee but the 44-year-old still won't be able to drive through Moffat County to see his attorney.

Craig police

Sunday, February 2

Girls established as team to beat next time around in WSC

After four months of learning to play together, the Moffat County High School girls basketball team thinks it has got it figured out.

Swim team enjoys final home meet

It's a tradition for the Moffat County High School girls swim team to throw coach Ed Stehlin in the pool after the final home meet of the year, but it usually takes the whole team.

Gladys Murphy

Gus Charchalis

MCHS boys come back after close loss to Rifle

It has to be the shoes.

Mary Haughey

Sale to include everything and kitchen sink

Moffat County Partners effort to take up slack because of cutbacks

Shirley Balleck's kitchen sink will be among the first victims as Moffat County Partners explores funding options after losing one-third of its budget.

Planning process begins

Anyone who wants to build near the city of Craig may have to face harsher standards than residents who develop farther into the county.

EMS decision stands

Steele's motion to revisit $47,000 position fails

Moffat County Commissioner Darryl Steele said Friday that he agreed with the rest of the commission that the goal of the county should be to provide the best possible emergency medical service coverage for Moffat County.

Richard Harper

Craig police

Jeri Lynn Coyner

Keeping the music alive

Craig resident stays young,

He sits quietly at the front of the room, eyes slightly closed, listening, enjoying the music of his youth, which was more than half a century ago.

Steel backs off cutting out natural resources position

Ann Franklin, who has worked for Moffat County less than a year, was forced to justify her position as a Moffat County employee Friday during a commissioners' meeting.