News for Tuesday, November 25, 2003



Underage drinking community issue

Whose problem is the growing epidemic of underage drinking? Whose responsibility is it to fix?

Councilors vote to increase wastewater rates

Craig City Council members have been discussing increasing wastewater fees since October, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that they took the first official step Tuesday night.

Elkhead expansion deemed critical

In a move deemed critical to protecting endangered fish as well as providing water for Yampa Valley residents, the Colorado River Water Conservation District has received an $11,000,000 loan from the Colorado Water Conservation Board to expand Elkhead Reservoir by 12,000 acre feet, or 3.6 trillion gallons.

Council not phased by TMH 'bully' tactics

Decision to close Russel Street to construct new hospital will be left to voters

To build a new hospital in the same location the hospital currently sits, Russell Street will have to be closed and the chances of that happening could be slim.

Council says 'no' to county

City won't chip in for water or television

County commissioners cancelled their request to hold a joint meeting with the Craig City Council, but council members went ahead and held it without them. The result was a resounding "no" to requests commissioners discussed amongst themselves, but hadn't formally made to the council.

Search nets stolen merchandise, drugs

Craig Police found cocaine and an estimated $15,000 to $25,000 in stolen merchandise Tuesday after they searched the home of a nighttime janitorial worker employed by Kmart.

Bulldog dance team first, cheer team third in state warm up

The Moffat County High School cheerleading and dance teams went to the National Cheerleading Association regional competition in Grand Junction mainly to practice their routines for the state competition in December. It's not often that a team gets to come home with third- and first-place trophies for a practice.

Motorists urged to use caution

Hwy. 40 and Hwy. 13 notorious for winter accidents

Gordon Shelley has worked as a tow truck driver for Cook Chevrolet for 14 years, and he can think of a few places in Moffat County where motorists ought to drive with caution.

School district recognizes positive achievements

Schools in the Moffat County School District are making progress, and they want the public to know about it. Over the last five years, teachers and administrators have drafted a list of reasons they are proud of improvement at each school.

City seeks grant for Armory renovations

City officials don't to want involve themselves in the future of the National Guard Armory if it involves partnering with the county, but they're willing to submit a grant application that may pay for some renovations.

Raymond Edward Haskins


Holiday kitchen drain disasters keep plumbers busy

Aside from the frozen pipes that keep plumbers and septic technicians busy this time of year, kitchen drain disasters associated with holiday feasts account for a bulk of the service calls.

Jeremiah James Garoutte


Martin Herman


Residents voice opinions about hospital plans

For months, the public discussion segment of The Memorial Hospital's board meetings has largely been quiet.

Students celebrate true meaning of Thanksgiving

Celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday is more than turkey and all the trimmings for pre-first grade students at Sunset Elementary School.

Fifteen-headed monster

Numerous players expected to see varsity time on inexperienced team

There are few things certain going into the Moffat County High School girls basketball season.

Nurse Donna back in Belize

Wildkats named grand champs

As if winning three consecutive National Cheerleaders Association regional competitions wasn't enough, the Northwest Colorado Wildkat All-Star cheerleading team has a new title to defend.

Vermillion's future topic of debate

The future of land use planning in the controversial Vermillion Basin was up for debate Tuesday as the Moffat County Land Use Board weighed its options on the best way to expedite oil and gas development in the area.

Council requests presence of license applicants

City Council decides against changes, approves license for Ocean Pearl

The Craig City Council stopped just short Tuesday night of altering its recently adopted liquor ordinance when the owner of a business seeking a new liquor license failed to attend the hearing that decided the fate of that license.

Sailor of the Year award goes to local

Achievements, hard work recognized

First Class Petty Officer Jason Phillips, formally of Craig, has been awarded the Sailor of the Year Award.

Parents encouraged to teach children safety

Safety key to health of ranchers, farmers

Sherman Romney knows the inconvenience of getting hurt.

Dallene Hart