News for Thursday, December 2, 2004



Christina Currie: A challenge even a grouch can't resist

I have a co-worker who stoutly maintains his dislike of children.

Center for businesses will close

SBDC services will shift to classroom

Colorado Northwestern Community College is closing the Craig Small Business Development Center as a cost-cutting measure, but services still will be available as part of small-business classes.

Angel Tree helps at holiday time

Church will help provide gifts to children whose parents are in prison

When parents are in prison, their children do hard time, too.

Police Blotter for Dec. 3

Law enforcement Jail report Wednesday, Dec. 1 Brian Earl DeVincent, 40, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a charge of failure to appear.

BLM celebrates grand opening

New building enhances visitors' first impressions of Craig

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office celebrated the grand opening of its new building Thursday with music, food and a visit from Smokey Bear.

Pin City

Wrestlers look to build confidence in Vegas tourney

LAS VEGAS -- On Thursday, Trenton Duarte learned what it was like to fly. Today he hopes to learn what it's like to be a Moffat County High School varsity wrestler.

Young and wrestless

Team with six returning state qualifiers is young for Bulldogs

A possible shopping list for the 2005 Moffat County High School wrestling team: Bandages and ice for after the tough practices, music for the long road trips and diapers and baby food for the uncharacteristic number of underclassmen on varsity.

Our View: Raftopoulos, Hampton served well

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, Marianna Raftopoulos and the other Moffat County commissioners were in the midst of painful cuts to balance a meager budget.

Back in time

Weekend festival celebrates Browns Park history

A strong sense of history is never far from the Browns Parks area, but people can be sure to tap into the past at this Saturday's John Jarvie Winter Fest.

Sheriff: Keep animals penned

Judi Hunt didn't think it was fair that a Moffat County sheriff's deputy shot and killed her dog "Brody" after it had allegedly chased a sick deer.

Paying to play

Congress mulls making Fee Demo permanent

Outdoor enthusiasts should plan to pack their wallets when they head out to public lands.