News for Wednesday, December 29, 2004



Barbara Messenger: Grand Junction

I am writing to share with you a difficult lesson that I recently have learned about protecting archeological resources on federal lands.

Scott McInnis: U.S. Representative, 3rd Congressional District

The is an open letter to all Coloradans.

Futsal kicks off Monday

In 2006, the Winter Olympics will add a new sport to its lineup called "futsal." Starting on Monday, Craig residents will have a chance to experience it beforehand.

Tough month

Hospital saw more patients but has no profit to show for it

Increasing costs of contractual allowances, or Medicare write-offs and other liabilities that hospitals are required to absorb, kept The Memorial Hospital from cashing in on what otherwise should have been a financially sound November, Administrator Randy Phelps said Wednesday.

Ringing in the new year

Residents don't have to leave Craig for a night on the town

It's no Times Square celebration, but some of Craig's area restaurants and bars have festivities planned to ring in the new year.

Traveling basketball sign-up next week

The Craig Middle School basketball schedule limits teams from traveling beyond Northwest Colorado. The Craig Youth Basketball League picks up where that schedule leaves off.

No straying from state

Anderson loves Colorado and saving pets

Ann Anderson hasn't been in Craig a year, and already she's making a difference in the lives of many pets.

Fire plans completed for 4 communities

Resource Logic has finished developing fire plans for four Moffat County communities.

News briefs for Dec. 30

An open house will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, in Craig to honor Commissioners Marianna Raftopoulos and Les Hampton. The public is invited to stop by to wish the outgoing commissioners well and thank them for their dedication to Moffat County. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Gena Hinkemeyer at 824-5517.

Police blotter for Dec. 30

Jail Report Tuesday, Dec. 28 • Scott Skogquist,40, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a warrant. Craig Police Department Tuesday, Dec. 28 • Assisted a parole officer with a warrant arrest. Moffat County Sheriff's Office Tuesday, Dec. 28 • A juvenile was arrested for traffic violations.

Hayden welcomes curator

Mary Pat Dunn plans to bring museum up to date

HAYDEN -- For more than 30 years, the Hayden Heritage Center, which houses a collection of historical treasures and links to Hayden and West Routt County's past, has remained relatively secluded from the public eye.

Laura Salisbury

Memorial services for Laura Salisbury of Savery, Wyo., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Dixon, Wyo. Interment of her cremains will be afterward in the Reader Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in care of Grant Mortuary.

Reliving history

Vernal woman's game based on Browns Park's past

Decades ago, Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch rode the vast countryside of Browns Park between bank robberies.

Datebook for Dec. 30

Today 10 a.m. Children's story hour will be held at the Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. Another story hour will be held at 11 a.m. Children can make festival shakers after story time. RSVP by calling 824-5116.