Monday, February 28
Today 7 p.m. The choirs of East, Ridgeview and Sunset Elementary schools will perform a combined concert at Craig Middle School in the auditorium.
A restaurant that has tickled the taste buds of Craig carnivores for the past seven years is on the market for new ownership.
Heaven knows there have been enough wars about water in Colorado, so there's no need to start another one -- between recreational and agricultural users in my own state Senate district.
Craig Police Department Monday, Feb. 28. • Nothing reported today.
Craig Head Start is hopping to help others during this week to raise money for muscular dystrophy. The MDA Hop-o-thon program is designed to teach young children about disabilities that other children and adults have. The program also is intended to build awareness, and teach acceptance. It is the only fund-raising program that is approved by the National Child Care Association. Craig parents and community member are encouraged to pledge money for each hop the child completes in two minutes. Money collected goes directly to MDA.
Colorado municipalities no longer will be able to obtain large water diversions for kayaking, if a bill the state Senate passed Monday becomes a law.
I have been interested in the news about the county roads. Moffat County officials have claimed 2,000 miles of cow paths as county roads. Will they ever improve, maintain or blade these roads?
I found it odd that the article about Dr. Joel Miller in Friday's Daily Press had quotes only from his accuser's side. The article is very one-sided and neglects Dr. Miller's side of the story, though the reporter seems to have access to the court records.
The Craig Puck Ewes women's hockey team hosted the second annual Mardi Gras on Ice tournament Friday through Sunday at the Loudy-Simpson Ice Arena.
Amy Hatten and Mitch Hamilton would like to announce their engagement. The couple is planning a July 2 wedding in Minnesota.
Name: Cole Stewart Occupation: Student
Girls basketball team racks up 22-win season
After Saturday's 58-46 win against Steamboat Springs, the 2004-05 team added another record with 22 wins in a season. This year's Bulldogs have 22 records to their credit.
Projects at standstill since county cut staff for Planning Department
More than a year after adopting a master plan for development, Moffat County has yet to implement many action items the plan calls for.
Five candidates have picked up nomination packets -- the first step in securing a bid for a Craig City Council seat.
The Craig Daily Press won 18 awards Saturday at the Colorado Press Association Convention and Better Newspaper Contest.
By the time the curtain goes up Thursday on "The Curious Savage," actors and actresses will have put nearly 100 hours into memorizing lines, collecting props and building sets.
Sunday, February 27
On Feb. 20, Melissa Jones received the Young Woman hood Award. Bishop O. Joseph Ence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented the award and a silver medallion in recognition of this achievement during a formal ceremony. This award consists of seven areas designed to improve the community and the young woman.
Group tries to hold on to heritage of sheep industry
Local wool growers aren't sheepish about admitting that producers such as themselves are becoming few and far between.
Karissa Maneotis has a dilemma: what to do with two matching belt buckles.
Name: Carolyn Markle, part owner of the co-op. Name of business/address: Favorite Things, 584 Yampa Ave.
Today 2 p.m. The American Association of Retired Persons meets the fourth Monday of each month at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Call Beverly Chapman at 824-5123.
U.S.D.A commodities will be distributed by the Moffat County Department of Social Services from 9 to 11 a.m. March 9 at 595 Breeze St., and from 1 to 2 p.m. in Dinosaur at the Social Service Building. Commodities also will be distributed from 9 to 9:30 a.m. March 8 at the Maybell Community Center. All households that receive commodities must certify each year. A picture I.D., proof of address and current eligibility is required. Call Moffat County Social Services at 824-8282.
Odds of are pretty slim that the Maybell Women's Club could talk enough people into getting up on stage for the sole purpose of making fools out of themselves, but it is nothing short of a miracle that the club has done it for 57 years.
Bulldogs advance to Sweet 16
The third time wasn't the charm for the Steamboat Springs girls basketball team Saturday night.
Friday, February 25
Winning the league didn't earn the Knowledge Bowl team the state berth they expected, but it likely will guarantee team members an at-large position.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS -- If the Moffat County boys basketball team had any advantage going into Friday's first-round of the state playoffs, the Bulldogs thought it was in the post. Thirty-five seconds into the contest against Broomfield, 50 percent of the Bulldogs' advantage went down with a knee injury.
It has happened nearly every game for seven years.
Craig woman thrilled with results of facial surgery
Groggy and numb, before she said a word, Jackie Adams gave a thumbs up and cracked the biggest grin she could muster -- even though she couldn't feel her face.
DENVER -- The Craig Daily Press collected seven awards Friday night at the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters banquet.
During the past three years, the number of Colorado consumers who have filed identity theft complaints with the Federal Trade Commission has increased by more than 65 percent.
A cattle identification system started in July still has few participants in Northwest Colorado.
At least one dog that has been abandoned in Craig is now living a life of luxury, thanks to the Moffat County Humane Society.
An attorney for a Craig doctor accused of strangling his wife refuted the circumstances surrounding the case as written in a police affidavit.
The Craig Police Department has performed an internal review about how a high-speed chase that ended in Baggs, Wyo., was handled. The Dec. 3 chase lead to the arrest of a man who had stolen a car from Craig's Pizza Hut parking lot.
A Moffat County Sheriff's deputy made quick work of arresting a man Wednesday whom he suspected of stealing goods from storage shed near the bypass on Moffat County Road 7.
Today The Hayden Recreation Board is sponsoring Western riding lessons for children at the indoor arena at the Routt County Fairgrounds. The cost is $20 a child. Multiple child discounts are available. Emphasis will be on safety and proper riding technique. To register and reserve ride time, call Karen Montieth at 276-3088.
Moffat County Young Life will be serving dessert followed by a fund-raising art auction today at Shadow Mountain Club House. Because of the Moffat County girls basketball game, which starts a 6:30 p.m., the fund-raiser has been moved to 7:30. It also has been changed from a dinner with a $10 charge to a free dessert function. Dessert will be served until 8:15, allowing game fans to arrive. After dessert are the short program and auction, featuring art from more than 20 local artists. R.S.V.P. to David Pressgrove at 629-9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Soft music plays in the background.
Craig Police Department Thursday, Feb. 23 • Officers made a warrant arrest. • Officers investigated a code violation. Moffat County Sheriff Friday, Feb. 25 • Nothing reported today.
UK/USA would like to thank all those who helped with our recent fund-raiser, Kids Night Out. Because of you, we hosted 79 children!
The family of George Streeter would like to thank everyone who brought food, sent cards, flowers, prayers or came by for a visit. It was very thoughtful and really helped us to know that so many people were thinking of us and shared in our loss.
Thursday, February 24
Moffat County Commissioner Saed Tayyara found a sympathetic ear in U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar during a meeting in Steamboat Springs on Saturday.
I have a hard time letting go of a lot of things. Just look at the number of clothes circa 1983 in my closet, and you will know.
Across the nation a debate is raging about whether evolution should be taught in schools.
This year, the Moffat County girls basketball program published a notebook that included team records since 1988. With as many records as the Bulldogs have broken this year, the front of the notebook should have been marked with a "rough draft" stamp.
The Moffat County boys basketball team already has heard the end-of-the-season speech, so as far the players are concerned, tonight's game is the start of a new season.
Craig man faces 3 felonies in domestic violence case
A case against a Craig doctor who faces three felony charges stemming from a domestic violence dispute with his wife will head to district court after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Three generations of card players were getting into the game "Magic the Gathering" at 3C's Card Shop before the business closed its doors last week.
The host of Craig's only local morning radio show was planning to shred the books penned by the late self-proclaimed "gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson and blast them from a cannon.
Despite higher than average temperatures this winter, Northwest Colorado's snowpack is near normal.
Today 9:30 a.m. The community playgroup for children ages infants to 5 years and their parents meets until 10:30 a.m. at the Early Education Center in the Moffat County School Administration Building, 775 Yampa Ave.
The Craig Youth Soccer Association is sponsoring a free clinic for soccer coaches from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Boys & Girls Club. The clinic is for beginning and experienced coaches. Those with an interest in learning the game and coaching are invited to attend. There also will be a soccer referee clinic for ages 14 and older March 18 to 20. The cost is $50. Referees are paid for the games they referee. To receive certification, participants must attend the entire clinic. Registration is going on now for Craig Youth Spring Soccer for youths younger than 18. Call Tamera Brown at 824-2112 to register for either clinic and check on times or to register a player.
Craig Police Department Wednesday, Feb. 23. • Officers investigated a complaint regarding junk, abandoned vehicles and tires. Thursday, Feb. 24. • Officers issued three summonses for possession of marijuana.
Jose Porfiro Duran, 75, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, in Fort Collins, Colo.
Here's another vote for Wal-Mart here and here's why: Better prices, better service and less travel.
Wednesday, February 23
Unlike many Craig businesses that depend on hunting season to stay afloat, area fast food restaurants get hit during the summer when they need to double, even triple, their staffs to handle the rush.
The Memorial Hospital officials project they have lost about $30,000 to date on the purchase and sale of its houses surrounding the current site. But other proceeds and rent money from the houses is going into a fund for a new hospital.
Annual trip offers chance to talk up legislators
The Craig Chamber of Commerce sends a small contingent of residents to Denver today to lobby and gather information on issues important to Craig and Moffat County.
Today 10 a.m. Children's story hour is at 10 and 11 each Thursday morning at the Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. Call 824-5116.
Hunting regulations for 2005 are available at license agents and at Division of Wildlife offices. Those who applied for big-game licenses in Colorado last year should receive a copy in the mail. The most significant change to the regulations for 2005 is that all elk tags for the fourth combined season are by draw only. For the past two years, hunters could purchase over-the-counter tags. The deadline for all big-game applications is April 5. Nonresidents interested in big-game hunting during 2005 can get a copy of the regulations online by going to the DOW Web site at www.wildlife.state.co.us or by calling 303-297-1192. Hunters also can apply for and purchase big-game licenses over the Internet. Hunters can learn more about applying over the Internet by visiting www.wildlife.state.co.us/total_licensing/. Several other new regulations exist that hunters should be aware of in 2005, including some important changes to the bear hunting regulations. For a list and explanation of the changes in regulations for 2005, read the "What's new for 2005" section located on page one of the big-game regulations brochure. For more news about DOW, go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.
Craig Police Department Tuesday, Feb. 22 • Officers investigated a forgery and theft complaint. • Officers investigated a fraud by check complaint. • Officers investigated a report of an abandoned vehicle.
William Patrick Callaghan of Craig, died Feb. 14, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was 59.
Our family has a history of farming, ranching and just plain rural living. As such, we have always had to deal with protecting our livestock, sometimes from roaming dogs. We have lost stock to packs of dogs, and we are well acquainted with the "shoot, shut up and shovel" philosophy.
Bill Rice is a dune buggy builder.
If their coaches have any say, next year's returning Moffat County boys basketball players will be working on dribbling and shooting during the summer.
In the shadow of one of the best regular seasons for Moffat County varsity team, the JV and freshman girls basketball teams put up their own impressive numbers this year.
Trooper honored for fast work after fatal shooting
When all other law enforcement officers were looking for a red Ford Bronco fleeing the scene of a fatal shooting in Craig, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Marty Smith was thinking outside the box.
Tuesday, February 22
Florence Almeda Fox died Feb. 14, 2005, in Craig. She was 96.
Craig Police Department Monday, Feb. 21 • Officers investigated rear-window damage on a 2002 Ford Explorer.
The 4-H livestock judging team is hosting on a flea market under the grandstands at the Moffat County Fairgrounds starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Some of the items for sale are a kitchen table, a keyboard stand, golf clubs, golf equipment, horse jack, show cloth, craft supplies and hand-crafted birdhouses. Call Lorrae Moon at 824-9568 or Jennifer Stagner at 824-3657.
Tanker that rolled was bound for water-treatment plant
Officials at the city of Craig water-treatment plant breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday after they received the contents of a tanker that tipped Monday and caused major traffic delays on Rabbit Ears Pass.
Today The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries will be closed for computer training.
City, county mull support for multiple use
Craig City Council came no closer to taking a position on a development plan for the Roan Plateau. But the Moffat County commissioners seemed to reach a consensus supporting multiple uses, including natural gas drilling, on the top of the plateau.
Pets seized from home by GRAMNET officers Feb. 3
Law enforcement officers got a 6-foot-long surprise during a Feb. 3 raid on a Craig house.
Although it charted dismal losses in sales tax revenue, the city finished 2004 in the black.
Commissioners target old shop building as possible location for new bus station
The Moffat County commissioners were hesitant Tuesday to guarantee the Steamboat Springs Transit Department that the county would sell an old building to convert into a bus garage.
Girls sub region in Craig Friday 6 p.m. Mullen vs. Battle Mountain
The eighth-grade girls basketball A-team was able to score an undefeated season with defense and rebounding, according to coach Norm Yoast.
Ruby Mae Earle died Feb. 17, 2005 at her home in Craig. She was 84.
A study the State Land Board released last week concluded that cattle grazing is an appropriate use of two square miles of state land within Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge.
Sunset's Jim Rugh will end 35-year career in education
It's more of a resignation than a retirement, but Sunset Elementary School Principal Jim Rugh terms his decision to leave "the end of a 35-year-long career in education."
Steamboat Springs School Board President Paula Stephenson is racking up miles on behalf of rural school districts across Colorado.
When it came to sharing the ball, the Craig Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball A-team was unselfish this season.
Monday, February 21
I would like to say thank you for the many cards that we received, all the calls and the care and concern given to our family at the time of my mother's passing. Also to Dr. Kelli Turner, the staff at Walbridge Wing and Pioneer's Hospital in Meeker for giving my mother the great care that she received for the past year. It is very much appreciated!
Name: Gloria Rodriguez Occupation: Insurance sales When and why did you move to Craig? I was born here.
Winnie Mock left her home on earth to be with her family and friends in heaven on Feb. 16, 2005. She passed peacefully in her sleep at home, surrounded by the love of her family.
Although patient numbers at The Memorial Hospital were high in January, the costs the hospital must absorb for Medicare and Medicaid patients and other discounts to third-party payers closed the gap on profits.
Law enforcement Moffat County Jail Wednesday, Feb. 16 Brian Wayne Nuebel, 34, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a charge of parole violation.
Members agree to hold spending in most categories
It may be another month before school board members know what the district's 2005-06 revenues will be, but they decided to toe the line anyway.
An unofficial school district policy that limits teachers to two days of paid leave and five days of unpaid leave could put a stop to Craig Conrad's "Unstoppable You" program.
6 p.m. New member and parent orientation will be held at the Boys and Girls Club, 1324 U.S. Highway 40. New members, parents and interested community members are encouraged to attend. Call 826-0411.
Hotel changes name, furnishings
There's a spring-cleaning of sorts happening at the former Deer Park Inn.
On behalf of the Downtown Business Association I would like to thank the Craig Daily Press for helping promote the Tenth Annual Art Walk. Thanks to the personal stories and daily information, the attendance this year was exceptional! The public came out by the hundreds to enjoy an evening of friendship and artful endeavor. It was a wonderful event hosted by the museum, the community college, the businesses and artists. The event was enjoyed by all.
Going once, going twice.
Sunday, February 20
During the past year, the Moffat County Library collected its first baseline data regarding how many materials visitors steal.
For the Moffat County girls basketball team, the season is just beginning. Battle Mountain's season is over, barring a CHSAA-seeding miracle.
EAGLE -- You can be sure that the Battle Mountain and Moffat County boys basketball teams were surfing the net Sunday. Their site of choice was www.chsaa.org.
Funeral services for Ruby Earle will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grant Mortuary. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery.
7:30 a.m. The Boys & Girls Club of Craig will hold a play day. The play day is free to members, and non-members can attend for a cost of $10. Club doors open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Parents are responsible for their child's lunch. A small morning and afternoon snack will be provided. Call 826-0411.
What prompted you to open your business in Craig? I am a small-town person and after finishing school in a city, I knew I wanted to be in a small town and in Colorado. I also researched towns with chiropractors who practice the kind I do. There were none here.
Craig City Council members are torn between supporting the oil and gas industry and minding their own business.
The director of transportation for the city of Steamboat Springs will update Moffat County commissioners Tuesday about efforts to build a new bus depot and waiting area in Craig.
Chelsea has been taking care of her husband for a year-and-a-half, since he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and chronic obstructed pulmonary disease, and she said it hasn't been easy for her.
Josh Dalton earns spot in Special Olympics Winter Games
Josh Dalton couldn't sleep Thursday night. He said it was because he was hungry, but his mom, Bonnie, knows better. She knows he was excited to fly for the first time and go to Nagano, Japan, for the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
Friday, February 18
Colorado law limits use of drug-sniffing dogs
Fury, the Craig Police Department's black lab, is getting a reputation for his sniffer.
About three months ago I e-mailed the National Basketball Association with a request for a press pass to the NBA All-Star game in Denver on Sunday, Feb. 20 (this Sunday for those of you keeping score at home).
It was just a coincidence, but it looked nice on paper.
Here we go again.
An informational meeting concerning oil and gas development in Rio Blanco County will be held in Meeker on Feb. 26.
With recent media attention concerning the quality and safety of beef production, CSU Cooperative Extension, the Colorado Cattlemen's Association, the Colorado Livestock Association, the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Beef Council are offering a Beef Quality Assurance Certificate workshop in Meeker on Monday and Tuesday.
Shania Gurr is well-known at Sunset Elementary School for her smile.
Colorado Trust officials have decided to steer their focus on health and well-being to schools. The funding agency that created "Moffat County on the Move" is taking aim at bully prevention.
Fourth-graders getting lesson in money, life
Who says school's not work? And as such, some Ridgeview Elementary School students are getting paid for it.
Small town has a hold on residents
When Susan Johnston graduated from cosmetology school in Grand Junction, she wanted to get as far from her hometown of Craig as possible.
State lawmakers are examining whether hair stylists, manicurists and others in the cosmetology trade need to be licensed by the state to work in beauty salons and barbershops.
Law enforcement Craig Police Department Thursday, Feb. 17. Officers assisted with a parole violation.
Philosophy comes before the numbers when it comes to the Moffat County School District's budget process.
The Bureau of Land Management has extended the deadline for public comment on the draft Roan Plateau Resource Management Plan to April 11. The previous deadline had been March 4.
A group of Moffat County residents opposing the creation of a uranium tailings dump near Maybell has chosen a name.
For one year, Evelyn Tileston, director of the Independent Life Center, has been working to find subsidized housing for a large family that requires a place accessible to wheelchairs.
Thursday, February 17
Edith Siminoe of Nucla, died Feb. 15, 2005, in Grand Junction.
A woman allegedly stole a $150 rug from Spiritpass in the Centennial Mall earlier this year.
City Market decision may affect workers at Safeway
Results of a vote by some grocery workers could have an effect on Craig's Safeway employees.
Meeting focuses on book's message
Nonprofits, churches, schools -- or almost any kind of business -- has the potential to be "great," a local group of people says.
Local hockey players, fans weigh in on canceled season
Mike Boatright remembers when interest in the Craig Youth Hockey League increased after the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup in 2001. He hasn't noticed any adverse affects from the lack of a National Hockey League during the 2004 season.
To Katie, I am a princess and the Cashway Distributors building is a castle.
Heather Matney, an operating room technician at Yampa Valley Medical Center, is among the many people deeply saddened by the tragedies that have befallen Yampa Valley residents in the past several months.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning for the Park Range and Elkhead Mountains in Northwest Colorado.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is concerned that energy development could disturb wildlife migration patterns in Northwest Colorado.
Today 7:30 a.m. The Boys & Girls Club of Craig will be holding play days today and Monday. Both days will be free to members, and nonmembers can attend for $10 a day. Club doors open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Parents are responsible for their children's lunches. A small morning and afternoon snack will be provided. For further information, call 826-0411.
Last call: Have a job that you don't have time to get done? Come buy an FFA member to help you out. The Moffat County FFA will be holding its annual labor auction Thursday. Chili will be served at 6 p.m., and the auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. FFA members will be auctioned off and required to work eight hours for the buyer. FFA hopes to see you there.
Craig Police Department Wednesday, Feb. 16 • Officers took three male juveniles into protective custody and turned them over to the Department of Social Services. • Officers assisted the Department of Social Services in interviewing of a 5-year-old girl.
Sandra Kaye Koran died Feb. 9, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, following a 10-month illness. She was 60.
Funeral services for Florence Fox will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at Grant Mortuary.
Wednesday, February 16
Memorial services for Thomas Dustin Parrish will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Congregational Church.
I recently read your article "Trainers help keep Bulldogs afloat" and would like to correct misinformation about the education and practice of certified athletic trainers that appeared in David Pressgrove's article.
Hankins in position to join factory team
Tanner Hankins has had the breaks lately. First came the bad break. He broke his wrist and couldn't ride his snowmobile for three weeks. Then came the good break.
It's only in the middle of February but Heather Jenkins already has plans for April.
Tony Delbert Balleck of Craig, died Feb. 4, 2005, at the Sandrock Care and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. He was 91.
Craig Police Department Tuesday, Feb. 15 • Officers received a report of a runaway juvenile. • Officers investigated a report of a stolen air compressor. • Officers called on a detox intervention.
Finally, a tragedy to a local family has come to a closure and they can start the healing process of losing a loved one.
We would like to thank the Craig Daily Press for the coverage that it provided for the recent computer and electronics recycling event. We had a better than expected response from our community.
Rangeland improvements face federal budget ax
Grazing fees on public land will increase this year, but the Rangeland Improvement Program that those fees help fund could go away.
Plan would limit number of teen passengers
Colorado lawmakers may be getting weary of statistics showing high rates of death among new teenage drivers.
Moffat County has all the makings of a business-friendly community, according to a regional competitiveness survey completed by the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership.
Two Colorado congressmen are sponsoring a bill that would guarantee Western states receive the full funding that they are allotted by the Bureau of Land Management's payment in lieu of taxes program.
Ten Moffat County residents have about three weeks to get their stories straight before going public.
Gordon walking her way to fitness
Ida Gordon is a mall walker and she loves it.
Today 10 a.m. Children's story hour is at 10 and 11 a.m. each Thursday morning at the Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. Call 824-5116.
The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center will be host its third annual Dessert Extravaganza from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. This year, the dessert is angel food cake with berries. All proceeds go to support the center's activities.
Tuesday, February 15
Craig police are warning residents about a fund-raising campaign that insinuates residents have pledged to an organization and asks them to send in money.
Boys hope for postseason berth
Gonzaga, Marquette, N.C. State ... Moffat County?
Girls shooting for a top seed in state tourney
The Western Slope League title has belonged to the Moffat County girls basketball team since the first weekend of February. Yet, coach Craig Mortensen thinks his team has just as much to play for in the final weekend of the regular season as it did two weeks ago.
Florence Fox of Craig died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005 at the Sandrock Ridge Care Center. Services are pending.
Memorial services for former Hayden resident Merrill Lanker Jr. will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas, Wyo.
Thomas Dustin Parrish of Craig, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005, at is home. Services are pending. Thomas is the son of Lonnie and Gloria Parrish of Craig.
Former Moffat County Commissioner Marianna Raftopoulos, now a representative of the oil and gas industry, has requested that the Moffat County commissioners and Craig City Council provide written support for multiple use on the Roan Plateau.
Week of training geared toward establishing forensic presence
Knowing how to gather evidence, interview and treat sexual assault victims, and testify in cases about sexual assault only can help victims, representatives from local agencies learned Tuesday.
Study says cattle on state land within refuge is acceptable
A $37,500 study funded by the State Land Board has concluded that cattle may be grazed on two parcels of state land within the Browns Park Wildlife Refuge.
The Museum of Northwest Colorado leased a 130-acre mineral interest for $222 an acre Tuesday. That's four times more than Moffat County previously has raised with a mineral lease.
There weren't any broken hearts at East Elementary School on Valentine's Day. In fact, this is the third year that students have met heart-health fitness goals for themselves and the American Heart Association.
By the end of June, Moffat County likely will stop conducting health checks at restaurants and food retailers in the county.
Today 11:30 p.m. There is a meeting of the Special Education Parents Advisory Committee at the Moffat County School District Administration Building. Lunch is provided. The meeting is open to anyone interested in special education. R.S.V.P. by calling 826-4249.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun to install a Deer Warning System along U.S. Highway 40 east of Craig. The specialized reflectors help prevent deer and elk from crossing the highway when vehicles are present. When the posts are hit by light, they send a perpendicular beam across the highway that should discourage wildlife for crossing. The pilot project costs $148,000 and should be completed during the week of Feb. 21 with five- to 10-minute delays. CDOT will monitor the results closely.
Craig Police Department Tuesday, Feb. 15 • Nothing reported today.
Charles Clifford Carpenter of Craig, died Feb. 9, 2005, at St. Luke's Presbyterian Hospital in Denver of lung disease. He was 63.
A former employee of a local excavating company accused of embezzling nearly $8,000 of company funds through checks, cash and credit cards pleaded guilty in court Tuesday to one felony charge of theft in the case.
Monday, February 14
The Northwest Colorado Stewardship has embarked on an ambitious schedule to develop management alternatives for the Little Snake Resource Area by June.
births Gabriel Franklin Castor
In regard to concerns raised in Rob Gebhart's article (Wolf Plan Presented Monday in Craig, published in the Feb. 1 Craig Daily Press), Defenders of Wildlife does pay 100 percent of the projected market value for confirmed livestock losses attributed to wolves, as much as $2,000 per animal and 50 percent of the value for probable losses.
A 16-year-old Craig boy was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl from Craig.
What would happen if large retailer went up in Hayden? To the editor: I have called Craig home for more than 20 years. Home means just what it says -- where I live, play and support the economics of the area.
Law enforcement Jail report Thursday, Feb. 10 Shane Micheal Whitehouse, 28, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a charge of parole violation.
Ruth Erma Hughes died Feb. 12, 2005, in Palisade, Colo. She was 87.
Some former library employees say survey a waste of money
Moffat County Library Director Donna Watkins and disgruntled former library employees agree about one thing: A study of employee turnover at the library is a waste of taxpayer money.
Changes made after former coach resigns
Dozens of students and their parents gathered Monday night to sign up for a new season of AAU or Amateur Athletic Union, a traveling basketball program offered to area fifth- through eighth-graders.
Recent rumors of a serial rapist in Craig are unfounded, police said Monday.
The Deserado Mine near Rangely set a production record for coal development in 2004.
LOVELAND -- Kelsey Conci wanted to see what it took.
Sunday, February 13
Chief District Judge Michael O'Hara will preside over the trial of a teenager charged with the shooting death of James Pogline, though the judge has a history defending Pogline.
Mike Anson leads life of excavation, giggles
It's difficult to imagine Mike Anson in lipstick, the same man who gets a sparkle in his eye when he's working with heavy machinery.
The Craig Rotary Club is seeking applicants for the 2006-2007 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship. It is awarded for one academic year of study abroad. The program increases awareness of and respect for cultural diversity and instills the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self." Applicants must have completed at least two years of university or college course work or have a secondary school education and have two years of employment in a recognized vocation at the time the scholarship begins. Candidates are expected to be proficient in the language of the host country. Rotarians and their children, grandchildren, and spouses are not eligible. Completed applications must be received by March 15. Call Rich at 826-5173 or Samantha at 824-7031.
Today 10 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering immunizations every Monday and Friday. New clients should bring in their records 24 to 48 hours before their appointments. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by their parents or present a signed permission slip from a parent. Medicaid recipients should bring their cards. Call VNA at 824-8233. A Spanish interpreter will be available Feb. 28.
n Seller: Lynda and Carolyn Garrett Frederick Buyer: Gary and Hilda Martinez Property: Agriculture T3N R91W S11, S3, S10 Desc, T4 R91W S34 Desc; Moffat County Rd. 34, Hamilton, CO Price: $900,000
Sky was cloudy for snowmobile show, but turnout still impressed
There was no powder for Saturday's snowmobile show, but participants didn't seem to mind.
CSU Extension offers free tests to rid homes of chemical
There's a predator lurking in Colorado homes that few people know about.
Narcotics Anonymous membership balloons
Editor's Note: One of the subjects of this article did not wish to be identified by his full name. Because anonymity is one of the assurances Narcotics Anonymous makes to its members, the Daily Press agreed to use only his first name.
It wasn't your typical Art Walk. Coats were optional; umbrellas recommended.
The Bulldogs did not start Saturday like they wanted.
Garoutte gets expected repeat title
It took some help from a teammate, but after that, Scott Garoutte had little trouble in his attempt for a second-consecutive state championship.
Kostur wins 140 championship, 4-1
This one is dedicated to his brothers.
Chuck Carpenter of Craig, died Feb. 9, 2005, at St. Luke's Presbyterian Hospital in Denver of lung disease. He was 63.
Saturday, February 12
Garoutte earns expected repeat title
Senior Scott Garoutte wins his second consecutive state championship.
Kostur wins first state title
Korey Kostur maintains a family tradition by bringing home a state title. The junior won his first championship, while teammate Scott Garoutte became only the third back-to-back champion in Moffat County's storied wrestling history.
The Bulldogs did not start Saturday out like they would have wanted. All four remaining wrestlers in the consolation bracket lost their matches in the round before the medal round.
Friday, February 11
Second day of state much better for Moffat wrestlers
Forget the finals, Moffat County High School junior Korey Kostur's biggest worry was the semifinals of the 2005 Colorado State Wrestling Championships.
Shane Micheal Whitehouse, 28, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a charge of of violating parole.
A local real estate agent has proposed to retool a defunct uranium mine near Maybell to accept uranium tailings.
We are raising money and collecting travel-size games to send to Army Spc. Greg Calim and Bravo Company.
When it comes to gifts for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day, a little creativity can go a long way.
Ridgeview students target name-calling
Some students may have forgotten their lines, but none will forget the message they were trying to send.
Advocates say more help for victims needed
Police still remember a case, years ago, of a woman who was beaten up so badly by her husband that he broke off the handle of a cast iron pan after repeatedly hitting her.
Commissioners focus on improving communication
Business has changed in the Moffat County Courthouse, and the difference is more than just the necktie Commissioner Saed Tayyara wears to work.
Alternative school succeeds where other students struggle
State reports rank online schools behind traditional schools on test scores.
Craig isn't the only Western Slope community trying to come to grips with methamphetamine.
9 a.m. The Antique Snowmobile Show scheduled for today at Lou Wyman's Living History Museum, has been moved to the Centennial Mall. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Owners of snowmobiles made in 1984 or before are encouraged to participate. There will be a snowman-building contest with a prize of $200. For more information, call Rena Olsen at 824-4853.
Historic Downtown Craig's Annual Art Walk celebrates one decade of artistic expression tonight.
One thousand dollars may not seem like a lot of money to some, but when you're raising three children, teaching two dozen others and earning a master's degree at the same time, it goes a long way toward easing some of the strain.
Shelley Flannery could not be happier with her new job for the town of Meeker.
Thursday, February 10
Sandra "Sandy" Koran of Craig died Wednesday in Grand Junction. Services are pending.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS -- Liquor owners in Steamboat Springs fear a proposed change in state law could lead to last call for mom-and-pop stores.
Bible distributors at middle school raise ire of some parents
Two members of an international organization that distributes Bibles recently set up a booth at Steamboat Springs Middle School, prompting complaints from some parents and reviving a controversial issue that surfaced two years ago.
Catholics in Craig came to Mass en masse to celebrate Ash Wednesday.
Demand for energy is increasing rapidly. Around the world, 1.6 billion people still dwell in energy poverty with no access to electricity.
David Lynn Gobbo, 65, of Delta, Colo., died Wednesday Feb. 9, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo.
Helen Morgan, mother of Dale Morgan of Craig, died Tuesday in Steamboat Springs. Services are pending.
"What's that" has become "want that" at the grocery store.
Reversals were the end of Moffat County Thursday night.
Cosmetologists want Legislature to renew industry regulations
Laws regulating the cosmetology industry could expire in July if the Colorado General Assembly doesn't pass legislation to extend them.
BLM auction focuses on Moffat County
One-third of all parcels offered at a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction Thursday are in the Little Snake Resource Area.
Dockstader faces three felony counts
The 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office largely is sticking with charges recommended by the Craig Police Department in the case of a former Moffat County High School golf coach accused of having sex with a minor.
Helping people who speak different languages understand each other may be easier with a little one-on-one communication.
Today 9:30 a.m. The community playgroup for children ages infants to 5 years and their parents meets every Friday until 10:30 a.m. at the Early Education Center in the Moffat County Administration Building, 775 Yampa Ave.
Moffat County Partners is collecting donations for a winter yard sale planned for March. Donations support youth mentoring and alternative recreation. Donate your sellable items (no large appliances or tires) to the Moffat County Partners winter yard sale. All proceeds directly support youth activities and are tax deductible. For drop-off information, call Melia Bisbee at 826-4261
Craig Police Department Thursday, Feb. 10 • No report issued Thursday. Moffat County Sheriff's Office Thursday, Feb. 10 • Deputies investigated a possible temporary restraining order violation.
Wednesday, February 9
Chapter 1418 of American Association Retired Persons commends the women of the VFW Auxiliary for the many things they do for our community.
More houses were sold in Craig in 2004 than in previous years, and many of them were purchased by first-time home buyers.
Gauging the health of patients' bones just got a little easier, thanks to new equipment purchased by The Memorial Hospital.
Vi Thompson had to do some fast maneuvering Wednesday morning after a Coca-Cola truck caught on fire near where her vehicle was parked outside of Samuelson's True Value Hardware store. Thompson, who was shopping inside the store, bolted outside to move her sport utility vehicle out of harm's way.
Another league title -- ho hum.
Ty Zabel remembers the emotions swirling in his head the first time he advanced to the state wrestling tournament. It was 1985, and he weighed 155 pounds.
As a part of our grade in "beauty school," we are to give a report on all activities we do above and beyond our curriculum.
It seems that our sheriff has managed to insult one of the counties largest tax providers. I know that it was a slap in the face to me.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people involved in this years annual Pet Vaccination and License Clinic:
They study their scripts and memorize their lines, but on play night -- anything goes.
Program aims to recycle old computers
Jack Anderson hopes he hauls in a truckload of trash Saturday. Not garbage, really, but old computers that might otherwise end up in a landfill.
Chris Miller wasn't driven by the desire to be his own boss. He wasn't pushed by the dream of owning his own business.
The District Attorney's Office did not file charges Tuesday against Thomas Jay Dockstader, a Craig golf pro and former Moffat County High School golf coach who is accused of having sex with an underage girl.
Today 9:30 a.m. The Craig Book Club will meet at the Serendipity coffee shop. "The Kite Runner" by Khaled Hosseini will be discussed. Call Sue at 824-6798.
There will be an antique snowmobile show Saturday at the Centennial Mall. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Owners with machines made in 1984 or before are encouraged to participate. There will be a snowman building contest with a prize of $200.Call Rene Olsen at 824-4853.
Woman's trip to Egypt memorable
The last couple of years were not Louise Warden's best.
Craig Police Department Tuesday, Feb. 8. • Officers investigated a report of domestic violence. • Officers investigated a thief/burglary.
The Grand Futures Prevention Coalition applauds the efforts of Craig Conrad, who recently facilitated a high school presentation encouraging youths to make healthy choices about drugs and alcohol. Grand Futures thinks this presentation was an important piece to a multi-strategic approach to help curb the use of substances among young people. Youths need support systems within their families, at school and within peer groups. Sadly, during the night of the high-school presentation, an underage drinking party took place.
Tuesday, February 8
Today 6 p.m. The National High School Rodeo Association has added a Wrangler Division for junior high school students. Tonight, there will be a meeting in the cafeteria at the Craig Middle School for students and parents interested in starting a rodeo club. Call 824-4844.
Senior wrestlers share more than the same name
When Eric and Kyle Fredrickson wrestle, the same question usually comes up. No they're not brothers. At least in the traditional, paternal way.
Thomas Jay Dockstader accused of sexual assault
A golf pro at the Yampa Valley Golf Course who resigned as coach of the Moffat County High School girls golf team Thursday, faces charges of having sex with a minor.
Commissioners discuss effect of energy companies on thruways
On Monday, the Moffat County Road and Bridge Department had to close County Road 68 because gas company vehicles had damaged it so badly it was a danger to the traveling public.
The Craig City Council will do something it hasn't done in at least four years -- make a decision in tandem with and using input from Moffat County commissioners.
Mabel Florence Yoast Green died Jan. 31, 2005, in Meeker. She was 86.
The National Economic Development Pyramid is something Craig residents will see a lot of in the coming year as the Craig/Moffat County Economic Partnership focuses in on its lessons.
Swim team hopes to set records at state
The Moffat County High School girls swim team was so focused on swimming state qualifying times Saturday that its members had no idea of an extra bonus.
Craig Police Department Monday, Feb. 7 • Officers investigated a domestic situation in progress.
Moffat County commissioners met with the two natural-gas pipeline companies recently to find out whether they would be willing to ask their subcontractors to drug test employees.
Seventh Grade Rachel Michelle Alexander, Kaylee Jo Barnes, Angela Michelle Bernal, Kasey Lynn Brown, Kathrine Nicole Cork, Katrina Marie Crippen, Jesus Fernando Duarte, William Cole DuBois, Melissa Jane Garlock, Nicholas Don Glispy, Kelsey Nadine Grinstead, Shylar DeShaney-Faye Hadley, Matthew James Herschberg, James Blake Howe, Clayton Michael Kawcak, Jasen Alex-Christopher Kettle, Clarissa Lynn Langstaff, Matthew Garrett Linsacum, Scott Richard Mann, Chelsea Lynn Mead, Lisa Marie Menges, Gabrielle Eve Miller, Rhiannon Lenore Miller, Nate Lewis Moon, Heather Avril Nicholson, Katy Michelle Nottingham, Janalee Janee Nugent, Jamie Lee Ogden, Mitch Lee Oman, Christian Taylor Pettigrew, Brandon Scott Pluym, Andrew Steve Raftopoulos, Austin Richard Sadvar, Taelor Jeanette Stagner, Jacob Elias Templeton, Janna Rose Thompson, Ariah Ravyn Updike, Taylor Kay Vernon, Robyn Kasey Wellington, Christopher Deane Wilson, Jordan Blair Wilson.
Location-neutral businesses and part-time residents are emerging economic drivers in Routt County. At the same time, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties struggle with tough oil and gas drilling issues.
Perpetrators of fraud against the county's Welfare system soon will have an investigator on their trail.
An antique snowmobile show will be Saturday at Lou Wyman's Living History Museum, 4600 E. U.S. Highway 40. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Owners with machines made in or before 1984 are encouraged to participate. There will be a snowman building contest with a prize of $400. Call Zane Olsen at 824-4853.
Monday, February 7
Leslie Denning and Drew Richards of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Kendall Marie Richards, at 4:02 p.m., Jan. 24, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital.
The Craig City Council agenda merely states "appointments to board of appeals." It mentions nothing about honoring a man who has spent 30 years in that position, and that's the reason Al Shepherd is leaving.
Name: Kim Patterson Occupation: Stay-at-home mom.
Diane King and Rich King of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Cayden Rose King, at 7:40 p.m., Jan. 26, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Jules Vertrees and Kent Vertrees of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their daughter, Sophie Grace Vertrees, at 4:45 p.m., Jan. 25, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Larry and Janice Mullen of Craig and Dave Wallace of Craig would like to announce the wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Wallace of Provo, Utah, to Ben Blair of Provo, son of Dean and Jan Blair of Grand Junction.
Art and Kristen Gore of Craig, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Lynn Szatkowski, to Nicholas Allen Campell, son of Keith and Peggy Campbell of Craig.
Jacob P. Hettinger of Craig graduated from West Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in general studies. Jacob is the son of Clyde and Nancy Hettinger.
Craig Police Department Saturday, Feb. 5. • Officers investigated damage to storage units. • Marijuana was found at CAPS. • Officers investigated damage to a vehicle.
Thomas Donald Winters of Craig died Jan. 29, 2005, at his home in Craig.
There is something wrong about four-day mail delivery to a town 40 miles away, and a little sad too. The Elks Lodge "Most Valuable Student" Scholarship for high school seniors was due Jan. 14. My daughter, Madison, wrote her essay, gathered letters of recommendation, her transcript, copied awards and completed her application by the morning of Jan. 12. The Elks Club has a post office box in Craig, and she asked me to mail the rather large packet. I was thinking out loud to myself at the downtown Steamboat Springs post office counter that this had to be in Craig by Friday. Maybe I should overnight it to Craig. The postal clerk said, "Believe it or not, we can't guarantee overnight delivery to Craig."
Judith Hiester : Tobacco Prevention Program coordinator, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association
By a strong majority vote, Coloradans voted for Amendment 35, the tobacco excise tax, which raised the tax on cigarettes from 20 cents to 84 cents and the tax on other tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and cigars from 20 percent to 40 percent.
Misty Summer Alger and Anthony P. Hillewaert of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Emily Summer Hillewaert, at 7:32 p.m., Jan. 20, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
essica Ketchum and Jesse Lowe of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Ivy Megan Lowe, on Nov. 26, 2004, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Shantiel Jackson and Brian Jackson announce the birth of their daughter, Naveya Mercedes Jackson, at 5:39 p.m., Jan. 4, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Rosina Esparza and Rogelio Arellano of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Diana Paola Arellano, at 1:19 p.m., Jan. 27, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital.
Jennafer Leah Crain and Matthew Gene Crain of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Arianna Keleigh Crain, at 5:58 p.m., Jan. 18, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Jennifer Germond and Patrick Wayne Germond of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Brooke Lynn Germond, at 6:09 p.m., Jan. 25, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Ruling could revive reintroduction discussion
A federal judge's ruling on wolves has put the implementation of the state wolf working group's management recommendations on hold indefinitely.
Reclamation, safety records recognized
The Colorado Mining Association has recognized both of Moffat County's coal mines for their safety records, reclamation efforts and pollution prevention programs.
Board must decide whether to limit spending growth
Moffat County School District Board of Education members have less than a month to make a decision that could affect students five years down the road.
Benefit raises 'bail' for muscular dystrophy
There will be no getting out of jail free Thursday for those holding a fund-raiser to benefit victims of muscular dystrophy.
A fugitive from Craig's Correctional Alternative Placement Services is back in the Moffat County Jail on a $50,000 bail after a scuffle with officers from the Craig Police Department on Friday afternoon.
Police are preparing to serve a summons to a Craig woman accused of animal neglect after four pets were found in a home that was littered with animal feces.
Craig police have issued a warrant for a local woman who is charged with writing a bad check for nearly $12,000 at Tri-State Equipment Co.
Today Noon The Friends of the Library will conduct a brown bag lunch meeting at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. Call 824-5116.
The Special Education Parents Advisory Committee will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at the administration building. Lunch is provided. The meeting is open to anyone interested in special education. RSVP by calling 826-4249.
Sunday, February 6
James Krogh isn't quite sure where home is. He grew up in Montrose and Greeley, moved to Louisiana and Hawaii for the Army and visited his wife, Heather, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Show features antique, vintage machines
Rena Olsen wants to take snowmobile enthusiasts back to their childhoods.
Youth's Latin tune steals Sweet Adelines show
Thea Sharpe sang her way to a hefty prize Saturday night.
Today 10 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering immunizations every Monday and Friday. New clients should bring in their records 24 to 48 hours before their appointments. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by their parents or present a signed permission slip from a parent. Medicaid recipients should bring their cards. Call VNA at 824-8233. A Spanish interpreter will be available Feb. 28.
The National High School Rodeo Association has added a Wrangler Division for junior high school student. On Wednesday, there will be a meeting for students and parents interested in starting a rodeo club in the cafeteria at the Craig Middle School at 6 p.m. Call 824-4844.
Memorial services for Tony Balleck of Craig will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Michael Church or to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, both in care of Grant Mortuary.
Brenda Knob and her son, Troy DeRose, will have artwork on display at this weekend's Art Walk, but their relationship may not be apparent in their styles.
Name: Roxane Nalty Name of business/address: Ensignal
Bulldogs win seventh consecutive regional title
MONTROSE -- A scriptwriter in Hollywood couldn't have produced a better ending.
The story of Moffat County wrestling always involves the depth of the team. This year's regional tournament was no different. The Bulldogs qualified nine wrestlers for the state tournament.
Conci twins will compete individually
MONTROSE -- Kelsey Conci has a dilemma, but it's a good one to have.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS -- Sean Flohr scored 10 consecutive fourth-quarter points to lead the Glenwood Springs boys basketball team to a 60-50 victory and season sweep over visiting Moffat County on Saturday night.
Friday, February 4
A Craig man evidently doesn't enjoy the life of community corrections, but he may face prison time for the decision to flee a local facility.
Canceled -- The Craig Snowmobile club has cancelled the Charity Poker Run due to lack of snow.
Chad Mitchell Thompson, 39, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful distribution/manufacture dispensing/sale/ possession of drugs and possession of marijuana.
The Bureau of Land Management is holding an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. followed by a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Senior Center, 180 Whippoorwill Drive in Baggs, Wyo.
Trailing by as many as 11 points in the second half, the Moffat County Bulldogs mounted a furious comeback that fell just short of the mark in 50-48 loss to Rifle on Friday.
When a Moffat County High School wrestler won Friday, he won convincingly
The White River Community Club is searching for fly fishers to take part in its inaugural buy-fly tournament.
In his State of the Union speech, President Bush laid out an ambitious agenda to overhaul Social Security, trim the budget deficit, improve health care and continue to fight the war on terrorism.
After giving 25 years to jobs he wasn't happy with, Robert Turner decided he needed a change. He "was sick of the biz" and enrolled at the Colorado Northwestern Community College to jumpstart his career.
DECA gives members business experience
Its name -- Distributive Education Clubs of America -- doesn't inspire enthusiasm. Its actions do.
Students who didn't take advantage of the homework help offered during the school day aren't stuck with nowhere to turn when they get home. Now, any student with a computer has 24/7 access to live homework help.
Craig Intermediate School fifth-grader Bobby Kyle has a very special relationship with his mother. She plays his PlayStation games, and he reads her mystery novels.
Kiwanis tickets prompt annual party atmosphere
Darrin Love thought he was the luckiest employee alive, when after reporting to work Friday, he was instructed to hang out for the day at a party.
Peabody evaluating reopening mine
Twentymile Coal Company plans to increase its coal production during the next several years, but the company's owner, Peabody Energy, is hesitant to make predictions about its growth.
Expectant mother Sarah Peed's blood pressure was so high last Saturday night that medical personnel feared the Craig woman was on the verge of having a stroke.
Thursday, February 3
A Thorton man who was arrested in connection with a police raid that produced 8 pounds of marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine in Craig in September was handed a four-year prison sentence in Moffat County District Court on Tuesday.
Until members of the Northwest Colorado Branding Project know exactly what types of products they're marketing, they won't be able to develop a marketing plan.
If the Moffat County High School wrestling team is going to win its seventh consecutive regional title, it's going to do it without one guy.
Biskup to work for The Memorial Hospital Foundation
Cindy Biskup is leaving her position as director of the Grand Futures Prevention Coalition to become a fund-raiser for The Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Returning state champion anxious for challenge
Scott Garoutte came into the world of varsity high school wrestling when the 215-pound class was at its toughest.
100 years later, Routt still faces challenges
In 1905, James Ratliff found his home on Mad Creek surrounded by the newly created Routt National Forest. A year later, when John Ellis, a forest guard, came to Ratliff's ranch and told him he needed a permit to cut down trees, Ratliff chased Ellis off his land.
Only local nonprofit honored
Of a dozen chosen nonprofits in the northwest corner of Colorado, the Boys and Girls Club of Craig was the only local recipient to be honored with a grant from the El Pomar Foundation.
A 15-year-old Moffat County High School student was issued a summons for possession of a small amount of marijuana and tobacco, the Craig Police Department reported.
A suspected methamphetamine distributor appeared Wednesday in Routt County Court in Steamboat Springs.
Today 10 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering immunizations every Wednesday. New clients should bring in their records 24 to 48 hours before their appointment dates. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by their parents or present signed permission slips from parents. Medicaid recipients should bring their cards. Call VNA at 824-8233. A Spanish interpreter is available Feb. 28.
Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteers to help with several projects on the refuge the weekend of Feb. 19. Jerry Rodriquez, refuge manager, and his staff are looking forward to volunteers from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others removing several miles of useless and dangerous wire fence. If time permits, volunteers will modify several miles of a fence, which will allow for safer passage of elk, deer and other wildlife. Volunteers should meet at the refuge headquarters on Colo. Highway 318. Bring work gloves, rugged clothes and energy. Work is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. There is a limited amount of overnight lodging available in staff quarters. Personal campers or RVs would be most useful. Water, cooking and bathroom facilities are available in the staff bunkhouse. Bring food for your own breakfasts and lunches. Dinner on Saturday night will be elk burgers and steaks, which will be provided. Bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to share for the dinner. Volunteers should bring their own beverages. RSVP by Feb. 16 to Allan Reishus at 824-2228.
Craig Police Department Wednesday, Feb. 2 • Officers investigated a call of animal neglect. • Report of gasoline theft. • Officers issued a summons to a high school student for possession of marijuana. • Officers issued a summons to a minor for possession/consumption of alcohol. • Officers investigated reports of fraud by check at TDS Tires Systems and Domino's Pizza.
George O. Streeter, a long time resident of Craig, died Feb. 1, 2005, at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 79.
My baby sitter, who has known me my entire life, gives me "that look" when I tell her about something mindblowingly stubborn that Nikki did.
The West Theatre, 29 E. Victory Way • 824-2000 Cinema I Are We There Yet? rated PG (for language and rude humor) Friday and Saturday evenings 7 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Sunday matinee at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Cinema II In Good Company, rated PG-13 (some sexual content and drug references) Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Sunday matinee at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 2
Stormy Kay Sutton of Casper, Wyo., died Jan. 28, 2005, at Wyoming Medical Center.
Trial for Silva-Larios set for July 5
A 17-year-old Mexican national pleaded not guilty in district court Wednesday to a charge of second-degree murder and a sentence enhancing charge of committing a violent crime with a deadly weapon in the shooting death of James Pogline.
It's mud season in January. Just take a look at the county roads for the proof.
Ranchers want visas extended for temporary workers
It used to be being a cowboy was a full-time job.
Lighter workouts part of preparation for season's end
Peak week. Taper time. Shaving days. Call it whatever, but the week that the Moffat County High School swim team members reduce their workout load to prepare for the end of the season is pretty much a party in the pool.
Mabel Green, longtime Hayden area resident, died Monday in Meeker. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hayden Congregational Church.
Graveside services for Thomas Winters will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction.
Craig Police Department • Nothing reported Tuesday Moffat County Sheriff's Office • Nothing reported Tuesday.
The Moffat County Library's choosing to comply with the law by installing CIPA-compliant Internet filters after so long a delay and Les Hampton's efforts to bring this about are truly commendable and newsworthy.
New coach, diver set for first championship
At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, the north parking lot at Moffat County High contained four cars. Half of the owners of the vehicles could be found at the pool.
In about a week Colorado Northwestern Community College officials will know exactly which direction community members want them to go.
Atmos Energy customers won't see the 30 percent to 35 percent decrease in their natural-gas prices that Xcel customers will this month.
Today 10 a.m. Children's story hour will be at the Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. Another story hour will be at 11 a.m. Call 824-5116.
The National High School Rodeo Association has added a Wrangler Division for junior high school student. On Wednesday, there will be a meeting for students and parents interested in starting a rodeo club, in the cafeteria at the Craig Middle School beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, call 824-4844.
Craig Eckroth came to Craig 11 years ago to pursue his mission to help people with low vision improve the quality of their lives.
Tuesday, February 1
The National High School Rodeo Association has added a Wrangler Division for junior high school students. Today, there will be a meeting for students and parents interested in starting a rodeo club at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Craig Middle School. Call 824-4844.
Sailors make Bulldogs work for victory
If the ears of the players on the Steamboat Springs girls basketball team were burning after Tuesday's game, it's because everybody was talking about them.
Sgt. Bill Leonard of the Craig Police Department is pleased with the progress of a working group charged with determining who is responsible for what when children are found in a "high-drug environment."
If momentum is a factor, the Moffat County High School girls swim team swam well at the right time.
Sailors never relinquish second-quarter lead
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team likes it at the top.
Salazar proposes bill to limit sale of a main ingredient
The Craig City Council's decision to regulate the sale of products that contain the ingredients to cook methamphetamine mirrors proposed legislation recently unveiled by congressional lawmakers to combat meth in rural areas.
The Moffat County commissioners are urging U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard to develop a solution to a right-of-way dilemma.
CDOT installs reflectors to keep wildlife out of traffic
The Colorado Department of Transportation is playing a prank on the deer of Moffat County.
Some Moffat County residents are worried that a uranium tailings dump could harm the county's air and water.
City ahead of recommendations
Recycling isn't new to Craig. Residents have been recycling for years whether they knew it or not.
The Moffat County commissioners won't use a federal right-of-way law in their legal battle over ownership of a short rural road in the western part of the county.
Today 10 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering immunizations every Wednesday. New clients should bring in their records 24 to 48 hours before their appointment dates. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by their parents or present a signed permission slip from a parent. Medicaid recipients should bring their cards. Call VNA at 824-8233.
Craig Police Department Sunday, Jan. 29 • No report.