Tuesday, May 31
Moffat County Jail Friday, May 27 Dylan Cole Beamis, 20, was booked into the Moffat County Jail for court-ordered jail time.
Commissioners hold special meeting The Moffat County Commissioners will have a special meeting today to discuss radio towers in western Moffat County.
Today 8:30 a.m. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets at Calvary Baptist, 1050 Yampa Ave., until 11a.m. The cost is $6, which includes breakfast, crafts and speakers. Children are welcome. Call 824-0101.
Residents will be issued warnings in June
Yard sale and other signs posted on utility poles and city property aren't welcoming features in town, Craig city officials say.
Like the saying goes "June is busting out all over." It will be more so after the rain we've had.
An armed deputy and metal detector will not be added to the Moffat County courts, county commissioners said Tuesday.
The Northwest Colorado Lynx baseball team got off to a rough start for the summer.
The Moffat County Courthouse annex could have a new owner next week.
To the Editor: On Thursday night, we were denied the opportunity to expand the Dinosaur Charter School to junior high.
Habitat home purchased from TMH will be ready by year's end, leader says
Habitat for Humanity still will have a house to sell by the end of the year, despite the Craig City Council's decision to not donate trash service.
The summer high school sports season is officially under way.
During the 2004 hunting season, about one-third of the elk killed in Colorado came from herds near Craig.
Memorial services for former Craig resident Betty Durham Knight will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Grant Mortuary.
Kenneth Gotwald of Craig died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital. Services are pending.
Memorial services for Maybell resident Virginia Hurlburt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Grant Mortuary.
To the Editor: Thank you! Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, and American Legion Post 62, and their Ladies Auxiliaries, and local veterans and/or families of the deceased veterans wish to thank the local community and various organizations for their support for the real reason we gather to "celebrate," or rather, "join in recognition" or "memorialize" those servicemen who gave their lives; or served, survived and then served this community until age or disease claimed their lives in the final "battle."
Jordan Ferrell received Purple Heart in grenade attack
Army Spc. Jordan Ferrell has been in Iraq for so long, he's gotten hooked on a chocolate candy bar made there named VIP.
It seems a bit late for residents to be protesting a 27-year-old law. One would think that if there were problems, they would have surfaced before now. They haven't.
Monday, May 30
It's a bit premature to call it a tradition, but a father-son team winning the Yampa Valley Golf Course's Mosquito Open is becoming as common as rain during the Grand Olde West Days celebration.
Sunday, May 29
Retiring teacher, long-distance horseback rider ready to devote more time to hobby
The chairs are stacked, the blackboards are clean, and the walls are cleared of all decoration.
Gerald Dean Pritchard 1935-2005 Gerald Dean Pritchard died May 23, 2005, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 69.
Lee C. Reagle 1938-2005 A memorial service for former Meeker resident Lee C. Reagle will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 11 a.m. at Cochran Memorial Chapel in Meeker.
Lookout for Butch and Sundance Characters portraying David Moffat, Butch Cassidy and Sundance will be roaming the streets today and participating in performances throughout the day.
Today All day -- The Grand Olde West Days Street Festival begins downtown. Throughout the day there will be vendors, music and performances by character actors.
Moffat County School Distï¿½--rict teachers are happy with their jobs.
GOWD brings chariot races for first time
Hooves thump the dirt as horses leave the starting chutes in their dust, literally.
Graduates step into 'first day of the rest' of their lives
Peals of excitement and shouts from the crowd went up as friends and relatives cheered their favorite graduates Saturday at Moffat County High School.
Local veteran gets military funeral 80 years after his death
William Banister died in Moffat County with little fanfare in 1921.
On the night of the best bull ride of his career, Louis Schardine earned two titles -- "Champion bull rider" and "The man with the tab."
Father-son champions the trend at annual golf tournament
It's a bit premature to call it a tradition, but a father-son team winning the Yampa Valley Golf Course's Mosquito Open is becoming as common as rain during the Grand Olde West Days celebration.
Today 6 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meets at 11 W. Victory Way, #203 (upstairs). Call 824-5335 or 629-1794.
Unpredictable May weather causes organizers to rethink date
Grand Olde West Days' wet reputation could result in the festival changing weekends.
Rain ruins profit potential at GOWD
It appears the Old Farmer's Almanac can't be trusted.
More than 15,000 members of Ray Wagner's regiment lost their lives in battles from Asia to Africa.
Pond open for fishing The Moffat County Public Safety Center pond is open for fishing.
Friday, May 27
This letter is being written as a combined effort to help keep Eric Unglaub as a teacher at Moffat County High School.
As I close another small chapter of my life, I wanted to make certain to thank the students of Moffat County High School who have made my (brief) stay in Craig a memorable one.
The grand opening of Boys & Girls Club of Craig was a resounding success and there are so many who contributed.Our heartfelt thanks go to:
It's not called "Grand Olde Wet Days" for nothing.
John Darrell Laster, 18, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Gov. Bill Owens announced a $2 million homeland security and terrorism prevention grant for Northwest Colorado on Thursday.
Yellow-ribbon quilt honors servicemen, -women
Yellow ribbons honoring the troops are everywhere in Moffat County, but Robin Schiffbauer's is different from the rest.
Like his other classmates, former Moffat County High School student Preston Ivy didn't know what to expect when new teacher Chris Dralle sauntered into class on his first day in 1979 and exclaimed, "Sugarjets!"
Almost everyone knows someone who's been affected by cancer. That's why the public is encouraged to join The Memorial Hospital's 5K Walk/Run Race for the Cure on Sunday.
Nearly every 2004-05 varsity athlete at Moffat County can answer the question, "What's it like to be in the state playoffs?"
The 2004-05 school year made me a Moffat County High School athletics history buff.
Third-grader Colton Nielson has come a long way.
More than a week after a school shooting drill, officials are trying to organize the data they collected and the shortcomings they identified.
A school district budget that stays at the same level from year to year would also be a budget that cuts educational programs.
8:30 a.m. Dog Agility in the Park event, a NADAC-sactioned trial, will take place in Maybell through Monday. Spectators are asked to bring lawn chairs. The event is free. See dogs and their handlers work their way through obstacle courses, jumps, tunnels and weaves. Call Lori at 824-4159.
Thursday, May 26
I say everything three times now. I don't even think about it anymore it's just "stop, stop, stop!" I even do that to my husband, who rolls his eyes but does not berate me for treating him like he's 4.
Upbeat Christian tunes filled the Moffat County High School auditorium Wednesday evening as soon-to-be graduates were asked to attend a baccalaureate service to be blessed on their journeys from here on.
Alicia Gail Tweit and Grady V Tweit announce the birth of their daughter, Mackynlee Gail Tweit, at 9:55 a.m., April 5, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bellingï¿½--ham, Wash.
Jessica Coleman and Adam Coleman of Hayden announce the birth of their son, Alexander James Coleman, at 10:47 a.m., May 22, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Jamie Eckroth and Craig Eckroth of Craig announce the birth of their son, Easton Saverio Eckroth, at 2:16 p.m., May 18, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Despite bulging streams and green grass, there is still potential for wildfires, Moffat County fire officials say.
The ink won't even be dry on the School Board meeting minutes when the Dinosaur Community Charter School board appeals a decision made at the Thursday night meeting.
A Colorado State Patrol trooper who rolled his patrol car while on duty Wednesday night was released from the hospital.
Carnival workers enjoy seeing country
Dennis Gonzalez got hooked on living the life of a carnival worker 30 years ago, the year he became a teenager.
For a $1 a day, Moffat County students will be able to pick up a "grab-and-go" breakfast.
To see the importance of the junior golf program, look no further than Moffat County freshman golfer Meghan Innes.
The return of a 50-year-old trophy brings back memories
Art Estes returned to Craig last weekend to tend to his parents' graves and to return a piece of the town's history almost 50 years to the day that it arrived in Craig.
Moffat County Jail Tuesday, May 24 James Clifton Earl, 56, was booked into the jail on a charge of menacing assault.
Kathy Rohrer and Charles Rohrer of Craig announce the birth of their son, Conrad Allan Rohrer, at 5:41 p.m., May 18, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital.
9 a.m. Beginning today, the Community Play Group will meet at Craig City Park, which is a change of the usual meeting place. Call Gay Albers at 824-0371. The group is for children as old as 5 and their parents.
The soup is 'God's greatest gift to mankind in food,' a cook says
After more than 30 years in the kitchen, Al Cashion has got it just right.
Wednesday, May 25
In years past, Moffat County Athletics Director Jim Loughran has spent his summer filling coaching vacancies. Unless there are some unforeseen surprises, Loughran will have a little more time for fun in the sun this summer.
Memorial Day weekend is a busy time for members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265.
Andrew L. Wing Sr., died May 13, 2005. He was 75.
Elizabeth Ann (Beth) Shonts and Benjamin Todd Koucherik will exchange marriage vows on May 28, 2005, in Colorado Springs.
5 p.m. The Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Brown's Amusements Carnival will be open until midnight at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Yampa Valley Golf Course professional Chuck Cobb isn't about to name a favorite for the 2005 Mosquito Open.
Some hospital officials are worried that construction of a new hospital will be delayed because analysts have been slow to provide financial numbers that will determine the size of the building.
Dog-agility trials return to Moffat County
More than 60 of the region's most agile canines will converge on Moffat County this weekend.
The Moffat County High School rodeo team is conducting a fundraiser for the team from now until July 3. The goal of the Cow Pie Fundraiser is to raise money for the rodeo members as well as provide an opportunity for one lucky participant to win as much as $2,500.
Police department's 5-year plan takes aim at cultural issues
April Valencia is trying to get the word out to Spanish speakers that it's better to view police as friends rather than enemies. But the cultural diversity coordinator with the Colorado Workforce Center said even after she explains their rights to them, some Spanish speakers don't believe that they won't get into trouble for contacting police.
Tuesday, May 24
To the Editor: I am writing in response to the woman who thought that Yampa Valley Baptist Church is trying to use scare tactics on the people of Craig.
Moffat County Cooperative Extension Office offers second annual safety day
Third-grader Taquana Botï¿½kin is a little intimidated by horses, but now she knows how to act around them.
The number of people opposing changes to the city's animal code has put it back on the drawing table.
Moffat County Commissioners now can use an 1866 right-of-way law to maintain public access on any road for which the county receives state highway funds.
Craig Police Department Monday, May 23 Officers recovered a U-Haul trailer.
To the Editor: Thanks to the Cedar Mountain Lions for lots of meat to feed the community of Craig. There were lots of shares of food, desserts and drinks from the community of Craig. City Park almost was full. Wonderful support for our veterans.
For 14 holes of the state golf tournament Tuesday, Moffat County freshman golfer Meghan Innes played better than she had Monday. The other four holes were what cost her.
New voting machines could be coming to Moffat County as early as Jan. 1.
Last year, the bulls won, 8-0.
Police cannot expect to be reimbursed by a defendant for overtime hours or the cost of bringing on additional officers for actions leading to an arrest of a Craig man, according to the ruling of a district court judge Tuesday.
A criminal record didn't bode well for an oil worker who received four years in the Colorado Department of Corrections from a district court judge Tuesday.
Today 8 a.m. Join local bird enthusiast Nancy Merrill for a guided bird walk at the Yampa River preserve on Carpenter Ranch, just east of Hayden. Enjoy the peaceful morning scenery and learn about the avian residents of the Carpenter Ranch.
Items stolen from Loudy-Simpson Park concession stand A box of crab legs and some power tools were reported stolen from a concession stand at Loudy-Simpson Park, the Moffat County Sheriff's Department reported.
Memorial services for Gerald Pritchard will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Grant Mortuary. Interment of cremains will follow in the Craig Cemetery.
Battle of Bands contest to showcase local talent
Four teenage boys got together in seventh grade and decided to start a band called Stonewall.
Moffat County High School's commencement exercise is Saturday.
Monday, May 23
Last week's high temperatures melted the mountain snowpack faster than the Yampa River could handle, causing it to swell and, in some places, overrun its banks.
Sunday, May 22
Hospital board members will consider allowing a management group to oversee physician care in at the emergency room of The Memorial Hospital.
Freshman golfer Meghan Innes talks about first trip to state
After the first round of the 4A state girls golf tournament, Moffat County High School's Meghan Innes was 31 strokes behind front-runner Ashley Tait, who shot a 2-under-par 70 on Monday.
RANGELY -- A Rangely man died in a one-vehicle rollover crash on Colorado Highway 64 on Friday morning.
Picnic recognizes gift of freedom
Gretchen Mack couldn't help but get choked up as she talked about losing her son, Pfc. Chance R. Phelps, in April 2004. The U.S. Marine was killed when the convoy he was protecting came under attack west of Baghdad, Iraq.
Second leg of tour reveals wealth of attractions
Northwest Colorado is a country of extremes. From forest land to desert, from wild horse herds to prehistoric fossils, from natural resource development to lands with a hundred-year history of ranching, the area is rife with the exact opportunities that tourists interested in culture and heritage are looking for.
Four high school students graduate ahead of their class
A decision to take dual enrollment college credits during high school means at least a bigger paycheck after graduation for Brian Markum.
200 bicyclists stream into town for annual ride
About 200 bicyclists who hailed from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Colorado Springs bicycled from Craig to Maybell during an annual trek.
Name: Dennis Parrott, manager, Westin Oil Name of business/address: 301 School St.
Moffat County Sheriff Friday, May 20 Deputies responded to a possible domestic violence incident in progress.
In a show of interdenominational cooperation, five churches are joining together during Grand Olde West Days to host community services Sunday.
The poppy sale for the Ladies Auxiliary at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 kicks off Wednesday.
BLM land-planning meeting Tuesday Attention all off-road vehicle owners: If you take a vehicle off a county road on Bureau of Land Management land, you will be affected in the future by what is happening in the BLM planning process.
Owner of Craig's Subway tries to climb the 'Seven Summits'
For George Barlow, scaling the highest peaks on the planet has an almost magnetic allure.
The 2005 season of the Hayden Speedway started with a record crowd and car-rolling excitement.
Entrega Gas Pipeline Inc. successfully has negotiated agreements with 50 of the 52 private property owners in the first 132-mile stretch of the proposed pipeline route.
Name: Sari Maneotis Occupation: Student/assistant swim coach/receptionist at The Memorial Hospital
Actors to portray historic figures at Grand Olde West Days
Residents will see several new faces at this year's Grand Olde West Days event.
Several Craig residents have promised to attend Tuesday's Craig City Council meeting to oppose portions of a law that tighten animal ordinances.
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 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 the VNA at 824-8233.
Today 6:30 p.m. New member and parent orientation will be held at the Boys & Girls Club, 1324 U.S. Highway 40 in Craig. New members, parents and interested community members are encouraged to attend. Call 826-0411.
Car ignites from electrical short, 'does extensive damage' Craig firefighters put out a blaze at about 1 a.m. Sunday that gutted a car in the 600 block of Russell Street.
AURORA -- The Moffat County girls 3,200-meter relay team walked quietly onto the track as the rest of the teams around them bounced with high knee drills or short sprints.
Gerald Pritchard of Craig died Monday, May 23, 2005, at his home. Services are pending.
Friday, May 20
Monday, May 23 9:30 a.m. First- and second-grade "Ridgeview Stars," will spend the morning at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.
Joshua Cooper is one mean cup stacker.
Coal production is booming in Colorado, according to a presentation Friday at the 18th annual Northwest Colorado Coal Conference in Craig.
A Northwest Colorado business expert will speak in Meeker on Monday evening about small-town business development issues.
New museum exhibit documents Craig in the 1970s
Keith Gillam's old Nikon camera sits idly today in a display case at the Museum of Northwest Colorado.
The time has come. It is time to master the force.
Signs of oil and gas development may someday mark Colorado's entrance road to Dinosaur National Monument.
Krista Frazier picked up her college diploma May 14. It'll be another week before she collects her high school diploma.
210 of school's 350 students did not attend disaster drill
When the "shots" rang out at Craig Middle School, few students were there to hear them.
To the Editor, The Moffat County High School After Prom Committee would like to thank everyone who contributed cash and prizes to the 2005 After Prom.
To the Editor, Words can't express all we need to say to our friends of Craig and Grand Junction at St. Mary's Hospital, Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, The Memorial Hospital and all our many friends in Craig. But as this is the best medium, please take this with all our love.
To the Editor, This letter is in response to an ad I happened to view in the Craig Daily Press on May 6. The ad was for the Yampa Valley Baptist Church. It stated: The only sin that will send you to hell is not believing what Jesus did for you, and for everyone in the whole wide world."
Craig Police Department Sunday, May 15 Officers took a report of a lost cell phone.
Colin Spencer Tomison Jr. Jessica Ann Tomison and Colin Spencer Tomison Sr. of Craig announce the birth of their son, Colin Spencer Tomison Jr., on May 7, 2005.
AURORA -- If the Moffat County track and field coaching staff could bottle up the past week and preserve it for every year before state, they probably would.
Lately things have been quiet for Meghan Innes at golf practice. That's good and bad for the Moffat County freshman.
Every teacher in the Moffat County School District will earn $905 more next year than they did this year, and other employees will see a 2 percent pay raise.
Today 7 a.m. The 19th annual "Where the Hell is Maybell?" bike ride departs from Northwest Storage, 4295 U.S. Highway 40. Another group departs at 7:30 a.m. from Western Knolls subdivision. The race is free. There will be a breakfast served in Maybell for riders, with a cost of $5 a person. Call 826-2029.
Thursday, May 19
Bold, new tastes are coming to the Grand Olde West Days celebration.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS -- A new plan to attract tourists to Northwest Colorado focuses less on the region's natural landscape and more on the human landscape.
David Gordon Alden of Yulee, Fla., died May 13, 2005, in Jacksonville. He was 61.
Funeral services for Harold Mayberger will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the church from 2:30 p.m. until service time. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund, both in care of Grant Mortuary.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS -- Despite some shifting trends in Colorado's tourism industry, getting out-of-towners to visit remains vital to the state's economy.
MCHS grads prepare for their parties
When the caps fly in the air, it's time for the party to begin.
It shouldn't surprise me that my little drama queen is also a princess, but considering the life we lead, it does.
A cowboy entertainer so loved his time in Craig last year, that he's asked to come back.
A 64-year-old Nevada man died during a boating accident on the Yampa River on Tuesday.
It took Cindy Biskup three months to realize that a career she'd put nearly 10 years into was something she wasn't ready to give up.
Moffat County girls 3,200-relay the next in a long line of success
At the first track meet of the 2005 season, freshman Angie Charchalis was a bit nervous. She had never run an 800-meter race.
Today 8 a.m. Habitat for Humanity is holding a fund-raising garage sale until 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the garage next to Brass Key Realty. Items for sale were donated by community members. Donuts will be for sale in the morning. Call 824-7086.
Wednesday, May 18
According to the Colorado Demography Office, between the years 2000 and 2010, the population of Coloradans ages 55 to 64 will grow at a rate of 5.9 percent annually. The state's population as a whole will grow at an annual rate of just 1.7 percent.
Officers from the Craig Police Department used an electrical stun gun on a Craig man Monday that put an end to a chase through a mobile-home park.
Attention all off road vehicle owners: If you take a vehicle off the county road on Bureau of Land Management land, you will be affected in the future by what is happening in the BLM planning process. If you want to have a say in the planning of future off-road use, you need to come to a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds at the Pavilion in Craig. Proposals will be discussed that will be given to the BLM for consideration in the Resource Management Plan planning process. Call 824-2683.
Grand Olde West Days parade set for May 28
Community members will line the streets of downtown Craig to see who will ride in the "Ramblin' and Gamblin'" Grand Olde West Days parade May 28.
MaRanda Camilletti and Deric Dill of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Bryant Reef Dill, at 3:02 p.m. May 11, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Darrell and Carol Camilletti of Craig. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Linda Dill of Craig.
Carolyn Gochee, a Craig chiropractor, is the newest member of the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Part-nership Board of Directors.
School shooting simulation tests preparedness
1:08 p.m.: A call comes in that three people have been shot in the office of Craig Middle School. The receptionist hides under a desk while relaying the scene to dispatch. Two shooters run down the school's hallway.
Julie Lewis and Troy Lewis of Oceanside, Calif., announce the birth of their son, Tucker Alexander Lewis, at 6:58 p.m. May 2, 2005, in Oceanside. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Randy Cox of Ft. Worth, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Roger and Judy Lewis of Craig.
Donald Lindley's life has changed in the past few years.
The Moffat County baseball team returned to the playoffs after a year's absence, and the Western Slope League coaches have recognized five of the players who were the nucleus of that effort.
Moffat County Jail Thursday, May 19 No report issued.
Craig's Old West past will be alive and well at this year's 15th annual Grand Olde West Days celebration May 27 to 30.
Today 7:30 a.m. Craig Senior Citizens are going to see the Rockies play the Giants at Coors Field. They plan to be back in Craig by 9:30 p.m. The cost of the trip is $35. Space is limited. Call 826-2004 to sign up.
Rowan DuBois has many memories from his four years at Moffat County High School.
Tuesday, May 17
Moffat County Jail Tuesday, May 17 Steven Mark Tamlin, 38, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on charges of criminal attempt, domestic violence, menacing assault and criminal mischief.
Special friendships, special moments -- this past weekend was one of those kind for me in Keystone. Memories of the past.
Memorial services for Joseph Balleck will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael church. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at the church. Memorial donations may be made to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice in care of Grant Mortuary.
Harold Mayberger of Craig died Tuesday at his home. Services are pending.
Betty (Durham) Knight passed away May 15, while vacationing in California. Services are pending.
Saturday's Hometown Heroes picnic will be a small-town affair compared to what's coming to Branson, Mo., in June.
Thank you for making fund-raiser a success
The size of Moffat County elk herds has grabbed the attention of county and state officials.
Dinosaur National Monument Superintendent Chas Cartwright updated the Moffat County commissioners for the final time Tuesday.
For the second consecutive year, Judy Peters is a cut above the rest.
The Craig Kiwanis Club presented the 2005 Stanley G. Slaugh Memorial Scholarships May 11 to seven graduating Moffat County High School seniors.
As far as originality goes, the Moffat County girls soccer team didn't score high in its Western Slope League All Conference awards. But as far as having good prospects for the future, the selections are positive.
Moffat County Sheriff's Office reported a theft of a solar panel and batteries from a well site in Moffat County.
Johnny Garcia and his three brothers served in different arms of the military during the Vietnam War. The experience has showed the Moffat County veteran services officer that "freedom is not free."
Board members, public trek to new TMH site
Gusty winds and spectacular views greeted at least a dozen people Tuesday as they visited the future site of The Memorial Hospital.
Today 8:30 a.m. Mothers of Preschoolers meets at Calvary Baptist, 1050 Yampa Ave., until 11 a.m. The cost is $6. Children are welcome. Call 824-0101.
After hearing eight hours of testimony Tuesday, the Craig City Council voted unanimously to terminate an employee who's worked for the city for 18 years.
The director of Craig Chamber of Commerce said she has resigned to devote more time to personal matters. Membership Director Patti Mosbey also resigned Tuesday citing similar reasons.
Monday, May 16
Yvonne Truelove and Cory Truelove of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their son, Logan Neal Truelove, at 4:06 p.m., May 3, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
The owner of a solid-waste treatment plant probably won't go to jail after pleading guilty to charges that he attempted to influence a public official and violated the minimum standards for solid waste disposal facility, a district judge said in court on Monday.
Star Wars fans in Craig will be among the first in the nation to see Anakin Skywalker cross over to the Dark Side.
Name: Janet Been Occupation: Security guard
Longtime Meeker resident and educator Sam F. Barone died May 12, 2005 at his home. He was 84.
Herbert Walker Ninker was born in St. Louis, Mo., to parents Herbert William Ninker and Edna Josephine Ninker (Walker) in 1925. He took time out from high school to join the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Pacific Theatre until his discharge in 1945.
Here are some suggestions to add to the new proposed pet ordinance.
Sally J. Baird and Chad J. Baird of Kremmling, announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Jo Baird, at 11:30 a.m., at May 3, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Everybody who visits Sen. Jack Taylor's office at the Capitol Building learns a little bit about Colorado, compliments of Sunset Elementary School.
Resident students to pay portion of tuition at CNCC
Moffat County residents will have to pay a portion of tuition costs next year because of decreases in the state budget, Colorado Northwestern Community College board members said.
We have to agree that this ordinance is infringing on the rights of responsible pet owners. Saying "it sucks" and leaving it at that isn't exactly the right thing to do. Can't we come up with a compromise here?
Don Warden of Aurora and Louise Warden of Craig, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Marie Warden of Craig, to Robert Charles Goethe of Craig, the son of Gene and Judy Goethe of Buena Vista, Ariz.
The family of Dale Thompson would like to thank all of those who stopped and helped at the time of his accident. Especially Johnny and Lori Mann, others who stopped and Dr. James and medical staff at The Memorial Hospital. Also Doug and Gloria Vigil and St Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction.
6:30 p.m. New member and parent orientation will be held at the Boys & Girls Club, 1324 U.S. Highway 40 in Craig. New members, existing parents and interested community members are encouraged to attend. Call 826-0411.
Sunday, May 15
What prompted you to open your business in Craig? I wanted to be self-employed. I like the sense of independence and expressing my ideas and talents.
There will be a battle of the bands during Grand Olde West Days. The event starts at 6 p.m. May 27 in "The Barn" at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Admission is $5. There will be a variety of bands, including jazz, pop, rock and punk, competing for cash and prizes. The band, "Midnight to Twelve," will headline the event and band members will act as the judges for the participants.
Today -- 8:30 a.m. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets at Calvary Baptist, 1050 Yampa Ave., until 11 a.m. The cost is $6, which includes breakfast, crafts and speakers. Children are welcome. Call 824-0101.
When Matt Beckett was enrolled in Moffat County High School teacher Craig Conrad's class, he never expected to be working so closely with him more than a decade later.
Leatherworking is more than a hobby to John Norton. It's what keeps him alive. Norton had a stroke in 1984 that left the right side of his face and the left side of his body paralyzed. He shows no lingering signs of the stroke's effects, and he attributes that to leatherworking.
Saturday, May 14
Moffat County senior Mike Mascarenas is a self-described computer geek, right down to the calculator watch on his wrist.
Moffat County Road and Bridge officials reported on Thursday that 156 gallons of gasoline had been stolen from a department storage tank near Hamilton.
Top-eight finishers: 100-meter dash -- senior Jake Bilodeau, eighth, 11.70
Graffiti artist painting murals at city pool
Ryan Otis is a graffiti artist, but these days he gets invited to spray paint on people's walls.
Fourth-place finishes at regionals reduces number of state qualifiers
For a summary of how the second day of the regional track meet went for Moffat County, look no further than the day's last event. The 1,600-meter relay finishes represented the overall performance for the boys and girls track teams.
Top-eight finishers: 200 junior Anna Herring, eighth, 28.15 seconds
Friday, May 13
To the Editor: Colorado Northwestern Community College wishes to thank the Craig Daily Press for the excellent coverage of our very first RN graduation and pinning.
To the Editor: Kudos to David Pressgrove on his article about Zach Haddan in the Friday, May 13 edition of the Craig Daily Press.
Moffat County Jail Thursday, May 12 Randy James Carr, 21, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Lions Club sponsoring parade The Craig Lions Club is sponsoring the Grand Olde West Days Parade on May 28 and is soliciting entries. The theme this year is "Ramblin' and Gamblin.'"
Officers from the Craig Police Department responded to a call that a 2-year-old boy was spotted running naked Wednesday afternoon in the 600 block of Pershing Street.
Today 8 a.m. As part of the Craig Clean-Up Days, the Craig Solid Waste Department will be accepting tires without rims and appliances from city and county residents until 4 p.m. at the north end of City Park.
Thad McCollum, 21, graduated Friday, May 13, 2005, with a bachelor's degree in wildlife biology from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Alesha Overton and Klava Caras, seniors at Moffat County High School, are this year's recipients of the Joe Janosec Memorial Scholarships, each in the amount of $1,000
Monday, May 16 Students will be celebrating International Week at East Elementary School. There will be a variety of activities throughout the week for students and their parents.
Exceptional behavior earned Craig Middle School seventh grader Jamie Ogden a huge Hershey's milk chocolate bar Friday. That meant all her visitors -- even the strangers -- got a bite.
Ever thought of taking up a second language? Traveling to a Mexican beach and chatting with the locals? It always sounds so easy, but it isn't. Believe me! My family and I moved to Santiago, Chile, several years ago when our children were 7 and 10 years old. What an experience. I spoke NO SPANISH.
Thirty of the incoming seniors at Moffat County High School have demonstrated the academic superiority, leadership skills and concern for the community needed to become members of the National Honor Society.
Focus shifting to positive support
Nine months after implementing rule changes that launched a firestorm of controversy and record attendance at a parent meeting, Craig Middle School officials are re-evaluating.
A program introduced last year at Colorado Northwestern Community College to give students hands-on experience in the construction trades is moving forward.
GRAND JUNCTION -- Derek Duran's best wasn't enough.
Jen Albee, daughter of Mike and Jeannie Albee of Craig, graduated from the University of Alaska at Anchorage on May 1, 2005, with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and minors in geology and philosophy.
CIS students begin swimming unit Craig Intermediate School P.E. students will be ending the year with swimming, which will continue through Friday.
Members of the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership took an important step in meeting their long-term goals by asking nonmember business owners why they haven't joined.
Council wants to help school district improve
Craig City Council members hope that school district officials will look upon an invitation to meet as an offer of support rather than criticism, but both likely will surface if the two entities get together.
Trying to do big business in a small town
Tri-State Equipment Compï¿½--any is hardly recognizable from the business it was a decade ago.
To the Editor: I would like to thank the businesses who participated in the Mother's Day Basket. This was a lovely gift and a great surprise.
Getting paid to sit at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction with scattered clouds and 70-degree weather on Friday is why I love my job.
GRAND JUNCTION -- Emily Sperl has her eyes on three regional championships this weekend, and those eyes were wide open when she crossed the line for her sixth lap of the 3,200-meter run.
Thursday, May 12
Officers arrested a Craig man and a female juvenile after a raid early Wednesday morning at the Craig Motel. Paul Romero Mendoza, 38, was arrested after police obtained a search warrant for Room 28, where the man allegedly had been staying, according to a release from the Moffat County Sheriff's Office.
Dental Coalition gets consulting help
The loss of its dentist may turn out to be a "blessing in disguise" for the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition, Director Debi Harmon said.
May is a month of changes for the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.
What started out as a discussion about people in need in Eric Hanson's sixth-hour sociology class has turned into a communitywide event.
The big week is almost here for Zach and Jacob Pearson.
Zach Haddan can walk. Generally that's not a profound statement about an athlete competing at the regional track meet in Grand Junction today. But less than a year ago, the Moffat County High School junior didn't know whether he would ever live up to that statement again.
With gas prices rising and many of us relying on gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs to get us through the mountains, be sure to practice fuel-efficient use and maintenance habits.
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Elizavette Ayala was nervous leading up to her big day. She even had a nightmare that she died on her birthday, May 4, just three days before her appearance in a floor-length white gown for her quinciaÃ±era.
Everyone gets down from time to time -- a brief blue mood, disappointments, grief after losing a loved one -- but depression is different. It's not just a case of having the blues.
I've almost made it to the next official milestone in child-rearing, and the amount of work and worry surrounding it has made me very leery about actually hitting that milestone, let alone moving beyond. I've registered Katie for kindergarten, and I can't believe how much work it was.
The Colorado Wilderness Network is sponsoring a slide presentation at 7 p.m. Monday at the Center of Craig. "Wild Utah: America's Redrocks Wilderness" will be presented by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance's Outreach Coordinator Bob Brister. It's a multimedia slide show featuring stunning images by noted wilderness photographers and the voice of Pulitzer Prize winning author Wallace Stegner.
Wednesday, May 11
Annual golf tournament to be held The Moffat County Sheriff's Office wil1 be hosting the 18th annual Moffat County Sheriff's Office Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament.
Moffat County vying to host rodeo finals
Moffat County will go up against two other communities in a bid to get the 2006 and 2007 Colorado High School Rodeo Association state finals rodeo.
Community invited to annual event Sunday at City Park
A group of teens will work to teach adults a lesson on Sunday.
Colorado lawmakers are urging Congress to straighten out the confusion arising from right-of-way claims under Revised Statute 2477.
Wilma Gilstrap Jenkins Boyd 1930-2005 Wilma Gilstrap Jenkins Boyd died May 5, 2005, from complications of diabetes. She was 75.
Robert Vincent Robidoux 1940-2005 Robert Vincent Robidoux died May 2, 2005, at The Memï¿½--orial Hospital in Craig following a rather brief illness. He was 64.
Moffat County Jail Tuesday, May 10 Joseph John Fields, 41, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
To the editor: WOW! That's about all I can say in response to the wonderful participation we had this year to view the Sombrero Ranches Horse Drive!
Nikki Frederickson and Carl Frederickson of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Billie Lamar Frederickson, at 11:54 a.m., May 8, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital.
Marin Campbell knows first-hand the repercussions of improper training in the pool. She had shoulder surgery in the fall to repair an injury that started when she learned bad habits in her swimming stroke.
Trevor Simones is proud his motorcycle. Riding and owning a bike, is kind of in his blood. He comes from a line of what he calls "motorcycle nuts."
The transition from Moffat County baseball coach to boys basketball coach was a fast one for Scott Parker.
To the Editor: As The RAD Afterschool Program concludes another successful and productive year, we would like to thank many community members who helped in making it one of the best years RAD has ever had.
Moffat County Bulldog football players inspire youngest fans
Levi Ogden has a new sports hero.
To the Editor: The family of Charles Bugay would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of The Memorial Hospital for the great care Charles received while he was in the hospital.
Special Olympians prepare to run, swim, lift in competition Saturday
Jim Herschberg took this entire week off work. It's not something he would do for just any event, but Special Olympics is that important to him.
Drug Endangered Children Task Force aims to ease transitions
A program to help children who have been found in houses that harbor drug labs would have come in handy during an incident in Craig a couple of years ago, said Sgt. Bill Leonard of the Craig Police Department.
Today 10 a.m. Children's story-hour is held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. Call 824-5116.
Tuesday, May 10
Councilors not interested
Even Craig City Councilors think the county needs a full-time planner, but they don't think they're in a position to help pay for it.
Krystle Koran and Brian Koran of Ft. Polk, La., announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Rose Koran, at 10:05 p.m., April 6, 2005, at Bayne Jones Hospital in Ft. Polk.
Today 6 p.m. A Line dancing class will be at the Craig Intermediate School until 7:30 p.m. Call Judy at 824-5902.
Moffat County Commissioners passed the first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that will ensure that money from traffic tickets written by county deputies goes into county coffers.
Marine reflects on military experience, plans new chapter after serving in Iraq
Although many troops return from Iraq with nightmares of mortars exploding, Sgt. David Wade with the U.S. Marine Corps came home with a computer slide show and some conversational Arabic.
This column has reviewed many awardï¿½'winning books for children. One of the most prestigious awards is The Caldecott Medal. It's presented each year to the illustrator of the most distinguished picture book for children that was published the previous year in the United States.
The Moffat County High School boys' and girls' track teams competed in the Grand Junction Central Invitational track meet Friday and Saturday.
Graffiti on the side of a Moffat County building didn't seem to create as much fervor the second time around.
Board members field questions to make stronger organization
What kind of bang will I get for my buck? Why has the board gone through two directors? And, what does the group do?
Ted Chamberlain is going to have the dirt road near his home treated with magnesium chloride, but he's not happy about it.
Moffat County Jail Monday, May 9 Karen Alene Nugent, 24, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on an outstanding warrant out of Wyoming.
Revised animal ordinance passes first reading
Responsible pet owners are taking offense to an ordinance meant to target those who aren't responsible pet owners.
MONTROSE -- After the final putt dropped in the hole, Moffat County freshman Meghan Innes hopped, skipped and jumped her way off the green. She gave her mom a hug, then hugged her coach and smiled big.
Maybell bike ride will be May 21 The 19th annual "Where the Hell is Maybell" bike ride departs at 7 a.m. from Northwest Storage, 4295 U.S. Highway 40, or at 7:30 a.m. from Western Knolls subdivision May 21.
There's some debate about whether it's appropriate to condemn acts of vandalism in the newspaper.
Monday, May 9
Nothing tastes better than food cooked outside. People are injured each year because they did not take these few simple safety measures.
Pioneer craft is a hobby and cause for Hands-On Quilters guild members
Cheryl Bush is a professional quilt-maker. Borders, bindings, patterns, and fabric are just some of the tools she uses for her craft.
Boy Scouts thankful for successful event To the Editor: Boy Scout Troup 144 recently held a fund-raiser lunch at the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. The fund-raiser helped them go to camp this summer.
Police arrested two suspects on suspicion of trying to pass a counterfeit bill at Kmart last month.
Today 9 a.m. Moffat County Pest Manï¿½--agement, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Inspection Service, and the Plant Protection and Quarantine, will sponsor a free one-day workshop relating to rangeland grasshoppers and Morman crickets. The workshop will be held at Shadow Mountain Clubhouse. Call 824-9180 or stop by 539 Barclay St. The course is approved for 5 pesticide re-certification credits.
June deadline for hay directory The Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting listings for the 2005 Colorado Hay Directory.
Larry R. Fredrick of Crescent City, Fla., died May 1, 2005 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Florida. He was 63.
The parents of Lisa Empson and Cris French announce the engagement of their children.
Sarah Wallace, 23, will graduate Saturday, May 15, 2005, with a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Mesa State College in Grand Junction.
Program in need of volunteers to comfort, rehabilitate patients
Five-year-old Daniel Hardï¿½--ing was not having a good week, but his face brightened up when a canine visitor stopped by his hospital room recently.
Moffat County Jail Friday, May 7 Justin Wesley Pape, 21, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful distribution, manufacture, sale, possession of drugs; driving while under restraint, no compulsory insurance, no registration, no numbered plates and criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Family of Sarah Draper thanks community To the Editor: The family of Sarah Draper would like to thank the V.F.W. Auxiliary for the lawn and chairs they provided for the memorial service.
Historical tour showcases area's gems
For some, the day started at 4:30 a.m. Others were lucky enough to wait until 5:15.
Editor's note: In recognition of Mental Health Month, the staff at Craig Mental Health will contribute columns that address different aspects of mental well-being.
Concerts Association offers thanks to stores To the Editor: The Craig Concerts Assocï¿½--iation would like to thank City Market and Safeway for their generous help allowing us space to set up our membership drive at their stores.
Officials field few questions about mock disaster at CMS
Six people attended Monday's Craig Middle School Parent Advisory Committee meeting to field questions, but there were few raised by the seven parents who attended.
Sunday, May 8
Dan and Catharine Harris of Pueblo announce the wedding of their daughter, Stacy Harris of Pueblo West, to Marc Cloer of Pueblo West, son of Robert Cloer of Craig and Cheryl Cloer of Colorado Springs.
Three employees of Cook Chevrolet in Craig were recognized by General Motors with GM Service Challenge Awards for 2004.
Craig's first Cinco de Mayo celebration accomplished its intended goal of bringing people together. The damp weather even played a factor, driving about 250 people under the roof of the picnic shelter at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Moffat County High senior plans to wed day after graduation
Everything's black and white for Amanda Szatkowski. Come graduation weekend, she'll be wearing two gowns -- a black one for commencement and a pure white one for her wedding. She's graduating from Moffat County High School May 28 and getting married May 29 at the Center of Craig.
The sounds of the Sombrero Ranches' horse drive echoed through downtown Maybell Sunday -- the click-clack of hooves on asphalt, the crack of the whip on the animals' backs and the snaps of camera shutters as horses raced by eager bystanders. The fact that the wranglers arrived later than expected didn't seem to deter many of the spectators who came out for the event.
Mick Havrilla's battle with several diseases brings a new perspective, doesn't shake his spirit
At Moffat County's soccer game with Battle Mountain two weeks ago, Michael "Mick" Havrilla sat in his old red truck and did what he had done for almost 30 years in Craig: He cheered.
The infant son of Kristin and Tony Grajeda of Craig was born May 3, 2005 in Steamboat Springs and passed away May 4, 2005 at Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver.
Tom and Jay Jackson of Fruita announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Kay Jackson, to Scott Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Gray of Craig.
It was a moment that had never been experienced by a Moffat County boy swimmer. With Rage Against the Machine rocking over the speakers, the 200-medley relay team of seniors Chris Compton, Zach Vorhies, Nick Ruckman and Blake Worsley walked across the pool deck and were announced for the finals.
AURORA -- One stinkin' run. After advancing to the Class 4A District 2 championship game in the first round of the state baseball playoffs, the Bulldogs came up a run short in a 9-8 loss to Golden Saturday.
Name: Donna Fleetwood; Name of business/address: Trinkets, Trash and Treasures Gift Shop. 575 Yampa Ave.
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 a parent or present a signed permission slip from a parent. Medicaid recipients should bring their card. Call VNA at 824-8233.
Friday, May 6
When we decided to publish a page of news in Spanish, we anticipated some opposition to the idea.
Wendy Lacko Graham and Jim Graham of Steamboat announce the birth of their daughter, Malia Ann Graham, at 6:29 p.m. April 13, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
The Craig City Solid Waste Department will be accepting used tires without rims and appliances from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Moffat County residents on May 14 and 15 at the north end of Craig City Park. No trash will be accepted at this site.
Proposed legislation to limit a sheriff's ability to terminate deputies at will is causing a rumble among the states' law enforcement agencies as it projects a more stringent procedure for sheriffs to fire employees.
9 a.m. Hands-on Quilters are sponsoring a special Quilt History Day with members from the Colorado Quilting Council. Those interested in having their quilts documented should plan to attend. To schedule an appointment call Cheryl Bush at 824-2567.
Property owners get 2005 tax valuations
Some owners of commercial properties in Moffat County experienced sticker shock after 2005 valuations for their businesses hit mailboxes earlier this week.
Jim Vorhies only needed one word to describe the performance of the Moffat County boys swim team in Friday's preliminaries at the state swim meet: beautiful.
Despite being just two years removed from the Bulldogs' last playoff appearance, only one Moffat County baseball player has any postseason experience. That doesn't bother coach Scott Parker.
Unglaub 'amazed' contract not renewed
The decision not to renew a high school teacher's contract means that next year the Distributive Education Clubs of America program will have a new adviser -- its sixth since the late 1990s.
Robert Baker didn't realize marshmallows, erasers, crayons and bubble gum are all byproducts of the animals that go "moo."
Fourth-grader Dashell Bristol likes school. She likes it even more now that she goes to school in Dinosaur.
I would like to say "Muchas gracias" to all the people who helped us with the piÃ±ata and candy donations to Craig Middle School for our Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Stephen Michael Cramer, 18, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a charge of theft. Trina Rae Stockton, 20, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a charge of failure to comply.
Twelve-year-old Stephanie Henson doesn't mind the 30-minute ride to school. It doesn't bother her that she's separated from her old group of friends or that she's guaranteed to be the new kid in school when she enters ninth grade.
Heidi Heather Nunnery and Kenneth Potter of Steamboat Springs announce the birth of their son, Ardeth Ramsey Bane Potter, at 6:58 p.m. April 27, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
We would like to thank Florette Flowers, Candlelight Flowers, Safeway and City Market for generously donating flowers to give our foster parent mothers for Mothers' Day. Our foster mothers give so very much to the children who are placed with them.
Thursday, May 5
Conner Walton doesn't think he would have learned how to run a store while sitting in a classroom.
Donald Milton Merrill, 46, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a charge of failure to appear. Michael James Demarais, 29, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a bond violation.
Nine days in Mexico won't be a vacation for eight members of the Craig Assembly of God.
The playoffs are here. On Thursday, the Colorado State High School Activities Association released the seeds for the Class 4A and 5A post-season baseball tournaments.
Angry words insult police, residents
Police are investigating graffiti on the Moffat County courthouse.
Program's first students learned to be flexible
For Erica Baker, becoming a nurse meant moving herself, her husband and her five children temporarily to Rock Springs.
"Would you ingest drain cleaner or antifreeze?"
Energy producers and agricultural producers have something in common: As they head into the next 15 years, they'll have to launch strong educational campaigns to garner support if they want to continue.
The last time I was able to focus all of my attention on a movie and actually watch from start to finish, I had to be more than 200 miles away from my girls.
Utah, features beautiful views, outdooradventures
When Rainer Stammler wants to get away and get outdoors, he heads to Moab, Utah.
Swim team's seniors hope to make waves for Bulldogs
Jim Vorhies has been imagining, even dreaming, about this weekend for a long time.
10 a.m. Children's story-hour is held at 10 and 11 a.m. each Thursday at the Craig branch of theMoffat County Library, 570 Green St. Call 824-5116.
Wednesday, May 4
Law day educates, inspires students
A possibility of facing six months to four years in jail and fines of up to $100,000 was one thing some students in the high school's American Government class knew they didn't want. But students came to that realization by participating in Law Week on Wednesday, as part of a series of events that teaches students about the justice system.
In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a relatively uncelebrated holiday.
Seventy-two percent of Moffat County's third-graders earned a passing score in reading on the Colorado Student Assessment Program test.
Tonight's meeting attracts physician speaker
Neil Folks can count at least eight reasons why residents should get involved with helping people overcome methamphetamine addictions. That's the number of people Folks currently offers help to steer clear of the drug.
Chris Winder has been playing baseball with the same guys almost all of his life, and success has followed them.
With more than half of the team playing soccer for the first time, the Moffat County girls junior varsity soccer team faced a steep learning curve.
No new faces are expected at the Bank of the West, though a transition is under way.
The Craig Rotary Club is offering two all-expenses-paid five-day leadership trainings this summer for Craig youth. These programs are action-packed, fun-filled adventures that help build confidence and leadership skills.
10 a.m. Children's story-hour is held at 10 and 11 a.m. each Thursday morning at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Library, 570 Green St. Call 824-5116.
Doug and Nicole Grubb of Aurora proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Dawn at 8 a.m., April 16, 2005.
Chad Johnstone Marshall, 29, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on charges of possession of stolen property and possession of drugs.
Please join the family of Bob and Berniga (Bea) Babb at a party to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The party is from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 and will be held at the First Christian Church in Craig in the west wing.
Tuesday, May 3
A new boys' basketball coach has been named for Moffat County High School.
The Wojo Show. It has a nice ring to it, unless you're on the Eagle Valley baseball team.
The Moffat County rodeo team competed in Pueblo Saturday and Sunday.
Voters asked if county can exceed tax growth limitations
This November, voters will get to decide whether to exempt Moffat County from tax growth limitations.
An arraignment for a Craig doctor who faces three felony charges stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident will be postponed until later this month.
Brenda Schmidt and Jeff Schmidt of Craig announce the birth of their son, Robert Benjamin Schmidt, at 10:23 a.m. May 1, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital.
Nobody plans tragedy or terrorism. There is no crystal ball by which to determine what the final straw will be for the gunman who takes hostages within one of our schools. But there is a way to determine how fast and efficient the response will be should such an event happen. This month, Moffat County will conduct a mass casualty training at the middle school that will be based on an armed gunman shooting children and teachers and taking a hostage. Although it's hard to imagine that such an event would happen in our sleepy town, it is probably just as unimaginable at Columbine or Red Lake, Minn. -- nonetheless, tragedy struck and towns were paralyzed.
Richard Thomas Walton, 26, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a charge of aggravated robbery.
Charles Bugay of Hayden died April 30, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital.
Jim Loughran came into the soccer season admittedly knowing very little about the sport. After the last game of the season the athletic director-turned-girls soccer coach learned at least one lesson about his team's effort.
7 a.m. The Moffat County Law Day Breakfast will be held at the Holiday Inn until 8 a.m. This fund-raiser supports the community activities of the Northwest Colorado Bar Association. The tickets are $10. Call Don Lindley at 629-5796.
Residents brainstorm ways to improve town's image
Like the people of Dinosaur, the businesses have to multitask.
Opponents denounce drilling near Dinosaur monument
A coalition of environmental groups and Dinosaur residents are denouncing Bureau of Land Management plans to auction mineral leases along the entrance to Dinosaur National Monument.
Memorial services for former Craig resident Marlene Bradford will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Grant Mortuary. A reception will be at the O.P. Bar and Grill after the service.
Regulations concerning how a Craig man should operate his solid-waste-treatment operation don't apply to his facility, but the man still didn't act in compliance with state codes, a district judge ruled during an injunction hearing Tuesday.
Robert Robidoux of Craig died Monday, May 2, 2005, at The Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2005, at Grant Mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to the Moffat County Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.
Monday, May 2
Judge rejects motion to dismiss evidence in waste treatment case
Philip Bethell of Craig will stand trial on charges of forgery and attempt to influence a public official. During a motions hearing Monday, District Court Judge Michael O'Hara found that the Solid Waste Act requires Bethell to randomly test the waste he treats at his business, Elk Springs Recycle and Recovery.
Craig Police arrested a man Monday morning after he was identified as the suspect in a convenience store robbery hours earlier.
Sharon Dee McClain remembers when the conductor of the Denver Northwest Pacific would stop the passenger train he was driving on the tracks behind B&B Dairy King Drive Inn and pop in for lunch. When he was done, he'd board and pull forward so the caboose operator could do the same.
At the peak of summer, Craig residents are using as much water as the city's water plant is capable of processing. That will change.
A $5,000 donation from Entrega Gas Pipeline will help Maybell Ambulance upgrade its newest ambulance.
erome Dale Nash, 29, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on charges of driving while under restraint and possession of drug paraphernalia.
How did you get into your line of business? Really, it was word of mouth.
Inez M. Jackson of Grand Junction, died April 28, 2005, in Grand Junction. She was 91.
Billy Davis of Craig would like to announce the birth of his son, Kolbey Trey Davis, on April 1, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The baby weighed 7 pounds, and was 19 inches long. The paternal grandparent is Sandra Delgado of Craig.
When and why did you move to Craig? 15 years ago. I left New York City in search of a smaller town
On behalf of the Moffat County Early Childhood Coalition, I would like to thank the people and organizations who contributed to a successful Car Seat Safety Campaign.
Crystal Turner and Jonathan Benesch of Hayden announce the birth of their daughter, Kelly Ann Turner, at 6:33 a.m., April 26, 2005, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Today -- Noon The Moffat County Healthy People 2010 initiative invites those interested in preparing healthier meals at home to participate in the Healthy Lunch program at the CSU Extension Office, 539 Barclay St. Participants will help prepare eight quick and nutritious recipes, receive a recipe booklet and learn more about nutritious eating. Cost is $2 per person.
Members of St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Lutheran Church of Grace invited bargain hunters to root through donated items in search of treasures Saturday.
Sunday, May 1
The Moffat County girls track team's depth in the 800 was never more evident than Saturday on its home track at the Clint Wells Invitational. The 3,200-meter relay team of freshmen Angie Charchalis and Jeacey Robinson and seniors Angela Nelson and Emily Sperl practically walked away with a 30-second victory.
John A. Eilts was born Dec. 3, 1916, in Rensselear, Ind., to Bertha (Goepp) and Edward H. Eilts.
Stacy Marie Roundtree died April 23, 2005, at her home in Northglenn. She was 24.
Seventeen-year-old Sarah Walker won't say she wouldn't be graduating with her class if it weren't for the alternative school. What she will say is that it would have been a difficult road.
Teenage drinking on Friday night was an example of the kind of behavior police want to curb. Six teenagers in one car were pulled over and two teens in the vehicle were issued tickets for possessing alcohol.
Five Moffat County students were on the verge of joining the 31 percent of Colorado high school students who drop out of school. They were saved by the school district's alternative program, opened this year at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig building.
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 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.
Dated haircuts and out-of-style clothes in photographs dating back through the decades only tell part of the story for a local bowling team. It's the team camaraderie that has shaped the lives of four local men.
Saturday was another busy day at Centennial Mall, as community members filled the walkway searching for Mother's Day gifts. With everything from tiny cupcakes to leather products, browsers were sure to find something that piqued their interest at the Mother's Day Bazaar.
The Moffat County boys 800-meter relay team just can't lose. The team hasn't run a spectacular time this year, but Saturday at the Clint Wells Invitation, they found a way to win, again.