Sunday, December 31
County commissioner prepares to leave office
Darryl Steele will attend his last full meeting as a Moffat County commissioner on Tuesday.
While much of Colorado is digging out from another winter blast, the Colorado Department of Agriculture advises residents to be cautious when caring for their animals.
Daily Press presents its stories of 2006
Before we welcome in the new year properly, we must say our final goodbyes to its predecessor, 2006. And, before we pile the dirt on the year that was, let's push the sun back up in the sky and take one final trip down memory lane.
A look ahead at changes in store for 2007
The general election in November resulted in a number of changes that will take place at the beginning of the new year. Approved tax increases will be felt in 2008 when property and homeowners pay their 2007 taxes.
Moffat County grad to perform in Steamboat Springs on Friday
Nothing beats performing for a hometown crowd.
Sheila Brennise has found a home for her business whose purpose is to do that for others.
Friday, December 29
Doris Shelton, a former Hayden resident, died Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction.A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hayden Cemetery.
Dayton Dowling, a longtime Hayden resident, died Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
James E. Beers was born on Dec. 21, 1926, in Greeley, Colo., to Lester W. and Joanna (Peterson) Beers.
There will be no regular mail delivery or retail service at post offices on Tuesday due to an executive order issued by President Bush, directing federal government agencies to close as a mark of respect for the late President Gerald Ford, who died Dec. 26. Express Mail deliveries will be made on Jan. 2. Regular retail and delivery service will resume Wednesday, Jan. 3.
The Grand County portion of the road could best be described as one continuous long stretch of switchbacks. The road on down to river level is quite steep, and it seems like every time you complete a switch back and drop a little in elevation, you get a completely different view of the river, and it isn't very long until both the river and the Union Pacific railroad tracks are both in view.
A belated public thank you to a very nice person who delivered to my door a vial of medication unknowingly dropped in the vicinity of the post office.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community of Craig for its generous support of the Interfaith Food Bank.
Local businesses must renew commitment to customer service as Wal-Mart prepares to open
Is there a difference between a customer and a guest? According to the Target Corporation, yes.
Making the switch from a private sector business to a public school system is certainly a change for Mark Rydberg.
Superintendent Marry Risser announced that Dinosaur National Monument's Harpers Corner Road, which begins two miles east of Dinosaur, on U.S. Highway 40 and runs 31 miles north into the monument, will close Jan. 1.
Craig teen carries family through dark times
After the rush to the hospital, reality set in. And it was a lonely one.
The two-week extension district attorney Bonnie Roesink said she needed to decide on a pending criminal case came and went Friday without a decision.
Many residents are turning ideas over in the minds about what to resolve to do in 2007. Some may consider taking a course or learning a new skill. In Moffat County, Colorado Northwestern Community College has many opportunities. There are many online course options available as well.
School district officials say security measures implemented in October are effective
Earlier this year, a man was late for a meeting at Craig Middle School and decided to bypass the mandatory check-in at the front office.
Local couple sending a 'little bit of home' to soldiers in Iraq
Chris Anthony, a Craig resident and former Army veteran, remembers the hollow sadness that washed over her when broken soldiers returned home from the Vietnam War in the 1970s.
National Western Stock Show begins Jan. 6 in Denver, runs through Jan. 21
One hundred years ago, four breeds of cattle were shown at a Denver event titled the National Western Stock Show. The tradition continues to this day.
On the Record
Kimberly and Brad Goldberg, of Butte, Mont., announced the birth a daughter, MaKaylla Garnet Goldberg, at 12:28 a.m., Dec. 7, at St. James Hospital in Butte.
Thursday, December 28
In May, The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees hosted a special work session to discuss goals and objectives for the upcoming year.
Pvt. Jason Scott Covalt joined the Army in Febuary of 2006 and left for Basic Training March 13, 2006, at Fort Sill, Okla.
William (Bill) A. Webb was born on July 1, 1922, in Fonda, Iowa, to William H. and Luella (Cusins) Webb.
The Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Department of Transportation is providing the following advice in advance of a second major snow storm heading into our state Friday.
Arena a good place for exercise, family time
Having never before put on ice skates, Brooke Parmely did what many first-timers on skates might call amazing.
Local teacher educates students on helmet importance after her own traumatic accident
The day she can't remember is the day she won't ever forget. On June 26, 1992, Misty Jones, then 17 and a recent high school graduate, was rollerblading along an Aspen bike path with two friends. She lost control coming down a hill, crossed her feet and fell backwards, cracking her skull on the ground.
Craig fuel costs higher than low statewide average
With a statewide average of $2.20 per gallon, Colorado has the fourth-lowest fuel price in the United States, ranking behind only Missouri, Oklahoma and South Carolina.
A former resident's claim that she had witnessed a murder in Craig in November prompted police department investigators to look into the matter on Wednesday.
If a pig can learn to talk, why can't a spider learn to write? The answer to that age-old query is given in "Charlotte's Web."
Wednesday, December 27
Marcie and Gene LeFeure, of Craig, announced the birth of a son, Travis Edward LeFeure, at 1:10 p.m. on Dec. 19 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Looking at different cultures and past civilizations, and how they bring in the new year
Feliz AÃ±o Neuvo, Bonne Annee, Prosit Neujahr. In English, it's New Year.
There are certain things that you need on Christmas morning in order to ensure a successful holiday. Coffee is definitely one of them.
The Denver Medical Center facility has gone completely smoke free. For those patients who need the nicotine, patches are available at the facility. About 23 percent of veterans coming to the Medical Center are smokers.
Christmas is over. Time to take the tree down, unplug the lights and figure out what you're going to do with the fourth electric carving knife you just got and that book you passed up even though it was on clearance.
Financial analysis brings TMH closer to new facility
Administrators and board members of The Memorial Hospital in Craig received one last holiday gift Wednesday when hearing results from a financial analysis.
Dinosaur resident takes aim to recall mayor
A Dinosaur resident's push to oust the town mayor continues.
A memorial service for Thelma T. Holderness will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hayden Congregational Church. Interment follows in the Hayden Cemetery.
Sarah Fredrickson and William Roop announced the birth of a daughter, Payton ReNea Roop, at 6:58 a.m. on Dec. 20 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Audrey Cagle and Kyle Harris, of Craig, announced the birth of a son, Hogan Keaton Adriene Harris, at 10:07 a.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
President Gerald Ford's passing on Tuesday was noted by many people who met the man, a group that includes a number of Craig residents who were members of the high school band in 1974.
Christmas trees that have reached the end of their useful life should be left next to trash receptacles on normal trash pick-up days.
Organizers gearing up for seventh annual Diamonds & Spurs
The Craig Rotary Club's annual night of dinner and dancing, Diamonds & Spurs, returns to the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Jan. 27 for its seventh year.
Tuesday, December 26
Bulldogs' early 8-1 record tallied with five different starting lineups
Through nine games, the Moffat County High School girls basketball team is 8-1.
The Bureau of Land Management Colorado announced that information on its quarterly oil and gas lease sale is now available.
How does $140 sound? Ace M.J.K. Sales and Feed Inc. assistant manager Mike Carson and other insulation retailers can help keep that money in your pocket year-round.
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." --Elisabeth KÃ¼bler-Ross
Stores report hits and misses during day after Christmas
Christmas may have come and gone, but the holiday shopping blitz still has some legs left.
Love INC coat distribution numbers up from last year
Increased coat distribution is evidence of increased need, said Pat Jones, the director of Love In the Name of Christ, known as Love INC.
On Dec. 20, prosecutors in Natrona County, Wyo., requested arraignment hearings be scheduled against two Craig adults accused of burglarizing a bar and grill and then engaging in a shootout with police.
Theodore (Ted) Moralez died Wednesday, Dec. 20.
A memorial service for Brenda Knoche will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Ever since Linda Putnam, children's librarian at the Moffat County Library, showed me this week's picture book, I've wanted to review it. Linda was using the book then, but last week I got the chance to check it out.
Colorado Department of Agriculture urges pet safety
Winter offially began Dec. 21 and by then, much of Colorado was covered in snow.
Monday, December 25
Sunday School program to restore parents as primary faith teachers
Luthern Church of Grace and Saint Marks Episcopal Church are introducing a new take on the old Sunday School to kick off the new year. It is called Generations In Faith Together. The program is designed to include adults, children and toddlers.
Find ways to get fit after the storm of holiday wining and dining has subsided
Another new year is quickly approaching and another five pounds has been added to the already unsightly bulge over the top of your pants. You vow to lose it, but how can you set an attainable New Year's goal?
Judy Patricia Poteet, age 61, of Mangum, passed away at her home Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006.
Funeral services for Theodore "Ted" Moralez, Craig, will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Grant Mortuary.
Memorial services for Pete Nakos "Tyke" Georgiou will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Friends may call at Grant Mortuary from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Craig family called to help children
It was 3:30 in the afternoon when the call came.
BLM board names new members
The Bureau of Land Management has announced the appointment of new members to the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.
More businesses could be coming in 2007
By Christmas 2007, Craig could have a new look and feel with several buildings and businesses springing up around town as a minor building boom gets underway.
Sunday, December 24
Celebrating the choral club that brought Christmas joy to Craig
Twenty-two people came together in 1910 to entertain the public in Craig with music seldom heard outside of the larger cities in the West.
A peek into Santa's secret woodshop in Moffat County
It's one of Craig's well-kept secrets.
It might seem cliche and maybe a little redundant to express these sentiments at this time of year, but these things need to be said to those in our community and beyond, who have been so generous and helpful, and supporting and caring to us in our time of crisis.
There are 50 million smokers in the United States, and 70 percent of them have tried to quit at least once.
Jessica Lynn Oliver, of Holyoke, daughter of Mike and Chris Anthony, of Craig, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Regis University on Dec. 16 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and endorsement in special education.
BLM board names new members
The Bureau of Land Management has announced the appointment of new members to the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.
A local Realtor recently completed her training to make real estate information accessible on the Internet.
Friday, December 22
Family stands by Craig resident as he battles brain cancer
Maybe six months. Maybe a year. These were the chilling words Craig resident Don Pankey kept hearing from doctors in Grand Junction and Denver. To the physicians, the prognostications were simply an answer to a question, a scientific conclusion.
December might not seem like the best month to pull a sheep wagon from Wyoming through Browns Park down to Maybell, but it's second nature to Dave Jolley.
The Moffat County School District Board of Education released its second quarterly newsletter this week.
"The Pursuit of Happyness" deals with one man's harrowing experience in trying to make a better life for himself.
The Department of Corrections is considering whether to recommend a felony charge be filed against a work release participant who failed to report back to the Correctional Alternative Placement Services facility in Craig earlier this week.
On the morning of Oct. 1, we were out of bed early because we had a full and exciting day planned. We ate a hearty and warm breakfast and then watched out the camper windows as daylight overtook our surroundings with the first rays of sunlight and the overnight frost that had accumulated on the willows along the creek began to sparkle. With just a hint of pink in the sunrise, the color in the willows almost exploded in a burst of beauty. It was hard to tear ourselves away from that beautiful scene but we knew we had to get rolling on down the road.
Hi. You don't know me. My intent with this column is to change that. I've learned a few things during my short time here -- quality of Craig and Moffat County type things.
The Craig Daily Press would like to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season. In that spirit, we've compiled a collection of our favorite holiday recipes that we'd like to share with you. Happy holidays and a Happy New Year.
Girls basketball loses tournament finale, then loses its flight home
The first three games for the Moffat County girls basketball team were easy.
GRAMNET officials say people view drug as a safer alternative
Law enforcement agencies and community service groups are adequately spreading the word about the ill effects of methamphetamine. So much so, that people experimenting with drugs are sometimes choosing a narcotic just as dangerous.
A memorial service for William Webb will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at the VFW Hall in Craig. Memorial donations to this notice, may be made to the William Webbs Memorial Fund, at First National Bank of the Rockies, 600 Yampa Ave., Craig, CO 81625
Cecil Alan Nelson was born on May 24, 1930, in Brighton, Colorado, to Willard R. and Helen (Willmot) Nelson.
Brenda Knoche, of Craig, passed away Dec. 21, 2006. Brenda is the daughter of Jane Balleck of Craig, and mother of Erik, Kristin and Andrea Knoche. A funeral service is pending.
Veterans office closed for holidays
The Moffat County Veterans Office will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of the Christmas holidays. It will be open Wednesday and Thursday for normal hours as listed below.
Thursday, December 21
Two walk-aways now back in DOC custody
Two participants in the Correctional Alternative Placement Services program "walked away" from their work release program Tuesday night.
If you feel tired when the sun sets, listen to your body -- this is the natural way our bodies were programmed to feel.
Bulldogs drop game to California team, 53-40
The Moffat County girls basketball team had its first hiccup of the season at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Chandler, Ariz., on Thursday night.
Moffat County High School's senior wrestlers display leadership
The underclassmen have a lot to look up to with six seniors on the Bulldogs wrestling team.
Pastors remind of the true meaning of Christmas
Vicar John Turner, who joined Faith Lutheran Church less than a year ago, is looking forward to his first Craig Christmas, and his first Christmas as the head of a church.
Moffat County Neighbor
Touch of Spice
If your ego needs any adjusting -- whether it be a puncture or a boost -- there's only one solution I know that is instantaneous and failsafe: children.
On the Record for Dec. 20, 2006.
Ted Moralez, of Craig, died Wednesday, at the Northern Colorado Medical Center in Greeley. service is pending.
Veterans Office to be closed for holidays.
Hayden fire chief delivers infant
Payton ReNea Roop was born at 6:58 a.m. Wednesday on the side of a highway. She was delivered by a fire chief.
The beat goes on for sax man Frank Bomba
The year is 1962, the scene Detroit. Up on stage at the Fox Theater, at Sir Karps, at Michael's Hideaway, at all the smoke-filled whiskey bars this city has to offer, 20-year-old madman Frank Bomba is waxing on his tenor saxophone, belting out charcoal, growling rock'n'roll tunes.
Wednesday, December 20
One of the misconceptions we, Veteran Service officers, often hear is, " I'm not a veteran, but I served in ... at ... during ..."
GRAMNET releases enforcement report
Dusty Schulze, task force commander of the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotic Enforcement Team, said there is a great misconception behind his unit's mission.
Starting Jan. 3, changes go into effect at Moffat County High School "to maintain a safe, orderly, educational environment," according to a press release.
Steven James Fletcher, 40, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault.
Edith Katherine Smith Sandercook was born on April 27, 1913, in Butte, Mont., to Frank and Daisy (Bray) Smith. She was raised in Butte, Sheridan and in Big Horn, Mont., where she attended school.
Megan Martinez and Jose Martinez II announce the birth of a daughter, Lesha K. Martinez, at 12:37 p.m. Dec. 16, 2006 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
I would like to thank everyone for the kindness and generosity they showed this holiday season.
Moffat County School District officials evaluate their progress of this year
Preschool teachers conducted home visits at 95 percent of our children's homes, where they informally reviewed progress and conducted a child survey.
The Memorial Hospital board of trustees will soon hear a presentation on information deemed all-important in building a new health care facility in Craig.
Boys basketball team hoping for holiday success
Practice started rough this week for the Moffat County High School boys basketball team, coach Scott Parker said.
Bulldogs now 3-0 in tournament
The Moffat County Girls basketball team heads to the championship game of the Nike Tournament of Champions in Chandler, Ariz., today at 7 p.m.
Places you haven't shopped yet as the holiday draws near
With Christmas closing in, the typical Craig shopper may have ventured up one side of Yampa Avenue and down the other, spent an evening in the Centennial Mall and countless hours at Kmart.
5 to 9 p.m. Parent's night out fundraiser for the Moffat County girls swimming and diving team at Ridgeview Elementary, contact Marin Campbell at 620-0569 or Kim Conci at 824-8841.
Nearly eight years ago, B.J. Stevens and Barry Miller opened up a pet store in a room not much larger than a fish tank -- at least that's where all of there fish tanks are now.
Tuesday, December 19
Lately I've been reviewing new holiday books for children, so this week it's the grown-ups' turn. "A Christmas Secret," a novel for adults, is written by Anne Perry.
Greener pastures or bust
The rumors are true. Well, I guess that wouldn't really make a rumor then, would it?
Bulldogs hammering competition at tournament
After drubbing Fairfax Lions of Los Angeles, 58-29, in its first win at the Nike Tournament of Champions on Monday night, the Moffat County High School girls basketball team was at it again Tuesday, dropping the junior varsity team from Oregon City, Ore., 50-35.
When American Skiing Co. announced Tuesday morning that it will sell the Steamboat Ski Area to Intrawest, it was the price tag that grabbed everyone's attention.
Taxidermist, sculptor finds another way to preserve wildlife
Don Beeler is an accomplished taxidermist for the Smithsonian who has created more than 70 bronze wildlife sculptures since 1995.
Fixing the problem of Social Security is often referred to as the "third rail" of American politics -- touch it and die. The same could be said of proposals to merge religious studies and government.
Laveta Winslow, a longtime Craig resident, died Monday at Family Health West Hospital in Fruita. A service is pending.
William Webb, of Craig, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. Services are pending.
EnCana grants scholarships to three CNCC students
EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. awarded three students scholarships for the Colorado Northwestern Community College natural resource program for the 2006-07 academic year.
County to become enhanced enterprise zone
Moffat County businesses meeting certain requirements will soon be eligible to receive tax credits designed to stimulate economic development and growth.
Wanting to ensure his cattle have access to water from the Green River, rancher T. Wright Dickinson cited a law that predates the civil war to make his case to take down sections of fence on the Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge's borders.
Monday, December 18
Owner Jim Simos calls it quits to take time for himself
After more than four decades as a Craig landmark, Cashway Distributors is closing its doors.
Contributions reach all-time high $445,000
Corrie Scott, director of the Moffat County United Way, said she's rarely surprised at the community's generosity in supporting local health and human service programs. Still, the latest figures from a recent fundraising drive got her attention.
It was supposed to be a quad meet -- at least that's what the entry forms said for Moffat County girls swimming and diving coach Marin Campbell.
The Moffat County High School girls basketball team came back from a 7-point deficit to down the Evergreen Cougars 63-53 on Saturday afternoon in non-league action.
Bulldog junior varsity team gets experience on ice during non-league losses
The Bulldog junior varsity club hockey team played in two non-league games Friday night against Oak Creek. The Bulldogs lost game 1, 5-2, and game 2, 5-1.
Arrival of winter jet service signals
Steamboat Springs' winter jet service got off to a good start Thursday with American Airlines flight 2229 and its 104 passengers arriving a few minutes early.
The Moffat County Libraries Board of Trustees has openings for those interested in applying for the positions.
Museum needs money
I was shocked to see that Dan Davidson, director of the museum, has to beg the community for funds to keep the museum open.
Cecil Nelson, of Craig, died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. A service is pending.
James Beers, of Craig, died Sunday at Sandrock ridge Care Center. A service is pending.
Mark and Vicky Field would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their son, Kevin Mark Field, to Jessica Jean Kynoch.
Michelle and Mike Peters, of Craig, announced the birth of a daughter, Rachel Joy Peters, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Christmas is just around the corner.
Dental coalition search continues
The Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition board has reopened the application process for a new executive director.
Oil and gas has driven Rangely's economy for a number of years, and now that development has spread to the local college campus.
Sunday, December 17
Mike Brinks: School district full of 'good people doing good work'
It's been a careful last 12-plus years for long-time Craig resident Mike Brinks. A period, mind you, that he's been mindful of staying out of the limelight.
Specialized services group seeking public contributions
For more than three decades, Horizons Specialized Services has been providing help to children and adults with developmental disabilities in Moffat County. While costs continue to rise, funding from the state of Colorado remains the same.
Bulldogs end tournament, 0-3
Three losses. That's what the Moffat County boys' basketball team came away with during the Flaming Gorge Classic basketball tournament in Green River, Wyo. during the weekend.
Molly Nations practiced and practiced, and her effort paid off Saturday during the Craig Elk's Club annual National Hoop Shoot Contest at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.
Team improves, but coach says there's room for more
The championship mat was golden for the Moffat County wrestling team Saturday night at the Warrior Classic.
The National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools (NCBCPS) tells school districts that its curriculum has been vetted by scholars, does not promote particular religious views, is used in over 370 school districts nationwide, and has never been successfully legally challenged.
Alice Margaret (Ford) Cardinal was born March 19, 1914, to Anna Rose (Emerson) and William Montgomery Ford Jr. Mrs. Cardinal died Dec. 11, 2006, at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab, in Craig.
Crash victims listed in good condition
Six Meeker students were transported to The Memorial Hospital on Saturday night after the school bus they were in was struck by an oncoming car, the Colorado State Patrol reported.
Willis Earl Davis was born February 12, 1912, in Hoxie, Kan., to Leonidas J. and Sylvia May (Skidmore) Davis. Earl was six years old when his family moved to Craig.
Eighteen months ago, when the city of Craig began the process of rewriting the land use code and zoning regulations, one of the objects they wanted to tackle was the height-limit of buildings.
Salvation Army's Kettle Drive raises money for those in need
The nobility behind the Salvation Army Kettle Drive isn't lost on Tom Cramer. Still, he said there are more reasons behind him working the kettle, soliciting donations than it merely being a worthwhile cause.
Friday, December 15
Bulldog wrestlers score wins during Warrior Classic
The first two rounds of the Warrior Classic were restful for Moffat County seniors Jake Breslin and Trenton Duarte.
Jordan Bailey remembers father Michael Bailey
Jordan Bailey, the teenage son of the late Michael Bailey, said he has moved closer to faith since his father died 10 months ago. That he wants to believe everything happens for a reason, and that his father, who was more like a best friend, is still with him.
Powell campaigns for inclusion of Bible in curriculum
Deborah Powell was watching TV one September day when she felt God calling her.
The city of Craig Solid Waste Department will not provide residential trash service on Monday, Dec. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 1.
On the Record for Dec. 14
Army Pvt. Zachary R. Lewis has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
Mark and Vicky Field would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their son, Kevin Mark Field, to Jessica Jean Kynoch.
Resident boards town children's animals on ranch, along with her own menagerie
As soon as Moffat County Fair organizers decided to add chicken roping to the 2006 fair events, they called Mary Martinez to reserve the chickens.
Moffat County unable to stop Mountain View
Moffat County was unable to stop Mountain View's top player in the first half and fell to the Buffalos, 72-51, in their second game at the Flaming Gorge Classic in Green River, Wyo., on Friday.
Repeat methamphetamine offenders must take responsibility for their abuse
If there is a hole in a door, can it fix itself? Obviously not. The hole only gets bigger as the elements take their toll on the entrance. This analogy is the same for repeat methamphetamine offenders. If they don't stop their use -- or the hole is not fixed -- it only encourages the behavior, and the hole becomes bigger, letting even more social ills into society.
Six Moffat County students advancing to DECA state competition
This year marks one of the best for Moffat County High School's Distributive Education Clubs of America.
Cheryl Ivy, a Colorado Northwestern Community College alumnae, is featured in the State Faculty Advisory Council's December newsletter to the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.
Answers to the AAA Travel Challenge sample questions.
National health care commission accredits Craig hospital
On Friday, TMH senior administrators announced they passed a review by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. The commission, which dubs itself the health care industry's leader for evaluations and accreditation, works with 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
Exchange program teaches CIS instructor China, U.S. are similar
Annie Stehlin, a fifth- and sixth-grade physical education teacher at Craig Intermediate School, presented a slide show to students Friday about her one-week trip to China last month. Stehlin attended the 2006 U.S.-China Joint Education Conference through the People to People Ambassador Programs.
Baggs is one of the first six Wyoming communities to receive a funding grant as part of the new Safe Routes to School program, the Wyoming Department of Transportation announced this week.
Government update for Dec. 16.
Thursday, December 14
Childhood expert recommends books, classic toys as Christmas presents
Some Christmas shoppers are hustling to stores for TMX Elmos, which roll on the ground in hysterics, or 3-foot-tall battery-operated whinnying ponies named Butterscotch. But a local child-development expert said it's time to get to the basics -- books and blocks -- for children.
The public approved an increase to the Craig Rural Fire Protection District's mill levy during the November general election.
Children don't respond well to sarcasm.
On the Record for 12-13
Former Craig resident Bea Morrison passed away in Grand Junction on Friday, Dec. 8, 2006.
With less than two weeks left in the annual Kettle Drive, the Craig Service Extension Unit reported that the campaign is doing well.
A Craig man suspected of being a repeat methamphetamine offender will be arraigned in January.
Family's hopes for criminal charges hinge on DA's decision
District attorney Bonnie Roesink will meet with her staff today to possibly determine whether to file more serious criminal charges against a defendant who reportedly was under the influence of methamphetamine during an automobile crash that killed a Craig man.
County School Board certifies all schools
The Colorado Department of Education accredited all of Moffat County's schools, the School Board announced Thursday evening. The School Board also accredited all of its own schools.
New prosecutor's resume decorated with Ivy League background
Harvard Law School graduate isn't normally an attribute Bonnie Roesink sees on the resumes of candidates interested in working for her office.
Free throws lead Broncs over Bulldogs
The Moffat County Bulldogs were outscored, 24-17, in the fourth quarter -- in large part due to free throw shooting -- to fall to Jackson Hole,Wyo., 78-74, on the first day of the 2006 Great Western Auto-plex Flaming Gorge Classic in Green River, Wyo. Thursday.
Divers add point boost to swim team
Genna Bradley and Dori Fredrickson have crucial roles on the Moffat County girls swim team.
Wednesday, December 13
The Craig Police Department is offering residents a chance to get a behind-the-scenes peek at what law enforcement officers do with its annual Citizen Police Academy.
I'm running. Those were the words delivered by Craig Mayor Don Jones and city councilor Joe Herod on Wednesday when the two incumbent officials were asked of their 2007 re-election plans.
MCTA has new funds application form
Although the Moffat County Tourism Association has been a source of money for advertising local events for years, business as usual no longer applies when referring to the new MCTA.
Moffat County High School woodshop students to present handcrafted toys to children
Dillon Guinn sees making toys as his way of contributing to his town. The Moffat County High School junior is one of 24 upperclassmen at school creating wood toys from scratch to give to area children.
The American Legion Post Shadow Mountain complex -- including the clubhouse and pool -- will be closed from Sunday, Dec. 24, until Tuesday, Jan. 2, with the restart of Senior Slimnastics.
Ten-day stretch leaves Bulldogs hungry for action
It's been 10 days since the Moffat County girls basketball team has had a game, 10 long days.
Bulldog wrestlers on road to Warrior Classic in Grand Junction this weekend
Driving in winter weather isn't Moffat County High School wrestling coach Roman Gutierrez' biggest worry headed into this weekend's Warrior Classic tournament in Grand Junction.
Those in second year of program due to choose specialty area of study
As Christmas break begins for students at Colorado Northwestern Community College, second-year nursing students are facing some real-life decisions during their three weeks off.
Coordinators find gift-giving programs rewarding work
In 2002, Betsy Peck was looking for somewhere to focus her energies. Peck and her friend, the late Georgina McAnally, reached a conclusion that year -- not enough was being done for the elderly.
Last weekend I found myself in a ditch just above Shadow Mountain, below the high school on Ninth Street. I want to thank all the young men who came to my rescue and pulled my car out.
Black Mountain Theatre would like to thank the many people who made "A Christmas Carol" the success it was.
The Record for Dec. 12, 2006.
Jessica and Jon Whitaker, of Craig, announced the birth of a daughter, Hayley Jade Whitaker, at 6:12 p.m. Nov. 27, 2006.
Cori Welch and Donnie Kroese announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklynn Rene Kroese, at 1:54 a.m. Nov. 22, 2006.
Alice Cardinal, of Craig, died Monday at Sandrock Ridge Care Center.
Bresnan Business Service customers will experience an Internet service outage because of a scheduled upgrade on Monday and Tuesday mornings, between 1 and 3.
Tuesday, December 12
Recently I ordered a Christmas book for my niece's little girl. It turns out that the book is special enough to be a keepsake.
Alice Cardinal, of Craig, died Monday at Sandrock Ridge Care Center. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, at St. Michael's Catholic Church. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Thursday, at the church. Concluding services and interment will be at 1 p.m., Monday, at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
While officials elected in November have nearly a month ahead of them before taking office, the next scheduled election is already gaining attention.
The county is on track to reach its financial goals ahead of schedule, according to numbers presented to the Moffat County Board of Commissioners by budget analyst Tinneal Gerber.
Sentencing for a Craig man who pleaded guilty to robbing a local sportsmen's store was delayed Tuesday afternoon in 14th Judicial District Court.
9:30 a.m. The Craig Book Club will meet at the Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. Erik Larson's "The Devil in the White City" is to be reviewed by Susie Began-Violette. Call Emily at 824-5456.
Head lice are parasitic insects found on the heads of people. Contact with an already infested person is the most common way to get head lice. Head-to head contact is common during play at school and at home (sports activities, on a playground, slumber parties, at camp).
Joseph Tanner Hankins, 19, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault.
David M. Nelson was born on July 30, 1941, in Oakland to Maurice and Beatrice (Taylor) Nelson. He was raised and attended school in Orange County, Calif.
"We feel fantastic about that." That was Boys & Girls Club of Craig executive director Jonathon Godes' reaction to the community raising $24,000 for the youth club during the recent Cowboy Christmas.
I enjoyed the Pearl Harbor remembrance featuring veterans Einar Carlson and Don Seick, especially since parts of Seick's experience are close to my own. I also was at the Naval Base at Farragut, Idaho, for the naval gunnery school.
The Moffat County Board of Comï¿½--missioners has received several inquiries from county residents interested in filling open positions on six county boards, administrative assistant Erin Miller said.
For Craig resident Jennifer Germond, trying to find Christmas gifts for her husband and five kids, as well as her extended family, can be tough in a small town.
"Merry Christmas," Mary Kay Sherman called out with a smile as a customers with bag-filled hands huddled back into the cold, as she put the finishing touches on a couple presents she was wrapping.
Boys basketball in Green River, Wyo., for three-day tourney
The Moffat County boys basketball team faces a string of solid opponents as it heads to Green River, Wyo., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, for the first of two pre-holiday tournaments.
First Baptist Church provides children presents through Angel Tree program
Some parents can't be with their children on Christmas.
Monday, December 11
Freshman teams get ins and outs of basketball programs
For many teams, building a successful program starts at the bottom.
Don't be surprised if bass boats and fishing rods show up on many Christmas wish lists with the Elkhead Reservoir's opening set for summer 2007.
National institute takes notice of CNCC's power plant program
Officials from Colorado Northwestern Community College had already deemed their first-year power plant technology program a success. On Monday morning, a national association of energy companies validated the program.
The unlucky 13 has been trimmed to a dirty dozen.
Moffat County Libraries will be closed for computer upgrades.
The 93.7/102.3 KRAI and 55Country Holiday Drive, held Thursday and Friday at Centennial Mall, raised a record $25,000 for four local agencies.
Tabitha Cooper, 35, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of possession of synthetic narcotics, child abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Aimee and Flint Haskins, of Craig, announced the birth of a son, Justin Clay Haskins, at 4:39 a.m. Dec. 8, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Allison and Mike LeWarne, of Hayden, announced the birth of a daughter, Alyssa Ann LeWarne, at 8:03 a.m. Dec. 7, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Erin and Rob Long, of Steamboat Springs, announced the birth of a daughter, Brianna Snow Long, at 12:58 a.m. Dec. 8, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat.
Tracy and Roberto Spindola, of Craig, announced the birth of a daughter, Alexandra Geneva Spindola, at 2:04 p.m. Dec. 5, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Jennifer and Dan VanDevenï¿½--der, of Steamboat Springs, announced the birth of a son, Michael Jeffery-Donald VanDevender, at 12:10 p.m. Dec. 1 at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat.
Lisa and Jay Wagner, of Craig, announced the birth of a daughter, Bailey Elisabeth Wagner, at 5:50 p.m. Dec. 4, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Jesse Brookshire, of Craig, recently graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Denver. On Nov. 16, he received an A.S. degree in applied science of culinary arts.
Something needs to be done about the crosswalk situation in town. I take my children to school every morning and see a terrible thing going on, and people should know better. There's a bunch of people who do not stop for these kids at crosswalks.
Thank you to Julie Dempster for working tirelessly on all of our advertising and printing for "A Christmas Carol." You are the hardest working vice-president we know.
The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Michael's would like to thank all the merchants who generously contributed to our annual Christmas bazaar.
The Newspapers in Education program is a collaborative effort between Moffat County School District and the Craig Daily Press. This program not only introduces children to the world of journalism, but also to the world around them.
Sunday, December 10
John Bouldin spearheads resuscitation of Habitat for Humanity project home
At 6 a.m., 66-year-old John Bouldin wakes up, gathers himself and drives over to the wooden house at 745 Yampa Ave. There, he starts a fire to warm up the old structure and then leaves for morning coffee and a bull session with his pals at the Village Inn.
Freshmen Genna Bradley was enjoying cheering for her teammates Saturday at the Patriot Invite when she heard her name over the sound system, announcing her arrival onto the high school diving scene.
Bulldog hockey goes 1-2-1 in weekend play
A goal by Durango's Connor Coughlan with 13.1 seconds left in the second game of Saturday night's play gave Durango it's second 2-1 win and built its league record to 4-0.
Colton Conrad leads Moffat County Bulldogs past Grand Junction Central Warriors
Playing his second varsity game of the season, junior Colton Conrad took advantage of his role as a bench player and came in to score 17 points during the Bulldogs 73-52 victory over the Grand Junction Central High Warriors.
Aja Parchman and Richard Freyling, of Craig, announce the birth of the daughter, Makenzi Jade Freyling.
For all but the most committed, weather has a way of interfering with exercise schedules. The human body, on the other hand, does not benefit from seasonal holidays.
Love Inc. is holding a gift basket silent auction fundraiser Dec. 17.
Hobergs purchase Craig appraisal business
Familiar faces attend annual holiday dinner at scenic park
For the past 10 years, the Browns Hole Homemakers Club has been putting on Christmas dinner at Lodore Hall in scenic Browns Park.
Not to be overlooked is the plaque dedicated to the number of sponsors that give donations each year, monetary contributions allowing the museum to maintain operations.
Friday, December 8
Moffat County sees success at Friday Night Duels
It wasn't much of a battle with Moffat County caging the Union Cougars, 63-15, at the Friday Night Duels in Roosevelt, Utah, but the 145-pound match made up for the lack of close encounters when Union's Rene O'Driscoll nipped Bulldog tussler, Levi Weber, 15-14, by scoring a three-point near-fall just a split second before the buzzer.
Maybell Processing kept busy slicing meat during hunting season
Maybell Processing owner Dar Haskins looked around the building that was once, long ago, the Oasis Cafe in Maybell.
Citizens of the Month honored
Craig Intermediate School recently recognized the following students as Citizens of the Month with a luncheon:
Child care providers hope to create Moffat, Rio Blanco collaboratoin
Early childhood education providers hope a collaborative effort between Moffat and Rio Blanco counties can offer more accessible and comprehensive services to the communities.
Gosh, sitting with the camper that close to the creek and the nighttime temperatures getting down into the 20s, it takes every blanket, quilt and comforter you have with you all piled on the bed. But it seems like all that weight just makes you sleep sounder, and if you do have to get up during the night for a potty call, you do your thing as quick as you can so you can get back under those warm blankets.
When describing the potential growth and change expected from the energy boom, Noreen Moore of Routt County Economic Development compared it to becoming pregnant.
Josephine Annette Gingery passed away Nov. 28, 2006, at Littleton Adventist Hospital following complications of ALS.
A funeral for Anatoliy Pylyp will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Grant Mortuary. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery.
Love Inc. holding silent auction
Love Inc. is holding a gift basket silent auction fundraiser Sunday and Dec. 17 (dates may vary).
A hectic couple of months. That's how Dusty Schulze, task force commander of the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotic Enforcement Team, described a series of investigations resulting in 21 arrests since October.
CNCC aviation program gives novices a shot to earn their wings
You can see forever up here. There's the town of Hayden to the west, Steamboat Springs to the east. Snow-covered ground, rugged mountains and a long stretch of U.S. Highway 40 in between. There's the Hayden Station power plant, and the origin point, Runway 10 at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport. And behind the light blue horizon, there is forever.
After loss earlier this week, Moffat County ready to face class 5A Central High School
Bulldog basketball coach Scott Parker pointed out to his team earlier this week that they need to make use of their offensive possessions if they want to win games.
Thursday, December 7
Daniel W. Crutsinger, 36, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Funeral services for Anatoliy Pylyp, will take place at 2 pm, Saturday at Grant Mortuary. Interment will follow at the Craig Cemetery.
"Is it Christmas yet?" is a question I field every single night that the girls come home and see presents stacked underneath the Christmas tree.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who shared their sympathies during this difficult time.
On Friday night, I was coming home from skiing at the golf course when I realized I had a flat tire.
The Moffat County Chapter of Routt County Habitat for Humanity wishes to thank the following for donating and/or displaying a tree or wreath for the silent auction: Downtown Books, Celebrate Recovery, Trinkets, Trash and Treasures, Craig Rotary Club, The Kitchen Shop, First Baptist Church, Price Mine Service, CNCC, Love Inc., Museum of Northwest Colorado, Craig Downtown Business Association, Under the Aspen Tree, Craig Board of Realtors, Jackie Roberts, Moffat County News, Community Budget Center, Lolly Hathhorn and KS Kreations.
Once again, I would like to take this opportunity to express my congratulations to my grandson, Phillip Goffe, for receiving another promotion in karate, to an orange belt. After your orange belt, Phillip, you're two belts away from your black belt, and you're only 9 years old. Grandpa and grandma are really proud of you, Phillip, in all that you do.
Signs speak volumes at CNCC language class
When Jeff Reece moved to Craig he was all alone.
Jennifer Harris Age: 15 Occupation: I go to school at the high school.
Facing the Moffat County High School wrestling team, Steamboat Springs coach Sean McCarthy knew the match would be lopsided.
The Craig Youth Soccer Association is beginning an indoor soccer program.
"Thumbprint Cookies" look pretty served on a plate with other cookies and candies.
Two Craig churches are hosting a holiday event meant to offer residents a break from the seasonal rush and to assist families in need.
Comunidad lands grant money to focus on immigrant integration
Educating and uniting the community.
Government program aids low-income households with energy costs
With the winter shaping up to be long and cold, one government office is gearing up to help low-income Craig families pay their heat bills.
Paul Howell, Michael Garren charged with attempted murder
A judge in Natrona County, Wyo., ruled Thursday that there is sufficient evidence pending against two Craig men charged with attempted murder.
To drum up interest, and more importantly, money for its on-going project, the Moffat County Habitat for Humanity organization will offer free tours of the first project home at 745 Yampa Ave.
5 to 8 p.m. The annual nativity set display will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Ninth Street and Finley. Use the north door. Admission is free.
Anyone interested in joining an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis support group is asked to call Carol Gordon of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Assoï¿½--ciation at 870-3232.
Wednesday, December 6
Coach Roman Gutierrez has a game plan for the wrestling season. Stick to it.
About 10 Moffat County High School band members will be spreading Christmas cheer Saturday, during the Downtown Business Association Hometown Holiday.
On the day Japan bombed Pearl Harbor -- Dec. 7, 1941 -- two current Craig residents were hundreds of miles apart. And hundreds of miles away from the war.
The Moffat County caucus of Club 20, one of the largest and most influential political groups on the Western Slope, re-elected a familiar face as its voting representative.
Court appearances for two Craig residents accused of methamphetamine related charges were delayed Tuesday morning in Moffat County Court.
Wyoming shootout defendants in court
The Moffat County Sheriff's Office believes two more juveniles were involved in a rash of burglaries last month and is continuing its probe into the matter.
5 to 8 p.m. The annual nativity set display will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Ninth Street and Finley. Use the north door. Admission is free.
The School Accountability Reports released Tuesday by the Colorado Department of Education are one of three assessments the district receives about schools' success, said Moffat County School District Superintendent Pete Bergmann.
Austin James Schnell, 22, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a court order.
We want to thank our many friends for the numerous memorials for our dear George and for all of you that have been praying for us.
I recently visited the nursing home in Rifle. My granddad is a resident there. There are veterans from all over living there. These are all veterans or their spouses who at some time or another served our country.
Dean Gent grew up in Maybell, and he knows how dry Western Moffat County is.
High school organization calls students to donate grant monies to nonprofits
Meagan Rader joined El Pomar Youth in Community Service as a way to appeal to college admissions officers and future employers.
Two area programs recently received grant funds from the Women's Foundation of Colorado.
Sixty-five years ago today, the world -- especially the Pacific Rim countries and islands -- heard the Japanese commands of "Tora, Tora, Tora" as the armies, navy and aircraft of the Imperial Japanese military struck American, Britï¿½--ï¿½--ish and Ausï¿½--tralian military outposts.
Football team named Class 3A academic team champions
The playoff picture for the Moffat County boys football team didn't extend far in the 2006 season, but excellence in the classroom did.
Tuesday, December 5
The family of Bobby Jo Mitchell would like to thank all of the family and friends who graced us with telephone calls, visits, cards, food flowers, donations and remembrances made at the time of her passing.
Reading council prepares gifts to fund literacy events
Take a book, a candle, a bottle of wine and some bath oil, add a little holiday decoration, and you've got a basket ready to give as a gift.
The gorgeous, detailed artwork in this week's picture book begins on the inside cover pages. It's the scene of a village on a starry winter night. Houses and evergreen trees are covered with snow.
Moffat County defeats Fruita Monument, 46-34, Tuesday
The Moffat County High School girls basketball team showed the benefits of having a veteran squad Tuesday.
Fruita, led by player's 3-point shooting, defeats Moffat County, 70-58
Three 3-pointers in the third quarter by Hunter Martin sealed a 70-58 victory for the Fruita Monument Wildcats on Tuesday night over Moffat County High School in the Bulldogs' season opener.
Moffat County School District students are performing at an average level, according to School Accountability Reports released Tuesday by the Colorado Department of Education.
Hats off to the Steamboat Springs Orchestra.
In Chinese, the sign representing "crisis" is also the same sign symbolizing "opportunity."
Amber Bennett and Jeremy Vigil, of Craig, announced the birth of their son, Lukas Cortez Vigil. The baby was born at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
Christy and Jon Bugay, of Craig, announced the birth of their son, Caden Layne Bugay, at 8:35 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Moffat County Club 20 caucus to elect new representatives
The Moffat County Caucus of Club 20, or the "voice of the Western Slope," will elect board representatives for the next two years during its meeting today.
Well open for exploration 30 years ago now producing oil, natural gas
A recently drilled well on a tract of land that Moffat County leased out for energy exploration nearly 30 years ago is now producing oil and natural gas, thereby yielding payments to the county.
Holiday Drive asks community members to donate food, toys, money
It's the season for giving. And one of the community's largest charitable events returns this week.
Craig native navigates through AIDS, violence to care for Ugandan orphans
The message came from Genesis. Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. The destination: Uganda. The words still resound in Siouxanne Mease's ears. The mission she was charged with ordered her away from home.
Monday, December 4
A fundraiser for We See D.C. is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Wendy's, 1280 W. Victory Way. Fifteen percent of Wendy's proceeds during the three-hour timeframe will go toward an annual trip for seventh- and eighth-graders to see Washington, D.C.
I read the other day in the Daily Press that our school district is considering an election for a tax increase.
Boys basketball team tips off against Fruita today
When the Moffat County High School boys basketball team tips off today at 5:30 p.m. against Fruita-Monument at the high school, the matchup should be fairly even, senior Evan Hertzog said.
9 to 9:30 a.m. The Moffat County Department of Social Services distributes United States Department of Agriculture commodities at the Community Center in Maybell. ID, proof of address and income or current eligibility is required. Call 824-8282.
Jose Chavez, 23, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident without providing required information after striking unattended property and driving under the influence.
December -- what do you associate with it? Me, I think of snow twinkling like diamonds, Christmas carols, family get-togethers, frantic shopping and Scrooge, to name a few things.
Water in the western United States can be more valuable than gold and is often fought over more than property lines and politics.
The day after Thanksgiving may be the busiest shopping day of the year, but for postal workers, it starts the busiest month of the year.
Sunday, December 3
After months of renovating, the new dining and bar area at J.W. Snack's Gulf Coast Bar & B-Que, 210 E. Victory Way, is open.
A 4:30 a.m. date to catch a bus for the trip to the Wildcat Invitational wrestling tournament may have caught up with the Moffat County wrestling team.
Sweeping changes to the way the U.S. Forest Service operates recreational areas may soon be felt in Moffat County and around all of Colorado.
Cash-strapped group asks for public support
The cash-strapped Moffat County Habitat for Humanity has made its list and checked it twice.
It was only the second meet of the season for Clare Sorrentino, but the Bulldog swimmer took three seconds off her 50-yard freestyle time at the league relays in Montrose on Saturday.
Yampa Valley Partners seminar brings focus on communication
Cultural differences aside, the towns of Craig, Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek share the Yampa River and thus, many interests and goals.
Though it was a consolation game, Sunday's midget hockey showdown between Moffat County and Steamboat Springs had the feeling of a championship bout.
Moffat County girls basketball goes 3-0 during play at Uintah Classic
The Moffat County girls basketball team is off to a hot start this season.
Salon owner, stylist brings flair to the profession
To her clients, Darcey Walker is already a great stylist, but now she's one step closer to becoming a master stylist.
Friday, December 1
Ridgeview Elementary School students publish monthly newspaper
Heather Young usually skims the newspaper for stories that interest her. Now, she's the one trying to catch the readers' attention.
Four local teens, two adults charged in Wyoming
As teenagers, their lives had just begun. As defendants, they face spending the rest of their days behind bars. On Thursday, four Craig teenagers -- Daniel Merwin, 16, James Gore, 17, Steven Liljedahl, 15, and Johnathan Milligan, 16 -- were charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, armed robbery, concealing property and conspiracy to commit murder.
On the Record for Nov. 30, 2006.
All fifth- through eighth-grade students are invited to attend a parent/player meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Craig Intermediate School cafeteria. Any interested students must attend the meeting.
MCHS graduate gets honors for barrel racing
It has been two years since Tia Brannan competed in high school rodeos for Moffat County, but the Laramie County Community College sophomore hasn't stopped doing what she loves.
Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "We're all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes the master."
No. 2 Broomfield solid against Moffat County
It took 31 seconds for Moffat County senior Nick Navratil to down his Broomfield opponent Friday night at Moffat County High School.
Donating time to others comes naturally for Volunteer of the Year
Instead of relaxing and enjoying the evening, Tanya Ferguson -- the recipient of the Georgina McAnally Volunteer of the Year Award -- will once again be donating her time to a worthy cause. She will work as a bartender at tonight's Cowboy Christmas fundraiser, an event where she'll be honored.
Katie Morris thanks the Boys & Girls Club as it honors her with Youth of the Year award
With two older brothers, Katie Morris never felt she had the opportunity to make a difference in the life of someone younger. That's why volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig was a perfect fit for her.
Sunbeam residents breed, train quarter horses
In the 1980s, horse racing was still a big part of Northwest Colorado, with a fair circuit holding races in Craig, Rifle, Rangely and Grand Junction.
Samuelsons honored by Craig Boys & Girls Club
Mark and Shannon Samuelson's generous spirit doesn't just come around during the holiday season. The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is honoring the pair with the Man and Woman of the Year awards because of their desire and commitment to give back to the community.
Local couple credits business of the year award to employees
J.B. and Paula Chapman shucked aside any credit for themselves Friday when asked about the Boys & Girls Club of Craig Business of the Year award the couple will receive this evening. Instead, they doled out praise to the people who really make a difference in the community -- the 10 employees at Chapman Automotive Service Center.
Three local teachers have been selected to receive literacy scholarships to help offset the costs of earning master's degrees.
Kyle Richard Gannon, son of Debbie and Mark Gannon of Craig, recently completed Recruit Training at Naval Training Center Great Lakes in Illinois.