Stories for July 2006


Monday, July 31

David A. Palmer

Memorial services for David Arthur Palmer, 63, former resident of Craig, were at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Redlands Community Church in Grand Junction.

Don and Bonnie Clifton: Memories of Georgina McAnally good ones

To the editor: Our heartfelt sympathy goes to family and the community for the loss of Georgina McAnally.

Mary Hannon: Hospice/VNA in Craig has caring staff

To the editor: During the 20 years I have lived in Craig, it became home to me for many reasons -- but especially because of the people, yes, the good people, the friendly people, the helpful people, so evident in Craig.

Back in gear

Former CU, Moffat County standout breaks four-minute barrier

There aren't many people who can run a mile in six minutes, let alone under four.

Police blotter for Aug. 1

Moffat County Jail Report Thursday, July 27 Lewis Gene Dorlac, of Las Lunas, N.M., was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

Iris V. Hoekstra

Iris V. Hoekstra, nee Sweeney, 83, was the beloved wife of the late Bernard; loving mother of Barney F. Hoekstra and Pamela (James) Lowery; proud grandmother of James, Douglas and Todd; dear sister of Eugenia (the late Harvey) Beaver and the late Frances (Bill) Chambers; fond aunt of Becky (Steve) Klein and Pat Chambers; and great-aunt of Heidi and Mark Klein.

BLM optimistic fire will burn out soon

Officials with the Bureau of Land Management are optimistic that a blend of humidity and rain will continue to lessen the intensity of the Goodman Fire, a wildfire that began Friday, 42 miles north of Dinosaur.

Forrest E. Norman

Forrest E. "Bud" Norman, 82, of Greeley, died Friday, July 28, 2006, at Kenton Manor Nursing Home in Greeley of natural causes.

Debra Doolin Eads

Debra Doolin Eads, a former Craig resident, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2006, in Grand Junction. Her family submitted the poem below in her memory.

Georgina Marie McAnally

Georgina Marie Horgas McAnally was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Ely, Minn., to George R. and Anna C. (Vertnik) Horgas. The family lived in Minnesota for a time and then moved to Arvada. Georgina was schooled there, graduating from Arvada West High School in 1967.

Countdown to Tuesday

Candidates plan last week of campaigning

As Moffat County voters enter the final week before the Aug. 8 primary election, three Republican commissioner candidates have different campaign tactics in mind to secure those crucial votes from last minute decision makers.

Equipment a county priority

Commissioners seeking $667,500 in DOLA grants

Replacing old vehicles and housing for law-enforcement in Dinosaur were at the top of the list when commissioners met Wednesday to prioritize $1.3 million in new purchases.

Datebook for Aug. 1

Today 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Craig Police Department and Wendy's host National Night Out at Wendy's, 1280 W. Victory Way. The free event includes mascot visits, coloring books, patrol car and fire truck rides and free Frostys for children younger than 12.

Askews honored

Craig couple recognized for their philanthropic work

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation honored Pres and Patti Askew as the Individual Philanthropists of the Year on July 23.

Sunday, July 30

Night Out offers protection info

Keeping children safe. Protection of both person and property.

Tri-State prepared for record demands

Colorado and the regional power grid won't face the same problems that late July heat caused in New York or California, said Jim VanSomeren, spokesman for the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.

Briefs: July 31

Colorado awarded for health

Colorado is one of 13 states that received a Healthy States grant from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

Datebook: July 31

Julie Jantz: Thank you for support in nursing program

At this time I wish to thank all those who have helped me obtain my dream of becoming a nurse. I want to especially thank Marilyn Bouldin for her vision of a nursing program in Northwest Colorado, and Kathy Simpson for giving me not only a great beginning in science and math, but for her encouragement. I would also like to thank the staff and faculty of Colorado Northwestern Community College for their belief in me.

Chuck and Dawn Malley: McAnally a giving community member

Having spent 15 years in Craig, it will always feel like home to us. We read the Press every morning, and are always saddened by the death of a community member.

Bill Johnston: Hoberg the candidate with experience

There are three good men hoping to become the next Moffat County sheriff. The voters are challenged now more than ever with becoming informed so that Moffat County ends up with the most professional, qualified and experienced sheriff.


Sunday's games tough on local soccer squads

A slow first half is exactly what team El Mexico didn't need Sunday at Loudy Simpson Park.

The art of rummaging

Craig residents seek bargains during Saturday's yard sales

As they rummaged through the tables, it was easy to notice the difference in tastes.

Kirk McKey: Hoberg qualified sheriff candidate

I would like the people of Moffat County to know what a well-qualified candidate for sheriff we have with Jerry Hoberg.

Vote early, starting today

Some candidates are now leading the race to become the next Moffat County Commissioner and sheriff.

Laughing, serving and staying

Karl Huntsman talks and laughs about his years in Craig

Once you hear his laugh, Karl Huntsman is easy to recognize. His long, boisterous laugh is, if not infectious, at least unique.

Friday, July 28

Clothes for a cause

Normally Kristen Nichols would take her extra clothing to a local thrift store. But when she read about the "Closet Cleaning" at Maurices, she made an exception.

Briefs: July 29

Bird starts small grass fire in yard

A bird landing on a power transformer started a small grass fire in the 1500 block of Barclay Street on Friday afternoon.

Patty Peters: Thank you for Humane Society support

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who supported the second annual "Caring for Craig's Critters" garage sale. We appreciated all the donations made by the community. In addition, we would like to thank the Craig Daily Press, KQZR Radio, KRAI radio and the Moffat County Morning News for helping to publicize the sale.

Two for the price of one

In recent months, the Craig Daily Press editorial board has called for local non-profit organizations to combine their efforts, thus saving money and providing more effective and efficient services.

Education Briefs: July 29

Local girl

Danielle Brockman, of Craig, will be competing in the Miss Teen of Colorado Pageant this weekend in Fort Collins.

Government Update: July 29

Volleyball team gains experience

Greeley tournament gives players chance to get to know each other

Communication on the court is key -- it's one of the most basic rules of sports. For the Bulldogs the key didn't come easy during the University of Northern Colorado Volleyball Classic July 19 to 22.

The Record for July 29

Getting things just sew for the fair

Sewing is an activity that many enjoy because it gives people a chance to create something with their own hands.

Showing Colorado Cares

Interfaith Food Bank gets donation through state initiative

A van loaded with food and delivered to the Interfaith Food Bank on Friday was a welcome sight for the volunteers helping to unload the products.

Dorothy Springer

Dorothy Springer, longtime Hayden resident, died Wednesday at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs.

'An amazing woman'

Community says goodbye to long-term resident, activist

Her son Bryan remembered her as a community stalwart and "an amazing woman" belonging to an "amazing God."

Winged dreamer

Former resident comes back to Craig to realize flying dream

Tom Jacobs is a dreamer.

Datebook: July 29

Bidding wars

Community members bid it out for a good cause

Spending money on school supplies is hard for some families, which is why more than 50 people showed up for Auction in the Park on Thursday afternoon in Alice Pleasant Park.

Soaring hay prices affect area ranchers

Ken Wolgram was passing through Craig on Wednesday with a trailer load of hay that he just purchased in Steamboat Springs. Drought conditions in Moffat County have made it hard to find any hay for sale in the western part of the Yampa Valley.

School district planning to raise athletic fees

Pay-to-play fees for the Moffat County School District could be increasing.

Thursday, July 27

Voting made simple

Clerk and Recorder's offers training on computerized voting system

Veda Wyman was a little apprehensive when she approached the voting machine demonstration at Safeway on Thursday.

Dinosaur school works on deal with Web academy

Officials from the Moffat County School District and the Dinosaur Community Charter School said that a deal is imminent that would end a two-year partnership between the two educational institutions.

Man biking for orphans rides through Craig

As a pastor, Jesse Johnson has always had compassion for children. While on a recent visit to Haiti to help a friend adopt a child, his heart went out to the great number of orphaned children he saw there.

Debra Ann Eads

Debra Ann Doolin Eads was born on Sept. 23, 1954, in Hayden to Donald E. and Marygrace (Hinkle) Doolin. She was raised and attended school in Hayden, graduating from Hayden High School in 1973.

Clarence William Hannon

Clarence William Hannon was born in Florida on Nov. 26, 1927, and moved to Colorado in 1970.

Glen P. Sherman: Sheriff candidate Hoberg a strong leader

Several years ago, I hired Jerry Hoberg (a Moffat County sheriff candidate) as a police officer. I asked him if he would give me five years of employment. He said he would and he did.

Longwell off to Asia mission

A Craig resident will be serving an international mission through her church for an entire year.

West Nile Virus a concern until at least September

Despite a long dry spell in Colorado during late spring and early summer, there is still plenty of time for mosquito populations to swell, thanks to recent wet weather much of the state has experienced during the past few weeks. According to Chester Moore, a professor in Colorado State University's Coll�--�--�--ege of Vet�--�--erin�--ary Medi�--�--cine and Bio�--medical Sci�--�--ences and College of Agricultural Sciences, it may be later in the season, but there is still enough time for the mosquito population to continue with its breeding cycle into September.

Hemingway's curse

A sad, strange saga of two gringos at The Running of the Bulls

Fear continues to paralyze me. I look at my watch. It's almost time. I bend down and tie my Nikes. I turn my New York Yankees cap around and close my eyes for a minute. It's now or never.

A sweet surprise

Rodeo finals produce unexpected surprise for 8-year-old Trent Vernon

Trent Vernon may only be 8 years old, but he is a world champion. It took three days for the National Little Britches Rodeo Association to figure out Vernon's all-around score, because of a glitch in the scoring system. Vernon, who believed he had finished the competition in seventh place, was informed that he had not been given 555 points due to the mistake, and was named the All-Around World Champion in the little wranglers division.

Wrestling banquet a success

High School wrestling team raises $4,400 for upcoming season

The Bulldog wrestling team played host to more than 300 people on Wednesday night, serving their annual prime rib dinner at Moffat County High School.

Moffat County Neighbor: Donald Cronk

Age: 59, and glad of it, Occupation: Semi-retired

Datebook for July 28

Today: Maurices, in the Centennial Mall, is having a clothing drive. Take in four items of clothing to receive a coupon for 20 percent off one regular-price item.

Christina Currie: Lost and found

Katie and I stood in front of the selection of movies, debating the merits of Dumbo versus some dumb Barbie movie.

Reading festival attracts youths for stories, safety tips

From face-painting the littlest tyke to the safari hunt for teenagers, there was something for every age group Thursday afternoon at the Dog Days of Summer Reading Festival at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries.

Wednesday, July 26

Sports briefs for July 27

The benefit golf tournament for Craig resident Steve Ivers will take place Aug. 4 with shotgun starts at 2:30 and 5:15 p.m. at the Steamboat Golf Club. A 4 p.m. barbecue will be offered in conjunction with the tournament. Prizes and raffle drawings will also be offered. The entry fee for the tournament is $60. For more information, call Larry or Nancy at 879-6583, 846-6472 or Shannon at 701-9011. There is limited room available and all proceeds will go to the Ivers family.

Raymond R. Klumker

Raymond R. Klumker, 88, formerly of Maybell, died Friday, July 21, 2006, at the Walbridge Memorial Wing in Meeker.

Benefiting Boys & Girls

Holiday Inn hosts yard sale to raise money for local club

Nonprofit organizations put on fundraisers all the time, but this weekend is a chance for one local nonprofit to reap the benefits without the work.

Escapee back in county jail

A Craig man is back in jail after a Moffat County judge ordered his probation be revoked Tuesday.

Hospital finances on the rebound

By the end of April, the state of financial affairs at The Memorial Hospital looked bleak. So bleak, in fact, that the hospital was approaching $400,000 in losses.

CEO cuts cardiac rehab program

Listed on The Memorial Hospital Web site are five new services offered to patients.

Anna Kathryn's buddies

Nine-year-old with Down syndrome an inspiration and a joy to her family

Anna Kathryn Daigle loves the things that a lot of 9-year-old girls love: hip-hop music, makeup, birthday parties and swimming. But one microscopic alteration in her genetic design made her different from most other children she has grown up with.

8-ball team headed to Las Vegas

Craig team, 2-the-8, qualifies for national tournament next month

A group of local billiards champs are getting ready to roll to Las Vegas.

Police Blotter for July 27

Moffat County Jail Report Tuesday, July 25 Joseph Carl Borchert, of Craig, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

Datebook for July 27

1 p.m. The Grief Education and Support Group meets at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 745 Russell St. Community members are welcome, and the meeting is free. Call Sandy at 824-8233.

Tuesday, July 25

Police Blotter for July 26

Craig Police Department Monday, July 24

Super Wal-Mart one step closer

Representatives of Wal-Mart met with Craig City Council members Tuesday evening and were granted an extension to complete steps needed for approval of their final development plat.

Hazard ahead

Road sign damage leaves motorists at risk

Stealing construction signs may be considered a harmless prank, but it could end up causing irreparable damage.

Kindred spirits

Similar scare unites discarded pet

What are the odds? That a dog -- neglected, discarded, maimed and left to fend for himself -- would survive a high-speed brush with death, only to later cross paths with a woman who had her own bout with danger?

County unemployment down

Linda Dill and Linda Lane Pings of the Colorado Workforce Center made a presentation to the Moffat County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday regarding the employment figures in Moffat County.

Datebook for July 26

Noon. Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Club has its monthly meeting at the Tin Cup Grill at Yampa Valley Golf Course. All women golfers are welcome. Call Sandi Seip at 824-6660.

Georgina McAnally

A funeral for Georgina McAnally will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, July 28. at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Our View: Dinosaur decision

Leave no child behind. That's what the federal government calls American school officials to not only comply with, but also embrace.

Youths hit links at golf classic

Nike Cleverly records first ever birdie at Yampa Valley Golf Course

The scream could be heard from the back nine, as 13-year-old Nike Cleverly sunk a birdie putt on the fourth hole of the Yampa Valley Golf course.

Sea Sharks coach steps down

Campbell leaving after three seasons

The summer has been good to the Craig Sea Sharks, who placed 11th as a team in the Western Slope Championships.

Monday, July 24

Power outage darkens Hayden, parts of Craig

Itchy horses were to blame for a power outage in Northwest Colorado on Monday.

Hayden Speedway results

Saturday, July 22 Heat race results Sport Stock: 1. David O'Conor, 7; 2. Jaceson VanGrandt, 8; 3. Steve Wilson, 316.

Energy company, mine to discuss oil shale

The impact of energy and energy-related businesses in Craig is the focus of the Northwest Colorado Energy Producers Association meetings, where guest speakers update the community on issues and insights into the energy business.

Watered down

June a record-setting month for city water production

For seven years, Mark Sollenberger has been making water potable for the city of Craig, and he has never seen a record-setting month, like June 2006.

Al Martinez: Georgina McAnally will be missed

I worked with Georgina McAnally several years with the Christmas for the Kids Program.

Western Slope Swimming Championships (Craig finishers)

50 Yard Girls Freestyle-18 & Under: 1. Kelsey Conci, 25.47; 6. Caitlin Conci, 27.02; 5. 50 Yard Boys Freestyle-18 & Under: 8. Tyler Kalsow, 25.04; 25. Trenton Taylor, 28.34.

Addison Bost Torres

Jennifer Harris Torres and Mark Torres announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Bost Torres, on July 10, 2006, at Rose Medical Center in Denver.

Speak Up for July 25

Congratulations to Trapper Mine! There has been so much publicity about mine accidents across the country, it is good to hear of such wonderful safety records. Keep it up! Good luck on the September goals.

Carol Hampton Gore

Carol Hampton Gore, a former Craig resident, passed away at the Cook Care Center in Youngtown, Ariz., June 23, 2006.

Caring Karen

Community member tills her life with giving back to Craig

It's been 25 years since Karen Brown moved to Craig, and in that time she's become addicted to watching boys grapple and sorting through other people's stuff.

Datebook for July 25

Noon. The Community Networking Group/Chamber of Commerce meeting is on the Colorado Northwestern Community College's Rangely campus. The groups will host a combined meeting for the next two months.

Sunday, July 23

Rummaging for a good cause

They had everything but the kitchen sink.

Georgina McAnally

Georgina McAnally, of Craig, died Saturday at her home.

Cyrus James Goldsmith

Stephanie Powers and Brad Goldsmith, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Cyrus James Goldsmith, at 5:15 p.m. July 16, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.

Koda Joe Mayhugh

Mary Dean and Dana Mayhugh announce the birth of their son, Koda Joe Mayhugh, at 9:18 p.m. June 29, 2006.

Trystan Allen Price

Krystal and Yancy Price, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Trystan Allen Price, at 2:38 a.m. July 15, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.

Two for the money

VanGrandt wins street stock and sport stock main events at Hayden Speedway

It was race night again at the Hayden Speedway on Saturday, after being rained out July 8, with super stocks, street stocks, sport stocks and modifieds classes hitting the track.

Travel agents named destination specialists

Two local travel agents recently earned certification as destination specialists for some popular vacation spots.

Briefs: July 24

Datebook: July 24

Clarence Hannon

A funeral for Clarence Hannon is at 11 a.m. today at Grant Mortuary.

Community mourns loss

Business pillar, dedicated volunteer dies

Thanks to the compassion of a local woman, hundreds of underprivileged Craig children have received Christmas presents over the years that they otherwise would not have gotten.

Debra Doolin Eads

A funeral for Debra Doolin Eads is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Craig.

Organizers: 10th Annual Poker Run a success

The O.P. Bar and Grill has hosted a poker-run for 10 years and motorcycle riders have thrown their support behind the event with enthusiasm.

Friday, July 21

Library to end summer reading program with literacy festival

The Moffat County Library will wrap up its summer reading program with a literacy festival Thursday, July 27 at the Craig branch, 570 Green Street.

Kids will be kids, right?

They are always going to do what they seem to think they were put on this earth to do -- rebel.

Marilyn Bouldin: Habitat for Humanity project going well, safe

I have a few comments in response to your editorial on the Habitat house (that was published in Wednesday's Daily Press).

Datebook: July 22

Out-of-town dollars

Construction projects, events attract tourists and their wallets

As the Triple Crown baseball games come to Craig, many ballplayers and their families may have a difficult time finding lodging.

Dinosaur decision pending

Uncertainty about

Years of debate and indecision could come to a conclusion Thursday when the Moffat County School Board meets to discuss the fate of the Dinosaur Community Charter School, a small, volunteer-oriented institution 90 miles southwest of Craig.

Long roads traveled

Triple Crown baseball teams from across the nation flood the Yampa Valley this weekend

For many teams, the trip to Craig was a long drive, but many say it was worth it.

Juniors hitting the links

The Yampa River Junior Golf Classic tees off Tuesday

Teeing off for the past 30 years, the Yampa River Junior Golf Classic has been providing young golfers a chance to prove themselves on the links.

Bred to fight

Mexican Fighting Bulls a handful to keep down

Dave O'Mailia raises Mexican Fighting Bulls for rodeo competitions, but even he was surprised by the tenacity of Sandman -- a buffalo headed, purebred bull he recently purchased.

No summer break for some

Playground equipment is about more than fun, and summertime for the Moffat County School District is about more than vacation.

Duke Duzik: Thanks, nursing staff, for help with George

The family of George Duzik would like to thank the nursing staff in Craig and Steamboat Springs along with all the doctors who were attentive and kind during the frequent sick spells.

On the Record: July 22

Riley Brookshire and Ashley Young

Vicki and Paul Lyons, Joe Brookshire and Steve and Gina Young announce the engagement of their children, Riley Brookshire and Ashley Young.

Clarence Hannon

Clarence Hannon, of Craig, died Friday at his home. A funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday at Grant Mortuary Chapel. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Monday before the service.

Briefs: July 22

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office in Craig will host a presentation Monday by officials from The Nature Conservancy. Terri Schultz and Megan Kram of TNC will give a presentation on Conservation Action Planning from 1 to 4 p.m. The presentation will give the BLM a chance to learn about CAPs process and discuss its potential.

Government Update: July 22

Hands tied with the rodeo

Ride-N-Tie organizer looking for help

Growing up, Amanda Schneider would spend a week at the Moffat County Fairgrounds helping her mother with the Ride-N-Tie Rodeo.

Thursday, July 20

George D. Barrick, Jr.

George D. Barrick Jr. was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Craig to George D. and Leona (Depue) Barrick Sr.

Firefighters face fork in the road

The Craig Rural Fire Protection District board on Thursday adopted a pension resolution that will change the way some firefighters face retirement.

Republican candidates to address voters

With less than three weeks remaining before the Aug. 8 primary election, Monday's political forum -- sponsored by the Craig Daily Press and KRAI -- will serve as one of the few remaining platforms for GOP candidates jostling for Election Day results.

Moffat County Neighbor: Maureen Ridmour

Age: 55 Occupation: Nursing, farming and ranching

'Some people don't like pretty'

Flower pots tipped over downtown

Between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, someone damaged flower displays in the 500 block of Yampa Avenue. Several pots were turned over, flowers were taken, and the mess was left for the store owners to clean up.

Chamber introduces beautification project

The Chamber of Commerce wants to clean up Craig.

Mourning coffee

Serendipity sale best move for family, shop owner says

A soft tear streams down Susan Stone's face, and for good reason. It's not every day someone has to give up on a dream come true.

Gridiron ready for Craig youth

Doak Walker league begins eighth season on Aug. 9

On Aug. 9, the Sports Complex will be filled with players donning football pads and helmets as the Doak Walker tackle football league begins play.

Trash to treasure: Yard sales abundant this weekend

Ivy Davis' yard is starting to fill with odds and ends, and Sandy Feeney's house is filling with cats.

Young Life back from camp

Daniel Baker spent last week in Challenge, Calif., with 23 teens from Moffat County Young Life.

Christina M. Currie: Tempus fugit

My baby turned 6 years old yesterday. They say that time flies, but you don't actually believe it until you're the one saying that time flies. I'm not quite there yet, but I can see it from where I'm standing.

William E. Kuehl

Air Force Tech. Sgt. William E. Kuehl is deployed in Southwest Asia to support the missions of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Police Blotter for July 21

Moffat County Jail Report No bookings reported.

Datebook for July 21

8 a.m. Triple Crown World Series baseball games are at Woodbury Sports Complex and Craig Middle School. The schedule is posted at game locations.

Tyler James Marren

Sherry and James Marren, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Tyler James Marren, at 6:16 p.m. July 11, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.

Wranglers right fit at rodeo

Don't bother asking the Professional Rodeo Cowboys of America whether they prefer Wranglers.

Wednesday, July 19

Melanie McDaniels: The ways of the West

As a girl who grew up around farming, I pride myself on knowing a lot about it and about some of the typical animals involved with it: pigs, chickens and cows.

Sea Sharks compete with best in region

Swimmers headed to Aspen for Western Slope championships

The Craig Sea Sharks swim team is preparing for one of the biggest meets of the summer -- the Western Slope Championships -- on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Aspen.

Trapper Mine hits milestone

Employees have worked 1 million hours without lost-time accident

Ray DuBois used to wake up in the middle of the night each time he heard a siren.

Fire board members resign

Musgrove, Pluym step down, giving no reasons

The five-member board of directors for the Craig Rural Fire Protection District has been reduced to three with the recent resignation of two board members.


John W. Henrie Jr. and Dan and Vicki Weber, the parents of Danae Danielle Henrie, and Rodney Nye and Scott and Shelly Satterwaite, the parents of Rory Mayall Nye, announce the marriage of their children.

Craig defendant pleads guilty to domestic-violence charges

A domestic dispute in January could send a Craig man to jail for the next two years.

Coalition to take over mentoring

Grand Futures to fill void left by dissolution of Moffat County Partners

Rather than leave the community's at-risk youths without adult guidance, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition has agreed to assume that responsibility for another community group that has fallen on hard times.

Man pleads guilty to assault

A Craig man charged with assaulting his girlfriend last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that could put him behind bars for between five and 16 years.

News briefs for July 20

Mosquito spraying through Wednesday

Escapee sentenced for November walk-away

A man who walked away from custody in November faces eight years in a high-security prison, after pleading guilty Tuesday to charges in district court.

Datebook for July 20

Today 6:47 to 7:47 a.m. The Craig Chamber of Commerce hosts the Wake-Up Craig breakfast at the Craig Holiday Inn, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. The cost is $5. Call 824-5689 to RSVP.

Police blotter for July 20

Moffat County Jail Report No bookings reported.

Roundtable group petitions for funds

A roundtable discussion among various city, county and state officials culminated Wednesday evening with an approved proposal concerning the future of water storage for the Yampa, White and Green river basins.

Greta Virginia Jeffcoat Thomsen

Greta was born in a tent "up Yellowjacket," near Meeker. The log cabin on the homestead was completed the next year. She and her two sisters, Renora and Helen, and her brother, Myron, were raised on the family homestead.

Tuesday, July 18

Post 62 set for district tournament

U-16 teams nab top spots

The American Legion Post 62-B baseball team will be heading to Evergreen for the Division I Denver league District B tournament from Thursday to Monday.

Bulldogs to Blue Devils

Two Craig basketball players attend Duke University summer camps

It was the opportunity of a lifetime for two of Moffat County's basketball players.

Police blotter for July 19

Moffat County Jail Report Friday, July 14 James Dale Stolzfus, of Craig, was booked into the Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Runway rules

City, county officials discuss airport zoning

The Craig/Moffat County Airport Advisory Board met Tuesday to open communication between city and county planners about land-use ordinances.

Thank you, Dr. Told for taking care of mother

To the editor: In the hustle and bustle of trying to take care of things in a timely manner, we failed to mention a very important person that helped our mother through many years.

Our View: Digging themselves a hole

There's a giant hole at 745 Yampa Ave., where Habitat for Humanity's first Craig project home used to be.

Street makeover

City chip-and-seals nine miles of road this week

More than nine miles of city roads are being chip-and-sealed this week as part of a five-year plan.

News briefs for July 19

Yampa River fish recovery update meeting set for August Participants of the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program will provide a community update on efforts related to endangered fish recovery in the Yampa River Basin at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Craig Holiday Inn, 300 S. Colo. Hwy. 13.

Datebook for July 19

Today 4 to 7 p.m. Moffat County Commis�--sioner candidate Dan W. Martin will host a meeting with the candidate session at the Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig. Voters can meet Martin and get information about his candidacy. Call 824-2187 for more information.

Waiting for the bus building

Commissioners discuss location for transit depot

Two-and-a-half years have passed since Steamboat Springs Transit expressed interest in buying a location to house buses that make the daily run from Craig to Steamboat Springs.

Wyatt Anthony Dade

Gabe and Stephanie Dade, of Meeker, announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Anthony Dade, at 6:59 p.m. June 20, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction.

Helen M. Knez

Maria Elena Garcia Knez (Helen Mary) was born Sept. 26, 1924, in Vallecitos, N.M., to Jose Pedro Garcia and Maria de los Angeles Trujillo Garcia. She grew up in northern New Mexico and attended school there until the eighth grade because she needed to care for her mother. She instilled the importance of education in her children and grandchildren.

Monday, July 17

Alesha Malia Mitchell Gearhart

Wendell Mitchell Gearhart and Lynette Young, of Makawao, Hawaii, announce the birth of their daughter, Alesha Malia, at 4:43 p.m. July 5, 2006.

Nadine Maye Blandford Anderson

Nadine Maye Blandford Anderson passed away July 12, 2006, at the Oaks Assisted Living Center in Fruita, where she lived for the past two months. She was 73 years old.

Speak Up for July 18

What a nice addition to our newspaper, having a local movie critic. How refreshing to have our own critic. Mr. Bockelman gives us a preview and a personal review of the latest movies. His column is definitely an asset to our local paper. Keep up the good work, Andy. We really enjoy it.

Ride-N-Tie Rodeo results

July 14 and 15, 2006 Moffat County Fairgrounds

Burning pastures

Divide Fire takes 2,500 acres of McStays' crops

Nancy McStay had a firsthand experience with the Divide Fire.

Heat wave

Record temps send residents running for swimming pools

Craig set record temperatures Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service.


Sharon Tellier, of Knobnoster, Mo., and Alan and Lorraine Lyons, of Craig, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ali Leigh "Tooti" Lyons, of Knobnoster, Mo., to Garrett Ross Currie, of Topeka, Kan., son of Greg and Linda Currie, of Topeka, Kan.

No plans for another referendum

It isn't uncommon for local groups to ask voters more than once to pass spending measures.

Chamber waking up an old favorite -- breakfast

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is hoping community members will rise and shine for a revived early morning event.

Police Blotter for July 18

Moffat County Jail Report No bookings reported.

Moffat libraries seeking assistant director

At its regular meeting Monday, the Board of Trustees decided to begin advertising for an assistant director for the libraries in Moffat County.

Datebook for July 18

2 p.m. The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., opens late. Call 824-5116.

Western Slope bowling rolls into town

For many of the women at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center on Saturday and Sunday, the atmosphere was much less intense than a tournament usually would be.

Zulian family stepping down

Track directors host final motocross races

The motocross action at the Yampa Valley Sportsriders Club on Saturday and Sunday may be the Zulians' last.

Briefs for July 18

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is sponsoring a hunter's education class from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14 to 18 each evening at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus. All five classes must be attended to graduate from the course.

Sunday, July 16

Gas prices on the rise

Oil prices hit record highs this week, and you can expect that to translate into higher prices at the pump.

Briefs: July 17

The Yampa Valley chorus of Sweet Adelines International hosts a fundraising garage sale on Saturday.

Loud and clear

Bull rider turned rodeo announcer says he loves the bulls and the blood, dust and the mud

Wayne Wise got his start as a rodeo announcer because of a bit of good luck.

Hot weather, action

Ride-N-Tie a success, dedicated to the late Wes Hertzog

Though it was brief, the moment of silence for fallen legend Wes Hertzog was filled with emotion.

Obit: George Barrick

A funeral for George Barrick, of Craig, is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Yampa Valley Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Craig Cemetery.

Airport board to discuss ordinance

The Moffat County Airport Advisory Board will meet to discuss a land use zoning ordinance Tuesday.

Gunning for a victory

Local youth coach Steve Ivers determined to defeat lung cancer

It was a phone call Steve Ivers wasn't expecting, at least not that day.

Datebook: July 17

Friday, July 14

Letters: Elberta Cochran

The Memorial Hospital will be built on the Colorado Northwestern Community College area, west of Shadow Mountain.

Krogman attends training course

Jane Krogman, the principal of Moffat County High School, attended the fifth annual Summer Leadership Institute of The Principals' Partnership, a program of the Union Pacific Foundation, last week.

Coming into focus

4-H photography club finds fun in shooting

The Moffat County Fair is full of photo opportunities -- prize-winning livestock and little kids wearing rodeo gear.

Government Update: July 15

Ride-N-Tie offers plenty of thrills

It took Brook Behrman just 17.12 seconds to run away with the ladies barrel racing Friday night at the 59th annual Ride-N-Tie Rodeo in Craig.

Tire house rolls into problems

To some people, the stacks of mud-filled tires near Second Avenue and Rangely Street on Thompson Hill look like junk.

Divide fire burns 3,550 acres

BLM crews said they hoped to have fire contained by late Friday

Divide Fire, which broke out north of Craig on Wednesday evening, burned 3,550 acres of mostly Bureau of Land Management terrain.

Aiden Fernando

Alejandra Valdez and Fernando Rojas, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Aiden Fernando, at 10:16 a.m. July 11, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.

Lassoing good work ethic

Employers today say it's often hard to find reliable employees to fill jobs.

Rodeo without limits

Black Mountain Junior Rodeo aims to include, recognize everyone

The Black Mountain Junior Rodeo started in Craig about five years ago when Lorrae Moon was looking for an event where youths could learn rodeo at their own pace.

Briefs: July 15

The Yampa Valley chorus of Sweet Adelines International hosts a fundraising garage sale on July 22.

On the Record: July 15

Datebook: July 15

Thursday, July 13

500 acres burn in Divide fire

A fire broke out 30 miles northeast of Craig at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Counterfeit $10 bill discovered

Four months after the new $10 bills hit the streets, a counterfeit version of the bill has been found in Craig, police said Thursday.

Datebook for July 14

Death: Charles Thomas Gregory

For the love of fishing

Is it the lure of the fish or the fishing with lures that makes anglers get up before sunrise and battle the weather and mosquitoes to stand next to a lake or river for hours with a line in the water?

Daily Press hires new sportswriter

Melanie McDaniels, a recent graduate who has reporting and copy editing experience, has joined the staff at the Craig Daily Press.

No decision about Dinosaur

Dinosaur residents will have to wait at least two more weeks before the school board decides the fate of their school.

The World Cup comes to Craig

Challenger Sports British soccer camp uses imported talent to train youths

Daniel Anderson and David Dunn may hail from the opposite side of the globe -- Daniel is from Birmingham, England and David is from Derry, Ireland -- but the two have been traveling the United States this summer to show children and coaches what soccer is all about.

Smoking: Go outside when you're home, too

Study finds U.S. women highly prone to lung cancer

Colorado becoming a smoke-free state is good news, especially for women. A recent survey published by the U.S. National Lung Cancer Partnership (NLCP) found that American women are greatly uninformed about the threats posed by lung cancer and how it affects them. According to the NLCP, lung cancer affects more than 80,000 American women annually, with over 70,000 cases proving to be fatal. Also little known is that thirty thousand more women die annually from lung cancer than from breast cancer. In fact, lung cancer claims the lives of more women than breast, uterine and ovarian cancers combined.

A touch of spice: Pedal pushers

Just to update you, we're now down two bikes at my house -- compliments of the new driveway I've dreamed of for seven years and so excited to finally see.

Wednesday, July 12

Remembering Wes

Ride-N-Tie Rodeo dedicated to a local legend

It's been a long year for Becky Hertzog.

News briefs for July 13

COMA hosting meth speaker next month Communities Overcoming Methamphetamine Abuse is hosting a special presentation by Mary Holley, founder of Mother's Against Methamphetamine at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 and 2 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

Police blotter for July 13

Craig Police Department Tuesday, July 11 Officers received three reports of a suspicious vehicle.

Richard Blakley: Parents deserve choice about Dinosaur school

To the editor: On July 6, the Dinosaur Community Charter School was informed by the Moffat County School District that their board would meet in an executive session today to consult with their attorney about revoking DCCS charter contract for noncompliance issues.

BLM changes grazing rules

The Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday unveiled new regulations for grazing livestock on public lands.

Conservation groups discuss local funding

The federal government gave more than $140,000 to Moffat County in 2005 for conservation projects.

Former jail employee appears in court

A former Moffat County Jail employee accused of bilking the jail of $10,000 made her second court appearance Wednesday.

Businesses gave money to Whittle the Wood

The Craig City Council re�--�--c�--eived a Whittle the Wood Ren�--dezvous report Tuesday evening from Parks and Rec�--reation Dir�--ector Dave Pike.

Datebook for July 13

Today 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Craig Chamber of Commerce and KRAI host a celebration for Army Staff Sgt. Kyle Davis, the new station commander of the Craig Army Recruiting Office at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

Opening new doors

New machines allow people with disabilities to vote more easily

For her entire adult life, Evelyn Tileston has relied on others to cast her ballot.

Tuesday, July 11

Cited stores go before city

The Craig City Council on Tuesday held a hearing for five local businesses to show cause for retaining their liquor licenses after they were cited in a compliance check for selling liquor to minors.

Datebook for July 12

Today 10 a.m. to noon. The Colorado First Conservation District Board and the Natural Resources Conservation Service staff host a local workshop for the 2007 Environmental Quality Incentive Program at 356 Ranney St. Call 824-3476.

Sarah Wagner: Dinosaur's story needs to be heard at meeting

To the editor: Moffat County School District will be having a special meeting Thursday to decide the fate of the Dinosaur Community Charter School.

Our View: Edge of extinction

What a rollercoaster.

Linda Hedge: Parents deserve a choice of schools

To the editor: This letter is to all parents and the Moffat County School District.

Call of the wildlife

Dinosaur teen sweeps elk bugle competition

Elk calling is about more than the thrill of the hunt. For a Dinosaur teen, it's also about the prizes.

Police blotter for July 12

Moffat County Jail Report Monday, July 10 No calls reported

Nathan Philip Donald York

Violet Smarik and Jason York, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Nathan Philip Donald York, at 1:02 a.m. July 6, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.

Paul Arthur Davidson

Memorial services for Paul Arthur Davidson will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Luttrell Barn, with a potluck following. Friends and family are invited.

County takes up roads

Commissoners want to resume magnesium chloride treatments

Moffat County roads could get magnesium chloride treatments again in 2007, county commissioners said Tuesday.

Donavan Gary Thompson

Jamie and Gary Thompson, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their son, Donavan Gary Thompson, at 11:07 a.m. July 8, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 3/4 inches long.

Habitat house uninhabitable?

Volunteers discover front portion of home is structurally unsound

There's another bump in the road for Habitat for Humanity. Inspections have shown problems with the foundation on the front of the first Craig project home, 745 Yampa Ave., and the upstairs has been determined to be uninhabitable.

School's future at issue

The Moffat County School District board is expected to make a decision regarding the fate of Dinosaur Community Charter School during a special meeting Thursday.

News briefs for July 12

Crafter sought for museum opening Mary Walters is looking for a group of local crafters to lead. The group would make items by hand for demonstration and sale at an upcoming museum opening.

County gives funds back to city

Moffat County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to give almost $10,000 back to the city of Craig.

Monday, July 10

The rain finally came

Craig gets showers, but farmers say it's too late

After nearly two months without any significant rainfall, local farmers say they appreciated the weekend's precipitation, but it is likely too late to benefit this season's wheat crop.

Another arrest in drug theft

Craig police arrested a man Friday they say is the fourth person involved in a burglary last month.

Briefs: July 11

The Craig Downtown Business Association is accepting donations for its annual Auction in the Park to benefit less fortunate children in need of school supplies for the coming school year.

Museum fundraiser shatters goal

Sponsorships net $10,000 more

Local donors gave $13,500 to the Museum of Northwest Colorado this year -- $10,000 more than the museum's annual fundraiser brought in last year.

Larry C. Whiteman

Larry C. Whiteman lost his battle with cancer at his new home in Fruita on July 7, 2006, at the age of 69.

Charles Gregory

Memorial services for Charles Gregory, of Oak Creek, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Soroco High School.

On the Record: July 11

Marjorie McAnally

Marjorie McAnally, mother of Craig resident James L. "Roy" McAnally, died July 10 in her home in Littleton.

Andy Bockelman: 'Pirates' fast-paced, led by shallow character

What do you get when you combine the resourcefulness of MacGyver, the physical prowess of Inspector Clousseau, and the libido of Austin Powers? The answer? Why, I'm talking about Captain Jack Sparrow, mate.

Army recruiter begins assignment in Craig

Kyle Davis was young enough to need his parents' consent when he joined the Army in 1997. Today, Staff Sgt. Davis is a veteran of the conflict in Iraq, with two tours of duty under his belt.

Datebook: July 11

Sunday, July 9

Larry Whiteman

Larry C. Whiteman, 69, of Fruita, died Friday, July 7, 2006, at his home.

Commission to discuss city refund

Moffat County commissioners are expected to give $9,900 back to the city of Craig at their meeting Tuesday.

The Boardroom offers patrons a good mix

Mathers' Bar had the perfect combination, its owner thought.

Briefs: July 10

St. Michael's Catholic Church hosts Treasure Cove vacation Bible school July 31 to Aug. 4.

Helen Knez

A funeral for Helen M. Knez is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Interment follows at Craig Cemetery.

Rain doesn't stop ladies

Silver Bullet golf tournament goes on despite gray skies

The rain in Craig falls mainly on the links, but gray skies didn't hurt the women playing in last weekend's golf tournament.

Making a life together

Couple shares a marriage, daughter and dental practice

Wood paneling and soothing music greet visitors to Yampa Valley Dental & Associates. For people afraid of going to the dentist, it is the perfect way to start a visit to the office of Jim and Wendy McCreight.

Donald Conner

Charles Gregory

Charles Gregory, longtime Oak Creek resident, died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at his home. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.

A final swim

Swedish exchange student ends time in Craig with final race

Kristin Akerstrom got out of the pool, and onto a plane.

Datebook: July 10

Friday, July 7

Briefs for July 8

Four-year-olds through those entering sixth grade are invited to vacation Bible school. From 9 a.m. to noon July 17 through July 21 at Hayden Congregational United Church of Christ, 202 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden.

The Record for July 8

Raymond Maley Siqueiros, 19, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

CNCC calendar for July 8

July 24 Pre-trip meeting for Outdoor Recreation Program's (ORP) Maroon Bells backpacking class July 28 to 30 is at 5:30 p.m. at the Craig campus, in Derek Mogensen's office. Join ORP as participants backpack in the beautiful Elk Mountain Range below the Maroon Bells. Rating for backpack: must be physically able to pack 30- to 50-pound backpack for 12 miles. Call 824-1113 for details.

Our View: Lawlessness and accountability

Dinosaur is without a marshal. Again. Town officials say crime is on the rise since former marshal, Russell "Wayne" Eller, was fired June 13 for allegedly lying on his resume and about his workload.


Maybell couple finds venture in center-pivot irrigation

When Kris and Ed Brannan flood-irrigated their fields, it often involved 10- to 14-hour days. And by the time they got back to where they started, the ground was already dried up again.

Feathered friends

4-H club preparing for 2006 Moffat County Fair

Members of the 4-H Feathered Friends Poultry Club know just about everything there is to know about their birds.

Team Craig

Racing brothers call themselves 'Shock and Awe'

When Nick Craig was 15 years old, he was all ready to race at the Hayden Speedway, but a rule change required drivers to have a driver's license, and he wasn't old enough.

My 'Dear John' to the sports section

Dear John (or Craig), By the time you read this, I'll be on my way to California with my mistress.

Datebook for July 8

Today 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Craig Elks Lodge hosts a fundraising yard sale at 537 Breeze St., behind the Elks Lodge. To donate sale items, call Dora Watson at 824-2251, or after Thursday, call Jean Lackner at 629-1171.

County schools get summer renovations

School is out for the summer, but that doesn't mean that Moffat County schools are empty. Mike Taylor, the Moffat County School District director of maintenance, has custodians working through the summer to keep the schools clean and to make some improvements.

Rachelle Germond

Rachelle Germond has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Colorado Pageant. The pageant is for girls ages 4 to 18.

Counterfeiter back in jail

Man suspected of breaking into liquor store with woman

A Craig man sentenced in May to probation for passing counterfeit bills was back in jail Thursday, this time on suspicion he broke into a local liquor store.

George A. Duzik, 1915-2006

George Arthur Duzik was born March 28, 1915, in Rockvale, the ninth child of Andrew and Anna (Petrichko) Duzik. He passed away July 3, 2006, in Craig at the age of 91.

Helen Knez

Helen M. Knez died Friday at The Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.

Government update for July 8

Commissioners did not meet last week because of the July 4 holiday.

One month to go

Candidates look ahead to primary

With a month to go before the Republican Party primary, local candidates are gearing up to make their final push to the voters.

Thursday, July 6

DOW expects to have 54,000 elk licenses left

Hunters who came up empty in this year's license draw don't need to lose hope. Even if they didn't get the licenses they hoped for, hunters have plenty of opportunity to buy a leftover license or one of the Colorado Division of Wildlife's over-the-counter licenses.

George Duzik

George Duzik died Monday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church.

Candace Kay Mumbower (Schwindt)

A funeral for Candace Kay Mumbower, 56, of Casper, Wyo., was held on July 1 at Grace Bible Baptist Church in Casper.

Tracey Behrman: Thanks for donations to Sandrock's luau

I would like to thank everyone who attended Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab's first luau. It was a great success and our residents had a wonderful time.

Moffat County Neighbor: Kacey Snowden

Age: 19 Occupation: Massage therapist extraordinaire

Fast-start Sharks

Siblings find early success in the pool

Last summer, Colten Tegtman, 10, watched his sister, Laurel, 9, swim for the Craig Sea Sharks Swim Club. This year, he decided if he was going to be at the pool, he might as well swim, too.

Boatwright family: Thank you for support during difficult time

We would like to express our gratitude to everyone who helped our mother, Frances Boatright, during her time of illness and then in her passing. Many people expressed their care and concern to her and to us. At this time, there is one very special person we would like to express our heartfelt thank you to, as she came to see Mom just because she cares -- Dr. Caroline Reilly.

Four churches work together to offer vacation Bible school

A vacation Bible school is being jointly planned and offered by First Congregational Church, Lutheran Church of Grace, St. Mark's Episcopal Church and Friendship United Methodist Church.

Free cooler thermometers available

Packing the cooler safely for an afternoon picnic or a weekend getaway will help to protect your family from food-borne illnesses. A properly packed cooler will keep your food below 40° F. Coolers with temperatures of 40° F or higher rapidly grow bacteria. Unfortunately, most people don't properly pack coolers, typically leaving too much air space and not using enough ice. A full cooler will maintain safer temperatures longer than a half-empty cooler.

Fair (and foul) weather friends

Observers enjoy taking readings

After a notable weather event, Joyce LeFevre can count on one of her friends calling to see how much rain fell, or how low the temperature dropped last night.

Legion damaged in break-in attempt

When Mel Shockley heard his phone ring at 6:50 a.m. Thursday, he had a gut feeling something wasn't right.

Search for judge begins

State officials are seeking applicants for Moffat County Court judge. Moffat County Judge Mary Lynne James is retiring in January after 22 years on the bench.

'He left a good legacy'

George Duzik was a pipeline worker, horseman, father

George Duzik was 3 years old when his family moved to Moffat County. The land they homesteaded in Breeze Basin is still in the family today.

The Record for July 7

No bookings reported.

Christina Currie: Nothing easy in the hard way

It was a long time coming, but I finally have a paved driveway. It may not seem like such a big thing, but after years of mud and weeds, I nearly knelt and kissed it when it was done.

Datebook for July 7

Today Moffat Family Clinic, 600 Russell St., offers free sports physicals for Moffat County, Hayden and Baggs student athletes through Aug. 10. Call 824-3252.

Briefs for July 7

Sandy Beran of the North�--west Colorado Visiting Nurse Association recently attended a seminar in Denver that spotlighted insights from suicide survivors.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Delicious, quick and easy-to-make desserts

If you're like me, you probably don't want to spend a lot of time in a kitchen during these hot days. This week's recipes are easy to make and luscious, too.

Wednesday, July 5

Time to vote

Register deadline for primary is Monday

Voters have until Monday to register to vote in the primary that will decide the commissioner race and narrow the sheriff field.

West Nile virus having slow year in Colorado

This summer is shaping up to be a slow year for West Nile virus, but officials say residents still need to take precautions when outdoors.

Helen Bramwell Calder, 1917-2006

Helen Calder, 89, of Austin, Colo., died late Saturday afternoon, July 1, 2006, in the Horizon Care Center at Eckert.

A long-distance relationship

Moffat County student qualifies for national rodeo with Wyoming partner

Usually, when two people form a partnership, it might not work well if they are more than 170 miles apart. That wasn't the case for Jaguar Terrill of Craig and Seth Glause of Rock Springs, Wyo., in this year's high school rodeo season.

End of the Rainbow

Homeless man says Craig is pot of gold on his journey

A homeless man has found a shady spot in Craig he likes. "Big John" said he has been hitchhiking and walking across the United States for 40 years.

No fireworks tickets on Fourth

It appears many residents heeded the requests of fire officials and left the Fourth of July fireworks to the professionals.

Datebook for July 6

Today 11 a.m. to noon. The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries hosts story-time at Craig City Park. The theme is family vacation. Drinks and desserts are provided. Call 824-5116.

Frances Elda Calderwood Boatright, 1924-2006

On June 24, 2006, Frances Elda Calderwood Boatright returned to her heavenly home.

George Duzik

George Duzik died Monday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Tuesday, July 4

Gregg Smith: Thanks for support of Habitat for Humanity

(The Moffat County chapter of the Routt County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity) would like to thank the following businesses and groups for their donations to our concession stand at the (Living Legends) Wild Horse Festival: Bad to the Bone, Boy-Ko Supply, Brass Key Realty, Brothers Custom Meat Processing, Bureau of Land Management, City Market, Colorado West Ice and Bottled Water, First Congregational Church, First Baptist Church, Love, INC, Mountain Meats, Pat and Patti Mosbey, Pepsi, Paul Irwin Construction, Safeway, Schwan's, Taco Bell and Terri Robertson Design.

A sense of balance

Moffat County graduate finds spiritual healing in Reiki

Meditation is a common form of relaxation, and one former Moffat County resident has taken his preferred technique to a higher level.

Brothers connect for sports store partnership

Chad Stephenson and Todd Nordstrom have big plans for the sporting goods store they recently purchased.

Riding away in style

Moffat County graduate qualifies for second national finals

What a way to go out. Becky White went into her last Colorado State High School Rodeo Finals needing one of her best performances to qualify for the national finals. Not only did she have one of her best rodeo weekends, she survived one of her life's most embarrassing moments in the middle of it.

Datebook for July 5

Today 7 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call 824-6915.

George Barrick

Funeral services for George Barrick of Craig will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Yampa Valley Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Craig Cemetery.

Hope Ulak, 1950-2006

Hope Stevenson Ulak was born on Dec. 24,1950, in Swedesboro, N.J., to Ervin and Marguerite (Sholders) Stevenson. She was raised and attended school in Swedesboro.

Daisy Ann Hoff

Julie and Jamie Hoff of Oak Creek announce the birth of their daughter Daisy Ann Hoff at 8:53 a.m. June 28, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.

Our View: In the right direction

It was a big week for The Memorial Hospital, and perhaps also for the community it serves.

Briefs for July 5

The Craig Elks Lodge is having a fundraising yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday behind the Elks Lodge at 537 Breeze St.

Monday, July 3

Three women arrested on burglary charges

Police arrested three Craig women last week who they say broke into an acquaintance's home and stole prescription drugs.

Police chase suspect pleads not guilty

A Craig man who police say led them on a high-speed chase last month pleaded not guilty in 14th Judicial District Court on Monday.

Datebook for July 4

Today The Moffat County Libraries are closed for Independence Day.

2006 Moffat County Little Britches Rodeo results

All-around results Little Wranglers All-around champion Cutter Barnes

Speak Up for July 4

Town officials at fault I would like to say to the board members of Dinosaur -- you are getting what you deserve.

Rangers warn of hazards on river

Avoiding hazards while floating down the Yampa River has become a guessing game.

Police blotter for July 4

Moffat County Jail Report Thursday, June 29 Michael Allen Walden, 24, of Hayden, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Ride of a lifetime

Two Craig residents make 419-mile trek

It was her first time, but now she's addicted.

News briefs for July 4

Complex closes lap pool for meet The Craig Swimming Complex hosts the Sea Sharks ABC Swim Meet this weekend.

2006 Cottonwood Classic results

July 1 to 3 Yampa Valley Golf Course Results are the top 10 in each flight and all Craig golfers

Maxine Legler

Memorial services for Maxine Virginia Deakins Legler, 85, were held July 1 in Cody, Wyo., at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Pat Montgomery officiating.

Stephanie Eames

Stephanie (Lebs) Eames died June 28, 2006, in Hemet, Calif., after a lengthy illness.

Sunday, July 2

Wacie Laabs

Wacie Laabs graduated from Moffat County High School on May 27 and is entering the U.S. Marine Corps.

Golfer appreciates putter

Steamboat Springs competitor wins Cottonwood Classic after breaking club last year

It's always easier with a putter.

Datebook for July 3

Tuesday, July 4 The Moffat County Libraries are closed for Independence Day.

Butt out

Smoking ban in effect; no tickets issued yet

The smoke has cleared in Colorado's bars and restaurants.

Gun shop heads west

Motorists driving through Craig from the east still will be greeted by the red and white "Guns and Ammo" signs of Craig sports.

Bon voyage

Service-oriented couple on the move again

Chuck and Jean Lackner have lived a nomadic existence.

Roped into it

Love of rodeo passed from generation

Denton and Dusty Taylor like to talk about taking their children to compete in the Little Britches Rodeos. Denton and Dusty are 7 and 9 years old, respectively.