Friday, June 30
Crew uses helicopter to rappel, fight wildland fires
Adam Sinner looks forward to nights he can spend sleeping in a bed. As the senior firefighter with an Oregon-based heli-rappel crew, Sinner is as likely to spend the night on the fire line as in a town.
Jim Beers has 20 years of experience when it comes to growing a vegetable garden in the harsh conditions of Moffat County.
• Commissioners met with representatives from the Yampa Valley Regional Airport. Airport officials are trying to raise money for improved surveillance. Commissioners did not pledge any money, but said they would take the issue under consideration.
The Bureau of Land Manï¿½--agement will offer the minerals under 179,000 acres of public land in Colorado at its lease sale next month.
Class possibility: A day trip to see Body Worlds 2 Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science before it ends July 23. If you are interested, call 824-1135.
April Sanchez, of Craig, recently received the Veva Stimits Memorial Scholarship.
Golfer shooting for 50 in a row at Cottonwood Classic
For some, golf is a relaxing way to pass the time. For others it's a competitive sport. But for one die-hard local, golf is more like a legacy.
Florence Martin of Craig, a student at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., has been recognized by the college for her academic performance last semester by being placed on the Dean's Honor Roll.
Ashley Marie Hutton, of Craig, recently earned an Associate of Science degree from Casper College.
More than 1,643 Colorado State University students were named to the dean's list of their colleges for the spring 2006 semester.
District keeps eye on corporate deals
How's this sound, Nike's Craig Middle School? Or, Moffat County High School, presented by Bausch and Lomb?
Terrorists with a bloodlust to sacrifice themselves in exchange for killing innocent people live among us. Families so overburdened by the oil and gasoline industry are canceling summer trips.
The Yampa Valley Pregï¿½--nancy Center Puttï¿½--ing Contest took place June 24 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.
4-H pottery club teaches youths control, creativity
Four-H is about more than raising cattle and pigs. There is an artistic side to 4-H that not many people know about, but each year at the Moffat County Fair, the Pottery Kids Club is proof.
No bookings reported.
Paul and Sharon Taramarcaz and Jerry and Sherrie Schell are pleased to announce the marriage of Jessica Kathleen Taramarcaz to Bryce Craig Schell.
Angie and Bob Rodela of Arvada announce the birth of their daughter, Marissa Jadyn, at 7:52 p.m. June 17 at Lutheran Medical Center.
George Barrick of Craig died Thursday at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
Tuesday, July 4 The Moffat County Libraries are closed for Independence Day.
COMA reaffirms commitment to drug fight
Joel Sheridan, a member of a local drug prevention group, has a simple way of spelling out exactly what his organization wants from addicts.
Rookie firefighters midway through training
Justin Anthony knew before signing up to be a firefighter that the training period would involve many hours away from his home and family.
State charter institute turns down request
Administrators of the Dinosaur Community Charter School said they smiled when a state institute granted them conditional approval in April for charter.
A Craig man accused of using a gun to rob a Steamboat Springs man of 10 grams of methamphetamine pleaded guilty to felony robbery and menacing during a court hearing Friday.
Thursday, June 29
Agreement good for community and region, college dean says
The road leading to a new Craig hospital is long, windy and rocky.
Mike Armstrong Age: 20 Occupation: Carpet installer
Little Britches Rodeo takes place this weekend at fairgrounds
If they were wearing normal-sized cowboy gear, their hats would fall over their eyes and their boots would be up to their knees.
Alice Blevins Bordeaux Memorial services for Alice Blevins Bordeaux are at 10 a.m. July 8 at the Maybell Community Church in Maybell.
Kathaleen Hayes Fraizer Kathaleen Hayes Fraizer, of Belton, Mo., formerly of Hayden, died June 23, 2006, at a Missouri hospital. No services will be held, per her request.
Carol Gore Carol Gore, former Craig resident, died June 23, 2006, at the Cook Care Center in Youngtown, Ariz. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
I arrived at the babysitter's house after a long day and found three girls with long faces seated as far from each other as the "L" shaped couch would allow. There was no talk, no laughter, no play.
Residents gear up for Fourth-of-July fun; officials say leave explosives to pros
For many Americans, it's hard to imagine a better way to ring in the country's birth than by watching big, bright explosions cascade through the night sky.
With Clerk and Recorder Elaine Sullivan's signature, the battle for Moffat County sheriff became a three-man race this week.
Tuesday, July 4 The Moffat County Libraries are closed for Independence Day.
Moffat County Jail Report Wednesday, June 28 Steven Mark Tamlin, 39, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of violating a restraining order.
Youths spread message On June 23, youth advocates from across the state took to the streets to educate people about the statewide smoking ban.
Group's fundraising bike ride makes pit stop in city
Twenty-one cyclists are making a journey that lasts 63 days and spans 4,000 miles.
Wednesday, June 28
CNCC hiring staff, starting new programs
John Boyd is making good on his promises.
Moffat County High School teacher embraces activities director role
Moffat County High School was without an activities director for all of two days. That's when Jeff Simon stepped in to take control of the position and bring MCHS sports a little closer to the community.
Arnold L. Miller was born on Nov. 5,1950, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Lester B. and Gertrude Miller. He was raised and attended school in Kalona, Iowa.
Bennie Lee "Ben" Little was born on Dec. 14,1939, in Fort Collins, to Willis D. Little and Bessie M. Honnold. He was raised in Fort Collins and in Las Vegas, Nev., where he graduated from high school. At the age of 18, Ben joined the U.S. Navy.
College property prospective site for new health care facility
Plenty of work remains before The Memorial Hospital can achieve its goal of building a new health care facility in Craig, said Ron Danner, chairman of the hospital's building committee.
To the editor: This letter is in response to Daveth Young's letter that printed in Wednesday's Craig Daily Press about children not being able to use water wings at the public pool.
Richard "Dick" Kennedy died June 20, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center, in Steamboat Springs.
Mary and Rod Lewin, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their daughter, Lily Olivia Lewin, at 8:11 p.m. June 23, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Angie and Bob Rodela, of Arvada, announce the birth of their daughter, Marissa Jaclyn Rodela, at 7:52 p.m. June 17 at Lutheran Medical Center.
Dorothy and Rodney Blake, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Arianwyn Bleidd Blake, at 6:31 p.m. June 19, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Tabitha and Kenny Cooper of Craig announce the birth of their son, Dallas Ray Cooper, at 4:33 p.m. June 20, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Moffat County Jail Report Tuesday, June 27 Jerome Dale Nash, 30, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant. Peter Gordon Reinolds, 20, of Meeker, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Sarah Jane and Jason Bacon, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Joslyn Lorraine Bacon, at 2:52 p.m. June 20, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Space available for booths at fair The Moffat County Fair is a great venue for nonprofit organizations to share information with the public, officials from the Moffat County Extension Office said.
Energy company officials say they would like to see 4,000 wells
Officials from a Salt Lake City-based energy company hope to have 4,000 wells drilled in a 150,000-acre region along the Colorado-Wyoming border during the next 30 years.
Fire crews on Tuesday contained a small wildfire in Rio Blanco County, an official with the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office reported.
Jack-of-all-trades couple revitalizing restaurant into candy store, malt shop
Large wooden poles adorn the outside of the rustic building on the east side of Craig. A hodge-podge of paints, lacquers and tools are scattered around the inside. Old soft-serve ice cream dispensers sit outside.
Tuesday, June 27
When the Thomas Fire broke out near Greystone earlier this month, crews spent $140,000 on airdrops in the first four hours, Moffat County Sheriff Buddy Grinstead said Tuesday.
Local Habitat for Humanity chapter awards Craig family with Yampa Avenue house
For the past year, volunteers have dedicated their time to breathing life back into the boarded-up house at 745 Yampa Ave. Their goal has been simple: revitalize the home so a worthy family could move in.
Today 10 and 11:30 a.m. The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., hosts story-times. The theme is scales. Call 824-5116.
James Calton Mansfield was born in Craig on August 20, 1927, to Walter and Louise Mansfield.
What do William Faulkner, Peter Jennings, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs have in common?
Xcel Energy announced Monday a new energy-efficient lighting program that will help residential customers in Colorado save energy and money. The company is helping electricity customers make the switch to energy-efficient lighting by offering incentives on compact fluorescent lights.
County and federal officials ban fires
Federal and local officials Tuesday followed the state's lead and banned open fires throughout Northwest Colorado.
Birthdays are a double-edged sword, but they're not the only thing, Rep. Al White said.
Monday, June 26
Memorial services for Hope Ulak are at noon Friday at the Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave.
Super Street Challenge June 24 Hayden Speedway Heat race results Sport Stock NA Street Stock Heat 1 No. 316 Jim Wilson -- first No. 40 Scott Heizer -- second No. 1 Michelle Powers -- third
Arson suspect gets $5,000 bail A judge on Monday set bail at $5,000 for a Craig man accused of setting his car on fire during a house party early Saturday morning.
Craig Police Department Saturday, June 24 Officers received a noise complaint.
Frances Boatright, of Craig, died Saturday at her home. A funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1295 W. Ninth St. Internment will follow at the Craig Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Slow down I just wanted to make a comment about these people who are driving 90 miles an hour on U.S. Highway 40. I hope that law enforcement comes down hard on them. I drive that road, and I expect the objective dangers to be things like deer and antelope and not people like that. That is the same thing as carrying a loaded rifle in downtown Craig and firing at random. My loved ones drive that road, and it upsets me.
A team of cyclists riding across the country in hopes of furthering services to people with disabilities will make a pit stop Thursday afternoon in Craig.
Wednesday, June 28 Noon. Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association hosts its monthly meeting at the Tin Cup Grill. Call Sandy Seip at 824-6660.
Former cop says he did nothing wrong
The former Dinosaur town marshal being investigated by the District Attorney's Office said Monday that he is shocked by the allegations against him.
Artist draws on childhood experiences to create decorative panels for library
Nearly a year's worth of work and design culminated Saturday for local artist Trudy Christopher, whose gallery glass homage to childhood reading took its place inside the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries.
Officials hope upgrades to Assessor's Office Web site will cut down on phone calls
The Moffat County commissioners authorized paying for upgrades to the Assessor's Office Web site last week, a move they say will allow residents easier access to information.
Grass blaze encompasses 300 acres near Baggs, marks high-activity season
A broken fan belt started a 300-acre fire in northern Moffat County on Monday.
Sunday, June 25
Wednesday, June 28 Noon. Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association hosts its monthly meeting at the Tin Cup Grill. Call Sandy Seip at 824-6660.
The Moffat County American Legion Post 62 baseball team had a flair for the dramatic Saturday afternoon when they swept Thomas Jefferson in a doubleheader in Craig.
Pat and Patti Mosbey have dedicated themselves to horses, annual show in Craig
Lyrics from a country song that played over the loudspeakers Saturday afternoon at the Moffat County Fairgrounds echoed the nobility of ropin' and ridin'.
A Craig man is charged with fourth-degree arson after an early Saturday morning incident that sent his vehicle into flames, the Moffat County Sheriff's Office reported.
Fund established for cancer patient Steve Ivers, a husband, father and local youth sports coach, recently was diagnosed with cancer.
Two energy companies that have been active in and around Moffat County will be part of one of the biggest mergers in Colorado this year, officials announced last week.
Josh Veenstra has been riding his dirt bike for only nine months, but don't tell that to the other racers he competed against Saturday and Sunday at the Yampa Valley Sports Riders Club track south of Craig.
Clinic aims at helping horse owners learn how to train
Even for a seasoned horse owner, a wild horse can present a difficult set of challenges, Steve Mantle said.
Friday, June 23
A Craig man who police say used a gun to rob a Steamboat Springs man of 10 grams of methamphetamine is considering a plea offer from the District Attorney's Office, a prosecutor said Friday.
Trevor Thompson, 10, and Kindall Cushman, 14, both of Rangely, will compete at the Pepsi Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Team Championship Competition hosted by the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday.
While the financial condition of a large Colorado state employees retirement fund isn't on as solid of ground as many would like, reports of its demise are misleading, according to Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association.
Craig is growing in population, and city officials say the growth is most likely due to an increase in available jobs.
4-Hers prepare dog projects for late summer county, state fairs
Some people take their dogs for walks; some people play fetch with tennis balls and bones.
Moffat County farmers worry low rainfall might mean low-yield crops this season
Gordon Grandbouche at Craig Grain Company is expecting this year's wheat yields to be under last year's mark, partly because of lack of moisture Moffat County has received this spring.
About a year ago, 14th Judicial District Chief Judge Michael O'Hara requested more security for the Moffat County Courthouse.
A federal judge in Denver Friday ruled against a temporary restraining order to delay the implementation of Colorado's smoking ban on July 1.
Prosecutors are investigating a former Dinosaur town marshal they say may have lied about his workload in an attempt to get a raise and lied on his resume.
Thursday, June 22
With what could be one of the worst wildfire seasons in the state's history already underway, officials are urging people to use some common sense.
Contractors: Out-of-towners rip off residents
Con artists sometimes take advantage of Craig residents by promising cheap prices for contracting jobs.
The group tasked with helping the Bureau of Land Management determine the future of much of Northwest Colorado's public lands had what could be one of its final meetings Thursday.
Today 7 p.m. Graduates of the Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing program receive practical nurse certificates at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. A reception will follow.
A middle school teacher in an impoverished area in Tennessee is doing her part to give students hope for the future. And she's asking area residents for help.
There is no report for Wednesday, June 21, from the Craig Police Department or the Moffat County Sheriff's Office because of a problem with the computers at the regional dispatch center.
Margie Carolyn Matzke Ponton was born on May 29, 1908, in Montrose to William F. and Carolyn (McGregor) Matzke. The family moved to Moffat County near the Great Divide in 1914.
Kathy Oldland of Craig is pleased to announce the marriage of her daughter Joy Grinolds to Martin Christensen of Thornton. Grinolds is also the daughter of the late Gary Grinolds, formerly of Green River, Wyo. Martin is the son of Martin and Kathryn Christensen, of Arvada.
Chris and Christalin Thompson, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Riley Christopher Thompson, at 3:23 p.m. June 14, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Studies: Salary disparity in Moffat County greater than state, national averages
Before the Civil War, many American men held the perception that women should stay home and tend to the family. But when war broke out and a country divided argued with bloodshed over whom would remain in power, it was women who kept the business of America's economy rolling along by replacing the men at war.
Gayle Zimmerman Occupation: Administrative assistant/court clerk What should your business card say you do? What don't I do?
Zulian, his family have kept the local motocross track going
It's been 27 years since Dan Zulian watched his dad help build the Yampa Valley Sports Riders Club dirt bike track south of Craig. Sometimes it feels longer than that.
Smoking ban goes into effect July 1
On July 1, a smoking ban will be in place for all of Colorado. The law requires that most public areas and a 15-foot radius around entryways leading into buildings be smoke free.
Faith -- a belief in things unseen. John Turner questioned his on July 9, 2002, when a car accident claimed the life of his 17-year-old son, Robert.
Wednesday, June 21
Now that the flames of the Thomas Fire have been put out, officials are turning their attention to the blaze's next front: money.
Unsanitary conditions prompt city to evict woman, 34 cats
Flies buzz around a dumpster partially filled with trash and debris. A stench comes through the front door. A pile of wood stretches several feet across the front lawn, dirty trash cans are scattered near the street and a squirrel carcass lies rotting near the mailbox.
Moffat County graduate wins national track title, sets higher goals for competitions
Emily Mortensen went to college to play basketball. Five years later, she's one of the top up-and-coming distance runners in the country.
Humane Society asks residents to photograph pets for calendar contest
The Humane Society of Moffat County wants to see your best shot of your pet.
You couldn't get a seat in a restaurant. Gasoline station parking lots were packed. Short of an advanced reservation, a hotel room couldn't be had.
Moffat County commissioners tried to clear up confusion Tuesday about their plan to loan general fund money to county departments.
Kilpatrick accused of choking his girlfriend, alleged suicide plot
A Craig man who police say choked his girlfriend and planned to kill her and himself in November pleaded not guilty to attempted murder charges Tuesday.
Two defendants from December's methamphetamine sweep pleaded not guilty to meth distribution and possession charges Tuesday, and another defendant accepted a plea agreement.
Homeless people live on the asphalt jungle of the streets because they're too lazy to work. Homeless people sleep outside because they're drug addicts.
Fire officials achieved their desired goal Tuesday -- completely extinguishing a wildfire in western Moffat County -- after a week of battling the blaze that rampaged across more than 3,000 acres.
When Rick Bettger was the assistant principal at Aurora Central High School, he had a student who simply didn't want to be there.
Moffat County High School football team takes ground game to sports camp
GRAND JUNCTION -- Oh, the irony of it all.
The 4-H rabbit and poultry groups were pushed in the pig barn last year. The year before, they were nudged into the corner of a horse barn.
Tuesday, June 20
Life could be a very different today for the residents of Greystone, but for the tireless efforts of the 210 firefighters and support staff who demonstrated their dedicated professionalism in fighting the Thomas Fire last week.
Monday, June 19
Philip J. Moore Jr. was born May 23, 2006. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.
A huge thank you to the following businesses for their donations in helping us with Alex's Lemonade Stand: Robb's, City Market, Safeway, Colorado West, the Craig Daily Press and Mountain Medical Specialists. Also thank you for all the donations at the booth on Saturday.
Local owners of wild horses say helping an animal transition to life behind a fence can be difficult. This weekend, owners have an opportunity to learn training techniques to make that transition easier.
Chase ends after 30 miles, speeds top 90mph
Vehicles littered the sides of U.S. Highway 40 west of Craig on Saturday afternoon after police say a Moffat County teenager driving a stolen truck ran them off the road during a high-speed chase.
A Craig man will not be allowed to hunt or fish in Colorado or 20 other states for 12 years because he poached a big horn sheep, Colorado Division of Wildlife officials said Monday.
High temperatures, stiff winds and dry conditions led Bureau of Land Management officials to issue a "red flag warning" for Monday. In the fire world, red flag warnings mean watch out for fire.
7 p.m. Bears Ears Sportsman's Club hosts a general membership meeting at the Golden Cavvy Restaurant, 538 Yampa Ave. Anyone interested is invited.
The Craig Head Start Preschool is accepting applications for the 2006-07 program. If you have a child who will turn 3 or 4 years old on or before Aug. 31, call Marci at 824-5716.
Longtime Moffat County resident James Harold Leander died Feb. 21, 2006, at age 84, in Stanford, Calif. Born on Dec. 8, 1921, in Long Beach, Calif., he was the eldest of two children born to Algot and Florence (Shaver) Leander. He was raised in Fullerton, Calif., and on the Shaver ranch in Axial.
Cody Ray Frederickson, 22, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on charges of driving after revocation, reckless driving, three counts of driving under the influence, false reporting, prohibited use of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Danny and Mary Quinn, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Louise Quinn, at 11:39 p.m. June 16, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Carl and Kimberly Colby, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Aaron Sean Colby, at 11:54 a.m. June 15, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Josh and Shannon Martinez, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Rose Martinez, at 10:32 a.m. June 14, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Cara Lynn and Ryan Scott Rayburn, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Christopher Scott Rayburn, at 5:16 p.m. June 15, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Sunday, June 18
Local resident a man of many talents, diverse experience
Jan Roth drives an old truck and occasionally sleeps in the back. Although this would be an oddity for many, for Roth, it's just another part of his winding and experience-filled life.
Youthfulness is a good word to describe the Craig American Legion team, and that was never more clear than on Saturday.
BLM: Thomas Fire fully contained
On Saturday, firefighters and support staff from various agencies achieved their goal of 100 percent containment of a wildfire in western Moffat County that blazed through thousands of acres earlier in the week.
Efforts to begin soon to replace chief clinical officer at hospital
On Wednesday, The Memorial Hospital board of trustees thanked senior administrator Suzanne Frappier for her work as compliance officer during an internal investigation into hospital policies and medical practices.
The 100K Lives campaign, a national effort to enhance the safety of hospital patients, has reached its goal of saving 100,000 lives in 18 months. And health officials from The Memorial Hospital in Craig had a hand in achieving that goal.
Today 9 a.m. to noon Vacation Bible school is at Yampa Valley Baptist Church, 3900 E. Victory Way for children ages 4 to those in sixth grade, through Friday. A parent program begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Call 824-5424.
DOW officials urge people not to handle young wildlife This is the time of year when wild animals are giving birth to their young. The Colorado Division of Wildlife advises people not to approach, touch or handle young animals.
'Frogtopia' earns praise from judges, fellow artists
During the weekend in Craig, nine artists gathered to talk about their trade and demonstrate how the trunk of a tree can be transformed into a sculpture that inspires the imagination.
Friday, June 16
The Lynx are back.
A couple of weeks ago, as I was fast asleep in the middle of the night, I received a phone call from my mom.
I would like to think that I've become a more mature sports fan as I've grown older.
Craig has long, rich history in wool production; local warehouse still active
The aging warehouse next to the railroad tracks on Ranney Street is quiet now, with the building's lone worker sitting at a desk. Tom LeFevre checks current wool prices and reflects on the history of the industry in which he works.
The two women sit face-to-face. Each has a different purpose. The woman on the left, Robin Willis, fidgets in her chair while explaining why life has become unbearable. She explains why her sorrows outweigh her joys.
BLM officials expect full containment by Tuesday
On Friday, a wildfire in western Moffat County was further reduced and is now 85 percent contained, Bureau of Land Management officials reported.
Some carvers make bears, and some make eagles, but this year at the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, one carver is making frogs.
Thursday, June 15
Chris Anthony Age: Old Occupation: Business owner
2006 Moffat County graduate earns full ROTC scholarship
While some 2006 Moffat County High School graduates may be contemplating their next step in life, Michelle Hardin has it all figured out.
Officials estimate Thomas Fire damage at $250,000
From two to three miles away, Bob Molloy, a decade-long resident of the small Greystone community, caught a view Tuesday of the wildfire that came to scorch thousands of acres in western Moffat County this week.
No one has applied for committee for child welfare
A request by Moffat County commissioners for residents to apply for a Department of Social Services oversight panel has fallen on deaf ears.
The Craig Rural Fire Protection District board decided Thursday evening to ask the public again for a mill levy increase in November.
As Pvt. Brian Poole was home visiting family and friends he was able to have his great-grandfather Ed White, of Rifle, present him with the infantry braid that Poole earned at completion of his Army Basic Training and AIT in Fort Benning, Ga.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, a community coalition addressing the problem of teen suicide, hosts the second day of a two-day intensive suicide prevention training seminar at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. Call Sara Ross at 879-2141.
The Colorado River District is holding an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for the public to walk across the Elkhead Reservoir dam and view the construction work that will raise the dam by 25 feet to almost double the reservoir's water storage.
Moffat County Jail Wednesday, June 14 No bookings reported.
On the first Saturday in many weeks that wasn't jam-packed with activities, I decided we needed some "us" time. I also decided that we needed some exercise.
Kaleb McKey didn't want to talk about the results from his two-day effort at the Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs, but he did think it would make him better in the end.
Local shoppers have plenty of selection for Father's Day gifts
All you papas out there, listen up.
Wednesday, June 14
Crews continue to battle blaze near Greystone in western Moffat County
Fire officials warn that high winds, hot temperatures and dry plants are a recipe for wildfires.
The American flags were flapping in the wind down the length of Breeze Street on Wednesday. It was as much a tribute to Flag Day as it was a normal day on a patriotic street.
Chamber plans ceremony to honor landmark
The fixed gaze of American business legend and county namesake David H. Moffat greets visitors to one of Craig's most historic landmarks, the Marcia Car.
It's a long journey from Bangkok, Thailand, to Craig, and for Wallie Wooden, the next adventure begins with the sale of her restaurant.
Board OKs administrative, compliance resolutions
An internal investigation into claims of improprieties and abuse at The Memorial Hospital has ended.
Whittle the Wood participants choose timber for carving competition
John Clay drove from Beulah to Craig for this week's Whittle the Wood Rendezvous competition.
Swim team members set personal bests at meet
Times are already starting to drop for the Craig Sea Shark swimmers.
Cold front, suppression efforts holding fire at bay
Scorched land in western Moffat County, which 100 firefighters and 80 support staff continue to battle, has been declared a disaster area by the county commissioners.
Tuesday, June 13
Katia Voloshin experienced a Rockies baseball game Saturday that went far beyond a typical visit to the ballpark.
Crews continue to battle blaze near Greystone in western Moffat County
Fire officials warn that high winds, hot temperatures and dry plants are a recipe for wildfires.
It was a quarter past six on a quiet Wednesday evening when a missile launched by U.S. military forces shredded through an isolated and unassuming house in a remote region of Iraq, killing one of America's most feared enemies.
Sculptors transform wood stumps into art
A chainsaw in the hands of a madman is deadly. In the hands of an artist, it's spellbinding.
Family memorializes stillborn child with new tree
A grieving local woman has added a new feature to the north bank of the Lil' Rascals Pond, a tribute to a grandson who was taken from this world far too soon.
The Craig City Council on Tuesday night a lease agreement between the Colorado River Water Conservation District and the city to lease a portion of Elkhead Reservoir property to the state's division of parks and outdoor recreation for public recreational purposes.
Moffat County Search and Rescue looking for volunteers
With the river boating and tubing season under way, Moffat County Search and Rescue is preparing their volunteers for a quick response to the scene.
The Moffat County Comï¿½--mission on Tuesday approved spending more than a half-million dollars to improve the apron at the Craig Municipal Airport.
Sailors win in battle of young baseball teams
The Craig and Steamï¿½--boat Springs American Legion baseball teams are undergoing a youth movement this summer. The growing pains and inconsistencies for both teams were prevalent in the two games they played in the span of seven days.
Monday, June 12
Researchers seeking participants for study Adolescents 'n Children Helping Others Through Research, in conjunction with Marianne Warboldt, M.D., is conducting a clinical study designed to help recognize and diagnose adolescent schizophrenia.
Doug and Theresa Schneider, of Craig, and Richard and Evelyn Ott, of Meeker, announce the engagement of their children, Amanda Lynn Schneider and Tyrone Richard Ott.
Christene and Nicholas Planansky of Hayden announce the birth of their son, Josef Heston Planansky, at 5:31 a.m. June 8, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Brooke Archibeque and Tim SanFratello of Craig announce the birth of their son, Tyler Gage SanFratello, at 9:36 p.m. June 9, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Moffat County Jail Report Thursday, June 8 No report.
I was terribly disappointed after attending several graduation parties to find only one out of five did not serve alcohol. After the recent death of one of our teens this spring due to alcohol, I was that hopeful more parents would take the high road and be a better example for our children.
To the editor: I would like to take a moment to say thank you to several members of the community. My family and I were involved in a vehicle accident May 28, just south of Hamilton at Highway 13 and Moffat County Road 41.
Marleece M. Frericks, a resident of Douglas, Wyo., died Friday, June 9, 2006, at her home.
Charles C. (Chuck) Ellsworth died April 28, 2006, at the Veteran's Nursing Home in Rifle. In his later years, Chuck suffered from Alzheimer's, but he passed away peacefully in his sleep. He turned 81 on March 4.
Paul Arthur Davidson died June 2, 2006, in San Jose, Calif. He was born in Craig on March 11, 1939.
Liquor store closing after 34 years of business
For 34 years, Roy Southard has been operating the Cork and Bottle Shop at 402 E. Victory Way, selling spirits and beer to a mostly drive-through public. In July, Roy's life will change forever as he locks the door behind him for the last time.
Support group to help families cope with loss of loved ones
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is a lonely and difficult time, a local bereavement counselor said. And a support group can be a valuable tool to help people cope with their feelings of loss, she said.
Parenting can be tough.
Today 9 to 9:30 a.m. Moffat County Department of Social Services distributes free food from the U.S. Department of Agriculture at Maybell Community Center. Call 824-8282 for certification requirements.
After-school programs consider merging to help children
Statistics show that the majority of teen pregnancy and vandalism occur between 3 and 6 p.m. on weekdays, a time when children often are left home alone because their parents are at work.
Sunday, June 11
When the historic cottonwoods shading Craig City Park began to deteriorate several years ago, the Craig Parks and Recreation Department decided to leave the tree stumps for local artists to decorate with elaborate carvings.
Villard family has been producing sheep since 1934
Albert and Melody Villard are not only raising the next generation of sheep on their ranch, they're also bringing up the next generation of sheep ranchers. Albert Villard knows quite a bit about sheep. He learned from his father, who learned from his father. The Villards have had a continuous land lease in Northwest Colorado since 1934, spanning three generations of sheep ranchers.
A trip to Trappers Lake in the White River National Forest two hours south of Steamboat Springs will allow hikers to explore a singular mountain range in Colorado -- The Flat Tops, home of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and the largest elk herd in the state.
From mining to skiing to ranching, Routt County has a rich heritage.
Sure, outdoor recreation is abundant in Northwest Colorado. Hunting, hiking and fishing opportunities are everywhere.
One of the most popular hiking spots in the area is accessible off Steamboat's main drag.
The Steamboat Springs Professional Rodeo Series is a 10-week production, but the revolving cast of characters guarantees a different show each week.
Like a bear buried in snow during the winter, summertime is when South Routt comes out to play.
Scenic mountain peaks, lush aspen groves and raging streams and creeks serve as the backdrop for many runs in Northwest Colorado.
What's happening this summer?
If you visit the Yampa River Botanic Park once, chances are you will return again and again.
The Steamboat Springs Free Concert Series has become a favorite summer venue for visitors as well as locals.
Of the many things there are to do during a Yampa Valley summer, perhaps the most quintessential is maneuvering an inner tube down the mighty Yampa River.
Dinosaur may only have about 320 people, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do in the tiny town in western Moffat County.
Sipping martinis while watching the sun set is among the many ways to enjoy the summer at Mount Werner.
Triple Crown Sports and Steamboat Springs have been partners for 23 years.
Whether it be laser shows projected on rocky cliffs, cliff golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, fishing or four-wheeling, Kremmling has it covered.
Meeker is the place to be the first week of September for the 20th annual Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials.
Strings in the Mountains Music Festival is celebrating its 19th year of bringing exceptional music to Steamboat Springs. Strings will offer 70 concerts this summer showcasing 170 musicians who can entertain every musical taste.
Nothing beats a dip in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs after a hard day of skiing, but visitors will find plenty of reasons to come back in the summer, too.
The 430 inches of snow that fell on the Steamboat Ski Area last winter produced many memorable powder days, but now that it's summer, rafting enthusiasts are still reaping the benefits.
After a brief logrolling demonstration at the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center, the center decided to add the obscure water sport to the long list of activities the center provides all year.
The Craig Swimming Complex is a popular children's attraction because it boasts one of only two wave pools on the Western Slope.
The Yampa Valley Sportsman's Rider Club provides a unique opportunity for dirt bike enthusiasts in Northwest Colorado.
Rifle is the closest access to Interstate 70 for Moffat and Rio Blanco counties and considered by some as the gateway to Northwest Colorado.
It isn't hard to understand why Northwest Colorado is the premier big-game hunting area in the state.
Whether you like to car camp or backpack out to a remote location, there are a wide variety of camping experiences available in the five-county Northwest Colorado area.
Hiking opportunities abound in Northwest Colorado. Besides the miles of trails and acres of open public lands to be explored, hikers can find an exciting range of wilderness environments -- including Alpine tundra, rivers and creeks, lush forests and desert canyons.
Dedicated local kayakers like Chan Zwanzig have one thought for folks who think Ski Town USA is merely a winter destination that can only boast fluffy powder.
Downtown Steamboat Springs offers guilt-free trout fishing trips.
Steamboat's reputation as a world-class ski resort has drawn skiers to Northwest Colorado for decades.
To the typical observer, the Moffat County American Legï¿½--ion baseball team's 5-3, 13-3 losses to Evergreen on Saturday were a sign of baseball team struggling. To coach Rich Sadï¿½--var, they meant a lot more.
A Craig man recently received worldly recognition from his employer, PepsiCo.
Currency dealer's hobby evolves into a career
Jim Everett had a gun holstered to his side Saturday afternoon.
Pool players compete for trip to America's playground
Every year, the American Poolplayers Association hosts a national tournament in Las Vegas. On Sunday, four local teams vied for a spot in that tournament.
Today 4 p.m. The Craig Poetry Group will meet at the Bookstore at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. The public is invited for an hour of local poetry. Call Cheryl Miller at 824-3990.
Federal agencies release map of energy corridors The U.S. Department of Energy, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Defense are preparing a document meant to identify the impacts of designating corridors on federal land.
Long search for agent ends with Craig resident's hiring
After nearly 10 months of searching, Moffat County has a new Colorado State University 4-H agent.
Rookie takes second win at speedway
Either H.D. Craig is a good teacher or Nick Craig is a naturally talented driver.
Despite smaller crowds than usual, circus leaves residents with bundle of smiles
As the sun set on the Moffat County Fairgrounds on Sunday, the fun that was the Jordan World Circus came to an end.
If you're looking for a secluded place to enjoy a hike or camping trip, Freeman Reservoir and Black Mountain might be what you're looking for.
With a team of award-winning chefs shaping the menu, and a recently remodeled dining room to showcase their talents, Dos Amigos is moving into a new era as it continues to provide one of the most rewarding Mexican dining experiences in Steamboat.
Biking -- be it on a paved road or a mountain trail -- is one of the most popular recreation activities in Northwest Colorado.
Friday, June 9
Albert and Melody Villard are not only raising the next generation of sheep on their ranch, they're also bringing up the next generation of sheep ranchers.
Today 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Moffat County Habitat for Humanity has a workday at the first Craig project home, 745 Yampa Ave. Call Greg Smith at 824-4020.
Maybell applies for grant to keep voting center
By applying for a state grant to pay for necessary renovations to its voting center, the town of Maybell is attempting to cement its ability to practice democracy locally.
A group of public servants recently spent several days on the Green River practicing for a rescue they hope they'll never have to perform.
The city of Craig recycling center, a successful program approaching its one-year anniversary, is in no danger of closing.
Vermillion Ranch owners deny claims made by Chilean workers
The owners of a cattle ranch in northwest Moffat County issued a statement Thursday denying claims in a federal lawsuit alleging they violated fair labor practices to immigrant workers.
Former Bulldog spends final days as a new father
The obituary reads "Kortney is survived by his wife, Melissa, and his son, Kenzy Lex Lake." It doesn't start to tell the story of 25-year-old Kortney Lake's last weeks.
What is your job title: Physical education teacher Number of years in profession: 28 years
Students, teachers have extra opportunity to learn
There was no hesitation from Andi Beeter when she was asked why she is in summer school.
The thunder that rolled through Craig on Friday was likely music to area farmers' ears.
Two weeks has streaked past since the Memorial Weekend events that we call Grand Olde West Days were celebrated. A group of events this size simply cannot happen without the input, cooperation and participation of hundreds of individuals, businesses and organizations.
Michael E. Vail, 31, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant for burglary.
Louis E. and Sharon Smith and JR Rowley announce the engagement of their daughter Tina S. Cackler to Curtis W. Bebout, both of Craig.
Chelsea Zimmerman and Kameron Fabian announce the birth of their twin daughters, Rhishelle Ann, and Rhiannon Rae, on February 23, 2006, at MeKee Medical Center in Loveland.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife, in conjunction with the Northwest Colorado Outfitters Association, is sponsoring "Ladies Cast and Blast" from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m July 15. The event will take place at the Oak Ridge State Wildlife Area's Sleepy Cat Entrance.
Thursday, June 8
Keith C. Gillam Jr. was born on Nov. 27, 1978, in Craig, to Keith and Agnes (Lampe) Gillam. He was raised and attended school in Craig.
Junior golf clinic all about having a good time
He might not have the terminology exactly right, but four-year-old Luke Pleasant was definitely excited about his experience during Thursday's Yampa River Junior Golf Clinic.
Age: 23 Occupation: Computer network technician Place of birth: Craig
Lifeguards say summer job is fun, rewarding and even scary
They may look like they're working on their tans, but lifeguards at Craig Swimming Complex are trained to have a watchful eye.
I'm a big fan of the "Love Logic concept of parenting." It's just so ... logical. There's only one problem -- I have a 4-year-old and 5-year-old who aren't.
Kristi Lynne Martinez, 40, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.
Moffat Family Clinic, 600 Russell St., offers free sports physicals for Moffat County, Hayden and Baggs student athletes through Aug. 10. Call 824-3252.
Fifteen area residents have signed up for a two-day training session next week, which will focus on educating the public about suicide and prevention.
Mike Durner and Bob Edwards plans to open the doors to Applejacks Bar and Grill, a family-oriented restaurant, later this month.
A 39-year-old Hayden man died Wednesday night when he was thrown from the vehicle he was driving after losing control of it on a dirt road.
Forums aimed at bringing valley together will resume
"Oil and gas boom in the West" ... "Town of Hayden adopts community master plan" ... "Housing prices on the rise" ... "Methamphetamine use a social services crisis." As recent headlines from areas newspapers attest, things are happening in the Yampa Valley. And, now that a discussion series organized by a local nonprofit group has concluded, work is beginning to better understand those issues and their effects on local communities.
Wednesday, June 7
At 15, many teenagers go through a rite of passage -- learning to drive. New state laws are making a passing grade more difficult to attain, with increased driving hours and more steps required to get behind the wheel.
Most wanted terrorist in Iraq killed in pinpoint airstrike
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq who waged a bloody campaign of beheadings and suicide bombings, was killed when U.S. warplanes dropped 500-pound bombs on his isolated safehouse, officials said Thursday. His death was a long-sought victory in the war in Iraq.
Coed, men's leagues have grown since last year
As registration came in for the Craig Softball Association's summer softball league this spring, it became clear that the parking lot at Loudy-Simpson was going to be packed during the weeknights this summer.
From the 1955 double-die to the 1757 Quaker Peace Medal, coins and currency of all shapes, sizes and values will be for sale at the third annual Coin & Currency Show.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Beryl Dschaak, of Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, for generously donating free bowling cards to all Moffat County School District students.
I'm writing this letter in response to a letter printed on June 5 sent in from Dale Becker. What gets me in the pit of my stomach is the fact that you don't even know Mr. (Troy) Neal, or the facts in his case, but yet you assume he is guilty and ready to throw away the key.
Virginia Jolene Morris, 33, of Whitewater, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Riley James and Ashley Renee Brookshire announce the birth of their daughter, Renee Jovie Brookshire, at 2:31 a.m. May 30, 2006, at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar.
James Mansfield, former Craig resident, died Wednesday at his home in Grand Junction. Services are pending with Grant Mortï¿½--uary.
Graveside services for Gordon L. Cross are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Craig Cemetery.
Alamosa resident and former Craig resident Mr. Kortney L. Lake, 25, died June 5, 2006, at the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M. He was born March 24, 1981, in Kanab, Utah.
Loyd W. Bourdette, 76, of Dinosaur, died unexpectedly on June 4, 2006, at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. He was born on April 9, 1930, in Jensen, Utah, the son of Willis E. and Thelma L. Harper Bourdette.
Freddie M. White Blevins was born on July 20, 1913, in Craig, to Ralph and Pearl (Aiken) White. She was raised and attended school in Craig, where she graduated from High School. She then attended the Chicago Conservatory of Music for two years, where she received a certificate in music.
9 a.m. The Craig Book Club meets for its annual book selection and potluck luncheon at Marian Simons' home, 544 W. Sixth Ave. Call Simons at 824-7368.
Maybe if they catch a fish with a local cop, area children will be more comfortable around police. At least that's the hope behind next week's fourth annual Cops and Kids Fishing Day.
Man charged with methaphematine distribution accepts plea deal
A methamphetamine distribution trial that was scheduled for this summer has been averted, the prosecutor in the case said Wednesday.
City may eliminate recycling program
By recycling instead of discarding unwanted plastic and paper Wednesday morning, Craig resident Joyce Balleck did her daily good deed for the environment.
Tuesday, June 6
Yampa Valley averages one suicide per month, a staggering number when compared to the population, suicide prevention coordinator Sara Ross said.
The Moffat County High School rodeo team finished the normal season with a trip to Rocky Ford during the weekend. The three-day rodeo was the last before the Colorado State High School Rodeo Finals from June 22 to 25.
The Moffat County High School girls basketball team didn't miss a beat in its first tournament of the summer.
Buyer: Timothy A. and Beverly L. Gibbs Seller: James E. Petty Property description: 2908 Pinon Circle Sale price: $240,000
We would like to thank all of you for donating to the Little Snake River Valley Project Graduation. We feel that with donations like yours, you help keep our young adults safe and out of trouble.
This is in reference to a request by Rob Sexton that the Craig Daily Press refrain from publishing the Spanish portion of our newspaper. Apparently, Mr. Sexton is only able to learn a language when he is abroad. I, on the other hand, am capable of learning about languages, cultures and respect in every environment, including Craig. I am grateful to the Daily Press for increasing my Spanish comprehension with its insert.
Congress is not focused on the nation's most important issues.
Gale Denise Kulik, born March 10, 1959 in Phoenix, died Monday June 5, 2006 in an Alabama hospital.
Andy Eugene Seltzer, 41, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving with a restricted license.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a membership tea on Saturday. The meeting will be at the VFW post, 419 E. Victory Way, between 1 and 3 p.m.
Today Noon. The Red Hat Society luncheon is at the Craig Fire Station, 419 Yampa Ave. All chapter members are invited. Take a covered dish and a drink. Call Toni at 824-2259 or Jaci at 272-3253.
Cotton candy and clowns: two things that aren't usually associated with Craig. But this weekend, for one night only, residents will have just when the circus comes to town.
A judge Tuesday sentenced a Craig woman arrested in a November drug raid to one year of probation on marijuana charges.
They are taking their lemons and making lemonade. Literally. Local cancer survivors are offering free lemonade in exchange for community donations at a festival this month.
Summer creates a robust job market in the Yampa Valley
Anyone looking for work is likely to find something in the local listings. From X-ray technicians to line-cooks, the job market is full of potential careers.
Monday, June 5
Four runners from Craig competed in the 10K on Sunday at the Steamboat Marathon. All four finished in the top third of the race, which had 396 finishers.
A near-perfect building inspection and efficient management at Sunset Meadows II has earned the Moffat County Housing Authority an award of about $8,000, the authority's director said Monday.
I think most, if not all, of you are familiar with Happy Bear (a carved wooden bear on Sixth Street). For the past two years, I have been helping the DeuPrees dress Happy for various special occasions. I do this because it brings them great joy.
Jesse David Aragon, 20, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Caryn Ward and Michael Baldwin were married Friday, June 2, 2006, at Riverside Baptist Church in Miami. A reception followed at the Dadeland Marriott and was attended by nearly 200 guests. For the honeymoon, the couple is traveling in Spain and will continue to a Mediterranean cruise. The couple met at Miami Killian Senior High School and were high school sweethearts.
Steve Richardson and Mari Scullion of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Zoey Genesis Richardson, born at 8:55 p.m. June 2, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Jonathon and Caitlin Herring of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Brooke Herring, at 5:42 a.m. June 1, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Haven Barrett and Jessica Noble of Craig announce the birth of their son, Gavin Joseph-James Barrett, born at 8:41 p.m. June 2, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Steven Len Robinson of Craig died May 31, 2006 in Wyoming in the Red Desert because of an oil rig-related accident. He was 35.
John and Mary Jo Boler, homeowners at Sidney Peak Ranch in Steamboat Springs, donated $100,000 to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association for the Aging Well Program and the Community Center project at The Haven Assisted Living Facility.
Today 8 a.m. The Yampa River Junior Golf Association's junior golf clinic is at Yampa Valley Golf Course for golfers ages 5 to 8. It continues throughout the day for older golfers.
Free toys and books aside, the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries' summer reading program is all about getting people to read.
A Craig man had marijuana, a digital scale and plastic baggies in his car when he was arrested Sunday, police said.
Police arrested a Rifle man Friday after they say he tried to kick down his wife's door and threatened to hurt another man.
The owners of a massive cattle ranch in northwest Moffat County forced Chilean guest workers to work despite serious injuries and withheld workers' pay, a civil suit filed last week alleges.
As one woman leaves Air Force Academy, another arrives
The end of the school year means a changing of the guard at the United States Air Force Academy for two of Craig's premier students.
Sunday, June 4
To the editor: I lived in Moffat County for 22 of my 52 years of life. My parents moved there when I was 4 years old. I was raised there and completed my K-12 education.
Humane Society taking calendar contest entries The Humane Society of Moffat County is accepting entries for the 2007 PetMates Calendar contest. Twelve winning pets will be featured in the calendar.
Bird watching enthusiasts flock together to watch area wildlife
From the muddy banks of the Yampa River, a flock of cliff swallows danced Saturday morning in a swirl of motion, much to the awe of area wildlife enthusiasts.
Youths learn the art and simplicity of fishing at event
Although not yet 3 years old, Hunter Parfrey can count himself as an accomplished fisherman.
HBO to document former Marine's trip home after fatal injuries in Iraq
When Marine Corps Lt. Col. Michael Strobl volunteered to escort the body of 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps back to Dubois, Wyo., for burial, he was unaware that the experience would inspire him to write a touching tribute about Phelps' final journey.
Legislators from across the state descended on Craig for the TW Invitational Golf Tourï¿½--nament and Banquet on Saturday.
Speedway racers tackle mud Saturday night
When racing on a muddy track, drivers say it's good to have a tacky surface to keep the car on the road.
New Grand Futures Prevention Coalition director plans to reach out to area youths
Three years ago, Craig resident Chad Kiniston said goodbye to his mother, who passed away from a rare form of cancer.
When gas prices started to climb in April, it wasn't hard to imagine prices well over $3 per gallon by the time June rolled around.
Today The Moffat County Libraries summer reading program, Paws Claws, Scales and Tales begins today and continues through July 22. The program is free for children of all ages. Call 824-5116.
Friday, June 2
Watch a youth softball game, and you'll see a group of children on the field laughing and joking, and just having a good time.
Considering I'm paid to go to sporting events, I may not be properly qualified to comment on job difficulty. But with Moffat County Athletic Director Jim Loughran retiring this week, I'm going to give it a shot.
It's not often that the words, "How much do you bench press?" come out of the mouth of a girl. But those words came from one of the advanced gymnasts of GymStar Fun 'n' Fit Gymnastics.
Moffat County commissioners will not have a regular meeting Tuesday morning.
During the summer, Lowa Shultz spends time planting flowers and plants around the house. She also helps her husband run the family painting business, Paint Dabbers. Now, she'll have more time to do both.
If a picture says a thousand words, then the last photo shown Friday in veterinarian Kristy Pabilonia's presentation on avian flu illustrates what many health care professionals are trying to prevent.
"The Da Vinci Code" has met its fair share of contention, both locally and globally.
A Wyoming man led police on a 54-mile chase Thursday, his BMW motorcycle hitting speeds of more than 150 mph as he weaved in and out of traffic, Colorado State Patrol said.
Craig native wins student award for exploring threat of cyber attacks
Computers are quickly becoming an important weapon in the arsenal of foreign powers.
Thursday, June 1
August primary ballot taking shape
Moffat County Republicans will decide between two candidates for sheriff on August's primary ballot, election officials said this week.
Today 5 p.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association hosts a community meeting titled "Avian Influenza: Preparedness in 2006" in the platinum conference room in the basement of The Memorial Hospital. Call the VNA at 824-8233.
Zach Drew Age: 17 Occupation: Unemployed
Moffat County Jail Report Wednesday, May 31 No bookings reported.
To the editor: My family has been coming to Craig since the early 1990s, and we have attended many Grand Old West Days events.
It's 7:30 p.m. Monday night, and I'm wondering, "How can so many people be SO-OOO wrong?"
Next week marks the ninth year that members of Craig Assembly of God travel to Mexico.
Breathing life into once-proud machines is the allure for power club members
For art collectors, it's the Mona Lisa. For baseball card enthusiasts, it's the $1 million Honus Wagner tobacco card. Motorcyclists dig the 1948 Indian.
Kum & Go launches 'Go Crew' summer promotion Drivers shouldn't be alarmed if they pull up to a Kum & Go this summer and a red-clad person jumps out with squeegee in hand.
Becky and Perk Heid, of Clark, announce the birth of their son, Jason Allan Heid, at 12:48 p.m. May 24, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Elkhead Reservoir construction on track for 2007 opening
By this time next year, outdoor enthusiasts likely will be enjoying Elkhead Reservoir's resources again.
Fire crews extract man in 36 minutes
A 22-ton crane at Colowyo Coal Co. tipped over Thursday morning, trapping the driver for more than 30 minutes while rescue crews worked to extract him.