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.
Tuesday, July 4 The Moffat County Libraries are closed for Independence Day.
• 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 Yampa Valley Pregï¿½--nancy Center Puttï¿½--ing Contest took place June 24 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.
No bookings reported.
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.
More than 1,643 Colorado State University students were named to the dean's list of their colleges for the spring 2006 semester.
Ashley Marie Hutton, of Craig, recently earned an Associate of Science degree from Casper College.
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.
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.
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.
Jim Beers has 20 years of experience when it comes to growing a vegetable garden in the harsh conditions of Moffat County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
April Sanchez, of Craig, recently received the Veva Stimits Memorial Scholarship.
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.
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.
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.
George Barrick of Craig died Thursday at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
Paul and Sharon Taramarcaz and Jerry and Sherrie Schell are pleased to announce the marriage of Jessica Kathleen Taramarcaz to Bryce Craig Schell.
Thursday, June 29
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.
Youths spread message On June 23, youth advocates from across the state took to the streets to educate people about the statewide smoking ban.
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.
With Clerk and Recorder Elaine Sullivan's signature, the battle for Moffat County sheriff became a three-man race this week.
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.
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.
Alice Blevins Bordeaux Memorial services for Alice Blevins Bordeaux are at 10 a.m. July 8 at the Maybell Community Church in Maybell.
Mike Armstrong Age: 20 Occupation: Carpet installer
Tuesday, July 4 The Moffat County Libraries are closed for Independence Day.
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.
Agreement good for community and region, college dean says
The road leading to a new Craig hospital is long, windy and rocky.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 28
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fire crews on Tuesday contained a small wildfire in Rio Blanco County, an official with the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office reported.
Richard "Dick" Kennedy died June 20, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center, in Steamboat Springs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CNCC hiring staff, starting new programs
John Boyd is making good on his promises.
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.
County and federal officials ban fires
Federal and local officials Tuesday followed the state's lead and banned open fires throughout Northwest Colorado.
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.
James Calton Mansfield was born in Craig on August 20, 1927, to Walter and Louise Mansfield.
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.
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.
Birthdays are a double-edged sword, but they're not the only thing, Rep. Al White said.
What do William Faulkner, Peter Jennings, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs have in common?
Monday, June 26
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 28 Noon. Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association hosts its monthly meeting at the Tin Cup Grill. Call Sandy Seip at 824-6660.
Craig Police Department Saturday, June 24 Officers received a noise complaint.
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
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.
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.
Memorial services for Hope Ulak are at noon Friday at the Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave.
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.
Sunday, June 25
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 28 Noon. Yampa Valley Ladies Golf Association hosts its monthly meeting at the Tin Cup Grill. Call Sandy Seip at 824-6660.
Fund established for cancer patient Steve Ivers, a husband, father and local youth sports coach, recently was diagnosed with cancer.
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'.
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.
Friday, June 23
About a year ago, 14th Judicial District Chief Judge Michael O'Hara requested more security for the Moffat County Courthouse.
Craig is growing in population, and city officials say the growth is most likely due to an increase in available jobs.
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.
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.
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.
A federal judge in Denver Friday ruled against a temporary restraining order to delay the implementation of Colorado's smoking ban on July 1.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gayle Zimmerman Occupation: Administrative assistant/court clerk What should your business card say you do? What don't I do?
Contractors: Out-of-towners rip off residents
Con artists sometimes take advantage of Craig residents by promising cheap prices for contracting jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 21
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.
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.
Two defendants from December's methamphetamine sweep pleaded not guilty to meth distribution and possession charges Tuesday, and another defendant accepted a plea agreement.
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.
Moffat County commissioners tried to clear up confusion Tuesday about their plan to loan general fund money to county departments.
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.
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.
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.
Now that the flames of the Thomas Fire have been put out, officials are turning their attention to the blaze's next front: money.
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 High School football team takes ground game to sports camp
GRAND JUNCTION -- Oh, the irony of it all.
When Rick Bettger was the assistant principal at Aurora Central High School, he had a student who simply didn't want to be there.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Philip J. Moore Jr. was born May 23, 2006. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.
Sunday, June 18
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.
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.
Youthfulness is a good word to describe the Craig American Legion team, and that was never more clear than on Saturday.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 16
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.
A couple of weeks ago, as I was fast asleep in the middle of the night, I received a phone call from my mom.
The Lynx are back.
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.
I would like to think that I've become a more mature sports fan as I've grown older.
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
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.
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.
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.
Moffat County Jail Wednesday, June 14 No bookings reported.
The Craig Rural Fire Protection District board decided Thursday evening to ask the public again for a mill levy increase in November.
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.
Chris Anthony Age: Old Occupation: Business owner
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.
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.
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.
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.
Local shoppers have plenty of selection for Father's Day gifts
All you papas out there, listen up.
Wednesday, June 14
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.
Swim team members set personal bests at meet
Times are already starting to drop for the Craig Sea Shark swimmers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, June 13
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.
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.
Katia Voloshin experienced a Rockies baseball game Saturday that went far beyond a typical visit to the ballpark.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, June 12
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.
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.
Paul Arthur Davidson died June 2, 2006, in San Jose, Calif. He was born in Craig on March 11, 1939.
Marleece M. Frericks, a resident of Douglas, Wyo., died Friday, June 9, 2006, at her home.
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.
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.
Moffat County Jail Report Thursday, June 8 No report.
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.
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.
Parenting can be tough.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, June 11
Rookie takes second win at speedway
Either H.D. Craig is a good teacher or Nick Craig is a naturally talented driver.
A Craig man recently received worldly recognition from his employer, PepsiCo.
Steamboat's reputation as a world-class ski resort has drawn skiers to Northwest Colorado for decades.
Downtown Steamboat Springs offers guilt-free trout fishing trips.
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.
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.
It isn't hard to understand why Northwest Colorado is the premier big-game hunting area in the state.
Biking -- be it on a paved road or a mountain trail -- is one of the most popular recreation activities in Northwest Colorado.
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.
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.
Rifle is the closest access to Interstate 70 for Moffat and Rio Blanco counties and considered by some as the gateway to Northwest Colorado.
The Yampa Valley Sportsman's Rider Club provides a unique opportunity for dirt bike enthusiasts in Northwest Colorado.
Meeker is the place to be the first week of September for the 20th annual Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials.
Triple Crown Sports and Steamboat Springs have been partners for 23 years.
The Steamboat Springs Free Concert Series has become a favorite summer venue for visitors as well as locals.
Scenic mountain peaks, lush aspen groves and raging streams and creeks serve as the backdrop for many runs in Northwest Colorado.
Like a bear buried in snow during the winter, summertime is when South Routt comes out to play.
The Steamboat Springs Professional Rodeo Series is a 10-week production, but the revolving cast of characters guarantees a different show each week.
One of the most popular hiking spots in the area is accessible off Steamboat's main drag.
Sure, outdoor recreation is abundant in Northwest Colorado. Hunting, hiking and fishing opportunities are everywhere.
From mining to skiing to ranching, Routt County has a rich heritage.
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.
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.
Sipping martinis while watching the sun set is among the many ways to enjoy the summer at Mount Werner.
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.
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.
The Craig Swimming Complex is a popular children's attraction because it boasts one of only two wave pools on the Western Slope.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether it be laser shows projected on rocky cliffs, cliff golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, fishing or four-wheeling, Kremmling has it covered.
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.
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.
Currency dealer's hobby evolves into a career
Jim Everett had a gun holstered to his side Saturday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What's happening this summer?
If you visit the Yampa River Botanic Park once, chances are you will return again and again.
Friday, June 9
The city of Craig recycling center, a successful program approaching its one-year anniversary, is in no danger of closing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael E. Vail, 31, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant for burglary.
What is your job title: Physical education teacher Number of years in profession: 28 years
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.
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.
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.
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.
Louis E. and Sharon Smith and JR Rowley announce the engagement of their daughter Tina S. Cackler to Curtis W. Bebout, both of Craig.
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.
The thunder that rolled through Craig on Friday was likely music to area farmers' ears.
Students, teachers have extra opportunity to learn
There was no hesitation from Andi Beeter when she was asked why she is in summer school.
Thursday, June 8
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.
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.
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.
Age: 23 Occupation: Computer network technician Place of birth: 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.
Moffat Family Clinic, 600 Russell St., offers free sports physicals for Moffat County, Hayden and Baggs student athletes through Aug. 10. Call 824-3252.
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.
Mike Durner and Bob Edwards plans to open the doors to Applejacks Bar and Grill, a family-oriented restaurant, later this month.
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.
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.
Wednesday, June 7
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Virginia Jolene Morris, 33, of Whitewater, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graveside services for Gordon L. Cross are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Craig Cemetery.
James Mansfield, former Craig resident, died Wednesday at his home in Grand Junction. Services are pending with Grant Mortï¿½--uary.
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.
Tuesday, June 6
Andy Eugene Seltzer, 41, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving with a restricted license.
Gale Denise Kulik, born March 10, 1959 in Phoenix, died Monday June 5, 2006 in an Alabama hospital.
Congress is not focused on the nation's most important issues.
The Moffat County High School girls basketball team didn't miss a beat in its first tournament of the summer.
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.
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.
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.
Yampa Valley averages one suicide per month, a staggering number when compared to the population, suicide prevention coordinator Sara Ross said.
A judge Tuesday sentenced a Craig woman arrested in a November drug raid to one year of probation on marijuana charges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buyer: Timothy A. and Beverly L. Gibbs Seller: James E. Petty Property description: 2908 Pinon Circle Sale price: $240,000
Monday, June 5
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jesse David Aragon, 20, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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.
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.
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.
Police arrested a Rifle man Friday after they say he tried to kick down his wife's door and threatened to hurt another man.
A Craig man had marijuana, a digital scale and plastic baggies in his car when he was arrested Sunday, police said.
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.
Free toys and books aside, the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries' summer reading program is all about getting people to read.
Sunday, June 4
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 2
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moffat County commissioners will not have a regular meeting Tuesday morning.
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.
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.
Craig native wins student award for exploring threat of cyber attacks
Computers are quickly becoming an important weapon in the arsenal of foreign powers.
"The Da Vinci Code" has met its fair share of contention, both locally and globally.
Thursday, June 1
Elkhead Reservoir construction on track for 2007 opening
By this time next year, outdoor enthusiasts likely will be enjoying Elkhead Reservoir's resources again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Next week marks the ninth year that members of Craig Assembly of God travel to Mexico.
It's 7:30 p.m. Monday night, and I'm wondering, "How can so many people be SO-OOO wrong?"
To the editor: My family has been coming to Craig since the early 1990s, and we have attended many Grand Old West Days events.
Moffat County Jail Report Wednesday, May 31 No bookings reported.
Zach Drew Age: 17 Occupation: Unemployed
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.
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.