Friday, March 31
Legislation on its way to Gov. Owens
Both houses of the state legislature passed a bill recently that would give substantial raises to county officials.
1930s home to be demolished for water plant expansion
Many Craig residents likely have never seen the house by the Yampa River, hidden behind all the tall pine trees.
A Craig man is dead after a one-vehicle rollover accident on the road leading to Yampa Valley Golf Course at about 5 p.m. Saturday.
Monday, April 3 6 p.m. Parent Advisory Council meeting in the Moffat County High School library.
High school choir members headed to Boston to perform
Moffat County High School choir director Noelle Winn's chamber and jazz choirs have their work cut out for them this spring.
Thank you Dr. Crane for telling our community through the Daily Press what is going on with the Memorial Hospital.
Since it has recently become popular to camp out on the lawn of the hospital, perhaps a $5-per-night camping fee should be charged. Maybe the money collected could be used to help build the new hospital. Just a thought.
George Rohrich, The Memorial Hospital's new administrator, stepped into a controversy. He assumed the post Monday and walked into a staff besieged by arguments, a hunger strike and a night spent camping on the hospital lawn.
Craig Police Department Thursday, March 30 Officers received an animal complaint. Officers received a report of child abuse. Officers received a report of a hit-and-run accident. Officers received a report of trespass.
The Moffat and Routt counties farm bureaus are having a motor carrier safety and regulatory seminar at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Colorado State University Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St.
Today 9 a.m. The Moffat County chapter of the Routt County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity has a workday at Craig's first project home, 745 Yampa Ave. Volunteers are welcome. Call Greg Smith at 824-4020.
Budget issues were a topic of discussion at Thursday's meeting of the Moffat County School District Board of Education.
The upcoming fishing season may be the focus right now for area sportsmen and women. But if outdoors enthusiasts don't want to miss out on the fall's hunting season, they need to apply for a license by Tuesday.
Randy and Renee Chason, of Craig, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaci LeeAnn Chason, to Jesse Lee Doolin, of Craig, the son of Teresa Maneotis and John Doolin, also of Craig.
Craig Fire/Rescue Captain Dennis Jones has gone into burning homes where the smoke detector is beeping loudly, and the residents have safely evacuated.
Sarah Fleming is doing her best to savor her last year of high school rodeo. She's also trying to make sure her brother soaks up every moment of his freshman year of rodeo.
Thursday, March 30
Bernie and Judy Espinoza of Craig and Mike Kuta, of Hotchkiss, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Rachel Marie Kuta, to Jesse Green, son of Dave and Jody Owens, of Craig, and Sharon and the late Richard Green, of Craig.
Moffat County's future with NC Telecom is up in the air after a special commissioners meeting Thursday, scheduled to discuss the troubled telecom company.
Saturday, April 1 9 a.m. Moffat County chapter of the Routt County affiliate of Habitat for Humanity has a workday at Craig's first project home, 745 Yampa Ave. Volunteers are welcome. Call Greg Smith at 824-4020.
Mike Sheehan, of Baggs, Wyo., died Tuesday at his home. A funeral is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Little Snake River School. Interment will follow in Reader Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Little Snake River Ambulance in care of Grant Mortuary.
Craig Police Department Wednesday, March 29 Officers received a report of a burglary. Officers received a report of property damage. Officers received a child abuse complaint. Officers responded to a 911 hang-up. Officers received a report of harassment. Officers received a trespass complaint. Officers issued a citation for a noise complaint.
Thanks for support of basketball team
Local cattle producers will have a chance to bid on quality bulls without leaving the Yampa Valley April 8 when the North Western Colorado Bull Sale returns to the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden.
Annette Gianinetti and Bob Dunckley were married at Makena Surf, Maui, Hawaii, on March 2, 2006. A celebration of this union will take place May 6, 2006, in Craig, hosted by Gerald and Roberta Culverwell.
A Moffat County man fired a gunshot into his ceiling and barricaded himself in his bedroom for 90 minutes late Wednesday night, sheriff's deputies said Thursday.
A month after being deported to Mexico, a Craig woman is back in Moffat County Jail on drug charges after authorities say she snuck into the U.S.
The Craig Rotary Club is offering two all-expense-paid five-day leadership training sessions this summer for Craig youths. These programs help build confidence and leadership skills.
Deeming it "cost-effective," The Memorial Hospital board of trustees unanimously approved Wednesday purchasing a computed tomography scanner rather than continuing to lease the machine.
Local anglers start chapter of national organization, looking for members
Steve Drake and Don Eriksen spend their days working at the Craig Station power plant. When the weekend comes, their minds turn to their real passion -- bass fishing.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Montieth, of Hayden, announce the engagement of their daughter, Janey, to Kyle Kostur, son of Skip and Bev Kostur, of Craig.
Jose Martinez, of Craig, died Thursday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
Calvin McFarland, of Thayne, Wyo., a former Craig resident, died near Cokeville, Wyo., on Wednesday. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Sunday at Grant Mortuary. Interment will follow in Craig Cemetery.
Pope John Paul II's death a year ago -- April 2, 2005 -- left many Roman Catholics expecting that their church would take an even harder, more conservative line if the College of Cardinals picked early favorite Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as the next pontiff.
Local Weight Watchers group meets goal of losing one ton in 11 months
Here's the skinny on the local Weight Watchers group.
Bo Lyons Age: 26 Occupation: Auto body painter Place of birth: Craig
Girls track team's increased depth will help results
Last year, Anna Herring's options during intervals at track practice were limited. Either she tried to hang with the boys, or she ran by herself.
Wednesday, March 29
Police seized 630 percent more of the drug in 2005 than in 2004
The good news: Craig Police Department officers seized 606 grams of methamphetamine from local dealers in 2005, an increase of 630 percent from the year before. The bad news: There's no telling how much of the "walk-away drug" comes in and out of the community undetected.
Sean Smith had been anticipating the "ding" of graphite on plastic all winter. He didn't even mind that his first golf shot of 2006 at Yampa Valley Golf Course was way, way right.
Four Craig boys take their passion, and gear, to Switzerland
Before this year, Scott Smith knew little about Switzerland. This year, he has learned a little bit, and soon, he'll know a lot.
Thank you just doesn't seem adequate for the generosity and kindness shown to our family upon the passing of our mom and grandmother, Marietta Thompson Glantz.
Moffat County Jail Report Tuesday, March 28 Gabriela Monrreal, 18, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Jerad Iacovetto and Lane Cullen-Iacovetto, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their daughter, Makayla Lu Iacovetto at 10:13 p.m. March 22, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Shane Johnson and Shanna Toft-Johnson of Craig announce the birth of their son, Dustin Evan Johnson, at 6:46 p.m. March 18, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
O. Marion and Katherine Jones celebrate their 73rd anniversary from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab. Everyone is invited. The family asks for no gifts.
10 and 11:30 a.m. Story-time is at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. The theme is Van Gogh's colors. Call 824-5116.
Moffat County commissioners will host a special meeting this morning to discuss the NC Telecom bankruptcy.
Four physicians ask chief of staff for resignation
Dr. Michael Crane, chief of staff at The Memorial Hospital, lobbed pointed allegations at hospital administrators and members of the board of trustees at a board meeting Wednesday evening.
Scotty and Sharmane Miller of Steamboat Springs announce the birth of their son, Ian Ronald Miller, at 3:22 p.m. March 24, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat.
Endangered ferret's habitat could be drilled on
The Bureau of Land Manï¿½--ageï¿½--ment announced this week that it will offer 196,000 acres in Colorado for oil and gas development, 115,000 of which are in Moffat County.
When Action Drain Services owner David Teeter left the Craig City Council meeting on Feb. 28, he had given a hauler's viewpoint about septic waste treatment costs, and he thought the council would raise the rate from 1 1/2 cents to 4 cents a gallon.
Thank you to all the friends who gathered with us to celebrate and say goodbye to Loyd DeuPree. We appreciate your outpouring of love and concern for us and the many kind thoughts you shared.
Tuesday, March 28
Mario Cruz Vigil died of a rifle blast to the thigh, an autopsy performed Tuesday showed.
Debi Harmon says goodbye to dental clinic, clients
In late 2002, when the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition clinic was little more than an aspiration of compassionate community members, a young mother brought her 3-year-old daughter to Debi Harmon with a request. Will you help?
Raul "Paul" Ortega Tarango, 77, of Grand Junction, passed away March 26, 2006, at Mantey Heights Rehabilitation Center with his family by his side.
Maynard (Mike) and Jill Adams of Bakersfield, Calif., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah Kay Adams, to Justin Cody Dove, son of Guy Wayne and Aletha Dove of Craig.
Deputies received a report of gunshots.
First, I would like to thank the Daily Press and Dan Olsen for the article in the Saturday paper.
Do you have something to say about a community issue?
Moffat County commissioners went into a 40-minute executive session Tuesday to discuss the NC Telecom bankruptcy filing.
Nearly anything can be taken to Saturday's electronics recycling event.
The Moffat County baseball team earned its first loss of the season Monday, but don't expect it to bother them too much.
City may strengthen enforcement against junk, weeds
Code Enforcement Officer Becky Otis said the major complaint she receives is about junk vehicles. She said many people have old vehicles parked around their houses, and she's been warning some owners for three years to move the cars with no results.
Thank you for publishing the dates and times for the Craig Girl Scout cookie booth sales. The published cookie information helped all of the troops have successful cookie booths. Thank you for being so supportive of the Girl Scouts.
9 to 11 a.m. The Moffat County Department of Social Services distributes United States Department of Agriculture commodities at 595 Breeze St. Distribution in Dinosaur is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the social services building. Distribution in Maybell is from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the community center. All households that receive commodities must be re-certified each year. Picture ID, proof of address and income or current eligibility are required. Call social services at 824-8282.
Steamboat group brings Sounds of Spring on April 7
The sound of music will soon be in Craig. The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra will perform its Sounds of Spring 2006 concert at 7 p.m. April 7 in the Moffat County High School auditorium.
Moffat County commissioners on Tuesday praised a recent decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior that they say adds clarity to an often-difficult debate about roads across public lands.
Monday, March 27
American Legion seeking public usage for clubhouse
The banquet room facility at the Shadow Mountain Clubhouse was exactly what Cherie Walker was looking for.
Church planning fish fry St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St., will host a fish fry from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 7.
Loyd Elroy DeuPree III, or "Papa," as he was known to his 18 grandchildren, was born in 1927, one half-block north of The Memorial Hospital in Craig. He graduated from Craig High School in 1945. Thus began a lifetime of service and dedication to the people of Craig.
Raul O. "Paul" Tarango, of Grand Junction, died Sunday, March 26, 2006. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bethel Assembly of God in Grand Junction.
Moffat County Jail Report Friday, March 24 Kristy Dion Nelson, 38, of Lay, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving without insurance and with expired license plates.
Today 6 p.m. The Craig/Moffat County Airport Advisory Board meets at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, in the conference room on the lower floor. Use the back entrance. For information, call Stephanie at 824-9141 or Ben at 824-9148.
Four days a week, Craig resident Lisa Oakley shuffles disabled residents back and forth between medical appointments and trips to the grocery store as part of her work with the Independent Life Center. Thanks to funds supplied by Moffat County United Way, another day soon will be added to Oakley's route.
Police say victim tried to attack resident and his son
A domestic dispute Sunday evening left a Moffat County man dead, shot twice by his former girlfriend's son in an incident police say was justifiable self-defense.
Doctor acts 'childish' After reading the story about the doctor on a hunger strike and camping on the hospital lawn, I know that if any member of my family should need emergency care while he is on call, we'll be requesting another doctor to attend us.
Meetings reassure doctor 'progress' is being made after assault allegation
Dr. Michael Crane, chief of staff at The Memorial Hospital, ended his self-imposed three-and-a-half day fast Friday after he visited with prosecutors and police investigating his claim that another doctor allegedly assaulted him.
Sunday, March 26
Clerk and Recorder's Office needs commissioners' approval for purchase
Moffat County commissioners will discuss equipment for the Clerk and Recorder's Office at their regular meeting Tuesday.
Western Slope Builders Supply is building a new home.
2 p.m. The AARP Craig Chapter No. 1418 will meet at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. March is Women's History month, and group members will share stories with one another. For more information, call B. Chapman at 824-5123.
The Colorado Transportation Commission will have a public hearing to present information and receive public comments about the proposed 2007 to 2012 statewide transportation improvement program.
Anglers look forward to getting on the river
Bill Morgan walked past the Krocodiles, Triple Teasers, Little Cleos and Rooster Tails, and he stopped right next to the Mepps Spinners lures.
Despite controversy, hospital administrator pleased with Craig
For nearly three decades, George Rohrich's career in the "dynamic and exciting" field of health care management has ushered him across hospitals and clinics worldwide. Now, he's looking for a permanent address in Craig.
Parents happy to have youths home, hope they learned life lessons
A 33-hour road trip and a life-changing experience ended Sunday afternoon as 20 local teengers, who sacrificed their spring break to volunteer in the disaster-ridden Gulf Coast, arrived safely back in Craig.
After weather delays, team breaks out bats for opener
The Moffat County High School baseball team made the most of its first opportunity to take the field this year.
Shawn and Susie Coleman announce the birth of their daughter Skyler Brie Coleman at 10:51 a.m. Feb. 27, 2006, at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver. The baby weighed 3 pounds and 15 1/2 ounces and was 16 3/4 inches long.
Saturday, March 25
A domestic dispute Sunday evening left a Moffat County man dead, shot in the chest by his ex-girlfriend's son in an incident police say was justifiable self-defense. Craig Police say Mario Vigil, 60, of Moffat County, broke into a home in the 800 block of Washington Street armed with a .30-30-caliber rifle.
Friday, March 24
Drivers heading east from Craig have another warning to watch for deer on the highway.
Shirley Stehle knows what its like to need help from Horizons Specialized Services. Her 21-year-old son, Matthew, is one of 15 people in Moffat County on the nonprofit's waiting list.
• Commissioners announced that the county had received more than $900,000 in two separate grants from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. The grants will pay for road equipment and storage facilities for the county.
Craig police Chief Walt Vanatta is hoping some of the more than $100 million in federal funding earmarked to fight methamphetamine makes its way to Craig.
Bernie Rose would like to see Craig diversify its economy to avoid the boom-bust cycle that has plagued the valley for the last century.
7 a.m. to noon. The Baggs, Wyo., 9 Health Fair is at the Little Snake River Valley School Complex. Costs are: basic blood screening, $30; prostate examination, $25; and colon-rectal kit, $5. Call the Noyes Health Care Clinic at (307) 383-7000 or June Graff at (970) 583-6158.
Tina Sue Cackler, 39, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of violating the terms of her release from prison.
Track team hopes to run circles around competition
The 2005 regional track meet was a disappointing one for the Moffat County boys track team. The Bulldogs had four fourth-place finishes; a third-place finish is required to qualify for the state meet.
Service group raises funds
It's been said a measurement of a society lies with its compassion and willingness to help people in need. If so, Craig and the surrounding area rates off the charts.
Thursday, March 23
I've written all week about the devastation and destruction in New Orleans. Melinda and I return to Colorado today, and decided we had better experience what's going well in this city before we left.
Dr. Michael Crane, chief of staff at The Memorial Hospital, says he is on a hunger strike until charges are filed against another doctor who Crane says assaulted him.
Motorists driving at 65 mph barely notice the narrow spot in the road three miles north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13. The old wooden bridge goes by in a heartbeat as vehicles motor toward Baggs, Wyo.
10 to 11 a.m. A playgroup for children meets at the Early Childhood Center at the Moffat County School District administration building, 775 Yampa Ave. Children in kindergarten and younger are welcome. Call Karra at 326-8553.
Shane M. Whittington, 33, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
When I dropped off 4-year-old Nikki at the babysitter March 17, an inquisitive neighbor said she looked like she just came from the bar.
Moffat County Young Life is inviting community members to celebrate their tax returns and the growth of Young Life on the same night.
Age: 77 Occupation: Electronic Engineer
Although Spc. Joe Fish's quarters at the Kirkuk Regional Air Base in northern Iraq have many of the same amenities offered here in Craig, the Army base's Pizza Hut and Taco Bell just aren't quite enough to keep him from getting homesick.
Remedies for a post-party night, from popsicles to the 'hair of the dog'
William Blake was talking smack. He once wrote "the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." Bull. What Blake didn't tell you is the price you pay the next morning.
It was only a matter of time for the awards to start coming in for the Moffat County girls basketball team.
Yvette Blanchard has spent the past 25 years working for the libraries of Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish, about 50 miles southwest of New Orleans.
Wednesday, March 22
New Orleans landscape shocks Craig youths, adults
Teenagers wrestle with one another and climb on broken treadmills atop a trash pile waiting to be picked up. But as soon as the white trailer pulls up, the youths race to suit up and get to work inside a home. Soon, hammers pounding and shovels scooping are the only sounds that can be heard.
Policy aims to clear up road confusion
Environmental groups are up in arms about a move Tuesday by departing Interior Secretary Gale Norton that they say could result in roads being built across some of the most-pristine places in the West.
Prosecutors employ 'carrot-and-stick approach'
A judge accepted a plea agreement Wednesday that will send one of the suspects from December's methamphetamine sweep to one year in a drug treatment program and four years of probation.
10 and 11:30 a.m. Story-time is at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. The theme is trains. Call 824-5116.
Moffat County Jail Report Tuesday, March 21 No bookings reported.
Memorial services for Loyd DeuPree are at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Congregational Church. Services will conclude at the church.
Daniel and Tracy Bouwens of Craig announce the birth of their son, Hunter James Bouwens, at 5:41 p.m. on March 18, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Maynard (Mike) and Jill Adams of Bakersfield, Ca., are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Rebekah Kay Adams, to Justin Cody Dove, son of Guy Wayne and Aletha Dove, of Craig.
Craig's Bill Sawer talks about his two months in Bolivia
Fifteen years ago, Bill Sawer planned a trip to travel across South America. Then he accepted a job at Colorado Mountain College's Steamboat Springs campus and had to put his plans on the shelf.
Today, Melinda and I drove through the lower Ninth Ward, the area most affected by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters. People there said the water level reached 20 feet, and the aftermath is unlike anything I've ever seen before.
Grant funds will pay for new equipment, storage facilities
During the fall, Moffat County commissioners reviewed an inventory submitted by various departments that listed $2.8 million in "necessary and urgent" capital requirements.
There is no first order of business for Steve Schrock, the new director of the Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation.
Tuesday, March 21
Caucuses kick off election season
Some, firmly entrenched on the right, share a common belief in the right to bear arms and lower taxes. Opponents on the left hold tenets sacred such as a woman's right to choose and more funding for social programs.
A second judge in as many weeks rejected a plea deal Tuesday for a Craig man who walked away from CAPS in November.
Kristine Lynnette Koran died March 14, 2006, at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab. She was 17 years old.
Robert (Bob) L. Richardson died March 18, 2006, in Denver. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2006, at the Calvary Baptist Church.
Ada Moyer died March 12, 2006, in Craig at the Sand Rock Ridge Nursing Home.
The Moffat County commissioners should consider hiring a county manager to be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the county.
Craig lost a community pillar Monday evening with the death of Loyd DeuPree. DeuPree died of congenital heart failure and pneumonia at The Memorial Hospital, which is only half a block from where he was born in 1927.
Longtime Maybell library employee resigns two months after another leaves
For the second time in three months, a branch manager of the Moffat County Libraries has resigned.
The Interfaith Food Bank would like to thank the many people who donated to the United Way campaign and designated the Food Bank for the funds. We truly appreciate all the food, money and help you have given us. We also appreciate the opportunity to stay open and continue to help the needy in our community.
A Craig teen who police say used counterfeit cash at area stores last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to fraud.
When Gregg Smith, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, tore into a second story wall at the project house at 745 Yampa Avenue during the weekend, he expected to find crumbling plaster and old studs.
In St. Bernard Parish today, Melinda and I saw American flags flying at nearly every house we passed.
A Craig man charged with attempted murder is working on a plea agreement with the District Attorney's Office, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Hayden Order of Eastern Star Chapter 99's annual potato bar is at the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Hayden. The cost is $6.50 for a baked potato, salad, dessert and drink. Call Dora Watson at 824-2251.
Eliria "Lila" Cordova died March 12, 2006, in her Craig home.
Woman freed after serving three months
One of 15 people arrested in December in a methamphetamine sweep walked out of jail Tuesday.
A deal signed by Moffat County commissioners Tuesday will net the county $58,000 and possibly more.
No bookings reported.
After hurricane, two New Orleans men say they are staying
On a direct flight from Denver to New Orleans on Monday evening, two men flanked a journalist eager to hear their stories.
The Colorado Taekwondo Institute's 2006 All-City Championship in Lakewood will always be a special one for the Walker family.
Teenagers wrestle with each other and climb on broken treadmills atop a trash pile waiting to be picked up.
Monday, March 20
Since August, Dinosaur, a town of 320 people near the Utah border, has been without full-time law enforcement. The Moffat County Library Board of Trustees has entered the mix in helping the Sheriff's Office fix that problem.
Two debate teams from Moffat County High School qualified among the state's top 20 teams during the weekend.
Memorial services for Patricia Ann Sullivan Moralez took place March 20 at the First Christian Church in Craig, with Mervin Johnson officiating.
Most college students would scoff at the thought of spending spring break in central Europe instead of on a warm beach with a cold drink.
El Pomar contributes $20,000 to groups
One is dedicated to ending the poisonous influx of drugs. Another was founded to instill in local youths a sense of competence, usefulness and belonging.
I woke up this morning, took a deep breath and set out to explore the city, take a lot of photos and assist members of the Hayden group with their work.
Officers responded to a domestic violence complaint. Officers received a missing person complaint. Officers made an arrest after a traffic stop.
Four nonprofit executive directors have resigned their positions in the past month and a half. Does the community realize the loss of their creativity, dedication and support?
All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed for training and computer upgrades.
Local man sets sights on Colorado Wildlife Commission
The Colorado Wildlife Commission can be a polarizing force on the state's hunting scene.
Sunday, March 19
Construction sends stream of filth into man's yard
When the snow near his property melted a few weeks ago, Paul Towner had what looked like a river of mud running through his yard.
$13,000 donated to Spanish-speaking class for mothers
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association recently received a grant that will fund a program aimed at educating pregnant women.
Sheriff's Office staffing also on agenda for Tuesday meeting
Moffat County Commissioners on Tuesday will consider leasing a parcel of county land to Lynn Properties for oil and natural gas development.
Experts say spring break travelers increase demand, driving up prices
It's the last thing consumers want to hear, but gas prices are back on the rise.
Recreational After-school Doorway, an after-school program for middle-school aged children, is currently seeking potential board members and activity volunteers for the upcoming spring semester.
Bradley and Jill Sink of Craig announce the birth of their son, Bryce Thomas Sink, at 10:24 p.m. March 13, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Todd and Angeli Skalberg, of Baggs, Wyo., announce the birth of their son, Isaiah Michael Skalberg, at 9:20 p.m. March 14, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.
David and Kryssi Soule, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter Jazzmyn Rylee Soule at 3:16 p.m. March 13, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
New leader seeks to resurrect CNCC
For John Boyd, the newly minted president of a local community college, it was not only vital that a balance exists between himself and the university he was considering -- it was mandatory.
Jace and Kimberly Romick of Steamboat Springs announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Elle Romick, at 5 a.m. March 2, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
On the snow and slush laden car ride to Denver International Airport, Melinda and I talked about what we were going to do in New Orleans, the sources we wanted to talk to and the kind of photographs I hoped to capture. All of that seems simple enough.
Theme night offers tastes of the UK
As Chanelle Bowlds bopped back and forth between the kitchen and dining area Thursday night, the Serendipity Coffee Shop waitress turned to an observer and dropped an English accent worthy of a BBC actress.
Rest was not in the schedule for the Moffat County and Glenwood Springs swim teams Saturday.
5:30 p.m. The Moffat County Library board of trustees meets at the Craig branch, 570 Green St.
Friday, March 17
Thirty-two Northwest Coloradans packed up a minivan and bus Friday with a single destination in mind: New Orleans.
Trevor Wayne Cornelison and Danielle Marie Parker, of Walden, announce the birth of their daughter, Alexia Lillian Cornelison, at 3:49 p.m. March 8, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Moffat County Jail Report Thursday, March 16 Tracie Lou Giroux, 44, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of shoplifting, second-degree assault, criminal attempt and resisting arrest.
Today 9 a.m. A Moffat County Habitat for Humanity workday is at the first Craig project home, 745 Yampa Ave. Take work gloves, hammers and crowbars. Call Greg Smith at 824-4020.
Douglas Wellman has been to more precinct caucuses than he can remember.
This week's snow made seventh-grade science teacher Brynna Vogt and a few of her Craig Middle School students eager for one thing -- their August biology adventure trip to the Bahamas.
More high school students played hockey last season than signed up for baseball this spring. That pleases outgoing president Mike Boatright of the Craig Youth Hockey League.
For the third year, the city of Craig has purchased more school zone beacons with blinking lights to warn motorists about lower speed limits on the road ahead as they approach school zones.
A snowmobile accident north of Craig sent one man to the hospital Friday morning.
R.J. and Andrea Kerchal announce the birth of their son, Tate Russell, at 1:54 p.m. March 1, 2006, in Colorado Springs.
Jesse and Jessica Lowe, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter Violette Elizabeth Lowe, at 4:05 p.m. March 8, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Craig police officers used a TAZER on a local woman twice Thursday after they say she shoplifted from a local retailer and resisted arrest.
RAD program seeking help Recreational After-school Doorway, an after-school program for middle-school-age children, is seeking potential board members and activity volunteers for the upcoming spring semester.
Doctor's concerns spark questions
The Memorial Hospital announced Friday that hospital officials have launched an investigation into possible neglect and Medicare fraud.
Today Craig Middle School wrestlers face Meeker in Meeker.
TJ and Debbie Montgomery announce the birth of their son, Luke Bomier Montgomery, at 5:25 p.m. March 6, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
Nikki Beckum What is your job title? Paraprofessional
Landon Melquist and Krystal Higgins announce the birth of their daughter, Kalee Raeann Melquist, at 8:08 a.m. March 8, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Leave your political correctness at the door, because ain't nothing sacred here.
Baseball team has plenty of potential, lofty goals
On Friday at 7 a.m., members of the Moffat County boys baseball team were running lines in the gym because two players had a disagreement. Team chemistry will happen this year, or the team will run more than the track team.
Thursday, March 16
Austin is the senior reclamation specialist for the U.S. Department of the Interior, and his job is to ensure that surface mines are following government guidelines in the reclamation process. He visited Craig this week to visit with local mines about reclamation projects.
Gene Bilodeau, campus dean of Colorado Northwestern Community College, would like to see more of Craig's youths get degrees here and enter the work force locally.
Local NASCAR fans will likely be watching this Sunday as Craig-born man Collin Stoddard sings the national anthem before the Golden Corral 500 race in Atlanta.
Parents flock to 15th Health Fair to have children screened
Craig resident Vidya Patel came to the 15th annual Children's Health Fair with a straightforward goal in mind. She wanted to learn whether her son, 3-year-old Shivam, was developmentally OK.
Since January, Moffat County junior Levi Weber has had this weekend on his calendar. He's run a lot of stairs and laps around the high school since then, too.
Moffat County officials are looking to the state for help in solving the law enforcement woes in Dinosaur.
Wednesday, March 15 Paige Sansom Strickland, 43, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Craig city officials said it's time for some spring cleaning. In an ongoing attempt to beautify Craig, city officials met Wednesday night to discuss proposed changes to health and safety codes and enforcement.
The energy industry is looking for oil and gas reserves in Moffat County at two times the rate it did last year, a Bureau of Land Management official said Wednesday.
When you have 4- and 5-year-old girls, you'd better be prepared to be girly. Five-year-old Katie was born a drama queen, so it was no surprise when her world became all about princesses. Disney's marketing might have something to do with that.
This month, the Moffat County Extension Office helped host more than 225 4-H youths from seven Northwest Colorado counties at the 13th annual District Retreat.
In a world of corporate giants, early rising employees of local coffee shops ensure quality over quantity to keep pace
It's 5:30 Wednesday morning, and downtown Craig has not yet risen from its nighttime slumber.
Peyton Bulla Age: 18 Occupation: Office worker at Flint Personnel
10 to 11 a.m. A playgroup for children meets at the Early Childhood Center at the Moffat County School District administration building, 775 Yampa Ave. Children up to kindergarten age are welcome. Call Karra at 326-8553.
A funeral for Kristine Koran is at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Patricia Moralez of Craig died Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital.
Moffat County Habitat for Humanity members said they need volunteers to help restore a home at 745 Yampa Ave.
Wednesday, March 15
Moffat County senior Mari Katherine Raftopoulos has been chosen to participate in the Colorado Coaches of Girls' Sports All-State Basketball Games.
Lucas James Duzik died before his birth Friday, March 3, 2006, in Denver. He was 28 weeks old.
Craig City Council purchased four pickups at Tuesday night's meeting.
Dennis L. "Dinny" Hayes was born May 1, 1939, in Hayden to William Clayborn and Lily Dora (Doyle) Hayes. He was raised and attended school in Hayden. After high school, Hayes entered the U.S. Navy and served for four years.
Kristine Koran of Craig died Tuesday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
Tuesday, March 14 James Guy McHan, 29, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant. Bradlee William Cantrell, 21, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant. Kevin Allen Cleland, 40, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Craig real estate agents are eager for signs of spring. Their busy season is closely tied to warm weather.
A judge on Wednesday gave a Craig man charged with methamphetamine distribution, assault and motor vehicle theft until next month to consider a plea agreement.
The girls soccer team has consistency, experience
There's not much new to report at Moffat County girls soccer practice. That's perfectly fine with the players.
Forum to address issues that span
Improve public transportation. Adjust for a growing ethnic population. Open new lines of dialogue between communities and governments, retain the existing work force and convince residents to embrace a philosophy of economic interdependence.
Residents worried about school's future with tight budget
Maybell Elementary School has six students, but more than 100 people came out Tuesday night to encourage the board of education to keep the tiny school open.
Today 10 and 11:30 a.m. Story-time is at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. The theme is green things. Call 824-5116.
Tuesday, March 14
Local rancher attends Limousin cattle conference
Moffat County rancher John Raftopoulos knows where to find the cattle that produce the best beef.
Restaurant owners should take note that rates to empty grease traps will increase significantly if they try to do it in winter.
Moffat County commissioners rejected a tax protest Monday that would have cost the county and school district more than $40,000.
Edith May Osborn was born March 17, 1906, in Yampa. On Friday, Edith Ottens will celebrate her 100th birthday at her home in Craig.
Moffat County Jail Report Monday, March 13 Mark Sullivan, 43, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Today 5 to 8 p.m. Moffat County commissioner candidate Dan W. Martin hosts a meet the candidate reception at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. Voters will get the chance to meet Martin and find out where he stands on the issues. Call the Committee to Elect Dan W. Martin at 824-2187.
Despite contaminated soil at the old Moffat County Road and Bridge shop, Steamboat Springs Transit still wants to buy the property, the transit director said Tuesday.
A funeral for Eliria Cordova is at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Services will conclude at the church. Memorial donations may be made to Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice or Moffat County Cancer Society in care of Grant Mortuary.
Kelsey Conci had never competed outside of Colorado before last week. After her success in Phoenix, the Moffat County sophomore might want to consider out-of-state meets more often.
In his senior season, Moffat County's Derek Duran secured a spot in the basketball history books and earned Western Slope All-League honors.
Thank you for support after loss of our child
A funeral for Ada Moyer is at 10 a.m. Friday at the Faith Lutheran Church. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Grant Mortuary. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery.
The Moffat County Jail housed a daily average of 82 inmates in 2005, Sheriff Buddy Grinstead said Tuesday.
They are called Team Stoffle, and Northwest Colorado hunters who have taken a safety course in the past 25 years probably have met one or all of these teachers dedicated to safe hunting practices.
Carl Pondella of Slater died Monday at his home. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
John Boyd starts tenure at CNCC
A seven-month search to anoint a new president of Colorado Northwestern Community College culminated Tuesday morning when the school welcomed incoming leader John Boyd.
American Red Cross volunteers assist fire victims in Craig
Nathan James Demarais has lived through more alarming events in two months than many people experience in their entire lives.
Monday, March 13
Local eighth-graders boast state's top river-monitoring program
Monitoring the massive expected runoff this spring for the Yampa River drainage will not be an easy task.
Dorothy May Hoth was born on March 9, 1928, in Wheatland, Wyo., to John "Jack" and Mattie (Hughes) Hoth. Dorothy spent most of her younger years on Cedar Springs Ranch near Maybell. She started school in Craig and later graduated from high school in Buena Vista.
Monday was the last day to apply for the position of 4-H agent at the Colorado State University Moffat County Extension Office in Craig, and Director Elisa Shackelton was exited about the applicants.
Moffat County Jail Report Friday, March 10 Jay Allen Garcia, 21, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of shoplifting and false reporting to authorities.
DOW tries to shed light on elk populations
When Colorado Division of Wildlife biologist Jeff Madison asks a room full of people whether they think there is a conspiracy behind Sasquatch or the moon landing, only a few hands go up.
The Craig City Council will take another look at options concerning the disposal of grease at the wastewater treatment plant tonight.
Ada Moyer of Craig died Sunday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
School Board to discuss closing small facility
With six students enrolled at Maybell Elementary School, the board of education is considering closing the tiny school 30 miles west of Craig.
Today 8 a.m. A defensive driving class is offered downstairs at the Colorado State University Moffat County extension office, 539 Barclay St. The cost is $45 for adults. There are discounts for students, seniors and Moffat County employees. Call 824-3211.
Look at all aspects In response to "County employees overpaid": I also would likeo thank the Daily Press for providing the Speak Up section as it provides the community the opportunity to see beyond closed doors.
Cocaine seized, Steamboat man charged The Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotic Enforcement Team drug task force assisted agents from Denver Drug Enforcement Agencies in an investigation that resulted in the seizure of more than 1 pound of cocaine.
Eliria Cordova died Sunday at her home. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
Sunday, March 12
A fire at 1132 Aspen Ave. Saturday afternoon resulted in what fire officials are calling a total loss.
A local trucking business won a prestigious award last week from Monsanto Co.
5:15 p.m. The Humane Society of Moffat County has its regular meeting at the Golden Cavvy Restaurant. Anyone can attend. Call 870-7500.
Improvements to the Island and Rainbow park roads in Dinosaur National Monument are planned to begin next week and to last four to six weeks. Visitors should plan to experience minor delays during these road improvement operations.
Funeral services for Eileen Schrader of Craig will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grant Mortuary.
Work serving the community keeps extension office director sharp
A thirst for knowledge took Colorado native Elisa Shackelton away from her home for five years in the 1990s.
The Moffat County boys swimming opened the season with the best competition possible.
Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club concluded its very busy season of special events all being held in Craig and the Black Mountain, Freeman Lake snowmobiling areas.
Maybe it was this week's tragic news of actress/philanthropist Dana Reeve's untimely death from lung cancer. Or, it could have been recent news that singer Sheryl Crow had undergone treatment for breast cancer.
4-H retreat mixes fun with knowledge
Eric Wellman, a 17-year-old senior at Moffat County High School, said he came away from this weekend's 4-H event with valuable insight and a blueprint for his future.
Friday, March 10
Wildlife biologists don't know what to make of a recent decision that could mean oil and gas drilling in the backyard of one of the most endangered mammals in the world.
A work release inmate who failed to report back to the Moffat County Jail last month and was later arrested by police will be charged with a misdemeanor for escaping.
Mike Albee is convinced that he had the best job the Bureau of Land Management ever offered.
Moffat County Jail Report Friday, March 10 Peter Gordon Reinolds, 20, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving with a revoked driver's license.
Daniel and Syndi (Davidson) Dominguez of Hobbs, N.M., announce the birth of their daughter Elena Elyse at 3:58 p.m. March 2, 2006.
Kaylin Lamerton, daughter of Rick and Linda Lamerton, received her letter of acceptance into the pre-veterinary medicine program at Colorado State University on Thursday. She will start her studies this fall to earn a doctorate in veterinary medicine. Lamerton is a senior at Moffat County High School.
Lyal G. Bright died Feb. 11, 2006, in Wheat Ridge. He was 80.
Snow keeps golfers inside, but not from improving
In her first team meeting last year, Moffat County girls golf coach Ann Marie Hamilton laid down her rules. The first impression didn't set well with some of the girls.
It's unusual, to say the least, to see a group of people wrapped in blankets and lined up at the VFW at 7 a.m. on a Friday. Visitors to Moffat County may have blinked a few times when they drove by the portable toilets, the construction heaters and the camp trailers that lined the restaurant's parking lot and its lawn.
Girls did more than play -- they unified
Silly photographer the trick to making children smile
Students at East Elementary School wiggled in their seats as a man with a tall tripod, expensive camera and oversized flash asked them to repeat three important words, "I like boys."
Pi(e) Day celebration at Craig Middle School
Today Craig Middle School wrestlers face Soroco and Montrose. Both teams compete away.
Today 9 a.m. Moffat County Habitat for Humanity is having a workday at its first Craig project home, 745 Yampa Ave. All volunteers are welcome. Call Marilyn Bouldin at 620-0974.
The highly publicized death of singer-actress Dana Reeve this week has raised public awareness about lung cancer, especially among people who have never smoked.
Stray dogs face uncertain future, like many at animal shelter
No one knows where they came from. And, at this point, know one is sure where they'll end up.
Eileen Schrader of Craig died Friday at The Memorial Hospital.
Moffat County commissioners Last met: March 7 Decisions:
Thursday, March 9
Local teens headed to New Orleans to help out
It didn't take much effort for John Graler to convince 20 high school-age members of First Christian Church to give up their spring break to help Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans.
Business leaders teach students the value of a dollar
Wall Street, 1792. Twenty-four stockbrokers gathered beneath a Buttonwood tree and signed an agreement in the streets that founded what later would become the foremost institution of financial wheeling and dealing.
The Craig teenager who police think stole a truck from a local water treatment plant before being arrested in Kentucky last month will appear in a Kentucky courtroom Monday.
Today 10 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for children meets at the Early Childhood Center at the Moffat County School District administration building, 775 Yampa Ave. Children up to kindergarten age are welcome. Call Karra at 326-8553.
St. Michael Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus will hold their annual St. Patrick's Day corned beef and cabbage fundraising dinner March 17.
Chris and Amber Messersmith of Fort Collins announce the birth of their daughter, Addilyn Jae Messersmith, at 6:37 p.m. January 19, 2006, at Poudre Valley Hospital.
Dennis Hayes of Hayden died Tuesday at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Hayden Congregational Church. Interment will follow in the Hayden Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hayden Congregational Church or the Alzheimer's Association, in care of Grant Mortuary.
Moffat County Jail Report Wednesday, March 8 John Bollinger Erceg, 42, of Greystone, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
I'm enough of a girl to find decorative pillows appealing.
The Moffat County Chapter of Routt County Habitat for Humanity would like to thank the community for your generous support in 2005. Whether you provided money, services, materials, your time, your ideas and expertise, or all of the above, we want you to know it was appreciated.
In an age of snappy mediums, Craig Book Club remains the area's 'literary royalty'
In an interview about his debut novel, "The Sixth Lamentation," author William Brodrick said "two streams of interest" converged and provided the inspiration he needed to write the classic.
Jim Blevins Age: 60
There may be snowflakes in the air, but area youths are already thinking about the livestock they will show this summer.
Swim team focuses on what it has
Last week, the Moffat County boys swim team didn't have enough swimmers to make up two relay teams.
Navy Seaman Recruit Trevor A. Simones, son of Clara E. and Ronald M. Simones, of Craig, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Wednesday, March 8
Ballot issue calls on districts to spend what Moffat already does
There's a simple reason why local school officials aren't sweating an upcoming ballot question that, if approved, would mandate roughly two-thirds of their budget be spent in the classroom.
A move by the federal government to cut some funding to local counties has raised the ire of Colorado politicians.
Tuesday's snowfall not the last precipitation Craig will see
"I thought winter was over," Burl McMillen said as he removed snow from the dozens of cars and trucks in the Craig Ford parking lot Wednesday morning. "This is not that fun."
Today 9:30 a.m. The Craig Book Club meets at Serendipity Coffee Shop. "The Sixth Lamentation" by William Broderick will be reviewed by Emilyn Young. Call Susie at 824-1956.
Dennis Hayes of Hayden died Tuesday evening at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. Funeral services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
James Clawson and Cheri Croley-Filloon of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Jamie Lynn Clawson, at 1:09 a.m. March 7, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.
Officers made a warrant arrest. Officers received a report of a missing person. Officers received two animal complaints. Officers received a report of a hit-and-run accident.
Special Olympics organizers looking for volunteers for Games in May
Special Olympians will converge on Craig this May to dine, dance and compete for medals in an event the town has hosted for more than 15 years.
The tears for the Moffat County girls basketball team lasted about 15 minutes. Then, for all but three Bulldogs, preparations for next year started.
Random thoughts after following a great basketball team through a great season: It's tough not to look ahead already to next year after Moffat County's 69-47 loss to Regis Jesuit in the Colorado Girls State Basketball tournament semifinals.
Residents ask county for help with runoff
Most of the time, the Deep Cut Ditch near Lee Williamson's property south of Craig can handle the runoff from Knez Divide. But some years, when the snowpack melts fast, there is more water than the ditch can handle.
John Gates and Elli Moore of Craig announce the birth of their son, Jason Richard Gates, at 8:42 a.m. March 6, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.
Harry and Mary Virden of Sheridan, Wyo., announce the birth of their son, Jack Wesley Virden, at 8:05 p.m. Feb. 21, 2006, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
Tuesday, March 7
A judge lowered the bail Tuesday for a Craig man charged with strangling his girlfriend during a fight at the couple's home in January.
A judge on Tuesday rejected a plea agreement for a man who walked away from a Craig correctional facility in November.
Talent concert shines light on locals
Since 1978, the Craig Concert Association has showcased local performing artists with its annual free Community Talent Concert.
Vicky Slaight, a longtime employee of the local fire district, has seen fire board elections come and go during the years without the voting public taking much notice.
Kayla (Hoefer) Baca and Austen Baca announce the birth of their daughter, Lydia Elyse Baca, on March 1, 2006, in La Junta.
On the second nine holes of Monday's high school girls golf tournament in Fruita, Moffat County coach Ann Marie Hamilton watched the swing come together for three of her golfers.
VNA sells daffodils to raise money
Yellow daffodils will be popping up across Northwest Colorado on March 15 as the annual daffodil fundraiser kicks off.
Bulldogs won't change much for semifinal game
Pop quiz: What can you sit on, sleep on and brush your teeth with? Think long and hard before reading on. Give up? The answer: A chair, a bed and a toothbrush.
Workers at the Craig Station power plant began to bring Unit 1 back online Sunday afternoon, generating electricity late.
One Bulldog fan truly appreciates following the team
John Jepkema has found his fountain of youth.
Man arrested in meth sweep
One of the suspects from a major methamphetamine sweep in December will serve a year in prison, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Moffat County Jail Report Monday, March 6 No bookings reported
Advocates of recreational water rights have been critical of ongoing legislative efforts to ensure recreational uses are compatible with the state's many other water needs. I appreciate their concerns, but as a member of the state Senate, I represent the wide-ranging interests of many different water stakeholders in our part of Colorado. I do not have the luxury of advocating for one kind of water right to the exclusion of all the others.
Today Overeaters Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. Call 824-6915.
"Forget about the size of their school, their fancy uniforms and remember what got us here. Focus on the fundamentals that we've gone over time and time again. ... I don't care what the scoreboard says at the end of this game, in my book, we're gonna be winners."
Monday, March 6
Dorothy Nelson of Craig died Sunday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab Center. A funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Grant Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in Craig Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab Center in care of Grant Mortuary.
Bryan and Rachel Gunter, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Nicole Gunter, at 5:58 p.m. March 1, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Barbara Gunter of Rossville, Ga., and Victoria and Jimmy Payne of Tellico Plains, Tenn.
Three defendants from a major methamphetamine sweep in December had court appearances Monday.
Drew and Jessica Jenrich, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their son, Bradon William Jenrich, at 10:55 p.m. Feb. 26, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The baby weighed 7 pounds and was 19 1/2 inches long. His grandparents are Susan and Keith Heiner of Clark, Owen Jenrich of Craig and Starla Geisick of Colstrip, Mont.
The Memorial Hospital has an event planned that will cater to local women.
Considering they were the only team that hadn't been on a golf course before Monday, members of the Moffat County girls golf team performed well in the season's first tournament.
The family of Marian Balleck extends heartfelt thanks to the many people who expressed love and caring with calls, letters, cards and attendance at Marian' s memorial service.
County employees are overpaid Thanks to the Craig Daily Press for publishing the salaries of Moffat County employees. In a word, I was shocked. I always thought that people chose to go to work for the government to serve, not to get rich. Boy, was I wrong. I always vote for "fiscally conservative" Republicans, but the minute they get into office, they forget their stated mission. Our county commissioners are no different. It's obvious it was a lot easier to balance the budget by shutting down Shadow Mountain than showing some guts and eliminating at least one overpaid position.
A judge scheduled a preliminary hearing Monday for a Craig man charged with sexually assaulting and trying to kill his girlfriend.
Kelly Williams lives in Craig, but she spent the winter driving to Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden for work.
Tuesday, March 7 8:30 a.m. Moffat County commissioners' regular meeting at Moffat County Courthouse, 220 W. Victory Way.
Second chance to learn about trees Growing trees can be a challenge in Northwest Colorado.
Moffat County Jail Report Friday, March 3 Jeffery Allen Forquer, 22, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail to serve time for a previous offense.
American Legion membership on the rise
After a decade of inactivity, with their building sold and a declining enrollment, American Legion Post 62 is coming back with the help of a new building to call home.
Weekend festivities did little to dent Craig residents' sense of responsibility behind the wheel, police reported Monday morning.
Sunday, March 5
Bulldogs win regional title, advance to final four
It took him 11 seasons to figure it out, but Moffat County girls basketball coach Craig Mortensen now knows what it takes to get his team to the state semifinals: make other plans for the week.
Before you can enroll your child in pre-school or kindergarten, you must provide a record of the required immunizations. The problem is, you may not remember when the last shots were or what they were for. An immunization information system aims to simplify that procedure.
There were no funny eBay sales in J and J Enterprise's first week of business.
Tuesday, March 7 8:30 a.m. Moffat County commissioners' meet at Moffat County Courthouse, 220 W. Victory Way.
If your love of the great outdoors equals your desire to preserve interests for future generations, you might consider a position on the Bureau of Land Managements Resource Advisory Council.
Mary Karen Solomon knows more than just the "little bit about a lot" that cynics may accuse liberal arts scholars of knowing.
Christina and John Swanson, of Craig, announce the birth of a son, Jacob Thomas Swanson at 7:31 a.m. Feb. 11, 2006 at The Memorial Hospital.
Gustin benefits from hard work in a job she loves
After buying her first rental property three years out of high school, it didn't take long for Yvonne Gustin to realize that real estate was her thing.
Moffat in first state semifinal in 13 years
Angie Charchalis may never receive a better belated birthday present. The Moffat County sophomore turned 16 on Friday, but she didn't cut her cake until the next day, after her team unwrapped a 56-51 win against Harrison. The birthday present was a regional championship trophy and an all-expense paid trip for the Moffat County girls to the Class 4A State Basketball Tournament's final four in Boulder.
Habitat volunteers revitalizing home on Yampa Avenue
At first glance, the boarded up house at 745 Yampa Ave. -- a one-time rooming house turned dilapidated structure -- isn't much to look at.
The Craig Daily Press returned from the 2006 Colorado Press Association convention Feb. 26 with 44 awards, the most awards earned by any newspaper in the state.
Jim and Terri Robinson announce the engagement of their daughter, Camie Robinson, to Brian Slaight, son of Doug and Vicky Slaight.
Saturday, March 4
Moffat moves to first state semifinal in 13 years with 56-51 win
Angie Charchalis may never receive a better belated birthday present.
Friday, March 3
A local substance abuse prevention group is looking for a new director.
Children's health fair scheduled for March Children with development problems have a better chance for success if their disabilities are identified before they begin school, the director of the Early Childhood Center here says.
City road workers say quick action early in the week kept high water from being a serious problem later in the week.
Eighth-graders at orientation say they are excited
When Tasha Romney and Chandrea Lopez made the transition from elementary school to Craig Intermediate School, they were nervous.
Summer brings opportunities for students
As the sun starts to melt winter away, Moffat County High School sophomore Audrey Hollingsworth isn't quite ready to start looking for a summer job.
Moffat County Jail Report Wednesday, March 1 Barbra J. Moss, 50, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of violating a restraining order.
Deb Markham What is your job title: Paraprofessional Number of years in profession: Seven years
Today, March 4 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. The Moffat County High School spring play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," is in the high school auditorium.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife reported Friday that biologists may have spotted a wolf in the wilderness north of Walden.
If summers next to the pool and the smell of suntan lotion figure in your next career move, you may be interested in the official American Red Cross certification to be a lifeguard.
Leanne Crippen has a daughter who will start driving in a couple of years.
It's time for students to begin planning for next year, and Moffat County High School is starting the scheduling process.
Today Overeaters Anonymous meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church. For information call 824-6915.
Marian Elizabeth (Jordan) Balleck was born May 28, 1924, in Alamosa, the daughter of Owen Pinkstaff and Ruth (Taylor) Jordan. The family moved to Morapos Creek in Northwest Colorado while Marian was young.
Bulldogs need overtime to advance against Montrose
GRAND JUNCTION -- For 23 games, the Moffat County girls basketball team didn't get challenged in the fourth quarter. No. 24 was an exception.
Thursday, March 2
Moffat County Jail Report Wednesday, March 1 No bookings reported.
If you want to learn more about gardening in Northwest Colorado, plan to attend the High County Gardening workshop being presented by CSU master gardener Kathy Hockin on March 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Colorado Northwestern Community College. To register or for more information, call 824-1101 or 824-1135.
The family of Al Cortez would like to thank the people of Craig for every kindness extended to us upon Al's unexpected passing. It lifted our hearts to know that Al was so loved and respected.
Elois "Al" Cortez of Craig passed away Feb. 19, 2006. He was a beloved husband, father, friend, teacher and a fine fisherman. Al was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Questa, N.M., the son of Elois O. Cortez Sr. and Josephine Wisehart Cortez.
Lura Edna (Kincade) Camp was born Jan. 20, 1918, in Big Cabin, Okla., the daughter of Frank Cash and Agnes Abigail (Quick) Kincade. She was raised and attended school in Oklahoma.
Today 6:30 p.m. There is a meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved with Special Olympics in the board room at the school administration building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Bonnie at 824-0222 or Cheryl at 824-2558.
United Way Director Corrie Scott is one of many Craig residents engaged in a juggling act.
As concerns grow about the spread of avian flu, local health officials want to keep Yampa Valley residents informed and prepared.
Local law enforcement officials say an immigration bill in the Colorado Legislature requiring them to report suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities isn't the answer to illegal immigration.
Age: 56 Occupation: Co-owner of KS Kreations What should your business card say you do? Jack of all trades
It's 5:45 p.m. Thursday and while the Moffat County girls basketball team is enjoying a pre-game meal at Carelli's, their parents are having their own get-together.
A year ago, Markie Workman, Angie Charchalis and Cayla Maneotis played supporting roles on a team that made it to the Class 4A round of 16.
Police, inmates have different takes on popular programming
The public's fascination with TV crime drama on TV even reaches behind bars.
Wednesday, March 1
Runoff, rain mix makes for road woes
Warming temperatures and a quick shot of snow added up to rising waters in Craig and headaches for city road workers.
The Craig Daily Press has a new editor.
A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Craig man arrested in a methamphetamine sweep last December to four years in prison.
If winter has taken a toll on your bank account, there's still time to apply for help.
A county judge wouldn't sign off on a plea agreement Wednesday that would have sent a man to prison for two years for walking away from a Craig correctional facility in November.
The lawyer for a Craig man charged with methamphetamine distribution, assault and motor vehicle theft, said Wednesday that her client needed more time to consider a plea agreement before accepting it.
Orientation for incoming freshman is all day at Moffat County High School.
Several local students have been awarded scholarship grants from the Craig Elks Lodge through their participation in the Colorado Elks Association Education Grant Program.
Guy Vernon Updike was born Feb. 12, 1923, in Craig, the son of Guy Cornelius and Nina Marjorie Updike. He died Feb. 21, 2006, in Craig.
Eric James Trefethen, 34, an inmate in Moffat County Jail, was booked into the jail on a new charge of escape. Jail officials say he returned to the jail from work release 90 minutes late.
The Craig Cougar Pee Wee hockey team has lost heartbreaker after heartbreaker in the past three weeks. This weekend the team hopes to change that.
Bowling league opens a lane of fun for youths
On Saturdays this winter, 8-year-old Josef Thurston has packed up Tigger, his bright orange bowling ball, and headed to Thunder Rolls Bowling Center.