Thursday, November 30
It happened. And I, a generally up-front and forthright person, totally bombed.
Staffing issues in recent years caused The Memorial Hospital to lose footing in the local market share, resulting in a rocky first few months of 2006 for hospital finances.
The holidays bring excitement and commotion, during which beloved pets may be exposed to hazards less commonly found during other times of the year.
Moffat County High School's cheer and dance teams headed to state competition
On one of the final days of practice before the state spirit competition, senior Grace Henderson took a moment to reflect.
The Bulldogs head to Vernal, Utah, today and Saturday to play in the Uintah Classic. This is the 12th year Mortensen has taken the girls team to the tournament.
Moffat County High School wrestling parents are ordering shirts for the 2006-07 wrestling season.
Two local men charged with attempted murder
Two Craig men were charged with five counts of attempted murder Thursday in the Seventh Judicial District Court in Natrona County, Wyo., a day after an armed confrontation with police in Casper.
Program focuses on bringing English, Spanish speakers together to share languages
Comudidad Integrada, a group dedicated to supporting the successful integration of immigrants and Moffat and Routt county residents, hosts an English-Spanish conversational group at noon Saturday at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave.
Knitting not just for grandmas anymore
Cheyenne Ossen, 11, started knitting four years ago just for something to do. "Mom wanted me to get involved in 4-H, and she asked me what I wanted to do, and I said I wanted to be an old grandma knitting," Ossen said.
When my sister told me I needed to take up knitting like she did, I wondered if I had aged 50 years overnight.
Habitat trees for sale at locations around Craig
On the Record for Nov. 29, 2006.
Wednesday, November 29
Kathleen Annette Ely was born Nov. 24, 1949, in Colorado Springs to Billie Naomi (Essex) and Ralph Heath Ely. Kathleen died after a sudden illness on Nov. 24, 2006.
On behalf of the Downtown Business Association and the Craig Lions, I would like to thank the entire community for supporting this year's Parade of Lights.
I was over in Rifle today, visiting my granddad at the Veterans Nursing Home. Looking around, like I often do, I wondered how I could help. These are vets or their spouses who at sometime or another served their country for all of us. Some have supportive families and some do not. Before I left, I asked the charge nurse and activities director if they had a wish list for their residents.
18 months of work on land use code modifies zoning, regulations
The days of constructing a commercial building in Craig out of four long metal walls will come to an end if a proposed new land use code is approved.
Six men from New York and another from Massachusetts have pleaded guilty to illegally poaching deer near Meeker, the Colorado Division of Wildlife reported Wednesday
I hope you paused during Turkey Day festivities, the big meal and football games, and thought of those serving on foreign soil, protecting our freedoms and trying to allow democracy to reach others from past tyrannical and oppressive regimes.
Steamboat Springs Orchestra to perform holiday concert Friday in Craig
The Steamboat Springs Orchestra is ringing in the holiday season with its annual show Friday.
Moffat County High School swim team ready for first two meets of season
Junior Meghan Innes is excited to kick off the girls swim season with two meets that carry little or no pressure.
Charlene Abdella to join sheriff's office
Moffat County Sheriff-elect Tim Jantz announced Wednesday his choice for undersheriff, a selection that could represent a first in the county's 96-year history.
I hope you all had the kind of Thanksgiving you wanted. I had a good one, giving thanks to my family, Yampa Valley Medical Center, The Memorial Hospital, friends, neighbors ... my list goes on ... the ambulance crew, blood donors, staff members.
Christmas for Kids forms available
On the Record for Nov. 28, 2006.
Jamie Marie and Timothy Jon Felten of Craig are announcing the birth of a son, Jerik Blaiden Felten, on Nov. 22, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Ashley Herod of Craig is announcing the birth of a son, Zane Tucker Herod, on Nov. 24, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Tuesday, November 28
Craig road and bridge director: 'Every plow truck I have is on the streets'
Craig residents awoke Tuesday morning to a white blanket of snow that covered the valley floor with inches of fluffy powder.
A month from now, a morning glass of water may cost Craig residents slightly more than they pay now.
Lorelie A. E. Schmidt, 66, of Silverdale, Wash., died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, in Seattle.
Moffat County Bulldog wrestlers ready to hit the mat
Standing in the hallway outside of the wrestling room, coach Roman Gutierrez said his wrestlers were ready.
Since 1995, The Memorial Hospital in Craig has received 10,000 in-patient visits, 57,000 emergency room visits and more than 130,000 outpatient visits.
Hayden Heritage Museum hosts Holiday Tree Festival
The Hayden Heritage Museum hosts the 18th annual Holiday Tree Festival at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
Monday, November 27
George E. Swanson was born in Butte, Neb., on Oct. 31, 1917, to Axel and Bertha Swanson.
Moffat County's budget analyst, Tinneal Gerber, said the best way to describe the county's proposed $45.6 million 2007 budget is maintaining the status quo, with no big changes over last year's numbers.
The local community has once again reached into its pocket books, which could lead to an all-time high total.
In January, the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotic Enforcement Team drug task force will welcome a new commander. Current task force commander Dusty Schulze has been promoted.
8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The Moffat County Tourism Association hosts workshops for agencies that plan to request funding at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave. Applications are accepted from Dec. 1 to 31. If you cannot attend the workshops, call Shelly Flannery at 824-2335 or 629-3685.
No bookings reported.
Bryl Snuffer was born on Nov. 16, 1922, in Missouri. He traveled with his parents to Montana, where he grew up and married Norma Cross on March 8, 1943. They had five children.
Sandrock Ridge resident Betty Wales passed away peacefully on Nov. 22, 2006. She was 87.
Communities Overcoming Meth Abuse would like to thank all those involved in making last month's Red Ribbon month and Christians Praying for Recovery a success.
I would like to say a very special thank you to all my friends and family who helped with my float.
I'm writing to thank all involved with the high school play, "Beauty and the Beast." It was great.
I do think it seems strange to have alcohol at the Boys & Girls Club, but at least the kids will not be there while it is going on.
When junior post Markie Workman entered the Moffat County High School gymnasium Monday, she immediately started shooting baskets.
Sunday, November 26
Mother-daughter pair Irene and Alexis Losolla are more like friends than family
They dress alike. They are about the same height. They enjoy ice cream and a movie on Friday nights. They joke with each other. They talk about boys. They even have dance parties. They're best friends. They're mother and daughter.
Bulldog club hockey team participates in Turkey Bowl tournament
The Bulldog club hockey team got into gear this weekend at the Turkey Bowl tournament in Eagle.
Pet-O-Ween thank yous
The smoke that harms you need not be your own. A unique study recently confirmed the hazards that accompany secondhand smoke.
Coordinating an event that will draw tourists to town takes months of planning and organization, and the time has come to plan for 2007 events in Moffat County.
Community leader passed away earlier this year
This year's Volunteer of the Year award to be presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Craig will recognize a worthy individual for her volunteer work and a late community leader for her past involvement.
Friday, November 24
Bulldog boys basketball makes switch to pressure defense
Good offense starts on the defensive end -- or so the saying goes. And that's what Moffat County boy's basketball coach Scott Parker is trying to emphasize this season.
"Oh Christmas Tree, of all the trees most lovely."
As Bob Dylan once crooned, "The times they are a-changin'."
Bob J. Mitchell, 72, of Craig, died Nov. 21, 2006, at his home.
Free parenting class to be offered
The Moffat County School District and the Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free parenting class at the beginning of 2007.
Sixty-seven years ago on Nov. 28, 1939, Alfred LaVergne More, age 91, and Virginia Green, 86, eloped to Manila, Utah in Vergne's Dad's Ford truck with their best friends Frank and Alice Smith along as witnesses.
Tour of Lights offers $200 prize to best decorated house
It's that time of year. It's time for shopping, baking and lighting up homes in the holiday spirit.
Businesses report hits and misses on one of the year's biggest shopping days
Norman Rule, an employee at Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply, came into work at 8 a.m. Friday morning expecting to see an onslaught of customers chomping at the bit to get started on one of the year's biggest shopping days -- Black Friday.
2006 achievement awards for 4-H
2007 Moffat County Fair Queen a 9-year member and junior leader
It's common for Moffat County youth to be involved in 4-H programs, but one must have a strong commitment to reach the level of involvement of Anna Lou Velasquez.
Thursday, November 23
Residents pitch in to provide meals to seniors, those in need
For 10 years, Craig resident David Peterson battled the ills of the dangerous and highly addictive methamphetamine. That is, until he found the only remedy he would ever need to get clean.
Black Mountain Theatre presents classic play, "A Christmas Carol"
It's a story of Christmas cheer and redemption. It's a tale of friendship and love. It's a holiday classic.
Last year when Paula Sadvar and her 12-year-old granddaughter, Annie, watched the Parade of Lights wind its way down the Craig streets, Annie pointed out to her grandmother that only a few floats were participating.
The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Moffat County School District and the Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free parenting class at the beginning of 2007.
Bob J. Mitchell, 72, of Craig, died Nov.21, 2006 at his home.
Craig chiropractor uses technology to treat his patients
Karen Gibson was skeptical about the Pro-Adjuster.
Occupation: Medical assistant at the Craig Medical Center What should your business card say you do? Harass insurance companies Place of birth: Craig
Team may be small, but they play big
With the average size of the Bulldog hockey player at 5 feet 8 inches and 175 pounds, coach Darin Hickey foresees his team being outsized by 6-8 inches.
Wednesday, November 22
And the turkeys that don't
Meet Miss Turkey. She's a bronze turkey and a resident of the 1,000-acre Hume farm on U.S. Highway 40, a few miles east of town. She weighs about 10 pounds and is 6 months old.
End of the reel for Instant Replay Sports
Chris Anthony kindly guided a local couple through an assortment of hockey gear their son might need for the upcoming season on Wednesday, delivering an honest take on the items' quality.
A 20-year-old Craig man pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a child on Wednesday in 14th Judicial District Court. The case will go to a jury trial.
Publication features local business
The liquid-waste business may not be glamorous, but a local company caught the attention of a national trade magazine at a recent seminar, and for owner Dave Teeter, that's good for business.
The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
After successful 2005-06 campaign, Bulldogs ready to go one step further
After the 2005-06 trip to the state final four, the Bulldogs are hungry for a chance at going one game further, this time around.
No bookings reported.
Katrina Ridgeway and Scott Guenthe are announcing the birth of a boy, Dante Kaine McHan, at Yampa Valley Medical Center at 10:54 p.m. Nov. 16, 2006.
Robert and Gladys Ponikvar and Bob and Eddie Jean Quillen, all of Grand Junction, announce the engagement of their children, Corrie Scott and John Ponikvar.
This letter is addressed to all the truck drivers -- the big truck drivers (city, county, Colorado Department of Transportation, tankers, dump trucks, flatbeds, Schwan's, you know who you are) that travel along First Street.
Tuesday, November 21
Moffat County is holding an employee benefit fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Moffat County Courthouse's main floor conference room. There is a 7 a.m. meeting at the Road and Bridge Department.
The Moffat County FFA is selling boxes of fruit for the holiday season, with procedes going to support the organization. Fruit for sale includes apples, oranges, pears and grapefruit, and it ranges in price from $13 to $22.
Having just spent six days in The Memorial Hospital in Craig, I would like to share my experience.
Bulldog swimming and diving team ready for season
First-year coach Marin Campï¿½--bell's voice could be heard loud and clear in the Moffat County High School pool.
As the city of Craig's $24 million budget nears completion, taxpayers wondering what they are receiving for their money might look no further than their water tap.
April 28, 2000. Something isn't right.
A former Moffat County High School bookkeeper will be arraigned on charges of embezzling funds in January.
The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Arthur A. Valora was born on Feb. 25, 1917, in North Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pa., to Mike and Dora (Yurichin) Valora.
Blanca and Guillermo Palacios, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Guillermo Palacios Jr., at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.
Levi Allen McFadden, 19, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
It certainly was a beast. But they pulled it off beautifully.
I have never seen such an awful way to run a high school sports program than at our fine Moffat County High School.
Monday, November 20
Jantz a step closer to naming undersheriff
Moffat County Sheriff-elect Tim Jantz said he's close to naming an undersheriff, and on Monday afternoon, he moved another step closer by interviewing a candidate for a second time.
Habitat for Humanity turns its attention from renovation to fundraising
There's a common assessment among Moffat County Habitat for Humanity members regarding the organization's first project home at 745 Yampa Ave.
Board certifies election results
The winners still won. While results remain the same, the totals changed slightly on Friday as a three-member board of Moffat County election officials certified vote totals from the Nov. 7 general election. The totals have been submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State's Office for review.
7 p.m. Comunidad Integrada invites community members interested in planning the Cinco de Mayo to a meeting at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig. Call Summer Laws at 846-5521.
Charles B. Hayes, 77, of Grand Junction, passed away Friday at Mantey Heights Rehabilitation Center. He was born Sept. 26, 1929, in LeCross, Kan., the son of Charles and Genevieve Mlinek Hayes. Charles married Dorothy Stice on Oct. 7, 1977, in Grand Junction. He was employed as a machinist for the Blanchart Machine Co. and later Emerson Music Co.
Judy Lynn Muldoon of Craig died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at her home in Craig following a lengthy illness. She was 48.
Lisa Marina Costa Mondeau was born March 30, 1963, in Buffalo, N.Y., to John and Odette (Triech) Costa. She was raised and attended school in the Buffalo area.
Water workshops, sponsored by the Colorado River District and Colorado Northwestern Community College, are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Hayden Library and Dec. 5 at CNCC's Craig Campus.
Jessie Duane Donaldson, 37, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of harassment, criminal mischief, and domestic violence.
The extension of Ninth Street west beyond Moffat County Road 7 to the site of the new hospital might have been easy if not for the roads crossing of Cedar Mountain Gulch.
It seems strange to me that the Boys & Girls Club is sponsoring a Christmas party that they serve alcoholic beverages and are having casino gambling. What kind of message are we sending the youths of our community with this?
Bulldog wrestlers ready to grapple
The first week of training isn't what you'd call blood, sweat and tears practice.
Sunday, November 19
Craig Trap Club hosts 2006 Turkey Shoot on Saturday
Pull. Diane Calim pulled her shotgun up and fired a round.
Ducks Unlimited banquet raises money for habitat preservation
Some come for the food, others for the guns, but Amy Knights likes bidding on the prints.
Local couple keeps tradition alive
It's a rite of passage that every third-grade student in Craig pays a visit to the John J. Sherman Youth Camp near Freeman Reservoir. There, they learn campfire safety, survival tips, and the wonders of the great outdoors.
Any time people are in close quarters, there's an elevated risk of sharing germs, such as cold and flu viruses or skin infections.
On a Friday morning at Steamboat Pilates & Fitness Studio, students use long foam rollers to balance carefully while alternating legs in the air.
Tips for avoiding food borne illnesses
State health officials reminded Coloradans this week about the importance of properly handling and preparing foods to avoid getting food poisoning this holiday season.
For Stacey Mathers and Sari Cobb, starting a real estate firm together is about more than serving customers and selling houses.
Jerry Raehal, an experienced journalist and Colorado native, is the new editor of the Craig Daily Press.
Second derailment in recent weeks at Craig Station power plant
For the second time in two months, Union Pacific train cars leaving the Craig Station power plant derailed. The cars were all empty and no injuries were reported, officials said.
Friday, November 17
CMS hoops' wins show ever-present issue with scheduling difficulties
Before Friday's game against Soroco, Craig Middle School basketball coach David Grabowski had a quick conversation with starter Brian Davidson.
Real estate transactions -- October
Uncertainty surrounding funï¿½--ding for the state's higher education system makes Colorado Northwestern Community Colï¿½--lege's overwhelming mill levy victory in the November general election all the more important, said Gene Bilodeau, dean of CNCC's Craig campus.
The Bulldogs succeeded in amazing me again. On Nov. 11, the Bulldogs squared off against six other schools from the Western Slope in matches that came down to the wire. With only 25 players on the team, each player competed head-to-head at least twice against some hardy opponents.
We arrived at our camping spot by the Stage Station just about lunchtime on the 29th.
Neva M. (Yackle) Herman, 83, of Flagler and formerly of Cope, passed away Nov. 14, 2006, at the Tender Care Village in Flagler.
Officers responded to four requests to assist a resident.
Avoid food poisoning during holidays
State health officials reminded Coloradans this week about the importance of properly handling and preparing foods to avoid getting food poisoning this holiday season. Jeff Lawrence, food safety program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Consumer protection Division, said the most frequent causes of food borne illness are improper cooling of foods, lack of adequate hand washing, preparation of ready-to-eat foods with contaminated utensils and improper cooking temperatures.
6:15 p.m. The Craig Elks Lodge hosts turkey bingo, where winners receive certificates for a turkey from Safeway or City Market. Doors open at 5 p.m. Call Dora at 824-2251.
Commissioner establishes college scholarship in honor of mentor
In 1965, a young Syrian man came to Steamboat Springs, and made a simple plea of a woman he'd later call his "American mother."
County to make money through mineral lease agreement
County lands are bringing in more than $500,000 for county entities, thanks to a mineral lease agreement signed Friday.
Loved ones celebrate the life of fallen man Johnathan Gill
A bond was forged between mother and son Dec. 17, 1985, when Lisa Gill first locked eyes on her son, Johnathan, a "handsome, smiling young lad." Charmed by his bright eyes and vibrant smile, it was a connection that didn't dull during the next 20 years.
The bottomland on the Yampa River between Craig and Steamboat Springs was prime homesteading property when Abrahm Fiske claimed his share in 1881.
Thursday, November 16
School district officials: Classroom placement must be best for all students
It's all about balance.
Dark Horse Liquors wins second title
At the beginning of the season, many teams try to find their identity and establish themselves for success. But for some Craig Parks and Recreation Department league teams, just getting enough players to show up for games is good enough.
Every fall, thousands of hunters trek out to Moffat County, and the lucky ones bring home something for themselves, usually in the form of a furry creature with antlers.
I recently attended the 2006 Food Safety Education Conference sponsored by the United State Department of Agriculture and the Center for Disease Control, and even though there was a great deal of attention given to the recent E. coli outbreaks, the food pathogen that received even more attention was Listeria monocytogenes, a relatively new player in the field of foodborne illness. Ever since the U.S. government became aware of listeriosis, they have been closely tracking outbreaks and the causes.
The only A on Katie's report card was part of a picture on the back. Actually, that was the only place I found B, too.
Channelle Marie Southard, 33, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Tourism association hosts funding workshops
6:15 p.m. The Craig Elks Lodge hosts turkey bingo, where winners receive certificates for a turkey from Safeway or City Market. Doors open at 5 p.m. Call Dora at 824-2251.
Court cases against two of the suspects, scheduled to appear in court to answer to charges they allegedly distributed methamphetamine, were continued Tuesday in Moffat County Court.
Former mentors steered Veronda toward Moffat County
Ed Veronda's resume is decorated with big-city stints in Denver, but when the young attorney, a 2006 graduate of Colorado University law school, went looking for jobs he followed the advice of former mentors.
Reinhold leaves Craig office to join nonprofit
As the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition welcomes a new dentist to its Yampa Avenue clinic, it seeks a new executive director to take the helm of the organization.
Wednesday, November 15
Youth wrestling gets under way in Craig
Billy Bingham knew what he was getting himself into when he began the Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestling program eight years ago. What he didn't know was how deep his desire for the sport of wrestling ran.
Ninth Grade High Honors -- 3.8 to 4.0
I want to thank all those people who helped make the Veterans Day observances a great success this past weekend.
Memorial services for Judy Muldoon are at 2 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.
VNA, American Cancer Society encourage tobacco users to stamp out their butts
In the fall of 1986, Jim Meineke of Craig walked into the Holiday Inn to try a radical new approach to quit smoking, a 35-year addiction.
People sealing their homes tightly from outside air may be doing the opposite of what they are intending.
Services for Johnathan Gill set for Friday afternoon
Preparing to lay their loved one to rest, the family of a fallen Craig man has their doubts about the findings of an autopsy that took place in Denver last week.
Memorial services for Arthur Valora are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Grant Mortuary Chapel.
The North Colorado Home School Association has a Thanksgiving luncheon at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. All homeschooling families are invited. Call 824-9644.
DBA plans gingerbread house contest
The Downtown Business Association hosts its third annual Gingerbread House Contest next month.
Christopher Vincent Seewald, 25, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of harassment.
Services for Johnathan Gill, 20, of Craig, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265
Tuesday, November 14
Council approves store expansion plans
Despite the opposition of nearby residents, the Craig City Council Tuesday approved a proposed expansion of the Kum & Go convenience store on Yampa Avenue.
Yampa Valley Partners meet Nov. 30 in Hayden
In a continuation of a discussion series that began in the spring, the Yampa Valley Partners organization will again bring together people from a three-county area to focus on regional trends.
English-Spanish conversational group starts in December
Comunidad Integrada, or Integrated Community, is starting an English-Spanish conversational group for English-speaking community members to learn Spanish from native speakers while Spanish-speaker residents learn English.
Judy Muldoon of Craig died Monday at her home.
Which came first -- Craig's economic development or the 16 different groups meant to represent it?
You have some mighty fine folks in your part of Colorado. My wife and I were recently visiting in Colorado and Idaho. We had been in Ouray and chose to get to I-80 in Wyoming by way of Craig and Baggs, Wyo. (We have a daughter and family in Idaho Falls.)
Football players display resilience during turnaround season
Even though the quest for a state title was cut short, the Moffat County football team isn't disappointed by the second half of its season.
Annual Ducks Unlimited fundraising banquet set for Saturday
For 26 years, Ducks Unlimited has raised money to preserve wildlife habitat.
Real estate agents and homeowners with inquiries about the value of a property in Moffat County are only a mouse click away from the information with a new link on the Assessor's Office Web site.
Dinosaur mayor returns fire at critics attempting to oust her from office
Freda Powell, the embattled Dinosaur town mayor, fired back Tuesday at critics -- a contingent of town residents attempting to oust her from public office.
Monday, November 13
High school's ambitious production its most complex show yet
Moffat County High School students are asking the community to "be our guest" this week as they present the Disney classic, "Beauty and the Beast."
Baggage screening machines arrive in Yampa Valley
Passengers at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden can feel a little more at ease.
Memorial services for Lisa Mondeau are at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Lutheran Church of Grace, rather than at Faith Lutheran Church, as previously announced.
CIS hosts book fair through Friday
The Craig Intermediate School library hosts its first book fair of the year this week through Friday.
Craig gas prices just don't add up
Amen to whomever wrote in about the high prices of gas in Craig (on Nov. 7).
Our homes are supposed to be safe havens. But for many, that is not the case. Pollutants that exist within homes are quite harmful, particularly for people with heart or pulmonary disease and asthma. If you are healthy, but experience symptoms of eye, nose or throat irritation, coughing, phlegm, chest tightness, shortness of breath or unusual fatigue, you need to be aware of common air hazards.
Mistakes hamper Moffat County in 26-0 loss at Summit
Saturday's playoff opener was supposed to be an encore to the second half of the season that the Moffat County football team put together. What it ended up being was a broken record of the same mistakes that hampered the Bulldogs at the beginning of the season.
A Craig man who was found dead earlier this month died from asphyxiation due to drowning, according to results from an autopsy released Monday.
Sunday, November 12
Sixty years later, Craig WWII veteran receives Bronze Star, Purple Heart
At about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Craig man Bill Cook was sitting quietly with his wife, Lois, listening intently as a parade of local veterans delivered an emotional tribute to the bravery of America's fighting men and women.
Destrie Lee Shroyer was born on May 16, 1960, in Rifle, to Robert and Lila (Erickson) Shroyer. He was raised and attended school in Rifle graduating from Rifle High School with the Class of 1978.
Ray Edward Smith was born on May 22, 1928, in Booker, Texas, to Albert and Elsie F. (Bigelow) Smith. He was raised and attended school in Elmwood, Okla.
Tri-State Generation and Transï¿½--mission Association's board of directors said it is dedicated to keeping costs down and providing energy-efficient service.
5:15 p.m. The Humane Society of Moffat County has its regular meeting at the Golden Cavvy Restaurant, 538 Yampa Ave. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Call 870-7500.
Moffat County falls to Summit in 26-0 rout
Summit football coach Dylan Hollingsworth had one feeling after Saturday's first round playoff win over the Moffat County Bulldogs.
Hayden resident Doug Seward loved helping people.
Saturday, November 11
Moffat County speech team hosts invitational Saturday
Moffat County High School hosted the Bulldog Forensics Invitational on Saturday, bringing six other Western Slope high schools to Craig to test wits through debate skills.
Friday, November 10
It takes a special breed of person to forfeit a comfy -- and safe -- life in America and volunteer for a job that involves routine danger in a land thousands of miles from home.
The war was already under way when Eugene Murphy graduated from Craig High School in the spring of 1942. When he turned 18 in September, he went down to register for the draft.
Andy Duzik had decided to sleep in. After all, it was Sunday.
The Moffat County Bulldog club hockey team played the Kremmling Cattle Kings on Friday night in double-header action on the ice.
CMS teams win five of six games Friday
The seventh grade players on coach Ken Olinger's team were excited to come away with wins at home Friday night against Steamboat Springs.
Rancher chooses a different kind of bovine to raise
Two years into retirement, Harlan Lear began looking for a hobby to occupy his free time. Raised on a farm, Lear always had animals to tend to as a youngster.
Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers distributed the Attorney General's School Violence Prevention and Student Discipline Manual to hundreds of Colorado schools this week.
As we laud the end to the bombardment of television advertising for state candidates in Tuesday's elections, we take a look at home. And we're happy with what we see.
This letter is to the voters of Moffat County to thank them for their support of our son-in-law, Tim Jantz in the recent general election for Moffat County sheriff.
Jennifer Silos and Micheal Sanchez, of Craig, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Penny Gobbo and David Gobbo, of Fort Lupton, announce the birth of their son, Gunner Jean Gobbo, at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton.
Snowmobilers warned on pass
Several people snowmobiling on mud and light snow on Rabbit Ears Pass were warned by the Forest Service this week. Snowmobiling is allowed only after there are 12 inches of snow on the ground.
Organizers hoping to raise
Last year's Cowboy Christmas event, an annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, raised more than $12,000 for local youths. This year, organizers are hoping for an even better turnout.
As local dropout rates continue to decline, Moffat County High School appears to be graduating a better percentage of students than the state average.
Thursday, November 9
The send off breakfast for the MCHS football team is being held at the OP Bar and Grill prior to the teams departure for the first round of playoffs against Summit High School in Frisco. The breakfast buffet will cost $6.75 and begins at 7 a.m. It is open to the public.
New transmitter keeps residents on top of imposing weather
When a Dinosaur man saw a funnel cloud touch down and cross Highway 40 in September, he called the National Weather Service.
A former Moffat County Jail employee, who pleaded guilty in August to chiseling money from the jailhouse commissary, is now serving jail time in Routt County.
An investigation that began in August into the alleged embezzlement of missing money from Moffat County High School has translated into felony charges against a former bookkeeper.
Early next week, Dinosaur town officials expect to complete a review of a petition submitted Tuesday afternoon proposing to recall mayor Freda Powell.
All branches of the Moffat County Library will be closed for Veterans Day.
Calendars are available at the Holiday Craft Show today and Saturday at Centennial Mall. They also are available at Kester's Jewelry, Downtown Books, Paws-A-Tively Pet Grooming and The Kitchen Shop.
Robert Francis Lewis, 33, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault, and harassment.
I've been observing the schools as I continue my quest for well-behaved children who listen and follow directions.
Tips for pet-proofing a home, preparing animals for a baby
Kathie Johnson loves animals so much that she keeps getting another, then another, then another, then another...
Kassie Dilldine Age: 20 Occupation: I work at Serendipity
One team keeps going, the other goes home after Saturday's playoff game
Are the Summit Tigers beatable? That's the question the Bulldog football team will try to answer this week.
Wednesday, November 8
Election officials in Moffat County are happy to talk about how the election went on Tuesday.
Drug task force pleased that Amendment 44 goes down in flames
State and Moffat County voters answered a proposed pro-marijuana ballot question Tuesday with a resounding "no," much to the agreement of the local drug task force, the Greater Routt and Moffat County Narcotic Enforcement Team.
Natasha Hepner and Rodney Wiessner, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Tatyana Berlynn Wiessner, at 4:54 p.m. Oct. 28, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Moffat County Jail No bookings reported.
It's two days after the general election. I hope you have done your duty and voted. I always vote in respect for a close friend who died in Vietnam.
Senior first to sign Division I letter in girls basketball program
There have been numerous signings of Moffat County High School athletes, but none quite like this one.
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St., hosts its weeklong book fair. Call Linda Knoche at 824-5762.
This may be Debbie Rudd's first year running the program, but the Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center returns Friday with a community classic.
Moffat County votes Republican across the board
With Tuesday's power grab, the Democratic Party has built up momentum across the country, taking seats and positions in areas traditionally Republican strongholds.
Ceremonies call community to honor those who have served
The armed services run through Albert Shepherd's veins.
Tuesday, November 7
As the doldrums of winter roll around, some will find themselves spending more time indoors, hanging out in front of the tube, watching countless reruns of Law & Order (mostly because it's on every hour of the day on some channel).
Bulldogs volleyball looks to the future with anticipation, hope
When Brianna Montgomery took over the Moffat County volleyball program midseason, she wasn't quite sure what to expect. But as the season progressed, it became apparent that her team had the potential to be successful.
As local attorneys, we're stunned to read the Sunday Pilot article attributing "Turnover Troubles" in the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office to low salaries.
In response to the unsigned letter to Speak Up (in Tuesday's Daily Press) regarding the conflict of interest of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I would very much like to respond.
The Memorial Hospital board of trustees, Moffat County School District, Craig City Council. These are just a few of the local governing bodies that should be lauded for taking a stand on local issues critical to the future of Moffat County.
Dinosaur resident Sharon Gehring said she is still working to get a petition approved to recall the mayor of the town despite road blocks.
With two-thirds of the votes, amendments to the City of Craig charter passed easily Tuesday.
A Craig family's worst fears sadly came true Monday afternoon when an investigator from the Moffat County Sheriff's Office delivered news that a missing loved one was found dead.
Fire district, community college proposals pass with major support
Having been stung by elections past, representatives from Craig Rural Fire Protection District weren't taking any chances with Tuesday night's vote.
Jantz earns Election Day victory with 68 percent of vote
The momentum that began building around Tim Jantz this summer, pushing him past a crowded field of contenders and into the GOP nomination, peaked Tuesday night when voters tabbed him to become Moffat County's next sheriff.
Monday, November 6
Citizens have been the stewards of this county for 100 years. We have taken such good care of the land that out-of-state transplants come here and tell us the land needs to be wilderness, the land of no uses except for .001 percent of the public.
Biologist brings conservation programs to landowners
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colorado Division of Wildlife and Colorado Watershed Network have partnered to hire a private lands wildlife biologist to serve Northwest Colorado.
A six-month investigation by the local drug task force, the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotic Enforcement Team, has produced the arrests of eight suspects in Craig, Steamboat Springs and Grand Junction, GRAMNET commander Dusty Schulze said Monday.
Group seeks new dentist, considers
With a relatively smooth first six months on the job under her belt, the next six promise to be more eventful for Misty Schulze, the first-year director of the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition.
Family members waited Monday, holding out hope against long odds that authorities would find their loved one -- 20-year-old Craig man Jonathan Gill -- alive and well.
Democrat, Republican friends face off during hockey, election
When John Ponikvar and Walker Criswell face off against each other at the ice rink, they know it's just a game. Their longtime friendship does not take hits past those on the ice.
Sunday, November 5
The 2006 season for the Bulldog football team was one of many struggles. It was overcoming those struggles that has led to a berth in the Class 3A playoffs.
Bulldog volleyball falls short of state tournament after losses against Sterling, Skyline
For a season that began in turmoil, the girls of the Bulldog volleyball team didn't let it affect them much.
It has been, and always will be, a life behind the camera for Craig resident Kirk Libbee
It's a bright Saturday morning, and the sunrays are shining through the windows at Quality Plus One Hour Photo, warming the small shop on an otherwise cool fall day.
Funeral services for Robert "Bob" D. Tucker, of Meeker, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the gym in the Meeker school administration building.
Rick and Amy Bustad, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklyn Lea Bustad, at 3:09 p.m. Nov. 1, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Three directors from Yampa Valley Electric Association recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Browns Park to host Christmas celebration
The Browns Hole Homemakers Club is planning the Old-Time Christmas celebration for December.
The general election is Tuesday, and polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Organization raises money for scholarships, after-school programs
A $3 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast was enough to draw a crowd at McDonald's on Saturday morning.
Low salaries make help hard to keep in District Attorney's Office
In a community where employee turnover rates can be as high as February snowbanks, the situation in the 14th Judicial District District Attorney's Office is no different.
VNA offers free clinic in preparation for pandemic flu outbreak
About 1,000 Craig residents received flu vaccinations Saturday courtesy of the state of Colorado.
Friday, November 3
Bulldogs lose to Bears, but season will continue with playoffs next week
It wasn't the ending the Bulldog football team was hoping for, but nonetheless, it is still alive to see another week.
Barroom wager leads to ranching career for 'Buffalo Dan'
Buffalo roam the high plains west of Craig today just as they did centuries ago, before the settlers and railroads came to Northwest Colorado.
Long lines extended out the front door to the Moffat County election office on Friday as voters cast their ballots the last day of early voting.
Local elementary schools host book fairs; C.O.M.A. tries to reach youth through MySpace
What is the county doing with these old roads?
We cannot believe that Moffat County is claiming the half-mile hiking trail, through the WSA, to the south rim overlook of Cross Canyon, as a RS 2477 road.
Our view: Amendment 44 would add to a growing problem.
On the Record for November 2, 2006.
Abigail Jean Dellit, daughter of Elizabeth Brannan and Kevin Dellit of Craig, and Mark Daniel Ketchum, son of Elaine Ketchum, of Longmont, and the late Jerry Ketchum, announce their engagement.
Tony and Maggie St. John, of Craig, Dan and Vickie Sonntag, of Craig, and Dennis and Linda McGuinness, of Hurricane, Utah, announce the engagement of their children, Jesica Rene St. John and Edward Joseph McGuinness, both of Craig.
Area briefs for 11-4
Judge Mary Lynne James determined Thursday that there is enough evidence against a Craig man suspected of methamphetamine-related charges to move the case forward.
Tickets going quickly for annual dinner, show
Christina Currie says you'll go home with a full stomach. And a bellyache from laughter. As executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Currie knows all about the side effects of Crab Fest, the Chamber's annual fundraising dinner and comedian performance scheduled for Nov. 11.
Property would be used for deputy housing
The problem with housing for a law enforcement officer in Dinosaur may be coming to a close with Moffat County's attempt to purchase a home in the Northwest Colorado town.
A voter's guide to the county and state issues and the candidates on Tuesday's ballot
As voters hit the polls Tuesday, they will decide on many local and state issues and candidates. Polls in Colorado and Carbon County, Wyo., are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the general election. The following wrap-up serves as a voter's guide to the issues and candidates they can expect to see on the ballot.
Thursday, November 2
A 2006 Moffat County graduate has been accepted into the Guy T. McBride Jr. Honors program.
Moffat County football team's playoff fate determined tonight against Rifle
With a three-game winning streak that began in Delta, the Bulldogs have continually moved forward and put the beginning of the season behind them. They face Rifle tonight for a berth in the playoffs.
Gym fanatics say exercising is a year-round addiction
As the winter season kicks in, Trapper Fitness Center manager Tammy Workman said memberships are on the rise, especially in January, when the New Years resolutions kick in.
Moffat County Neighbor
Moffat County Neighbor: John Schram
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) reports that there are eight times as many children in grandparent-headed households as in foster care, with half of children being raised by grandparents younger than age six.
The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is planning its 14th annual chili supper and auction for Nov. 10.
Five-year-old Nikki had no idea what she wanted to be for Halloween. She settled on the second costume she saw -- an Indian -- and no amount of cajoling changed her mind.
On behalf of the merchants and businesses of downtown Craig, I would like to publicly thank all those devoted individuals who volunteered to make the Trick or Treat Street a safe activity.
The Craig Rural Fire Protection District has been providing outstanding service to our community since 1921. We, as a community, are entering an era where growth is imminent and unavoidable. In the near future, we will more than likely see a new hospital and our local community college (CNCC) is going build a new facility.
On the Record for November 1, 2006.
Area briefs for November 3, 2006.
November is National Diabetes Awareness month
You feel fatigued and weak in the afternoon, but you don't understand why. You grab a snack and continue on your busy day. What you may not know is that your fatigue may be caused by low blood sugar.
With a jury paneled and trial underway, attorneys arguing a forgery case Tuesday reached a settlement by agreeing to a deal in exchange for a guilty plea. Olathe man Aaron Gallegos, who was charged with forgery, pleaded guilty to second-degree forgery in 14th Judicial District Court. Judge Michael O'Hara sentenced Gallegos, who prosecutors said has no previous adult convictions, to one year of probation.
Craig group to begin 'rigorous' fundraising campaign; house two weeks from completion
The Moffat County Habitat for Humanity chapter is two weeks away from completing the close-in of the first project home at 745 Yampa Ave., said Marilyn Bouldin, president of the organization.
Man honored for work with drug abusers
More than a year ago, when Doug Seward approached the Communities Overcoming Meth Abuse organization with a proposal, he was welcomed -- although many had never heard of auriculotherapy, a new technology that helps meth addicts kick their habit.
Wednesday, November 1
Former Bulldog standout honored
It's been quite a few years since Pablo 'Charley' Vigil was a Moffat County Bulldog, but his mark has left a legacy. Vigil was inducted into the Adams State College hall of fame during a Sept. 22 awards banquet in Alamosa.
Bulldog volleyball going to regional tournament; two players get honorable mention
The attitudes are different, and so are the players, heading into Saturday's regional volleyball tournament in Sterling.
REPS brings grassroots campaign
The combined suicide rate in Moffat and Routt County is 10 per year, three times that of the national average.
With Veterans Day approaching Veteran Service Organizations will be setting up tables with Buddy Poppies displays and have their donation cans out. There will be tables at various locations in Craig. Stop by and speak with these vets and/or Auxiliary members. To learn more about the origins of the Buddy Poppy and how these collected funds are used, go to www.cal-mum.com/poppy.htm
Money will benefit Craig's Substance Abuse Prevention Program
Even if you're on a low-carb diet, here's a good reason to break away from it for a day.
Tipton confident of Election Day outcome
A Republican candidate vying to represent the Third Congressional District in the U.S. Congress made a bold, confident prediction on Tuesday at his campaign trail's last stop in Craig.
Moffat County election officials expect number to pass 2,000 by end of early voting Friday
At the election office located in the Moffat County Courthouse, people trickle in from the moment the doors open at 8 a.m.