Stories for November 2006


Thursday, November 30

Shootout suspects nabbed in Wyoming

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.

On the Record for 11-29

On the Record for Nov. 29, 2006.

Moffat County Profile: Heather Davis

Heather Davis

CEO: Memorial Hospital finances on the mend

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 unanswerable question

It happened. And I, a generally up-front and forthright person, totally bombed.

Elisa Shackleton: Keeping pets safe during the holidays

Extension connection

The holidays bring excitement and commotion, during which beloved pets may be exposed to hazards less commonly found during other times of the year.

Girls basketball heads to Utah tournament

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.

Wrestling shirt orders

Moffat County High School wrestling parents are ordering shirts for the 2006-07 wrestling season.

Cultures coming together

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.

Skeins and needles

When my sister told me I needed to take up knitting like she did, I wondered if I had aged 50 years overnight.

Kids in stitches

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.

Area briefs for 12-1

Habitat trees for sale at locations around Craig

Go, fight, win!

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.

Wednesday, November 29

Senior Spotlight

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.

Carol Wilson: Thanks to community

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.

Carol Sloan: Give gifts to veterans

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.

Building codes changes coming

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.

Northeastern hunters found guilty of poaching deer

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

Bill Harding: Stop to reflect on military sacrifices in history

Veterans Hotline

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.

On the Record for 11-28

On the Record for Nov. 28, 2006.

Ring in the season

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.

Taking the plunge

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.

Jantz announces choice for new undersheriff

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.

Jerik Blaiden Felten

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.

Zane Tucker Herod

Ashley Herod of Craig is announcing the birth of a son, Zane Tucker Herod, on Nov. 24, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

News briefs for 11-30

Christmas for Kids forms available

Kathleen Annette Ely


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.

Tuesday, November 28

Datebook for Nov. 29

City water rates rising: Service costs increase $1 per month

A month from now, a morning glass of water may cost Craig residents slightly more than they pay now.

Lorelie A.E. Schmidt

Lorelie A. E. Schmidt, 66, of Silverdale, Wash., died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, in Seattle.

Setting the tone

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.

Hospital financial officer leaving post

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.

Plows, cops out early Tuesday

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.

Briefs for Nov. 29

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.

Edith Sandercook

Monday, November 27

Scrimmage reveals weaknesses

When junior post Markie Workman entered the Moffat County High School gymnasium Monday, she immediately started shooting baskets.

Speak Up for Nov. 28

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.

Carol J. Sloan: 'Beauty and the Beast' was very impressive

I'm writing to thank all involved with the high school play, "Beauty and the Beast." It was great.

COMA: Thanks for help with Red Ribbon month

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.

George E. Swanson

George E. Swanson was born in Butte, Neb., on Oct. 31, 1917, to Axel and Bertha Swanson.

Betty Wales

Sandrock Ridge resident Betty Wales passed away peacefully on Nov. 22, 2006. She was 87.

Bryl Snuffer

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.

Police Blotter for Nov. 28

No bookings reported.

Datebook for Nov. 28

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.

GRAMNET to select new commander

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.

United Way closing in on all-time high

The local community has once again reached into its pocket books, which could lead to an all-time high total.

County budget nearly finished

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.

Paula Sadvar: Thanks for making my float, night memorable

I would like to say a very special thank you to all my friends and family who helped with my float.

Sunday, November 26

Healthwatch: Study confirms hazards of secondhand smoke; Incidence of blindness drops

The smoke that harms you need not be your own. A unique study recently confirmed the hazards that accompany secondhand smoke.

From All Junior 4-H Council Members: Pet-O-Ween thank yous

Pet-O-Ween thank yous

Tuning up

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.

Two of a kind

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.

MCTA to consider funding requests

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.

Award renamed to honor volunteer

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

Briefs for Nov. 25

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.

Bob J. Mitchell

Bob J. Mitchell, 72, of Craig, died Nov. 21, 2006, at his home.

2006 4-H Achievement Awards

2006 achievement awards for 4-H

Holiday spirit

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.

4-H for life

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.

Alfred and Virginia More

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.

Curtain drops on Black Friday

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.

Turning up the heat

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.

Datebook for Nov. 25

The times are a-changin'

As Bob Dylan once crooned, "The times they are a-changin'."

Time for trees

"Oh Christmas Tree, of all the trees most lovely."

Thursday, November 23

Moffat County Neighbor: Cathy Gush

Occupation: Medical assistant at the Craig Medical Center What should your business card say you do? Harass insurance companies Place of birth: Craig

Bob J. Mitchell

Bob J. Mitchell, 72, of Craig, died Nov.21, 2006 at his home.

Briefs for Nov. 24

The Moffat County School District and the Visiting Nurse Association will offer a free parenting class at the beginning of 2007.

Parade floats taking shape

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.

A holiday tradition

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.

Thankful to serve others

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.

Sizing up

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.

Datebook for Nov. 24

The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Making the adjustment

Craig chiropractor uses technology to treat his patients

Karen Gibson was skeptical about the Pro-Adjuster.

Wednesday, November 22

Sex assault case going to trial

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.

Dante Kaine McHan

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.

Making the cut

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.

Police Blotter for Nov. 23

No bookings reported.

Business is in the toilet

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.

Cheryl Miller: Truck drivers, thanks for your consideration

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.


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.

'It's been a good run'

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.

Endless opportunities

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.

Datebook for Nov. 23

The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, November 21

Arraignment set for school's accused ex-bookkeeper

A former Moffat County High School bookkeeper will be arraigned on charges of embezzling funds in January.


Bulldog swimming and diving team ready for season

First-year coach Marin Camp�--bell's voice could be heard loud and clear in the Moffat County High School pool.

Briefs for Nov. 23

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.

Helen Gearhart: Kids shouldn't be cut in high school sports

I have never seen such an awful way to run a high school sports program than at our fine Moffat County High School.

Arthur A. Valora

Arthur A. Valora was born on Feb. 25, 1917, in North Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pa., to Mike and Dora (Yurichin) Valora.

Briefs for Nov. 22

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.

Datebook for Nov. 22

The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Dee Owens: Thankful for Craig hospital's care, service

Having just spent six days in The Memorial Hospital in Craig, I would like to share my experience.

Police Blotter for Nov. 22

Levi Allen McFadden, 19, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

Our View: Setting the stage

It certainly was a beast. But they pulled it off beautifully.

Guillermo Palacios Jr.

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.

City's budget in final stages

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.

Instructor finds the beauty of it all

April 28, 2000. Something isn't right.

Monday, November 20

Speak Up for Nov. 21

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?

Police Blotter for Nov. 21

Jessie Duane Donaldson, 37, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of harassment, criminal mischief, and domestic violence.

Briefs for Nov. 22

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.

Lisa M. Mondeau

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.

Judy Lynn Muldoon

Judy Lynn Muldoon of Craig died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at her home in Craig following a lengthy illness. She was 48.

Charles Benson Hayes

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.

Commissioners discuss new hospital road

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.

Datebook for Nov. 21

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.

Looking like a house

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.

Short list getting shorter

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.

New totals, same results

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.

Doggin' the competition

Bulldog wrestlers ready to grapple

The first week of training isn't what you'd call blood, sweat and tears practice.

Sunday, November 19

Union Pacific cars derailed

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.

Two women start real estate business downtown

For Stacey Mathers and Sari Cobb, starting a real estate firm together is about more than serving customers and selling houses.

Trappin' for turkeys

Craig Trap Club hosts 2006 Turkey Shoot on Saturday

Pull. Diane Calim pulled her shotgun up and fired a round.

Briefs for Nov. 20

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.

Pilates builds strength, develops body awareness

On a Friday morning at Steamboat Pilates & Fitness Studio, students use long foam rollers to balance carefully while alternating legs in the air.

Camp in the woods stays close to the heart

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.

For the funds of it

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.

Daily Press hires new editor

Jerry Raehal, an experienced journalist and Colorado native, is the new editor of the Craig Daily Press.

Don't allow your gym workout to get you sick

Any time people are in close quarters, there's an elevated risk of sharing germs, such as cold and flu viruses or skin infections.

Datebook for Nov. 20

Friday, November 17

Lopsided wins equal lopsided benefits

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.

Neva M. Herman

Neva M. (Yackle) Herman, 83, of Flagler and formerly of Cope, passed away Nov. 14, 2006, at the Tender Care Village in Flagler.

Blotter for Nov. 16

Officers responded to four requests to assist a resident.

Among the angels

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.

From homestead to conservation model

The bottomland on the Yampa River between Craig and Steamboat Springs was prime homesteading property when Abrahm Fiske claimed his share in 1881.

Briefs for Nov. 18

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.

Bryce Jacobson: Bulldogs put up a good fight

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.

Datebook for Nov. 18

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.

Paying it forward

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."

'Great step forward'

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.

CNCC dean: Mill levy vote timely

Uncertainty surrounding fun�--ding for the state's higher education system makes Colorado Northwestern Community Col�--lege's overwhelming mill levy victory in the November general election all the more important, said Gene Bilodeau, dean of CNCC's Craig campus.

Chuck Mack: Buffalo Park, Part 5

We arrived at our camping spot by the Stage Station just about lunchtime on the 29th.

Real Estate Transactions

Real estate transactions -- October

Thursday, November 16

Fresh prosecutor

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.

Balance at issue with Board

School district officials: Classroom placement must be best for all students

It's all about balance.

Blotter for Nov. 15

Channelle Marie Southard, 33, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

Back to back

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.

Moffat County Neighbor: Levi Ogden

Age: 11

Whatever you're hunting for

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.

Elisa Shackelton: Free workshops show how to make queso fresco safely

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.

Court cases continued for meth suspects

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.

Briefs for Nov. 17

Tourism association hosts funding workshops

Coalition welcomes new dentist

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.

Chris Currie: Making the grade

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.

Datebook for Nov. 17

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.

Wednesday, November 15

Thank you for not smoking

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.

Family to lay loved one to rest

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.

Datebook for Nov. 16

The North Colorado Home School Association has a Thanksgiving luncheon at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. All homeschooling families are invited. Call 824-9644.

Briefs for Nov. 16

DBA plans gingerbread house contest

The Downtown Business Association hosts its third annual Gingerbread House Contest next month.

Blotter for Nov. 14

Christopher Vincent Seewald, 25, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of harassment.

Arthur Valora

Memorial services for Arthur Valora are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Grant Mortuary Chapel.

Veterans day events raised more than $840 for programs

I want to thank all those people who helped make the Veterans Day observances a great success this past weekend.

Ready, set, grapple

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.

Moffat County High School first midterm honor roll

Ninth Grade High Honors -- 3.8 to 4.0

Judy Muldoon

Memorial services for Judy Muldoon are at 2 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Reducing exposure to indoor air hazards

People sealing their homes tightly from outside air may be doing the opposite of what they are intending.

Johnathan Gill

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

Whetting an appetite for wetlands

Annual Ducks Unlimited fundraising banquet set for Saturday

For 26 years, Ducks Unlimited has raised money to preserve wildlife habitat.

Assessor's Office Web site up and running

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.

Kum & Go gets the go-ahead

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.

The Record for Nov. 15

Forum focus: 'regionalism'

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.

Briefs for Nov. 15

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.

Moorehead: Visitors find Craig a home to 'friendly folks'

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.)

Talking back

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.

Datebook for Nov. 15

Judy Muldoon

Judy Muldoon of Craig died Monday at her home.

Making cents

Which came first -- Craig's economic development or the 16 different groups meant to represent it?

Comeback kids

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.

Monday, November 13

Autopsy: Man died from drowning

A Craig man who was found dead earlier this month died from asphyxiation due to drowning, according to results from an autopsy released Monday.

The Record for Nov. 14

Lisa Mondeau

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.

There's no place like home?

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.

Be our guest

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."

Bulldogs fall in playoff opener

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.

Another first at airport

Baggage screening machines arrive in Yampa Valley

Passengers at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden can feel a little more at ease.

Speak Up for Nov. 14

Craig gas prices just don't add up

Amen to whomever wrote in about the high prices of gas in Craig (on Nov. 7).

Briefs for Nov. 14

CIS hosts book fair through Friday

The Craig Intermediate School library hosts its first book fair of the year this week through Friday.

Datebook for Nov. 14

Sunday, November 12

Ray Edward Smith

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.

Hayden man remembered for helping others

Hayden resident Doug Seward loved helping people.

Heavy medals

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.

Tri-State board dedicated to energy efficiency

Tri-State Generation and Trans�--mission Association's board of directors said it is dedicated to keeping costs down and providing energy-efficient service.

Destrie Lee Shroyer

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.

Datebook for Nov. 13

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.

A bitter end

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.

Saturday, November 11

The best word

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

Tickets on sale for Cowboy Christmas

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.

Gunner Jean Gobbo

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.

The Record for Nov. 11

Buffham: Voters made good choice for sheriff

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.

School violence prevention manual released

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.

Yak it up

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.

Netting some wins

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.

Bulldog Hockey wins preseason match

The Moffat County Bulldog club hockey team played the Kremmling Cattle Kings on Friday night in double-header action on the ice.

Never looked back: serving 18 months during WWII

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.

Graduation rates up for Moffat County

As local dropout rates continue to decline, Moffat County High School appears to be graduating a better percentage of students than the state average.

Datebook for Nov. 11

Briefs for Nov. 11

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.


Jennifer Silos and Micheal Sanchez, of Craig, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

Destination, Afghanistan: Soldier ships out today

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.

Signs of war: Craig man witnesses beginning of World War II

Andy Duzik had decided to sleep in. After all, it was Sunday.

Clean as a whistle

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.

Thursday, November 9

Dinosaur officials to review recall

Early next week, Dinosaur town officials expect to complete a review of a petition submitted Tuesday afternoon proposing to recall mayor Freda Powell.

Ex-bookkeeper faces felonies

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.

Former jail employee serving time

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.

Moffat County Neighbor: Kassie Dilldine

Kassie Dilldine Age: 20 Occupation: I work at Serendipity

Police Blotter for Nov. 10

Robert Francis Lewis, 33, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault, and harassment.

Winds of warning

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.

On the line

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.

Christina M. Currie: Laughter best medicine

I've been observing the schools as I continue my quest for well-behaved children who listen and follow directions.

Briefs for Nov. 10

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.

Datebook for Nov. 10

All branches of the Moffat County Library will be closed for Veterans Day.

Moffat County High School football team send off Breakfast

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.

Animal house

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...

Wednesday, November 8

Up in smoke

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.

Pregnancy Center's new director an old favorite

This may be Debbie Rudd's first year running the program, but the Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center returns Friday with a community classic.

Police Blotter for Nov. 9

Moffat County Jail No bookings reported.

Still GOP

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.

Respect the vets

Ceremonies call community to honor those who have served

The armed services run through Albert Shepherd's veins.

Tatyana Berlynn Wiessner

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.

Clerk: Electronic voting 'absolutely perfect'

Election officials in Moffat County are happy to talk about how the election went on Tuesday.

Bill Harding: Respect veterans and your right to vote

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.

D-I dreams

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.

Datebook for Nov. 9

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.

Tuesday, November 7

The Record for Nov. 8

Voters approve charter amendments

With two-thirds of the votes, amendments to the City of Craig charter passed easily Tuesday.

Missing Craig man found dead Monday

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.

Mill levy questions no questions at all

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.

Melanie McDaniels: Hoops, hoops, hoops

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).

Tasting success

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.

Gail Severson: Chamber board betters the community

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.

DA's Office turnover not due to salaries

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.

Datebook for Nov. 8

Dinosaur woman still pushing to recall town's mayor

Dinosaur resident Sharon Gehring said she is still working to get a petition approved to recall the mayor of the town despite road blocks.

Moffat County's next top cop

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.

Arguing for endorsements

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.

Monday, November 6

Authorities search for missing Craig man

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.

Changes in the way for dental coalition

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.

Datebook for Nov. 7

The Record for Nov. 7

Briefs for Nov. 7

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.

Time out with Travis Wilson

GRAMNET investigation yields eight arrests

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.

Speak Up for Nov. 7

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.

Politics on ice

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

YVEA directors awarded

Three directors from Yampa Valley Electric Association recently received the Credentialed Cooperative Director certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Briefs for Nov. 6

Browns Park to host Christmas celebration

The Browns Hole Homemakers Club is planning the Old-Time Christmas celebration for December.

SAPP breakfast benefits education

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.

Turnover troubles

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.

Fighting the flu

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.

The kid staying in the picture

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.

Robert D. Tucker

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.

Brooklyn Lea Bustad

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.

Datebook for Nov. 6

Not close enough

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.

Turnaround leaves Bulldogs playoff-bound

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.

Hit the polls Tuesday, address crowded ballot

The general election is Tuesday, and polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, November 3

Commissioners make offer on Dinosaur land

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.

Crab legs and laughs

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.

Judge finds probable cause in meth, abuse charges

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.

Area briefs for 11-4

Area briefs for 11-4

St. John-McGuinness

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.


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.

On the Record for 11-2

On the Record for November 2, 2006.

Rick Hammel: RS 2477 claims expensive, outdated

What is the county doing with these old roads?

Education briefs for 11-4

Local elementary schools host book fairs; C.O.M.A. tries to reach youth through MySpace

Early voting ends with high turnout

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.

Tune-up for Tuesday

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.

Down, but not out

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.

Betting buffalo

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.

John and Mickey Allen: Hiking trail through WSA not a RS 2477 road

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: The problem with pot

Our view: Amendment 44 would add to a growing problem.

Thursday, November 2

Habitat readying home for family

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.

Suspect pleads guilty to forgery

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.

Area briefs for 11-3

Area briefs for November 3, 2006.

On the Record for 1-1

On the Record for November 1, 2006.

Trick or treat, or sick and beat?

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.

Pregnancy center plans annual chili supper and auction

Religion briefs

The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is planning its 14th annual chili supper and auction for Nov. 10.

The challenges of raising your grandchildren

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.

Time Out with Deidra Gray

Deidra Gray

Student News: JoJo La

Student news

A 2006 Moffat County graduate has been accepted into the Guy T. McBride Jr. Honors program.

Chinese meth therapy successful

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.

Carol Wilson: Thank you for trick-or-treat assistance

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.

W. Alan Webber: Growth is inevitable; vote "yes" on 4A

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.

In or out

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.

Working through winter

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.

Diagnosing diabetes

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.

Moffat County Neighbor: John Schram

Moffat County Neighbor

Moffat County Neighbor: John Schram

Wednesday, November 1

Early voters head to courthouse

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.

SAPP to hold pancake fundraiser

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.

Buddy Poppies displays celebrate Veterans Day

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

Datebook for November 2


Anya Ls Rose Hess

Cards of concern

REPS brings grassroots campaign

The combined suicide rate in Moffat and Routt County is 10 per year, three times that of the national average.

Vigil inducted into hall of fame

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.

'We're going to win'

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.

Police Blotter for Nov. 2

Turnaround time

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.