Tuesday, October 31
Residents living near Elkhead Reservoir will face inconvenience
Reaching home for a handful of county residents that live near Elkhead Reservoir will be an inconvenience for the next couple of weeks as the final road construction phase of the reservoir expansion project closes the detour road and the dam road.
In line with practices developed during the past two years, but expedited in response to recent school shootings in Pennsylvania and Colorado, the Moffat County School District has released a blueprint of safety measures for all schools to follow.
Jill Bernadeen Brown was born Jan. 24, 1981 in Glenwood Springs to Joe E. and Joan (Stephenson) Brown. She was raised in both Craig and Meeker, where she graduated from high school in 1999. Jill then attended dental hygienist training in Rangely.
Eldon M. Gerber, 64, a life-long resident of Craig, died Oct. 26, 2006 at his home.
This election proves to be an important one locally. We'll decide our next sheriff, whether Colorado Northwestern Community College will continue to receive our tax dollars, and how much support we're willing to give the Craig Rural Fire Protection District in safeguarding our homes and businesses.
SHARE Craig wants to share the wealth this holiday season.
The Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team started their pre-season Saturday, playing two games against the Glenwood Springs Grizzlies.
BLM asked to consider status of five roads
When a road has been closed for twenty years, is it still a road? That was one of the questions the Moffat County commissioners put to the local office of the Bureau of Land Management at a workshop Tuesday afternoon.
Ahhh, the sweet, sweet smell of college hockey is in the air, and the NHL 100 plus games per season is underway, so I find it fitting, to discuss one of my favorite sports.
Folk band to perform in Craig
The Woods Tea Company -- a New England band that keeps the origin of its name secret -- will perform in Craig this weekend.
Commission highly recommends judges' retention
A state panel recommends voters retain two judges in the 14th Judicial District on Nov. 7.
Monday, October 30
For Tim Martin, it's a way to give back to the community.
Kimberly Mazza has come to Craig today to answer questions that the public may have about drilling for natural gas in Moffat County.
Taylor Kaye Miller, 23, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault.
Joan and Mike Durner of Craig announce the birth of their son, Jacob Edward Durner, at 9:03 p.m. Oct. 22 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces and was 18 inches long.
Scott and Kristen Foster of Camarillo, Calif., announce the birth of their daughter, Rebekah Grace Foster, on Oct. 22 in Camarillo.
Tisha and Doyle Mann, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Nathan Dean Mann, at 3:53 a.m. Oct. 18 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
The college unquestionably has been good for our community and provides good education for those who have attended. I think we should vote for 3A and give the college the money.
Grade: Junior What sport do you play? Soccer
6:47 to 7:47 a.m. The Craig Chamber of Commerce hosts the October Wake-Up Craig breakfast, sponsored by Pioneer Natural Resources and hosted by Colorado Northwestern Community College-Craig at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 419 E.Victory Way. Breakfast is $5. Learn about Pioneer's activities in Moffat County and CNCC's upcoming ballot question. To RSVP, call 824-5689.
Legend has it: Ghosts inhabit Meeker Hotel
Friday the 13th. Meeker. This is a story. A story that some might not believe.
The Northwest Resource Advisory Council for the Bureau of Land Management will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs.
Sunday, October 29
Donate, save a life
This Halloween, Craig Intermediate School students will trick or treat for UNICEF, and with hopes of providing children around the world with necessary things they don't have -- water, nutrition, immunizations, and education.
State cross-country highlight of season
Three top ten finishes were on the list of accomplishments the Moffat County Bulldog cross-country teams achieved Saturday at the state meet, which took place at the Vineyard Golf Club in Colorado Springs.
Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage and Tourism tours Routt County's historical areas
When John B. Dawson bought several homestead sites in 1903 and formed the Dawson ranch east of Hayden, he surely appreciated the beauty of the Yampa River Valley, lush with cottonwood trees lining the river and wildlife roaming the grass valley floor.
When Joe Zuniga was hired as Christmas help at United Parcel Service in 1976, he had no idea he would make delivering packages his career.
Funeral services for Eldon Gerber, of Craig, will take place at 1 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Moffat County 4-H Foundation, in care of Grant Mortuary.
There have been many items written in recent weeks about the 3A ballot issue requesting continuation of the mill levy for Colorado Northwestern Community College. Election Day is now upon us and decision time is at hand. It's a decision that could affect our entire community for years to come. Please consider the following facts before making your decision.
Team finishes 2-2 in district play
Moffat County volleyball coach Brianna Montgomery always knew her team had the ability to play with most teams in the state.
Location, not philosophy, changes for Sandrock Ridge admin director
Experiencing a hurricane evacuation changed Jonathan Marks' life.
Friday, October 27
I would like to thank Al White publicly for his help for the past two years. Al was there for me when I was at risk of losing my business in 2004.
I have been contemplating the sample ballot that I received for the upcoming election. I was fascinated by the number of Constitutional amendments on the ballot.
It's hunting season again in Northwest Colorado and there's nothing better than fresh venison, but with the recent U.S. E. coli outbreaks in spinach and lettuce, be advised that deer meat can also be a source of E. coli.
Angie Satterwhite makes former 4-H hobby a business
It took only a couple of years for Angie Satterwhite to go from showing pigs at the Moffat County Fair to owning and operating her own swine business in Craig.
Vampires, witches, Spider-man and fairies are sure to show their faces as another Halloween approaches. To keep this year's Halloween celebration festive, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) reminds parents to make sure their children are safe while trick-or-treating.
'Diesel' Haddan has big game for Moffat County
Junior, J.T. Haddan didn't get the nickname 'The Diesel' for nothing -- on Friday night against the Glenwood Springs Demons, 'The Diesel' kept trucking.
Craig's first 'Heavy Halloween' set for tonight
Coming to a stage near you -- Angelic Deficiency, a five-man hard-edged sound that will rock the Moffat County Fairgrounds at 6 p.m. today, along with Glass Houses Sinks Ships and Eternal Deficit.
Financial impact of sport keeps Craig business afloat in off-season
They descend upon Craig in a sea of orange and camouflage. They stay in local hotels, eat at local restaurants and shop at local stores. They're hunters, and local business owners say they couldn't survive without them.
The Craig City Council enlisted the assistance of six community members in September 2005 to evaluate and suggest changes to the charter. With six residents, two city staff members and two council members providing oversight, this committee reviewed three other city charters that had recently been reviewed and approved by the public.
I would like to thank Ms. Elfreida Bennett for her words of support for Colorado Northwest-ern Community College. I, too, am proud to live in an area that has a community college and in a community that will support the growth of that college.
I guess it's alright to daydream. It's for sure I'm a daydreamer and daydreaming along with my imagination has made my life much more enjoyable!
Local youths participate in essay, poster contests in honor of Red Ribbon Week
Grand Futures Prevention Coalition hosted essay and poster contests this week at Craig Intermediate School and Craig Middle School, in honor of Red Ribbon Week.
Former MCHS graduate running for cancer patient in Nike Women's Marathon
The thoughts running through some people's heads during a marathon might be: "Why am I doing this?" But Janie Dunckley knew exactly why she was running -- to help others.
Briefs for October 28, 2006.
Thursday, October 26
An architecture and construction firm recommended $36 million in Moffat County School District improvements to the Board of Education on Thursday.
The Craig Chamber of Commerce hosts the second of its revived quarterly Wake-Up Craig breakfasts from 6:47 to 7:47 a.m. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 419 E. Victory Way.
Homer Harold Schwarz, Aug. 31, 1926 - Oct. 3, 2006
On the Record for October 25, 2006.
Three hunters were reported missing last night at Morapis Creek in Rio Blanco County.
Maintaining good contact between your tires and the road is critical for safe driving during inclement weather.
Bulldog coaches stress intensity on kickoff
Bulldog football coach Kip Hafey knows that emotions can either be a positive or a negative on the field. Tonight in Glenwood Springs, the Bulldogs hope to come out on the plus side.
Eldon Gerber, longtime Craig resident, died Thursday at his home.
Cross-country preparing for meet Saturday
Coach Todd Trapp knows his runners are ready to roll this weekend in Colorado Springs. The Colorado State Cross-Country Meet will be held Saturday at The Vineyard Golf Course/El Pomar Youth Sports Complex.
CIS students prepare for potential dangerous situation with lockdown Thursday
In Seth Young's classroom, six-grade students drop their science assignments on their desks and huddle into a corner of the room. The lights go out and silence falls over the room.
Our family would like to join with the many community members who have voiced their support for Colorado Northwestern Community Center.
I'm a big fan of thinking outside the box, but not so hip on coloring outside the lines.
Pirate among most requested local costumes for Tuesday's spook day
Katie Johnson, owner of Katie's Kostumes, a small building behind Johnson's house in north Craig that's packed with 3,000 costumes, spends her evenings trying to help community members find their ideal costume for any occasion.
The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday denied a second appeal by convicted poacher Joshua Lawrence. Lawrence was convicted in 1999 on 27 counts of willful destruction of big game wildlife along Moffat County roads. He was 19 at the time of the incident.
Wednesday, October 25
Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) of the Yampa Valley is sponsoring a community coat drive.
The Memorial Hospital finished its fifth consecutive month, September, with a net gain from operations, George Rohrich told the TMH board on Wednesday night.
A homeless veteran stand down will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Colorado National Guard Armory on 482 28 Road, Grand Junction. It is an ongoing project to provide homeless veterans a helping hand.
Year of struggles no indicator for next year
The Bulldog soccer team faced one of its toughest seasons to date, but now in retrospect, the team knows that just like everything in life, this season was a learning process.
On the Record for October 24, 2006.
Farmers not pleased with state-mandated water measuring devices
Anyone diverting water from the Lower Yampa Watershed will have to install government-approved measuring devices, the Colorado Division of Water Resources told a group of about 35 people Wednesday at a meeting in Maybell.
Bank manager teaches students about keeping good credit scores
On Wednesday, Todd Young, the manager of First National Bank of the Rockies in Craig, taught Moffat County High School students a different version of economist Milton Friedman's "There's no such thing as a free lunch" economic theory: There's no such thing as a free T-shirt.
It's not the entire reason, but retail sales from Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply are partially why the city of Craig has enjoyed increased sales tax revenue, City of Craig Finance Director Bruce Nelson said Tuesday night at the City Council meeting.
Logan James Grant, son of James and Jane Ann Grant, formerly of Craig, recently completed 13 weeks of physical conditioning and mental fatigue mastering marksmanship, drill, military customs and courtesies, and martial arts during U.S. Marine Corps boot camp.
Time out with Jeremy Bird
Born "lucky" on Friday the 13th of April 1936, Mary Rae Danford, a Wyomingite by birth, Texan and Californian by circumstance, and Coloradan by choice, passed away at her home on Oct. 21, 2006.
Tuesday, October 24
Web site was wrong: Moffat County is in the playoffs
With the Bulldog volleyball team's future hanging in the balance Monday afternoon, coach Brianna Montgomery went through practice like things were set in place.
It's still not final, but at least the Moffat County commissioners are making strides with the city of Steamboat Springs to sell the former county Road and Bridge Departï¿½--ment shop on East Victory Way.
At Tuesday's Moffat County commissioners meeting, county attorney Kathleen Taylor brought to light that many elected officials' bonds, specifically in the Treasurer's Office and Sheriff's Office, are outdated, and that statutes are vague or inconsistent.
Jake W. Sherrill of Fort Collins died Oct. 22, 2006, at his home. He was 25. At 1 p.m. today, a memorial service will be held at Timberline Church. Jake's funeral will be Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, Kan. Interment will follow the funeral.
Larry D. Fuchs of Juneau, Alaska, passed away on Oct. 14, 2006, in Tualitin, Ore., after a long and courageous battle with lymphoma. He was 53.
Today Noon. Yampa Valley Ladies Golf has its final luncheon meeting of the season at the Tin Cup Grill. Call Sandi Seip at 824-6660.
Residents learn how to live on Social Security funds
Those who receive Social Security sometimes have to be creative in making ends meet, said benefits planner David Nelson of the Mesa County Workforce Center.
Moffat County Jail No bookings reported.
Mona Gilman rushed out of the Craig City Council Chambers after learning that she may have a new neighbor in the future.
Buyer: Sherman P. Romney Seller: Robert C. and Janis E. Stark Jr. Property description: 508 Yampa Ave. Sale price: $102,200
Monday, October 23
State candidates offer vastly different views
Tension was palpable as Colorado Rep. Al White, R-Winter Park, likened himself to an airplane pilot with thousands of hours at the controls and compared his opponent, Democrat Andy Gold, to a pilot who studied the manual, but had never flown. It peaked when White interrupted Gold's closing statement by stating, "That's a lie," when Gold claimed that White voted twice against making emergency contraception available to victims of rape.
Better knowledge of local issues and races drew Craig resident Ada McArthur to Monday night's candidate forum.
Candidate the only Congressional hopeful at forum
By declining his invitation to Monday night's candidate forum, Democratic incumbent John Salazar gave his opponent, Scott Tipton, a clear shot at garnering Moffat County's support in his bid for the District 3 U.S. House of Repreï¿½--sentï¿½--atives seat.
As candidates debated issues in front of an audience of about 100 at Monday evening's forum at Centennial Mall, representatives of three local ballot initiatives weighed in on their respective measures.
Aaron Joshua Gallegos, 19, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant for failure to appear.
Rachele Ann and Chad Alan Morlan, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Taylor Ann Morlan, at 9:14 a.m. Oct. 14, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Eight candidates are vying for two vacant seats on the University of Colorado Board of Regents, and only one attended the Craig Daily Press/KRAI forum Monday night.
Freshman and JV squads play final home games
The sky was clear Monday as the Bulldog junior varsity football team took the field.
Brandy and Jake Goodwin, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Marie Goodwin, at 5:09 p.m. Oct. 15, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Grade: Sophomore What sports do you play? Cross country, basketball and track
The Colorado Division of Water Resources is holding a meeting this week to discuss the installation of headgates and measuring devices on Elkhead Creek.
Darlene and Joe Harthun, of Kremmling, announce the birth of their daughter, Taylin Dee Harthun, at 1:33 a.m. Oct. 19, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Deborah and Cary Herndon, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Memphis Dean Herndon, at 5:26 p.m. Oct. 18, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., is closed until 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 22
Moffat County voters are invited to a forum tonight that includes local and state candidates who will be on the Nov. 7 ballot.
A Mexican restaurant is hoping to score a touchdown with local football fans.
As I studied English with my granddaughter today, I ran across a poem about graveyards and the following statement in her PACE. "While graveyards usually make us come face to face with an event that sooner or later overtakes each of us, Christians need never fear them. We can view them as a beautiful gateway to a new and glorious life, enjoy them for their natural beauty, fascination, and the awe that they inspire." The following is an excerpt from the poem:
2 p.m. AARP Craig chapter 1418 meets at Sunset Meadows I, 663 Ledford St. The program is on analysis of the 2006 ballot proposals from the "blue book." Call 824-5123.
Illegal immigration and border security are the primary topics for a public meeting today hosted by Republican Congressional candidate Scott Tipton.
Chad Zimmerman and Erin Thompson, of Puyallup, Wash., announce the birth of their daughter, Rori Elizabeth Zimmerman, at 2:20 a.m. Oct. 1, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup.
Bulldog cross-country team headed to Colorado Springs
After Saturday's regional meet in Battle Mountain, the boys cross-country team and three members of the girls team are headed to the state meet next weekend.
It wasn't exactly the ending the Moffat County Bulldog volleyball players were looking for, but they are still alive for another week.
Saturday, October 21
Ned Miller's knowledge of Moffat County and passion for helping brought him out of retirement -- again
After 72 years, the contour lines of Ned Miller's face and hands map out a life of adventure.
Friday, October 20
Amendments 39 and Referendum J -- two ballot initiatives that call for school districts to spend at least 65 percent of their budgets on classroom instruction -- are unwarranted measures that we encourage you to vote "no" on come Nov. 7.
Health district, uncontested races highlight local ballot questions
Based on past numbers, Rio Blanco County officials are expecting a healthy voter turnout for the November general election, county clerk Nancy Amick said on Friday.
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club annual ski and sports swap is at the Steamboat Springs Middle School, 5100 Amethyst Drive, Steamboat Springs. Summer and winter sports equipment for sale by consignment. Entry is free. Call 879-0695, ext. 100.
Moffat County Jail No bookings reported.
Melanie and Casey Kilpatrick, of Auburn, Wash., announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Noelle, at 8:42 a.m. Sept. 22, 2006, at Valley Medical Center in Auburn.
I would like to encourage the voters of Moffat County to consider voting "no" on Referendum 3A, which concerns the continuation of the mill levy for Colorado Northwestern Community College.
Senator, local farmers, ranchers weigh in on farm bill
No farms, no food. Those are the words on a plaque sitting on the desk of U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar in Washington, D.C. Salazar, D-Colo., told a group of Northwest Colorado farmers on Friday that the words serve as a reminder that "we shouldn't take our food security for granted," and that proactive steps need to be made to aid the U.S. farmer.
It has been almost a year now since my family and I moved to Kansas on to another challenge in higher education. We miss Craig and all the good times we had. We still and always will have many friends in the community.
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week starts Sunday. It is sponsored by Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights' National Center for Bullying Prevention.
Last met: Tuesday Decisions: • Approved, 2-0, closing the county clerk and recorder's office for poll-worker training at noon on Friday.
The Bulldogs made a statement Friday night against the Montezuma-Cortez Panthers.
The Moffat County Sheriff's Office and Moffat County Search and Rescue evacuated hunters from Routt National Forest on Friday after a snowstorm caught them off guard, 9News.com reported.
Northwest Colorado brand inspector's job keeps him on the mooove
The frost is still on the ground as the wranglers begin herding small groups of heifer calves toward the scales. The sun won't crest the hilltop before the first 20 head are weighed and moved off of the scales.
Local voters will have a chance to hear the platforms of political hopefuls and learn more about a loaded Nov. 7 general election ballot during a forum Monday.
In an effort to effectively communicate with families in Moffat County School District, the Board of Education has released the first of its quarterly newsletters.
Thursday, October 19
Coach Jeff Hammond was impressed Thursday with the way his team closed out its season.
Bulldog football continues to be in must-win situations
The Bulldog football players know as well as anyone that if they lose tonight's game, their season and playoff hopes are gone.
Even though it has been six years since I left my position as Dean of the Craig campus of Colorado Northwestern Community College, I still have wonderful memories of life in Craig and Northwest Colorado.
Beautification is a buzzword heavily brandished, but rarely defined. The Craig Chamber of Commerce, with a lot of help, is working to "beautify" the corner of Fourth and Ranney streets.
Michael James Demarais, 30, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
The Craig Rural Fire Proï¿½--tection District board unanimously approved Wednesday night adding two more homes, seated on the fringe of the district, to its coverage area.
CIS administrator needn't look far to find the nonsense in gun violence
Feb. 2, 1996. Fourteen-year-old Barry Loukaitis walks into his algebra class in Moses Lake, Wash., and opens fire. His act of aggression claims the lives of two classmates and a teacher.
At the first sign of the sniffles or a cough, many people reach for the antibiotics to attack the symptoms. That may not be the best thing to do, and it might even make an illness harder to battle in the future, health officials said.
Age: 23 Occupation: I'm a sandwich maker, and I wait tables. What should your business card say you do? Feed people
Longtime residents recall old-time remedies for stuffy noses
Times were different in the 1930s.
A couple weeks ago, the Craig Daily Press featured Ann Stehlin in a story on her trip to China.
Moffat County volleyball team stuns Eagle Valley
The turnaround was tremendous Thursday night in the Moffat County High School gymnasium as the Bulldog volleyball team pulled off its first three-game win all season. The Bulldogs downed Eagle Valley, 25-23, 25-15, 25-20.
Twice this week, I crept into Katie's room ready to blast out, "Rise and shine!" only to find she'd already risen and was nowhere to be found.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Moffat County affiliate of the Routt County Habitat for Humanity chapter has a workday at the 745 Yampa Ave. project home. Volunteers with table saws and dump trucks especially needed. Call 824-5459.
Wednesday, October 18
Along with the increased exploration for gas and oil deposits in the Rocky Mountains comes the effort by environmental organizations to save and preserve lands for future generations.
Mentoring program gives youths firsthand look at occupations
Fill out complete applications and start looking for work early, Craig Parks and Recreation Director Dave Pike told students Wednesday at the Craig City Hall.
A Wyoming ranch owner denies claims that he forced a Peruvian sheepherder to leave his ranch Tuesday.
Doak Walker football wraps up season
As the snowflakes drifted down Tuesday night, local youths geared up and put on their helmets. They played with heart and emotion, knowing that only one team would be champion.
To honor the sacrifices of America's disabled vets, those who have given their lives or are serving today, defending our country and the liberties that we enjoy daily, there are days to proudly fly your U.S. flag. This month, those days are Columbus Day on Oct. 9 and Navy Day on Oct. 27.
Recently, someone on the Craig Daily Press' online reader forum gave bad information about Tim Jantz. I would like to correct it.
The Moffat County Bulldog volleyball team is getting ready for its final two games of the season.
Jessica and Colin Tomison, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Autumn Marie Tomison, at 11:10 p.m. Oct. 16, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.
Jamie Lynette Mitchell, 22, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail for a probation violation.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Moffat County affiliate of the Routt County Habitat for Humanity chapter has a workday at the 745 Yampa Ave. Project home. Volunteers with table saws and dump trucks especially needed. Call 824-5459.
Fred E. Mason was born July 22, 1920, in Greenville, Texas, to Fred Edmond and Eddie Lee (Todd) Mason. Fred was raised and attended school in Greenville, graduating high school in 1938.
Tuesday, October 17
Canvass board validates GOP primary
Three measly votes. That's the difference between the totals released following the Republican primary election Aug. 8 and the figures finalized Tuesday afternoon by Moffat County's bi-partisan canvass board for two high-profile county races.
At an informal press conference on Tuesday, Moffat County sheriff candidate Vic Alton proclaimed, "I am in the race for sheriff."
Opinions vary on the effect of proposed minimum wage hike
Talk to the myriad of people campaigning on both sides of a proposed ballot question that could affect Colorado's economy, and you'll find a barrage of differing opinions.
Three vie for sheriff's race during remaining month of race
With a month to go until the November general election, candidates running for Moffat County's only contested race -- the bid for sheriff -- are fine tuning their campaigns for the home stretch.
Colorado Treasurer Mike Coffman said a recent tour serving as a civil affairs officer in Iraq with his U.S. Marine Corps unit reinforced just how important voting is to the sanctity of America.
Fire district laying the groundwork for mill-levy campaign
Officials with the Craig Rural Fire District are laying the groundwork for a November election that they deem critical to improving the department and protecting the public.
Welcome aboard, Commissioner Mathers.
Democratic running mate lends support for mill levy at CNCC rally
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Ritter leads Republican challenger Bob Beauprez by nearly nine points, according to polling information released this month by Zogby International and the Wall Street Journal.
Officials from the Craig campus at Colorado Northwestern Community College aren't asking the public for more money. They're just asking the community to allow them to keep what funding they have.
The tone in Sgt. Tim Jantz's voice rings with passion when he is asked about the issues facing Moffat County today and his reasons for wanting to serve as sheriff.
CNCC lobbies for $1.3 million extension; voters to decide whether to continue mill levy
Funding cutbacks in recent years have forced policy-makers at Colorado Northwestern Community College to adopt a defensive posture in "trying to protect what we have," administrators said.
Democratic candidate for CU regents makes campaign stop in Craig
It's a dedication to learning that prompted a Glenwood Springs Democrat to run for an open seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents, the candidate said Friday during a campaign stop in Craig.
Relative unknown Paul Noel Fiorino has no previous experience as an elected official. He has $1,000 to run a statewide campaign. He lacks the backing of any major political party.
Pastor to host dream workshops
The Rev. Bob Woods of First Congregational United Church of Christ is hosting dream interpretation workshops Monday nights.
Since reading the Durango Herald article: "Tri-State funds global-warming critic" on Oct. 22, I've visited the New Hope Environmental Services Web site several times. It's been a sad vocation. Patrick Michaels' self-described "advocacy science consulting firm" is certainly about advocacy. But, it's a single-minded shell game sort of advocacy. Here are a couple examples from NHES's World Climate Report's most recent blog.
Secretary candidate pledges to bring fairness back to office
The campaign trail for a long-time Democratic state legislator ran through Northwest Colorado this week as he attempted to garner support for his run for Secretary of State's Office.
This is just a fun "note" to all of our neighbors in the 800 block of Green Street, our backyard neighbors on Pershing and to anyone who lives several streets in all directions.
Don't fix something that isn't broken.
With regional pride and district berths on the line, Steamboat defeats MCHS in four
After Moffat County snapped Steamboat's 16-year winning streak in Craig on Sept. 26, Sailors coach Wendy Hall wrote down Tuesday's date in her team's locker room as a reminder for her girls to fix in their minds.
Sheepherder on flight to Peru after alleged money dispute with rancher
A Peruvian sheepherder is scheduled to leave today in an abrupt return to his home country after a payment dispute with his employer.
The State of Colorado Board of Land Commissioners are scheduled to make a decision Friday on a request for three uranium mining lease applications in Moffat County.
The proposed sale of the former Moffat County Road and Bridge Department shop to the city of Steamboat Springs, which would use the shop as a bus depot, has been a long and difficult process for both parties.
Seventeen ballot questions and a two-page city charter amendment are facing voters this general election, and that's in addition to choices for local and state offices.
B.J. and Jason Vallejos, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Rylan Jay Vallejos, at 6:30 a.m. Oct. 13, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Krista and Jeremy Boatman, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Brenna Lea Boatman, at 4:23 p.m. Oct. 10, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Commission evaluates judges' performances, recommends retention
A state commission has recommended that six Moffat County judges be retained in the November general election.
Gubernatorial candidates ready to amp up post-primary campaigns
With a virtual deadlock in the polls, and the eyes and ears of voters now tuned into statewide issues post-primary election, expect two gubernatorial candidates to amp up their bids for the statehouse.
Handlers for the two candidates vying to succeed Gov. Bill Owens announced this week that the political hopefuls would make campaign pit stops in Craig.
The three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the district 3 Moffat County commissioner seat made a late push Monday night to sway voters their way during next month's primary election.
Two Republicans and an independent campaigning to become Moffat County's next top cop, may differ on philosophies and along party lines, but they share at least one common trait.
A Congressional hopeful told a crowd of Craig residents Monday night that, despite endorsements from past and present politicos, it was their support he was counting on to send him to Washington, D.C.
Mary Beth was born on Oct. 2, 1926. She was adopted at an early age by Eugene and Margaret Voeltzel. She was raised in Oregon, on the Williams Fork south of Craig and attended school on Waddle Creek and in Denver. Mary Beth graduated from high school in Craig with the class of 1945.
CNCC, fire district begin
Campaign leaders promoting two tax-based ballot questions report that they're receiving a largely positive reception from voters during public presentations.
Kroese to face Jantz, Alton in Nov. 7 general election
Despite being defeated twice before in a bid to be elected Moffat County sheriff, Don Kroese thinks he must make another attempt, because the office needs a "new face."
GOP gubernatorial candidate dubs youth facility as 'special'
Craig youth Michael Hough, working as de facto tour guide, ushered a troop of children and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez around the Boys & Girls Club of Craig on Thursday afternoon.
It's taught in classes, it's taught on the field -- how to be a good sport and show sportsmanship.
Monday, October 16
Putting on an event as big as the Moffat County Fair takes dozens of individuals working as a team with the common goal of holding a successful fair.
Jamie and Bill Jones, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Kelsie Lynn Jones, at 10:58 p.m. Oct. 12, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.
Viola Pearl LaDow Bird was born June 24, 1910, to Harry and Olla (Perry) LaDow in Jewell County, Kan. At the age of 4, her mother passed away and her mother's best friend cared for the three children and became a loving stepmother, and three more children were born and became part of the family. Viola loved her stepmother but always missed her mother and said she looked forward to meeting her mother in heaven.
Charlotte Emma Salisbury Gros, a native of the Little Snake River Valley and a resident of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, in Brazil.
Memorial services for Henry Westerling will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Calvary Baptist Church.
Clint Wells, a former standout at Moffat County High School, won the inaugural Denver Marathon on Sunday.
After brief snag, resident to begin circulating petition again
The push to oust the mayor of Dinosaur hit a temporary setback, but a town resident behind the circulation of a recall petition said it has resumed as of Monday.
Bulldog runners making trails to competition Saturday
The top 10 is hard to make, let alone the top five, but that's exactly what some of Moffat County's cross-country runners did Saturday in Battle Mountain.
Moffat County Young Life, a Christ-based mentoring program for Craig youths, plans to hold its semi-annual Arts & Crafts Auction on Nov. 10 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.
Disability Mentoring Day planned
The Craig Workforce Center will offer Moffat County High School students with disabilities an opportunity to explore career options with local employers Wednesday during Disability Mentoring Day.
Sunday, October 15
Arts council presents workshops
The Craig Downtown Business Association and the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership have been selected to receive workshop presentations by Arts for Colorado, funded by Colorado Council on the Arts.
Mary Beth Stehle, longtime Craig resident, died Friday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation Center.
The Humane Society of Moffat County is inviting the community to be our partners in continuing to save the lives of lost, homeless, injured and abandoned companion animals of Moffat County. The Humane Society has saved the lives of more than 300 homeless and abandoned pets that otherwise would have been euthanised.
Father Jose SÃ¡enz a throwback to the days of neighborhood priests
It's early Sunday morning, and the attention of those crowded into the chapel at St. Michael's Catholic Church is fixed on the message being delivered from the pulpit.
Moffat County soccer falls to Palisade, 4-1
As coach Jeff Hammond watched two of his soccer players walk off the field in frustration during the second half, the Bulldogs fell apart right before his eyes Saturday.
Moffat County defeats Delta, struggles against Palisade
Friday night's four-game match in Delta was intense for volleyball coach Brianna Montgomery. Saturday's performance by her team against Palisade was anything but.
'Beauty and the Beast' proving to be most complex high school production yet
Teapots, salad forks and wardrobes are some of the outlandish costumes performers have to contend with this year in the Moffat County High School's drama club musical.
Inez Guthrie, mother of Judy Mullis of Craig, died Saturday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation Center.
Friday, October 13
Farming is a partnership. Man and wife engaged in the century's old "business" of raising livestock and coaxing a crop from the ground.
Teachers instilling sign language skills in preschoolers
They can sings songs, ask questions and describe a feeling. They do it all with their hands. They do it all at age 4.
Drug task force responds to pro-marijuana group's accusations of illegal activity
A local drug task force accused of wrongdoing by a Denver-based organization lobbying for pro-marijuana legislation denied Friday that it violated state campaign laws.
Habitat for Humanity on final stretch of first Craig project
The push is on.
The Rock Creek Road continues on past the stage stop and eventually comes back to highway 134 further up on Gore Pass. There is one obstacle that kept us from continuing on up that road.
The Moffat County Fair is two months back on the calendar, but for the serious young showmen, it's time to enter the ring again.
The political hotspot of Carbon County might just be the town of Baggs, Wyo., population 350, where residents showed up in force Monday for a political forum that drew more than 20 candidates and 40 townspeople.
Bulldogs get big win over Delta, 14-7
The Panthers drew first blood on Friday night at Delta High School -- the Bulldog football team put on a tourniquet and methodically bounced back from a 7-0 defecit going into the second quarter.
Thursday, October 12
Local man finds joy in finding antlers and making them into furniture
The name of the business is Buckskin Trails Trading Post, but most people in Craig just know it as Glenn and Audrey Pritchard's antlers, located at the old Amoco station on West Victory Way.
Driver in single-vehicle accident identified as 45-year-old Idaho man
A single-vehicle car crashed claimed the life of a Boise, Idaho, man Wednesday afternoon in Moffat County, near the town of Hamilton.
I've always wondered if the elimination of high school vocational education programs would affect the workforce, and it clearly has. I've also wondered whether Craig is worse off than other communities when it comes to preparing young people for work, but according to a report released last week by the Partnership for the 21st Century Skills, the whole country is in the same boat. According to their report based on a detailed survey of 431 human resource officials "The future workforce is here, and it is ill-prepared."
A 55-year-old woman underwent surgery at The Memorial Hospital on Thursday after an afternoon shooting on North Yampa Avenue.
After a debit card fraud incident that recently affected a Craig man, the bank that issued the card stresses that victims of debit/credit card fraud enjoy zero liability.
Fred William Ruybal, 39, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
For awhile there, I thought I'd need somebody to help me help Katie do her homework each night.
It's go-time for Bulldog football team
Coach Kip Hafey knows that it's do or die time for the Moffat County football team.
Name: Irene Beard
Robert E. and Ann McKune, of Rangely, celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary today.
Table games at bars regaining popularity
You might think you're the best, but chances are there's someone around the corner -- a ruthless shark lying in wait -- ready to prove you wrong.
Bulldogs play ugly in 7-0 loss
There were some glory moments, but they were few and far between on Thursday in Grand Junction.
The Rangely Drivers License office is closed.
Wednesday, October 11
Michelle and Todd Schults, of Meeker, announce the birth of their daughter, Aimee Brooke.
Luis and Jacobo, and Laura Oatman, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Derek Ross Jacobo.
Katie Barnes and Jesse Caperton, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Callah Rain Caperton.
Soccer team to play final home game on Saturday
It has taken them a good chunk of the season, but the Moffat County Bulldog soccer team is just beginning to smooth out the rocky road they have traveled.
Bulldog volleyball hits the road Saturday, Sunday
The focus may not have been there the first practice of a short week -- but senior Shaylyn Kawcak is sure her volleyball team can pull together and come away from this weekend's matches with at least one win.
Katie and Jesse Caperton, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Jo Caperton.
Stanley Pense to replace retiring David James
The Memorial Hospital in Craig has hired a new doctor to replace a long-time surgeon who plans to retire in January.
When we first moved to this community from Grand Junction in 1987, we wondered how efficient a volunteer fire department would be.
Amanda and Adam Tucker, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Abigail Rae Tucker.
Do you know that fire departments throughout the nation are rated by independent criteria as to their equipment, performance, training and ability to respond to a call. This rating is used by insurance companies to set rates on premiums for fire protection for homes and businesses in that fire district.
Widows of veterans are getting letters requiring $300 to pay for expenses related to burials at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Remember that all services provided by Fort Logan are free.
Every year, hundreds of minivans sporting team names and hometown mascots arrive in the Yampa Valley. The Triple Crown softball tournaments held in Craig and Steamboat Springs each summer fill local motels and restaurants with players, parents and fans. The full economic impact of the tournaments is unknown at this time, but a planned study might soon shed some light on those statistics.
The annual Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club ski and sports swap is scheduled to take place from 8 p.m. until everyone goes home on Oct. 20 for the early birds, and from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Oct. 21.
Jamie Lynn Pogline, 29, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Attorney general: Web-based predators an emerging threat
A school teacher who had no real interest in teaching. A youth minister who felt no true calling to preaching God's will. A man who dated a single mother for three years that he had no affection for. They each shared common traits -- they put themselves in a position of power, a position that dictated they would be near children.
Eric Olson left office Friday
For the second time in a month, a prosecutor with the Craig office of the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office has resigned.
The Craig Drivers License office is closed.
Henry Westerling, of Craig, died Wednesday at his home. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
Tuesday, October 10
Former Bulldog qualifies for 2008 Olympic trials
On Oct. 1, Emily Mortensen, a 2001 Moffat County High School graduate, took to the 26.2-mile course of the Twin Cities Marathon. She also qualified for the 2008 Olympic trials in Boston that day.
Reading has always been a favorite pastime of mine. Lately, I find I tend to fall asleep if I read for any length of time.
Craig man recouping money after debit card cloning leaves him $2,600 short
As if by magic, the charges started to appear on Cris French's debit card -- $85 at TGI Friday's, $71 at T.J. Maxx and $42 at a Shell gas station, all 1,400 miles away in Toledo, Ohio.
Council attempts to answer question about water tap removal
Who is responsible for removing city water taps that are no longer needed?
Deputies responded to an animal complaint.
Scenario: A patient is rushed to the emergency room with a serious ailment. His life is at stake, and time is of the essence. He has no health insurance.
I am writing in regard to the rezoning of the north half of lot 38 and lots of 39 through 44, block 3, town of Craig, aka 859, 867, and 881 Yampa Ave. The proposed plan is to rezone this area from residential-business to commercial.
Your Oct. 4 report on a county commissioner's erroneous description of Amendment 38, the Petition Rights Amendment, was read by the proponents of 38. They asked me to reply because I am also a county commissioner and support Amendment 38, as do many other elected officials who believe in upholding the constitutional rights of our citizens.
Amendment 44 backers seek GRAMNET records
The campaign director for a Denver-based group leading the charge for pro-marijuana legislation said his organization "anxiously" awaits the response from a local drug task force that may have violated state campaign laws.
Representatives from Trapper Mine met with Moffat County commissioners on Tuesday to seek a reduction in the royalty amount paid to the county from its coal-mining operations.
The Craig Drivers License office is closed.
Dinosaur National Monument is planning a pair of hikes to a fossil site where visitors can see dinosaur bones in their natural rock setting.
Steamboat shuts out Moffat County, 4-0
Coming into Tuesday night's game, Moffat County seemed to have the momentum, fresh off a Saturday win against Rifle and heading to Steamboat Springs to face a Sailors squad reeling from a three-game losing skid.
Monday, October 9
The Craig Drivers License office is closed.
Trapper Mine announced Monday its total for the Moffat County United Way campaign -- $70,080.
Authorities from the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested four Craig residents while executing three search warrants served over two days.
A "massive landslide" at Trapper Mine on Sunday probably will not affect operations this year, but it may down the road, said mine President and General Manager Ray DuBois.
Report analyzes Yampa Valley's emerging sector of service groups
Officials with Yampa Valley Partners contend that nonprofit organizations are an emerging sector of the communities in Moffat and Routt counties, and they have a significant effect on the local economies.
Today is the last day that residents looking forward to casting ballots in the Nov. 7 general election can register to vote.
It's impressive to see Craig Rural Fire Protection District working on an informative, open-door campaign with meetings and ads featuring prominent community members. I was initially opposed to a third request for a mill levy increase, but the presentation has softened my opinion somewhat.
Aaron Ross Burl graduated private first class from the U.S. Marine Corps on Sept. 22, 2006, in San Diego, Calif., after flight crew training in Pensacola, Fla.
Christina and Greg Rhyne, of Casper, Wyo., announce the birth of their daughter, Jolene Rae Rhyne, at 9:49 p.m. Sept. 15, 2006, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo.
John and Elva Long, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, James Jeffrey Long Mendoza, at 8:45 p.m. Oct. 5, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.
Victoria Gomez, 24, of Farmington, N.M., was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
The Craig Concert Assoï¿½--ciation presents the next in its lineup of concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.
The turnout at Monday night's forum in Baggs, Wyo., is evidence that candidates running for office in the least populated state in the country need every vote they can get.
Strong performances by Moffat County High School's cross-country teams resulted in second and fourth place finishes Saturday in Aspen.
Craig man records first perfect game at Thunder Rolls
Craig resident Jim Wells didn't think too much about the quick -- and flawless -- start to his game Friday night at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. After all, Wells, a veteran bowler with 35 to 40 years of playing experience, had come close to a perfect score before.
Sunday, October 8
Moffat County's Scott Smith scored the Bulldogs game-winning goal Saturday against Rifle.
As Jonny Sherman calls it quits, his wife, Mary Kay Sherman, is adding onto her business.
MCHS takes match away from Demons
Saturday's game in Glenwood Springs was intense for the Moffat County High School volleyball team.
High school pool opens Tuesday
The Moffat County High School swimming pool, 900 Finley Lane, opens to the public on Tuesday.
Long days on the farm translate into songs for lifelong resident
It's 1936, a time "when you had to get by with what you had," and 6-year-old Gene Counts is huddled on the living room floor, absorbing the sounds of the large, boxed wooden Filco.
Annual NRA banquet raises money for youth gun education
Everything from a Weatherby rifle to two yards of concrete was on the auction block at the annual fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the National Rifle Association on Saturday at the Holiday Inn of Craig.
Halloween-themed CNCC nursing program scholarship fundraiser brings in $3,000
Several more students will be able to attend college next year thanks to the community's support.
Friday, October 6
Weekend festival recalls ancestors of White River area
More than a century ago, Northwest Colorado began changing because of a series of events that took place near the town of Meeker.
Wilma Retta Cosgriff fondly remembered for her rebellious, giving nature
In the 1940s, it was an unwritten rule for Craig businesses not to serve black people.
Candidate forum to be held Monday
With the general election fast approaching, the Snake River Citizens Against Drugs is providing an opportunity for candidates and the voters to come together for an informational session. Accordingly, Snake River CAD has reached out to town, county and state candidates with an invitation to participate in a community forum" to be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, in the Devon Energy meeting room.
Wilma Retta Cosgriff, 92, passed away on Oct, 1, 2006, in Arvada.
Warren R. Fread and Linette Lund were married Oct. 17, 1981, in Craig.
Elks Lodge hosts essay contest for fifth- through eighth-graders
Students in fifth to eighth grades will be putting pen to paper in the next weeks to express their feelings about being Americans.
Local ranchers asked to install partial flumes or weirs to gauge water usage
A letter sent out recently to farmers and ranchers between the Elkhead River and Dinosaur National Monument by the Colorado Division of Water Resources has raised concerns with many river water users in Moffat County.
Bulldogs fall 48-28 to Berthoud
The Moffat County Bulldogs had a good feeling coming into Friday's game against undefeated Berthoud.
Bulldog soccer faces Rifle today
They're not using Legos but the Moffat County boys soccer team is taking small steps and using small blocks to turn their season around.
We would like to give a special thanks to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Mary Grace and Kathy, and to the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Scott and Mark, who with their help we now have a wheel chair ramp built by Jonna Lotz of Burgess Construction.
One issue facing voters in the general election on Nov. 7 that is not receiving the publicity of other issues is amending the city charter for Craig.
Viola Bird, of Craig, died Friday at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab.
There's not one right answer.
Thursday, October 5
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, set for Saturday, is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.
Jennifer and Felix Silva, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Avery Miguel Silva, at 8:23 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Matthew Allen Flahiff, 20, of Craig was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
I don't know any parent who doesn't long for a taste of that freedom they knew before the stork's arrival, who doesn't look back and think of at least one thing they should've done before doing it was no longer an option.
For the past three months, the air has been noticeably clearer in bars and restaurants in Craig. The statewide smoking ban, which took effect July 1, has had different effects on the local watering holes that have now been smoke free for more than 90 days.
Age: 19 Occupation: Certified nursing assistant What should your business card say you do? Help people have a better quality of life
On behalf of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), we would like to thank every mother who contributes her time and personal touch to our group. Without you, we would not be able to grow, support and succeed in our community, nor would we be able to reach out to other mothers in the community.
Program helps women with chemotherapy, radiation
It's been more than two years since doctors diagnosed Kim Dilldine with breast cancer. She has since beaten the disease and is now reaching out to those who are facing the same struggle.
I am writing to voice my support of Referendum 4A, Craig Rural Fire Protection District's, request for a mill levy increase. As we have all been reading, the Fire District has been operating on a budget with one of the lowest mill levies in the state.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Craig Elks Lodge hosts a fundraiser yard sale at 517 Breeze St. Donations are accepted, and shoppers are welcome to browse. The event raises money to buy holiday presents for the Toys for Tots program. Call Dora at 824-2251.
Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) of the Yampa Valley is sponsoring a community coat drive.
Investigation into $50K missing from high school ongoing
Nearly two months has passed since the Moffat County School District and the Craig Police Department -- in a joint statement -- announced that a longtime high school employee was being investigated for embezzling about $50,000.
Moffat County volleyball team sweeps Rifle in three games
The Moffat County Bulldogs volleyball team bounced back on Tuesday night at home.
Regional haze, carbon control and mercury management are the three emerging air quality issues affecting western Colorado power plants, an environmental analyst said Thursday night.
Wednesday, October 4
Being somewhat conservative in nature, I am always reluctant to vote for a tax increase.
The Craig Police Department, along with program coordinator Tony St. John, remind area teenagers that the annual Safety Belt Award program is now under way.
Sept. 17, 2006
A court appearance for a Craig man with a criminal background and an assortment of pending criminal charges was continued Wednesday in Moffat County Court at the request of his public defender.
The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., is closed for inventory.
An independent inspector has begun investigating a derailment Tuesday that left five train cars on their sides and damaged up to 200 feet of rail spur at Craig Station power plant.
Craig physician fighting to rectify a 'terrible' social injustice
The sad truth is this: As dynamic and innovative as the field of medicine is today, it's still part of a system that fails to provide a key demographic with necessary treatment.
Bulldogs aim to fix mistakes for Friday match-up with Berthoud
The atmosphere during the Bulldogs' football practice Wednesday was intense. The players' task was simple: Make a tackle.
Northwest Colorado's cultural heritage tourism program is getting some state recognition.
Matthew Eric Anderson, 27, of Steamboat Springs was booked into Moffat County Jail on a court order.
Guy E. Burt died in Palisade on Sept. 7, 2006, three days before his 98th birthday. He was born Sept. 10, 1908, near Rush Springs, Okla. The family was traveling by wagon from Arkansas at the time of his birth. He was the fourth of 11 children born to John Oscar Burt and Lizzie Viola (Summey) Burt.
The Veterans Service Office is closed today and Friday for veterans service officer fall training in Denver. Routt and Rio Blanco counties' service officers are also attending.
Tuesday, October 3
This is in response to the letter from Sept. 27 concerning the foreign flags. This is the United States of America. We have one flag other than the individual state flags. We also have one language -- English.
Taking students out of the classroom and into the middle of a pond? We think it's brilliant.
L. Albert Jackson, 91, was born near Scandia, Kan., and died Oct. 2, 2006, at St. George Care and Rehab Center.
At Tuesday's meeting of the Moffat County commissioners, Commissioner Darryl Steele discussed last Wednesday's meeting of the Region 6 Transportation District held in Steamboat Springs. The top priority of the district is to lay fresh asphalt on roads that are in need of repair, Steele said.
The drive-through window is being finished, and a couple of shipments are still en route, but the sign in front of Craig Liquor is lit with an inviting word to customers -- open.
No one injured in accident, officials say
Eight cars of a train carrying coal derailed on Craig Station power plant property Tuesday morning, closing the railway and sending five cars onto their sides.
Local and state candidates jostling for Election Day votes will have the opportunity to address Moffat County voters during a candidate forum scheduled for two weeks before the Nov. 7 general election.
11th annual event begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Organizers of an annual fundraising event for the Yampa Valley Friends of the National Rifle Association said the group has raised more money each year it's hosted the event.
Parents, coaches and athletes: Do you have a sports story or sports photos you'd like to see published in the Craig Daily Press?
To the editor: From 2000 to 2002, I wrote many updates from Belize, Central America, after living in and raising my family in Craig for 23 years.
Deputies responded to two reports of a suspicious vehicle.
Jill and Levi Durham, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Logan Curtis Durham, at 5:39 p.m. Sept. 29, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
The Craig Elks Lodge is hosting a fundraiser yard sale all week at its store behind the lodge, 517 Breeze St.
The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., is closed for inventory.
Bulldog volleyball squad ready for Rifle, Glenwood Springs
This week's practices have been intense for the Moffat County Bulldogs volleyball team.
Can you feel it? It's October and here are a few reasons why I love the 10th month of the year.
Monday, October 2
I have always enjoyed sports. Although I am not a very proficient athlete, I am a great spectator.
Boys and girls cross-country finish high at Summit
The Bulldog cross-country teams headed to Summit on Saturday to run in the Summit Invitational. The boys team finished in fourth place, and the girls finished fifth.
Man in good condition after crash A 20-year-old Craig man who was involved in a crash early Sunday morning was upgraded from critical to good condition, health care professionals at St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction reported Monday.
Moffat County Jail Thursday, Sept. 28 Leslie JoAnn Montoya, 36, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail for escape and violating a restraining order.
Colorado Northwestern Community College program, in its sixth week, 'difficult, rewarding'
Scott Murrell is a certified nurses aide, but he has aspired to achieve higher goals in the nursing world for some time.
Today The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., is closed for inventory.
Sunday, October 1
The Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Hwy. 13, is under new ownership.
Melanie and Charles Franklin, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Mae Franklin, at 9:31 p.m. Sept. 4, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
CMS hosts We See D.C. meeting
An informational meeting about We See D.C. is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.
No. 2 Battle Mountain rolls over Moffat County volleyball
It didn't take long for the Battle Mountain Huskies to get the job done Saturday at Moffat County High School. An hour and a half after the games began, the Huskies were loading up their bus for the ride home, victorious after handing the Bulldogs their fifth league loss of the season.
New clinical officer takes over at The Memorial Hospital
George Rohrich, the chief executive officer at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, has a new second-in-command, and it's someone he's quite familiar working with.
Magic show raises money for Humane Society
The Humane Society of Moffat County couldn't make money appear out of thin air, but they got the next best thing.
C.O.M.A. begins ribbon campaign against meth use
The four-year-old girl came inside, a place she didn't need to be, a place she shouldn't have been, smiling and friendly. She was vibrant, and her blonde hair matched her blue eyes.
Eagle Valley defeats Moffat County, 10-4
The first time they met in September in Moffat County, the sleet was flying and the field was drenched. The Bulldog soccer team, however, didn't let the conditions stop them from putting out a solid performance and winning against Eagle Valley.