Friday, September 29
High school holds senior parent meetings Moffat County High School hosts senior parent meetings Tuesday and Thursday.
With the general election just more than five weeks away, local election officials are worried about new requirements from the state regarding procedures and security.
Today 9 to 11 a.m. Craig Youth Hockey hosts a hockey equipment swap at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. To sell equipment, sign in by 8:30 a.m. Call Tanya Ferguson at 824-4655.
Age: 35 Occupation: I just moved here, so I'm looking for a job.
Colorado Northwestern Community College officials are planning ahead.
Moffat County Sheriff's Office Thursday, Sept. 28 Deputies responded to three reports of a civil problem.
Bulldogs lose to Steamboat Springs, 21-9, at homecoming game
Bulldogs coach Kip Hafey knew the Sailors were capable of making big plays coming into Friday's homecoming game at Moffat County High School. What he didn't know was that they would make one of their biggest plays with 2.3 seconds left in the first half en route to defeating the Bulldogs, 21-9.
Cardboard regatta kicks off high school's Science Olympics
The Moffat County High School science department wasn't sure how its first event would go -- but 24 cardboard boats later, the Science Olympics were a hit.
Some say Dinosaur mayor 'failed to provide protection'
Twenty-two residents of Dinosaur, the small town 90 miles west of Craig, are unhappy with the performance of mayor Freda Powell. Make it 23 if you count Sharon Gehring, a town resident for the last year who's circulating a petition to recall the mayor.
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.
Loudy-Simpson Ice Arena season begins Monday The Loudy-Simpson Ice Arena will open for seasonal operation Monday, beginning at 1 p.m. with open skating. The cost for open skating is $3 per person per session, and rental skates are available for $3 per pair.
Moffat County ranch grows during 100-year history into a family-run farm
When Claude Wakeland was a young boy in Denver in 1900, his father read an ad in the newspaper about a ranch in Northwest Colorado that needed a foreman. The ad sought a husband-and-wife team, so that the wife could cook and the husband could run the ranch.
From dangers of Syria to courthouse of Moffat County with commissioner Saed Tayyara
It's the middle of the night. Strangers enter a young man's home. They walk to where he's sleeping.
Thursday, September 28
Come January, the medical staff at The Memorial Hospital in Craig will have a new delegate and spokesman to represent their opinions to administrators.
Moffat County Jail Tuesday, Sept. 26 Katrina Lynn McCormick, 24, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a court order.
County receives conservation funds Moffat County has received funding for livestock water hauling practices under the Emergency Conservation Program.
Ilkos find joy in bringing joy to others through fireworks
With names such as Bombs over Baghdad and 100 Shots Thunder King, the boxes in John Ilko's garage reflect the making of a huge pyrotechnic display.
The Craig Rural Fire Protection District board focused its discussion Thursday evening on whether to add a few more homes, seated on the fringe of the district, to its coverage area.
Today 1:30 p.m. The Moffat County High School homecoming parade begins at Craig Middle School and continues down Yampa Avenue and Victory Way.
Eagle Valley Devils win first two games, pull out victory in five
The Devils painted an all too familiar picture Thursday night against the Moffat County volleyball team.
Bulldogs hope to sink Sailors today
It's been a season of tests for the Bulldog football team, and today, the answers will be no different.
Moffat County High School is turning 25 this year, and school officials want to commemorate that with a special program.
When the Moffat County School District released information about the alleged embezzlement of about $50,000 by an employee earlier this summer, school officials pledged to examine internal policies and attempt to recoup as much of the missing money as possible.
Rifle season is not only important to the multitudes of hunters beginning their migrations to Northwest Colorado, but it's also critical to the Colorado Division of Wildlife and its efforts to control herd populations.
District reacts to tragedy at Platte Canyon High School
They say that revenge is a dish best served cold.
Wednesday, September 27
Michael Stern still weighing career options
On Sept. 19 and 20, Michael Stern, then-assistant district attorney for the 14th Judicial District, argued 10 to 15 cases in court. His final appearance culminated in the successful restitution of about $9,000 from two local burglary suspects.
To the editor: Thank you for all the cards, flowers, calls, hugs and good wishes for our 60th anniversary.
Moffat County Jail Report No bookings reported.
Attack on Colo. school hostages 'sexual in nature,' sheriff says
The gunman who took six girls hostage in a high school classroom, killing one, had sexually assaulted at least some of them, the sheriff said Thursday.
George Rohrich, chief executive officer at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, says an easy friendship exists between the hospital and Colorado Northwestern Community College.
A public scoping meeting held by the Bureau of Land Management is one of the first steps in a process to create an Environmental Impact Statement before drilling rigs are allowed to roll into an area to find oil and gas deposits.
Volleyball team stepping in right direction
It was a milestone that Moffat County High School volleyball hadn't seen in 16 years. The win against rival Steamboat Springs on Tuesday night was one of epic proportions and a big step in the right direction.
Soccer team set for five-game road series
It's only been a week since the Bulldog soccer team battled with Eagle Valley, but this time around, it'll be on the Devils' doorstep.
Baggs man shoots himself accidentally The Baggs Police Department, in cooperation with the Craig Police Department, reported Wednesday that a man in Baggs, Wyo., shot himself by accident in the early in the morning.
Today 10 and 11:30 a.m. The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., hosts story-time. The theme is autumn. Call 824-5116.
A mysterious gunman took six girls hostage at the high school in this mountain town Wednesday, using them as human shields for hours before shooting and fatally wounding one and then killing himself as SWAT team members moved in, authorities said.
GRAMNET officials release statement opposing state Amendment 44
Proponents say one of November's most controversial ballot questions is an attempt to stimulate debate, educate the public and free adults from the risk of turning into criminals for a relatively harmless activity.
Tuesday, September 26
To the editor: I would like to voice my support of Colorado Northwestern Community College's upcoming ballot initiative to retain its current mill levy. It is money well-spent.
BLM schedules burn for Curtis Draw The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is conducting a prescribed burn 25 miles northwest of Maybell.
To the editor: We recently received a phone call from (Moffat County) High School saying that the Chinese flag that we donated, on behalf of our four daughters who were adopted from China, would be returned to us. The flag had been part of a beautiful display of colorful flags in the high school commons, many of which were brought by exchange students from all over the world.
To the editor: The family of Richard Mansfield would like to thank the police department, ambulance crew and hospital staff for their professional response to our emergency.
On Monday night, Marilyn Bouldin was elected president of the Moffat County chapter of Habitat for Humanity. On Tuesday night, she was dealt her first set-back as the Craig City Council turned down the organization's request to waive building permit fees for the group's project house at 745 Yampa Ave.
Moffat County Jail Monday, Sept. 25 Jamie Lynette Mitchell, 22, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Today Noon. The Friends of the Library group has its kick-off meeting at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Take a brown bag lunch.
Kenneth George Blevins was born Jan. 8, 1938, in Craig, to Alfred G. and Ferma Irene (Talkington) Blevins. He was raised and attended school in Craig. Kenneth joined the U.S. Air Force at age 17 and served for the next 20 years. He was stationed in various places including England, Spain, Thailand, Cambodia, Japan and San Diego and at bases in the United States.
They can't predict when it'll happen. One day, Craig Fire/Rescue crews could pull an engine out of the station, and it could break down. They could be unable to respond to a call.
The Bookstore at Serendipity Coffee Shop will soon be known as Downtown Books, after owner Carol Valera Jacobson and her crews move the store across Yampa Avenue.
The first half of Tuesday's soccer game at Loudy Simpson Park was a step in the right direction for the Moffat County High School Bulldogs. Too bad the second half was two steps backwards.
Moffat County wins fierce regional rivalry in five game tie-breaker
The last point whimpered to the ground on an error at the net. The six girls on the Bulldogs side of the court exploded in cheers before the deluge of Moffat County fans stormed their home floor to celebrate a feat they had not been accomplished in 16 years -- beating Steamboat Springs.
When Melvin Cox fell from his logging truck last month, his first thought was that he was lucky to have landed on his feet. He soon realized that the 12-foot fall shattered both of his heels, broke most of his toes and fractured his right ankle. He lay on the ground in pain for an hour before the next truck arrived to help him.
After reporting icy conditions, New York pilots never heard from again
At 1:20 p.m. Sept. 15, pilots of a small, single-engine plane heading from Utah to Nebraska radioed the Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center to report icy conditions at 14,000 feet.
Habitat for Humanity completes plan for first Moffat project home
Today: busted up boards, dirt mounds, bare walls and a partially missing roof. Someday soon: a cozy, one-level bungalow complete with a lush green front lawn.
Moffat County commissioners approved Tuesday a supplemental resolution that amends the 2006 budget because of changes in revenues, grants and unanticipated needs.
James Lee Molison, formerly of Craig and the son of Robert Molison of Craig and the late Helen Molison, passed away Sept. 24, 2006, in Toledo, Ohio.
Monday, September 25
VNA offers hepatitis vaccinations Free Twinrix (Hepatitis A & B) vaccinations are available to adult clients, age 18 and older, with certain risk factors who have not previously completed the vaccinations.
William (Bill) R. Haggerty, 80, passed away Sept. 15, 2006, at the Orem Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Orem, Utah. He was born Nov. 9, 1925, in Craig. He was the oldest of eight children born to James M. Haggerty and Annie Jane Kerns Haggerty.
Moffat County Jail Thursday, Sept. 21 Thomas Douglas Miller, 35, of CaÃ±on City, was booked into Moffat County Jail on charges of driving under the influence, driving on roadways laned for traffic, and stop lamps and turn signals.
Saturday and Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Day 1 results Bareback riding: 1. James Oliver, 54.
A memorial service for Raymond Dean Thompson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at First Congregational Church in Craig.
Despite national averages decreasing, local, state gas still high
Easing tensions in the Middle East, a relatively light hurricane season and summer travel coming to a close have combined to cause gasoline prices to decrease in Craig and across Colorado -- though not as dramatically as nearby states.
Today Noon. The Friends of the Library group has its kick-off meeting at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Take a brown bag lunch.
Meeker artist commissioned to create sculpture for Illinois park
When John Kobald was approached to do a sculpture of a turtle for a park in Illinois, he knew he wanted to create something special.
With hunters by the thousands preparing to descend on Northwest Colorado, there is one group of volunteers that is awaiting the arrival with spotting scopes and earplugs.
Tina M. Urrea and Brian T. Gregory, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Aaron Robert Gregory, at 9:14 p.m. Sept. 19, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Sunday, September 24
The employees at Trapper Mine reached another milestone in safety.
Visiting Nurse Association to host monthly ALS support group
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is seeking interested members to form a monthly amyotrophic lateral sclerosis support group.
Battle Mountain defeats Bulldogs, 0-6
Snow didn't stop the Battle Mountain soccer team from playing Saturday, and Moffat County couldn't stop the Huskies from scoring.
Moffat County Volleyball falls in three games to Palisade
The play of Moffat County's volleyball team on the floor Saturday at Moffat County High School was frustrating, head coach Brianna Montgomery said.
Parents find success with educational alternative
For more than 10 years, local families practicing the educational alternative to sending their children through the public education pipeline -- home schooling -- have united under the banner of the Northwest Colorado Home School Association.
Moffat County High School Rodeo wraps up Sunday in Craig
Cold weather didn't stop competition from heating up this weekend at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
Bulldogs finish strong at home meet
It was a strong finish for the Moffat County girls cross country team on Saturday at Loudy Simpson park -- and a surprising second place finish for the boys.
Friday, September 22
When John La went to Denver to meet President George W. Bush this summer, he knew what to expect as far as security screenings and protocol, because he had met the president before at the White House.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has honored a local mine for its efforts in restoring land in a "condition equal to or better" than before mining operations began.
More aggressive play encouraging to volleyball team
With a raspy voice and a smile, Briana Montgomery greeted parents and talked to players. Despite a four-game loss to Delta, the new Moffat County volleyball coach liked what she saw.
Our View: United Way needs us more than ever to donate to local agencies.
Two sisters find respite in wilderness of Northwest Colorado
Holly King was living life in the fast lane, working as a consultant for a law firm in Los Angeles. After 30 years in the city, her thoughts turned to the dreams she had always kept in the back of her mind -- living in the wilderness and perhaps owning a lodge.
Ever get to wondering how the little streams and creeks in the mountains get their names? Lots of the mountain streams on the Rabbit Ears range do not have a name or at least a name is not on the map. Walton Creek is an exception, however. It has lots of little tributary streams that do not have a name on the map. Nathaniel has good luck fishing in one of these little tributaries so we started calling it Nathaniel Creek.
A project to almost double the size of the Elkhead Reservoir, which straddles the Moffat-Routt County line, reached a milestone on Thursday when workers topped out the new dam 25 feet above the old one.
Bulldog win pulls team away from the wall
It was a day of redemption for the Moffat County Bulldogs.
Maybell ranch offers unique bird-hunting experience
It took hundreds of years for pheasants to make their way from China to their new and temporary home on Paul Gowdy's ranch in Maybell.
Thursday, September 21
Group aiming to develop immigrant integration plan
From early European pioneers to Chinese miners to Greek ranchers, the faces of immigrants moving to the Yampa Valley has gradually changed throughout history.
Jauneth Calim, of Craig, and Emmett Nottingham, of Maybell, announce their wedding, to be held Sept. 23.
Bill and Michelle Hampton celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Sept. 19, 2006. Their family congratulate them on their silver anniversary.
Local churches are hoping the power of prayer will work wonders on those involved with methamphetamine use in the area.
To the editor: As the challenger for the Third Congressional District seat, Scott Tipton may not yet have the name recognition of John Salazar, but Tipton is showing us how hard he is willing to work to get our attention, respect and votes. He has also demonstrated that he is an excellent listener.
Age: Not 50 yet.
Noon. Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide meets at the Craig Mental Health Center and Steamboat Mental Health Center. Lunch will be served. Agenda items include Yellow Ribbon, media campaign and upcoming ASIST training. The meeting is open to the public. Call Sara Ross at 879-2141, ext. 4169, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two Craig teenagers have been charged with burglarizing a local store and stealing several handguns valued at about $2,400.
Moffat County Jail Wednesday, Sept. 20 Ashley Nylene Meckley, 18, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on the order of the court.
Raymond "Dean" Thompson, of Craig, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in Denver. Services are pending in Craig.
Fraud is a prevalent criminal act in today's society, police said, and examples of con artists attempting to bilk money from unsuspecting residents comes in a variety of forms.
Mother reunites with her family in America
Last week, a small, wide-eyed woman who'd neither seen America nor speaks its language, stepped off a plane and into the arms of a doting family.
I've read letters to advice columnists where the writer complains about unruly children in restaurants, movie theaters and public events. In my pre-children days, I may have even said "Amen" a time or two.
Wild horse wranglers spend most of their time away from home
It is a scene most only see in the movies.
Bulldog rodeo team ready to roll at fairgrounds
Bust out the saddles -- it's time to rodeo.
Senior golfer Kaleb McKey was hoping for a shot at the state golf tournament -- unfortunately he won't get that chance.
Wednesday, September 20
Screenings best way to avoid often undetectable strokes
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in America, and on Wednesday, Craig residents rose against it.
It's been a year since Wes Hertzog passed away. During the last year, many local organizations have honored Wes, and we would like to thank the following for that -- Moffat County High School football team, the MCHS rodeo team, the Moffat County Little Britches Association, Memorial Day bull riding, Craig Ride-N-Tie Rodeo Association, Jan Gerber and the Museum of Northwest Colorado for the Wes Hertzog exhibit, the Moffat County Fair Board and all of the participants and spectators of the first Wes Hertzog Classic bronc riding event.
Bulldog volleyball to unveil new look Friday night
There will be the same familiar faces gracing the volleyball court Friday night, when Moffat County takes on Delta at 5 p.m., but the Bulldog volleyball team will show off a new game.
It's been a trying season for the Moffat County Bulldog soccer team, and Tuesday didn't get any better.
Preliminary report on fatal Moffat County crash could be released today
As expected, an examination of the engine from a plane that crashed Friday in Moffat County revealed no problems or abnormalities, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board said.
President says savings indicate college's community contribution
Recent years have shown that about 120 students per year graduate from the Craig campus at Colorado Northwestern Community College with 60 transferable credit hours and two years' worth of savings, school officials said.
Bulldogs in a must-win situation
The little things -- namely fumbles -- have hindered the Moffat County Bulldogs' football game this season.
The Humane Society of Moffat County is now accepting orders for its 2007 PetMates calendars.
Danny and Robin David, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their son, Maxwell Edison David, at 5:43 a.m. Sept. 17, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
John Richard Noland, 76, of Baggs, Wyo., died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab in Craig after a lengthy illness.
EDP director: City in favorable position for economic growth
The newest member of the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership made a presentation at the monthly meeting of the organization at the Holiday Inn on Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 19
Officials to honor 'successful' Moffat County High School graduates
With a new program, a panel of education officials at Moffat County High School are attempting to honor graduates who "have gone on to successful careers, attained unique goals, and/or made significant contributions to the school, community and society in general."
Violent offenders, drug violators among 13 sought-after fugitives
Eleborio Lee Escobar: a Hispanic male, born Nov. 8, 1967. He has a missing left eye and a tattoo on his left arm. Offenses: felony menacing, assault and false imprisonment.
Issues common to Moffat County, Dinosaur National Monument discussed
Moffat County Commissioners Tom Gray and Darrel Steele met with Dinosaur National Monument Superintendent Mary Risser and monument staff on Thursday and Friday to discuss issues common to the county and the monument.
Proteus 7 kicks off concert season
The Craig Concert Association kicks off its 2006-07 season Tuesday with a performance by Proteus 7, a brass quintet along with a woodwind player and percussionist.
Tara Buck Elk and Bernard Buck Elk of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Alynna Jane Buck Elk, at 9:10 a.m. Sept. 12, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Erin Mathers-Call and Neil Call of Craig announce the birth of their son, Colt Michael Call, at 12:50 p.m. Sept. 11, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
John Richard Noland, 76, of Baggs, Wyo., died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab in Craig after a lengthy illness.
Tammie Thompson-Booker and Steven Booker of Craig announce the birth of their son, Mark "Ryan" Lewis Booker, at 3:43 p.m. Sept. 10, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Jerry Bass passed away on Sept. 14, 2006, at the Mantey Heights Care Center in Grand Junction at the age of 82.
Life on the road isn't easy. Just ask any member of the Bulldog cross-country team.
The Moffat County Tourism Association is going down the street and around the corner.
Memorial services for Kenneth Blevins will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at Grant Mortuary.
We would like to say a big thank you to Love INC and Beth Watson from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Without their generous help, we would not have been able to take our daughter to Denver for an MRI. Thanks again for being so wonderful.
Caroline Dotson and Christopher Dotson of Craig announce the birth of their son, Colton Joshua Dotson, at 4:01 p.m. Sept. 6, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Monday, September 18
The Dinosaur branch of the Moffat County Libraries is getting closer to a paved parking lot for its customers.
Bulldogs close out 2006 golf season, head to Rifle on Wednesday for regional tournament
Although the 2006 season has had its ups and downs for the Bulldog golf team, Wednesday's regional contest in Delta could be the last for one golfer.
MCHS volleyball begins new era under first-year coach
The day has arrived.
Trina Frederickson, of Craig, announces the birth of her son, Taylor Rae Frederickson, at 6:44 a.m. Sept. 16, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.
William "Bill" Haggerty, formerly of Craig, died Friday, Sept. 15, in Orem, Utah.
Governor appoints judge to 14th Judicial District
Gov. Bill Owens announced the appointment Monday of attorney Sandra H. Gardner, of Craig, to the Moffat County bench in the 14th Judicial District.
Long-time residents Vern and Vera Herbert will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22.
Craig youths allegedly found with stolen guns
Two Craig teenagers were arrested Sunday on suspicion of burglarizing Cashway Distributors and stealing several handguns valued at about $2,400.
An investigation into the cause of a single-engine plane crash that claimed the lives of two New York men Friday in Moffat County could take as long as nine months to complete, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.
Members of fire department shave their heads in support of colleague with breast cancer
Let there be laughter.
Cheyenne George, of Craig, announces the birth of her son, Elie Jeramiah, at 2:25 p.m. Sept. 14, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.
Museum of Northwest Colorado gives items to Wyman Living History Ranch and Museum
A county shed exposed to the weather and home to a number of birds might not be the best place to display the machinery that first broke ground in Moffat County, and that's why Museum of Northwest Colorado Director Dan Davidson decided to take action.
Local physicians donate their time to nonprofit organizations
Although they are medical professionals, it is the work that they perform outside of their professions that makes them outstanding members of the community.
Sunday, September 17
Bulldogs fall short against Glenwood Springs
Tough wasn't tough enough on Saturday at Moffat County High School.
Annual Browns Park hoedown draws 60 music lovers, dancers
Approaching Lodore Hall, the nearly 100-year-old one-room schoolhouse bounced with life.
Cultures mesh to celebrate Mexican Independence Day
Good food, good fun, good music.
Two men died Friday after a single-engine plane crashed in western Moffat County, near the Wyoming border.
Weight watchers resumes Tuesday
Weight Watchers meetings resume Tuesday evening.
Bryce Jacobson, publisher of the Craig Daily Press, was named Publisher of the Year on Sept. 7 at the annual Publisher's Meeting for The World Company.
Bob and Dave Satterwhite's family business began in a garage and hasn't stopped growing
In the business world there's an understanding that it's bad to go into business with a friend. Bob and Dave Satterwhite have disproved that theory.
Bulldog soccer team gets first win of 2006 season
There was an unfamiliar sound coming from the Moffat County soccer bench on Saturday. Actually, there wasn't much sound at all.
Friday, September 15
Special Olympics raises money for athletes at upcoming fundraisers
Even though the burger and hot dog booth at Mud Madness Sept. 9 didn't fare well, Bonnie Dalton's spirits are still high.
Local Veterans of Foreign Wars post honors POWs, MIAs in ceremony
Edward Garcia, a Vietnam veteran and lifetime member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 4265, can't remember how many times he's played the eloquent and haunting bugle call that is taps.
Bulldogs get first league win of season against Rifle Bears
It took four games but the Moffat County Bulld,ogs (1-0 Western Slope, 2-4 overall) closed out their first Western Slope League volleyball game with a win on Thursday night.
Moffat County Bulldogs blow first half lead, lose to Palisade
The Moffat County Bulldogs faced off against Palisade on Friday night on a field that looked more like a swamp than the gridiron, and came away defeated, 9-28.
Animal's popularity booming in Northwest Colorado
About a century ago, Northwest Colorado was cattle country and that was it. Early attempts at grazing sheep in the area ended with the deaths of sheepmen, shot by unknown assailants that were never caught and brought to justice.
Thursday, September 14
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary are finding themselves pretty busy at Post 4265 on East Victory Way. So busy, in fact, that they're looking to the community for some reinforcements.
I have a full-time job, two small children and an overweight dog that's slightly neurotic and has nightmares and an overactive gag reflex.
As the commander of Awana at Calvary Baptist Church, Rod Compton gets to see how the program for children benefits everyone.
Rifle Bears overpower lackluster Moffat County Bulldogs
After a solid week of practice, the Bulldog soccer team was ready for an intense game against Rifle Tuesday afternoon, at Loudy-Simpson Park. What they got was a lackluster performance and a 2-1 loss to the Rifle Bears in Western Slope League play.
Craig's annual Sheep Wagon Days a blast from the past
Sheep wagons are as old as the Old West itself, and just as rugged.
Republican speaker addresses women's involvement in Middle East politics
The traditional, long-standing barriers between women and the political process in the Middle East are gradually deteriorating, an activist and election instructor said Thursday night.
It's time for family game nights!
Wednesday, September 13
Stephanie Herod and George Herod Jr., of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Jory Pal-mer Herod, at 12:02 a.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
For 28 years, the Moffat County United Way has asked local community members to tap into their philanthropic side and dip into their pocket books to help fund local non-profit health and human service organizations. And for 28 years, the community has responded with an overwhelming sense of compassion and charity, United Way Director Corrie Scott said.
Organizers of the upcoming Craig Gun and Sport Show are expecting the largest show in the event's history.
Local briefs for Thursday, September 14, 2006.
Robert W. Wells Jr. was born on April 22, 1954, in Enid, Okla., to Robert W. and Joan (Harger) Sr. He was raised in Meeker, Grand Junction and Clifton. Bob graduated from Central High School in Grand Junction.
On the Record for Tuesday, September 12, 2006.
Local veterans plan Friday ceremony for POWs and MIAs
The numbers are staggering. There are more than 78,000 missing from World War II, and 8,100 personnel missing from the Korean War. The numbers of missing in action (MIA) military personnel from America's wars are larger than the size of many foreign armed forces.
Moffat County, Palisade Bulldogs to meet Friday
It was a wake-up call that the Moffat County High School football players weren't expecting so early in the season, but maybe they should consider it an early holiday gift.
Golf tournament to benefit service organization
The group benefiting from this year's Yahoo Golf Tournament and golf ball drop is Horizons Specialized Services, and Horizons officials are happy about being the chosen organization.
Bulldog soccer ready for even playing field
It's not that the Moffat County Bulldog soccer team is bad, it's that every team it has faced thus far in the 2006 season is really good.
Tuesday, September 12
Tyanna Marie Ware and Jody Lee Ware, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Marie Ware, at 12:56 p.m. Sept. 8, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Following recommendations of the Moffat County Planning Commission, Moffat County commissioners Tuesday approved the final plats for two subdivisions in the county.
You know what they say about first impressions -- they last.
After bumpy weekend, MCHS volleyball team ready to go
The road has not been smooth for the Moffat County High School Bulldogs volleyball program.
Bulldog golfers scores improving
It's been a trying season for the Moffat County Bulldog golf team, however things are starting to shape up for the regional tournament.
Plans to build a 78-unit hotel in the Pine Ridge subdivision drew a crowd of homeowners to the Craig City Council meeting Tuesday evening.
Stephanie Herod and George Herod Jr., of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Jory Palmer Herod, at 12:02 a.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Josh and Rachel Lowe, of Pagosa Springs, announce the birth of their daughter, Quincy Paige Lowe, at 3:13 p.m. Aug. 29, 2006, at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango.
Local groups awarded money by nonprofit foundation
A statewide non-profit foundation focused on improving the health care needs of residents has awarded two Moffat County organizations with grant money totaling about $85,000.
Kenneth Blevins, former Hayden and Craig resident, died Saturday in California.
Homecoming parade set for Sept. 29
The annual homecoming parade is set for Sept. 29 along Yampa Avenue and Victory Way. The public is welcome to attend.
Jennifer Vestal and Mark Sweetman, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Gage Ryan Sweetman, at 10:20 p.m. Sept. 8, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Monday, September 11
Organizers of disc golf workshop Thursday encourage recreation, exercise
Players tee off with a distance driver, approach the green with a mid-range driver, and finish the hole with a putter. It sounds like golf, but this version is played with discs, and disc golfers are as dedicated to their sport as other athletes are to their sports.
A month-and-a-half before the November general election, the Moffat County Republican Women's Club is hoping to stoke the political interests of the community by hosting a speaker who's helped teach foreign governments about elections.
MCHS volleyball drops games to Meeker and Grand Junction during weekend, falls to 1-4
The Bulldog volleyball team had a bumpy weekend.
Fundraiser brings in $6,000 for Ivers
People had their bats swinging for a good cause over the weekend, raising nearly $6,000 for Steve Ivers, a local youth coach who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Methamphetamine. What is it? How does it affect western Colorado? What opportunities are available to take a stand against it? Why should you care?
Measures in the November election certified Monday
Another deadline in the march toward the Nov. 7 general election was met Monday, when ballot certification occurred.
Sunday, September 10
Mud Madness turns Loudy-Simpson Park into a mess of fun
More than 600 spectators packed into a noisy Loudy-Simpson Park on Saturday to watch the third annual Moffat County Mud Madness mud runs.
The question is always the same -- where were you on Sept. 11? The only thing that varies is the answer.
The Bulldog cross country team headed down to Grand Junction on Friday for Central High School's invitational meet. The boys and girls finished in second place, in less than ideal weather conditions.
Amid the rubble, a Craig native stood tall
Five years ago. The day the world changed before our horrified eyes.
Mike and Chris Anthony didn't have to carry their things far.
Conservation group to clean rivers
Colorado Trout Unlimited, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring Colorado's coldwater fisheries, will lead the third annual Great Colorado Rivers Cleanup on Saturday.
Glenwood Springs' senior-led soccer team too much for Bulldogs to handle
With a roster that boasts 10 seniors, the Glenwood Springs Demons' experience on the field led them to a 5-1 win Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park.
Thirty years ago, a young student from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley was facing a crossroads. While working on her master's degree, Kathy Simpson was asked to decide between studying the greater prairie chicken in the Pawnee National Grasslands in northeast Colorado, or the greater sandhill crane in California Park in Northwest Colorado.
Local officials: Homeland Security funds equal increased preparation
The Sept. 11 events in New York City rippled the waters of Moffat County.
Friday, September 8
Chapter seeks affiliate status; hopes to resume work on first project at 745 Yampa Ave.
The Moffat County Habitat for Humanity chapter should have paperwork finished by next week to begin the arduous task of earning its own affiliate status, the group's interim president said.
Coaches hope for good, clean soccer when Bulldogs face Glenwood Springs
The last two years of soccer match-ups between Glenwood Springs and Moffat County have been rough. Both games saw players from each team getting caught up in an emotional outpour that led to an un-sportsman-like finish.
Tucked away on a county road along the Green River, a former one-room schoolhouse sits stoic and dormant.
Horse poker run will begin today
A poker run on horseback will be held today at Freeman Reservoir with proceeds going to benefit the 4-H State-to-State Exchange Group.
Robert Wells of Craig died Wednesday at his home.
Classes began Tuesday without problem at reconfigured charter school
The first day of school at the newly configured Dinosaur Community Charter School came and went Tuesday with few problems, administrators said.
Bulldogs lose to Battle Mountain after tough night on the field
The first play of the game didn't go well for Moffat County, and the rest of the night didn't either.
They've done it.
Youth camp serves as a great site for
The 20 children gathered around the picnic tables at John J. Sherman Youth Camp listened intently while East Elementary School third-grade teacher Adrian Burch set the ground rules.
'They're too intelligent to sit around all day. They need a job, a focus in life.'
It's a long way from Fyn, Denmark, to the grassy fields of Meeker, but for Tony Ottesen, the trip was well worth the time and money.
Thursday, September 7
Mark James Zummach, 48, of Maybell, was booked into Moffat County Jail for third-degree assault, domestic violence and harassment.
Age: 57 Occupation: Disabled veteran, served in the Navy for 2 1/2 years
Elizabeth "Betty" Wegner Smith was born May 8, 1939, in Moorhead, Minn., to Otto and Bessie (Rensvold) Smith. She was raised and attended school in Moorhead.
If not, local stores have just what you need
Man Law No. 1: Sports may influence every man's life in one way or another.
School's back in session, which means that children's minds -- active to begin with -- are now overflowing with questions, observations and stories.
Lee and Erin Meyring, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their son, Kyle Stephen Meyring, at 8:08 a.m. Aug. 30, 2006, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on an environmental impact statement concerning the Hiawatha Regional Energy Development proposal. The proposal includes drilling exploratory and development wells on existing natural gas fields in southern Sweetwater County, Wyoming, and northern Moffat County.
In archery hunting season's second week, hunters excited for year
Traveling more than 2,000 miles to hunt in Northwest Colorado was no problem for Kevin Garman, of Maryland. Although he's heading home empty-handed, it was the hunt that brought him to Craig.
Craig native promoted ahead of time to colonel
May 19, 2004. Western Iraq. Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Adams' mission was simple. Locate and assault a heavily guarded enemy base defended by 50 to 75 foreign fighters, Iraqi insurgents and al-Qaida leaders.
Bulldog golfers have mediocre day at home
One might think getting out of class to hit the links would be a fun way to spend a day. For many of the Moffat County High School boys golfers, however, it was torture.
Bulldogs battle Tigers in loss
It was a steady decline in momentum as the Moffat County Bulldogs took on the Grand Junction Tigers in a volleyball showdown Thursday night in Craig.
9:30 a.m. Craig Youth Bowling sign-up is at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave. Call 824-2695 or 826-9776.
Wednesday, September 6
We would like to thank those members of the community and businesses who supported the "Breathe In 2006" women's conference Aug. 25 to 27. Specifically, Apostolic Lighthouse Church, Coca Cola, Safeway, Moffat County High School and several other local businesses.
Sixth annual Golden Leaf Celebration set for Sept. 16
The Downtown Business Association will be bringing in fall again this year with its sixth annual Golden Leaf Celebration in downtown Craig.
Team 13th out of 16
Ken Harjes knows his golfers are working hard and striking the ball well.
Michael Stern leaving prosecutor's office
Michael Stern's 33-year law career has taken him to an assortment of locales as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. Working in Moffat County as an assistant district attorney for the past year has been a part of that winding career.
Local youth and her dog earn state fair championship
When Pepper, a 6-month-old Aussie shepherd mix, showed up at the Harrington house in Craig, the family's first instinct was to find out whom the dog belonged to. They did, and they returned the dog to its nearby home several times.
Sheepdogs focus on Meeker Trials as they continue through Sunday
Jennie Weaver didn't make the cut for the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials this year. There were just too many dogs registered for the event, at least there were when she left her home in Williamson, Mich.
We're writing to let the town of Craig know that we think you're the friendliest town we've been through in a long, long time.
Lifelong Rio Blanco County resident Ben Long died Aug. 30, 2006, at Pioneers Hospital in Meeker. He was 78.
Sean E. Mock, 39, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol.
8:30 to 11 a.m. Mothers of Preschoolï¿½--ers has its first meeting in the basement of Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave. Breakfast and child care will be provided. Kimberly Cannedy, "the professional mom" and parenting coach, will speak. Call Kristen Allen at 826-2759.
I would like to write about something that happened on Friday evening.
Bulldogs take on Battle Mountain on Friday
Bulldogs coach Kip Hafey knows that after last season, his team can't afford to overlook anyone in the Western Slope League.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife has confirmed that four greater sage grouse found dead in Northwest Colorado died from West Nile virus.
Tuesday, September 5
I have been gone from Craig for some time now, and haven't written anything for the Daily Press, but I still keep up with it online. I see that Tim Jantz has decided to run for sheriff. Good for him and good for Moffat County.
Bulldogs start weekend with home stand Thursday
The Moffat County volleyball team will be hitting the road Friday for its first away match of the season, but up first is a tough home stand Thursday against Grand Junction High School.
Winning isn't everything, but it sure is nice sometimes.
Zane and Rena Olsen and Gerald and Vickie Myers announce the engagement of their children, Brandy Olsen and Cory Myers.
The Moffat County Tourism Board is touting the newly approved "Preserve America" program as a key ingredient to acquiring grants and other funding.
Organizers bracing for big turnout at Mud Madness
Mud Splash and Mud Madness -- two fun-filled events typically hosted on the same day -- may not be paired together this year, but organizers of the truck-racing event are hopeful for a strong turnout nonetheless.
Teacher running across U.S. to benefit cancer research
Imagine running 20 miles, a total that's only six miles less than a standard marathon. Now imagine running that distance every day, for six consecutive months.
Cassi and Donald Hobbs, of Meeker, announce the birth of their son, Dillon Albert Hobbs, at 6:35 p.m. Aug. 31, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Richard Lee Mansfield was born May 18, 1939, in Craig, to Walter and Louise (Gammell) Mansfield. He was raised and attended school in Craig, graduating from Moffat County High School in 1957. Following high school, Richard attended a vo-tech school, where he studied TV repair.
Scott Martin Currie, 36, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
7 a.m. The 20th annual Meeker Sheepdog Championship Trials runs through Sunday and include 120 dog/handler teams vying for a $20,000 purse. Tickets are available at the gate. Visit www.meekersheepdog.com, or call 878-0080 or 878-5510.
Monday, September 4
The Bulldog boys and girls cross country teams traveled to the Front Range on Thursday and Friday to compete in the Runners Roost and Arapahoe invitationals.
Good weather, good friends, good food. Who could ask for anything else?
A Craig man who pleaded guilty in July to assaulting his girlfriend has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
5:30 p.m. The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St., hosts Ask-A-Lawyer for local residents who'd like help or information regarding a civil problem.
Organizers of the 20th Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials, an annual event, are expecting a large turnout of spectators and participants for their silver anniversary.
Margo Pedrick is 57 years old, and for all of those years that she can remember, her extended family has been gathering in the summer to camp out on Slater Creek near the Colorado-Wyoming border.
Craig city pools wraps up 'the best season ever' as kids head back to school
The Craig city pool has been setting attendance records all summer, but closing down the facility for the winter won't spell relief for the busy pool workers.
H.D. Craig defends season title at Hayden Speedway
H.D. Craig had one of the ugliest races of his career Saturday night at the Hayden Speedway, but pretty doesn't win trophies -- except in a beauty pageant.
Sunday, September 3
Soccer coach Jeff Hammond mentioned earlier in the week that he thought playing a bigger school would help his Bulldogs prepare for league games. What he didn't expect was for his team to come out and take Central High School into double overtime and earn a 3-3 tie.
Joy and Gabe Daigle are at it again.
The Elks Lodge No. 1577 of Craig hosted its second annual fundraising thrift shop behind the lodge Thursday through Saturday.
Local man finds peace on the job
For a long time, Jason Latham didn't have much confidence.
Moffat County netters show solid play against Fruita
Fruita might be considered one of the stronger teams in Class 5A volleyball, but it had to work for every point against the Moffat County Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon in Craig.
All branches of Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of Labor Day.
Friday, September 1
Billy L. Cole was born on Sept. 22, 1932, in Soper, Okla., to L.O. and Hettye Cole. He spent his childhood in Soper. He moved to Pampa, Texas, in 1948. He met Toni Brooks on Aug. 18, 1951, and they were married on Dec. 1, 1951. He was then drafted into the army and served two years in the Korean War. Coming home to Pampa he finally had his family, which was most important to him.
Moffat County Jail No bookings reported.
Police to conduct sobriety checks The Craig Police Department, the Colorado State Patrol and the Moffat County Sheriff's Office will partner this weekend to conduct a sobriety checkpoint.
The Craig Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's Mud Splash mud volleyball tournament a success.
Master's degrees can open career paths and raise salaries
When Paula Duzik and James Neton wanted to expand their career options as teachers, they knew it would take a role reversal. They would have to become students again.
Swine provide valuable learning experience for 4-H youth
They squeal and roll in the mud and generally aren't peoples first choice when favorite animals are discussed. They smell like the barn for good reason, and their table manners could have earned them their name.
We were sitting in the Los Angles airport waiting for a flight, just watching the local fauna when Will observed the striking similarities between airports and feedlots. We were in a seating area, confined in a controllable number; penned, one might say.
This story is about chokecherries and serviceberries so I'm going to start it out with part of a poem I that I wrote one time.
Circus workers travel from town to town, meet new people year-round
"Everybody wants to join the circus," Berengere Naidenkine said with a smile in her heavy French accent, setting up an easel and paints in the entryway to the tent.
Bulldogs come away with 46-0 hammering of Rawlins
It didn't take long for the Moffat County Bulldogs to make a statement in their home opener Friday night. Routing the Rawlins Outlaws, 46-0.
With just three weeks remaining in season, the Moffat County golfers are starting to get their swings in line for the regional tournament.
Statistics can only tell half the story.
In one race, the case is closed. In another, the plot has only thickened.
Today All branches of Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of Labor Day.