Stories for September 2006


Friday, September 29

Education briefs

High school holds senior parent meetings Moffat County High School hosts senior parent meetings Tuesday and Thursday.

Security tightened by state mandates

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.

Datebook for Sept. 30

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.

Moffat County Neighbor: Krista Wildermuth

Age: 35 Occupation: I just moved here, so I'm looking for a job.

Our View: Extending education

Colorado Northwestern Community College officials are planning ahead.

Police blotter for Sept. 30

Moffat County Sheriff's Office Thursday, Sept. 28 Deputies responded to three reports of a civil problem.

Sunken spirits

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.

Boats that float -- maybe

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.

Residents ready for recall

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.

Craig Daily Press, KRAI sponsor candidate forum

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.

News briefs for Sept. 30

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.

A diamond in the rough

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.

Living the American dream

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

Seasoned doctor elected TMH chief of staff

Come January, the medical staff at The Memorial Hospital in Craig will have a new delegate and spokesman to represent their opinions to administrators.

Police blotter for Sept. 29

Moffat County Jail Tuesday, Sept. 26 Katrina Lynn McCormick, 24, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a court order.

News briefs for Sept. 29

County receives conservation funds Moffat County has received funding for livestock water hauling practices under the Emergency Conservation Program.

Homecoming hoorah

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.

Fire board adds one home on edge of coverage area

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.

Datebook for Sept. 29

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.

Bulldogs can't complete comeback

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.

Anchors aweigh

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.

History of high schooling

Moffat County High School is turning 25 this year, and school officials want to commemorate that with a special program.

School Board OKs anti-fraud measures

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 around the corner

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.

Keeping 'sacred' schools safe

District reacts to tragedy at Platte Canyon High School

Eerily similar.

Christina M. Currie: Oh sweet revenge

They say that revenge is a dish best served cold.

Wednesday, September 27

Prosecutor moves on

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.

Vern and Vera Herbert: Thank you for anniversary wishes

To the editor: Thank you for all the cards, flowers, calls, hugs and good wishes for our 60th anniversary.

Police blotter for Sept. 28

Moffat County Jail Report No bookings reported.

Gunman identified in high school hostage-shooting

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.

Hospital endorses CNCC mill-levy bid

George Rohrich, chief executive officer at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, says an easy friendship exists between the hospital and Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Opinions abound at energy meeting

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.

Moving forward

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.

'Dogs turned road warriors

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.

News briefs for Sept. 28

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.

Datebook for Sept. 28

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.

Gunman, girl dead after hostage situation at Colorado high school

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.

Sides take issue with pot proposal

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

John Kinkaid: Vote yes for CNCC mill-levy extension

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.

Dave and Mary Pressley: Schools should be able to hang all flags

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.

Council won't make exception for Habitat

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.

Police blotter for Sept. 27

Moffat County Jail Monday, Sept. 25 Jamie Lynette Mitchell, 22, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

News briefs for Sept. 27

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.

Gladys Mansfield and family: Thank you for response, support

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.

Datebook for Sept. 27

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 Blevins

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.

Our View: Third time's a charm?

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.

Bookstore moving downtown locations Saturday

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.

Three goals lift Steamboat against Moffat

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.

Bulldogs end Sailor streak

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.

Injury delays resident's dreams

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.

Thirteen minutes later

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.

Coming into focus

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.

County OKs budget resolution

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

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

News briefs for Sept. 26

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

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.

Police blotter for Sept. 26

Moffat County Jail Thursday, Sept. 21 Thomas Douglas Miller, 35, of Cañon 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.

Price pains

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.

Datebook for Sept. 26

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.

Turtle tale

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.

Rifle sight-ins on target for hunting season

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.

Moffat County High School Rodeo results

Saturday and Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Day 1 results Bareback riding: 1. James Oliver, 54.

Raymond Dean Thompson

A memorial service for Raymond Dean Thompson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at First Congregational Church in Craig.

Aaron Robert Gregory

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

Trapper Mine breaks safety record

The employees at Trapper Mine reached another milestone in safety.

Briefs: Sept. 25

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.

Change of turf no help for MCHS

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.

Defensive disaster

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.

Home school high

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.

Reading, writing and riding

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.

Datebook: Sept. 25

Cool running

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

CNCC Calendar

Local man meets President Bush

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.

Seneca Mine awarded for land restoration

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.

Adjustments trouble for Bulldogs

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: Outdoing ourselves

Our View: United Way needs us more than ever to donate to local agencies.

Karson Robert Herod

Life on the lake

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.

Camping on Rabbit Ears Pass, part 3

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.

Elkhead Reservoir construction hits milestone

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.

Pheasant hunters flock to Northwest Colorado

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.

Government Update for 9-23

Thursday, September 21

Comunidad Integrada to form coalition

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 pray for meth recovery

Local churches are hoping the power of prayer will work wonders on those involved with methamphetamine use in the area.

Nikki McLeslie: Tipton voices opinions, meets constituents

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.

Moffat County Neighbor: Terri Looper

Age: Not 50 yet.

Datebook: Sept. 22

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

Teenagers charged in Cashway break-in

Two Craig teenagers have been charged with burglarizing a local store and stealing several handguns valued at about $2,400.

Police blotter for Sept. 22

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

Raymond "Dean" Thompson, of Craig, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006, in Denver. Services are pending in Craig.

Briefs: Sept. 22

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.

Family ties, pearl of their eyes

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.

Christina M. Currie: Doggone it -- a recipe for disaster

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.

Life on the road

Wild horse wranglers spend most of their time away from home

It is a scene most only see in the movies.

Buckles, boots & spurs

Bulldog rodeo team ready to roll at fairgrounds

Bust out the saddles -- it's time to rodeo.

Bulldog golfers end season on a low note

Senior golfer Kaleb McKey was hoping for a shot at the state golf tournament -- unfortunately he won't get that chance.

Wednesday, September 20

Saving lives

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.

Thank you for remembering Wes

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.

New and improved

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.

Moffat loses 8-2 against Palisade

It's been a trying season for the Moffat County Bulldog soccer team, and Tuesday didn't get any better.

Plane's engine had no problems

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.

CNCC graduates may face 'sticker shock' at other schools

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.

Do or die

Bulldogs in a must-win situation

The little things -- namely fumbles -- have hindered the Moffat County Bulldogs' football game this season.

Briefs: Sept. 21

The Humane Society of Moffat County is now accepting orders for its 2007 PetMates calendars.

On the Record: Sept. 20

Maxwell Edison David

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: 1930-2006

John Richard Noland, 76, of Baggs, Wyo., died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab in Craig after a lengthy illness.

Datebook: Sept. 21


Gas exploration could be good for Craig

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

A history of high schooling

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."

Police unveil most wanted

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.

Commissioners meet with monument staff

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.

On the Record: Sept. 20

Alynna Jane Buck Elk

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.

Colt Michael Call

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

John Richard Noland, 76, of Baggs, Wyo., died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab in Craig after a lengthy illness.

Mark "Ryan" Lewis Booker

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.

Briefs: Sept. 20

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.

Jerry G. Bass

Jerry Bass passed away on Sept. 14, 2006, at the Mantey Heights Care Center in Grand Junction at the age of 82.

Bulldogs set to host cross-country invitational

Life on the road isn't easy. Just ask any member of the Bulldog cross-country team.

Putting our heads together

The Moffat County Tourism Association is going down the street and around the corner.

Kenneth Blevins

Memorial services for Kenneth Blevins will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at Grant Mortuary.

Datebook: Sept. 20

Martinez: Thank you for support with testing

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.

Colton Joshua Dotson

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

Dinosaur branch to receive fresh-paved parking lot

The Dinosaur branch of the Moffat County Libraries is getting closer to a paved parking lot for its customers.

Bottom of the cup

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.

Brand new day

MCHS volleyball begins new era under first-year coach

The day has arrived.

Taylor Rae Frederickson

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.


Long-time residents Vern and Vera Herbert will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22.

On the Record: Sept. 19

Teenagers arrested in break-in case

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.

Elie Jeramiah George

Cheyenne George, of Craig, announces the birth of her son, Elie Jeramiah, at 2:25 p.m. Sept. 14, 2006, at The Memorial Hospital.

William Haggerty

William "Bill" Haggerty, formerly of Craig, died Friday, Sept. 15, in Orem, Utah.

Briefs: Sept. 19

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.

Plane crash victims ID'd as New York residents

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.

The bald and the beautiful

Members of fire department shave their heads in support of colleague with breast cancer

Let there be laughter.

From one museum to another

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.

Datebook: Sept. 19

Doctors of goodwill

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.

Real estate transactions for August

Sunday, September 17

Just shy

Bulldogs fall short against Glenwood Springs

Tough wasn't tough enough on Saturday at Moffat County High School.

Getting down in Browns

Annual Browns Park hoedown draws 60 music lovers, dancers

Approaching Lodore Hall, the nearly 100-year-old one-room schoolhouse bounced with life.

A fiesta unites

Cultures mesh to celebrate Mexican Independence Day

Good food, good fun, good music.

Two men die in Moffat County plane crash

Two men died Friday after a single-engine plane crashed in western Moffat County, near the Wyoming border.

Datebook: Sept. 18

Briefs: Sept. 18

Weight watchers resumes Tuesday

Weight Watchers meetings resume Tuesday evening.

Jacobson named Publisher of the Year

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.

Silent victory

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

Slip'n' Slide

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.

Cooking for cash

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.

Requiem for the missing

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.

Gotta get goats

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.

Four games fantastic

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.

Thursday, September 14

Busy ladies auxiliary seeks reinforcements

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.


Awana reaches out to more than just youths

As the commander of Awana at Calvary Baptist Church, Rod Compton gets to see how the program for children benefits everyone.

Moffat County Neighbor: Tony Hernandez

Briefs: Sept. 15

Shot down

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.

Cat Tales: Kids and kittens

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.

Old as the Old West

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.

Breaking down barriers

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.

The Extension Connection

It's time for family game nights!

Wednesday, September 13

Jory Palmer Herod

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.

United Way campaign draws near

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.

Gun show expected to draw crowds

Organizers of the upcoming Craig Gun and Sport Show are expecting the largest show in the event's history.

Area Briefs for 9-14

Local briefs for Thursday, September 14, 2006.

Robert W. Wells Jr.


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 9-12

On the Record for Tuesday, September 12, 2006.

A day of honor

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.

Dog fight

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.

Hope on the Horizons

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.

Leveling out

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

On the Record: Sept. 14

Grace Marie Ware

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.

Commission approves subdivisions

Following recommendations of the Moffat County Planning Commission, Moffat County commissioners Tuesday approved the final plats for two subdivisions in the county.

Hunting for a good image

You know what they say about first impressions -- they last.

Ironing out the wrinkles

After bumpy weekend, MCHS volleyball team ready to go

The road has not been smooth for the Moffat County High School Bulldogs volleyball program.

Gaining ground

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.

City Council approves hotel parking, landscape plan

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.

Jory Palmer Herod

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.

Quincy Paige Lowe

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.

Sharing is caring

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

Kenneth Blevins, former Hayden and Craig resident, died Saturday in California.

Gage Ryan Sweetman

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.

Datebook: Sept. 13

Briefs: Sept. 13

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.

Monday, September 11

Disc-overing a healthier life

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.

Club to host campaign instructor

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.

Road full of bumps for Bulldogs

MCHS volleyball drops games to Meeker and Grand Junction during weekend, falls to 1-4

The Bulldog volleyball team had a bumpy weekend.

Briefs for Sept. 12

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.

Meeting to answer meth questions

Methamphetamine. What is it? How does it affect western Colorado? What opportunities are available to take a stand against it? Why should you care?

Datebook for Sept. 12

Ballot initiatives official

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

Muck raking

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.

Looking back

The question is always the same -- where were you on Sept. 11? The only thing that varies is the answer.

Bulldogs show improvement at Central Invitational

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.

In the shadow of two towers

Amid the rubble, a Craig native stood tall

Five years ago. The day the world changed before our horrified eyes.

Instant Replay Sports moves store across Victory Way

Mike and Chris Anthony didn't have to carry their things far.

Briefs for Sept. 11

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.

Seniority rules

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.

Diversity in interests keeps local instructor busy

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.

Securing the county

Local officials: Homeland Security funds equal increased preparation

The Sept. 11 events in New York City rippled the waters of Moffat County.

Datebook for Sept. 11

Friday, September 8

Habitat seeks independence

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.

Controlling the ball

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.

Annual Homemakers Club Hoedown is Sept. 16

Tucked away on a county road along the Green River, a former one-room schoolhouse sits stoic and dormant.

Briefs: Sept. 9

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

Robert Wells of Craig died Wednesday at his home.

On the Record: Sept. 9

Start goes smoothly in Dinosaur

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.

Stunned silent

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.

Dinosaur on right path

They've done it.

3rd-graders get fire safety lesson

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.

No boundaries for border collies

'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.

Datebook: Sept. 9

Thursday, September 7

Police Blotter for Sept. 8

Mark James Zummach, 48, of Maybell, was booked into Moffat County Jail for third-degree assault, domestic violence and harassment.

Moffat County Neighbor: Teddy Paulson Jr.

Age: 57 Occupation: Disabled veteran, served in the Navy for 2 1/2 years

Elizabeth "Betty" Smith

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.

Christina M. Currie: Be wary of an active mind

School's back in session, which means that children's minds -- active to begin with -- are now overflowing with questions, observations and stories.

Kyle Stephen Meyring

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.

Briefs for Sept. 8

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.

Off and running

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.

Living up to the legacy

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.

Tough shots

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.

Dig it

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.

Ready for some football?

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.

Datebook for Sept. 8

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

Tough day for Bulldogs

Team 13th out of 16

Ken Harjes knows his golfers are working hard and striking the ball well.

Come celebrate fall

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.

Kelley Sexton: Thanks for help with Christian conference

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.

Assistant DA submits resignation

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.

Barking up a win

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.

Not doggin' it

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.

Richard and Shari Anderson: Thank you

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.

Benjamin Arthur Long

Lifelong Rio Blanco County resident Ben Long died Aug. 30, 2006, at Pioneers Hospital in Meeker. He was 78.

Police Blotter for Sept. 7

Sean E. Mock, 39, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Datebook for Sept. 7

8:30 to 11 a.m. Mothers of Preschool�--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.

Nikki McLeslie: We're rely too heavily on computers

I would like to write about something that happened on Friday evening.

Sizing up the competition

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.

Grouse test positive for West Nile

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

Dennis Collins: Tim Jantz a Christian, good sheriff candidate

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.

Hitting the road

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.

Our View: And the winner is... Moffat County

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.

Commission OKs preservation request

The Moffat County Tourism Board is touting the newly approved "Preserve America" program as a key ingredient to acquiring grants and other funding.

Mad about mud

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.

Money miler

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.

Dillon Albert Hobbs

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

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.

Police Blotter for Sept. 6

Scott Martin Currie, 36, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

Datebook for Sept. 6

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, or call 878-0080 or 878-5510.

Monday, September 4

Cross-country teams run on Front Range

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.

Senior Spotlight for Sept. 5

Good weather, good friends, good food. Who could ask for anything else?

Craig man sentenced to 10-year prison jolt

A Craig man who pleaded guilty in July to assaulting his girlfriend has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Datebook for Sept. 5

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.

Sheepdog trials: Rounding up a good time

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.

Music runs deep in Musicfest family

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.

Pool's out for the winter

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

Bulldogs play to a tie in double OT

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.

Putting around in a new business

Joy and Gabe Daigle are at it again.

Elks Lodge fundraiser a success

The Elks Lodge No. 1577 of Craig hosted its second annual fundraising thrift shop behind the lodge Thursday through Saturday.

Working for a living

Local man finds peace on the job

For a long time, Jason Latham didn't have much confidence.

Oh, so close

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.

Datebook for Sept. 4

All branches of Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of Labor Day.

Friday, September 1

Billy L. Cole

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.

Police Blotter for Sept. 2

Moffat County Jail No bookings reported.

News briefs for Sept. 2

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.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for help with mud volleyball

The Craig Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who helped make this year's Mud Splash mud volleyball tournament a success.

Craig teachers go back to school

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.

Raising bacon

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.

Baxter Black: Airplanes and cattle trucks

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.

Chuck Mack: 'Thank you, mom'

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.

Life behind the tent

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.

Make no mistake

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.

Bulldog golfers gaining ground

With just three weeks remaining in season, the Moffat County golfers are starting to get their swings in line for the regional tournament.

Advocates seek 'voices' for focus group

Statistics can only tell half the story.

Write-ins right on

In one race, the case is closed. In another, the plot has only thickened.

Datebook for Sept. 2

Today All branches of Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of Labor Day.