Friday, August 31
So you have a child.
Scouts back-to-school night Tuesday
The Moffat County football team has made several changes this summer.
Seven-year-old Katie was excited to open her folder to show me all the work she's done as a second-grader. Considering the fact that I made her redo all the problems she missed on her math assignment, I doubt she'll be as forthcoming in the future.
The Moffat County Girls varsity volleyball team easily handled Rangely High school in its season opener Thursday night.
Despite the practice time put in by the Moffat County boys varsity soccer team this last week, the end result was the same as last year.
My child started his first year of high school this year and knowing that it would be a challenge, I tried to inform of what would be expected.
Last week, Gloria Noland of Craig called with her recipe for making "Chokecherry Jelly."
Wednesday, Aug. 29
My wife and I were on vacation a few weeks ago and had the privilege of staying your charming town.
Datebook for August 31
A strong educational system is the foundation of a strong community.
Mike Fuller was ahead of his time.
It's time again to prepare your home for winter, so if you've been putting off any outside home maintenance jobs, now is a great time to finish them up, while the weather isn't too hot or too cold.
A church is not a place where one goes to pretend for an hour or two that everything is just fine with you, with your family, and with the world. It is a place where you can tell the truth about how it really is and know that it's okay.
Hospital effort to market new facility tax increase to begin soon
Up against a tight schedule, The Memorial Hospital is wasting little time in launching its campaign to persuade the public to approve a tax increase during the November general election.
Commissioner to examine EDP's future
One county commissioner is concerned about the future of the Craig Economic Development Partnership, and he wants to have a meeting in the next few weeks to explore whether or not the group is worth funding.
Thursday, August 30
Just because Moffat County is more than a hundred miles from an accredited four-year university doesn't mean residents are unable to take high-level college classes.
In memory of Janice Ellen Letsinger, we wish to thank the following people for the beautiful memorial service held Aug. 16, 2007: The VFW, the Rebeckah Lodge Sisters No. 138, Clem Mascarenas, Karen and Pam Lathrop and Juanita Williams.
Tuesday, Aug. 28
It's not an easy thing being a Moffat County Democrat.
Football, volleyball and cross-country weren't the only sports running through two-a-day practices.
If history dictates anything, the Moffat County High School cross-country team will experience some success.
One. That's the number of Moffat County High School golfers who have had playing experience in Delta.
The Moffat County varsity girls volleyball team hasn't spent any time this week preparing for its match-up with Rangely High School.
The Aug. 11 editorial in the Saturday Morning Press, "Our View: A Matter of Respect," was a pleasant surprise. It seemed to me that previous articles indicated a bias totally against our elected officials and the decisions made by the Northwest Colorado Stewardship. Could it be I was wrong?
VNA seeks federal designation to provide community health care
The need for more and better health care in Moffat County continues to be a pressing issue among area health care providers and staff.
Plan calls for 84,875 square-foot facility
The Memorial Hospital board approved Wednesday night a master plan for a proposed new facility that encompasses 84,875 square feet and would cost an estimated $42.6 million.
Freshman Bulldogs squeak past Union
Hankins faces nine felonies including first-degree murder
Terry Hankins intentionally caused the death of his wife, Cynthia Hankins, and treated the body "in a way that would outrage normal family sensibilities," according to a criminal complaint filed in 14th Judicial District Court.
Seth Young wasn't there last year, but most of his players were.
It's something new to Moffat County High School dance team coach Anngie Jenkins.
The offensive and defensive formations may have changed and the philosophies might have a different twist.
It will come, just be patient.
Volleyball team seek to build on last year's late season push
There's a unique vibe around the Moffat County High School volleyball team.
Datebook for August 30
CDOT: Construction ongoing
Wednesday, August 29
Board to decide tonight on scope of proposed facility
Questions surrounding the size and scope of a proposed new The Memorial Hospital are expected to be answered during tonight's hospital board meeting.
Two-day total score of 146 captures golf title
Nick Bomba doesn't envision himself defeating Tiger Woods or qualifying for the U.S. Open.
Investigator: Fort Collins incident a violation of conduct policy
A Routt County Sheriff's Office detention deputy was fired Monday for what officials said was violation of the department's conduct policy.
Beautification Committee eyes future
Following what Christina Currie, Craig Chamber of Commerce exectutive director, deemed a successful year, Beautification Committee members want to expand the project to hang flowers downtown and branch out into the city by coordinating landscaping projects.
The Moffat County Board of Commissioners lifted a countywide fire ban on Tuesday after Undersheriff Charlene Abdella made a presentation recommending the ban be lifted.
Bigger, but fewer, coal haulers deemed safer option
The Routt County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved, with conditions, a petition by Xcel Energy to increase the size of trucks hauling coal on Routt County Road 27, also known as Twentymile Road.
Boys team opens season Thursday in Grand Junction
Jesus Manel Chavez-Mendez, 23, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence and third-degree assault.
Halleluia, Miss., is the setting for this week's young adult novel.
I'm writing in reference to a letter published Saturday, Aug. 25 from Carl K. Chapman. I'm confused.
Walgreens, and its development partner, Bencor, had an important night at the Craig City Council meeting Tuesday.
Today is the last day to register for full-semester classes at Colorado Northwestern Community College. For registration information at the CNCC Craig campus, call Windy Shue at 824-1100.
CNCC offers criminal justice courses
Colorado Northwestern Community College announced Monday that the school is offering criminal justice courses at its Craig campus and Meeker Service Center.
They biked 422 miles.
Tuesday, August 28
Co-worker remembers victim as 'outgoing'
A 70-year-old Craig man accused of murdering his wife and burying her near a gold mine north of Craig will be held without bond for at least another few weeks.
Al White, state representative for Northwest Colorado's 57th district, is thinking about running for the 8th district state senate next year. Several Craig and Moffat County officials said they would support him if he runs.
Tickets go on sale in October for November event
About 800 people are expected to head to the Moffat County High School auditorium for Great Gatherings, A Taste of Home's coast-to-coast traveling cooking school Nov. 19, said program coordinator Julie Dempster.
12:30 to 6 p.m. A blood drive is at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. For information or to schedule an appointment, call The Memorial Hospital at 824-9411 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome as space permits.
'First Steps' business seminar scheduled for Sept. 4
Yampa Valley SCORE, along with other local agencies, will offer a free business seminar, "the first steps to starting your own business," Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Center of Craig.
August will soon be just a memory. Hopefully good ones for all of you will be included in there.
Hayden Speedway ends season with compelling story lines
Perhaps the most compelling race of the evening Saturday at the Hayden Speedway came during the modifieds class.
John Vandelinder joins Daily Press staff
Sitting on a press box bench after four quarters of high school football, John Vandelinder rem-embered being neither fatigued nor agitated.
Terrence Joe Hankins, 70, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, tampering, abuse of a corpse, forgery, theft and possession of a controlled substance.
The Craig City Council plans to look at development and construction projects during its meeting tonight.
Drive-in theater's 53-year run ends in smoke
In a thick column of smoke, the Sunset Drive-In Theater passed into memory Monday morning.
Monday, August 27
A 70-year-old Craig man accused of murdering his wife and burying her near a gold mine north of Craig will be held without bond for at least another few weeks.
About a year ago, Moffat County National Bank - a local bank in the singlewide trailer at 435 Mack Lane - began prep work for a permanent building.
Victim's husband in custody for first-degree murder
The Craig Police Department conducted a search warrant Saturday 33 miles north of Craig with a goal of recovering the body of a woman who was last seen June 3.
The Moffat County High School class of 1997's 10-year reunion is set for Sept. 21, during homecoming week.
In an introduction to an article entitled "Nutrition, Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Older Adults," published October 2001 in The Journals of Gerontology, authors Adam Drewnowski and William J. Evans state, "There is no single segment of our society that can benefit more from regular exercise and improved diet than older adults."
The health benefits of an active lifestyle that includes moderate amounts of medium to vigorous physical activity on a regular basis have been detailed in the accompanying article. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people with physical and cognitive disabilities are not obtaining the recommended amount of physical activity needed to confer health benefits and prevent secondary conditions associated with a sedentary lifestyle (e.g., heart disease, obesity and osteoporosis).
Nine teams get down and dirty Saturday as the Craig Chamber of Commerce raised $1,800, before expenses, at Mud Splash 2007 in Loudy-Simpson Park.
If Americans are confused about fats and their role in making us fat, it's little wonder. Many who followed the low-fat mantra of the 1990s were rewarded with ballooning waistlines as the national girth continued to expand.
Today Noon. AARP Craig Chapter No. 1418 has its annual picnic on the northwest side of City Park. Chicken will be provided. Participants should bring their own table service, beverages and side dishes. RSVP at 824-5123. Leave your name and side dish.
Better counting methods result in increase
When bull elk reach 2 1/2 years old, 50 to 75 percent of them leave the area they were born for new locations.
Biopic a thoughtful portrait of Jane Austen
In "Becoming Jane," the beginning of authoress Jane Austen's career is examined, giving viewers greater insight into the mind of a writer who was ahead of her time.
Saturday, August 25
Today 10 a.m. The Hands-On Quilters meets at the Craig Fire Station. Call Cheryl at 824-2567.
With the summer movie season winding down, I'd like to take this opportunity to acknowledge some of the movies released in recent months that I did not get a chance to review. Listed in the order they were released, some of these are still in theaters, some already on DVD.
It might sound like an excuse, but Moffat County High School golf coach Ken Harjes genuinely believes that a player loses a couple of strokes when they play a course for the first time.
Michael W. Camp, 39,of Craig was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
To hear Ann Anderson say it, it's been a "terrible summer" for the animal shelter.
I want to thank all Police Department and Owen Grant, the coroner, for all their help and kindness when I asked for their assistance in checking on my uncle, Larry Straub.
For those of you who did not have the opportunity to read this week's newspapers, we - Daily Press publisher Bryce Jacobson and editor Jerry Raehal - have decided to describe an editorial cartoon published in the Monday paper that sparked concern among many readers.
Thank you for supporting the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall.
The Wellmans and their award-winning wool
Back when Moffat County wool was considered by some to be the king of crops in Colorado, buyers would come to the growers in Northwest Colorado and negotiate a price for their fleece.
I am sending out a huge thank you to the Class of 1977 and the band Steal'n for letting the Craig Youth Soccer be a part of your evening Saturday, Aug. 18.
Doctor shortage continues in Moffat County
Tracey Ketcham, 27, just moved to Craig a week ago to work as a physician's assistant at Moffat Family Clinic.
Concert Sunday in Hayden
A benefit concert is scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Hayden High School auditorium. The group Legacy is playing, and donations for the concert go toward medical expenses for 7-year-old Taylen Zabel's ongoing battle against brain cancer. For more information, go to www.legacyquartet.com.
Moffat County's 4-H shooting team is traditionally one of the most accurate in the state.
It is the night before a research paper is due, and it's too late to go to the library. But that's OK, because the Internet has books on it, too.
Memorabilia collection accounts for history's winners and losers
"Sterilize LBJ: No more ugly children!"
Friday, August 24
Eating on $5 a Day program a nutritional, financial benefit, organizers say
Myth No. 1: cheap food is bad food. Myth No. 2: those on a limited income have no choice but to eat unhealthy.
Agencies respond to four wildfires
After being called to the scene of four wildland fires Wednesday evening, Thursday afternoon showers came as a welcome sight to local fire departments and crews.
The Moffat County School District's march toward a Nov. 9 bond election has one stop to make before then, Sept. 7.
The Craig Association of REALTORS chapter of the Colorado Association of REALTORS Housing Opportunity Foundation recently completed its second grant cycle for 2007, awarding $5,500 total to two nonprofit housing organizations.
Moffat County Jail No reports.
Barry Siff and his event management company, 5430 Sports, hosts seven triathlons a year, including some of the biggest in the state, which often draw more than 1,000 participants.
Today 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Story time at the Craig Branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Today's theme is "Moving and Groovin."
They came, they listened and they spoke.
Last week, Celeste Sanchez of Craig called with a terrific tip to help me from spilling jelly all over the kitchen. She says to take out a cake pan and put some hot water in the bottom.
MCHS senior turns heads in Front Range league summer ball
The soft-spoken guy they call "Window" is starting to sparkle.
Don't overprocess jams and jellies
When your garden or fruit trees are overflowing with vegetables and fruit, or the local farmer's market tempts you with others' freshly grown produce, it's a great time to preserve some of the bounty to enjoy throughout the rest of the year.
How in the world is it already time for school to start? Summer just started. I'm not ready to be a responsible parent again - the keeper of lunch money, the finder of gym shoes, the Nazi of homework, the chaperone of field trips.
U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar gave credit Thursday to the Moffat County veterans for their work on bringing health care to veterans in Craig and the surronding area.
Thursday, August 23
Al Cashion, an American Family Insurance agent in Craig, has been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates distinguished insurance agency program.
Lori Rugh - vice president of Chapter AJ, Craig, of the PEO International Sisterhood - awards Amanda Woods, daughter of Wendy Palmeter, with a $1,500 grant to continue her studies at Colorado State University. Woods is pursing a degree in economics with a business minor.
Air Force Airman Alec M. Hayes has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Law enforcement cracking down on drunken driving
As part of a statewide initiative to crack down on drunken driving, local law enforcement agencies are stepping up their annual "The Heat is On" enforcement now through Labor Day weekend.
As I read the Daily Press each day, I am constantly reading stories, meetings and so about making our city beautiful and more consumer friendly.
Just a note of thanks to the Maneotis Victory Motor's Family for their support last weekend of the band Steal'n reunion concert, with the posters they provided and the loan of the beautiful fifth-wheeler trailer for band members, their families and security people to relax in at break times.
MCHS grad Casey McMillen going strong on the pro tour
Casey McMillen's best season of his professional rodeo career just got better.
Theodora Rae Travers, 20, a transient, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
As a follow-up to the cartoon illustration "Big Coal" on Monday Aug. 20, 2007, Rio Tinto Energy America would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your very responsible follow-up message and to highlight several focal points of mine safety.
Two-day event brings Sen. Salazar, Rep. Udall to Steamboat
Water buffaloes are coming to Steamboat Springs Today and Friday, the Colorado Water Congress is holding its 2007 Summer Convention at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. The event features a series of seminars and discussions about water policies and strategies, supply forecasts, bark beetle impacts, and water-related legislation passed this year and coming up in 2008.
Split recreation center at sites not yet ruled out
City officials might, just might, ask Steamboat Springs voters to approve new recreation facilities at Howelsen Hill and Old Town Hot Springs, despite expressing support last month - and this week - for a consolidated facility at Ski Town Fields.
Another suspect sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison
The trial against one of the Craig suspects accused of robbing a bar and shooting at police during a high-speed chase in Wyoming last year was delayed Monday in Natrona County District Court.
I've read all of the articles on Highway 13 north and I thought I'd bring folks up to date on the history of that road.
U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar will meet with all interested vets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Craig VFW Post 4265 Headquarters.
Local residents will have an opportunity to listen and participate in today's discussion about early childhood education with Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien and local city, school district and health care officials.
The political cartoon penned by Monte Wolverton that you chose to run Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, titled "Long History of Unsafe Mining Practices," was not only unprofessional considering where we live and the fact that Coal Mining is one of, if not the major source of income for Craig and the surrounding area, the cartoon also was insensitive.
Today 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Story time at the Craig Branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Today's theme is "Moving and Groovin."
Craig family's youngest starts school
Tylawn Smercina said she was more nervous than her youngest daughter, Taytum Smercina, 3, who started preschool Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 22
Wonderful, send out an apology.
Two new soccer fields for Loudy-Simpson Park came a step closer to reality Tuesday as the Moffat County Commission signed an application for a Greater Outdoors Colorado, or GOCO, grant worth $200,000.
Commissioners hesitant to support Hayden project
Continuing efforts to construct a regional sports complex in Hayden were met with skepticism by the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
I would like to extend a big thank you to the members of Friendship United Methodist Church who donated goods to the youth group yard sale and the members of the community who made it a success. Through purchases and donations the youth group met its goal of $150.
Yesterday I was there to see my grandchildren off on their first day of school. Watching the children arrive with their parents on that first day is one of my favorite times of the year.
Johnathon Levi Ages, 18, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of criminal mischief.
Second-year MCHS goalie hopes to be less busy this season
Mike Lefler doesn't want the ball.
Nonprofit organization touring sites and seeking new members
For more than 20 years the organization, Preserving the Last Frontier, has taken steps to insure Northwest Colorado history is not forgotten.
The numbers speak loudly.
Local woman raising money to send home for disaster survivors
Maria Martin lives here, works here and is part of a family here. But she grew up in Peru, where an 8.0 earthquake crippled three coastal cities - Pisco, Ica and Chincha - on Aug. 15.
Cancer benefit takes place Sunday
A cancer benefit is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday in the Hayden High School auditorium. The group Legacy is playing, and donations for the concert go toward medical expenses for 7-year-old Taylen Zabel's ongoing battle against brain cancer. For more information, go to www.legacyquartet.com.
A three-month experiment to give students Fridays off was so successful that the Hayden School District has decided to use the schedule throughout the 2007-08 school year.
5:30 p.m. The Craig Beautification Commission hosts its monthly meeting at the Craig Chamber of Commerce. Goals, objectives and plans for 2008 will be discussed. The public is invited to attend.
Bill Ritter announced as Club 20 keynote speaker for fall meeting
Whatever tension that once existed between Gov. Bill Ritter and the Western Slope political group Club 20 appears to have been forgotten.
The Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig Campus is looking to expand.
Tuesday, August 21
It was in the fifth inning when players from Mike Bell Construction began to wonder whether the homeruns would ever stop.
Committee has big plans for birthday
Anytime a city turns 100, it's a milestone to celebrate, Craig Mayor Don Jones said. Jones met with like-minded people Aug. 15 for the Craig 100th Birthday Committee.
Coal cartoon not an opinion shared by Daily Press
Some Daily Press readers have let us know they think an editorial cartoon in Monday's newspaper was offensive.
Ride the Rockies, oil and gas behind 24 percent June increase
The city of Craig notched significant gains in sales tax revenue in recent months, a trend local officials credit to increased shopping, hotel lodging and a one-day June visit by the Ride the Rockies bicycle tour.
Parents and students make one last dash for school supplies
In a last minute search for Number 2 pencils, calculators and three-ring binders, parents must decide when it's time to close the account and head for the cash register.
Class of 1942 hosts 65th reunion
The Craig High School class of 1942 had its 65th class reunion Aug. 10 to 12 in Craig.
Anthony Raymond Gallegos, 29, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving under restraint and violation of registration provisions.
In response to the letter to the editor about the front page picture of the lady buying tomatoes, I think it's nice we can have something nice shown.
The fantasy adventure "Stardust" may seem familiar in its story at first, but it quickly reveals itself to be as remarkable as the heavenly bodies that adorn the night sky.
Joe Casamassima, who recently made long strides through the Yampa Valley, was surprised at the ease in which he has walked through the Rocky Mountains.
7 p.m. Comunidad Integrada offers a free English and Spanish learning club, Intercambio, every Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. Call 846-5521.
The health care industry is always in a state of change, said Karl Gills, chairman of the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley.
Monday, August 20
High school buddies reunite band
At last year's Moffat County High School class of 1976 reunion, Jerry Schaeffer couldn't forget about the band in which he, Russel Moore and David Van Wagoner used to play. More than a quarter century has passed since the band, Steal'n, had rocked anyone.
The Memorial Hospital and Bonfils Blood Center are encouraging local residents to come out for an Aug. 28 blood drive to help mitigate the annual shortage of summer blood donations.
1 to 3 p.m. Moffat County High School hosts an open house for incoming freshmen and new students. Students are invited to come and pick up schedules, meet teachers and become more familiar with the building. Call 824-7036.
Post office to present Alpine Tundra stamps
Ten wildlife and scenic United States postage stamps will be unveiled in their natural setting of Rocky Mountain National and Estes parks on Aug. 28.
Although the superhero feature "Underdog" is about a beagle with the power of flight -among other abilities - there is nothing super about this dog of a movie.
Excess weight becomes increasingly difficult to lose with each passing decade. This is, at least in part, because of a slowing metabolism. Exercise, particularly strength training, can help reverse that trend.
Two softball institutions, the Carlsons and the Knoches, met Saturday afternoon for the A-league coed softball championship at Loudy-Simpson Park.
A young racer fulfils his NASCAR dreams after years of paying his dues at rural dirt tracks across America.
Fiesta Jalisco restaurant to open soon in Craig
The Craig Chamber of Commerce plans to host another customer service seminar open to all businesses from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Holiday Inn.
Project cost and scope to be released at end of the month
The master plan for a proposed new The Memorial Hospital is expected to be finished and ready for board member review later this month, said George Rohrich, hospital chief executive officer.
We would like to thank the Moffat County Child Care Providers for an excellent job on presenting the Babysitting Clinic to the children of our community. They provided children of babysitting age with a lot of valuable information and with many items they could use while babysitting.
Proceeds exceed 2006 total; new Fair Queen coronation postponed until November
The Routt County Junior Livestock Sale grossed nearly $270,000 this year, exceeding the 2006 sale by almost $10,000, a Routt County Fair official said Sunday.
Free six-session class helps participants set goals, alleviate symptoms
Managing pain and fatigue is an everyday reality for Patsy Magness, who has multiple sclerosis. It helps to attend support groups and health seminars, where she finds comfort in camaraderie with others with similar problems.
The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank doctors Ron Kruczek, Kelly Hepworth and Wayne Davis for selecting the finalists for the 2008 pet mate calendar, and thank you to everyone who voted for the pets that will be in the calendar.
Saturday, August 18
I don't know what you people think about sometimes.
Wyoming man a fourth-generation rancher
Montgomery Livestock has been operating on the Little Snake River near Dixon, Wyo., since founder Ike Montgomery came over from Northern Ireland in 1886 and purchased homesteads from early settlers.
Moffat County 4-H Clubs and Leaders for Rabbit Rustlers and Feathered Friends Poultry: 4-H members thank businesses, individuals
Our 4-H members would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support during this year's Moffat County Fair.
Police blotter for Saturday, August 18
Matt Damon thrives in final chapter of assassin trilogy
One of the most intelligent movies of the summer, "The Bourne Ultimatum" sets a new standard in films about espionage with its enigmatic hero as well as its simultaneously complex and simple plot.
A young Alabama woman died Thursday night in an all-terrain vehicle accident at Three Forks Ranch in North Routt County.
Pair not guilty of making threats in April
Two Moffat County High School students have been cleared of misdemeanor charges stemming from allegations they made threats against other students and school staff in April.
My best buddy in the whole world, our great-grandson Nathaniel, our son Mike, his wife Deb, Alberta and I all took off for Montana with our GMC, "White Lightning," pulling our camp trailer, "Tag Along."
Facility closes for building renovations, staff training
Dana Duran, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, is not the club's master.
Former Bulldog playing at the collegiate level for Colorado State
Ever since Michael Babb could throw a football, he has wanted to play lineup for the Colorado State Rams.
REPS to host dinner fundraiser
The suicide intervention and prevention group, Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, will host a fundraiser Aug. 24 and 25 in Steamboat Springs.
Official: Intrawest seeking 'cost and operational efficiencies'
Six year-round employees of the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. have been laid off, an Intrawest official confirmed Friday.
Nowhere to go. That is how it can feel as you watch a truck carrying a wide haul of energy equipment barreling toward when you're driving between Baggs, Wyo., and mile marker 111, on Colorado Highway 13.
5:30 p.m. The Moffat County High School class of 1977 hosts a 30-year reunion barbecue at the Moffat County Fairgrounds picnic shelter. Call Erin Messing Miller at 824-6046.
Sen. Wayne Allard says Iraq war policy debate 'overshadowing' other issues in Congress
With a Democratic-controlled Senate consistently challenging Iraq war policies, Congress has turned its attention away from "most other issues," Sen. Wayne Allard said Friday.
Friday, August 17
What would your business card say you do? Bake goods
Ever since I couldn't keep a strong grasp on the foot-long water snake startled awake by the lawnmower, the girls have bemoaned the fact that they don't have a pet snake, belittled my snake-catching skills and basically called me a sissy.
Winning recipes from the 2007 Moffat County Fair salsa contest
One of my favorite reminders that summer's end is near is the smell of roasting chili peppers emanating from the local produce stand on Victory Way on Wednesdays.
30 years after his death, Elvis still resonates with fans
There's something about dead rock stars.
I've been keeping an eye on our chokecherry bushes the past couple of weeks. Deciding when to pick the berries is tricky because we want ripe berries, but if we wait too long, the birds beat us to them.
Library preps county on request
The Moffat County Libraries monthly board meeting included a presentation of the library's budget request for 2008 to Moffat County commissioner Saed Tayyara.
Moffat County Jail
Junior Alicia Nelson has high expectations
Success breeds expectations and expectations distinguish athletes.
Concert Association seeks contestants for local performance
So you think you can dance?
Two tournaments in two days for golfers
Two tournaments in two days left Moffat County High School boys golf coach Ken Harjes with the following assessment of his young team.
Moffat County Fair Grand Champions win with experience and, in some occasions, a simple idea
When it comes to taking home a Grand Champion ribbon from the Moffat County Fair, sometimes it's because of years of experience, sometimes it's in your genes and sometimes it's just an idea that came to you.
Imagine a child in a very conservative, regimented church in 1960s Alabama, and that would be part of Pastor Steven Wallace's story.
6 p.m. The Moffat County High School Class of 1977 hosts a 30-year reunion mixer at J W Snacks Gulf Coast Bar and Bar-B-Que, 210 E. Victory Way. Call Erin Messing Miller at 824-6046.
Five Moffat County residents participate in heavy equipment competition
Heavy equipment comes in all shapes and sizes, and the controls drivers face vary from a single joystick to the undisputed king of confusing cockpit controls, the motor grader.
Throughout 18 years with the Moffat County School District, Theresa Moyer has seen a lot of changes, but children still need vaccinations.
Thursday, August 16
10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Story time at the Craig Branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Today's theme is first day of school.
Kudos to the city employees maintaining the flower containers and plots around town. All of the arrangements are beautiful and healthy, and it is a pleasant sight for visitors and locals alike.
Moffat County Jail
U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard to discuss range of issues in Craig on Friday
With Congress in recess this month, U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard is taking time to tour the state and visit with concerned residents. On Friday, the senator will make his first Moffat County appearance this year.
We, as 4-H and FFA members of Moffat County, would like to thank the businesses and individuals that supported the junior livestock sale at the Moffat County Fair. Your participation in the sale emphasizes the importance of buying goods and services from these businesses.
The Moving Wall arrived a day early in Craig because "there was no room" in Vernal.
REPS to host fundraiser event
The suicide intervention and prevention group, Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, will host a fundraiser Aug. 24 and 25 in Steamboat Springs.
J.T. Haddan looks to step up for Bulldogs
J.T. Haddan has always been the type of player who's showed up and performed.
After months without an executive director - prompting an agency evaluation and reorganization - the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership unveiled Tuesday a new mission statement, agenda and job description for the future.
The romantic comedy "No Reservations" is a relief for anyone who wants to see a chick flick that does not put its story on the back burner.
Bond calls for 5.08 mill levy on property
Beth Gilchrist tries to remember every student's name at Craig Middle School.
Recent lodging taxes gave the Moffat County Tourism Association its highest revenue in the agency's history, which gives Tammie Thompson-Booker and Mike Crackel more revenue to work with in their new tenures as its Board of Directors chair and vice-chair, respectively.
Wednesday, August 15
Craig Middle School project bond drafted
The Moffat County School District Board of Education was seeking a target range between $28 million to $31 million when looking at a possible bond to build a new middle school and provide renovations to other district schools.
She walked to it upright and composed.
It's time again to be diligent about applying insect repellant, as state health officials have reported two deaths linked to the West Nile Virus this year.
Hayden town officials are preparing to apply for a $750,000 Greater Outdoors Colorado grant to help pay for a proposed Northwest Colorado Sports Complex.
Moffat County Jail - No reports.
The residents on Bilsing Street already know road construction's positives and negatives.
Moffat County High School's volleyball team has big expectations
One look at Moffat County High School's practice schedule and it's easy to see its expectations.
"Tallgrass," this week's bestselling novel for adults, was written by Sandra Dallas, who lives in Denver.
VNA director named to task force
Sue Birch, executive director of Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, has been appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter to sit on the Blue Ribbon Commission for Healthcare Reform Rural Advisory Task Force.
8 a.m. The Craig Downtown Business Association meets at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. The second Wednesday of each month is a meet and greet hosted by a local business.
Firefighters gain control of flames after 2,200 acres of land scorches
A fire that began north of Craig, scorching 2,200 acres of land Monday, has been contained and controlled, Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz said.
Program offers college credit at high school
When senior Kaycee Stagner graduates from Moffat County High School and heads to college in the fall, she'll be leagues ahead of her fellow classmates.
Tuesday, August 14
Train hits semitrailer; cars collide on U.S. Highway 40
Two accidents, including one involving a train and a semitrailer, caused minor injuries Monday morning along U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat Springs.
Coaches' seasons start much earlier than athletes'
It hasn't been hard to find Brianna Montgomery during the past eight months.
Open house for new MCHS students
Moffat County High School will be hosting an open house for incoming freshmen and new students from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday. Students are invited to come and pick up schedules, meet teachers and become more familiar with the building at this time. For more information, contact the high school at 824-7036.
Terry Lynn Earle, 37, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault.
The family of Dale Rickerby would like to thank all of his friends and family for their support during Dale's illness and at the time of his death.
7 p.m. Integrated Community offers a free English and Spanish learning club, Intercambio, every Tuesday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. Call 846-5521.
Creating a farmers market for produce vendors and shoppers is one of the plans the Craig Downtown Business Association hopes will bring people to the stores on Yampa Avenue.
History is all around Moffat County.
Ceremony closes Moving Wall display
A white coffee cup and wine glass were turned upside down.
New staff does not mean different standards, said Joel Sheridan, Moffat County School District assistant superintendent.
Mental health agency, advocates working to solve suicide problem
Colorado's suicide rate ranks as the seventh highest in the country, according to Mental Health America of Colorado. Figures for Moffat and Routt counties are just as unsettling.
Monday, August 13
2,200-acre fire reported near Wyoming state line
Firefighters are battling a 2,200-acre blaze that started in northern Moffat County at about 4 p.m. Monday.
Aging Well and Council on Aging combine forces to develop new programs
The old Steamboat Springs Community Center now is just a memory, but excitement is building about new healthy aging activities that will be possible at a larger, more versatile community center being built just down the road.
Baggs, Wyo., residents call for improving Colorado Highway 13
Drivers heading north out of Craig on Colorado Highway 13 grip the wheel a little tighter about 20 miles into the drive.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide is holding a two-day Gatekeeper Training Workshop at the Yampa River State Park Visitor Center, 17 miles east of Craig. The workshop is designed to give participants knowledge and skills to help them know how to intervene when they fear someone is at risk for suicide and depression. Pre-registration is required. There is no cost. Contact Anngie Jenkins at 826-2329 or email@example.com or call Sandy Beran at 824-8233.
Running back looking to extend career beyond high school
As long as he can.
Class of 1977 to reunite
The Moffat County High School class of 1977 will have its 30-year reunion later this month.
Gary Rosine, owner/broker, has recently become affiliated with United Country Real Estate in Craig with the opening of United Country - Northwest Colorado Realty at 1592 W. Victory Way.
Moving Wall memorial officially opens in Craig
Charley Watkins, Veterans of Foreign Wars District 9 commander, was not alone with his memories at Saturday's official opening of the Moving Wall, a traveling Vietnam veterans memorial.
Although heart disease and lung cancer cause more deaths, American women generally are more concerned about the chance of getting breast cancer - and with good reason.
Saturday, August 11
Moffat County Fair junior event showcases youths and livestock
Emily Hepworth knows how to bounce back from a bad year.
The new comedy "Hot Rod" plays like a suburban version of a Las Vegas stunt spectacular, but its minimalist set pieces combined with a ridiculously dynamic hero make for a riotous affair.
Thursday, Aug. 9 Terry Lynn Earle, 37, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Before I finished this story, my brother Willard came to visit, and he told me Mom was the one who wanted to name me Charles, so she started calling me this while Pop was away that summer, so I guess she's the one who put this name in the hat.
There are a few numbers Charley Watkins, district 9 commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization, remembers clearly about his year spent serving in the hostile, southeastern Asian jungles of Vietnam.
Moving Wall an eye-opener for visitors, staffers
Thirteen-year-old Mason Updike is barely old enough to grow more than the few stray whiskers on his upper lip. Yet, despite being in the summer of his life, Updike isn't immune to the atrocities teens but a few years older than him experienced while serving in the Vietnam War.
'Many of our rural areas face a critical undersupply of health services'
Gov. Bill Ritter issued an executive order Wednesday establishing the Colorado Rural Health Care Grants Council, which will distribute a $7.5 million charitable gift from UnitedHealth Group throughout the next six years.
Mental game key for Smith in senior season
When Sean Smith prepares to play in a golf tournament, he goes through the same ritual.
Horseshoeing a calling for local farrier
When Luke and Grady Wilson head off to rodeo, they sometimes don't return home for a couple of weeks. That makes it especially hard to get work done on their horse's feet while on the road.
Meetings for parents of all Moffat County High School students participating in fall sports are listed below:
11 a.m. The Moving Wall's official opening with plans for Sen. Ken Salazar and military flyover at Loudy-Simpson Park. Taps will be played at Sunset.
More students means more funding, and the Moffat County School District has lost students each year for the past nine.
Craig's next American Cancer Society Relay For Life still is 11 months away, but Jana Rowe already is recruiting members for her upcoming team.
Does Moffat County or the Western Slope have a voice with Gov. Bill Ritter?
Friday, August 10
Wednesday, Aug. 8
Friday, Aug. 10
If you haven't made it to the Moffat County fair this year, be sure to do so this final weekend.
Former Bulldog training for the next level
The goal: To be a center for a NCAA division I women's basketball team.
There are a few tiny peppers on our bell pepper plants, but it's going to be awhile until they're ready. So yesterday, I bought three big bell peppers at the store. I just couldn't wait to try a recipe I found in the Fence Post awhile back.
I would like to thank all those involved who helped bring the Moving Wall to Craig. Thanks also for the good thoughts and beautiful prayers at the opening ceremony.
County youths take home awards
The hundreds of displays under the grandstands at the Moffat County Fairgrounds were sporting something new Tuesday evening.
Gene Bilodeau, Craig Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors president, had a simple question for his board.
Moving Wall opening raises emotional response
The names of 58,000-plus American soldiers glistened Thursday morning off black panels in a dusty, sun-baked corner of Loudy-Simpson Park.
Two years ago, Sandy Beran took a two-day suicide prevention workshop.
The fact that I have two little minds to mold is both a blessing and a burden.
Thursday, August 9
The Moving Wall project started with a motorcycle escort through town yesterday and ceremonies start at 11 a.m. today and go through Monday at Loudy-Simpson Park.
MCTA director leaves regional post, focuses on county
The idea is to focus entirely on Moffat County, and that's a good thing, Shelly Flannery said.
Teachers schooled on the fine points of archeology
Mike Metcalf points to a red area four inches below the surface layer of dirt. He then tells the students that this non-descript patch in Northwest Colorado was once used as a fire pit.
Western Colorado Racing Association
Tuesday, Aug. 7
We would like to thank those who responded to the fire on our property on County Road 211 on July 14: Craig Fire/Rescue, Moffat County Sheriff's Office, Yampa Valley Electric, and The Memorial Hospital Emergency Response Team.
I must sincerely apologize to the Relief Society of the LDS Church. I forget to mention the wonderful meal they set up for the friends and family of O. Marion Jones. Guess I had a "senior moment."
Motorcade escorts Moving Wall to Craig
E.J. Bunk could hear the radio, could hear his truck engine and then could hear the score of motorcycles riding down Victory Way on Wednesday.
Looking for local talent
Rally For the Cure golf event raises funds to battle cancer
Forty-four women golfers stepped on to the Yampa Valley Golf Course Wednesday for the Rally For the Cure competition.
A year of hard work paid off for Routt County's 4-H youths Saturday as 53 projects were selected for the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo.
Two months since Craig woman was last seen
Gone from the "face of the Earth."
Ordinance would limit chain businesses downtown
City planners have drafted an ordinance that would make it harder for chain stores such as Gap or Starbucks from setting up shop in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Wildlife officials likely will resurrect a public outreach and volunteer program designed to tackle Steamboat Springs' ongoing issue with bears.
"I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" is far from an ideal movie regarding diversity and tolerance, but considering the premise, it could be a lot worse.
Teri and John Bolton both have glasses, their two oldest kids have glasses and their two newborn twin baby girls may need glasses.
Thursday, Aug. 9
Wednesday, August 8
Scott Stanford, Brent Boyer to assume new roles this month
Steamboat Pilot & Today Editor Scott Stanford has been named the newspaper's advertising director. City Editor Brent Boyer will replace Stanford as editor.
Where other drivers struggled with continuity, Nick Craig thrived.
Police blotter for August 6
Thanks to high school football team
Thanks for kind words during past year
Road construction a top priority for state
Across the walls read 58,195 names.
John Gorski expects the demolition at the corner of Victory Way and Green Street to gear up today, bringing the construction of a Craig Walgreens closer.
Swimming in seven events at the Summer Club games in Lamar, Andrew Aultman cut more than 30 seconds of total time in the various events.
Hayden Police Chief Ray Birch said Tuesday that those who set off crude, homemade bombs last week in the town are fortunate they did not cause more damage.
Bikers needed for Wall
Datebook for July 8
The value of state assessed property in Moffat County jumped by $33 million county assessor Suzanne Brinks informed the commissioners at Tuesday's meeting.
This week's column features two picture books. The first, intended by the publisher for all ages, will warm your heart.
The eagle, the fox and McGruff the Crime Dog were there.
Tuesday, August 7
A jobber is a professional wrestler still working the circuits, someone who hasn't made a name for him- or herself yet.
El Departamento de EducaciÃ³n de Colorado publicÃ³ los resultados de los exÃ¡menes del Colorado Student Assesment Program (Programa de EvaluaciÃ³n de los Estudiantes de Colorado, o CSAP como es comÃ°nmente llamado por sus siglas en ingles) la semana pasada. Del tercero hasta el decimo grado: resultados de lectura, escritura y matemÃ¡tica. Octabo y decimo grado: resultados de pruebas de ciencia.
Thank you for the Multiple Sclerosis article in the July 17 Craig Daily Press.
Rohrich, otros residentes locales ayudan a traer la "Moving Wall" para recordar a los excombatientes
¿Que?: una replica en miniatura de monumento conmemorativo de los excombatientes de Vietnam.
I would like to thank Officer Fallon, the Craig Police Department, Moffat County Sheriff's Office, Craig Fire/Rescue, Search and Rescue, Crisis Advocacy, volunteers, friends and family who helped Friday evening in locating our daughter.
Board reschedules bond meeting
The Moffat County School District Board of Education will not have its scheduled special meeting Thursday night to approve a construction plan for the new middle school.
Hot and dry conditions led Craig Fire/Rescue on a record number of calls in July.
10:30 a.m. SHARE Craig registration takes place at 10:30 a.m. in the community room at Sunset Meadows II and at 11 a.m. in the conference room at Sunset Meadows I. Call Ginny at 326-3003.
We want to express our heartfelt thanks to the Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center for the wonderful care of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather O. Marion Jones, husband of Katherine.
Megan Rae Crook, 21, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of a parole violation, unlawful distribution and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hayden hopes to increase the amount of water it can pump to Yampa Valley Regional Airport in anticipation of the continued expansion of the facility, town officials said.
Veterans remember as Vietnam Memorial replica comes to Craig
On the occasions that Tom Kilduff has visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., or the Moving Wall as it travels across the country, he always has found his way to East Panel number 53, Row 14.
Moffat County Fairgrounds host an evening out with the guys
Eleven guys stand around Friday night at the Moffat County Fairgrounds listening to the rules being rattled off by Steve Gatorwolf, the owner-showman of Warpath Promotions.
22 centro y sudamericanos viene a estudiar administraciÃ³n de la tierra
Para el guatemalteco Estuardo Secaira, el viaje comenzÃ³ cuando se dio cuenta que un grupo de conservaciÃ³n de recursos naturales de Estados Unidos estaba organizando a un grupo de estudiantes centro y sudamericanos para aprender acerca de la administraciÃ³n de la tierra.
Voluntary fishing ban lifted; other restrictions remain in place
Frequent rain showers in recent weeks have reduced the risk of wildfire and led to the repeal of a voluntary fishing ban on the Steamboat Springs stretch of the Yampa River.
Buyer: Kruse, Jake
Monday, August 6
Second annual rodeo grows from last year
One way or another, every cowboy at Saturday's Wes Hertzog Memorial Bronc Match knew the rodeo's namesake.
The Craig Police Department announced July 26 Officer Laurie Schulze was named its 2006 employee of the year.
Driving event challenges entries with difficult course
The Horse Driving Contest looked like fun.
During a summer in which city, county and state officials have fielded dozens of calls a day about bears, another animal may visit area homes - mountain lions.
Did you know eight out of 10 U.S. households use pesticides both indoors and outside their home?
6:30 p.m. Holistic Health & Fitness Center is hosting a healthy potluck exchange at its 420 Breeze St. location, where dishes and recipes can be exchanged. For more information or to RSVP, call 824-4700.
There are several things that you can do to keep your blood pressure healthy. These actions should become part of your regular lifestyle. You should discuss with your health care provider the best ways for you to address these issues.
Retiree in Maybell stays busy with literature
Summers after retirement are supposed to be a peaceful, relaxing time of year, especially in Maybell, where life moves at a leisurely pace.
Saturday, August 4
A Craig woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident south of Craig on Friday morning.
The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School fall sports seasons are approaching quickly. Every participant is required to have a physical for any sport this year.
Craig City Council and Moffat County Commissioners
Police blotter for August 4, 2007.
We could catch all the brookies we want right here next to camp, I know, because we have in the past.
We would like to thank the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Memorial Hospital, Grant Mortuary, Doug Zirkle and all the wonderful people that sent cards and flowers for the gracious support in the passing of Paul Edward McGilton.
Recovery program to provide update
Participants of the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program will provide a community update on efforts related to endangered fish recovery in the Colorado River at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Holiday Inn in Grand Junction, 755 Horizon Drive.
I am appalled by the recent letters to the editor criticizing Maurits de Blank for the investment he has made in our community and his frank comments about his first impression of Craig.
8 p.m. to midnight. The Craig Fire/Rescue Firefighter's Ball is at the OP Bar and Grill, 534 E. Victory Way. Cost per ticket is $10. Tickets can be purchased from any firefighter, at the station or by calling 824-5914.
Samantha Johnston to take job with The Memorial Hospital
Samantha Johnston, the regional advertising director for the Craig Daily Press and the Steamboat Pilot & Today, is leaving the newspapers for a position with The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Rohrich, other locals help bring Moving Wall to remember veterans, show city
After serving 22 years in the U.S. Air Force - including time spent in Ankara, Turkey, during the conflict in nearby Beirut, Lebanon - The Memorial Hospital CEO George Rohrich is still unsure of what exactly the Vietnam Veterans Memorial means to him, or anybody.
The trip for Estuardo Secaira from Guatemala to Craig began when he learned the Nature Conservancy was helping to send a group of Central and South American students to the U.S. to learn about land management.
Student supply lists for the 2007-08 school year
Triple Crown teaches youths about the sport of baseball
Seth Lingo learned a bit of baseball wisdom Friday at the Triple Crown World Series.
Farmers struggle to plan ahead each season while at the mercy of weather
After a summer of serious drought conditions, the fall of 2006 finally produced a good rainfall, just in time to keep most Northwest Colorado farmers from planting a winter wheat crop.
Grand Futures' goal is to provide alternative healthy activities to substance abuse for the community, said Grand Futures' Moffat County Director Chad Kiniston.
Politicians need to focus on what's best for the public, not what will get them by.
Friday, August 3
This letter is in regard to the recent "hullabaloo" concerning the Vermillion Basin and its drainage. The upper portion of this area was explored and drilled in the mid-1930s and later on including present date.
This letter is in response to the article about the owner of Alpine Apartments, Mauritis de Blank.
Speaking to a roomful of ski industry executives, meteorologist Robert Henson chose his opening words carefully.
Sara Burkett, of Craig, has graduated from Western Governors University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Nine-year-old Morgan Lawton has not only read all the "Harry Potter" books, she has completed every "Lemony Snicket" book by Daniel Handler she could lay her hands on, as well.
The state of Colorado Senate and House approved Senate Bill 45 in April of this year, and it takes effect today.
Young girls show off their style at 4-H fashion revue
Katelyn Peroulis may have taken lessons from runway supermodels to strut her stuff as well as she did at Thursday's fashion revue.
Free concert Tuesday
The Momento String Quartet, 2007 Strings in the Mountains Music Festival's Young Artists-in-Residence, will perform a free outreach concert at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, to the children at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.
Steven James Fletcher, 41, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on warrant to serve court-ordered jail time.
Touch of spice
Someone who had just met me and my girls for the first time at a picnic last weekend said I looked like a really good mother.
Bobbi Mcalexander, of Craig, has graduated from Western Governors University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Over a cup of coffee
Early morning is my favorite time of day and my most productive. (If only there were more early morning hours.) It's my habit to be in the garden by 6:30 a.m. each day where I weed and water and think.
I read the article regarding Maurits de Blank and Alpine Condos with great disgust.
Ski resorts taking environmental strides
In June, Aspen Skiing Co. announced the installation of a 10.6-kilowatt photovoltaic system on the company's Thunder River Lodge affordable housing complex in Carbondale.
MCHS swimmer Kelsey Conci's competitive streak earns her a Junior Olympics victory
You never can tell at first glance whether someone has a mean streak.
7 to 9 p.m. Celebrate Recovery meets at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St. Child care is provided. Call Caroline 620-0659.
I watched the guys take my garbage from the curb this morning and realized how thankful I am for people who perform the many thankless jobs that exist in our community.
TMH adds surgeon, emergency room doctor
The Memorial Hospital hired two new doctors to fill positions outlined in its Medical Staff Development Plan.
Thursday, August 2
10 a.m. to noon. The Moffat County Libraries Craig branch, 570 Green St., hosts a 2007 Summer Reading Program Completion Party. Events include storytelling, flannel board, puppet show, magic show and prize drawings.
U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard is scheduled to be in Craig on Aug. 17 for a 7:30 a.m. Town Hall meeting to speak with residents at the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners at Craig City Council Chambers.
A letter from the Moffat County Commissioners in mid-July protesting Gov. Bill Ritter's intentions to prevent oil and gas exploration in the Vermillion Basin has resulted in a response from the governor.
It is the small delights and surprises that make running a small business in Craig so wonderful.
Michael Anthony Salazar, 42, of Craig, was sentenced to Moffat County Jail for court-ordered time.
The Black Mountain Junior Rodeo is a summer tradition on Wednesdays at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.
In an event that has been inevitable for the past 20 years, "The Simpsons" has made the transition to the big screen.
A giant leap for The Memorial Hospital, CNCC as ground broken for infrastructure
A typical construction site heralds the grand-scale plans to develop the 100-acre "site on the hill," where The Memorial Hospital and Colorado North-west Community College plan to build in the future.
New volunteer training Aug. 17, 18
Northwest Colorado Volunteer Reserves will hold a New Member Training Aug. 17 and 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yampa Valley Medical Center Conference Room 1.
East Coast man invests in Craig property
Maurits de Blank first rode through Craig in June 2005 and wanted to turn back for the greener pastures of Steamboat Springs or even Hayden. He changed his mind.
We are one week from arrival and setup of the Vietnam Moving Wall.
Wednesday, August 1
Downtown Books and the Daily Press are sponsoring a second writing contest, also on Harry Potter. Entries should be final thoughts on book seven, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," and/or final thoughts on the overall series.
Dalia Marie Martinez, 34, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on warrant of victim retaliation.
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association members met with Latinos in the community Tuesday in the VNA building for a panel discussion to assess the strengths and weaknesses health care providers in the area show in covering Latinos.
Truck driver Patrick Maki drove an hour and a half to reach the Craig Wastewater Treatment Plant on Monday.
I'm often asked about my favorite books and authors. Kate DiCamillo, who writes for young adult and elementary readers, ranks way up there on my list of favorite children's authors.
Moffat County lower than last year, on par with state averages
Moffat County School District's five-year trend is over.
They will miss Marilyn honking outside their window when she drives past.
$9,600 lost at McDonald's
An elderly man lost a brown leather pouch containing $9,600 at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Craig McDonald's restaurant, according to press release from the Craig Police Department.
8 a.m. The Craig Downtown Business Association meets at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. The second Wednesday of each month is a Meet-and-Greet, hosted by a local business.
A recent audit by McMann and Associates, a firm hired to look into Moffat County finances for 2006, showed improved finances for the county.
After Clint Wells finished third at the U.S. 10K Trail Championships in Steamboat Springs, Teva U.S. Mountain Running Team manager Nancy Hobbs told the Steamboat Pilot & Today, "I can't see why, with how (Wells) ran today, that he wouldn't be on the team."
Buyer: Regan, Sandy D
According to some newcomers, this is how many are greeted by locals: "You moved to Craig? Why?"
Despite gas prices dropping state- and nationwide, the majority of local service stations have remained within cents of $3.39 per gallon of regular unleaded since mid-June.