News for Thursday, August 23, 2007



Craig briefs for Aug. 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.

Student news: Amanda Woods

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.

Military news: Alec M. Hayes

Air Force Airman Alec M. Hayes has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

Officers turning up the heat

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.

Gloria Blakley: Merchants need to sweep sidewalks

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.

Steal'n: Thanks for support for reunion concert

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.

Bulldog turned bulldogger

MCHS grad Casey McMillen going strong on the pro tour

Casey McMillen's best season of his professional rodeo career just got better.

Police blotter for Aug. 23

Theodora Rae Travers, 20, a transient, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

Heidi Hockett-Lowe: Gratitude for paper's follow-up

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.

Colorado Water Congress in town

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.

Tease photo

Howelsen, Hot Springs still on table

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.

Shootout suspect's trial delayed

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.

Carl K. Chapman: Empty promises for Highway 13 rebuilding

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.

BIll Harding: Salazar to meet with vets today

U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar will meet with all interested vets from 10 a.m. to noon at the Craig VFW Post 4265 Headquarters.

Lt. Gov. O'Brien to discuss early childhood education

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.

Greg Cortez: Cartoon insensitive

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.

Datebook for Aug. 23

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."

Her world is new

Craig family's youngest starts school

Tylawn Smercina said she was more nervous than her youngest daughter, Taytum Smercina, 3, who started preschool Wednesday.