Monday, December 31
Moffat County pounds Uintah to remain undefeated
Three minutes into the first period of the Moffat County Bulldog Hockey Club's opening game of a Friday night doubleheader, defensemen Nick Bulla had a Uintah player firmly locked into his radar.
Today All city of Craig government offices will close early at 3 p.m.
Many older people have trouble eating well. This article tells why, and then it gives ideas on what you can do about it. Using the food label is one way to eat well; there are others.
Wife, mother publishes devotional book inspired by scripture, personal experience
Michelle Peters didn't set out to write a book.
Holiday season usually is defined as the six weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. In terms of eating (and overeating), that might be extended from the day after Halloween, with the leftover candy treats, to Super Bowl Sunday. How much weight are you likely to gain during this period?
There's has been no further fallout from last week's news that fake Spree Dollars certificates were circulated at local stores, said Christina Currie, Craig Chamber of Commerce executive director.
Sunday, December 30
Wind, snow advisories in effect for Northwest Colorado until Monday morning
The strong winds and heavy snow that struck Steamboat Springs on Sunday are expected to continue through the night and could bring gusts of up to 50 miles per hour and 16 inches of snow to the area.
Saturday, December 29
With New Year's Eve on Monday, Craig businesses are offering up plenty to do as the bell tolls on 2007.
When it comes to measuring snowfall, the numbers can be deceiving, said Graham Roberts, environmental health and safety specialist at Trapper Mine.
Court hearings for a 31-year-old Craig man facing a multitude of charges, including attempted murder, were continued Thursday afternoon in Moffat County Court.
First-grader Amanda Moore enjoys school - math class in particular.
Authorities seize Country Mall owner's records for investigation
The Craig Police Department and the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office executed three search warrants Friday at the home and businesses owned by Marvin "Red" Cortner, a Craig businessman and "person of interest" in the Country Mall arson.
Golly, I spent my entire working career, spanning 45 1/2 years mining coal.
1 p.m. Preserving the Last Frontier meets inside the cafeteria at Sunset Meadows II. This will be the group's holiday meeting/potluck dinner. The John Wayne Band will provide entertainment. The meeting is open to the public. Call Carol Jacobson at 824-5343.
Influenza season usually peaks in February, according to a Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association press release. The VNA will be holding drop-in flu clinics for all ages on the following dates and times:
After a short-lived victory, Kevin Nerney lost the latest battle in the war for his liquor license Thursday.
Located in a small building next to Samuelson True Value Hardware & Lumber, at 456 Breeze St., is a shop that houses Craig's hockey needs.
After 10 years, The Merchant of Sandwich will open its sliding glass drive-through window for the last time today. Citing health reasons, owner Brad Herrick is closing the little shop west of downtown and moving on to the greener pastures of Safeway's produce department.
Wyman museum to display local trophy head exhibit
Climbing the flight of stairs that leads to the newly constructed loft atop the Wyman Museum, it's hard not to notice the dozen or so eyes watching.
Local coffee shop owner continues work on ranch generations later
Most days, Katrina Springer can be found at Serendipity Coffee Shop - a bakery and cafe that she owns - cooking and serving up homemade soups, meat loaf, Cajun shrimp pasta and other meals.
In the 2004 surprise hit adventure "National Treasure," the unavoidable theft of the Declaration of Independence was the major focus. In the sequel, "Book of Secrets," the stakes are raised, yet the outcome remains the same.
Friday, December 28
Hometown gifts ease holiday homesickness for overseas veterans
Craig resident Deb Dunaway's favorite Christmas present didn't come in wrapping paper and wasn't found under the tree. Instead, it was an e-mail - sent from a far away land - found on her computer after that morning's festivities died down.
Police investigating phony Chamber of Commerce certificates
The Craig Police Department opened an investigation Thursday after the Chamber of Commerce reported that three phony Spree Dollars certificates, totaling $150, were used at local stores.
When we get together with family and friends on New Year's Eve, we have chili and other kinds of soup.
Voluntary basketball practice keeps players sharp, in shape
Outside of Moffat County High School, the parking lot is full of snow and void of the usual congestion of automobiles.
Persistence, accountability may help people keep New Year's resolutions
As the old year dwindles down to its final hours, many people turn their thoughts to the new year - specifically, the changes they want to make in it.
Although there are critics who claim the radon problem is nothing but hype, every major health organization has found that long-term radon exposure causes cancer.
I've seen studies that indicate the need to nurture is genetically ingrained in those with a female chromosome, and I've seen that need reflected in my two girls.
Police blotter for Dec. 26
Datebook for Dec. 28
The Craig Police Department is again asking assistance in helping make room for snowplows, as they attempt to keep city streets clean and clear of snow.
Clerk and recorder: No word from secretary
Earlier this week, Moffat County Clerk and Recorder Elaine Sullivan was facing what she called "a nightmare."
Thursday, December 27
On Jan. 29, I purchased a leather recliner at Homemaker Furnishing on Ranney Street in Craig. After shoulder surgery, I could not sleep in bed. I slept in that recliner for more than six weeks.
United and Ski Corp. deal will increase seats year-round
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. has struck what many call a long-overdue deal with United Airlines.
CMS RiverWatch class teaches environmental awareness, science
He came. They tested.
Coffman supports paper ballots in '08
I wish to thank those who brought in books, magazines and writing supplies before Christmas so they could be distributed to veterans. I wasn't able to get them to troops overseas but the veterans at the Rifle Veterans Nursing Home and those at the VA Medical Hospital in Grand Junction were excited to receive reading and writing materials. Thanks again.
Winter break is upon us, so the high school sports scene is going to be thin for a while. The Bulldog Hockey Club continued it's dominating ways and the boys and girls basketball teams hit the road for a taste of tournament competition.
Police blotter for Dec. 25
Datebook for Dec. 27
Time away from school, work provides residents a blast in the snow
Seven-year old Walker Neff stands at the top of a snow-covered hill behind Calvary Baptist Church.
Wednesday, December 26
Jack Kelly, 62, had preexisting heart condition
The 62-year-old man who died in his hunting cabin north of Hayden Saturday night has been identified as Jack Kelly of Craig.
Difficulty of jail life compounded for Moffat County Jail inmates on Christmas
Christmas morning didn't include the traditional trappings of gifts and family for Cindy Reynolds, a corporal working for three years now at the Moffat County Jail.
Local teens to perform during pre-football game festivities in Miami on Jan. 3
Laughter and playful giggling can be heard echoing around the vast interior of the Gymstar Fun N Fit Gymnastics building on a snowy Christmas Eve in Craig.
Starring George Bailey, Santa Claus and evil Martian invaders
So it's late tonight, on this Christmas Eve, and once again, I can't sleep.
"Alvin and the Chipmunks" may be off as far as its information about the title critters (such as their fondness for toaster waffles) goes, but it is pretty agreeable as children's entertainment.
Maintaining a positive and forward-moving life is a challenge, to say the least. Life has a way of helping us misplace our sense of humor in a hurry. Some days, the sailing is smooth with fluffy breezes, while on others, we might have to restrain ourselves from self-inflicted baldness.
There are 50 million smokers in the United States, and 70 percent of them have tried to quit at least once.
DOW seeks information
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is looking for any information about an alleged poaching incident Saturday along Rio Blanco County Road 142.
Moffat County Jail No reports.
Aging Well's all-day program, "Wellness Wednesdays," is canceled.
Club 20 to meet with state leaders on trip
Western Slope public officials, business leaders and residents are scheduled to meet with top state officials - including Gov. Bill Ritter and Lt. Gov. Barbara O'Brien - during a legislative visit to Denver next month.
Homes have been decorated, gifts have been unwrapped and New Year's resolutions are ready to fill everyone's thoughts. With the onset of post-holiday activity, it's important to keep safety in mind, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
Tuesday, December 25
Craig residents scramble to shop for last-minute gifts, wrap all presents before Christmas
Parking lots around Craig were sloppy from melting snow, but full of cars and trucks owned by residents in search of last-minute Christmas gifts.
Moffat County residents made Christmas memorable for soldiers, community in 1917
The world was at war, and young men and women from across the nation were serving in the military or in medical units, leaving friends and family behind.
For some people, making New Year's resolutions is a tradition. For example, my resolution for next year is to start making holiday preparations in early November. For Mrs. McBloom, of the tiny town Up Yonder, it should have been to clean up the clutter in her classroom.
Boys basketball team wins first game, beating Peak to Peak High School at tournament
Just a matter of time. That's how long Moffat County boys basketball coach Steve Maneotis said it would take for his team to earn its first victory of the season.
On Dec. 20, I took my granddaughter that was visiting family here out to dinner at Craig's new Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant in the mall. We decided on Mexican food and had been told that the food was very good.
Moffat County Jail No reports.
Development grants available
Colorado Big Country Resource Conservation and Development is accepting grant applications for its partnership grant program.
All city of Craig government offices will be closed.
Church leaders: A time for celebrating, giving, fellowship
What is the meaning of Christmas? When asked this question, Bob Woods, First Congregational United Church of Christ pastor, paused.
Monday, December 24
Dave Morris an example of creativity and learning
Sunlight of a clear December morning illuminates Dave Morris' classroom.
If you died one year from now, could you look back on your life and be happy?
There's good reason for cheer among staff at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden as they prepare for a new community center addition to The Haven.
Rescuers endure 13-mile snowmobile ride to recover body
Routt County Search and Rescue workers endured sub-zero temperatures and a 13-mile snowmobile ride Saturday night to recover the body of a 62-year-old Craig man who died in his hunting cabin north of Hayden.
The houses have been lit up.
Craig city clerk helps people in every facet of her life
A man enters the office, has a couple of questions, writes a check - asks who to make it out to - gets his answers and leaves.
The Moffat County Bulldog Hockey club gave a rude welcome to last year's team captain, Bo Boatright, on Saturday, dispatching the former leader's new team, Grand Valley, 8-3 and 2-0 at the Moffat County Ice Arena to remain undefeated.
Government offices closed on holidays
All Moffat County government offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 and Jan. 1 for the holiday. They will close at noon Dec. 31.
A bowl of spicy black bean soup with brown rice and a slice of whole bread - it's comfort food rather than high cuisine. But the dish is rich in fiber and gets high marks for nutrition.
All city of Craig government offices will be closed.
What can a new Mexican restaurant bring to Craig?
Holidays put strain on individuals with high suicide risk factors
For some, the holidays may elicit fond memories.
Local English-Spanish interchange offers education, relationships
Mirna Luna knows why she comes to the Boys & Girls Club of Craig on Tuesday evenings, long after all the children have left and most of the building is dark.
The Muldoon family lives in the big house at the end of a street at the top of a hill.
Karen Worth follows career in fast food with daughters by her side
It is a bright, chilly November afternoon.
The small wooden island sits alone.
K.C. Hume a man staying busy with Sheriff's Office, Craig Fire/Rescue
The desktop in K.C. Hume's office at the Moffat County Public Safety Center is littered with loose papers, notebooks and, because it's lunchtime and he's a man on the go, a Taco Bell wrapper.
Saturday, December 22
High school librarian also football coach, hockey player
Moffat County High School librarian Jim Neton sits at a desk that is too small for a man who is 5-foot 8 inches tall.
The Moffat County High School girls wrapped up its four-day trip to Denver on Friday, capturing third place in the Grandview tournament.
Theatre group's Interactive Mystery and Costume Ball an 'off-the-cuff' production
On New Year's Eve, someone will die in the Center of Craig.
Craig at Work
Jim Blevins opened Blevins Electronic Repair formally in 1996, but started in 1994 in a remote back room that was originally his grandfather's office.
The board received a report from district technology director Marlene Knez and Matt Hammer, a senior account manager from Information Systems Consulting.
Busy Beavers 4-H Club hosts Community Christmas Soup Supper for current and former Hamilton residents
A yummy supper, lots of conversation, stories for the young children and more. It was all part of the fourth annual Hamilton Community Christmas Soup Supper.
A letter to Santa Claus
A local student's letter to Santa Claus
Eagle's Nest Preschool students share Christmas cookie recipes
To prepare for the holidays, Eagle's Nest Preschool students compiled a list of Christmas cookie recipes. Their favorites are listed below.
Students recount time at Pepsi Center
On Dec. 15, Craig Cub Scouts traveled to Denver to watch an Avalanche hockey game. During a sleepover in the Pepsi Center after the game, a fire broke out in a locker room. Three Cub Scouts tell the story.
In the multitude of Christmas movies made, there have been some truly awful ones. Seeing the Governator slug it out with a rampaging reindeer ("Jingle All the Way") or grimacing as Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito ogle their own daughters ("Deck the Halls") is enough to dampen anyone's holiday spirit.
Craig Fire/Rescue hires three, promotes three
Some newbies were brought on board, some old newbies were promoted and the Craig Rural Fire Protection District enters 2008 with a few changes.
Decision whether to condemn structure still pending
The County Shop's fate still is undecided, with no definite timeline for when a decision whether to condemn the building will be made.
What does education really mean?
Searching for articles on coal mines, I came across these two interesting articles concerning a coal mine proposition that was to be almost on the outskirts of the town of Craig.
The members of the Interfaith Food Bank would like to thank you for your generosity in donating money and all the food for the media drive.
Yesterday, I attempted to do some shopping downtown on Yampa Avenue.
Accountability Committee to meet
Police blotter for Dec. 20
Cavalry Baptist Pastor Rod Compton moving on to New Mexico
Husband. Father. Pastor. Public address announcer. City Councilman. In precisely that order. Pastor Rod Compton is listing his priorities.
Datebook for Dec. 22
Friday, December 21
Over a Cup of Coffee
When I was a child, it was a tradition to have Oyster Stew on Christmas Eve, after which we opened Christmas cards and passed them around the table.
Department of Revenue upholds yearlong revocation
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall has lost his driver's license for one year, the Colorado Department of Revenue confirmed Thursday.
The Moffat County School District will remain accredited for another year, Superintendent Pete Bergmann announced at a board meeting Thursday night.
U.S. military veteran Bill Harding has traveled to Grand Junction, driven some of his fellow soldiers there and is very thankful that U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, D-Colo., found some dollars to help veterans seek medical care.
I do get frustrated and at times bogged down in the rush of the season and the ease of diverted attention from the "reason for the season," but I still do love this time of year.
I have some questions about the value of educational programming. I mean, I learn a lot, but all my children learn is how little I actually know.
The Moffat County 4-H Council would like to thank those who donated to the 4-H program during the recent sale at MJK Sales & Feed.
The past couple of days, while walking around town, I have noticed fire hydrants covered and or blocked by snow.
'Just Say No' contest in January
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 4265 is sponsoring the "Just Say No" coloring contest from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at the VFW Restaurant, 419 E. Victory Way.
Officers responded to a noise complaint.
Noon to 1:30 p.m. The Moffat County Clerk and Recorder's office will be closed because of an office Christmas party. The office will reopen afterward, and be open until 4:45 p.m.
The Moffat County Sheriff's Office arrested a Craig man Dec. 14 on charges alleging he sexually assaulted a child.
Winter storm system moving into Northwest Colorado expected to bring 3 to 6 inches
The full impact of a storm system moving into Northwest Colorado wasn't visible by Thursday afternoon, but officials at the National Weather Service say that could change.
EDP introduces candidate to locals
After meeting with a gaggle of local business, government and non-profit representatives Thursday afternoon, prospective hire Kevin Ventrudo was impressed with the diversity of questions coming from the audience.
School-sponsored canned food drives teach students to be responsible, give to the needy
Michele Conroy set a goal. The Sunset Elementary second-grade teacher encouraged each of her 19 students to bring in one can of food to donate to the Inter Faith Food Bank of Craig.
Moffat County Neighbor: Margaret Gray
Having to deal with snow and ice is a fact of life when you live in Northwest Colorado.
Bulldogs Hockey Club puts seven-game win streak on the line against Grand Valley
Bulldogs hockey club coach Jim Hall has been through the ups and downs as a player and coach, so despite the Bulldogs' seven-game winning streak, he's not overly confident in regard to what the remainder of the season has in store.
The Moffat County girls basketball team lost Wednesday to Cheyenne Central, 49-39, in Denver.
Thursday, December 20
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall has lost his driver's license for one year, the Colorado Department of Revenue confirmed Thursday.
10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Story times at the Moffat Counties Libraries Craig branch, 570 Green St., are about the world and culture.
Julie Taulman and Shelly St. Pierre are one step closer to seeing a playground accessible to their sons, and all children, after the Steamboat Springs School District contributed $50,000 to the cause Tuesday.
I would like to wish this community, all the local veterans and their dependants a very "Merry Christmas."
I adore a good winter storm. I get excited - I mean, really excited - at the remotest possibility of massive amounts of snow and ice.
We would like to thank everyone who donated, helped and participated in the benefit chili dinner for our family.
Dario and I would like to thank Santa's Elves for their generous gift.
Daniel George Naumann, 26, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on warrant.
Government holiday closures
All Moffat County government offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, as well as Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the holiday.
In January, thousands of tobacco users across Colorado will choose to quit smoking or chewing as their New Year's resolution, according to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.
Twentymile Coal Co. suspended the contracts of all of its contract labor force this week, Human Resources Director Ron Spangler said.
Moffat County High School woodshop students make time to build toys for local children
It started with an off-handed remark as Moffat County High School woodshop teacher Craig Conrad watched one of his classes at work more than 18 years ago.
Wednesday, December 19
New attraction possible for 2010
It's an opportunity for the Museum of Northwest Colorado and Moffat County locals to have something new, Moffat County Commissioner Tom Gray said.
You probably never could convince young siblings that they'll grow up to be good friends. That goes double for brothers and sisters.
The girls basketball team swept a pair of home games, but the boys basketball team was blanked in Wyoming. The Bulldog wrestling team learned it has a long way to go to live up to the tradition laid out by past teams, and the swimmers competed in the season's largest meet.
What do you get when you combine two construction workers, a chiropractor, a financial advisor, a hospital nurse, two English teachers, a librarian, a coal miner, two high school students and a hockey puck?
The new fantasy adventure film "The Golden Compass" is undoubtedly resonant in its deep messages, but its heavy-handed approach loses direction along the way.
For many, winter weather warrants a house closed tightly against the cold. Yet, for nearly half the homes in Colorado, this practice can increase the concentration of a naturally-occurring gas proven to cause lung cancer.
I found the article in the Saturday Daily Press very interesting, the comments by two county commissioners and the Natural Resource director disturbing.
There are mixed feelings about abbreviating Christmas as Xmas. Some view it as yet another way that Christmas has been stripped of its true meaning.
The Moffat County Commission heard some of the details and trends revealed in the recent 25-question Senior Needs survey at its meeting Tuesday.
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.
County clerks fear voter confidence is shaken
A day after Colorado Secretary of State Mike Coffman said voting equipment used in Routt County and throughout the state has been decertified, a leading state legislator expressed hope that some of the problems soon would be corrected.
County assessor does not want state dictating taxable value of oil, gas company properties
Suzanne Brinks, who works as the Moffat County assessor, is concerned potential rule changes at the Colorado Division of Property Taxation will prevent local tax authorities from properly assessing the taxable value of oil and gas company property.
John Boyd, Colorado Northwestern Community College president, is looking at the future of the Craig campus. And he's looking far.
Tuesday, December 18
Official: Lack of documented support led to rejection of grant application
The Commission thinks it provided enough evidence of community demand for soccer fields at Loudy-Simpson Park, and its members are frustrated Great Outdoors Colorado did not approve the grant application, Commissioner Saed Tayyara said.
Paper, absentee ballot equipment in Moffat County decertified
"I'm exhausted already," the Moffat County clerk and recorder said moments after finding out Mike Coffman, the Colorado secretary of state, decertified some of the electronic equipment the county uses to count votes.
Moffat County High School swimming coach Marin Campbell has been putting the Bulldogs through rigorous weightlifting sessions this past week in an attempt to gear up her swimmers for the state championships.
Moffat County wrestling team fails to place at Warrior Classic
At practice Monday, Moffat County High School assistant wrestling coach Ron Linsacum attempted to light a fire under the Bulldog wrestlers.
As we make our holiday shopping lists and worry about what to get for our friends, families and other special people in our lives, let's take a few minutes and make sure we are giving the gifts that can only come from the heart.
John Bolton, Moffat County High School band director, wanted to organize a production of Handel's "Messiah." He knew local musicians who could perform it. All he needed was a choir director.
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to family and friends who have been so supportive in our time of need.
Hector Rene Quezada, 36, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of third degree assault, domestic violence, immigration, first degree arson of a residence, child abuse, reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and first degree assault with a weapon.
Certain smells seem to show up around this time of year more than usual. And the goodies, oh my.
Meth contamination dangerous to residents
When someone rents a new apartment or home, they're often obliged to check for damages. A burn in the carpet here, water damage under a sink there. But methamphetamine smoke in the walls?
6:30 to 8:15 p.m. "Pulse" Young group, for youths ages 11 to 18, meets every Tuesday at the New Creation Church in the Centennial Mall. Call 756-0010.
Monday, December 17
Electronic voting equipment used in Routt County and throughout the state of Colorado was decertified Monday, calling into question how some counties will conduct their 2008 elections.
Craig teenager starts life in the United States Air Force
The black Ford truck navigates its way through the snow-covered southern Moffat County landscape. The stillness outside grows with each mile gone by, each mile farther away from home and closer to the separation point.
Krista Schenck, Moffat County High School DECA adviser, didn't see it coming.
9 to 11 a.m. Toddler/preschool playgroup is at Serendipity's. Call Kevin at 824-1703.
Post office: Keep mailbox area clear
The Craig Post Office reminds postal customers to leave a safe, accessible path to mailboxes as winter weather conditions continue.
Friday's newspaper brought the welcome news that the Northwest Dental Coalition has hired a new dentist. Words used to describe the new hire were qualified, perfectionist and personable.
The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the following for the help and support: Vanna McCoy for grooming the shelter animals, the Fleetwoods and Janis Rogers for the generous donations, and Wal-Mart for the pet food.
Amid colorful decorations and holiday music, some smiles mask sadness, anxiety, irritation and hopelessness.
Moffat County High School defense too much for Cougars
The Evergreen High School girls basketball team visited Moffat County on Saturday, in what each head coach thought could possibly be a preview of a game in the season-ending state tournament.
Bulldogs finish 0-3 in Green River tourney
Moffat County High School boys basketball coach Steve Maneotis came away from his team's performance during the weekend in the Green River Tournament in Wyoming using one word to sum up the experience: sick.
Who says there's nowhere to go for local products?
Sunday, December 16
Western Slope lawmakers: Use exploration revenues locally
Months after floating the idea with a colleague, and after criticism from some Western Slope lawmakers and fellow Republicans, state Rep. Al White of Winter Park is now distancing himself from a proposal to use mineral exploration revenues to help Colorado's ailing higher education system.
Saturday, December 15
Moffat County senior Markie Workman opened up Friday's contest against visiting Fruita, taking a shot that missed rim, net and backboard.
As we approach the nation's busiest shopping season, the Colorado Bar Association hopes you will take precautions when shopping, whether online, in person or over the phone.
The new thriller "Awake" may not put viewers to sleep, but they will certainly be stifling a few yawns.
Sold. That's what Mark Rydberg, Moffat County School District director of finance, said concerning the bonds that will fund a district-wide campus upgrade project.
Craig elementary students raise funds for Substance Abuse Prevention Program
When Austin Luker received a laptop from Jerry Hoberg, Substance Abuse Prevention Program president, he said he felt one emotion.
No bookings reported.
Fire account set up for business
First Congregational United Church of Christ has set up a fire "recovery fund account" for Bev Rubley at Bank of the West. Rubley's business was destroyed in the Country Mall fire in November. Anyone wishing to donate to the fund can go to the bank and ask to have the funds deposited in the account for Bev Rubley.
8 a.m. Elks National Free Throw "Hoop Shoot" Contest is as at Craig Intermediate School, 201 E. Ninth St. For more information, call Frank Sadvar at 824-6131.
Coins commemorating the city of Craig's Centennial are now on sale, and just in time for the holidays.
New regulations giving approval powers to DOW, Health Department cause concerns
Moffat County officials are concerned the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission might adopt regulations that could chase away energy development.
Horizons' 'Little points of light' campaign helps local families in need
The date: April 16, 2005. Lucy Duke was laboring through the birthing process as her husband Todd paced back and forth in anticipation of the arrival of the couple's second child.
The dreams and schemes of Mt. Streeter were for sale at public auction. This was an interesting auction; the auction had hardly gotten a good start for the day when the auction was moved to the upstairs portion of the machine shop in order to sell stuff stored up there.
If you are among the active Northwest crowd who exercise outdoors despite chilly winter weather, you may wonder whether the cold initiates special nutritional needs.
On Monday, representatives from various boards across Moffat County and the city of Craig attended an attorney forum to discuss Sunshine laws, or open meetings laws.
K-9 Kids event raises funds for Moffat County Humane Society
Children have their pictures taken with Santa, so why not dogs? That's what Santa Paws is all about.
Boys basketball falls in first round
The Moffat County High School boys basketball team lost its first game Thursday, while competing in the Green River Tournament in Wyoming.
Friday, December 14
Craig Middle School basketball team claims conference championship
The Craig Middle School eighth-grade football team ran the table on its way to the league championship.
Different people want different things, so, sometimes, it behooves an organization to dismiss the axiom "one size fits all."
I know that my girls can sing "Jingle Bells" 14 times from City Market to my house.
Glad to have seen all those who lowered their flags for the Pearl Harbor Recognition Day observance Friday.
A big thanks to all who have called or stopped by to offer support to Horizons.
Richard Woodrow Lewis, 42, of Platville, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving after license revocation and driving under the influence of liquor.
Interactive play on New Year's Eve
The Black Mountain Theatre of Craig presents an Interactive Mystery and 1920s Costume Ball from 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31 at "Cheezey's Speakeasy" located in the Center of Craig.
6 to 8:30 p.m. The Craig Assembly of God Church, 1150 E. Ninth St., hosts "what the first Christmas was really like" - a "hands-on holy land experience." Call Earlita at 824-0365.
Occupation: Office manager
Local club offers support and feedback to writers
Sitting at a table in Downtown Books, Joyce Phillips reads her poem aloud.
Full-time dentist joins Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition staff in Craig
Several words come to Janet Pearcey, director of the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition, when describing Dr. Dana Fujita.
On Monday, I received a delightful call from Mrs. Earl (Beulah) Kline of Craig. She said she had "dumped" a fruitcake out of a tube pan, it fell apart and she wanted the readers to know what she did to save the cake.
There are people to help, and if Moffat County Social Services can help more of them, then it will work to help more of them, Director Marie Peer said.
Thursday, December 13
10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Story time at the Moffat Counties Libraries Craig branch, 570 Green St., is on transportation.
One word, printed in big block letters, is stretched across the pictures of four fugitives once listed as some of Craig's Most Wanted criminals.
Moffat County girls basketball team to play back-to-back games
Coach Craig Mortensen has his pregame ritual pretty much figured out after 28 years at the helm of the Moffat County High School girls basketball team.
At the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership board table, goals are being pursued, said Scott Cook, EDP board chairman.
Holiday salute to military
The Craig Daily Press is looking for photos of those who have served in the military - currently or in the past - for a holiday salute to appear Christmas day in the paper.
Flannery wants to be released from contract
Shelly Flannery requested the Moffat County Tourism Association board allow her to step down as executive director at a special meeting Wednesday morning.
Councilors say they will not prevent new companies from opening in Craig
Early in Tuesday night's meeting, the Craig City Council asked the question, "Does Craig have enough liquor stores?"
Parent survey shows areas of improvement, community concern
Moffat County High School band conductor John Bolton wants to spend time teaching students - not filling out paperwork.
Wednesday, December 12
The rising cost of doing business has not spared Rangely District Hospital's Emergency Medical Services.
Early in Tuesday night's meeting, the Craig City Council asked the question, "Does Craig have enough liquor stores?"
After nearly six months of work, Moffat County's 2008 budget passed with nary a hiccup from the Moffat County Commission.
This week's novel for adults begins in autumn and ends just before Christmas Day. The setting is Honeybrook, an Amish community. The central character of the novel is Nellie Mae Fisher, a 17-year-old daughter of Reuben and Besty Fisher.
All told, a pretty good week in the Moffat County sports land. The Wrestling team beat up on the state of Utah, the Bulldog Hockey Club remains undefeated, Moffat County swimmers heated up the pool in Montrose and the boy's basketball team opened the season on the road.
Craig women's hockey team finishes 1-2 in Utah
As the two-time defending champions of the Women's Association of Colorado Hockey, the Puck Ewes have been tearing through the local competition.
Teenagers in Moffat County, I challenge you to rebel.
Composed of 20 members, the Craig Rotary Club is a relatively small group, club president Randy Looper said.
The question, on the heels of yet another fatal shooting in Colorado, was posed Monday afternoon by one of the editorial board members.
Police blotter for Dec. 10
Fund created for woman's passing
Datebook for Dec. 12
CSAP results overemphasized in public's eye, administrators say
On a snowy December morning, Moffat County School District Superintendent Pete Bergmann and Assistant Superintendent Joel Sheridan bend over a desk, scribbling notes and numbers on a flow chart.
Tuesday, December 11
Progress requires answers.
Christian leaders and government officials say no change in services after weekend shootings
Andrea Buzzell spent Monday morning on the phone with her college roommate, Brandy, a Youth With A Mission student in Colorado Springs. Brandy told Buzzell, a 22-year-old Craig resident, about being in the emergency room with her friend who was shot in both legs by a gunman who opened fire on a YWAM dormitory in Arvada early Sunday.
Boys basketball team loses, 60-53
With a new regime in place, the Moffat County High School boys basketball team is gearing up for a season full of firsts.
Bulldog wrestling team wins Union meet
The Moffat County wrestling team entered the season's first meet last weekend in Grand Junction as the No. 10 ranked team in the state.
This year, I am trying to get my list of Christmas cards done by Christmas Eve. I'm about one-fourth done.
Moffat County Jail Friday, Dec. 7
ILC to make presentation
Fire management unit offers jobs to students
This summer, high school students may not only get a job. They also may start a career.
Largest Loser competition introduces new rules
Rules for a local weight loss competition will tighten this spring to keep the losers winning.
The Craig Police Department is preparing to use a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms database to search the serial number of a firearm found near Craig Swimming Pool Complex, on Washington Street.
Monday, December 10
Singing in front of an audience is hard enough.
Down 27-17 at the halfway point in its matchup with rival Steamboat Springs, the Craig Middle School boys basketball "A" team was in a precarious position.
The Moffat County swim team competed in the Montrose Invitational on Friday and Saturday, traveling through Mother Nature's wrath to come away with a second place finish in Montrose.
Bulldog Hockey Club sweeps double-header
The Moffat County Bulldog Hockey Club continued its winning ways Saturday, sweeping visiting Kremmling in a double-header at the Moffat County Ice Arena.
The health of Americans is at risk, not from new strains of flu but from the inability to pay the bill at the doctor's office, hospital or pharmacy.
Work begins this week on a printing press expansion at the Steamboat Pilot & Today facility in Steamboat Springs. When complete, the revamped press will double the number of full-color pages available in the Craig Daily Press, Steamboat Pilot & Today and Steamboat Today.
'Just say no' coloring contest next month
The annual Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 4265 and Ladies Auxiliary "Just say no" coloring contest will take place Jan. 19 upstairs of the VFW restaurant, 419 E. Victory Way.
Susan heard the same comments over and over for many months. Phrases like "snap out of it," "What's wrong with you?" or the real stinger, "You have so much going for you. Stop feeling sorry for yourself."
9 to 11 a.m. Toddler/preschool playgroup is at Serendipity's. Call Kevin at 824-1703.
Print Shop owner prepares to say goodbye
It's time to relax a little, Dennis Ovenden said.
Sunday, December 9
On the morning of Nov. 26, Russ Blackhurst suffered serious injuries in a car crash near Milner. The driver who caused the accident, Teodora Diaz Simon, was killed. The accident and others like it are bringing home a debate raging at the national level: whether immigrants, regardless of their legal status, should be allowed to obtain a driver's license.
Saturday, December 8
Hope and despair mix after Country Mall fire
Although Sandra Kruczek might not be able to see how long the tunnel is, she can see light, and she's been given some candles.
Snowfall allows summit access at Steamboat Ski Area
The Storm Peak Express chairlift opens today, giving Steamboat Ski Area top-to-bottom skiing for the first time this season.
What gloomy days we've been having.
Pres and Patti Askew saw a need. Children needed something to do and a place to do it.
Wednesday, Dec. 5 Kenneth Edward Craig II, 22, of Craig,
Anglers make safety top priority
Due to unseasonably warm weather in November, the Colorado Division of Wildlife is reminding anglers to make safety their top priority before venturing onto frozen lakes and reservoirs.
Today 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Winter Arts and Crafts Show is at the Centennial Mall.
Coach who couldn't read working on second master's degree
As you walk down the hallways of Ridgeview Elementary School, children no taller than your waist hustle about, chatting with friends on the way to their next class.
Attrition taking its toll on World War II veterans
Bill Harding, Moffat County Veterans Service officer, spent Friday morning lowering American flags in honor of the anniversary on the attack at Pearl Harbor.
Company provides opportunity for Horizons, its clients
When Scott Fasken was little, he had a friend in the sixth grade who developed a brain disease.
Ranch women's purses hold a bevy of items
I've always had fun teasing my sister-in-law, Florence Van Tassel, about her purse.
Tolerance Group encourages acceptance through understanding
Hicks. Jocks. Preps. Goths. Carroll Moore, Moffat County High School counselor, has heard all the names. They are as varied as the bagged jellybeans she holds in her hands.
Friday, December 7
Walker faced misdemeanors and felonies in 4 cases
Prosecutors and a Craig woman charged with a litany of criminal offenses finalized a plea agreement Tuesday afternoon in Moffat County District Court.
GOP leaders push Hasan to not challenge for state Senate seat
At the urging of state Republican leadership, Muhammad Ali Hasan of Eagle County will not challenge state Rep. Al White, R-Winter Park, in a primary for state Senate.
When His Holiness Lopen Ngawan Tenzin Rinpoche first came to Steamboat Springs in 2004, it was not only the first time he had come to the United States.
Winifred Blackburn Age: 71 Occupation: Housewife
Church members reach out to local, international communities
This weekend, Penny Krump will be concerned with selling, not buying, gifts.
Every year, I dread when the clocks move back, because it triggers feelings of sluggishness and lethargy, making it really difficult for me to get excited about the holidays, as well as concentrate at work. If you are experiencing similar feelings, you might suffer from the wintertime blues, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, which usually begins when the days start getting shorter and colder weather keeps us indoors more. People with SAD dread October because the clocks move back an hour and, in a single day, autumn twilight becomes dark night.
With many holiday parties in full swing throughout December, the Colorado Department of Transportation and statewide law enforcement agencies are reminding people to plan ahead when planning to drink alcohol or expect to face serious consequences.
The question is whether or not the Christmas comedy "Fred Claus" is a worthwhile Yuletide movie. The answer is a resounding "Ho ho no!"
A piece of paper doesn't necessarily represent a person.
The World Series is long gone and sports fans are settling into football, basketball and hockey.
The Craig Daily Press purchased the Print Shop on Monday.
Craig resident to compete in rodeo's 'Super Bowl'
More than $200,000 for less than 60 seconds of work.
Campaign developed to combat suicide problem
The sad fact is this: on average, 12 people in Moffat and Routt counties will commit suicide each year. Local prevention specialists contend that's 12 people higher than it should be.
The report tells the story.
I am extremely disappointed with the discussions going on about the Visitor Center/Chamber funding.
We wish to thank everyone who attended our 60th anniversary celebration and for the cards and gifts we received. We love all of you.
Seven-year-old Katie has a hard time focusing.
Today 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa Claus will be at the Centennial Mall, sponsored by DECA.
Thursday, December 6
Moffat County Bulldog hockey club shuts down Steamboat Springs, 4-1
The Moffat County Bulldog hockey club is streaking.
Christmas for Kids, Seniors provide gifts for unfortunate
Christmas for Seniors, an organization providing gifts for senior citizens, began with a realization.
Friday marks 66th anniversary of sneak attack
Just a reminder that the United States flag should be flown be at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
I am lying on a gurney, waiting for anesthesia before my first colonoscopy. (Chalk this up as Humiliating Midlife Experience Number 37, Number 36 being last night's colonoscopy prep.)
Monday, Dec. 3 Wallace Brian Moore, 28, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Editorial board seeks members
The Craig Daily Press is seeking three to four people to participate on its next editorial board, which begins Jan. 7, 2008.
Today 5 to 7 p.m. A Craig Chamber of Commerce business after-hours mixer takes place at T&H Napa Auto Parts, 400 Taylor St., which is sponsoring the event. The mixer will include food, drinks and door prizes.
Winter Arts and Craft Show a venue for merchants, nonprofits
From Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado's Front Range, people have come to a Craig event that gives merchants and nonprofit organizations an opportunity to make some extra cash, said Centennial Mall property manager Vicki Hall.
There was a Moffat County Tourism Association board member who said MCTA might have additional money for the Moffat County Visitor Center.
MCTA looking at large funding amount
Nicky Boulger, office manager and curator at the Wyman Museum, is making her idea happen.
Wednesday, December 5
Preliminary hearing set in murder case
Prosecutor Kerry St. James told a Moffat County District Court judge Tuesday that he intends to introduce into evidence a confession allegedly given by a man who is accused of murdering his wife.
A school official is questioning a plan to install security cameras in Steamboat schools, citing authoritarian measures in George Orwell's classic novel "1984."
Moffat County dance and cheer teams end season at state
When training camps for girls volleyball, boys soccer and the football teams began in August, the dance and cheer teams were right beside them, sweating it out in preparation for the upcoming season.
Finally, some action. After nearly a month-long sporting lull, the Moffat County winter sports scene is in full swing.
Local talent contest on Sunday at high school
Shocked might not be the right word for it. Surprised, according to Julie Dempster, would be more accurate.
It's snowing. With winter comes the need for snowplows to clear the streets.
If you were 12 years old and one day found yourself feeling mad at your buddy, your best pal for your whole life, you might want to talk things over with your grandma.
Airport board not pleased with untimely progress
Construction on a Moffat County Regional Airport hangar suffered a setback this weekend, and was already taking longer than expected, said Ray Beck, Airport Advisory Board chairman and Craig City Councilor.
Writer and humorist Dave Berry once made the following observation: "Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice."
Friday, Nov. 30 Michael Lawrence Clark, 41, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving under restraint, compulsory insurance, violating registration provisions, and issuance of personalized license plates.
Sunshine laws forum Monday
A forum to discuss the Sunshine laws - open meetings - is from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday in the Moffat County School District Administration building's boardroom.
Today 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.
Youth Wellness Initiative begins campaign against underage drinking
Lori and Lennie Gillam, co-owners of Stockmen's Liquor in Craig, know some underage youths in Moffat County try to purchase liquor.
Gingerbread house contest approaches, entries due Thursday
Craig residents have a chance to put their baking and decorating skills to the test, as the Downtown Business Association is scheduled to host its fourth annual gingerbread house contest Friday.
Study looks at potential consequences from fast-growing energy industry
For some, Colorado's energy industry may be too much of a good thing.
Tuesday, December 4
Defense, prosecution say they still are investigating
The court case against Gary Wall was continued in Routt County Court this morning. Attorneys on both sides said they still are investigating the charges against the Routt County sheriff.
Missouri family oversees work on haul cable; opening expected 'soon'
While most of Steamboat played in the snow during the weekend, a small crew of men labored through windblown sleet mixed with snow pellets and a chilly afternoon. They were working on the intricate task of splicing the massive new haul rope for the Steamboat Ski Area's gondola.
Newly elected School Board members to focus on education quality, facility upgrades, construction
Newly elected Moffat County School Board officers Rod Durham, Andrea Camp and Trish Snyder said they are ready to lead the district through campus upgrades and construction while maintaining quality education.
Bulldog wrestlers place fourth at Fruita
Girls basketball team places second in Utah
Starting the season as the highest-ranked team in the Western Slope Conference - No. 5 in the state in 4A - while compiling a record of 27-1 in league play the past two seasons, Moffat County looked to an out of state tournament for some early season competition.
If someone wants to participate in next year's election caucuses Feb. 5, they need to register with a political party by Wednesday.
Jefe de los bomberos cataloga infortunio como 'perdida total'
Craig -Vicky Kessler admite que cuando llegÃ³ a la escena del incendio que abrazara el edificio que fuera anteriormente el centro comercial "Country Mall" a eso de las 11:30 P.m. del domingo 25 de noviembre, llegÃ³ todavÃa esperanzada.
Heading to Denver on Thanksgiving morning, we had car trouble in Steamboat Springs. Not knowing what to do, we called J.B. Chapman.
About GOP health care recommendations
Depending on how a person feels about winter, I hear different comments about the snowfall.
Moffat County Jail Thursday, Nov. 29
Jim Gregoire wanted to help more people with The Sober and Clean Clinic at Trapper Fitness Center.
Holiday Drive to benefit Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center, other organizations
During the Holiday Drive hosted by 93.7 and 102.3 KRAI/55 Country last year, radio station owner Frank Hanel promised employees at Advocates-Crisis Support Services they would have a water heater for their new office within half an hour.
Monday, December 3
Miners who aren't fond of the drive out to Twentymile Coal Mine have reason to rejoice.
Moffat County Hockey Club sweeps doubleheader 5-0, 9-0
The Moffat County Bulldog hockey club, a senior-laden team, is off to a torrid start in the Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League.
Older relatives and friends can present the biggest challenge when it comes to buying gifts during the holidays. After all, most have downsized to smaller living spaces and typically don't need more "stuff."
You probably know someone who started running or biking - "just for exercise and weight loss" - and got hooked on the activity. As you see him bounding out of the driveway, leans as a greyhound, you think: "That's fine for him, but not for me."
Chamber seeking Visitor Center input
The Craig Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn of Craig to answer questions and collect input as to the Chamber's role, as well as that of the city, county and Moffat County Tourism Association, and state and federal agencies, in operating the Moffat County Visitor Center. For more information, call Christina Currie at 824-5689.
Today 9 to 11 a.m. Toddler/preschool playgroup is at Serendipity's. Call Kevin at 824-1703.
One Craig man feels he is being forced to cut his losses and start over.
Capt. Dennis Jones a veteran who's seen it all
Capt. Dennis Jones, a Craig Fire/Rescue veteran, snapped off a quick description of the all-consuming blaze that destroyed the Country Mall a week ago in Craig.
Saturday, December 1
Boasting an overabundance of oddities as well as one of the most peculiar titles of film history is "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium."
Pres and Patti Askew named Man and Woman of the Year
Pres Askew had a plan.
Mass production class teaches practical skills
In Craig Conrad's opinion, Moffat County High School mass production teacher, school shouldn't teach just facts.
Steve Ivers named Volunteer of the Year
Steve Ivers was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2006.
'Tis the season for making cookies. There's no nicer gift than a pretty plate of assorted cookies.
It doesn't appear the County Shop fire on Saturday will financially affect Moffat County.
Moffat County is in, as it is called, the good times.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 John Paul Hargrave, 26, a transient, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of bond revocation.
Stewart Muldoon looks like a stero-typical high school student.
I have no idea how many Prince Albert tobacco cans I have used to hold worms when I was fishing, the tobacco tins made the best bait can in the world.
Moffat County 4-H members made an impressive showing at the Colorado State Fair, held in Pueblo in August.
October real estate transactions
First-year Moffat County basketball coach Steve Maneotis began training camp two weeks ago with a full head of steam. He came into the season with change being at the forefront of his new regime.
Police: Con artists trying to scam residents
Craig residents continue to receive calls and correspondence related to fraudulent activity through the mail, the Craig Police Department reported Thursday.
I would like to take a moment to thank Mr. Jay Linderman, of the Three Forks Ranch in Savory, Wyo., for the generous donation of meat for the family of Angel Figueroa. Mr. Figueroa regretfully lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 131, south of Steamboat Springs, on Aug. 23.
December marks the 30th anniversary for TLC Carpet One Floor & Tile. Owners Jay and Dotty Oxley aren't planning anything spectacular in light of the feat. If history dictates anything, they'll probably still be working on something.
Datebook for Dec. 1