Wednesday, February 28
Nichols receives unanimous support for another commission term
Five candidates applied to fill a vacancy on the Craig Planning and Zoning Commission, but when it came time to make a decision, Craig City Council members went with the familiar face.
Expenditures provided for department equipment
On Tuesday, Moffat County commissioners unanimously approved about $250,000 worth of new equipment for the county's Road and Bridge department.
Roy and Randi Mason announce the engagement of their son, Todd Mason, to Amy Cross.
I hope businesses and individuals will join with the Rotary Club of Craig and support the patriotic flag display in our town during special events and national patriotic holidays.
Spring is slowly on its way. I think it is taking its time getting here. Soon, people will be outdoors enjoying the long-awaited sunshine. Some will be indoors preparing for the long-awaited sunshine. They will be tanning at tanning salons. Depending on who you talk to or what you read, you will find out good things and bad things about tanning beds.
Soccer association hosts referee clinic
Craig Youth Soccer Association is hosting a referee clinic for new and upgrade certifications from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 10.
Sisters of the New Covenant to stop in Craig for two nights of healing
The Sisters of the New Covenant from Denver are on a mission to bring people closer to God.
Young and old writers trade yarns at Sunset Elementary
Craig resident Verda Lichtenhahn's story Wednesday afternoon started out slowly. The attention span of her audience -- a classroom full of aspiring writers -- began to wander.
Action group states goal for homeless youth initiative
The Homeless Youth Action Group has identified teaching teens self-sufficiency as its primary long-term goal.
Utah man dies after being struck by snowplow
Larry M. Fisher, 50, of Bountiful, Utah, died Tuesday near Elk Springs after being struck by a snowplow.
The Moffat County School District Board of Education decided Tuesday to look at a 2-percent cut in expenditures for the 2007-08 budget.
Tuesday, February 27
Commissioners approve new Maybell senior bus
It didn't take long Tuesday for Keith Antonson, Moffat County Housing Authority executive director, to get the wheels turning on the purchase of a new bus for Maybell senior citizens.
Clinic to certify soccer referees
Craig Youth Soccer Association is hosting a referee clinic to certify and upgrade certifications of referees from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 10.
Lynna Broyles and Lance Broyles, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Jewel Broyles, at 1:02 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Sabrina Mitchell and Leo Scott Deitchler, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Lane Deitchler, at 4:20 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The baby weighed 5 pounds and 5 ounces.
Former longtime Moffat County area resident, Faye E. Russell, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 23, at the Willow Tree Care Center in Delta. She was 91 years old.
Tiffany Merwin, of Craig, announces the birth of her son, Marshall Christopher Clayton Merwin, at 9:50 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
Adele Higgins, a former Craig resident, passed away Feb. 15 in Denver. She was 86 years old.
The district attorney is supposed to be selected by the people, but we have not had the opportunity to choose our own district attorney for a very long time. Bonnie Roesink, our current district attorney, was appointed to her position by Republican Gov. Bill Owens to finish the unexpired term of the previous district attorney, Paul McLimins. She was the only person who applied to the Governor's Office for the appointment, and subsequently, ran unopposed as a Republican for her position this past election cycle. To the shock and dismay of many members of the Moffat County Republican Central Committee, which I am a member, Bonnie Roesink, as a member of a group calling themselves Republicans for Ritter, actively and very publicly supported Democrat Bill Ritter in his successful campaign for governor. She even displayed a "Bill Ritter for Governor" sign in her front yard.
School Board hears high school elective proposal
With 866 signatures and about 15 supporters, two residents proposed a Bible elective to the Moffat County School District Board of Education at its Tuesday meeting.
College requests $20.4 million in state funds
John Boyd, president of Colorado Northwestern Community College, laid out Tuesday night an ambitious future agenda for the college, including the possible construction of a new $23.5 million facility.
I love this game.
Bulldog hockey finishes third in Frozen Four
Going into the Frozen Four championships during the weekend, The Moffat County Bulldogs Club Hockey team had some tough competition to face.
Monday, February 26
Dick and Claysil Butler find happiness in each other despite years apart
They were childhood playmates. They enjoyed amiable sled rides in the Lower Big Gulch, played ball in a one-room schoolhouse's dirt-patched yard and spent lazy afternoons with a fishing pole at a nearby pond.
Suzanne Schlicht, who built the Steamboat Pilot & Today into one of the most recognized newspapers in the state, was named the Newspaper Person of the Year on Saturday by the Colorado Press Association.
Season of low gasoline costs coming to an end for Colorado motorists
The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Craig is about $2.46, a price ranking among the highest in the state and country, according to AAA of Colorado figures.
Harlem Ambassadors make a night of it
It takes a lot to impress Emma Samuelson.
Sunday, February 25
MCHS thespians say Craig audience can relate to newest play
It may not have the glitz and glam of some of their other productions, but Moffat County High School students say "Our Town" has its own charm.
Last year, the Craig Daily Press set a new state standard by bringing home 44 awards from the Colorado Press Association Convention.
Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Awards banquet honors Pilot & Today
The Steamboat Pilot & Today won 20 honors Friday night during the annual Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters Awards banquet at the Brown Palace in Denver.
Drs. Dennis and Pamela Kinder, who operate a medical practice at 595 Russell St., recently purchased the building.
2006 MCHS grad completes Disney World Marathon
Some of America's favorite characters cheered Alyssa Macomber on as she completed her first marathon in January.
Friday, February 23
Jeremiah Jet Goodson has earned his Master of Arts in physics from the State University of New York at Stoney Brook. He continues his studies at SUNY-Stoney Brook to earn his doctorate, doing research at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory, in Switzerland.
CNCC to offer Basic Management Principles class in March
When Pres Askew started out in management, there was no way to get around reading hundreds of pages of material. He wished someone would summarize effective management techniques.
Donald R. Beckett, of Lakewood, died Feb. 21 at Saint John's Hospice after battling cancer.
Virginia Green More was born on May 29, 1920, at the old Hauck home on Sand Creek in Pagoda. She was the daughter of William S. and Elizabeth Dorey Green. She had two brothers, Leon and Raymond Green. Virginia lived and worked during her youth on her grandfather's homestead, Crags Centennial cattle ranch, on the East Fork of the Williams Fork River south of Hayden. She was a third-generation Coloradoan. Virginia attended schools on the Williams Fork and in Hayden. She graduated from Hayden Union High School with the class of 1937.
Another generation of Gerbers running 5 Bar Angus Ranch
On June 15, 1920 Ernest Gerber filed his homestead claim on land he'd been working for five years, and a family tradition of cattle ranching was born.
No. 1 Bulldogs overcome sluggish start to defeat No. 8 Greeley West
The best things come to those who wait. In the case of the Moffat County High School girls basketball team, the No. 1 seeded Bulldogs overcame a 13-5 first quarter deficit Friday night to defeat No. 8 Greeley West, 60-42.
This story is about something that took place before my time, but I have gathered enough information from my older brothers and sisters to write this story with authenticity.
To the Editor: I wanted to thank the Kmart staff for being so kind and patient with me during the time of my lost necklace. A nice lady turned it in to one of the checkers.
A look back at the destructive fire that hit downtown Jan. 23, 1978
The Keith Gillam family recently donated a number of photographs to the Museum of Northwest Colorado from his career in the newspaper business.
When Maybell students exit the school bus steps after retuning from Craig, it's often after 4:30 p.m., leaving them little time to research homework assignments before the library closes at 6 p.m.
Honors for 2005-06 include second place in general excellence, feature and editorial writing
The Craig Daily Press won six Associated Press awards for its coverage during the 2005-06 year, including second place in general excellence, Friday night at the AP Dinner in Denver.
Wanted: Deputy sheriff to live in the westernmost town in Colorado. Population: 319.
CIS names citizens of the month
Five Moffat County High School Speech and Debate Team competitors are advancing to state after a regional competition at home last weekend.
Sunset Elementary students shave principal's head for good behavior reward
Their eyes were bugged out.
We live in a world of mixed messages.
Wednesday, February 21
The Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership has decided to focus its efforts on recruiting new businesses and industry, board President Scott Cook said Thursday.
CNCC to host hunter education class
Wednesday, Feb. 21
To the Editor: My name is Michael Burkett, and I and my family were chosen for the Habitat for Humanity home on Yampa Avenue. I would like to thank John Hadden and all the students who have put so much hard work into building a shed for our family.
Tonight's second round state tournament game between Greeley West and host Moffat County High School tips off at 7 p.m. and pits two Final Four teams from last year seeking a return trip.
The Moffat County High School boys' freshmen and junior varsity basketball teams finished the season 10-9 and gained valuable experience along the way, coaches said.
Giving the red, white and blue its proper due
A wide range of people are accused of being culprits: A contestant on the nationally televised program, "Deal or No Deal," protesters in the United States and abroad, and performer Kid Rock during the 2004 Super Bowl.
Viewing of Adele Higgins takes place today at Grant Mortuary, 621 Yampa Ave. Higgins may be viewed at any time during the day. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way.
Wendy and James McCreight, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their son, Jackson James McCreight, at 7:32 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
My kids love making those pictures where the area outside the coloring area is covered with velvet. I don't know if they're attracted to the softness or to the fact that it's impossible to color outside the lines.
This week's recipe for "Eggplant Kuku," a Persian dish, comes after Shirley Stehle, of Craig, requested eggplant recipes. This recipe was sent in by Heidi Balaraman, of Colorado Springs.
Moffat County to host first Northwest Colorado energy summit
The nonprofit organization Yampa Valley Partners, in cooperation with 12 other area agencies, has built an "ambitious agenda" for the first energy summit in Northwest Colorado.
Community turns out at Relay for Life kickoff
This summer will mark Craig resident Darby McDermott's first experience with Relay for Life.
An estimated 21 million adults suffer from osteoarthritis, a condition that can eventually lead to painful movement and/or immobility. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a "cushion" between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis, and occurs more frequently as we age.
Graveside services for Ruth Stark will take place at 11 a.m. Friday at the Craig Cemetery.
Tuesday, February 20
Commissioner: Local government in good position for future
In many ways, the business of government is much like the business of enterprise, but with one major difference.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life comes to Craig this summer
Barbara Fletcher spent two years and two months battling inflammatory breast cancer before succumbing to the disease.
Dorothy Ann Thompson was born in Pryor, Okla., on July 2, 1918.
The Craig Chamber of Commerce seeks to avoid duplication of services in 2007, Chamber board President Gene Bilodeau reported Tuesday at the 2007 State of the County event.
Rural business grants available
Bill de Vergie has been spending a lot of time in Craig lately discussing deer populations.
The job of the Bureau of Land Management is to manage public lands for multiple uses, while also preserving them for the enjoyment of future generations.
The Moffat County High School girls basketball team has been practicing for nearly a week with an imaginary opponent, but now know Greeley West will roll into town tomorrow night. MCHS, the No. 1 seed in the Tanya Haave region, will host the Greeley West Spartans at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
Tuesday, Feb. 20
To the Editor: I wanted to thank the Kmart staff for being so kind and patient with me during the time of my lost necklace. A nice lady turned it in to one of the checkers.
I want to apologize to anyone who reads my column.
There's something to be said for dedication and loyalty. In the case of Moffat County High School boys track and field coach Gary Tague, his many years of hard work have been noticed from his peers in the form of the Colorado Coach of the Year.
Small Business of the Year award winner Michael Lausin answered
If American Legion member Michael Lausin had to miss a post meeting, and he in fact did so Tuesday night, the excuse he has for the absence is as good as any.
Superintendent Pete Bergï¿½--mann used Tuesday night's 2007 State of the County event to bring to light a mill levy the Moffat County School District board may request in November.
TMH to focus on improved service, new building plans
George Rohrich, chief executive officer at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, used an approximate 10-minute speech Tuesday night to touch on broad topics regarding the hospital's state of affairs.
Bulldogs win first round playoff series against Durango
The Moffat County Bulldog club hockey team traveled south to play No. 3 seed Durango Steamers in the first-round of the Rocky Mountain Hockey playoffs last weekend.
Officials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment advised Tuesday that parents and caregivers feeding infants Earth's Best Organic 2 Apple Peach Barley Wholesome Breakfast baby food stop immediately. There is a risk the food is contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, the department announced.
Routt County's recent withdrawal from the Greater Routt And Moffat Narcotic Enforcement Team drug enforcement program has raised concerns with the Moffat County Commissioners.
Forum draws criticism, praise of sheriff's GRAMNET decision
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall's decision to cut county funding for a regional drug task force was both applauded and criticized Tuesday during a public meeting hosted by county commissioners.
Kelli Holmes and Gene Elliot Carson, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Jack Alexander Carson, at 6:14 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Melodie Moncada, of Craig, announces the birth of her daughter, Melody Christine Moncada, at 8:57 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Melissa C. and Blake M. Brungardt, of Denver, announce the birth of their daughter, Jayme Janet Brungardt at 7:41 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Commitment to community earns Marilyn Bouldin Citizen of the Year award
Long-time Craig resident and volunteer Marilyn Bouldin's attention was fixed intently on the flow of public speakers during the 2007 State of the County address Tuesday night.
Mayor gives first State of City address
Craig Mayor Don Jones opened the first ever State of the City address by thanking the voters for approving an amended city charter last fall that requires the city's mayor to present the speech each year.
There are times when you can't help but smile.
It isn't unusual at all for groomsmen to be in a wedding party, but it is unusual for them to be armed.
Ruth Stark of Craig died Tuesday at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab Center. A service is pending.
The Moffat County High School girls basketball team was surprised at its final home game Friday night, with a presentation from members of the VFW.
Rich Tyser doesn't like publicity.
Monday, February 19
State of the County address set for tonight
Tickets sales are going strong for the first State of the County Address, scheduled for tonight at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13, Craig Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christina Currie said.
Donations at PackCenter Shipping help send packages overseas
A woman walked into the PackCenter Shipping store in Craig with a package to be delivered overseas at an armed forces member. She struggled to cover the cost.
The Bureau of Land Management's Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet at 9 a.m. on Feb. 22, at the Doubletree Hotel, 743 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction.
On the Record for Feb. 18
Adele Higgins, formerly of Craig, died on Feb. 15, 2007, in Denver.
Pamela Kamzalow of Craig died Saturday at her home.
I found out February is American Heart Month, Bake for Family Fun Month, National Senior Independence Month and Youth Leadership Month, among other things.
Humane Society of Moffat County lends a hand to Loma shelter
Barbara Brown, the so-called "madam of the cathouse" in Loma, was running low on supplies for the 83 feline guests staying at her animal shelter. So, to keep pace with necessities like litter and food, she prepared to do what she'd done many times in the past.
Bulldog girls earn No. 1 seed, get playoff games at home
The road to the state championship for the Moffat County High School girls basketball team will be the one less traveled.
Friends and family of late Craig woman pay tribute with a final bowl
Almost a decade of being apart ended for Audrey and Frank Daley on Feb. 8, when their ashes were placed next to each other inside their daughter's Craig home.
As a parent of the girls basketball team, I would like to say how great it was Friday night to see the Veterans of Foreign War veterans at the game.
Sunday, February 18
Craig resident Sue Graler has been accepted into the United States Army as a Second Lt., American Legion post commander Mel Shockley announced Monday.
A local couple is renovating a former bowling alley into a gym, spa and wellness center.
Craig man climbing the bull riding ranks
In his early days of rodeo, Wayne Wagner tried riding saddle-broncs, but it "seemed too darned easy."
The Moffat County High School Band program is growing very fast.
Commissioners address public concerns on oil, gas development
The meetings are called "1313 meetings," named after the house bill that requires the public have an opportunity to meet with officials making decisions about wildlife in Colorado.
The family of Beverley Gentry Wilson
Jake Breslin wins 125-pound wrestling title
Saturday, February 17
Friday, February 16
Conspiracy to commit murder charge dropped
One of the Craig suspects accused of robbing a bar and trading gunshots with police in Casper, Wyo., pleaded guilty to three charges Friday morning in Natrona County District Court.
This summer, youngsters have the opportunity to bunk in a cabin for a week as they spend the days finding a trees age without cutting it down, electrofishing in the river and learning how wildlife survives in the forest.
The Commission on No Child Left Behind released its final recommendations for the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act this week.
Jim Baptist bowls his third 300 game
You get nervous.Your hands start to shake, and it gets hard to stand up.
Moffat County High School junior Kelsey Conci earned a second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle and a third in the 100 backstroke at Friday's 4A State Swimming Championships finals in Fort Collins.
Facing a zone defense to start Friday's home game, the Moffat County High School girls basketball team struggled hitting its outside shot in the first couple of minutes.
Donna Martin of Holyoke Kirk Blake of Rock Springs, Wyo., Verna Martinez of Nageezi, N.M. and Ernest Largo of Farmington, N.M. announce the engagement of their children, Ernestine Tina Largo and Cody Ray Blake of Farmington, N.M.
Bulldogs wrestle way into championship round
As the three-day 4A State Wrestling Championships progress, the stakes get higher and the pressure mounts.
The foreign film "Pan's Labyrinth" is a mystifying visual masterpiece that has an astonishing poignancy related to current world issues.
Routt County funding withdrawal won't doom GRAMNET
On the same day Routt County sheriff Gary Wall announced his office would no longer fund the drug task force, the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotic Enforcement Team, the GRAMNET board, met to discuss contingency plans.
Angelo "Butch" Theos knows how to grow quality wool on his Rio Blanco County ranch. It took a lot of time to develop the right breed of animal to survive in Northwest Colorado, while providing the best wool possible.
Space Fair projects give students a glimpse into the cosmos
It's continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.
The saddest thing the whistles were used for was to notify about an accident at the mine.
Thursday, February 15
Routt County sheriff won't continue GRAMNET funding
The Routt County Sheriff's Office no longer will contribute funding or staffing to the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team, Sheriff Gary Wall said Thursday.
The Craig Fire Department received a report from structural engineers, stating that raising the door height on a bay to accommodate the new aerial truck the department hopes to purchase will be an easy modification.
Promotion furthers Folks' law enforcement career
After graduation from Moffat County High School in 1989, Cortland Folks joined the Army and served a year in the Middle East as part of a tank crew.
Craig men face attempted murder charges in Wyoming
Four of five Craig suspects accused of trying to murder law enforcement officers in Wyoming have pleaded not guilty, with a fifth slated to enter a plea this morning.
To the Editor: We cannot believe that today is the year anniversary of when we lost Michael: a beloved, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, coworker and friend.
Bulldog wrestlers start state tournament with a win, a loss
Welcome to chaos.
MCHS swimmer earns No. 1 seed at state finals
Ever since last week's regional swim meet concluded, Kelsey Conci has thought about it.
The Moralez family would like to thank the community of Craig for its continuous support and outgoing efforts to those involved with the first Ted Moralez Memorial Pool Tournament, which we plan to make an annual event.
First business this week is a correction.
A simple box of baking soda in the refrigerator can do wonders at keeping your kitchen free of foul smells.
Agate results from Thursday's 4A State Wrestling prelim at the Pepsi Center, Denver
You know that expression, "if it was a snake, it would've bit you?" When you have a 5- and a 6-year-old, it's more apt to say, "If it was a snake, you would've stomped him three times and kicked him once."
To the Editor: I would like to personally thank the volunteers that are putting forth their valuable time in an effort to recall the 14th Judicial District Attorney, Bonnie Roesink. There are currently 55 volunteers circulating petitions in Moffat, Routt and Grand counties. Each section holds 100 signature lines.
Third-grader raises record-setting total in honor of late grandfather
Not all heroes wear masks and capes.
MCHS seniors look to add memories while seeking championship
Twelve inches of height separate Ashleigh Mann and Cayla Maneotis, but the Moffat County High School seniors are equally confident on the basketball court.
A season that began with four seniors on the roster and high hopes for a postseason push morphed into a series of frustrating losses for the Moffat County High School boys basketball team.
Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras.
A no-win situation.
Wednesday, February 14
School, hospital urging healthier lifestyles
On Valentine's Day, a day for conveying feelings for a significant other, Perry Moyle was delivering an entirely different message regarding matters of the heart.
Maureene Virginia Davidson was born on June 2, 1924, in Topeka, Kan., to Corin and Marjorie (Johnson) Davidson.
Samuel Vasquez and Chrystal Vasquez announce the birth of their daughter, Mikah Rayel Vasquez, at 4:11 p.m. Feb. 8, 2007, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Annual Yelpers banquet is Feb. 17
According a Grand Junction Daily Sentinel article, writer Le Roy Standish, of the Veterans Administration, announced plans to open a new Grand Junction counseling center later this year.
But almost 45 years later, Craig couple still going strong
On a cold January night in 1962, a shy 19-year-old Craig man walked across the street from the pool hall and locked eyes with a little 17-year-old gal from Oklahoma working at Easley's cafe downtown.
Kelsey and Caitlin Conci may be twins, but their similarities end there.
Scott Aaron Steckel, 32, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of amphetamines, first-degree introducing contraband and two counts of bond revocation.
A funeral for Virginia More will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday at the Hayden Congregational Church. Interment will be in the Steamboat Springs Cemetery.
Anna Herring made the Dean's List of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
4 p.m. Craig Poetry girls meets at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave. Call 824-5343
Dustin Lund will face misdemeanor charge of careless driving
The 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office filed the appropriate charge against a man involved in a fatal accident, a judge determined Wednesday.
Steamboat Springs -- The Routt County Sheriff's Office will not contribute to the Greater Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team, Sheriff Gary Wall said Thursday.
As the Girl Scouts of the USA celebrate 95 years since its founding by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Ga., local scout leaders are looking for girl-scout memorabilia to help today's local youngsters celebrate the occasion.
Dorothy Thompson of Craig died Tuesday at her home.
Have you ever walked into a room and felt that feeling in the air? Maybe it was a bad vibe or a good one. Some say it is karma.
Tuesday, February 13
Moffat County wrestling legend returns as assistant
The Moffat County wrestling program has a storied history.
On average, an attempt is made once every 39 seconds in the United States.
The Memorial Hospital Foundation, a volunteer organization that raises money for a new hospital, has received additional revenue to add to its growing building fund.
This week's picture book, especially for Valentine's Day, is one in a series written and illustrated by Barbara Samuels.
Jeff Simon, athletic and activities coordinator at Moffat County High School, sees the fruits of his labor on a daily basis.
Findings from independent reports conform to controversial decision
Colleagues of 14th Judicial District Attorney Bonnie Roesink came to her defense this week and said they agreed with her decision regarding a controversial criminal case.
Regional championship just part of the story
It took Trenton Duarte four years to earn a trip to state.
Little brown bats lead Brad, Gail Petch to each other's arms
They don't describe Maybell as the hottest dating scene around.
The call to control deer in Craig was sounded at Tuesday's city council meeting as Gail Severson asked council members to find a solution for the increasing population in town.
Bonnie Roesink, 14th Judicial District Attorney, defended her prosecutorial record Tuesday, countering criticisms alleged by opponents trying to oust her from public office.
2006 closing under budget
A fourth quarter 2006 financial report to the Moffat County commissioners showed increased revenues for the county.
The Moffat County High School wrestling team won the Western Slope regional title on Saturday and qualified eight members for state.
Moffat County United Way sets landmark year with 2006 fundraiser
Craig resident Mark Griffin benefited first-hand from contributions made to the United Way.
Monday, February 12
The Craig Elk's Lodge had the privilege of hosting the national district Hoops Shoot.
Newest class of rookie firefighters gets training under way
The lesson: Learn how to breathe using a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, a mask known as SCBA.
Saed Tayyara, a long-time Craig and Moffat County resident and public official, announced to Moffat County officials and employees Monday that he is being treated for lung cancer.
Trial scheduled in embezzlement case
The attorney for a former bookkeeper accused of embezzling public money entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client Monday afternoon in the 14th Judicial District Court.
State grant to fund medical reserve corps startup
A $10,000 Colorado Department of Health and Environment grant will pay for the initial startup costs of a new program being put together by the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.
Moffat County Commissioner Tom Gray was recently appointed to the Emergency Fire Fund Committee, an organization formed to help pay for fighting fires in rural Colorado.
You know things are going your way when your opponent scores a point for you.
The Moffat County High School boys basketball team looked to be in for a roller coaster ride last night against the Delta Panthers.
The Friends of Northwest Colorado presents "Being Caribou," the award-winning documentary film that chronicles filmmaker Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer as they spend five months on foot following the migration of the Porcupine Caribou herd from Old Crow, Yukon, in Canada to the caribou calving ground on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, and back.
Sunday, February 11
The Moffat County High School Speech and Debate Team seeks judges for the district tournament it will host next weekend.
It's June 2003 and Craig resident Sherry Schwindt just swallowed 40 pills. Sherry, a proud mother of a high school freshman, has reasons to live but can't remember them.
Bulldog swimmers turn in fastest times of season
Using terms like "amazing and incredible," you could almost see Marin Campbell's smile through the phone line as the Moffat County High School girls swim coach discussed Friday and Saturday's Western Slope League swimming championship.
The Moffat County girls basketball team continued its hot hand with a 78-31 Western Slope road victory against Battle Mountain on Saturday.
The Moffat County High School boys basketball team took winless Battle Mountain to overtime before escaping with a 76-74 road win on Saturday.
Moffat County High School has selected the follow graduates to honor as part of its Look at Me Now program:
Mother, sister of fallen Marine to begin six-state fundraising trek
When 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps was killed in Iraq two-years ago, it left a void in his mother, Gretchen Mack. A void she filled by walking.
Company produces locally harvested, unique pieces
A Craig man is dedicating his work to one-of-a-kind pieces.
When Karla had an MRI scan a decade ago, she was warned that she might feel claustrophobic inside the large tunnel-like machine. In fact, she was more bothered by the loud jackhammer noises that bombarded her periodically.
Inspector's job suits Cliff Owens perfectly
Cliff Owens, like many youngsters born on a farm in towns the size of Alamosa, sought out travel after graduating from Monte Vista High School by joining the U.S. Navy.
Regional championship returns to wrestlers after one-year absence
ARVADA -- The regional wrestling title is back in the hands of Moffat County High School wrestlers. After losing it for the first time in eight seasons last year, the Bulldogs earned it back in typical bad-to-the-bone, MoCo fashion on Saturday -- with pins and wins from everybody.
Interested in cooking healthier meals or growing your own vegetables? Concerned about becoming a victim of fraud? Need information about health issues and aging?
Friday, February 9
Thanks for help
ARVADA -- There probably isn't a conspiracy, but it felt like it for some of the Moffat County wrestlers when they were trying to get a pin here Friday night.
Moffat County can't hand Sailors first league loss
craig ï¿½---- After Friday's 59-47 loss to Steamboat Springs, the Moffat County boys basketball team had to have left the court thinking what might have been.
The Craig woman collecting signatures to include a high school Bible course in Moffat County School District's curriculum is ready to present her proposal.
The Bureau of Land Management released a document draft, which is intended to oversee the use of 1.3 million acres of federal land administered by the Little Snake Field Office.
CRAIG -- If there was a mercy rule in girls high school basketball, the Moffat County High School versus Steamboat Springs game would have been over at halftime.
Area early childhood education providers seeking to create a joint system between Moffat and Routt counties submitted their federal grant application this week.
Joseph Matthew Padon
Our community was given the equivalent of a blank check Sunday when Ride the Rockies organizers announced the annual bicycle tour would return to Craig this summer, ending a 12-year hiatus.
For tax information, dial 2-1-1
United Way 2-1-1 is a local call center where people can get information on health and human services resources in the area.
The Record for Feb. 10
Thursday, February 8
Local couple's donation to allow American soldiers a sporting relief from Iraqi war
While watching Sunday's Super Bowl pregame show, Craig residents Chris and Mike Anthony took particular interest in a segment broadcast from Baghdad, Iraq.
With more than 30 artists, and luckily some decent weather, organizers of the 12th Annual Art Walk expect to draw a crowd this Saturday in downtown Craig.
The Craig Chamber of Commerce board appointed two new members at its Thursday meeting.
I have lived in Craig for a good part of my life and have always enjoyed the wildlife we have here. I especially enjoy seeing the deer in town. It is a real show stopper for folks visiting from out-of-town.
I for one am tired of hearing only one side of the immigration issue.
Jessica Herrera announced the birth of a daughter, Abby Kaye Graham Herrera, at 5:08 p.m. Jan. 24, 2007, at the Evanston Regional Hospital.
Billy Kilpatrick, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a courtesy hold.
Each year it changes.
The Craig Daily Press had a new face in its office Thursday.
City and county officials from Northwest Colorado met Wednesday evening at the Tin Cup Grill in Craig for an informal gathering, with the goal of getting acquainting with other elected officials.
Girls takes on Steamboat, Battle Mountain this weekend
At this point, it's really not about the other teams.
The Moffat County High School boys basketball team may be banged up physically, but the Bulldogs won't have much time to heal their wounds.
Should a Craig resident succeed in her drive to remove 14th Judicial District Attorney Bonnie Roesink from office, it would be the second time in the last 30 years a public official has been recalled in Moffat County.
Wednesday, February 7
Games add spice to snowmobile show
The 16th annual Western Ride-In antique and vintage snowmobile, sell and swap will have a little extra to offer this year.
A Craig teenager accused of robbing a bar and shooting at police in Casper, Wyo., pleaded not guilty to charges that include five counts of attempted murder.
Be thankful we are not invaded by prairie dog colonies like on the Eastern Slope.
Bulldog wrestlers look to reclaim regional crown
Roman Gutierrez's goal for his wrestling team at this weekend's Regional meet in Ralston Valley is a familiar one.
On behalf of the Craig Rotary Club, I would like to thank everyone for supporting our Diamond & Spurs dinner and dance.
Building projects for the city of Craig in the coming summer include construction of a Wal-Mart, a new carpet shop, and rebuilding of a convenience store, or two.
Renovation of new Advocates home nearly completed
The white house, a largely non-descript structure, sits slightly off the road inside Moffat County limits. It has three bedrooms, a bathroom, complete kitchen and living room/kids room decorated with a Lion King mural.
Tuesday, February 6
Secretary of State's office rules petition in compliance with statutory requirements
A Craig resident is moving forward with a petition to recall Bonnie Roesink, 14th Judicial District Attorney. The election division of the Colorado Secretary of State's office informed Kathy Oberwitte on Tuesday afternoon that the petition she submitted for review complies with statutory requirements.
Area briefs for Feb. 7
Dentist Greg Reinhold saw 19 people on Friday, doing $5,700 worth of work for free, during 'Give Kids A Smile Day' at Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition, 485 Yampa Ave. The program, which is sponsored by the American Dental Association, is a nation-wide event during which dentists and dental hygienists give free exams and procedures to qualifying patients.
Audrey Ann Rogers Daley was born March 10, 1941, in Jordan, Mont., to James and Delores (Heiss) Rogers. She was raised in the Klein and Roundup areas of Montana, graduating from Roundup High School in Montana.
Fredrick W. "Fred" Siebott was born May 10, 1920, in Grand Junction to Henry and Elsie (Klein) Siebott.
On the Record for Feb. 4 and 5
A plea hearing for a former Moffat County High School bookkeeper has been continued in 14th Judicial District Court.
Colorado Northwestern Community College announced a new hire and a promotion this week.
I know many people don't care to hear about how things used to be, but I can tell you that it has only been in fairly recent years that deer have moved into town and each year there seem to be more and more of them.
Water filling in at Elkhead Reservoir after construction of new dam
When filling a new reservoir, or filling a reservoir to a new height thanks to construction of a taller dam, a great deal of time and care is taken to ensure safety.
Amy McDiffett, of Craig, announces the birth of her son, Austin James Lee McDiffett, at 7:57 p.m. Jan. 30 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Harvest one solution to controlling deer population in Craig
A measure used by Rapid City, S.D., a decade ago to control the deer population reduced herd sizes and went relatively unnoticed by residents, a city official said.
Tamara Lynn and Adam Scott Heskett, of Hayden, announce the birth of their son, Samuel Eliot Heskett, at 2:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
State patrol should be lauded for decision to reduce speed limits
One fatality is too many. That was the word handed down earlier this month by Capt. Brett Williams of the Colorado State Patrol's district 4B, which covers five counties including Moffat County.
The Moffat County Sheriff's Office received the go-ahead from the county commissioners on Tuesday to purchase five new patrol vehicles.
Colorado regulators approved a plan Tuesday to cut mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants with rules that are tougher than federal requirements.
Monday, February 5
After triangular meet Saturday, Moffat County now has eyes set on league
Marin Campbell was pleasantly surprised at Saturday's swimming results. Going into the triangular meet hosted by Delta, the Moffat County High School coach believed Durango had a strong team, which made the Bulldogs' win that much better.
As I look at my calendar, I suddenly realize I only have two calendars. I usually have four or five. Different calendars tell me when things or events like Ground Hog Day, President's Day and Lent are.
I am sad to hear that there are those who want the deer inside the city limits to be killed.
I am concerned for several reasons, and as a police officer in the city, I have to wonder who is going to do the shooting if the city decides to take this route.
On the Record for Feb. 2 to Feb. 4.
Ride the Rockies stops in Craig to infuse local economy
A scheduled one-day visit to Craig by the Ride the Rockies bicycle tour is expected to generate $175,000 for the local economy, tour organizer Paul Balaguer said.
It is my understanding that the hospital belongs to the county -- in essence the taxpayers. I don't think it is legal for the hospital board to contract debt for a capital investment without a vote of the taxpayers, and as the debt will be against property owned by the taxpayers.
Area briefs for Feb. 6
The Newspaper in Education pages scheduled to run today have been moved back one week. They will appear in the Tuesday, Feb. 13 paper.
Hard copies, e-mail versions now available
Moffat County residents with a head for numbers should be pleased to learn that copies of the county budget now are available.
Monday was the first day anyone interested in running for the Craig City Council could pick up an election packet at the city clerk's office.
Sunday, February 4
After 12-year hiatus, Ride the Rockies comes back to Craig
1988 ... 1990 ... 1995 ... 2007. The 12-year absence of the Ride the Rockies bicycle tour in Craig will end this summer when 2,000 riders stroll into town for the first time since 1995, tour officials announced Sunday.
Steamboat Springs law firm Klauzer & Tremaine, LLC recently opened a Craig location.
Bulldog girls dismantle Delta
Just over a week ago, the Moffat County High School girls basketball team lost its first league game in years.
Various agencies to address the public Feb. 20
At this year's Craig Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, a special inside look at Moffat County will be presented to those in attendance.
Two road games. Two losses.
Full Moon Ski and Skate draws a crowd
Michelle Pilgrim of Baggs, Wyo., enjoyed the ice-skating at Yampa River State Park with her 11-year-old son, Will, on Saturday afternoon.
Concerning "Petition proposes deer hunt in city": This is a terrifying thought for obvious reasons, but mostly I am appalled at the lack of compassion for these animals. I can truly sympathize, as deer eat my shrubbery as well. These animals are not eating junipers and twigs the size of my thumb because they taste good.
'Bizarre things happen': Veteran surgeon joins TMH staff with 24 years experience
It's been a smooth first few weeks on the job for Dr. Stanley Pense, a veteran physician and the new general surgeon at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Wyman's Museum refurbishing antique horse-drawn hearse
Work has been underway at the Wyman Living History Museum for the past few years on restoring a turn of the century horse-drawn hearse once used to carry the recently departed to their final resting place.
Friday, February 2
When Les Christensen learned about the Love & Logic Parenting Class, he jumped at the chance to be involved.
Speech team seeks judges for tournament
The Moffat County High School Speech and Debate Team seeks judges for the district tournament it will host this month.
There was an usual sight at Friday's Moffat County High School wrestling practice.
Full Moon Ski and Skate Open House on Saturday
A full moon, the snow, an ice pond and some bonfires.
Moffat County Jail No reports.
People in the country see deer hunters in August, September, October, November, December and January.
On Jan. 24, a contingent of local leaders stood before the Moffat County Housing Authority board -- a panel that focuses solely on senior citizens' housing needs -- and asked the board to broaden its scope to include all demographics.
Bulldog girls hoops team buries Palisade, 77-30
Throughout the week, Moffat County girls basketball coach Craig Mortensen emphasized defense with his team.
A memorial service was held at Calvary Baptist Church in Denver on Jan. 27, 2007 for Jack R. Frost.
Our family experienced a death this past holiday season, and much to everyone's chagrin, there was no will.
Senior citizens learning computer basics at CNCC class in Maybell
Charlene Scott never paid much attention to computers. And she certainly never wanted one.
In response to the Feb. 1, 2007, article about the petition to shoot deer in Craig, I had to wonder if Craig had gone insane.
Saturday's home dual canceled
Jake Breslin had big plans for Moffat County High School's final home wrestling meet of the season on Saturday.
The Moffat County Farm Bureau held its annual meeting and dinner at the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Jan. 25.
Residents brave the elements for a crack at Kiwanis tickets
There was a time when the Kiwanis Club of Craig struggled to sell tickets to its annual play, club member Jeff Corriveau said.
Jordanna Miller and Devin Duncan of Craig announce the birth of their son, Aydan Dwayne Duncan, at 1:47 p.m. Jan. 26, 2007, at The Memorial Hospital.
A family affair for Angus cattle business
Lorrae Moon didn't know what she was getting herself into when she purchased her first goats.
Thursday, February 1
A Craig man accused of robbing a bar and trading gunfire with police last year in Casper, Wyo., pleaded not guilty to charges that carry a life sentence.
Western part of state lags in current mountain snowpack levels
Despite recent snowfalls, western Colorado still is experiencing low moisture conditions, and that holds true when examining the current mountain snowpack levels.
Area briefs for Feb. 2
The Arbor Day Foundation is giving away 10 free Colorado Blue Spruce Trees to persons joining the National Arbor Day Foundation during February.
May 1, 1907 - Jan. 24, 2007
Lucile Haase died Jan. 24, 2007, in Denver; she was 99 years old.
On the Record for Jan. 31
The next court appearances for suspects accused of drug distribution charges were scheduled Wednesday afternoon in Moffat County Court.
Recipes for the football fans in your life
You've got your big-screen, plasma, high definition TV. You've got thirst-quinching refreshments. You've got plenty of friends to share the experience. So what are you going to feed them all?
Penalties trip up Bulldogs in 2-1 loss to Sailors at home
Steamboat Springs' goaltender Ian Berry put up a wall the Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team couldn't get past Thursday night.
Palisade win a bright spot for boys team
In a season that has been full of struggles, one game stands out as a bright spot for the Moffat County boys basketball team.
At the start of the season, the Rifle-Moffat County wrestling dual wasn't even on the schedule.
As one fraud investigation ended, another began. Both led to the same suspect, Craig resident Scott Aaron Steckel, according to a Craig Police Department release.
TMH administrators, physicians researching purchase of new CT machine
Administrators and physicians from The Memorial Hospital are researching the feasibility of purchasing a new computed tomography machine, or the hospital's "workhorse in diagnostic imaging."
An ill wind was blowing outside my cave, and it blew in a letter by the Visiting Nurse Association, begging its senior wellness clients for money to meet its budget.