Friday, March 30
Having worked for the city of Craig Police Department for 11 years and a similar sized police department in Missouri for 16 years, I have presented many criminal cases to district attorney's and prosecutors.
Fitness center grand opening delayed
Cleta Rose Laymon was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Neosho Falls, Kan., to Bunk and Stella (West) Laymon. She was raised and attended school in Neosho Falls. Following high school, Cleta worked for a time as a waitress at a local restaurant.
After presenting a poetry workshop for Craig Middle School eighth-graders, Downtown Books owner Carol Jacobson decided to host a poetry contest for the students.
Virgina Lee "Ginny" Bohach, of Grayville, Ill., died March 27, 2007 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. She was born July 28, 1947, in Baltimore, the daughter of Albert and Mary (Emery) Cimorelli. She married John D. Bohach on July 14, 1979.
Deer committee plans to educate Craig about nonlethal deer control options
Education. That's the direction the deer committee has taken since beginning its meetings in February.
We would like everyone to know what a good man our Craig City councilman Joe Herod is.
On Sunday, several local musicians will exhibit their artistic talents during the annual Craig Talent Concert.
Police caution against giving personal information over phone
Scams happening across the country also have happened in Craig, and residents should safeguard themselves from con artists looking to bilk them of money, the Craig Police Department reported Thursday.
A look back at a history of telephone service
The evolution of Craig's telephone system can be measured by milestones noted in the local newspaper throughout the 20th century.
Betty Lou Hammet Johnson Patton was born March 1, 1928, in Akron, Ohio, to Joseph and All Les Hammat. In 1933, Betty, her father Joseph, and her brother Joseph (whom everyone called "Sonny") moved to Colorado from Missouri. Betty was raised by her grandparents Zachary and Jessie Lippard and attended school in Craig.
CNCC's 10-day trip to Greece filled with history, culture, kindness
Mary Shearer was humbled to find Greeks who could not speak English.
Five Craig residents run for three council seats
On Tuesday, three Craig City Council seats are up for grabs. Five people are running for those seats: Ray Beck, Rod Compton, Bridgette Harris, Joe Herod and David VanWagner. Mayor Don Jones is running unopposed.
Education funding in Colorado is a complicated world.
Horses find home in ranch west of Craig
Tom Soos was looking for the right horses to breed on his ranch west of Craig when his wife, Brenda, suggested they check out Norwegian Fjords.
Colorado Northwestern Community College is seeking to hire a new manager for its Trapper Fitness Center.
Colorado is facing a critical shortage of physicians -- particularly family physicians -- to meet the health care needs of its growing population.
Thursday, March 29
Brandon Balleck and Sheena Halcomb, of Craig, announce the birth of their son, Stone Wilk Balleck, at 8:57 p.m. on March 25, 2007, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat.
Paul and Alison Hobson, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Delight Hobson, at 12:42 p.m. on March 26, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Craig resident Cassie Owens -- a college student and 2003 Moffat County High School graduate -- is battling cancer. The public is invited to lend her a helping hand.
We would like to express our opinion of Councilman Joe Herod. He is an upstanding member of our City Council. He tried to help someone in trouble when no one else would. If you were in the same predicament as the family Joe helped, you would have appreciated him.
Craig woman donates time and sewing talent to help wounded veterans
Craig resident Mary Walters has been sewing nearly all her life.
The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees unanimously approved Wednesday night two new measures meant to financially assist people and organizations in need.
Another Craig man has pleaded guilty to charges in Natrona County District Court in Wyoming, making him the second of six suspects to do so.
Funeral services for Vivian Riddle will take place at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael Catholic Church.
One-hundred percent team effort.
This week my neighbor, Donna Lougee, called with a question about "pretzel salad," which was printed in this column a couple of weeks ago.
The Moffat County School District Board of Education saw a list of possible reductions and cuts for the 2007-08 budget at its meeting Thursday evening.
City changes pay schedule
Injured Marine honored with all-expense-paid hunting trip
Craig resident Cory Hixson sat in a German hospital, nursing an eye injury he suffered while fighting in Iraq. One thought kept coming back to him while talking to other injured U.S. troops.
Wednesday, March 28
Girls' game has been postponed for third time because of weather
Was the third time to be a charm?
Bryce and Jessica Schell of Craig announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Ace Schell, at 5:18 p.m. on March 22, 2007, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Roy Jons of Baggs died Tuesday at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab Center in Craig.
Edward Burt White, 91, was born at Cross Mountain near Maybell on Aug. 26, 1915, to Francis William and Louise Carmen (Farrell) White.
CLUB 20 spring meeting April 6, 7
Due to weather constraints, construction on Craig's Wal-Mart SuperCenter has been postponed to Monday.
Veterans can take advantage of different service groups and benefits depending on their service experience. The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War are two such groups.
At its meeting Wednesday, the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership discussed the possible purchase and development of land for a business park.
Church members aim to tackle poverty
Thirty hours without food and a weekend of work isn't many teenagers' idea of a good time.
Exercise room, Internet cafe planned
Conï¿½--struction on a community center in Hayden could start this year, if a builder willing to do the job for the right price can be found.
Calls were made to people living near the Elkhead River telling them to expect high water levels.
Birds of the feather really do flock together, especially when it comes to the unofficial state bird.
Building relationships with children key to instilling beliefs, values
The key to connecting with today's children, and thus instilling beliefs, values and good behavior -- begins with engaging them in a caring, loving relationship, nationally renowned Christian apï¿½--ï¿½--ologist Josh McDowell said Wednesday night.
Student athletes return with 4A state experience
Just when boys and girls track teams were starting to hide their strides in practice, they hit a hurdle.
Tuesday, March 27
Site coordinator Kristi Shepherd describes Saturday's 9Health Fair as a good excuse to get a regular checkup.
Janice and Donald Halcom, of Craig, announce the birth of a son Joseph Donald Halcom, at 4:27 p.m. March 24, 2007 at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Letter to the Editor: We agree with your recent editorial that the office of the District Attorney is too important to our district to not be taken seriously.
Response to Don Quick: Prosecutor Integrity? Ethics? Justice to victims? Where do these fit in with District Attorney Bonnie Roesinks' decision to give the maximum sentence to Dustin Lund of one year? Prosecute with Careless Driving Causing Death? How about homicide?
Circulators seeking to remove Dinosaur Mayor Freda Powell from office are getting closer to the required number of signatures on a recall petition, organizer Dorothy Slaugh said Tuesday.
Yes, there are always two sides to every coin just as there are always two sides to every story. I find it of great interest that the stories continue to focus the recall on the death of my brother. If this were a horse, you've beaten it to death.
Vivian Riddle, of Craig, died Tuesday at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab Center. A service is pending.
A funeral service for Betty L. Patton will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Grant Mortuary. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery.
Another suspect scheduled for change-of-plea hearing Thursday
Originally scheduled to begin Monday, the trial of a Craig man being held in Casper, Wyo., has been pushed back to this summer, a Natrona County District Court clerk said.
Moffat County High School speech team places at state, heads to national qualifier
As a freshman, Gavin Thompson decided to give the Speech and Debate Team a try. Now, in his second year competing, he's hooked.
The Moffat County School District Board of Education will get a glimpse of possible staff and program cuts in the 2007-08 budget at its meeting Thursday.
Five Moffat County Bulldog club hockey team players will participate in the Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League All-Star Series.
Spring Expo kicks off 25th year this weekend
KRAI 93.7/102.3 and 55 Country present the 25th annual Spring Expo Friday and Saturday at the Centennial Mall.
It could cost you more if you don't follow the Municipal code.
This week's picture book for children is a humorous fairy tale. Its characters include a king, a queen and a three-headed, people-eating, fire-breathing dragon.
How long can you beat a drum before someone hears it?
Chris and Joyce Miller, of Craig, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordanna Miller, to Devin Duncan. Devin is the son of Ken and Mary Duncan, of Craig. The couple is planning a July 21 wedding at St. Michael.
Keep kids safe from poison
Christina Bailey, of Craig, announces the birth of a daughter, Faith Roxanne Bailey, at 12:44 a.m. March 26, 2007 at The Memorial Hospital.
Commissioners agree to sign letter, asking Gov. Ritter to look at oil and gas impacts
While the boom in oil and gas exploration is working its way across Colorado, a number of elected officials on the Western Slope think things might be moving too quickly.
Monday, March 26
Christian author Josh McDowell speaks in Craig on Wednesday
Pastor Len Browning called it unusual for a community of Craig's size.
A Realtor gives us an inside look on how to have a successful sale
Selling your home? Nell Rose, RE/MAX About You agent and president of the Craig Association of Realtors, has some helpful advice: Clean it up and keep it bright.
Work on short game makes for long day for opponents
It was just a matter of time. After the Moffat County High School girls golf team placed second at its last two tournaments, the Bulldogs stood alone after consecutive runner-up finishes.
Six Craig Fire Department officials to visit Germany to look at Metz aerial truck
A late arrival into the competition to sell the Craig Rural Fire Protection District an aerial tanker truck has led to an overseas trip for six local firefighters.
Fighting for her political future, 14th Judicial District Attorney Bonnie Roesink said Sunday she intends to make herself available to the public and defend her prosecutorial record.
The arrival of spring means it is time for Routt County's annual check-up.
City Council candidates discuss growth at forum
Sunset Meadows hosted a number of visitors, City Council members and political hopefuls Monday afternoon as the lone scheduled forum for Craig City Council candidates took place.
Sunday, March 25
Helping others through difficult time top priority for mortuary assistant
Two communities couldn't have been more different in the early 1970s than the sunny, crowded beaches of Southern California and the calm, open space of Meeker.
Bob Ross technique taught in classes
It was Flor Jurado's second painting class, and she already has two paintings to show for it.
It's not your grandmother's clothing store.
Comunidad Integrada is accepting applications for a full-time program coordinator to replace two part-time positions.
The ice may barely be off the lakes and rivers in Northwest Colorado, but already anglers are gearing up for the 2007 fishing season.
Bulldogs split doubleheader against Delta, score 38 runs
Amazing. That was coach Rich Sadvar's statement on his Moffat County High School baseball team's play Saturday.
Molly Look's hair is a little shorter and she still has a few bandages protecting her small hands, but her electrifying and infectious smile did not waver as she walked into a fundraiser benefiting her and her family Saturday night.
Friday, March 23
Former Steamboat youth hockey player joins Anaheim Ducks
Steamboat Springs -- Ryan Dingle isn't sure how he's going to spend his first paycheck as a professional athlete -- that's something he has to first run past his mom, Karen.
Colorado Northwestern Community College's Outdoor Recreation Program is sponsoring free biking and disc golf clinics April 2 to 5 in Craig and Rangely.
PE III class heads to the Grand Canyon and Moab Desert to test training
Thirteen Moffat County High School physical education III students are about to put a semester's worth of preparation to the test.
Vince and Tonja Reed of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Shea Reed, at 8:14 p.m. on March 17, 2007, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
As a 19-year career prosecutor -- both at the District Attorney's Office in the 17th Judicial District and at the Colorado Attorney General's Office -- I take prosecutor integrity and ethics very seriously. I have dedicated my career to both.
I would just like to comment on the condition of Moffat County Road 29 that leads to the newly revamped Elk Head Reservoir. I drive down this road nearly every day and the trash that has accumulated during the winter is an embarrassment.
How things have changed at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
For the first time since January, little Molly Look is ready to meet her public.
Alleged impaired driver pleads guilty to charge from fatal accident
Two men linked through a vehicle crash in February 2006 spent their time in drastically different ways Tuesday.
Revenge is sweet.
Thunder Rolls bowling center provides entertainment for all ages.
Shaun and Nicole Barrett of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Marie Barrett, at 12:42 a.m. on March 20, 2007, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
Library events set for March, April
Luppes retires but will remain through 2007-08 school year
Hayden -- The Hayden administrative team generated most of the buzz at Wednesday's monthly School Board meeting.
Members, parents say 4-H about more than raising animals
After eight years of Moffat County 4-H himself, Scott Shaffer said having his daughter participate was a good idea.
On one side, allegations have been blunt and to the point. On the other, relatively little has been heard outside of an interview and some scattered letters of support.
Craig water plant returns to operation
During the Great Depression, a program initiated by the government to put Americans to work was the Works Progress Administration.
Thursday, March 22
This week, I'm writing from warm and sunny Oklahoma.
I attended a "little guys" wrestling match on the evening of the 16th at the high school.
I feel compelled to write regarding your article on Friday, March 16, covering the Craig city council meeting.
Steve Wallace is the new pastor at Ridge Church of God
For the past five years every March, pastor Steve Wallace travelled from Bessemer, Ala., to Craig for a revival.
Law enforcement agencies in Craig and Moffat County, as well as those around the state, reported a relatively quiet St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend.
A memorial service for Martha D. Elzey is at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church. Services will conclude at the church.
Drugs, cash, defaced weapon seized at traffic stop
Two Grand Junction men came to Moffat County to deliver a friend for a court date. The duo ran into their own trouble with the law Tuesday.
Web forum gives public insight to police department
At least once a day, Craig Police Department detective Ken Johnson comes into work, logs onto his computer and checks the department's Web site, specifically the thread marked "Ask A Cop."
Construction on Craig's Wal-Mart SuperCenter is slated to begin Thursday, the project superintendent said.
The City Council election is coming up in the near future. We've got some pretty great people running for election, and I want to commend them all for their desire to serve our community. I'd also like to thank the good people that have served our city in the past and those who serve it now.
Certified athletic trainer brings profession to youth
It's a training tool he has used for years.
This week's column starts with a luscious dessert and just in time for Easter. It's Sunnie Smith's Chocolate Ãclair Cake.
Did you know?
Local flooring stores offer tips to deciding what's best to install
Recent innovations in flooring products have made it possible for homeowners to install a variety of floors in their home. Floor coverings come in dozens of colors, sizes and shapes, from simulated wood textures to the finest marble. Hardwood floors, carpet and vinyl are all very popular, and many have been made easier to inï¿½--ï¿½--stall.
Wednesday, March 21
The Human Papillomavirus, known as HPV, vaccine is now available through the Colorado Vaccines for Children program for VFC eligible females 9 to 18 years of age.
Lindsey Stewart, of Craig, announces the birth of her son, Kaiden Verne Stewart, at 12:13 p.m. March 15, 2007, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.
At the March 13 City Council meeting, your reporter objected to the holding of an executive session to discuss negotiations (pertaining to an insurance claim against the city) on the basis that the announcement of the session was not specific enough to satisfy the Colorado Sunshine Laws.
Have you ever smelled something in the air that reminded you of a time in your life? Maybe a scent of a fireplace or flowers.
On the Record for March 22, 2007.
Craig women's quilts included in Capitol show
When Carolyn Robson decided to take up quilting -- as her mother and great-grandmother had done -- three years ago, she connected with Lin Yoast, a quilting business owner with 20 years of experience.
Grant award from Daniels Fund evidence that Aging Well Program is a success, VNA says
The popularity and effectiveness of Moffat County's Wellness Wednesday program has increased dramatically in its brief, three-month history, senior outreach coordinator Cathy Vanatta said.
David and Sharla Satterwhite announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Satterwhite, to Wayne Gray, son of Bill and Ruth Gray.
Bulldog center to represent Moffat County in The Show all-star game next month
Cayla Maneotis is making history. The 6-foot-5 center has been selected as one of the top 20 female players in Colorado -- voted on by Colorado media -- and will play in The Show, the Colorado high school all-star game, on April 6.
Public forum set for week before election
Candidates vying for Craig City Council seats will have a chance to jockey for Election Day position during a forum set for a week before the April 3 election.
The annual Hometown Heroes Picnic is scheduled for Armed Forces Day, May 19. The Craig Daily Press will be the main sponsor with assistance from the public and the local veterans service organizations.
Martha D. Elzey, of Craig, died Wednesday at The Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Grant Mortuary.
Tuesday, March 20
Craig Relay for Life taking form quicker than expected
Elisa Hayes expected a good turnout for the Craig Relay for Life, but she didn't expect one this big.
Colorado Northwestern Community College is considering a feasibility study to gauge area businesses' support for possible projects at the college's Craig and Rangely campuses.
The Human Papillomavirus vaccine is now available through the Colorado Vaccines for Children program for VFC eligible females 9 to 18 years of age.
We live in a community that often is ready to voice its opinion on many subjects, from herds of deer to fundraisers.
When the Moffat County Libraries board finished with the items on its Monday agenda, members went through a board orientation presentation, in part to train three new appointees.
Flood Safety Awareness Week continues through Friday
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, know as AHPS, coined "Water Predictions for Life's Decisions," is an ongoing effort by NOAA's NWS to modernize hydrologic services. AHPS provides improved river and flood forecasts, as well as water information for locations across America to protect life and property, as well as to ensure the Nation's economic well-being.
When I called the Moffat County Library to renew this week's novel, "Cindy Chotvacs," I had a comical conversation.
The 26th annual Steamboat Springs marathon, half marathon and 10K, 7:30 a.m. June 3, are filling up.
As I sit back and think about this past Monday's four-year anniversary of the war in Iraq, I marvel at the dedication, selflessness and love that our soldiers who are fighting this war must have for our great country.
Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz sees problems and maintenance issues at the county jail every day. On Tuesday, he gave the Moffat County Commissioners a tour of the facility to show them first hand.
Up against an April 9 deadline, a committee attempting to oust 14th Judicial District Attorney Bonnie Roesink has begun its final push to acquire necessary petition signatures.
Monday, March 19
I am a fifth-grader from Conway Elementary in Washington and my class is doing state reports. I chose Colorado.
We would like to thank the Elks Club for sponsoring the benefit chili lunch and also everyone who donated to the Ray Perez family. We had a great response and we are very grateful. Thank you.
March is marching on, so I'll be optimistic and say spring is around the corner for sure on Easter Day.
VNA offers HPV vaccine for girls
The Human Papillomavirus vaccine is now available through the Colorado Vaccines for Children program for VFC eligible females 9 to 18 years of age.
Many Front Range lawns are now being afflicted with gray snow mold, caused by a fungus called "Typhula incarnate."
National Flood Safety Awareness Week continues through Friday
A "flash flood" is a rapid (generally within six hours) rise of water along a stream or low-lying area after a heavy rainfall or from the failure of a dam, levee or ice jam. By definition, flash flooding is life-threatening.
Jacob Matthew Lengerich, 2, formerly of Craig, died March 13, 2007, at his home in Weipa, Queensland, Australia.
Yampa Valley Golf Course opens
With Mother Nature's help, the Yampa Valley Golf Course opens to the public at 10 a.m. today.
Commission chairman: Now is not the time for administrator/manager
Of the 64 counties in Colorado, 16 choose to employ a full-time administrator/manager to oversee all operations, according to research compiled by the Moffat County commission.
Craig teen spends his mornings in school, his afternoons snowboarding
He attends Moffat County High School for half a day.
Two weeks from today, voters have the opportunity to visit Centennial Mall to select their candidates for Craig City Council, and city clerk Shirley Seely is prepared for a good turnout.
New designation could help improve health care for the impoverished
Carrie Godes, director of community care for the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, said the VNA's "niche is to serve the underserved."
Sunday, March 18
BLM getting public input on draft
The Bureau of Land Management was looking for public input on its Resource Management Plan for land under control of the Little Snake Field Office on Thursday.
Six 4A schools were at Saturday's Patriots Invitational swim meet, held at Denver University.
Tom and Jessie Cramer, owners of Cramer Flooring, have a plush feeling under their feet.
The Moffat County High School baseball team didn't lose three games as much as it gained non-league experience.
Joe and Eloise Foy of Craig and Janet Perino of Newcastle, Wyo., are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Jill Foy, to Brian Pischke, both of Newcastle.
For Marianna Raftopoulos, finding balance means key to future
When Marianna Raftopoulos looks toward Moffat County's future, the former Moffat County commissioner cites several goals.
What is in a word? Some letters, and a whole lot of meaning.
Friday, March 16
William "Bill" Rademacher II of Grand Junction died in a motorcycle accident in Grand Junction on March 13, 2007. He was 35.
On the Record for March 17, 2007.
No more excuses for not voting in Craig city elections
In a little more than two weeks, Craig voters will have the opportunity to shape municipal government's future, a proposition that should stimulate public debate and consideration.
I recently had to make a return trip to The Memorial Hospital. I would like thank our Little Snake River Ambulance crew, Ron Taylor, our three emergency medical technicians, Rhonda Henold, Jodi Wille and Joyce Jones for getting me to Craig.
More than 31 percent of Colorado taxpayers who have filed their federal tax returns did not request the telephone excise tax refund, according to an Internal Revenue Service press release.
Who did it?
Places around town to find corned beef and cabbage, drink specials
Today across the country, Irish-Americans -- and others -- celebrate Saint Patrick's Day by wearing green. In Craig, that also means corned beef and cabbage.
Jenny Collins and Terry Long, of Craig, announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Annette Nicole Long, at 1:23 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 at The Memorial Hospital.
Big game hunters should be aware of some changes to the license procedures for 2007.
Resident wins at taxidermy show, blackjack tables
For Mark Zimmerman of Craig, winning at a blackjack table at last weekend's New Mexico Taxidermy Association's State Show in Albuquerque was almost as exciting as taking two first-place prizes in mounts.
Institute seeks Teacher of Year nominations
Area sale on April 14 in Hayden
For five years, the North Western Colorado Bull Sale has offered area ranchers the opportunity to show off -- and offer for sale -- the bulls they have been perfecting through years of selective breeding.
More workers choosing transit system for transportation
Steamboat Springs Transit officials said the city's offering of a low-cost regional bus service has three purposes -- lowering traffic volumes, lessening pollution and bringing in out-of-town workers.
I have been busy searching everywhere I can find to search for anything to do with area coal mines. I have this ongoing project, trying to locate and name as many coal mines as possible.
Area briefs for March 17, 2007.
Sage advice from Aunt Marlene
High school is the pits. So says my Aunt Marlene, five decades past her teen-life experience. She is a woman who often has sage advice. Not that the above line is the advice.
With 11 community members and some critical questioning, Moffat County School District's meeting to hear public input on a possible bond issue reached more residents on Thursday than its similar March 8 meeting.
The suspenseful and engaging film "Zodiac" proves to be as entrancing as the mystic, astrological study whose namesake it is even though it has nothing to do with that.
Thursday, March 15
On the Record for March 16, 2007.
Your visit to the bathroom each day might be a quick in and out, but it is also can be a "quick and dirty" visit because bacteria like to hang out long after the toilet flushes or your teeth are brushed.
Moffat County assistant superintendent speaks about funding
A Moffat County School District official testified in front of the Colorado Senate education committee Wednesday, explaining why the district -- the lowest funded per pupil in the state -- and others are in dire financial situations.
'The Good, The Shad & The Ugly' gallops into Craig on Monday
Saddle up with the singing cowboys of Hudson Shad when they gallop into Craig at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Moffat County High School.
Moffat County swimmers defeat Glenwood Springs, qualify individuals for state
The Moffat County High School swim team set out to win a meet and qualify more individuals for state, and have already accomplished both goals.
In 90 minutes of play, Glenwood Springs held possession for probably 75 minutes. In 90 minutes of play, the Demons put 14 shots on goal to MCHS' one. That, on top of numerous shots that narrowly missed their mark.
Councilman Herod reprimanded for not following proper guidelines
It was an honest mistake. That was the sentiment from City Councilman Joe Herod and his fellow councilors at Tuesday's meeting about Herod's role in not following the proper procedures in dealing with a resident.
Area briefs for March 16, 2007.
Touch of Spice
Two-day trip. 150 miles. I drive an SUV. The reason I do is because it's a roomy vehicle that can handle a road trip with children.
Saint Patrick is best known for driving the snakes from Ireland, but this tale comes from the time of fables and probably is symbolic of his work as a Christian influence to the island.
Melting snow leaves neighborhood stranded
Residents struggle to get out of Crooked Creek Drive after melting snow floods the culverts.
The Moffat County Tourism Association's board unanimously approved Wednesday contributing $5,000 to a fishing pond and park project at the Wyman Living History Ranch and Museum, east of Craig.
Well site east of Hayden catches fire early Thursday
A fire Thursday morning consumed more than 14,000 gallons of crude oil on the surface of a well site east of Hayden.
One-and-done format, giant-slaying underdogs and mathematical improbabilities main attractions of NCAA Tournament
You watch Selection Sunday. You hear the committee announce the teams. You print the bracket Monday morning. You begin brainstorming. You ask: Who's going to wear Cinderella's slippers this year?
Wednesday, March 14
A Craig woman convicted in 14th Judicial District Court of selling methamphetamine near a child will be sentenced in May.
Elkhead reservoir should fill this year, Public Works Director Bill Earley told the Craig City Council on Tuesday evening.
Area briefs for March 15, 2007.
Bulldog swim team hosts Glenwood today in lone home meet of the year
Today's 4 p.m. dual meet against Glenwood Springs originally was scheduled to be the Bulldogs' season-opener, but was pushed back due to Glenwood Springs' postseason basketball run.
Steamboat Springs Orchestra presents annual concert with dessert reception
The Steamboat Springs Orchestra performs its annual spring concert in Craig next week. This year, though, there's a twist.
Street cleaners at mercy of weather as they battle to remove dirt, sand on 50 miles of roads
Dan White doesn't like to see the streets of Craig covered with dirt and rocks. As the city of Craig's street sweeping supervisor, White oversees operations to remove the dirt and sand left behind by the long Northwest Colorado winter.
The City Park Cafe, the restaurant at the VFW Post 4625 building under a new name, is hosting a corned beef and cabbage special Saturday.
On the Record for March 15, 2007.
The Craig Girl Scouts would like to thank the community for helping make our cookie sales so successful.
Social Services aims to help parents at risk of losing rights
In 2004, Moffat County Department of Social Services placed 27 children in new homes. A year later, 43 children were removed from unhealthy home environments.
Memorial services for Pamela Kamzalow, of Craig, will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church.
Tuesday, March 13
Drug incidents, thefts decrease in 2006 for Craig Police Department
Seen by Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta as a sign that anti-drug efforts are making an impact, drug-related incidents reported to the Police Department in 2006 decreased for the first time in five years.
Brian and Kara Soper of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Simone Soper, at 4:07 p.m. on March 8, 2007, at The Memorial Hospital.
On the Record for March 14, 2007.
With winter's grip loosening, it's time to start cleaning
Like a woman wearing too much makeup and then taking it off, the faÃ§ade left by winter snow is melting off the face of Craig.
The Moffat County High School boys basketball team may not have advanced to postseason play, but its work as student-athletes was noticed.
MCHS girls golf sees same results on different course
The Moffat County High School girls golf team placed second to host Montrose at Bridges Golf Course on Tuesday --he same result as Monday, but on a different course.
The Craig Middle School wrestling team continued its hot hand with a second-place finish out of 15 teams at last weekend's Soroco tournament.
Three Bulldog girls named to Western Slope All-Conference team, two earn honorable mentions
The Moffat County High School girls basketball players excelled in both areas of the student-athlete title in the 2006-07 season.
The VFW Post 4265 Restaurant and Bar is officially opening its doors today under a new name.
Area news briefs for March 14, 2007.
Alfred LeVergne More was born Aug. 6, 1915, at his family's Pleasant Valley ranch home, seven miles south of Steamboat Springs.
New field suggested for Loudy-Simpson park
Isidro Quezada has a problem finding places to play soccer in Craig. As Yampa Valley Soccer League President, Quezada is asking the Moffat County Commissioners to help out with the soccer situation in Craig.
Monday, March 12
United Way allocates its record-setting donation total
With a record-setting total and community support that Moffat County United Way Director Corrie Scott said is unmatched, the agency notified local organizations of their funding allocations last week.
Mayor Don Jones is running unopposed in the April 3 elections, and that's all right with him, he said, because there still is a lot to be accomplished by the mayor and the Craig City Council.
Calls, classification and curbing cardio problems on to-do list
Acquiring a $462,000 grant from the Department of Local Affairs, convincing voters to approve a long-awaited mill levy and answering more calls for service are among highlights listed in the Craig Fire/Rescue 2006 annual report.
The Moffat County High School girls basketball team's success reached past the hardwood in the 2006-07 season.
Paul Maniaci was an experienced backcountry skier equipped with the necessary avalanche equipment Saturday, but preparation could not save his life.
Following years of discussions and hours of meetings covering the use of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management's Little Snake Field Office, the public has an opportunity to comment on the draft of the Resource Management Plan.
MCHS golf four strokes behind Montrose
Four strokes. That's what separated the Moffat County High School girls golf team from first place and host Montrose Monday at Cobble Creek Golf Course.
Sunday, March 11
As Joe Herod finishes his first four-year term on the Craig City Council, he also is looking ahead to what the city can be in the future.
State 4-H youth attend district event during weekend
Archery, swimming and roping.
The Moffat County High School boys swim team began the season with two goals: win a meet and qualify a relay team for state.
Paul Laliberte can sleep in now.
Moffat County High School senior Kelsey Conci didn't finish to her expectations Saturday and Sunday at the sectional swim meet in Seattle.
Luke Schafer is trying to protect natural settings from development sprawl
Growing up roaming his grandparents' farm in the small town of Carleton, Mich., Luke Schafer was raised to appreciate the environment and the importance of preserving natural settings.
When Shannon Lee bought Baker Drive Pets on Jan. 16, her first order of business was to clean up and remodel.
Friday, March 9
Call them. They won't answer. Or at least they shouldn't.
Steve Radosevich, of Browns Park, died March 8 in Thayne, Wyo.
Is all it takes to become trapped in the hopeless world of meth, COMA says
The room is dark, smoky and grungy, the epitome of squalor.
Speak-up line's last day is Tuesday
I have often said the first six months of any journalism job is rough. The publisher says it's more like a year.
CNCC takes 19 community members on trip to Greece this week
Visiting Greece is the chance of a lifetime for Kathy Simpson, the math and biology instructor at Colorado Northwestern Community College.
The Children's Health Fair is about checking in.
In 2005, Congress passed a measure to begin daylight-saving time earlier in 2007 than in previous years.
Moffat County High School senior Kelsey Conci is putting swimming abilities to the test this weekend in Seattle.
Moffat County High School baseball skipper Rich Sadvar said Friday's season-opening 9-6 loss to Uintah of Vernal, Utah is nothing to worry about.
Grass skirts, sun umbrellas and Hawaiian leis don't make for a typical classroom.
History of more than 100-year-old Three Springs Ranch filled with outlaws and ranchers, life and death
If one word describes the Three Springs Ranch, history would be it.
Thursday, March 8
A memorial service for Kerry L. Cobb will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Exhibit Hall at the Routt County Fairgrounds.
Pamela (Fritz) Kamzalow was born Nov. 10, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Ronald and Helen Ann (Lawton) Fritz.
Steve Stutsman, formerly of Craig, died Monday, March 5, 2007, in Redding, Calif.
Love INC hosts its annual Easter basket silent auction fundraiser March 25 and April 1.
Straight As Fifth grade
Paul Laliberte may only stand 4-feet-11, but can drain a basketball from 15 feet away with pinpoint accuracy.
Send in FAFSA ASAP
CollegeInvest, a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, reminds students to fill out and send in their Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible.
VanWagner eyes council seat
More free activities for youth and less government involvement with businesses.
Biggest obstacles to installing drug court is money and treatment options, committee says
Michael O'Hara, chief judge of the 14th Judicial District, recently presided over a criminal court case in which a Craig woman was found guilty of selling methamphetamine and child abuse because she sold the narcotic with her son in the room.
Baby-sitting clinic to teach youth job safety
Paula Reed's concern is safety of the community's youth, and she's making steps to help.
With a number of scheduling conflicts, just a handful of residents turned out for Moffat County School District's community meeting Thursday to gauge public opinion on the district's possible bond issue for capital construction projects.
Music offers youths chance to express themselves, learn life skills
Some students wring their hands.
Local vet named county Marine Corp liaison
Mark Juarez, a 1997 Moffat County High School graduate, concluded his reserve Marine Corps service Feb. 22. He didn't get much of a break from "the few, the proud, the Marines."
Wednesday, March 7
In October 2004, community residents met inside the council chambers at Craig City Hall to discuss the emerging problem of methamphetamine use.
Bridgette Harris running for council
As the lone woman running in the Craig City Council election, Bridgette Harris said it's helpful to have diversity on the city council.
District Retreat draws 250 youths from eight counties
Youths from eight area counties will gather in Craig this weekend for a luau of sorts.
Esther Forsyth of Craig announces the birth of her daughter, Isabella Rain Nickerson, at 8:31 p.m. March 3 at The Memorial Hospital.
An open letter to the citizens of Grand, Moffat and Routt counties in support of Bonnie Roesink:
MCHS girls golf overcomes putting struggles, takes first in Fruita
Life is pretty good when a "disappointing" round of golf results in a first-place team finish.
Anyone interested in joining a local American Legion Rider group, contact Donald R. Cronk at 970-824-3623 for more information. What are the American Legion Riders?
High school students win 28 awards, learn life skills
They raked them in.
Tuesday, March 6
Community prepares to bid longtime volunteer farewell
In 1970, a 23-year-old woman from Long Island, N.Y., packed up her Volkswagen Bug and headed west. She landed in Craig, a small mining town in Northwest Colorado, and didn't know a soul.
Rod Compton seeks City Council seat
Rod Compton has long been involved with Craig youths and the Moffat County school system. He would like to expand his passion for improving the city by being elected to the Craig City Council.
Seth and Samantha Inness of Craig announce the birth of their daughter, Tabitha Rose Inness, at 3:59 a.m. on March 5, 2007, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Realtors group offers scholarship
Students who have received a scholarship from the Craig Association of Realtors in the past three years and have been a student concurrently are encouraged to apply for the "Returning Student" Scholarship now being offered by the Craig Association of Realtors.
It would have been easier to fold.
Sagebrush Reading Council's Literacy Carnival combines games and reading skills
It's not all fun and games at Thursday's carnival.
Moffat County's Road and Bridge Department will be ready to work on county roads this summer with purchases approved by the county commissioners at Tuesday's meeting.
Team paced by first-place finishes at Montrose Invitational
Paced by the first-place finishes of Charlie Griffiths and Dallas Daniels, the Craig Middle School wrestling team finished third at Saturday's Montrose Centennial Invitational.
Bulldog girls golf takes second in Grand Junction
Before Tuesday's golf match, Amber Nicholson hadn't taken a swing on a golf course this season.
Bulldog soccer team hopes to know what it's like to kick it into the postseason
Improving the win-loss ratio from a 5-9-1 overall record is the top goal for the Moffat County High School girls soccer team.
Jim and Cindy Vorhies announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Vorhies, to Brian Hickory.
Former Craig's Boys & Girls Club head takes over
An extensive background in working with youths, fundraising, board development and strengthening community bonds made Jonathan Godes an easy choice to oversee Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, organization officials said Tuesday.
There are all kinds of camps for kids -- church camps, nature camps and sports camps, just to name a few.
Monday, March 5
Craig Animal Shelter reports an up and down year
Shy doesn't command attention, doesn't get you noticed.
Ray Beck running for Craig City Council
City Council candidate Ray Beck has big expectations for Craig.
Craig city clerk Shirley Seely hopes for a good turnout at the April 3 city elections.
Workshop offers tips to those in the market for a house
Knowing what's available is the first step to a successful sale.
Citizens needed for editorial board
Do you want to have a public voice on city issues on a weekly basis?
Kerry Cobb of Hayden died Monday in Craig. A service is pending.
Ruth Hutton of Craig died Sunday at Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday at Grant Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow in the Craig Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to
Longtime Meeker cattleman Tom Pearce died Feb. 28, 2007, at his rural Meeker home.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Jons recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
MCHS girls basketball finishes short of season goal
The 2006-07 Moffat County High School girls basketball, led by seniors Ashleigh Mann and Cayla Maneotis, built a strong foundation for the junior-laden club.
Bloggers become first credentialed by the Colorado Press Association
The seven bloggers at ColoradoConfidential.com became the first journalists solely dedicated to blogging to be credentialed through the Colorado Press Association. The CPA was founded in 1878 to "promote the interests of daily and weekly newspapers."
Bi-annual gathering influential in forming group's future policies
Members of the Western Slope political group Club 20 concluded issue-driven committee meetings Friday, meetings club officials said will produce future club policies.
• Computers at Craig Regional Dispatch were down Monday morning and unable to release police and sheriff's office reports from the last few days. Officials at the Public Safety Center said the reports will be available as soon as the computer problem is fixed.
March came in like a lion, hopefully it will go out like a lamb.
Gary Monsey of Craig died Saturday at The Memorial Hospital. There will be no local service.
Sunday, March 4
During the good times and bad, Craig campus dean has remained loyal to CNCC
In 1994, incoming Colorado Northï¿½--western Community College official Gene Bilodeau made a commitment to remain in Craig at least until his two sons graduated from high school.
Kiwanis play pokes fun, raises money
The 61st annual Kiwanis Club play, titled "Possibility Paradise," was another sold out event and another success story, play chairman Dave DeRose said.
Stillwater Motors fills a need, the new business' owner and manager said.
Reena Davis and Josh Lemon, of Baggs, Wyo., announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Marie Davis, at 9:02 a.m. Thursday, March 1 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Where to go and what to do?
Friday, March 2
School district advises students to abide by safety precautions
An attempted kidnapping and sexual assault of a 13-year-old Craig Middle School student prompted the Moffat County School District to release a tip sheet advising parents and students to abide by safety precautions.
Craig and Moffat County officials said they are satisfied with work being done by the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership, but are looking for improved performance in the future.
Baby born in Steamboat 7-Eleven chip aisle
No one heard Sabrina Gill the first time she yelled for an ambulance from inside the 7-Eleven bathroom early Friday morning. And after the second time she screamed for help, Gill knew she wasn't leaving the Steamboat Springs convenience store before her daughter was born.
11 Bar Ranch uses Belgian horses to haul hay in winter
It's 18 degrees on Friday morning, and Melton Sullivan is heading out to feed the cattle. He's not worried that its been snowing and blowing all night, and he doesn't give a second thought to the tractor not starting.
Third time's a charm for Rifle against Moffat County in Sweet 16 match-up
The third meeting between Rifle and the Moffat County High School Bulldogs was a charm for the visiting Bears, as they escaped MCHS with a 69-61 overtime victory last night in the Sweet 16 4A state championship.
Pamela Fritz Kamzalow was born Nov.10, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Ronald and Helen Ann (Lawton) Fritz. She was raised and attended school in Mars, Pa., where she graduated from high school. After high school, Pam attended college in Edinboro.
Frances LuCeil (Milliken) Westphal passed away at the age of 80 years old in Saratoga, Wyo., on Feb. 24 with family and friends at her side.
A state organization is offering two Northwest Colorado training sessions for parents and caretakers of children with disabilities this week.
When the cast of "Our Town" was taking its bows at Moffat County High School opening night, I was shocked to have to hide my face.
Christmas is a joyous time of the year, especially for kids, and I suppose almost every grown-up has fond memories of his or her childhood Christmas.
Sagebrush Reading Council hosts its sixth annual Literacy Carnival this week.
A funeral service for Vern More will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hayden Congregational Church. Interment will follow in the Steamboat Springs Cemetery.
Imagine the following conversation between a boss and his employee.
The conspiracy theory-driven film "The Number 23" is undeniably enticing for the paranoid, but unfortunately, something gets lost in translation.
Dan and Debbie Prow, of Elk Mountain, Wyo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah Prow, to Brian Hall, of Saratoga, Wyo. The groom's parents are Randy and Kathy Hall, also of Saratoga, Wyo.
Demons to face Bears in Elite Eight
Sam Ciani wasn't yet ready to have her prep career ended. The senior post amassed 30 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, blocked five shots, assisted two buckets, stole two balls and sacrificed her body for two jump balls, helping the Glenwood Springs girls basketball team earn a 77-67 win against the Pueblo Central Wildcats in a Class 4A Sweet 16 showdown at Moffat County High School.
A graveside service for Mary Zimmerman of Craig will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig Cemetery.
Thursday, March 1
Vern More, a longtime Craig resident, died Wednesday at the Walbridge Wing in Meeker. A service is pending.
Mary Zimmerman, of Craig, died Wednesday at her home.
Melvin and Sharon Batchelor, of Craig, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Ruth Batchelor, to Scott Phillip Moore. Scott is the son of Stan and Janice Moore, of Craig.
I just received Katie's second trimester report card. I felt like a seasoned professional as I went through it, as I now understand the differences between PP2, PP3 and proficient.
All winter I've been watching home decorating shows and looking at magazines, and am now ready to give the inside of my house a "face lift" by painting with some of the new popular decorating colors.
Boy, am I ever looking forward to spring -- so much so that this week I searched my files for recipes that might be more associated with spring.
Craig Police Department pursuing kidnapping suspect
The Craig Police Department is "aggressively investigating" an attempted kidnapping and sexual assault of a 13-year-old Craig Middle School student, officers announced Thursday.
Art, lifestyles converge at local tattoo parlors
The dull buzzing noise comes from a back room of the small duplex at 536 Stout St. Inside, the creative juices of Pam Wilson-Orth are flowing, along with jet black ink.
Chicken recalled in Colorado
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is urging individuals who may have purchased a variety of Oscar Mayer/Louis Rich chicken breast cuts and strips at retail locations in Colorado to check their packages for specific code information as this chicken may be contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes.