News for Wednesday, December 24, 2008



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YVRA back to normal

3 Monday night flights landed using visual flight rules

Three evening flights made it to Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Monday after a missing plane led to concerns about the airport's instrument landing system, officials said. Flights came and went without problems Tuesday.

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Crash victims mourned

Joe and Suzette Brumleve 'died doing something they really enjoyed'

Full of life and love, Joe and Suzette Brumleve formed a dynamic team driven in recent years by their love of family and their passion for flying and living the Western lifestyle.

Police blotter for Dec. 24

Moffat County Jail Brandwynne L. Prespentt, 25, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

Our view: It's Christmas time in Craig

Once again, our streets, lawns and rooftops are covered in white. Yet, if you are driving down the streets of Craig after the sun has set, that white may take on a green, red, blue or golden tint, the snow glistening from the twinkling of Christmas lights.

Chris Gingrich: Claim these waiver wire contributors

Most of us have heard the saying, "Don't hate the player, hate the game."

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More snow in forecast

Expect a white Christmas with 2 feet of accumulation predicted

Yampa Valley residents dreaming of a white Christmas might have their wish answered this year. Mother Nature is expected to bring Mount Werner as much as 2 feet of snow through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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One message for America: Be thankful, and God bless us all

Amanda Kenney, 35, said she is not a religious person, but God bless America.

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Craig business offers fundraising opportunity to local groups

Ann Anderson and Carol Scott, Humane Society of Moffat County vice president and treasurer, respectively, were ready to wrap Tuesday afternoon.

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Crash investigation temporarily delayed

An investigation into a single-engine plane crash Monday that claimed the lives of a Steamboat Springs couple will be delayed until after Christmas, said K.C. Hume, Moffat County Sheriff's Office investigator.

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Gabbert a two-year Tour of Lights winner

Residents put up impressive displays of lights for annual contest

Every year, residents brave climbing on ladders, wielding staple guns and extension cords. They set up blow-up figures of snowmen, the Grinch and Santa Claus, and place reindeer made from strings on lights on their lawns.

New resident sees faith as link between country's past, future

William Scalzo said he came to Craig in August, all the way from Connecticut, to be part of a good community.

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Moffat County budget analyst makes education her life's hobby

When they find the time, Tinneal and Wade Gerber like to dance, to country for the most part.

Datebook for Dec. 24

Today 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Moffat County Libraries will be open.

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30-year Village Inn employees recognized for service

Faces of dedication

In September 1978, Eileen Kunkle made a promise to not quit her job after three weeks. Thirty years later, Kunkle is still there.

Walt Vanatta: Police beat for November

Below is a summary of my monthly report to the Craig City Council regarding Police Department activity for November.

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Former police officer living dream

Some people might say he changed.

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Craig resident remembers more than a decade of foster parenthood

Children came, then moved on.

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Police Department captain fulfills childhood wishes

For many, working is simply a means to an end, a way to earn a paycheck and a living. For the lucky few, however, their chosen profession isn't work at all, but rather a long-held dream turned into reality.

Craig briefs for Dec. 24

With the arrival of snow, ice and difficult weather conditions, the Craig Post Office is asking postal customers to always clear a safe, accessible path to mailboxes.

Jean Selan thankful to live in Moffat County

At 60 years old, Jean Selan has fears and doubts.

Interfaith Food Bank:KRAI Media Drive

The Interfaith Food Bank would like to thank all of those who contributed to the KRAI Media Drive two weeks ago. The generosity of this community is overwhelming. You donated $6,772.99 in cash, two gift certificates for $150 and 5,260 pounds of food. At this time of year, it is so nice to see so many people giving to those less fortunate in our community.

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MCHS swimmers getting closer to state

Two weeks removed from its season-opening meet in Grand Junction, the Moffat County girls swim team returned Saturday to the Orchard Mesa Pool.

TMH administrator finds a home in Craig

Ask Barry Bergman where he's from, and the short answer you'll get is Miles City, Mont., a small ranching community in the eastern part of the state. A place not all that dissimilar to Craig.