News for Monday, December 29, 2008

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Snow days in Craig

Residents are enjoying the season's offerings outdoors

The sound of skis splitting snow interrupted an otherwise quiet Sunday morning on the white-covered landscape at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The sun was out, the sky was clear and blue, and elk ran peacefully in the background. In other words, conditions ripe for cross-country skiing for Craig residents Jim and Cindy Vorhies.

Datebook for Dec. 29

8:30 to 10 a.m. Senior swimnastics is at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625.

Jennifer L. Grubbs: Snow removal perfect for young entrepreneurs

One of the best gifts I have given myself this holiday season is setting aside money to hire a local youth to shovel my sidewalk.

Free avalanche training takes place Saturday

Seminar to teach warning signs, survival techniques

A beacon, an avalanche probe and a shovel. These are the tools local resident Ralph Stewart takes with him when he goes snowmobiling.

Rick Harmon and family: Thanks for the light show

I would like to thank Rick Gabbert and his family for putting on a very enjoyable Christmas light show at his home about 13 miles north of Craig (very worth the short drive).

Evan Pressley: The Christmas decorations were great

I just wanted to comment on the Gabbert house that was so well-decorated during the Christmas season this year.

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Aging Well: Wellness Days kicks off in Hayden

It's cold, the wind is blowing and it's tempting to stay cooped up at home. Too much isolation, however, can leave older adults feeling depressed or just plain bored.

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Local twins making a splash at separate colleges

Fifteen minutes. Until last summer, a quarter of an hour was all that separated twin sisters Caitlin and Kelsey Conci.

H. Neal Glanville: A good Christmas

Christmas at my grandparents was unbelievable - everything you've ever heard, seen or read about happened at their house.

Craig briefs for Dec. 29

Free nicotine patches or gum are available by calling the Colorado Quitline at 800-QUIT NOW (784-8669). Pick up your free quit kits, with no patches or gum included, at the the Craig VNA office at 745 Russell St., or Steamboat VNA office at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.

Andy Bockelman: 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' features poor acting, but provocative story

Not for lack of trying, but the magnitude of the update of the science fiction classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still" does not exactly conjure up the image of a planetary revolution stopping short.

Yampa Ranger District installs wind turbine

When the wind blows in Yampa next year, the local office of the U.S. Forest Service will enjoy the generation of green power without having to worry about injuring songbirds and raptors.

Police blotter for Dec. 29

Firefighters responded to a medical assist.