Friday, February 29
My girls have been pretty preoccupied with death lately. It was something I was getting a little concerned about until I realized that they were less concerned about the actual process of dying and more concerned about the concept of heaven.
Speech and Debate brings unique competitive challenges, members and coach say
They practice. They travel. They compete.
Occupation: Waitress at El Ranchero Restaurant
MCHS girls basketball team to host Berthoud on Saturday
Heading into Saturday's matchup with Berthoud High School, the Moffat County girls basketball team is five wins away from its first state title in coach Craig Mortensen's 28th season at the helm.
More than 8,000 runners converged on Jacksonville, Fla. on Feb. 18. Many of them present were focused on finishing the 26.2 mile marathon run in the Florida heat.
Attention all high school aged boys who are interested in playing competitive soccer.
If you're a recipe "clipper" like me, you've probably saved a bunch of clippings that you cut out so long ago the paper has yellowed. One time years ago, when I was extra ambitious, I even attached some clippings to paper and organized them in a notebook. The tape I used is so old that it has all come off the paper.
A man was stranded on his roof during a flood so he prayed for God to rescue him. At different times, a piece of driftwood, a boat and a helicopter came by, but the man didn't take advantage because he was waiting only for God to rescue him.
Although Moffat County doesn't have the natural resource stores seen in counties to the south, as a regional player it stands to benefit or falter along with development in those communities.
An arraignment hearing for a man charged with murder was continued Wednesday in Moffat County District Court at the defense's request.
The Moffat County School board decided to hold off approving a Bible literature and history course until a review period scheduled for the 2010-11 school year.
It keeps things fresh, keeps life new and keeps someone from retreating into his or her self.
Museum seeks 'unique' collections
The Hayden Heritage Museum has an opening for an exhibit this summer for anyone with an "outstanding or unique vintage collection," the museum reported in a news release.
Cutting calories helps people lose weight, but doing so by filling up on whole grains may be particularly heart-healthy, new research suggests.
Joshua Shannon Love, 28, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of obstruction of view or driving mechanism, driving under restraint and obstructing a police officer.
8:30 to 10 a.m. Senior Swimnastics is at the American Legion Post 62 pool,
Thursday, February 28
A Steamboat Springs High School graduate who served in Iraq with the U.S. Army died Thursday after falling six stories off an icy roof at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel.
8:30 to 10 a.m. Senior Swimnastics is at the American Legion Post 62 pool,
Northwest Colorado Home School Association play tonight and Friday
It's her first big role, but Amanda Barber, 14, said she isn't that nervous.
At its Tuesday meeting, the Craig City Council:
Shop owner suggests using care with digital photography
Recollections - small moments that, throughout time, can accrue meaning and value to the owner.
Queen Elizabeth was coming for a visit, and the challenge was to put her to work doing household chores.
Steamboat, Craig join Rocky Mountain Rail Authority
The cities of Steamboat Springs and Craig have joined a group exploring high-speed, passenger rail service that could include a spur extending from South Routt to Craig.
This scholarship is available for seniors and/or juniors this spring.
School policies to be discussed
The Moffat County School Board will hear comments from the public about district-wide school policies 4 p.m. today at the School District Administration building, 775 Yampa Ave.
James J Moyer, 31, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving under restraint and driving a vehicle without a valid license.
High school marketing team qualifies four students for international competition
Krista Schenck, Moffat County High School business and marketing teacher, had a premonition.
Wednesday, February 27
We read an article in the Daily Press dated Saturday, Feb. 16, titled "Straight From The Soul."
Some picture books seem to have been written as much for adults as for children. This week's funny book is an example.
Craig man arrested on drug charges
A Craig man was arrested Monday on suspicion of distributing methamphetamine, after a month-long joint investigation by the Steamboat Springs Police Department and the All Crimes Enforcement Team.
Moffat County Jail No reports.
At times, it was said out loud.
New residents plan to start ESL classes this fall
There's nothing like it in Craig, and the opportunity thrills Eveline Bacon.
Commissioners take second look at Craig Partners' assessment
The landlord for a large commercial operation in Craig successfully protested its property valuation, lowering the assessed value about $500,000.
8 a.m. The Craig Downtown Business Association meets at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. The second Wednesday of each month is a meet-and-greet, hosted by a local business.
Residents must file 2007 income tax form to receive payment
When the United States Department of the Treasury begins sending out economic stimulus payments in May, Sunset Meadows resident Marilyn McKinney fears Moffat County senior citizens may miss out on their share of the money.
Travel soccer team being assembled
Bulldog boys hoops team eliminated from playoffs
All of the turnovers the Greeley Central boys basketball team forced Tuesday turned into the end of the season for the Moffat County Bulldogs.
Students to take the director's chair in one-act plays
Singing or acting - it makes no difference to Kyle Hawkins. As long as the Moffat County High School senior is in front of an audience, he's at home.
Tuesday, February 26
I have been to Spain. I have been to Greece. I have been to Africa. I have been to Mexico.
Next meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday Platinum Conference Room
The prospect of multiple perspectives within the timeframe of one story: pro or con?
MCHS boys basketball team begins playoffs today in Greeley
The postseason is here for the Moffat County boys basketball team.
MCHS first-year varsity wrestlers step into new world at state
Earning a spot on the Moffat County High School varsity wrestling team is hard enough as an upperclassman, let alone a freshman.
A special thank you to all Moffat County High School staff and volunteers who helped at the Western Regional 4A Wrestling Tournament. There was a gauntlet of events during the tournament, and every one of them handled the events in a very professional manner. Congratulations on a well-run event.
A critical aspect of effective communication is learning how to express our needs. To communicate effectively with others, we need to learn how to observe behavior, without evaluating, to figure out an individual's needs.
I find myself putting things away in places I can find them easier. And then I forget where I put them.
Moffat County Sheriff's Office Thursday, Feb. 21 Deputies responded to two requests to assist another agency.
Donations taken today at Center of Craig
Mishelle Rivera, 25, is one of the Bonfils Blood Center lab technicians coming to Craig today for the Craig Community Blood Drive.
The face of substance abuse prevention in Moffat County will soon change.
EDP, MCTA and Chamber to examine moving in together
It's about efficiency and accomplishing specific goals within a larger mission, said Christina Currie, Craig Chamber of Commerce executive director.
MCHS parents group to meet
Craig Middle School teacher releases second poetry collection
Dave Morris, Craig Middle School eighth grade language arts teacher, thought publishing a book of poetry was a passing fancy - a one-time occurrence marking a temporary phase.
Monday, February 25
It wasn't too long ago that bone fractures were considered an inevitable part of aging.
'Jumper' struggles with story, lack of heroes
If only we could travel thousands of miles in seconds. We would be able to experience all the world had to offer effortlessly, but like the characters in the sci-fi drama "Jumper," we would probably just waste it.
Freshman Griffiths only Bulldog to place at state
As the lone freshman in the 125-pound weight class at the 4A state wrestling championships in Denver, Charlie Griffiths' goal was simply to place in the top six at the event.
County budget online
Possible changes to the Moffat County Tourism Association's event funding guidelines could allow for more money to single events.
Ski and Skate event helps residents get out of winter funk
As 11-year-old Craig resident Nik Crossman stepped onto the frozen pond Saturday, he took little time to acquaint himself with ice before setting off at full speed.
Dental Coalition director's obligations, community involvement increase
Janet Pearcey, Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition director, pauses as she thinks about the direction her life has taken during the past year.
Saturday, February 23
No other part of the Bear River Valley is so well adapted to a townsite location, the valley being broad and level and well above the river.
Last Saturday's editorials encouraged community members to move beyond merely pointing out problems and look for solutions.
Wrestling just part of the bond for coaches
Roman Gutierrez sits back with a little lean to the left in the chair above the main floor of the Pepsi Center.
Bulldog boys win, wait on news if they made state
The Moffat County boys basketball team's season could be over.
Share of league championship ensured
Paced by seniors Markie Workman and Angie Charchalis, the Moffat County High School girls basketball team ended the regular season with a win Friday night, defeating home-standing Eagle Valley, 77-33.
Second day at state full of success for MCHS wrestling team
Heading into day two of the 4A state wrestling championships, the Moffat County High School wrestling team had its back to the wall.
Rec center possibly on November ballot
In November, Craig residents may again vote on a proposed sales tax increase for a new recreation center.
Mary Wiley Humphrey one of Craig's early women
When many people think of pioneers and homesteaders, they visualize a man working hard to grub out sagebrush and build a home for his family.
Plan ahead when choosing what seeds to plant
Although it may seem like the snow and cold will last forever this year, spring is bound to come.
Joseph Carl Borchert, 38, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Craig couple braces for Marine Corps son's deployment to Iraq
This is the kind of kid Craig native Wacie Laabs was: The kind who talked endlessly about joining the United States Marine Corps.
Increased practices, teacher's efforts helped DECA team reach state, students say
More members, more practices and more dedication spelled out a single result for a Moffat County High School business and marketing club this year, said Desiree Holland, high school junior and DECA member.
County budget online
Moffat County's final 2008 budget hit the county's Web site this week and can be found under the Administration Department.
Friday, February 22
Visitor Center debate ends
MCHS wrestling winless in first day at state
Peering into the dark hallway beneath the Pepsi Center stands, one could barely make out the dozens or so bobbing heads and the eerie silence.
Before long, we hope, warmer weather will have us out of the house. But, until that that time, these snowy days allow more time for baking.
Area manager: Volunteer coaches 'crucial' to Special Olympics
Except for the sound of clinking metal, the Moffat County High School weight room was quiet Wednesday night.
As Sunday nears, Oscar fever reaches its highest fervor.
Light pruning to remove a few small branches of trees can be done at any time of year, but more extensive pruning should be done in late winter to early spring. There are three advantages to pruning at this time of the year. First, wound closure is most rapid if it's done just prior to when new shoots emerge. Second, there are few insects and disease spores to infest pruning cuts. And third, deciduous trees have dropped their leaves, so it's easier to see what you're pruning. When removing any branch, large or small, avoid stubs and cuts close to the trunk. As a guideline, look for a bark ridge located in the branch crotch. You also will find that most branches have a slight swelling or "collar" at their base. Avoid cutting into this because that will destroy a natural protection or boundary in the tree.
I haven't decided yet whether children oversimplify things or whether adults complicate them.
Police blotter for Feb. 20
Datebook for Feb. 22
As long as Rick Murr can remember, Moffat County Future Farmers of America have made money by loaning what most of them already have: A strong back and a willing pair of hands.
Agencies meet with BLM about sage-grouse habitat considerations
By all accounts, the cooperating agencies meeting at the Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office in Craig went well.
Social Services to start campaign recruiting foster care providers
The care given to juveniles who commit sexual offenses needs to change, and that's what the Foster Care Recruitment Committee hopes to accomplish.
Thursday, February 21
A common theme runs between the two award-winning businesses the Craig Chamber of Commerce recognized Tuesday during its annual meeting.
Season finale for MCHS basketball teams carries playoff implications
The 4A state playoffs are around the corner for both Moffat County High School basketball teams.
At Darcy Trask's first Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership board meeting, objectives were broached large and small to the point board members joked they got a steal in hiring her as a part-time executive specialist.
Couple honored with Citizen of the Year award
Two halves of the same person.
On Jan. 28, "Public Law 110-Enhanced Eligibility for Health Care Benefits181" titled the "National Defense Authorization Act of 2008" was signed into law.
If increased student achievement, financial stability and capital upgrades are indicators of a school district's success, Moffat County is in good stead, said Pete Bergmann, Moffat County School District superintendent.
I was so sick last week. (Cue reader: "How sick were you?")
Jail report for Feb. 19
AARP to install officers
Datebook for Feb. 21
Ranch and home supply store manager named Businessperson of the Year
Andy Keith, store manager of Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply, originally is from Washington, but he doesn't mince words when talking about where he calls home.
Wednesday, February 20
Rewind to Feb. 2. The Moffat County High School swim team had won its last home meet of the season. School records were broken, state qualifying times were met, and the Bulldogs won seven of 12 races in their home pool.
A local grassroots organization is taking another step in its three-pronged approach to knock out underage drinking in Moffat County.
Past, future board presidents present accomplishments, goals
Gene Bilodeau, departing Craig Chamber of Commerce board president, saw the organization make good strides in 2007, he said.
The Moffat County Commission accomplished last year's four primary goals while keeping taxes in line, Commissioner Saed Tayyara said Tuesday.
Mayor proud of accomplishments, advises responsible development
Craig is headed in positive directions with positive leadership, Mayor Don Jones told the crowd at Tuesday's State of the County event.
When looking up the words "race" and "competition" in a dictionary, you will find definitions that include prizes or contests.
Police blotter for Feb. 18
Datebook for Feb. 20
Tuesday, February 19
Light of the Moon" is Luanne Rice's most recent novel for adults and was released in January.
To communicate to the heart of our relationships, it is important that we learn to state our needs with clarity and positiveness. Negative requests can confuse the listener and provoke resistance.
Goblins and griffins and teenagers, oh my. All of these unusual creatures can be seen in "The Spiderwick Chronicles."
The Moffat County Bulldog hockey club advanced to the second round of the Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League playoffs this weekend, sweeping past visiting Oak Creek to advance to the semi-final round of the league playoffs.
Women's hockey team loses in Aspen weekend after hosting Mardi Gras tournament
The Craig Puck Ewes couldn't regroup from a busy last weekend and lost a road game Saturday to the Aspen Mutherpuckers.
It was a typical Sunday morning. I woke up around 7:30 a.m., because with age, I no longer can sleep past 8.
February is here, and Valentine's Day has passed, but we can still have a heart full of different things good to give.
Moffat County Jail No reports.
'Changing economy' topic of talk
The Colorado Environmental Coalition and Friends of Northwest Colorado will present economist Peter Morton on the "Changing Economy of the Rocky Mountain West," at 6:30 p.m. today at the Center of Craig.
5:45 p.m. The Youth Wellness Initiative, a community group committed to preventing and reducing underage drinking in Moffat County, is scheduled to meet in Room 222 at Moffat County High School. Call Diane Miller at 824-8233.
Within the week, Colorado Division of Wildlife officials hope to begin baiting elk and deer away from private property around Maybell, DOW spokesman Randy Hampton said.
Ron Dellacroce, Yampa River State Park manager, can see it in people's faces. The malady is cabin fever, he said - a natural accompaniment to winter weather that keeps many people sheltered in their houses until the snow melts.
Local organizations address year ahead at tonight's event
Speeches from four local organizations round out tonight's State of the County event, an "inside look" into Moffat County's future plans.
Foraging elk prove problematic for DOW officials, Craig and Maybell property owners
Randy Reno stood in his backyard Monday morning looking into a storage shed tucked behind his house at 1413 N. Yampa Ave.
Monday, February 18
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.
Cory Vigil's face summed up his team's final round of the Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament on Saturday - bloody.
Saturday night's game between the Moffat County and Battle Mountain boys basketball teams was typical February basketball - intense, raucous, physical and desperate.
The 4A Western Slope girls basketball race seems to be coming down to a coin flip, literally.
Kelsey Conci crowned state champ in 50-yard freestyle
Sleeping. That's what you would have found Kelsey Conci - the No. 1 ranked 4A swimmer in the state - doing Saturday about a half hour before her championship meet.
In 1988, Robert Fry was carried in his wheelchair into a Routt County courtroom.
I have lived in this area my entire life, and the deer and elk have always gone in cycles. Ranchers who keep saying they want something done about the elk eating their hay should think about letting people in to hunt without charging so much. That would help with the so-called problem before it starts. I don't feel sorry for these people. They want the elk at hunting season, but not now. That's because they are not making money. When they have to spend some to help the herds, they don't want to. Some things are wrong with this idea. The elk can help the ranchers, but they can't help them.
Through With Chew Week
Feb. 17 to 23 is "Through With Chew Week," a campaign to decrease spit tobacco and increase awareness of the negative health effects of using this product. In addition, the "Great American Spitout" is Feb. 21. Tobacco-free quit kits for chewers are available at the VNA offices in Steamboat at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 and in Craig at 745 Russell St. The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows you are seven times more likely to end your tobacco habit with the QUITLINE than if you are trying to quit on your own.
The Moffat County Libraries are closed for President's Day.
No matter what Joy, 58, and Gabriel, 63, Daigle find themselves doing, they have the same business approach.
Persistent legislative attempts to either strengthen a citizen's Second Amendment right to bear arms or to keep it from being watered down are making little headway in this year's session of the Colorado Legislature.
Saturday, February 16
Bonfils Blood Center will be in Baggs from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday. at the Higher Ed Center.
Sunset Elementary student teacher looking to stay in Moffat County after graduation
Sara Schneider, Chadron State College student, has enrolled in the classes, attended the lectures and taken the exams. But, the real test began six weeks ago when she started student teaching at Sunset Elementary School.
The Moffat County Libraries are closed for Presidents Day.
Jackrabbits spotted in increasing numbers across county, snow possible cause
The jackrabbit - whose original name was said to be "jackass rabbit" because of its long, donkey-like ears - is no stranger to Moffat County.
Craig Centennial Committee selects four winners from pool of 20 entrants
When the Craig Centennial Committee started advertising a poster contest in January, Carol Jacobson did not expect 20 entries by the Feb. 8 deadline.
Program helps incarcerated find recovery
Jon and Megan Crook don't deny that their lives together have been rough.
Outreach mentor guides inmates to healing
The second-floor courtroom is quiet on this day, a Thursday afternoon in the Moffat County Courthouse, and its rows of seats are empty, save for the man sitting in the front row.
When I first found this article in the June 4, 1913, Steamboat Pilot, I thought how wonderful it was that I happened to find it in 2008, the year of Craig's 100th birthday.
Moffat County Jail No reports.
I have gotten calls this week asking, "How are you and your office surviving all the complaints about taxes since the tax bills were mailed last Monday?"
The night, the game and possibly the distinction of best point guard in the state belonged to Steamboat Springs' Michael Vandahl on Friday night against Moffat County.
As a returning regional champion, Moffat County senior Cory Vigil knows what it takes to win at the big tournaments. But his struggles this year had to be in the back of his mind as he stepped to the mat for this year's Class 4A Regional Wrestling Tournament in Craig.
It's glimpses like the first six minutes of Friday's Steamboat Springs-Moffat County game that give the Steamboat girl's program hope. But it was the last 26 minutes of Friday's 78-24 loss that showed why Moffat County is one of the top teams in the state.
Remember in grade school, when our mothers and fathers tried to teach us that we can't depend on the teacher to solve our problems.
Dan Diamond one of Craig's early photographers, had portable studio mounted on car to visit Baggs, Steamboat
When we think of the people who made lasting impacts on the development of Craig, we usually think of those who stayed for decades, or even their entire life. But, there was a handful of people who made lasting contributions in a very short time span.
Relay team misses finals in swim-off at championships
Seeded 28th entering the girls 200-yard medley relay at the 4A swimming state championships in Fort Collins, members of the Moffat County High School girls swim team didn't have high expectations about finishing in the top 16.
Friday, February 15
573 scratch tickets taken from convenience store
The Craig Police Department is asking for the public's help with an investigation into a burglary at a local convenience store.
Experienced health care program developer to join Craig VNA in March
Gisela Garrison's family likes to get to know the world, she said.
Lawrence Wayne Adair, 46, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Winter Festival this Saturday and Sunday at Wyman Museum
There's so much planned for the Wyman Museum's Winter Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Museum Curator Nicky Boulger can't keep it all straight.
ACET also reaching out to users seeking help
The All Crimes Enforcement Team, formerly known as GRAMNET, seized more than $250,000 worth of illegal narcotics in 2007, a number more than double the previous year's drug seizures.
The nice thing about making Mexican casserole recipes is that you can substitute ingredients, like soups and cheeses, and the recipe still turns out. Mine never taste the same twice. You have choices of ingredients in this week's recipe (origins unknown).
MCHS basketball teams to compete in weekend road trip
Three games to go in the regular season.
Moffat County High School wrestler Matt Kincheloe sauntered into the wrestling room for practice Wednesday with a stone-cold look on his face.
Chad Starnater Age: 21 What should your business card say you do? Mine coal
The story behind how Veranda Auld learned crocheting begins with yarn and hooks.
A pair of recent research projects detailed some of the environmental impacts of using magnesium chloride as a highway de-icer in the winter and as a summer dust-suppressant on unpaved county roads.
Chamber board wants movement on '08 goals
Big dreams take big effort, said Bryce Jacobson, Craig Chamber of Commerce board president and Daily Press publisher.
I would like to thank the kind people who stopped to help me Tuesday when my car was stuck in a large puddle by Village Inn.
The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the following individuals and businesses:
Our world is dying, and we're killing it.
I'd like to tell you a true story about what happened to my husband and me on our way to church Sunday.
Going to college is something that has been instilled in me since I was born.
Love is in the air. At least, for my 6-year-old and 7-year-old daughters, it is.
Chamber of Commerce to close for Presidents Day
The Craig Chamber of Commerce is closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day.
6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is open for a play day. Participants can help prepare for the Winter Carnival at the Wyman Museum.
Thursday, February 14
Steamboat Springs and the surrounding areas are under a snow and blowing snow advisory until 6 p.m. this evening. Between 5 and 10 inches of snow could fall in downtown Steamboat, although the storm's southwesterly flow could keep those totals to a minimum.
Playful splashing of water followed by raucous laughter echoes throughout the cavernous walls inside the Moffat County High School pool.
DOW: Elk, deer baiting operation would require additional funds
The Colorado Department of Wildlife can help Moffat County ranchers replace the hay and fix the fences lost to elk and deer, DOW officials said.
During 20 years of marriage, Ann and George Kidder said they have never fought. Instead, "We discuss," Ann said.
Second annual cancer research fundraiser aims to collect more money than last year
Motivation to end cancer. That was the purpose behind Craig's second annual Relay for Life kickoff celebration Wednesday night at Moffat County High School, said Elisa Hayes, Craig Relay sponsorship chair and event co-chair.
For a person who claims he moved to Craig for semi-retirement, Tom Soos, 49, already carries a hefty load.
Today 9:30 a.m. The Craig Book Club meets at Serendipity Coffee Shop. "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" by Mark Haddon will be reviewed by Bonnie Thompson. Call Susie at 824-1956.
Moffat County Jail No bookings reported.
A disclaimer appears at the bottom of my column.
I have two comments I would like to make.
Just want to thank everyone for their help with Dan Floeter and making his home handicap accessible.
What a great part of the country to be in.
Two minutes and 30 seconds. That's it. No second chances, just one shot at glory is all they get.
The Moffat County Commission met with Budget Analyst Tinneal Gerber on Tuesday and discussed current and future Colorado Department of Local Affairs grants.
p>If you meet the criteria below, you may be eligible for VA beneficiary travel benefits associated with obtaining VA health care services. In most cases, travel benefits are subject to a deductible.
Wednesday, February 13
At the very least, 'Fool's Gold' an escape from winter doldrums
Ah, to be on the Florida coast right now. Experiencing all the sun, surf and explosions? Such is the action of the Sunshine State in the new movie, "Fool's Gold."
Routt County sheriff will appear in court today
Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall will fight the Colorado Department of Revenue's yearlong revocation of his driver's license and is asking that his license be reinstated while the appeal process plays out.
Craig women's hockey team comes up short in annual Mardi Gras event
In this year's annual women's Mardi Gras hockey tournament, the Craig Puck Ewes had the task of playing both host and hockey in the same weekend.
Greg Blackstun and Mike Zehner, Moffat County High School Speech and Debate team members, knew what they were facing when they debated in a district-wide speech competition last week.
Zachary Beckwith, 18, of Steamboat Springs, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana and unlawful distribution/manufacture/dispensing/possession.
At times, it's been a struggle to keep child care services streamlined, Cmdr. Bill Leonard, of the Craig Police Department, said.
It's not the snow buildup on sidewalks worrying downtown business owners, said Tom Cramer, co-owner of Cramer Flooring at 575 Yampa Ave. It's the curbs.
Hard decision between two finalists
And then there were two. The Craig City Council identified two finalists Tuesday night for the seat vacated by Rod Compton: Chris Nichols, former Craig Fire/Rescue chief, and Gene Bilodeau, Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus dean.
Today 8 a.m. The Craig Downtown Business Association meets at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. The second Wednesday of each month is a meet-and-greet, hosted by a local business.
I'd like to send out a heartfelt thank you for whomever was kind enough to plow our driveway Friday on Meadow Lane.
WMA Hall of Fame Inductee to make third appearance in Craig
Pop and country music - Michael Martin Murphey has performed them both, said Frank Hanel, 55 Country and KRAI owner and general manager.
Daily Press seeking nominations
The Craig Daily Press is asking for the public's help in identifying some of the area's top professionals younger than 40 years old. The newspaper is seeking nominations, and those professionals selected will be featured in upcoming editions.
Meg Cabot's "Princess Diaries" are books popular with young adults, perhaps because some of them were made into Disney movies.
I would like to take a moment to thank the Downtown Business Association, Mary Kay and Johnnie Sherman of The Giving Tree and all the chocolate tasters who voted for me during the 13th Annual Art Walk.
Triple Crown Sports wants to use the playing fields at Steamboat Springs' Emerald Park as part of its proposed two-year contract extension with the city.
Tuesday, February 12
It's been said before, and it's being said here again: perception is reality.
VNA to raise Hospice funds
Parents encouraged to help prepare students for assessment
The Colorado Department of Education and Moffat County School District are urging parents to help students prepare for Colorado Student Assessment Program tests.
New Moffat County Youth Wellness Initiative coordinator named
When Heather Burchall came to Craig in August to become the community health educator for Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, her primary focus was snuffing out tobacco use in Moffat County.
Local man preparing for first deployment to Iraq
Craig couldn't keep him forever. Two years ago, Jason Kawcak, then a newly minted Moffat County High School graduate, spurned the route many other classmates chose by forgoing college and joining the United States Marine Corps for a five-year enlistment.
Six-year-old Craig resident crowned Little Britches saddle champion
Jaidyn Steele appears to be your typical 6-year old girl.
After an exhausting day and evening of preparing and experiencing Saturday's Art Walk, I would like to extend the appreciation of the Downtown Business Association to all the artists, businesses, chocolate makers, pottery program students and staff, and the Craig Centennial Committee for their participation. It was a wonderfully full evening that was even smiled upon by the weather gods.
Moffat County Jail
Monday is starting out as usual after a not-so quiet weekend.
Monday, February 11
MCHS boys basketball team sweeps weekend
Losers of 11 of its first 12 games, the Moffat County boys basketball team was searching for an identity.
Organizers target raising $100,000 to donate toward cancer research
The theme - and more importantly, the fundraising goal - behind this summer's second Craig Relay for Life event has direct tie-ins with the city's centennial anniversary.
USDA commodities to be distributed
Did you know about 18 percent of men in Moffat County use chew tobacco?
Monty Ages sees elk every day, he said.
Last week, Ray and Patsy Magness of Craig celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary.
Moffat County girls basketball team sends seniors off with a bang
The Moffat County girls basketball sent its four seniors out with a bang Saturday night, blowing past visiting Delta High School, 83-51, in the Bulldogs last regular season home game of the year.
National Weather Service: River basin flow on the rise
If weather predictions from the National Weather Service prove true, Moffat County residents may be shoveling their way into a warm, wet spring.
Moffat County relay team qualifies for state championships
Heading to Montrose on Friday to compete in the regional championships, the Moffat County swim team had qualified just three swimmers for the upcoming state championships beginning Thursday in Fort Collins.
Sunday, February 10
Contributions by black Routt County residents immeasurable
The stern, coal-dusted faces of about 20 miners are fixed straight ahead in a 1942 photograph of a Moffat Coal Mine crew. The unity of the racially diverse men belies the segregation of the era.
Saturday, February 9
The Moffat County High School boys basketball team won a tight game, 71-69, against visiting Palisade Friday night.
Kiwanis play details a secret to be revealed at show time, director says
If Kiwanis Club member Jack Reed knows anything about the club's upcoming play - and as play chairman and director, he does - he isn't spilling details.
When I first found this article in the June 4, 1913, Steamboat Pilot, I thought how wonderful it was that I happened to find it in 2008, the year of Craig's 100th birthday.
I wish to thank all those involved in making my 100th birthday party a success.
Moffat County girls basketball team defeats Palisade
Palisade won the opening tip against host Moffat County on Friday night in varsity girls basketball action. Unfortunately for the visitors, it would be their only lead of the evening.
Local longtime volunteer gives free time to 4-H
Valentine's Day is coming up.
R.V. Bryan helped lay Craig's foundations
There is a good chance that when R.V. "Bob" Bryan first came to the Yampa Valley, he wasn't planning to become one of the foundations of the area.
Type in "Moffat County emergency management coordinator" into an Internet search engine, and at the top of that list is a link to a Moffat County Sheriff's Office Web page.
Wille and Mikesell take top school honors
The February "Students of the Month" have officially been announced. This month, middle school student Morgan Wille and high school senior Ryan Mikesell won the awards.
The Moffat County Ice Arena, 600 Ranney St., is closed for a hockey tournament. There will no open skating.
Heavy snowfall. High winds. No problem.
Two workers from the Tri-State power plant are in the running for a Craig City Council vacancy.
Wild Turkey dinner tonight
The National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual Hunting Heritage Banquet tonight at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Doors open at 6 p.m., and dinner follows at 7 p.m.
Senator has another week to reach compromise with DOW about illegal hunting
District 8 Sen. Jack Taylor has been given another week to attempt a compromise with the Colorado Division of Wildlife about his bill that would dramatically change the crime of illegal hunting in the state.
Retired Moffat County schoolteacher wins award for work in state literacy association
Paulette Bray's teaching career has taken many turns, perhaps as many as the stories her former elementary-level students read.
Meeker couple reflects on shop fire that took vintage automobiles, family collections
The building that once sheltered Del Turner's dreams now sits abandoned, a blackened blight against the newly fallen snow.
Friday, February 8
The Craig Centennial Poster Contest ends. All entries must be delivered to Pam's Designs, 512 Yampa Ave., by 5 p.m. Call 824-8244.
I am writing this letter in regards to the letter, "Craig needs a barbershop that accepts walk-ins."
Four more residents cast their names into the ring to fill a Craig City Council vacancy by filing letters of intent before the Feb. 4 deadline.
Art show takes place in Steamboat
Dennis Dickson, now of Craig and formerly of Steamboat Springs for eight years, is having an art show featuring pencil drawings at the Steamboat Springs Mental Health Center.
Sean Smith, Moffat County High School senior, is measuring one of his last contributions to Moffat County in quarters.
It's a fantasy world at my house. Guess that happens when you have children.
It's been a few weeks since the last beat, so I've got some catching up to do.
What should your business card say you do? Helping people
Most of us have at one time kept a caterpillar in a jar.
Wrestlers warm up in Moffat County
Rifle, Eagle Valley, Steamboat Springs and Moffat County competed Thursday in Craig, in a meet all of the coaches said would be used as a preview of the upcoming regional tournament.
Both officials agree on swift action, sending money to Western Slope
Colorado's U.S. senators want about $34 million or more to come back to Colorado counties affected by energy industry development.
Anna Herring, of Craig, has been named to the Fall 2007 Dean's List of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado.
Locals use rituals, routines when creating artwork
A dab of ingenuity. Sometimes that's required to create works of art, local artists Sasha Nelson and Lynette "Sis" Pell said.
Jane Starcher, of Craig, who likes to bake cookies for her family, called me with a question about last week's recipe for roll-out cookies. Jane, I thought about you when I decided to feature the "$250 Cookies" in this week's column.
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, a Yampa Valley agency, originally scheduled a public discussion titled "Recognizing Teenage Depression" for early March to highlight an upcoming training seminar on suicide prevention.
Thursday, February 7
Mesa State presents findings on impacts; audience laments frustrations with state
When representatives from Mesa State College, El Pomar Foundation and Club 20 presented findings from their regional economic growth study Wednesday, the audience's frustrations with the state spilled out.
Joseph Padon, Moffat County High School teacher, sits beneath a row of posters attached to his classroom's ceiling.
Pattie Snidow came home recently, if only for a few days.
The caucus night was Tuesday.
USDA commodities to be distributed
United States Department of Agriculture commodities are to be distributed by the Moffat County Department of Social Services at various locations from Feb. 12 to 14.
10 and 11:30 a.m. The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries hosts story-time at the library, 570 Green St. This week's theme is stories by author Robert Munsch.
Football player J.T. Haddan fifth Bulldogs athlete to sign national letter of intent
Early in the Moffat County football season, linebacker/running back J.T. Haddan was injured.
Applications for Citizen Academy being accepted by the Craig Police Department
Watching a dog sniff and search a room for drugs.
Gordon and I would like to thank the mysterious stranger who so kindly came to clear our driveway on the afternoon of Feb. 2.
After-school programs created to help students avoid drug, alcohol abuse
Life could have been different for Zack Allen.
On behalf of the Craig Rotary Club, we would like to thank everyone for their support of our eighth annual Diamonds and Spurs dinner/dance.
I just couldn't keep from responding to Bill Harding's guest commentary.
We looked out our kitchen window one recent afternoon and counted 32 elk on our neighbor's property here in town. Never before have we seen a single elk there, much less 32 of them. No doubt all of us in Craig would agree that there are more animals here than we've ever seen before.
Whenever I read one of the "Elm Creek Quilts Novels," I think of my sister, Charlotte Allum, who always has a tote of quilting projects with her. It isn't unusual for Charlotte to stitch away as she rides in a car.
Chayan Hernandez Soto, 19, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on warrant.
Wednesday, February 6
Food Check-Out Week highlights farmers', ranchers' contributions
Less than 10 percent of an average American's disposable income pays for food, the American Farm Bureau Web site reported.
Chayan Hernandez Soto, 19, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.
Walk into a bookstore, and more than likely, you will read the following quote. It reads like this: "A room without books is like a body without a soul."
Some may call it irony. A busted knee. A handicap pass to help with the aforementioned bad knee, but no place to park because everyone seemingly has the same passes and are using them.
Taste of Chocolate set for Saturday
Chocolate temptations will be featured at various downtown businesses in conjunction with the Art Walk.
Moffat County Clerks have qualms about decertification process
Elaine Sullivan, Moffat County Clerk and Recorder, appeared before the Moffat County Commission at its Tuesday meeting to protest recent state legislation regarding the 2008 general election.
Mr. T was ahead of his time. I remember watching "The A-Team" when I was a kid. I also remember the several pounds of jewelry, mainly necklaces, Mr. T donned.
Today marks the beginning of Lent. Masses will take place at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. in English and at 7:15 p.m. in Spanish at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St.
As predicted by local political leaders, the 2008 presidential race proved enticing for local voters.
Sunset Meadows resident stays 'feisty' in her golden years
The year was 1908. It was a big year for baseball: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" made its debut, and the Chicago Cubs won the World Series - they haven't won one since - by defeating the Detroit Tigers.
An inside look at game planning for high school, college athletics coaches
Not an hour had passed since the Moffat County boys basketball team defeated Delta High School, but coach Steve Maneotis wasn't relishing in the victory.
Tuesday, February 5
Local political party leaders, despite the hours they expect to spend after work at public forums, are excited to see what happens tonight.
10:30 a.m. SHARE Craig registration takes place at Sunset Meadows No. 2 in the community room. Call Ginny at 326-3003.
Space Fair allows students, parents to study the stars
Outer space has fascinated Mark Lincke since he was a child. Now an adult with his three daughters enrolled in East Elementary School, Lincke's trying to pass on that that fascination.
A long-term study of college students tested their vocabularies while also asking the group to rate their level of happiness. For more than 50 years, the test subjects with the largest vocabularies declared the greatest satisfaction with their lives.
Colorado Northwestern Community College officials are keeping an eye on a proposed legislative bill that, if approved, would add needed revenue for expanded programs and staffing.
Sci-fi monster flick boring to some, intriguing to others as action remains mostly fresh
The world has been destroyed by invaders many times on camera, but nevertheless, the action in the frantic sci-fi story "Cloverfield" remains predominantly fresh.
Minister-turned-author writes suspense, horror stories for struggling young adult readers
Dubbed "The Sinister Minister," Steve Burt recently turned his attentions from magazine and pastoral writing to young adult fiction - particularly of the suspenseful and supernatural kind.
Dr. Seuss' birthday is March 2. When Seuss, whose real name was Theodore Geisel, was 50 years old in 1954, he created his first and maybe most famous book - "The Cat in the Hat."
Cynthia Ann Strong, 39, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving under restraint, compulsory insurance and mandatory use of safety belt systems.
The Craig Puck Ewes blanked the Steamboat Springs Edge, 6-0, on Saturday, capping an undefeated weekend road trip that catapulted the team into first place. On Friday, the Puck Ewes skated to a 2-2 tie in Vail.
Moffat County wrestling coach Roman Gutierrez is sick. After a third-place showing by the Bulldog wrestling team in Delta, Gutierrez felt ill in two ways.
Moffat County assessor: Values increased across the board, partly due to school, hospital bonds
Property owners may remember getting a notice of value on their property from the Moffat County Assessor's Office in May 2007.
I'm a puzzle person right now. Jigsaw puzzles are second to word puzzles of any kind.
Monday, February 4
806 Yampa Ave. a historical house
The frame home of Craig and Vicki Conrad at 806 Yampa Ave. is the oldest structure to survive from the beginnings of this frontier community almost 120 years ago.
Recently, there have been some articles in the paper making reference to Economic Development.
House Bill 1137, which would severely hamper the Colorado Division of Wildlife's ability to purchase any form of private property rights, including land and/or water rights, is a bad bill for Colorado's wildlife.
Scott Rust and Drew Blatchford keyed a third-quarter scoring surge that broke open a close game and helped the Rifle boys basketball team to a 73-60 victory against visiting Moffat County on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs' four game winning streak.
A winter rodeo season that began nearly six months ago has come to a conclusion, and it has a new senior boys all-around champion.
Bad to the Bone future uncertain
In a couple of months, those ordering delivery food will have another choice to mull over.
MCHS girls crush Rifle, 55-29
The Moffat County girls basketball team used the momentum from the previous night's decisive victory against Glenwood Springs to propel the Bulldogs to a 55-29 win at Rifle on Saturday.
The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers to beware of several current e-mail and telephone scams that use the IRS name as a lure, according to a press release.
I just saw another scene on TV, taking care of our wildlife put on by the Division of Wildlife: "Keeping Colorado Well."
Three Moffat County residents were named to the University of Wyoming's academic Dean's and Freshman Honor Roll for the fall semester.
9 to 11 a.m. Toddler/preschool playgroup is at Serendipity's. Call Kevin at 824-1703.
They lost. But, you'd be hard pressed to notice.
EDP hopes specialist can help manage economic growth
Meet Darcy Trask. She is a 22-year resident of Steamboat Springs and a married mother of two boys.
For much of human history, our forebears waged a daily struggle to catch, gather or grow enough food to live. Food literally was about survival. In developed countries today, our relationship with food has become far more complex. Food is relatively cheap, overly abundant and, unless we limit ourselves, increases the risk of obesity, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and even certain types of cancer.
The Moffat County Bulldogs hockey club entered this weekend averaging nearly five goals per game.
It's that time of year again when palm trees, white sand beaches and temperatures above 70 degrees sound pretty nice to shivering residents in Northwest Colorado.
Sunday, February 3
I have lived in the Craig area for approximately 13 years and my wife is a native of the area.
Saturday, February 2
Craig pioneer Archie McLachlan a self-made man
Early life didn't bode well for Archibald McLaughlin. When he arrived in Craig as a young man, he was fatherless and had little formal education.
School District to seek input on adjusted school calendar, middle school construction
Moffat County School District is preparing to start construction on a new middle school building and complete capital improvements at its other schools, district officials said.
Academy applications available
When I first found this article in the June 4, 1913, Steamboat Pilot, I thought how wonderful it was that I happened to find it in 2008, the year of Craig's 100th birthday.
In their previous high school girls basketball contest, Glenwood Springs defeated visiting Moffat County by 16 points.
Rain, snow, hail, wind and sunshine - at one time or another, they've all been part of the Moffat County Cowbelles' annual Ag-Day.
As the city approaches the deadline for filling a vacant Craig City Council seat, it waits for the public to get involved, said Shirley Seely, city clerk and personnel director.
Police blotter for Jan. 31
Trailing by nine points at the end of the first quarter Friday night, the Moffat County boys basketball team needed a spark.
Receiving correspondence from beyond the grave may be portrayed as eerie in most movies, but in "P.S. I Love You" it is considered purely romantic.
On Wednesday, Bulldog hockey club coach Jim Hall said he was comfortable with the schedule and where his team stood in the Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League.
I've been biting my tongue for a couple of winters now, but I finally have got to say something about the snow plowing, or lack of, in Craig.
Community Foundation of Northwest Colorado making steps to preserve depot
A brick edifice stands on the south end of Yampa Avenue, where the road ends and the railroad tracks begin.
Lisa McDermott, a 2004 graduate of Moffat County High School, has been named to the University of Wyoming's President's Honor Roll, earning a 4.0 for the third time.
Friday, February 1
MCHS boys team puts win-streak on line
Riding a three-game winning streak into tonight's match-up against visiting Glenwood Springs, Moffat County High School boys basketball coach Steve Maneotis said one slip-up against the Demons could prove costly.
The front page story in Tuesday's newspaper, "A long road," by Bridget Manley was excellent. Not only was it well written, but it championed a worthy practice - legal immigration.
Glenwood Springs visits today
The Western Slope League - home to the Moffat County High School girls basketball team - is an eight-team league.
Casias in Moffat County on attempted murder charge
Cross a name off Craig's Most Wanted list.
Pizza delivery restaurants prepare for Super Bowl Sunday
The dining room is nearly empty.
After some of the heaviest snowfalls in recent memory, work hasn't been easy for local Road and Bridge departments to handle, officials said.
Grand County chief deputy running for district attorney
A Grand County prosecutor announced Thursday her candidacy for the 14th Judicial District Attorney's office and could officially file for the position today.
Family Literacy Carnival brings basic skills home
In the second-floor foyer of the Moffat County High School, it's standing room only for parents and children.
Moffat County senior wrestler Josh Satterwhite knew something had to be done after teammate Lyle Schaffner was upset at 171 pounds.
Public drinking water supplies are required, by law, to be free from microbial pathogens.
With the Democratic National Convention coming to Denver Aug. 25 to 28, the Convention Committee is sponsoring a youth essay contest.
It wouldn't be Valentine's Day without heart-shared cookies, decorated with colored sugar or icing. This week's column features two roll-out cookie recipes.
Wednesday, Jan. 30
What drives a person to sacrifice long hours to help someone who is incarcerated or someone who has lived a life of addiction, abuse or poverty find a new way of living?
Like many other Moffat County residents, we drove home on U.S. Highway 40 to Maybell during Monday's storm.
Wild Turkey dinner Feb. 9 at Fairgrounds Pavilion
Don't kid yourself. Any large predator will attack anything if it is hungry enough.
With the upcoming caucuses and the Republican presidential race heating up, it is time for voters to seriously consider who they will choose for the GOP presidential nomination.
If you're feeling a little blue, your ego's not as healthy as it should be or you just need a quick pick-me-up, I'm telling you that the absolute best way to do that is to have lunch at an elementary school.
Datebook for Feb. 1