News for Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Holistic Health & Fitness offers free meditation classes

At Holistic Health & Fitness there's a steady level of noise. The speakers pump out music while weights clink together.

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Fantasy Fix: Regulators make a comeback

I know I told you last week that I would be going over some fantasy baseball, and I will, just as soon as I give some props to my fantasy basketball team, The Regulators.

Craig briefs: Elk foundation raising money

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is hosting a fundraiser this weekend, with the proceeds benefiting elk and other wildlife. The fundraiser is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn of Craig.

Our View: Aware and beware

While the effectiveness a motivational speaker's message can have on a student still forming his or her own beliefs and identity can be debated, there was at least one point that hit home from John Underwood's recent speech at Moffat County High School.

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Track team's top athletes compete well at Front Range meet

It took a couple of seconds, but after some thought, Moffat County High School senior Alicia Nelson figured out an answer.

Sen. Bennet discusses Senate spending bill passed April 3

When the U.S. Senate passed a $3.5 trillion spending plan April 3, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., was one of the 55 who gave their support.

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Municipal judge still enjoys work in 'people's court'

As new and returning Craig City Council members and the mayor made their way to the dais, only one man stood in the way of a new term.

Agencies training to improve wildfire safety

Ten local agencies are partnering Friday to participate in a sand table exercise to test coordination, communication and decision making between the agencies and cooperators who are first responders during a wildfire.

Datebook for April 15

9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Aging Well Program's "Wellness Wednesday" is at American Legion Post No. 62 for individuals ages 50 and older. It includes art, writing and exercise classes throughout the day. Lunch is served at each week's presentation. To register for activities, call 871-7676.

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Senator promises new politics

Bennet agrees with residents that federal approach to issues must change

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said politics shouldn't be about memorized answers and party loyalty.

Police blotter for April 13

Deputies responded to five requests to assist another agency.

Walt Vanatta: Police Beat for March

The Police Department responded to 1,370 requests for service in March and Community Service responded to 168 requests for service.

Shannan Koucherik: A take on Obamas' dog

Ever since the Obamas announced that they would be getting a dog for their daughters, I have been watching the process with interest.

Betty Miesner: Thank you TMH, EMTs

I would like to sincerely thank the emergency room staff, Dr. Jon Ossen and Marie Kettle, as well as EMTs Joan Hillewaert and trainee Stayton Mosbey.

NCCPH members: NCCPH hosts fundraisers

This is in response to Keath's April 8 and Julie's April 9 letters to the editor. The Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrottheads has recognized the importance of music, so we have banded together with Craig Middle School and Craig Intermediate School to help provide musical instruments and equipment to those schools.

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John C. Boyd: An open letter to our communities

The need for community colleges has never been greater, so rest assured, Colorado Northwestern Community College will do everything it can to address critical work force training, economic development, and quality-of-life issues in our communities.

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4 councilors, mayor take oath of office

Craig Mayor Don Jones began his 14th consecutive year in city government at the City Council meeting Tuesday night.