News for Thursday, April 16, 2009

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Yellowstone wolf found dead in NW Colorado

Wildlife officials won't release exact location of female wolf's discovery. The 18-month-old wolf had wandered about 1,000 miles from the Yellowstone region.

Datebook for April 16

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

Craig briefs: VNA offers respiratory screenings

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free screenings for patients who have been experiencing breathing problems or have been diagnosed with asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or other related respiratory illnesses in Moffat, Routt and Jackson counties.

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Residents lobby for change at Tea Party demonstration

Flannel shirts, blue jeans and American flags. It almost looked like the Fourth of July, one woman said with a broad smile peaking out from behind a drape of loose blond hair.

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Veterans Hotline: Looking for WWII citation recipients

While cleaning out the files for my departure, I relocated the citations made for World War II veterans that were passed out by Veterans of Foreign War Post 4265 in 2004.

Property values going up, taxes may follow

Value-notice protests accepted through June 1

Property in Moffat County - including all residential, commercial, industrial and vacant land - increased in value by an average of about 20 percent this year, Moffat County Assessor Suzanne Brinks said.

Annie's Mailbox: My neighbors ignore their dog

Dear Annie: About four years ago, a preacher and his family moved next door to us, and we have had it up to here with them. The latest episode involved a sweet little boxer puppy about 6 months old. The preacher's son-in-law wanted a puppy for Christmas, so they gave him "Fifi." She cried for two days in her new environment, then suddenly stopped and now never makes a sound.

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3 spring sports teams finally get a week outside

At Wednesday's Moffat County High School baseball practice, throws were dropping short of their target.

Cathy Hamilton: Spring 'War of the Roses'

Every spring, on the first warm weather weekend, my husband marches ceremoniously to the shed and emerges minutes later, grinning like a madman, pruning shears in hand.

A concern about debt: Anthony G. Stoffle

Wednesday's Tea Party in front of the courthouse made me think of maybe a bigger problem that this country may have, especially in Moffat County and other coal mining areas in this country.

Horoscope for April 16, 2009

ARIES (March 21-April 19) - If you want to be happy, make sure that you are heading in the direction where you want life to take you. Only you can figure out what that is and what you must do to get things rolling.

Police blotter for April 14

John Leroy Schnacker, 31, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespassing.