News for Tuesday, April 21, 2009



Dr. Anne Schuchat, U.S. Surgeon General: Caring for your children

When you're a parent or caregiver for a child, it's up to you to protect your children, whether it's making sure the car seat is secure or insisting on broccoli before dessert.

Boys & Girls Club of Craig may open branch for Routt County

The Boys & Girls Club of Craig is mustering volunteers and funds in preparation for a possible eastward expansion to Steamboat Springs.

Parrotheads let the beat go on

Local group donates money to instrumental music program

Danny Griffith considers himself lucky. When he was growing up, his parents could afford to buy him a drum set and lessons. When he started taking music lessons in the fifth grade, he was able to excel. Now, Griffith and his fellow Parrotheads look to help local students in the same way.

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Girls soccer has something worth celebrating

Moffat County loses, 5-1, but has strong 2nd-half showing

Kat Thompson was out of breath, but it was a good out of breath. "I ran out of breath I screamed so long," she said. The freshman on the Moffat County High School girls soccer team let out a celebration yelp after scoring a goal against Battle Mountain on Monday at Woodbury Park.

Maren Schmidt: A whole new mind

Daniel Pink, in his 2005 book, "A Whole New Mind," tells us the world is changing and that our brains need to change, too.

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: Stopping and going

"Sis, once you get in this Dodge, you don't stop. Just keep driving," my little brother Angelo said as we set out for a daily trip to the ranch.

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School district officials remember Columbine shootings

Time has done little to dull Moffat County School District Officials' memories of April 20, 1999 - the day of deadly shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton.

Horoscopes for April 21, 2009

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Although you tend to be a lone worker, arrangements with others will work out quite well. In fact, even situations where the proceeds are shared will go well.

Datebook for April 21


Police Blotter for April 19

Moffat County Jail

Senior Spotlight for April 21

I woke up this morning, looked at the clock and said to myself, "I still have a little time. I'll just take it easy for a while."

Craig briefs: Infant immunizations available

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free infant immunizations Monday through May 1 for any child age 24 months old and younger. Immunizations are by appointment only.

Councilor takes on social host ordinance

Willems plans to bring draft to city in the future

Craig City Councilor Byron Willems said he was "shocked" by how much alcohol was available to his daughter when she graduated from Moffat County High School in May 2008.

Cause of Tri-State incident remains unknown

OSHA to investigate

A Tri-State Generation & Transmission official said Monday the company is no closer to identifying the cause of Saturday's incident at the power plant, which sent almost 20 workers to the hospital.

Charles and Tammy Bourbeau: A parent's nightmare

We recently experienced every parent's nightmare when we were unable to locate our 10-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter after they had been playing in our yard.

Annie's Mailbox: Uncomfortable with fiance's actions

Dear Annie: My 41-year-old fiance, "Michael," recently started a new job that requires some overnight travel. Last week while out of town, a 21-year-old female co-worker asked Michael's help to put air in her tires. He got in her car and they drove together to a gas station. This week, while out of town again, he and the same co-worker texted and phoned each other a few times, which I found disturbing.