News for Saturday, April 25, 2009



Datebook for April 25

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 9News Health Fair takes place at Sunset Elementary School, Seventh and Green streets. Call Kristi at 824-5814.

Patricia McCaffrey: Help the animal shelter

To the editor: Vote for us at, and we could win $20,000 to help pets in need right here in our community.

Craig briefs: 'The Little Princess' shows Sunday

The Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40, will be hosting a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday. The feature is "The Little Princess," starring Shirley Temple and Richard Greene.

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Government class law week tradition returns to MCHS on Monday

For the 20th year, students will have the chance to ask a police officer, "What if?"

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Canola an interesting prospect for area agriculture

The word "canola" is well-known everywhere as a healthy cooking oil. Shortening, margarine, cooking spray, mayonnaise, cake mixes and salad oil all are made using canola.

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Moffat County History: P.F. Kremer: artist, homesteader

Pete Kremer was never a rich and famous artist. His paintings were common pictures by a common man, but he could make you feel like you were beside him when he painted the scene.

All 3 county commissioners to donate 10 percent of pay

All three Routt County commissioners voluntarily are participating in the 10 percent countywide pay cuts they unanimously adopted April 1. Elected officials were not affected by the resolution adopting the pay cut because their salaries are set by the state Legislature and cannot be changed during their term in office.

Baxter Black: The choices we make

I was in Colusa, Calif., in the beautiful Northern Sacramento Valley. But, farmers were worried because of the lack of snowmelt in the surrounding mountains, which furnishes their irrigation water.

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4 Lions Club members have been a part of the 9News Health Fair for 30 years

On the eve of the annual 9News Health Fair, Jim Meineke and Al Shepherd could be found outside of Sunset Elementary School, unloading signs and tables from the back of a pickup.

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Local man spends life savings on new carpet-cleaning business

T.J. Montgomery, of Craig, decided to be his own boss and start up a carpet-cleaning business in Craig after being laid off from his job in Wyoming's oil fields.

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Bulldogs girls, boys track teams win 12 events combined at home

It happened so fast, Megan Knez didn't get to think about it, but when she crossed the finish line in first place, it was the first and the last time she would do that at her home track.

Horoscope for April 25, 2009

Horoscope for April 25, 2009

Kathy Bassett: Going on vacation in Maybell

You already caused your whole family to stare at you with big, long pouty faces when you explained to them that there would be no vacation this year.

Annie's Mailbox: Is my girlfriend too old for me?

Dear Annie: I've been dating "Hannah" for three months. It hasn't been easy because my parents don't approve of her, even as a friend, because she's 19 and I'm 15.

Police blotter for April 25

Sheena Marie Gipson, 20, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault and child abuse.

The Humane Society of Moffat County: Thanks for helping pets

To the editor: The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank Dr. Kelly Hepworth and staff at Bear Creek Veterinarian Hospital for the help and support.

Our view: Where West meets Whittle

As school comes closer to an end and the cool temperatures of winter gradually give way to sunshine and warm weather, we draw near the light and breezy months of summer.

Government update for April 25

Government update for April 25