News for Wednesday, August 5, 2009



Datebook for Aug. 5

Today 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Aging Well Program takes place at the American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Chris Gingrich: Relief pitchers valued late in the season

There are roughly eight weeks left in the fantasy baseball season, and the trade deadline for most Yahoo leagues is Aug 16.

Jail working on special housing

The Moffat County Jail has an issue with housing special offenders - such as people charged with sex crimes - but it will have to wait until it has enough money before it can address the problem.

Melissa George: Clean up after party

Well, folks, judging by the number of empty beer and tequila bottles, and beer cans lying about, you must have had one heck of a party at Cedar Mountain recently.

Mary Jo Brown: Senior Spotlight for Aug. 5

This past weekend I had a birthday. My family came over and gave me an impromptu party.

Irene Beard: Quilt Guild

We are now called the Yampa Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild, and are now 26 members strong and still looking for new membership.

Annie's Mailbox: Trying to do what's best for baby

Dear Annie: I recently married my boyfriend, "Joey." We have a 5-month-old baby. Joey still goes out drinking with his friends, and I don't know if he's cheating on me. I've asked him many times to come home and take responsibility for his family because he doesn't spend a lot of time with us. He always promises he will, but nothing changes.

Our View: Investing in its own future

Our community is investing in its own future, stimulating its own economy, rather than needing or waiting for federal money to do so.

Craig briefs: Hotel receives excellence award

The Best Western Deer Park Inn and Suites in Craig recently received the Best Western Chairman's Award, the hotel's highest honor for "outstanding quality standards," Best Western reported in a news release.

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Crews battle fire west of Maybell

Firefighters expect full containment by Thursday night

Firefighters working on a wildfire 20 miles west of Maybell reached 50 percent containment Tuesday, the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit reported.

Glen P. Sherman: Commend editorial

I commend your Editorial Board for its opinion on "Neverland" on July 18.

Moffat County Tourism Association meeting for Aug. 5

11:30 a.m. today; Upstairs conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way

Moffat County approves VNA/TMH purchase

Commission agrees to consider $500K discount

The Moffat County Commission signed a letter Tuesday that potentially offers a $500,000 discount to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association for its purchase of property at The Memorial Hospital's current site.

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University of Colorado president visits Craig Rotary Club

University of Colorado President Bruce Benson talks to Craig Rotary Club members on Tuesday. Benson's history is in the oil business. He worked his way up from roughneck to driller and eventually started his own exploration and production company, Benson Mineral Group.

TMH sets move-in date; hospital to be up and running in November

On Oct. 15, TMH will have ownership occupancy, meaning the building is 90 to 95 percent complete and the hospital can begin to move in furniture and equipment. The new facility, off of Moffat County Road 7, will open and be fully functional on or about Nov. 12, said Samantha Johnston, TMH service excellence officer.

Moffat County real estate transactions for July

Seller: STRANGE, E MICHAEL ET AL Buyer: BAYSINGER, JONATHAN D ET AL Address: T8N R92W Sec. 27-28, Desc. Sales Price: $200,000

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Craig Parks and Recreation soccer season ended Tuesday

Craig Parks and Recreation youth soccer season came to a close Tuesday, but the white team, of 7- and 8-year-old boys and girls, were a force to be reckoned with.

Horoscope for Aug. 5

Horoscope for Aug. 5