News for Thursday, August 6, 2009



Allen Hischke: Slobbish people

I have to agree with Carrie Lawton. There are far too many slobs who are using the roads these days for a trash can. The slobbish way these people dump their trash wherever they decide they are done with it makes me sick.

Datebook for Aug. 6

Today 10 and 11:30 a.m. Story time takes place in the children's room at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St.

Horoscope for Aug. 6

Horoscope for Aug. 6

Craig briefs: Social Services to distribute food

Moffat County Social Services is scheduled to distribute United States Department of Agriculture commodities later this month.

Dental Coalition awarded funds

Colorado Health Foundation funds agency with $27,000 grant

The Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition has received a one-year grant, worth $27,000, from the Colorado Health Foundation.

Police blotter for Aug. 6

h3>The Memorial Hospital EMS Wednesday, Aug. 5 An ambulance crew responded to a medical call.

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Craig Hotshots contain Allred Fire in western Moffat County

About 100 firefighters and support personnel responded to the Allred Fire this week in western Moffat County. Officially, it got its name from Allred Peak, a hilltop southwest of Sand Wash Basin near the fire's origin.

Andrea Luker pleads guilty to theft, refusal to permit inspection

A Craig day care operator, charged with seven felonies in connection with an alleged fraud of Moffat County Social Services, agreed to a plea deal Tuesday in Moffat County District Court.

Susan Birch, Gisela Garrison, Diana Hornung: Health Center Week

Access and quality health care is critical. If everyone woke up tomorrow with an insurance card, it wouldn't help unless they also had access to a doctor - and unless the care provided was excellent.

Sports briefs: Football starts Monday

Moffat County High School football will start its fall camp at 6 p.m. Monday at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. For more information, call coach Kip Hafey at 824-9586.

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Tax proposals on Hayden agenda

Town Council to discuss vote on car-rental, accommodation increases

Hayden Town Council members are slated to decide today whether to put two tax proposals on the November ballot.

Annie's Mailbox: Hoping to win girlfriend back

Dear Annie: A month ago, my girlfriend told me she didn't trust me enough to be in a relationship. This is because of a mistake I made over a year ago. Shortly after we started dating, I cheated on her. I still feel horrible about it. She kept telling me there was a small chance she would be able to find a way to trust me again and just needed time. So I gave it to her. Now she says she doesn't think she can ever trust me again and ended the relationship.

Cathy Hamilton: Tree Frog resonates in any language

My freshman year in college, I got an A in Latin. I'm talking five credit hours each semester, people! Sure, it was only Latin 101, but my scholastic accomplishment is worth noting because of my previously poor record in Spanish, my otherwise unimpressive grade point average and a band named Tree Frog.

Veteran's Hotline: Veterans' groups considering new procedure to welcome back soldiers

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62 will host an open meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the VFW post, 419 E. Victory Way.

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Family, community remember compassionate friend Shane Braselton

Shane Braselton's family, friends and acquaintances always will remember him in shorts, a T-shirt and a worn baseball cap. Shane Braselton died July 29 in Grand Junction after falling off his skateboard in Craig.

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Doak Walker equipment check-out is next step toward season

On Wednesday, more than 100 other players were divvied up among 10 teams for Craig Parks and Recreation's Doak Walker Football league. Equipment was handed out to players ranging in age from 7 to 12 years old at Craig City Hall, one week before practices begin.

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20 mine rescue teams gather in Craig

To prepare for the worst, each underground coal mine has two mine rescue teams, and 20 of those teams gathered in Craig this week to participate in a competition.