News for Thursday, August 13, 2009



Jim and Sherry Kurz: Waiting for an answer

We are still waiting, Moffat County School District.

Sports briefs: Sign up for new billiards league

At 1 p.m. Saturday, at The Popular Bar, there will be a mini billiards tournament and Billiards Congress of America sign-up social.

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Truck reported stolen crashes into house

A driver of a stolen truck hit a stop sign before entering the Cashions' yard and then hit a retaining wall of cinder blocks and a birdbath, before landing with the front wheels in a vegetable garden Tuesday.

FMU: Conditions ripe for 'large fire growth'

In Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, fire danger is holding at high to very high, the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit reported Wednesday afternoon.

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VNA health fair a 'great success'

Free event focuses on pediatric care

A health fair Wednesday was part of the celebration of National Health Center Week, which offers education and awareness about Federally Qualified Community Health Centers, such as the VNA, that provide services to the underserved and uninsured.

County faces two road closures

Elkhead repair ongoing, energy company faces issues with state regulations

The Moffat County Commission deliberated on two road issues Tuesday, one a possible closure near Hamilton and the other concerning the road to Elkhead Reservoir.

Datebook for Aug. 13

Today The Moffat County Libraries will close early today. The Maybell and Craig branches will close at 4 and 5 p.m., respectively.

Annie's Mailbox: Use manners, not tech

Dear Annie: Please tell the rest of the world that not everyone has the same technology. I got a phone call this morning from a friend who didn't give her name, and I couldn't identify her voice. I have a regular landline without caller ID. I had to ask who she was. It was embarrassing for both of us.

Craig briefs: Vision expo today in Hayden

"The Eyes Have It" expo on aging eyes and vision loss is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Haven Community Center, 300 S. Shelton Lane, in Hayden.

Police blotter for Aug. 13

Police blotter for Aug. 13

Cathy Hamilton: Future of health care: Take a number

I am sitting in Surgery Waiting Room 1, doing what a person is supposed to do in such an aptly named place: I'm waiting. Waiting for someone to call No. 37. It's a little like waiting for a pizza, except there's no cold beer, and the aroma is different.

Evelyn Tileston: Disability Awareness Week

Disability Awareness Week was even more successful than we hoped it would be. The proclamations by local governments, in support of Disability Awareness Week, gave the event a great start.

Veteran's Hotline: New rules on hearing aids and eyeglasses

Veterans do not have to have a military-service related disability to qualify for hearing aids and eyeglasses. The veteran only needs to qualify for care and have enough hearing loss to need hearing aids.

Attorneys paint two sides of Hankins couple

Prosecution, defense give opening statements in Hankins murder trial

Attorneys for the prosecution and defense painted different portraits of a man accused of first-degree murder and his wife, who he is charged with killing in June 2007.

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Rally For The Cure golf event sees largest crowd

p>The greens were pink Wednesday morning. More than 50 golfers participated in the 10th annual Rally For The Cure golf tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Horoscope for Aug. 13

Horoscope for Aug. 13