News for Tuesday, December 8, 2009



The Memorial Hospital surgeon earns national honor

Dr. Jeff Womble, The Memorial Hospital’s general surgeon, became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons during convocation ceremonies at the college’s 95th annual Clinical Congress in Chicago last month.

Budget cuts top Sen. Al White’s concerns

State senator speaks durning Moffat County Commission meeting

Colorado Sen. Al White, R-Hayden, is hopeful the bleeding has stopped. Or at least coagulated. White told the Moffat Cou­nty Commission during its regular meeting Tuesday that the state budget’s freefall might begin to bottom out by the end of the year.

Council approves ATVs, OHVs for city travel

Residents interested in saving on gas money now have a cheaper way to get around town. The Craig City Council gave final passage to an ordinance allowing all-terrain and off-highway vehicles on city streets at its regular meeting Tuesday.

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Winter storm warning in effect until 6 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for eastern Utah and western Colorado until 6 p.m. today because of a strong Pacific storm moving in from the four-corners area.

Horoscopes for Dec. 8, 2009

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Sometimes taking a shortcut can work out, but it isn’t likely to do so today. Thus, insisting upon doing things the easy way will cripple your success.

Ed Wilkinson: Donations to troops accepted at several locales

Congratulations to Trish Johnson for winning the rifle from the American Legion Post 62 raffle. The Legion’s annual Christ­mas party will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the post headquarters, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Anthony G. Stoffle: Our duty to remember

On Dec. 7, 1941, then President Roosevelt said “A day that will live in infamy.” How many citizens remembered this day? I know it is antiquated history to most. But you remember July 4, 1776, and Sept. 11, 2001.

Police Blotter for Dec. 6, 2009

Moffat County Jail

Senior Spotlight for Dec. 8, 2009

As the reason for the season gets closer, the air tends to get more electrified with the energy of people scurrying around from place to place. There are plenty of things to do, and places to go.

November Moffat County real estate transactions

A listing of Moffat County property sales and purchases for November 2009

Datebook for Dec. 8, 2009


Craig briefs: Mixer set for Dec. 17 at T&H Napa Auto

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors is offering a business after-hours mixer, hosted by T&H Napa Auto Parts and Batteries Plus, 400 Taylor St., from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17. There will be food, drinks, door prizes and more.

Annie's Mailbox: Planned party difficult to attend

Dear Annie: Four years ago, my mother moved to Florida to be closer to my two sisters and their families. Now they are planning a party for her 90th birthday, and my sister has set the date for Christmas Eve.

MCHS varsity wrestling places 6th in Survivor Series

Team has 2 overall champions

Going into the Mountain Vista Survivor Series, wrestling coach Roman Gutierrez knew Moffat County High School would be at a disadvantage.

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New event to launch in August

1st hot air balloon festival to take place this summer in Craig

Melody Villard still can remember back when she was 5 years old and wandering around the Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. She recalled getting lost and telling the announcer to try and page her aunt, who she claimed was the one who had gotten lost.

Maren Schmidt: Profanity: A sign of limited ability

A visit to an elementary school opened my eyes to something that never would have happened a few years ago at a “good” school. Profanity from the children.

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Bad Dogs rumble at home

Winter Rumble sees more than 200 youth wrestlers fill MCHS gym

Wrestling at home can have its advantages. On Saturday, Dajia Lewis got to find out for herself. Competing in the Craig Bad Dogs Winter Rumble, Dajia grappled her way to a 3-2 record and a third-place finish.