News for Friday, February 6, 2009

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An extraordinary life

John Fetcher, ski pioneer, dam builder and rancher, dies at 97

John R. Fetcher, who changed the course of history in Northwest Colorado by building reservoirs, overseeing local water districts and ushering the Steamboat Ski Area into the modern age, died late Friday afternoon at Yampa Valley Medical Center. He was 97.

Moffat County Neighbor: Heather Overton

Age: 26 Occupation: Cashier at GOFERs and a stylist at Styzl 5th Avenue Place of birth: Craig, Co

TMH, Told clinic continue talks

Nothing final regarding a lease or acquisition

The Memorial Hospital and Craig Medical Center continued negotiations Thursday regarding the hospital's possible lease of the clinic at 580 Pershing St.

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MCHS wrestling team finishes 2nd in regular season finale

If this week's meet in Palisade is considered the final tune up for the postseason, the Moffat County wrestling team showed they still need to make a few adjustments before hitting on all cylinders.

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Local man hopes to share his passion for unicycling

The unicycle no longer is just for circus entertainers. That's what Craig resident Kevin Morris has learned, and he wants to spread the word, as well as the skills.

Christina M. Currie: Sicky Nikki

It starts with a little moan. Glassy eyes. The next thing you know, the thermometer reads 102.7 and your whole day has changed. You reschedule meetings. You consider all your options for child care. There are few things that take precedence when your child is sick.

F. Neil Folks: Spirituality: What is it?

Spirituality. A word that seems to be thrown about a lot these days, and used in many contexts, a word that the modern world uses a lot as it struggles with religious fanaticism on the one hand and religious indifference on the other.

Cook sees role with 'fresh outlook'

New TMH board member approaching tenure with optimism

Don Cook, a newly appointed The Memorial Hospital board member, said he'll have no preconceived notions going into his five-year term on the board, which begins later this month.

DOW hosts public meetings

Organization pushing for new 5-year plan for big game hunting

The Colorado Division of Wildlife expects to have a new five-year plan for big game hunting by this fall.

Craig woman pleads guilty

Prosecutors dismiss attempted murder charge

An attempted murder charge against a Craig woman was dismissed Thursday in Moffat County District Court as part of a plea agreement with the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Rec Center representative asks MCTA for support

When Tony St. John moved with his wife and their three children to Craig around 1980, it was the middle of winter, and there was not much for his children to do.

Police Blotter for Feb. 4

Moffat County Jail

Sports briefs: Peewee wrestling sign-up is Monday

Bolstered by the success of the Bad Dogs youth wrestling team, founder Billy Bingham and crew decided to start training potential grapplers sooner than later.

Craig breifs: Free car clinic set for Feb. 14

A free car care clinic is scheduled for Feb. 14 for single mothers, seniors and disabled residents. The clinic will be from 10 a.m. to noon at 1150 W. Ninth St.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Strawberry cake perfect for your sweetie

First this week, more information about "Ginger's Chili," featured in last week's column. The recipe was contributed by Ginger Osborn.

Datebook for Feb. 6

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