News for Saturday, January 10, 2009



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Redistricting information meetings

District administrators, school principals to take parent input

Craig resident Michelle Moore is trying to stay positive in the midst of change.

Police blotter for Jan. 8

Steven Jay Heafner, 48, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of violating bail bonds and violating a restraining order.

Conference Jan. 30 in Byers to focus on agritourism

From spending a week working cattle on a ranch to getting lost in a corn maze, agritourism activities are popping up across the state. According to a 2006 survey by CSU, 13.2 million visitors experienced agritourism in Colorado, with a total economic impact of $2.2 billion.

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DECA, speech and debate students prepare for events

District, state competitions on the horizon

You could say the past few months have been hectic for Becky and Kaci Meek.

Chuck Mack: 'Largest underground opening in the world'

Well, now we know a little more of the history of the beginnings of the Mount Streeter mine.

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Andy Bockelman: 'Benjamin Button' is curiously perfect

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" approaches the most crucial, philosophical aspects of our existence - love, friendship, death, etc. Most impressive is the fact that the movie handles such questions in reverse.

Datebook for Jan. 10

7 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Ongoing games in the Yampa Valley Invitational men's hockey tournament are at Moffat County Ice Arena, 600 S. Ranney. For more information, call 824-3011.

Moffat County basketball sweeps Eagle Valley

Girls win, 56-31; boys win, 69-36

In a sloppy Slope opener, The Devils committed 32 turnovers, losing to Moffat County, 56-31, in Gypsum.

Roloff appointed new defense attorney for drug charges

Carla Roloff has a new court date and a new attorney.

Craig briefs for Jan. 10

Suicide prevention class Thursday

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Long-time prosecutor, district attorney finishes career in the 14th

A long-time area prosecutor used part of her Friday morning to remove three framed degrees, reminders of a family heritage in law, from a wall in her office at the Moffat County Courthouse.

Our View: Differing views of crime, punishment

Why should criminal cases be covered at all?

Baumgardner introduces 1st bill

Lawmaker seeks to change distributions of energy exploration revenue

Rookie lawmaker Randy Baumgardner, of Hot Sulphur Springs, is finding his first week in the Colorado Legislature slightly daunting.

Government update for Jan. 10

Moffat County Commission last met: Tuesday, Jan. 6

Red Dogs shut out Steamboat

Yampa Valley Invitational men's hockey tournament continues today

Less than three minutes into Friday night's game against Steamboat Springs, Doug Bouck made a statement.

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Tales from the outhouse

Local folks remember pranks, critters and cold nights involved in a trip to outdoor privies

Ask older residents about their memories of "outhouses," and the first thing they recall is tipping the buildings over on Halloween. The memories come from their younger days, when tipping the privies was a common prank.