News for Saturday, January 17, 2009

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Moffat County Jail

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Fourth quarter trips up girls

MCHS girls outscored late, fall to Delta

For the second time in as many games, the Moffat County girls varsity basketball team couldn't close the deal.

Quilt Guild hosts first meeting Tuesday

Nonprofit to offer education on quilting techniques

Linda Pinnt is serious about quilting. Apparently, other people are, too. The first meeting of a local quilt guild takes place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the common room of Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

Our view: Getting the bigger picture

It has long been a tradition for many Craig residents to wake up, start a pot of coffee, step outside and pick up the newspaper, and then to read the morning's news before heading to work or taking the kids to school. Even with the rise of the Internet and 24-hour television news coverage, that's something that has not changed entirely. While the news has been bleak for much of the newspaper industry, the Craig Daily Press Editorial Board sees a value in the printed news product, and we think residents feel the same.

Officials still tying up roadless rule loose ends

Creation of state-specific regulation extends past Dec. 5 deadline

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources received the green light last month from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to postpone submitting final changes to Colorado's roadless area rule, said Harris Sherman, Colorado Department of Natural Resources executive director.

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Craig briefs: Club to discuss 'Screwtape Letters'

Page Turners book club will meet at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., in Craig, to discuss "Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis. Light refreshments will be served.

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Moffat County History: Craig's early motels

As major highways began to see improvements during the 1920s and 1930s, one of the new features on the American scene were motels first called Tourist Camps or Cabin Courts. In Craig, the first one was the Craig Cottage Court at 894 Yampa Ave., now known as Craig Motel.

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Varsity boys basketball team rolls over Delta, 67-41

Steve Maneotis is done looking at the big picture. After Tuesday night's third consecutive fourth-quarter lapse - a loss to visiting Grand Junction - the Moffat County varsity boys basketball coach said he wanted to start fresh.

Residents share more memories of old-fashioned lavatories

Having outhouses tipped over on Halloween and going to the outhouse in the dark (or, even worse, in the winter's cold and dark) are just two memories older residents have of those outhouse days.

Kathy Bassett: Googling Maybell

Have you ever been so bored that you just started Googling things? For those of you who truly don't know, Google is a giant search engine on the Internet. You can type just about anything on Google and come up with answers. So, yes : I'm guilty. I Googled up "Maybell, Colorado."

Family treated for carbon monoxide poisoning

Fire department: Protect your family with alarms

A Craig family was transported Friday morning to The Memorial Hospital for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a faulty furnace, Craig Fire/Rescue reported.

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Andy Bockelman: 'Gran Torino' a wrenching but rewarding watch

Not only does the drama "Gran Torino" showcase a classic American car, but also the work of a classic American filmmaker.

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Teachers: More resources needed for gifted, talented students

Giving a lecture is only half of Linda Mosher's work in her East Elementary School fourth-grade classroom. After she's given a lesson, she said, she gives students time in class to practice the skills she's taught them. She takes this time to aid students who have trouble completing their work.

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Local car dealers enjoy sales bump

National automobile industry picture remains murky

Scott Cook's sales are down at Cook Chevrolet, but he's glad to be living in the Yampa Valley. The biggest problem in Moffat County, Cook surmised, is consumer confidence, which he said is hurt by media reports that sensationalize potential issues.

Chuck Mack: Stumbling upon Mount Streeter Mine

Golly, old newspaper articles are a wealth of information. I'm certainly glad I've found lots of early information on the Mount Streeter coalmine; and Mount Streeter townsite.

Oil shale a hot topic at Capitol

Shell's Yampa River water rights filing brings energy to forefront

While one Colorado River District official called Shell Oil's request for Yampa River water rights "just another water filing," state lawmakers and other Capitol observers say it's much more than that.