News for Saturday, January 31, 2009



Kathy Bassett: The Flying Pickle

Dale Simpson and his wife, Arleen, from Montana, called me a couple of days ago. They want to come down to visit awhile. I told them that would be great and that we just can't wait until they arrive. They are a laugh a minute, and we have such a wonderful time when we get together.

Baumgardner bill gains agriculture committee support

First-term House District 57 Rep. Randy Baumgardner is defending his attempt to get more money for energy impacted communities by going after one of the few pots of money that is growing while the economy is in a tailspin.

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Bulldogs girls win 6th straight game

It was business as usual. At least that's how the Bulldogs acted during Friday night's girls basketball game against visiting Battle Mountain. It just took them a while to get warmed up. Moffat County used a 25-3 second quarter to separate themselves from the Huskies on their way to a convincing 67-17 victory.

Datebook for Jan. 31


Police blotter for Jan. 31

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Craig briefs: Masterworks bids earn tickets

A silent auction Friday for two tables to the March 6 and 7 Craig Kiwanis Club play raised $1,800 for local student scholarships and community programs.

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Moffat County History: Augusta Wallihan - a lady of the west

We frequently know a lot about the men who homesteaded Northwest Colorado but little about the women who worked and lived with them. Sometimes finding that information is nearly impossible - sometimes even a woman's given name is obscured by the customs of the times. Mary Augusta Wallihan was not one of those women. She held her own in the field and in the community and left plenty of evidence to document her activities.

Government update for Jan. 31

Directed The Memorial Hospital officials to open a bid process for local real estate agents to bid on the current hospital building's sale. Only local agents will be eligible to earn the contract.

Diane Prather: 'The Flower Man' has unexpected ending

A primary or main story and several secondary stories within the main story - that's what readers will find in this week's picture book. All that, and it's a wordless book, too.

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Locals appreciate John Salazar's visit, but stimulus concerns linger

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Gray and 39-year-old Craig resident Patrick Germond, both registered Republicans, now feel a little better about at least one congressional Democrat's plans.

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Work and Life Skills deadline extended

Darcy Trask carried away candy bars as quickly as she could. The director of the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership was on a mission: to inform Moffat County High School students about the upcoming after-school program organized by the Moffat County Work and Life Skills Coalition.

Super Bowl picks by MCHS staff

The Pittsburg Steelers and Arizona Cardinals take the field at 4:28 (MST) on Sunday in Super Bowl XLIII, broadcast on NBC. The Craig Daily Press hit the hallways of Moffat County High School and asked a few coaches for their predictions.

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Bulldogs boys basketball powers past Huskies, 72-41

Stinging from Tuesday's loss at rival Steamboat Springs, the Bulldogs took their frustration out Friday night on the visiting Huskies.

School district to pursue partners for gym

The community has a need for more gym space, and the Moffat County School District wants to help. But the district can't do it alone, Superintendent Pete Bergmann and district construction liaison Joel Sheridan said at the Moffat County School District Board of Education meeting Thursday.

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Moffat County Drug Court turns 1 year old, graduates 1st client

A year ago, Moffat County Drug Court organizers contended that the long-awaited, planned and difficult-to-install program would be worth the effort if it helped a single person.

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2008 grain summary numbers are in

The United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Services released the Annual Crop Survey on Jan. 12. In the summary, acreage and production of 2008 crops are compared with revisions of 2007 crops (as a result of the 2007 Census of Agriculture).

Our view: The Band-Aid syndrome

It's true what they say. Our government does not make money. It only gets what we give it.

Tammy Villard: Girl Scout cookies are safe

Keep buying and selling those Tagalongs and Do-si-dos. The peanut butter used in all Little Brownie Bakers Girl Scout cookie products is not sourced from the supplier involved in the current peanut butter recall.