News for Friday, May 8, 2009

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Ritter: Northwest Colorado faces higher risk of wildfire

Pine beetle infestation elevates danger in this part of state, the governor says during a preseason fire briefing with local and federal officials.

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Saturday's Special Olympics dedicated to late Craig woman

Saturday won't be the first time Josh Chase has anchored the torch run for the annual Special Olympics event in Craig. He ran the last leg of the run, which signals the beginning of the games, once before, three years ago.

Police Blotter for May 7

Moffat County Jail

Linda Pinnt: Sharing quilts, stories

I did a trunk show for Wellness Wednesday on "Quilting with the Pioneer Woman." The Museum of Northwest Colorado brought over quilts to share and show during this program.

Moffat County plans for DOLA decline

Agency awards Moffat about half its request for road project

It's not good news, but it's reality, and Moffat County will manage, commissioner Tom Gray said. As has become the norm during the past year, the county received less than it requested from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs energy impact grant fund last week.

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MCHS boys swimming team prepares for regional meet

It was light work in the pool Thursday afternoon for the Moffat County High School boys swimming team as it prepared for its regional meet in Montrose.

Datebook for May 8

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Officials identify 'sexually violent predator'

The Craig Police Department and Moffat County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday they expect Jeff Hammond, a 28-year-old considered a sexually violent predator, to have moved to Craig by today.

Annie's Mailbox: Married daughter has estranged herself

Dear Annie: My married daughter has decided to estrange herself from her stepfather and me. We have not spoken since she shrugged me off at her son's graduation party last June. I recently began counseling to help me deal with the situation.

TMH board considers moving facilities

Russell Street building could see other tenants

In with the new, and back to the old. As The Memorial Hospital prepares to move to its new facility, it might consider moving other entities in to its current Russell Street building.

David Pressgrove: Taking the space to say 'thank you'

No theology for me this time around in the faith column. I want to take this space to simply say "thank you."

Christina M. Currie: Playing it by ear

Let me tell you about last week. At least the pieces I remember, because most of it was a blur.

Fuel gauge report for May 8

Regular unleaded and diesel prices around Craig as of Thursday afternoon.

Horoscopes for May 8, 2009

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Try to keep your ego out of the picture if a less-than-clever friend has something good going for him or her. You'll look bad trying to take the spotlight off your pal.

Craig briefs: Caregiver Support Group meets May 16

A new Caregiver Support Group is forming to support Moffat County. The group is open to anyone supporting someone who is elderly, disabled or chronically ill.