News for Monday, May 11, 2009



Craig man in serious condition after motorcycle crash

A 37-year-old Craig man who was thrown from his motorcycle in a crash on U.S. Highway 40 west of Hayden on Monday night was listed in serious condition. He was scheduled to be flown to Denver Health, authorities said.

Red flag warning issued for Northwest Colorado

Low humidity and high winds combine to make dangerous wildfire conditions

High winds, low humidity and an abundance of dry fuels are combining to make for particularly dangerous wildfire conditions today. A flood advisory has been issued for the Elk River near Milner.

Moffat County School Board special meeting May 12

A Moffat County School Board special meeting is at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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Charity ride to continue on journey today

Ride Across America benefits camp for chronically ill children

This morning, NASCAR driver Kyle Petty - joined by about 200 other motorcycle riders - will roar out of Steamboat Springs and continue a cross-country trek benefiting a children's charity.

Datebook for May 11

9 to 10 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625.

Debbie Barger: Wonderful memorial

The honoring of Bill Adams to name the new Intermediate School after him is a wonderful memorial to a lost soldier who fought for his country.

H. Neal Glanville: The hunt for fish and game

Preparing this week's fishing report, I had a weak side of the brain idea. Why not talk to the fish and game? Sounds reasonable, doesn't it? Off to the phone book I went to find the local number I was sure would be there. But, what to the chagrin of my wandering finger should appear? Nothing.

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MCHS boys swimming performs well with one week until state

With the last lap of the 400-meter free relay, the Moffat County High School boys swim team had some catching up to do.

Bryce Jacobson: Family finds success in cheese biz

The Petre family moved to Craig in 2003 and decided in 2005, after reading about milking sheep, to begin a sheep's milk operation.

Annie's Mailbox: Only friend does spiteful things

Dear Annie: I am a 24-year-old female and have been friends with "Danielle" for 12 years. In fact, she is the only friend I have. Recently, I expressed some personal frustrations to her about my in-laws' lifestyle. I said these things in confidence. My husband is aware of my feelings, and we have reached an understanding. However, last week my brother-in-law came to visit and was extremely distant. He was obviously angry with me but refused to say why.

Aging Well: Haven happenings highlight community

This week, staff at The Haven and Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, which operates Haven facilities, is adding community programs focused on outdoor landscaping and gardening projects and a caregiver support group.

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110 athletes compete in Special Olympics

The Special Olympics Colorado Western Area Summer Games have been in Craig for more than 30 years.

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Maybell Heritage Day and Great American Horse Drive bring out region's Western flavor

The Sombrero Ranch Great American Horse Drive has been a long-standing tradition, but the activities in Maybell are starting to grow into their own tradition.

Diane Cookston and Roberta Hawks: Pennie for Peace Fundraiser thank you

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Pennies for Peace Fundraiser. The Moffat County School District raised $1,408.31 for this project.

Horoscope for May 11

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - Don't depend on a surrogate to handle something important that you can manage effectively all by yourself. Do all your own loading, aiming and firing.

Craig briefs: Stamp prices increase

The cost to mail a U.S. First Class 1-ounce letter will increase by 2 cents, from 42 to 44 cents. The cost to mail a postcard will increase from 27 to 28 cents.