News for Friday, November 13, 2009



Connell Resources suing county for breaches of contract

More than $100,000 being sought in YVRA contract dispute

Connell Resources has filed a lawsuit against Routt County seeking more than $100,000 in damages for allegations related to work at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in 2005 and 2006. The lawsuit, filed Oct. 23 in Routt County District Court, claims numerous breaches of contract by Routt County through its engineering firm.

Steamboat runners see mountain lion on Emerald

Big cat not aggressive toward Winter Sports Club athletes

Two teenage Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes had a close brush with a big cat during a workout Wednesday. The cat was not aggressive, and no one was injured.

Annie's Mailbox: Ex-husband left to feel like an outsider

Dear Annie: Five years ago, my wife had an affair with my best friend, left me and married him. She now has total custody of our two kids. She lied to the court and to our friends and said I was an abusive husband.

Horoscope for Nov. 13

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Not only will everything start out to your liking; things will end up that way. Your positive thoughts will attract good things all day long.

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Craig youth basketball team faces off against Hayden, wins 30-12

Kody Fief’s height and Korten Hathhorn’s speed led the Craig Hoosiers to a 30-12 win Thursday night against Hayden in Craig Parks and Recreation youth basketball.

Janet Sheridan: Fossils don't use Facebook

I sat in the top row of an arena during the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament, baffled by the timeout behavior of the crowd. When action on the court stopped, fans occupied themselves by visiting the Internet or sending texts on cell phones that glowed like fireflies throughout the stadium.

John Kinkaid: We deserve leadership

Dear Mr. President, You are a disgrace to the office of the president of the United States. You disgrace the office at multiple levels. I shall discuss only one today.

Craig briefs: Library board meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday

The monthly meeting of the Moffat County Libraries board is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Craig branch, 570 Green St.

Datebook for Nov. 13

Datebook for Nov. 13

Police Blotter for Nov. 12

Police blotter for Nov. 12

Fuel Gauge report for Nov. 12

Local fuel gauge for Craig

DA investigating former officer, ACET member

The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is investigating a former Craig Police Dep­artment officer and All Crimes Enforcement Team task force member for an incident regarding $500 in lost ACET funds. Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta said officer Bob Brabo resigned Nov. 5 after an internal investigation revealed he violated internal department policies.

Break-in at courts, offices on Veterans Day

Law enforcement investigates burglary at Courthouse

Law enforcement is investigating a burglary that occurred Wednesday morning at the Moffat County Courthouse, while it was closed for Veterans Day.

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Move to The Memorial Hospital’s new location is bittersweet for staff

Just before 6 a.m. Thursday, Amanda Dieter, 21, was wheeled down the hallway of The Memorial Hospital with her newborn son, Branson, in her arms. Branson was placed in a small car seat and kept close to his mother. He was about to make his first journey, a historic one for not only him, but also TMH.

Sports briefs: Area hockey starts at Moffat County Ice Arena

Starting at 6 p.m. tonight, hockey returns to the Moffat County Ice Arena. The Bulldogs hockey team will have its silver vs. blue scrimmage at 6 p.m. today.

David Pressgrove: Heartwarming letters from camp

When somebody asks me, “So what do you do?” I typically explain that my job, in a nutshell, is to hang out with teenagers. That usually doesn’t help clear up the question. The asker might not tell me, but I can see that in their head they’re thinking, “That’s a job?”

Esteban Saldivar: Child speech problems

I read your article “Miss Yampa Valley Pageant features nine local girls” with great interest.