News for Saturday, November 14, 2009



‘Baby and Me’ program provides incentives for mothers to quit smoking

This fall, six women graduated from “Baby and Me — Tobacco Free,” a program to keep women from smoking during and after pregnancy. Funded by a grant and led locally by Hope Cook, the prenatal coordinator for the North­west Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, the program gives expecting and new moms incentive and motivation to quit smoking and stay smoke-free.

Craig woman gets 60 days in jail for attempted theft

Craig woman Lori Wagner on Friday pleaded guilty to attempted theft and criminal mischief after she was accused of stealing more than $30,000 from a Steamboat Springs real estate company.

Craig briefs: Gov. Ritter orders flags be lowered

On Friday, Gov. Bill Ritter ordered United States and Colorado state flags be lowered on all public buildings Monday in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Jonathon M. Sylvestre, 21, of Colorado Springs.

Datebook for Nov. 14

Datebook for Nov. 14

Government update for Nov. 10

Government update for Nov. 10

Request from school district

The Moffat County School District and Moffat County Education Association are partnering to oppose the rescission, or cut to public education funding, scheduled to occur in January 2010 and again in the budget year 2010-2011.

Bad Dogs youth wrestling succeeds

Team comes away with 8 1st-place finishes

After facing tough competition in the first national meet of the year, the Bad Dogs youth wrestling team got back to its winning ways in Granby. Wrestling in the Wild West match Nov. 7, the Bad Dogs were in midseason form, coach Rodney Klimper said.

Ed Wilkinson: A fitting, enlightening Veterans Day tribute

Many veterans attended the Veterans Day activities Wednesday at Moffat County High School.

Daily horoscope for Nov. 14

Daily horoscope for Nov. 14

Police Blotter for Nov. 12

Police Blotter for Nov. 12

Former detective’s case continued to Dec. 8

Ken Johnson’s charges stem from reported misconduct

The case against former Craig Police Detective Ken Johnson was continued Friday until 11 a.m. Dec. 8 in Moffat County District Court.

Our view: Prove it

Given its status as perhaps the most important of public functions, education is a topic often discussed and debated, and one most people have an opinion about. Generally, those opinions revolve around what could be done better, both locally and statewide. On both fronts, there’s no shortage of problems.

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Midnight Madness brings out support for MCHS basketball

Even with the first Moffat County High School home basketball game not scheduled before the new year, there was no problem packing the gym. During the first Midnight Madness, the boys and girls teams scrimmaged with more than 100 people in attendance at Moffat County High School.

Diane Prather: Cranberry salad worth menu consideration

To make “Cranberry Salad,” you’ll need: a small package of raspberry gelatin, 1 cup boiling water, a small, flat can of crushed pineapple, a 16-ounce can whole cranberry sauce, two bananas (sliced), and 1/2 cup chopped pecans.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Men Who Stare’ mostly a goat chase

“The Men Who Stare at Goats” shows just what you can do with enough concentration and determination.

Kathy Bassett: Lovin’ Maybell

Maybell is a ranching community 30 miles west of Craig. We love our teensy town!

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October student count reveals enrollment rise

First increase in 10 years a bright spot for school district

Official numbers of fundable students in the Moffat County School District have remained steady since preliminary estimates released earlier this year, school officials said.

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Decorated veteran relives stories from World War II

At age 85 and a Craig resident, Ray Wagner still has strong feelings about World War II and the atrocities he said he faced and committed while overseas.