News for Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Man who shot bear receives no jail time

Taxidermy costs remain unresolved in Nightwalker case

Kent Nightwalker will not serve jail time for shooting a bear in downtown Steamboat Springs - and he wants to keep the bear's remains if the Colorado Division of Wildlife insists on sticking him with a taxidermy bill.

Baggs to get longtime dream of community center

On Friday, the towns of Baggs and Dixon, Wyo., will break ground on a new, 17,800-square-foot Valley Community Center, a project that has been more than 10 years in the making. Wyoming Gov. Dave Feudenthal will be present for the ceremony, which begins at 10:30 a.m. at the future site of the center on North Street.

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Steelers romp Colts, set up chance for championship game

With seconds left in the Steelers game against the Colts, Ed Guevara was watching his counterpart's every move. With the pass in the air, Guevara surged, catching the errant pass and sealing the Steelers' win Tuesday at Loudy-Simpson Park in the final week of Craig Parks and Recreation Doak Walker Football's regular season. The Steelers won a battle of 4-1 teams with a 31-19 victory.

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Boys cross-country finish 3rd, girls place 4th at invitational

The Moffat County High School varsity cross-country team continued its strong performance, with a pair of top-five finishes Saturday at Fountain. Running in The Classical Academy Thunder Invitational cross-country meet, the girls team finished fourth out of 15 complete teams, and the boys team finished third out of 16 complete teams.

Craig briefs: Elkhead Reservoir releases new hours

Elkhead Reservoir will be open weekends only, staff and weather permitting.

Datebook for Oct. 7

Datebook for Oct. 7

Our View: Embracing the arts

Efforts in the community are just a snapshot of the numerous and varied artistic efforts put on by Craig and Moffat County residents, and it seems that the community has an appetite and appreciation for their works.

Joanne Lighthizer: Grocery management

I have heard so many people complain about how a certain local grocery story is now - even the employees are complaing and with good reason.

Family of Dan (Paco) Martin: Thanks for community

Thank you to the community and all of our friends for all of the cards, food, flowers, hugs and loving concern for our family during our great loss.

CNCC seeks memoir instructor

Colorado Northwestern Community College is looking for someone to lead its memoir writing class and is hosting a meeting next week for anyone interested.

Man charged in meth cases appears in court Tuesday

Three ongoing cases against Craig resident Jerry David Flannery were continued Tuesday in Moffat County District Court. Flannery, 46, is charged in two cases involving methamphetamine distribution, and one case of violating his probation for using counterfeit money.

Moffat County commissioners discuss taxing district

As the Moffat County Commission discussed Tuesday, it's a complex issue when governments consider raising taxes to pay for needed services. "There's always advocates for more taxes," Commissioner Tom Gray said, referring to the prospect of raising taxes on residents who are trying to cope with the national recession.

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Big Agnes adding contracts despite recession

Affiliated Steamboat Springs companies Big Agnes and Honey Stinger just keep growing. The Edward Lowe Foundation is spotlighting Big Agnes this month as one of 50 Colorado Companies to Watch, an award it granted Big Agnes and Steamboat's Boa Technology in May.

Routt County commissioners to lay off 2 employees

2010 budget includes end to furloughs, restoration of part of pay

Routt County commissioners laid off two county employees, shrank two positions and eliminated two vacant positions Tuesday, cutting about $280,000 from the county's 2010 budget in the face of decreasing revenues.

Horoscope for Oct. 7

Horoscope for Oct. 7

Police Blotter for Oct. 7

Police Blotter for Oct. 7

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Andy Bockelman: 'Love Happens' is a lackluster love story

Not many great romances start with one person pretending to be deaf and the other flipping them off in retaliation. But, just when you least expect it, "Love Happens."

Annie's Mailbox: Parents shocked by situation with sons

Dear Annie: I have two adult sons, one married, one divorced. We always had a good relationship, but I hadn't heard from either of them in a while even though they live nearby.

Christopher Gingrich: Wideout looking like the 'real deal'

The 2009 NFL season is already a quarter of the way finished, and I am wishing I could go back in time somehow to grab Steve Smith, of the New York Giants, off the waiver wire. I know I mentioned him awhile back as one of the Giants' receivers who could break out, but that was speculation. Now it's a fact: Steve Smith is a must start in fantasy football.

Matthew Beckett: Take a position on law

The social hosting ordinance looks to take its first steps toward law at the Oct. 13 Craig City Council meeting. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. I encourage everyone to attend, regardless of your position on the ordinance. The ability to make our voices heard is what makes our country truly amazing.