News for Wednesday, October 14, 2009



Craig briefs: Pet adoption day scheduled Saturday

The Humane Society of Moffat County is scheduled to host a pet adoption day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Craig Animal Shelter, located inside the Bear Creek Animal Hospital at 2430 E. Victory Way.

Steve Andrew: Commission cheap shot

I'm writing in regard to Mr. Morris' letter of Oct. 3 concerning Loudy-Simpson Park becoming an oilfield. I would say to Mr. Morris, get real. His hysterical statement of "drill, baby, drill" is nothing more than another of his cheap shots at the Moffat County Commission.

Christopher Gingrich: Wideouts and backs to keep an eye on

They say that time flies when you're having fun. Five weeks already have gone by in the fantasy football season, and though it may be fun, fantasy football can be very challenging. Challenges come in many forms in fantasy football. You have injuries, bad matchups, bye weeks and you also have to expect the unexpected.

Horoscope for Oct. 14

Horoscope for Oct. 14

Police Blotter for Oct. 12

Police blotter for Oct. 12

Our View: Road rules

ike many areas of society today, courtesy and respect for others is becoming a lost art on the roadways. Drivers everywhere, including Craig and Moffat County, are caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and many are driving without regard or concern for their fellow motorists, Editorial Board members contend.

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Staff explores new Memorial Hospital building

The Memorial Hospital staff and clinicians attended one of several general orientations this week at the new facility off Moffat County Road 7 west of Craig. The staff members sat through a quick overview of new and existent building and behavioral procedures before taking what service excellence officer Samantha Johnston called a "30,000-square-foot tour" of the building.

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Bad Dogs youth wrestling team season begins

With a little more than a week until the Craig Bad Dogs first match, coach Billy Bingham said his team will have to work hard to be ready. On Tuesday, the youth wrestling team, which features wrestlers from 4 years old and older, found itself on the mat again for the first time since May during the first official practice of the year.

Andy Bockelman: 'Lost Symbol' offers puzzling mystery amid author's usual excesses

Are you ready for an adventure with more twists and turns than the Gordian Knot and a timeframe that could only realistically play out within the confines of a black hole? Well, this is author Dan Brown's bread and butter, and just as he did in "Angels & Demons" and "The Da Vinci Code," he brings out the action and magnitude of history with his latest, "The Lost Symbol."

City Council OKs 1st reading of social host provision

1 vote left before ordinance is official

The Craig City Council was split in its endorsement of a social host ordinance, but concern about underage drinking convinced the majority of city officials to support the proposal. The City Council approved, 4-3, the first reading of an ordinance that would make it a municipal crime to provide a place for underage drinkers to consume alcohol.

Annie's Mailbox: Husband wants to make marriage work

I have been married to "Kristina" for 14 years, and we have a beautiful 7-year-old daughter. My wife has numerous health problems, including arthritis and diabetes. I have been a husband, father and doctor to her. Over time, I started becoming detached emotionally, and then our physical contact diminished.

Residents speak out about Loudy-Simpson drilling

Commissioners discuss leasing minerals under park

The Moffat County Commission and a dozen local residents agreed on one important fact at the commission's meeting Tuesday morning. "A lot of us love this park," Craig resident David Morris said of the county-owned Loudy-Simpson Park. Commissioners said there would be no drilling within the park boundaries under the current lease and state statutes.

Datebook for Oct. 14

Datebook for Oct. 14

DA's office plans to keep Johnson case

Former police detective makes 1st court appearance

Elizabeth Oldham, 14th Judicial District Attorney, said her office does not plan to seek a special prosecutor to handle the case against a former Craig police detective facing felony charges. Ken Johnson, a police department veteran, worked closely with prosecutors on various cases until he resigned from his position Sept. 8.

Real estate transactions for September 2009

Moffat County property sales and purchases for September 2009