News for Thursday, October 22, 2009



Winning Powerball ticket sold in Steamboat

The ticket, which matched 5 of the 6 numbers in Wednesday's drawing, was sold at Safeway. The winner is yet to come forward to claim his or her prize.

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Cancer patient, race car driver inspire each other

Carolyn Gochee donated $550 of her winnings as a race car driver at Hayden Speedway and funds from sales of T-shirts and sponsorships to help Sherry Bird, who is battling breast cancer.

Friends, family remember Kathie Johnson as a loving adventurer

About 100 people filled the pews in the church Wednesday morning at the Faith Lutheran Church. Kathie Johnson's co-workers from the Craig Police Department, as well as many other law enforcement officers from Moffat County, joined her friends and family at the service.

Local organizations regroup after Ken Johnson arrest

Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta and commanders Jerry DeLong and Bill Leonard said there is no chance they will ask the court for leniency in sentencing if former detective Ken Johnson is convicted in his ongoing felony case.

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Golf team awards banquet is end of season, career

Although the boys varsity golf season ended Oct. 5 with the regional tournament in Steamboat Springs, closure came Wednesday night.

YVMC puts new restrictions on hospital visitors

Rules aimed at preventing spread of flu and other viruses

Changes restrict children and unwell people from visiting hospital. Visitors must check in, and some will be required to wear masks.

Datebook for Oct. 22

Datebook for Oct. 22

Craig briefs: High school pool open for swimming

The Moffat County High School swimming pool is now open for public swimming, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

Veteran's Hotline: Free chili supper for veterans

The American Legion Post 62 plans to host a free chili supper for all veterans and their families from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Legion hall, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Cathy Hamilton: Puppy-love stage fading fast

This new puppy is liable to kill me. It's not that our first week together hasn't been great. It has. Lucy, the too-cute-for-words cocker spaniel my daughter adopted from the Lawrence Humane Society, couldn't be better behaved. That is, for a 3-month-old puppy.

Gabriel Daigle: Forgetting God

Truly, the American people have been blessed "with blessings from Heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath" (Genesis 49:25).

Travis Selan: Questioning ordinance

I'm sure everyone's intentions are good and they mean well, but I'm concerned this social host ordinance could mean some problems for all of us, such as questions about private property rights.

Daily horoscope for Oct. 22

Daily horoscope for Oct. 22

Sports briefs: Moffat County High School names new girls soccer coach

When Moffat County High School needed a new coach to lead the girls soccer program, it reached out to a familiar face.

Moffat County School Board agenda for Oct. 22

Next meeting: Thursday, Oct. 22 at the district administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave.

Moffat County Commission agenda for Oct. 22

Moffat County Commission special board meeting

Annie's Mailbox: Friend showing eating problems

Dear Annie: I'm a junior in high school. Two years ago, I was dating "Janie" and noticed she had some eating problems. She threw away the lunches her mom made and spent a lot of time in the bathroom. Then things seemed to get back to normal, and I forgot about it.

Diane Prather: Making Castle Range Goulash

As I write this week's column, leaves are dropping off the trees, and the sky is a dark blue-black, threatening of storm. (It's probably a good thing that our potatoes are dug.) It's time to cook up some hearty, cool-weather meals.

Nancy Hettinger: Methamphetamine awareness needed in Moffat County

I have been involved with Communities Overcoming Meth Abuse since Annette Dunkley, Buddy Grinstead and Dave Derose formed the organization.

BLM continues Deer Valley prescribed burn

Fire managers from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit plan to conduct a 150-acre prescribed burn today on Douglas Mountain about two miles southwest of Greystone and 34 miles west of Maybell in Moffat County.

Police blotter for Oct. 22

Police blotter for Oct. 22