News for Tuesday, September 22, 2009



Datebook for Sept. 22

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.

Local couple honored as 2010 Citizens of the West

Moffat County may be a remote corner of the state, but that didn't keep the National Western Stock Show from honoring two of its residents as the 2010 Citizens of the West.

Police blotter for Sept. 20

Clovis Floyd Harper, 47, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

Carol Balleck: Thanks to TMH staff

I would like to take a moment to thank some people at The Memorial Hospital.

CMS 7th-grade football loses 1st game in years

For the first time in years, the Craig Middle School boys seventh-grade football team lost a game.

Sports briefs: MCHS cross-country boys claim 3rd, girls 4th

The Moffat County High School boys cross-country team finished third out of 23 teams at the Sept. 18 Liberty Bell Invitational Cross Country Meet in Littleton.

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Twentymile coal available in Craig

Bower Brothers Construction will distribute coal to individuals

For stockings and stoves, Routt County residents will be turning to Craig this winter after Twentymile Coal Co. contracted out its home coal distribution to Bower Brothers Construction.

Moffat County gets $20.6M in recovery funds

Governor's team visits Craig, plans meeting today in Steamboat

Moffat County groups and organizations have received more than $20.6 million in federal recovery funds since the program began in February.

Craig briefs: Aging Well class begins Wednesday

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Aging Well program will begin offering a free, six-session class, Healthier Living Colorado, on Wednesday. The class will teach participants new ways to cope with ongoing conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease, arthritis or asthma, to name a few.

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MCHS' Mason Updike makes most of 1st chance

Moffat County High School sophomore Mason Updike is used to mimicking other team's defenses.

Annie's Mailbox: Can I take sides in a divorce?

Dear Annie: My husband and I are both military. Recently, two of our oldest friends (also military) announced that they are splitting. "Emily" was cheating on "Roger" while she was deployed and now thinks there is someone out there who is better for her.

Horoscope for Sept. 22

Conditions in general should help bring substantial improvements in the year ahead. You can only be stopped by your own doubts and a reluctance to move on things. Be bold, and step into the spotlight.

Maren Schmidt: Holding the paradox

Have you ever taken two magnets and tried to put like poles together?

Assault suspect to appear in court today

Judge could rule on motion to reduce Lee's bond

A man accused of assaulting an elderly couple Aug. 30 at their home in Craig is expected to make his second appearance at 2 p.m. today in Moffat County Court.

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Fundraiser benefits MCHS grad Cory Pike

When J.J. Pike's City Market co-workers discovered her son had been diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma, they wanted to do something to help.

Senior spotlight for Sept. 22

As I was sorting through my yarn bag, which had all sorts of odds and ends tangled up, I decided to untangle some of the bigger ones, and so I dumped it all on my bed.

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: The best 4 years of your life

As a freshman, college seems endless, as if there is no deadline, and because of this an event or a goal is put off because there is four more years to complete.