News for Tuesday, April 6, 2010



Voter turnout low in Dinosaur

4 council members, mayor elected Tuesday

Forty-seven people turned out to Dinosaur Town Hall on a snowy Tuesday, and elected a new mayor and four town council members. Election board member Lola Lee said the number of ballots cast was low but not the lowest voter turnout the town of about 300 has seen.

U.S. 40 closed over Rabbit Ears Pass

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Steamboat Springs until 6 a.m. Wednesday. Between 3 and 5 inches of snow are expected tonight in city limits, and there’s a 40 percent chance of snow Wednesday before the storm moves out of the region in the afternoon.

MCHS baseball doubleheader canceled

A doubleheader scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday between the Moffat County High School boys varsity baseball team and Uintah (Utah) High School has been canceled.

On the Record for April 6, 2010

On the Record for April 6, 2010

Fifteen votes cast in Dinosaur election

Town electing mayor, four council members

As of 1:15 p.m., approximately 15 Dinosaur residents have turned out to cast their votes for mayor and four town council seats, Dinosaur town clerk Tamara Long said.

MCHS girls soccer games canceled

Today’s Moffat County High School girls soccer games against Rifle have been canceled due to inclement weather.

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Moffat County’s Jeremiah Gordon and Lindsey Yoast take 1st place in discus

After warm, spring-like meets in Grand Junction and Aurora, it was only a matter of time before the Moffat County High School track and field team ran into cooler weather.

Andy Bockelman: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ is fiery family fun

All pets have their good and bad points, although most don’t have the drawback of being able to rip off you head and eat you whole.

Horoscope for April 6

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — A couple of your more private goals and/or material objectives could actually become realities today. Continue to keep a good attitude and proceed as if what you desire is a certainty.

Annie's Mailbox: Wife worried about husband’s nude workout

Dear Annie: My husband, “Joe,” turned 40 last summer. His cholesterol, blood pressure and weight are higher than they should be and his doctor suggested he lose 20 pounds. I try to feed him well, but I know he stops for the occasional doughnut.

Peterson takes 4th place at state event

Although the Craig Middle School wrestling team didn’t return from the April 2 and 3 middle school state tournament in Denver with any individual champions, coach Ron Linsacum said the team gained valuable experience.

Datebook for April 6

8:30 a.m. The Moffat County Commission meets at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. Call 824-5517.

Craig briefs: MCHS Class of 1980 to host meeting

There will be an organizational meeting for all 1980 Moffat County High School graduates at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn of Craig.

Maren Schmidt: 3-period lessons help clarify

Up to age 4, children are in a sensitive period for refining their senses. Children at this age are capable of learning to discern hundreds of qualities of the things around them.

Senior spotlight for April 6

Another weekend full of children anticipating some special happening. Easter has been noted for including real live chicks and bunnies. However, I think Easter egg coloring and Easter egg hunts are still the most popular.

Local officials to discuss potential lodging tax

Craig City Council member Ray Beck said it is important for the community to attend an upcoming workshop about a potential new city tax. Beck was referring to the Craig City Council and Moffat County Commission’s public workshop at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to determine whether Craig should move forward with a lodging tax.

Jane Yazzie: Haiti group needs help

Moffat County residents may be interested in informing themselves of and making a contribution to the Colorado Haiti Project, which the Denver Post wrote about in its March 22 edition.

Judy Samer: Tax would harm town

I read the article in your paper about the Craig City Council wanting to add a tax for the city to add to the state tax on hotels/motels.