News for Wednesday, April 7, 2010



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C&K adds Moffat County to list of clients

Durrell Martin said the best part of his job is being surrounded by “the Lord’s creation.”

Michelle Balleck: Days outside, nights in

Here’s hoping the piles of snow melt with this warm weather we’re supposed to have. I am ready for spring, and ready to get to work outside, as I know many of you are as well.

On the Record for April 7, 2010

On the Record for April 7, 2010

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Wet snowstorm elevates avalanche threat

Buried wind slabs and crusts complicate snowpack

The heavy snowstorm that dumped 21 inches of snow on the summit of Steamboat Ski Area in 48 hours Monday and Tuesday has prompted the Colorado Avalanche Information Center to issue a strong caution to backcountry skiers headed for powder skiing beyond the ski area’s boundary.

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Dr. Scott Ellis appointed to county medical officer position

As a U.S. Army obstetrician and gynecologist at Fort Sill, Okla., Dr. Scott Ellis’ training went well beyond women’s health care and delivering babies.

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Officials OK Hamilton center construction bid

Lila Herod, former Moffat County deputy clerk and county elections supervisor, said im­provements to the Hamilton Com­­munity Center serve not only for the betterment of the building, but also for the community.

Fraud suspect reaches plea agreement

Patricia Cabano, a former Craig woman who was charged with 31 counts of bank fraud, reached a plea agreement Monday in U.S. District Court in Denver.

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MCHS baseball team hopes a pair of aces adds up to a winning season

With the Western Slope League filled with tough baseball teams, Moffat County High School might have an ace up its sleeve. Or two.

Craig briefs: Board to discuss health insurance

The Moffat County School Board will host a special meeting from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday in the boardroom of the administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave.

BLM seeks advisory council nominations

The Bureau of Land Man­agement is seeking nominations for five openings on its Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council, according to a news release.

Copper’s new owner dusts off its love of the outdoors

The village was built and is owned by another company. The condos are developed and sold. The ski hill is an island in a state dominated by the biggest resort companies in the country. The mountain must battle an ingrained season-pass war that has prices hovering at 1970 levels.

Hayden to redo Luppes hiring

Hoza: School Board acted improperly when appointing superintendent

Hayden School Board Pres­ident Brian Hoza said the hiring of Mike Luppes last week as half-time superintendent for the 2010-11 school year “wasn’t handled properly” and needs to be corrected.

The police blotter for April 7

Jennifer Jade Smith, 30, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

Our View: A state divided

The name is catchy — the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act. After all, who could argue with those prospects?

Sports briefs: Weather forces MCHS sports cancellations

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

Datebook for April t

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 50 and older. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation.

Horoscope for April 7

ARIES (March 21-April 19) —Be careful that you don’t come off as being too insistent about having your own way, especially in social involvements with friends. You wouldn’t want to be labeled as being selfish.

Don and Judy Laib: Teaching of the Quran

We really like the town and area of Craig. The people, as a whole, are friendly and willing to do anything for you. It definitely has a small-town feel. Therefore, we are very proud of this community.

Annie's Mailbox: Is my slacker son headed for a fall?

Dear Annie: Our 20-year-old son “Kevin” worries us terribly. He was kicked out of college because of marijuana use and for the past year has couch-surfed, backpacked and hitchhiked.