News for Monday, April 19, 2010



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Local marijuana strain takes top honors at Cannabis Crown

Local dispensary’s ‘Kandy Kush’ earns top honors in Aspen

"Kandy Kush," a strain grown by Steamboat's Rocky Mountain Remedies, won the inaugural Western Slope Cannabis Crown in Aspen. It beat out entries from 140 other growers in the judged contest.

Coal dust catches fire at Tri-State’s Craig Station

No one injured in quickly contained Monday morning fire

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a small fire Monday morning at Tri-State Generation and Transmission’s Craig Station.

On the Record for April 19, 2010

On the Record for April 19, 2010

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Your Community Snapshots for April 19

Here are some of the entries for the Craig Daily Press Your Community Snapshots photo contest for March’s categories — industry and spring break.

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Aging Well: Eating well for health, community and the environment

Thursday is Earth Day, a time to think about how the health of the environment affects our well-being and the well-being of our communities. What we eat and where that food comes from are just a couple aspects of everyday life influencing our own health and that of our natural surroundings.

Datebook for April 19

Datebook for April 19

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Tough week ahead for Bulldogs baseball

After facing one of the top three teams in the Western Slope League on Friday, the Moffat County High School varsity baseball team will play the other two this week.

Craig briefs: Relay For Life fundraiser today

Sunset Elementary School’s Relay For Life team is having a fundraiser at 5 p.m. today at Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant, 1111 W. Victory Way. The restaurant will donate 25 percent of the night’s sales back to the team.

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Huskies slip past Bulldogs soccer

Moffat County girls varsity soccer falls, 3-0, against Battle Mountain

After a first half that saw the Battle Mountain Huskies score three goals against the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team, coach Harry Tripp said the team got a rare treat. A break. The game was delayed 15 minutes because of a lightning storm, and Tripp said he used the time to amp his team up. After the break, the Bulldogs held the Huskies scoreless, but were unable to score and fell, 3-0.

David Pressgrove: Asian adventures

I’m writing two days into a trip to Taiwan and I feel like it’s been a week. To try to go through everything I’ve done in two days would make for a lengthy, possibly boring, summary. First, I should answer the question of why I’m sitting in a hotel in Taipei, 13 hours ahead of Craig and half a world away. I’m the Young Life Director in Craig. Our mission statement is “To introduce adolescents to Christ and help them grow in their faith.”

Annie's Mailbox: Wife feels abandoned by her husband

Dear Annie: My husband of many years has become emotionally distant. We used to spend a lot of time together, but he recently took a new job in another town and has an apartment there. We see each other once or twice a week for a few hours. I have a full-time job that I can’t leave.

Publisher's notebook: Remembering Marianna

Today, we celebrate the life of a great woman. As many of you know, a memorial service for Marianna Raftopoulos, a woman who contributed to our community in countless ways, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church. Overflow will be handled at various locations throughout Craig.

The Memorial Hospital seeks new management options

Hospital contract with Quorum Health Resources expires June 30

It was a time of financial desperation for The Memorial Hospital in the late 1980s. In an effort to turn the hospital around, TMH signed a contract with Quorum Health Resources, a hospital management company based in Brentwood, Tenn. The most recent QHR contract was negotiated and signed in 2004, and is slated to expire June 30.

Horoscope for April 19

Horoscope for April 19

H. Neal Glanville: Return of beloved republic?

“Yep, there I was, surrounded on all sides.” That was my Uncle Blaine’s introduction to any story he was about to tell, or opinion he was sure to give to all who would listen. His reputation included running whiskey in three states and borrowing unused horses from the forest service.