News for Monday, August 2, 2010



High-speed chase ends when car rolls down embankment

Craig man reaches 90 mph in pursuit

A 46-year-old Craig man led Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a car chase that reached 90 mph on the west end of Steamboat Springs on Sunday evening, ending when the man drove off a 50-foot embankment and rolled his vehicle.

On the Record for Aug. 2, 2010

On the Record for Aug. 2, 2010

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Mud Splash crowns new winners in Craig

After countless matches, and gallons of mud, a winner emerged from the pits during the Craig Chamber of Commerce’s 11th annual Mud Splash volleyball tournament Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park. The tournament had 12 teams volleying in the mud for a chance to be crowned winners, and by the time the pits had cleared, the Mud Sharks were winners over The Valley.

Business Beat: New York Life agent blazing new trail

Tracey Parrish, a licensed agent and financial services professional for New York Life, has gone out on her own and now has a practice. “I am excited to be representing New York Life at my own individual practice,” Parrish said. New York Life offers products such as life insurance, long-term care and other investment products including, but not limited to, annuities.

Sports Spotlight: Dan Coffey

Age: 33 Sport: Golf How did you get your start in your sport? “When I was back East, my uncle took me for the first time.”

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2nd annual Lid Jam in Craig raises skate awareness in honor of late Shane Braselton

Breyden Clark, 11, and Samuel Walls, 10, walked to the event table filled with prizes Sunday at the Craig skate park during the second annual Lid Jam. They set their skateboards down and asked Lid Jam organizer Kenny Stacy if there were any helmets left. “You guys always need to wear these, OK?” said Stacy as he pulled out two of the last three helmets from under the table and handed them to the boys.

16-year-old boy dies in Yampa River

A 16-year-old boy died Saturday in the Yampa River behind the Kampgrounds of America in Craig, the victim of an apparent drowning. Jeremy Ashton, a Moffat County Sheriff’s Office investigator, said the boy was Craig resident Shannon Wenger. Wenger was with a group of friends who were walking through a tributary pond of the river on the Northwest Ready Mix property east of Craig, Ashton said.

My life, my words: John Knoche — Small-town living

“I grew up in Washington, D.C., My parents were government workers, which is why we were there. I spent the first 18 years of my life in (Washington) D.C. I moved out here to go to college in Colorado. I went to Mesa State College in Grand Junction and the University of North Colorado. I chose Mesa because I had a basketball scholarship, but that never really happened.

Craig Briefs: Candidate for governor scheduled to visit Craig

John Hickenlooper, a democratic candidate for Colorado governor, is scheduled to visit Craig from 5 to 6 p.m. today at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. The event is open to the public. Call 734-9000 for more information. Hickenlooper will also attend the Craig Rotary Club meeting at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Gold Cavvy Restaurant & Lounge, 538 Yampa Ave.

On The Record for Aug. 2

The Memorial Hospital EMS Friday, July 30 An ambulance crew responded to two medical calls. An ambulance crew responded to a motor-vehicle accident.

Datebook for Aug. 2

10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Bob Woods at 824-6836.

Glanville: The Scribbles on 'Old Blue'

I spend a goodly portion of each week running column ideas through both sides of my brain. The normal side always takes charge of this and has me jot down ideas and scribble notes on any object that will receive ink or pencil lead.

Annie's Mailbox: She wants mother away from her baby

Dear Annie: I love my mother, but not after 7 p.m., when she starts drinking. For 11 years, I have suffered through her alcoholic abuse and have been ravaged by the physical and emotional agony that come with it. My family and I have done everything possible to tell her how much we care and want her to get help. She always replies with a wonderful speech about how she will change and make sure we all stay together and happy. But after about a week, she reverts to her old ways.

Horoscope for Aug. 2

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t let a good opportunity for personal gain slip past you, as long as it is ethical and legal. Be alert and prepared to act on anything that happens along, no matter how unusual. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — That opportunity to take advantage of something that has been outside of your immediate control could at last open up for you. Continue to stay alert, positive and enthusiastic about your chances.