News for Wednesday, December 1, 2010



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The Memorial Hospital Board authorizes CEO to hire Kinder

Dr. Dennis Kinder said The Memorial Hospital Board of Directors delivered good news at its Tuesday meeting. “Very good news,” he said. At the meeting, the board approved a request by CEO George Rohrich to hire Kinder. Kinder, an internal medicine physician, currently operates Kinder Family Clinic, 595 Russell St., with his wife, Pamela, a doctor who specializes in neurology.

On the Record for Dec. 1, 2010

On the Record for Dec. 1, 2010

Craig Daily Press announces upcoming changes

Beginning Jan. 1, the Craig Daily Press will no longer distribute print editions of the newspaper on Tuesdays or Thursdays, one of several business model changes Publisher Bryce Jacobson announced Tuesday afternoon. The print product will continue to appear on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and the newspaper will continue to deliver classified advertising and news online daily at “We’re excited to make these changes and will continue to produce a product that contains news and information that matters to you, the reader, and will strive to have an audience that will drive customers to your business as an advertiser,” Jacobson said.

Sports Briefs: Elks to host annual Hoop Shoot Contest

The Elks Lodge of Craig will host the Elks National Free Throw Hoop Shoot Contest at Sandrock Elementary School on Dec. 11. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The contest is open to all boys and girls ages 8 to 13 with an interest in basketball. More than three million contestants participate every year, with competition at local, district, state, regional and national levels. Competitors have the opportunity to progress to the national finals in Springfield, Mass.

Government update for Dec. 1

MCTA Board meeting When: 11:30 a.m. today Where: Second-floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: • Introduction: Call to order/roll call

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Former MCHS coach, AD to lead freshmen hoops team

Jim Loughran is back in a place where he’s spent a good portion of his life: the Moffat County High School gym. And, he’s rejoining a sport that’s been part of his life for more than 30 years. “I’ve never really been away from it,” he said. Loughran is the new coach for the freshmen boys basketball team, a familiar position for the former MCHS mainstay, though in a different capacity.

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Moffat County Clerk-elect Lila Herod rejoins office staff after 8-month absence

There is something visitors coming through the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder’s Office have said to Craig resident Lila Herod that she has never heard before. It is something Herod said is fulfilling to know. “They say, ‘It’s good to see you back here where you belong,’” she said. “That’s nice. It is good for me to see them, too. I do feel back at home.”

Craig Briefs: Coat hand-outs set for Craig, Dinosaur

Coat hand-outs set for Craig, Dinosaur Love In The Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley has upcoming coat distribution dates scheduled for December. Coats will be distributed from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today and 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Friendship United Methodist and Seventh-day churches at the corner of Seventh and Barclay streets.

Datebook for Dec. 1

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 50 and older at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. Call 871-7676. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Love In The Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley has a coat distribution at Friendship United Methodist and Seventh-day churches at the corner of Seventh and Barclay streets. Anyone who needs a coat may receive one regardless of their income. Love INC limits residents to one coat per person per year. Call Love INC at 826-4400.

Max S. Snare: ‘Stay in good, old Craig’

To the editor: Oh dear. Look out. There’s a deer. Run for your life, hide in the house. My poor little lap dog is running for cover. Maybe I should move to Florida, but wait — don’t the alligators come into your yard and pool in Florida? I know. I’ll go to Arizona, but wait — don’t they have rattlesnakes and maybe killer bees in Arizona?

Ron and Betty Gorbet: ‘Are you people serious?’

To the editor: First we are told that one of the most docile and timid creatures on this planet has turned vicious and started killing dogs and standing up to people who are chasing them with brooms, and now if you sit in the grass or are in contact with deer droppings, you are going to catch some dreaded disease. Are you people serious? After doing some extensive research, we found one undocumented case of Elk droppings making eight children in Evergreen sick with Ecoli.

Editorial: Honoring a hero

The headline on Monday’s Craig Daily Press front page story, “Worthy of Far Greater,” was a fitting description of a recent effort to recognize Major William E. Adams, a late Craig resident and recipient of the Medal of Honor. On Saturday, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62 members gathered on the side of Colorado Highway 13 for a dedication ceremony. The veterans were there to name Moffat County’s portion of the highway after Adams, the U.S. Army pilot whose heroic efforts to rescue wounded soldiers in Vietnam resulted in him posthumously receiving the highest military distinction our country has to offer.

Annie's Mailbox: Pregnancy puts woman in bind

Dear Annie: I am a 22-year-old single mother. Two weeks ago, I left my boyfriend when he began to be physically abusive in front of our child. We currently are under a court order to have no contact with each other, but I keep in close touch with his parents.

Hayden tree fundraiser is Sunday

Organizers optimistic about raising money for local groups

Hayden Christmas Tree Fes­tival organizer Lori Laird said she hopes the annual fundraising event, in spite of the economic recession, is as successful as last year’s. Laird, of the Friends of the Christmas Tree Festival group, said the 2009 event raised nearly $5,000 for local nonprofit groups.

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October unemployment hits 9.2 percent in Routt County

Jobless rate up from September’s 8.5 percent

More than 1,200 jobless Routt County residents could be affected by a loss of federal benefits that expired Tuesday after an extension failed in the U.S. Senate. Routt County’s unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in October, an increase from 8.5 percent in September.

Horoscope for Dec. 1

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — A unique situation might develop in which you start out doing a favor for another, but end up with large gains occurring for you as well, due to a surprise twist. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — A staunch supporter working behind the scenes on your behalf will be help you fulfill an ambitious aim. When you hear about it, you will be thankful for his/her aid.