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On the Record for Feb. 4, 2010

On the Record for Feb. 4, 2010

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Craig police step up school patrols amid reports of child enticement

Recent reports of child enticement have prompted the Craig Police Department to step up patrol efforts around schools, police reported Thursday in a news release. The police department reported that there have been two incidents in the past two days of strangers approaching children walking to or from school.

Mottlau brothers testify against Capotes in Steamboat

Third day of testimony in assault case continues this afternoon

Under cross-examination this morning, Michael Wesley Mottlau bristled when asked how much he had to drink the night that Richard Lopez was injured in what would turn out to be a fatal altercation.

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ILC receives funds for building upgrades

For Evelyn Tileston, executive director of the Independent Life Center, the past few months have been a “dream come true.” Months after purchasing the building located at 438 Yampa Ave., Tileston and the ILC staff received another boost Wednesday morning in the form of a check for $460,000 to start several building renovation projects.

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MCHS wrestler Scott Mann describes his go-to move

In wrestling, there is a specialized move for almost any situation or preference. For Moffat County High School senior Scott Mann, there’s one he calls his favorite. Popularized by 1972 Olympic silver medalist Rich Sanders, the Sanders’ Cradle is the preferred way Mann, who has 21 pins on the season, finishes an opponent.

Steamboat Springs resident making congressional bid stops in Craig

Despite a laundry list of accomplishments, ranging from Army Ranger, lawyer, author and outdoor enthusiast, what Bob McConnell is most proud of is what his wife calls “cowboy virtues.” As he tours the Western Slope promoting his Republican bid for the Third Congressional District seat in Congress, McConnell hopes to show residents that his virtues transfer to government. McConnell stopped Tuesday in Craig and spent Wednesday at Twentymile Coal Co.

MCHS wrestling team recovers from injuries

As the season winds down, the Moffat County High School boys varsity wrestling team is setting itself up nicely for not just the regional meet, but the state meet as well, coach Roman Gutierrez said.

Jan Fritz: Cancer care available

We are quite concerned that a Jan. 28 article in the Craig Daily Press misrepresented the availability of cancer care in the Yampa Valley.

Horoscope for Feb. 4, 2010

Horoscope for Feb. 4, 2010

Craig Briefs: Community suicide forum is tonight

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide will host the Suicide, Depression and the Grief Process free community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop.

Police Blotter for Feb. 4

Police Blotter for Feb. 4

Government update for Feb. 4, 2010

Government update for Feb. 4, 2010

Cathy Hamilton: Lifetime pass? Don’t think so

Oh, goodie! I said, sarcastically, while throwing a bunch of my husband’s old Sports Illustrateds into the recycling bin. “It’s almost time for another swimsuit edition.” “Not necessarily,” my spouse replied. Boinnnnggg! I made a feeble attempt to wrap my head around this new information.

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Michael Mottlau testifies in Capote trial about night Lopez was hurt

Michael Wesley Mottlau, who described Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lopez as his best friend, testified Wednesday about the events of Jan. 1 and 2, 2009, that led to Lopez’s death. Mottlau and his younger brother, Timothy Mottlau, were with Lopez when the group quarreled with David and Eduardo Capote and were present for the reported assault that led to Lopez’s death. Taking the stand at the end of the second day of testimony, Michael Mottlau recounted how he and his companions were at the Tap House Sports Grill, where he said the Capotes heckled them for their selection of song.

Datebook for Feb. 4, 2010

Datebook for Feb. 4, 2010

Annie's Mailbox: Husband has substance abuse problem

Dear Annie: I have a daughter from a previous marriage, and my husband and I have a son together. The problem is, my husband ignores my daughter.