News for Tuesday, January 12, 2010



Bulldogs boys, girls basketball teams fall in Grand Junction

MCHS basketball teams lose on road

Although the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team lost Tuesday night, coach Craig Mortensen said he was pleased with the effort.

Local man announces treasurer candidacy

Craig resident Mike Brinks, 59, filed papers today stating he intends to run for Moffat County treasurer in the November election.

Girls swimmers perform well in Aspen

Swimming Saturday in Aspen, the Moffat County High School girls varsity swim team was able to pick up several accolades.

Eveline Bacon: Thank you, NWCHC

Just like many people, I was struggling to find affordable health care. As a program manager at a nonprofit organization in town, I don’t make much money.

Senior Spotlight for Jan. 12, 2010

While I was trying to see where my crocheting needle was supposed to go next, I thought my life is like this also: At times it’s on the mark, and other times I get in a place where I can’t see which way to go.

Twentymile cuts about 15 full-time employees

Officials: Reduction due to changing operations

Peabody Energy officials confirmed Monday that Twentymile Coal Co., which Peabody owns, recently terminated about 15 full-time positions at the mine. Twentymile is located in Routt County but employs many Moffat County residents.

Craig briefs: Businesses invited to CNCC meeting

Colorado Northwestern Community College is scheduled to host a meeting at 1 p.m. today to provide information to potential subcontractors on the college’s new campus project.

Police Blotter for Jan. 10, 2010

Moffat County Jail

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MCHS freshman Paul Laliberte breaks out in 1st home game

The cheers don’t start when Paul Laliberte steps onto the floor. His baskets don’t create the resounding cheers like Jordan Wilson’s layups or Dylon Camilletti’s 3-pointers. Instead, when Laliberte sinks a free-throw or lands a 3-pointer, there is one cheer he hears more than any other from the crowd.

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Pair of avalanches were human-caused at Rabbit Ears

The tenderness of the snowpack in the Routt County backcountry revealed itself during the weekend, with a pair of human-caused avalanches on Rabbit Ears Pass and several more slides in northern Routt County.

Annie's Mailbox: New, older significant other is a workaholic

Dear Annie: I am a divorced woman in my late 30s, with two young sons. My ex-husband is not a good father, but my boys understand that and accept that he will not be a huge part of their lives.

Student hosts Steamboat 700 meeting

Gates Gooding creates thesis about Steamboat’s growth at MIT

Gates Gooding is hosting a public meeting Thursday night to talk with city residents about Steamboat 700, as the first step in a study to quantify the proposed annexation’s potential impacts. For his graduate thesis at MIT, he hopes to create a scientific, quantifiable study of potential impacts from future local development, or lack thereof.

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Men’s hockey finishes 1-3

Lone home tournament for Craig Red Dogs brings out tough competition

If Spencer Wayman didn’t know already, he found out Saturday. Regardless of age, a good hockey player is a good hockey player. Wayman, 18, was the goalie for the Craig Red Dogs in the Yampa Valley Invitational hockey tournament Friday through Sunday.

Datebook for Jan. 12, 2010


Horoscopes for Jan. 12, 2010

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Factors behind the scenes are developing a number of new channels that can be used for personal gain. Research all of them first, however, because a couple won’t fly.

Ski instructor died from suffocation

Grace Lynn McNeil was found Jan. 6

The Arapahoe Basin ski instructor who was found dead at Steamboat Ski Area last week suffocated, Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said Monday. Ryg said autopsy results revealed that Grace Lynn McNeil died of suffocation after falling into a tree well.

Ed Wilkinson: Calendars include valuable veteran information

I have 2010 calendars in my office. The calendar I have is called “Salute to our Veterans.” These calendars have information on veterans’ Web sites, facts about health issues, and many other pertinent information pieces concerning veterans.

Maren Schmidt: Dealing with your child’s dislikes

What’s your child’s favorite food? Color? Outfit? What does your child dislike? Preferences give important insights into our personalities. For the child who is agreeable in most situations, we have smooth sailing.