News for Friday, January 15, 2010



Bulldogs fall to Palisade

The Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team fell, 69-38, to Palisade High School. In the earlier game, Palisade managed to hang on and top the Moffat County girls team, 39-28.

Craig briefs: Jan. 28 mixer at Wyman Museum

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are holding a business after-hours mixer, hosted by the Wyman Museum, 94350 U.S. Highway 40, and MetLife Insurance, from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 28.

Datebook for Jan. 15, 2010


Annie's Mailbox: How can I trust my husband?

Dear Annie: I have known my husband for nine years, and we’ve been married for the past three. Unfortunately, it has not been a stellar relationship. My husband has a mental health problem that he dealt with by abusing drugs, which resulted in physical, emotional, mental and financial abuse toward me. We are now separated.

Fuel gauge report for Jan. 15, 2010

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon in Craig.

Rev. Karen Gibson: The hidden deceiver: Fear

Franklin Delano Roosevelt reassured Americans that “we have nothing to fear, but fear itself.” I do not know whether he was basing his quote on the facts of the Bible or not. Last week, when the phone began ringing again, after the Christmas and New Year break was over, I told myself to face some of the unidentified callers and tell them I wanted to be taken off their calling lists.

Craig sports briefs: Moffat County Invitational swim meet scheduled for Jan. 23 has been canceled

The Jan. 23 Moffat County Invitational swim meet has been canceled. Delta High School will be unable to attend the one-day meet.

Craig Planning and Zoning Commission meeting agenda

Craig Planning and Zoning Commission meeting

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Bulldogs boys basketball aims for 2

Weekend trip to Palisade, Delta pits Moffat County against league foes

Heading into a weekend against two physical Western Slope League teams, Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball coach Steve Maneotis said he wants to see one thing from his team. “Effort,” he said. “Our effort isn’t where it needs to be.”

Investigations ongoing in burglary, arson cases

Craig police still are following leads on a recent burglary at the Moffat County Courthouse, Sergeant John Forgay said. The courthouse was broken into Nov. 11, 2009, on Veterans Day, when staff was off work for the holiday.

Planning Commission to take up pot issue

Oak Creek Town Board declines to take action on dispensary

The Oak Creek Town Board on Thursday declined to institute a moratorium or take other action regarding a potential medical marijuana dispensary in the town. The town’s Planning Commission is slated to take up the issue at 7 p.m. Wednesday and can make recommendations to the town board after the hearing.

Pot providers test business models

Medical marijuana dispensaries seek distribution methods in light of city law

The number of licensed medical marijuana users in Routt County doubled during the course of three months in 2009, and local dispensaries and caregivers are moving in to fill the demand — including in ways the city deems illegal.

MCHS Student Council: Thank you for support

The Moffat County High School Student Council would like to thank MCHS students and staff, as well as the local community for their support for our Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser.

Luke Schafer: Sorting out the rhetoric

During the past year or so, I’ve continually heard and read how the new Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission rules have “driven out industry.” In fact, just last week in response to Gov. Ritter’s decision to not seek re-election, I saw our own county commissioner, Tom Mathers, say “He shut our industry down here. He’s one reason we’re in the shape we’re in, in Moffat Coun­ty.”

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Adaptive camp opens doors for wounded warriors

The Wounded Warrior program has been a part of the All Mountain Adaptive Ski Camp at Steamboat Ski Area in each of its five years, and in 2010, seven disabled veterans attended. Adaptive Adventures, which host the camp with Access Anything and Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, is celebrating its 10th year.

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Girls basketball looks to continue league streak

Starting tonight, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team will find itself in familiar territory. On the road. At 5 p.m. today, the Bulldogs (4-7 overall, 2-0 in Western Slope League play) will play at Palisade. At 4 p.m. Saturday, the team will play at Delta.

Horoscopes for Jan. 15, 2010

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Obstacles or challenges aren’t likely to keep you from accomplishing something close to your heart. Instead, any problems that occur are likely to help you focus like a laser beam.

Yampa Valley Partners to hire regional energy coordinator

When asked why local governments would be interested in talking to a community energy coordinator, Kate Nowak gave possibly one of the most attractive reasons: money.

Over A Cup of Coffee: Sister Darlene comes through again with ‘Salmon Ball’

This week’s column begins with some exciting news concerning two food preservation workshops scheduled for January and February in Craig. Both workshops will take place at the Moffat County Extension Kitchen, 539 Barclay St. The workshops are open to anyone: those who want to learn to preserve foods and those who want to update home canning techniques and knowledge.

Police Blotter for Jan. 13, 2010

Craig Police Department

Janet Sheridan: I’ve misplaced my derring-do

Old-timer Ernie waxed philosophic when he ate corn: the more gnawed cobs, the more profound his utterances. During a six-cob session, he told me the best thing about being old: No one expected anything of him anymore, and when he did stir himself to action, people expressed amazement and appreciation.

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Banding together to fight bullying

Moffat County School District trying to head off teasing, harassment

Tracer Hickman and Blake Ludgate sat across from each other at a table during sixth-grade lunch Thursday afternoon at Craig Middle School. As he finished up an apple, Tracer absentmindedly worked on homework while he joked with his friends just before the bell rang.