News for Monday, January 25, 2010



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Commission appoints Kinkaid to TMH board

Commission votes, 2-1, on decision; meeting tonight will begin 5-year term

The Moffat County Com­mission agreed Tuesday morning that choosing between two candidates vying for an open seat on The Memorial Hospital board was not easy. In the end, the commission voted, 2-1, to appoint John Kinkaid to the board for a five-year term.

Police Blotter for Jan. 22 to 24

Police Blotter for Jan. 22 to 24

Judge denies Capote's attempt to invoke marital privilege

Eduardo Capote cannot prevent wife from testifying at trial

Eduardo Capote cannot prevent his wife from testifying during his assault trial scheduled to begin next week, a judge ruled Monday morning. Capote and his brother, David, face assault charges in connection with a downtown Steamboat Springs altercation in January 2009 that led to the death of Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lopez. Jury selection in their case begins Feb. 1.

Commission to fill TMH vacancy Tuesday

Kinkaid, Luke interview for five-year term on hospital board

The Moffat County Commission interviewed two candidates Monday morning for an open seat on The Memorial Hospital board once held by Corrie Ponikvar. Ponikvar's five-year term ended this month, and she decided not to reapply for the position.

Bad Dogs Bee all they can Bee

Team places first at Beehive Brawl

Coming off a strong performance in Las Vegas, the Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestling team took 38 wrestlers to the Jan. 23 Beehive Brawl in Richfield, Utah.

Stranded snowmobilers return safely to Columbine

5 men missing in North Routt on Sunday return safely

A group of five local snowmobilers who weathered a stiff snowstorm overnight in the backcountry returned safely to the Columbine parking lot in North Routt County at 9:30 a.m. Monday, just as 20 searchers in three groups prepared to set out to look for them.

Datebook for Jan. 25

Datebook for Jan. 25

Horoscope for Jan. 25

Horoscope for Jan. 25

Bryce Jacobson: New York Life adds licensed personnel

Tracey Parrish recently passed her securities licensure requirements and now can begin selling life insurance, long-term care, 401k, annuities, IRAs and other investment products offered by New York Life.

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Your Community Snapshots for Jan. 25

Here are some of December’s entries for the holidays and gift-wrapping categories in the Craig Daily Press’ Your Community Snapshots photo contest.

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A strike against disease

Bowling fundraiser brings in money for Hayden family

After weeks of hospital visits, 6-year-old Logan Morrison, of Hayden, needed a way to take his mind off his medical situation. The community raised more than $4,000 at Saturday’s fundraiser for the Morrison family at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center in Craig to help with medical treatments after Logan was diagnosed in December with Burkitt's lymphoma.

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Wellness clinics help seniors monitor their health

Health is a personal matter, and senior wellness clinics involve more than checking a person’s weight, blood pressure and other vitals. The drop-in clinics, offered by the Aging Well program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, are about developing relationships so seniors feel comfortable discussing issues affecting their well-being.

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Oak Creek family raises funds for medical ‘voice box’

For the first time in his life, Tanner Tritz has a real voice. Born with cerebral palsy and plagued by seizures, Tanner, 11, has been unable to communicate clearly until recently, when his family learned about a device that acts as a voice box.

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Dancers shine bright at Diamonds & Spurs

One of Craig’s most popular annual events, the Rotary Club’s Diamonds & Spurs dinner and dance, marked its 13th consecutive year Saturday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

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My life, my words: Carrie Lira: Life captured on film

“I’m a mom. I’ve got two kids, a boy and a girl. I’m a wife, and then I work here. I don’t really do anything else.

Poisonous plants, rangeland grasses focus of upcoming workshop

Poisonous Plants and New Developments in Rangeland Grasses is an informative workshop scheduled for Feb. 3 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave.

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Bulldogs hockey team ices Blades

Moffat County High School hockey splits weekend with Gunnison

Based on the results, Moffat County’s Jarret Walt might want to stay at center. Playing in his first full game at the new position, Walt scored a goal in the Bulldogs’ 3-2 victory against visiting Gunnison on Sunday. The Bulldogs were coming off a 3-1 Saturday night loss to Gunnison at the Moffat County Ice Arena.

H. Neal Glanville: Willing to ride, help pals

I’m still not sure which of the Manning brothers got the phone call from Sally, but that call was all it took. The next morning, two pickups and a loaded four-up horse trailer left Cora, Wyo., headed south to Nevada. I had no idea who Sally was and even less why it was so dang important to drive straight through Utah, the party state of America.

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Snowmobile Club raises scholarship money through event

The Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club hosted its ninth annual Poker Run on Saturday at the Freeman trail area north of Craig. The event had a turnout of nearly 100 entrants for the 30-mile snowmobile contest, bringing in about $1,800 for the group’s fundraising effort for Moffat County High School scholarships.

Craig briefs: AARP to hear about local census efforts

Craig AARP Chapter No. 1418 is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. today at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St.

Annie's Mailbox: Granddaughters are being disrespectful

Dear Annie: I have two 21-year-old granddaughters who live in different states. My son was never married to “Shannon’s” mother, and there are a lot of hard feelings between them.

Government update for Jan. 25 and 26

Government update for Jan. 25 and 26