News for Thursday, January 28, 2010



On the Record for Jan. 28, 2010

On the Record for Jan. 28, 2010

Suspect in underage drinking party arrested

Ryan Atkinson, 25, turned himself in to the Routt County Sheriff's Office this morning. He is suspected of supplying alcohol at an underage drinking party that left a teenage girl in a coma.

Craig briefs: Mixer is today at Wyman Museum

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting a business after-hours mixer, hosted by the Wyman Museum, 94350 U.S. Highway 40, and MetLife Insurance, from 5 to 7 p.m. today. There will be food, drinks and a chance to win door prizes.

Oncology clinic in TMH future

Chemotherapy to be offered in Moffat County

George Rohrich, The Mem­orial Hospital chief executive director, had what he called “big and exciting news” for the board at its monthly meeting Wednesday. During his report, he mentioned Beka Warren, interim chief clinical officer, had taken the lead on bringing an oncology ward back to Moffat County.

Craig man charged in Wyoming robbery

A 20-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Sweetwater County, Wyo., on allegations that he robbed a Wamsutter restaurant using a pellet gun, according to a Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Lyn Cox: Thanks to community

I am writing because it still amazes me about how generous and wonderful people can be. This past week, my daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Rick Bustad, received an amazing gift.

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Commission considering repairs on Browns Park structure

The Moffat County Com­mission reviewed possible improvement plans Wednesday to the Browns Park swinging bridge on Moffat County Road 83. The commission closed the bridge in November 2009 after county road and bridge staff and a state engineer determined the structure’s support cables too brittle for regular use.

3 local youths place at hoop shoot contest

Participating Jan. 23 at the district Elks Club hoop shoot contest in Salida, Craig’s Josey King was able to claim first place. All told, three Craig youths placed in the event.

Cyber harassment becoming an issue at Craig Middle School

Tiarra Schroeder was surfing the Web when she came across a MySpace page in her name. The page was written from her point of view, and displayed several pictures of her. But there was a problem. She never made the page.

Cathy Hamilton: Stylish types get fleeced with Snuggies

Dear Snuggie makers, I take it all back. The jokes, the insults, the “I wouldn’t be caught deads.” I apologize for the jabs at your late-night TV commercials. I regret my derisive laughter at those people wearing your trademark blanket with sleeves on bleachers and airplanes.

Datebook for Jan. 28, 2010


Horoscopes for Jan. 28, 2010

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You’ll have no trouble being spurred into action when you learn another’s arrangement can directly affect your plans. You’ll make sure that everything turns out to your satisfaction.

Investigators looking for man they say gave alcohol to minors

Routt County Sheriff’s Of­f­ice deputies were searching Wednesday evening for a 26-year-old man who they think supplied alcohol at an underage drinking party that left a 17-year-old girl in a coma. Deputies have issued a warrant for Routt County resident Ryan Atkinson on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and intimidation of a witness.

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MCHS freshman diver close to claiming spot at state meet

For a sport with so many variations, Larissa Grammer has had no problem picking out her favorite dive. The Moffat County High School freshman rode the inward one-and-a-half dive to a first-place finish at the Dec. 19 Moffat County Invitational, and she hopes it will carry her into the state meet.

Annie's Mailbox: In-laws claim we don’t visit them enough

Dear Annie: My in-laws live in a condominium about 35 miles from us. We visit them once a month. My father-in-law does not move around very well and is incontinent. He seldom leaves the condo. My mother-in-law still walks, but only to the grocery store or doctor’s office. She is obviously beginning to slow down.

Rick Barnes: Advice on census

I would like to remind everyone that the only questions you need to answer on the 2010 census is the age, sex, and name of each person in your household, nothing more, no matter how much they ask or threaten with repercussions.

Robert Byrnes: Keep art program

Art is part of the American culture, as well as every culture on the Earth. Literature, applied arts, musicals and choir — they help make up the American culture.

Michelle Balleck: Network, show off & skate off — all in one weekend

This weekend’s plans could include making connections, strutting your stuff and practicing your triple axel. And this is a weekend you could hit all the events without missing a beat.