News for Tuesday, June 8, 2010



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Routt County approves medical marijuana dispensary moratorium

Commissioners' vote was unanimous

No members of the public showed up to speak Tuesday afternoon as the Routt County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities in rural parts of the county.

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Former Craig police officer sentenced

Ken Johnson gets seven days in jail, two years probation

Ken Johnson, a former Craig Police Department detective, was sentenced today in Moffat County District Court to serve seven days in jail at the Rio Blanco County Detention Center.

‘Prince of Persia’ a sand-swept waste of time

What can you say about a movie such as “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time?” Well, like sands through the hourglass, these are the days … Wait, that’s from something else entirely. But then, if you’ve seen this movie, you’ll know it really doesn’t deserve a catchy tagline.

Golf tournament benefits two Moffat County grads

Sheriff’s Office dedicates Saturday event to U.S. military

Fifteen teams participated Saturday in the 23rd annual Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament, an event that raises money for graduating high school seniors. This year’s tournament was dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. military, and was hosted at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

On the Record for June 8, 2010

On the Record for June 8, 2010

Student News: Thompson honored

Gavin Thompson, a 2009 Moffat County High School graduate and student at Western State College,

Annie's Mailbox: They deserve to know their genetic history

Dear Annie: I have two wonderful cousins, a brother and sister, related to me through their father. Both are now in their 50s and have seven children between them.

Student News: Mosbey named to dean's list

Stayton Mosbey, a 2009 Moffat County High School graduate,

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Goodwin returns to Hayden Speedway

At the beginning of last summer’s race season at the Hayden Speedway, driver Travis Goodwin had a bit of hard luck.

Moffat County real estate transactions for April 2010


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FFA convention comes to Craig

Mandi Ellgen, who will be a senior at Moffat County High School in the fall, recently won the FFA’s district competition for extemporaneous speaking.

Datebook for June 8

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome. Call 826-4444.

Craig Briefs: Fitness center to host seminar

Holistic Health & Fitness, 420 Breeze St., will host a presentation on Grant Family Farms Community Supported Agriculture at 6:30 p.m. today.

Senior Spotlight for June 8

As I watched my grandchildren and great-grandchildren gather around to help my daughter, Judy, blow out the birthday candles on her cake, I “said how blessed I am to have a family like this.”

Horoscope for June 8

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — You could find yourself more earnestly keeping your mind on something that needs solving, and consequently coming up with the answer.

Student News: Robert Byrnes and James Hebert earn Eagle Scout ranking

Robert Byrnes, left, and James Hebert

Hard rock near base delays Swinging Bridge project in Craig

Completion of the Swinging Bridge rehabilitation project has been delayed by about a month due to hard rock buried near the bridge’s anchor blocks.

Maren Schmidt: Win-win education

Our current educational system, as most of our society, is set up to reflect a culture that uses language and thinking based on competitive sports and combat.