News for Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Michelle Balleck: Dogs, mud & dancing — all right here

Take your pick. Fun in Craig, or a few minutes either way on the highway this weekend. I don’t think there’s any way to go wrong. Me? I’ll be headed to garage sales with my little guy — yay for garage sale season! — and then to two weddings — yay for wedding season! Big fat fun weekend!

Farm to table: Grant Family Farms agriculture program expands to Craig

Something as simple as a carrot may have traveled 1,800 miles or more before arriving at Yampa Valley dinner tables, Steamboat Springs resident Michael Moss said. The funny thing is, Colorado — and most other states — can grow carrots.

On the Record for June 9, 2010

On the Record for June 9, 2010

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Bear sneaks into Steamboat home

Dakota Ridge incident indicative of increased spring encounters

Mike and Arlene Zopf are accustomed to seeing bears around their Steamboat Springs home, but Tuesday afternoon marked the first time a bear entered their home and helped himself to the porridge — or in this case, oatmeal and apples.

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Yampa nearing peak flow in Craig

River running higher than average peak stream flow

The Yampa River’s flow in Craig is running faster than average, but the National Weather Service in Grand Junction expects the river to peak this week and continually decrease thereafter.

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MCHS graduate drafted by Tampa Bay

Chris Winder goes in the 27th round of the MLB first-year player draft

Chris Winder, a 2008 Moffat County High School graduate, was drafted Tuesday during the annual Major League Baseball first-year player draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Winder, who had recently completed his sophomore year at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas, was taken in the 27th round.

Editorial: Back on the tracks

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Moffat County delays decision on medical marijuana

The Moffat County Commission delayed its decision Tuesday to extend the medical marijuana dispensary moratorium.

Craig City council examines river erosion

Craig resident Jackie Crider said the flow of Fortification Creek has been eroding her back yard of her home for years.

Datebook for June 9

8 a.m. to noon. Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Highway 394, hosts its annual Junior Golf Camp for golfers 4 to 17. The cost is $40 per golfer. Call the golf course at 824-3673.

Craig Briefs: Business mixer set for Thursday

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors is offering a business after-hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Moffat County Summer school math and reading programs offer credit, a head start

About 30 Moffat County School District students gathered Tuesday to spend the morning at the last place they wanted to be during summer vacation: school.

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Maybell Dog Agility Trials set for this weekend

Maybell Park is no ordinary campground this month.

Annie's Mailbox: Should I try to get my kids' father to do something

Dear Annie: I have a toddler and another child on the way.

Horoscope for June 9

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — There isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t work on a couple of things simultaneously if you can handle them without any trouble. Doing so might confuse others, but not the sign of the Twins.

Hampton: Be informed for election

Wow. Did you attend the Grand Olde West Days parade Saturday? It’s for sure that campaign season is in full swing.

Moffat County escapee Nuebel arrested in Grand Junction

An inmate who walked away from a work detail last week at the Moffat County Public Safety Center was arrested Sunday night by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department.

Racing results from week 2 at Hayden Speedway

At the second race of the Hayden Speedway’s 2010 season, the track saw four racers claim the checkered flag.