News for Tuesday, March 2, 2010



On the Record for March 2, 2010

On the Record for March 2, 2010

Section 8 housing back in Moffat County

After nearly 18 months of out-of-town management, the Section 8 housing vouchers are back under Moffat County supervision. At its Tuesday meeting, the Moffat County Commission voted, 2-0, to approve a contract with the Moffat County Housing Authority to oversee the administration of the housing vouchers.

Craig briefs: Food distributions are Wednesday

Special food supplement distributions will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at 330 Stegosaurus Freeway, Dinosaur, and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at 595 Breeze St., Craig.

Police Blotter for Feb. 28, 2010

The Memorial Hospital EMS

Senior Spotlight for March 2, 2010

March is a good time to think of spring cleaning. Getting ready for new beginnings and the promise that spring brings. Although spring comes officially this month on the calendar, I always say it’s not going to quit snowing until after Easter, which is in April this year. So don’t put your winter clothes away yet.

Eric Hansen, Casey Kilpatrick and the Moffat County High School Speech and Debate Team: Tournament a success

Last weekend, the Moffat County Speech and Debate Team hosted the District Tournament. During the weekend, multiple businesses and people were key to the success of our tournament, and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank them.

Kenneth Rice: High gas prices?

When the price of oil is down, why are gas prices going up? No refinery has been hit by a hurricane, sales at the pump are down, people are cutting down or back on purchases. It should be a surplus, and prices are going down. It seems we are also higher in Craig.

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MCHS seniors eye track and field records

Lindsey Yoast and Brian Ivy could claim school track records

For Lindsey Yoast, a successful year throwing the discus ends in one place. With her name on the Moffat County High School’s wall of records. Located in the main entrance of the high school, the wall carries the records of all former MCHS track and field stars, and if Yoast has her way, her name would join the ranks.

Horoscopes for March 2, 2010

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Your natural abilities to listen and detect are extremely sharp. If you feel deprived of essential information in certain situations, now is the time to probe and investigate.

Steamboat sales tax slide continues

January collections down 8 percent; West Steamboat hit hard

City sales tax collections continue to slide in front of a rapidly approaching shoulder season that could push some downtown businesses over the edge. The city of Steamboat Springs collected about $150,000 less in total sales tax revenues in January 2010 than it did in January 2009, a decrease of about 8 percent.

Moffat County gears up for local and state elections

With elections soon ap­­proa­ching, Moffat County elections supervisor Lila Herod is pushing to raise voter awareness. Located in the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, Herod’s office is the Moffat County elections headquarters. There, residents can find information on the upcoming elections, deadlines and forms for both candidates and voters.

Annie's Mailbox: Couple needs help

Dear Annie: My good friend “Allie” works full time and lives in low-income housing. Like many others, she lives day to day. Allie has befriended a couple that has fallen on hard times. From time to time, she allows them to live with her.

Maren Schmidt: When nuthin' goes right for nobody

Ever have those frazzled times with the kids? And spouse? Where everyone seems irritable? Where each family member appears to be a nemesis to each other’s happiness? Ever have a day, a week, or more, where “nuthin’ went right for nobody?”

John Ponikvar: Danner’s actions

Today, I have contacted the Office of Special Counsel in Washington D.C. to ask for an advisory opinion regarding the Hatch Act and candidacy of Audrey Danner for Moffat County commissioner, District 2.

CNCC awards bid for construction project

College to utilize renewable energy

Colorado Northwestern Com­munity College has awarded the bid for its latest project. The college announced Mon­day that it will employ Aurora firm Adolfson & Peterson Construction for the construction of a new Craig campus on its parcel of land on Moffat County Road 7.

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Drilling permit dip concerns officials

Moffat County saw a decrease in drilling permit applications filed by oil and natural gas companies in 2009. Some area officials say new regulations designed to better protect wildlife and the environment from potential harm caused by drilling for oil and gas are to blame, while others point to a downward economy or a drop in natural gas prices.

Datebook for March 2, 2010


Former KRAI radio personality, Craig mayor Richard Bonderud dies at 82

In order to hear the voice of community involvement in Craig during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, all one had to do was turn on their radio. But that voice has signed off for the final time. Richard “Dick” Bonderud, of Palisade, died Saturday in Grand Junction’s Hospice Care Center at the age of 82.