News for Wednesday, March 3, 2010



Michelle Balleck: Variety spices up the weekend

There’s a good variety of happenings this weekend, from a wild party to laidback movie selections. Take your pick of the style of weekend you’d like.

YVEA: Squirrels culprit behind Tuesday night power outage

An estimated 280 Craig residences were without power late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning due to an outage. The outage was reported at 11:48 p.m. Tuesday, and reached from Rose to School streets and from Third to Eighth streets.

On the Record for March 3, 2010

On the Record for March 3, 2010

Annie's Mailbox: In love with wife’s daughter

Dear Annie: My wife of four years passed away rather quickly last year, and I was devastated. She was only 42. I am 49. Her 22-year-old daughter came to live with me, and we began consoling each other. She is the spitting image of her mother. The problem is, we have fallen in love.

Our View: Daily Press committed to Web

Change isn’t always easy, and it isn’t always popular. But we’ve got to grow with the times. And the Craig Daily Press is no exception. In the new world of social networking and instant information, the Daily Press is keeping up and the Editorial Board contends that’s exactly what readers should expect from their news source.

Craig sports briefs: Deven Mosman brings home youth gold

Wrestling at Saturday’s Colorado All State Youth Wrestling Tournament, the Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestling team brought 37 grapplers to compete against the state’s top youth wrestlers.

OHV club seeks members

Yampa Valley group planning March 15 meeting

With the winter coming to a close, Delaine Brown and the Yampa Valley OHV Trailriders Club are ready to start hitting the trails. Brown, the club’s president, said the club will start its second season at 7 p.m. March 15 with a meeting at Moffat County High School.

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: If you smoke, you smoke

Her lips are freshly stained red from her Dior lipstick, her shirt neatly tucked into her trendy dark washed denim jeans. And her gold jewels adorn the Mediterranean blue sweater wrapped around her neck. And even though she is cleaning the house and cooking for her guests, she looks like an ad torn from the pages of a fashion magazine.

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Former Cork and Bottle owner Roy Southard dies at 70

For 34 years, the only fixture more permanent in the Cork and Bottle liquor store than owner Roy Southard was a chair next to the counter. Anyone who sat in that chair, whether it was one of Southard’s many nieces and nephews or a regular customer, was likely to be treated to a piece of life advice or an old fishing tale.

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Cole White steps down from VNA

Although a new job opportunity may have relocated him to Kremmling a few days a week, Cole White’s investment in the Moffat County community will not waver. “I moved to Craig as much for the community as I did the job offer,” he said about moving his family to Moffat County four years ago. “My ties to Craig will remain.”

Datebook for March 3, 2010


Craig briefs: Library hosts game nights, story-times

The Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries hosts story-times and family game nights throughout the month of March.

Law could end Wiggins’ run for Routt County sheriff

ACET leader to continue campaign while Hatch Act is examined

Garrett Wiggins is looking into a 1939 federal law that could prevent him from running for elected office, but he said he is continuing his campaign until the question is resolved.

Hill named MCTA director

The Moffat County Tourism Association board announced Marilynn Hill will be its new director. The MCTA board voted by anonymous pa­­per ballot, 4-3, Tuesday for Hill, 46, formerly of Parker.

Horoscopes for March 3, 2010

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you rely more on yourself and less on others, several endeavors over which you have personal control will start to pay off in ways that will be extremely important to you.