News for Monday, March 8, 2010



St. John to run for commission seat

Tony St. John announced his candidacy for Moffat County Commission on Monday in an email to the Craig Daily Press. St. John will be running for District 2 against incumbent Audrey Danner and Tami Barnes of the Moffat County Tea Party.

Residents trade dialogue with state, congressional candidates

Hopefuls attend informal forum Sunday in Craig

Residents had the opportunity to meet with state and congressional candidates during an informal forum Sunday at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Craig. More than 30 residents attend­ed the event, hosted by John and Corrie Ponikvar, and were able to speak with the candidates or their representatives and ask questions.

On the Record for March 8, 2010

On the Record for March 8, 2010

Moe, St. John announce intent to seek county commission seats

New contenders emerge

Two longtime local residents announced their candidacies Mon­­day for the Moffat County Commission. Tony St. John, 68, a republican, is running for the District 2 seat, and Frank Moe is running for District 3.

Horoscope for March 8

Horoscope for March 8

Annie's Mailbox: Neighbors paying high price for victimization

Dear Annie: My neighbors, “The Smiths,” are new members in the community. Recently, their 8-year-old son went to play at a classmate’s home.

Craig briefs: Habitat Partnership to meet Tuesday

The Northwest Colorado Habitat Partnership Program committee is scheduled to host its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way.

Datebook for March 8

Datebook for March 8

Bryce Jacobson: Furniture Gallery diversifying inventory

Steve Bell, owner of Furniture Gallery in Craig, has brought in a new line of furniture that is affordable for everyone, a value-priced selection from Ashley.

Steamboat 700 campaign tops $100K

Developers continue heavy spending for annexation votes; Let’s Vote reports $4K

Supporters and opponents of the proposed Steamboat 700 annexation continued their heavy campaign spending in February, pouring thousands of dollars into local media outlets and businesses in an effort to spread their messages leading into the final days of the election on Referendum A.

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SOS reaches out to Craig

Students travel to Steamboat Springs for 5 days of snowboarding

Through the Snowboard Out­reach Society, a nonprofit organization founded in Vail in 1993, and the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 14 Moffat County children were given the opportunity to learn how to snowboard.

Aging Well: Preparing for the unthinkable

The “it can’t happen here” mentality makes Jim Johnsen’s job challenging. When he’s not helping coordinate local emergency response, Johnsen educates people about how to prepare for devastating fires, floods or other man-made or natural disasters likely to happen, at some point, in our remote region of the state.

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Your Community Snapshots for March 8

Here are some of February’s entries for the Super Bowl and Valentine’s categories in the Craig Daily Press Your Community Snapshots photo contest.

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Craig Middle School grapplers finish 3rd in Hayden

For Ashlee Griffiths, pinning three opponents in a row was all in a day’s work at the March 6 Northwest Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Hay­den. The Craig Middle School grappler was unmatched in the 85-pound class, as she won her weight class. Griffiths, one of two girls on the team, was able to pin all of her opponents in the first round.

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Emergency medical services train with mass casualty scenarios

Once a year, the Moffat County Emergency Manage­ment Council organizes a training exercise to test protocols and cohesion among several agencies, including the Craig Police Department, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, Craig Fire/Rescue, The Memorial Hospital EMS, Search and Rescue and dispatch.

H. Neal Glanville: Stuff that makes a friendship

For 40 years, people have asked me why Roy Southard and I were friends. I could tell you stories that would make you cry and laugh until your pants are wet. But they’d only be stories of the fun we had.