News for Wednesday, March 10, 2010



Michelle Balleck: Weekend plans: Spring cleaning ... and beer pong!

There’s not an abundance of activities in Craig this weekend, which may be a welcome change.

On the Record for March 10, 2010

On the Record for March 10, 2010

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Woman killed when boulder hits car near Mount Harris on Wednesday

Craig resident headed to work in Steamboat when rock struck car

Craig resident Karen Lynn Evanoff died Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 40 east of Hayden when a boulder fell on the roof of the car she was riding in, killing her instantly.

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Broad reactions in wake of Steamboat 700 election

Voters’ denial of annexation spurs celebration, regret across city

Steamboat 700 supporters and opponents agreed on one thing Tuesday night: Voters’ rejection of the annexation means it’s time for the city to update its community plan and rethink how to handle growth in coming years.

Tuesday's Moffat County Commission action items

t its regular Tuesday meeting, the Moffat County Commission: • Approved, 3-0, warrant resolutions for the month of February totaling $187,504.07.

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MCHS girls basketball team celebrates at end-of-season banquet

Moffat County High School seniors Amanda Snyder, Jessi Moser and Lindsey Yoast, along with juniors Nike Cleverly, Justine Hathhorn, Maddy Jourgensen, Callie Papoulas and Lauren Roberts were recognized Tuesday for making the Colorado High School Activities Association all-academic first team.

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Moffat County United Way exceeds its goal

In a year plagued with economic woes, budget cutbacks and financial strain on many households, Moffat County United Way faced an uphill battle for its 2010 fundraising campaign. But it prevailed, with the 2010 campaign raising more than $515,000, exceeding its goal of $485,000 and setting a new record.

Jo Ann Baxter appointed to state education council

Gov. Ritter names School Board president to 15-member Council for Educator Effectiveness

Moffat County School Board President Jo Ann Baxter was appointed to the Colorado Council for Educator Effectiveness in an announcement Thursday from Gov. Bill Ritter’s office.

Police chief provides annual report to City Council

Police calls for service increased in 2009

Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta described 2009 as “successful” but still having its down moments. Still, the police chief told the Craig City Council during its Tuesday night meeting that his department is moving forward.

Patrick Wayne Germond: Vote on principles

I would like to welcome candidates and citizens alike to this year’s election cycle on behalf of your local Tea Party, Bears Ears Patriots, formerly known as the Northwest Colorado Tea Party Patriots.

Craig briefs: Food orders can be submitted today

Purchasing for SHARE Craig food orders is scheduled for today.

Police blotter for March 10

Police blotter for March 10

Our View: Just in case

The Editorial Board was pleased to see our emergency responders acting proactively, working out the process kinks and training for the day no one hopes will ever come.

Jackie Adams: Seat belt use

On Feb. 22, my daughter was driving down Finley Lane and saw a state trooper but ignored him. She then drove to K-Mart, where he turned his lights on and she pulled over. He walked up and asked her if she knew why he stopped her. She said she didn’t.

Hayden School Board to hear survey results

Officials to consider options for next year’s budget cuts

The question is not if cuts will be made next year, but where the money will be taken from as the Hayden School District predicts a 10 percent cut in state funding. To prepare for the cuts at a Hayden School Board meeting next week, the board will meet at 5 p.m. today to discuss the results of a community survey and lay the outline for budget reductions.

Daily horoscope for March 10

Daily horoscope for March 10

Andy Bockelman: Batten down your mental hatches

With the strike of a match, the main character of “Shutter Island” takes a peek at something disturbing in pitch black. And through an American film legend’s near effortless touch, we in the audience are attuned to his every move as he recoils.

Sports briefs: 6 Bad Dogs claim 1st place in Grand Junction

Wrestling during Saturday’s Little Warrior Tournament in Grand Junction, the Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestling team was able to claim six first-place medals.

Annie's Mailbox: Wife’s intimacy is peculiar

Dear Annie: I have been married to a beautiful woman for more than 10 years, and we have been together for nearly 20. In spite of our close relationship, I am troubled by the increasingly peculiar nature of our intimate lives.

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I-70 closure causes concerns in Steamboat

Some traffic, no major backups as slide diverts cars to US 40

Over-the-road trucks rumbled through Steamboat Springs in greater numbers than usual Tuesday afternoon, but civic leaders were looking out a month to the scheduled repaving of Lincoln Avenue/U.S. Highway 40.

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Olympians to visit troops

Nordic combined team will travel to meet, greet US forces

The U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team — winners of seven Olympic medals — will take part in the Armed Forces Enter­tainment “Olympic Heavy Medal Tour” in early April. The tour will take Olympic medalists Johnny Spillane, Billy Demong, Todd Lodwick and Brett Camerota on a special tour to visit troops at U.S. military bases around the globe.

Datebook for March 10

Datebook for March 10