News for Friday, March 12, 2010



DUI patrols planned for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Colorado State Patrol will set up saturation patrols in Moffat, Rio Blanco, Grand, Routt and Jackson counties. The increased enforcement period begins today and runs through Thursday.

On the Record for March 12, 2010

On the Record for March 12, 2010

Pastor Linda Taylor: Who, me? I wasn’t smoking

I remember when I was a young teenager, and I knew if I smoked, I was somebody important, and if I smoked a cigarette, I was tough and you didn’t mess with me. The truth was that no matter how grown up I thought I was, I didn’t dare smoke around my parents.

Horoscope for March 12

Horoscope for March 12

Craig briefs: Love INC to give out coats today

Love INC distributed more than 525 coats, as well as many mittens, gloves and hats from October through December 2009. The organization is continuing to distribute coats in Craig.

Karen Brown: Thanks for donations

The Community Budget Center would like to thank the Colorado Northwestern Community College pottery class for their generous donation collected during Art Walk. We are so thankful they chose us to benefit from the pottery sale.

Datebook for March 12

Datebook for March 12

Moffat County track running in Aurora today

Relay, field athletes ready for 2nd meet

The Moffat County High School track and field team will compete at 3:15 p.m. today in Aurora at the Ralston Valley Relays. MCHS is coming off a successful first meet of the year. Competing March 5 at the Warrior Relays in Grand Junction, several MCHS events took first place.

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Extracurricular activities top concern among students at budget forum

For many Moffat County High School students gathered in the school library Thursday afternoon, the day doesn’t end when the last bell rings. From speech and debate to swimming, student council to band, many factions of MCHS extracurricular activities were represented during the after-school meeting.

Annie's Mailbox: Brother-in-law acting immaturely

Dear Annie: My sister died seven years ago, and within six months, my brother-in-law was dating. “John” stays in touch with my 96-year-old mother and gives her news of the grandchildren, now in their 20s.

Republican caucuses are drawing near

Moffat County will continue on its election path to November next week. The Moffat County Repub­lican caucuses, which county Republican Central Committee chairman John Ponikvar called “politics at is most basic level,” is scheduled to take place Tuesday.

Janet Sheridan: Preferred seating

Folks seem to stress about seating arrangements as much as they do about telemarketers who call during dinner, deer that eat begonias, and dentists who say, “Oh-oh.” In family vans, at meetings, in office break rooms, on buses and planes, people fuss about who sits where.

Ray Cartwright: Traffic problem

With the damage and closure of I-70 and the detour that is being routed up from Colorado Highway 13 to Craig and then across U.S. Highway 40, something needs to be done about the traffic through downtown Craig.

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Moffat County girls soccer poised for early game

Varsity team to face Eagle Valley on Saturday

For Harry Tripp, the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer’s first year coach, Saturday’s game in Eagle Valley will be his first at the helm. The MCHS girls soccer team will kick off its season at 11 a.m. Saturday, when the junior varsity plays. The varsity team will play at 1 p.m.

Fuel Gauge report for March 12

Fuel Gauge report for March 12

Geologist: Incident that killed Craig resident near Hayden was rare

No additional dangers identified in area on US 40

A Colorado Department of Transportation geologist said the rocky cliff in Mount Harris is relatively safe and that no mitigation work is needed to try to prevent future rockfalls similar to the one that killed Craig resident Karen Evanoff on Wednesday.

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Craig businesses see economic boost from I-70 closure

Since an estimated 20 boulders fell Monday on Interstate 70 forcing the interstate to close, Craig has seen increased traffic. The closure between Dotsero and Glenwood Springs had forced traffic north through Craig, but the Colorado Department of Transportation was able to open two lanes of traffic Thursday.

Kathy Bassett: Grandma didn’t smoke pot — she kept it under the bed

I was talking to a friend in Craig a couple days ago, and we got to laughing so hard about how it was when we grew up. Our grandkids are never going to realize what life was like back then.

Annie's Mailbox: Husband’s daughter refuses to acknowledge marriage

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for nine years. It’s a second marriage for both of us. The problem is my husband’s 30-year-old daughter.