News for Friday, March 26, 2010



Daily Press to increase enforcement of online use agreement

The Craig Daily Press announces that it will strictly enforce its online policy agreement for users of its Web site,, and will begin sending users warning notifications of use violations.

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New school state assessment tests to take effect in 2011-12 school year

Moffat County School District officials said the district is well on its way to aligning with new state standards before 2012.

Clean Air measure could reduce coal mining jobs

The Moffat County Commission took action on a bill Thursday the commissioners believe could reduce coal mining jobs in Moffat County. During a special meeting, the commission approved, 3-0, to send a letter of opposition to state senators and representatives regarding Colorado House Bill 10-1365, also known as the “Clean Air - Clean Jobs Act.”

Craig City Council looking into new streetlights

The Craig City Council is considering installing new streetlights in downtown Craig.

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Senior Nick Glispy enjoying 1st year on swimming team

Moffat County High School senior Nick Glispy has joined the swimming team this year. Glispy is getting educated quickly and he and his teammates will have a chance for more practice at 4 p.m. today during their first home meet.

Moffat County pool to stay open

A potential closure of the Moffat County High School swimming pool is now off the table in school district budget cut discussions for the 2010-11 fiscal year.

Sheridan: Coupons create nothing but hassle

My skepticism toward customer reward programs began with S&H Green Stamps. They burdened my childhood like colds, oatmeal, and Justin Nelson’s cooties

Gay Albers: Postings have become too negative

I confess: I love our town. I love, most of all, its people. I was surprised when a friend noted a “negative” and hateful atmosphere in Craig because I don’t experience that at all.

Datebook for March 26

Datebook for March 26

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Mild weather brings out bears in Steamboat

1st black bear sighting of the year is reported this week

Mild weather and rapidly melting snow have roused some of Steamboat’ furriest residents; the first reported bear sighting of the year was called in Tuesday. Colorado DOW area wildlife manager Jim Haskins said it’s no surprise that bears will start appearing across town as they wake from hibernation.

McIntyre family: Thankful for all the help

The McIntyre family would like to thank everyone for all they did to help out at this difficult time.

Craig sports roundup: CMS track begins April 5

The Craig Middle School track team will kick off its season with an April 5 practice.

Horoscope for March 26

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Get out and mingle today if you get a chance, especially if you’ve wanted to make some new contacts or friends. People in general are likely to be more available and friendly than usual.

Annie's Mailbox: Not wanting marriage leaves woman alone

I am a widow and have been going with “George” for almost 15 years. It began with me inviting George over for a homemade meal.

Ed Wilkinson: Denver street to be named after Navy Seal

South Santa Fe Drive in Denver will be renamed Petty Officer Danny Dietz Memorial Highway on Aug. 17 in a ceremony honoring the Navy Seal who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005 in a gun battle with Taliban forces.

Craig briefs: Serendipity hosting open mic night

Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave., is scheduled to host open mic night today.

BLM prescribed fire projects planned

The Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office is set to conduct two spring prescribed burns to improve big-game habitat and reduce built up fuel loads.