News for Wednesday, March 31, 2010



On the Record for March 31, 2010

On the Record for March 31, 2010

Mining Association condemns passing of "Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act"

The Colorado Mining Association (CMA) today condemned the passage of legislation to retire existing coal fired power plants along the Front Range and replace them with higher cost natural gas. The bill, Colorado House Bill 10-1365, also known as the “Clean Air - Clean Jobs Act," passed after extensive floor debate, in which several senators offered amendments that would have resulted in additional time to study its provisions. Thirteen senators voted against the bill, including ten Republicans and three Democrats.

Moffat County girls soccer loses to Battle Mountain

Bulldogs take No. 1-ranked Huskies to double OT

A day after falling to rival Steamboat Springs High School, Imelda Hernandez said she was nervous at the start of Tuesday’s Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer game. Playing against No. 1 ranked Battle Mountain at home, Hernandez and her teammates were able to ease those fears with an early goal.

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Pastor hopes to bring Christianity, Islam together in Quran study group

The spiritual books of Christianity and Islam are not competing doctrines of faith, said the Rev. Bob Woods. Instead the Bible and the Quran are more like close relatives, featuring similar figures, storylines and meanings.

Moffat County operating under budget

Tightening its belt has paid off for Moffat County. The county, as of the end of February, is under its 2010 budget projection, much to the satisfaction of the Moffat County Commission.

Committee takes steps to beautify Craig

When Sally Smith drives by the “victory garden” on West Victory Way, full of flowers and shrubs she helped plant, she can’t help but smile. “Every time I drive by … the Finley-Victory garden, I get a sense of personal satisfaction of seeing something that was absolutely an eyesore that is now an addition,” she said.

Civil rights complaint filed against district

The Federal Office of Civil Rights is investigating Moffat County High School regarding a complaint about handicapped parking spaces. According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Education press office, a complaint was filed Nov. 6, 2009, against the school district on the grounds of discrimination based on a disability.

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Yampa Valley Golf Course set to open Friday

Back 9 set for walking-only golf; front 9 ready in ‘2 or 3 days’

Weather permitting, spring will arrive Friday for Yampa Valley Golf Course. The golf course, 2179 Highway 394, will welcome back golfers for the first time since fall when the back nine opens Friday for walking-only golf.

Horoscope for March 31

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — You can never go wrong trying to do the greatest good for the greatest number. Today, you will have you do just that, and your unselfishness will result in larger rewards than usual for yourself.

The Memorial Hospital board meeting agenda for March 31

7 p.m. today, conference rooms A, B and C at TMH, 750 Hospital Loop

Police blotter for March 29

Officers responded to three reports of a disturbance in progress.

Craig briefs: REPS offers suicide prevention training

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide presents ASIST Gatekeeper Training on April 26 and 27 at the Moffat County Public Safe­ty Center, 800 W. First St.

Datebook for March 31

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 50 and older. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. This event takes place at American Legion Post 62, 1055 County Road 7. Call 871-7676.

Annie's Mailbox: Move on or try to reconcile?

Dear Annie: I am an 80-year-“young” gay male and have been swept off my feet by a 55-year-old gay man. I went into this as a fling, but it soon became serious. I know several male couples who have a similar age difference, and the relationships have worked out very well.

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11 dead cows found in Yampa River

Experts: Water quality not threatened by corpses

Authorities are investigating why 11 cows showed up dead in the Yampa River near Hayden, but river experts say the animals should not affect the water quality. Routt County resident Linda Bernhardt said she was fishing Saturday near the Yampa River Wildlife Area when she saw the animals in the river.

Hayden School Board to talk about administration

District could hire secondary principal and superintendent, or post jobs

The Hayden School Board is scheduled to approve a new administrative leadership structure at a special meeting tonight.

Our View: Muck and grime be gone

In about six weeks, Craig residents will get the opportunity to get rid of a host of unwanted items during the annual Clean-Up Craig event.