News for Saturday, May 22, 2010

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Local legends, attractions highlighted in book

Those with a taste for the strange, bizarre, ghastly and sometimes disturbing, might find a few treasures in Moffat County. From grisly murder tales and Wild West showdowns, to mysterious creatures and historical artifacts, local legends weave a strange history and a peculiar present.

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‘The life blood’

Relationship between Moffat County and the coal industry runs deep

Retired coal miner and Craig resident Don Laib spent 29 years working for Trapper Mining Co. in Craig. He takes pride in that fact. “I look up at the mine and I realize where I used to work,” he said. “It’s 20 below zero and it’s snowing and it’s cold. I see that, and I think about the guys that are up there working. “I care about them. I care about their safety.”

Moffat County sees drop in unemployment rate in April

Unemployment in Moffat County dropped in April, a month after reaching the highest mark the county had seen since 1993. According to statistics provided by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, unemployment in Moffat County dropped to 8.9 percent in April from March’s 9.4 percent.

Editorial: Our flag first

When did the American flag become something to be ashamed of? In the Editorial Board’s opinion, it hasn’t and never will be.

Annie's Mailbox: Daughter’s laziness gives single dad plenty of fits

Dear Annie: I am a divorced father and have raised two children alone for the past six years. The kids are now 19 and 16. The problem is chores.

Craig briefs: Hayden students to host project today

The Hayden High School Babson-Carpenter Career and Technical Center will host a student project auction and vintage car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The event will take place in front of the career center, 495 W. Jefferson Ave.

MCHS girls golf team preparing for state

The stakes may be a little higher, but the mindset hasn’t changed for the Moffat County High School girls golf team as it prepares for the 4A state tournament.

Datebook for May 22

7 to 11 a.m. A community garage sale takes place at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. Proceeds benefit the church’s religious education fund. Call Jessica Smith at 620-4425.