News for Tuesday, November 16, 2010



US 40 reopens from Steamboat to Kremmling

The Colorado Department of Transportation reopened the 50-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 40 from Steamboat Springs to Kremmling at about 11:30p.m. Tuesday. It has been closed for about five hours because of adverse conditions.

Commission overturns MCTA decision

The Moffat County Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to overturn a recent decision made by the Moffat County Tourism Association Board. At its regular Tuesday meeting, the commission approved, 3-0, to reverse MCTA’s decision to give 30 days notice to cancel a memorandum of understanding with the Craig Chamber of Commerce on Dec. 1 concerning funding for the Moffat County Visitor Center.

Hayden voters approve property tax by 10 votes

Voters narrowly approve revenue-boosting measure for schools

By just 10 votes, Hayden voters approved a property tax increase that will generate additional revenue for the school district. Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland said Tuesday that Hayden residents cast 505 ballots in favor of Referendum 3B, while 495 opposed it — a 50.5 percent to 49.5 percent margin.

On the Record for Nov. 16, 2010

On the Record for Nov. 16, 2010

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MCHS' Rusty Cox named Western Slope League soccer coach of the year

It didn’t take long for Rusty Cox to see that his soccer team was going to be something special this year. “I could see the kids really realized they had a special group about two or three days into two-a-days,” the Moffat County High School boys soccer coach said. “They started to believe that I thought they’d be good. Of course, I’ve known that for a while.” Cox has helped coach the sophomores, juniors and seniors as he moved up the age groups since they were playing on small goals. The team and coach suffered through two losing seasons together. But, this year was a different story.

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Conference for women in Craig could become annual event

In February, Dee Byram said she felt a calling from God. The pivotal moment came when her husband, Lee, a pastor at Calvary Baptist Church, was at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver with their children on a mission trip. “I just had more time on my hands than I normally do,” Byram said. “I just had more time to spend with the Lord, and just felt like he laid this on my heart.”

Senior spotlight for Nov. 16

As Christmas gets closer, there are more things to do that come around again. Christmas for Seniors is in full swing. Any Moffat County senior citizen is eligible to receive a gift. Applications are available at the front desks at Sunset Meadows I and II, Moffat County United Way, and the Maybell Store.

Members appointed to deer committee in Craig

A small committee of residents has been organized to discuss and recommend a path of action for the Craig City Council to take regarding the management of the city’s deer population. City manager Jim Ferree said committee members have been chosen and a meeting date has been set for later this week. The members of the committee are residents Dave Watson, Dean Gent, Shannan Koucherik and Tim Ciesco, Ferree said.

Bulldog Sports for Nov. 16

Wednesday 5:45 p.m. The third- and fourth-grade girls Craig youth basketball teams play at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St. 5:45 p.m. The fifth- and sixth-grade girls Craig youth basketball teams play at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

Betty Gorbet: Not giving up on deer

To the editor: I attended the Craig City Council meeting last Tuesday and I must say that I was very disappointed. How can the mayor of this town be so arrogant to think that he has heard all of our concerns or ideas? I know he has definitely not heard mine.

Craig Briefs: Sandrock Ridge hosting craft fair

Sandrock Ridge hosting craft fair Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Dr., will host a holiday craft fair, which includes fall and Christmas items, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today. The fair is presented by the Knit-Wits Craft Club and Sandrock Ridge. Anyone is welcome to visit the fair.

Datebook for Nov. 16

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. 8:30 a.m. The Moffat County Commission meets at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. Call 824-5517.

Brent Barnes: Do the ‘decent thing’

To the editor: This is a note to the creep or creeps that stole my wife’s purse Friday night out of our car on Stout Street. Thanks to you, we could not attend the Broncos game we had been planning for six months. Also, do you know how hard it is to replace the items that were in her purse, such as her driver’s license and photos of our kids, and also switching bank accounts and canceling cards, etc?

Jane Hume: Parade theme expanded

To the editor: The theme for the Parade of Lights floats this year has been expanded to include characters from children’s stories and Christmas stories, not from just one author. The Craig Lions Club and Downtown Business Association sponsor the Parade of Lights on the Saturday following Thanksgiving each year. The parade offers cash prizes for first-, second- and third- place and a traveling trophy for the best float, won by the Parrotheads in 2009, which is given at the starting point so it can be displayed on the float during the parade.

Shirley Simpson: More important things

To the editor: In this world we live in today, where there are jobs lost, homes gone, lost and hungry children, abandoned animals, crime on the rise, and drugs tearing apart families, why are there so few to reach out and help?

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: Wrong turns can be right

Recently I have been having flashbacks to my time spent studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. I see myself running through the crooked and cobbled stone streets of a historical plaza, or sitting in local coffee shop midday with a glass of red wine and a Spanish book by my side. I see myself rushing through the subway, dropping everything in my hands and falling in love with the stranger who helped put my life back together, only to miss the train and class.

Horoscope for Nov. 16

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Although you won’t be putting on any airs or affectations, you are likely to make a far more dynamic impression than usual on others, simply by relaxing and being the person you really are. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — By doing something different, such as preparing a special food that everybody likes or bringing home a person whom the entire family loves, you could make this day special and extremely upbeat.

Annie's Mailbox: Wife suspicious of ‘emotional affair’

Dear Annie: “Roy” and I have been married for 43 years. We have two married children and several grandchildren. We’ve had our share of problems, but I have always trusted him — until now. Roy retired three years ago. Recently, close friends of ours informed me that they saw him at a diner on the outskirts of town, having lunch with a female in a “cozy” booth.