News for Wednesday, September 8, 2010



Michelle Balleck: Weekend goes to the dogs

It’s another slow weekend in Craig, but it might be a welcome respite. The skies are forecasted to clear up for the weekend, so you can get outside for work or play. And watch out for next weekend — it’s shaping up to be a busy one.

On the Record for Sept. 8, 2010

On the Record for Sept. 8, 2010

DOW commission set to meet in Craig

Randy Hampton, a Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman, said it is important for residents to attend Thursday’s Colorado Wildlife Commission meeting in Craig. “The wildlife commission doesn’t want to be a manage-from-Denver kind of commission, and that is the reason that they move these meetings around the state,” he said. “It gives people in outlying areas, especially in areas that are affected by wildlife management, an opportunity to participate and understand how that wildlife management takes place.” The meeting, which the wildlife commission hosts monthly in different locations, will focus on a wide variety of topics, according to a news release.

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MCHS volleyball splits at Regis Jesuit

Sandy Camilletti, Moffat County High School volleyball coach, said she was pleased with how her team played in its first tournament of the season, her first as head coach. The MCHS girls varsity volleyball team played Sept. 3 and 4 at the Regis Jesuit tournament in Aurora, where it finished with a 2-2 record against four larger schools. “The girls did well and they worked hard,” Camilletti said. “It was a good way to start the season.”

Moffat County Cross country wraps up 2-day weekend

The Moffat County High School varsity cross country team finished its first weekend of action with three top-10 team finishes. Running Friday at the Arapahoe Warrior Cross Country Invitational, the girls team finished third and the boys finished sixth. Head coach Todd Trapp said the team hung tough against some of Colorado’s best running programs. “Friday, they really did well,” he said. “It’s a tough course, and I would say 95 percent of the other schools were in (Class) 5A.”

Charges pending in fatal Montana crash

An investigation into the Montana crash that killed former Craig resident Sarah Fleming is nearly complete. “At this time, charges are pending,” said Marcus Cook, a trooper with the Montana Highway Patrol who is leading the investigation. Louis Schardine, 27, of Cameron, Mont., was driving a Ford truck at 2:15 a.m. Aug. 14 on U.S. Highway 87 in Madison County, Mont., when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle about five miles south of Ennis, Mont.

Moffat County Commission takes action at Tuesday meeting

The Moffat County Commission took action on several items during its weekly meeting Tuesday.

Moffat County meth defendant sentenced to prison

Eli Ramos, a resident of Mexico, was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in Moffat County District Court to serve six years in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute a Schedule 2 controlled substance, a Class 3 felony. Ramos reached a plea agreement with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office on July 13. The plea deal stipulated Ramos could not be sentenced to more than six years in prison if he pleaded guilty to the charge. According to court records, Ramos was arrested Aug. 15, 2009, while driving through Maybell with Utah resident Fernando Rojas.

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Yahoo Golf Tournament and Ball Drop to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Craig

Hail falling from the sky pales in comparison to golf balls. On Sept. 18, about 3,000 golf balls will indeed plummet to the ground as part of the 11th annual Yahoo Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig. The ball drop is a raffle, said Tom Knez, organizer of the yearly event. This year’s event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

Datebook for Sept. 8

Today 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults 50 and older at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. Call 871-7676. 3:30 p.m. An Arthritis Foundation Aquatics class takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. The program is for adults ages 50 and older. Call the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 871-7676.

Editorial: Web wisdom

It’s a technology-driven world we live in today, and information in an accessible location is vital. It seems our Moffat County officials are picking up on this. In a display of progressive thinking and action, county officials are preparing to launch a new county website,, with expanded and updated content.

Price family: Thanks for donating

To the editor: We would like to thank the community of Craig for their generous donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser. To the firefighters of Craig who gave with open hearts and made the fill-the-boot drive possible, our family can’t thank you enough.

Horoscope for Sept. 8

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If there is some kind of project you’re anxious to get going, don’t wait on others to start the ball rolling. The sooner you take the initiative yourself, the quicker things will begin to come together. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Your productivity could be severely hampered if you allow your activities to be governed by outside influences. If you want to get something done in a timely fashion, block out all frivolous interference. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — This might be a perfect day to start that new project you’ve been anxious to get popping. Temporarily shelve all extraneous involvements and concentrate only on it.

Annie's Mailbox: Woman wonders if there is new fire with old flame

Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was engaged to “Roy,” a great guy. I called off the wedding two weeks before because I had a terrible case of cold feet. Roy and I remained friends for three years, but when I began dating someone else and miscarried his child, Roy stopped speaking to me. Since then, I have moved around and dated others, but they never compared to Roy.

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Winona’s back to cooking in Steamboat

Restaurant to reopen today after more than a month

Veteran employees of Wi­­nona’s Restaurant & Bakery — like day kitchen manager Doree Waters and dining room manager Georgie Weber — have been waiting for more than a month to see customers coming through the front door of the popular little dining room at 617 Lincoln Ave. Today, they get their wish.