News for Thursday, September 9, 2010



On the Record for Sept. 9, 2010

On the Record for Sept. 9, 2010

County assessor candidate now unopposed

Robert Razzano, Moffat County treasurer and the Republican nominee for county assessor, said he wishes former write-in opponent Jennifer Riley well in her new position. “If that is the direction she wants to go, I guess that’s fine,” Razzano said Wednesday after hearing Riley would withdraw from the November election. “There are no hard feelings on my end. I just wish her good luck in the new spot.”

Moffat County golfer finds swing in Steamboat

The Moffat County High School golf team didn’t win in Steamboat Springs on Wednesday, but the team did have its share of highlights. Most of them came off the clubs of junior Colby Haddan who led the team with a personal-best round of 81, and helped the Bulldogs tie for sixth place in the 12 team varsity field. “It was a great day for Colby,” coach Ken Harjes said after the round. “It gives him and the team some confidence as we move into an important part of the season. We’ve been looking for someone to step into that No. 3 slot all season, and I’m hoping that we’ve found him.”

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TMH names new administrator

Hospital hires Jennifer Riley as chief of organizational excellence

The Memorial Hospital announced this afternoon that Jennifer Riley, chief appraiser for the Moffat County Assessor’s Office, has been named the new chief of organizational excellence. Riley, who is also a Craig City Council member and a write-in candidate for Moffat County assessor in the November general election, will begin work Sept. 27 at TMH. She replaces Samantha Johnston, who served the hospital for three years and recently was named executive director of the Colorado Press Association.

Craig man charged with 40 felonies

A 29-year-old Craig man has been charged in Moffat County District Court with 40 felonies including sexual exploitation of children and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to court records. The suspect, whose name is being withheld in accordance with newspaper policy to not name people accused of sexual-related offenses unless convicted, is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of children, a Class 3 felony; four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class 4 felony; and 33 counts of sexual exploitation of a child, a Class 4 felony. He is also charged with indecent exposure, a misdemeanor.

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CNCC volleyball team plays rare home game in Craig

Spartans fall, 3-0, to Western Wyoming Community College

Although the stands were shaded Bulldog blue Tuesday, the crowd at the Moffat County High School gymnasium was cheering for red. The Colorado Northwestern Community College volleyball team, which plays most of its home games in Rangely, made a rare appearance in Craig, hosting Western Wyoming Community College at MCHS. Although the Spartans lost, 3-0, head coach Richard Barker said the night was a success.

BLM prescribed fires proposed for fall in Moffat County

The Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake and White River field offices are planning several prescribed fires this fall on BLM land, according to a BLM news release. The fires are scheduled to take place between now and the end of October, the BLM reported Prescribed fires are conducted if weather conditions are favorable.

Craig Briefs: Governor orders flags to be lowered

Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered all U.S. and Colorado flags be lowered to half-staff at state and federal facilities throughout the state today in honor of Army Capt. Dale Goetz, 43. Goetz died Aug. 30 in Arghandab River Valley, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, after an improvised explosive device detonated near his military vehicle. Goetz is survived by his wife and children, who live in Colorado Springs, and his mother, who resides in Parker. He is the first Army chaplain to die in combat since 1970. His funeral service is set for 10 a.m. today at Fort Carson.

Ide family: Thank you, community

To the editor: We were recently reminded of what a wonderful community we have in Craig, during the loss of our father, Jerry Ide, on Aug. 8. The support our family received through cards, notes, emails, phone calls, visits and more was incredible. The goodness in people is heartwarming.

Cathy Hamilton: The evil exam that makes boomer a cheater

“We’re going out for margaritas and tacos. Tonight’s two-for-one,” my friend said. “Wanna come?” “Can’t,” I groaned. “I’m cramming.” She took a beat, then asked, “Didn’t you finish school in, like, 1975?”

Datebook for Sept. 9

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. to 3:15 p.m. The Colorado Wildlife Commission hosts its September meeting at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. The commission will discuss various outdoor topics. The meeting is open to the public. 9 a.m. The Moffat County High School boys golf team hosts a tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Highway 394.

Hayden volleyball picks up 3-game sweep against Rifle

There were mistakes Tuesday when the Hayden High School girls volleyball team took on Rifle. “I even had some,” third-year coach Greg Johnson said. “But besides those, we played well. Our girls showed as much hustle as I’ve seen from a team I’ve coached, and that’s an encouraging thing.” That hustle paid off in a three-game sweep as the Tigers thumped Rifle, 25-21, 25-15, 25-22.

Horoscope for Sept. 9

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Although personal gain looks extremely likely for you, it would help to include others who can benefit as well from your endeavor. Their input can spur things along. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Put your take-charge qualities to work, so that you’ll be operating in an element where you can feel both effective and comfortable. Co-workers won’t mind; they’ll appreciate your verve and style. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — To your credit, in situations where you’re asked to make some small sacrifices on behalf of those you love, you’ll step right up to the plate.

Annie's Mailbox: Woman can’t get help dealing with surgery

Dear Annie: Seven years ago, I had an elective bilateral mastectomy. I had multiple lumps and biopsies, coupled with a family history of cancer. Also, my young daughter was reaching the age I was when I lost my own mother to breast cancer.