News for Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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Calm returns to Steamboat Springs' library

Altercation, stabbing Monday described as random, isolated incident

Library Director Chris Painter described the library as peaceful and calm Tuesday, although senior staff members were in meetings much of the day tending to business and discussing Monday’s incident, when a man reportedly stabbed a teen in the hands.

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Incumbents, one newcomer pegged for Craig City Council

Craig Mayor Don Jones compared election night to a game of poker. “Until you turn over all your cards, you don’t know where you’re at,” Jones said. “You do the best you can, those are the cards you play, and I had the winning hand this time.” Jones, who was term-limited as mayor, was one of three candidates elected to the Craig City Council in Tuesday’s municipal election.

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Craig voters elect new mayor

Terry Carwile secures 63 percent of the vote, outpacing opponent Frank Moe

Terry Carwile had a familiar feeling Tuesday night — the anticipation of election day results. The 63-year-old mayoral candidate compared the feeling that sometimes goes along with learning one’s political fate to another activity.

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Mail election boosts Craig voter turnout

Tuesday’s election boasts 51.9-percent participation from active voters

Election officials received more than half the ballots mailed to active voters for Craig’s municipal election, according to final tallies released Tuesday night. Craig City Clerk Shirley Seely said 1,638 ballots were counted for the election, or 51.9 percent of the 3,152 ballots mailed out to active voters. Earlier this year, city officials approved changing the election’s format from the traditional polling place to an all mail-in election. Ballots were sent to active voters in mid-March.

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Craig billiards team qualifies for Las Vegas tournament

Pool means more to the Motley Cue team than just nicknames and good times. Sure, the billiards team has “Hippie,” “Weasel” and “T,” who contribute. And it’s also true they enjoy the camaraderie and time spent at the Popular Bar every week. But, when it comes down to the sport of billiards, the team looks for good, solid competition and a chance to win as much as anything else.

Michelle Balleck: Slow weekend in spring snowiness

It’s a slow weekend in Craig, but maybe that’s for the best, considering the weather is slated to be chilly and snowy and/or rainy. It’s a good time for spring cleaning, catching up or kicking back — maybe with a few of the new releases out on DVD.

Moffat County Commission: Strategic planning focusing on the ‘big picture’

Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner said there’s a reason behind recent county focus sessions aimed at developing long-term strategic plans. Those plans, she said, will allow the commissioners and various departments to set sights beyond the county’s day-to-day operations, and focus on the “big picture” down the road.

On the Record for April 5, 2011

On the Record for April 5, 2011

Boys & Girls Club of Craig receives $15K grant

El Pomar money will be used for Skills for Success program

Dana Duran, director of the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, said the goal of the organization’s Skills for Success program is to create leaders in a competitive world. “I think teaching them skills to be better people, to have good critical thinking and problem solving skills, that’s what I want to do through this program,” Duran said.

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MCHS track athletes compete at invitational in Grand Junction

Lauren Roberts arrived Saturday at the Warrior Wild West Invitational in Grand Junction fresh off a two-week break from competition. The Moffat County High School senior competed in four events in the inaugural meet — the 200-meter dash, and the triple, high and long jumps. Todd Trapp, the MCHS girls varsity track and field coach, said Roberts started her events at the beginning of the day and was moving between all four until the end of the meet.

Organizers confirm Craig coal conference

Stuart Sanderson, president of the Colorado Mining Association, contends the public doesn’t fully understand the intricacies of the state’s mining industry. “I think there is much that is not understood about our industry and it is interesting because Colorado has undergone such incredible demographic changes in the last decade and a half — increases in population (and) political transformations,” he said. “

Datebook for April 4, 2011

Ballots for Craig’s municipal election must be returned by 7 p.m. today at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St., or the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. Election results will be posted at www.craigdailypress.com once they are finalized.

Briefs for April 4, 2011: Moffat County P&Z agenda for today’s meeting

The Moffat County Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the council chambers at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. The meeting is open to the public, and the agenda is listed below: • Call to order • Approve March 1 meeting • Changes to the agenda

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Sudoku for April 5, 2011

Sudoku for April 5, 2011

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Comics for April 5, 2011

Comics for April 5, 2011

Horoscope for April 5, 2011

Valuable education that you've acquired through either schooling or experience will be used constructively in coming months. It will be most valuable when it can be applied in your field of endeavor.

Annie's Mailbox for April 5, 2011: Brother berating family for tough financial time

Through circumstances beyond our control, my husband and I recently found ourselves homeless for about a month, and we slept in our car. We had two dogs. A friend took one, but no one wanted "Rex." Temporary boarding was not economically feasible. Keeping him in the car proved impossible. All the animal rescues and humane societies in our area were full, and they turned us down.

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Crossword for April 5, 2011

Crossword for April 5, 2011