News for Friday, April 29, 2011



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Craig youth snowmobile racers bring home awards

Nothing comes close to the thrill of racing snowmobiles for A.J. Stoffle. A.J., 13, started racing when he was 4, and said he still likes to get up for every race and every competition. “I love the physical challenge,” he said. “To get up and go race in the competition is great.”

2011 Colorado Coal and Power Generation Conference in Craig to be rescheduled

People interested in discussing and learning about the future of Northwest Colorado energy will have to keep their fires burning a little longer. The date for the 2011 Colorado Coal and Power Generation Conference has been pushed back to the fall to allow for further planning. Conference organizers originally planned the event for May 18, 19 and 20 in Craig, however a news release Wednesday announced the event would be rescheduled. “It’s important to the citizens of Colorado to have a strong, vibrant dialogue about the benefits and the issues that face coal,” event coordinator Gena Hinkemeyer said in the release.

On the Record for April 29, 2011

On the Record for April 29, 2011

Local fuel gauge for April 29, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Craig: Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way

Lakewood suspect with Craig ties found dead

Authorities believed Nelson may have been coming to Craig

A man wanted on the Front Range for attempted murder whom the Craig Police Department was keeping an eye out for was found dead in a motel room Tuesday, authorities reported. Melvin “Catfish” Nelson, 60, had at least one relative in Craig and had lived in the city before, police said. He was wanted by the Lakewood Police Department for allegedly robbing and shooting a woman.

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Moffat County School Board names new assistant superintendent

The Moffat County School Board entered into executive session Thursday night. Shortly after the session ended, board president Jo Ann Baxter had an announcement. “We have approved our new assistant superintendent,” she said. Brent Curtice, a Paonia resident, will assume the role July 1. He replaces outgoing assistant superintendent Christine Villard, who announced her resignation earlier this year.

MCHS soccer sweeps Eagle Valley, wins 2nd straight game

The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team didn’t let poor weather or cancelled games affect them in Thursday night’s game in Eagle Valley. The Bulldogs, who had two games rescheduled in the past week due to weather, scored early on Eagle Valley High School and shutout the Devils for the second time this season, 2-0. MCHS also beat Eagle Valley 2-0 on April 15 at home.

Residents voice concern over proposed fire station

At Thursday’s Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board meeting, board chairman Byron Willems posed a question to Craig resident Bruce Timberg about the fire board’s exploration of a second fire station. “I would ask you, if you were sitting in this chair, what would you do?” Willems asked.

Datebook for April 29, 2011

9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Carissa at 826-9742. 10 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity golf team hosts a home tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Highway 394.

John Milligan: Raffle winner revealed

To the editor: The Save Jane Campaign would like to announce that the winner of the Ibanez electric guitar is Donna Aldridge.

Scam targeting CDP classified customers

The Craig Daily Press has received reports that a man pretending to be from the Daily Press has contacted some of the newspaper’s classified advertising customers claiming that he is trying to verify credit card numbers.

Briefs for April 29, 2011: Church hosting salad luncheon

Craig Congregational Church, 630 Green St., will host a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. The cost is $6 per person and the event is open to the community.

H. Neal Glanville: ‘Mummy bags’ and Monica

We hadn’t planned on seeing the worthless cousins that summer. But, as life will have it, they showed up. It wasn’t all of them mind you, just enough to screw a summer up. Of course, they had their itinerary all thought out — they wanted us to take them on a real camping trip.

Sports briefs for April 29, 2011: Fiesta Time golf tournament scheduled for May 6

The Tin Cup Grill and Yampa Valley Golf Course will host the Fiesta Time couples golf tournament May 6 at the golf course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. The tournament will be a four-person scramble and is set to tee-off at 5:30 p.m. This is the first of the golf course’s TGIF couples tournaments, which the course hosts twice a month during the summer.

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Sudoku for April 29, 2011

Sudoku for April 29, 2011

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Crossword for April 29, 2011

Crossword for April 29, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 29, 2011: Sister's husband controlling her life

My sister, "Miranda," is married to an alcoholic who is getting more bizarre each year. Miranda and her 12-year-old son are not allowed to go out after dark. If they go out during the day, "Biff" calls repeatedly on their cell phones. My nephew cannot go anywhere without one of his parents. Biff drives him to and from school because he is not allowed to ride the school bus.

Horoscope for April 29, 2011

A number of material involvements that you've nurtured for some time will start to manifest themselves in the coming months. Don't give up on your dreams or the things you've worked so hard to achieve. Time is on your side.

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Comics for April 29, 2011

Comics for April 29, 2011