News for Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Subscribe

Stories

Tease photo

Moffat County Commission lands audience with governor

Energy tops commission’s list of discussion points for Hickenlooper meeting

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said Gov. John Hickenlooper probably knows the primary topics the three-member commission wants to discuss with him. Energy and natural resources. “I think he’d probably be interested in if we had any solutions to the problems,” Mathers said. “Not just, ‘Come and tell me what the problem is.’ But, ‘What is the solution?’”

Michelle Balleck: Football, culture & partying make for a full weekend

This weekend takes me back. Five years ago in the Kiwanis Play line, I started dating my now husband, Keith. Ahh, nothing like the Kiwanis Play to bring people together, right? Well, maybe the Super Bowl can.

Tease photo

Carbon sequestration project near Craig moves forward

More than 10 months ago, a team of nine geologists spread across the mountains south of Craig and began gathering data critical to determining if the area would be suitable for an experimental process known as carbon sequestration. Although those geologists left the area in the middle of the summer, their work is continuing into the winter months as part of the three-year project, which has recently been spurred by new information and plans to gather more geological readings, said Vince Matthews, director of the Colorado Geological Survey.

On the Record for Feb. 1, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 1, 2011

Local Rep. introduces late fee reduction bill

Baumgardner: FASTER fine of up to $100 not being spent wisely

State Rep. Randy Baumgardner recently introduced a bill he hopes will minimize some of the “hardships” created by previous legislation concerning fines assessed on late vehicle registrations. The Republican from Hot Sulphur Springs, along with other House Representatives, introduced Colorado House Bill 11-1084 on Jan. 20. Baumgardner is the prime House sponsor of the bill, which has been sent to the House Committee on Transportation.

Tease photo

Craig resident lands sportsman information job at visitor center

To Rob Schmitzer, the amount of wildlife in Moffat County at times is comparable to only one other place in the world. “This can be a Serengeti of North America here when the game are moving,” said the 57-year-old Schmitzer. “I’m thrilled every time I see a herd of elk crossing a road and I happen to be fortunate enough to intersect it with them. “This county itself just has so many opportunities for me personally as well as anyone coming out to have fun.”

Tease photo

Bulldogs hockey shuts out Steamboat in 5-0 win

Fast start and line changes lend to victory

The first period has been a sore subject for the Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team as of late. In the Bulldogs’ last six games, the team had been outscored 15-1 in the opening period. The first period lull, however, wasn’t in effect in the Bulldogs’ Thursday game against Steamboat.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 1, 2011: Twin sister bullies me

I have an 18-year-old fraternal twin sister. We have the same friends, the same classes and the same extracurriculars. The problem is, she bullies me. If I have something she wants, she throws things at me. She pushes me out of my chair so she can sit in it. She constantly teases me, even when our friends are over. She says things like, "People only hang out with you because you're my twin," and "You should lose some of your fat."

Tease photo

Sudoku for Feb. 1, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 1, 2011

Tease photo

Crossword for Feb. 1, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 1, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 1, 2011

In the near future, don't be fearful of attempting to do things or of getting involved in career-related activities that you've never tried before. Two major qualities that will contribute to your success will be originality and resourcefulness.

Tease photo

Comics for Feb. 1, 2011

Comics for Feb. 1, 2011