News for Monday, January 10, 2011



On the Record for Jan. 10, 2011

On the Record for Jan. 10, 2011

YVEA: Fault cause of today’s power outage in Craig

Craig’s north side and customers north to Wyoming affected

An underground fault, or blown piece of cable, is the cause of this morning’s power outage, Yampa Valley Electric Association operations manager Bill Caynor said. Power was lost at 8:45 a.m. and was restored at 10:24 a.m. to 710 customers on the northeast side of Craig and from Colorado Highway 13 in Craig north to Wyoming, Caynor said.

VNA names acting chief executive officer

Reception today in Craig to recognize Sue Birch, welcome Lisa Brown

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Board announced this morning the replacement for exiting chief executive officer Sue Birch.

Sports Spotlight: Tiarra Schroeder

photo Tiarra Schroeder Name: Tiarra Schroeder Grade: Freshman, Moffat County High School Sport: Swimming, freestyle and backstroke

Bulldog Sports for Jan. 10

Tuesday 3 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls junior varsity basketball team plays Grand Junction High School at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. 4:30 p.m. The Moffat County High School boys junior varsity basketball team plays Grand Junction High School at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. 6 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team plays Grand Junction High School at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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My Life, My Words: Peggy Tabor — A matter of teamwork

“I needed a job. I came and applied. I was here for February, March, April— three months, and the deli manager’s position came open and I applied for it and got it. “Becoming a manager was a lot to learn, there was a lot of paperwork involved. “I went to Grand Junction for a week of training. Most of these girls have been here longer than I have, so some of them, you know, trying to get them to adjust to the fact that you’re the new manager and you’re the new boss and getting them to do things the way they should be done and the way the company wants it done, sometimes its difficult to get the point across.

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MCHS boys fall in league opener

A strong performance by the reigning Western Slope League player of the year stifled the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team in a 63-50 home loss Saturday to the Glenwood Springs Demons. Despite the outcome, Bulldogs head coach David Bradshaw said his team came out with great effort. “We lost the game, but defensively we battled great,” MCHS’ first year coach said. “The effort was absolutely there and I am proud of the team.”

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Ex-Craig law enforcement officer impressed with Dateline special

Jeff Corriveau, a former Moffat County Sheriff, said it was difficult to watch Friday’s installment of Dateline NBC. But, the difficulty had nothing to do with the quality of the program. Quite the contrary, he said. “I thought they did a wonderful job,” Corriveau said. “It was a wonderful, compelling story.”

Craig Daily Press launches Whittle the Wood website

The Craig Daily Press, in partnership with the City of Craig and YampaGeo, recently announced the launch of a new website dedicated to the promotion of the annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous. The site,, offers visitors a unique new way to experience year-round the sculptures created by professional chainsaw carvers during the festival, Daily Press Publisher Bryce Jacobson said. “In the past, when people came to Craig we had some ability to tell them where the statues are, but nothing printable or visual,” Jacobson said of the sculptures, many of which are displayed at various places around the city. “With the Carving Tour on this website, we are able to provide an interactive map that shows people where the statues are located.”

Veterans Hotline: New VA committee chairman against adding costs to veterans

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas and a great beginning to 2011. Everything slows down at the end of the year, so I haven’t written any articles for a while. Let’s start the new year with this quote from Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla.: “With the (Veterans Affairs) budgets rising dramatically in recent years, it’s time for Congress to check if those extra billions of dollars are being spent wisely,” Miller said.

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Assistant superintendent reflects on Moffat County School district’s performance scores

Christine Villard, assistant superintendent of the Moffat County School District, put a fine point on her district’s results in the 2010 Performance Framework Reports. “Our scores are not where we want them to be,” she said. “We need to be performing better.” The reports, which are generated by the Colorado Department of Education, were released at the end of 2010 and are posted for public viewing at, a website the Department of Education maintains.

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MCHS girls’ rally falls short as Demons win at the end

A fourth-quarter comeback by the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team fell short Saturday when the Glenwood Springs Demon hit a lay-up at the buzzer for the win, 50-48. Trailing, 40-24, entering the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs used a 10-2 run and a lay-up with under 10 seconds to tie the game. Caught celebrating, the Glenwood Springs Demons took advantage with a breakaway lay-up at the end to win.

Dick Prosence: Let states run education

To the editor: I recently wrote to I wrote to our two U.S. Senators and the representative for our district and asked them to support phasing out the U.S. Department of Education over the next five years. Please don’t immediately assume that I am against the best education for our young people, since the opposite is true. What I am against is intrusion by the feds into areas best managed by local and state authorities.

Briefs: Accountability meetings next week

Moffat County School District’s School Accountability Committee meetings are scheduled for this week. Moffat County High School’s SAC will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the school’s library, 900 Finley Lane. Craig Middle School’s SAC will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the school’s library, 915 Yampa Ave.

David A. Lien: Sportsmen back DOW

To the editor: The phrase “fair chase” has a very specific meaning in the hunting world. The Boone and Crockett Club defines it as “the ethical, sportsmanlike, and lawful pursuit and taking of any free-ranging wild, native North American big-game animal in a manner that does not give the hunter an improper advantage over such animals.” Last November, a Colorado “hunter” tracked a black bear to its den, where it was likely preparing to hibernate for the winter, then shot it in the den. Such an act, although not currently illegal, is an unfortunate example of excessively poor judgment and a complete lack of fair chase ethics, and Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers fully supports the state wildlife commission’s plans to draft a rule banning the hunting of bears in dens.

Charles Erick: ‘Shame on you’

To the editor: The Craig resident Kendall is quite the hunter, eh? He tracked a black bear to its hibernating den, entered the den, found the black bear asleep and shot it twice from six feet. Wow? What a great hunter?

H. Neal Glanville: Bitter trips of the tongue

The other day, our last good snowstorm, several elderly people asked me, some demandingly, to know why they couldn’t get their sidewalks or driveways cleaned well enough to move three degrees in any direction. My first trip of the tongue bitter was to ask if they had snow shovels and warm pants. The second and bloodiest was when my friend Grant Dalton, rolling up in his wheelchair, hands in the air wondering the same thing, not to be outdone by our friend Ken Fleming, an old buddy from the early days, joined in the conversation.

Mike Albee: Insurance to blame, too

To the editor: For the sake of argument, let’s pretend you are a member of the United States Congress and you are holding a town hall meeting somewhere back in your home state. The subject of the new health care reform comes up and you say you want to repeal it. Several parents express concern because some of them have kids that just graduated from college and are about to turn 23.

Datebook for Jan. 10, 2011

10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147. 2 to 4 p.m. A farewell reception takes place at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Craig office, 745 Russell St., for VNA Chief Executive Officer Sue Birch. The event is open to anyone. Contact Suzi Mariano at 870-871-7631 or

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Sudoku for Jan. 10, 2011

Sudoku for Jan. 10, 2011

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Crossword for Jan. 10, 2011

Crossword for Jan. 10, 2011

Aging Well: Downsizing doesn’t have to be daunting

Downsizing is a process we undertake, to various degrees, throughout our lives. Still, as we age, we seem to accumulate more stuff while growing more attached to items that have accompanied us throughout the years. Inevitably, a person must dramatically pare down all belongings to accommodate smaller, more convenient living quarters or a simpler lifestyle.

Annie's Mailbox for Jan. 10, 2011: Daughter taking advantage of living situation

My wife and I are in our mid-60s. For most of our lives, we have done pretty well, but lately we've had financial difficulties because our incomes have been significantly decreased while our debt has not. My health is failing, and I don't know how much longer I can continue to work.

Proposed decision to Approve Bond Release Application No. 11 (SL-11) for the Trapper Mine, Permit No. C-1981-010

Notice of Proposed Decision The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety has issued a proposed decision to Approve Bond Release Application No. 11 (SL-11) for the Trapper Mine, Permit No. C-1981-010. The mine is operated by Trapper Mining, Inc. under the provisions of the Colorado Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act of 1979. The bond release application was submitted by Trapper Mining, Inc. on February 25, 2010.

Horoscope for Jan. 10, 2011

By utilizing sources that have been untapped, you will produce great benefits in the next year. These were always in your grasp, but up until now you might not have had enough faith in yourself to use them. Believe to achieve!

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Comics for Jan. 10, 2011

Comics for Jan. 10, 2011