News for Wednesday, June 29, 2011



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Sentencing delayed for Brooks Kellogg

No new sentencing date has been set for real estate developer and part-time Steamboat Springs resident Brooks Kellogg, who pleaded guilty in April to one charge of interstate travel in commission of murder-for-hire.

MCTA hires new director, looks to move forward

The Moffat County Tourism Association Board hired a new director at its meeting this morning at the Moffat County Courthouse. The board offered its part-time director position to longtime Moffat County resident Melody Villard, who accepted.

Yampa River State Park opens river access

With flows in the Yampa River subsiding but still far above average for this time of year, river rafting could be the best it has been in many years, and Yampa River State Park announced today that it has reopened river access. Park rangers are cautioning all boaters to be extremely careful.

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Tuesday storm damages CNCC’s Rangely campus

A storm Tuesday night that Colorado Northwestern Community College officials described as “violent” ripped through the school’s Rangely campus, CNCC reported in a news release.

On the Record for June 29

On the Record for June 29

Craig City Council praises changes at Whittle the Wood

Toward the end of Tuesday’s city council meeting, the individual councilors took time during their reports to praise this year’s major changes to the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous, which was held earlier this month. Those changes included: prohibiting event-goers from bringing their own alcohol and selling beer and cocktails onsite; and rearranging the layout of artists so they appeared in a single row. Councilor Joe Bird said the decision to manage alcohol consumption was balanced and wise.

Michelle Balleck: Parade, fireworks, music & sports mark the Fourth

We all know this weekend as the one that gives us a day off, one where we watch fireworks and twirl sparklers, gather with friends and family, and eat a buffet of summer favorites. This year, our family will be celebrating in Myrtle Beach and soaking up some much-needed rays. But, there’s also plenty to keep local residents busy here on this holiday weekend.

Cottonwood Classic golf tourney begins Friday in Craig

The 44th annual Cottonwood Classic golf tournament will tee off Friday and continue Saturday and Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. The tournament is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. each day.

Rosemary Potter: ‘Are you upset enough?’

To the editor: You could lose your guns over a deal being presented in our nation’s capitol. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in agreement with the United Nations that there should be major gun control all over the member nations. The deal is called the United Nations Small Arms Treaty, and is disguised as “an international arms control treaty” to fight terrorism, insurgency and international crime syndicates.

Editorial: Far from finished

It’s a sad but true reality that, at least at times, the Craig and Moffat County way is to complain about a problem rather than take action. This is true in areas such as economic development and recreational activities, both of which a vocal contingent believes there is a shortage of. But, that sentiment doesn’t apply when considering Craig resident Gregg Kolbaba and the volunteers who have helped launch Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park south of Craig.

Briefs for June 29, 2011: Sandrock Ridge seeking volunteers

The activities department at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab is seeking volunteers to play pinochle with residents and who would like to help with the care of outdoor plants for the summer. Anyone who has a talent they would like to share with the residents is also invited to inquire.

Datebook for June 29, 2011

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 50 and older at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. Call 871-7676. Noon to 1 p.m. Communities 4 Healthy Relationships, a volunteer group designed to end relationship violence in Moffat County, meets at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St. The meeting is open to the public. Call Anngie Sparks at 826-2329.

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Crossword for June 29, 2011

Crossword for June 29, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for June 29, 2011: Son upset over including ex-wife in family functions

In no uncertain terms, my son and his second wife have told me that it is wrong to be in contact with my son's ex-wife. They've said my ex-daughter-in-law should not be invited to my home or to family functions, and that including her shows a total lack of support for my son. I am not close to my ex-daughter-in-law, although I hold no animosity toward her.

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Comics for June 29, 2011

Comics for June 29, 2011

Horoscope for June 29, 2011

In the year ahead a second channel of earnings might develop that can be turned into much more than you ever thought possible. It's from a source where you have natural talent but never tapped as a means of profit.

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Sudoku for June 29, 2011

Sudoku for June 29, 2011