News for Friday, March 4, 2011

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Police: Steamboat Springs man tried to kill wife

Steamboat resident faces attempted murder, assault charges

Bail has been set at $500,000 for a Steamboat Springs man accused of trying to kill his wife Thursday night. William “Billy” Gustav Klett, 44, is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. Police said Klett was at his home Thursday night despite a restraining order forbidding him to have contact with his wife.

Craig Middle School eyeing fundraising opportunities for new athletic uniforms

In her third year as Craig Middle School athletic director, Jill Hafey said she is ready for aesthetic upgrades to the uniforms of several sports teams. On Feb. 28, Hafey spoke with the Moffat County School Board on the deteriorating state of uniforms for the school’s football, girls basketball, and track teams.

On the Record for March 4, 2011

On the Record for March 4, 2011

LSRV girls basketball dominant in new environment

She didn’t know how her squad would adjust to the glare of the spotlight or the sheen of the new court inside the Casper Events Center, but it didn’t take long for Jodi Stanley to find out. Wyoming’s 1A state basketball tournament’s center stage suits the Little Snake River Valley School girls just fine.

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Mayoral, council contenders make case to Craig voters

More than 50 residents listened Thursday in hopes of learning the thoughts and feelings of several candidates vying for Craig public office. Those residents sat for more than two hours in The Center of Craig during a Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots meeting to hear from five candidates for Craig City Council and two for mayor. Candidates who attended were council candidates Byron Willems, Ray Beck, Tony Bohrer, Don Jones and Joe Bird. Mayoral candidates Frank Moe and Terry Carwile also attended.

Local fuel gauge for March 4, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo above. Craig: 1. Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $3.34; Diesel: $3.69

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LSRV boys cruise into semifinals of Wyoming state tournament

The Little Snake River Valley School (Wyo.) boys basketball squad overcame a tepid start Thursday before finding its footing and dismissing the Upton Bison, 68-31, in the first round of the 1A state championships. Although the team never trailed by more than two points, LSRV faced an unknown opponent inside an intimidating arena that for the first few minutes of play distracted the Rattlers’ offense.

Craig-area organizations form Smart Business Alliance

Christina Oxley, executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, said the newly formed Smart Business Alliance has a simple goal. The consortium — which includes the Chamber, the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, the Colorado Workforce Center and Colorado Northwestern Community College — seeks to streamline information on upcoming classes and courses that could benefit small business owners and workers. Oxley said the Smart Business Alliance began with a question.

MCEA president reacts to proposed MCSD budget cuts

David Grabowski, president of the Moffat County Education Association, said there was widespread concern among teachers recently. “It was a shock that the governor’s (proposed) budget included such a drastic cut to K-12 funding,” Grabowski said. “It was not expected at all.

Sheriff Si Woodruff: A thank you to SAR

To the editor, Last weekend, our community unfortunately needed the services from the Moffat and Routt counties Search and Rescue teams. One of our community citizens, a 19-year-old snowmobiler, was out with a friend and was caught in a large avalanche on Sand Peak, south of Meeker. His friend tried unsuccessfully to find and dig him out, but was forced to leave the scene to seek help.

Briefs for March 4, 2011: Craig Variety Show slated for tonight

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, will host the Craig Variety Show from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight. Shows take place the first Friday of every month. Shows include food, drinks and performances by local singers, songwriters, poets and storytellers.

Rick Barnes: Change is needed

To the editor: As of March 2, it became apparent that it is time to put our newly elected GOP central committee officers’ feet to the fire. These people assured not only our precinct chairs, but also Moffat County, that they not only had the time, but the desire to commit to their respective jobs.

Datebook for March 4, 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. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The local chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood — the Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks — welcomes new members to its meeting at the Moffat County extension office, 539 Barclay St. Call Susan Domer at 824-6436 or visit www.maryjanesfarm.org.

H. Neal Glanville: Starting the day

Yesterday included one of those shifts in my upper hat holder when everything seemed to line up and make that momentary bit of sense. It started normally. (Whoever thought any dose of normal might be healthy? Never mind, I must obey the laws of political correctness.)

Tony Bohrer: The power of forgiveness

I’m convinced there is power in forgiveness. No matter if you’re a believer in Christ or an atheist, at some time in your life you will have to confront a situation and you will have to choose to forgive or harbor the hurt.

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Horoscope for March 4, 2011

Projects or ventures you personally direct could be exceptionally successful in the year ahead. Of course, you need to allow those with whom you're involved to use their initiative, but remember to use your goods as well.

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Comics for March 4, 2011

Comics for March 4, 2011

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Crossword for March 4, 2011

Crossword for March 4, 2011

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Sudoku for March 4, 2011

Sudoku for March 4, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for March 4, 2011: Stable husband getting on nerves

I've been married to "Sam" for 17 years. I have two grown daughters from my first marriage and a 16-year-old son with Sam. For all these years, Sam has been the quintessential stable husband and father, working to put a roof over our heads and food on the table. I, too, have worked the entire time.