News for Wednesday, March 16, 2011



On the Record for March 16, 2011

On the Record for March 16, 2011

Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board meeting agenda for March 16

Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Craig Fire/Rescue, 419 Yampa Ave. Agenda:

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board meeting for March 16

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board meeting When: 11:30 a.m. today Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

County commission, MCTA discuss lodging tax proposal

Speaking to the Moffat County Commission at a workshop Tuesday, Moffat County Tourism Association board member Tammie Thompson-Booker talked about MCTA’s contributions to the community. The balloon festival, Grand Old West Days and Whittle the Wood were all among events she noted the association has contributed money toward.

City candidates answer questions for Craig Daily Press

The eight candidates in next month’s Craig municipal election — two for mayor and six for city council — recently answered questions for the Craig Daily Press. The interviews with each candidate are below.

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Craig City Council talks safety center

Craig resident Andy Bullen attended a Craig City Council work session Tuesday for just the second time in the more than 30 years he has lived in the city. The 66-year-old Bullen was one of about 20 residents that attended the meeting. He hoped to find answers to some serious questions he formed after reading about negotiations between the city and Moffat County Commission concerning the Moffat County Public Safety Center. It was a measure he voted in favor of more than 10 years ago.

MCHS boys swim relay teams qualify for state meet

As the Moffat County High School boys varsity swimming team approached its first meet of the season, the Bulldogs weren’t sure how the year would turn out. “Half of our 14 boys are freshmen who have never been in the water,” coach Meghan Francone said. “They were afraid to put their faces in the water.”

Michelle Balleck: Pucker up & bottoms up — St. Patty’s time

It’s time for green beer, leprechaun sightings, once-a-year meals and Kiss Me, I’m Irish buttons. Yep, it’s St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday. ■ Get your grub on then wash it down with a seasonal beverage. Here’s a rundown of St. Patty’s Day craziness for your pure enjoyment:

Jeff Corriveau: ‘What is best’ for all

To the editor: I have followed the back and forth between the Craig City Council and the Moffat County Commission regarding the Moffat County Public Safety Center. I hope that this issue can be resolved in the very near future.

Datebook for March 16, 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. 11:30 a.m. The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board meets in the main floor conference room of Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. See page 5 for the agenda. Call 826-2039.

Briefs for March 16, 2011: MCHS spring play opens Thursday

The Moffat County High School Theatre Department’s presentation of the “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” begins with a premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday. Additional shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the high school auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. The play is a comedic retelling of the legend of Sherwood Forest. Admission is $5 per person. On Saturday, immediately following the matinee, the actors will host a mock wedding reception for Robin Hood and Marion.

Steve Martinson: We shouldn’t pay twice

To the editor: This letter is in response to negotiations between the City of Craig and Moffat County regarding the cost of space in the Moffat County Public Safety Center for the Craig Police Department. I would like to address the notion that “the people have spoken.”

Craig BCA Pool League playoffs continue

The Craig BCA pool league finished the first week of its two-week playoff on Monday. Jeans Angels and Crazy B’s advanced from the Sunday night 8-ball league while Git-r-done and HD Ballbusters advanced from the Monday night 8-ball league.

Editorial: On the outside looking in

The Craig Chamber of Commerce recently made a decision to close the State of the County 2011 event to those who couldn’t afford a ticket. In past years, residents who didn’t have the $40 or $50 for a ticket could attend the annual event, which often includes a state of the county and state of the city address, in a limited capacity.

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Crossword for March 16, 2011

Crossword for March 16, 2011

Horoscope for March 16, 2011

An unusual circumstance might offer you a rather big opportunity in the next year to make more money from a side source than you've ever made from your primary one. As long as everything is on the up and up, take advantage of it.

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Comics for March 16, 2011

Comics for March 16, 2011

NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT is hereby given to Christopher Duran

Notice is hereby given to Christopher Duran, whose last known address is 136 Hilton NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 pursuant to Colorado Statute 38-20-116 has abandoned the below described property that is stored at Hurricane Storage managed by Central Park Management, Inc., 1170 North Yampa, Craig, Colorado - Unit H04.

Annie's Mailbox for March 16, 2011: Wild teen threatening adult friendship

I am the second wife of the nicest, most wonderful man I have ever known. "John" and I have been in a happy marriage for seven years. John is friends with "Ruth," a 36-year-old mother of two, and her husband. The problem is their out-of-control 16-year-old daughter, "Bethany." The girl is jealous, manipulative and vindictive.

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Sudoku for March 16, 2011

Sudoku for March 16, 2011