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Moffat County Job Fair sees respectable turnout

More than 150 potential employees lined the hallways Friday of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus in hopes of finding a job prospect at the 2012 Moffat County Job Fair. The fair, sponsored by CNCC, the Colorado Workforce Center and the Craig Daily Press, hosted booths for 19 employers, many of them local. Bonnie Stewart, fair organizer and Craig Daily Press advertising manager, said she thought the event was a success.

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New equipment to reduce time TMH patients spend on screening table

Getting diagnostic scans at The Memorial Hospital in Craig will carve less time out of patients’ schedules, thanks to a new machine the hospital board recently approved. The board gave a unanimous green light at its regular meeting for a dual-head nuclear medicine camera. The new machine will replace existing nuclear medicine equipment, which has only one camera. The new machine will reduce scanning times by about half, said Eric Zalusky, TMH diagnostic imaging manager.

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Performers showcase skills during Craig Concert Association talent audition

For rural communities like Craig, it’s difficult to attract high-profile bands and musicians, if not impossible. That’s fine with Denise Hainault, a Moffat County High School music teacher and Craig Concert Association Board member. “We have a good pool of talent right here in this little community,” Hainault said. “I’m always impressed when people take the stage and show you something you didn’t know was there before.” On Saturday, 26 Craig residents auditioned at the Moffat County High School auditorium for the concert association’s annual talent show, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 21, also at MCHS.

On the Record for April 2, 2012

On the Record for April 2, 2012

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Senate District 8 candidates address voters, issues

Ever since candidates began emerging late last year, the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots have been busy scheduling debates and town hall meetings for the public. In the last several months, the local tea party has booked Tisha Casida, an Independent candidate for the Third Congressional District of Colorado; Ron Roesener, a Republican candidate for Colorado House District 57; and all five candidates vying for Moffat County Commission District 1 and 2 seats.

Briefs for April 2: Taxi to honor residents with cancer

All Around Taxi and Identity Graphics will offer the chance for residents to put the name of loved ones suffering from cancer or other terminal diseases on a specially designed taxi. Residents can have the first name and last initial of their loved one placed on the taxi for free. For more information, call All Around Taxi at 824-1177.

Crews near full containment of Colorado wildfire

Colorado authorities are allowing all remaining evacuees from the Lower North Fork wildfire to return home on Monday.

Senior Spotlight for April 2: This week started off with a double — Palm Sunday and April Fools’ Day.

This week started off with a double — Palm Sunday and April Fools’ Day. Depending on how you feel about either one will determine how you would spend the day. Maybe it’s neither one or maybe it’s both. For me, Palm Sunday comes first. It’s a very special day. Later on comes April Fools’ Day because it’s a fun time making pancakes, and playing funny tricks on people, but nothing hurtful or mean.

City employees begin Shadow Mountain water, sewer line assessment

A funding shortfall may keep Shadow Mountain capital improvement projects from beginning this year, but City of Craig officials are pushing forward nonetheless. City employees recently began assessing Shadow Mountain’s water and sewer mains to gauge how much of the subdivision’s infrastructure needs to be replaced. The Craig wastewater department employs a sophisticated piece of equipment in its evaluation of the lines — a robotic, track-driven crawler outfitted with a digital camera.

Local grapplers show well in Bad Dogs Wrestling Classic

The sixth annual Craig Bad Dogs Wrestling Classic was Saturday at Moffat County High School. More than 400 wrestlers from 20 teams and four states competed in the all-day tournament. More than 80 local youth wrestlers from the Bad Dogs, Pee Wee and Moffat County youth wrestling programs competed in the tournament.

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‘Down-to-Earth’: Five minutes with Chris Miller, 53, owner of Miller Family Appliance

Where is your hometown? “I’m originally from Kansas, a town called Morrowville.” What brought you to Craig? “I moved out here in 1998. I worked for John Deere as a parts manager.” When did you open your own business? “Feb. 8, 2005. It’s been about seven years. It started out real well and of course the economy was good. Then it kind of died off, but it’s picking back up again.”

Salon merger offers new business highlights

Recent changes in two Craig businesses may have patrons concerned about whether their favorite hair and beauty outlet will still be what they remember. But, anyone worried can rest easy as the combination of the two will offer the best of both worlds. Starting Tuesday, Stylz Fifth Avenue will officially be operating out of a new location at 19 W. Victory Way, the former premises of Mally J’s Salon. Stylz owner Sherrie Knez recently purchased the business from niece Mallory Johnston, who is taking time off from work to focus on family.

Letter: Thank you to the Haven in Hayden

I want to publicly thank The Haven in Hayden for a great service they have been providing as of late. My husband is a victim of Alzheimer’s disease. This requires me to be a full-time caretaker for him. Because I love him, it’s not done as a chore or an unwanted task, but as an act of love.

Bulldog Sports for April 2, 2012

Moffat County High School Bulldog's sports schedule for the week of April 2, 2012.

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MCHS baseball team can’t slow Eagle Valley offense in double-header sweep

Justin Folley didn’t hide his frustration after Saturday’s doubleheader against Eagle Valley. The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team dropped the first game, 21-7, at Craig Middle School, but jumped to an 8-3 lead after four innings in the second game. Folley continued to try and motivate his players and tell them to stay on their toes. Yet, the rest of the game played out the way he feared it might.

Renowned runner Micah True's body found in NM

Searchers on Saturday found the body of renowned long-distance runner Micah True, who vanished four days earlier after heading out from a lodge for a morning run in the rugged wilderness near New Mexico's Gila National Forest. The body was discovered at about 6 p.m. in a remote, rugged area of the Gila Wilderness, the New Mexico state police said. The cause of death was still unknown, but there were no obvious signs of trauma, incident commander Tom Bemis told the Boulder Daily Camera. A medical examiner was en route to examine True's body around 7:30 p.m., he said.

In South Korea, US education means split families

As American teenagers go, Sally Kim is pretty typical. She's crazy about singer Bruno Mars and the Plain White T's rock band, spends way too much time on Facebook and can't wait to start college in the fall. Yet when it comes to that familiar bane of her fellow high school seniors — uncool parents — Kim has few worries. Hers are nearly 7,000 miles away in Seoul, South Korea. They sent their only child to live with relatives in Missouri a decade ago, when she was just 8.

Team of destiny? Jayhawks starting to believe

Some folks believe in fate and destiny, others find the notion absurd. Things happening for a reason, as if they're meant to be? A little too "Twilight Zone" for them. Seems just about everyone from Kansas falls into the first camp. Tyshawn Taylor points to a comeback win over Missouri, when the Jayhawks were down by 19 in the second half. Thomas Robinson remembers gut-check wins over Purdue and N.C. State, and the fact that North Carolina guard Kendall Marshall was hurt when Kansas ran into the Tar Heels.