News for Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Janet Sheridan: I’m organized, not crazy

A block from home, I froze in my tracks: I’d forgotten to check that the TV, oven, coffee maker, and curling iron were turned off before I left the house. “If I don’t go back,” I thought, “I’ll be rushing home later to the wail of sirens and the sight of smoke hovering above my neighborhood. But if I do go back to check, I’ll be late for my dental appointment — a personal failing I’ll regret for days.” I dithered excessively and then turned around. I’d prefer not to think of myself as anal-retentive. Though the definition may describe me — “a person whose attention to detail becomes an annoyance for others” — the label lacks dignity.

Letter: In defense of the softball tournament

To the editor: I am writing this letter in response to the letter about the girls softball tournament. Every year in the close past, the tournament has been all day Thursday or Friday. People complained about having to take off work, the heat of the day, and it taking too long. It has been suggested to have it on a Saturday. People complain because it interferes with camping or trips.

On the Record for July 19, 2012

On the Record for July 19, 2012

Letter: Dinosaur resident grateful for library

I just wanted to let everyone in Moffat County know what awesome people we have working at the Dinosaur library.

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Drought direction: Officials to tour Craig, Hayden, Steamboat ranches

Numerous Colorado officials will embark Tuesday on a three-stop tour of Yampa Valley ranches to assess drought conditions in Northwest Colorado. Officials from Gov. John Hickenlooper’s cabinet who will tour the area are John Salazar, state agriculture commissioner; John Stulp, policy advisor on water; and Al White, former Colorado Senator in District 8 and current director of the state tourism office. Officials from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, as well as numerous representatives from state and local agriculture, water conservation, and environmental organizations, also are expected to participate.

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Teen driver, 10-year-old passenger roll car into Stagecoach Reservoir

South Routt fire officials say the boys suffered only minor cuts and scrapes after the Wednesday incident on Routt County Road 18.

Letter: Family thankful for Craig community

Letter: Family thankful for Craig community

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Tebo Center in Craig inching towards completion

The Hibbett Sports marquee is in place and construction crews are working to have the Tebo Center in the Walmart subdivision open for business next month. But, there's plenty of work to be done between now and the development’s targeted opening date, the first week of August. Craig Building Inspector Dave Costa said despite the building’s exterior appearance, construction on the parking lot has not begun, site lighting needs to be installed, interior electric work must be completed and crews are just now prepping the building for painting. “I don’t know what their opening date is, but they’re a ways out on that still,” Costa said.