News for Thursday, June 14, 2012

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Moffat County Commission districts listed incorrectly on ballots

Republican Party primary election ballots mailed earlier this month contain a mistake. The ballot many registered Moffat County voters received incorrectly lists Audrey Danner and Chuck Grobe as running for the Moffat County Commission’s District 1 seat, and Dave DeRose as running unopposed in District 2. Danner and Grobe should be listed in district 2, and DeRose should be featured in the district 1 slot.

Janet Sheridan: Storing away small things

In late-blooming Craig, we can’t count on Easter; snow too often falls on the hidden eggs. With luck, our spring holidays are Mother's Day, Father’s Day and Memorial Day — three memory-rich celebrations, when hearts envelop loved ones. I’m one of seven children raised by hard-working parents who supported us, molded us and enjoyed us. During a recent family reunion, we visited our parents’ grave. We stood on gentle grass under a fresh sky and told stories of their living and their dying. Our words returned them to us, if only briefly. It’s a gift to remember and share defining details about those you love. I first realized the importance of storing up memories when I visited my dad near the end of his life.

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Report: Colorado coal production, employment on the rise

Production and employment among the state’s 10 active coal mines rose in 2011, according to an annual report released earlier this month by the Colorado Mining Association. Coal production increased by 6 percent, or 26.8 million tons, and bumped Colorado’s ranking up to ninth among the nation’s coal-producing states. Employment also increased by 13 percent to 2,504 statewide miners due mainly to the opening of a new metallurgical mine in southern Colorado, the report states. Despite the positive news, state industry officials cite adverse market conditions and a hostile regulatory environment in their guarded outlook for the future.

On the Record for June 14, 2012

On the Record for June 14, 2012

Colo. wildfire grows but not as much as before

BELLVUE, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning in northern Colorado has grown by about 5 square miles to 78 square miles. The growth between Wednesday and Thursday is the lowest seen since the fire started over the weekend. That counted for good news at a fire that hasn't had much.

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Notre Dame dean passes through Craig on cross-country trek

The University of Notre Dame’s dean of the College of Science rode into Craig Tuesday as part of his Road to Discovery bicycle ride. Greg Crawford began his ride on May 21 in Boston, Mass., and has made his way across the country, riding around 80 to 160 miles per day. The ride from Granby to Craig was one of his more difficult, with 120 miles to cover and hills to climb. “It was a long ride today and we had a couple tough hills, plus some serious wind. And it seems like it’s always a head wind. The wind is always in our face,” Crawford said.