News for Tuesday, May 8, 2012



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Incumbents retain fire board seats

Incumbents, one newcomer running for 2 open seats

Two incumbents sealed another term on the Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board during an election Tuesday. Byron Willems, the board’s president, received 73 votes in the fire board election, and board member Alan Webber garnered 77 votes. Talia Johnson, who moved to Craig with her family in August, also put in a bid for one of the two four-year seats open on the board. She received 19 votes.

Police beat: A summary report of Craig Police Department activity for April 2012

Below is my report to the Craig City Council on police department activity for April.

On the Record for May 8, 2012

On the Record for May 8, 2012

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MCHS, CMS students present spring choir concert tonight

Moffat County High School students were putting the finishing touches Monday on a concert to wrap up the school year. “I’ve Got the Music in Me” is slated for 7 p.m. tonight in the MCHS auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. Admission is free and concessions will be sold at the performance. The concert’s title isn’t simply a figure of speech for MCHS choir student Shilo Simpson, 18. “I was dancing to it in my car this morning,” she said, laughing.

Fort Carson welcomes home about 200 soldiers

About 200 soldiers based at Fort Carson have returned home from a yearlong deployment to southern Afghanistan. The Gazette ( ) reports the troops were greeted by thunderous cheers as they marched into a gymnasium on the post Saturday. Most of the returning soldiers, who are part of Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, spent a year in Kandahar and the Arghandab River Valley, where they trained Afghan soldiers and police and searched for insurgents and the bombs they left behind. The rest of the brigade is expected to return to Colorado Springs in the next couple of weeks.

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Opposed to proposed night club: Petitions circulating against Tarango's

If a proposed nightclub gets the nod from the Craig City Council this month, Archie Albaugh is worried it won’t bode well for his neighborhood. “I’m convinced I will be hearing Tarango’s if Tarango’s goes in,” he said, referring to a new business that has yet to open near his home in the 600 block of Pershing Street. Albaugh put his concerns on paper, signing a petition slated to go before the council today.