News for Friday, October 12, 2012



Moffat County Sports produce mixed results Thursday

In addition to the football game Thursday night, other Moffat County fall sports were on display. The boys soccer team lost in Steamboat Springs, 4-1. The Sailors scored two goals in each half, while Alan Flores scored on a penalty kick to supply the Bulldogs’ lone goal. Moffat County was shorthanded in the game due to injuries and players missing because they were playing in the football game. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Bulldogs, who are now 4-7 this season. Meanwhile, the Moffat County volleyball team was locked in another tight match, this time hosting Aspen in the MCHS gym.

Baxter Black: Hunting the wiley hog

So there I was in the early morning haze between the hours of dawn and daylight, stealthily walking across a mowed field in search of the wily feral hog. Actually the first half-mile was not as stealthy, it was more like trudging, since my packer whom we’ll call Newt, had partied the night before and failed to gas up the four-wheeler. Carrying pistols, rifles, ammo, bandoliers, reams of toilet tissue and video filming equipment, we looked more like refugees fleeing the Libyan conflict, followed by the paparazzi! Suddenly my guide, who asked us to call him Bwana, froze in his tracks! It was quite dark but we could hear his “Shush! There, on the edge of the field, see’em?” he said.

CDP Editorial: Happy hunting

Our View: Hunting season has arrived in earnest, and with it the increased presence around town of bright orange and camouflage. The season brings a lot of excitement to the area, and understandably so. However it’s also important to follow some basic safety guidelines.

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Craig plays host to national hunting magazine writers

Craig took center stage in the hunting world recently, when writers and editors from national hunting publications traveled to the city to experience what it had to offer. Elkhorn Outfitters hosted a hunt last week in its Pilot Camp north of town, where a group of hunters came to hunt elk in the high country. Among those visiting were Mike Schoby, editor-in-chief of Petersen’s Hunting Magazine. Schoby said Craig is a place he likes to visit regularly to get a story for his magazine. “This is my sixth Craig trip,” Schoby said. “It’s a pretty special place. This year I’ve been in Spain, Argentina, Africa and Canada, but every year we try to get to a place like Craig. We have to do a story on elk hunting and you want a photo with that story. You can’t do it any better than here.”

Salazar approves Chokecherry wind energy project

Southern Wyoming could be home to nation’s largest wind farm

Colorado’s neighbor to the north may soon be home to the largest wind farm in the nation. On Tuesday Power Company of Wyoming, LLC announced U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed a record of decision authorizing the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy site in Carbon County, Wyo. south of Rawlins. “Wyoming, we know, has some of the best wind energy resources in the entire world,” Salazar said during the announcement. “There’s no doubt that this project has the potential to be a landmark project for the U.S. and the entire world.”

Earth Dome coming to Craig Elementary Schools, Boys & Girls Club

Craig Elementary students will have an opportunity to see what the earth looks like from space, up close and personal. Friends of Moffat County Education have arranged for the Earth Dome to come to Craig, visiting all elementary schools and the Boys and Girls Club in the course of a week.

Government Update for Oct. 13, 2012

Government Update

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Moffat County runners look to regionals

The Moffat County cross-country teams are now staring down the final part of their season, when the results matter most. After running Thursday in Rifle, season is over for some members of the team. For the rest, all eyes are turned toward next Wednesday's Colorado 3A Region 1 meet . The girls team placed second out of five teams in Rifle, losing only to Battle Mountain, one of the top 4A cross-country teams in Colorado. The girls were led by Brenna Ciesco (20:15) and Eryn Leonard (20:50) who placed second and third in the race.

Kent Peppler: We need to defend America’s Renewable Fuel Standard

Among the topics not addressed at the first Presidential debate was the need to defend America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the economic, clean energy and national security benefits it provides. It’s time for our elected leaders to recognize the central role that renewable fuels play in increasing America’s energy independence. Colorado is on the cutting edge of the renewable fuel economy.

Rig Count for Oct. 13, 2012

Rig Count

On The Record for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

On The Record for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012