News for Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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Craig briefs: Senior citizens seminar on retirement benefits

A seminar for senior citizens about rules and strategies for collecting retirement benefits and coordinating Social Security with other sources of retirement income is from noon to 1 p.m. April 17 and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 18 at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus.

Moffat County commissioners testify in Denver against renewable energy bill

Measure to increase renewal energy mandates to 25 percent passes Senate committee

Efforts to stop a new bill from passing out of a Colorado Senate committee fell short Monday, but rural energy and local elected officials pledge to thwart the measure they say could have dire consequences on rural electric cooperatives.

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Bilodeau voted assistant mayor, AGNC rep at first meeting of new Craig City Council

During a night that witnessed the transition of two Craig City Council seats, one longstanding member found himself accepting additional responsibilities.

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Moffat County basketball teams celebrate great seasons

It was a banner year for Moffat County High School’s basketball programs, with both the boys and girls teams winning games in the state tournament.

Two The Memorial Hospital nurses earn certifications for wound care

The Memorial Hospital at Craig recently had two registered nurses become Wound Care Certified. Amy Knights and Wendy Furman attended training through the Wound Care Education Institute and then passed the National Alliance for Wound Care exam to become certified. TMH General Surgeon Jeff Womble will become the physician advisor for the wound care clinic at TMH. The wound care clinic is for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes who have wounds that are slow healing. Patients needing to be seen at the clinic should contact Amy Knights at 970-826-3247.

Lance Scranton: The science of fiction

Science fiction class is a great venue for students to work out some of their deeper sociological and anthropological thoughts. It isn’t difficult to get an opinion from a teenager, but it is more challenging to have them think their opinion through to its logical conclusion.

Lloyd and Harold Rollins: Keep COGCC moderate

Attending a Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission meeting recently was a unique experience to one of my brother’s and my life. Being in attendance we were able to listen and experience firsthand the many issues that came before the commission.

State park managers in Routt, Moffat counties react to 2012 drought

The managers of Routt County’s three major state parks told the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that they are preparing for another season of drought while they study the impacts the drought of 2012 had on their campgrounds and picnic areas.

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Horizons to host Pick-a-Dish fundraiser Thursday

Local restaurants are pairing up with Horizons Specialized Services clients to cook specialty dishes for the community to sample and vote on Thursday evening during the Pick-A-Dish fundraiser.

The record for April 10

The record Police, fire and ambulance calls — some minor calls omitted

Gene Counts: Law-abiding citizens are punished

Hundreds of thousands of American soldiers gave their lives to keep this country free. To let some governor sign it all away with a stroke of a pen is ridiculous.

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Friends of Moffat County Education asking community for help with book drive

The group has received 3,000 books so far, leaving them 10,000 books short of the 13,000-book goal. The deadline is Saturday.

Craig sports briefs for April 10, 2013: Girls golf team has tough time in Parachute

Moffat County's girls golf team played a tournament in Parachute on Monday, and we've got the results. Also get the latest sports news from Craig, including a local skier placing in a national competition.

Shell community meeting in Hamilton postponed

The meeting Tuesday at the Hamilton Community Center to update residents about Shell work scheduled to begin this spring has been postponed, according to Shell representatives.

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1 taken to hospital after 2-car crash in Craig

A Craig man has been transported to The Memorial Hospital in Craig following a two-car crash at the intersection of west Victory Way and Finley Lane. The crash took place at about noon.