News for Thursday, April 18, 2013



Briefs for April 19, 2013: Colorado Highway 13 project ongoing through end of October

A reconstruction project on Colorado Highway 13 began April 1 on a stretch of the highway south of Meeker and north of Rifle. The work will take place from mile marker 25 south to mile marker 22.

Tony Bohrer: Turning my stumbling block into a steppingstone

On the path we call life, there are mountaintops, and there are valleys. Then, there are pits, and those pits sometimes are dug by us, and other times, we are thrown in by someone else.

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Weather slows training tower construction

Craig Fire/Rescue’s live fire training tower was slated to go vertical this week, but three days of snow has tabled construction.

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Udall calls for livestock insurance program in 2013 Farm Bill

Udall calls for livestock insurance program in 2013 Farm Bill

This week, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., urged the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee to include a permanent livestock insurance program in the 2013 Farm Bill. In a letter to committee Chairwoman Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D- Mich., Udall said ranchers need a safety net considering ongoing drought conditions across much of the Rocky Mountain west.

Craig sports briefs: CNCC rodeo team rakes in regional awards

The latest sports news in Craig and Moffat County, including upcoming Craig Parks and Recreation events and schedule changes for local sports teams.

Talent competition to be held in Craig on Saturday

Colorado You Got Talent will be holding auditions in Craig this weekend. The statewide talent competition will be at Victory Motors, 193 Commerce St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

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Church of Destiny to give away van on Mother’s Day

The Church of Destiny, a nonprofit organization in Craig, is giving away a 1993 Mercury Villager minivan to a deserving family.

Janet Sheridan: Admitting ineptitude

I’m baffled by technology. Bamboozled. I don’t instinctively know how to navigate new sites. I’m unable to perceive the function and relationship of every command, icon and arrow.

Northwest Colorado VNA public health nurses: Vaccinate on time

Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthdays.

Michelle Tucker: Kindness of a stranger

On Sunday morning, I went out for a run and was chased by a rather unfriendly dog. I want to say thank you to the gentleman who was kind enough to pull his truck between the dog and me.

Pat Pearce: Thanks for the support

The Humane Society of Moffat County thanks the following for donations and support.

Ray Cartwright: Shame on you

Flags at the Moffat County Library, Moffat County Courthouse, City Hall and The American Legion all were at full staff. I commend Ridgeview Elementary, Yampa Valley Bank and McDonald’s for having them lowered to half-staff.

On the Record for April 19

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

Duane Koukol: Retirement

Two workdays to go! Time to write!