News for Friday, April 19, 2013



Diane Prather: Dispatches from the 20th annual 4-H district retreat

Each year, 4-H members and their chaperones from Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco, Grand, Jackson, Eagle and Garfield counties meet to participate in a District 11 Retreat. This year’s retreat was held at the Marriott Residence Inn in Glenwood Springs from March 1 through 3.

Briefs for April 20, 2013: Colorado Highway 13 work runs through October

A reconstruction project on Colorado Highway 13 south of Meeker and north of Rifle will take place from mile marker 25 south to mile marker 22.

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Local elected officials continue to slam renewable energy bill

Moffat County’s elected officials continue to rip a bill now making its way through the Colorado House of Representatives that would require Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association to increase its renewable energy portfolio to 25 percent by 2020.

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Moffat County baseball still battling the elements

Most outdoor spring sports in Northwest Colorado are used to dealing with cold weather, snowy conditions and indoor practices at the beginning of the season. With another significant snowfall in Craig during the weekend, the baseball team, now a month and a half into its season, still has not played a home game.

Outdoor Heritage Day open to public April 27

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting families to come out April 27 for the sixth annual Outdoor Heritage Day in Palisade.

Diane Prather: Homemade ice cream

Years ago, people routinely prepared recipes such as eggnog, ice cream and mayonnaise without cooking whole eggs or egg yolks. However, according to Karen Massey, Routt County Extension director and Family Consumer and Science agent, recent research has shown that pathogens are found inside the egg shell as well as on the outside.

Fuel Gauge for the weekend of April 20, 2013

Gas prices as of 5 p.m. Friday in Craig, heading into the weekend of April 20.

Government update for April 20, 2013

Government update for April 20, 2013

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MCHS business students in Vail on Sunday for state competition

Nine students from Moffat County High School will look to showcase their business skills starting Sunday.

Alphi Bennett: Damsel in distress

There is a Craig resident who always seems to have a smile on his face and a friendly wave when he passes you on the street.

On the Record for April 20, 2013

On the Record Police, fire and ambulance calls — some minor calls omitted

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Pinwheel garden planted in Craig

A seed to remind the public about child neglect and abuse was planted in Craig Friday. Connections 4 Kids, Moffat County Child Protection Team, Northwest Rocky Mountain Court-Appointed Special Advocates, McDonald’s of Craig and Prevent Child Abuse Colorado teamed up again to plant a garden of pinwheels in Craig to advocate bright futures for children in Moffat County.