News for Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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Moffat County basketball splits a pair at Aspen

It was business as usual for the Moffat County girls basketball team. The Bulldogs were visiting Aspen, a team they had handled easily during their previous matchup in Craig. Playing on the road did not change the outcome much, as Moffat County came away with a 63-21 win, improving to 12-1 in the Western Slope League. Moffat County was playing without senior Kyleen Ellgen, who stayed in Craig with a nagging injury.

Moffat County commissioners make move to ban marijuana businesses

The Moffat County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance banning commercial marijuana operations in unincorporated areas of the county. If approved on second reading, the ordinance would ban the establishment of marijuana cultivation, product manufacturing and testing facilities as well as retail marijuana stores.

Briefs for Feb. 12, 2013: State representatives plan meet and greet

State Sen. Randy Baumgardner and Rep. Bob Rankin will host a meet and greet in Meeker on Saturday. That's just one of many activities during a busy February weekend in Craig and Moffat County.

The Record and Jail Report for Feb. 13, 2013

Police, fire and ambulance calls for the Craig Police Department and Moffat County Sheriff's Office

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50 years later, former Craig resident hopes community can help lead him to lost wedding ring

It’s a love story 50 years in the making, but with an important missing piece that the Craig community might be able to provide.

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Moffat County commissioners draft language to uphold gun owner rights

In response to gun control legislation being discussed at the state and federal levels, the Moffat County Commission is readying a resolution of its own supporting Second Amendment rights. Commissioner John Kinkaid presented draft language during Tuesday’s meeting that would, if approved by the board, confirm the commissioner’s position about the rights of citizens in Moffat County to bear arms.

Shell's level of drilling activity unlikely to increase in Northwest Colorado in 2013

Shell Social Performance Adviser Garrett Dolan said he would begin a socioeconomic impact analysis that would study potential effects on Routt and Moffat counties.

Connections 4 Kids art show a success

Connections 4 Kids hosted its second annual Cherish the Little Things children’s art show, which featured 307 pieces of art made by 263 Moffat County youths in preschool through high school.

Craig's Eryn Leonard takes eighth at state swim meet

Moffat County didn’t factor in the team standings at the 2013 Colorado 4A State Swimming Championships. But one athlete in attendance for the Bulldogs scored enough points to beat out 17 other teams with at least one swimmer at the meet. Senior Eryn Leonard scored 11 points on Moffat County’s behalf, with an eighth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly.

Craig sports briefs for Feb. 13, 2012: Squirt hockey goes 1-1 in road games

The latest sports news from Craig and Moffat County. Get up to date on the Craig Cougars hockey results as well as youth hockey players from Craig entertaining at a Colorado Avalanche game later this season. Additionally, the home games for the basketball teams have been rescheduled for later in the day Saturday, and it's the final week to play recreational basketball at CMS' open gym sessions.

Sgt. Rick Holford: Proud to wear the badge

Law enforcement officers (and firemen) represent a special breed of individuals unlike any others. They are willing to give everything to keep the people safe.