News for Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Meeker outfitter sentenced in U.S. District Court

Rodebaugh to serve 41 months in prison for six Lacey Act violations

A Meeker resident convicted of six felony violations of the Lacey Act was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in Denver. Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, 72, owner of D&S Outfitters in Meeker, was sentenced to serve 41 months in federal prison, pay $37,390 in restitution to the State of Colorado, and forfeit two all terrain vehicles and a trailer used in the commission of his crimes, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife news release.

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Craig Middle School girls basketball take first, second at districts

The seventh- and eighth-grade teams from CMS hosted the district championships Saturday at CMS and Sandrock Elementary School, with the eighth-graders emerging from the tournament as champion. The seventh-grade team finished as runners-up to Rangely.

Three Bulldogs ready for state wrestling

A freshman and two juniors will represent the Bulldogs starting Thursday at the Pepsi Center in Denver, where the Colorado 3A state meet is held. Issic Herod (120 pounds), Brayden Peterson (138 pounds) and Jesse Demoor (182 pounds) all have hopes of placing, but they’ll have their hands full in stacked brackets.

Colorado gun control bills pass along party lines; local legislators vote mostly as expected

Yampa Valley gun enthusiasts may have a few new hoops to jump through after legislators in the Colorado House of Representatives passed four new gun control bills Monday. It went down almost exactly as one local lawmaker predicted.

Craig briefs: Moffat County Booster Club meets at school

The Moffat County Booster Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the high school cafeteria.

Lance Scranton: The mirror that reflects

Tradition. Many artists, writers and philosophers began the 20th century thinking that traditional methods of viewing the world were outdated and in need of a contemporary fix. One such movement that flourished in the early 1900s and continued through the 1950s was cubism. Cubism was an attempt to elicit an understanding of the fourth dimension (time) by the artistic representation of multiple views of an object.

Robin Schiffbauer and Gail Severson: Proud of community

We would like to thank the Craig Rotary Club for the beautiful awards and kindness shown to us for our work with St. Michael’s Community Kitchen.

Editorial: Time to speak up is now

It’s likely many Moffat County residents woke up Tuesday feeling a bit helpless — and certainly frustrated — at the recent flurry of gun control-related legislation making its way through the state Capitol in Denver.

Roadblock to oral health no longer a matter of resources

Three years ago the roadblock to achieving good oral health for all Northwest Colorado children was a lack of resources and financially feasible care options. While there remains an alarming number of local children who continue to suffer from dental diseases, the root of the problem has switched from one of resources to one of education about preventative care.

Moffat County Commission takes action at Tuesday’s meeting

A rundown of action for Tuesday's regularly scheduled Moffat County Commission meeting

Local Boy Scouts troop to face Klondike test

Craig’s newly formed Boy Scouts Troop 1150 will get its first real test this weekend during the annual Klondike event at Sylvan Lake State Park near Eagle. The one-day event will test the Boy Scouts’ ability to work together and independently of their leader to complete a 10-mile course pulling a handmade sled on homemade snowshoes.

CNCC President Russell George to keynote State of the County event Feb. 22

An event known in recent years for drawing the likes of Gov. John Hickenlooper, Sens. Al and Jean White, and local federal agency representatives is going hyper local in 2013. The Craig Chamber of Commerce’s seventh annual State of the County is slated for 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. The event will be headlined by Russell George, president of Colorado Northwestern Community College.