News for Thursday, February 21, 2013



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Hayden leaders discuss pot, direct staff to draft emergency ordinance to prohibit 'pot clubs'

During a colorful discussion at a Hayden Town Council meeting Thursday night, marijuana was considered a potential tax revenue source at one point and was called poison a few minutes later.

Moffat County Commission accepts latest settlement from Questar

More than $1 million in back valuations to benefit county taxing districts

The Moffat County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a settlement with Questar Gas worth more than $1 million. The settlement will benefit the county’s taxing districts. The latest settlement with the energy operator stems from a personal property valuation dispute going back to tax years 2003 through 2008.

Craig man sentenced to 2 years for felony assault

A Craig man who pleaded guilty to criminal attempt to commit second-degree assault was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison. Derik Scott, 24, pleaded guilty to the Class 5 felony charge earlier this month as part of a deal with the Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

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Moffat County and Craig police, fire and ambulance calls

Accused killer's wife admits to extramarital affair during preliminary hearing Thursday

Jury trial set for June

After nearly 11 hours of testimony Thursday, a judge ruled there’s sufficient evidence to move forward with a first-degree murder case against Craig resident Leroy David Fief. A two-week jury trial is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. June 17. In the meantime, 14th Judicial District Chief Judge Michael O’Hara ordered that Fief continue to be held without bond at the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

Advocates-Crisis Support Services: Help stop teen dating violence in February

February is now recognized by the city of Craig as “Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.”

Janet Sheridan: Stamped in my bones

Aunt Mary delivered me home, then settled in for a visit with Mom while my cousins played with Bob and Barbara. Unnoticed, I sneaked away to see if anything had changed during my extended absence. First, I looked for our creaky cat and found her as alive and irritable as ever. Next, I climbed a cottonwood and inched along a sturdy branch to see if anyone had defaced the initials “JB” I had gouged into the tree’s bark on my 8th birthday. They were untouched.

Concerned by area suicide rates, group meets to discuss solutions

Mental illness, a disease as real as cancer or diabetes, can lead to the most tragic of consequences: suicide. But with just a little training about what to watch for and how to help, the friends, family and coworkers of those suffering from suicidal thoughts can help them get the help they need. That’s a message Ronna Autrey of Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide and other community members are trying to spread.

Tony Bohrer: It is what it is ... or is it?

I can’t stand the saying “It is what it is.” Who came up with it and why is it so popular? To me it seems like a cop out. Sounds like, “Well, I will just put up with it.”

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Lady Bulldogs and their seven seniors prepare for special night

While the Bulldogs are guaranteed to be the top seed in next week’s district tournament (they lead second-place Olathe by two games), their home game against the Titans at 6 p.m. Friday has special meaning beyond the standings. It is Senior Night for the girls team, which will honor seven seniors who have been instrumental to the program’s success this year and in the recent past.

Briefs for Feb. 21, 2013: Cutthroats meeting set

News and notes from around Moffat County and Craig

Hayden School District seeking community members to serve on District Improvement Team

The Hayden School District is looking for parents and community members to serve on its District Improvement Team.

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Andy Bockelman: Oscar night know-how

Some people take these bets pretty seriously — who’s got a wager on how long it takes host Seth MacFarlane to break into the voice of Stewie Griffin? — and in case your pals have an inside line, here are some predictions and personal picks to help you fill out your Oscar ballot.

Boys basketball to honor big men on Friday's Senior Night

Moffat County High School’s boys basketball team gets contributions from members of every grade. The guards creating steals and havoc at the front of the press are sophomores and juniors. Freshman Kort Hatthorn has emerged as a big scorer for the Bulldogs in recent games. But the two seniors on this season’s team are as valuable as any Bulldogs.

The Memorial Hospital board of trustees' work session agenda

The following is the agenda for The Memorial Hospital at Craig board of trustees work session beginning 10 a.m. Friday at the hospital in Room AB: A. Call to order by Don Cook, Chair B. Executive Session to discuss matters relating to legal advice pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(b). C. Board Education – Michael Mullins, QHR, Region 9 VP D. Adjourn