News for Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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TMH officials: Sleep vital for healthy living

As National Sleep Awareness Week approaches, The Memorial Hospital at Craig is reminding community members about the importance of getting the proper amount of sleep.

Sweepstakes scam arrives in Craig resident's mailbox

CPD warns residents of sweepstakes scam

“You can’t win if you don’t play” is a phrase often heard in a line to buy lottery tickets, but it’s also one of the telltale signs of a scam, according to a Craig Police Department news release.

Craig Police Department: Beware of online vendors

A local man recently fell victim to an online scam, providing a reminder to other residents to be cautious when conducting business over the internet.

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M2: Moffat County alum Sadvar is good to her core

Going to college can be a thrilling experience of personal growth. Moffat County High School graduate Annie Sadvar has embraced that opportunity and is furthering her passions through opportunities at school.

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M2: Craig sixth-grader Alicea Diedrich never ceases to amaze

An ability beyond her years has helped Alicea Diedrich make her mark on Craig Middle School. It’s a fact that hasn’t surprised her mother, Veronica, who said Alicea was impressing the adults around her as a toddler.

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M2: MCHS junior Derek Maiolo leads with compassion

Moffat County High School junior Derek Maiolo is in constant motion. Involved in numerous clubs and activities in and out of school, Maiolo not only participates, he advocates for change and leads by example.

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M2: 'A 5th-grade entrepreneur extraordinaire'

It can be hard for 10-year-olds to find ways to make money. Logan Duke learned that lesson last summer when he wound up owing his mom $5 after paying overhead costs to run a lemonade stand.

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M2: CMS seventh-grader returns from presidential inauguration

Craig Middle School seventh-grader Tristan Farquharson may only be 12, but he’s already building an impressive resume of stories and life experiences, including a trip to Washington, D.C. to witness the recent inauguration of President Barack Obama.

M2: Craig's Zoe Sowers is driving down the right path

CNCC student Zoe Sowers on her way to psychology career

Colorado Northwestern Community College student Zoe Sowers, 20, knows she’s one of the fortunate ones who discovered her passion at a young age.

Briefs for Feb. 27, 2013: State awarded grant for health care development

A Moffat County High School teacher and coach was arrested Saturday at his home in the 800 block of Russell Street.

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M2: Getting to know Kaycee Stagner, MCHS grad now pursuing goal of becoming a veterinarian

Kaycee Stagner moved to Craig with her family when she was 4 and is a graduate of Moffat County High School and the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo. She now attends veterinary school at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.

Chris J. Wiant: Dental care still an issue

A recent report issued by the Pew Center on the States highlights the fact that dental care remains the greatest unmet health need among U.S. children. For adults, the Colorado Health Access Survey revealed that nearly four in 10 Coloradans lacked dental insurance in 2011 and nearly one in four Coloradans (approximately 1.2 million people) did not get needed dental care due to cost.

M2: 10 million decisions facing Craig's Taelor Stagner

Craig resident Taelor Stagner eyes Air Force, PR, divinity, public health after college

Name: Taelor Stagner Age: 21 From: Craig College: University of Wyoming Major: Kinesiology and Health Promotion — the study of movement and physical therapy

Ben and Lisa Vannoy and family: Thanks for the support

We would like to thank the people who have been there for our family in our time of need. To start with, my co-worker who started CPR and the passer-by who aided with the 911 call. The Moffat County emergency services were terrific with their quick response to the accident scene.

Lance Scranton: Doing what’s right

While generally agreed that leadership requires time-honored traits such as courage, integrity and honesty, it increasingly is apparent while watching the news that many leaders are taught to avoid responsibility for their beliefs (and most assuredly their decisions). But, if you read about most successful leaders throughout history, an unceasing commitment to a particular vision was apparent.

M2: Teen Jose Duarte provides inspirational company

Craig youth Jose Duarte a welcome sight for Boys & Girls Club kids

On a recent Friday, Craig resident Jose Duarte, 16, a junior staff member at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, took a break from his duties to sit down with Moffat Monthly. The interview was routinely interrupted by children curious to learn why Duarte was not at his usual post in the gym teaching kids the game of soccer.