News for Thursday, February 28, 2013



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Gumber huge as Moffat County boys basketball defeats Gunnison

With the team at less than full strength, a Moffat County freshman stepped up and helped deliver a district playoffs win.

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Moffat County girls beat Basalt, qualify for regionals

A slow start couldn’t keep the Moffat County girls basketball team down for long. The Bulldogs played a poor first quarter but came back strong in the final three, beating Basalt 56-26 Thursday and moving on to the district semifinals. The win also guaranteed them a spot in the regional tournament next weekend.

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership fires its executive director

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board fired Betsy Nauman-Cook, its executive director, earlier this week. EDP officials have not provided a reason for her dismissal, but they appointed Audrey Danner to serve in an interim capacity.

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No timetable for when Yampa Valley Regional Airport might get replacement security equipment

Colorado’s two United States senators are hopeful the return of pat-downs and metal detectors at Yampa Valley Regional Airport is only temporary.

Routt County agencies, agriculture groups refocus on irrigation water measuring devices

Feathers were ruffled in August when eight irrigation ditches in the Elk River Valley were shut down because they didn’t have flow-measuring devices. This year, the Routt County CSU Extension is working to get ahead of the drought.

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WATCH LIVE: MCHS hoops teams open playoffs today at home

Click here to watch a live broadcast of Moffat County High School's playoff games today. The girls battle Basalt at 5:30 p.m. before the boys take on Gunnison at 7 p.m.

Craig women opening new salon Friday

Track lighting and black-and-white pictures of iconic superstars define the remodeled space at 458 Yampa Ave. in Craig. The salon is also offering a complimentary beer or glass of wine for customers.

Agencies to host meeting on second phase of Jensen-Ute Park Trail

The first phase of the trail was completed last summer by the BLM and ERBM. The non-motorized trail spurs off the existing trail at Phillip and Dorcas Jensen Memorial Park, ending at a high point above China Wall. The proposed Jensen-Ute Park Trail will connect two Meeker parks across almost two miles of BLM lands. The second phase is to continue on BLM land along the ridgeline above the cliff walls down to Ute Park, according to a news release.

Annual Crane Fest to take place in Monte Vista

Before the greater sandhill cranes come to Northwest Colorado to nest and breed, they put on a show in the southern part of the state.

The Record for March 1, 2013

Moffat County and Craig police, fire and ambulance calls