News for Wednesday, January 9, 2013

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Tipton applauds passage of Endangered Fish Recovery Act

Measure helps restore populations of four species in the Colorado River

Last week Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, of the 3rd Congressional District of Colorado, lauded the U.S. Senate’s recent passage of the Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2012. Tipton was an original co-sponsor of the bill, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. It passed the Senate un-amended and with unanimous consent, according to a Tipton news release.

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Khyler Edmond Fross 1st baby of the new year

The fresh start of a new life entering the world is something to be celebrated whenever it occurs. But Khyler Edmond Fross, born at 4:01 p.m. January 4, 2013 to Amber and Chris Fross of Craig had even more to be celebrated, being the first baby born in Craig in the new year. “We really had no idea. We weren’t planning on being the first,” Chris said. “Everything went really well.” Joining sister Shaelynne Fross, 2, Khyler came into the world weighing 9 pounds, zero ounces and was 19 ¼ inches long.

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Home swimming meet hosted by Bulldogs Saturday

Swimming in the middle of winter, especially while on break from school and practice, takes dedication and commitment. At times it can be difficult to convince yourself to keep working while on vacation. But that’s what the Moffat County girls swimmers had to do in order to stay in the hunt for the state meet. The Bulldogs spent two weeks apart due to Colorado High School Activities Association rules, but returned to the MCHS pool last week to prepare for their first meet of 2013. That will be Moffat County’s lone home competition of the season, a tri-meet between the Bulldogs, Aspen and Delta High Schools beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.

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Calling all artists

Parks and Wildlife seeks artwork for 2013 waterfowl stamp competition

Last week Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced it is accepting original artwork entries for its 2013 Colorado Waterfowl Stamp art contest. This year’s species of focus is the Greater Scaup, a cousin of the Lesser Scaup, which also are more commonly known as bluebills.

Skype-A-Lawyer Night a new take on old idea

Northwest Colorado Legal Services coordinator Sherri Ferree is reviving the meet with a lawyer forum and giving it a technological update. A new take on an old idea, Northwest Colorado Legal Services has teamed up with The Memorial Hospital at Craig to bring Moffat County residents Skype–A-Lawyer night. The second Thursday of every month, the next meeting time is 5:30 Thursday at the Memorial Hospital at Craig.

On the record for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

On the record for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

Parks and Wildlife finalizing 2013 big-game regs

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will meet in Westminster Thursday and Friday to finalize big-game hunting regulations for 2013. The meeting, held at the Doubletree Hotel, 8773 Yates Dr., will begin at 8:30 a.m. The commission will review more than 40 proposed changes to the big-game regulations. Among the biggest proposed changes is a proposal to further reduce the areas allowed for youth late-season elk hunting, as a result of elk populations being reduced to desired long-term levels.

Annual Ski and Skate slated for Saturday at Yampa River State Park

The cross-country trail is groomed and the pond has been cleared in anticipation for the annual Ski and Skate at Yampa River State Park.

Craig City Council at Tuesday’s meeting

Craig City Council at Tuesday’s meeting

GOAL Academy to host Family Night Thursday

Guided Online Academic Learning Academy of Craig, GOAL, will host its second family night Thursday to engage parents with their students learning. Having had a family night earlier this month, GOAL parent coordinator Nikki Frederickson said she wasn’t quite at her full potential accounting for what she considered lower participation. Frederickson joined the GOAL Academy team in November and said she hopes to increase attendance from the 12 students and their parents who attended the first family session.