News for Wednesday, January 16, 2013



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Bulldogs prepping for weekend doubleheader

It’s a big weekend for Moffat County basketball, with home games Friday and Saturday at Moffat County High School. It will be the Bulldogs’ last home games until Feb. 2. Both MCHS teams will be expected to win their games, playing at homes against teams that have either struggled or been middle-of-the-road so far this season. But the wins will still be important ones for Moffat County to secure.

Alman Nicodemus appointed to TMH Board of Trustees

Commissioner John Kinkaid remains as county ex-officio

The Moffat County Commission Tuesday approved numerous appointments to a variety of county boards. Though the Commission reappointed a number of residents to existing seats, they also were able to mix in a few fresh faces.

Firefighters battle extreme chill during home fire

Early morning blaze near CR 15 extinguished with no injuries

Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters battled extreme overnight temperatures this week, but were able to extinguish a home fire in Moffat County with no injuries. The report of a house fire came in shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Moffat County Road 15 about 20 miles west of Craig, said Fire Chief Bill Johnston.

Fee-free recreation days set for 2013

The U.S. Forest Service announced it will join other agencies in participating in fee-free days for 2013. The free access to public lands will begin Jan. 21 in conjunction with Martin luther King, Jr. Day. It will be the first of four fee-free days offered throughout the year by the Forest Service. The Forest Service operates approximately 17,000 developed recreation sites nationwide. Of those, approximately 6,000 require recreation fees, which are used to provide visitor services, repairs and replacements, and facilities maintenance.

On the record for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

On the record for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

Moffat County Commission takes action at this week’s meetings

During a special meeting Monday, the Moffat County Commission: • Approved, 3-0, writing a letter supporting Club 20’s position on telecommunications services.