News for Friday, July 5, 2013



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Luau theme plays well at Yampa Valley Golf Course

Golfers celebrated the start of the weekend with a fun round of nine holes and a pig roast to follow Friday night at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Seventy-five golfers took part in the TGIF Hawaiian Luau Scramble on Friday evening, combining a laid-back theme with a leisurely round of golf.

Noelle Leavitt Riley: We need your photos, stories for Colorado Hunter

This fall, hunters will have access to the amazing content that the Craig Daily Press and community produce for our widely read Colorado Hunter magazine. Yet, we can’t produce the publication without your help. Each year, we save a large chunk of the magazine for reader photos and written submissions. That means you have an opportunity to have your hunting photos and stories printed in our magazine.

From Pipi's Pasture: Pipi is real, and she’s one smart cow

It’s been suggested that I write about Pipi. She’s the real, live cow for whom Pipi’s Pasture is named. At the present time, Pipi is on summer pasture, where there’s plenty of shade during these hot summer days.

New Kum & Go truck stop to spiff up Craig's east side

A new, state-of-the-art Kum & Go truck stop is slated to be built at the east entrance of Craig near the Moffat County Fairgrounds, and city officials are boasting that it will be the largest of its kind in the area.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Vanilla Cream Pudding

This week’s column ends with a recipe for making “Vanilla Cream Pudding” from scratch. This recipe calls for vanilla from the grocery store, but I’m sure you could use vanilla bean seeds instead.

Karen Burley: Thanks to community

Because of the generosity of sponsors, silent auction donors and bidders, in-kind donors and the attendance of 230 individuals, The Haven Assisted Living Center’s fourth annual Barbecue, Barn Dance and Silent Auction grossed more than $11,000 for much-needed maintenance and repairs at the Haven.

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New business brings river rentals to Craig

Whether it’s fishing, floating or swimming, the Yampa River is a go-to spot for recreation in the late spring and summer, but you need to bring your own gear in order to have fun. Not anymore. Craig residents and those visiting the city now have the ability to float or kayak on the river without their own supplies.

Attorneys say officials violated Lesyshen's right to counsel

The attorneys representing the Routt County woman accused of killing her 9-year-old son are accusing local officials of violating her right to confidential communications with her attorneys.

Editorial: Resolution to potentially extend term limits is a good move

On Tuesday, Moffat County commissioners approved a resolution that will allow residents to vote on whether or not they want term limits for county elected officials to be extended from two terms to three. We think this was a good move from the commissioners and the 10-person committee that brought it to light after they diligently met and discussed how it should be handled.

Roy and Charleah Firestone: Saying goodbye

How do you say goodbye? You are a community that has been part of our lives for the past 37 years.

On the Record for July 6, 2013

The daily police and jail report for Craig and Moffat County.

Student news: Angela Bernal named to dean's honor roll

Angela Bernal, of Craig, has been named to the dean’s honor roll at the University of Northern Colorado for the 2012-13 school year.

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Andy Bockelman: ‘White House’ action movie a real downer

It’s been roughly 200 years since the last time the most safeguarded building in the free world went up in cinders.