News for Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Hayden officials seek input from residents about marijuana

After a failed vote Thursday night to draft a law to ban future pot shops in Hayden, town officials said they want to hear more input from residents before making any decisions.

Student News: Benjamin Todd Koucherik

Benjamin Todd Koucherik graduated from Louisiana State University on May 17, 2013, with a Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre.

Take responsibility, prepare for a wildfire emergency

It’s a hot, dry July afternoon. You are enjoying peace and quiet at your rural home, when you notice a large plume of smoke coming from a nearby ridge.

Craig briefs: Moffat County Balloon Festival needs volunteers

The Moffat County Balloon Festival is looking for volunteers for the fourth annual event Aug. 3 and 4.

Silent film displays Colorado history

There’s a lot the world of cinema can teach us, if we’re willing to pay attention. In the case of one film, all you have to do is listen to the sound of silence. The Museum of Northwest Colorado, Preserving the Last Frontier Organization and the City of Craig proudly present the silent movie “The White Desert,” a feature that displays historical railroad footage within the state of Colorado. The film will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday at The Journey at First Baptist.

Do It Downtown continues to find crowd

Slowly but surely, the Do It Downtown initiative is gaining momentum for the businesses of downtown Craig. Running from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday afternoons, the weekly event is an opportunity for Craig residents to get out and about, patronize locally owned stores and engage in a variety of activities.

We're all in this together

What is it that we are all in it together? What are some of the characteristics that pull us into relationship with one another and what is the importance of it? Well, to start with “No person is an island.”

Club 20 meets to discuss issues facing the Western Slope

Presenters at the Club 20 conference addressed some controversial topics like the legalization of recreational marijuana, broadband access in rural communities, immigration reform, health care and they took time to highlight the success of a local business owner on Thursday.

Your stories about Christ are worth telling

What’s your story? If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your savior, odds are, at some point, you have had to give a testimony — give your life story — in front of somebody.

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Pacific Rim’ a hard-hitting, sci-fi creature feature

Most people have childhood issues of some sort that affect them well into their adult lives. Few have a traumatic past that involves being pursued through the streets of an Asian metropolis by a ginormous crab, but that’s what makes the heroes of “Pacific Rim” unique.

Hayden museum to host Smithsonian exhibit

The Hayden Heritage Center has a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Smithsonian Institution exhibit, Journey Stories, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday with a reception at the Hayden Chamber of Commerce.

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Craig to get renewable energy through solar panels

Solar energy is on the horizon in Craig. Solar panel manufacturer Clean Energy Collective is in discussions with Yampa Valley Electric Association and Craig City Council about where they can build a 5-acre solar panel garden.

Area hockey players driven to next level by love for the sport

After high school graduation, a trio of young, local hockey players will continue to play the sport in junior hockey leagues.