News for Friday, July 19, 2013



What’s the real population?

What is the real population of our town? Well, that depends.

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Walking tall: 2013 Relay For Life goes strong amid changes

The 2013 Relay For Life of Craig took place this weekend with nine teams and 107 total pre-registered participants coming out to support the cancer fundraising event. The community get-together raised about $3,500 leading up to the special night, which was a bit scaled back this year.

Craig briefs: Moffat County Democrats meeting is on Monday

The Moffat County Democratic Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the American Legion Post.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Cottage Cheese Pie

When my siblings and I were growing up on the ranch, we couldn’t be picky about what we ate.

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Steamboat Springs adaptive swim team creates opportunities for youths with disabilities

David Franzel first began teaching swimming to people who were physically and cognitively disabled in YMCA programs in Chicago. Today, he runs Steamboat Springs’ adaptive swim team.

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Liz Langley scores hole-in-one at Steamboat Golf Club

Liz Langley recorded her first hole-in-one Tuesday on a 91-yard pitching wedge flop shot on Steamboat Golf Club’s third hole.

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Former Northwest Colorado resident slain in Thailand

A taxi driver in Bangkok reportedly killed Troy “Chip” Pilkington with a machete after the two men had a dispute about Pilkington being overcharged $1.60 for his cab fare.

Club 20 talks about roads and coal

Club 20, which gathers leaders from 22 western counties to work for the interests of rural Coloradans, tackled infrastructural issues for a second day on Friday. The conference hosted discussion groups and provided a space for committee meetings. A transportation committee meeting went over possible ways to bring in more revenue to fix problems on rural highways and roads.

Club 20 debates SB 213, ballot initiative 22

On Friday at Colorado Northwestern Community College the members of Club 20, the consortium of community leaders from Colorado’s Western Slope, discussed the merits of educational legislation, specifically the passage of Senate Bill 213 and the pending Ballot Initiative 22 for the November election.

As city crafts new pot rules, Steamboat Springs officials say they don't want to be like Glenwood Springs

When they were deciding Tuesday night where recreational pot shops should be allowed to open up in Steamboat Springs, some city officials and council members here pointed to Glenwood Springs as the one place they don't want to become.

History shows that conservation is conservative

Today, as a field organizer for Conservation Colorado, I work collaboratively with people of all political persuasions to advocate on behalf of Colorado’s clean air, water, public lands and wildlife. It still feels right to tread carefully, to leave things better than they were and to be a good steward of the earth. It turns out this means I am both a conservative and conservationist and that is, in part, because conservation is conservative.

Steamboat police awaiting blood test results related to fatal motorcycle crash

The Steamboat Springs Police Department still is investigating the crash that killed a 60-year-old German man riding a motorcycle July 2 on Lincoln Avenue.

Thank you, Craig

On Thursday morning, June 6, we were traveling north on Hwy. 13 from Rifle towards Craig when our small RV broke down. A bad day turned into a good experience when we were helped by many people.

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Nostalgia in a little gold ring: Share your class ring with us

Perhaps nothing can elicit nostalgic thoughts as much as a class ring. A ring of gold or silver engraved with the school insignia and adorned with a gemstone can often evoke strong memories of school pride, graduation ceremonies and fleeting summer romances.

Solar panel proposal needs another look

Yampa Valley Electric Association is required by law to have 30 percent of its energy come from renewable energy — solar or wind — by 2020.

Twin calves named Jiminy and Cricket join the pasture

Twin calves Jiminy and Cricket were born at Pipi's pasture this spring.