Sunday, June 30
Independence Day is fast approaching. Independence Day and the symbol of our country, the American flag, mean different things to different folks. What does it mean to you? When I was young and attending school, World War II was going on. Every morning we would salute the flag by pledging allegiance to it.
Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing is having a Fuller Center Bike Adventure Build Day on July 15. The center is in need of work projects for some 25 cyclists that are coming to town to help us provide a “hand-up” to someone in need of work on their homes or property.
Life passes by so quickly. The loss of someone we love is bound to happen because no one lives forever. Some are taken way too soon, and we will never understand why. The past couple of years, so much loss has passed through our families and our friends. That’s why it is so important to make sure your life was a life worth living.
The 46th Cottonwood Classic rolled through the weekend with frustration, relaxation and determination from 130 golfers that participated in the tournament that boasted seven flights, a senior flight and a championship flight.
Moffat County Commissioners agenda for Tuesday's meeting.
“Ordinary Grace,” this week’s novel for adults, is powerful — powerful because the events of the novel center around five deaths and the impact of those deaths on the town of New Bremen.
Friday, June 28
The Colorado Department of Transportation announced that drivers should expect 35-mile-per-hour speed limits on the eastbound Interstate 70 frontage road around the Twin Tunnels while the detour remains in place through late 2013.
Each year, 4-H members from across the state look forward to attending the Colorado State 4-H Conference held at the Colorado State University campus.
A while back, a reader requested a recipe for spaghetti that had a can of tomatoes in the ingredients.
On July 19, Moffat County residents will gather to celebrate some of the strongest people you will ever meet.
Club 20 touts itself as the “voice of the Western Slope” and works hard to tackle various community issues such as health care, energy, education, transportation and water, to name a few.
The area’s biggest economic players took a hit this week, as President Barack Obama announced Tuesday his climate change initiative to reduce carbon emissions from the nation’s fleet of coal-powered electrical generation plants.
The reason I am writing this letter is to let the community know, who I have served and loved for so long, that I am finally going to retire.
A group of lawmakers, including Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, and Sen. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulfur Springs, visited Craig Thursday to discuss Colorado's recent energy legislation.
Beaver Valley Ranch has been managed as a low-key guest and hunting ranch with limited accommodations, according to company literature.
It won’t be just the big, roaring engines tearing up the dirt track at Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park in Craig this summer. The remote control car and truck enthusiasts will also have the opportunity to show off the fruits of their labor soon.
When you walk into Cornerstone Realty in Craig, it’s as if a bright light shines down upon you.
Dave Higgins is Moffat County's best nurse for the third year in a row, but that doesn't mean the designation has gone to his head.
The Wyman Museum was voted the best tourist attraction by local residens of Moffat County for 2013.
Lorrae Moon is the proud, admittedly over-protective mother of three boys, but she has oodles of other kids. Bus-loads of them, in fact.
The restaurant which has been in Craig for almost 11 months after moving from Hayden is the best place to work in Moffat County with under 20 employees.
O.P. Bar & Grill is not in the business of making “tiny, wimpy burgers.” Instead, the Craig restaurant boasts big and savory mouth-watering burgers that won the best hamburger in Moffat County.
Check out the list of winners from this year's 2013 Best of Moffat County survey.
We are excited to present to you the 2013 Best of Moffat County.
Thursday, June 27
If you’re like me, I usually would complete the statement “time flies…” with the words “when you’re having fun.” As I thought about the subject of time, and how little of it I seem to have these days, it brought me to the original intent of time.
According to Dan Davidson and Jan Gerber, of the Museum of Northwest Colorado, an exciting new summer project gets underway this week in Moffat County. T
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a “Kids Fishing Clinic” from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 6 at Steamboat Lake State Park.
Cyclists from across the country have banded together to undertake the Journey of Hope, bringing their message of understanding to the Boys and Girls Club of Craig on Thursday.
Fourth of July fireworks are a go this year in Craig, and officials are boasting that the brightly lit celebration will dazzle the community.
Here are four memorable ways to spend an afternoon with your camera this summer in a breathtaking part of Routt County.
The Craig Sea Sharks have been working hard and improving during this early part of the summer, but now it’s time for that work to pay off at home. The youth swimming team from Craig will host its only home meet of the season, beginning Friday morning and finishing Sunday afternoon.
The Moffat County School District's activities bus has served the district well since 2001, but age has caught up with the 10-year-old transport, and the Board of Education voted Thursday to retire the old rig and replace it with a new, first-class set of wheels.
A large group of incoming football players in Craig are working hard this summer to get ready for the fall season.
Our bumpy voyage began on a gray November morning when Joel, gazing at the ceiling, remarked, “I’ve never liked the lighting in this kitchen.” That comment sparked a chain reaction: If we upgrade the lights, the cabinets will look bad. If we replace the cabinets, we should add more. If we add more, we’ll need a larger kitchen. If we enlarge the kitchen, we’ll have to cut back a wall. If we cut back a wall, we’ll have to replace some flooring. If we do all that, we’ll need more countertops. If we get new countertops, we’ll need matching paint. And on and on.
The daily police and jail report for Craig and Moffat County
I’m pleased to announce that the Craig Daily Press has formed a new editorial board that will meet every Wednesday at the newsroom, and I will write an editorial each week that will appear in the Saturday Morning Press.
Like Pixar films before it, “Monsters University” isn’t bad, but it feels like coasting from a studio that once challenged all our conceptions of what was possible from animation and storytelling.
Wednesday, June 26
More arrests were made and several more warrants issued for people on distribution of methamphetamine.
Tuesday, June 25
The Colorado Department of Transportation, Shell and Moffat County are resurfacing an 8.5 mile section of Colorado Highway 317 east of Hamilton.
After 33 years of service to the Moffat County Ranchers and Farmers through the Farm Service Agency, Cheryl Martin has decided to open the next chapter in life.
On June 8, the Colorado State Fair Events Center in Pueblo was the home to the GOAL Academy Class of 2013 graduation. GOAL Academy hosted graduates and their families who travel from across the state to participate in this milestone ceremony.
The daily police and jail report for Craig and Moffat County
The golf scene in Craig is now in its busiest season, with the conclusion of one successful tournament not spelling a break, but leading into the beginning of the next. Last weekend The Memorial Hospital Foundation hosted its annual golf tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course, to the tune of 108 players making up 27 scramble teams at the fundraising event.
Drivers slowed and pedestrians pulled out cameras as Steve Wescott and LeeRoy Brown strolled down the street. It might not sound that odd, but bear in mind — LeeRoy Brown is a goat.
Emergencies in Dinosaur could become more drastic after August, potentially leaving those in need of medical care stranded for an hour and a half until an ambulance from Craig comes to their aid.
Jarret Walt, a Moffat County High School graduate and member of the Steamboat hockey team, was drafted ninth in the NA3HL draft earlier this month. He will play hockey in Chicago.
I hope your summer is allowing you to slow down a bit and fill up your time with some good literature. On a tablet or a good old-fashioned book, it’s worth your time to take some time to read this summer.
Moffat County High School alumnus Skylar Tripp prepares to take her rising star to Kansas as a member of the Hesston College Larks women's soccer team in Hesston, Kan.
A fun 65th Wedding Anniversary
Monday, June 24
A Dinosaur National Monument Park Ranger will be in Craig at the end of the week with her full supply of books. Kathy Krisko will take part in the Do It Downtown Thursdays that have brought artists, performers and businesses together in downtown Craig.
Two Craig ranchers have been indicted for using public land in Moffat County as a private dumping ground by a federal grand jury. The brothers were also accused of digging trenches to divert water from Woodbury Gulch to land where they kept livestock. In total, the brothers were charged with two counts of “committing crimes” on Bureau of Land Management land.
After almost a week of dauntless courage battling the numerous wildfires that afflicted Northwest Colorado, firefighters have gained the high-ground.
Sunday, June 23
Country-dances bring back memories of old, and help us celebrate new generations.
"Little Red Hot" is a classic tale turned spicy by author Eric A. Kimmel and illustrator Laura Huliska-Beith.
Saturday, June 22
Strong winds and high temperatures continue to thwart firefighters as they attempt to control several large wildfires in Northwest Colorado.
The Alpine Bank team won the tournament with a 122 and broke a string of three straight wins by the Tin Man Roofing team, which had won every Ski Town Classic since it switched to a flighted format four years ago.
Friday, June 21
The MCHS Class of 1949 is planning a reunion and luncheon July 13 at the Center of Craig.
Summer officially started Friday, and while each Northwest Colorado summer is a little different from the previous one, there are the usual signs that we’re into the season.
Getting injured is an embarrassment to a cowboy.
Life is going as fast as it has ever gone.
This last week, I made a new recipe from my try-it file, and we liked it.
The sawed-off shotgun, old horse saddles and train memorabilia at the Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig will have new company when the two new exhibit rooms at the historic building are complete. The back of the museum is getting a $150,000 remodel that’s sure to make the museum even more of a treasure to Craig than before.
Author Preethi Burkholder will tell stories about St. Elmo, nearby Tin Cup and other ghost towns at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tread of Pioneers Museum during a talk about her new book, “Ghost Towns of the Rockies.”
Steamboat Springs resident John Fielding and his son will tell you that the 700 cubic feet per second mark that signifies the start of commercial tubing season on the Yampa River doesn’t mean a mild, lazy river float.
Friday signaled the beginning of the basketball season for the Moffat County High School boys team, and the start of what the Bulldogs plan on making a memorable year. The Bulldogs took a team to the Gold Crown Basketball Camp in Denver Thursday through Saturday to tip off their summer season, which will include nearly 30 games against a variety of competition from inside and outside Colorado.
The Rotary Club of Craig wants to make sure that young, single parents can still pursue the education and the future they want.
Thursday, June 20
While watching television and listening to the announcer describe the devastation that occurred in the fires that still rage in Colorado, I remembered a trip I took with my daughter Jane several years ago.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife would like to sincerely thank the following sponsors of the 3rd Annual Family Cast and Blast:
Shadow Mountain residents: I have asked the county attorney for a copy of the resolution that the county commissioners are presenting to us to vote on in November and have it in hand.
I am a soccer fan and coach and try to maintain the soccer fields.
The family of Dewey L. Sheridan would like to thank everyone who sent cards, food and flowers; the church pastor, Tony Bohrer; Lorita Earl, for singing; the ladies who provided the lunch; and most of all, thank you for all the prayers.
I am saddened to learn that the Luttrell barn is threatened with extinction.
Emerald Mountain Special Recreation Management Area near Steamboat Springs will open Saturday, the Bureau of Land Management announced Tuesday.
Commissioner speaks about oil and gas exploration at energy subcommittee hearing
Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe testified at a small business hearing in Washington, D.C. Thursday, highlighting how expanding oil and gas business could benefit Northwest Colorado. Grobe’s testimony focused on job creation in rural western Colorado.
The daily jail and police report for Craig and Moffat County
Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers wants a new amphitheater built at Loudy-Simpson Park.
The 2013 graduate from Moffat County High School will play college ball in Mesa, Ariz.
Wednesday, June 19
The Disappointment fire that ignited Tuesday has been contained, but the area is still in flames.
A new wildfire has grown to 850 acres in the southwest corner of Rio Blanco County.
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate 20 years of Hospice on June 10 at Catamount Ranch & Club golf course and the Larson Barn.
A man and a woman arrested Tuesday by the All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force appeared in Moffat County District Court on Wednesday for a bond hearing.
Craig resident Deana Miller, 24, who friends and family say was missing since late last week, was found Wednesday morning near Browns Park. She's being treated at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Tuesday, June 18
“Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West,” written by Dorothy Wickenden, is a nonfiction book, but it reads like a novel.
We just celebrated Father’s Day, and I was glad to hear so many people offer congratulations for being a dad.
Although the 7-acre fire was relatively small, there was a lot of fuel for the fire to burn, and putting it out meant manual labor and handwork for firefighters.
Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe is headed to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to testify on behalf of the county’s oil and gas industry and job creation.
Crews are battling the Disappointment Fire near Elk Springs.
The change was intended to attract more candidates and make the races more competitive. It takes effect this fall when three of five seats are up for election.
Moffat County will be well represented at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo. July 14 through 20. Three cowboys from the county qualified for the nationals by placing in the top four in their events at the Colorado State Rodeo Finals June 5 through 9.
The stately old Luttrell Barn has fallen into disrepair, and the county must decide if the beloved building is worth saving.
A youth volleyball camp taking place this week in Craig is introducing local youth to the game.
Conny Mullis, 45, and Maria Saenz, 32, both of Craig, were arrested on suspicion of unlawful distribution of controlled substances. A news release from the Craig Police Department alleges that both arrests involved methamphetamine.
The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Craig resident Deana Miller, 24, who family and friends say hasn’t been seen since late last week.
The Yampa River is expected to dip to 500 cfs Friday, within commercial tubing range, as 86 youth baseball teams settle in to Northwest Colorado. Before the tournament is over, teams will have played in Hayden and Oak Creek as well as in Steamboat and Craig.
The daily police and jail report for Moffat County and Craig.
Monday, June 17
Yampa Valley Electric Association has hired Diane Johnson to replace Larry Covillo as general manager of the rural electric co-op.
The Memorial Hospital looks toward the future as Chris Smolik takes the reins as the new, permanent CEO.
The two wildfires at Dinosaur National Monument have merged into one 380-acre fire, and fire managers are working to suppress the blaze.
When he first reported the fire around 12:30 p.m., West Routt Fire Chief Bryan Rickman estimated it had burned about half an acre and had a moderate potential of spreading.
Sunday, June 16
I’m so thankful that kids are so resilient.
A large group of Craig residents made their way out to Wyman’s Living History Museum on Saturday to pick up some tricks of the trade when it comes to outdoor recreation.
The coming week in sports in Craig.
Saturday, June 15
Cars of every make and model and every color of the rainbow lined Yampa Avenue on Saturday afternoon during the Bear River Young Life and Colorado Cruisers Car and Motorcycle Show. Spectators got the chance to see a wide variety of vehicular craftsmanship brought in from people all over the country while raising funds throughout the day for Young Life.
Cracker packed the Loudy-Simpson Park on Saturday in a rocking send-off to this year's Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.
After more than three days of carving in the sun and heat at Loudy-Simpson Park, one artist’s work among 11 stood out Saturday at the finale of the 14th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.
The main wood carving competition is the reason artists come to Craig for the Whittle the Wood Rendezvous and what attracts community members out to Loudy-Simpson Park during the week leading up to the Saturday festival. But when it comes to a higher-octane form of artsy entertainment, the Quick Carve can’t be beat.
Whittle the Wood’s Saturday festivities began with a healthy community run through Loudy-Simpson Park. Friends of Moffat County Education hosted the Wake the Whittler 5K run and walk as well as a 1-mile family fun run.
Friday, June 14
On June 8, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office’s 26th annual High School Scholarship Golf Tournament was held and all had a great time.
Guys: If you make it to 100, you will be surrounded by women.
This past week I checked our rhubarb.
Here at Pipi’s Pasture, the past few days has me remembering those hot summer days on the ranch when my siblings and I were growing up and how we kids passed the time to keep cool.
The Moffat County Collaborative Council for Children and Families is seeking input from parents to identify the community’s unmet needs for children and families.
The West Routt Fire Protection District wants voters to reconsider chipping in more money each year to help fund emergency services, and the issue appears destined to be placed on November’s ballot.
The Steamboat Springs Police Department on Friday was continuing its investigation into what caused the explosion. Police think a marijuana concentrate called ear wax was being made inside the condo with butane, and the butane ignited.
Three fires continued to burn in western Moffat County Friday, but no structures or people are expected to be threatened after a busy 24 hours of battling fires in Northwest Colorado that began Thursday afternoon. The Wild fire and Hacking fire ignited Thursday on Wild Mountain in the western part of the Dinosaur National Monument and have burned an estimated 362 and 10 acres, respectively, as of late Friday, according to a news release from monument officials.
As the day’s activities came to a close Friday afternoon at Loudy-Simpson Park, the carvers of Whittle the Wood and the people watching them craft works of art from old trees needed the chance to kick back, relax and enjoy some tunes. Carvers and spectators alike got just the serenade they needed as Whitewater Ramble took the stage. The Fort Collins-based band quickly filled the air
Carvers at the 14th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous have just about finished up their carvings, as the festival turns to its weekend activities.
Local gas prices as of Friday evening, June 14.
Good weather has kept golfers both near and far coming to Yampa Valley Golf Course so far this summer. The course, which opened in April, saw snowstorms, which shut it back down for a week. Yet, it recovered with a strong month of May. Nearly 2,500 rounds were played in May, which is up from 2,200 rounds for the same month last year, according to the course.
On last week's trip down Yampa Canyon in Moffat County, we quickly slipped into the routine sharing of chores, honored our leaders and our shaman, and paid heed to our most-skilled rowers.
While the chainsaws of Whittle the Wood will be revving up throughout Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park, another section of Craig will be celebrating things with a different kind of motor. The 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue will be gleaming with the chrome and metal of past and present during the Bear River Young Life and Colorado Cruisers Car and Motorcycle Show.
Veterans of Foreign War and the American Legion held a flag-burning ceremony on Friday at the VFW post in Craig, where they ignited roughly 800 retired flags given to them by the community. The ceremony was in commemoration of Flag Day, which was recognized nationally on June 14.
The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents about guidelines for agriculture and debris burning.
As a candidate, I’d like to tell you why I’m interested in serving on the Yampa Valley Electric Association board and a little about the perspective I’ll bring should the membership choose to elect me as the district 5 representative.
The family of Les Hutton would like to thank everybody who sent cards, food, flowers and, most of all, prayers.
Thursday, June 13
One of the most common questions that I hear during discussions about dealing with faith is "how much time and effort should be placed into performing works?"
The Moffat County Board of Commissioners sent a strongly worded letter to the director of the Bureau of Land Management on May 28 deriding the proposed oil shale regulation amendments for inaccurate descriptions of oil shale development, failure to consider the economic impact of the proposed regulations and failure to abide by the 2005 Energy Policy Act.
I sighed, scowled and fidgeted as the problem I needed to solve stomped around in my head, trailing a mob of what-ifs.
Moffat County Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a loan slated to fix water and sewer lines in the Shadow Mountain modular home development. The entire project, which includes replacing the roads and sidewalks, will cost roughly $6.3 million and will take approximately three years to complete.
In Moffat County, large wildfires have been avoided so far, but the fire danger level for the county recently jumped to very high as a result of the warm temperatures, low humidity and strong winds. Thursday, the Bureau of Land Management Snake River Field Office issued a news release with a red flag warning for Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.
The latest sports news from Craig, including Moffat County soccer players participating in a Western Slope all-star game.
By Thursday afternoon the artists’ carvings had taken on their shape. Over the contest’s final 36 hours, they will carve more detail, smooth and paint their work before the judging deadline at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Each artist hopes to win, but many of them are friends from seeing each other at competitions throughout the country. The 14th annual Whittle the Wood officially began Wednesday at Loudy Simpson, with 11 artists from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Next week, girls from Moffat County’s girls basketball teams will head to their final summer camps at the University of Wyoming and University of Northern Colorado, and after that they will be on their own until the winter sports season begins. Unless something drastically changes the team’s outlook like an injury, it will be the most in-the-dark head coach Matt Ray has ever felt about his team exiting the summer season.
Wednesday, June 12
Yampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Dave Ruppel said he had heard some complaints about the limited number of flights this spring but said the addition of the second flight this month has made it easier for travelers to make connections in Denver.
A 300-pound bear was struck by a pickup and killed after attempting to cross U.S. Highway 40 near Milner on Wednesday afternoon.
Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, hosted sexual abuse prevention workshops in May for parents and anyone who works with children in Craig and Meeker.
Tuesday, June 11
The hot temperatures that have climbed above 90 degrees can take a toll on car batteries, and AAA Colorado reminds drivers to conduct basic battery care by doing the following:
The Routt County woman accused of killing her 9-year-old son is paralyzed at a Denver hospital, and it is unclear whether the damage is permanent.
Craig still relies on the railroad, but on Tuesday evening it was commemorated for its role in the history of the iron horse.
A 10-person committee wants Moffat County voters to extend the term limits from two terms to three for county elected officials, which means an additional four years in office.
The daily police, sheriff and emergency services report for Craig and Moffat County.
EAGLE-Net representatives visited Moffat County Tuesday for the first time in five months, highlighting the procedures and problems that the broadband-internet alliance is currently facing.
Seven wrestlers from Craig tested their skills against some of the best wrestlers in Colorado and the surrounding areas over the weekend. The group of wrestlers from Craig was at the fourth-annual Paonia Summer Duals, an event that attracted over 500 wrestlers from six different states to Western Colorado for three full days of wrestling June 7 through 9.
Monday was the first day of summer basketball in Craig, with the upcoming generation of Bulldogs working on their skills. High school boys head coach Eric Hamilton, along with other coaches and players from the Moffat County basketball program, began the youth basketball mini-camp Monday, teaching elementary and middle schoolers the fundamentals and keys to being successful in hoops.
Monday, June 10
If you don't think a horse can be a therapist, you just haven't heard about Freedom Hooves yet.
Sunday, June 9
Moffat County Commission meeting agenda for Tuesday.
Wellness Wednesday, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, is a day of activities for older adults every Wednesday at Journey at First Baptist, 1150 W. Ninth St.
The coming in week in sports in Craig
Results are in from Saturday's Sheriff's Scramble Golf Tournament.
Clyde the Elk has some big hoof-prints to fill, but Junior is up to the task.
Mountain lions, black bears, elk, deer, ducks and sheep are only a few of the animals that were on display Saturday at the Moffat County Pavilions, where roughly 175 people gathered to evaluate the taxidermy competition.
Saturday, June 8
Otis is a red and tan-colored tractor. He has two big tires behind and a small tire in front. Otis has a tractor seat, a steering wheel and all of the other parts that make tractors run, however, Otis is far from an ordinary tractor. For one thing, his headlights are more like eyes. He has a bolt-like nose and a mouth with a tongue. Besides that, Otis has feelings!
The Northwest Colorado Homeschool Association held a book and bake sale Saturday in Craig. Nearly 30 families in Craig and neighboring cities home-school their children and are members of the organization.
Friday, June 7
The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers to be aware of wildlife crossing roadways, especially at night.
Perhaps the family member who enjoyed the garden the most was my sister Darlene. When she was in her preteen and teen years, she would put on a big hat, grab the hoe and head for the garden.
The recipe is from a yellowed newspaper clipping that I found tucked in a cookbook. I had cut it out of a newspaper (I’m not sure which one) years ago but had never tried it.
Time will tell whether wildlife officers successfully trapped a bear that has been opening car doors and ravaging the interiors in search of food.
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A new tattoo shop is trying to make its mark on Craig, inking locals with a variety of art unique to each customer’s taste. Wolf Tattoo opened on March 26, in a 1,600-square-foot retail space along Victory Way.
Gas prices in Craig as of Friday, June 7.
Craig welcomed a grand master of martial arts to town this week, and by the end of the weekend Craig will have a Master to call its own. Northwest Colorado Tae Kwon Do, which teaches Kom Do Kwan at Holistic Health and Fitness was founded by Paul Cruz in Craig in 2009. While Cruz is the top dog in Craig, this week his master Jason Thomas came to visit and administer black belt tests.
The latest sports news in Craig, with lots of summer youth sports camps and lessons.
With the big game hunting draws completed, Colorado and Moffat County got a good sign for the 2013 hunting season despite concerns over the new firearm legislation that’s slated to take effect July 1. After Colorado House Bills 13-1224 and 13-1229 were signed into law earlier this year, there was concern over the potential hit to hunting when many non-resident hunters said they would boycott the state if the gun laws passed.
Thursday, June 6
The Maybell Women’s Club would like to thank the members of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign War and the Maybell Scout Troop for providing the Memorial Day services at the cemetery on Memorial Day.
I would like to thank the many people that helped make the Second Annual EMS Community BBQ a great success.
I want to thank Andie Tessler for attending the open house/farewell party for Val and Jeff Pleasant on May 30 at Rehabilitation Services of Craig and for the nice article that was in the May 30 paper.
Now, we have learned the week before it was passed by a unanimous vote of the commissioners (not the public) that we will have a “free clinic” for county employees.
Now is listed as an adverb in the dictionary — a modifier of verbs, telling how, when, where and to what degree the action is performed. Have you ever experienced, done, thought or felt anything outside the now in this moment?
This week, employees, physicians and board members from The Memorial Hospital donated $3,200 to aid employees of Moore Medical Center in Moore, Okla.
The Yampa Valley Housing Authority board and executive director sent a letter this week to the Steamboat Springs City Council and Routt County Board of Commissioners stating that the organization plans to suspend loan payments on its Elk River Village property this month.
Senate 252 is now a law. That does't mean the citizens of Moffat County are happy about it. Sponsored by Democrat Senate President John Morse and House Speaker Mark Ferrandino, the bill requires rural electric co-ops throughout the state to get 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020. That represents a 100 percent increase over the previously required 10 percent.
The daily police, fire and jail report for Craig and Moffat County.
Fast-pitch softball hasn’t been in Moffat County for over 30 years, but it’s making a return to Craig this summer. A group of girls from Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School have been gathering in the early morning hours at Woodbury Sports Complex to get ready for their first ever fast-pitch season.
Wednesday, June 5
There is a good reason why people working in the medical field are said to be in the "medical community," and TMH's act of generosity proves it.
Craig Fire and Rescue responded to a roof fire Wednesday morning at 439 Breeze St.
The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a workday at the Lay School at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Tuesday, June 4
Summer provides ample opportunity to squeeze in some time for reading. Each summer, I try to catch up on my preferential reading and do less purposeful reading.
I read with fascination the stories about Mr. Rummel and what he and some of his peers are proposing. It seems to me that he is asking just the opposite of what gun control advocates are asking for.
It is with great regret that I submit this letter of resignation as a board member of the Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors. In October 2005, when I accepted the position as a member of the Board of Directors, I had no idea how it would affect me personally and professionally.
Good job to all who helped with Grand Olde West Days. In my opinion, you brought Grand Olde West Days back in Craig, America.
The Moffat County commissioners are so out of this world if they think they are going to save money by opening their own medical clinic and that it won’t cost taxpayers a dime.
The purpose of the clinic is to give Moffat County employees a different option for basic health care needs and to save the county money, Human Resources Director Lynette Running said.
It doesn't look like much now, but by the end of summer teams of volunteers with the Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing will turn a vacant lot into a handicap-accessible two-family home.
The latest sports news from Craig. The BCA pool league playoffs came to a close, with plenty of sports camps and learning opportunities for young and old in the coming months.
A strong contingent from Craig showed up to test their training on the difficult, hilly courses of the Steamboat marathon, half marathon and 10-kilometer race. According to the results online, 25 people from Craig finished at the three distances.
Moffat County and city of Craig's daily police, fire and jail report
The gymnastics scene in Craig is stepping up its game, with a new facility and new coaches. Rising Star Youth Training Center had its grand opening Monday at 538 Pershing St., next to the post office,
Monday, June 3
Love INC: It's not a handout, it's a hand up. A local charity organized by Craig church groups helps those in need.
To all who helped with GOWD, good job! In my opinion, you brought GOWD back in Craig, America.
TMH celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day for the first time as it continues to expand its oncology clinic.
A stiff breeze ruffled international flags set out as if a World Cup skiing competition was about to take place as mourners gathering at Steamboat's historic Howelsen Hill to remember Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan, 9.
Sunday, June 2
Weigh and Win, a free incentive program to lose weight and make healthier choices, will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through June 13 at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Craig office, 745 Russell St.
My parents were self-employed, so when summer came, I was with them all the time.
Are our commissioners totally out of touch with reality?
A new committee met last Thursday to discuss a gun ordinance that would make it mandatory for Craig residents to own rifles.
This letter is for Ms. Dahlberg, a most passionate and caring teacher. She taught discipline and respect, at the same time teaching children to have a dream, no matter what it is they want.
Another season of racing began at Thunder Ridge Motorsports Park Friday and Saturday, and while the dirt track is running smoothly, it's still not getting the car turnout its owner would like. The track is now beginning its third summer of operation in Craig with hobby stock, sport stock and modified cars racing Saturday.
Saturday, June 1
The coming week in sports for Craig.
Men’s tournament play returned to Yampa Valley Golf Course on Saturday for 27 holes of doubles play. The golf course kicked off June with 24 teams playing 18 holes of best ball followed by nine holes of Chapman-style golf, where teammates shoot from each other’s previous shots.
The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents about rules for agriculture and debris burning.