News for Thursday, June 13, 2013



Bain White: Life of faith must be lived in the community

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?"

BLM oil shale regulations up for debate in Moffat County

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.

Janet Sheridan: Mind-spinning questions

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 approves Shadow Mountain loan, but residents must give the final OK

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.

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Fire danger up to very high in Moffat County

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.

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Craig Sports Briefs for June 14, 2013: Moffat County soccer stars play in charity all-star game

The latest sports news from Craig, including Moffat County soccer players participating in a Western Slope all-star game.

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Whittle the Wood kicks off in Craig

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.

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Moffat County girls basketball seeking answers from summer season

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.