News for Friday, June 14, 2013



Charlene Abdella: Thanks for the support

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.

Tamera Manzanares: Prevention key to men’s health

Guys: If you make it to 100, you will be surrounded by women.

Over A Cup: Rhubarb recipes for summer

This past week I checked our rhubarb.

From Pipi's Pasture: Passing time in the summer

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.

Craig Briefs: County seeks to address residents’ unmet needs

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.

West Routt Fire Protection District to go back to voters for tax increase

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.

3 Steamboat Springs teens injured in explosion released from hospital

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.

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3 fires continue to burn in Northwest Colorado

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.

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Music to your ears: Whitewater Ramble performs at Whittle the Wood

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

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Whittlers nearly finished with wood carvings at Loudy-Simpson

Carvers at the 14th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous have just about finished up their carvings, as the festival turns to its weekend activities.

Fuel Gauge for the weekend of June 15, 2013

Local gas prices as of Friday evening, June 14.

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Yampa Valley Golf Course logs big numbers in May

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.

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Tom Ross: The Yampa River tribe

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.

Car show in downtown Craig Saturday

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.

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Flag Day observed by Craig veterans

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.

Craig Briefs: Residents are reminded about burn safety tips

The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents about guidelines for agriculture and debris burning.

Karl Koehler: Bid for the YVEA board

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: Thanks for the support

The family of Les Hutton would like to thank everybody who sent cards, food, flowers and, most of all, prayers.