News for Tuesday, June 18, 2013



Prather's Picks: Book details life at Elkhead

“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.

Lance Scranton: Dads are an influential part of our identities

We just celebrated Father’s Day, and I was glad to hear so many people offer congratulations for being a dad.

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Firefighters get a handle on small fire burning at Carpenter Ranch near Hayden

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 to testify about benefits of oil and gas exploration

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.

New fire ignites in northwest Moffat County

Crews are battling the Disappointment Fire near Elk Springs.

Hayden School District voters overwhelmingly approve redistricting for at-large school board seats

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.

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3 from Moffat County headed to high school rodeo nationals

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.

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The Luttrell Barn Faces Uncertain Future

The stately old Luttrell Barn has fallen into disrepair, and the county must decide if the beloved building is worth saving.

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Youth volleyball camp teaching basics to Craig girls

A youth volleyball camp taking place this week in Craig is introducing local youth to the game.

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2 Craig residents arrested as a result of drug investigation

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.

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Craig resident Deana Miller reported as missing

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.

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Triple Crown, tubing season to descend on Steamboat this 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 Record for June 19, 2013

The daily police and jail report for Moffat County and Craig.