News for Sunday, March 17, 2013



Monday Medical: Program helps new moms

Being pregnant and then bringing home a baby for the first time can be one of the most wonderful — and scary — experiences in a woman’s life. Becoming a new mom can be particularly overwhelming for young women facing financial hardship and other challenges.

Craig briefs: Moffat high school Class of 1978 reunion nearing

Plans are being made to celebrate the 35th reunion of Moffat County High School’s Class of 1978. The reunion will take place June 14 and 15.

Joe Moylan: My dirty jobs

I am not a farmer or a rancher, and I understand little about the agricultural industry that is so prominent in Craig and Moffat County. As a native of the country’s third largest city, I was raised in the shadows of the world’s tallest skyscrapers and spent my childhood playing with friends on little more than a concrete sidewalk.

Stephanie Pearce: It’s all in how you look at it

Spring is in the air. I can smell the wet snow melting and making glorious scents of spring. These smells on our ranch usually mean mud … lots and lots of mud. But it’s all in how you look at it. You can take the positives or the negatives.

Antero Reservoir slated for draining

CPW, Denver Water cite drought conditions for decision

In response to ongoing drought conditions on the Front Range, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Friday it would drain Antero Reservoir.

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Sandrock Ridge celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Although it wasn’t as crazy as Denver’s Kegs N Eggs, Sandrock Ridge residents partied their own way Sunday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Residents wore green to avoid getting a pinch and feasted on green foods like grapes, shamrock cookies and green punch.

American Council of the Blind meeting this week in Craig

The American Council of the Blind will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday on the first floor of Sunset Meadows 2, 595 Ledford in Craig. The meeting is open to the public. The council is looking for volunteers willing to transport participants to and from monthly meetings. For more information contact Evelyn Tileston at or 970-824-6449.

Lions Easter Egg Race moved to City Park

The annual Lions Club Easter Egg Race will be held in its original location at the north end of City Park. This year's race previously had been planned for the CNCC Bell Tower parking lot. The egg race is at 1 p.m. March 30. The Lions Club recently decided to keep the event where it has been held for years, as recent warm temperatures will allow the area north of the swimming complex to be clear of snow in time for Easter.

Moffat County baseball loses 2 at Olathe

After a great first weekend, things looked much uglier for the Moffat County baseball team this Saturday. The Bulldogs lost both games of a doubleheader at Olathe Saturday, 9-8 followed by a 13-5 defeat. Much of what looked great for Moffat County in a 2-0 start over Aspen March 9 was not as strong this weekend.