News for Friday, May 3, 2013




Craig briefs: Big Blue Football Camp registration is Monday

The ninth annual Big Blue Football Camp for kids in grades K-5 is from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Moffat County High School.

TMH officials discuss CEO finalist James “Chris” Christian Smolik

Return visit could happen during National Hospital Week

Officials at The Memorial Hospital in Craig talked Friday about James “Chris” Christian Smolik, a finalist for TMH’s chief operating officer vacancy. The TMH Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday night to extend Smolik an invitation to return to Craig for a second round of interviews, bringing the TMH community one step closer to completing what Board Chairman Don Cook called an arduous CEO search.

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Moffat County girls soccer closes season in style with 1-0 win

The Moffat County girls soccer team closed out its regular season on a high note Friday, beating Grand Junction Central 1-0 in Craig. It was a good end to the best season in MCHS girls soccer history, giving the seniors a win on senior night and an 8-6-1 record on the year.

Fuel Gauge for the weekend of May 4, 2013

Gas prices in Craig as of Friday evening, May 3.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making meat loaf

This week I’ve been hungry for meat loaf, one of my favorite meat dishes. Our family likes it, too, especially our son, Jamie, who could live off meat loaf sandwiches. I always make sure there’s meat loaf in the refrigerator when he’s here.

Pipi's Pasture: Getting the mail

I am amused when I hear people refer to today’s mail as “snail mail.” When I was a kid growing up on the ranch, we didn’t have a telephone — not until I was about 14 — so mail was the only way we had to communicate with people who didn’t live in the community.

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Craig youngsters receive education in Western heritage

Moffat County Cattlewomen host annual Fourth Grade Ag Day

Craig elementary school students received a lesson in their western heritage Thursday during Fourth Grade Ag Day at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The educational event, sponsored by Moffat County Cattlewomen, teaches youngsters from Sunset, Ridgeview, Sandrock and East elementary schools about a variety of farm and ranching activities, including livestock health, old fashioned techniques, water, farm safety, agriculture, butchering and branding.

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Hayden council approves tax incentives for proposed hotel

The Hayden Town Council voted, 4-0, in favor of the economic incentive package application during its Thursday meeting.

Moffat County government update for May 4

Government update

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Horse drive a Moffat County tradition like no other

Since 1962, the Sombrero Ranch west of Craig has herded hundreds of horses from their wintering area in Brown’s Park back to the ranch, covering some 62 miles in two days. The horse drive has evolved over the years, with the 2013 edition marking the 15th year in which the ranch has invited outsiders looking to enjoy a Western cowboy experience to share in the two-day event.

The Record for May 4, 2013

Moffat County and city of Craig police, fire and ambulance calls