News for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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Craig briefs: Weigh and Win will be available June 4 to 13

Weigh and Win, a free incentive program to lose weight and make healthier choices, will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4 to 13.

Keith Balleck: Great opportunity for athletes

The Kiwanis Club of Craig would like to invite and encourage everyone in the community to attend the Special Olympics Colorado Western Area Summer Games this Saturday.

Lance Scranton: Thanks, Mom

So much has been written about the role and importance of mothers that it might be easy for some of us to simply buy card and a box of chocolates this week and call it good. But every year I’m reminded of my mother, whose nurturing and protection were priceless.

Moffat County girls golf team finishes season at regionals

The Bulldogs played much like they have in recent weeks at River Valley Ranch in Aspen, but it wasn’t enough to advance from regionals.

Top TMH candidate will return to Craig next week for second round of interviews

Smolik: Hopefully we can bring it home next week

Chris Smolik said he's excited about his upcoming return to Craig, which was scheduled in conjunction with National Hospital Week. He expects the weeklong celebration will provide ample opportunities to interact with staff, but he also has requested time to get to know the Craig community.

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Moffat County girls soccer looks to extend season with postseason win

In making the state tournament bracket, the Bulldogs accomplished something no MCHS girls soccer team has done before. Now the Bulldogs will look to extend their season beyond just one extra game.

Routt County Commissioners approve new oil well permit despite concerns that grouse are reaching tipping point

“I think it’s really bad business that it needs to be done at the cost of driving sage grouse into extinction,” commissioner Tim Corrigan said just before approving Entek’s special-use permit to drill a new well in North Routt County.

Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid on leave of absence, collecting paycheck

Commissioner John Kinkaid out of contact after taking leave of absence

Less than four months into his first term as a Moffat County commissioner, John Kinkaid abruptly announced a 30-day leave of absence and hasn’t been heard from since.

The Record for May 8, 2013

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

Shell to begin fracturing wells this month in Moffat County

Shell conducts winter drilling program to test safety practices

Shell Oil officials said the past year has been characterized by experimentation, a trend that will continue when the energy company turns to hydraulic fracturing of at least two of its Moffat County wells.

Craig firefighters respond to Wyman’s for ditch fire

The call came in shortly after 2 p.m. Monday. The fire, which burned less than 1 acre, was contained in about an hour. No injuries were reported.

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Cold moisture continues to buoy snowpack in mountains near Steamboat

Weather observer Art Judson reported Tuesday morning that 0.26 inches of rain had fallen in Steamboat in the preceding 24 hours. A chance of showers is forecast for Steamboat and Craig through Friday.