News for Friday, May 10, 2013

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Baxter Black: Veterinary thought for discussion

I’ve been pondering the state of veterinary medicine in the new millennium.

From Pipi's Pasture: A shopping day in Craig

This morning, the skies over Pipi’s Pasture are gray, and a light rain is falling.

Craig Briefs: City awarded grant for park equipment

The city of Craig recently was awarded a $5,000 grant through the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado and the Department of Local Affairs.

Over A Cup: Karen’s enchiladas

Just yesterday I received a nice letter from Karen Pruitt, a former Craig resident who now lives in Michigan.

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Moffat County soccer loses playoff battle in double overtime

The Moffat County High School girls soccer team was feeling the nerves earlier in the week about their first-ever playoff game. They didn’t show it Friday in Greeley.

Little Snake River's Conner Lee named Carbon County's best athlete

Lee was unanimously voted as the recipient of the Jake Clarke Award for Carbon County male athlete of the year by the Carbon County Quarterback’s Club. The senior is a seven-time state champion.

BLM to offer Moffat County acreage for federal mineral lease sale

Some parcels held due to greater sage-grouse habitat

The Bureau of Land Management is offering three parcels totaling 2,125 acres. A 381-acre U.S. Forest Service parcel located in Garfield County also will be offered during the August sale, according to a BLM Colorado news release.

Craig woman arrested following altercation with police, doctor

A Craig woman was arrested this week after an alleged altercation with Craig Police Department officers and a doctor at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.

Bear activity up; 2 calves reportedly killed by predator in Northwest Colorado

Police and wildlife officials have noticed an uptick in the number of bears who have regained their appetites following hibernation.

Fuel Gauge for May 10, 2013

Local gas prices in Craig as of Friday afternoon, May 10.

Yampa Valley Electric Association warns of phone scam

Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning customers to be aware of a phone scam occurring in Northwest Colorado.

Government update for May 11

The Moffat County Commission meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Craig City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the The Memorial Hospital in Craig Board of Trustees meets Wednesday through Friday.

The record for May 11

Police, fire and ambulance calls — some minor calls omitted

Mary Kyle: Thanks to everyone

The family of Ruth Smith would like to thank everyone who was kind and thoughtful to her when she was ill.

Veterans Hotline: United Way donations appreciated

I’d like to thank the following people for designating their contributions to the United Way campaign to Moffat County Veterans: Lance Hammond, Marty Jackson, Kirk Smith, Roy Meats, Jeff Winslow, Kristi Shepherd and Mason Siedschlaw.

Craig Briefs: Free health care reform seminar is this month

Mountain West Insurance and the Smart Business Alliance are hosting a free seminar about health care reform and what it means to local businesses and employers.

Mary Garcia family: Thanks for the support

The family of Mary Garcia would like to thank all the people who sent cards, flowers and food.

Buchanan family: Sympathy appreciated

The family of Carol Buchanan would like to thank everyone for the numerous cards, gifts, flowers, food and acts of kindness during this difficult time.