News for Friday, May 24, 2013



From Pipi's Pasture: Planting the garden at the ranch

We worked hard, so we ate hearty meals when I was growing up on the ranch.

Wendy Reynolds: Dedication appreciated

I would like to personally thank the members of the Yampa Valley OHV Trailriders who recently donated their Sunday to cleaning up a mile stretch along BLM Road 1596 on Duffy Mountain.

Jessie Gorley: Don’t leave dogs in cars

Every year, dogs die after being locked inside cars while their owners shop or run other errands.

Herod family: Thank you for the support

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful community for the prayers and support during our daughters’ surgery for scoliosis and also for our son’s surgery for a growth in his ear and mastoid cavity.

Over A Cup: Karen’s ‘Wackie Cake’

Last weekend I made the “Spring Salad” — featured in my column — for branding lunch.

Craig Briefs: Rio Blanco wildfire is being allowed to burn

A 9-acre wildfire burning on federal land in the Piceance Basin in Rio Blanco County was being allowed to continue to burn Friday.

Joe Moylan: So long, Moffat County

I’ve never enjoyed goodbyes. I find them sad, uncomfortable and awkward to the point of being almost itchy. I’m a weird guy when it comes to saying goodbye because I do everything I can to avoid them.

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MCHS seniors strong on the field all year long

With all they have accomplished off the field this year, members of Moffat County High School’s Class of 2013 made sure to get their money’s worth on the field in the final seasons of their high school careers. In a school year that saw eight varsity teams make the regional or state rounds in postseason tournaments, MCHS athletics were buoyed by tremendous participation from this year’s senior class.

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For Class of 2013, graduation represents obstacles overcome

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Moffat County High School’s Class of 2013 will make its transition from students to graduates, and despite the excitement about what the future holds for the departing senior class, graduation also is a time when people often contemplate the past and the steps taken in order to walk across the stage for their diplomas.

Government update for May 25

The Moffat County Commission and the Craig City Council both meet Tuesday.

Lightning strike ignites wildfire in Piceance Basin

A 9-acre wildfire burning on federal land in the Piceance Basin in Rio Blanco County was being allowed to continue to burn Friday.

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Moffat County senior dedicated time to sports teams

Every year, students get involved with managing Moffat County High School's sports teams and taking care of all sorts of behind-the-scenes work. For the past four years, the football and basketball teams have had it good with Erica Dilldine as their trainer and manager.

Golf career ends with flourish for Moffat County grad

Moffat County High School graduate Mark Dockstader and his teammates didn’t get the dream finish they were looking for at the golf national championships, but it was an unforgettable way to finish a college career.

Fuel gauge for the weekend of May 25, 2013

The gas prices in Craig for Memorial Day weekend.

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Carnival adds to Craig's weekend festivities

Cotton candy, funnel cakes and ice cream are only a few of the treats on hand to give Craig patrons the sugar buzz they need to hit all the rides at this year’s Brown's Carnival.

Craig Briefs: Reunion being planned for MCHS Class of 1949

The Class of 1949 is planning a reunion and luncheon July 13 at the Center of Craig.