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Government update for the week of Aril 24

Government meeting agendas for the week of April 24

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Kyleigh Lawler: A heartfelt thank you to volunteers

From spending time with Hospice patients to landscaping at the Rollingstone Respite House, our volunteers do so much. We are thankful for your kindness and compassion and the many hours you devote to our Hospice patients and families.

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton: Making health care affordable for Coloradans

Coloradans are feeling the effects of a broken health care system now more than ever.

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Best Western in Craig wins national award: Business Buzz

Business news across Northwest Colorado.

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Moffat County track takes wins at Fruita Monument meet, preps for home event: Craig Sports Briefs for April 24, 2017

Moffat County High School track and field teams each placed eighth during the Phil Wertman Invitational hosted by Fruita Monument at Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium. The Bulldog boys and girls teams each took one individual win, as Keenan Hildebrandt topped the discus numbers for the fifth straight week with a toss of 163 feet. Mattie Jo Duzik hit her best time of the season and took her second win of the year in the 1,600-meter run, 5:37.66 in the one-mile race.

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Bulldog Sports for the Week of April 24, 2017

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Learning to read

Learning to read is nothing short of a miracle. Our brains are not built for reading.

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Craig Daily Press takes editorial, design, advertising, general excellence awards from Colorado Press Association

The Craig Daily Press won multiple awards at the 139th Colorado Press Association conference held Friday and Saturday at Lakewood's Sheraton Denver West.

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Craig Middle School track and field rallies for night relays

CMS to host additional meet May 6 with larger schedule

The weather may have been chilly Friday, but Craig Middle School’s runners, jumpers and throwers barely noticed. CMS track and field hosted the Moffat County Night Relays, an evening meet that brought in regional opponents Steamboat Springs, Meeker, Rangely, West Grand and Baggs, Wyoming.

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Aspen outlasts Moffat County soccer

Bulldogs host final home game Tuesday complete with Senior Day

The “tale of two halves” cliché really hovered over the Moffat County High School soccer field Saturday morning. MCHS girls fell 11-1 to Aspen in a game that was the reverse of their Thursday meeting with Roaring Fork.

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Connie Sue Ellis: Tuesday Night Training at Freedom Hooves

The Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding horses are giddy with anticipation of the fun to come this year as people begin to appear at the facility. Smiles grace the faces of volunteers, both new and seasoned, and young and old, as they come to Tuesday Night Training events to help prepare the horses to understand and accept all that will be asked of them in their job.

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Liquid gold: Maybell Ditch makeover to reduce wasted water, help endangered fish

Moseying across fertile valleys and tumbling through lonely canyons flows Colorado’s most precious resource — water. Water from the Yampa River feeds our communities, our farms and our industry. The ever-growing thirst for more water in the west is behind a renewed push to use this water wisely and that is creating challenges for many managers including the shareholders of the Maybell Irrigation Ditch located about 30 miles west of Craig.

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Faith Column: Love and hate

We just celebrated Resurrection Day, a time of joyfully remembering God’s ultimate act of love through Jesus’ sacrifice to pay the debt for our sins. God loves us and there is no doubt about it. But, have you heard the saying, “Love the sinner, but hate the sin?” How can we love and hate at the same time? How can God be love and yet hate anything?

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Suspicions aroused: On the record for April 19, 20

8:47 p.m. On the 1400 block of Sage Street, officers responded to a report of a suspicious green Dodge Dakota that appeared to be spotlighting houses and had been up and down the street several times. It turned out to be a pizza delivery person looking for an address.

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Trapper Mine welcomes new manager, president

Trapper Mine welcomed a new president and general manager to its team this week, and is saying goodbye to its current leader, Jim Mattern, who is retiring May 1 after nearly 34 years at Trapper.

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Moffat County baseball goes from grand win to middling defeat

11-1 victory over Grand Valley, 7-1 loss to Middle Park lead up to Saturday showdown in Delta

A domineering win and a lopsided loss have made up Moffat County High School baseball’s week so far, and they’ll need to knuckle down as they face one of their most challenging opponents this weekend.

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New children’s stories available for borrowing at Hayden library

Donations from the community and outside benefactors provided Hayden Public Library with 95 new children’s’ books worth $1,600.

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Car crashes into power pole north of Craig

One woman taken to hospital

A car collided with a power pole along Colorado Highway 13 Friday morning, sending one person to the hospital and leaving multiple homes without power, according to Craig Fire/Rescue Battalion Chief Troy Hampton.

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Putt-Putt Classic starts Saturday: Craig Sports Briefs for April 22, 2017

The annual Putt-Putt Classic returns Saturday as local bars set up their specialty greens inside and outside. Teams of four will start at Mathers Bar and play through three holes each at Mathers, JW Snack’s Bar & Grill and The Popular Bar. Teams are encouraged to dress in costume for prizes. Players must be 21 or older and supply their own putters and golf balls. The cost is $5 per person, $20 per team.

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Beauty Tip: Don't skimp on sunscreen in spring and summer

As you spend more time outside during spring and summer months, keep sunscreen in supply. Wearing sunscreen is vital to keeping skin healthy and young looking. It also helps prevent skin cancer.