Mary and Jack called Love INC the other day, (you can use any name you wish, but I’ll use Mary and Jack for my family-the names have been changed to protect their identity). They were really struggling this year. Prices have gone up on food and everyday needs while income has dropped. Jack was a construction worker you know, and in the wintertime the job opportunities go down.
Under the dome
I’m once again struggling with the question of how to best represent western and rural Colorado. While it’s certainly an honor to be a state representative, it’s also true that we are outnumbered and outrepresented by the east slope urban corridor. Add that most rural legislators are members of the minority party. It’s important that we choose our battles carefully. I’ve chosen to get broadly but deeply involved in budgeting and technology across the many state programs so that I can detect potential impacts to western Colorado and work for our interests.
Holiday season cheer returns with the fourth annual Oak Creek Holly Festival beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The South Routt community will be treated to premium deals at local shops, holiday events such as visiting Santa and caroling and even a chance to have coffee with the mayor.
During the busy buildup to Christmas, I’m going to remind myself to notice simple pleasures and open myself to them, to remember all that I have. I invite you to join me.
If you’re upset by the approach of spring and seeing the snowman in your front yard evaporate into nothingness, fret not. The movie “Frozen” teaches us that the coldest creatures welcome the warmth as much as anyone. You can even kick their head off, and they’ll just giggle and ask for a hug.
Craig lost a devoted community member, William Kole Nielson, on Wednesday in a car crash on U.S. Highway 40 about 1 mile east of Hayden. His family is still reeling from the loss.
Lisa Lesyshen is scheduled to enter a plea during her arraignment Dec. 20, but her attorney, public defender Scott Troxell, is asking that the arraignment be delayed.
Les Shirkey extended his record for perfect games at the Craig bowling alley.
U.S. Highway 40 was closed for part of the day Wednesday about 1 mile east of Hayden as officials investigated a fatal crash.
One of the best ways to bring joy to the holidays is with a brightly lit Christmas tree. Such joy is exuberated at the Festival of Trees now on display at the Moffat County Courthouse, where 32 beautifully decorated trees line the halls.
The Craig Daily Press Hunter Photo Contest has ended, but the newspaper needs your help judging the photos. Go to the Craig Daily Press’ Facebook page to view the photos.
The volunteers at the Humane Society of Moffat County would like to take a moment and explain who we are and what we do. F
Drake (Red Cross) Animal Control officer, our incredibly loving family (you know who you are!) and generous friends and neighbors. My husband and I are so very grateful for all of you, your hard work, and the instantaneous response of this amazing community in general.
I would like to take a moment to thank a few people for their help during the past few weeks. First to all my friends and family that help with the float for the Parade of Lights: Jack, George, Karen, Kathy, Craig, Rhonda, Stan, Lance, Laurie, Cody, Olivia, Coley, Sean, Bud and Mrs. C. Thank you all.
At a meeting Tuesday night, the members of the school board discussed their time at the 73rd annual convention hosted by Colorado Association of School Boards last weekend at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
The Hayden High School girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season.
The Bulldogs will take on 3-0 Golden High School for their first game of the year.
Leroy Fief, 49, of Craig, was sentenced to 30 years in prison, one year after he stabbed Shane Arredondo to death.
The local soccer enthusiast has had a major presence in the skiing and soccer communities of the Yampa Valley for years.
The West Routt Fire Protection District has filled its ranks with a third full-time firefighter, and a fourth should be hired in January.