Craig Daily Press columnist Janet Sheridan will have a book signing and reading at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore at 4 p.m. Saturday in Steamboat Springs.
Loudy-Simpson Park pond has undergone a dramatic transformation during the past several months. “Last year that pond was only about a foot and a half deep,” said Roy Tipton, director of Moffat County Development services. Now, though it’s not full of water yet, it’s between 10 and 12 feet deep. A perfect depth for healthy fish and clean water.
The legislative update for March 7.
With warmer weather heading our way, many area folks are heading out to the “low country” — generally west of Craig. One unusual Moffat County destination that used to be a year-round hot spot for many locals was Juniper Hot Springs. The springs, about 20 miles southwest of Craig, were used by the Utes and possibly the Fremont people before the first settlers arrived in the late 1800s.
The government update for March 7, 2014.
The daily cops roundup and jail report.
Every idea that challenged preconceived notions sounds unusual at first, but in a field that’s constantly altering, keeping an open mind to fresh thoughts is key. The nursing students of Colorado Northwestern Community College got the opportunity to show their medical aptitude earlier this week when they presented their findings on new or less well-known techniques to health professionals at The Memorial Hospital and Yampa Valley Medical Center in a format not unlike a science fair.
A total of 15 Coloradoans are vying for the executive office in the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper is up against several Republicans, one Democrat and a handful of Independents. That will change after the state assemblies, when the parties decide who they want to be their candidates. The assemblies on April 12 will gather delegates from across the state to vote for who they want to run for elected office.
New state bill allows community colleges to expand
Recent legislation could have considerable benefits for certain educational institutions across Colorado, including those within Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. On Feb. 27, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 14-004, which authorizes community colleges in the state to offer bachelor of applied science degrees. This would allow schools to feature four-year career technical programs in many fields.
The written word was celebrated in numerous ways this week by teachers, students and parents at East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset Elementary Schools.
At a press conference Thursday, the Colorado Department of Transportation made history by announcing the launch of an education campaign targeted at drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana, according to a press release.
The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots hosted a forum Thursday night to hear from Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid about his recent visit to Washington, D.C., to attend a National Association of Counties steering committee on energy, environment and land-use issues. The event in Craig also provided a forum for candidates running for the District 3 county commissioner seat opening up in 2015.
The daily cops roundup and jail report.
The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots is hosting an event for Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid, who recently visited Washington, D.C., to attend steering committees on environment, energy and land use.
Moffat County residents partook in one of their most celebrated constitutional rights Tuesday night at several different precinct caucuses. The precinct caucuses determine the delegates who will vote in the county and state assemblies for local and state candidates for the 2014 elections. The caucuses are broken into precinct and party designations. The Republican caucuses took place in 12 different precincts, and the Democrats met at one location at the American Legion Post. At the caucuses, delegates are nominated and voted on.