Following Gov. John Hickenlooper’s public forum Monday morning at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Craig, the Craig Daily Press spoke with Northwest Colorado residents about their thoughts.
Shirley Stehle, 86, of Craig, knows what it means to be a Moffat County resident. She’s lived in the county for more than 60 years and recently had a poem published in a book that perfectly captures what life is like in the high plains of Northwest Colorado. Stehle is the Craig Daily Press’ hometown hero this week due to her giving spirit, her triumph in fighting breast cancer and her ever so dedicated love for Moffat County.
In the coming months, the Moffat County Libraries plan to show both kids and adults that reading is pretty cool. Starting Tuesday, the libraries will be offering a new reading program, entitled “Reading Is Snow Much Fun!” The winter-themed literacy activity, which will run through the end of February, is available to readers of every age.
Thanksgiving. The word brings so many things to mind. Giving thanks, traditions, family, friends, food and warmth are just a few. We’ve had fancy dinners at nice hotel restaurants and meager dinners at a tiny diner where we were thankful the gravy was good and covered the rest of the food that wasn’t quite so tasty. My favorite Thanksgivings, though, were those spent in our little homestead house at the ranch.
Go onward and live your life to the fullest and don’t worry about the past it is over, tomorrow is yet to come, and each day is a present use it well.
The women's hockey team from Craig has played six games this season.
Nestled on the east side of Craig, the Luttrell Barn is practically empty. It hasn’t hosted an event in years — and it possibly won’t ever again. Built in 1904, the barn has been moved, renovated and now faces some difficult questions. Moffat County owns the structure, and it is up to county commissioners to decide whether they want to put a hefty sum of cash toward fixing it up, or if they should let it go: to be demolished or handed over to the Wyman Living History Museum.
The daily cops roundup and jail report.
Making sensible dietary choices during Thanksgiving and other winter holiday meals can have a significant impact on your health as the days get colder. By eating smart, you can enjoy such celebrations guilt-free.
It was a passing of the torch at Thursday night’s school board meeting as newly elected board members Sue Voloshin, Tony Peroulis, Darrell Camilletti and KC Hume were sworn in for four-year terms with the district. The four of them and re-elected board member Joel Browning officially began their terms midway through the meeting.
Getting high-speed Internet to rural Colorado has been an ongoing issue since the Internet was invented. Audrey Danner, interim director of Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, laughed when she recalled the efforts she and other county leaders took to expand telephone networks in the region in 1996. “We called it high-speed telecommunication back then,” she said.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is coming to Craig on Monday. As part of a tour of western Colorado, the governor will be stopping at Colorado Northwestern Community College for a town hall meeting. He will provide a short presentation on some pressing issues, and then turn it back to Moffat County, said Reeves Brown Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs. Hickenlooper’s trip to was spurred by “more than one request for the governor to visit Moffat County,” Eric Brown, director of communications for the governor, said in an email.
The daily cops roundup and jail report.
Moffat County Undersheriff Charlene Abdella announced her bid to run for Moffat County sheriff in the 2014 election on Tuesday. “I would like the opportunity to continue to serve the citizens of Moffat County and do hereby announce my intent to run for the office of sheriff,” Abdella said in a statement. That makes her the first woman to run for Moffat County Sheriff. Her undersheriff would be Lieutenant KC Hume.
When it comes to giving to those in need, oneupsmanship is hardly a bad thing, and a little friendly competition between the students of Craig Middle School has led to some very positive results. In the past month, the kids of CMS have amassed 3,400 pounds of non-perishable food items to donate to the Interfaith Food Bank. Besides the 1.7 tons of canned and packaged goods — determined by weighing a flatbed truck before and after the food was transported for delivery Monday — students also collected a financial contribution totaling $3,376.