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Allen Hischke: Attention fishermen

There is a plan underway to drain Elkhead Reservoir, poison it and kill every fish in the lake. This plan is coming from the people that have been killing the fish in the Yampa River for years.

Lynnette Running Siedschlaw: Good luck, Owen Grant

I am writing this letter to wish Owen Grant the best of luck in his retirement. It truly takes an extraordinary person to dedicate his life to such a career, especially the way you have done.

Jorgiea M. Raftopoulos: Thanks Miller Appliance

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris and Tammy at Miller Appliance for their extraordinary customer service.

Moffat County Farm Bureau Board: Luttrell Barn needs help

Having read articles and letters in the past concerning the Luttrell Barn and what to do with it and talking with community members, among them Dana Duran, Pam Foster, Melody Villard and Pat McCaffrey, who have been spearheading Saving the Barn, the Moffat County Farm Bureau Board would like to throw their support into this vital and worthwhile project.

Rod Kowach: Special Olympics success

Craig Special Olympics would like to thank the Colorado Cruisers, the proprietors of The O.P. Bar and Grill and those of you who participated in the July 19 Poker Run.

Gary Shepard: Thanks for the help

I would like to thank four young men: Isaac Montoya, Matthew Moschetti, Dalton Greenwood and Ryan Zimmerman.

Lorrie Butler: Ice cream lady to sleep

As school starts today. the ice cream lady will stop the daily routes. She will drive around town in the afternoons and be at Wyman Living History Museum on Sept. 13 for Sheep Wagon Days.

Gail Severson: Thank you!

St. Michaels Community Kitchen would like to send a big thank you to our community of Craig for so generously donating canned goods and money to our community kitchen during the balloon fest this past weekend.

Lois Stoffle: Support Craig concerts

For the past two weekends I have been able to enjoy some of Craig’s finest community happenings. I assisted the Craig Concert Association committee with their booth at both the balloon festival and the Moffat County Fair. What a treat to be able to visit with so many folks, old friends and new ones.

Emily Hines
: Support cancer victims

We have seen many changes take place in politics and our economy. However, one constant is that many people are battling cancer and many others are supporting their loved ones each and every day. These realities make dollars donated and hours volunteered to the American Cancer Society in Moffat County so important.



Duane Koukol: 'The Bus Ride Home’

Four white horses, no busses. Filled with the hardest working people! And head leaders of our state — Did not appear! My grandsons stood on stage, the hot sun! With their cousins on their backs! Their home-made signs high in the air. While leadership in air-conditioned offices, hid from above. The rain clouds did show. While the other side, I don’t know?

Kirsten Andrew: Good people, bad times

I am writing this letter overwhelmed with gratitude for the many, many people who have helped, offered help and are continuing to help us overcome our loss in the Alkali Fire last week. There are too many to list here, but please know that we appreciate you very much. Thank you to the engine crews who were in the vicinity during and after the fire. Your diligence and presence was comforting while we gathered livestock.

Frank Moe: EPA Rally was a hit


I would like to thank everyone responsible for the planning and logistics for the Denver EPA Rally. Everyone’s efforts paid off with a successful event.

Jennifer Riley: Physicals a success

I would like to thank all of the people who helped make our annual Sports Physical Night a success. Every year, providers from multiple agencies come together to conduct sports physicals for our Moffat County student-athletes.

Mike Albee: Oil companies: Fix road

I live on Moffat County Road 30 (Round Bottom Road). The county road department applied magnesium chloride to the road sometime in late June or early July. Since that time, a new oil or gas well was drilled somewhere up the road.