It started as any other ordinary day. As a family we were visiting the town of Craig with the consideration of relocating to the area. Kevin Sidener had become “Kevin #2” at Cook Ford and was enjoying the camaraderie he and the salesmen were developing. Together he and I had decided that moving to Craig might be good for our family, so I loaded up our daughter and son on a Thursday afternoon and headed to Craig to see for myself.
I am thankful for this wonderful community, my home for over 40 years, the local schools where I worked for nearly 30 years, and the generous people in public positions keeping everything working! I, like the editorial board of the CDP, hope our community will take a stand and rally behind our school district. I’m not certain a mill levy override will solve the problems our school district faces, but if so, I would support it.
I teach Physical Education at East Elementary, and before that, I taught core classroom subjects for many years. I have listened to many people, both those in our schools and from the community about what to do with our school budget situation. I have heard what the stakeholders want, what staff feels is important, and the requests of the IBS team and administrators. Everyone has a different opinion based on what they want to see our school board decide for our future. Therein lies the problem.
Feb. 14 life changed. I suffered a stroke. For nearly 3 weeks the staff at The Memorial Hospital provided compassionate and professional nursing care and therapy for me in preparation for an intensive stroke rehab at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.
I agree that in order for this board to move forward, Brent Curtice had to be released from his contract.
It was a pleasure to see in the Craig Daily Press the story and photo of students of Craig Middle School planting trees at Brown’s Park National Wildlife Refuge.
I ask that you forgive them, Father, our loving creator, for they know not what they’ve done that will send a reverberating shock wave through the school community and the community as a whole.
I am a mom to seven. I am blessed to have six of them here on earth. By earth, I mean this little community nestled in the Yampa Valley, good ole Craig. I happen to feel a connection to this land. After 10 years and several states, it is home.
It was a pleasure to see in the Craig Daily Press the story and photo of students of Craig Middle School planting trees at Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge.
I ask that you forgive them Father, our loving creator, for they know not what they've done that will send a reverberating shock wave through the school community and the community as a whole.
I could say it was bound to happen given the social and political climate we live in. I just wish it would not have been something that will affect my children so immensely in a negative fashion.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser. We are grateful to the 60 volunteers in Routt and Moffat counties who gave their time (more than 200 hours) to help with this event.
The Rotary Club of Craig is again inviting groups, organizations and individuals to sponsor American flags that will be placed downtown and along Victory way several times in 2016. Sponsorship is $75 per year per flag and all sponsors will be thanked and acknowledged publically.
I am sorry that this letter will be submitted two weeks after the performance of the Diary of Anne Frank performed by the High School Drama Club, but the gratitude remains the same. The community is so pleased and encouraged by their recent performance. Their work was a masterpiece of talent and focus; New York or Denver could not match!
Just a note to say “thanks” for publishing the articles about Craig/Moffat County’s past. Also a special thanks to Dan Davidson and his staff for compiling all these articles.