The architectural drawing above, created by Robert S. Ralston and Associates of Steamboat Springs, shows how the east end of The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic will be renovated to make room for the hospital’s rehabilitation services. TMH officials plan to move the hospital’s rehabilitation center, which is currently located inside Centennial Mall, into the clinic this spring.
Andy Browning, a Moffat County High School senior, looks to go up with the ball Jan. 13 against Eagle Valley at MCHS. The MCHS boy varsity basketball team will get a chance to avenge a 65-47 loss in the first game today at Eagle Valley.
Makayla Camilletti, a Moffat County High School junior, puts up a lay-up against an Eagle Valley defender Jan. 13 at MCHS. The MCHS girls varsity basketball team won its first encounter with Eagle Valley, 57-27, and head coach Matt Ray said if his team plays fundamentally sound on both sides of the ball today, the Bulldogs should score another victory over the Devils.
Cuauhtemoc “Memo” Barragan, 33, said he is a friendly man who likes to smile. His motto for life is: “Love God and look forward.”
Jean Stetson, a longtime Moffat County resident, sits on a loading chute at her property west of Craig. Jean served as an advocate for landowners on a local sage grouse working group and helped her husband, Frank “Pud” Stetson, run the ranch they owned near Maybell. “We worked side by side for 30 years,” she said.
Jean Stetson poses near a sampling of some of the documents she accumulated during her service to working groups designed to gather input on managing sage grouse and wolves. At left is a plaque from the Colorado Division of Wildlife thanking her for her service to the Colorado Wolf Working Group.
Dana Duran, center, sits in the middle of a group of children at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, where she is executive director. Duran said working for a nonprofit wasn’t her first choice when she was in school, but today couldn’t imagine doing anything different.
Dana Duran sits with her husband, Ryan, daughter Haley, and newborn son Carter at the family’s home in Craig. Duran said she loves to be outdoors with her family when she’s not working, going cross-country skiing, biking, hiking or walking.
Since being appointed district court judge in 2006, Steamboat Springs resident Shelley Hill says she has tried “to do the right thing” with every opinion she has given. She serves in the 14th Judicial District, which covers Moffat, Routt and Grand counties.
Terri Jourgensen, a triage nurse and clinical specialist for the Northwest Colorado Community Health Center, holds a photo album, a parting gift from the Moffat County School District, where she worked as a district nurse for a decade. Jourgensen left the school district recently and looks back on her career there with fondness.
Terri Jourgensen, a former Moffat County School District nurse, poses recently in the Moffat County High School nurse’s office. Her 10 years of work at the district left an impression on school administrators and staff, including Katrina Willey, the high school’s health technician, who worked under Jourgensen. “I cannot say enough good things about her,” Willey said.
Sandra Gardner, a Moffat County Court judge, has been on the bench in the local court system for six years. While people may not always agree with her decisions, Gardner said everyone should go away from her court believing they’ve been heard by a “fair and impartial judge.”
Craig resident Teresa Smith stands near a wall filled with family memorabilia inside her home in west Craig. Smith has several mementos from the life of her late father, longtime Craig resident Joe Skufca, the most prominent being a mechanized Christmas decoration he made that stood outside the family home for more than four decades.
Joe Skufca, left, and his wife, Ruth, pictured here in a photo provided by their daughter, Teresa Smith, lived in Craig for more than 30 years before moving to the Denver area in 2002. Joe Skufca was an electrician by trade but also was handy in other areas. “There wasn’t anything he didn’t do himself,” Smith said.
Teresa Smith stands near the Christmas decoration her late father, Craig resident Joe Skufca, made in the mid-1960s. The ornament now stands outside of her home. Skufca put up the decoration every Christmas for more than 40 years, “no matter what,” Smith said.
Tom Cramer takes a break from his workday at his business, Cramer Flooring, in the days leading up to Christmas. Cramer, 46, said his favorite part of the holiday season has been getting the chance to do some good for fellow community members.
Audrey Anna Charchalis in her office at Bank of Colorado. In addition to dedicating herself to her profession, Charchalis believes in the importance of family and giving back to the community that has provided her with many opportunities.
Audrey Anna Charchalis, who was born and raised in Craig, serves as a loan officer and mortgage specialist at Bank of Colorado. There’s a bit of irony in her career, considering she graduated in 2004 from Colorado State University with a double major in animal science and agricultural business.
Frances Chisholm, a Pink Lady volunteer at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, poses inside the hospital’s gift shop. Chisholm has been volunteering at The Memorial Hospital for the last 14 years.
Frances Chisholm, a native of Paynesville, Mo., moved to Craig in 1973 and ran the Kmart shoe department for 16 years. Today, she spends her time as a Pink Lady volunteer in the gift shop at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.
Casey Barnes, 16, stands with his horse, Tom Cat, on his property about a mile east of Maybell. Barnes grew up involved in rodeo with his parents, brother and cousins.
Casey Barnes attended the Maybell one-room schoolhouse from first to fourth grade. Barnes came to Craig for grades five through nine, but is now taking online classes from home after a rodeo injury.
Cuauhtemoc “Memo” Barragan, waiter and manager at Fiesta Jalisco Mexican restaurant in Craig, came to the U.S. in 2003 to make a better life for himself. He said he’s been working since the age of 6 and it’s something he takes pride in doing.
Kirstie McPherson, a Moffat County High School senior, stands underneath the banner for the school’s National Honor Society, of which she is a member. McPherson, 18, also is involved in the MCHS Distributive Education Clubs of America, Key Club and Stopping Abuse Forever, or SAFE, which works in partnership with Advocates-Crisis Support Services.
Kirstie McPherson, an 18-year-old Craig resident, mans her booth Dec. 9 at Centennial Mall’s Holiday Craft Show. In addition to participating in numerous high school groups, McPherson also owns her own business, Sage Country Jewelry.
Dwight Siverson, 69, battled colon cancer in 1994, but never took time off from teaching. He said battling cancer was difficult, but it made him realize he wants to spend the rest of his days in pursuit of endeavors he loves.
Dwight Siverson, a retired Craig Middle School mathematics teacher, has enjoyed success outside the classroom in photography. Siverson launched his photography business, Frank Mills Studios, in 1979 and shot senior pictures, weddings and sporting events.
Gisela Garrison, director of the Community Health Center in Craig, was born in the small town of Marl, Germany. She had an appreciation for American values early on, which later resulted in her becoming a U.S. citizen.
Emilyn Luttrell Young
Jasmine Alberni submitted this photo of lilies as part of the newspaper’s Your Community Snapshots photo series. To submit photos, bring your submission to the newspaper at 466 Yampa Ave., or submit online at www.craigdailypress.com/submit/photo. Be sure to include caption information.
JT Haddan, a 2008 Moffat County High School graduate, looks for a block against Colorado School of Mines on Oct. 6 in Pueblo. Haddan, who plays guard for the Colorado State University-Pueblo football team, received first-team all-region and NCAA Division II third-team All-American honors from Don Hansen’s Football Gazette for his play this season.
Tyler Pogline, a 1998 Moffat County High School graduate, couldn’t rebound from an early knockdown from Cletus Seldin on Saturday in Huntington, N.Y., as the referee awarded Seldin a technical knockout victory in the first round. Pogline said he dropped his guard and after the first knockdown his head wasn’t in the fight.
Christina Rhyne, a Moffat County Cattlewomen member, stands in the meat department at City Market in Craig, where she does beef promotional demonstrations for the group. The Colorado Cattlewomen’s Association named Rhyne its Rookie of the Year at its Jan. 17 banquet in Denver.