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Paul Shockley

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Craig P.D. seeks expansion of school officer program

The Craig Police Department is pursuing a grant to expand its resource officer program in the Moffat County school system.

Local doctor honored by state physicians group

She's healed the sick and taught others to do the same.

Weapons law change brings flurry of applications

New state laws governing concealed weapons brought a flood of applicants to the Moffat County Sheriff's office prior to the changes going into effect last month.

Craig attorney re-starts legal clinic

A legal service dropped because of state budget cuts will soon return to Moffat County in a scaled-down version.

Firefighters state convention set for next week in Craig

Craig next week returns to the center of Colorado firefighters' universe as host of the 86th Annual Colorado State Firefighters Association Convention.

County probe sent to 9th District

Investigation into commissioners' money transfer continues

An investigator has been named in the probe of alleged abuses by Moffat County officials, while the scope of that investigation will be expanded with a new allegation filed late last month.

City Market, PD join to add to K-9 unit

While nicknamed "Fury," Craig police's new black-lab puppy is hardly an attack dog.

DA reneges on plea agreement

Nurse offered deal in drug theft case

So when's a deal not a deal?

Bond motion from habitual offender denied

Judge Michael O'Hara Tuesday denied Stephen Skufca's request to be freed as his case is appealed.

Sex offender sentenced

For the second time in as many years, a Moffat County District Court judge sentenced the same 36-year-old convicted sex offender to probation.

Youth awaiting funds for life-saving surgery

Days away from potential life-saving surgery for her son, Lillian Sherman and family still aren't sure how it's to be paid for.

State approves community college's nursing program

Colorado Northwestern Community College's nursing program won approval last week from a key state body.

Hayden man pleads guilty to drug charges

A plea agreement looks to keep a Hayden man charged in a six-month drug investigation out of state prison.

Commissioners' Visa charges reach nearly $12,000 in 2002

In his last year before leaving office under term limits, former Moffat County Commissioner T. Wright Dickinson charged more than $7,000 to a county-issued credit card -- more than any former or current commissioner in the last three years.

Two stranded on river after theft of canoe

Two Craig individuals who jumped into the Yampa River after allegedly trying to steal a canoe face possible criminal charges.

Owners, vendors, praise GOWD's return downtown

Turns out Joe Davis' hassle of packing up and moving downtown Sunday was worth it after all.

City sales taxes remain above budget

Collected sales tax for the city of Craig continues to beat planners' expectations and last year's pace.

Two charged in raid return to court

Two men charged in last month's drug raids -- including an alleged leader of a drug organization that once operated in Moffat and Routt counties -- are scheduled to appear in Moffat County Court Wednesday.

Shooters set sights on GOWD competition

Saturday's events draw a crowd

Tom Gray drives slowly these days.

Area police work 'typical' Memorial Day weekend

The Craig-based troop 4B of the Colorado State Patrol worked 12 traffic accidents, while a Colorado Springs man was killed near Kremmling Saturday over the Memorial Day weekend.

DA asks for special prosecutor in county probe

By PAUL SHOCKLEY

Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney Bonnie Roesink filed a motion today with Moffat County Combined Courts calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into allegations of wrongdoing by county commissioners and the county's administrative services director.

Proposed gun law for city of Craig revised; council to meet Tuesday

References to "possession" and "public places" have been stripped from a proposed gun ordinance as the Craig City Council next week will reconsider the measure criticized by councilors on May 13.

Burglars hit golf course

Investigators have no suspects in a burglary at Yampa Valley Golf Course that netted roughly $5,000 in golf merchandise.

Craig boy in need of life-saving transplant

As school winds down and children's to-do lists grow, Robert Griggs has simple requests from life.

Heat lamp suspected cause of fire

Sheriff's investigators wrap up probe into blaze that destroyed a modular home

Moffat County Sheriff's investigators suspect an infrared heating lamp caused a fire that destroyed a modular home Friday.

Students put Craig in verse

Craig Middle School gets creative with Japanese form of poetry

Kicking off a unit on poetry, Craig Middle School teacher Gay Shellhorn looked to spark her eighth graders' creative instincts last week in the initial class assignment.

Resolution rewind

County plans to pass new measure Thursday to replace possible illegal money transfer

County commissioners Thursday will review a resolution that would void another resolution passed Friday authorizing a transfer of county funds to cover debts on the Moffat County Public Safety Center -- all amid questions on the legality of the commissioners' move late last week.

School board axes CIS clubs due to successes of RAD program

School district sponsorship for several clubs at Craig Intermediate School will end in the 2003-04 school year.

Cooking up a celebration

Area residents turn out to recognize Moffat County's armed services members, veterans and their families

A chain email received days prior to coalition strikes on Iraq upset Cynthia Lynch, triggering events that brought the Kremmling resident to Craig this weekend.

Friday blaze destroys home

Firefighters still investigating cause of fire that killed family's dog

A quick-moving fire Friday afternoon gutted a family's modular home north of Craig.

Grand Olde West Days preparations continue

Advance tickets go on sale Monday for the May 25 amateur bull-riding competition, while Grand Olde West Days organizers still need volunteers to fill various tasks.

Groups come together for environmental conference

Elected officials, environmental and energy interests will sit down Monday to talk land management in an invitation-only conference/classroom session.

Annual spring cleanup this weekend

Craig's annual spring cleanup is slated for this weekend, as crews at the north end of Craig City Park will haul away unwanted items.

New charges filed against suspected drug dealer

A Craig man faces new felony drug charges connected to a series of local arrests April 7 by the Grand, Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team (GRAMNET).

Waiting on direction

State official says economic study will have to wait until new Partnership leader hired

A representative of Gov. Bill Owens said Wednesday Moffat County won't benefit from a state-backed community business needs assessment until a new local economic development director is hired.

Proposed gun law draws fire

Some city councilors say ordinance could infringe on rights

A proposed ordinance restricting gun possession at public locations drew fire from the Craig City Council Tuesday.

Craig man arrested in alleged menacing incident

A Craig man faces possible felony menacing charges after allegedly threatening his neighbor with a rifle.

Students get a closer look at the Middle East

Retired teacher tries to dispel myths, stereotypes of culture

Eighth-grader Catherine Compton laughed and strutted covered nearly head to toe in black Monday in a traditional Saudi Arabian heijab.

Judicial layoffs to impact local court

While layoffs finalized last week around the 14th Judicial District look to miss Moffat County, an already depleted staff at the local courthouse could be asked to help fill manpower gaps elsewhere.

Three suspects charged in raid in court this week

Three men charged in last month's police raids targeting an alleged area drug organization are scheduled to appear this week before Judge Mary Lynne James.

Qwest to launch area DSL service

Qwest Communications will deploy high-speed DSL Internet service to Craig in the coming months as part of a phased, $75 million investment expanding services across the company's 14-state region.

New nursing program gears up for applicants

Marilyn Bouldin's nursing program run through Colorado Northwestern Community College has been approved to accept student applications for fall classes.

Con games continue

Police warn of new twists on old scam

It's a new twist on an old scam that's evolved from letters to the Internet.

Man found in violation of probation

Judge Michael O'Hara Tuesday ruled a convicted sex offender in violation of probation imposed two years ago in Moffat County.

Permitting process impacted under new weapons laws

A training standard for concealed weapons permits accepted by the Moffat County Sheriff's Office won't be valid under new state laws effective later this month.

Deadline for home's correction plan looming

A report released by the state's Health Department outlines three "deficiencies" turned up by inspectors during an unannounced visit to Craig's Valley View Manor last month.

Calls, crimes jump in 2002 for Craig P.D.

Community

Craig police responded to more than 12,000 calls for service in 2002 -- the most activity and the largest year-to-year increase since at least 1995, according to the department's annual report.

Getting ready for the worst

Drill gives area agencies a chance to test their skills

Les Hampton lay quiet, slumped at the front of a school bus tipped on its side full of passengers in Saturday's mass casualty drill.

For the fun of it

Volunteer brings much-needed levit to serious line of work

The homemade "laugh meter" perched on a wall at the Moffat County Public Safety Center was off the chart Wednesday.

TMH board to narrow proposed hospital sites May 9

A list of potential future sites for The Memorial Hospital will be narrowed at public hearing next week.

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