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Ryan Sheridan

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Memorial Day weekend 'normal' in Craig

Granby teen killed in head-on collision in Grand County

Local law enforcement agencies dealt with a "normal" weekend for the Memorial Day holiday break this year.

Hammond named Volunteer of the Year

United Way honors residents who serve

The Moffat County United Way on Wednesday announced the 2001 Volunteer of the Year, the Outstanding Volunteers and recognized several other residents for their work with local charities.

Man accused of abusing mother pleads not guilty

A man accused of embezzling money from his elderly mother has denied wrongdoing, but was recently charged with violating the bond and restraining order connected with the case.

D.A.R.E. plans fund-raising magic show

The Craig Police Department is sponsoring a magic show in September to raise funds for the local D.A.R.E. programs. Tickets for children and senior citizens will be sold over the telephone, allowing residents and local businesses to purchase them ahead of time.

Police department to crack down on code violations

The Craig Police Department will be looking at alleys, trash areas and backyards within the city to make sure residents are complying with city codes as far as the removal of trash, old appliances, abandoned vehicles and clutter.

Father, daughter take race in Boulder

A father-daughter combination from Craig took the first two places at the Memorial Day Bolder Boulder 10K race.

Grand Olde West Days draws in the crowds

The 2002 edition of Grand Olde West days is enjoying good weather and good attendance, something organizers know is connected.

'Leave room for dignity'

Moffat County High School graduates encouraged to strive for leadership, service, honesty, integrity

Moffat County High School seniors had dreamed of the day when they received their diplomas but Saturday graduation day came too soon for some.

'For those who didn't come home'

Local veterans take somber, respectful reflections on Memorial Day

Memorial Day observances have always been taken seriously by Ray Wagner, 73, a Craig resident and veteran of World War II and Korea.

Scholarships focus on conflict resolution

Rotary Clubs seek applications for international studies program

Rotary Clubs worldwide are again seeking candidates to become World Peace Scholars at one of the seven Rotary Centers for International Studies.

Conference brings validation to Partners

National gathering shows local group is headed in right direction

The administration of Moffat County Partners recently returned from a national conference on mentoring programs, and returned rejuvenated about the mission, structure and style of its youth mentoring programs.

Running in circles

Hayden racetrack sees strong driver, spectator turnout

The racing season at the Hayden Speedway roared to life Saturday and enjoyed a large turnout in both drivers and fans.

Local district attorney to prosecute sex assault case

Motion to dismiss Moffat County prosecutors denied

A judge ruled that the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office should not be removed from prosecuting a sex assault case against a former Craig resident.

'Ride the Rockies' fund-raiser at $400

Trooper riding in seven-day event to boost awareness of driving program

In one week, the Colorado state trooper seeking sponsors for his Ride the Rockies fund-raiser has collected $400.

High school swimmer, swim coach honored

Daily Press writer After one of the strongest years for the boys swim team, the Moffat County High School coach and one of the senior swimmers were given top honors for the season.

Seatbelt campaign, DUI patrols this weekend

This week and the coming holiday weekend have been targeted by area law enforcement agencies for seatbelt checks and extra DUI patrols.

Woman facing drug charges pleads not guilty

One of two defendants involved in a drug bust that led to the killing of three dogs pleaded not guilty to all five charges against her Monday.

Drought danger

Ranchers, irrigators face production, financial crunches if weather remains dry

While in Craig Monday, Colorado Gov. Bill Owens said that with an 11 percent snowpack, the state is facing the worst drought in Colorado history.

Bull riders to showcase skills at Grand Olde West Days

The Grand Olde West Days weekend will again include the bull riders event this year, which will be the fourth year the bulls and riders have clashed in Craig.

English soccer coaches to offer camp to Craig youth in June

In two weeks, soccer players from Craig will have an opportunity to train with professional English soccer coaches.

Beaver believed to have been cause of traffic jam

Colorado State Highway 40 was closed intermittently this morning for several hours after a truck spilled ammonium nitrate on the roadway at approximately 4:30 a.m.

Committee completes search for new CNCC president

The new president for Colorado Northwestern Community Colleges was officially introduced last week. Peter Angstadt will assume the duties for the CNCC system on July 1.

Foundation hosts annual meeting, artifacts display

The Community Foundation of Craig hosted more than 30 residents for its annual meeting to discuss the non-profit organization's accomplishments and plans while displaying Navajo artifacts and turn-of-the-century photographs of Native Americans.

Law enforcement officers to target seatbelt violators

Officers from all area law enforcement agencies on Monday will be on the lookout for drivers and young passengers not wearing seatbelts or restraints.

Police Department warns residents of another scam

The Craig Police Department is issuing another alert to residents concerning a scam.

Trooper takes on Ride the Rockies

Keadle to raise funds for the Alive at 25 program

A local Colorado State Patrol trooper will be enduring the "Ride the Rockies" bike event to help raise awareness and funds for the Alive at 25 youth driving program.

Maybell volunteers to be celebrated

Town of 84 hopes to recruit more help

Maybell on Saturday will celebrate its volunteers and hope to bolster their numbers with a potluck dinner sponsored by the Maybell Volunteer Ambulance.

Moffat County High School conducts drug search

Drug-sniffing dogs check lockers, parking lot

Drug-sniffing dogs swept Moffat County High School Tuesday as students were locked down for the afternoon.

Hepatitis C awareness stressed

May has been designated hepatitis C awareness month in Colorado, and the Visiting Nurse Association here is making an effort to alert Moffat County residents to the dangers this disease presents.

CDC to host open house at Craig temporary testing facility

The temporary exam site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will be operating in Craig for the next six weeks will be open to residents Wednesday.

Meeker woman who threatened judge to receive deferred judgement

Resident pleads guilty to stalking charge

A woman accused of threatening the life of a local judge and her family has pleaded guilty to stalking and harassment charges as part of a plea agreement.

Officers honored at Law Dinner

Several officers and personnel from the three law enforcement agencies in Moffat County were recognized for their work and conduct this weekend.

Local Rotarian spearheads aide project

The efforts of a local Rotarian have created a major aide package for a needy community in Mexico.

Head Start looking for a new boss

Program given one year to find local leadership

The Craig Head Start program has one year to find new management after Rocky Mountain SER, the Head Start oversight organization for Northwest Colorado based in Grand Junction, extended a threatened deadline to close the program.

Too taxing?

In the aftermath of the fire district's mill levy increase defeat, project organizers tread lightly around property tax boosts

Organizers of large-scale community projects that could depend on tax money say they are planning to continue to move forward even with the recent defeat of the fire district's request for a mill levy increase.

Johnson to petition onto primary ballot

Republican candidate for county clerk takes alternate route to join race

The incumbent candidate for Moffat County clerk is seeking to join the race by petition after opting not to participate in the county assembly process. Beverly Johnson is in the process of collecting the 467 signatures of registered Republicans in Moffat County that she needs to place her name on the ballot for the August primary. The 467 signatures represent 20 percent of the total votes cast in the last election for county clerk.

Summer fire season begins

Tuesday saw firefighters begin to battle what is expected to be a fiery summer, as Craig Fire/Rescue responded to two calls for brush fires. Firefighters dealt with high winds while attempting to extinguish two uncontrolled burning blazes west of Craig.

Fire district's plan rejected

Chief: Vote is 'slap in the face' to volunteers

Residents in Tuesday's election overwhelmingly rejected the fire district's request for a $550,000 annual increase to its budget.

Sheriff: Use caution with mailboxes

The Moffat County sheriff is telling rural residents to be careful when it comes to checking their mail in light of a series of pipe bombs discovered throughout the Midwest, including Colorado.

Two paintball attack defendants plead guilty

The remaining two defendants from Jan. 1 paintball attacks in which a young boy was reportedly shot in the face pleaded guilty Monday and the third defendant was sentenced to probation.

Donors come through for dental coalition

The Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition has raised the money needed to pay off the debt it was left with after an alleged embezzlement scandal rocked the organization in late March.

Survey offers feedback to police

The Craig Police Department has begun integrating a planning process that will assist it in creating and implementing solutions to community and law enforcement issues identified in a recent survey.

Stetson, Nielson set for primary

Local Republicans give support to candidates

The two Republican candidates for the District 3 Moffat County Commission seat will be squaring off for the August primary.

United Way releases funds to Northwest Dental Coalition

Fund-raiser for non-profit nears $10,000 mark

The local United Way office has released funds it withheld from the Northwest Dental Coalition in the wake of an alleged embezzlement that reportedly devastated the non-profit organization.

CNCC gears up for summer semester

Variety of studies, classes, schedules offered; registration for classes now open

Registration is now open at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig campus for students and prospective students interested in taking classes this summer.

Fire District refutes 'rumor mill'

Fire chief, board president say allegations of extra money unfounded

The local fire chief and fire district board president refuted assertions Thursday that a mill levy increase is unwarranted.

New economic director hits ground running

The director for the economic development corporation for Craig and Moffat County was in office for the first time Wednesday the day after arriving in town.

Leadership retreat offered by Rotary International

The Rotary Club is once again searching for a candidate to send to a leadership conference in Estes Park.

Dental coalition kicks off fund drive

A local charity bankrupted by embezzlement is beginning a fund drive to revitalize itself.

Craig Police Department hires two new officers

The Craig Police Department has hired two Craig residents to join the force less than two months after announcing the initiative of local recruitment.