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PATRIOT PENNERS CMS students take top spots in national essay contest PAGE 16

THAT’S AMORE A preview of this weekend’s Valentine’s Day festivities PAGE 36


MCHS girls basketball team wins 61-60 over Delta

fyi SNAG A SWEET: The annual Art Walk & Taste of Chocolate event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue. Art Walk is free and open to anyone. Taste of Chocolate tickets are sold out. For more information, call The Kitchen Shop at 824-8148 or KS Kreations at 824-2151.

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A BACKHOE sits Thursday on the future site of the Tebo Center east of Walmart Supercenter as a crew broke ground on the facility this week. The 10,477-square-foot retail space is one of several new business developments on Craig’s economic horizon.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Business developments give officials cause to believe better economic days are ahead “(The) overview is a lot of people feel like they are beginning to come out of the recession even though they’re not seeing huge impacts to their businesses or huge gains.”


The winter months are usually not prime for construction or economic development. This winter, though, defies the norm. Dave Costa, City of Craig planning and community development director, approved and issued Wednesday foundation permits to Boulder-based Tebo Development for the construction of Tebo Center. The company broke ground on the 10,477-square-foot retail structure Thursday. The arrival of the Tebo Center is among several developments on the horizon that give local officials reason to O N L I N E

Betsy Cook, Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership director, about the possible future of the Craig economy.

be positive about the state of the Craig and Moffat County economy. “This is not the time of year when there are a lot of things going on,” Costa said. “Give it a couple of months and then we’ll really see some plans start coming together. Any growth news is good news.” :



Building, expanding Tebo Center is slated for Lot 6 on the east side of the Walmart Subdivision at 1830 W. Victory Way. It’s divided into three spaces, two of which will be occupied by Maurices, a women’s clothing store, and Birmingham, Ala.based Hibbett Sports. Costa said Tebo Development intends to construct the building in phases and is on schedule to open in June. Also in Costa’s hopper is a variance request by Subway to increase the size of its restaurant to expand the TCBY yogurt operation. In addition, Costa said he will present a site plan to the city planning and zoning com-




mission Feb. 20 on behalf of Drs. Ron Danner and Craig Eckroth for the construction of a 4,430-square-foot medical office at 418 Green St., south of Walgreens. “I’ve already written a positive staff report for this project,” he said. “I’m recommending to the commission that we approve their site plan because it meets all of the minimum requirements. It’s going to be a nice facility.” Costa said Danner and Eckroth, whose practice, Eyecare Specialties, is currently located in Centennial Mall, plan to break ground in early April. See ECONOMY on page 22


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P2 in brief

community caLendar of events

By THE Daily PRESS STaff

Kiwanis play tickets on sale

Tickets for the 66th annual Craig Kiwanis Club Play are still available. Tickets cost $20 each or $200 for a full table. Performances take place at 8 p.m. March 2 and 3. For tickets or more information, call Jeff Pleasant at 824-9359.

The annual Art Walk & Taste of Chocolate takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue. Art Walk, which features works by local artists, is free. Tickets for Taste of Chocolate, which offers samples of local chocolate makers’ confections, have sold out. The Yampa Valley Artisans will host a soup dinner at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave. The inaugural Cherish the Little Things art show,

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History trivia: This pictured item is part of the collection at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40. Can you guess what it is? Read the answer in Monday’s Craig Daily Press.

will conduct its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the school library, 915 Yampa Ave. A Moffat County High School counselor will answer questions about freshman registration, and Norm Rimmer, a school resource officer with the Craig Police Department, will update parents on drug awareness. All parents of CMS students are encouraged to attend.

hosted by Connections 4 Kids, begins at 1 p.m. at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave., and culminates during Art Walk & Taste of Chocolate, at 8 p.m. For more information, call The Kitchen Shop at 8248148 or KS Kreations at 8242151.

PAC meeting Monday The Craig Middle School Parent Advisory Committee



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1 to 5 p.m. Girl Scout cookie sales take place at Safeway, 1295 W. Victory Way. Call Becky Forquer at 824-2624. 1 to 8 p.m. Cherish the Little Things, an art show presented by Connections 4 Kids, is open to the public at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. Call Michelle Balleck at 824-8282, ext. 47. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. A free seminar on college financial aid takes place in room 115 of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s academic building, 2801 W. Ninth St. Call 970-675-3285 or 824-1101. 5 to 8 p.m. Art Walk & Taste of Chocolate take place in the 400 and 500 blocks of Yampa Avenue. The event features local chocolate makers, artists and a soup dinner at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave. Call 824-8148 or 824-2151.

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Today: Times of clouds and sun. Highs 38-44.

Noon to 1 p.m. Lap swimming takes place at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Admittance costs $3 for adults and $2 for students. Call 826-6557.

REEL ROMANCE: Looking for a movie that ties into Valentine’s Day or romance? Craig Daily Press film critic Andy Bockelman breaks down love films of all varieties in his latest column. Find it at

A bit of morning snow; mostly cloudy


Noon to 5 p.m. Girl Scout cookie sales take place at Kmart, 1198 W. Victory Way. Call Becky Forquer at 824-2624.

On the ’Net


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11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Girl Scout cookie sales take place at City Market, 505 W. Victory Way. Call Becky Forquer at 824-2624.

The Moffat County School District administration building, 775 Yampa Ave., will host tutorials for new and returning Moffat County School Board members in February and March. The meetings are open to the public and take place at 1 p.m. in the boardroom. Dates of the meetings and the scheduled topics are as follows: •Monday: curriculum alignment •Feb. 27: home school •March 5: Englishlanguage learners •March 12: student services program components

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10 a.m. The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution conducts its monthly meeting at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. Call 824-9518.

School board tutorials

Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate today



For more information, call the school at 824-3289.

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5:45 p.m. American Legion Post 62 hosts bingo at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Call 824-8376 or 824-3625. 7 to 8:15 p.m. Open swimming takes place at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Admittance costs $3 for adults and $2 for students. Saturday availability is subject to change, depending on sporting events. Call 826-6557. 7:30 p.m. to midnight. A St. Valentine’s Dance takes place at Maybell Elementary School, 30 Haynes Ave. Admission costs $10 per person or $12 per couple. Call Bill Ronis at 272-3266. 8 p.m. An open meeting of Craig Group One Alcoholics Anonymous takes place at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Bud at 824-1793.

Sunday, Feb. 12 Noon to 4 p.m. Girl Scout cookie sales take place at City Market, 505 W. Victory Way. Call Becky Forquer at 824-2624.

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High school FBLA in the midst of banner year





The results were staggering to Krista Schenck. “I just couldn’t believe it,” the Moffat County High School business, marketing and technology teacher said. Seventeen of the 20 MCHS students who went to a Future Business Leaders of America district competition Monday earned a berth at the state championship. That number constitutes the high school’s largest FBLA state team in Schenck’s seven-year career at MCHS, she said. She wasn’t the only one taken aback by the results of Monday’s competition in Grand Junction. Brittany Madigan, an 18-yearold MCHS senior, was part of a two-person team competing in desktop publishing. It was one of a litany of events offered through the club, which is designed to prepare students for careers in




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State the County of

Keynote Speaker



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presenting the State of the State State of the County • State of the City • State of the Chamber

Friday, February 24th, 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Tickets $40 for chamber members $50 for non-members

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Sponsored by KRAI and the Craig Chamber of Commerce.

This is your opportunity to hear what your tax dollars and elected officials did in 2011 and what they expect in 2012.


Price includes dinner and dessert. Cash bar. Tickets available at the Craig Chamber of Commerce

An annual fundraiser banquet hosted by the Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International is slated for 6 p.m. on March 24 at the Holiday Inn of Craig. Chapter president Karl Huntsman said the event will feature a dinner of prime rib and blackened catfish, games, and both live and silent auctions offering hunting and fishing trips, among other items. Money raised will have a direct impact on the area, Huntsman said. “Seventy percent of the money raised stays right here in the Yampa Valley to help fund our projects,” he said. SCI sponsors projects that advance its mission of preserving hunters’ rights and promoting wildlife conservation, according to the group’s website. Projects funded by the Yampa Valley chapter include helping local 4-H shooting sport teams, programs for disabled veterans and first-time female hunters, and conservation projects in area wildlands, Huntsman said.

The Yampa Valley chapter also helps fund “Cast ‘n Blast” in conjunction with various other local groups and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. It is a reoccurring event that aims to attract new participants to hunting and fishing. “Cast ‘n Blast is a family event,” Huntsman said. “We teach kids and adults the safety measures that come with hunting and fishing. Then the kids are allowed to fish for free, and the adults, if they have a fishing license, can fish as well.” The next “Cast ‘n Blast” is slated for June 30 at Wyman Museum. Tickets for the fundraiser banquet cost $45 for singles or $85 for couples, and can be purchased from any chapter member, Rummel Chiropractic, 333 E. Victory Way, or Mountain Man Taxidermy, 1176 North Yampa Ave. For more information about the fundraiser banquet or projects sponsored by the Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International, visit the group’s website at Jerry Martin can be reached at 875-1790 or



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ANNIVERSARIES Michael and Delores Coleman Michael and Delores Coleman are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, Feb. 11, 2012. Their children — Sherri Musick, Michelle Austin, Kristi

Wieble and Shawn Coleman — invite friends and family to a party June 2 to recognize the milestone. A time and place will be announced at a later date.

RIG COUNT — 8 less than Feb. 3, but 268 more than Feb. 13, 2011. Of those rigs: — 1,932 are working on land, 17 in inland waters, and 40 offshore. — 1,263 are drilling for oil, 720 for natural gas. — 215 wells are directional, 1,171 are horizontal, and 603 are vertical. As of the close of trading Thursday: • Crude oil closed at $99.84 a

barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. • Colorado Southeast crude oil closed at $87.50 a barrel. • Colorado Western crude oil closed at $84.58 a barrel. • Wyoming Sweet crude oil closed at $81.59 a barrel. • The national average price for natural gas closed at $2.47 per 10,000 million British thermal units or MMBtu.


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On prices at the pump …

“The prices have been closer to the ones in Steamboat than they ever have before. What is it, 10 cents cheaper there? I don’t think it’s too bad here.”


— Dale Camp, of Craig

“It’s a little too much here, but I think it’s still average around the United States.” — Lori Brown, of Craig

“It’s not too bad buying gas when I use my City Market card (at Loaf ‘N Jug) because you can get 50 cents off if you spend $500 on groceries, but I’ll buy it at Kum & Go, too. When you go out of town, the prices are definitely less in Hayden and Steamboat than they are in Craig.” — Emily Weber, of Craig Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Friday afternoon in Craig. • Kum & Go, 895 Yampa Ave. Unleaded: $3.45; Diesel: $3.83 • Conoco, 140 W. Victory Way Unleaded: $3.44; Diesel: $3.99 • Petro West, 301 School St. Unleaded: $3.45; Blended Diesel: $3.99

• Kum & Go, 700 E. Victory Way Unleaded: $3.45; Diesel: $3.83 • Conoco (Gofer), 923 E. Victory Way Unleaded: $3.45; Diesel: $3.83

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Share your viewS. Call editor JoShua robertS at 824-7031

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Moffat County Democratic Party meeting on Monday To the editor: The Moffat County Democratic Party (yes, dear reader, there is such an organization) will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig for an hour. The primary purpose of the meeting is to organize for the Moffat County Democratic Caucus on March 6. The caucus site will be for all Moffat County precincts at American Legion Post 62, and the actual caucus process will begin at 7 p.m. To make the caucus evening more of a social event, the Moffat County Democrats are also hosting a potato bar supper on that night and at that site. The potato bar will be available at 5:30 p.m. and donations will be accepted. We invite all Democrats and anyone who would like to observe how the democratic process works through the organization of the political party and through the caucus process to attend all of these events. Only registered Democrats can actively participate in the caucus process, but everyone who would like to observe and socialize is welcome. Brian and Jo Ann Baxter

Moffat County Democratic Central Committee

where to write Craig City Council Mayor: Terry Carwile Councilors: Jennifer Riley, Ray Beck, Gene Bilodeau, Joe Bird, Don Jones, Byron Willems 300 W. Fourth St. Craig, CO 81625 Phone: (970) 824-8151 E-mail:

Letters policy Letters to the editor are limited to 500 words. All letters must include the phone number of the writer so that authenticity can be verified. E-mail letters to or send them to Editor at P.O. Box 5, Craig, CO 81626. By submitting letters to the editor, you grant the Craig Daily Press a nonexclusive license to publish copy and distribute your work, while acknowledging that you are the author of the work. You grant the Craig Daily Press permission to publish and republish this material without restriction, in all formats and media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to all electronic rights. Solely by way of example, such rights include the right to convert the material to CD-ROM, DVD and other current and hereafter developed formats, the right to place the article in whole or in part on the Internet and other computer networks, and the right to electronically store and retrieve the work in electronic databases.

Respectful request The Craig Chamber of Commerce did a masterful job last year of landing Gov. John Hickenlooper as keynote speaker at its annual State of the County event. The governor lived up to billing by providing an insightful and our view at times The Craig Chamber humorof Commerce’s ous speech stance on State of before an the County is exclusionary and removes audience at local residents who the Holiday don’t pay for a ticket Inn of from their rights Craig. to hear elected Booking leaders speak on public affairs. The noteworthy Craig City Council speakers and Moffat County appears to Commission would be a budbe serving their constituents’ inter- ding tradiests by lobbying the tion for the Chamber to revise Chamber: this policy. the keynote speaker at this year’s event, scheduled for Feb. 24 also at the Holiday Inn, is State Sen. Jean White, R-Hayden, who represents the Eighth Senate District. State of the County, which also includes speakers from a variety of local organizations and offices, is an engagement often overlooked in our community. While it doesn’t offer the freewheeling fun of more notable events, it nonetheless provides taxpayers and business owners with good information from the people tasked with overseeing public affairs. However, there’s a hitch with this informative and important gathering. Last year, the Chamber

editorial Board Al Cashion Community representative Jeff Pleasant Community representative Bryce Jacobson Newspaper representative Bridget Manley Newspaper representative Joshua Roberts Newspaper representative

unveiled a new policy regarding State of the County: anyone wishing to hear the speakers only was required to buy a ticket. That means $40 for Chamber members and $50 for non-members. This eliminated a standing policy of allowing anyone who just wanted to hear the speakers to stand in the back and avoid paying for a seat and a meal. At first glance, this doesn’t appear to be problematic, and if the event didn’t typically include a quorum of Craig City Council and Moffat County Commission members, the editorial board probably wouldn’t be raising an issue with it today. But, given the council and commission will likely have 2/3s of its members in attendance, which could be interpreted as an open meeting, the editorial board believes the Chamber should revise its admittance policy. The board isn’t asking the Chamber to give up free meals or a seat at State of the County, but simply let anyone interested be a fly on the wall

and hear what their elected leaders have to say about public affairs. What’s the harm in that? No one is losing money and it’s a token of goodwill to the community. The editorial board respectfully requests the Chamber reconsider its admittance stance. We also encourage county commission and city council members lobby the Chamber to do the same. Should the economic development organization stick with its stance, we’d ask commissioners and councilors make a statement to their taxpaying public by sitting out the event. As we all know, these are lean economic times. Businesses are hurting, and people are hurting. It’s not too much to ask that residents out there who may have fallen on hard economic times but still want to be politically engaged be allowed to attend without spending $40 or $50 they may not have. This issue arose last year, and the Craig Daily Press didn’t get far in encouraging the Chamber or elected leaders to revise the admittance policy, which is truly a shame considering the governor’s speech. The Chamber has advertised the event as “your opportunity to hear what your tax dollars and elected officials did in 2011 and what they expect in 2012.” In that regard, everyone’s goals seem to be aligned. The real question is whether everyone — rich, poor or otherwise — will be afforded that opportunity.

To the editor: As many of you know, our family suffered a heartbreaking loss last month when Sherry died after several courageous years of battling cancer. This has been a challenging and difficult time for all of us, but we’ve leaned on two significant sources for easing our heartache. First and foremost is our faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He has provided us with significant comfort, and we are very grateful to Him for all He has given us. We know our loved one is with Him today and someday we’ll all be reunited. Next has been our friends and family here in the Craig and Moffat County community. The community’s kind and generous spirit has been talked and written about many times, but without being on the receiving end of such care from fellow residents in a time of need, we don’t think anyone understands how deep the community’s well of kindness and giving truly runs. There are caring and giving communities everywhere, but not many are like ours. We consider ourselves very fortunate and grateful for this. There isn’t enough space in the newspaper to list everyone who has called, sent a card, brought by food or done numerous other things for us after Sherry passed away. We will thank each of you personally over time, but for today, we want to give our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to everyone. We’re genuinely touched by the outpouring of such love and support, and it’s carried us through many difficult days and will help carry us through many more. We also want everyone to know we’re doing OK. Things have been hard, but our family is strong, and we’re also leaning on each other. Again, thank you, Craig and Moffat County community, for all you’ve done. There are reasons why we were brought to this community and the love and support we’ve received in the last several weeks is one of the many, many reasons why we’re blessed to call this our home. All of you out there are appreciated more than you’ll ever know. Joe, Kaitlen, Rebekah, and Christa Bird

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Odds are still with Mitt MIKE LITTWIN THE DENVER POST

It’s too soon to know exactly what to make of the Mittastrophe, as it’s now being called. It may simply be a blip — the kind every front-runner inevitably faces — or it may be a far bigger deal than those in the Romney camp are willing to admit, even to themselves. Those three losses — including the huge upset here in Colorado — were basically a judgment call on Mitt Romney at this stage of the campaign. What’s notable is that the judgment came without the distractions typically put in place by the Romney money machine, which basically took the night off. In other words, it was a fair fight. And in the fair fight, Romney got hammered. In fact, his lone victory of the evening came in his nifty dodging of the ill-fated glitter bomber. So there are twin stories from the night: the return of Santorum from his post-Iowa exile and the question of why Romney has so much trouble against such a weak field whenever the playing field is close to being level. When people talk about Romney’s enthusiasm gap, what they mean is an inspiration gap. When they ask what Romney stands for, they mean, well, what does Romney stand for and what does it have to do with them? If Santorum can pull it off, he should go with the ultimate negative attack — that Romney can’t win anywhere without going negative. Everyone does it — even the cool kids — but negative ads have to be a campaign tactic, not a strategy. To this point, Romney’s campaign is based on his competency and the other guys’ failings (or, whatever the oppo research team can dig up). That was the strategy for a quick campaign when a quick campaign still seemed possible. The conventional wisdom is that Romney will return to shock-and-awe mode, and that Santorum, even after his three victories, won’t have the resources to fight back. There’s a problem with the scenario, though. You didn’t need to do much to Rick Perry, who says he can shoot a coyote on the run, but all he ever showed voters was an ability to hit his own foot. And then there’s the

Newtster, who’s a walking kickme sign. You know the details — from Freddie Mac historian to serial adulterer — but they all add up to Newt’s essential Newtness. Santorum is different. He’s easy for Democrats. All they have to do is roll out out the man-on-dog quote and wish him luck. But Romney, who wants to be your social conservative, will go after him as Washington insider (yawn), earmark lover (OK), and lobbyist (but not historian) who’s never created (or destroyed) jobs as corporate raider. But Santorum, who maybe doesn’t fill up a room, who definitely has a charisma deficit, also stays close to the ground, with a low center of gravity. He may not go down easy. He’s got a populist message and comfortably talks the blue-collar talk. Culture wars are back — from gay marriage to contraception — which is good for Santorum and bad for Romney. In fact, the only worse news for Romney would be if unemployment slips under 8 percent. What happened in Colorado is a case in point. The Santorum vote was of a piece with the Ken Buck primary win and even the Dan Maes win. Voters were looking for something other than what the Republican establishment was selling. The Tea Party seems to have shrunk as an organizing force, but the imprint remains. Romney still has to figure out how to reach those voters. The next significant date is not until Feb. 28, with the Arizona and Michigan primaries. Santorum is planning to challenge Romney in Michigan, where Romney’s father was governor and Mitt is something of a favorite son. But how much favored? It’s a blue-collar state with a Tea Party presence and more evangelicals than you’d think. Santorum, from blue-collar Pennsylvania, has now won in three midwestern states. Just finishing close in Michigan would be a major upset and set him up for Super Tuesday. But a Romney loss there could be fatal. Gingrich would be marginalized. Mass hysteria — to steal a line — would follow. Of course, the odds are still with Romney, his money and his organization. But if Romney isn’t nervous after Tuesday night, the oddsmakers almost certainly are.

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Morgan Knob, 17, a Moffat County High school senior, holds a form for the Free application for Federal student aid, which all prospective college students must complete to apply for federal financial aid. Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, 2801 w. Ninth st., will host a free seminar to help students fill out the FaFsa from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today.

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Getting accepted to Colorado Mesa University was the easy part, Morgan Knob said. Now, the Moffat County High School senior has to figure out how to pay for her education. She’s applied for three scholarships —“I’m going to apply for a lot more,” she said — but there’s one looming item on her to-do list. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the gateway to getting grants, student loans and any other financial help from Uncle Sam. To many college-bound students and their families, it also can be a daunting step in the path to higher learning, and Knob is no exception.

“We’re just here to help guide cials have hosted the event on Sundays, “and sometimes them along the process.” Mindy Shue, Colorado Northwestern Community College assistant registrar, about college Goal Sunday.

“My parents never went to college, so they don’t know what this is, either,” she said. “So there’s really nobody to help me.” Enter College Goal Sunday, a national initiative that guides students like Knob through the maze of questions on the FAFSA. The free event takes place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today in room 115 of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s academic building, 2801 W. Ninth St. In the past, college offi-

attendance is good,” said Tresa England, dean of enrollment services, but “it’s been sporadic.” “We thought we would give it a try on a Saturday and see if more people are out and about,” she said. College Goal Sunday is open to prospective college students of all ages, regardless of what college they plan to attend, assistant registrar Mindy Shue said. Financial aid specialists will be on hand to answer questions as students and their families fill out the FAFSA. “We’re just here to help guide them along the process,” Shue said. Participants — or their par-

If you go … What: College Goal Sunday, a national event to help prospective college students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. When: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today Where: Room 115 of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s academic building, 2801 W. Ninth St. — The event is free and residents can come at any time during the two-hour period. Participants and their families should bring 2011 tax records.

ents, if they’re high school students—should bring their 2011 tax records. If they haven’t done their taxes yet, they can submit estimates and amend their FAFSA application later online. Once prospective students complete the FAFSA, they can have it sent to colleges they plan to attend. “If they haven’t really decided which college, (they can) list all of them that they’re thinking” of attending, Shue said. College Goal Sunday is a

reminder for students to begin thinking about financial aid instead of waiting for the 11th hour. Scheduling of the event is designed to “encourage students to apply for financial aid early,” England said. For more information about the FAFSA, visit www.fafsa. Bridget Manley can be reached at 875-1793 or



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place April 22 through 24 in Vail. The club has about $500 in its account, said Kirstie McPherson, an FBLA member and MCHS senior. It needs about $3,500 to get to state. Sports concessions are “a major contributor” to the fund, FBLA president Thomas McCoy said. Yet FBLA members are trying to tap into another funding source — they’re seeking donations from individuals who are willing to give the group a financial boost. “If the community could help us out, that would be great,” said McPherson. FBLA students also have to hone the business and professional skills they’ll use at the competition. Schenck said she hopes to find local business leaders who are willing to volunteer with the group to do exactly that. “We’ll be doing a lot of practices between now and April,” she said.

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Craig Middle School students recently participated in Patriot’s Pen, a national essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Three Craig Middle School eighth-graders were selected as this year’s regional winners. Their essays are below.

First place Paige B. Durbin, 13 America is my homeland; I have lived here my entire life. I’m proud to be an American for many reasons. One of those reasons is the importance of equality of all people in our country. Another reason is that education is extremely important in our society. My third reason is in America we search for the neverending new age technology that has helped and will continue to help people in various ways. Equality is a valued principle in America. Women have as many rights as men do, thanks to The Women’s Rights movement from 1848-1920. It shows how men and women are exactly the same. Excellence knows no gender. African-Americans are welcomed into the arms of America and are no longer treated differently or as slaves. They can live a normal life and become leaders like Barack Obama, who has been our president for the last three years. No matter what color or gender a person is, they have the right to vote. Colored people or women can be our future president.

Education plays a big roll in our society. It is important for me to learn as much as I can so I can become a cake artist. An education can get a person a great job that pays well. It can also help someone understand something they didn’t know how to do. We should consider ourselves lucky to have great schools. In some countries, like parts of Africa, children have no schools or teacher to teach them. Technology has helped people for a number of years now. The advanced technology in America today can help us to do anything from writing an essay to helping find a cure for cancer, finding natural reserves, or simply looking something up on the Internet. Our main technology devices would most likely be computers and phones. Computers help us do daily things like look up our email or the weather forecast. Cell phones have become popular in the last few years. They let us talk to people anywhere in the world; they can even save lives. The more advanced technology gets, the more we can do. America has been my homeland for 13 years. I have always been proud of America. We are fortunate to be treated equally and to have such a great country to live in. We should be grateful for all the freedoms we have.

Second place Kaylee Jo Buckley, 14 Being a true American is an See PATRIOT on page 12

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The Craig Rotary Club would like to thank everyone who has helped to make the 2012 Diamond and Spurs Dinner Dance a great success. The following people and companies provided items for our silent auction: FNB of the Rockies The Giving Tree Big Bar Inc. Hampton Inn of Craig Holiday Inn of Craig Bistro CV T&H Auto Parts Murdoch’s

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A very special thank you to Kester Jewelry for their continued generous support and donations. We would also like to thank the following people and companies that purchased tables for this event: Bank of Colorado Bob Johnson Insurance Mountain West Insurance Cook Chevrolet Jones & Associates Masterworks Mechanical/ Severson Supply Chapman’s Automotive Steamboat Springs Rotary Club TMH Trapper Mine Jenison Custom Builders/ FNB of the Rockies Chaos Ink/Identity Graphics CNCC We could not have such a successful event without the help of the following groups:


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honor and I am so glad I have the privilege to be one. My country has so many opportunities for everyone to express themselves and get a terrific education. Members of our society can live their dreams to the fullest and have the right to speak their minds whenever and however they want. We are fortunate to have brave soldiers, women and men, who are willing to risk their lives and go to war for the citizens of America. Our schools here are outstanding. The education we can receive will help us so much in our future lives. We also have the right to participate in athletics such as baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, and many more. Some adolescents don’t realize it, but we have a lot of options and can really go places in life. Most of the schools have organizations that increase our learning abilities. Being able to accomplish the dreams that mean the most to us is very important and it builds confidence and makes people want to succeed in life. Usually when someone can achieve their goals, they push harder and are more likely to do something interesting with their lives. Which is why it is a very good thing that we Americans have the freedom to make our dreams come true. The one and only reason this country has been held together and found its strength is because of the brave women and men that risk their lives and go to war for us. Each and every one of us appreciate everything those soldiers do for us and I just hope that they

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Third place Bailey Nicole Kurz, 14 When I think of America, I think a lot about the song “Proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood. America has a lot of great values, and I think everyone should be able to say they are proud to be American. I think too many people take living in America for granted. In fact, it is a privilege and an honor. What some people don’t notice is that we have a lot more rights than people think. For instance, we have the right to a fair trial. Someone might think this was something everyone has, but really, people had to fight to get these rights for us. This is one thing that we are very lucky to have. In Germany, when Hitler was in charge, people could be thrown in jail for pretty much anything that was wrong in his eyes. Now, if someone does happen to do something wrong, he or she has the right to a fair trial. One of the freedoms that make America great is the freedom of religion. This stands out to me and makes me proud, because this can be extremely important to some people and families. This freedom of religion allows people to worship whichever religion they want and believe what they would like to. Going to church is a huge part of some people’s lives, and as stated in the Declaration of Independence, we have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit to happiness. Our soldiers are another reason to be very proud of our country. Our soldiers fighting now and our soldiers who have fought previously for our country are very important to me and I’m sure a lot of other people. Our soldiers give a lot up to protect us. They leave their families for long periods of time and put their lives in danger to protect our country and us. I think that we should be very thankful for our soldiers because they have the choice whether they want to fight for us or not, and they chose to fight for us. People who live in America should be very proud of the rights we have. Without these rights where would we be now? We must stand tall for our country. I know that if we don’t, we would be lost.


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GOVERNMENT update Moffat County commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: • 8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence • 8:35 to 8:45 a.m. Consent agenda: Review and sign the following documents: resolution for transfer of payment of warrants; resolution for payment of payroll warrants; voided warrant resolutions; and credit application for Western Petroleum. • 8:45 to 9 a.m. General discussion: Note commissioners may discuss any topic relevant to county business whether or not the topic has been specifically noted on the agenda. • 9 to 9:15 a.m. Discussion with Jeff Comstock, of the natural resources department, and Dan Davidson, of the Museum of Northwest Colorado Present county and museum mineral sales leases for approval • 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Discussion with Charlene Abdella, of the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Present bid recommendations for two patrol vehicles

• 9:30 to 10 a.m. Discussion with Bill Mack and Linda DeRose, of the road and bridge department Monthly reports The agenda is subject to change until 24 hours before scheduled hearings. The board may alter the times of the meetings throughout the day or cancel or reschedule noticed meetings.

Craig City Council meeting When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. Agenda: • Roll call • Pledge of Allegiance and moment of silence • Approve Jan. 24 meeting minutes • Approve agenda • Consent agenda: Approve renewal of the hotel and restaurant liquor license for Cugino’s at 572 Breeze St. No cause shown for denial. • Audiences: Presentation of three lifesaving awards by the Craig Police Department. Introduction of Betsy Cook, executive director of the Craig/Moffat Economic

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• Moment of silence • Approve Nov. 14 meeting minutes • General discussion: Recognize immediate past chairman for service Bill madcap: Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, power line payments Gateway South input requested: Tamara Gertsch, Amanda O’Connor

When: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: • Call to order • Roll call/new member introductions

Development Partnership. • Other business: Award bid for one heavy duty high lift wheel loader and two single axle cab and chassis for the road and bridge department. Award bid for two patrol vehicles and one investigations vehicle for the police department. Ordinance No. 1018, a supplemental appropriation ordinance to carryover into 2012 budgeted 2011 projects or commitments not accomplished. Discussion and action regarding draft lease between the City of Craig and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 for Veterans Memorial Park. Consider approval of a memorandum of understanding between the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Moffat County Tourism Association, Moffat County and the City of Craig for the Moffat County Visitor Center. • Staff reports: Month end water and wastewater reports for January 2012. Police Department month end report for January 2012. • City manager/city attorney reports • Council reports • Audience comments • Adjournment LUB elections: chairman, vice chairman, secretary, treasurer • Other items/LUB updates: Sage grouse • Next LUB agenda suggestions • Closing updates/comments • Announcements: March 12 is the next LUB meeting • Adjournment

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lam chowder has been on my mind lately, and I don’t really have a great clam chowder recipe, so that’s what I recently requested from readers. In the meantime, I recently fixed a ham. I searched my files for a recipe to use up the leftover ham pieces. That’s when I found a ham chowder recipe. The recipe calls for several ingredients, including vegetables, cubed ham and bacon. (I even thought about adding clams.) Anyway, I made the recipe, which makes a lot of servings, and it was quite tasty. I was wondering if the chowder might even have a more delicious taste if left in the refrigerator overnight. However, as it turns out, there were no leftovers, not because my husband and I ate the entire pot of chowder,

but because after putting the chowder in a big bowl, I accidentally hit it with my arm. Chowder ran down the cabinet doors, drenched my socks, and covered the floor in one gooey mess. Pieces of potatoes and ham skipped across the floor to the other side of the kitchen. I hadn’t cleaned up such a mess in a long time. But the chowder is good, and it’s a nice way to use leftover ham. So, if you’d like to make “Ham Chowder,” you’ll need these ingredients: 2 cups of diced potatoes; 1 cup diced carrots; 1 cup diced celery; ¾ cup diced onion; 2 cups cubed ham; 8 slices of bacon; 2 cans cream of mushroom soup; 3 to 4 cups milk; and salt and pepper, to taste. Note: I didn’t think my husband and I would like as much celery, carrots, and onions as called for in the recipe so I cut these ingredients down to half.

I used the two cups of diced potatoes, however. In a large kettle or dutch oven, cook the potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion in water until done. I added enough water so that the vegetables were covered, brought the mixture to a boil, and reduced the heat, stirring occasionally. While the vegetables are cooking, fry the bacon until you can crumble it (but not too done). Cool the bacon. When the vegetables are done, crumble the bacon and add it to the vegetables. Then add the ham, soup, milk, and salt and pepper. Stir well and simmer until thoroughly heated. Serve in bowls or mugs with a crisp green salad and crackers. I’m still looking for a clam chowder recipe. If you have a favorite, call me at 824-8809 or write to me at P.O. Box 415, Craig, CO 81626.

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The story behind a heifer named Polly By DIANE PRATHER Special to the Daily preSS

The 2012 National Western Stock Show has come and gone, and this year’s event was memorable for 15-year-old Maybell resident Mackenzie Camblin because she has a new heifer as result of an event. Polly is the name Mackenzie has given the Diane Prather registered Hereford heifer she picked from a herd of registered Hereford cattle at the Largents Ranch in Kaycee, Wyo. The yearling heifer will be bred this summer, probably with an A.I. sire. It’s the beginning of a registered Hereford herd for Mackenzie. “That’s my plan, “ she said. Polly “came about” after Mackenzie caught a calf during the FFA Beef Heifer Wrangle, held during one of the night rodeos during the National Western. The FFA Beef Wrangle is similar to the Catch-A-Calf event, also held during the National Western. In each event, participants try to catch calves that are turned loose in the arena. Both events are worthwhile endeavors, indeed, as participants who catch calves receive animals. In the case of the FFA Beef Wrangle, each winning participant receives $1,000 with which to choose a breeding heifer. “Everybody told me that the calves were going to run around and eventually go to a corner and I could catch one then,” Mackenzie said. “But that didn’t happen. Everybody else just ran right up and caught theirs so I had to change my plan. I caught the last one.” Catching a calf meant putting a halter on it and leading it out of the arena. Mackenzie explained there were FFA leaders and rodeo clowns present to help out.

She thinks there were about 10 participants who tried to catch calves during the Wrangle. FFA recipients of the heifers have sponsors, are required to keep records, and write monthly letters to their sponsors. Mackenzie’s sponsor is Bob Byron, of Breckenridge. Every month she will send a letter to Byron, letting him know about the care she’s giving Polly, such as what kind of grain the heifer is getting and what’s in the grain. Byron may also visit Polly in Maybell. In addition, Mackenzie will show Polly at the Colorado State Fair in late August, during which time her record book will be due. She will also meet with Byron. Mackenzie also plans to show Polly at some Jackpot Shows such as the Green and Gold in Fort Collins and others in Wyoming and the Moffat County Fair in August. The daughter of Mike and Danna Camblin of Maybell, Mackenzie is a freshman at Moffat County High School and a first-year member of the Moffat County FFA Chapter. She has been a 4-H member for nine years, completing projects in beef breeding and market beef. She showed the Grand Champion Market Heifer at State Fair in 2011 and was overall champion in Beef Breeding at the Moffat County Fair, also in 2011. Mackenzie has a brother, Call, and sister, Chelsee. Each year they show prospect calves at the National Western Stock Show and are proud that the calves they show are homegrown. Looking back on the FFA Beef Heifer Wrangle at this year’s Stock Show, Mackenzie said, “It was really cool. We got in the back of the rodeo where all the action was, where they get ready to go into the arena.” Congratulations, Mackenzie. Previously, two other Moffat County FFA members received heifers through the FFA Beef Heifer Wrangle. They were Ian and Taylor Duzik.

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Listen up, lovebirds: two events on the horizon offer a gateway to the romance of the upcoming holiday. The festivities begin today with a St. Valentine’s Dance from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at Maybell Elementary School, 30 Haynes Ave. Admission costs $10 per person or $12 per couple. The night kicks off with the traditional Western style of The John Wayne Band, which features local musicians John Allen and Wayne Davis. At 9 p.m., The Blue Rooster Band, featuring local musician Brian Ghirardelli among others, takes the stage with its “rocking Van Halen-type” of music, said Bill Ronis, event organizer and Maybell Elementary teacher. A silent auction featuring everything from tool kits to homemade afghans and refreshments sold by donation round out the evening. Part of the dance proceeds will help buy iPods for the oneroom school, Ronis said. The event also has another purpose. “This is really a gift to the community so they can have fun because they’re so supportive of our little school out here,” he said. For residents who prefer a more leisurely romantic affair, Wyman Museum offers its annual Valentine’s Day dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A $50 ticket buys all-you-caneat prime rib and crab legs, with a free drink, salad bar, potato bar and bread on the side.

If you go … What: St. Valentine’s Dance When: 7:30 p.m. to midnight today Where: Maybell Elementary School, 30 Haynes Ave. — Admission costs $10 per person or $12 per couple. The John Wayne Band and The Blue Rooster Band will provide live music. Proceeds will help provide technology for the school. What: Valentine’s Day dinner When: 6 p.m. Tuesday Where: Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40 — Dinner includes all-you-can-eat prime rib and crab legs, a potato bar, dessert, and one free drink. Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost $50 each. For more information, call the museum at 824-6346.

“This is really a gift to the community so they can have fun because they’re so supportive of our little school out here.” Bill Ronis, Maybell Elementary School teacher, about the St. Valentine’s Dance hosted at the school tonight.

The dinner ends on a sweet note with an assortment of “homemade chocolaty, gooey, yummy desserts,” office manager Nicky Boulger said. Other attractions include carriage rides, live music courtesy of the Moffat County High School jazz band, and “a couple of little surprises we do for Valentine’s Day,” Boulger said. The cuisine may be endless, but tickets are not. The museum sells 66 tickets total, which must be purchased in advance. As of Friday afternoon, about half of them were gone, Boulger said.

Love is life’s bounty (Editor’s note: The poem below was written by a Craig resident in recognition of Valentine’s Day. The author wished to remain anonymous.) Love stories sometimes end. Sometimes promises are broken, sometimes partners leave. Always without warning. Families are shattered, hearts, too. When the tears are gone, or almost gone, someone new rises from the rubble. They come with a smile on their face, offer a warm hand to hold, the personal contact everyone craves, needs, desires. Their presence doesn’t mean the memory or pain is gone. But, they can recuperate and mend our soul. We can feel alive again, like our perseverance through hardships have been rewarded. We realize we are still here, through all that’s been thrown at us. We can be whole again. New love is an awakening. It doesn’t replace or erase. It keeps you standing, breathing, smiling. Sometimes it’s forever. Sometimes it isn’t. Today, though, it’s priceless, life’s bounty. Love repairs, revitalizes and fulfills. That’s its’ job. Live with love for now, no promises, no regrets, no turning back. And thank God for every day you have it.

She believes people who come to the annual event will get their money’s worth. “It’s just a lot of fun, and it’s really romantic,” she said. Bridget Manley can be reached at 875-1793 or

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PHIPPSBURG:3BD, 2BA, totally remodeled, all appliances including washer/dryer, large storage shed. 2 blocks off HWY-131, $800/mo. First/last/damage. NS. 736-8120.

CLARK:Right on Elk River. 3BD, 2BA, WD. NS, Pets Negotiable. $1200 monthly, short or long STEAMBOAT-PINES:1BD/1BA, washer/dryer, on term lease. 970-879-3253, busline, hot-tub, NS/NP, fully furnished, 970-846-1896. Mountain Views, $1,000/mo. includes electricity. PERFECT LOCATION BETWEEN MOUNTAIN CRAIG:2BD Home with garage and unfinAND DOWNTOWN. 512-786-3161. ished basement, NP. Quiet neighbor-


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CLARK:3BD/2.5BA, 2-car garage. 2200sqft. very CRAIG:Nice 3BD/2BA,fenced yard,1-car garnice custom built home on culdesac near forest age, washer/dryer, $900/month+utilities. service land. $1300/mnth +utilities. NS, Deposit required. 970-824-8048. p e t s - c o n s i d e r e d . 970-846-4399/970-846-7453



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ute 4 BR home with extra parking and big, backyard. 4 BR, 2 BT. Nicely landscaped. New Deck on front and big deck on back. Fenced yard. Large family room downstairs. Basement recently remodeled. Hot tub. New gutters. Laundry room on main floor. New windows in the front. Newer Roof. Great neighborhood. Motivated seller. $189,900 MLS #122860

CRAIG:BEST DEAL IN TOWN!!! 2BD, 2BA Townhouse. WD, storage shed. No smoking. Great location. $650 monthly. Call 970-846-6898.

STEAMBOAT:Furnished 1800sf 3BD/3.5BA on Steamboat:3BD, 3BA. HighEnd Home, In floor mountain, walk-in closets, open floor plan, heating/gas fireplace. Washer/Dryer. $2,000. laundry room w/washer/dryer, private hot-tub, garage, bus route. $1900/mo. Non Smokers. 970-219-1425. (631)-617-3886 STEAMBOAT:4BD, 3BA, garage, decks, views, family home downtown, W/D hook-up, NS, pets Rooms for Rent in Riverside, NP/NS, $575 +utilities +deposit. considered, $2600/month +utilities, deposit and monthly 970-217-6330. lease. 970-734-6200.

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CRAIG:Large 2 & 3 Bedrooms near Mall. Parking, laundry facilities. Electric, kitchens, DW, STEAMBOAT:Creek side Burgess Creek Dining area. Small Pets ok, Some furnished. townhome. 2BD/2BA, attached garage, Starting at $450. Virginia 970-824-7120. $1400/monthly.Available February 1st.Call MiCRAIG:Very Nice, Remodeled Studio chael (949) 433-1708. Apartment on North Yampa. Pets negotiable. Laundry facility. All utilities paid. STEAMBOAT:Sunray Meadows, 2BD/2BA, $550/mo, $550/deposit. 970-824-0365 furnished, garage, deck, gas FP, or 970-629-1271. washer/dryer, utilities included, NS/NP, $1500/mo. (561) 414-4530

STEAMBOAT:For Rent Month to Month, Hilltop Area. 4BD/3BA, Garage, Private Park, Great Neighborhood, Views, NP/NS, References, 1st/last/security. $1550/month. 970-879-7179. YAMPA:Newer home, 3BD 2 full baths, low utilities, $825/mo. First, last and security. 1-yr. lease. 638-4618.

STEAMBOAT:3BD+Loft/2BA by Rita Valentine, hardwood floors, deck, garage, W/D, Gorgeous Views. Dog-Neg. $1595. Avail mid-March. Call CRAIG:3BD/2BA Home with 1-CAR garCentral Park Management 879-3294 age and workshop. NO PETS, No SmokSTEAMBOAT:Quiet, newer, 1600sf ing, References Required. $950/mo 2BD/3BA, Mountain, Longview Subdi- $950/Security Deposit 970-824-3364. vision, 2 car garage, $1400/mo.+utilities, damage deposit. CRAIG:Clean 2BD/1BA, new carpet, hardwoods, Available March 1st. 720-289-1092. sunroom, fireplace, $650. (970) 629-5427.


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STAGECOACH:Redhawk Village, 23710 Sagehood. $750/ month + utilities. Call brush Circle 3BD/2.5BA, deep garage, PER- PHIPPSBURG:Available March 1st. 2BD/2BA, 970-824-2732. FECT! Views to lake, WD/gas-fireplace. ALL very nice quiet location, large yard, storage, paved roads. $1250/month+utilities, security. $650/mo. (970) 736-2353. CRAIG:2BD/1BA w/big yard.Need a roof over Dutch @970-846-1676. your head? We are looking for renters.We have a 2BD/1BA home. It has a big yard and animal STEAMBOAT: Willow Creek/Clark, 3BD/2BA, friendly. We are asking 1st and last month’s 2400s.f., 2-car garage, washer/dryer, woodrent plus a deposit.Move in ready,TODAY! If in- stove, NS/NP, great views, recreation paradise. $1200/mo.+utilities. $1500 security deposit. terested call 970-826-2971. (970) 846-7946.

CRAIG:Timberglen Apartments is now leasing 2BD, 2BA Apts. Close to college, clean, quiet. Hardwood/ tile, all appliances, laundry, pet friendly, starting at $525 a month. Come meet our new management team and view your new home today. 3465 Douglas Street. CRAIG:1BD cottage for rent. $700 Equal Housing Opportunity 970-824-9791. monthly includes all utilities, heat, snow removal, cable/internet, Pets? 1st & DeCRAIG:2BD, and 3BD apts available. NP. STEAMBOAT:Elk River Estates,Sunny log home posit. Available Now. 970-756-3002. Move-in special. WD in apartment. w/gourmet kitchen, great room, Background Check. 615 Riford Rd #5G. CRAIG:2BD House, $500/ month, plus 2BD+loft/1.5BA, Great room, panoramic views. 970-824-2772. gas & electric. Last months rent & de- $1750/utilities included. Year-lease. Pets. posit required. Call 970-629-3114. 970-819-2789.

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Professional offices: Downtown on Lincoln, 300SF divided with parking and private entrance. Bright and quiet suites at Copper Clock Bldg - 280SF to 630SF. Competitive rates. Call Central Park Management at 879-3294

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Economy: Tegl: Vacancies in Centennial Mall not expected to remain unoccupied


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The relocation of Maurices and Eyecare Specialties, along with The Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center’s expected move to TMH Medical Clinic this spring, will add more vacancies to the mall’s already empty suites. Yet Eric Tegl, the mall’s leasing and property manager, doesn’t intend for them to be unoccupied long. M&D’s Handmade Gifts and the Moffat County Tourism Association have filled two of the mall’s previously vacant slots in recent months, said Tegl, of Denver-based Western Centers, Inc. Fastenal, currently located at 2549 W. First St., also will move to Centennial Mall, Tegl said. Tegl was waiting on word Friday about whether a fourth tenant, a national company, would move into an 8,500-square-foot space in the mall. He declined to name the company because the lease had yet to be signed. “It’s at the final stages,” he said, “but that’s … where sometimes it falls apart.” A new vision is at work at the mall, he said, one open to signing on small start-up businesses as well as national chains. Across town, local entrepreneur Clint Gabbert also is taking advantage of what appears to be a favorable economic climate. He’s planning to move The Jungle Pet Shop, the business

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ThE suiTE pictured here is one of several up for lease at Centennial Mall. Eric Tegl, the mall’s leasing and property manager, hopes to bring more tenants into the building, including national chain stores and start-up businesses. “There’s definitely a renewed interest in improving the property … and making it a more viable property in the community,” he said.

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growth. Christina Oxley, Craig Chamber of Commerce executive director, said she’s had conversations with companies that want to bring in auxiliary businesses to support the potentially booming energy industry. Companies are paying attention to oil and natural gas activity in Moffat County, Oxley said, but are holding out because they are not seeing results yet in the local economy. “I think Hibbett’s decision to come in and Maurices’ decision

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he co-owns with his mother, Leona, to 29 W. Victory Way. He expects to be in the new location by June, and it will give him about three times more space than his current shop at 565 Yampa Ave, he said. His business has been “successful,” he said, which is why he’s looking to expand. Danner and a Fastenal spokesperson could not be reached for comment Friday.

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ECONOMY: Dempster: Less leeway means tightening to move locations were influenced by some of that chatter,” Oxley said. “I know of some other businesses doing their research and positioning themselves to open here or move here once some of those economic results become a little more tangible.” Where Oxley has been inundated with conversations from companies looking to move in, Betsy Cook, new director of the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, said her first three weeks on the job have been spent counseling local residents interested in starting their own businesses. “I have a lot of people coming in and they want it to be stealth and confidential,” Cook said. “Everyone has an idea for a business that is new to Craig with a focus on specialty hire and food stuff.” But, where there are good business ideas, there are also costs. “Consumer lending is still so tight,” Cook said. “Even with a great credit rating and collateral it is still very difficult to win a business loan.” The reason behind the crunch, local bank president David Dempster said, goes all the way to the top. Federal banking regulations

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Before entrepreneurs take the plunge into full-fledged business ownership, Susan Domer believes they could develop their skills in a more casual venue. The Farmer’s Market, an annual summer event in downtown Craig, may be just the place to get their feet wet, said Domer, who helps run the market. The market is a “great marketing tool for someone starting up a small ‘cottage’” business, she said. Domer’s vision is to expand the event to include bakers and artisans like potters, carvers, painters and quilters. A meeting about the Farmer’s Market will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

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have stiffened and banks are allowed to make fewer exceptions when issuing loans, said Dempster, Bank of Colorado branch president. “They’re allowing less leeway, which means, yes, there’s the tightening,” he said. Regardless of the lending environment, the consensus among officials is brighter days are ahead, even if more proof of that hope has yet to be seen. “(The) overview is a lot of people feel like they are beginning to come out of the recession even though they’re not seeing huge impacts to their businesses or huge gains,” Cook said.

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Greece’s future in the eurozone came under renewed threat Friday as popular protests again turned violent and dissent grew among its lawmakers after European leaders demanded deeper spending cuts. The country’s beleaguered coalition government promised to push through the tough new austerity measures and rescue a crucial €130 billion ($170 billion) bailout deal after six members of the Cabinet resigned. S&P 500 1,342.64



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Are consumers pulling back? January retail sales data due out Tuesday from the Commerce Department should help answer that. Economists expect sales to rise a moderate 0.6 percent. Some of the nation’s biggest retailers said earlier this month that consumers, particularly those who shop at mid-priced stores, remained cautious last month. The government’s report is broader. It includes supermarkets and gas stations as well as chain stores.



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Prime Minister Lucas Papademos promised to “do everything necessary” to ensure parliament passes the new austerity measures that would slap Greeks with a minimum wage cut during a fifth year of recession. He also promised to replace any other Cabinet members who did not fully back his efforts. “It is absolutely necessary to complete the effort that began almost two years to consolidate public finances, restore competitiveness and economic recovery,” Papademos told an emergency Cabinet meeting. -89.23

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tors would return Greece to growth next year, and deliver a 4.5 percent primary surplus in 2012 — better than an earlier official prediction of 1.1 percent of gross domestic product. “A disorderly default would cast our country into a catastrophic adventure. It would create conditions of uncontrollable economic chaos and social explosion,” he warned. “Greeks’ standard of living in the event of a disorderly default would collapse, and the country would be swept into a deep vortex of recession, instability, unemployment and penury.

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port and other public services and left state hospitals running on emergency staff. Scores of youths, some in gas masks, used sledge hammers to smash up marble paving stones in Athens’ main Syntagma Square before hurling the rubble at riot police. Debt-stricken Greece does not have the money to cover a €14.5 billion bond repayment on March 20, and must reach a vital debt-relief deal with private bond investors before then. Papademos said the bailout and the deal with private credi-

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Slow going at first, the game eventually tilted in Moffat County’s favor with only 30 seconds left in the first period, when senior Wyatt Villa put in the first goal of the game. Villa followed with another goal five minutes into the second period, but the Bulldogs’ were then hit with a barrage of penalties. “We were doing everything we could to get it out of our zone,” Shrode said. With one blue jersey after another stuck in the box, the squad went into penalty kill mode for the majority of the period. With the Power Play on their side, the Mavericks scored twice, though senior Ethan O’Mailia kept the Bulldog lead intact with his own goal in the period. The penalty issue continued into the third, but the Bulldog defense stepped up. Junior goaltender Trent Parrott pulled out all the stops. Even with his stick temporarily knocked away, Parrott’s glove stopped Grand Valley’s shots cold. The goalie finished the game with 32 total saves. “It was definitely a lot better game than Glenwood,” he said. “We haven’t loss to Grand Valley yet.”

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MOFFAT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL freshman Thayne Riley prepares for a face-off near his own goal during the Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team’s Saturday game against Grand Valley. The team went 2-1 over the weekend, losing a game against Glenwood Springs and defeating Grand Valley twice. The Bulldogs will move on to the Frozen Four tournament to end the season.

A surge of three goals in the final period sealed the game, 6-3. “It feels pretty good to get out there and win,” Dylan Villa said. “After I got hit, I just wanted to get back in and play.” The same winning feeling carried over to Sunday’s match, a closer but still triumphant result of 4-3. Finishing the season 4-13, the Bulldogs qualify for the Frozen Four tournament later in the month. Head Coach Rick Villa said the team will work on bringing its best effort every night as it prepares for the post season. “I’m hoping they come out hard with everything they’ve got,” he said. “It’s not 100-percent in


every game. Some games we get it, some we don’t. The penalties almost killed us, but the penalty kill stepped and they still played well and we need to keep doing that.” Though the team has suffered defeats against all their potential Frozen Four opponents, one group will prove especially problematic. “Crested Butte is going to be really tough,” Dylan said. “They’ll be the ones to beat.”

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Playing a sport that involves constant physical contact, Dylan Villa is used to getting his fair share of hits on the ice. A hockey stick to his Adam’s apple Saturday night resulted in the Moffat County High School sophomore being led out of the rink bent over a bucket in the second period. Though his neck showed a glaring reminder of his injury, he was back in the game minutes later, ready to finish the first of two victories that would drive his team to the postseason. The Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team finished its regular season over the weekend with a pair of victories against the Grand Valley Mavericks. Though the Bulldogs had little trouble in the Saturday night and Sunday morning games at the Moffat County Ice Arena, their first match of the weekend set a poor tone for the games ahead. Following a 6-1 loss to Glenwood Springs Saturday afternoon, the team was angling for a win and unwilling to let the alternative happen. “We weren’t in the zone for the first game, but when we got out there for the second game it was just a lot happier, a lot more fun,” junior Taylor Shrode said. “We were working together more.”


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Delta (16-4 overall, 8-2 WSL) beat the Bulldogs, 54-39, in the two teams’ first game Jan. 20 in Craig and to start Friday’s game, it looked like MCHS was going to play their way out of another game. Yoast said the Bulldogs (14-6 overall, 7-2 WSL) came out flat in the first quarter as the Panthers took an early 16-11 lead. However, the Bulldogs found their stride, tying the game 27-27 heading into halftime. “Delta jumped out to a big lead early, but the girls played smart,” Yoast said. “We struggled with turnovers and fouls early on, but the girls kept coming back with their best effort.” The game went back and forth throughout the fourth quarter, Yoast said, with the Bulldogs taking a five-point lead with about a minute remaining. But, the Panthers took the lead back with 8 seconds left, forcing an MCHS timeout. “We drew a play up on the board and got the ball in hoping they would foul Melissa because we were in the double bonus,” Yoast said. “But, Melissa drove the length of the court and hit a lay-up as the buzzer went off. It was one of those plays you never see happen the way you want to, but it did this time.” Yoast said the Bulldogs played patient offense all night, working the ball inside to Sadvar, who earned a good chunk of her points from the charity strip.

Results ... Box score from the MCHS girls varsity basketball team’s game Friday at Delta High School: (Team — 1st — 2nd — 3rd — 4th — final) • Moffat County — 11 — 16 — 12 — 22 — 61 • Delta — 16 — 11 — 10 — 23 — 60 MCHS leading scorers: (Name — points) • Melissa Camilletti — 27 • Annie Sadvar — 18 • Makayla Camilletti — 6

“Matt (Ray) worked with the girls all week on being patient and reversing the ball,” he said. “Besides the first part of the first quarter, I don’t think I have seen the girls play a better three-and-a-half quarters of basketball.” The Bulldogs knew a key to victory would be slowing Delta junior Skylyn Webb, who scored 26 in the first game. Yoast said MCHS didn’t give up any easy shots and had a hand in Webb’s face all night. “We played soft man-toman and got good help-side on Webb,” he said. “We did not give up any uncontested shots and gave (Delta) nothing easy. We controlled the boards and didn’t give up second shots.” The Bulldogs play at 1 p.m. today at Palisade High School. Joshua Gordon can be reached at 875-1795 or joshgordon@

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BOYS: Hamilton: We were in the game the whole time Following the team’s first consecutive victories of the season, Hamilton said his players came out with confidence against Delta. The Bulldogs have another tough test against league-leading Palisade at 2 p.m. today in Palisade. “Delta was a good ball team, but I thought we played really good and the guys did a great job,” Hamilton said. “Palisade will play a man-to-man against us, so we have to be aggressive and come out hard just like we did (Friday).”

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THE MOFFAT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL boys varsity basketball team fought to keep up with Delta on Friday, but a big fourth quarter by the Panthers resulted in a 80-58 road loss for the Bulldogs. Head coach Eric Hamilton said the final score didn’t indicate how closely his team played Delta.



all, 8-2 WSL) hit two big shots to open the fourth quarter to keep the Bulldogs at a distance. “We were in the game the whole time because we never let them get too far ahead,” Hamilton said. “Delta had a huge fourth quarter, outscoring us, 23-12, because they made a lot of free throws by us having to foul them.” Delta had a player score 32 points and another drop 19. The Bulldogs had to play man-to-man most of the game, Hamilton said. “We tried everything to slow their shooters down and I think playing man most the game wore us down,” he said. “(Delta) had a couple of big guys who got a lot of offensive rebounds for second-chance shots and when they sent it outside, the guys hit it.” Hildebrandt and senior Andy Browning led the Bulldogs with 13 points apiece and freshman Joe Camilletti added 10 points. Hamilton said Delta had a couple of different defenses they used, but the Bulldogs broke through to have a great offensive game. “Offensively, I think we played super,” he said. “Delta had a good zone defense, but I think Andy and Hildebrandt played great in the paint. They also had a pressure defense that caused some trouble, but we were able to break through that, too.”

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ALL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS:Local owners of real estate franchise are looking for a Manager/Broker for new real estate agency. Great national brand. Possible ownership/benefits/good wage. Great opportunity! Past real estate experience-selling and managing is necessary. Must be familiar w/Steamboat market. 970-819-4579 for interview. Send resume to PO Box 774863; Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477


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Central Park Management is looking for a highly TWIN ENVIRO SERVICES MILNER LANDFILL AND qualified self-motivated individual to join our HOME RESOURCE ARE OPEN ALL WINTER LONG property management team.We are seeking an M-F 9-3 AND SAT 9-12 Steamboat Art Museum seeks a highly qualified enthusiastic, multi-tasking, customer service individual for the position of executive director. oriented manager with strong communication Go to for complete in- skills to be our liaison between our owners and formation. tenants. Applicants must have 3 years experiPlowing: on-call, no contract. Steamboat ence in sales and a background in accounting. area only. 970-291-9117. Brokers license preferred, but not required. Please submit applications via email to

Now Hiring a friendly,presentable,dependable, professional with great customer service skills for an available Part-Time Night Audit position. Please apply in person at The Fairfield Inn & Suites.

Trapper Mining Inc. Entry Level Engineering Position Trapper Mine is looking for an entry level Engineer. This position will provide support to the Engineering Department and the Information Technology Department with duties including, but not limited to: * tracking production data and performing digital file maintenance, * utilizing Mincom Minescape and AutoCad/Carlson software for computer drafting and mapping, * generating various engineering reports and calculations and performing data input as required, * supporting, and acting as backup for, IT personnel. The successful candidate will report directly to the Engineering Department Coordinator.

General Manager Opening!! We are seeking a career minded motivated individual. We offer competitive pay, benefits, paid training, 401K, paid vacation, bonus program, and unlimited opportunities for growth and personal development based on performance.We offer more opportunities for people to find the challenges they want and the recognition they deserve. Email or fax 719-570-9483.

Interested candidates should contact the Colorado Workforce Center at 480 Barclay Street, Craig, CO or call (970) 824-3246 to apply no later than Tuesday, February 21, 2012. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package relative to education/experience level. EOE/AA

WEDDING DRESSES 2-vintage wedding dresses: 1)-1938 Princess ivory satin, high neck, long sleeves with long train and covered buttons. Asking $100-OBO. 2)-1960s satin wedding dress with Alencon lace (French needlepoint lace) and seed pearls. Asking $100=OBO. (Both size 10) ALL STEEL PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS. 870-6715 Strong, secure, weather & rodent proof. Great for business, home, ranch, oil field & more. 8x8x20ft. in stock. 8x8x40ft. available. Paint option available. 970-824-3256. Seasoned Firewood. Cut, Split, and Delivered. Prompt Delivery! 970-826-4285.

$$ CASH $$ FOR JUNK CARS FREE PICK-UP 970-846-7452


Buy your wood from the horse logger! Firewood $175/cord,split and delivered,$125 for 2 cords delivered in the log. Corral poles $7.50 #1, $5 #2. Call to discuss whole logs for your building projects. 970-234-5399. CRAIG:Pine Firewood for sale. Split & delivered in Craig for $160/cord or $90/half cord. Prompt, dependable service. Call James 970-620-1480

COOK PREP COOK $750-$1800/Mo. Beautiful guest ranch located in NW Colorado looking for reliable, responsible, organized fun person who has experience working in a kitchen. Dates of availability May 15th-September 15th. Room and board included.Applications available at

Call to sign Up McGill Law Corporation 970-879-6200

SPECIALS FROM AMERICAN TOWING • FREE- No Parking Signs (will enforce parking regulations)

• Local Tow in Craig $45 • Jump Start $35 • Lock Outs $40

NRC365-has an Radio Sales position with our stations in Steamboat. Looking for motivated, creative person w/solid sales skills. Resumes:


• Tire Change $40

25% DISCOUNT on all towing short or long distances

• Tow from Craig to Steamboat or Steamboat to Craig $125 • Tow from Hayden to Steamboat or Hayden to Craig $80

970-879-1065 Rossignol B3 Bandits size 168 W/Salomon Bindings Skied 4 times, in great condition! $250 970-819-0251

HIRE TV18 VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES • Writing/Story Board • On Camera Talent • Lighting • Video Shooting • Video Editing

Full Service Video Production

CALL 970-871-4215 Use Video on your Website, Social Media and Email Marketing.

*Girls Columbia jacket size youth 10/12 with hood and detachable insert. $50 *Girls Weathertamer ski/winter jacket. Size Youth L 14/16. $20 *Girls London Fog ski jacket with hood Size youth L 14/16 $35 970-846-9386

Wanted Dead or Alive Your old cars, motorcycles, trucks, equipment, and scooters... TURN YOUR JUNK INTO CASH!!! Paying up to:



FREE:dryer and tv.Nice dryer works but slow to dry and tv pick up at copper mountain estates #52 on-porch FREE:2 free cellular shades. 83 1/4 wide; 45 1/2 high. good condition. Very light beige in color. 970 871-9679.

Free moving boxes at 1103 Lincoln, back of building. Entrance faces 11th Street. 970-870-6087.

FREE RECYCLING Do you have old appliances, scrap metal or junk cars around your house? Don’t have time to remove them??? We can remove them for FREE!

Remote Car Starters LIMITED TIME OFFER NOW $330 Installed

All Metal Accepted

•Public •Commercial •Free Pick-up Service •Cash for Junk Cars (No Title•No Problem) Located Behind Westside Phillip’s 66, Old Alpine Taxi Lot Small Fee for Refrigerators

Warm Your Car Remotely!

MECP Certified Installations Sounds Dynamic 970-846-1864 additional parts may be required for newer vehicles


RESTORE AND SALVAGE YARD located at Milner Landfill Monday-Friday 9am-3pm Saturday 9am-12pm Come and see what everyone is talking about and support your community!!!! “LIKE US ON FACEBOOK”


• $500 CASH for Select Cars (no title ok)

FREE:New white folding shipping boxes. 2-sizes. 9x6x4 and 6x5x4. 10 of each. 970-846-8985.

• Copper, Aluminum

$$ CASH $$ FOR JUNK CARS FREE PICK-UP 970-276-2145 Alpine Towing

Recycle waste oil & antifreeze. Metal Container Services



Car Audio Sales and Installation Free Estimate


DAVID 719-480-5568 970-819-5755

Self Service Drop-Off Dumpster

First in the Valley to offer you CA$H for your car....always first in customer service.

Mingle Wood Timbers has Cut Dry Pine Firewood. 65 cents to 95 cents per cubic ft. You pickup. Delivery also available. Loaded trailers for you to haul.753 Dougherty Ln.on E.HWY40 behind Christian Center Church. FREE:Scrap wood, good for burning or small 970-871-9238. projects, some large pieces available. Some beams and 2x6’s, also scrap plywood. (970)-846-2646

LEGAL HAPPY HOUR Free Legal Advice

Applicant Requirements: * Preference will be given to those with an Engineering degree in a field related to Mining or Civil Engineering or an Information Technology degree or an Associates Degree (A.S.) in a field associated with AutoCad, Surveying, Mining/Civil Engineering Information Technology. * Experience and familiarity with surface coal mining or other surface mining is a plus. * Good communication skills, both verbal and written, are necessary for this position, as well as the ability to collaborate in a team environment. * Proficient computer skills with specific knowledge in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint), AutoCad and/or Carlson and other comparable computer aided design software. * Knowledge of LAN hardware and software, as well as the installation and maintenance of Windows based servers, desktops, laptops, printers, etc. is desirable. * Ability to think critically and problem solve. * Must be self-motivated and results-driven. Able to work effectively on multiple projects and complete work requirements in a timely manner.

MAKE A BIG IMPRESSION WITH YOUR VALENTINE!!! 5ft. Stuffed Animals, free delivery. $90 each. 970-846-7841.

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GOOD HOME NEEDED! Child’s Allergies! 2-Cats. 4-yrs. Take one/both, good w/kids and dogs. Beautiful long-haired female calico. Garfield male. 970-846-6038.

Cash for Cars & Trucks paid today, up to:


on select Vehicles (no title ok) Cash paid for Copper, Aluminum, and Scrap Metal. Roll off container services available Locations in Steamboat and Craig

970-879-1998 HUGE OFFICE FURNITURE BLOWOUT! High quality desks, Hon file cabinets, chairs, copy/fax machines, etc... Please call 303-523-2594. Why buy used, when we have new! Mattresses $129, Sofas $399, Recliners $199, 5pc Dinette $249. 385 Ranney. 970-824-2368.


Local Company 970-870-1767

WANTED: Electric Bass Guitar Pallets, Pallets, Pallets.......and more Pallets. (preferrably used) Pick up at B & K, 1140 13th Street, just past Art 970-879-5601 or Depot. M-F, 9-3. 970-819-2341. We will PAY YOU $$$ for good running vehicles!!! Let us tow your unwanted and abandoned vehicles for FREE! 970-819-9390.

Attention hunters and trappers: Buying all raw fur, all stages of put-up. Traveling through monthly. Call Ryan Custis 307-630-7144.

Need Money? We are paying top dollar “CASH” for gold/ silver/ platinum jewelry, coins, bullion. 2-yr.-Female Golden Retriever seeking an ac- 970-819-5204. tive, wonderful “furever” home”. Currently lovFREE:Windows, wood, various sizes, older but ing life in Foster Care. Absolutely amazing •2000 Skidoo Summit 700-Snowmobile, Fresh good condition, you haul. (970) 846-2646. young lady! 970-879-2510. Jugs, New Pistons w/2-place trailer $1700 FREE:(2) older T.V’s. One 12” •Kenmore 4’-Chest Freezer 07’ $150 FREE WOOD PALLETS Sharp(kitchen t.v.) •Campbell Hausfield Airless Paint Sprayer WOOD PALLETS AT THE STEAMBOAT PISanyto 24”. 719-650-6780. $300 LOT & TODAY BUILDING ON CURVE •Tele-boots, Womens Scarpa T-2, size 7.5 used PLAZA. PALLETS ARE ON THE EAST SIDE FREE:Slide trays. Kodak slide carousels (4) and 6-times, $175 OF THE BUILDING. YOU HAUL AWAY AS Revere R36 slide trays (51). Downtown. U MOVING SOON, MUST SELL!!! MANY AS YOU WANT. Pick-up. (970) 871-8094 847-302-9438, Leave-Message


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Antlers- Bobcats- Beavers- Coyotes- FoxRaccoon whole on carcass or skinned & dried. Yampa Valley Fur & Antler 970-824-5505


Elk and Deer Antlers Wanted. All Grades, Local Pickup. 208-403-3140 for prices. Pheasant Hunting. 1200 privat acres, 20 miles from Grand Junction. 970-241-3949.

5yr old tricolored paint mare that stands at about 15.2 hands. VERY FLASHY. Needs someone who will use her and get her in a routine. Great trail/ranch horse. No buck, no bite, no rear. SOUND. She has packed and done overnight camping. In fact, she’s a packing machine! She has also worked cattle and has been taken to gymkhanas.She’s good with flags and is solid with noises. Has been ridden Western mostly, but goes nicely under English. A confident kid/teen that knows how to ride would like her. Great 4-H prospect. We have put a nice solid foundation on her and she’s young enough that someone can build them a nice horse.

Puppy Play Dates 1-2:30pm-Sunday’s up to-50lb. Black Oil Sunflower Seeds-40lb ONLY-$26.99 BEST $Per/Lb in town. Elk River Farm & Feed-970-879-5383.

FOUND:Swiss Army Watch in Sundance Plaza on 2/6. Please call to identify. 970-846-8040.

Premium Doggy Day Camp or Extended Stays! Hiking, Swimming, and Fields to run and play. Deb Silva 970-276-2526

Experience and Education Matter •Adult, and puppy classes. •In-home training

Every once in awhile a dog enters your life and changes everything. Your paws left prints on my heart.

Ron Denning “The Gold Guy” Ron provides immediate payment for your old gold jewelry, nuggets, Kuggerands, platinum, sterling silver, flatwear, silver electrical contacts, coins before 1964. Call Ron at 970-390-8229 with questions.

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ALL NATURAL GRASS FED BEEF,whole,halves, quarters and ground beef specials. Your family deserves it! Healthy and Nutritious. 2/5/12 – STATEWIDE 970-367-6798.

Craig Animal Shelter 2430 E. Victory Way, 970-824-5964 M-Thurs. 8am to 5pm, Fri. 9am to 5pm, Sat. 8am to 11:30am, Sun. Closed If you lose your pet, call 970-824-5964 Animal complaints/ At large call the Craig Police Department 970-824-8111 Dogs on hold for owner: NONE Dogs for adoption: DOLLY - Female spayed Boxer mix TINY - Female tan Chihuahua COCOA - Male brown Pit Bull CHEWY - Male Brussells Griffon GRETA - Female brindle Plott Hound Cats on hold for owner NONE Cats for adoption: LILA - Female orange & white JOE - Male orange Tabby LILLY- Female Tabby FUZZY - Female LH gray, blk, wht RUSTY - Male POSH SPICE - Female WAYLON - Male SPORTY SPICE - Female HUGO - Male GQ - Male Tabby TC - Tabby DAISY - Female Tabby mix SMOKY - Female Siamese SCAT - Female Tabby PABLO - Male black kitten PIXIE - Female Tabby

To place a 25-word COSCAN network ad in 84 Colorado newspapers for only $250, call your local newspaper today, or contact CPS at 3 0 3 - 5 7 1 - 5 1 1 7 e x t . 1 3 .

— Colorado Statewide Classified Advertising Network — HELP WANTED / DRIVERS

ALLIED HEALTH career training – Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 800-481-9409

Drivers: NO EXPERIENCE? Class A CDL Driver Training. We train and Employ! New pay increases coming soon. Experienced Drivers also Needed! Central Refrigerated (877) 369-7127.



RED GREEN LIVE – Experience this hilarious one-man show. Thurs., May 17th, 7pm, Paramount Theatre, Denver. For tickets call 303-5346773 or purchase online at

A I R L I N E S A R E H I R I N G — Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 800-481-8612.

HELP WANTED / DRIVERS 15 Truck Driv er Tr ainees Needed Now! Learn to drive for Werner Ent erprises! No Ex per ienc e N eed ed! CDL & Jo b Ready in ju st 3 Weeks! 1-800-809 -2141 USTR UCK. CO M Driver – Hometime Choices: Weekly, 7/ON-7/OFF, 14/ON-7/OFF. Daily or Weekly Pay. Late model trucks! CDLA, 3 months recent experience required. Top Benefits! 800-4149569.

Men’s OuterwearSpecial Blend Jacket, Sz M, $50

Rossignol B3 Bandits size 168 W/Salomon Bindings - Salomon Skied 4 times, in great condition! DOGGY DAY CARE.A few hours,all day,or over $250 970-819-0251 night.At my home or your home. References. Call Cathy 970-846-4741.

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-211-6487. SPORTING GOODS GUN SHOW FEB. 11-12 SAT. 9-5 & SUN. 9-3 LOVELAND THE RANCH (5280 ARENA CIRCLE) EXIT 259 OFF I-25 INFO: (563) 927-8176

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GEAR! GEAR! GEAR! Mens’s BoardsForum Recon 156- Exc Cond, $80

Priced to sell! Get on it! Call Matt at 630-336-2636


BEST Snow in Colorado! Stay at the ski-in/ski-out Peaks Resort & Spa. $159 per night includes Resort Fee. Take an additional $10 off per night by showing ANY CURRENT SKI AREA Season Pass.

Book Now 800-789-7770

2009 Nissan Maxima FWD, V6, Auto, Top of the Line, Low Miles, Loaded Up Like New! $23,960 #1-1630A Tyler 970-824-2100

•does not include tax or parking

FOUND:Hearing aid at Bank of Colorado in Craig on 2/8. Please call 970-824-9421 or come in.

May consider trade.Asking $2,500.Let us know. Emma 970-846-4681

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We rescued her out of a neglect situation when she was young. We suspect there may have been some abuse as she can be a little head shy at times. She would make a great brood mare and she loves people. Price will go up as she becomes more seasoned. She will go to a good home only, she’s our pet.


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GLASS Chameleon’s CAGE,2’x3’,front opening Flashy AQHA Mare, Bomb proof kids horse. doors, heating unit, water dishes. Paid $500+, 15.2,20yr old Chestnut Mare.Does everything, asking $200. Fish Tank 20gallon, $25. past school horse. $1500 970-871-7898. 879-1033.

BUYING GOLD, SILVER AND PLATINUM BULLION AND COINS. Call 970-824-5807 or Cell 970-326-8170.


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Please do your part in controlling pet overpopulation – spay and neuter your pets! You can see these pets and more on the web at

Women’s 154 Rossignol Passion II skis w/ Rossignol bindings. Great condition, very rarely used, green. $175 obo 970-846-4681.

There are funds available for uninsured and underinsured local women to pay for annual wellness exams, mammograms and breast cancer treatment costs. Don’t compromise your health we can help! Call the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project to learn how to apply for funds. 970-846-4554.

Did you take the test? DUI law and license revocation cases resolved properly. Call Salky LawRandall Salky, Attorney. 970-870-9333

The family of Carol Allen would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time. We thank Doak Walker care center, Dr. Brian Harrington, Grant Mortuary, and everyone else that helped during the day of the service. The Allen Family.

CHEVROLET CRUZE SAVE THOUSANDS ON THIS BEAUTIFUL LT CRUZE! COME TEST DRIVE! $16,988-STOCK-#P8260 VIN:1G1PE5S92B7249332 offer expires:2/10/12 Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

FINANCING /WORKING PEOPLE! $750.00 DOWN PAYMENT. NO CREDIT CHECK. “Working Cars /Working People -24,000 Mile Warranties! Tom Reuter, 970-875-0700.

Send A Violin-A-Gram The Ultimate in Romance! A tuxedoed violinist delivers a long stem rose and performs 2 selections on the violin. Office, home, restaurant Anywhere in the Steamboat area. $75 - Steamboat - 719-302-3268

Thule Ski Rack locks and key like new - $75.00 870-3194

2007 LEXUS GS 350 ARRIVE IN STYLE & LUXURY IN THIS AWD BEAUTY! $25,000 STOCK-#P8236A VIN:JTHCE96SX70012757 Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

Nordica Olympia Victory Skis and Rossignol Attraction V Skis for Women. Lengths on both are 162.Nordicas have been skied on about 10 times. Rossi have been used a lot but are in great shape.They both are great carving skis and are all mountain. $250.00 each Call 702-219-8958 for more info

The clock is ticking....

HONDA SNOWBLOWER HS928, track driven, full start, used one season, excellent condition, $2200/best offer. (970) 879-5863


It’s time to place your Valentine’s Day message! CALL TODAY..... Becky 871-4228 Sarah 871-4227


2011 CHEVROLET IMPALA SAVE THOUSANDS IN THIS 2011 IMPALA. PRICED TO SELL! $16,500 STOCK #P8270 VIN:2G1WF5EK5B1319443 Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448


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1995 Nissan Pathfinder, 4X4, Manual Transmission. Black/gray interior, all power, stereo/cd-player,$1700/OBO. Call for more information 970-819-3902.

2008 EOS COME CHECK THIS OUT, PRICED TO MAKE ANYONE SMILE! TEST DRIVE IT! $17,400-STOCK-#11-7767A VIN:WVWBA71F88V044828 Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

2011 TOYOTA VENZA ONLY 3K MILES! EXCELLENT MPG! A MUST SEE! NOW $30,900!!! Stock # P2022 Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit

2010 JEEP PATRIOT NICE 4WD! YOU’D BE PROUD TO OWN, FITS YOUR BUDGET! $15,744-STOCK-#12623A VIN:1J4NF2GB2AD500544 offer-expires:2/10/12 Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

2008 NISSAN ARMADA LE LOADED! GREAT FOR KIDS! PRICED TO SELL! NOW $28,900!!! Stock # P2019 Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit

2008 Jeep Wrangler 4-door Rubicon 4x4, low miles, showroom clean. Great deal @only $28,499 HURRY! 2J204A Call (970) 824-4422

****Pontiac GrandAm, 103K/miles, $3995, #2973! 2001 XTerra 102K/miles, $3995, #3154! 2006 Aveo, 40MPG! Tom Reuter Dealer, 875-0700

2010 Chevrolet Malibu FWD, V6/Auto Leather, Sunroof, 27K Miles, Loaded, 2LT, Very Nice!!!!! $18,995 #5-3367 Call David 970) 879-3900

2010 TOYOTA RAV 4 AWD, Auto, AC, Low Miles, High MPG, ALL THE TOYS! CLEAN!! $19,980 #5-3393 Stacey 970-879-3900

2005 JEEP WRANGLER SPORT LOW MILES! ONE OWNER! HARD TOP! A/C GREAT BUY! NOW $17,900!!! Stock # F5941B Please Call (970)879-8880 or visit

2008 JEEP COMPASS AFFORDALE! GREAT 1ST VEHICLE! EXCELLENT MPG! NOW $15,900!!! STOCK # P2004 Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit

2009 Chevy Suburban LT 4x4, Onstar, Heated Power Seats Third Row Rear Heat/and AC. ROAD TRIP!!! $30,495 2DC419A Call (970)-824-4422

1993 Jeep Wrangler. 2 door Jeep Wrangler hardtop. 6 cylinder, 4 speed, new winch, new windshield, bikini top, second set of snow tires and wheels. $5,500 FIRM. 903-262-0266.

2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS 4X4, ONSTAR V-6 AUTOMATIC Very clean, great miles, power everything. Only $17,495 AT793A (970)-824-4422

2008 Ford Expedition XLT Nice Full-size 4x4 SUV third row, trailer tow, good miles. Great Price!! $19,999 2J205A Call (970)-824-4422

2009 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2-door Automatic Transmission, Hardtop, Super Clean, ONLY $25,999 2J210A Call (970)-824-4422

We buy Trucks and Heavy Equipment. Byrne Equipment Sales Craig, CO. 970-826-0051.

93 YAMAHA EXCITER,LONG TRACK.TWO 1989 YAMAHA OVATION 340’S, LONG TRACK. CALL OR LEAVE MESSAGE AT 629-5955 2003 Ski Doo 800, 151” track, 2200 miles, $3,000/best offer.JUST SERVICED!!!! Call (970) 846-5885 2002 Yamaha Mountain Max 700cc, 144 in. track, runs great, good condition, with cover $1800. 970-291-9620.

2004 GMC Envoy XUV, 4WD, rear sliding roof converts it to a pickup, heated leather, BOSE stereo, new battery & windshield, trailer hitch, looks & runs great. 125,000 miles, $8,500. Local. 205-310-1295.

****2004 Honda Element, Fantastic! 1999 Honda CRV, Great! 2003 Kia Sorento, Beautiful! 2004 Grand Cherokee! Tom Reuter, Dealer, 875-0700.

****9 Great Running Subaru Wagons! 2004 GMC Yukon, Super! 2002 Excursion, 35K/miles, HUGE! Tom Reuter, Dealer, 8 7 5 - 0 7 0 0 .

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4 Door, Automatic Transmission, Hardtop, Great Miles! A STEAL @$21,999 2DT2602AA Call (970)-824-4422

2010 KIA SPORTAGE GREAT MPG! HURRY! WONT LAST LONG! NOW $19,900!!! STOCK # P2010A Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit

2011 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE BEAUTIFUL LT, AWD, GM CERTIFIED, LOTS OF WARRANTY! $27,000 STOCK #P8267 VIN:1GNKVGED2BJ240539 offer-expires:2/10/12 Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

1998 ML320 Mercedes Benz, 2-sets tires, great vehicle! LOADED! $4500/best offer. (970) 879-5863

2008 SATURN VUE REDUCED FOR QUICK SELL! GREAT FAMILY VEHICLE! NOW $15,900!!! Stock # P1993 PleaseCall (970) 879-8880 or visit

2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER 6-Cyl, Auto, Sunroof Power Everything Low Miles, Loaded Up! LIKE NEW! #5-2249 $19,350 Call Alex 970-879-3900

2010 HYUNDAI SANTA FE PRICED TO SELL! GREAT DEAL! A MUST SEE! NOW $20,900!!! Stock # P2020 Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit

2004 GMC ENVOY XUV LOW MILES, 4WD W/SLIDER ROOF. COME TEST DRIVE TODAY! $12,500-STOCK-#P8237 VIN:1GKET12S646180237 offer-expires:2/10/12 Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

2008 NISSAN ROUGE CHECK OUT THIS! AWD, GREAT IN SNOW-READY TO GO! $17,600 STOCK-#P8253A VIN:JN8AS58V98W134403 offer-expires:2/10/12 Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448


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Motor Sports *Yacht Club 2-Place tilt snowmobile trailer. $500 OBO. *SOS Beacon-brand new retail $250 sell for $150. 970-846-6980

2007 DODGE 1500 SLT QUAD CAB! REDUCED TO SELL! BRAND NEW TIRES! NOW $19,995!!! STOCK # D5930A Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit


Used hitch type toy hauler trailer, prefer 26-30 ft. Can purchase outright or trade you a vehicle. Call Scott at 824-2100 Cook Chevrolet.

â&#x20AC;˘1985 F250 Lariat, 351 engine, extended cab w/snowplow, $3200. â&#x20AC;˘1986 Bronco, 302 engine, w/snowplow, very reliable, $3500. 970-402-0581.

2607 East Highway 40 in Craig 970-826-0060 Tuesday-Friday 8:30AM- 5:30PM Saturday 8:30AM - 3:00PM Closed Sundays and Mondays


2009 F-150 Supercab V8 Automatic LOW, LOW MILES Super Clean Great Price $23,999 #2DT2610A Call (970) 824-4422

2011 DODGE RAM 1500 ONLY 6K MILES! HEMI! WONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T LAST LONG! NOW $29,900!!! STOCK # J5870A Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit

20833047 2011 POLARIS Pro RMK 155 Silver/Blk $ 8999.00 DEMO

2003 HONDA XR 70 Dirt Bike $699.00 USED

2003 HONDA XR 100 Dirt Bike $899.00 USED

2011 SUZUKI 500 EPS Yellow $6599.00 NEW

2010 Chevrolet HHR FRT. Wheel, Auto, Power Everything, Only 8K Miles!!!! Super MPG!! #5-3459 $14,993 Call Leon (970) 824-2100

2008 Ford F-250 SD Supercab XLT 4x4, V-10 Automatic, Nice Truck! Lots of extras. Work or Play! Only $20,999 #2J205AA Call 970-824-4422

2008 Dodge 3500 Longbed QuadCab Cummins 4x4, 6-speed manual, flip-over gooseneck, ready to work. $23,499 1DT2569A

Call (970) 824-4422

2007 FORD EXPLORER SPORT-TRAC ONE OWNER! FOR WORK OR PLAY! REDUCED FOR QUICK SELL! NOW $19,725!!! Stock # D5980A Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit 2007 Chevrolet 1/2Crew Black, 5.3 V8/Auto Low Miles, Power Everything, Great MPG, Lots of Room!!! $19,489 #5-3333 Ben 970-879-3900

2007 Chev 3/4 4X XCAB Duramax, Allison Auto, HD Chassis, Loaded, One Owner Truck. $23,990 #1-1610A Call Leon 970-824-2100

2010 GMC Terrain 4X4 Auto, Power Everything AC, CD, Only 33K-Miles !!LIKE NEW!! #5-3453 $24,567 Call Tyler (970) 824-2100

2010 Dodge 3500 Quad-cab Cummins Diesel 6-speed Manual Trans. Gooseneck, Low Miles Like New! $35,999.00 #2DT2602A Call (970) 824-4422

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MCHS boys basketball team fails to slow Delta BY JOSHUA GORDON DAILY PRESS WRITER

Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball players put up a fight Friday at Delta High School. While Delta was trying to stay in the race for the Western Slope League title, the Bulldogs were looking to get an upset on the road. MCHS pulled within two points in the third quarter, but the Bulldogs couldn’t overcome Delta’s hot shooters, falling 80-58. “The score doesn’t show how close the game really was,” head coach Eric Hamilton said. “All our guys played their hearts out and they were really close to getting a win. “We were right there within a few points, but we couldn’t match-up against their shooters.” The Bulldogs (5-14 overall, 2-7 WSL) trailed 22-15 after the first quarter, but a half-court 3-pointer from junior Tyler Hildebrandt sent MCHS into the half trailing by six, 39-33. Hamilton said the game was made of runs by both teams, but Delta (15-5 overSee BOYS on page 29 JOSHUA GORDON/DAILY PRESS

ANNIE SADVAR, a Moffat County High School senior, helped lead the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team to a 61-60 victory Friday at Delta High School. Sadvar scored 18 points and fellow senior Melissa Camilletti scored 27, including a game-winning lay-up at the buzzer.

DOWN TO THE WIRE Buzzer beater gives MCHS girls basketball team 61-60 victory in Delta BY JOSHUA GORDON DAILY PRESS WRITER

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team needed a win Friday night in Delta. The Bulldogs trailed the Panthers in the Western Slope League by two games a week

ago, but following Delta’s first league loss to Glenwood on Feb. 4, MCHS had a chance to pull even with their league foe with a victory. The MCHS seniors made it happen. Melissa Camilletti led MCHS with 27 points and Annie Sadvar scored 18 as the Bulldogs pulled

out a 61-60 win in a thriller that saw Melissa hit a driving lay-up as the buzzer went off to give her team the win. “The girls played really well,” coach Norm Yoast said. “They took the things they had been doing in practice all week and showed a lot of composure in a noisy gym on Delta’s senior

night. “The seniors stepped up and led this team.” Yoast, who coaches the girls freshmen team, filled in for an absent Matt Ray, who could not be at the game because of a personal matter. See GIRLS on page 28

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