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Elkhorn Outfitters named Small Business of the Year BY JOE MOYLAN DAILY PRESS WRITER


CHRIS JONES steps forward to accept the Businessperson of the Year award from Mardi Anson, outgoing Craig Chamber of Commerce Board president, on Friday night at the State of the County event at the Holiday Inn of Craig. Jones works as an accountant at Jones & Associates, a local business owned by his brother, Don Jones.

‘A positive vision for our future’ Local accountant named 2012 Businessperson of the Year at State of the County event DAILY PRESS WRITER

Tracking down the 2012 Businessperson of the Year on a Saturday afternoon in Craig isn’t difficult, but you have to know where to look. This year’s winner is a passionate college hockey fan and

On the ‘Net: For a video interview with Chris Jones, the Craig Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Businessperson of the Year, visit

also dedicated to his family. It would be a safe expectation

to find him at home combing the networks for a rare afternoon telecast of his beloved Colorado College Tigers or spending quality time with his wife, Amy, and their two children, Emma, 8, and Hudson, 6. But less than 24 hours after being honored by the Craig

Chamber of Commerce at Friday night’s annual State of the County dinner, Chris Jones was at 458 Yampa Ave., with his brother, Don, working. It’s tax season after all. Jones, 38, is an accountant with Jones & Associates. See JONES on page 13

‘A pillar of our community’

TMH recognized as Craig Chamber’s Large Business of the Year BY BRIDGET MANLEY DAILY PRESS WRITER

Service. Volunteerism. Commitment. These attributes make The Memorial Hospital in Craig stand out in the Craig business community, Craig City Councilor Don Jones said during Friday night’s State of the County event. “By sponsoring community events and raising the community awareness about wellness and healthy lifestyles, The Memorial

Hospital is much more than a large business,” he said. “It’s a pillar of our community.” Jones announced TMH as this year’s Craig Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year during the annual State of the County, sponsored by the Chamber at the Holiday Inn of Craig. TMH fits the bill as one of the county’s largest employers with an employee list of 222 people. It employs eight doctors, including seven at TMH Clinic. According to unaudited figures, the hospital grossed nearly $43.9 million in patient revenue in 2011, while TMH Medical Clinic grossed almost $2.7 million. See TMH on page 13

See ELKHORN on page 10


FOR THE PEOPLE: Craig Mayor Terry Carwile and Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner will present the State of the City and State of the County speeches, respectively, during a workshop before Tuesday’s Craig City Council meeting. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

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JENNIFER RILEY, chief of organizational excellence for The Memorial Hospital in Craig, accepts the award for Large Business of the Year from Craig City Council member Don Jones at Friday night’s State of the County event at the Holiday Inn of Craig. Riley accepted the award on behalf of TMH Chief Executive Officer George Rohrich, who was busy with hospital business Friday night and could not attend the event.





In November 2011, Parker resident Chris Peltz was in Moffat County hunting elk. The 37-year-old stalked herds for six days, but had little success bagging one of the animals. Then, on Thanksgiving morning, his last day of the trip, Peltz harvested a spiked bull. For Peltz it was the hunt of a lifetime because he can’t see. The hunt was arranged by Dick Dodds, 54, owner of Elkhorn Outfitters in Craig. The two met in December 2010 when Peltz contacted Dodds about arranging a youth hunt for one of his sons. Dodds suggested Peltz come along.


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P2 in brief

community calendar of events

By THE DaIly PrESS STaff

Knife and blade collectors show

A custom knife and blade collectors show takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Western Park Complex, 302 E. 200 South St., in Vernal, Utah. The event includes custom knife makers, flint knappers, traders and dealers, as well as “one of the country’s finest collections of Confederate bowie knives,” according to a news release. The show also will include educational displays and demonstrations on flint knapping arrowheads or knives, as well as merchandise for sale or trade, including knife makers’ supplies and edged weapons. Admission costs $3 for one day or $5 for both days. The cost includes entry into a drawing for a custom knife donated by Bill Lewis, of Vernal. For more information, call 435-781-1848 or email

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History trivia: Pictured here is an antique penny arcade pinball machine dating back to the 1930s. Once launched, the ball swirls around the inside before landing either in a hole or one of the pockets in the middle. The game pictured is notable for operating only by use of a 50-cent piece, an expensive price for the time period. It is part of the collection at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40.

from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Rollingstone Respite House, 1500 Pine Grove Road, in Steamboat Springs. Participants must complete an application before registering for the training. Applications are available at the VNA’s Craig office, 745 Russell St., or its

Hospice training today The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is looking for volunteers to help with its hospice program. Volunteer training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Tuesday and



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Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147. 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 3107 W. First St., hosts Moms’ Monday. Local mothers can bring their children and lunch to the church to enjoy fellowship while children play. Call 824-2496 or 629-0176. 1 p.m. A Moffat County School Board tutorial on home school takes place in the school district administration building’s boardroom, 775 Yampa Ave. The event is open to the public. Call 824-3268.

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10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Arthritis Foundation aquatics for older adults take place at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 377 Cedar Court. The class costs $32 for one class per week, $50 for two classes per week or $6 for drop-in participants. Call 871-7676.

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: The economy was a recurring theme at Friday night’s State of the County event hosted by the Craig Chamber of Commerce. In this week’s Craig Daily Press online poll question, we ask readers their views on the current state of the local economy. Give us your feedback today at


Cloudy and colder with snow possible

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Craig office, 745 Russell St., offers free cardiovascular screenings by appointment. Call Karla Larsen at 875-1880.

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8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteer trainings for the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s hospice program take place at the Rollingstone Respite House, 1500 Pine Grove Road, in Steamboat Springs. Call Shannon Winegarner at 871-7626.

Maximum Commitment to Excellence will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Mountain West Insurance and Financial Services, 100 E. Victory Way. The meeting is open to members of the business community and other residents interested in supporting and augmenting local education.

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All day. Connections 4 Kids offers free oral health screenings and fluoride varnish to children from birth to age 5 at the Fairfield Community Center, 200 Main St., in Meeker. Call 970-675-2064 to make an appointment.

Maximum Commitment to Excellence meeting




Steamboat Springs office, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101. For more information or to register, call Shannon Winegarner at 871-7626.

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1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A beginning tai chi class for older adults takes place at The Journey at First Baptist, 1150 W. Ninth St. A $3 donation is requested for each class. Call 871-7676. 2 p.m. The monthly AARP meeting takes place in the dining room at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people 50 and older. Call Beverly at 824-5123. 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries hosts Family Game Night. The event is open to the public. Call 824-5116. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aging Well offers Healthier Living Diabetes, a chronic disease self-management workshop, in the Platinum room of the Community Health Center, 745 Russell St. The cost is $20. Call 871-7676. 6 to 7 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.

On the ‘Net: For the rest of Monday’s event listings, visit the online calendar at

Ski Conditions Location



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Avalanche Danger Colorado Avalanche Information Center

The avalanche danger for the Steamboat zone is CONSIDERABLE (Level 3) on all aspects and elevations.

LOTTERY numbers Cash‑5:

(Feb. 25) 1-7-9-22-24


(Feb. 25) 6-13-18-19-20-35


(Feb. 25) 6-11-42-53-54; 7


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(Feb. 24) 1-16-18-25-27; 3, 4

Submitting Announcements for the Datebook are accepted up to one month in advance at the Craig Daily Press office, 466 Yampa Ave. A contact name and phone number must accompany written notice. Notices will be printed on a spaceavailable basis for up to 30 days. Call 824-7031.


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Daily Press recognized in annual Colorado Press Association contest



The Craig Daily Press was named the best newspaper in its circulation category in the state Saturday during the Colorado Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest in downtown Denver. Overall, the newspaper won sweepstakes awards in three categories — editorial coverage, advertising, and photography and design — as well as the general excellence award among newspapers with a circulation up to 7,500. Daily Press Publisher Bryce Jacobson commented on the newspaper’s sustained success in the contest. “I continue to be impressed with our performance in this contest,” the publisher said. “A different panel of judges from different states has named us the best in Colorado in each of the last six years. “These awards are pretty special, but the judges we must continue to impress are the readers of our product every day. When they are impressed, that’s when we know we’ve done our job.” Individual newspaper staffers were also recognized for their work in the contest. The Daily Press earned 63 individual awards, including 28 firsts, 18 seconds and 17 thirds. First-place award winners were: • Joshua Roberts for editorial writing and headline writing. • Brian Smith for best agriculture story. • Ben McCanna for best education story. • CDP staff for best storypicture combination. • CDP staff for best deadline news. • Janet Sheridan for serious and humorous column writing. • Craig Daily Press staff for best photo essay. • Jerry Martin for best news page design, editorial layout and design, and informational graphic. • Laura Tamucci for best feature page design. • Mack Maschmeier for best editorial cartoon. • Craig Daily Press staff for best website daily content, interactivity, design, advertising, and community. • Bonnie Stewart and Laura Tamucci for best black and white ad.







Advertising Manager 970-875-1784 The Craig Daily Press is published Monday, Wednesday and Friday by WorldWest Limited Liability Co. Periodicals postage paid at Craig. Postmaster: Send address changes to Craig Daily Press, Craig, CO 81626-0005.


JERRY MARTIN News Editor 970-875-1790


Education/Health care 970-875-1793

JOSH GORDON Sports 970-875-1795

JOE MOYLAN Government 970-875-1794




Lead Graphic Designer 970-875-1780

MACK MASCHMEIER Designer 970-875-1787


CORI KROESE 970-875-1783

MARIA LINZIE 970-875-1782


Digital Strategy Coordinator 970-875-1781


Print Shop Consultant 970-824-7484


Advertising Assistant 970-875-1797

SUBSCRIPTIONS $70.00 per year for home delivery in Craig and postal delivery in Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt and Carbon counties. $72.75 for Motor Route home delivery. $88.00 for postal delivery elsewhere. Senior rates are available.

DELIVERY PROBLEMS For delivery assistance, call the Daily Press at 970-824-2600 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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• Bonnie Stewart and Mack Maschmeier for best color ad. • Tina Eckhoff and Kasey Wells for best small space ad. • Bonnie Stewart and Kasey Wells for best automotive ad. • Laura Tamucci, Jerry Martin and Kasey Wells for best ad special section. • Bonnie Stewart and Laura Tamucci for best ad campaign. • Jerry Martin, Kasey Wells, Mack Maschmeier, Laura Tamucci, Joshua Roberts, Tina Eckhoff, Cori Kroese and Bonnie Stewart for best advertising layout and design. • Michelle Balleck, Jerry Martin, Kasey Wells, Mack Maschmeier and Laura Tamucci for best newspaper promo. • Craig Daily Press classifieds staff for best classified page or section. Second-place winners were: • Joshua Roberts for editorial writing and sports column writing. • Brian Smith for news story, business story and feature photograph. • Andy Bockelman for education story and news photograph. • Ben McCanna for story-picture combination. • Joshua Gordon for sports photograph. • Craig Daily Press staff for

photo essay. • Laura Tamucci for news page design, feature page design and informational graphic. • Jerry Martin, Kasey Wells, Mack Maschmeier, Laura Tamucci, Joshua Roberts, Tina Eckhoff, Cori Kroese and Bonnie Stewart for advertising layout and design. • Amy Fontenot for circulation promo. • Craig Daily Press classifieds staff for classified page or section. • Mack Maschmeier for editorial cartoon. • Craig Daily Press staff for website daily community. Third-place winners were: • Brian Smith for feature story. • Joshua Gordon for sports story. • Ben McCanna for agriculture story. • Jerry Martin for headline writing. • Michelle Balleck for news photograph. • Joshua Gordon for sports photograph. • CDP staff for photo essay. • Mack Maschmeier for editorial cartoon. • Laura Tamucci for news page design. • Jerry Martin for feature page design.

• Cori Kroese and Mack Maschmeier for black and white ad. • Tina Eckhoff and Kasey Wells for color ad. • Bonnie Stewart and Kasey Wells for automotive ad. • Tina Eckhoff and Kasey Wells for real estate ad. • Cori Kroese and Mack Maschmeier for ad campaign. • Kasey Wells for newspaper promo. • Amy Fontenot and Kasey Wells for circulation promo. The Steamboat Pilot & Today, a sister newspaper of the Daily Press, was also named the top newspaper in its circulation class Saturday, marking the ninth time in the last 10 years the newspaper has earned the distinction. In addition to the CPA results, Daily Press staffers were also recognized Friday night during the annual Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters contest. CDP winners in CAPER contest were: • Brian Smith, first place for feature story, second place for feature photo and third place for business story • Ben McCanna, first place for sports story.

News and information from your local government for the week of February 27th, 2012


Noon Line Dancing

Back by popular demand…. Line dancing from Noon to 12:50pm on Tuesday and Thursday at the Center of Craig. Dancing is a great way to get energized, have fun, lose weight and meet people on your lunch hour! If you have never danced before don’t be intimidated AND if you have danced before don’t be afraid that you won’t learn anything new. Our instructor makes sure you’re exposed to all the right moves! For more information call Craig Parks and Recreation at 826-2004. You can register online at or stop by our office located at 300 W. 4th Street from 8am – 5pm. Deadline to register is March 2, 2012. Class starts March 6, 2012 and runs for 8 weeks. Fee is $40

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Adult Red Cross C.P.R. and First Aid The City of Craig Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a Red Cross Adult C.P.R. and First Aid class on March 13th and 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at City Hall. You must register by March 9th. Fee is $65. For more information call 826-2017.



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‘Good things will come back to you’ Five minutes with Rick Dickson, inspector for U.S Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration Hometown? “I’m from Arvada, which is a suburb of Denver.”

and vehicles. The whole evolution of this toy is really interesting.”

When did you come to Craig? “1977. I came here for a job with Colowyo.”

A book, movie, TV show, or song that’s had a profound effect on you? “A movie I’d say is ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ The song would be Jackson Browne’s ‘Doctor My Eyes’ because of its message. I’ve been a big fan of music all my life and the ’60s was kind of the refinement of rock ‘n’ roll, and to me there’s no better music. I don’t know if the world will ever quite be the same as it was in the ’60s and ’70s.”

Motto or outlook on life? “If I can do one thing to make somebody’s job or life easier, I’ll do it because I know that’s going to come back to me. It took me a long time to learn, but getting ahead isn’t as important as letting it come to you.” How long has your office been in its current location? “It’s maybe just a hair over a year old. Our old one burned down when the Country Mall burned down. We were working on the east side of town when they got the new one built.” Favorite part of the job? “I get to work outside, and no two days are the same. You never know what you’re going to get involved in.”

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RICK DICKSON displays photos he’s taken of Northwest Colorado in his job with the U.S Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration. Dickson, 56, has a great appreciation for the natural beauty of the area, which he considers “a big playground.”

Favorite meal from a local restaurant? “The Ultimate Skillet from Village Inn. I’m a breakfast eater.”

What kind of hobbies? “I collect 1960s G.I. Joes. It’s considered the golden era of G.I. Joe and it was immediately prior to the Vietnam War, so they were designed to be exact replicas of the four military services. They quit making them in

Favorite way to relax? “Working on the house or working on my hobbies.”

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senior spotlight

deaths Deanna Marie Hinkle Stiegelmeyer 1957-2012

Deanna Marie Hinkle Stiegelmeyer, known to all as Dee, was born May 31, 1957, to Russell and Ruby McLane Hinkle in Hayden. They lived in Craig when she was born, and grew up there and attended Moffat County schools. She graduated in 1975. She attended First Christian Church in Craig for most of her younger years. She went to work as a teen and continued working after she graduated high school. She worked as a nurse’s aide for a time before moving in July 1984 to Cortez, where she began working at the Pony Express Restaurant and Lounge. She began dating the love of her life, Guy Stiegelmeyer, in September 1984 and moved to Mancos, where they were married Dec. 8, 1984. She worked at the Mancos Drug Store for a while before starting a family. Lesley was born Feb. 19, 1986, and later came Randal, born Dec. 24, 1987. They moved back to Cortez after Randal was born. She stayed home to raise her family and then went to work for H & R Block as a tax consultant during two tax seasons in 1990 and 1991. She began attending the First United Methodist Church in Cortez shortly after moving back to Cortez. Dee was heavily involved in the church because she wanted to raise her children up in the way of the Lord. She also was hired on as the church’s

maintenance and housekeeper, where she worked for 10 years before going to work at Trinity Lutheran Preschool as a teacher. She was affectionately known as “Miss Dee” by all the children and teachers. It was one of her passions to “teach the little children,” and she did it with the love of Christ. She was certified in early childhood education and continued her studies through her employment at Trinity. Dee’s family was the center of her life, and she loved them with everything she had. As a family, they all loved to go fishing, camping, hunting, hiking


and spending time together. She is survived by her parents; beloved husband Guy; daughter Lesley Peck, sonin-law Joshua, and granddaughter Lily Jane, all of Spearfish, S.D.; son Randal, of Cortez; sister Peggy Pouier, of California; and many brothers- and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and so many beloved friends. Above all, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was the focus of her being. Her greatest desire was to see all of her family and friends come to Jesus and be saved so they could live in the joy of the Lord as she so graciously did. Dee passed away into the arms of her Savior and King at her home in Cortez on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. She was 54. Her friends and family will cherish the life she lived and the love she showed to us all. She has left a permanent impression on their hearts and they will miss her dearly. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 100 N. Market St., in Cortez. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dee’s name to Trinity Lutheran Preschool. Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to and click on the obituary section.


old on to your hats, umbrellas, etc. March is just around the corner. March winds are getting an early start. That means it’s time to fly kites. My brother, Charlie, and I would make our own kites from the Mary Jo Brown Denver Post cut out in different shapes. There would be sticks crossed together, rags for a tail and a ball of string to tie it all together. We had to find the right kind of sticks. Most of the time we found broken kites and used what we could off of them. I was a good tree climber. Actually, I didn’t realize the danger of climbing out on a limb. Come to think of it, I still don’t at times but in dif-

ferent ways. I have happy birthday wishes for Shirley Powell and Stella Chapman. Get well/speedy recovery/ prayer requests for Dee Jacobs, Fran Lux, Helen Ratz, Brian Hoza, Virginia Miller and Della Baldwin. The McDonald’s senior breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, which is also Leap Day. Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St., is hosting a potluck at noon Friday. Bingo follows. For more information, call me at 824-2139. Menus are available if you would like to come join us for lunch during the rest of the week, Monday through Thursday. News is always welcome. Thank you for calling. I like hearing from people on just about anything. Mary Jo Brown

Community Scrapbook

Gilbert Evans Gilbert “Dell” Evans died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig.

A celebration of his life will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post

4265, 419 E. Victory Way. Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

births Owen Miles David February 21, 2012

Robin and Danny David, of Steamboat Springs, announce the birth of their son, Owen Miles David, at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.

The baby weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Jody and Marcia Hampton, of Steamboat Springs; Bob and Deanna David, of San Manuel,

Ariz.; and Ida McGee, of St. David, Ariz. The baby was welcomed home by siblings Preston and Maxwell.

Katelyn Grace Schonert February 16, 2012

Sarah and Sherid Schonert announce the birth of their daughter, Katelyn Grace Schonert, at 6:09 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs.

The baby weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Laurel and Blaine Watson, of Steamboat Springs; Lynn Schonert, of Craig; Penny Bodnivch, of

Arizona; and Shawn West, of Craig. The baby was welcomed home by siblings Raelynn and Scarlett Schonert.

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Colorado/courtesy photo

Above is a photo of Pearl McKay Hamilton and Ellen Wick in baseball uniforms taken by Robert Mark Richardson, IV. The photo is part of the collection at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.

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Share your views. Call Editor Joshua Roberts at 824-7031

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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:

County commissioners

Tom Mathers — Tom Gray — Audrey Danner — 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 130 Craig, CO 81625 Phone: (970) 824-5517


of the week Last week:

Is downtown Craig fine the way it is or should a concerted be made to improve the district to attract more visitors and businesses? • Downtown needs improvements. — 282 votes, or 71 percent • Downtown is fine the way it is. — 99 votes, or 25 percent • Undecided — 12 votes, or 3 percent Total votes: 393

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Help with the hams By PATRICK GERMOND Special to the Daily Press

“No worries, mate, no worries. Give your Sheila a kiss for me. Sydney, Australia clear.” “Copy that, Sydney. Take care and I’ll talk to you later. This is Kilo Delta Zero Juliet Alfa India out, and the frequency is Patrick Germond clear.” What you just read was part of a short wave (ham radio) conversation I had with a fellow from down under last October. I would like to take a moment to share with you some of the details of ham radios, and why it’s a growing hobby among future electrical engineers, hobbyists and preppers. I was able to have the conversation without any phone lines, power grid electricity or infrastructure whatsoever. It was just me and the Aussie fellow with our ham radios. Ham radios can be extremely powerful — they can go up to 1,500 watts, and can be run by any 12-volt power source such as a car battery, solar panel or generator. Their ability to be run by an independent power source gives ham radios and their operators a very reliable form of communication in any kind of disaster. In fact, hams used to be an important part of a com-

munity’s Civil Defense programs. Most people depend on others for their communication needs, such as landlines, cell phones and the Internet. When large disasters strike an area, however, landlines and cell phone towers seem to be overwhelmed and shut down in the first 24 to 48 hours. Communication between government entities seem to function slightly better, but have also shown a propensity of failing, too, as was the case with the biggest of our recent disasters like 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and the tornado in Joplin this past year. A week or so ago, three local teenagers who were out snowmobiling were stuck at Freeman Reservoir overnight. While at Freeman Reservoir, I have communicated via a small handheld shortwave radio with my friend, Tom Ward, who was in Craig at the time. I was able to do this both with and without using our local repeaters. What I mean is that the small, inexpensive ($100), 7-watt handheld radio I was using at the time had plenty of power to reach Craig on simplex, without needing to hit a repeater. Nonetheless, if needed, it will hit any number of local repeaters within 75 miles of Craig. Also, note that a CB only has 4 watts of power, and does not have the range and power of a basic ham handheld.

In case of emergency, anyone can use these radios without a license. As a safety item, I can send this radio with my oldest daughter and her husband when they go out and about exploring the back roads, so the next time they get stuck I can be in contact with them and deal with it in a timely manner and not have to stay awake all night wondering where they got stuck and if they’re OK. Ham radios require a license from the Federal Communications Commission to operate. The first level is extremely easy to get. Children as young as 6 or 7-years-old are able to pass the technician class test. The Amateur Radio Relay League has a website that can help anyone who is interested in getting licensed. Testing and licensing fees are very inexpensive — it cost me about $15 total. There are three classifications or levels a person can achieve. With each new level, more frequencies and privileges are available. The test used to include a Morse code portion, but that has been removed to make it easier to pass the test. If anyone is interested in ham radios and needs advice or help, feel free to contact me. My number is in the phone book. Helping others get started is a thing ham operators do, so it’s no problem. There’s nothing like having a little fire in your wire.

bout two weeks ago, my son asked me how a team with an imposing lineup like the New York Knicks could possibly have a losing record. “Because they have no point guard,” I said. They played like strangers. Either nobody wanted the ball or everybody did. Long interGene Lyons vals would pass without the Knicks putting up a decent shot -- although being NBA players, they often made enough bad ones to stay close. Well, as the world knows, they have a point guard now. The feel-good story of Jeremy Lin, the underdog Chinese-American player from Harvard, has made NBA fans of millions who scarcely know the 24-second clock from a goaltending call. Here’s hoping they stick around, because it’s a heck of a show. Meanwhile, how about if we dialed down the ethnic sensitivity meter until the kid settles in? As a lifelong basketball guy married to a coach’s daughter, I’m bewildered by people who say they love the college game but dislike the professionals. Around our house, the end of the NBA owners lockout was cause for celebration. It was going to be a long winter without “Da lig” as ESPN’s Hubie Brown pronounces it. Does my sainted wife ever wish I didn’t watch an NBA game most nights? Absolutely. But I’d also bet you $20 she can name the Boston Celtics starting five. As for my sons, well, freeloading off dad’s NBA League Pass helps keep us together. Some families argue about politics and religion; we bicker about LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Anyway, from a strictly basketball perspective, what’s not to like about Jeremy Lin? The kid’s got a nice all-around game and an ideal point guard’s temperament; he’d sooner pass than shoot. He’s aggressive, but rarely forces plays that aren’t there. He’s got terrific court awareness and tactical smarts. He makes adjustments. If Magic Johnson says Lin’s the real thing, that’s good enough for me. Magic’s always diplomatic, but he doesn’t lie. However, Lin also commits too many turnovers. His on-ball defense is suspect. The New Jersey Nets’ Deron Williams recently lit him up for 38, shooting threes over him at will. Lin’s no Derrick Rose, Steve Nash or Rajon Rondo yet. We’ll see how his stamina holds up through a full NBA season; he’s wondered aloud about it himself. The See lyons on page 7


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Knicks need to find a backup; if Lin keeps playing 46 minutes every game, he’ll get hurt. As for the hype, if the Knicks had Ricky Rubio, the brilliant 20-year-old Spanish point guard for Minnesota, Spike Lee would be sitting courtside in a bullfighter costume, and people would be writing dopey articles about the link between flamenco rhythms and basketball. It’s just New York being New York. “Linsanity” ain’t necessarily good for its object, however. There may be days when Lin wishes he could change places with Rubio. Few NBA fans are astonished at an Asian-American player achieving stardom. It’s been an international league for years. (Ivy Leaguers aren’t unknown in the NBA either. Remember Bill Bradley? He ran for president.) There are NBA players from six continents. One could put together an all-star team from Spain,

Germany, Turkey, France, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Serbia and Great Britain that could compete against an all-American squad. All racial and ethnic theories of basketball are bunk. Religious ones, too. Maybe the most absurd commentary came from The New York Times columnist David Brooks, who pronounced Lin an “anomaly” as “a religious person in professional sports.” Brooks, who evidently doesn’t own a TV set, has somehow missed all those jocks thanking their Lord and personal savior for hitting home runs and throwing touchdown passes, silly boys. Look, Jeremy Lin is a fellow fortunate enough to make a handsome living putting an inflated rubber ball through an iron hoop, as millions of his clumsier brethren dreamed of doing in our youth. Watching him gives the rest of us a playground break, sometimes with adult beverages and cute cheerleaders. It has no transcenden-

tal meaning. It’s a ballgame. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady probably said it best. “Look at the attention I get,” he said. “It’s because I throw a football. But that’s what society values. That’s not what God values. God could give a [bleep] ... He didn’t invent the game. We did. I have some eyehand coordination, and I can throw the ball. I don’t think that matters to God.” Meanwhile cueing up the MSNBC fake-outrage machine over a dumb ESPN headline about “a chink in the Knicks’ armor” doesn’t advance racial harmony. It impedes it. The phrase is what we pedants call a “homonym” -- two unconnected words with identical pronunciation. It’s a hoary sports cliche having nothing to do with ethnicity. The dope who wrote it in a 2:30 a.m. haze has apologized, and Lin was gracious enough to accept. So should everybody else.

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don't see dreams coming true around you. But Santorum apparently blames it on, well, contraception. For white women between the ages of 20 and 30, 51 percent of children are born out of wedlock. The more education you have, the more likely you are to be married when you have children. Is that about contraception? At least nobody blamed the marriage issue on gay marriage — not at this debate, anyway. This is not simply a Santorum issue, although it's only Santorum who has said that he will talk about what "no president has talked about before — the dangers of contraception." And, yeah, it's hard to remember a serious presidential candidate before Santorum who thought it was a good idea to make accessibility to prenatal testing an issue. But the battles seem to be rag-


this contraception contretemps among themselves. It's no secret that Republicans have women trouble — by which I mean getting women to vote for them. To have four, um, older men on stage holding forth on the topic of contraception promises only disaster in November. Mitt Romney had the good sense to not really answer the question, but just make it an attack of Barack Obama and his (imaginary) war on religion. Rick Santorum made it about teen pregnancy, as if contraception were the reason for teen pregnancy, and as if teen pregnancy weren't at its lowest point in decades. Santorum cited Charles Murray's latest book, "Coming Apart," which is about the divergence in family and community life between what Murray calls the "New Upper Class" and the "New Lower Class." Murray blames this divide on lost values. I'd blame it on lost opportunity — and the difficulty in dreaming the American dream when you


The biggest upset of the ongoing GOP campaign — other than Herman Cain's brief stop atop the polls — is that contraception has become a major issue in the race. It's an upset mainly because I just checked the calendar and it is, in fact, 2012. And, yes, I peeked, but it looks like next year will be 2013. And — just a hunch here — we may even keep moving forward from there. And here's the thing: I thought we had pretty much settled the whole contraception debate about 50 years ago, around the time of JFK, Chubby Checker and the twist. But it's back, and if you're wondering why, you are not alone. It's one thing to fight the last war. That's an irresistible urge for both generals and politicians. You can see how it happens, particularly if you had been on the winning side. And so, Republicans can't help themselves on gay marriage and illegal immigration —

once their favorite wedge issues. And even though both issues now loom as demographic losers, they can't let go. But contraception? That wasn't the last war. It wasn't even the war before the last war. We're talking antebellum, antediluvian, sex-and-the-single-girl stuff. If you watched the debate Wednesday night, CNN moderator John King got groans and then loud boos when he started asking the contraception question. It wasn't anything King said, exactly. It was this sense — a correct sense, it turned out — that whatever the GOP contenders had to say in response would be the wrong answer. There is no right answer for them. Why not just bring back the Hays Office, too? (If you don't get the reference, try Google.) People in the crowd understood that talking about contraception — whatever was said — made it seem like the party is stuck in a "Father Knows Best" rerun. They booed because they were hoping against hope to keep






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New affiliation boosts musical group’s profile By ANDY BOCKELMAN For the Daily Press

Making your voice heard is easy when you can articulate yourself through music. But, publicity sometimes takes outside help. Since joining the Craig Chamber of Commerce, members of the Bella Vocé chorus have enjoyed a newfound backing in endorsing their group. “We joined back in January because we wanted to get a lot of the benefits they give to their members,” Bella Vocé team leader Aaron Gillett said. “The Chamber has been really great in helping us create awareness of our group and what we do by promoting us on their site and doing everything else they do for members.” Chamber membership couldn’t have come at a better time for the all-female singing ensemble, which is striving to

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raise money for trips later this year. Bella Vocé qualified for the International Sweet Adelines Competition in March 2011 after a solid score in the Rocky Mountain regional competition. The international contest takes place in October in Denver. “We’re really lucky that it’s in Denver because they’ve had the international competition in Canada and Hawaii before, so it should be easier to get there,” Gillett said. This year’s regional contest is also in Denver, which the already qualified Bella Vocé is

not required to attend, but the group wants to stay fresh. While the in-state location is convenient for the group, the cost of getting all the women of Bella Vocé there is still high. Complete with travel accommodations and registration, the price comes to about $1,200 per person. Members hosted and performed in a fundraising dinner and show at the beginning of February. “The dinner was a big success, but we still need to raise more and every little bit helps,” Gillett said. “In the fall, we’re planning to do another one with kind of a ‘Hee-Haw’ theme.” Gillett said new members are always welcome. “The group is strong and we work hard, but we also like to have fun,” she said. The group rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the auditorium at Craig Middle School.

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Vacuum distributor warns residents about misleading salesmen

A recent wave of confusion about business connections has the owner of one local sales outlet wanting to clear the air. For about a week, Craig residents have been receiving visitors at their door in the late hours of the night attempting to sell them a Kirby vacuum cleaner. David Chapin, owner of D.C. Enterprises, 510 W. Victory Way, a Kirby factory distributor, said the people involved are not associated with his local office. “They’ve been knocking on doors at 10 or 11 at night, and I just want people to know we wouldn’t have anybody both-

ering them that late,” he said. “This time of year, the cut-off time is 8 (p.m.)” Chapin, who has been involved with Kirby for 22 years, 17 of them in Craig, said he has received numerous irate phone calls about the issue. “They’re from Cheyenne (Wyo.) and Loveland is what they’ve been telling people,” he said. “They’re actually from Cheyenne Distributing is what I understand. They were here doing that last year and it seems like they’ll do anything to make a sale.” Cheyenne Distributing has received multiple complaints on the Web site, both from homeowners and former employees who questioned the company’s business ethics. Anyone wishing to lodge a formal complaint with Kirby can contact Chapin at 824-9974 or 629-2514.

Oil & Gas Symposium II set for Hayden By JOE MOYLAN Daily Press writer

Oil and natural gas development can be a complicated topic. And as Northwest Colorado prepares for a potential energy boom, two Yampa Valley organizations are hosting a second symposium to discuss how minerals may affect Moffat and Routt counties. Yampa Valley Data Partners, together with the Community Agriculture Alliance, hosted the first Northwest Colorado Oil & Gas Symposium in September 2011 in Hayden, which was attended by more than 150 people. The second event is slated for 5 p.m. March 14 at the Hayden High School auditorium, 495

W. Jefferson. “It’s such a big and complex subject,” said Kate Nowak, executive director of Yampa Valley Data Partners. “We wanted to provide nonbiased education so people can get more information on what the oil and gas boom might look like in our backyard.” Last time around YVDP and CAA invited a panel of six guest speakers. Next month there will be five. “We went with one less speaker to allow more time for questions,” Nowak said. “People really enjoyed the (questionand-answer) session last time.” Scheduled speakers to date include John Lamb, of Steamboat Energy Consultants; Chad Phillips, of Routt County

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Planning; and Steamboat Springs attorney Ralph Cantafio. YVDP and CAA also are in the process of trying to arrange an economist and an environmental representative for the event. Lamb is expected to discuss the process of oil and natural gas development, Nowak said. Cantafio will address how lease transfers among companies can

affect landowners. In addition, Cantafio said he may talk about a 32-page paper he co-authored about hydraulic fracturing. “I’ve presented on this issue several times now and it’s become clear to me, from the questions I’ve been asked, that people don’t really understand the process of fracking,” Cantafio said. “I scratched my head and pondered why that might be and it became pretty obvious that there are two pretty significant bodies of information — either super, highly-technical industry data or, on the other side, a ton of incomplete information either from environmental groups or industry that really doesn’t provide a true representation of the

scientific issue.” The 32-page paper is available online at Tickets for the Northwest Colorado Oil & Gas Symposium are $20. The cost includes a light dinner. The registration deadline is March 9. Nowak recommends anyone interested in attending sign up as soon as possible. “We sold out early when we did this in September,” she said. “Even though we have a bigger venue, I imagine a lot of people are going to want to attend.” For more information, call the CAA at 879-4370. Joe Moylan can be reached at 875-1794 or at


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Report: Number of Colorado farms up in 2011 Craig Daily Press staff rePort The total number of farms and ranches in Colorado increased last year, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farms and ranches in Colorado in 2011 totaled 36,700, up 300 from 2010, according to National Agricultural Statistics

Services numbers cited in the USDA release. Total farmland in Colorado in 2011 was unchanged from 2010, while the average size of a farm in Colorado decreased from 860 acres in 2010 to 853 acres in 2011, according to the release. Nationally, the total num-

ber of farms and ranches in 2011 was estimated at 2.2 million, down slightly from 2010, according to the release. Total farmland in the country was estimated at 917 million acres, a decrease of 1.85 million acres from 2010. The average size of a farm increased nationally from 419 acres in 2010 to

420 acres in 2011, according to the release. USDA defines a farm as “any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the year,” including government payments, according to the release.

Ranches, institutional farms, experimental and research farms, and Indian Reservations are included as farms, as are any operations with entire acreage enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, Wetlands Reserve Program or any other similar government program, according to the release.

Udall wants feedback on creating wilderness areas DENVER (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said Sunday he wants the public to help him craft legislation that would create wilderness and national monument designations for two popular recreation areas in Colorado. Udall said 32 areas covering almost 236,000 acres in Eagle, Pitkin and Summit counties in the central mountains are under consideration as wilderness areas. The proposal, which he stressed is in its infancy, includes additions to existing wilderness areas like Holy Cross, Eagles Nest and the Maroon Bells. "The whole point is we're

going to work in a collaborative, bottom-up process to protect lands that are important to our economy," he said, referring to Colorado's tourism industry. "It's been proven without a doubt that wilderness is one of the state's economic drivers." The senator, a Democrat, also wants feedback on designating as a national monument 20,000 acres on both sides of the Arkansas River between Salida and Buena Vista in south-central Colorado, as well as creating wilderness along Browns Canyon, areas known for whitewater rafting.

"It would draw national, international attention to the world-class rafting and outdoor recreation economy," Udall said in an interview with The Associated Press. He added a national monument designation "puts a place on the map." Meanwhile, Bill Dvorak of Nathrop, an organizer with the National Wildlife Federation and a fishing and rafting guide, said protecting the area for hunters, anglers and rafters is a "no-brainer." "Local residents and business owners have been trying for more than a decade, so the

time to move forward is now," he said. Udall acknowledged that some in Congress are against wilderness designations and national monuments because they think they completely bar human activities on the land. The Obama administration has come under fire for an internal memo that identified several areas in the West as potential national monuments, and critics had pointed to that as a sign the administration aimed to unilaterally lock up land from development. But, Udall said, although

roads and other manmade infrastructure would be barred under his proposal, ranchers would still be able to graze their cattle, fire suppression would remain unchanged, and existing groundwater systems often would be grandfathered. He said most of the land is owned by the National Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and is not being logged or mined, which would be outlawed under either designation."The heart of the wilderness concept is that man is a visitor," Udall said. "Man isn't the permanent presence."

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and BP's chief executive told a British newspaper that the company has set aside $40 million to deal with fines and costs associated with the spill. An AP analysis found that the company could conceivably face up to $52 billion in environmental fines and compensation if the judge determines the company was grossly negligent. The trial may not yield major revelations about the causes of the disaster, but the outcome could bring much-needed relief for tens of thousands of people and businesses whose livelihoods were disrupted by the spill. Relatives of the 11 people killed in the Deepwater Horizon blast say they are hoping for something more elusive: justice for lost loved ones. Sheryl Revette, whose husband, Dewey, was among the 11 killed when BP PLC's Macondo well blew out and triggered an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, doesn't have anything to gain financially from the trial. She wants an apology from the oil giant, something she said she hasn't received yet. "I've never heard a word from them," said Revette, 48, of State Line, Miss. "But an apology isn't going to bring my husband back." Chris Jones, whose brother, Gordon, was also killed on the

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that the delay was granted "for reasons of judicial efficiency and to allow the parties to make further progress in their settlement discussions." Among other things, the trial that is now set to begin March 5 is meant to determine the penalties that need to be paid by BP and other companies involved in the oil spill. Billions of dollars are at stake. BP confirmed in a news release that the trial had been delayed. It said the oil giant and the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee were working to reach an agreement that would fairly compensate people and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and resulting spill. Separately, BP has had discussions in recent days with the federal government and cement contractor Halliburton Energy Services Inc., according to several people close to the case. If no settlement is reached, Barbier will preside over a three-phase trial that could last the better part of a year. The first phase is designed to identify the causes of the deadly blowout and to assign percentages of fault to the companies involved in the ill-fated drilling project. Financial analysts estimate BP could wind up paying anywhere from $15 billion to $30 billion over the lawsuits,

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge has delayed the federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster by a week, saying Sunday that BP PLC was making some progress in settlement talks with a committee overseeing scores of lawsuits, according to people close to the case. Two people close to the case told The Associated Press that the decision was made Sunday during a conference call between parties in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill case and U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the call. They said the judge told those on the call that BP and the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee were "making some progress" in their settlement talks. The steering committee is overseeing lawsuits filed by individuals and businesses following the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf. The blast killed 11 workers and led to 206 million gallons of oil spewing from the blown-out well, soiling miles of coastline. However, the judge did not mention the status of settlement talks between other parties, nor did he mention any figures being discussed, according to the people close to the case. The brief order issued by Barbier on Sunday said only


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Peltz grew up hunting in his native Tennessee. He began losing his eyesight when he was 10 years old. By 31, his vision was completely gone, as was, he assumed, any chance to continue hunting. The Peltz hunt was filmed by a crew from “Wildlife Pursuit,” a television show. The episode is scheduled to air on the Pursuit Network, and online at www., in two weeks. It’s because of stories like Peltz, various youth hunting programs and the Wounded Warrior Project that the Craig Chamber of Commerce honored Dodds and Elkhorn Outfitters as the 2012 Small Business of Year. The award was presented by Chamber Board member Gene Bilodeau on Friday night during the annual State of the County event. Dodds wasn’t able to attend. He has been on the road attending outdoor sports shows and promoting his business and the ranching heritage of Moffat County. “I’m pretty humbled honestly,” Dodds said this weekend from South Dakota. “We’ve never done this for any other reason than to be a part of the community.” Dodds started Elkhorn Outfitters in 1985 with his wife, Cheryl, and just one hunter. A year later, six clients hunted with Elkhorn and then 12 in 1987. From there it grew into one of the most successful hunt-

ing outfits in the region. “It started with Cheryl and I and a dream,” Dodds said. “We’ve been very fortunate.” Today, Elkhorn Outfitters has expanded to include “Wildlife Pursuit.” On Saturday night, Dodds said he was able to land a contract for a weekly one- to twohour talk show about hunting that is scheduled to air for the first time by the end of March. Dodds said the show called “Common Ground” will highlight the ranching heritage of Moffat County. “We’ve become a nation of consumers versus producers,” Dodds said. “We don’t give the ranchers, the farmers and all the people that are tied to the ground enough credit for what we have.” Dodds tapped his friend, Peltz, to host Common Ground. “We’re also going to talk about Elkhorn, enjoying the outdoors with family and how to get kids involved,” Peltz said. Dodds said he’s fortunate to be where he is today and realizes he couldn’t have made it this far without the help of the Moffat County community. “My biggest thing is with all of the ranchers, like the Nottinghams and the Visintainers, and all they’ve done for us, we feel proud to be a part of the community,” Dodds said. Joe Moylan can be reached at 875-1794 or

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THE LITTLE SNAKE RIVER VALLEY (Wyo.) School girls varsity basketball team jumped out to a 25-6 lead Saturday in the 1A West Regional Tournament finals, cruising to a 70-46 victory over Cokeville in Lander, Wyo. The Rattlers earned a No. 1 seed in the state playoffs, which begin Thursday in Casper, Wyo.

Jodi Stanley said the Little Snake River Valley (Wyo.) School girls varsity basketball team wanted to come out strong Saturday in the finals of the 1A West Regional Tournament. The Rattlers wasted no time, jumping out to a 25-6 lead after the first quarter and cruising to a 70-46 victory over Cokeville. “We forced a lot of turnovers in the first four minutes of play and we capitalized on them and set the tone for the rest of the game,” said Stanley, the Rattlers head coach. “I think we made them a little nervous early, but they played us even for the next three quarters. We just came out strong early.” Senior Morgan Wille started the Rattlers off with two steals, which turned into four quick points to give LSRV a 4-0 lead. The Rattlers (25-0) shot 51 percent from the field and 60 percent from the free throw line. Stanley said her girls came into the regional tournament shooting below 50 percent from the charity strip, but really stared to focus at the end of the season. “I think they understand the gravity of where they are at and they are concentrating more and more,” she said. “They are starting to be more relaxed at the freethrow line and shooting well. “They didn’t do that well all season, so it is nice to see them doing well now.” Senior Caelee Criswell led the

Results ... Results from the Little Snake River Valley (Wyo.) School girls varsity basketball team’s game Saturday in the 1A West Regional Tournament in Lander, Wyo.: • LSRV — 70 • Cokeville — 46 — LSRV took first place in the regional tournament LSRV leading scorers (Name — points) • Caelee Criswell — 23 • Morgan Wille — 13 • Taylor Kaisler — 12 • Lydia Skalberg — 12

Rattlers with 23 points, Wille added 13 and junior Taylor Kaisler and sophomore Lydia Skalberg each scored 12. With the regional championship, the team from Baggs, Wyo., locked up a No. 1 seed in the

state tournament, which begins Thursday and goes through Saturday at Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo. The Rattlers play Hulett at 9 a.m. Thursday in the opening round. Last year, the Rattlers took third after losing to Cokeville in the semifinals. Stanley said her players have a few things to work on this week, like half-court defense, but they are keeping their eyes on the prize. “Last year, I felt we were a better team, we just had a lack of focus,” she said. “This year, we have a lot of confidence, and instead of playing not to lose, we are playing to win.”

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Centaurus went scoreless for the final five minutes of the third. Sadvar said the Bulldogs played a solid game defensively, doubling down on the post when needed and played “just basic defense.” Ray said no matter the score, the Bulldogs never quit playing tough defense. “We had a great effort on defense and our game plan seemed to work well at stopping (Centaurus),” he said. “We were able to get them out of their offense at points during the game. My hat’s off to our girls because they never quit, and that is a trademark of our basketball program.” In the fourth quarter, Centaurus started to push the ball down the court and was able to get uncontested lay-ups on top of clutch jump shots to

Box score from the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team’s game Saturday at Centaurus High School in the second round of the 4A state playoffs: (Team — 1st — 2nd — 3rd — 4th — final) • Moffat County — 10 — 7 — 9 — 6 — 32 • Centaurus — 10 — 9 — 10 — 16 — 45 MCHS leading scorers: (Name — points) • Annie Sadvar — 12 • Melissa Camilletti — 12 • Lisa Camilletti — 5

seal the game. Sadvar and Melissa each had 12 points in their final game and junior Lisa Camilletti scored five. Ray said the Bulldogs needed to be more aggressive offensively. “I always tell the girls they need to be persistent and the shots will start to fall if you

continue to take them,” he said. “Against a higher quality team like Centaurus, we need to be more aggressive and I feel we had some unforced turnovers that cost us. “We needed to put forth effort of being more aggressive and play a faster game.” Ray said he knows Sadvar and Melissa wanted to win Saturday’s game, but both players’ careers were a success and built on hard work and leadership as three-year starters. No matter the success they achieved, neither senior wanted their careers to be over just yet. “We both have been starting since we were sophomores and we held our own in games,” Sadvar said. “We earned what we got.” “It just went by way too fast,” Melissa said. Joshua Gordon can be reached at 875-1795 or joshgordon@

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“We had 15 steals against a pretty good team and we worked hard for all of those and they kept us in the game.” LSRV extended their lead to nine heading into the fourth quarter by continuing to use strong perimete shooting and senior Rex Stanley’s rebounding. Stanley grabbed 11 rebounds despite strong post play

from Burlington. Junior Conner Lee finished behind Wille with 11 points and senior Miles Englehart added six. While the Rattlers brought home a state basketball title last season, Wille, Englehart and Stanley had yet to win a regional championship. In their final season, Prestrud said the seniors appreciated what they did, but are still focused on another state title.

“They recognize it was a good win, but they had this steely confidence about them in the locker room afterwards,” he said. “They didn’t make a big deal because their job isn’t done yet. Yes we won, but we have three more games until the state title. “We are on a mission.” The Rattlers open the state tournament against Midwest at noon Thursday at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo.

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jones: Work ethic, dedication and community involvement play a part in award from Page 1

Although people around the country have two extra days to file their taxes this year because April 15 falls on a Sunday and April 16 is a holiday in Washington, D.C., Jones said tax season ramped up about two weeks ago with locals looking to get their returns done early. Despite the influx of business, Jones worries the two extra days are going to give the procrastinators even more reason to put off filing. “We’d like to tell people the deadline is April 1,” Jones said. “But, the reality is we do have two extra days this year.” Jones was raised in Craig and graduated from Moffat County High School in 1992. Four years later, he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colorado College and spent his first 13 years out of school in the risk management insurance business in Denver. He returned to Craig in September 2009 to work for his brother. To get up to speed on the business, Jones attended

Regis University in Denver as a commuter and earned a master’s of science in accounting in 2010. He is currently preparing to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam. But, it’s not because of his work ethic and dedication to the job alone that Jones was recognized Friday night. In a city like Craig, community involvement also plays a big part in the Chamber’s decision to honor people and businesses. “In a community like this it kind of goes hand in hand,” Jones said. “You have to do both because you want to do both.” Mardi Anson, outgoing Chamber of Commerce Board president, presented Jones with the Businessperson of the Year award Friday. During her presentation, Anson touched on all of the boards and associations Jones has been involved with since his return to Craig less than three years ago, including the Moffat County Youth Basketball Association, City of Craig youth sports, the Craig/


“Anytime people think high enough to give you an award, it’s very special. But, I think it is just a reflection of what this community values.” Chris Jones, Chamber of Commerce 2012 Businessperson of the Year

Moffat Economic Development Partnership, and the soon to be officially announced, Friends of Moffat County Education. “In the few short years he has been in Craig, he has been described as a community leader,” Anson said. “He has a positive vision for our future, he is humble, has a lot of energy, and is encouraged by everyone’s ideas. “He is a professional in everything he does and believes in making Craig a better place to live, work and raise our children.” Anson’s words may be spot on, but there is one characteristic that shines through in Jones’ personality more than others —

his humble disposition. Jones said he was shocked he was chosen for the award. He thought he was only there to present the Moffat County Quality of Life awards, a community effort he spearheaded. “It was a surprising honor … because there are so many people that do so many things for this community,” Jones said. “Just to be considered one of those people was quite an honor, but I think there are a lot of people that are much more qualified for the award than I was.” Jones said the evening was made even sweeter because his father, also named Don, was there to share it with him. “It doesn’t get any better than this, it really doesn’t,” the elder Don said before announcing the evening’s Large Business of the Year award winner. “As a parent, as a father, it makes me very, very proud.” Jones said his father, who sits on the Chamber Board, had no idea he was going to receive the award. Jones, like his father, is a man of few words. He said his

father’s comments Friday night was a surprising display of emotion. “It was very special because a lot of things I’ve learned, in terms of hard work and treating people right, come from him,” Jones said. “For him that was emotional and knowing we’re kind of a silent, quiet type when things are said we know how difficult that is.” Jones maintains he is the last person who should have received the Businessperson of the Year award, but speculates the community must have seen certain qualities they respect somewhere inside him. “Anytime people think high enough to give you an award, it’s very special,” Jones said. “But, I think it is just a reflection of what this community values. “They like the people that are willing to roll up their sleeves and get the work done. “It’s something you do, not because there is a chance you are going to get an award, but because that is what your passion is.”

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Jones underscored the completion of the new hospital in November 2009 as one of TMH’s most visible achievements. The 78,000-square-foot building replaced the former hospital, which was constructed in 1949 and now houses TMH Clinic. “This was a major accomplishment for The Memorial Hospital, but they didn’t stop there,” Jones said. “They continued to look (for) other ways to improve medical and health care for the residents.” TMH launched a hospitalist program in August, which


“I’m happy that the hospital is being recognized for its efforts. ... It’s the people that make up the organization and the hard work they do.” George Rohrich, The Memorial Hospital in Craig chief executive officer, about the hospital’s selection for the 2012 Large Business of the Year award.

offers patients round-the-clock access to physicians who “provide top-notch medical care,” he said. TMH also brought in a new infusion clinic, which allows local cancer patients to receive

By the numbers ... • Nearly $43.9 million: The amount THM grossed in patient revenue in 2011.* • Almost $2.7 million: The amount TMH Medical Clinic grossed in patient revenue in 2011.* • 142: Number of newborns delivered in 2011. • 6,438: Number of emergency room visits in 2011. • 23,734: Number of outpatient visits, including outpatient surgery, in 2011. Source: Jennifer Riley, TMH chief of organizational excellence *Note: These figures are unaudited

chemotherapy treatments closer to home, and a cardiac rehabilitation center. These and other improve-

on the record Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Feb. 22 Deputies responded to a report of vandalism. Deputies responded to a report of assault.

Craig Police Department Tuesday, Feb. 21 Officers responded to a noise complaint. Officers responded to two requests for a security check. Officers responded to two reports of a suspicious person. Officers responded to three requests to assist another agency. Officers responded to two animal complaints. Officers responded to a report of trespassing.

Officers responded to a civil problem. Officers responded to three requests for a vehicle inspection. Officers responded to a request for a welfare check. Officers responded to a a parking complaint. Wednesday, Feb. 22 Officers responded to four requests for a security check. Officers responded to a request to assist a motorist. Officers responded to five animal complaints. Officers responded to two requests for a vehicle check. Officers responded to four requests to assist another agency. Officers responded to a report of found property. Officers responded to a report of an open door. Officers responded to three requests to assist a resident.

Officers responded to a report of a drug violation. Officers responded to a report of a burglary. Officers responded to a civil problem. Officers responded to a report of a drunken pedestrian. Officers responded to two reports of a suspicious person. Officers responded to a report of assault.

The Memorial Hospital EMS Tuesday, Feb. 21 An ambulance crew responded to a medical call. An ambulance crew responded to a trauma call. Wednesday, Feb. 22 An ambulance crew responded to a medical call. An ambulance crew responded to a trauma call.

The Memorial Hospital in Craig at a glance ... • TMH employs 222 people. • The hospital has been located at 750 Hospital Loop since November 2009. • The new hospital contains 25 beds and measures 78,000 square feet. • The former hospital site — the current TMH Medical Clinic at 785 Russell St. — was built in 1949.

ments have propelled TMH to No. 8 on a list of more than 100 hospitals managed by Quorum Health Resources. An audience of about 80 people applauded Friday night as Jennifer Riley, TMH chief of organizational excellence,

accepted the award on behalf of Chief Executive Officer George Rohrich, who was tending to hospital business and could not attend. She stressed that she accepted the award not solely on behalf of the hospital’s administrative team but “on behalf of the people that work for us,” she said. “The 222 employees that we have really are the pillar of our hospital.” Rohrich echoed her words. “I’m happy that the hospital is being recognized for its efforts,” he said Sunday. “... It’s the people that make up the organization and the hard work they do.”

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Conroy Moving & Storage, Inc. The ONLY Full Service

Moving Company in NW Colorado Heated Secure Storage Since 1977

Salon & Day Spa 401 Russell St. Craig, Co. 81625 970-824-4866


Remodels New Construction General Contracting ———————

Penny Doolin

Cert. Paramedical Esthetician Hair Stylist

Tammy Hagar

Master Stylist & Color Specialist (over 30 yrs. experience)


Kia Fedinec

Backhoe, Brush Hog, Dump Truck General Excavation, Driveways, Water, Pasture Seeding, Septic, Custom Agriculture, Foundations, Snow Removal

2510 Copper Ridge Dr. Steamboat Springs

An Agent for PUC#HHG-00016 USDOT#70719 M087113

Serving NW Colorado & SW Wyoming (970)824-4854 or (970)620-1285 2236 Co Rd. #30 - Craig



“Quality Workmanship” Custom Houses • Additions Roofing • Siding • Concrete


970-824-1989 • 970-620-1480


James Horst - Owner Licensed General Contractor


Wanted Dead or Alive:

Your old cars, motorcycles, trucks, equipment, and scooters... TURN YOUR JUNK INTO CASH!

Cleaning Service “They Can Run But They Can’t Hide” Marty Cano 970-620-4183; 970-620-0480 Privacy Respected!

(free pick up)

Call American Towing


B&M Trucking


Professional Interior & Exterior Painting Wall Paper • Vinyl • Mural Hanging Commercial • Residential Fully Insured

Clif Shultz (970) 824-6093


Over 35 Years Experience Licensed & Insured Call Bill: 701-4040 or 629-1438

New Construction, Remodels, Decks, Drywall, Roofs, Concrete & Septic. Insured! Call 970-629-2410 or 970-824-8546.


•Service Calls •Remodels •New Construction •Licensed & Insured

Dave and Christina 819-4011


Long-time Locals • Great References

From Motorcycles to Semis.


Jared Arnold Owner/Operator

Road Gravel • Washed Rock Sand • Moss Rock Top Soil • Fill Dirt


TOMMY’S TOWING 970-620-1145

Steve Baker 326-7356

Your Full Service Business Center

1200 E. 1st Street, Craig Locally Owned and Operated

•Computer Repair •Toshiba Copiers •Laptop & Desktop Sales •Printer Repair and Sales •Customized Networks •....and more! 970-824-4758 • 99 E. 4th Street, Craig

SHANEBROOK CONSTRUCTION Building over 30 Years General Contracting New Homes • Additions • Remodeling Garages • Basements Quality Guaranteed, Insured • Licensed, Free Estimates

Chuck Shanebrook

PO Box 383 Craig, CO 81626 Cell: 970-620-6269 Member Better Business Bureau


ASHCOTT Contracting




Certified Licensed Massage Therapist 970-326-8130

We will beat any competitors quote by


Complete Radon Services

Radon Testing & Mitigation 970-824-5509

Heavy Equipment & Truck Repair


Worried about Water? Get The Facts

Metis Consultants

Local Water Quality Specialists


Now offered by:

Duckels Construction

Contact 970-879-6072 for details

Mention this ad & receive 10% off testing for the month of Feb.

TRANSPORT DRIVER Steamboat Wagner Rents, The Cat Rental Store, is seeking a full-time driver to pick-up and deliver construction equipment at our Steamboat location. Qualified applicants must have a valid Class A driver’s license with at least 3-5 years verifiable, accident free, equipment hauling experience to include mountain driving. This position requires a clean MVR (must be within the last 30 days) and basic knowledge of construction equipment operation. Resumes submitted without a current MVR will not be considered. We offer competitive wages and a complete benefits package, including medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, tuition reimbursement and more. Please apply in person or fax your resume with current MVR:


Quality Workmanship Customer Service is our #1 Goal Micah Schrock 970-629-0707 Craig, CO

Wagner Rents Attn: Hiring Manager 2530 South Copper Frontage Rd. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 or fax: 970-871-1996

Wagner Equipment. Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Busy barber shop looking for experienced Barber/Cosmotologist. Must feel comfortable Steamboat Springs BikeTown-USA Initiative is with mens cuts, P/T, possibly F/T. looking for a Director (24-32 hours/week) 970-879-9809 or 970-819-6951

TRANSPORTATION: * Substitute Bus Drivers Deadline: Open until filled unless otherwise noted. 1. Must complete online job application at 2. The Steamboat Springs School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. Please direct inquiries to: Judy Harris, 325 7th Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, 970-871-3197. EOE

The Lowell Whiteman Primary School has an opening for a full-time kindergarten teacher starting with the 2012-2013 academic year. Submit a digital resume and cover letter by March 15th to: Sharon Mensing, Head of School at:

Routt County Purchase of Development Rights Advisory Board Routt County has openings for representatives on the Citizens Advisory Board for the Purchase of Development Rights Program. The duty of the Advisory Board is to make funding recommendations to the County Commissioners to purchase voluntarily offered development rights of ranch and agricultural lands and natural areas within Routt County. There is one opening in each of the three Commissioner Districts. Board members must be county residents, reside in the district for which they would represent and serve a term of four years. The Board should have equitable representation from agriculture, conservation and business. Please submit letter of interest to Routt County Commissioners, P.O. Box-773598, Steamboat Springs,CO-80477 or deliver to Commissioners’ Office in the Historical Courthouse at 522 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat by 3/1/2012.

The East West Frame Shop is looking for an experienced picture framer. Please call 970-879-5225 for an appointment. CAT TECHNICIANS Hayden COLOWYO COAL COMPANY



Colowyo is seeking a motivated individual that possesses a high regard for safety, a positive attitude, and a personal value for individual/team performance and accountability. This position is full-time, permanent employment offering a competitive salary and benefits package. Candidates should have a good, general maintenance background; good understanding of maintenance procedures surrounding bearings, gears, lubrication, structural maintenance and hydraulics; and knowledge of safe crane positioning, safe working limits, rigging, and proper hand signaling. Strong welding skills preferred. Machinist skills helpful. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver license. Please apply through the Craig or Meeker Colorado Workforce Centers on or before March 3, 2012. Telephone number 970-824-3246.

Wagner Equipment Co., the Caterpillar Dealer for CO, NM, and west Texas, is looking for qualified heavy equipment Technicians to work in our Hayden store. Technicians need to have a minimum of 3 years experience, follow safe work practices, and have their own hand tools. Must be able to diagnose engines,transmissions, and hydraulic problems on a wide variety of CAT equipment, as well as, the ability to remove and install components on a wide variety of CAT machines. Minimum education required is a High School diploma or GED. We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K, tuition reimbursement and more! Fax applications and resumes to (303) 739-3338 or email them sent to can also be sent to: Wagner Equipment Co. Recruiting Coordinator 18000 Smith Road Aurora, CO 80011 EOE

The Colorado State Patrol is now accepting on-line applications for the position of communication officer (dispatcher) for the Craig Regional Communication Center. Salary range: $3,017-$3,346/month, DOE. Shift work is required to include, holidays, nights and weekends. Applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 6 2012. Please visit ePatrol-Employment/CBON/12515945937 67 for qualification requirements and application.

BUSINESS OFFICE SUPERVISOR Immediate opening for a Fulltime Business Office Supervisor. Responsibilities include all aspects of Accounts Receivable Management and supervision of 2-3 staff. A positive, enthusiastic attitude and previous experience in medical office billing, coding and A/R required. Attractive benefits package. Fax resumes to 970-870-3499.

HIMSCG, national staffing/consulting firm focused on Healthcare IT. Immediate openings for Account Managers in our satellite office in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Salary +commission. High income potential. Inside sales experience,excellent verbal/written communication skills, computer literacy required. Email Resumes:

Deer Park INN & SUITES

Moffat County-Seeking applicants for the position of Fulltime Detention Food Services Coordinator. For complete job description, contact Colorado Workforce Center (970)-824-3246. Moffat County is an EEO Employer.

Strata Networks is looking for a Service and Support Technician in the Meeker/Craig Colorado area.Applicants must have a basic understanding of computers and switching equipment. Ability to diagnose and repair troubles in switching equipment is preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. Please contact: Jerilyn or Andy at 435-622-5007 with questions. Applications can be accessed at and faxed to 435-622-0033 or emailed to

NW Colorado Medical Management has an opening for a part time Medical Billing Account Representative in the Craig office. Excellent public relation and communication skills required, medical billing/terminology always a plus.Please fax resume to 970-824-2700 attn. Tamra or email Tamra@northwestcoloradomedicalman- Probation Officer Position 14JD Probation Dept. is accepting applications for Probation Officer in Moffat County. Duties include monitoring, supervision and/or investiRN/LPN Needed. Energetic, team player, gation of offenders, and report writing. Some self-motivated. Full-time. Fax resume to travel required. $3592/month,DOE.State ben871-9177 or email to efits available. Min. qualification: Bachelor’s degree. Colorado Judicial Dept application is required. For additional information & application: portunities.cfm. Applications must be submitted on-line by March 1 2012.

Personal Care Provider/ Homemaker Per diem position in Craig. Provide high quality care, light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, and other assigned tasks to home health clients. Requires some travel, excellent customer and commumication skills.Apply in person in Steamboat Springs at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101 or in Craig at 745 Russell Street. EOE.

Quality Improvement Coach Part time, time-limited position to assist primary care medical practices with implementation of an evidence-based approach to screening and treatment for behavioral health disorders and chronic disease management. Requires background in health care or behavioral health, preferably with experience in quality improvement. Local travel required. Send resume and cover letter to: Diane Miller, Director of Clinical and Quality Services Deadline for application is 3/7/2012. EOE.

NWRM CASA Program Coordinator Part time. Based in Craig Job Description at

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp seeks experienced management leader. For information and to apply, visit We are a fast paced State Farm Insurance Agency that takes pride in the services, products and customer service experience State Farm has a reputation of providing. We are looking for a fit to our team and someone excited to help us grow. Dax Mattox Insurance Agency Inc. 970-879-7773


Must know Mircrosoft Windows, Microsoft Office, basic desktop publishing, Internet and social media.

• Breakfast Attendant

Prepares food, sets breakfast, and services breakfast buffet.

• Housekeeping Apply in person at 262 Commerce St. (Hwy 13) Craig, CO 81625 NO PHONE CALLS  100% Non-Smoking Hotel

NURSERY WORKERS Must possess 3 months experience as a nursery worker (1) one letter of reference to that experience. Must be in good physical condition. Prepare soil & growth media, cultivating & other horticultural activities under close supervision on acreage, in nursery, or in environmentally controlled structure: hauls & spreads topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss –digs, rakes & screens soil, fills cold frame & hot beds. Fills growing tanks w/water. Plants, sprays, weeds & waters plants, shrubs & trees. May plant increase fields, products for reimbursable & cooperative agreements, research projects & seed collections. Assists in maintaining grounds & building. Perform needed maintenance, winterization & repairs on equipment. Activities & schedule will vary according to weather, field conditions & unexpected occurrences. All work will be performed in Colorado. Employer will provide portable drinking water and paper cups. Employer will insure adequate firstaid supplies. Dates of need: 04/05/2012 to 11/05/2012. Four temporary position openings. $10.43 per hour plus housing. ¾ work guarantee. Work tools supplies and equipment provided at no cost to worker. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worker will be provided or paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract if applicable. UPPER COLORADO ENVIRONMENTAL PLANT CENTER RIO BLANCO COUNTY, COLORADO CALL CRAIG WORKFORCE CENTER, (970)824-3246 OR CONTACT YOUR NEAREST STATE WORKFORCE CENTER. REFER TO ORDER #CO5432267


submit letter and resume: by 3/5/12 Computer Technician employment opportunity w/Colorado Judicial Branch. EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS MODIFIED. Applications must be received by-2/27/12. For info/apply online: portunities.cfm

The Craig Daily Press is seeking a part-time reporter to cover news in Meeker, Baggs,Wyo., and possibly other areas outside the Craig and Moffat County community.Previous news writing experience is preferable. Send resume and clips to Editor Joshua Roberts at

The Memorial Hospital at Craig is seeking excited, energetic and enthusiastic additions to our team. If you have the passion and desire to deliver exceptional patient-centered care and world-class customer service visit our website at: or contact: Jade Wilhite, HR Manager at or by calling 970-826-3171 for details on these career opportunities: • Registered Nurse — Per Diem • Phlebotomist — Per Diem • Patient Access Representative • Physical Therapy Assistant

• Pharmacist • Medical Lab Tech • Cardiopulmonary Department Manager • Medical Surgical Department Manger

The Memorial Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Send resume/cover letter prior to 3/2/12 to: BTUSA % R. Lowe PO-Box-774745 Steamboat Springs,-CO-80477

Probation Officer Position 14JD Probation Dept. is accepting applications for ½ time Probation Officer in Moffat County. This position will be assigned to the Collaborative Management Program (CMP) as a facilitator for referred individual youth and families with allied agencies. For further information regarding CMP S-ChildYouthFam/CBON. Some travel required. $1,796/month/DOE. State benefits available. Min.qualification: Bachelor’s degree. Colorado Judicial Dept application is required. Application will be accepted via on-line. For additional information & application: portunities.cfm. Applications must be submitted March 2 2012.


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TWIN ENVIRO SERVICES MILNER LANDFILL AND Rare opportunity part-time advertising HOME RESOURCE ARE OPEN ALL WINTER LONG salesM-F 9-3 AND SAT 9-12 Ski Town Publications-Inc. Publishers of Steamboat Magazine. Local experience, efficient team player. resume: 970-871-9413. Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation is currently accepting applications for the following seasonal positions:

Plowing: on-call, no contract. Steamboat area only. 970-291-9117.

Mountain Food & Beverage Rendezvous Cashier Rendezvous Cafeteria Attendant Lift Operations Lift Operator


For more details about these positions and to submit an application,please apply online at: or in the Human Resources Office on the third floor of the Gondola Building. Phone: 970-871-5132. Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

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

SWEETWATER GRILL: Super busy and looking for seasonal line cooks, dishwasher and cleaner. Help us end the ski season strong. Summer season too! Great attitude required. Stop by after 2PM and talk to Fawn.

Double Z now hiring Wait and/or Counter help for spring season. Must have experience, strong customer service and communication skills.Be able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment. Must be flexible and available weekends. Hard workers only. Call Jen 970-846-7430.

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

• FREE- No Parking Signs (will enforce parking regulations)

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

111405-1 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Public notice is hereby given that at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Dinosaur, Colorado, to be held on March 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 317 Stegosaurus Freeway, Dinosaur, Colorado, the Board will consider the adoption of the Ordinance entitled:

COOK PREP COOK $750-$1800/Mo.

6’ Sears Craftsman Metal Work Bench EC. 819-1227. FREE:To good home, Anatolian Pyranesse Mix, trained, well behaved, awesome w/kids. Moving *Girls Columbia jacket size youth 10/12 with :( 970-824-5422, leave message. hood and detachable insert. $50 *Girls Weathertamer ski/winter jacket. Size Youth L 14/16. $20 *Girls London Fog ski jacket with hood Size LEGAL HAPPY HOUR youth L 14/16 $35 970-846-9386

SPECIALS FROM AMERICAN TOWING ALL STEEL PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS. Strong, secure, weather & rodent proof. Great for business, home, ranch, oil field & more. 8x8x20ft. in stock. 8x8x40ft. available. Paint option available. 970-824-3256.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF DINOSAUR, COLORADO, A M E N D ING ORDINANCE NO. 60, THE TOWN’S ZONING ORDINANCE, BY AMENDING SECTION 401.4 TO PERMIT RESIDENTIAL DWELLING AS A USE BY SPECIAL REVIEW IN THE COMMERCIAL (C) ZONE DISTRICT. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Ordinance to be considered at said public hearing is on file with the Dinosaur Town Clerk and is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Dinosaur Town Hall, 317 Stegosaurus Freeway, Dinosaur, Colorado 81610. Any questions concerning the proposed Ordinance before the Board of Trustees of the Town of Dinosaur, Colorado, being considered for adoption may be directed to the Dinosaur Mayor in person or by telephone at (970) 374-2286.

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

ATTEST: Tamara Long, Town Clerk Published in the Craig Daily Press Publication date: February 27, 2012 10292

• Tire Change $40

25% DISCOUNT • Tow from Craig to Steamboat or Steamboat to Craig $125 • Tow from Hayden to Steamboat or Hayden to Craig $80

MERCHANDISE Sears Craftsman radial arm saw. Mounted on metal stand with casters. $100. Call 970-824-2567.

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. 970-871-9238. Orange Steamboat Gondola #47,$3,800/OBO. Free delivery within 100 miles of Silverthorne. Contact

SERVICES 16x7 Insulated Wood flush garage door, complete w/hardware and track. Excellent condition. $99 970-846-1294. Ask about installation.

Free Legal Advice Call to sign Up McGill Law Corporation 970-879-6200

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

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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”

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!


DAVID 719-480-5568 970-819-5755 FREE:Automobile Emergency Traction Device. 970-870-6715

on all towing short or long distances


TOWN OF DINOSAUR, COLORADO, a Municipal Corporation By: L. D. Smith, Mayor

Monday, February 27, 2012

Buy your wood from the horse logger! Firewood split and delivered, or delivered in the log. Corral poles, fenced stays, logs for building projects. 970-234-5399.

Self Service Drop-Off Dumpster FREE METAL RECYCLING

All Metal Accepted

Up to $1,000,000 for select autos! Don’t get taken in by misleading ads or false promises.

Finder’s Fee for Successful Referrals •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


CRAIG:Pine Firewood for sale. Split & delivered in Craig for $160/cord or $90/half cord. Prompt, dependable service. Call James 970-620-1480

2100lb. Bundled pine slabs equal to one cord. Makes cheap, excellent firewood. $65-per bundle. Free local delivery over 3-bundles. 970-629-9299.

FREE:Border Collie Mix ready for adoption, completed obedience class,crate trained,Ready for a good loving home. Canine’s Unlimited 970-629-0904


FREE:New white folding shipping/gift boxes. 2-sizes. 9”x6”x4” and 6”x5”x4”. 10 of each. 970-846-8985.

Remote Car Starters LIMITED TIME OFFER NOW $330 Installed Car Audio Sales and Installation Free Estimate Warm Your Car Remotely! MECP Certified Installations Sounds Dynamic 970-846-1864 additional parts may be required for newer vehicles FREE:Box of VHS movies (about 30) Ranging from all types of movies. Please call Sarah at 970-846-9386.

La Montana is hiring experienced Server.Apply in person after 2pm Monday-Sunday. Roxy Ladies very warm Ski/Snowboard Parka. Size-S, fits like S/M, Khaki beige powder skirt, detachable-hood, rated 10,000 wind/water $50 871-6965

Digital Sales Consultant Steamboat Today is seeking experienced and motivated sales professional to join our sales team.A college degree and previous sales experience are required. The desire to work hard and pursue a career in sales is a must. Must have ability to multi-task and relevant work experience. Salary is base plus commission.This is a fantastic opportunity with benefits for the right individual. Please send resume and cover letter to: Meg Boyer at

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.

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





• $500 CASH for Select Cars (no title ok) • Copper, Aluminum • Farm Equipment Recycle waste oil & antifreeze. Metal Container Services

D&D Enterprises, Inc. Local Company 970-870-1767


FREE HAIRCUTS WITH AN APPRENTICE! Tuesday’s Only! Runs with Scissors Salon 970-846-3030





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105 E. Victory Way • Craig, CO 81625 • 970-824-3445

Furniture 40% Off Accessories & Gifts 40% Off Area Rugs, 30%-70% off

David Chase Rugs & Furniture 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.

Crate & Barrel table and chairs,$350. Sleeper Sofa, $449. See online ad for detail. Both EC. (970) 819-1227.

HUGE OFFICE FURNITURE BLOWOUT! High quality desks, Hon file cabinets, chairs, copy/fax machines, etc... Please call 303-523-2594. Planning your 2012 vacations 3-cushion sleep sofa, 2-cushion loveseat and Horse boarding made to ease your mind. chair by Steeletec. High, full-padded arms. SW Weekly& long term rates available. color pattern. Very good condition. $575. 970-846-2395 410-370-5226.

Need Money? We are paying top dollar “CASH” for gold/ silver/ platinum jewelry, coins, bullion. ALL NATURAL GRASS FED BEEF,whole,halves, 970-819-5204. quarters and ground beef specials. Your family deserves it! Healthy and Nutritious. 970-367-6798.

***Kite Board/Snow Kite-Ozone impact 12m. w/bars and lines, new, $500. ***Kite Board-Crazy Fly 137x44,new $350.***Salomon BBR-186cm. skied once, $500. ***Remington 870 Full tactical shot gun, rail, light, collapsable stock. $550. 970-846-1036.

Wanted: A reasonably priced, fully functional treadmill in Craig. Send photos to or call 913.284.6505.

Flashy AQHA Mare, Bomb proof kids horse. 15.2,20yr old Chestnut Mare.Does everything, past school horse. $1500 970-871-7898.

SUPER SENIOR SALE ALL PURINA SENIOR HORSE FEED BUY 5, GET 1 FREE. 40lb. Blackoil Sunflower Seed $26.99 ELK RIVER FARM & FEED 970-879-5383

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

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: Collie/Shepherd mix, tan and white, female, no collar, found by the OP. American Staffordshire Terrier, female, white with blue eyes, no collar. DOGS FOR ADOPTION: DOLLY - Female spayed Boxer mix FLASH - Male Corgi/ Huskey mix BUSTER - Male Shih Tzu CATS ON HOLD FOR OWNER: NONE CATS FOR ADOPTION: LILA - Female orange & white JOSIE - Female orange Tabby FUZZY - Female LH gray, blk, wht RUSTY - Male POSH SPICE - Female HUGO - Male GQ - Male Tabby TC - Tabby DAISY - Female Tabby mix SMOKY - Female Siamese SCAT - Female Tabby PIXIE - Female Tabby OTHER: Three Guinea Pigs

3 Bd / 2 Bath $850 / month

1 Bedroom $425 - $600 month Some include utilities

CRAIG:Bachelor/Bachelorette apartment, ANTLERS WANTED! ANTLERS WANTED! I BUY small 1BD, completely furnished, quiet ANTLERS! Deer $1 to $12 per lb. Elk $1 to $9 area, NP/NS Call 970-326-6073. per lb. 970-846-9132.


Commercial Rentals Available. Call for details! 970-824-3445

STEAMBOAT:Very Nice, Bright & Spacious 1BD,1BA, $750, 2BD, 2 Full BA, $950, 3BD, 2 full BA, $1100. Full Sized WD in unit, Patio, Storage, Walk-in Closets. Walk to Mountain. Bus Route, Mail Delivery. Includes Partial Utilities, 12 Month Lease.

Winter Special

CRAIG:Timberglen Apartments is now leasing 2BD, 2BA Apts. Close to college, clean, quiet. CRAIG:Cute and cozy 1BD mother-in-law apart- Hardwood/ tile, all appliances, laundry, pet ment w/one car garage. $550/month. friendly, starting at $525 a month. Come meet Washer/dryer, NS, small pets negotiable. Avail- our new management team and view your new able March 1st. 970-326-3740. home today. 3465 Douglas Street. 970-824-9791.

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 Can- CRAIG:Large 2 & 3 Bedrooms near Mall. Parkcer Awareness Project to learn how to apply for ing, laundry facilities. Electric, kitchens, DW, Dining area. Small Pets ok, Some furnished. funds. 970-846-4554. Starting at $450. Virginia 970-824-7120. Thanking our state, county and city crews for the absolutely amazing job you do keeping our highways plowed! Your hard work is deeply appreciated!

CRAIG:Small 2BD Furnished apt. $425 +electric. Upstairs 2BD furnished apt. $550 + electric. No Pets. Deposit. Hix Apartments. 970-824-3511(H) 970-824-5766(W)

DOWNTOWN STEAMBOAT:Quiet, peaceful small apartment community in beautiful setting.Walking distance to Lincoln Ave.Very large 2BD and 2BD+Loft units. Each unit has private Did you take the test? DUI law and license revo- washer/dryer and gas-fireplace. From cation cases resolved properly. Call Salky Law- $950/mo. includes partial utilities.Very rare vacancy. 970-819-9594. Randall Salky, Attorney. 970-870-9333)

First Month FREE!

Craig: With 1 year lease. 1BD $465, 2BD $560. More privacy, best location...more like home. 970-824-6051.


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STEAMBOAT:1BD/1BA Rockies condo available March 1st.Remodeled,pool,hot tub,entran system, walk to ski. $850/mo.+electric. NP/NS. 970-819-6315. STEAMBOAT:Powder Ridge Condo. 2BD/1BA, remodeled, available immediately, NS/NP. $950+electric. First+security. On bus route. (970)-819-2300

AUSTRALIAN SHEPERD PUPPIES 10 weeks old, 1 female, 5 males, parents on site. Mom is ASCA registered. 970-374-2227 or 970-629-2810

STEAMBOAT:Sunray Meadows, 2BD/2BA, furnished, garage, deck, gas FP, washer/dryer, utilities included, NS/NP, $1500/mo. (561) 414-4530

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

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

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


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

LOST:Maui Jim Prescription Sunglasses around German Shepard Puppies DDR lines ready to go! Howelsen Hill area on 2/10. ***REWARD***. (970)620-6080 or (970)620-0301. References Available. Please call 815-276-5489.

Elk and Deer Antlers Wanted. All Grades, Local Pickup. 208-403-3140 for prices.


Mobile Homes

Labradoodle Puppies. Chocolates and blacks. $1,000. Call 307-231-1220 or 3 0 7 - 2 3 1 - 4 1 6 1 .

FOUND:Vera Wang prescription glasses on CR33 Old English Bulldog Puppies for sale. Ready by The Creek Ranch on 2/17. Please call to March 23, $900. Call Jamie at identify. 970-846-2628. 970-878-3779.

FOUND:Silver rings fnd in woman’s member locker room at health and rec on-02/21/12. Pls call 970-439-1976 with description to claim.

Pheasant Hunting.1200 private acres,20 miles from Grand Junction. 970-241-3949.

3 Bd / 1 Bath $850 / month

Puppy Play Dates 1pm-Sunday’s up to-50lb. Blackoil Sunflower Seeds-40lb $26.99 Buy 3, get 1 All fresh water fish. Elk River Farm & Feed-970-879-5383.


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

3 Bd / 1 1/2 Bath 2 Car Garage and Shop $1,000 / month

Puppy Training Class begins Tuesday Feb. 28 6pm. Don’t wait/Start now! Total teamwork training. Sandra Kruczek 970-824-4189 or 970-629-5006.

Why buy used, when we have new! Mattresses $129, Sofas $399, Recliners $199, 5pc Dinette $249. 385 Ranney. 970-824-2368.

3rd & Lincoln Ave. Downtown Steamboat Springs Open at 11a.m. M-Sat. 970-879-5667

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GEAR! GEAR! GEAR! Mens’s BoardsForum Recon 156- Exc Cond, $80 Men’s OuterwearSpecial Blend Jacket, Sz M, $50 Priced to sell! Get on it! Call Matt at 630-336-2636

1 Month FREE Rent!

CRAIG:With 1 year lease 1BD $475, 2BD $550. We pay gas, water, trash, and heat. Come join our community at Frontier Apartments. 970-824-5376.


OAK CREEK:Large 1BD, $450-monthly +electric & security. NP/NS 1ST MONTH FREE WITH YEAR LEASE, Short/Long term lease available. 970-846-1626. We are looking for a SUNRAY MEADOWS 3 BEDROOM condo for long term rental, unfurnished. Please call Sarah at 970-846-9386

970-824-8127 655 Wickes Avenue Craig, CO

1 Bedroom $0 - $658 2 Bedroom $0 - $715 Rents vary with income • • • •

Swimming Pool Dishwasher/Disposal On-Site Laundry Facilities Walking Distance to Elementary School • 2 Playgrounds • Storage Units • Walk-in closets • Balconies/Patios Equal Housing Opportunity

STEAMBOAT:Clean Furnished Studio. $700 per month. All utilities included. WD, WIFI. NS/NP. Last month and $375.00 Deposit. Erik CRAIG:775 Pershing St. 3Bdrm, 1Bath, Washer/ Dryer hookup, NP, $750/ Mo, 970-367-6468. $750 SD + Utilities. Call 970-629-0998 STEAMBOAT:Garden Level 2BD/1BA apart- & leave message. ment, walk-out deck, full laundry room, $1,000/mo. (970) 870-6684.


5 Bd / 2 Bath Garage and fenced yard $1,200 / month



CRAIG:2BD, and 3BD apts available. NP. Move-in special. WD in apartment. Background Check. 615 Riford Rd #5G. 970-824-2772.

STEAMBOAT:Very Nice, Bright & Spacious 1BD,1BA, $750, 2BD, 2 Full BA, $950, 3BD, 2 full BA, $1100. Full Sized WD in unit, Patio, Storage, Walk-in Closets. Walk to Mountain. Bus Route, Mail Delivery. Includes Partial Utilities, 12 Month Lease.

OAKCREEK:PRIVATE 3BD/2BA, Clean, GREAT open kitchen, W/D, w/patio. NS/NP. Furnished/unfurnished. $750/mo./1-yr. lease, $800/mo.+Deposit +Utilities. Snow removal included. 970-736-8468. STEAMBOAT:3BD+Loft/2BA by Rita Valentine, hardwood floors, deck, garage, W/D, Gorgeous Views. Dog-Neg. $1595. Avail mid-March. Call Central Park Management 879-3294


CRAIG:2BD, 1BA, recent remodel, NICE! $650/mo, $650 dep. Studio Apartmentlaundry facilities, all utilities paid. NICE! $550/mo, $550sd. 970-824-0365, 970-629-1271. CRAIG:1BD cottage for rent. $700 monthly includes all utilities, heat, snow removal, cable/internet, Pets? 1st & Deposit. Available Now. 970-756-3002.

CRAIG:Nice 2BD, 2BA home with W/D hookups, DW, NS, nice yard/storage shed, great neighborhood, close to schools, pets-negotiable, first/last/deposit. 970-629-3155.

CRAIG:2BD house, $550 plus utilities. $500 deposit, 1 pet okay, Hix Apart- OAKCREEK:FIRST MONTH FREE! Newer ments, 824-3511(H), 824-5766(W). 3BD/2BA and 2BD/2BA.Water, sewer, trash included. $750/$650. 970-819-9931. CRAIG:2BD, 2BA, unfinished basement, garage, large yard, w/d, NP. $675/ mo PHIPPSBURG:Available March 1st. 2BD/2BA, very nice quiet location, large yard, storage, plus utilities. 970-326-6646. $600/mo. (970) 736-2353. CRAIG:3BD/2BA Home with 1-CAR garage and workshop. NO PETS, No Smoking, References Required. $950/mo CRAIG:2BD, 1BA TOWNHOME $700/mo $950/Security Deposit 970-824-3364. $700 deposit + utilities. 1096 E. 7th. Available Mar 19th. 970-826-4762.

CRAIG:5.5BD, 2BA, 2-Living Rms, Big Kitchen & Dining; NS, Small pet okay; Call 619-279-3604 or 970-824-3481; $1000 Monthly +Deposit. CRAIG:Newer with hardwoods 3BD/2BA, nice fenced yard, big 2-car garage, great neighborhood, $1300. (970) 629-5427.

OFFICE SUITES at street level 4th & Lincoln: 2-office, 4-office, or 6-office suites; private parking; Main Street signage; All-inclusive rent from $1125/month includes utilities. Call Tom at 970-846-8179 HAYDEN:144 S. Walnut Street, 1800SF retail/storage/shop for sale or lease. $850/month includes all utilities. Call for details 970-879-5755, 970-879-0682, 970-819-3546. 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 Shop/Warehouse, high ceiling, approx. 1750 SF, 2 OH doors, 25’x70’. Call Moser & Associates Inc. 970-879-2839.

STEAMBOAT:Live/ Work in Upper Copper Ridge Business Park: SW facing end unit. Second CRAIG:BEST DEAL IN TOWN!!! 2BD, 2BA floor: Sunny 2BD, 2BA with Master suite, decks. Townhouse. WD, storage shed. No smoking. Warehouse: 3/4BA, 3 ph. power; $2000 month Great location. $650 monthly. Call combined or split at $1200/$1000 each. Must 970-846-6898. see best unit in complex or Copper Ridge. 970-879-5815 or 507-829-7605. CRAIG:Two 3BD, 1BA Townhomes Available, W/D hookup or laundry facility. $750-$850/mo, $700-$850sd. NP/NS. STEAMBOAT:Upstairs 837 Lincoln Ave. Call 970-819-3267 or 970-826-9724. Office space. $395 monthly includes utils. Clean and ready for occupancy. HAYDEN:Brand New Townhome at Creek 970-846-3325 and 970-879-2438. View. 3BD, 2.5BA, Beautiful finishes, low utilities, garage, deck, patio, FP, W/D. NS, NP $1,195 monthly. 970-819-5587. See STEAMBOAT:Family Coming to Town? MT ew Condo Available Near Gondola. Pool, HT, 2BD,


STEAMBOAT:3BD, 2BA,downtown stmbt. Spacious, fireplace, W/D, pets possible, $1800/month + g&e. Call 970-846-8949 STEAMBOAT:4BD, 3BA, garage, decks, views, family home downtown, W/D hook-up, NS, pets considered, $2600/month +utilities, deposit and lease. 970-734-6200. STEAMBOAT:Country living in the lower Elk River Valley, 8-miles from town, 4BD/1BA, washer/dryer, $1200/mo.+utilities, deposits, lease. 846-1823. STEAMBOAT:QUIET 2BD,1BA,downtown,newly remodeled, W/D, NP, NS, lease. $1250 per month +utilities. 970-879-2228.

3651 Juniper Place

You absolutely will not find a nicer home this size for the money!! This home has been completely renovated including new paint, new wood flooring and carpet and even new stainless steel appliances. Home has a wood fireplace and a garage. Sellers are motivated, so bring your offers today before this one gets away!! $149,900

Mike LeWarne 629-1322 & 824-3481

Be Your Own Boss Downtown commercial Steamboat space available to open this summer for an enterprising restaurant or retail entrepreneur. Please email your interest and resume to 469SF office space $535, 1524SF shop space available with loading dock $1105, quiet location, low CAM 970-879-9133 Looking for work? How about working for yourself? Radon business 4-sale. Great part-time business with growth potential. CHIEFTAIN EXECUTIVE for information OFFICE SUITES STEAMBOAT:Office Suites Available for Immediate Occupancy. Conference room accessible. Long/ short term available. Starting at $400/ month. All inclusive Call Bruce 970-846-0262.

Downtown NEW executive office spaces 200-1600 SqFt Prestigious location and finishes. Elevator Access. Underground Parking. Available Soon! 970-819-4230

YAMPA:Newer home, 3BD 2 full baths, low utilities, $825/mo. First, last and security. 1-yr. lease. 638-4618.

Excellent road frontage space 1792SF includes 900SF Mezzanine Potential, 144-1800sf build to suit office suites lease to buy available 970-879-9133

WAS $120,000, NOW $95,000 CRAIG:Owner finance at 6%. Scenic 40 acre lot, 2 miles east north of Craig. $6,500 down.Electric pole on lot. 970-640-8723. Terrific Views!

ABSOLUTELY NEW CONDITION 3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom home with a mature yard and attached garage. New Hickory cabinets in the kitchen to go with the new countertops. New Texture, paint and ooring throughout. A nice quiet concrete back patio. A TRUE Turn-key home ready for you to call your own. $172,000.

3-Owners have bought 200 acres of Craig hunting land with 3 alfalfa fields that hold more than 100 deer per night. Land is in the middle of elk migration route.We also have acreage on Black-Mountain. 2300 total huntable acres includes landlocked, private and BLM for our use only with this deal. Need 4th investor. Land contributes 260-tons of alfalfa, oil mineral rights, crop damage money, and lease to the hunters 2300-acres all seasons. Call Mark, William, John at-720-448-0668.



2010 CHEVROLET COBALT LS #P8300 VIN:1GIAA1F55A7207463 SALE PRICED AT $12,900 STICK SHIFT! WHAT A DEAL! GM-CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED! Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

FSBO in Beautiful Clark, quiet neighborhood with miles of skiing/hiking/biking out your back door! Large 4BD/3BA 2-car garage, high end finishes, beautifully unique logwork. Front porch, large deck w/hottub, w/panoramic views of Zirkel Wilderness, Hahn’s Peak and More. 435k. 970-846-7453


3+Acres Industrial Site. Owner Retiring. Excellent Opportunity & Location. Many existing uses and supplemental income. Bill: 970-879-5036.



Mike LeWarne 629-1322 & 824-3481

1000SF Commercial Space for Lease-Incredible Exposure & Drive By Traffic. AVAILABLE NOW. First month FREE with year lease! $800/mo., $800 SD. Call 824-6464 for showing TODAY!

STEAMBOAT:Silverspur very nice 3BD/2.5BA, heated 2-car-garage, large fenced back yard, hot-tub, WD, lots of storage, $1600/month +utilities 1st/last/security/negotiable, NP/NS. 808-291-5765.

3.5% SELLER FINANCING. NEW Creek View Townhome in Hayden. $199,000. Great price for this new 2 bedroom,2 1/2 bath townhome. High end finishes, kitchen island, beautiful fixtures, fireplace, garage and patio. Seller Financing available (3.5%, 10% down, no HOA for 2yrs.).Also available are new 3BD/2.5BA townhomes.Call Louis @ All Around Real Estate, 970-819-5587. #132459.

Hunter, Investor needed, buy in is $125 per acre

STEAMBOAT:Elk River Estates,Sunny log home w/gourmet kitchen, great room, 2BD+loft/1.5BA, Great room, panoramic views. $1675/utilities included. Pets. STEAMBOAT:3BD, 2BA on mtn. Fully Fur- 3BA. Sleeps 6. Call Scott at Freshies 970-819-2789. nished. Large deck, fenced yard, garage, 970-846-0256. OAK-CREEK:3BD, 2.5BA, 2-car garage, large new furniture. Wood stove, A/C in lvng rm. Incl: family home, nice yard,W/D hook-up, NS, pets water, grbge. NS/NP. Bill (970) 846-4881 considered. $1500/month +utilities, deposit and lease. 970-734-6200. STEAMBOAT:Desirable Fish Creek Falls. PHIPPSBURG:Remodeled top to bottom, Beauti- 1-bedroom available NOW in 4BD home, views, ful 3BD/2BA, large yard, washer/dryer, large WiFi/Satellite-TV, WD, NS/NP. $600/mo. instorage shed.2-blocks off HWY-131,$800/mo. cludes utilities. Deposit. 970-846-2799, First/last/damage-negotiable. NS, pets?. 970-879-5908. 970-736-8120. CRAIG:Looking for an affordable 3BD home w/yard? Get into this for under $950/mo including utilities! Call Country Living Realty 970-824-0223.

1BD/1BA totally remodeled, $15,000/OBO. Fish Creek Trailer Park. Pets okay, no dogs. (970) 879-8857


STEAMBOAT:1000 square foot warehouse with 400 square foot office and bathroom $950 per month plus utilities. Copper Ridge. 970-846-9753

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Fish Creek Mobile Home Park, #31, good condition 2BD/1BA , attached Garage. available immediately, Priced $44,000, Owner carry. (805)481-1904

2009 TOYOTA PRIUS TOURING #P8253B VIN:JTDKB20U593514004 SALE PRICED AT $17,500 LEGENDARY GAS MILEAGE! Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

2009 HONDA CIVIC EX-L #11-7764B VIN: 1HGFA16959L000124 SALE PRICED AT $16,300 ONE OWNER! REAL GAS SIPPER! Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

Rocky Mountain Automotive Used Car Sales!

We Finance!!!

Buy Here- Pay Here Bad Credit? Let Us Help Fully Inspected Vehicles With a Warranty Serving the Yampa Valley since 1980! 1694 Yampa Ave • 824-5749


CRAIG:14x70 remodeled new carpet, windows, cabinets 3BR, 2BA, washer/dryer, fenced yard, ttrees, deck, NP/NS, $600/mo, $600sd. 1yr. lease. 970-824-6800, 970-629-5163.


CLARK:3BD/2.5BA, 2-car garage. 2200sqft. very nice custom built home on culdesac near forest service land. $1300/mnth +utilities. NS, p e t s - c o n s i d e r e d . 970-846-4399/970-846-7453

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

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

•••2004 Saturn View! •Pontiac GrandAm, 103K/miles, $3995, #2973! •2000 Jeep Cherokee, $3795, #3124! •2004 Dodge Stratus! Tom Reuter Dealer, 875-0700

2005 Polaris 500 4X4 4-Wheeler w/Blade/Winch, $3800/OBO. 1998 Polaris 500 4X4, 4-Wheeler, $2800/OBO. 2001 Yamaha TTR 90 Kids Dirt Bike, $875/OBO. 2003 Yamaha TTR 125 Dirt Bike, $875/OBO.All in great condition, garaged. Contact David at 970-824-5251.

2012 CHEVROLET SONIC 2LT #P8280 VIN:1G1JC5SH5C4101018 SALE PRICED AT $17,250 CERTIFIED WHITE NIGHT! TALK ABOUT A DEAL! Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

2010 Nissan Rogue AWD, Low Miles, Auto, Great MPG, All the Equipment! $21,470 #5-3599 Call Stacey 970-879-3900

*1996 Yamaha Phazer 2, 2000k mi. $1,090 OBO. *1998 Polaris RMK 700 2,500k mi $1390 OBO 970-819-0955.

2009 Chevy Suburban 1500 LT 4x4, Leather Heated Seats, Sunroof, Third Row Seats, Road Trip Ready! Only $29,999.00 2DC419A Call (970)-824-4422

2008 Subaru Tribeca AWD, Leather 3-Seats, All the Toys! Sunroof, too much equipment to list! $22,999 #5-3625 Call Tyler 970-824-2100 ****(9) Great Running Subaru Wagons! 1999 Subaru Forester,Great! 2004 GMC Yukon,Super! Tom Reuter, Dealer, 875-0700.

2008 FORD EDGE GREAT MPG! LOADED! PRICED TO SELL! NOW $18,988 STOCK # F6096A PleaseCall (970) 879-8880 or visit

2011 ALL NEW DODGE DURANGO CREW AWD, 3-RD Row Seat Remote Start, 1-owner Low Miles, Sweet Ride Only $29,999.00 #AT795 Call (970) 824-4422

2008 Volvo XC70 AWD, Leather, Low Miles, Go in the snow! Loaded car. You’ve got to see this!!!! #5-3475 $25,993 David 970-879-3900

2011-Hyundai Sonata FWD/auto, all the toys, like new, low miles, you’ve got to drive this! $18,456 #5-3531 Tyler: 970-824-2100

2010 Jeep Patriot 4X4, 4Cyl, Auto, AC, ALL Power, Low Miles, Great MPG $16,478 #5-3553 Call Leon 970-824-2100

2002 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX #12615B VIN:JF1GD29682G500266 SALE PRICED AT $8700 WON’T LAST LONG! YOU NEED TO SEE THIS! Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

2004 FORD FOCUS ZX3 #12694A VIN:3FAFP313X4R117516 SALE PRICE AT $6900 JET BLACK! STICK SHIFT! Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

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2009 Jeep Wrangler 4-door Rubicon 4X4, 6”Pro Lift Front Bumper Winch Navigation, 3rd-Row Seat. Off Road Dream! $29,599.00 #2DT2637A 970-824-4422

2010 Subaru Forester AWD, Auto, AC, Great MPG, One Local Owner, Super Clean!!! #4-2222A $16,667 Call David 970-879-3900

****2000 Subaru Impreza, Sharp! 2004 Honda Element, Fantastic! 1999 Grand Cherokee, 82K/miles! Tom Reuter, Dealer, 875-0700.

2011 TOYOTA CAMRY GREAT MPG! A MUST SEE! LOW MILES! NOW $15,988 STOCK # P1950 Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit

2010 Ford Explorer 4x4, auto, Eddie Bauer, Low Miles, Leather, Completely Loaded! $24,999 #5-3469 Call Stacey 970-879-3900

2008 SATURN OUTLOOK-XR #P8289A VIN:5GZEV23738J118849 SALE PRICE AT $20,000 AWD, HEY! ISN’T IT TIME FOR A SATURN? Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

2005 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon, AWD Automatic Transmission, Great Fuel Economy, Good Miles, Awesome Car! Only $13,995.00 1DT2566B Call 970-824-4422.

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

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

2009 FORD ESCAPE GREAT FUEL ECONOMY! PRICED TO SELL! GREAT DEAL! NOW $14,688!!! STOCK # P2031 Please Call (970)879-8880 or visit

2008 Subaru Outback Limited, great condition, AWD, black, 78k mi., new tires, sun-roof, $15,500. 970-819-1122. 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Black, LT, 5.3 V8, Leather, 3-Seats, Completely Loaded, Call on this one! $34,980 #3-3589 Call Ben 970-879-3900

1993 Jeep Wrangler. 2-door Jeep-Wrangler hardtop. 6-cylinder, 4-speed, new 2009 GMC ENVOY 4x4 Silver $17K ~70KMi winch/windshield, bikini top, second set of Newer Tires 6Cyl 4spd Auto Clean Title snow tires/wheels. $5,500-FIRM. 970-736-2395 or 291-9516 281-995-2885.


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Motor Sports Big SALE. Hiniker Snow plows, All snowmachine trailers, New & Used Gooseneck Backhoe trailers, Auto Parts of Craig 970-824-6544.

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


8x8x12 Enclosed Trailer, dual axel, storage on top, wired work benches, rear double doors. $1500 812-454-3835-Local.

****1998 Dodge Dakota ClubCab Flatbed, $5,450! #3103. 1995 Ford Ranger, $3,795! #3149,1990 Chevrolet Silverado,Clean! Tom Reuter, Dealer, 875-0700. Full Warranties.

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

2008 Ford F-250 Supercab XLT, 4x4, Fx4 Package V-10 Engine. Great Shape! Trailer Tow. Great Miles! Only $20,999 #2J205AA Call 970-824-4422

2009 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 2-door Hardtop, Automatic Transmission, 4x4, Super Clean, Great Miles, One Owner. ONLY $24,999 2J210A Call (970)-824-4422

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

•1985 F250 Lariat, 351 engine, extended cab w/snowplow, $3200. •1986 Bronco, 302 engine, w/snowplow, very reliable, $3500. 970-402-0581. 2004 Dodge 2500 5.9L Diesel Crew-Cab 188K, Aluminum Flat-Bed, Gooseneck Hitch Rebuilt Trans, Leather, PS, PW, CC, $10,900 Jason 970-879-5138

2008 JEEP COMPASS AFFORDALE! GREAT 1ST VEHICLE! EXCELLENT MPG! NOW $15,688!!! STOCK # P2004 Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit


2007 FORD F150 EXCELLENT CONDITION! A MUST SEE! YOU WAN’T WANT TO MISS OUT! NOW $24,988!!! STOCK # P2035 Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit

2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL AWD, Leather, Low Miles. Go in the snow! Sunroof, very clean!!! $18,999 #5-3627 Call Leon 970-824-2100 2007 FORD EXPLORER SPORT-TRAC ONE OWNER! FOR WORK OR PLAY! REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE! NOW $19,725!!! Stock # D5980A Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit 2008 Dodge 3500 QuadCab Cummins Diesel 4X4 Manual Transmission Good Miles Great Work Truck! Only $25,999.00 #2DT2631A 970-824-4422

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT2 4X4, Z71 CrewCab, Leather Heated Seats, Very Clean. Good Miles! Only $22,999.00 #P0616A 970-824-4422

2008 Ford F-150 Supercrew XLT Shortbed 4X4, Leather Heated Seats, Fx4 Package, Trailer Tow, Only $19,599.00 #2DT2603AA

2008 Ford F250 4x4, XLT Lariat, Power Stroke Diesel, Leather, Loaded! Low Miles. #5-3259 $35,990 Call Ben 970-879-3900

Call (970) 824-4422

2010 Chevy-1/2 4X Crew Cab 5.3-V8/LT/Auto All the Power Toys Low Miles, Alum Wheels #5-3215 $28,789 David 970-879-3900

2000 GMC Safari SLE,AWD, cruise, 31k miles, 96 Dodge Laramie SLT Sport, 5.9L, 4x4, cruise, one owner, superb condition, nearly-new tires & power everything, 2nd owner, well maintained, snow tires. $6995 970-819-6100. 173k miles, $3500/ OBO. 970-629-9496.

2011 GMC YUKON SLT #P8290 VIN:1GKS2CE08BR326399 SALE PRICE AT $39,000 4WD. ONE OWNER! FLEX FUEL! GM-CERTIFIED Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448


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

2011 Dodge Ram 1500 QuadCab SLT 4x4 w/Hemi V-8, Automatic Transmission Great Miles, 1-Owner Like New! $27,999.00 #AT796 Call (970)-824-4422

2008 Dodge 3500 QuadCab 4X4 Manual Transmission LongBed, Cummins Diesel Ready to Work Sacrifice @$22,599.00 #1DT2569A Call (970) 824-4422 2001 Harvest Gold Ford Explorer Sport-Trac 4x4, good condition, 4WD, leather, bucket seats, tow-package, sunroof, keyless entry, 147k-mi. $5900-OBO 970-846-4569.

2002 Dodge 2500 SLT QuadCab 4x4, 5.9 Liter Cummins Diesel, Automatic Transmission. 2” Lift, Great Price, Only $14,599.00 1DT2575B Call (970)-824-4422

2008 TOYOTA SIENNA AWD, REAR DVD, GREAT FAMILY VEHICLE! NOW $24,988!!! Stock # P2018 Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit

SPORTS Craig Daily Press

Monday, February 27, 2012

To report scores, call Josh Gordon at 875-1795

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LSRV boys win elusive regional championship By JOSHUA GORDON DAILY PRESS WRITER

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MELISSA CAMILLETTI, a Moffat County High School senior, drives the lane Saturday at Centaurus High School during a Sweet 16 game against the Warriors. The 45-32 loss marked the end of Melissa and fellow senior Annie Sadvar’s careers for the MCHS girls varsity basketball team.

END OF THE ROAD MCHS basketball team struggles offensively in 45-32 loss in Sweet 16


LAFAYETTE — Annie Sadvar and Melissa Camilletti were upset following Saturday’s Sweet 16 game at Centaurus High School. It wasn’t only because the 45-32 loss was the two Moffat County High School seniors’ last game, but because they felt they should have won. “We shouldn’t have lost,” Melissa said. “We were the better team and we should not

have lost.” “We played terrible and gave up for pretty much the whole fourth quarter,” Sadvar said. The MCHS girls varsity basketball team struggled to make shots and a late run by Centaurus clinched an Elite 8 berth for the Warriors. “(Centaurus) played right in your face defense and we had to work hard for any open shot,” head coach Matt Ray said. “We needed to cut or set screens, but we had to earn every shot we did make. In the

second half, I think we just got tired and to win a game like this we are going to have to work harder.” The Bulldogs (18-7) made one field goal in the first quarter, but went into the second tied 10-10 thanks to the team going 8 for 9 from the freethrow line. MCHS took a 12-10 lead to start the second quarter, but Centaurus answered with a 3-pointer to go up 13-12. Sadvar said the Bulldogs tried to force things offensively,

resulting in sloppy play and turnovers. “We forced passes we shouldn’t have,” she said. “We needed to calm down and take what was open instead of what we wanted to be open.” Centaurus took a 29-22 lead early in the third quarter, but Melissa hit two free throws and Sadvar followed up with a layup to pull the Bulldogs within three at 29-26 heading into the fourth. See MCHS on page 12

Paul Prestrud said when a shooter is on, there is no stopping them. Such was the case for Daniel Wille, a Little Snake River Valley (Wyo.) School senior, on Saturday in the finals of the 1A West Regional Tournament. The Burlington defense collapsed inside the paint, forcing the LSRV boys varsity basketball team to take shots from the outside. Wille responded, scoring 36 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead the Rattlers to a 63-53 victory and the senior class’s first regional championship. “Daniel is a shooter and when a shooter is feeling it, it is hard to slow them down,” said Prestrud, the Rattlers head coach. “It didn’t matter if he was five feet behind the arc or four feet from the basket, his shots went in. “It was his night, and he played really well.” Burlington gave the Rattlers (25-0) one of their closest games all season. LSRV led by six after the first quarter and by four heading into halftime, but the Rattlers made the plays when it mattered. “We were never really able to pull away, but we played good defense and some big steals helped us out,” Prestrud said. See LSRV on page 12


MCHS club hockey v. Durango/ Telluride 10 a.m. Sat., March 3 Moffat County Ice Arena


Men’s College Hoops #18 Notre Dame @ #8 Georgetown 5 p.m. ESPN

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