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VOL. 111, NO. 133


YVDP unveils Community Indicators Project report BY JOE MOYLAN DAILY PRESS WRITER


Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club finally hits the trail after a late start this season BY JOE MOYLAN DAILY PRESS WRITER

For Joe Tonso, 71, snowmobiling isn’t simply about the power of the machine, the speed, or the exhilaration of the ride, though the sport does offer those perks. A Glenwood Springs native, Tonso moved to Craig in 1969 with his wife, Jenn, to teach math and computer science at Moffat County High School. Avid outdoor enthusiasts, Tonso and Jenn spent much of their free time hunting and fishing. Then, in the late 1960s, a friend who owned a SkiDoo dealership in Glenwood



“This is our only wintertime activity. We’re not a ski town, we’re a snowmobile town.”

On the ‘Net: For a video interview with Joe Tonso and Bill Spicer of the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club, see this story at

Joe Tonso, Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club grooming chairman

Springs convinced the couple to take out two of his sleds for the day. How the Tonsos looked at outdoor recreation was never the same. “My wife and I got on the machines and really enjoyed getting up into places where we hunted during the fall in the

Glenwood Flat Tops,” Tonso said. “We really thought that was so neat. “We were hunters and fishermen, and decided to take it one more step by going to see the country we loved while it had snow on it.” Now retired, Tonso serves as grooming chairman of the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club in Craig and is actively involved in

the Colorado Snowmobile Association. For him, snowmobiling is about enjoying the outdoors with his wife, as well as his close friend, Bill Spicer, 77. Spicer, an Illinois native, NOWECOS board member, and also a retired MCHS school teacher, moved to Craig in 1962. Though Spicer credits the Tonsos for introducing him to the sport in 1970, it was his agriculture and Future Farmers of America students who cemented his passion for snowmobiling. See SLED on page 7

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JOE TONSO, wearing orange, and Bill Spicer, yellow, pause for a photo while enjoying one of the many open parks maintained by the Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club. Despite a late start to the season, Tonso said conditions are now prime for riding.

The number of nonprofit organizations in Moffat County and the average hourly wage for local employees is on the rise. That information, along with other statistics, comes from the 2012-13 Community Indicators Project report, recently released by Yampa Valley Data Partners. “It’s meant to be a reference guide for people working on a variety of projects,” YVDP Executive Director Kate Nowak said. “It has a lot of great community information people may need when building a business plan or when nonprofits need to apply for a grant.” YVDP began the project in 2006 to measure quality of life in the Yampa Valley by studying the health of civic, economic, environmental and social factors in Moffat and Routt counties. According to the report, 20 new nonprofit organizations were established in Moffat County between 2006 and 2010. Nowak attributes the increase to the needs of the community. “To me, nonprofits are coming to the area because certain needs aren’t being met either in the

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community calendar of events

BY The DAilY PreSS STAff

Talent show auditions March 31 at MCHS

Tryouts for the Craig Concert Association’s annual talent show will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. Residents with a variety of acts, including singing and dancing, are welcome to participate. The talent show is scheduled for April 21. For more information, call Denise Hainault at 8248326.

Caucus, county assembly set for Tuesday

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spiritual growth. A questionand-answer session will follow each lesson. For more information, call 824-3176.

Church of Christ hosting gospel meetings


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1 p.m. A Moffat County School Board tutorial on English-language learners takes place in the school district administration building’s boardroom, 775 Yampa Ave. The event is open to the public. Call 824-3268. 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. 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 p.m. A free senior dinner takes place at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. Call 8247145.

Regional Cities Friday

Colder with a snow shower Partly sunny and milder possible

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.

AIRPORT INTEREST: This week’s Craig Daily Press question of the week centers on Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden. Should Craig and Moffat County officials take more steps to market the local community to visitors through the airport? Vote online now at

The Craig Book Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Lutheran Church of Grace, 657 Green St.


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.

On the ’Net

Craig book club meeting Thursday

The Craig Church of Christ, 795 Green St., will host gospel meetings at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday and Wednesday at the church. Speaker Wayne Burger will present on keys to


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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.

The next Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Business After-Hours Mixer is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. March 15 at Hampton Inn and Suites, 377 Cedar Court. Hampton Inn and Brothers Custom Processing are hosting the event. For more information or to RSVP, call 824-5689 or email office@craig-chamber. com.

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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 Early Education Center, 402 W. Main St., in Rangely. Call 970-675-2064.

Next Chamber mixer slated for Hampton Inn

6:30 p.m. Donations are accepted.

A caucus and county assembly for Moffat County Democrats is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Attendees must be registered Democrats to participate. A potato bar supper will be served from 5:30 to


Bonnie Thompson will review “Known and Unknown” by Donald Rumsfeld. For more information, call 824-4136.

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The avalanche danger for the Steamboat zone is CONSIDERABLE (Level 3) on all other slopes.

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. 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. “Pulse,” a New Creation Church youth group, meets at the church, 520 Westridge Road. Ages 11 to 18 years old are welcome. 6:30 p.m. Gospel meetings take place at The Craig Church of Christ, 795 Green St. The topic is keys to spiritual growth. Call 824-3176. 7 p.m. Fellowship Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 657 Green St. Call 326-6646. 7 to 8:15 p.m. Open swimming takes place at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Admittance costs $3 for adults and $2 for students. Call 826-6557.

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monday morning chat

Monday, March 5, 2012

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‘Always try to be positive’

Bryce Jacobson

Five minutes with Haley Brumback, 33, employee at Bob Johnson Insurance Agency

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Where is your hometown? “Right here. I grew up in Craig.”

a while.” Favorite part of life in Northwest Colorado? “The nature and all the things you can do. All the outdoor activities, like hunting, camping and fishing.”

What’s kept you in town? “I just moved back this past August to be closer to my family.” Motto or outlook on life? “Just always try to be positive.”

What kind of car would you drive with unlimited spending money? “If I could afford the fuel, probably a Cadillac Escalade. I like SUVs and trucks, and that one is really nice.”

Favorite part of the job? “Everybody I work with and the clients. Just all the people.” Favorite meal from a local restaurant? “I prefer Subway’s cold cut combo.”

Word or phrase you’d use to describe yourself? “Familyoriented.”

Dream vacation spot? “Any place tropical. I really want to go to Belize. It’s just beautiful there.”

Celebrity crush? “The lead singer from Bush, Gavin Rossdale. He’s the first person to pop into my head.”

Nightmare vacation spot? “Probably the Middle East.” TV show you can’t do without? “I’d say ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ I love the humor, the comedy, just the whole cast. I started watching it on DVD because I didn’t have cable for


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Haley Brumback fields a call at the front desk of Bob Johnson Insurance Agency, 690 W. Victory Way. Brumback, 33, a Craig native, recently began working at the State Farm affiliate after moving back to town with her teenage son.

Proudest accomplishment? “Being a mom. I’ve got a son who’s 14, turning 15 this year. I just like every part of being a mom. I don’t think there’s any part that’s more meaningful than the rest.”

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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

Craig Youth Baseball

Open to youth from 8 to 15 yrs old. A hat and shirt are included in your fee. Night league teams available for the following age groups: 8-10, 11-12 and 13-15 year olds. 8 – 12 year olds will have to travel to Hayden, Meeker and Rangley at least once. 13 – 15 year olds will have to travel Rifle, Rawlins, Hayden and Meeker at least once during the season. DEADLINE to sign up is May 28th. Practice begins April 30th with games starting May 21st. Fee is $50. For more information call Craig Parks & Recreation at 826-2029. You can sign up at City Hall or on line at

T-Ball, Coach Pitch & Girls Softball Registration Craig Parks and Recreation is now taking

registrations for T-Ball, Coach Pitch, & Girls Softball. T-Ball is for 5 and 6 year olds. Coach Pitch is for 7 and 8 year olds. Girl’s Slowpitch is for ages 8 – 18. Season begins the week of May 7th. The fee is $30. Deadline to sign up is March 28th. For more information call Parks and Recreation at 826-2029. You can sign up at City Hall or on-line at

Water Aerobics!

Great exercise and fun! Water Aerobics improves cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and body tone. The water provides added resistance, yet is less stressful on joints than traditional aerobic classes. The City of Craig Parks and Recreation Department is offering a spring Water Aerobics Class beginning Monday March 19th and ending Wednesday May 2nd. The class meets from 7:00pm to 8:00 Monday and Wednesdays at the Moffat County High School Pool. Classes will not be held on April 2nd & 4th due to Spring Break. Fee is $30 for 6 weeks. Drop-in fee is $3.00. You can sign up online at or you can come to City Hall at 300 W 4th Street. For more information call 826-2017.

Adult Red Cross & CPR

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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Financial expert to speak about technology opportunities BY ANDY BOCKELMAN FOR THE DAILY PRESS

If you’ve got extra funds put away for a rainy day, now might be the time to break them out and get your portfolio to see some growth. And, if you get involved with the right business venture, you might be strengthening the world around you, as well. As part of this month’s 5:05 Drinks Program, Yampa Valley Data Partners will host special guest speaker Sam Jones with the presentation “Investing Your Money: Clean & Green.” Jones, of Steamboat Springs, is the president of Denverbased business All Season Financial Advisors. He will discuss potential investments in the field of green energy, especially those that would be appealing to Northwest

Colorado residents. Organizer Kate Nowak said Jones has been quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The Denver Post and SmartMoney Magazine. “I’ve listened to him speak and the thing I like about Sam is that he tells it like it is,” she said. “He really lays it all out there. We’ve been trying to schedule him for a couple months, but he’s pretty busy.” Nowak said attendees could benefit greatly from new information about green technology. “Getting in on the ground floor of these kinds of things could make them a lot of money,” she said. March’s 5:05 Drinks Program takes place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta, 465 Yampa Ave. Admission is free, as are

the appetizers. For more information, call 824-1133 or visit

Thrift store owner weathers change When you’re bargain hunting, the best time to be out and about in the pursuit of the best deals is when the days are warm and inviting. Though the climate is drastically different from when she first started her business, Michelle Noland still keeps customers in the same frame of mind as they were in the summer. Noland, the owner of M&M Secondhand Store, 80 E. Fourth St. No. 105, first started up last July in the wake of a similar store’s closing. The business Faze II used to

operate out of her premises. “It was just kind of empty and the landlord had to get rid of a bunch of their stuff,” she said. “At the time, there weren’t any other thrift stores except the (Community) Budget Center, but now we’ve had a couple more open up. It seems like not many people knew about Faze II when it was open.” Noland said the idea to set up shop was the brainchild of a group of friends. “A bunch of them asked me if they gathered up their stuff if I would sell it, so it worked out that way,” she said. Noland’s store offers a variety of used items donated by community members, with the greatest emphasis on clothing and books. “I was doing quite well in the

summer and fall, and it’s kind of slowed down for the winter, but it’s slow all through town,” she said. With the winter weather limiting her sidewalk appeal for passersby, Noland said she has to rely on word of mouth. She said the challenge of making her presence known has been easy thanks to fellow business owners. She has gotten numerous referrals from neighboring businesses like Chaos Ink and Black Mountain Glass. Her donation box also helps her keep inventory well stocked. “It’s all based on the kindness of strangers,” she said. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: • 8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

• 8:35 to 8:45 a.m. Consent agenda: Review and sign the following documents: approve Feb. 21 meeting minutes; letter of support for Kai Turner’s reappointment to the Northwest Resource Advisory Council; update of Appendix G of the county land use plan; resolution of support for the protection of the current lottery distribution formula. • 8:45 to 9 a.m. General discussion:

Note commissioners may discuss any topic relevant to county business whether or not the topic has been specifically noted on the agenda. • 9 to 9:15 a.m. Discussion with Bill Mack and Linda DeRose, of the road and bridge department Present bid recommendation for pickup truck purchase

Adult Activity and Care Program — Sign up today! (at The Haven 300 South Shelton Lane in Hayden)

• Activities include music, presentations, exercise, art, social events, health and wellness services. • March Special Promotion - $60 per day Tuesdays and Fridays and $50 per day for those with memory care needs on March 23 and 30. • Free Transportation from Craig. Call Karen Burley for more info and to register at 970-875-1888

Stay Informed Need Health Insurance? Looking for a Medical Home? We can help you enroll in CHP and Medicaid and get you connected with a doctor for you and your family. Call Jenny at 970-871-7691. Our Women’s Health Clinic offers low cost birth control, STD screenings, Pap Smears, Breast Exams and general women’s health care based on income for all ages, all income levels, and all insurance status. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. If you are 50 or older, you need to get tested for colon cancer. Talk to your healthcare provider today! Drop in Immunization Clinics for all routine vaccinations, including flu, are held every Thursday from 2:30-4:30 at Craig VNA.

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• 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Discussion with Glenda Bellio Discuss use of Moffat County Fairgrounds for Wild West Weekend event • 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Discussion with Lynette Running, of human resources Present personnel requisition for approval. • 9:45 to 10 a.m. Discussion with Dereck Maiolo and DeLaine Brown, of Moffat

County High School student council Seat belt program presentation. The agenda is subject to change until 24 hours before scheduled hearings. The board may alter the times of the meetings throughout the day or cancel or reschedule noticed meetings.

Moffat County Tourism Association Board meeting When: 11 a.m. Wednesday Where: Conference room at the Hampton Inn, 377 Cedar Court Agenda: • Introduction: Call to order, roll call Welcome guests Review of financials and minutes Conflict of interest disclosure • Presentations: Grand Olde West Days funding request Welcome to Craig and advertising opportunity recap: Craig Daily Press • Discussion and action items: Grand Olde West Days funding request Welcome to Craig and advertising opportunity recap: Craig Daily Press Dinosaur Welcome Center: AGNC EZM refund Bicycle Tour Colorado update Craig Chamber of Commerce membership Visitor Center memorandum of understanding Additional advertising opportunities 2012 supplemental Director’s report questions • Public comments • Partner updates • Adjournment The next regular meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 4 in the conference room at the Hampton Inn, 377 Cedar Court.

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DEATHS Clarene Ione Yonkers 1931-2012

Clarene Ione Yonkers died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado with her family by her side. She was born Oct. 12, 1931, in Glenwood Springs, to Albert Oleson and Ione Carpenter. In 1949, she graduated as valedictorian from Eagle County High School in Gypsum. She married Russell Ping in 1950. The marriage ended in divorce. On Feb. 25, 1969, she married Thomas Yonkers and moved to Edwards. She and Tom owned Whitewater Package Liquor in Edwards for many years. They retired in Grand Junction in the late 1990s. Following Tom’s death in 2002, Clarene moved to Craig to be closer to her daughter, Karen. She lived in Craig until her death. She enjoyed dancing, puzzles, playing cards, bingo, playing the piano and crocheting. She and Tom enjoyed vacationing

in Las Vegas, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. In addition to her husband, Tom, she was preceded in death by her parents, brother Sam Oleson, and stepdaughter Shelly Yonkers. Clarene is survived by her children, Michael Ping, of Grand Junction, Ronnie (JoJo) Ping, of Montrose, Rick Ping, of Gypsum, Kathy (Bob) Hammer, of Soldotna, Alaska, and Karen (Josh) Zimmerman, of Craig; stepdaughters Linda (David) McFann, of Denver, and Cindy Hersey, of Alaska; brother Jack Oleson; sister Linda Reynolds; and 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A celebration of her life was Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Grand Junction. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Memorial Hospital Foundation in memory of Clarene Yonkers.


y daughter, Jane, is making a scrapbook for me, about me and what I’ve done, the different organizations I’ve worked with, etc. It brings back a lot of memories. The pictures bring back faces of people I still remember Mary Jo Brown doing things with and going places with, but names and dates sometimes escape me. Sometimes the event will come to mind, and yeah, I can recall the whole thing.

Volunteers are among the nicest people. Happy birthday to Lavene Smith, James Barrientez and Wendell Brown. Get well/speedy recovery to Richard Brenton, Bridget Krause, Elaine Bradley, Elna Yoast, Deb Jacobo, Brian Hoza, Virginia Miller, and Della Baldwin. The noon potluck is Friday at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Bingo follows. Call me with news, birthdays, anniversaries, etc., at 824-2139. Thanks. Mary Jo Brown


John L. Ilko 1942-2012


Dr. John L. Ilko, Jr., was born Jan. 29, 1942. He died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Kearney, Neb. Pheasants, fireworks and fast cars were a few of the words to describe our daddy. After a brief illness called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, our sweet daddy, Dr. John L. Ilko, Jr., went home to be with the Lord. We would love for you to join us at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Horizon Christian Fellowship Church in Laramie, Wyo., to celebrate the memorable times we enjoyed with him. Plans have also been made to gather in Craig later in the season for when the weather becomes pleasant for travel and

better for everyone if you cannot make it to Laramie. This date is to be determined and will be announced in the newspaper. Left behind are his children and their spouses, Rachel and Nick Veenstra, and Johnny and Laura Ilko, and his lifelong friend and wife, Sally Ilko. They were married 46 years in June 2011, and God also blessed them with two grandchildren he enjoyed, Keegan, 7, and Jacob, 3, Veenstra. Condolences may be sent to 851 Evans, Laramie, Wyo., 82070 and calls directed to (970) 620-1457. Please celebrate the great times with Dad. “The idea is to die young as late as possible.” Ashley Montagu, (1905 –1999).

PICTURED HERE is a mechanism believed to be a decorative cigar cutter, used particularly for small cigars. The German-manufactured item provides a guillotine cut. It is part of the collection at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40.


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Cringing with Mitt

By Patrick Germond


Special to the Daily Press

’m just an average Joe in flyover country asking for help with rising fuel costs. Please don’t be offended. This letter is not meant to be angry or invective. Nonetheless, when you took office in 2009, the country on Patrick Germond average was spending a mere $1.84 per gallon, compared to $3.76 or more per gallon in some areas of the country today. This increase in price is a problem. You see, size does matter. Americans have big dreams and we need an energy policy that matches these big dreams. Here in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, a number of people like big trucks with big tires and cars with big motors that go fast. And like yourself, we like to go on vacations with our families. We like our jobs in the energy industry. These jobs put bread on the table and keep the lights on. We don’t want a piece of someone else’s pie — we’re more than willing to earn the American dream all on our own. Americans are having a hard time making ends meet with the rising price of fuel because with it also comes

the rising price of food and other goods. People are feeling the pinch, and have less money to fill their gas tanks. I’ve seen multiple cars in the past month that had to be pushed out of intersections and shoved into ditches, and by that I mean real ditches, not theoretical ditches. Winston Churchill once said, “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.” Meaning, the radical theocracy of Earth-worshipping needs to be dialed down a bit and replaced with reason and common sense. The special interest environmentalist fanatics have you imposing environmental policies that amount to an oil embargo on the U.S. You say your priority is creating jobs. It seems to me the Keystone pipeline and an oil boom would fit right in with your priority, meaning American people and jobs would come first, before the environmentalists, right? America needs to drill itself out of its current energy crisis like it has successfully done before. In World War II, when an increase in fuel was needed for the war effort, we were able to increase domestic oil production, which helped sustain the allied forces. A more recent example is when Ronald Reagan became president he was able to lower gas prices within six months by unleashing oil

production. You and your advisors say that we cannot drill our way out of our current situation, but history proves your theory is flat wrong. Reagan’s policy of unshackling oil production gutted the speculation market by the promise of flooding the market with American oil. Speculators didn’t want to secure and buy high-priced crude a year out when in the near future prices were going to be lower because of the increase in American oil production. You could, as the president, ease current government regulations on drilling exploration across the country and quit choking us and the economy like a Sunday necktie. You’re in charge of the country’s energy policies, you’re our elected advocate on this matter. You have the power to raise domestic oil production and meet global demand with more supply. Right now our energy policy is down right ludicrous, resembling a kid trying to pick his nose with mittens more than a free market system. Americans would like to go on vacation instead of just watching you and your family go on vacation. For us to do that, we need lower gas prices. So please, Mr. President, take your foot off the brake and give America a little gas.

f he weren’t so smug, it would almost be possible to feel sorry for Mitt Romney. Beyond the flip-flopping, has any worse actor ever attempted the role of presidential candidate? It’s beyond Romney’s powers to persuade most people of his sincerity about things he DOES believe, much less Gene Lyons the many tenets of contemporary GOP faith he probably doesn’t share -- assuming, for the sake of argument, that anybody, including himself, knows which is which. There’s little doubt, however, that Romney believes he deserves to be president, in rather the way the fictional Lord Grantham deserves to preside over Downton Abbey. It’s his inability to conceal that sense of entitlement that makes him such an awkward politician. The candidate’s cringe-inducing attempts to present himself as a Regular Joe almost invariably end in boasting. Campaigning in his native Michigan, he assured voters that his wife drives not just one $50,000 Cadillac, but two -- one at their Boston home, the other at their seafront mansion near La Jolla, Calif., as aides subsequently clarified. No word how Mrs. Romney gets around at their New Hampshire lakeside compound or their Park City, Utah, ski palace. Visiting the Daytona 500, Romney admitted he’s not a keen NASCAR fan, but does have friends who own racing teams. Defending himself on CNN from the perception that his wealth leaves him “out of touch,” he allowed as how “If people think that there is something wrong with being successful in America, then they better vote for the other guy, because I’ve been extraordinarily successful and I want to use that success and that know-how to help the American people.” On the “Today” Show, Romney explained that people concerned with income inequality are simply jealous. “You know, I think it’s about envy,” he said. “I think it’s about class warfare. When you have a president encouraging the idea of dividing America based on the 99 percent versus 1 percent -- and those people who have been most successful will be in the 1 percent -- you have opened up a whole new wave of approach in this country which is entirely inconsistent with the concept of one nation under God.” Got that, peasants? God’s behind the 13.9 percent tax rate Romney paid on $43 million he earned in 2010 while technically unemployed.


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SLED: Recent snowfall a boon to snowmobile club’s activity

YVDP: Average hourly wage above rate of inflation FROM PAGE 1

government, healthcare or business sectors,” she said. In addition, the report states the average hourly wage for local workers has increased steadily each year and is nearly double the defined self-sufficiency wage. The self-sufficiency wage in Moffat County, as outlined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute, is $10.87 per adult. In 2001 the average hourly wage in Moffat County was $17.72. By 2009, it had increased to $20.11. “The average hourly wage in Moffat and Routt counties has risen 2-percent faster than the rate of inflation,” Nowak said. “That’s due in part to the fact that we have good paying jobs in the mines and through energy and utilities, but it’s also because it is expensive to live here and most businesses adjust their pay scales accordingly.” Much of the information in the project report shows the quality of life in the Yampa Valley is good. One blight in the report concerns rising property crime rates in Moffat County. Although not as high as 2005

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when the property crime rate peaked at 29.3 per 1,000 residents, there has been a steady increase in property crimes since 2007, when the rate bottomed to 19.4 incidents per 1,000 residents. In 2010, the most recent year for data, the property crime rate spiked to 23.2 per 1,000 residents. Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta said property crimes are not on the rise in the sense that there are more home burglaries or car break-ins.

“What we’re seeing lately is an increase in shoplifting arrests, which would be reported as a property crime,” Vanatta said. “We attribute that increase to the down economy and more people being out of work.” On a more positive note, the number of violent crimes has dropped significantly during the same time period from 3.2 incidents per 1,000 residents in 2005 to 1.3 incidents per 1,000 residents in 2010. Hard copies of YVDP’s 2012-13 Community Indicators Project report are available at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St.; Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way; Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.; and the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way.

NOWECOS includes 78 members, but Tonso said the club is always looking for people, particularly young folks, to join their ranks. “This is our only wintertime activity,” Tonso said. “We’re not a ski town, we’re a snowmobile town.” The club rides together the second Saturday and fourth Sunday of each month, and departs from Craig Middle School at 9 a.m. For more information on dues,

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and family was the initial intention of the club, members do much more than play. “There’s a lot of good that comes out of it,” Spicer said of the club. “Like money for high school scholarships” Every year, NOWECOS participates in the CSA’s annual snowmobile raffle, which provides scholarship money for 27 of the state organization’s 36 member clubs. The raffle begins each year after Halloween and runs until about a week before Christmas. In 2011, 6,500 total tickets were sold by the 27 participating organizations. More than one-sixth of that total was sold locally by NOWECOS members, which brought more than $1,700 back to the community. NOWECOS also typically hosts a local fundraiser, a Poker Run, at Freeman Trailhead. The event combines snowmobiling with a five card draw tournament. The run attracts more than 50 participants from all over the state and raises an additional $1,000 for the club’s college scholarship program. But the event, hosted each year in January, was cancelled this year due to a lack of snow. Even so, NOWECOS has pledged to award two $1,000 college scholarships this year.

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“For many of the kids I taught, if dad wasn’t going, they weren’t going,” Spicer said. “So one day they asked if I would go with them.” Spicer didn’t own a sled at the time, but knew a guy in town who rented them. “I never thought I would buy one, but after riding with the kids I went out and bought my first of 14 sleds in the fall of 1971,” he said. Since then, Spicer estimates he’s logged approximately 60,000 miles on a snowmobile. But the 2012 season may upset Spicer’s average. It wasn’t until recently that Mother Nature decided to cooperate. “It’s been a really bad year for snowmobiling,” Tonso said. “Like everybody else we need the snow, not just for snowmobiling. We kind of need the snow for water next year.” Since the club’s inception in the fall of 1986, this was the first season the club did not have its 107 miles of groomed trails and open parks located 11 miles north of Craig marked by the first of December. “We just marked our trails this past weekend,” Tonso said. “The reason being, we didn’t have enough snow to hold our posts up.”

Winter couldn’t stay away forever and patient riders were rewarded in a big way when storms began rolling into the region, dropping close to eight feet in the last few weeks. “It’s all set up,” Tonso said. “They (NOWECOS members) tell me we got another foot at least of that wet, heavy powder on Tuesday, so the snowmobiling right now is excellent because of that.” Although the snow of late is prime for snowmobiling, previous storms brought dry “sugar snow” to the area, which doesn’t set as well as the heavier kind. Tonso likened sugar snow to ball bearings. When you have dry snow as a base, and then receive periods of heavier snow on top, the snowpack can become unstable and slide. For the first time in 25 years, Tonso said the club posted avalanche warning signs on its trails. “We just are not faced with those kinds of conditions, normally, in this northwestern part of Colorado,” Tonso said. “But, as long as you don’t get the bottom (layers) moving, it is great snowmobiling. “I mean, you can play in the trees and go wherever you want, but you do need to be careful on 30-degree slopes or greater.” Although riding with friends

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ere are some of the entries in the Craig Daily Press’ Your Community Snapshots photo series. Submit your favorite photos — of any subject matter — to

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Well flames north of town.

The regal Chamberlain Hotel at Fort Monroe just before sunset.

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A view from the family homesteaded ranch.

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2 FOR THE ROAD LSRV boys, girls basketball teams bring home state titles BY JOSHUA GORDON DAILY PRESS WRITER

Last year, the Little Snake River Valley School (Wyo.) boys varsity basketball team got back to prominence, winning the 1A state title. This season was about staying on top, head coach Paul Prestrud said. The Rattlers went from November to March, never losing in 28 games, capped by a 70-59 victory Saturday over Burlington in Casper, Wyo., to capture their second consecutive state championship. “Last year was the first time in a while we won a title, so I think this year there was a little more pressure,” Prestrud said. “It was nice to go undefeated and prove in the final game that we didn’t just beat easy teams because we played a good team in Burlington and beat them playing our game.” It was the team’s three seniors — Miles Englehart, Rex Stanley and Daniel Wille — who again led the team in their final game as Rattlers. Wille led the team with 22 points, Englehart added 17, and Stanley chalked up a doubledouble with 16 points and 12 rebounds. “Offensively, we were able to get the ball inside to Rex who scored off the glass,” Prestrud said. “Daniel and (junior)


MILES ENGLEHART, a Little Snake River Valley School (Wyo.) senior shown above in a game earlier this season, scored 17 points Saturday against Burlington to help lead the LSRV boys varsity basketball team to a second consecutive state title. Head coach Paul Prestrud said the Rattlers’ 28-0 record and state title was in large part due to the play of Englehart and fellow seniors Rex Stanley and Daniel Wille.

Conner (Lee) drove into the hole and Miles was great, able to score from wherever he wanted.” The Rattlers turned the ball over their first two possessions of the game, but Prestrud said his players didn’t falter, scoring 21 points each in the second and third quarters. Prestrud said Burlington outrebounded the Rattlers, but it was LSRV’s defense that

controlled the game. “Our defense is what really won it for us,” he said. “Before the game in the locker room, I told the guys the defense would win us the championship and we held each of Burlington’s players under their season average.”

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Cokeville beat the LSRV girls varsity basketball team in the state semifinals last season, she struggled to let go of the loss. On Saturday, Stanley and the Rattlers got payback, beating Cokeville, 53-38, to capture the team’s first state title since 2002. “I think it was fitting that we beat Cokeville for the title, and it was a long time coming” said Stanley, the Rattlers’ head coach. “It was a sense

of accomplishment because I know how hard these girls worked all season. “In the course of a season, a lot of things can go wrong, so it took some luck, but we got where we wanted to be.” Junior Taylor Kaisler led the Rattlers (28-0) with 18 points, senior Morgan Wille scored 13, and fellow senior Caelee Criswell and sophomore Lydia Skalberg each put up eight. Each of the Rattlers’ starting five scored in the first quarter to give the Rattlers a 22-10 lead. Stanley said it was fitting for the starters to each contribute because of their teamwork all season. “For the whole season, these girls played very unselfish and we had a different girl step up each night,” she said. “We were able to get good shots and took the ball to the basket. “From the beginning, we were successful offensively.” As it had all season, however, Stanley said the Rattlers’ defense created offensive opportunities all night. “We were able to get some big steals and when they went on a run, we sustained and didn’t let them get too close,” she said. “Defense wins championships and I don’t think any of us would argue that. We didn’t let up any uncontested shots or any easy layups.”

BRIEFS: Indoor soccer tournament at Boys & Girls Club of Craig on March 10 FROM PAGE 20

round of the Class 5A state tournament. O’Neill was named the West team’s most valuable player in December’s national high school All-American game in Birmingham, Ala., as well as

earning a first-team all-Colorado selection by The Denver Post and being named the 2011 Front Range Conference player of the year. O’Neill maintained a B average in the classroom and has signed a letter of intent to play soccer on an athletic schol-

arship at the University of Virginia in the fall. The senior is a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year award to be announced in May.

Indoor soccer tournament March 10

The Spring Fling indoor soccer tournament will take place March 10 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. Highway 40. The tournament will be 5-on5, but teams can have more than five players. The prelims will run from 9

a.m. to noon and the finals will go from 1 to 4 p.m. Players 14 and younger play for free while registration is $10 per team for players 15 and older. For more information, call Bill Sawer at 824-0116.

KING: CMS student shoots 500 free throws a week as part of practice routine FROM PAGE 20

son, King said she plans to make the move up to Moffat County High School girls basketball. When she walks up to the line at MCHS, she will spin the ball


with the pressure you feel at the free throw line, and in a big game I can go to the line and not feel as nervous.” King said she practices free throws during and after every practice, and also at home. Her family recently built a new half-court basketball court outside their home. And, whether with a family member, teammate or by herself, King said she usually tries to shoot about 500 free throws a week. “At the competitions, there

are about 400 to 500 people in the stands, so I need to be able to handle a lot of pressure,” she said. “In a game, there is a lot more running and you are more tired, so I feel more confident having practiced so much with my free throws.” If she misses a free throw, King said she tries to forget about it so it doesn’t affect the rest of her game. “I have to erase it and just think about the next shot,” she said. “If I think too much, then I start messing up a lot more and missing a lot more shots.” After her eighth-grade sea-

out, bounce it twice and then shoot, feeling confident in her shot. “Free throws kind of come natural to me now,” she said. “I kind of get in a groove and just

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Divorced dad responsibility Dear Annie: Six years ago, I divorced my alcoholic, workaholic husband and became a single parent. My ex has regular visitation, but I am the one who handles all the ANNIE’S sick days, school MAILBOX conferences, injuries, etc. He never bothers. Shortly after the divorce, I had to take a job at a much lower salary. There were times when I wondered how we would eat and stay warm. When my ex married his third Kathy and Marcy wife, he decided my son didn’t need a bedroom at his place. His wife’s kids have three of the four bedrooms in their home, and my son sleeps on the couch when he visits. Our son is an amazing boy. He recently was accepted into a prestigious magnet school for gifted kids. The problem is, although his tuition is paid for, there is a bill for room and board. When I brought this up with my ex, I was treated to a lecture about how the father of one of his wife’s children doesn’t pay child support, so he has been supporting him since she quit her job to be a stayat-home mom. This is his excuse for not helping with our son’s schooling. Annie, am I wrong to think he should be thinking first of his own child? Mind you, he still takes beachfront vacations with his wife and her kids. Why am I the one who makes all the sacrifices? He pays regular child support, and I am grateful, but it

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11 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team plays at Delta High School, 1400 Pioneer Road. 12:30 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls junior varsity soccer team plays at Delta High School, 1400 Pioneer Road.

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


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


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

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

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


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

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Complete Radon Services

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Mahogany Ridge is now hiring full and part time hosts/hostess. Please apply in person after 4p.m. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp seeks experienced management leader. For information and to apply, visit Seeking an Office Manager for our physical therapy clinic. This position requires a high degree of organization and attention to detail, and a friendly, professional manner. Experience with medical office operations and billing negotiable. Send resume to:, or PO Box 880546. 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. $3,000 a month plus bonus and benefits.

COOK PREP COOK $750-$1800/Mo.

Human Resources Assistant II

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

Exciting opportunity working with the TIC HR/Data Management team, providing support to a variety of functions within a fast-paced environment.Qualified candidates will have excellent attention to detail, strong computer skills and ability to work well with team. Detailed position and application information at EEO M/F/D/V

Ski Sales Photographer. As a Photographer, your outgoing personality and salesmanship will gain you access to “the hottest job on the mountain”. While experience in digital photography is a plus, it is not mandatory. A free ski pass to your location is part of the deal.We will provide training and support to learn the ropes of the business to be successful. Apply at or call 970-879-8190

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Ensignal, a Premier Verizon Wireless Retailer, is looking for a highly motivated PT Sales Associate for our Craig Store, one who is looking for a challenging career in a fast paced sales environment.Bilingual a plus. We offer a very competitive base salary and commission structure.Apply at Looking for an energetic self starter who loves the outdoors and is willing to work hard for the money. Must be in college or have graduated college. Send resume first to The Town of Hayden is accepting applications from qualified individuals for the position of Police Officer I.Applicants must be 21 years of age, hold a valid CO Driver’s License and have a High School diploma or equivalent. Colorado Peace Officer Certification (P.O.S.T.) is required before hire date.Applicants must have no prior felony convictions and pass an extensive screening and background investigation.This position involves shift work, high stress and public contact. The starting wage is $19.32/hr +, DOQ + an excellent benefit package. Applications must be submitted to Hayden Town Hall, 178 W Jefferson, P.O. Box 190, Hayden, CO 81639. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application, but should be submitted in addition.The application form,job description and more information are available at The deadline for receiving application is Friday, March 16, 2012, 5:00 p.m. EOE.


• Graveyard

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

• Breakfast Attendant

Prepares food, sets breakfast, and services breakfast buffet.

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Colorado Northwestern Community College is seeking to fill an Equine Studies and Management Program Director or Equine Studies Faculty Member position for fall semester 2012. Applicants will be considered for both positions based on qualifications. Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Studies or related field and two year’s work experience in the equine industry required. Master’s Degree in Equine Studies and five year’s work experience preferred. Preferred candidates will have previous secondary or post-secondary teaching experience. CNCC values high energy, creativity, and a strong desire to engage students. We are seeking faculty who will have a dramatic impact on student success, and will enhance a culture of excellence in our Career and Technical Education programs. CNCC is a small, rural community college located in Northwest Colorado. Please visit the CNCC website at for complete job descriptions and instructions for submission of an application. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE.


970-819-9390 HIRE TV18 VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES • Writing/Story Board • On Camera Talent • Lighting • Video Shooting • Video Editing

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


Please help our cheerleading team. We need a working stereo with good speakers that you can plug an IPOD into or that has a CD player for free so the kids can practice. Please call 970-846-9386

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FREE:Hidabed Couch, good condition. Call 970-629-5912. FREE:2 Cockateels with cage and accessories. Please call 970-846-8722. Can’t have pets in new apartment.



970-846-7740 FREE:32” Sanyo T.V., works great. call 970-879-3876. FREE:Good working refrigerator. Call 879-1009.


Remote Car Starters LIMITED TIME OFFER NOW $330 Installed Car Audio Sales and Installation Free Estimate

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”

Warm Your Car Remotely! MECP Certified Installations Sounds Dynamic 970-846-1864 additional parts may be required for newer vehicles FREE:Toaster Oven and Toaster. Black&Decker Toaster Oven and Presto 2 slice toaster. 970-879-6081 between 9:00am and 9pm. We’ll take your clean used motor oil,Automotive Service Center, 500 S. Lincoln. FREE CATS to good home, 4 adults, 4 kittens. Call (970) 620-3434 for information.

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All Metal Accepted

Up to $1,000,000 for select autos!

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:

TWIN ENVIRO SERVICES MILNER LANDFILL AND HOME RESOURCE ARE OPEN ALL WINTER LONG M-F 9-3 AND SAT 9-12 6’ Sears Craftsman Metal Work Bench EC. 819-1227. Plowing: on-call, no contract. Steamboat area only. 970-291-9117.

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

Beetle’s Album Rubber Soul. Jacket still in plastic, no scratches. $85 970-879-8441. Antique Table. drop leaf extension, 6 chairs, table top pad $100 819-8851

SNOWED UNDER? We’ll dig you out. For snow removal rates. Call Laverne 970-620-5774.


The Memorial Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Four Star Repair is now accepting clean used motor oil. 970-879-7557

FREE:Side by Side refrigerator/freezer.Great for garage. 970-846-0307.

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER NANNY? Reliable & Trustworthy college student. Vanessa Menke 6 3 0 - 2 5 3 - 8 3 9 6 .

• Ultrasound Tech • Phlebotomist — Per Diem • Patient Representative @ TMHMC • Physical Therapy Assistant

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.

Amana Self Clean Gas Range,30”,black stroke cream, matching micro-hood and dishwasher. $100 each, excellent condition. 970-871-9756




FREE:Treadmill-Nordic Track. Nice, needs some Orange Steamboat Gondola #47,$3,800/OBO. mechanic work. Heavy, bring extra person, Free delivery within 100 miles of Silver- U-haul. 970-879-9398. thorne. Contact

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

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

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

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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.

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

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


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

$$ CASH $$ FOR JUNK CARS FREE PICK-UP 970-819-8185 Alpine Towing


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

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

*Traxxas Summit Remote-Control Truck New In Box. Front/Back lights for night use-$550. *Slash 4WD VXL Traxxas Remote-Control Truck New In Box. 50MPH-$250. *Brand New Hot-Tub Cover 6’X6’, $225 970-870-0421


Mobile Homes 3 Bd / 2 Bath $850 / month

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

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

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


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

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

Recycle waste oil & antifreeze. Metal Container Services

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

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

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

Leather sofa.Hunter Green.96”long. 2 ends recline.100% leather.Approximately 5-yrs.old. Great condition. $350/OBO. Walden, CO 970-723-3378. HUGE OFFICE FURNITURE BLOWOUT! High quality desks, Hon file cabinets, chairs, copy/fax machines, etc... Please call 303-523-2594. Why buy used, when we have new! Mattresses $129, Sofas $399, Recliners $199, 5pc Dinette $249. 385 Ranney. 970-824-2368.

2 life size mountain lions for sale, wall mounts, $1500/ea. Can email pictures or mounts. 970-824-9624, 970-629-8220. Rueger M77 Rifle, 4x12 scope. Milwaukee 3/4in. Drill w/assorted long drill-bits. 280 Mouser Rifle w/scope. 970-879-7729. BUYING GOLD, SILVER AND PLATINUM BULLION AND COINS. Call 970-824-5807 or Cell 970-326-8170. ***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. Need Money? We are paying top dollar “CASH” for gold/ silver/ platinum jewelry, coins, bullion. 970-819-5204.

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

Georgous white with brown female Border Collie/Golden Retriever needs a great quiet, but active home. Good with dogs/kids. 970-879-2510.

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.

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1 Bedroom $425 - $600 month Some include utilities

Old English Bulldog Puppies for sale. Ready March 23, $900. Call Jamie at 970-878-3779.

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

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



Jack Russell Puppies, 2 males, 1 female. $300 each. 970-620-3150.

FREE:Chi and Doxi. I have a mini chi and mini Doxi that are looking for wonderful homes!!! call 16’ overhead garage door with track & motor, $1,000. 970-824-9624 or 970-629-8220. 824-2432.

FREE:Log barn with loft, 16’x20’, lots of Hot tub,great shape,new cover w/lifter,$1500. character. Call Charles at 303-669-3002 1984 Suburban, runs great, 71K original miles, $1500.Ariens snowblower, like new condition, FREE:Electronic parts. Resistors, capacitors, $500. Pool table, 2 yrs. old, $2500. diodes etc. Great for hobbyists. 870-8091 970-846-6296 leave message.


3 Bd / 1 Bath $850 / month

Beautiful Labradoodle Puppies. 1st Generation. Creme Wavy Coats. Both parents AKC registered.Read to go home on March 10th. Raised and monitored 24/7 by veterinarian. 26 month health guarantee. 1st shots, dewclaws removed, health history and other puppy info included. 970-824-3693

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 CRAIG ANIMAL SHELTER questions. 2430 E. Victory Way, 970-824-5964 M-Thurs. 8am to 5pm, Fri. 9am to 5pm, Sat. 8am to 11:30am, Sun. Closed Flashy AQHA Mare, Bomb proof kids horse. If you lose your pet, call 970-824-5964 15.2,20yr old Chestnut Mare.Does everything, Animal complaints/ At large call the past school horse. $1500 970-871-7898. Craig Police Department 970-824-8111 DOGS ON HOLD FOR OWNER: Male Shepherd/Rottweiler mix, black, tan, white, overweight, no collar, found in 800 block of Ranney. Male Border Collie mix, one blue eye, collar says Freeze, found on East Victory Way. DOGS FOR ADOPTION: KAOS - Male St. Bernard/ Boxer mix BLADE - Male Border Collie ROXY - Female American Staffordshire Planning your 2012 vacations Horse boarding made to ease your mind. CATS ON HOLD FOR OWNER: NONE Weekly& long term rates available. CATS FOR ADOPTION: 970-846-2395 FUZZY - Female LH gray, blk, wht WANTED: PASTURE wanted for 20-50 cows. RUSTY - Male POSH SPICE - Female 970-367-6798. HUGO - Male GQ - Male Tabby SMOKY - Female Siamese Horse Hay, bright green Timothy mixed grass SCAT - Female Tabby Alfalfa, large round. $175 a bale, free delivery PIXIE - Female Tabby 970-734-7915 CURLY - Female Tabby ROMEO - Male Siamese MABLE - Female Calico FOUND:On Hwy 40 at 7:30pm Tuesday, multiple FRANKIE - Male orange & white items, teddy bear, clothing, VHS tapes, fell off SMURFY - Male Tabby GRACE - Female Silverish Gray back of truck/car. 970-291-1386. CUPID - Male Tabby FOUND:Wedding Ring at Freshies on Friday or OTHER: Saturday. Please call to identify. Three Guinea Pigs 970-879-8099 Please do your part in controlling pet LOST:Maui Jim Prescription Sunglasses around overpopulation – spay and neuter your Howelsen Hill area on 2/10. ***REWARD***. pets! You can see these pets and more Please call 815-276-5489. on the web at

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

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

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.


STEAMBOAT:1BD $710, 2BD $845, 3BD $980. Includes Rent and Partial Utilities, Income Restrictions Apply. Single, Single Parent w/ Child(ren), Family w/ One Income. Kitchen Appliances, Full Size WD, Bus Route. Mountain Village Apt. 970-870-1719. M-F 8am-5pm.

First Month FREE!

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

COLUMBINE APARTMENTS 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

OAK-CREEK:1 MONTH FREE WITH YEAR LEASE, 1BD, LARGE $450-monthly +electric & security. NP/NS Short/Long term lease available. 970-846-1626.

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CRAIG:2BD, and 3BD apts available. NP. Move-in special. WD in apartment. Background Check. 615 Riford Rd #5G. 970-824-2772. STEAMBOAT:Clean Furnished Studio. $700/mo. Month-to-month possible. All utilities included. WD,WIFI. NS/NP. Last month and $375.00 Deposit. Erik 970-846-3078.

SB240 BOBCAT SNOWBLOWER,84”wide,can be used on high flow or low flow. Great condition, $5200. 970-846-6501.

ANTLERS WANTED! ANTLERS WANTED! I BUY ANTLERS! Deer $1 to $12 per lb. Elk $1 to $9 per lb. 970-846-9132.


CRAIG:THE LEPRECHAUNS NEW TENANT SPECIALS!!! 1, 2 and 3BDs, $475-$515-$625. Air conditioning, Dishwashers, microwaves, new carpet, pet friendly. Includes gas, water, sewer, trash. Braveson Manor. 970-620-3296.


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




CRAIG:Cute and cozy 1BD mother-in-law apartment w/one car garage. $550/month. Washer/dryer, NS, small pets negotiable. Available March 1st. 970-326-3740.

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. Hardwood/ tile, all appliances, laundry, pet friendly, starting at $525 a month. Come meet our new management team and view your new home today. 3465 Douglas Street. 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 Cancer Awareness Project to learn how to apply for funds. 970-846-4554.

CRAIG:Large 2 & 3 Bedrooms near Mall. Parking, laundry facilities. Electric, kitchens, DW, Dining area. Small Pets ok, Some furnished. Starting at $450. Virginia 970-824-7120. 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)

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CRAIG:3BD Mobile home, 20 acres, barn by STEAMBOAT:1BD, 1BA Walton Village Condo, Elkhead Reservoir. $950/month, first/last. 1yr upper unit, unfurnished, NP, NS, W/D, $725 lease. Rent or option to buy. Jamie monthly +utilities. 12-mth lease, available May 970-846-1312. 1st. 970-819-2300 CRAIG:Newer with hardwoods 3BD/2BA, nice fenced yard, big 2-car garage, great neighborSTEAMBOAT:AVAILABLE NOW!!!! 1BD/1BA Wal- hood, $1300. (970) 629-5427. ton Village, Mountain, perfect for single or couple, furnished, W/D, Cable, NP/NS, Hot-tub/Pool, HAYDEN:2BD, 1BA, fenced yard. $750/month, Deck, Views, $800/monthly+deposit. first & last. 1yr lease. Rent or option to buy. Owner will carry. Jamie 970-846-1312. 970-524-5054. OAK-CREEK:3BD, 2.5BA, 2-car garage, large STEAMBOAT:Highly desirable across from family home, nice yard,W/D hook-up, NS, pets ski mountain. Furnished, 3BD+loft/3BA, fire- considered. $1500/month +utilities, deposit and place, washer/dryer, NP. Available April 1st. lease. 970-734-6200. $2K/mo.+utilities. 970-846-6072. STEAMBOAT II:4BD/3BA, 2300s.f., 2-car garage, pet perfect fenced backyard, across from crosscountry ski-trail. Available 3/15. $1600/mo. No utilities included. 970-846-3331.

We are looking for a SUNRAY MEADOWS 3 BEDROOM condo for long term rental, unfurnished. Please call Sarah at 970-846-9386

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) 846-1616. 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

STEAMBOAT:3+BD/3BA Mtn Home. WD, DW,2-car Garage,Hot Tub,Bus Route, NS, NP, Great Views. $2000 per month +utilities +deposit. 970-734-5006.

STEAMBOAT:3BD, 2BA on mtn. Fully Furnished. Large deck, fenced yard, garage, new furniture. Wood stove, A/C in lvng rm. Incl: water, grbge. NS/NP. Bill (970) 846-4881

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STEAMBOAT:Desirable Fish Creek Falls. 1-bedroom available NOW in 4BD home, views, WiFi/Satellite-TV, WD, NS/NP. $600/mo. includes utilities. Deposit. 970-846-2799, 970-879-5908.

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!


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

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.

CRAIG:2BD, 1BA, remodeled, NICE! $650/mo, $650 dep. Studio Apartmentlaundry facilities, all utilities paid. reSTEAMBOAT:1000 square foot warehouse modeled, NICE! $550/mo, $550sd. with 400 square foot office and bathroom 970-824-0365, 970-629-1271. $950 per month plus utilities. Copper Ridge. OAKCREEK:FIRST MONTH FREE! Newer 970-846-9753 3BD/2BA and 2BD/2BA.Water, sewer, trash included. $750/$650. 970-819-9931. STEAMBOAT:Upstairs 837 Lincoln Ave. Office space. $395 monthly includes utils. CLARK:Right on Elk River. 3BD, 2BA, WD. NS, PHIPPSBURG:2BD/2BA, very nice quiet location, Clean and ready for occupancy. Pets Negotiable. $1200 monthly, short or long large yard, storage, $600/mo. (970) 970-846-3325 and 970-879-2438. term lease. 970-879-3253, 736-2353. 970-846-1896.

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

This home is ideal for the family that wants to live in the country and have the amenities of being in town. City water and a septic system. Paved road to the driveway. Close to the college, high school and hospital with easy access to the bypass for quick trips to either end of town....... A home in the country, “City Water”, located on a paved county road, garage/work shop, barn and fenced pasture, It’s the BEST of both worlds! $265,000 MLS#124446.


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.



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


CRAIG:Two 3BD, 1BA Townhomes Available, W/D hookup or laundry facility. $750-$850/mo, $700-$850sd. NP/NS. Mexican-Riviera:APRES SKI SPECIAL in Mexico! Private Villa overlooking Zihuatanejo Bay on Call 970-819-3267 or 970-826-9724. Mexico’s Pacific Coast- Rates vary-website: HAYDEN:Brand New Townhome at Creek Questions? View. 3BD, 2.5BA, Beautiful finishes, Call-Dave low 678-640-5359 utilities, garage, deck, patio, FP, W/D. NS, pets-negotiable $1,195 monthly. STEAMBOAT:Family Coming to Town? MT 970-819-5587. See Condo Available Near Gondola. Pool, HT, 2BD, 3BA. Sleeps 6. Call Scott at Freshies ew 970-846-0256.

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 20717589

CRAIG:2BD house, $550 plus utilities. $500 deposit, 1 pet okay, Hix Apart- CRAIG:BEST DEAL IN TOWN!!! 2BD, 2BA Townhouse. WD, storage shed. No smoking. ments, 824-3511(H), 824-5766(W). Great location. $650 monthly. Call 970-846-6898.

STEAMBOAT:Elk River Estates,Sunny log home w/gourmet kitchen, great room, 2BD+loft/1.5BA, Great room, panoramic views. $1675/utilities included. Pets. 970-819-2789.

OAKCREEK:Willow Hill, $15,500. Make offer! Owner finance. can move, 3 bedrooms/2 baths. Appliances. Joanne Erickson/Broker, Colorado Group 970-819-0755.

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! Roy McAnally

CRAIG:1BD cottage for rent. $700 monthly includes all utilities, heat, snow removal, cable/internet, Pets? 1st & Deposit. Available Now. 970-756-3002.

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

Recently upgraded residence, walk-to-ski, 1070 sq.ft., 1BD/2BA, sleeps-6, fully furnished, leather furniture. Martin Dragnev, Colorado Group Realty, 970-291-9412.

STEAMBOAT:4BD, 3BA, garage, decks, views, family home downtown, W/D hook-up, NS, pets considered, $2600/month +utilities, deposit and Downtown NEW executive office spaces lease. 970-734-6200. 200-1600 SqFt Prestigious location and finSTEAMBOAT:Country living in the lower Elk ishes. Elevator Access. Underground Parking. River Valley, 8-miles from town, 4BD/1BA, Available Soon! 970-819-4230 washer/dryer, $1200/mo.+utilities, deposits, Fox Creek Park 148-816SF Beautifully Finished lease. 846-1823. Office Space,Also 800-1800sf Build to Suit with STEAMBOAT:QUIET 2BD,1BA,downtown,newly Road Frontage, Reasonable, For Lease/Sale remodeled, W/D, NP, NS, lease. $1250 per 970-879-9133 month +utilities. 970-879-2228. OFFICE SUITES at street level 4th & Lincoln: STEAMBOAT:Silverspur very nice 3BD/2.5BA, 2-office, 4-office, or 6-office suites; private FSBO 3BD, 2BA, 1178 SF home on 38.71 acres, heated 2-car-garage, large fenced back yard, parking; Main Street signage; All-inclusive rent beautiful views, spring well, North Hayden, hot-tub, WD, lots of storage, $1600/month from $1125/month includes utilities. Call Tom at $269,000 OBO. Call 970-214-0039. +utilities 1st/last/security/negotiable, NP/NS. 970-846-8179 808-291-5765. Foreclosures Office/Warehouse space Downhill Drive 469SF SHORT SALES YAMPA:Nice, newer, clean home. 3 bed- to 1524SF Low CAM, Loading Dock, Road rooms, 2 full baths, laundry, fenced yard. Frontage, reasonable, available today BANK OWNED 970-879-9133 Pets? $825/mo. 638-4618.

3BD/2.5BA duplex in Fish Creek Falls. $1700/month, available in April. 1-car garage, NS, small pets considered. 970-819-5648. 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.

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

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


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.

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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


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****(9) Great Running Subaru Wagons! 1999 Subaru Forester,Great! 2004 GMC Yukon,Super! Tom Reuter, Dealer, 875-0700.

1989 Volvo 740 GL Wagon, Runs Great, Looks Good. $800 970-870-0421

Rocky Mountain Automotive Used Car Sales!

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

We buy Trucks and Heavy Equipment. Byrne Equipment Sales Craig, CO. 970-826-0051. 2009 TOYOTA PRIUS TOURING #P8253B VIN:JTDKB20U593514004 SALE PRICED AT $17,500 LEGENDARY GAS MILEAGE! Stevinson Chevrolet West 1-800-582-6448

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

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.

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

Beautiful 2006 26’ Aerolite travel trailer, used 4X, complete w/awning, AM/FM/CD/Stereo w/outside speakers, Diamondshield, fiberglass exterior w/enclosed underside, queen bed, slide-out couch, microwave/refrigerator/TV, 10-gallon water heater,outside grill and much more! $14,500. 303-960-9024.

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

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 2002-Polaris RMK-800,156-track, new top end, clutch, steering, many extras, 2600miles, $3900. 1998 Yamaha Mountain Max-700, 136-track, 2800miles, $1400. Both sleds in excellent condition,run great, original owner. 970-846-8584.

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

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 winch/windshield, bikini top, second set of snow tires/wheels. $5,500-FIRM. 281-995-2885.

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 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 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

FINANCING /WORKING PEOPLE! $750.00 DOWN PAYMENT. NO CREDIT CHECK. “Working Cars /Working People -24,000 Mile Warranties! Tom Reuter, 970-875-0700. •••2004 Saturn View! •Pontiac GrandAm, 103K/miles, $3995, #2973! •2000 Jeep Cherokee, $3795, #3124! •2004 Dodge Stratus! Tom Reuter Dealer, 875-0700

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

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

1999 Dodge Durango SLT 4x4, 173k miles, runs well. $2950 OBO. 970-879-7981.

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

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


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

2009 GMC ENVOY 4x4 Silver $17K ~70KMi Newer Tires 6Cyl 4spd Auto Clean Title 970-736-2395 or 291-9516

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

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

2007 SUZUKI RMZ 450 Dirt Bike USED $2799

2012 SKI-DOO 800 Summit 154 PTEK NEW $8499

2012 POLARIS RZR 570 NEW $9999

2007 SKI-DOO Summit 800 X E-Start USED $3499

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

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

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 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

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

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

2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL AWD, Leather, Low Miles. Go in the snow! Sunroof, very clean!!! $18,999 #5-3627 Leon 970-824-2100

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 Dodge 3500 QuadCab 4X4 Manual Transmission LongBed, Cummins Diesel Ready to Work Sacrifice @$22,599.00 #1DT2569A Call (970) 824-4422

2008 Dodge 3500 QuadCab Cummins Diesel 4X4 Manual Transmission Good Miles Great Work Truck! Only $25,999.00 #2DT2631A 970-824-4422 2008 Ford F250 4x4, XLT Lariat, Power Stroke Diesel, Leather, Loaded! Low Miles. #5-3259 $35,990 Call Ben 970-879-3900

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

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

2008 TOYOTA SIENNA AWD, REAR DVD, GREAT FAMILY VEHICLE! NOW $24,988!!! Stock # P2018 Please Call (970) 879-8880 or visit 2008 Ford F-150 Supercrew XLT Shortbed 4X4, Leather Heated Seats, Fx4 Package, Trailer Tow, Only $19,599.00 #2DT2603AA

Call (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

****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. 2004 Dodge 2500 5.9L Diesel Crew-Cab 188K, Aluminum Flat-Bed, Gooseneck Hitch 1991 Chevy Extended Cab, 1/2 Ton, Short Box, Rebuilt Trans, Leather, PS, PW, CC, Automatic, $2200/OBO. 970-824-9624, $10,900 970-629-8220. Jason 970-879-5138

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Peewee wrestling begins March 12 Moffat County Youth Wrestling, a wrestling program for kids in kindergarten to sixth grade, will begin practice March 12 at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave. Practice will run from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and practice will be twice a week, with exact days to be determined per enrollment. Wrestlers can join for practice or to compete in tournaments. Registration is $30 and the tournament fee is $40. Singlets will be provided to wrestlers who plan to travel to tournaments, but a $30 refundable deposit is required. Transportation is not provided to tournaments. T-shirts are also available from youth small to 3XL. The first tournament is March 31 in Craig. For more information, call Chad Lawton at 326-6312 or Mark Zimmerman at 629-0130.

Fairview’s O’Neill named boys soccer POY The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPNHS, announced Feb. 22 that Shane O’Neill of Fairview High School has been named the 2011-12 Gatorade Colorado Boys Soccer Player of the Year. The senior forward and midfielder scored 19 goals and racked up six assists, leading the Knights into the second See BRIEFS on page 9

GAME WATCH Local MCHS Golf Girls golf team @ Chipetta Golf Course 10 a.m.

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JOSEY KING, a 13-year-old Craig Middle School seventh-grader, practices free throws Friday at CMS. King finished second in the Colorado state Elks Lodge Hoops Shoot tournament Feb. 25 in Salida after taking first place in the local and district stages.

Charity stripe confidence Craig Middle School student finishes 2nd in state free throw competition BY JOSHUA GORDON DAILY PRESS WRITER

Josey King has earned a trip to the Colorado state Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot tournament the last three years and four trips to state overall. The Hoop Shoot competition consists of two rounds of free throws, with each player taking 25 shots. King, a 13-year-old Craig Middle School seventh-grader, competed in her last Hoop Shoot competition this year, taking first in the local tournament Dec. 17, 2011, at Sandrock Elementary School and first at the district tournament Jan. 15 in Rifle, her third straight first-place finish at districts. And, in her final year, King finished second in the state


“Free throws can be game-winning, and if you don’t make them, it could lose the game for your team. Competing in the Hoops Shoot competitions helped with the pressure you feel at the free throw line, and in a big game I can go to the line and not feel as nervous.” Josey King, a 13-year-old Craig Middle School seventh-grader, about how important free throws are in a basketball game

competition Feb. 25 in Salida. “It felt really good,” King said of her finish. “I think I could have done a little better, but I am pretty proud because of all the girls who competed this year.” More than 900 players started out competing in the girls 12- and 13-year-old division at the local stage. At the state level, six girls

vied for first place. King made 18 of 25 free throws, falling short of the personal best of 21 she posted at the local level this year. King said she has played basketball for years, starting because her sister, Ashley, and father were interested in the game. She began in the Craig Parks and Recreation league and cur-

On the ‘Net: For video of 13-year-old Craig Middle School student Josey King shooting free throws and discussing her technique, see this story at

rently plays for the CMS team. “I like how intense and unpredictable a basketball game can be,” she said. “A game can change so fast and you have to be ready to adjust.” The free throw competition, King said, helps her in a crucial part of the game. “Free throws can be gamewinning, and if you don’t make them, it could lose the game for your team,” she said. “Competing in the Hoops Shoot competitions helped See KING on page 9

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