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Craig briefs: TMH prepares for possibility of Ebola

TMH employees are taking several steps to ready themselves for the possibility of needing to provide treatment to a patient with the Ebola virus. The hospital is actively attending and responding to all protocols broadcasted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Health Alert Network and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

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Moffat County elementary schools awarded for student achievement

Amidst a concerted effort to boost student achievement in Moffat County School District this year, three of Craig’s elementary schools received recognition for making positive strides in their students’ test scores.

Business Buzz: Craig cinema offering ticket deal for October

At midweek, grab your sweetheart and head for the movies, because the West Theatre is trying something new.

Senior Spotlight: Adjust your outlook and stay positive

When I got up, I was feeling every bit of the restless night I had just had. I just couldn’t seem to get to sleep: turn on one side, on my back, on my other side — nothing seemed to work. Finally I got up, went and sat in my recliner, leaned back, turned on the TV, missed most of the program and had a good, short nap.

Stephanie Pearce: Giving community

We live in an amazing community that is a very giving community in general. I am thinking about this as I fill out my Moffat County United Way contribution form at work. We have services, programs, and activities that are funded in a large part through donations such as United Way.

Gambling for the children: an overview of Amendment 68

One amendment on November’s ballot could change the Colorado state constitution. It promises additional funding for K-12 education. But some Coloradans are concerned about Amendment 68. To some, it seems like it should belong in the Rhode Island constitution.

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Craig hospital’s inaugural 5K goes off with flying colors

The turnout was big and colorful for The Memorial Hospital’s first-ever 5K Glow Run/Walk, a fundraiser for the Moffat County Cancer Society and hospital digital mammography services. Participants were decked out in everything from the favored color of the month, pink, to all kinds of unusual costumes.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Oct. 20, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Academic coach helps those with ADHD

Michelle Raz underwent a life coaching training from the Edge Foundation, before getting training in ADHD coaching, learning a lot about the prevalence of the disorder.

Farewell: Don and Judy Laib

Don and Judy Laib have been a blessing to many. In honor of them there will be a farewell party at New Creation Church, 520 Westridge Rd., at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Dress is casual. Please come and wish them well on the next step of their journey.

Craig health briefs for Oct. 18, 2014: TMH hosts first annual fun run event Saturday

The first annual Glow Run/Walk will kick off at 5:30 p.m. tonight at Colorado Northwestern Community College. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. in the CNCC main lobby.

TMH Living Well: Options for breast cancer surgery

Most of us know someone who has been through breast cancer treatment. What you might not know is that your sister’s or best friend’s treatment choices were unique to each of them. With breast cancer, there isn’t one clear option.

Craig education briefs for Oct. 18, 2014: Moffat County High School off to a strong start in contest to win $100,000 grant

Moffat County High School is participating in State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive, which promotes good driving habits, such as 2N2: two eyes on the road, two hands on the wheel. The contest launched Wednesday and MCHS quickly moved into the top 20 schools by the end of the first day.

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Hometown Hero: 10 years later, wounded warrior still has fellow Americans' backs

When Cory Hixson was injured during combat in Iraq 10 years ago, he lost more than just his eye. He lost the career of his dreams.

Paula Sadvar: Support local cancer patient

Jerry Pritchard is battling cancer. He is a longtime resident and friend of Craig. An account has been set up at the Bank of the West in his name.

Joe Livingston: Clean water

The 42nd Anniversary of the Clean Water Act is a time for pause and celebration.
In the height of this crazy political season, it’s good to remember that clean, safe water is one of those rare apolitical issues.

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Hayden volleyball falls in 4 on Senior Night

Hayden lost on senior night, falling 25-14, 26-24, 22-25 and 25-23 in its home finale.

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Hayden football looks for positives after lopsided loss

Norwood beat Hayden at home, 59-6, leaving the Tigers to look for positives in a lopsided loss.

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34-14 defeat by Aspen alters Moffat County football playoff projections

Moffat County High School varsity football is still in the running to reach the postseason, but the race is much closer than it was a week ago, after a 34-14 loss Friday in Aspen.

Over a Cup of Coffee: More pumpkin treats

When I was a kid growing up on the ranch, Mom made her own pumpkin for pies and breads — that is if the garden pie pumpkins matured.

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