News for Sunday, March 11, 2001

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Convicted sex offender will avoid trial

Man who allegedly assaulted a child gets probation to reduce harm to victim

Both the Craig police chief and Moffat County sheriff say there was no justice in sentencing a convicted sex offender to probation last week for assaulting a child.

Prevention key to bone disease

Osteoporosis can lead to debilitating, painful fractures

Osteoporosis is a hot topic today, especially among women over the age of 40. A disease that causes decreased bone mass, osteoporosis can lead to debilitating and painful fractures if allowed to progress.

Students offered chance to join honor society

Today is the last opportunity for middle school students who have gone above and beyond in academics and community involvement to be eligible for the National Junior Honor Society.

Weekend snowfall a blessing to farmers

Stockmen don't always pray for snow it makes feeding cattle a chore, and this time of year, it's tough on newborn calves but the return to winter weather over the weekend was a blessing for local ranchers and farmers. The Natural Resources Conservation Service is reporting that snowpack in the Yampa River basin as of Thursday ranges between just 50 and 75 percent of average, and that means less water to irrigate hay fields in northwest Colorado early this summer.

Development rules debated

City discussing vesting rights, phasing requirements

City Council will review tonight the development review process and the ability of developers to hold off on building the separate phases of their projects. The rules to be considered are part of the fourth draft of the Community Development Code.

First woman named as interim police chief in Oak Creek

Oak Creek has named Eileen Rossi interim chief of police, making her the first woman to lead the department.