News for Friday, April 10, 2009



Datebook for April 10


Maren Schmidt: Developing responsibility

We are raising adults, not children. Our job as parents (and parent support systems) is to guide our children to complete independence. Little by little, day by day, we help our children develop skills and take on more responsibility until they can run at full speed on their own two feet.

Kim Hernandez: Thanks, Dave Rodriguez

I want to say thank you to Dave Rodriguez for the time he took to coach the girls soccer team.

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Huskies drop Bulldogs in dog fight

Battle Mountain soccer was going to play Thursday. Huskies coach David Cope had joked that if Battle Mountain was snowed out Thursday against Moffat County, he was going to have his team play a soccer doubleheader in Craig on April 20.

Annie's Mailbox: Nephew mistreats stepfather

Dear Annie: My sister, "Shelly," has two kids - a 10-year-old boy from her previous marriage and a 2-year-old girl from her current one.

Over A Cup of Coffee: One of Dad's favorite meals

One night this week, I fried steak and made milk gravy for supper. It's one of Kenneth Osborn's favorite meals. He's my dad, and years ago he taught me how to make milk gravy. He learned from his mom.

Francisco Reina: Thank you for voting

To those who got out and voted, either for or against me, it doesn't matter, at least you voted. It's a privilege. I am proud to live where I can do this. In many parts of our world, it's not allowed.

Police Blotter for April 8

Moffat County Jail

No cold feet here

Tax day protest organizer moves tea party event to courthouse lawn

With his Tax Day Tea Party event less than a week away, Moffat County resident Rick Barnes has settled on what his protest signs will say. One: "No to world order." The other: "No to tyranny."

Horoscopes for April 10, 2009

ARIES (March 21-April 19) - You won't have to put on pretenses in order to attract attention. Your charisma will be apparent to everyone who crosses your path. Use it humbly - not to mention wisely and judiciously.

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MCHS girls golf begins season with high finishes

The Moffat County High School girls golf team overcame steady wind and other difficult conditions to finish a two-day, two-tournament trip this week with a pair of top-5 finishes.

Craig briefs: Publishing workshop is Saturday

Have you always wanted to write and publish your own book - a novel, collection of short stories, memoir, or photo book?

Craig day care owner arrested for fraud

Charges allege woman forged billing documents

Moffat County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Craig day care operator April 2 on suspicion of defrauding Moffat County Social Services for at least $3,264 in child day care subsidies.

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Three MCHS students qualify for national debate event

When Michael Zehner was a freshman at Moffat County High School, he went to his first speech and debate event with the allure of pizza. He stayed for the debate.

Milestone: Class reunion

The MCHS Class of 1964 is having its 45th reunion Aug. 21 through 23 at the Holiday Inn of Craig.

F. Neil Folks: Jesu, the warrior crucified

Jesu enters the temple and drives out the moneychangers who are selling things there (Luke 19:45-46). He's taking over the temple to re-image the temple in himself. He begins to teach there "every day" (v.44), and this not only gets him killed, but sheds light upon his personality.