News for Saturday, August 15, 2009



Mud Splash mud volleyball tournament is back for 10th year

For the 10th year, they will come for glory. They will come for a chance to be named the best. They will come for the mud.

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Local man asks council to let him keep horses at his home

When the city annexed Lex Burton's property, he agreed with one condition: they allow him to keep his horses, to which the city relented, but only as long as Burton was alive to take care of them. Now, that agreement has come under scrutiny.

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Community gathers to welcome veteran home

Craig Weiher, of Craig, said he could barely hold back tears when he was waiting Friday in the terminal at the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

Datebook for Aug. 15

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Congregational Church, 630 Green St., hosts its first "Junk in the Trunk" community yard sale in the south parking lot. The cost for sellers is $10 for two parking spaces and a table, if needed. Call pastor Bob Woods at 824-6836 between 9 a.m. and noon.

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1st week of Hankins murder trial concluded

Arguments focus on minutes before Cynthia's death

After the first week of Terry Hankins' murder trial, the case seems to have boiled down to discerning what happened in the brief amount of time before Cynthia Hankins' death.

Craig briefs: Love INC. holds school supply drive

Throughout August and September, community members can help needy students be ready for the first day of school by donating new school supplies to Love INC.'s Project School Supply.

Police blotter for Aug. 13

Officers responded to a noise complaint.

Kathy Hall: We don't need no regulations

During the past several months, hydraulic fracturing has become a hot topic and subjected to much misrepresentation.

Chuck Mack: Railroad plans - Part 7

"The Axial Basin Development Company, owner of the Mt. Streeter mine at Axial and the Mt. Streeter Railroad Co. and which last year prepared a survey of the proposed railroad line between Mt. Streeter and Wamsutter, Wyo., is about to come to life again, according to the Craig Empire. The company has lain dormant since last summer, when a proposition to build the railroad proved unsuccessful.

Moffat County Commission agenda for Aug. 18

Last met: Aug. 11

Sports briefs: Sign up for new billiards league

At 1 p.m. today at the Popular Bar there will be a mini billiards tournament and Billiards Congress of America sign-up social.

City Championship begins today

By Monday, the choice parking spot at Yampa Valley Golf Course might be occupied by a new car.

Janet Sheridan: Tour bus courtesies

In Denver recently, I noticed a tour bus unloading passengers near the 16th Street Mall and instantly felt sleepy.

Kathy Bassett: How to install a swamp cooler

Well, let's see. First of all, you wait until summer is almost over, and then one day, when you have two or three truckloads of visitors show up, you sweetly say that you can't figure out how to get your swamp cooler installed into the window and running so that you can be cool.

Over A Cup of Coffee: Saucy Skillet Meatballs and Potatoes

Most of us do lots of cooking with ground beef. This week's ground beef recipe is courtesy of the Colorado Beef Council.

Moffat County Fair's dedicated volunteers

The Carcass Contest has just taken place. The boxes of items to be sorted, like ones from the pavilion judging (that are filled with such items as can openers, plastic spoons, paper plates, tape, staplers, scoring sheets and ribbons) have been returned to the Moffat County Extension Office.

Horoscopes for Aug. 15, 2009

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - You and two close buddies could be at odds where minor issues are concerned, but don't fret. You'll be in complete harmony with all major concerns, and that's what counts.

Annie's Mailbox: Estranged dad wants to make amends

Dear Annie: I'm 19 years old and haven't had a real conversation with my father in five years. My parents divorced when I was 3, and I saw my father every other weekend until I was 14 and realized he was an alcoholic. The only time he ever called was to ask me to talk to my mother about dropping the tremendous amount of back child support he owed. He also became violent toward me more than a few times. We've been estranged ever since.

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High school renovations on track to finish early in school year

One by one, large metal pieces of the elaborate scaffolding that filled the Moffat County High School auditorium are being removed.