News for Monday, December 7, 2009



Tom Mathers charged with 3 misdemeanors after vehicle incident

A Moffat County commissioner was charged Monday in Moffat County Court with three misdemeanors stemming from a vehicular incident July 12.

Craig briefs: Gov. Ritter orders flags be lowered

Gov. Bill Ritter has directed all U.S. and Colorado flags be lowered to half-staff on state buildings today across Colorado, according to a news release.

Bryce Jacobson: Craig restaurant turns 4 years old

One of my personal favorite restaurants turned four years old this week.

MCHS boys basketball win season opener

It may not have been the prettiest win, but an early-season victory is a win all the same. The Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team was able to outlast Montezuma-Cortez High School, 37-35, to claim its first victory of the season Saturday in Palisade.

Aging Well: Time and thought go a long way during the holidays

It wasn’t until I was an adult that I learned that some of the most memorable Christmases in my family also had been the toughest financially.

Horoscope for Dec. 7

Horoscope for Dec. 7

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Christmas comes to Craig early

Cowboy Christmas event raises $28K for Boys & Girls Club of Craig

The 2009 Cowboy Christmas fundraiser brought more than 200 guests to the transformed gym in the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and raised about $28,000. Decorated with white tablecloths, wine glasses and Christmas lights, the room exuded the festive and giving atmosphere of the event.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Old Dogs’ needs to be put to sleep

There have been plenty of memorable dog characters in movies, from Rin Tin Tin to Lassie to Benji. While “Old Dogs” isn’t actually about a canine, it’s comparable to a mangy cur that licks itself for hours on end and is no longer housebroken.

Margaret Culverwell and Amber Kawcak: Thanks for donations

The Christmas for Kids/Christmas for Seniors giving trees have been located in Murdochs and Kmart for about a week now.

Annie's Mailbox: Boyfriend accused of being a child molester

Dear Annie: My 60-year-old boyfriend has been accused of being a child molester.

Datebook for Dec. 7

Datebook for Dec. 7

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7th-, 8th-grade MCHS basketball teams win championships

As it turned out, 37-35 was a popular score for boys basketball in Craig on Saturday. Mimicking what Moffat County High School had done earlier in the day, Craig Middle School decided to wait until the last minute for a win.

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Steamboat Springs Orchestra reaches out to local youths

Aside from the sounds and feelings of winter, the Steamboat Springs Orchestra had a more important message in its program during Friday night’s holiday concert at the Moffat County High School auditorium.

H. Neal Glanville: ‘You’ll never guess what’s in our car’

Attention, children of the Glanville girls, the following was performed on a closed stretch of private property by a semi-trained professional.