News for Monday, December 21, 2009



Aging Well: Seize the holiday spirit and prepare for family gatherings

It’s the holidays. Families gather in warm, festive settings. They are content, at peace and completely immersed in the moment. This is not reality for most families. Whether it’s squabbles or sarcasm, feigned happiness or empty seats at the dinner table, the holidays often highlight tension and conflicts.

Datebook for Dec. 21

Datebook for Dec. 21

Horoscope for Dec. 21

Horoscope for Dec. 21

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Your community snapshots for Dec. 21

Here are some of November’s entries for pictures of Thanks­giving and baking in the Craig Daily Press Your Community Snapshots photo contest.

‘At-risk’ man missing

Officials reported an “at-risk” adult man disappeared Friday in Grand Junction and are asking residents in the region to report any information that might lead to his whereabouts.

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Local dog trainer publishes book

Laura Tyler, a dog trainer and longtime Craig resident, spent six days with Beaky, a young robin who fell from his nest, sharing feeding duties with the mother and father robin and keeping him safe in her greenhouse until he learned to fly. She documented the adventure in her journal and digital camera before realizing it wasn’t something that she could keep to herself.

Annie's Mailbox: Daughter's family living in squalor

Dear Annie: My daughter and her children live in a small home with three dogs and three cats. She doesn’t work, and her husband has been on disability leave for a year.

Manage stress over holidays

Finding ways to work through stress rather than ignore it is key

To take on the causes of family stress during the holidays, Kristen Race takes a step back and looks at the brain. About 30 parents attended the pre-holiday event, which offered child care, pizza and strategies for slowing down a hectic atmosphere and managing stress.

Colowyo Coal to cut production

Company’s decision has ramifications in several tax funds

Although opinions differ about how Colowyo Coal Co.’s announcement it will cut 10 percent of its staff might affect Moffat County, the mine south of Craig is intertwined with several aspects of the local, state and federal economies. Along with its personnel cuts, Colowyo plans to roughly halve its coal production for the foreseeable future.

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New mall store sells local handmade crafts

Tonia Parshall and her husband, Vince, have talked about opening a consignment store for local artists for years, a dream they finally realized Dec. 1 when they opened Little Bear Creations in Craig. Located in Centennial Mall, Little Bear Creations features jewelry, decorations and trinkets made by Tonia Parshall and other local artists. It is, as they dreamed, a sort of stationary craft fair open year-round.

H. Neal Glanville: A Craig Christmas story

It was a week, maybe two before Christmas, and all through town, kids were whispering little wishes to Santa and surfing the Web sites that could be found.

Bryce Jacobson: Holiday well wishes to all, even the local economy

want to wish each and every one of you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year from Peyton, Bayley, Jamey and myself. I hope that your holiday season is filled with good times with family and friends.

Craig briefs: Swine flu vaccine available to veterans

The Craig Veterans Affairs TeleHealth Clinic has received 100 doses of H1N1 vaccine for distribution to veterans.

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Bulldogs grapplers place 2 at prestigious Warrior Classic

Revenge was sweet for Scott Mann. The Moffat County senior wrestler at 171 pounds went into the Warrior Classic Wrestling tournament Friday and Satur­day hoping to avenge a loss from a previous tournament to Rangely’s Keane Raley.

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MCHS Girls swim team places 1st at home meet

Swimming in front of a home crowd certainly had an affect on the Moffat County High School girls swim team, freshman Eryn Leonard said. Swimming Saturday at the Moffat County Invitational, the team racked up eight individual first-place finishes, three first-place finishes in relays and a first overall finish.