News for Monday, December 28, 2009




Datebook for Dec. 28, 2009


Annie's Mailbox: Concerned about son’s friend

Dear Annie: My son’s friend “Josh” confided to their group that he is gay. Josh’s parents are pretty strict and often comment that they have to keep an eye on him because he is a teenager and “interested in girls.”

Horoscopes for Dec. 28, 2009

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — There is nothing wrong with your financial picture, but if you’re not careful, you could do a good job of messing it up. Continue to operate along prudent lines.

Lance Scranton: The reality of things

The Editorial Board is correct in assessing a “perceived” lack of educational prowess in our school system. However, the reality is much more difficult to discover than a poll or public opinion measure.

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The Boardroom plays host to holiday dinner

A few weeks before Christ­mas, Tom Mathers was standing behind the bar at his bar and restaurant, when three young men came in for a drink. “I asked them what they were doing for Christmas,” Mathers said. “And I asked them if I had a free dinner at the bar, would they come? And they said, ‘Absolutely.’”

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MCHS girls basketball seeks consistency

With league play approaching, Bulldogs looking to iron out the kinks

Despite having played eight games already, the Moffat County High School girls basketball still is filled with question marks. On Jan. 8 against Eagle Valley High School, coach Craig Mortensen hopes the team can answer some of the unknowns when the Bulldogs play their first home game.

Hayden business robbed Sunday

A safe that contained an undisclosed amount of cash and jewelry was stolen from a Hayden business early Sunday morning, Police Chief Ray Birch said. Between 2 and 5 a.m., Birch said the “fairly large” safe at Mountain West Insurance and Financial Services, 148 W. Jefferson Ave., was taken by at least two people.

Craig briefs: Hayden announces lights winners

The Hayden Tour of Lights was Dec. 20. Winners are below:

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Bryce Jacobson: Voice spending objections to elected officials

Each year, there are several employees, business managers and/or owners who visit me at the Craig Daily Press throughout the year to inform me of a government entity that has decided to contract with a non-local business rather than a local business.

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Heidi Click: Settling down

"I left Craig, thinking maybe I needed to find a different job opportunity. I went across six states, and I ended up back in Craig after a four week odyssey."

H. Neal Glanville: A stab at defining normal

Well, it’s a couple of days since Christmas, and if you glance about, it seems things are returning to normal, if you’re normal. Far be it from me to define normal. I’m the furthest of the furthest from any dictionary’s version of that word.

Aging Well: Calendar Journal offers motivation for all

It was a windy, spring day when Nancy Smith and two of her Tai Chi students practiced their art barefoot in the park as traffic whizzed nearby. It wasn’t an ideal setting for Tai Chi, but in a sense, that was the point — for the women to break out of their comfort zone just a bit, still enjoying themselves in the process.