News for Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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CNCC board approves budget audit Monday

After two failed attempts, the Colorado Northwestern Community College board unanimously approved its 2007-08 budget audit Monday. The board's action came Monday at the CNCC building in Meeker during its monthly business meeting.

MCHS boys swim team finishes sixth in Grand Junction Relays

The Moffat County High School boys swimming team finished sixth out of seven teams in the season-opening Grand Junction Relays - an annual tune-up event for Western Slope high school swim teams - held at the Orchard Mesa pool in Grand Junction.

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MCHS track team runs through Grand Junction

In Friday night's Central Relays, the Moffat County track and field team was just warming up.

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School Board undecided about superintendent choice

Moffat County School Board member Sandie Johns said each of the three superintendent finalists impressed her beyond what she hoped.

Craig briefs: Museum preparing Western artists exhibit

Cowboys and artists will share the spotlight at an upcoming exhibit at the Museum of Northwest Colorado in downtown Craig.

Datebook for March 10

Today 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Moffat County Commission meets at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. Call 824-5517.

Police blotter for March 10

Moffat County Jail Friday, March 6 Brett Auwaerter, 22, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence of liquor, driving under the influence and failure to observe traffic control device.

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: The elegance of change

We all remember our high school prom, eighth-grade graduation, and freshman year spring break wishing that sometimes we could just relive those moments because those were special times.

Maren Schmidt: Love of silence and working alone

The nature of the young child following natural and normal development is one that loves silence and working alone.

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Andy Bockelman: 'Shopaholic' is addictive, sweet comedy

Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) has a philosophy: a girl can never have too many clothes. Or shoes. Or accessories.

Kiwanis play nets $12K for charities

For this year's satire of all things Moffat County - which included skits about county officials, the Daily Press and local ranchers - the Kiwanis Club sold out the Friday and Saturday night engagements at the county Fairgrounds Pavilion, a total of 444 tickets each night.