News for Monday, May 4, 2009

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NASCAR racer Kyle Petty's cross-country ride coming to Steamboat

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America is a fundraiser for chronically ill children. More than 200 motorcycle riders will roar into Steamboat on May 11 and depart the next day.

Craig briefs: Post Office: Help 'Stamp Out Hunger'

On Saturday, Colorado letter carriers once again will collect food on their routes to feed the hungry in their communities as part of an annual food drive.

Usual suspects step up at Tiger Invitational

It was only a matter time before Erin Urbanoski regained the top spot in Class 4A in the long jump. At least that's what she thought.

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Court personnel relieved after guards' arrival

Until recently, Moffat County Court judge Sandra Gardner knew people brought weapons into her courtroom. Moffat County Sheriff's Office deputies Lynn Schonert and Jarrod Poley are trying to change that.

Aging well: Walking for fitness, fun and challenge

Marlene Griffin always has enjoyed walking, but the opportunity to travel pushed her to join a walking class to improve her endurance.

The status of your local newspaper

In light of newspapers closing such as the Rocky Mountain News and others across the country, I am frequently asked about the status of your local newspaper, the Craig Daily Press.

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Moffat County High School swimmers show well in their own pool

Back-to-back home meets proved to be successful outings in the pool Friday and Saturday for the Moffat County High School boys swimming team. Cole Worsley, a senior from Steamboat Springs, broke a 24-year-old school record.

Diane Prather: Cherry gelatin cake a good quick fix

It's branding time in Northwest Colorado, and that means fixing meals for a branding crew. It also means fixing food ahead of time and/or preparing oven meals because at most ranches everyone helps with branding - even the cook.

Horoscopes for May 4, 2009

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) - You won't be good at playing politics when it comes to your social affairs, so be careful about trying to play one pal against another. Chances are the results will be disastrous.

Police Blotter for May 2

The Memorial Hospital EMS

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Integrated Community holds 5th annual Cinco de Mayo festivities

The Irish have St. Patrick's Day. Italian's have Columbus Day. German's have Oktoberfest. These are days to celebrate heritage, not only for the people originating from those areas of the world, but for all to appreciate.

Diane Prather: Steel's 'One Day at a Time,' an easy, enjoyable read

I haven't read a Danielle Steel novel for some time, so last week I picked up "One Day at a Time" from the shelf of new books at the Craig Moffat County Library.

H. Neal Glanville: Adventures of fishing

Throughout the years, Roy and I have shared more adventures than most people dream of. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, we hunted and fished across three states.

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Musician comes to Craig to help youths find identity

Hip-hop hallelujah

Aaron Witcher spent a lifetime in music. Growing up in South Central Los Angeles, he was influenced by gangs and gangster rap until he became a born-again believer in 2000.

Datebook for May 4

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Annie's Mailbox: Daughter receives gift card that doesn't work

Dear Annie: My daughter received an iTunes gift card from one of her friends. At the birthday party, she and this friend attempted to redeem the card online, but it did not activate. The friend told her mother the card did not work.