News for Saturday, November 28, 2009



Over A Cup of Coffee: Lola’s ‘Fruit Cocktail Cake’ an old favorite

Around holiday time, I think about friends, both past and present. This week, while I was going through my recipe file, I found the recipe for “Fruit Cocktail Cake.” It’s in Lola Downs’ handwriting.

Parade of Lights kicks off today

There was no Parade of Lights when Kristi Shepherd was a young girl growing up in Craig, but she’s doing her best to give today’s youth memories of the holiday parade she never had. Shepherd is the chairman for this year’s Parade of Lights, an annual holiday season march through town that heralds the coming of the new year.

Government update for Nov. 24

Government update for Nov. 24

Agenda for Moffat County Ttourism Association

Agenda for Moffat County Ttourism Association

Bill Cook: Be thankful to God

Everyone can be thankful for this day with God in America.

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Small and fast is the plan of attack for MCHS girls basketball team

The fleet-footed frontcour

There isn’t one player more than six-feet tall among Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball forwards. There isn’t a starter left from last year’s team. And, most importantly, there isn’t a problem with that. The team knows it won’t tower over its opponents. Instead, they plan on running around them.

Sports briefs: Big Dogs win big in Eagle Valley

Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestling results from Nov. 21 in Eagle Valley.

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MCHS and FFA to contribute to holiday food drive

Moffat County High School students will have only a week to reach their goal of filling a horse trailer full of canned food. It’s a lofty goal, student council president Slade Gurr said, but he thinks the school can collect more than 4,000 cans in the spirit of giving during the holiday season.

Governor declares Monday Meth Awareness Day

Gov. Bill Ritter has proclaimed Monday as Colorado Meth Awareness Day, according to a proclamation signed earlier this month.

Andy Bockelman: Appropriateness of ‘New Moon’ wanes

Who could forget their senior year of high school? With the friendships, the prospect of the future, the love triangle with two different creatures of the night. … Or was that last example just in “New Moon?”

Annie's Mailbox: Husband puts wife low on priority list

Dear Annie: I have been married more than 10 years. “Chet” is a great father to our kids but not such a terrific husband. For the past five years, I have been emotionally neglected and put at the bottom of his priority list. When I beg him to pay more attention to me, things will change for a couple of weeks and then I’m back to being neglected again.

Craig briefs: Kmart offers free gift-wrapping today

Kmart plans to offer a free gift-wrapping service from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Sunday to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Datebook for Nov. 28

Datebook for Nov. 28

Horoscopes for Nov. 28, 2009

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — There are few other signs that enjoy games as much as Sagittarians, and activities that contain elements of chance could be lucky for you. This does not include taking a foolish gamble, though.

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Craig residents flood stores during Black Friday

Downtown businesses not as busy as large retailers

Chris Pierce, 30, and Jess McQuay, 22, arrived at Wal-Mart at about 2:30 a.m. Friday. Three hours and $800 later, the couple filled their truck bed with two shopping carts full of kitchenware, toys and electronics.

Commission considers green energy rebates

Washer, refrigerator purchases included in deal

The Moffat County Comm­ission has until Tuesday to decide whether it wants to partner with the Governor’s Energy Office to provide rebate incentives for new purchases that improve energy efficiency or use renewable resources.