News for Saturday, October 10, 2009



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Brady Meier died Friday after construction site accident

Brady Meier was pronounced dead at 11:45 a.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center, Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said. The cause of his death has not been determined, but Ryg and investigating officers said they think Meier was struck with a fitting from a pressurized water line.

Annie's Mailbox: Am I expecting too much?

Dear Annie: My husband really is a wonderful man. People describe me as patient, easy-going and positive. I'm happy - except for my marriage.

Craig briefs: Parrotheads host fall art, music fest

The Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads is hosting "Art in the Parking Lot" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in the parking lot at Victory Way and Tucker Street, west of JW Snacks.

Datebook for Oct. 10

Datebook for Oct. 10

Horoscopes for Oct. 10, 2009

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) - One of your best characteristics is open-mindedness, a willingness to look at the opposite side of an issue. Don't let another's point of view deter you, however, from making up your own mind.

Kelly Corson: Social host ordinance

Due to not being able to attend the Oct. 13 meeting, I would like to voice my opinion on the new social hosting ordinance some are trying to pass about supplying a place for underage drinking.

Baggs facility breaks ground after 30 years of work

For 12 years, Callay Danford, of Dixon, wondered. She wondered if plans to build the Valley Community Center - a facility designed to serve Little Snake River Valley residents - would ever come to fruition. On Friday, she stopped wondering. The Community Center is designed to provide a location for community gatherings and events.

The establishment of Craig Bottling Works

The town of Craig had several pop bottling factories through the years. The first was Craig Bottling Works, which at its start was known as Strehlke Bottling Works.

Police Blotter for Oct. 10

Police Blotter for Oct. 10

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CNCC lifelong learners go on 6-day tour of Vermont

When Phyllis Bingham, 78, along with 30 others, were sitting on their cross-country flight, they were told their trip was too early in the fall to catch any of the spectacular colors in New England. The tour group saw a lot more than leaves and colors on their six-day trip to Vermont and Boston.

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Students let out of school to watch homecoming parade

Stacy Ponikvar's fifth-graders thought homecoming was just about blue and white. But by the time the East Elementary School class reached Victory Way to watch the parade go by, they had received a full lesson in homecoming history.

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MCHS football victorious in homecoming vs. Eagle Valley

Although it wasn't his final home game, senior linebacker Jordan Wilson couldn't have picked a better time to score his first offensive touchdown. In Friday night's varsity football homecoming game against Eagle Valley High School, Wilson scored the third touchdown in Moffat County High School's 42-0 romp.

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MCHS holds regatta featuring themed ships at Loudy-Simpson Park

Moffat County High School seniors Jimmy Howe and Alex McKey were ready to make cardboard boat racing history. Dressed in a poncho and sombrero, McKey pointed out the finer construction points of their taco canoe. The two spent nine hours building the canoe out of corrugated cardboard, duct tape and spray paint for the 2009 Great Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Our View: Harmless decision

It seems anytime drilling for natural resources comes up, the conversation invariably raises intense feelings. Such is the case after the county leased its mineral rights last week to the land under Loudy-Simpson Park.

Government update for Oct. 10

Government update for Oct. 10

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Cowbelles recruiting new members

"Beef: It's What's For Dinner." According to Moffat County Cowbelle president Arloa Gerber, the main goal of the Cowbelles is promoting beef.