News for Saturday, October 31, 2009



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Moffat County Drug Court helps residents overcome addictions

One of the funny things about Moffat County Drug Court is that even though it's still court, complete with a judge and probation officers, Paul Ridenour looks forward to going.

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Glenwood Springs football beats MCHS, 31-0

In a night when the temperatures failed to register above freezing, the Glenwood Springs High School Demons were able to stay hot by beating the Bulldogs, 31-0.

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New hospital unveiled to public today

On the morning of Nov. 12, after the last patient leaves the door of The Memorial Hospital at 745 Russell St., every sign will be taken down, and passersby might never know the space was once the lone hospital in Craig.

Craig briefs: Community dinner in need of volunteers

Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to help with the Thanksgiving Community Dinner, which will take place form 2 to 6 pm. Nov. 19 at St. Michael Catholic Church.

Our View: They built it for us

The Moffat County and Craig communities should be proud of themselves for putting their money where their mouth was. Three years ago this month, voters approved a $42.6 million bond issue that would essentially pay for a new hospital to be built in Craig.

Datebook for Oct. 31

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local residents invite the community to be part of Quilt for the Cure, which creates homemade quilts to be given to cancer patients through Yampa Valley Medical Center. The group will meet in the basement of the Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St. People are encouraged to bring food for a potluck. People do not need to know how to quilt or sew. Many are jobs are available. Call Lorrae at 824-9568, Tina at 824-1919 or Deb at 846-1949.

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Post Script honored at Journalism Day

MCHS students travel to Fort Collins, take home 7 awards

Katy Gray has seen almost 200 issues of Post Script roll off the presses in her 25 years as the adviser for Moffat County High School's student newspaper.

It's pre-winter time

Pre-winter has arrived in Northwest Colorado. As residents, we know that this time of year (usually around Halloween) there are periods of snow, sometimes heavy.

Moffat County Commission agenda for Nov. 3

• Approved, 3-0, an application to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to exempt new oil and gas well production in 2008 from the county's 5.5 percent limit on increasing revenue.

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Meth users cause a ripple effect

My involvement in COMA derives from the saying that evil exists, not because of evil, but because of good people who do nothing. I saw the need to become more proactive in preventing our youth from poor decision-making and empowering our community with the knowledge to combat the spread of methamphetamine.

Annie's Mailbox: Brother-in-law, wife abuse parents' kindness

Dear Annie: My husband's parents are wonderful people in their late 70s, but I am concerned that their kindness is being abused by my brother-in-law, "Dan," and his wife, "Jane."

Kathy Bassett: Whatever you do, don't goose a ghost

It's Halloween! You know you are too old to go trick-or-treating when someone puts a candy bar in your trick-or-treat bag : and you lose your balance and fall over.

Veterans Hotline: Activities planned for Veterans Day

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is the day to honor all veterans. Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane, will host a ceremony starting at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium.

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Andy Bockelman: Genuine scariness in 'Paranormal'

Sometimes the best movies come from a minuscule budget and an unerringly realistic presentation. "Paranormal Activity" fits the bill. Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston are a San Diego couple with a problem: Micah's house has been a little unsettling with weird noises and the unmistakable presence of an otherworldly nature.

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Preliminary subdivision plat OK'd by council

After the Craig City Council approved the Hillside Subdivision preliminary plat, 7-0, Tuesday, the project is one small step closer to fruition.

Police blotter for Oct. 30

Deputies responded to five animal complaints.

Horoscope for Oct. 31

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) - An entrenched family situation might suddenly start moving toward a positive conclusion. Everyone in the household will be happy with the results.

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Diane Prather: Beef soup a hearty meal for a cold day

The snow is blowing, and I can see little icicles hanging from the roof of the storage shed. Soup is just what's needed for a day like this. This week's soup recipe is a 1999 National Beef Cook-Off winning entry. It was cooked up by Jayne Timmerman from Nebraska.