News for Saturday, August 7, 2010

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CNCC Craig dean looking toward the future

Dan Minor said he is a staunch proponent of education. The dean of occupational and academic programs at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, Minor recently completed a creative writing class and is trying to find time to attend other classes in the future.

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Moffat County firewatcher keeps eyes on the horizon

In August 2005, Daniel Hazen awoke in the middle of the night surrounded by lightning.

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St. Michael Catholic Church welcomes Rev. Mike Rapp

Mike Rapp, a 27-year-old new priest at St. Michael Catholic Church in Craig, was worried last week that the blue dye he’d applied to his closely cropped brown hair wasn’t going to wash out.

CMS cross country hiatus continues

Although there isn’t a lack of activities for Craig Middle School students to participate in, assistant principal and athletic director Jill Hafey was hoping for one more.

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Calvary Baptist preparing for inaugural school year

Tayler Tipton, 6, is excited to start first grade this fall. Her teacher, Linda Knoche, is equally excited.

Annie's Mailbox: Son takes advantage of parents

Dear Annie: Our three sons, ages 14, 17 and 20, live with us. The problem is the 20-year-old. “Justin” couldn’t keep up the pace of home schooling and bailed out with a GED. This despite my wife’s correcting all of his work before submission. He now works two hours a day and feels that’s plenty. He gives us lots of lip and attitude and does nothing to help around the house.

Sports briefs: Physicals for athletes offered Monday

There will be a chance for high school and middle school athletes to undergo physicals necessary to compete in the fall sports season at 5 p.m. Monday at Kinder Family Clinic, 595 Russell St.

Craig briefs: Youth team to collect donations

The Youth Leadership Team, a part of the Rural Collaborative for Runaway and Homeless Youth, is collecting food to donate to the Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley’s food pantry at Calvary Baptist Church. The group will collect food and monetary donations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2000 W. Victory Way.

Letters to the Editor: Support for Sullivan

To the editor: As the important August primary quickly approaches, I wanted to say a word about your candidate for Moffat County treasurer, Elaine Sullivan.

Drug charge filed against Craig man

A 26-year-old Craig man the All Crimes Enforcement Team arrested in July has been charged in Moffat County Court with a felony.

Datebook for August 7

Saturday 8 a.m. The 16th annual Craig Kiwanis Club Scholarship Golf Tournament is at Yampa Valley Golf Course. The format is a four-person scramble. The cost is $70 per player for adults and $35 per player for youths 16 and younger. Call the golf course at 824-3673 to register.

Government Update for August 7

Moffat County Commission Last met: Tuesday, Aug. 3 Decisions: • Approved, 3-0, payroll warrant resolutions ending July 24 totaling $421,863.14.

Editorial: Shepherds, no sheep

The Craig City Council tackled two items at its July 27 meeting, both of which hint at the council’s desire to be proactive when it comes to much-needed economic development in the city.

Over a Cup of Coffee: At play with ‘Haystacks’

This week’s recipe is intended for children, although there certainly isn’t an age restriction. The recipe is quick to make, and there is a lot of stirring that kids will enjoy.

Love INC seeks supplies, clothes for increased number of Moffat County families in need

Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley (Love INC) is hosting collections for school supplies, classroom supplies and clothes for those in need this back-to-school season.

Horoscope for August 7

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t hesitate to heed your hunches or utilize any inside information to which you are privy that comes from someone you trust, because both are likely to be right on the money.