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On the Record for Aug. 9, 2010

On the Record for Aug. 9, 2010

Sports Spotlight: Britteny Ivers

Age: 17, incoming senior at Moffat County High School Sport: Basketball How did you get your start in your sport? “My dad. I thought it just looked like fun.”

Business improvements happening all around

Comments are frequently made about improving the community’s appearance, and for this week’s business column, I want to point out a couple of things that have caught my eye. First of all, the City of Craig has done a wonderful job with the grassy area on the 400 block of Lincoln Street. As residents and visitors alike drive by that location, I am sure they will be impressed with the nice green grass that replaces the vegetation that existed there before.

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Republican Scott McInnis talks jobs, taxes and energy industry with Craig voters

During a Saturday campaign stop in Craig, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis emphasized his rural roots, a background he said makes him different from other candidates running for governor. McInnis, a former U.S. representative for Colorado’s Third District, stopped at the Golden Cavvy Restaurant & Lounge for a meet-and-greet with about 20 residents. McInnis, a Grand Junction resident, is running against Evergreen resident and businessman Dan Maes, who has visited Craig several times, in Tuesday’s primary election.

My Life, My Words: Imelda Hernandez — Facing new challenges

“I like it here, because you get to know everyone. You know where to hang out, and you get to do it with awesome people. “You feel like you get to know everyone. And, you get to know them well. “I work at the Boys & Girls Club (of Craig) because I’ve been a member for so long. It was like, as soon as I was old enough I was hired on the spot.

On The Record for Aug. 9

Craig Fire/Rescue Friday, Aug. 6 Firefighters responded to a medical call. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire.

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Community honors retired Moffat County hoops coach Craig Mortensen

Craig Mortensen’s stay in Moffat County was supposed to be a short one. It didn’t turn out that way. “I thought I would be in Craig for two or three years,” he said. “Originally, I had plans of moving up the ladder. “Eventually, it became more than winning. I started really enjoying the young people I was coaching, and it reinforced how important my job was. Moffat County has been the big time for me.”

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Cars collide Saturday on Highway 40

Drivers transported to TMH in Craig for treatment

Two vehicles collided at about 3:33 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 40, about four miles east of Craig. The drivers of the two vehicles were transported to The Memorial Hospital in Craig with “serious but non-life threatening injuries,” according to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol.

Craig Briefs: Humane Society meeting today

The Humane Society of Moffat County’s monthly meeting is set for 6 p.m. today at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Ann Anderson at 826-2717. MCTA hosts special meeting today The Moffat County Tourism Association is scheduled to have a special meeting at 1 p.m. today at the MCTA office inside the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave. The meeting is open to the public.

Glanville: Silence from a girl named Sue

In the early years, when life was just a notch above simple, my brothers and I led a life filled with fun and the best of adventures. Sure, we had chores to do in the morning and, as we grew older, sometimes these small jobs interrupted our afternoons of goofing off, but we managed. All this was to change when Grandma and Aunt Ruthie sat us down one night and told us our father and his new wife were going to have a baby.

Datebook for Aug. 9

8 a.m. The 4-H & FFA Halter & Performance Horse Show, part of the 92nd Annual Moffat County Fair, takes place in the arena at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. For a full fair schedule of events, visit www.craigdailypress.com/fair. 10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Bob Woods at 824-6836.

Blevins: Kirk McKey for coroner

To the editor: When it comes to electing a coroner, many people vote along party lines, or whose name appears first on the ballot, because they don’t understand what a coroner does. No one anticipates they will ever hear that dreaded late-night knock on the door carrying the worst of news — a loved one has died.

Annie's Mailbox: Woman worried about sick sister

Dear Annie: My sister, “Elaine,” has terminal cancer. Yesterday, I got a call from someone named “Laura” telling me Elaine had made arrangements to move in with a family from her church. I offered to let her come here and even said she could bring her elderly dog so they could spend her final months together. I did this even though I am allergic to dogs.

Horoscope for Aug. 9

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Unless you are a self-made millionaire, don’t try to tell others how to mange their resources. You might mean well, but what you’re advising them could lead to a losing experience. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It’ll be important to remember that giving and taking is a two-way street. Be just as enthusiastic about lending what you can as you are about receiving loans from others.