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Moffat County Commission continuing to fight coal bill

Commission, AGNC hoping to voice concerns on emissions reduction plan

The Moffat County Commission is continuing to fight Colorado House Bill 10-1365, also known as the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act and try to have local concerns heard months after Gov. Bill Ritter signed the bill into law. The commission, along with the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado and other area counties, is pushing to have their voices heard during the review periods of the emissions reduction plans required by the bill, said Aron Diaz, AGNC executive director.

On the Record for Aug. 12, 2010

On the Record for Aug. 12, 2010

Moffat County examines Bresnan sale

The Moffat County Commission examined the recent sale of Bresnan Communications to New York-based Cablevision Systems during its meeting Wednesday. Cablevision announced June 14 it would acquire Bresnan, which serves Craig, Meeker and Rangely among other cities in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah in a deal valued at $1.365 billion. Jeremy Snow said the county would have an opportunity to voice concerns during the sale process in hopes of lobbying for expanded services, upgrades and other actions.

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Horizons celebrates opening of new group home in Craig

Jeremy Gohr, 24, finished his lunch outside of his new home — the Apple House — Wednesday and walked to join his friends and several staff members of Horizons Specialty Services for a group photo and ribbon cutting. “I really like it,” he said looking around his new yard. “It’s big and fancy.” Gohr was one of about 25 residents and six Horizon’s clients that gathered to celebrate the opening of the new Horizon house in the 500 block of Rose Street with a lunch, open house and tour.

Publisher's Notebook: A time for leadership

Now that the dust has settled from Tuesday’s Moffat County Republican primary election, I want to congratulate incumbent commissioners Audrey Danner and Tom Mathers on their victories and wish them good luck as they advance — likely unopposed — to November’s general election. It’s no secret that I voted for their opponents Tuesday night. However, this is no time for sour grapes. Instead, it’s time to reflect on what we learned from this election. The question I have today is, what do the people of Moffat County want?

Craig Sea Sharks season wraps up at seasonal state meet

Before Craig Sea Shark Matt Hulstine entered the pool during the Aug. 6 to 8 seasonal state meet in Colorado Springs, he felt especially confident. His times in the 200-meter breaststroke had been dropping, and he liked his chances against the field. “The weekend before, I took a lot off my time,” he said. “I was pretty confident I could do it again.”

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SHARE Craig volunteers reflect on experiences in light of program’s end

From humble beginnings 12 years ago, the SHARE program in Craig had grown to supplying dozens, even hundreds, of residents with discounted food each month. But, no longer. SHARE Craig is closing up shop. “I was really sad to see it close,” longtime volunteer Diane Grubb said. “I was really disappointed that the program is disbanded.”

Sports Briefs: MCHS team practices begin Monday

The 2010 Moffat County High School fall sports season will begin Monday with the first official team practices. The boys varsity soccer team will practice at 6 a.m. Monday at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 S. Mack Lane. The Bulldog cross country team will practice at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the MCHS track, 900 Finley Lane. The football team will practice at 7 a.m. Monday at the practice field at MCHS. The volleyball team will begin practice at 7 a.m. at the MCHS gymnasium. The spirit team (dance and cheerleading) will practice at 7 a.m. at the MCHS track.

Cathy Hamilton: The misery of moving

I was feeling so smug. Cruising to the grocery store in my air-conditioned car, I passed countless rental trucks and perspiring parents moving their kids into new digs in the 100-degree heat. “Better you than me, suckers!” I said, waving gleefully through the window.

Datebook for Aug. 12

8 a.m. The junior division, showmanship, market class, breeding meat and dairy goat show is in the Moffat County Fairgrounds livestock barn as part of the 92nd annual Moffat County Fair. 8 to 10 a.m. Weigh-in of market beef is in the Moffat County Fairgrounds livestock barn as part of the 92nd annual Moffat County Fair. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625.

Horoscope for Aug. 12

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — When making a major purchase at a terrific price, carefully examine why it is being sold at such an amazing cost. A quick sale price could be hiding many flaws and quirks. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Any agreement is only as good as the intent of the parties involved. When you see the other guy bending over backward to be fair, step up and follow his example.

Annie's Mailbox: Woman thinks aunt is taking advantage of giving parents

Dear Annie: I am a blessed child of two wonderful, loving people. My parents are incredibly generous. Right now, they are putting my sister through school and paying all of her expenses so she will graduate debt-free. They have helped me in countless ways, both emotionally and financially, and my husband, as well. They have custody of my cousin’s child because he is a drug addict. They also help my grandfather, saying how fortunate they are to be in a position to do so. My issue is with “Aunt Liz.” Ever since I can remember, she’s been sponging off my parents.