News for Monday, August 16, 2010

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Salt’ a slightly stale, but not entirely flavorless spy film

If you’re trying to find a summer espionage thriller that challenges your intellect with new ideas and unexpected twists, you may want to wait until next year. However, if you’re looking for an action heroine in a slinky ensemble, it sounds like you could use a dash of “Salt.” As a CIA agent, Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) has seen, done and heard it all. So, a last-minute interrogation of a Russian defector (Daniel Olbrychski) is no huge effort for her, even though this ex-spy has a story that baffles, explaining a Russian plot to destroy the United States from within through the use of unsuspecting American citizens brainwashed by the KGB.

On the record for Aug. 16, 2010

On the record for Aug. 16, 2010

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Steamboat tenants see help after duplex fire

Local businesses, volunteers organizing aid for 18 displaced by blaze

Several local businesses and volunteers are finding ways to help those displaced by Saturday’s fire at an Old Town duplex, but many challenges lie ahead. Sarah Cherry, who volunteers through American Red Cross, said Sunday that 18 people “lost everything” in the Saturday fire at a duplex at Fourth and Oak streets.

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Nick Bomba, Amber Nicholson repeat as Yampa Valley Golf Course club champions

Going into Saturday and Sunday’s Yampa Valley Golf Course club championship, four-time winner Nick Bomba said he knew the pressure to win was focused squarely on him. “Every year, there’s more pressure,” he said. “Every year, the target on my back gets a little bigger.” Bomba was able to hold onto his parking spot — the top prize awarded to the men’s and women’s club champion — by shooting a combined two-day gross score of 140 to capture his fifth club championship and fourth in a row.

Saturday crash claims former Craig woman

One person died and another was injured in an early-morning rollover crash Saturday in Madison County, Mont. The victim was 22-year-old Sarah Fleming, said Roger Thompson, Madison County undersheriff and deputy coroner. Fleming was a 2006 Moffat County High School graduate. A Ford pickup truck was driving at 2:15 a.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 287, when its driver, a male, lost control of the truck about five miles south of Ennis, Mont., according to the Montana Highway Patrol.

Sports Spotlight: Parker King

Age: 16, incoming Moffat County High School junior Sport: Golf How did you get started in your sport? “When I was 2, my parents bought me a little plastic golf set. I would go over to my grandparents’ house and practice chipping.”

Business Beat: Getting ready for back to school

As the beginning of a new school year approaches, parents and students are getting themselves ready. There are school supplies and clothes to be bought. I want to use this week’s business column to encourage you to make every attempt you can to shop with our local retail stores. I realize that some things have to be bought out of town because they aren’t available here, but much of what students need can be bought here.

Moffat County Tourism Association board names new member

The Moffat County Tourism Association replaced a member of its board Friday, a day before an organizational retreat in Steamboat Springs. During a special meeting Friday, the Moffat County Commission approved, 3-0, appointing Craig Daily Press Publisher Bryce Jacobson to the MCTA board position once held by Frank Moe. Moe resigned from the position July 15 in a letter written to the commission.

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Youth livestock auction caps Moffat County Fair week

Lacie Coupe, 17, stood Saturday near the holding pen of her steer, excitedly talking with friends and relatives at the Moffat County Fair. Coupe’s holding pen was in a special place, away from numerous others lining the livestock barn at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. It was near the barn’s west entrance, decorated with purple cloth and lights. A sign hung from the bars indicating the steer inside, KW, was the fair grand champion in the market beef category.

My Life, My Words: Amanda Back — Here for the people

“I’ve lived here for seven years. So, a little while now. My husband actually works at Colowyo, and he works out (at Yampa Valley Golf Course). “The best thing in Craig? The people. There are some great people around here, and we’ve made some great friends while we’ve been here. It’s pretty awesome. “This is my seventh day of golfing all year. So, I get out every now and then.

Datebook for Aug. 16

6 a.m. The Moffat County High School boys soccer team opens practice at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 S. Mack Lane. 6:30 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls cross country team opens practice at the high school track, 900 Finley Lane. 7 a.m. The Moffat County High School volleyball team opens practice at the high school gym, 900 Finley Lane. 7 a.m. The Moffat County High School football team opens practices at the MCHS practice field, 900 Finley Lane. 7 a.m. The Moffat County High School spirit team opens practice at the high school track, 900 Finley Lane.

Craig Briefs: Library meeting set for Craig branch

The Moffat County Libraries board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Craig branch, 570 Green St. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda is listed below: • Call to order • Introduction of guests • Public comment • Approve minutes • Treasurer’s report: Memorial account bank statement Edward Jones investment report

H. Neal Glanville: Memories behind piles 1, 2 and 3

Several times a year, I get the urge to search through my many boxes of glorious keepsakes. You know, the stuff you pick up here and there, some of which you find and some you’ve been silly enough to pay for. I’m not really sure why I open each box and explore the contents as if a new treasure will appear that I’ve long forgotten. But, I dutifully dump each box and start my three-pile process of elimination. Pile number one is most definitely and positively the “throw away pile.” Pile number two is always the “just maybe it’s worth keeping” pile, and number three is the “keep no matter what pile.”

Annie's Mailbox: Mom wants son to be considerate

Dear Annie: A while ago, my husband, my adult son and I attended a family function in a different city. My husband left for home a day earlier, so my son and I ended up sharing a room before our early-morning flight. That night there was a party to which he was invited.

Horoscope for Aug. 16

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Be careful about what you pretend to know. Someone could ask for an explanation on that very subject and place you in an extremely embarrassing spot not easily gotten out of. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — In an effort to be kind, you might make a loan to a person who is an extremely poor credit risk, known for not paying his/her bills. Don’t be the underwriter of an unworthy person.