News for Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Moffat County Commission takes action at Tuesday meeting

The Moffat County Commission approved several items at its meeting Tuesday morning.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Morning Glory’: Not the best part of waking up

Films like “Broadcast News” and “Network” have shown audiences just what goes into the thought process of television production and give a clear picture of where the medium is headed, for better or worse. While “Morning Glory” has the same intent, the screen is much more static-filled. When you’re married to your job, getting laid off is even worse than divorce.

On the Record for Dec. 7, 2010

On the Record for Dec. 7, 2010

Senior Spotlight for Dec. 7

It’s beginning to look more like Christmas. The halls are decked, and the tree is in the lobby and ready to decorate. My apartment is already done, thanks to my daughter, Jane. She brought all my stuff in from her storage shed and next thing I knew, it was up and done.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Moonlight Mile’ lesser but still worthy entry in mystery series

When a writer takes a decade-long break from his most famous characters, you can bet that the new results will be a little different. But, as long as the scribe in question still brings the same skills to the table, there’s not much reason to complain. Such is the outcome of Dennis Lehane’s “Moonlight Mile.” Patrick Kenzie was once a prominent Boston private eye, but his current situation is less satisfying. Working part-time surveillance for a high-profile security firm and getting strung along with the promise of permanent work, worrying about his family is more of a priority than the thrill of a good case.

Annual KRAI Holiday Drive set to begin

Each year, as the snowflakes fall, there is one community event KRAI owner Frank Hanel anxiously awaits. It is a December tradition he holds dear — the annual 93.7, 102.3 KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive. “There is something that brings a tear to your eye every couple of hours,” said Hanel of the annual event, which is hosted by his radio station. “Somebody comes in and says, ‘Hey look, this event really helped me out five years ago. Now I am on my feet, here’s five hundred-dollar bills.

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Upperclassmen carry MCHS wrestlers in season’s 1st competition

The last two years, Cody Nelson had been a little jealous of wrestlers who won the Mountain Vista Survival Tournament. Winners are awarded a big WWE style belt. “Last year, I had a three-way tie for first, but I didn’t get the belt,” the Moffat County High School senior wrestler said. “A guy I pinned ended up with the belt, so I was looking forward to the chance to get a belt this year.” Nelson succeeded in his goal with a 10-0 weekend.

Craig Briefs: Newspaper seeks board members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three or four people to participate on its next Editorial Board, which begins Jan. 3. Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper’s opinion pieces for its Wednesday and Saturday editions. Editorial Board terms last three months. A wide variety of candidates for board positions are desired.

Bulldog Sports for Dec. 7

4:30 p.m. The Moffat County High School boys freshmen basketball team plays Soroco in Oak Creek 4:30 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls freshmen basketball team plays Soroco in Oak Creek 6 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls junior varsity basketball team plays Soroco in Oak Creek

Michael J. Chivington: Killing not honorable

To the editor: On Nov. 20, Richard Kendall, of Craig, crawled into a 703-pound black bear’s cave and shot it from about six feet away. Kendall seemed very proud of himself. What a good boy he was. He killed only because he could, not for food, not to defend himself from attack. He only shoots bears who are cornered in caves and cannot run away or shoot back. One could break a window with a baseball bat, but does that justify breaking windows?

Lorrie Butler: Don’t laugh about deer

To the editor: I agree the deer are beautiful graceful animals. It is something special to see a fawn with spots. If I lived on Round Bottom, Woodbury or Craig East, I would make fun of the deer, too. I live in the old section of town and the deer seem to follow the old Craig ditch. Contrary to some, the deer have not always been here.

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: Goodbyes for a reason

Do things really happen for a reason? Did that one call three years ago change your destiny? Was that missed opportunity or tragedy already mapped out in your life plan without you knowing? Did you meet him or her because you will need them in the future for some reason? I think we search all of our lives for these types of answers.

Datebook for Dec. 7

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444. 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. 8:30 a.m. The Moffat County Commission meets at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. Call 824-5517.

Annie's Mailbox: In-law driving woman insane

Dear Annie: I am at the end of my rope. My mother-in-law is a wonderful, giving person, and I care for her. But, she does not seem to understand boundaries. Last weekend, my daughter and her family came for a visit. I wanted to spend some time alone with them and invited my in-laws to drop by later in the afternoon to see the grandchildren. My mother-in-law showed up two hours early and brought a friend.

Horoscope for Dec. 7

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It always behooves you to be protective of your cherished possessions, but also watch out for your belongings. Temptation might be too great for one with sticky hands. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — The probability of a request or favor being rejected is greater than usual, so try to handle things on your own. Don’t put yourself in the uncomfortable position of being turned down. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — People in general are more susceptible to accepting advice on important matters without question, so unless you are an expert on something, don’t offer any. It would stink to be wrong.