News for Friday, December 10, 2010



On the Record for Dec. 10, 2010

On the Record for Dec. 10, 2010

Parade of Museums set for Dec. 18 starting in Craig

The third annual Parade of Museums, hosted by Wyman Museum, is slated for Dec. 18. The tour departs at 7 a.m. from Wyman Museum, and museum owner Lou Wyman will share stories on the bus ride to Savery, Wyo. Participants will receive a personalized tour of the Little Snake River Museum as well as a light breakfast.

The Rev. Leonard Browning: Reason for the season

I love Christmas. I do get frustrated and at times bogged down in the rush of the season and the ease of diverted attention from the “reason for the season,” but I still love this time of year. The giving and receiving of gifts, lights and laughter, pastries and parties, songs and the story; God becoming fully human and choosing to do so in the way He did still amazes me.

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MCHS boys, girls varsity hoops teams lose at Steamboat tourney

Although playing in different sections of Steamboat Springs High School on Thursday afternoon, the Moffat County High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams shared the same fate in opening round tournament action. Both the boys and girls hoops teams lost to Montrose in the first round of the Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out. The girls narrowly lost, 47-41, to the Indians, while the boys team lost their season-opener, 67-44.

Local fuel gauge for Dec. 10

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo above. Craig: 1. Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $2.94; Diesel: $3.19

TMH Board approves 3-year strategic plan

The Memorial Hospital Board met Thursday for a special meeting to discuss the hospital’s three-year strategic plan. Carol Davis, associate vice president of Quorum Health Resources, led the presentation. A strategic plan, Davis explained, is a way to identify areas within an organization that need improvement, and to set goals to achieve those improvements.

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Craig resident opens store specializing in metaphysical healing

It started with an astrological chart. When Craig resident Sharon Miller had one drawn for the day she wanted to open her new metaphysical store, Crystal Sanctuary, the results were “phenomenal,” she said. “It all turned out that everything I wanted the shop to be — a learning place, a place where people can come and calm down and decompress — is all in the stars,” the 66-year-old Miller said.

Marge McKenzie: Thank you for helping

To the editor: I would like to thank the community of Craig, St. Michael Catholic Church, the Revs. Jim Fox and Michael Rapp, and parishioners for all their support. And, I could not thank enough my sister Pink Ladies and The Memorial Hospital employees Christy Beckerman and Jen Talkington for all their hard work and long hours.

Ryan Hampton: Hunting takes skill

To the editor: Evidently you have not hunted black bear. You don’t have any idea of the skill involved in tracking bears, nor the guts it takes to be able to hold his composure enough to make the shot necessary to harvest this animal.

Datebook for Dec. 10

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. 9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Kevin at 824-1703 or Ann Anderson at 826-2717. Noon to 7 p.m. Centennial Mall hosts the Winter Arts and Crafts Show at 1111 W. Victory Way. Call Centennial Mall at 824-7011.

Land Use Board meeting agenda for Dec. 10

Moffat County Land Use Board meeting When: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday Where: main floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: • Call to order

Lorna Tunks: Bullying is disrespectful

To the editor: It was recently called to my attention, again, that my 15-year-old Autistic daughter is being bullied at school. It used to be name-calling, taunting, making fun of her, having her lick the frozen school wall, etc., but now it’s a blatant, “I don’t like you,” bringing her dog food to eat, or having the “retard” ask the popular high school boys out.

Craig Briefs: Permit applications focus of meeting

Moffat County will host a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 28 in the conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting was scheduled to approve a revised transport permit application for oversized loads and a proposed resolution adopting the revised transport permit applications. The public, including interested vehicle owners and operators impacted by the permit, may attend and make oral or written comments regarding the proposed resolution.

Annie's Mailbox: Addict wants help

Dear Annie: I am a 27-year-old man, living with a girlfriend and our 3-year-old daughter. I have a serious problem with drugs, mainly prescription pills. I have tried to quit many times, unsuccessfully. When I don’t have any drugs for 12 hours, I get very sick. I don’t have the money to pay for rehab.

Horoscope for Dec. 10

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — There is an excellent chance that a big change in your affairs could take place that will make it possible for you to realize a huge improvement in your financial prospects. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — By focusing your thoughts on optimistic events, you’ll be able to create opportunities or conditions that will be the envy of everybody, especially your competitors. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A major change for the better could occur in an area that has been producing sparse returns. This is likely to come about through some changes that you didn’t inaugurate or anticipate.

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Hayden raises water rates, appoints mayor

Debate did not even reach a simmer during Thursday night’s Hayden Town Council meeting, when council members unanimously approved a substantial water and sewer rate increase.