News for Monday, December 27, 2010

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District attorney hires new investigator

Eagle County detective Doug Winters named DeAngelo’s replacement

After months of searching, 14th Judicial District Attorney Elizabeth Oldham has selected a new chief investigator for her three-county judicial district.

On the Record for Dec. 28, 2010

On the Record for Dec. 28, 2010

Sports Spotlight: Nike Cleverly

Age: 17, Moffat County High School senior Sport: Basketball How did you get your start in your sport? “My oldest brothers always played, and so I started.”

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My Life, My Words: Rodney Klimper — Providing all the pieces for a home

“I’ve been working at Furniture Gallery for four years. I do just about everything: books, ordering, delivering, sales. I fell into it, I just went to work for the owner and as the business expanded and changed direction, it’s where I ended up. Before that, I kind of bounced around, I did some landscaping, different seasonal jobs in Steamboat, some retail. “I like dealing with the people who want to improve what they have, whether they’re looking to get something more value-priced or real fine furniture. We do deliveries all over the region, so we get to deal with all that — houses, people’s different decors. We deal with 120 different companies, we get stuff from all over. We try to run the gamut as far as price, quality, selection. You see furniture stores that have a lot of real high-end stuff, like most Steamboat stores have. We try to give everybody a choice so that they know what they’re doing.

Business Beat: New business opens in Craig

Are you looking to clean up the view from your driver’s seat? Nu View Auto Glass is ready to assist you in the task. Having served the Craig area now for about 10 years via a mobile service, the business has now opened a store location at 1115 Yampa Ave. in Craig.

Moffat County program aims to prepare students for workforce

Dana Duran, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, said area students will soon have an opportunity to learn “How to Get Fired.” “Sometimes it’s easier to teach what not to do,” said Duran, of the upcoming tongue-in-cheek tutorial. “How to Get Fired” is just one component of Skills for Success, a program the Boys & Girls Club is sponsoring and launching next month at Moffat County High School.

TMH: Hand washing key in battling winter bugs

With winter comes cold and flu season and, in turn, a good reason to refocus your efforts on the benefits of thorough hand washing. “Hand washing is the single best way to prevent illness and spread of disease and germs,” said Beka Warren, chief quality officer at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. “Of equal importance is washing your hands properly with soap and water, or, if necessary, using hand sanitizer.

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MCHS wrestlers eye Vegas tourney

Injuries and voided weight classes haven’t deterred the Moffat County High School varsity wrestling team, coach Roman Gutierrez said. In fact, the coach said his wrestlers have been up to the challenge so far this young season. “The whole team comes in with a goal and is ready to work at achieving it,” Gutierrez said. “They just keep pushing and working hard.”

Changes coming to Moffat Family Clinic

Dr. Larry Kipe said changes are coming to Moffat Family Clinic in 2011. “Pretty soon, I’ll be the sole owner,” Kipe said. “There will be just me and a (physician’s assistant) here.” The clinic, located at 600 Russell St., is losing two of its physicians.

Datebook for Dec. 27

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 Lois at 824-4147. 2 p.m. The monthly AARP meeting takes place in the dining room at Sunset Meadows 1, 633 Ledford St. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people ages 50 and older. Call Beverly Chapman at 824-5123.

On the Record for Dec. 27

Craig Fire/Rescue Thursday, Dec. 23 Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle/ATV crash. Friday, Dec. 24 Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire.

Trish Snyder: What Christmas means

To the editor: Christmas came early for myself, staff and customers at our place of business Thursday. Northwest Tool Repair owner Charles Franklin entered asking, “Who wants a turkey or ham?” His wife happened to be in the shop when he entered, and explained to us that Charles just wanted to spread some Christmas cheer.

H. Neal Glanville: Post-traumatic Santa stress

Notice: This is a real, honest-to-goodness disclaimer. I took no part in this misadventure, and studies have shown that parents who attempt this may cause phobias even Santa Claus can’t buy his way out of. Long ago, when Roy and I were much younger (I believe I was younger then than our sons are now), my beloved brother caught a bit of the weak side flu and decided dressing up as Santa Claus on the eve of his getting there was the way to go. Now, I’m a bit on the sinewy side, but Roy was always older, taller and, much to his dismay, skinnier. Was that, combined with the lack of a Santa suit, going to halt this man on a mission ordered by the weak side?

Craig Briefs: Volunteers needed for Relay for Life

Moffat County Relay for Life is looking for volunteers to serve on the planning committee for the 2011 event, scheduled for July 15 and 16. Anyone interested in being on the planning committee should contact Ken Prescott at 620-3292, or e-mail him at djkenny@yahoo.com. The first planning meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop Road.

Moffat County Commission agenda for Dec. 28

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way

Annie's Mailbox: Woman worried about daughter

Dear Annie: I need to know how to react to my 32-year-old daughter when she tells me about what her emotionally abusive husband has said or done to her. “Joan” is a nurse at a hospital. Her domineering husband, “Ray,” is currently unemployed. The two of them are like oil and water. If she says the sky is blue, he says it is raining.

Aging Well: Community spelling bee to highlight senior programs

Event to benefit Routt County Council on Aging, city senior programs and Aging Well

It’s nice to know that some things hardly change. Long ago, neighbors held spelling contests to pass the time and test their intellects. Americans today may have spell check (and a lot of distractions), but their fever for linguistic smarts continues to take root in old-fashioned spelling bees held regularly in schools and communities.

Horoscope for Dec. 27

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t involve yourself in anything in which you can’t use your full strength or muster the forces needed to advance a personal interest. You’ll fail by being sorely inadequate. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A failure to use your full talents or vivid imagination would be tantamount to quitting before you even got started. All you would do is endow the opposition with powers it wouldn’t normally have. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Shakespeare reminds us never to be a borrower or a lender. Follow this advice, especially in situations that would involve you fiscally with friends.