News for Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Andy Bockelman: ‘The Fighter’ is a knockout sports drama

When a boxer steps into the ring, he expects to have a challenge in front of him. However, as the protagonist of “The Fighter” comes to find, sometimes it’s among one’s own family that you’ll wind up on the ropes.

On the Record for Dec. 29, 2010

On the Record for Dec. 29, 2010

Bad Dogs learn hard work on, off the mat in Moffat County

The Bad Dogs Youth Wrestling program teaches young wrestlers the basics of one of the toughest sports around, head coach Billy Bingham said. More importantly, he said, the program teaches discipline and how to balance the sport with a good education. “We don’t want our wrestlers starting seventh grade as a great wrestler and be surprised when they can’t participate because of bad grades,” he said. “We really stress the importance of working hard in the sport and in school.”

DA hires Craig native as new investigator

Doug Winters never imagined he would be in the situation he is now. “It’s funny — 20 years ago, I left for college and I had my future ahead of me and I was looking ahead, and I hadn’t even thought about coming back to Craig or anything like that,” he said. “As far as long-term goals, I just wanted to move my career forward and go wherever life took me.

Broncos sticking with Tebow for season finale

(AP) — Tim Tebow is awkward and unpolished and even has trouble with the simplest of quarterback tasks: taking the snap from under center after spending his celebrated college career in the shotgun. There's no denying his productivity and passion, though, and his effervescence is infectious. "Forget his delivery and his arm action and his accuracy, he gets the job done," NFL Network commentator Deion Sanders said after watching Tebow post his first NFL win Sunday, when he rallied the Broncos from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to a 24-23 win over Houston.

County commission to interview board candidates

The Moffat County Commission is scheduled to interview candidates for open seats on county boards Thursday. The interviews are slated for 15-minute slots at Thursday’s commission meeting. Commissioner Audrey Danner said the interviews will be a chance for the commissioners to get to know candidates better before the board members are chosen in January.

Senior Spotlight for Dec. 28

The sun was shining Monday, a welcome sight for sure. The last week of the year is going in full gear. Baby New Year is on its way. Hope your Christmas was a very good one. I had some nice times spent with family and friends. I received some cards from friends I hadn’t heard from in a while.

Moffat County Tourism Association Board special meeting agenda for Dec. 28

Moffat County Tourism Association Board special meeting When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Basement conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Craig Briefs: VNA preparing to launch program

Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, is hosting a six-week workshop, Healthier Living Colorado, that begins Jan. 13. The class provides self-management strategies for those with chronic conditions. Participants work on goal-setting, positive reinforcement and healthy habits to live a better life, according to a VNA news release. Those with chronic illness and their loved ones are encouraged to attend.

Datebook for Dec. 28

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.

On the Record for Dec. 28

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Dec. 21 Deputies responded to an animal complaint. Deputies responded to six requests to assist another agency.

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: Traditions trump recipes

We all huddled around the island counter chopping onions, (three bundles per pan, to be exact), slicing spinach (four big handfuls per pan, to be exact), and crumbling up feta (half of a container, to be exact) in order to make Spanikopita for the infamous Greek New Year’s Party. We started with the plan of making three pans in a couple of hours. Well, three pans turned into five, plus some pita rolls. A couple of hours escalated into an entire afternoon, some holiday drinks, and classic country music 2-steps and sing-a-longs.

Annie's Mailbox: Woman concerned for friend

Dear Annie: Recently, my dear friend “Jill” learned that a long-lost high school friend has been incarcerated for nine years. Jill insists on contacting “Alan” and has encouraged our friends to do the same, even though we have not spoken to Alan in more than 13 years. I am scared of what might happen to Jill. The circumstances surrounding Alan’s incarceration are nothing short of horrifying.

Horoscope for Dec. 28

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’re always someone who takes very seriously what you believe to be constructive advice, but telling others to do the same thing is more difficult for you. You may have to do so regardless. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Spend some q-time with someone you’ve ignored lately due to conditions beyond your control. You might not get this chance again to let this person know s/he is special. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — It might take something really big or special to get you motivated in a way that brings out your ingenuity and talent, but that catalyst is likely to happen. You’ll be glad it did.

2 familiar names surface as possible replacement for Sen. Al White

The effort to find a replacement for State Sen. Al White, who is slated to become the next director of the Colorado Tourism Office, has turned up two familiar names seeking to replace him in the state legislature. Bob McConnell, a former Republican Congressional candidate, and Jean White, Al’s wife of more than three decades, have submitted letters of interest.