News for Monday, February 1, 2010



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Kiwanis ticket line tradition to change

For years, a popular community tradition involved local residents camping at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, waiting in line for their first crack at tickets to the annual Craig Kiwanis Club play. The tailgating tradition, of sorts, also involved residents having alcoholic beverages. This year, however, that tradition as it was known comes to a close.

On the Record for Feb. 1, 2010

On the Record for Feb. 1, 2010

Craig briefs: MCHS PAC meets from 6 to 7 p.m.

The Moffat County High School Parent Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. today inside the library at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

Bryce Jacobson: New business now open in Craig

Labor Finders, now co-located at 1665 U.S. Highway 40 in Craig with Price Mine Service, is open for business.

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MCHS girls can’t hold on against Rifle

Despite falling, 56-45, on Saturday to Rifle, Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball coach Craig Mortensen said he saw positives. “We’ll get to where we need to be,” he said. “We still have three weeks left in league play, and I think we’re getting better.”

Annie's Mailbox: How can our marriage be great again?

Dear Annie: I am happily married to an amazing lady who has been my best friend since the day we met 25 years ago. Our kids are all away at college, and we love our empty nest. We keep physically fit, are in great health, are financially stable and have a satisfying social life. The only problem is in the bedroom.

Horoscopes for Feb. 1, 2010

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You may have a good game plan, but choosing the wrong person to team with could make success quite iffy, especially if you get involved with a past partner whose endeavors have failed.

Datebook for Feb. 1, 2010


Jim Blevins: High-speed rail is wise

I strongly disagree with the letter to the editor that maintained that railroad construction was not a good way to create jobs. That the initial jobs that are created are engineering jobs sounds good to me — engineers are as deserving of jobs as anyone else.

Moffat County Commission meeting agenda

Moffat County Commission; Next meeting: Tuesday, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way

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My Life, My Words: Joe Hays: Reinventing myself through art

"I moved down here about close to a year ago from L.A. I came down here to spend some time with my mom, because it had been a while since I’d seen her. Once I graduated high school from here, I took off and I’ve been gone since 2005. I came down here to see her and spend some time with her and get myself out of debt."

H. Neal Glanville: Plain and simple economic indicators

Each of us, young, old, or in my case, a slightly worn inbetweener, have been shaped by the influences of our youth. I am very fortunate to have been raised by grandparents, aunts, uncles and assorted “grey area” whatnots who lived and raised families through both sides of the Depression.

Aging Well: Workshop helps older adults take active role in managing their diabetes

Perhaps more than ever, advances in diabetes treatment and education are helping people with the disease to live longer, healthier and happier lives. Many people, however, still experience serious complications that often can be delayed or prevented altogether with better practices.

Late heroics can’t lift MCHS boys past Rifle

After falling, 73-58, on Saturday in Rifle, there’s one way for the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team to get back on the winning track, MCHS coach Steve Maneotis said.

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More than 600 years of life honored Saturday at Sunset Meadows

Perry VanDorn sat next to Harry Russel on Saturday afternoon at Sunset Meadows I, and leaned over and stuck his hand out. “Congratulations, Harry” he said in a raspy whisper, shaking Russel’s hand. VanDorn was congratulating Russel for being the “oldest man on the Little Snake River.”

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Concert auditions bring out abilities of Craig residents

Jim Simpson, of the Craig Concert Association, contends the “whole world changes when the spotlight hits you.” Such a change occurred Saturday for nearly 20 Craig residents, who appeared under the bright lights of the Moffat County High School auditorium. The residents were auditioning for the Craig Concert Association’s upcoming Local Talent Concert, scheduled for May 1 at MCHS.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Book of Eli:’ Knowledge is power after society’s collapse

In a post-apocalyptic world where water, ChapStick and batteries are among the most valuable commodities on the planet, one item remains the most cherished and coveted of all: “The Book of Eli.” Mankind has reached a point where human life no longer holds any worth.