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
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.
Labor Finders, now co-located at 1665 U.S. Highway 40 in Craig with Price Mine Service, is open for business.
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.”
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.
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.
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; Next meeting: Tuesday, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.