News for Saturday, February 13, 2010




Wreck kills one on US 40 west of Steamboat

An SUV spun out of control and was hit broadside by a pickup Saturday evening between Milner and Hayden. Jenna Gruben, a 32-year-old Steamboat Springs resident, died of injuries suffered in the crash.

MCHS boys hold on to win

Boys basketball team attempting to get third league win against Rifle

Coming off a blowout loss Friday night on the road, the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team won’t have to wait long for a chance at redemption.

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Rifle blows out Bulldogs at MCHS

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team dropped a tough, 56-48, league game Friday night in Glenwood Springs.The team hopes to rebound from that overtime defeat when it returns to its home court at 4 p.m. today at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

Diane Prather: A treat from ‘Cattlemen’s Favorite Beef Recipes’

This week’s recipe is a variation of a beef/green bean/tomato soup casserole recipe that I sometimes make. “Mile-High Vega-Beef Pie” comes from “Cattlemen’s Favorite Beef Recipes,” a pamphlet that was printed in 1957 by the Colorado Cowbelles. Mrs. Al Atchison, of the Mile-High Cowbelles, contributed the recipe, which serves six people.

Craig briefs: Dixon, Wyo., hosting gymkhana Sunday

The Little Snake River Valley Saddle Club is hosting a gymkhana Sunday at the indoor arena at Russell Community Park in Dixon, Wyo.

Horoscope for Feb. 13

Horoscope for Feb. 13

Troy Taylor: Statements misleading

In your Feb. 10 paper, under the “Letters” section, I read the rebuttal to a previous letter by Dale Potter. In this rebuttal, James Merett made several statements that are completely misleading.

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Wrestlers unbeaten at regionals

Moffat County High School team opens tournament on good note

Wrestling last year at the regional wrestling tournament, Moffat County High School’s Cody Nelson was able to finish off his opponents in less than one minute in the opening round. On Friday, the junior wrestler may have needed an extra 30 seconds for both matches, but the result was the same.

Datebook for Feb. 13

Datebook for Feb. 13

Jim Blevins: Defending 2 points

I wish to defend what I think to be the two points called out by Mr. Merett’s letter to the editor.

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Sense of wonderland

Wyman Museum brings in professional ice sculptors

This edition of Communities At Work takes a glimpse at a highly-specialized profession contributing to the community’s weekend events. The Wyman Museum brought in Michael Campe, owner of Colorado Ice Sculptures, and Buddy Cassaday to add a sense of wonderland to the Winter Festival and Art Walk.

CNCC gets 1st glimpse at contractor bids

College officials analyze proposals, will announce their selection by next week

At a Friday gathering, Colorado Northwestern Community Col­lege got another step closer to it latest project. CNCC officials opened sealed contractor bids presented to them by seven contracting firms that submitted proposals for the college’s building project.

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MCHS girls basketball let 1 slip away in OT

With Moffat County High School defenders in her face and time running out in regulation, Glenwood Springs' Kenzie Kuhn somehow sunk a 6-foot shot that tied Friday’s game between the Demons and visiting Bulldogs. Once in overtime, the Demons hit their free throws en route to a 56-48 win against their rival.

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Couple finds love in full bloom

High school sweethearts, Craig couple celebrates long, winding road to true love

Ray Magness had his hand on his wife’s, and eight roses — one for each year of marriage — sat between them. Ray, 78, had given them to Patsy, 77, on Tuesday in celebration of their anniversary. But the path that brought the one-time high school sweethearts together again in their late 60s was long and arduous.

Jeremy Browning: Potter misses the point

In his continued letters, Pastor Dale Potter regales us with his and the Bible’s opinions on homosexuality. And he makes a case that the United States was founded strictly upon Biblical principles.

Bob Woods: Thank you, Ryan Neece

You are a smart and brave man. Thank you for taking a stand against hate and leading a call for tolerance, inclusiveness and justice for all.

Our View: Safety in the school zones

With congestion, and numerous parents and students rushing around before and after school, the potential certainly exists right now for someone in our community to get hurt in our school zones. Luckily, that hasn’t happened.

Moffat County History: A portrait of Craig’s early ‘roaming photographer’

Museum of Northwest Colorado, Daily Press partner to present series of 100-year-old photographs

Early photographic views of Craig can be a source of valuable glimpses into the formative years of our area. The Museum of Northwest Colorado is fortunate to have a collection of images by roaming photographer L. M. Hellebust, who lived in the area in about 1910.

Annie's Mailbox: About adoptive parents

Dear Annie: “Still the Mom” was jealous that her daughter has found her birth parents. Adoptive parents get the short end of things when we see TV shows and read articles about this. The public gets teary over the joyful reunion, and the adoptive parents are rarely mentioned.

Kathy Bassett: How to cook like you know how

I’m one of those people who starts out to do something, and on the way sees something else to do, and that leads to something else, and on and on until it’s time to go to bed. At that point, you wonder what it was you did all day and why the first chore is still sitting there waiting to be done.

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Andy Bockelman: ‘When in Rome’ a lively date movie

The romantic comedy “When in Rome” not only provides an acceptable excuse for date night, it brings audiences a glimpse at a few of the finer things in life, such as art, magic and physical beauty. And sausage.

Ed Wilkinson: Post-9/11 GI bill payments require patience

When the post-9/11 GI bill became law in summer 2009, veterans and their families showed up in masses to take advantage of it. As result, Veterans Affairs became clogged with a backlog of claims and only had estimates of exactly how many individuals were using the landmark legislation.

Bob Grubb: Response to Merett letter

Responding to James Merett’s response to Dale Potter’s letter. Your opening sentence, “Many of our so-called founding fathers …” I find rather derogatory.