News for Monday, February 15, 2010

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Bryce Jacobson: Haitian relief efforts a success

Kum & Go recently announced that company stores raised more than $80,000 for American Red Cross Haitian relief efforts. According to a news release, the majority of the money, $59,000, was given by customers who donated $1 at the registers of Kum & Go stores, including locations in Craig and Hayden.

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Post players push Bulldogs boys past Bears

Angelo Raftopoulos nets 29 points against Rifle

The Rifle High School boys varsity basketball team didn’t have an answer Saturday night for Moffat County High School’s one-two post presence.

Annie's Mailbox: 17-year-old girl wants to move in with boyfriend

Dear Annie: I’m 17 years old and, in a few months, will be graduating and going away to college. I’m very excited about it.

Aging Well: Preparing for healthy travel abroad

Biking through Italy, lounging in Tahiti, volunteering in Guatemala: A plethora of international adventures beckon retirees. They may have more time to travel, but older adults also may have more health concerns. Fear of sickness or injury shouldn’t prevent them or others with medical conditions from planning a getaway, however.

James Merett: A hot topic continued

If given the opportunity, I would like to clarify a few things with the letter exchange between Dale Potter and myself. It was not my intent to bring into dough the faiths of your Founding Fathers. Like today, they covered a wide range of religious views.

Horoscopes for Feb. 15, 2010

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Know that nothing is wrong with reversing a position or decision, especially if you begin to see some important, previously overlooked alternative.

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Moffat County girls can’t top 1st-place Rifle team

Playing Saturday, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team was hoping to rebound from Friday night’s overtime road loss to Glenwood Springs with a win at home.

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Craig briefs: Planning, zoning commission to meet

The Craig Planning and Zoning Commission meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

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MCHS wrestling team 4th at regional

4 Bulldogs wrestlers qualify for state meet

If Charlie Griffiths didn’t know about sacrifice, he learned Saturday night at the regional wrestling tournament in Denver. Moffat County High School’s 145-pound entrant had to hurt himself to help his chances of winning his weight class.

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15th annual Art Walk showcases various talents of local artists

It took Deborah Behringer 12 hours to sew the Earth. The blue and green quilt, which hung on a bookshelf in Downtown Books & Beads on Saturday night, depicted the entire world with different colors and fabric textures representing each of the continents.

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Winter Festival proves to be fun for all ages

2-day Wyman Museum event features snowmobile, cardboard box races

What’s a yacht without a “tanning babe” lying on its deck? That’s what 12-year-old Benjamin Robinson wanted to know as he stood next to his cardboard box derby entry Saturday at the Wyman Museum’s Winter Festival.

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Mary Bouchard: Saying it with flowers

I’ve lived here for 10 years. I came here from Steamboat, and I lived in the upper peninsula of Michigan. That’s where I grew up. ... I just came in here shopping one day a year and a half ago, and I needed a job, and Shirley Balleck, the owner, hired me.