News for Tuesday, February 23, 2010



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MCHS girls basketball wins playoff opener, 43-38

Sophomore Melissa Camilletti admits to being nervous before her first playoff game. But any nerves the guard, or any of the Bulldogs, had before the game didn’t show as the team was able to hang on against the Commanders and win, 43-38.

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US Nordic combined team takes silver

Medal is US's 1st in team event

Tuesday’s silver medal performance has to rank up there as a defining moment of these 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The Austrians won gold, finishing in 48 minutes and 55.6 seconds, just 5.2 seconds ahead of the Americans. The Germans won bronze, 19.5 seconds behind the Austrians.

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Nordic combined team takes silver

The second-place finish represents another historic accomplishment for a U.S. team that had never before medaled in Nordic combined at the Winter Olympics.

County commission action items from Tuesday meeting

At its Tuesday meeting, the Moffat County Commission: • Approved, 3-0, warrant resolutions for the month of February totaling $328,564.73.

Police Blotter for Feb. 23, 2010

On the Record for Feb. 23, 2010

Horoscope for Feb. 23

Horoscope for Feb. 23

Wall files election paperwork

County sheriff remains tight-lipped about candidacy

Routt County Sheriff Gary Wall has filed the paperwork to run for re-election this fall. According to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office, Wall, a Democrat, filed his candidate affidavit Friday. Wall previously had declined to announce whether he would run again.

Chairman: Fundraiser could have ‘surprises’

Speakers set for Moffat County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday night

John Ponikvar, Moffat County Republican Central Committee Chairman, said there may be some revelations at this year’s Lincoln Day Dinner. The dinner, scheduled for Saturday night, seeks to raise funds for the Republican Party’s local, state and federal candidates, and serves as a platform for residents wishing to announce their candidacies.

Craig briefs: River Basin rep to make a presentation

The Friends of Northwest Colorado, Colorado Trout Unlimi­ted, The Wilderness Society and Colorado Environmental Coalition are scheduled to host a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

Behrman family: Gifts, calls meant a lot

On behalf of the Behrman family, we would like to thank everyone for all they did to help out at this difficult time.

Ken Rinker: Sage grouse population

I can remember when there were a lot more sage grouse in this area than there is now. There also were a lot more small-scale farmers and ranchers that had alfalfa fields, on irrigated and dry land.

Sports briefs: Bad Dogs pick up 10 1st-place finishes in Delta

With a week remaining until the Colorado All-State Wrestling Tournament in Castle Rock, the Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestling team was able to get in more mat time with a weekend trip to Delta. The Bad Dogs had 10 wrestlers take home first-place finishes at the Saturday meet.

Kerry Alonso: Special thanks

would like to take a moment to thank some very important people. Last Friday, there was a small incident at my home with my two daughters.

Senior spotlight for Feb. 23

For being the short month of the year, February seems to drag on. Maybe it’s my way of trying to hurry up spring. Calendar-wise, spring will be coming forth on March 20. But I always say spring officially starts after Easter, which is April 4.

Datebook for Feb. 23

Datebook for Feb. 23

Bryce Jacobson: Mayor, commissioner miss the point — again

At Friday night’s State of the County event, Craig Mayor Don Jones and Moffat County commissioner Audrey Danner boasted about the amount of money their respective groups have available in reserves as a good thing.

Annie's Mailbox: Son-in-law’s drinking alarms mother

Dear Annie: My son-in-law drinks too much. Throughout the years, I’ve seen “Ted” overindulge at weddings, and I notice he consumes a tremendous amount of beer. Lately, my worry has turned from concern to alarm.

Maren Schmidt: How not to be your child's ATM

The choices we make with our money can help change the world, said Nathan Dungan, president and founder of Share, Save, Spend.

Council to hear year-end ACET review from commander

Garrett Wiggins, the All Crimes Enforcement Team commander, will give a 2009 year-end review on the task force tonight during the Craig City Council meeting. The report will focus largely on statistical information of the department, rather than the day-to-day activity information.

Moffat County School District releases draft options for budget cuts

Moffat County School District superintendent Joe Petrone never wanted to have to explain the two sheets of paper that he passed out to School District Accountability Committee members Thursday night. Because of reductions in state funding, the Moffat County School District is facing a nearly $2 million deficit for the 2010-11 school year and beyond.