News for Saturday, February 27, 2010

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Alternative high school likely to graduate most students ever

Social worker Joanne Snow rattled five dice in her hand and let them fall on the table. Each time they landed, she called out observations that sounded like gibberish to the 10 Moffat County Alternative School students who were gathered around watching Snow.

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Yoder family of 13 counts its blessings

Five-year-old Judy Yoder turned to her mother, Lois, and buried her blond head in a cotton printed dress that matched her own. Silent tears started to roll away from the corner of her eyes as she shook her head.

Police Blotter for Feb. 25, 2010

Police Blotter for Feb. 26, 2010

On the record for Feb. 25

On the record for Feb. 25

Jair Epp: Set the record straight

On Dec. 25, 2009, I was pulled over by Craig Police for a faulty brake light. During the course of events, I was questioned and the officer determined I was under suspicion of being intoxicated.

Kathy J. Carlton: An uplifting story

During this time when people are tightening their belts, experiencing high unemployment rates, lay-offs, cut backs and recession, it still is encouraging to hear about people who still care, give and who step forward to help and do what needs to be done.

Our View: Remembering the past

A week ago, one of Moffat County’s most prominent and philanthropic residents was given the KRAI/Craig Daily Press Citizen of the Year Award during the annual State of the County event at the Holiday Inn of Craig.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Wolfman’ definitely hairy, not very scary

One would think that seeing the title character of “The Wolfman” rip off a man’s arm and throw it to the ground while the pistol in the disembodied hand fires upon impact would be exciting.

Annie's Mailbox: Wife’s adult son causing problems

My wife and I have been happy together for 25 years. When her adult son lost his job, we let him move in with us so he could get back on his feet.

Diane Prather: Rave reviews

Local youths fare well at 2010 National Western Stock Show

When this author asked Moffat County 4-H and FFA members to reflect on their experiences at the 2010 National Western Stock Show, she heard nothing but positive comments.

Government update for Feb. 27, 2010

Government update for Feb. 27, 2010

Government update for March 2

Government update for Moffat County Commission

County surveyor race contested

G.I. Buffham announces his candidacy, will run against Peter Epp

Longtime resident G.I. Buffham, 75, announced Friday his candidacy for Moffat County Surveyor. Buffham has been a Colo­­rado professional la­nd surveyor since 1963 and owns the surveying business, G.I. Buff­ham Surv­eying.

Datebook for Feb. 27, 2010

A Love INC Car Care Clinic for single mothers, seniors and people who are disabled takes place at Cook Chevrolet, 1776 W. Victory Way. Volunteers will check each participant’s vehicle bumper to bumper for free. An appointment is necessary for the clinic. Call Love INC at 826-4400 to schedule an appointment.

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Moffat County High School loses to division’s No. 1 seed, 56-36

Although the Moffat County High School girls varsity team lost, 56-36, Friday against Centaurus, MCHS coach Craig Mortensen said he sees a brighter future ahead for the Bulldogs.

Over a cup of coffee: Remembering Dad and his milk gravy

This past Monday, Feb. 15, I lost my 92-year-old father. Since then I’ve done a lot of “remembering.” It’s amazing how many memories are connected to food and family meals together.

Horoscope for Feb. 27, 2010

Horoscope for Feb. 27, 2010

Kathy Bassett: Cabin Fever symptoms

Oh, mercy. Spring had better hurry up and get here. I am more than ready. I’m telling you that winter just needs to end. Now. It is getting harder and harder to be all cooped up inside.

Craig Briefs: DOW hosts youth ice fishing event

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will host a youth ice fishing event from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Little Rascals Pond, 800 W. First St.