News for Saturday, January 2, 2010

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Kathy Bassett: Knock, knock!

Over the holidays, a friend came to visit and we got to talking about the “good ol’ days” of living in Brown’s Park. We remembered people who came knocking on our doors for one reason or another, usually lost or out of gas, and needing a phone, or something.

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MCHS wrestling team prepares for Las Vegas Tournament

To kick off the new year, the Moffat County High School boys varsity wrestling team will look for luck in Las Vegas.

Craig sports briefs: Craig Youth Hockey selling Avalanche tickets

Craig Youth Hockey Association is selling discounted tickets for the Feb. 12 Colorado Avalanche game against the Phoenix Coyotes.

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Economic development plans focus on small businesses

The energy industry — because of the number of people it employs, the amount it pays to workers and the tax revenue it generates — has been a large part of what kept Moffat County’s economy relatively healthy and stable during the recession, Darcy Trask said.

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Libraries offer seasonal programs for youths and adults

After 32 years of teaching music to kindergartners, Charleah Firestone knows what it takes to keep children interested in their studies.

Year in review, part 2: A look at the stories that gripped Moffat County in 2009

The Craig City Council handled its share of controversies in the past year, first getting embroiled in a First Amendment lawsuit and then tackling how it should regulate medical marijuana inside city limits.

Daily horoscope for Jan. 2

Daily horoscope for Jan. 2

Craig briefs: VFW hosting senior dinner Monday; VNA hosts seasonal, H1N1 flu clinics

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 is scheduled to host a senior dinner at 5 p.m. Monday at the post headquarters, 419 E. Victory Way.

Time for the National Western Stock Show

January marks the beginning of the National Western Stock Show. Running nearly the entire month, the 2010 Stock Show is jam packed with events, including Cattlemen meetings, rodeos and livestock show competitions. Area 4-H and FFA members have circled dates of their livestock shows on the calendar.

Prather: ‘Chocotilla’ a tasty find from the recipes file

This week’s dessert recipe is unusual, indeed, because the main ingredient is tortillas, but you’d never know it.

Ed Wilkinson: Anheuser-Busch offers perk for veterans

“Here’s to the Heroes” is a program that provides free admission to five of seven Anheuser-Busch theme parks in 2010 for any active duty, active reserve, National Guardsman or ready reserve service member representing any of the five service branches, and as many as three of his or her direct dependents.

Baxter Black: The Texas thank you tour

I made the trip to Texas this fall and was able to revisit a couple of monumental memories, just to see whether they were real.

Datebook for Jan. 2

Datebook for Jan. 2

Annie's Mailbox: Husband’s friend stays over too often

Dear Annie: For the five years I have been married to “Joe,” I have had the dubious privilege of enduring frequent, spur-of-the-moment overnight visits from his best friend of 40 years. Joe says “Derek” comes two or three times a week because he is too drunk to drive home. Derek is a married man with a family.

Our View: Optimistic for ’10 fiscal recovery

Perhaps more than war, health care, Social Security or a myriad of other problems dominating the American consciousness today lies the current, and some consider barren, landscape of the economy.

Government update for Jan. 2

Government update for Jan. 2