News for Friday, January 8, 2010



FINAL: MCHS boys outlast Eagle Valley, 65-64

The Bulldogs are now 1-0 in Western Slope League play.

MCHS rallies to win league home opener

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team is playing their first home game of the season at 6 p.m. tonight at the MCHS gymnasium, 900 Finley Lane.

Diane Prather: It’s time for a switch from desserts

This recipe came from “Ground Beef Recipes,” a pamphlet put out by the “Beef: It’s What’s for Dinner” promotion and furnished by the Colorado Beef Council. “Chili Beef Express” serves four people (about 1 1/4 cups per serving).

Cold weather cause of recent power outages

Three power outages that affected more than 1,000 Craig homes in the past two days are most likely because of extreme cold weather, Yampa Valley Electric Association officials said.

Ski Haus Avalanche Clinic starts tonight

Murray Selleck can’t remember the first time he helped put on the annual Ski Haus Avalanche Clinic, which returns to Steamboat Springs tonight. The clinic is “just full of critical skills for any backcountry skier, and we’ve been skiing in the backcountry around here for a long time,” said Selleck, an employee at Ski Haus.

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No injuries in electrical house fire Thursday

No one was injured in a house fire that began at about 7:45 a.m. Thursday at 870 Exmoor Road in the Ridgeview subdivision on the west side of Craig.

Datebook for Jan. 8

8:30 to 10 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625.

Craig briefs: Middle school PAC to meet Monday

The Craig Middle School Parent Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the CMS library, 915 Yampa Ave.

Bulldogs hope for support in the stands tonight vs. Eagle Valley

For the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team, playing at home means several things.

Judi Whilden: Integrated Community provides valuable service

Integrated Community is doing just what it is supposed to be doing — teaching English to adults whose first language is not English.

Fuel gauge for Jan. 8

Regular unleaded and diesel prices around Craig as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo.

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Bulldogs look to down Devils

MCHS boys varsity basketball team to play 1st home game tonight

Coming off a tough December on the road, the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team will get just what it needs: A stretch at home.

Searchers off to busy start for year

Volunteers have been called 7 times in 6 days to begin 2010

Since the start of the new year, Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers have been called seven times in six days for lost snowshoers, skiers and snowmobilers.

Annie's Mailbox: My husband plans to leave US

Dear Annie: My 59-year-old husband of 15 years wants to leave the U.S. and move abroad for a few years because he is not getting along with his family. He insists I also pack up and move.

Andy Bockelman: Films fantastic — part 1

Decade offered wide array of films for everyone

As a new decade begins, it’s time to reflect on what the past 10 years have brought the world in terms of film accomplishments.

Police blotter for Jan. 6

James Franklin Morrison, 43, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault, menacing, third-degree assault, domestic violence and obstruction of telephone or telegraph service.

Young attorney joins Moffat County DA’s office

Marty Galloway, a 25-year-old who graduated from the University of Colorado in May, soon will get his chance at a childhood dream.

David Pressgrove: Missing the miracles? Get some cardboard

I’ve seen the cardboard testimonies presentation at a church or a camp five times in the past six months. The latest was Sunday at the church I attend. On Sunday, I even saw it twice in one day, and regardless of the repetition, I was just as choked up after the fifth time as I was the first time I watched a video on YouTube with the testimonies.

Horoscope for Jan. 8

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Put your head together with friends or associates with whom you share a common objective. If you build a team with a good purpose in mind, you’ll have an excellent chance of success.

Susan Whinery: Integrated Community should be applauded

As an Integrated Community volunteer, I’d like to make a quick clarification regarding Mr. Reina’s letter to the editor in Wednesday’s Craig Daily Press.

Kathy Bassett: Who sez animals are stoopid?

If you really believe this, then you haven’t been around too many critters in your lifetime. I give four-legged critters a lot more credit than I do lots of two-legged critters.

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Local educator teaches with positive reinforcement

Something new is starting to happen each time Sandra Kruczek places a skateboard on the floor of her Craig home. Her dog, Stewart, will look at her, look back at the skateboard, then put his front paws on the board and begin to slowly push with his back feet.

Home, new car sales slump; business owners upbeat about future

Jerry Thompson was glad to see some new Ford vehicles dropped off at his dealership recently. The owner of Craig Ford said he could have been selling new cars for the past several months but that he hadn’t received any from the manufacturer.

Janet Sheridan: Refusing to resolve

I enjoy the fresh feel of January when stark coldness freezes the bad stuff — germs, jaywalking, poor posture — and encourages new beginnings. I contemplate ways to better myself. I could be more intellectual, seek consistency with my grooming, sew without profanity.