News for Friday, July 2, 2010

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Homeless man's journey taking him to Steamboat

David Muniz left Greeley last month and hit Rabbit Ears Pass this afternoon

David Muniz left Greeley on June 22 on his way to Steamboat Springs. By this afternoon he was high on Rabbit Ears Pass, 13 miles from the edge of town.

On the Record for July 2, 2010

On the Record for July 2, 2010

Andy Bockelman: ‘Jonah Hex’ is a dull, dirty gunslinger saga

The term “dead or alive” applies to the job description of bounty hunters, but for the title character of “Jonah Hex,” replacing the “or” with an “and” seems more appropriate. Once a proud defender of the Confederacy, former soldier Jonah Hex (Josh Brolin) no longer has an allegiance to the South. Or the Union, for that matter.

Datebook for July 2

7 a.m. The Cottonwood Classic tees off at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Highway 394. Call the pro shop at 824-3673. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625.

Craig Briefs: MCTA hosts special meeting today

The Moffat County Tourism Association is scheduled to host a special meeting at 3 p.m. today at the MCTA office, 590 Yampa Ave., inside the Museum of Northwest Colorado. According to a news release, MCTA will discuss a Club 20 summer meeting on tourism. The MCTA meeting is open to the public. The next regular MCTA meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. July 14.

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More than 247 contestants in Craig for Little Britches Rodeo

If Denton Taylor has his way, this weekend will bring some additions to his saddle collection. Taylor, 13, will try to collect some prize saddles this weekend during the Little Britches Rodeo at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. The rodeo started Thursday, and will continue at 9 a.m. today through Sunday.

Annie's Mailbox: Husband confused since wife left him

Dear Annie: My wife of 18 years left me. The day started out like any other. I got dressed for work, gave her a kiss on the lips and told her, “I love you. See you later.” She said, “Love you, too.” When I got home, I discovered that she had taken all of her things, plus a few of mine, and both of our dogs. She didn’t give a reason. She only left a short note saying, “I have to get away. I can’t take anymore.”

Local fuel gauge for July 2

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

Joint Commission awards accreditation to TMH

The Memorial Hospital recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its compliance with national standards of health care quality and safety, according to a TMH news release. The Joint Commission's on-site survey of The Memorial Hospital occurred in March.

‘Gruff exterior’ with ‘the soul of a poet’: A story about the enigmatic James W. Ryan and his Black Mountain poetry

Shortly after World War I, a shell-shocked veteran returned to his remote homestead on Black Mountain, carrying within him the remnants of pain suffered in the Great War. Born in 1884 in New York, James W. Ryan moved with his family to Denver when he was a teen. Sometime before 1910, Jimmy moved on to homestead in remote Moffat County. Little is known about Ryan.

Horoscope for July 2

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Enrich your mind by allocating quality time to some mental pursuits, and leave all those physical ones to another day. Remember, your brain needs exercise perhaps more than your muscles do. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You’ve always had a knack for being able to sort out complications others can unravel for themselves and because of this you may be asked to do more than usual. Volunteer where needed.

Former Craig resident sentenced for bank fraud

Patricia Cabano, a former Craig woman who pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud, was sentenced to 40 months in prison June 18 in U.S. District Court in Denver. Cabano, 56, now of West Sacramento, Calif., was originally charged with 31 counts of bank fraud.

MCHS boys hoops team coming together

New coach: Team made strides at Western State College camp

Although the record wasn’t sparkling, David Bradshaw, Moffat County High School’s new boys basketball coach, liked what he saw from his team’s first in-game action. The team completed a June 24 to 26 camp at Western State College in Gunnison, and Bradshaw, who was named head coach in April, said he saw several positives from a team that went 6-17 last season.

F. Neil Folks: Jesus — Savior or wisdom teacher?

Interesting question, is it not? We’ve been taught through the years that He, Jesus, is our Savior and Lord. Yet, all through the New Testament, he is considered the rabbi, or teacher. Jesus always said, “Follow me, not worship me.” “Yes,” said Jesus, “as I am, you, too, can and must become. I will be here to help you. But you must do the work yourself.”

Janet Sheridan: Strutting my stuff

As I child, I participated in summer parades whenever possible. Unlike Halloween, which ignited my mother’s creativity and gave me heartburn, parades allowed us both to go berserk. The fun began in June with the Lake Shore Homecoming parade. While our friends rode streamer-festooned bicycles into each other, my siblings and I strutted our stuff. In 1950, we presented the “Bray One-Ring Circus”— which many deemed appropriate.

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Journey of Hope stops in Craig

Thirty-three men in red, white and blue cycling jerseys were spread among rooms Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club of Craig, padding barefoot around and playing games like Twister, Dance Dance Revolution and carpet ball. In the craft room, Cheyenne Gensler, 8, was painting a scene with brightly-colored temperas. “We’re painting with bikers,” she announced, pointing at one of the cyclists.