News for Monday, July 5, 2010

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Business Beat: New Face, commitment to customer service

The Print Shop has hired a new designer/customer service representative. Laura Vermeulen joins the staff at The Print Shop after teaching art for a year at Rangely High School.Vermeulen is committed to serving her customers with creative designs and an efficient process.

Craig Briefs: Daily Press to host online chat

The Craig Daily Press is hosting an online chat with Peter Epp, a candidate for Moffat County surveyor, at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Epp will answer community questions regarding his interest in and qualifications for the surveyor position. Participants may submit questions to be asked of Epp before or during the chat. A full transcript of the chat will be available after the chat has closed.

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Despite conditions, Craig Fire/Rescue moves forward with Fourth of July display

Rain showers were no match for the fireworks display put on by Craig Fire/Rescue on Sunday night. People gathered with family and friends at the Moffat County High School parking lot and enjoyed the Fourth of July festivities. Folding chairs were set out and blankets were used by some, while others stayed in their cars to stay warm and enjoy the show.

Meeker celebrates 125th annual Range Call

MEEKER — As a docent for the White River Museum, Sandy Shimko sees a steady flow of people coming in and out of the Meeker attraction. But, during the Independence Day weekend, the numbers fluctuate quite a bit, an increase in attendance that Shimko attributes to the collection of Western odds and ends that make up the museum.

Sports spotlight: Troy Vernon

Age: 19 Sport: Rodeo How did you get your start in your sport? “My whole family does the rodeo and I have been raised on a ranch, so I have basically been doing it my whole life.”

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Moffat County’s Little Britches Rodeo ends after 4 days

As Gabbi Steele can attest, the axiom “practice makes perfect” is true. Steele, who will be a Moffat County High School junior in the fall, said increased practice time helped her during the weekend’s Little Britches Rodeo at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. “I just spent a lot more time in the ring getting ready,” she said. “I definitely practiced a lot more this year.”

My Life, My Words: Jennifer Barlean — The temptation of home

“I grew up mostly in Colorado, in the valley. I lived in the Craig, Hayden and Steamboat areas when I was growing up, and I eventually graduated from Hayden High School in 1992. After I graduated, I had my daughter and moved to California where I thought dreams came true. That wasn’t necessarily the case.

Datebook for July 5

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. 10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Bob Woods at 824-6836.

Horoscope for July 5

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Your popularity among your peers is trending upward. Don’t be surprised if, everywhere you go, it’ll seem like others will find much to admire in you and will make you the center of attention. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Make your presentation of the issues or causes in which you believe using a touch of humor. By keeping things light, you can break through even with those that usually have hard heads. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — When you earnestly strive to establish a common cause with that special person you love, you can’t lose, so come up with a joint endeavor where you can work together to achieve those ends.

Church: Thanks for the support

To the editor: We wish to thank you for the wonderful coverage that you had in the Craig Daily Press last week for our community yard sale. It seems that you had news of it every day in the week preceding the sale that Saturday.

Glanville: Ants of parade

Imagine two ants walking along a well-groomed path. One of them stops every so often to grab a snack, look for something to do and admire the view, while the other marches head-long down the path, slowing only too remind the other, “we must keep going; our leaders insist everything will be fine, we must keep going.”

Annie's Mailbox: Should I mediate daughters' fued?

Dear Annie: I have three daughters, all in their 40s and married with children. The problem is, the two oldest are not speaking to each other. They had a feud nine years ago when “Stefani” got married, and she and her older sister, “Jessica,” had some disagreement at the wedding. Quite honestly, I am not sure what happened.

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Aging Well: Pedaling for fitness and fun

Two years ago, Peggy Epstein had a hard time keeping up with her biking buddies. A bike upgrade and many more rides later, she holds her own while riding county roads with other older adults — and continues to surprise herself.