News for Friday, July 9, 2010

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Craig Sea Sharks competing today

More than 200 swimmers expected for ABC meet

The Craig Sea Sharks are currently hosting the annual ABC swimming meet at the Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St.

Karl Rove headed to Steamboat

Republican strategist will be keynote speaker at Freedom Conference in August

The influential GOP strategist and analyst will be the keynote speaker at the Freedom Conference, sche­duled for Aug. 27 and 28 at The Steamboat Grand. The conference is put on by the Steamboat Institute, a local conservative nonprofit group.

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Organic foods showcased at Farmer’s Market

Jars of pickles, braided rugs, wooden knick-knacks. Foods and crafts of all kinds could be seen Thursday afternoon at the Farmer’s Market at Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig.

Craig police looking ahead

Community committee helping shape department’s five-year strategic plan

Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta contends good policing is a partnership between a community and the police department. Vanatta and the police department are currently developing a plan officers hope can maintain that partnership for the next five years.

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Meeker II wins championship

Strong pitching and solid defense lead to victory

Just as Cook Chevrolet was looking to make a comeback in the bottom of the fourth inning, Meeker II shortstop Garrett Frantz, 10, had other plans Cook Chevrolet batter Santiago Aragon hit the ball harder than it had been hit all night and it was headed straight for Garrett.

Annie's Mailbox: Daughter-in-law tired of being quiet

Dear Annie: My husband, my son and I live with my mother-in-law. She’s been divorced for nine years. I know Mom deserves companionship, but one night last month, she went out with the girls and decided to bring a guy home. We thought it was going to be a one-night stand, but “Stan” hasn’t left since that night. Stan is only two years older than my husband. He’s been eating our food and using our toiletries and seems to have made himself quite comfortable. I’m a stay-at-home mom, and while my husband and his mother are at work, Stan hangs around making moves on me. I’ve told my husband, but he refuses to believe the guy is hitting on me.

Letter to Editor: Deer cause problems

On June 29, our 7-pound toy poodle was viciously attacked by a deer.

Letter to Editor: Support of Carol Scott

I worked in the Moffat County Assessor’s Office for 20 years. I worked quite a few years with both assessor candidates.

Horoscope for July 9

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You could find yourself experiencing some beneficial changes in your material affairs. You’ll have to be alert and on your toes, however, because they’re likely to come from unfamiliar sources.

Craig briefs: Daily Press hosting online chats

The Craig Daily Press is hosting a series of online chats with candidates for Moffat County positions in the coming weeks. The next chats are scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday with Lila Herod, a candidate for Moffat County clerk and recorder, and 5 to 6 p.m. July 19 with Tim Jantz, Moffat County’s incumbent sheriff. Both races are uncontested for the Aug. 10 Republican primary.

Letter to Editor: Great job by Hayden

Compliments to Hayden.

Datebook for July 9

Friday, July 9 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.

Janet Sheridan: The soul of summer

I recently had a medical procedure requiring an IV. My nurse had trouble inserting the needle. She apologized for needing to poke me again and suggested I close my eyes and go to my happy place. “Do you have a happy place?” she asked.