News for Saturday, July 17, 2010

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About 160 residents participate in 4th annual Craig Relay for Life

Craig resident Natasha Plantiko used one word to describe her mother, Jean Thompson — “fabulous.” “She was the sweetest person in the world,” Plantiko said.

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Craig’s Joel Sheridan delivers speech Friday night at Craig Relay for Life

Craig resident Joel Sheridan’s life changed forever in 2007. Sheridan, then 58, was diagnosed with prostate cancer after he learned of an elevated prostate during a prostate-specific antigen test.

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Early Childhood Center receives strong rating from evaluating agency

Looking back on the last 12 years of her job as director of the Moffat County School District’s Early Childhood Center, Sarah Hepworth has many fond memories of her career.

Over a Cup of Coffee: A recipe from the ‘to try’ file

This week, I made Stacy Gray’s “Mexican Meat Loaf,” which I make a lot, Stacy.

Craig briefs: St. Michael to host food distribution

SHARE Craig’s Food Distribution Day is scheduled for today. Orders may be picked up from 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. For more information, call Karen Gibson at 824-7939.

Crew expects containment in Meeker fire tonight

A wildfire that began Thursday afternoon 20 miles northwest of Meeker is expected to be contained by tonight, according to a news release from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit.

Datebook for July 17

Today 7 a.m. Teams in the fourth annual Craig Relay for Life walk final laps at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. A closing ceremony takes place at 7:30 a.m.

On the record for July 17

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, July 14 Deputies responded to five requests to assist another agency.

Horoscope for July 17

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Those with whom you spend your day will follow the example the majority sets. If most people seem congenial and at peace with the world, so will be the rest of the group.

Annie's Mailbox: Daughter sees parents as being selfish

Dear Annie: I am 16 years old. Right now, I am living with my aunt (my father’s sister). My mother and father have never really been in my life, although I did live briefly with my mom.

Government Update

Moffat County Commissioners Last met: July 13 Actions: • Approved, 3-0, meeting minutes from April 20, May 4 and 25, and June 10. • Approved, 3-0, a treasurer’s monthly report.

Veterans Hotline: A brief history on the Pledge

The original Pledge of Allegiance was written by Francis Bellamy. It was first given wide publicity through the official program of the National Public Schools Celebration of Columbus Day, which was printed in the Youth’s Companion of Sept. 8, 1892, and at the same time sent out in leaflet form to schools throughout the country.

Editorial: Victory at Vermillion?

Moffat County officials have perhaps an insurmountable task ahead of them — successfully lobbying to reverse a decision that doesn’t allowing drilling in Vermillion Basin.