News for Monday, July 19, 2010

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Survey indicates mixed results when supporting businesses

A “Listening to Business” survey conducted by the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership indicates that Craig and Moffat County are largely positive business climates, despite some growth obstacles. EDP director Darcy Trask said 19 businesses participated in the survey, which was conducted the first part of the year. Findings were released at the beginning of July.

On the Record for July 19, 2010

On the Record for July 19, 2010

Rio Blanco County fires being managed

Fire near Rangely being managed, one north of Meeker contained

A 240-acre fire burning 25 miles southwest of Rangely is being allowed to burn to natural barriers, according to a news release from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. The Twin Buttes fire was determined to be lightning-caused and is burning on Bureau of Land Management land. It is consuming pinyon and juniper trees, oak brush and grass.

Bulldogs drop two against Eagle Valley

The American Legion Post 62 baseball team went Saturday to Eagle Valley looking for a boost before the district tournament, but could not steal a victory.

Utah man sentenced in meth case

A Utah man was sentenced July 15 to eight years of community corrections after he reached a plea agreement with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

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My Life, My Words: Dick King: The Colorado Appeal

“I grew up in Burlington, Colo., out on I-70 by the Kansas (state) line. I went to school there, high school there and graduated from Burlington High School. My dad owned a car dealership in Burlington when I was growing up and I basically grew up in the store. I was around the dealership and worked there up until we left Burlington.

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Craig Relay for Life surpasses goal

The American Cancer Society’s Jeremiah Herman said he recognized how much a community like Craig could rally around itself during the city’s fourth annual Relay for Life.

Business beat: Local resident honored for ‘outstanding achievement’ in insurance

The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors recently recognized Shane Camiletti, of Mountain West Insurance & Financial Services, according to a news release.

Glanville: Scratching my head, thinking of reasons

Are there reasons, reasons the normal side of my brain can understand, that President Barack Obama’s administration insists on printing more and more money, reminding us as we push our share of the nation’s debt around in wheelbarrows and his approval rating plummets, that sticking by his “new deal” is the way to go?

Craig briefs: Library board to meeting today

The monthly meeting of the Moffat County Libraries board is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today at the Craig branch, 570 Green St.

Horoscope for July 19

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — It’s likely to be the little unnoticeable things that determine whether or not you can successfully handle a serious situation or problem. Know what you’re getting into before jumping in.

Aging well: Disability awareness highlights challenges, opportunities

As the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities act approaches, it’s a good time to think about challenges facing people with disabilities or, taking awareness one step further, to imagine having a disability.

Datebook for July 19

Monday 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.

Annie's Mailbox: Will womanizer ever change?

Dear Annie: For the past year, I have been involved with “Mr. H.,” who appears to care very little for me. He started off calling and visiting regularly, but six months into the relationship, he began distancing himself.