News for Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Regional crews battle new wildfires

Wildland firefighters spent Saturday battling new wildfires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties as warm, dry weather continues to fuel the blazes. No fires have been reported in Routt County, said Lynn Barclay, public information officer for the Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office and the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit.

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Spring Creek Memorial attracts record turnout in Steamboat

Saturday's Spring Creek Memorial featured a wildly rugged 9-mile course and the straightforward 5K option. The two races attracted more participants than ever before, with 170 registered participants.

Moffat County’s largest wildfires now contained

The three largest wildfire that were burning in Moffat County this week have been fully contained, according to the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit.

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Moffat County ousted from district tourney

Despite locking horns in a tight game, the American Legion Post 62 baseball team was unable to beat Summit and fell, 10-5, on Friday in the second round of the district tournament. Because it was the Bulldogs second loss, the team was bounced from the tournament in Glenwood Springs.

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Sunrise Kids awarded three-star rating from non-profit group

Sunrise Kids LLC Preschool & Child Care in Craig has received its second three-star rating from Qualistar Early Learning Rating System, a non-profit organization that evaluates the quality of early childhood programs in Colorado.

‘Shane would dig that, too’

Shane Braselton’s bedroom looks like one belonging to most 20 year olds: concert tickets, posters and photos of friends and fun times line the door and walls.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Two recipes for cool summer salads

Lettuce salads taste great on these hot summer days. There are several different recipes for layered lettuce salads. The following recipe comes from my recipe book that doesn’t have a cover.

Editorial: Judgment lapsed

The recent court case and work release situation of Utah man Fernando Rojas caught the attention of the Editorial Board at its Monday meeting.

Free black lung screenings offered in August

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will offer a series of free, confidential health screenings for surface coal miners in Craig and Meeker next month.

Annie's Mailbox: Woman dating man for wrong reasons

Dear Annie: I’ve been dating “Bob” for almost two years, and we moved in together a year ago.

Datebook for July 24

Saturday 9 a.m. A fundraising softball tournament takes place at Loudy-Simpson Park, 500 S. Ranney St. Proceeds from the event help Roman Gutierrez, who suffered an injury at a softball game last summer, cover medical expenses. Call Manuel Madrid at 629-8472.

Craig briefs: Coffee party set to meet today

The Craig Coffee Party is scheduled to meet from noon to 2 p.m. today at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 576 Yampa Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss politics and build a better understanding of issues.

Horoscope for July 24

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Just because something you’ve learned fromx past experiences doesn’t work out well today, don’t think the premise is wrong. It may be the circumstance surrounding it that is the culprit.

Government update for July 24

Last met: July 20 Decisions: • Approved, 2-0, meeting minutes from June 8 and 22.

A&L: Plenty of fun at the Fair

The Moffat County Fair’s agenda offers such a variety of competitions and entertainment that you’d think the event’s planners couldn’t come up with anything new.