News for Saturday, March 6, 2010



Diane Prather: Modern pemmican

Two weeks ago, this column featured a request for a pemmican recipe, specifically the way the Native Americans made it. Mary, Adams of Craig, called me with a modern version of the recipe.

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VNA physician receives obstetric privileges to treat underserved pregnant women

Undocumented and some uninsured pregnant women rely on emergency Medicaid, which provides coverage only at the time of delivery and not in the nine months prior. Such a pregnant woman might never see the inside of a doctor’s office until she is in labor.

Horoscope for March 6

Horoscope for March 6

Craig briefs: Moffat County EMS to conduct drill

Moffat County EMS personnel will be conducting their annual emergency and mass casualty drill today.

Datebook for March 6

Datebook for March 6

Our View: The tax tradeoff

Moffat County tax bills were sent out to residents in January and represented an increase in property taxes. Many residents, particularly now in a downtrodden economy, might be feeling the sticker shock of those higher taxes, and that apprehension is understandable.

Volunteers of St. Michael’s Kitchen: Chasing a dream

Flash back to 1989, when an Iowa corn farmer heeds a mysterious voice that instructs, “If you build it, he will come.” The farmer then cuts a baseball diamond in his cornfield.

Jerry Flannery: Apologize

I would like to apologize to everyone in the community of Craig and surrounding areas that I may have hurt or disappointed in any way, shape or form because of my wrongful criminal behavior.

Basketball roundup: Hayden boys win, 58-33, regionals

The Hayden boys team is one game away from the state tournament. The Tigers beat up on Long­mont Christian on Friday night in the first round of the four-team regional tournament at Grand Junction’s Mesa State College. Hayden won, 58-33. The win sets up a regional championship showdown for 12:30 p.m. today in Grand Junction against John Mall High School

Kathy Bassett: Old-time game wardens

Living in the country where we do has given us and still gives us the privilege and honor of knowing so many wonderful folks. The stories they have to tell are fascinating. I got to know some of the old-time game wardens.

Annie's Mailbox: Wife would like control of house

Dear Annie: My mother-in-law has a heart of gold and always tries to help out — even when it is not welcome.

Weak weekend forecast in Steamboat

More visitors expected at month’s end; lodging rates are down

The resort community will endure a weak spot in the March calendar this weekend, but tourism could be closer to normal March 13 to 14, and there’s one more crescendo to come the weekend of March 27 to 28. “This weekend is a soft one for us,” said Mike Lomas, vice president and general manager at The Steamboat Grand.

State, congressional candidates to discuss platforms Sunday

At last week’s Moffat County Republican Central Committee Lincoln Day Dinner at the Holiday Inn of Craig, several candidates running for office in November’s election had a chance to speak to a Moffat County audience. Some of those candidates will have another opportunity Sun­­day.

Baxter Black: Jake working overtime

In an effort to make managing the 20-section ranch more efficient, the boss bought Jake a Ranger, a 4-wheel drive muscle car ATV. The cowboys on this west Texas ranch were equipped with cell phones, of course. What modern cowboy isn’t? They have replaced Copenhagen as the habit-forming addiction for the “orally dependent.”

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Moffat County students get lessons from a late poet

School district students, faculty celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Caymen Shepherd would have pleased Sam-I-am: he didn’t hesitate to eat his green eggs and ham. He would eat them at school and while sitting on a stool. During third-grade lunch Tuesday at East Elementary School, Caymen and his classmates sat munching on a special meal made in honor of the late Theodor Seuss Geisel, who would have turned 106 that day.

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MCHS track team wins several events at 1st meet

Running Friday at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction during the Warrior Relay, the MCHS boys team was able to dominate in its first action of the season. In the 4-by-1,600 and 4-by-100 meter relays, MCHS was able to win convincingly.

Government update for March 6

Government update for March 6

Veterans Hotline: Defining a veteran

In general, a veteran is anyone who served in one of the branches of the Armed Forces or was granted veteran status by the U.S. government.