News for Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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On the Record for March 16, 2010

On the Record for March 16, 2010

Commission discusses legislation, coal industry

County officials consider effects state, federal bills could have on local energy economy

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Gray thinks the local coal industry is being placed in the crosshairs of potential federal and state legislation aimed at reducing energy related emissions. “Its not a trend I’d like to see start or continue,” he said.

Craig sports briefs: MCHS girls soccer victorious in Eagle Valley

The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team started its season on a positive note, as the Bulldogs won Saturday in Eagle Valley.

Education department officials to visit Steamboat for town hall meeting

Officials from the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education say they want to know what residents think as they work to draft a new statewide assessment program. Officials will attend a town hall meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Steamboat.

Shannon Winegarner: Thanks from Hospice

Thank you to the generous community members of Moffat and Routt counties for making the 2010 Hospice Daffodil fundraiser a huge success. This year, we sold 4,500 bunches through our annual volunteer-run event and raised more than $20,000 to provide Hospice care for terminally ill patients in the Yampa Valley.

Humane Society of Moffat County: Thanks for support

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank Kristi Shepherd and Murdoch’s for donating pet food. We would like to thank transfer drivers Nancy McStay, Nancy Roberts, and Tammy Villard. Your help gives shelter animals another chance of finding their “forever” homes.

Maren Schmidt: Centuries of fun

The group of 10-year-olds sat absorbed, thumbs moving. Each played an individual game on his cell phone. During the past few years, I keep noticing this phenomena of groups of children who elect to be connected to their electronic games when there are “live knowledge objects,” previously known as “people,” sitting right next to them.

Patrick Wayne Germond: Tea Party amazing

Last Wednesday’s Tea Party at Serendipity was amazing. The strength and power of the patriotism and spirit of freedom was incredible.

Audrey Danner: Clearing up the rumor

As a current Moffat County commissioner, I have served the citizens for 15 months with an emphasis on open communication, and I appreciate the improved relationships with the community and media.

Student News: Eric Fredrickson

Eric Fredrickson, a 2005 Moffat County High School graduate, has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2009 semester at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta.

Horoscopes for March 16, 2010

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Get all the necessary data, such as costs, time factor and people involved, before agreeing to go on an outing with friends. If you don’t, you could find yourself involved in an unhappy situation.

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Boys, girls basketball teams win at AAU tourney

Craig 7th-grade boys, 6th-grade girls win their brackets

Playing Sunday during the Yampa Valley Classic AAU Basketball Tournament at Moffat County High School, the Craig seventh-grade boys basketball team was able to outpace Olathe, 41-20. The seventh-grade boys team was one of two teams from Craig to take the top spot in their home AAU tournament, following the sixth-grade girls’ victory against Paonia.

Senior Spotlight for March 16, 2010

Daylight saving time — I had one clock I couldn’t reach, and it happened to be the one I go by the most. So, I needed to remember to add an hour to the time when I looked at it.

Craig briefs: Local bar to host St. Patrick’s Day event

Mather’s Club, 420 Yampa Ave., will offer the public free meal of corn beef and cabbage in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at 6 p.m. Wednesday in downtown Craig.

Danner requests review

Commissioner sends letter asking for Hatch Act clarification

Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner said Monday that she has requested a review from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel regarding her candidacy for another term as District 2 commissioner.

Caucus kicks off Moffat County election season

Tonight, Moffat County residents will gather for the caucus — an early step in the election process for many candidates. The caucus, which Moffat County Republican Central Committee chairman John Ponikvar called “politics at is most basic level,” will take place at 13 different precinct caucus locations for Republicans and at one for the Democrats.

Annie's Mailbox: Uncle is abusive when drunk

Dear Annie: I’m 18 years old and still live with my family. A few months ago, my uncle moved in with us. He comes home drunk all the time. I can smell the liquor on him, and I hate it. I make sure to be in my bedroom before he walks in the front door, which often means I’m upstairs by 6 p.m.