News for Friday, March 19, 2010

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Wiggins to leave, then re-enter in sheriff's race

ACET commander said decision is based on Hatch Act questions

The All Crimes Enforcement Team commander said his agency would be finished spending a federal grant early next week. He'll refile for the Routt County sheriff's race then, to avoid any possible Hatch Act violation.

On the Record for March 19, 2010

On the Record for March 19, 2010

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High winds in Steamboat bring bust, boom

Ski area closure not expected to affect today’s operations; businesses benefit

Gusty winds forced the all-day closure of Steamboat Ski Area on Friday, caused pockets of small power outages around the county, and resulted in an unexpected boom for some local businesses. High winds that ski area officials said reached peak gusts of 79 mph shut down Mount Werner for the entire day.

Census officials still looking for employees

Distribution of forms heading into 2nd phase

Despite dwindling worker application numbers in Moffat County and across the Western Slope, U.S. Census officials are preparing for their largest operation phase yet. And they still need help.

Horoscope for March 19

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Adopting a positive, optimistic attitude could put you in the position of being a big winner. Hang onto this frame of mind as long as you can.

MCHS baseball competes in tourney today

The Moffat County High School boys varsity baseball team will kick off its preseason at 10 a.m. today when the Bulldogs play in the Lloyd McMillan Baseball Tournament in Montrose.

Datebook for March 19

8:30 to 10 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625.

Fuel gauge report for March 18

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo. (unleaded/diesel)

Annie's Mailbox: Worrying about eating habits

Dear Annie: My son and his wife have been married 12 years and have two beautiful daughters. But I am terribly concerned about their eating habits.

Craig briefs: AARP to gather at 2 p.m. Monday

Craig AARP Chapter No. 1418 is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. Monday at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The meeting is open to the public.

David Pressgrove: Taking on the ‘laity myth’: There is no ‘just’ in your title

I’m opening with a scene from a video I saw the other day. A man on a hike came upon a woman trapped under a tree. The woman begs for his help but the man claims, “I’m not an EMT or a lumberjack; I’m just an accountant. I’m sorry I can’t help.”

Janet Sheridan: The good people of Craig

March 9 opened poorly. It began with incessant ranting on the early morning news shows about the falling sky. Exercising, which usually delights me when it ends, didn’t do the trick. The coffee ran out. I made more, but it tasted like tar because the potato peels drifting in the gray water of the plugged garbage disposal distracted me.

Stephanie Rickman: Thanks to JW Snacks crew, police officers

I would like to thank Danny and his crew at JW Snacks for helping my children and I out on the night of March 11. They made sure my boys were taken care of while I was with the officers who responded to our call. They offered us a hot meal.

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Marilynn Hill to participate in 1st Denver Post Ride the Rockies

When Marilynn Hill told her kids she was going to participate in the 25th annual Denver Post Ride the Rockies bike ride, she received the extra push she needed. “They said ‘We’re behind you all the way,’” she said. “Now, when I go to the gym and workout, they ask me how it went. They are my best little trainers.

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MCHS graduates, sisters, collaborate on award-winning book

Ashley Foster’s dog training education and her older sister Sasha Foster’s background in physical therapy collided in one moment, when Ashley saw Sasha doing physical therapy stretching on a thoroughly relaxed Diesel. It was an idea charged with the motivation and business savvy of the two Moffat County High School graduates: Apply the theories and practices of research-based human physical therapy to dogs.

Jobless rate up, sales tax down in Moffat

Ken Christopher is out of work. He and his wife, Shelly, are new in Craig and were looking for work Wednesday at the Colorado Workforce Center in Craig. Ken, 46, who eventually wants to be a preacher, has been getting by during the past month by working at a local temp agency but is currently out of work.