News for Tuesday, March 23, 2010



Andy Bockelman: ‘Ghost Writer’ is haunting, provocative mystery

Who determines things like facts, truth and history? Ideally, these are concepts that everyone could agree on, but as the characters of “The Ghost Writer” find out, it’s just not that easy.

Citizen Police Academy canceled

Police department drops scheduled program due to lack of interest

The Craig Police Department has canceled its spring Citizen Police Academy due to lack of applications. Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta said the department received two applications for the program, which usually sees between eight and 16 resident trainees.

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Craig youth wrestler wins Triple Crown

Deven Mosman, 10, becomes first Craig Bad Dog to accomplish feat

To start the second round of his March 21 championship round in the Rocky Mountain Nationals, Craig Bad Dog wrestler Deven Mosman found himself in unfamiliar territory. Mosman, 10, owned a perfect 22-0 record in the 10-and-under 113-pound class, but against Randy Maynes — a wrestler Mosman had defeated a week before — he faced an uphill battle in Denver.

On the Record for March 23, 2010

On the Record for March 23, 2010

Action for Tuesday's Moffat County Commission meeting

At its regular Tuesday meeting, the Moffat County Commission: • Approved, 3-0, warrant resolutions for the month of March totaling $540,412.68.

Craig briefs: Craig Kiwanis Club offers scholarships

The Craig Kiwanis Club has 2010 scholarships available, the club announced Monday in a news release. This year, the club expects to award about $9,500 in scholarships to Moffat County High School graduates.

Maren Schmidt: Sensitive periods of learning

Before the age of 6, human beings are in a unique period of learning and development. At this time in our lives, certain information is absorbed by our personalities without conscious effort. Young children learn to walk, talk and do hundreds of things without formal instruction or being aware of learning.

Moffat County High School girls golf team finishes 3rd

Competing for the first time in almost a year, Moffat County High School senior golfer Heather Nicholson said everything went as well as she had hoped. Golfing Monday at Bookcliff Golf Course in Grand Junction, Nicholson shot an 88 to lead Class 4A, as the MCHS girls golf team placed third overall.

Horoscope for March 23

Horoscope for March 23

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Resident interested in bringing new party to Craig

Fresh politics brewing

From his chair, Jim Blevins can see Victory Way traffic, CNN broadcasting national news on the TVs surrounding him, and curiously scan the Internet on his desktop computer. It was from these three sources that Blevins decided to try and bring a new political movement to Moffat County — the Coffee Party.

Datebook for March 23

Datebook for March 23

About $1M more funded for food assistance last year in Moffat County

A stamp on hunger

Although Marie Peer, Moffat County Social Services director, doesn’t like to see an increase in food stamp funding, she is more than happy to help those in need. Last year, social services distributed about $1 million more in food assistance money than 2008 to households across Moffat County.

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Health care bill elicits mixed local reaction

Medical community responds positively to health care overhaul; concerns remain

Members of the local medical community gave primarily positive responses Monday to the federal health care overhaul, especially citing its potential to increase coverage and access to services in rural Northwest Colorado. But there also are concerns of increased costs to hospitals and an increase in demand for services that may be difficult to keep up with in the absence of more medical professionals.

Annie's Mailbox: Man lied about separating from wife

Dear Annie: When I met my husband, he told me he was separated from his wife. At the time, I was separated, too. It turns out I was the only one telling the truth.

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Moffat County girls soccer looking to start streak

Bulldogs girls teams play today in Palisade

After the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team scored its first goal of the season, first-year head coach Harry Tripp said his worries waned. Tripp and the varsity soccer team won, 3-1, on March 13 in Eagle Valley to claim Tripp’s first high school win. At 4 p.m. today, Tripp and the Bulldogs will try to build on their season-opening victory when they play Palisade on the road.

Senior spotlight for March 23

Looks like spring has sprung in some places with flowers bravely showing colorful faces. Spring break is over, and we are back to our usual routines.

Traveling art exhibit opens in Craig

Photographer Mark Mabry’s work runs through end of the week

Photographer Mark Ma­bry’s traveling art exhibit, “Reflections of Christ,” opens today in Craig and runs through the end of the week. The exhibit features more than 30 large-scale, black-and-white and color photographs depicting scenes from the life of Christ as told in the New Testament.