News for Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Craig lodging tax committee meeting tonight

Committee to focus on finalizing ballot question language

The Craig lodging tax committee will meet at 6 p.m. today at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St., in the downstairs meeting room.

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Moffat County students step up to seatbelt challenge

More than 200 local students recognized for safe driving

Zaide Duarte was late for school when she saw the lights — red, blue and blinding white — in her rearview mirror. “I freaked out,” the Moffat County High School senior said. “I was sitting there just waiting for the officer, and then he was like, ‘Hey, you got an award.’”

On the Record for May 19, 2010

on the Record for May 19, 2010

Craig resident appointed to The Memorial Hospital board

Forrest Luke to fill position vacated by Melton Sullivan

Moffat County commissioner Tom Gray knew what he was looking for when he reviewed applications for a vacant seat on The Memorial Hospital.

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Moffat County candidates, students exchange dialogue during forum

Megan Smith, 18, recognizes one of the most important resources in Moffat County — its people. She also recognizes that she and her counterparts on the Youth Leadership Team, a part of the Rural Collaborative for Runaway and Homeless Youth, are the voices of the future.

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Moffat County High School coach picks up league honor

Lance Scranton named Western Slope League Boys Coach of the Year

The Moffat County High School boys varsity track and field team came home from Friday’s Western Slope League Championships in Grand Junction with some hardware.

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Gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes visits Craig

Governor candidate Dan Maes said it is time for Gov. Bill Ritter to “go home.”

EDP agenda

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership board meeting was rescheduled from today to May 25.

Datebook for May 19

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults 50 and older at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

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Grand Olde West Days start May 29

A primary goal for organizers of this year’s Grand Olde West Days celebration is to provide a fun community event for area residents and, hopefully, avoid the rain.

Goodbye Ridgeview, and thanks for everything

As the end of the school year draws closer, I am reminded of Margaret Wise Brown’s children’s book, “Goodnight Moon.”

Craig Briefs: Barbecue and dance to raise money

The Haven assisted living center’s annual barbecue and barn dance fundraiser is scheduled for June 12 at the facility in Hayden.

Editorial: A comeback for coal?

Coal, it has especially seemed lately, has become a dirty word, and that’s nothing but bad news for our community’s economy, and the many residents and families the coal industry here supports.

School administrators answer budget questions

The following questions were compiled by the Moffat County School District Accountability Committee, a group of parents representing each of the district’s schools, based on feedback and questions heard from a variety of parents and community members.

Baughman: Don't bash the police

President Barack Obama last week made some nice remarks at the Police Day Memorial.

Horoscope for May 19

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Unless you are diligent regarding how you spend your money, you are likely to get careless and start incurring big bills on unnecessary items. Rein in your credit cards.

Annie's Mailbox: How can I get my son to be more active in his own life?

Dear Annie: I have two teenage sons. The oldest is very athletic and makes good grades. He will be graduating soon and leaving for college.

Sports Spotlight: Brian Ivy

Year: Senior, Moffat County High School

Bockelman: ‘Letters to Juliet’ a sweet love story in need of new postage

Correspondence with a person who never existed might sound like a twist ending in a psychological thriller, but the leading lady of “Letters to Juliet” can tell you that the premise works for a romance story, too.

Moffat County High School grads run Colorado Marathon

Hitting the wall — a point where the body has burned its fuel and wants to quit — is an inevitable part of marathon running for most.