News for Friday, November 5, 2010



Moffat County football beats Steamboat, 42-8

The Moffat County High School varsity football team is making a strong postseason push, and tonight’s game could make the difference. The Bulldogs play rival Steamboat Springs in the final game of the regular season. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. Traditionally known as the Yampa Valley Showdown, tonight’s game is a highly-anticipated one, with the Bulldogs looking for their first victory against the Sailors since 2004.

Preserving the West’s wild history: Browns Park author receives two book awards

Through Diana Allen Kouris’ words, she has been able to capture what life was like in the days of Old West cattle ranching in Browns Park, she said. “I have had many people tell me that they felt like they were right there, riding beside us, living that life and eating the meals with us, and all,” said Kouris, a Kinnear, Wyo., resident. “That is a tremendous compliment to me, for my writing, because that was my dream.” It was for her vivid depiction of Wild West life that Kouris thinks her book, “Riding the Edge of an Era: Growing Up Cowboy on the Outlaw Trail,” was recently honored with two awards.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Paranormal’ sequel has same scares, less surprises

A baby crying at 3 a.m. is normal. A baby crying at 3 a.m. because he’s being dangled in midair by an invisible spirit is something else entirely. Such is the conundrum in “Paranormal Activity 2.” The Reys are a typical San Diego clan consisting of Kristi (Sprague Grayden), Dan (Brian Boland) and Dan’s daughter from a previous marriage, Ali (Molly Ephraim). With the arrival of baby Hunter (Jackson Xenia and William Juan Prieto), the family is complete.

On the Record for Nov. 5, 2010

On the Record for Nov. 5, 2010

Routt County Search and Rescue finds woman dead on Rabbit Ears Pass

Foul play ruled out in death of local 37-year-old

Foul play was ruled out in the death of a local 37-year-old. Routt County Search and Rescue also was sent to search for a lost hunter south of Hayden. The hunter was found in good condition.

Sen. Al White pushed off Joint Budget Committee

Republican’s departure eliminates Western Slope representation

State Sen. Al White a Hayden Republican, essentially was ousted from the powerful House-Senate committee by his own party after serving on it for four years. He said one negative impact for Northwest Colorado residents would be the lack of Western Slope representation on the committee.

Local fuel gauge for Nov. 5

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon.

TMH doctor receives new designation

The Certifying Commission in Medical Management recently designated Dr. J. Scott Ellis, chief of obstetrics at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, as a Certified Physician Executive, according to a news release from the hospital. Ellis also completed his MBA in 2009, and was recently named as the hospital’s next chief of staff, beginning in January 2011. “We are very proud of Dr. Ellis’s accomplishment,” said George Rohrich, TMH chief executive officer, in the hospital’s release. “It further demonstrates his commitment to excellence. We are excited about Dr. Ellis’s impending leadership role with the other medical staff, as he brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to the organization.”

CEC to share ‘One in a Vermillion’ video with policy makers

Luke Schafer, Colorado Environmental Coalition northwest campaign coordinator, said the message of the video “One in a Vermillion” is basic. “Vermillion Basin is a phenomenal place, and we in America need wild places like (it),” he said. “One of our purposes should be to make sure that our kids have a little bit of what we have had. “If nothing else, surely we can save this one place for posterity’s sake.”

Craig Mayor, PETA exchange letters

Craig Mayor Don Jones needed just a few words to describe his response to a letter from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals regarding the city’s discussion on deer removal. “Very politically correct,” he said with a laugh. Jones said the city received a letter from PETA on Oct. 28, and he responded Tuesday.

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Rivalry week brings Sailors to Craig

When CJ Walt saw the football schedule for this year, he liked that the last regular season game of his senior year was against Steamboat Springs. “I circled that game,” Walt said. “It’s a big one for us.” The Western Slope League athletic directors did what they could to set up rivalry games this year in the last week of the season.

Craig Briefs: Dinner slated for today in Maybell

The Maybell Seniors group is hosting a chili and pie dinner at 5 p.m. today at the Maybell Community Center. The all-you-can-eat dinner costs $6 per person. For more information, call 272-3226. Coffee House slated for today in Craig The Friday Night Coffee House is scheduled for tonight at Serendipity Coffee Shop, 578 Yampa Ave.

Bea Whitaker-Hutton: ‘Enjoy’ the deer in Craig

To the editor: I have been reading the letters in the Craig paper about the deer in town. I am appalled. I lived in Craig from 1959 until 1974 and managed the Montgomery Ward stores. I felt Craig was fortunate to have deer in town. We moved to Dixon, Wyo., and deer go down my street all the time and my dog barks at them and the deer run the other way.

Dave and Linda Watson: We need action on deer

To the editor: We agree with Kathy Harkner about the deer problem. The proposal should include a part about people who think deer are “pets,” who do not see them as a threat and to the people who refuse to go along with the proposals of the Craig City Council. These people can establish and maintain a fund to assist victims of deer attacks with vet bills, compensation for pets that are injured or killed, and for human victims and their families.

Datebook for Nov. 5

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. 9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Kevin at 824-1703 or Ann Anderson at 826-2717.

Atusa Baghery: Help prevent diabetes

To the editor: Knowing about your family’s health history goes a long way toward preventing serious diseases like diabetes. Many people who develop type 2 diabetes have one or more family members with the disease, so it’s important to know your family’s diabetes health history. The good news is that people with a family history of diabetes can take steps now to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.

H. Neal Glanville: How the lame duck was injured

As a kid, the land of politics and all that came with it was about as interesting as pulling weeds in one of Grandma’s gardens. My two brothers, myself and the occasional worthless cousin would wander all over the place dragging any tool that might pull a weed out of the dirt by itself. Of course, this would end with Uncle Blaine herding us all back to the tool shed with his simple — yet direct to our bottoms — speech about the joys of a short-handled hoe and the many reasons we had opposable thumbs and sheep didn’t.

Janet Sheridan: The truth in my mirror

One morning while brushing my teeth, I glimpsed myself in the mirror and saw an undeniable truth: I’m old. The approach of my birthday next week had nothing to do with my realization. I’ve looked forward to birthdays since my sister and I decreed them free-eating days: food without guilt. How could such a grand occasion not be happy? Seeing myself every day, I usually don’t notice gradual changes: wrinkles turning into crevices, gray hairs multiplying like rabbits, dry skin taking on the texture of a turtle’s sh

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Woman who says she was Kellogg's mistress lived in his Oak Creek home

Oak Creek neighbor, bartender respond to woman's involvement

On a thin slice of dirt road is 424 Bell Ave., a small house with plastic across several windows and a deteriorating exterior. Part-time Steamboat Springs resident Brooks Kellogg, 72, owns that house. It’s the former home of a woman who has told the FBI she used to be Kellogg’s mistress. Kellogg was arrested Oct. 19 on suspicion of trying to pay for the killing of a Florida man.

Hayden football set for playoffs

Tigers hope to slow run-1st Pirates

The Hayden High School football team is back in the playoffs, and it’s to make it more than a one-game stay, Tigers’ coach Shawn Baumgartner said the team would have to be at its best for a 1 p.m. Saturday game. The Tigers, the 16-team tourna­ment’s No. 9 seed, will open the playoffs on the road against 7-2 foe Monte Vista, No. 8.

Annie's Mailbox: Step-daughter lashing out at woman

Dear Annie: I’ve known my 26-year-old stepdaughter, “Monica,” since she was 5. She never spent much time with her father, but when the first grandchild was born, she came by more often because she wanted a babysitter. Her dad and I were together 21 years before he passed away six months ago.

Horoscope for Nov. 5

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You couldn’t find a better day to disengage yourself from an unproductive involvement. Once you cut loose, you’ll free yourself up and be able to work on a more profitable endeavor. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Something you’ve been viewing only from an intellectual level can be advanced even further by following a powerful hunch that you can’t ignore.