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Deer issue back before Craig City Council

City receiving heavy public feedback on DOW proposal

Craig City Council member Jennifer Riley said she expects a full house tonight at Craig City Hall when the council is scheduled to make a decision on a proposed plan for removing a portion of the city’s deer population. “Certainly there have been a lot of people writing in the paper, a lot of people contacting us on our e-mail through the city council’s website, phone calls, people stopping me — I would imagine there will be a lot of people there,” she said. The city council is scheduled to consider the deer removal plan proposed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife at 7:30 p.m. today at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth Street.

On the Record for Nov. 8, 2010

On the Record for Nov. 8, 2010

H. Neal Glanville: A debt that can’t be repaid

As I’ve grown older, not old mind you, my memory sometimes gets a nudge from something that happens close by and I’ll recall a person or event that had an influence on how I’ve turned out. My grandparents and their immediate families have had the greatest influence on how I’ve tried to live my life. I just now understand some of the things they said on a daily basis that I’d been taking for granted. I once overheard my grandfather and his brothers talking about being “land and cattle poor.”

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MCHS speech and debate team excels at home tournament

John Kirk, a Moffat County High School junior, had a pat assessment of the speech and debate team’s weekend performance. “We kicked some butt,” Kirk said. On Friday and Saturday, teams from nine western Colorado high schools descended on MCHS to participate in the Moffat County Bulldog Invitational speech and debate tournament. MCHS students led the scores.

Bulldog football team misses playoffs by slim margin for 2nd consecutive year

When the Moffat County High School football coaching staff walked off the field after its season-opening 26-22 loss to Evergreen, James Neaton turned to Lance Scranton and said, “I hope that doesn’t come back to bite us.” Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, Neaton’s fear became reality Sunday afternoon when the Colorado High School Activity Association released the Class 3A playoff bracket and wild card points. For the second-consecutive year, the Bulldogs finished the season with the 17th best power ranking. The top 16 make the playoffs.

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Business Beat: Craig businesses impacting world of tires

Executives from Toyo Tires USA visited Craig last week to meet with representatives from Chapman’s Automotive and Tri-State Equipment about the fleet test program implemented by Toyo. Toyo Tires USA, with the assistance of Chapman’s, is working with Tri-State Equipment’s fleet to analyze their cutting edge, innovative products to ensure they are meeting the needs of those in Northwest Colorado and southwestern Wyoming.

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My Life Words: Alayna kline — Laying out the welcome mat

“I’ve been working at Holiday Inn for more than five years now. My five-year anniversary was actually the 22nd of October, so just a couple weeks ago. I just got promoted to supervisor last month, and I had been doing the night audit position, which is 11 (p.m.) to 7 (a.m.), and I’d been doing that since July of 2006. Now I’m switching to doing days again, and it’s really crazy trying to get back into the day shift after working nights for so long. “Our front desk manager, David (Bradshaw), is actually the coach for the varsity basketball boys team, and in a couple weeks, he’ll be away for things like away games. While he’s gone, I’ll be the one in charge, basically. He’ll do the scheduling, but when there’s a manager’s position to be done, I’ll be the one who does it.

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New director brings focus, dedication to MCHS musical/theater group

Kat Thompson, a Moffat County High School junior, has high hopes for the school’s upcoming production of the “The Sound of Music.” “I hope it’s as big as ‘Beauty and the Beast,’” Thompson said. “We need to make money.” Thompson will star as Maria when “The Sound of Music” opens Nov. 18, beginning a three-day run at the MCHS auditorium. She and a group of students, ranging from ages 5 to 17, have been rehearsing since early September.

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Little Snake River Valley football team earns trip to state title game

It was halftime, and the Little Snake River Valley six-man football team was in a tight contest, leading Saturday’s home playoff game in Baggs, Wyo., 18-12, against Kaycee. Rattler team members gathered behind the press box, talked and then a chant started. At first, it sounded like a murmur, but it grew louder with the words, “Won’t be beat.” And louder, “Won’t be beat.”

Kindra Jazwick: Deer are not scary

To the editor: Deer. They do not scare me, nor do they scare my children. I am scared by the plans of the Colorado Division of Wildlife. I have questions regarding the safety and logic of the actions the DOW has suggested.

Datebook for Nov. 8

10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147.

Rod Compton: ‘Leave the deer alone’

To the editor: I have watched, with great interest, the discussions and debates about the so called “deer problem” in Craig. As a former Craig City Council member, I realize that the council must try to act in the best interests of the citizens of Craig.

On the Record for Nov. 8

The Memorial Hospital EMS Thursday, Nov. 4 An ambulance crew responded to a medical call. Friday, Nov. 5 An ambulance crew conducted a patient transport to Grand Junction.

Craig Briefs: Moffat County Land Use Board meeting

The Moffat County Land Use Board is scheduled to meet from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight in the main floor conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda is listed below: • Call to order

Julie Dempster: Deer need to be moved

To the editor: What stops my heart cold while walking down the street is coming upon a group of two or three bucks standing still, watching me. It happens quite a bit. I tell myself they only attack when provoked, and I keep walking. But, I certainly quicken my pace and keep an eye over my shoulder.

Paul and Sherrie Knez: Don’t kill the deer

To the editor: What has happened in our community? What do the people from the bigger cities see when they come to our community? Let us give you an idea. In the summer, they see a rural town with friendly neighborhoods, children playing in the parks, the wave pool full of children and adults, and the sun shining bright on a clear day, not too hot or too cold.

Aging Well: Finding peace in family gatherings, strained relationships

Thanksgiving is approaching, and families soon will be gathering in warm settings — content, at peace and immersed in the joy of the occasion. Unfortunately, this is not reality for most families. Whether it’s squabbles or sarcasm, feigned happiness or empty seats at the dinner table, Thanksgiving and the holidays often highlight tension and conflicts.

Horoscope for Nov. 8

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It would prove to be unwise to throw good money after bad. Generally, you can’t improve on an eyesore, so it is better to get rid of it completely and start all over again. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Time isn’t necessarily your ally regarding something important, so try to wrap matters involving a partnership up. Don’t leave things dangling in the breeze.

Annie's Mailbox: Wife smitten with another man

Dear Annie: I am a 45-year-old woman, married to a wonderful man for 23 years. But for the life of me, I cannot get over meeting “Ted” through my husband’s business 16 years ago. The second I shook hands with him, fireworks went off. It was as if I had known him all my life. I was so blown away, that I met him for lunch a few times. (Nothing else.)