News for Tuesday, November 9, 2010



Kellogg trial scheduled for January

Legal expert says motions, evidence questions could delay start date

A three-day trial for Brooks Kellogg is scheduled to start Jan. 3, but a legal expert said Tuesday that pretrial motions and evidence questions could push that date back.

On the Record for Nov. 9, 2010

On the Record for Nov. 9, 2010

Senior Spotlight for Nov. 9

I remember when I was a child, reading the story and later seeing the movie, “Bambi.” I felt bad when I read the book. I cried when I saw the movie, even though I knew what was going to happen. Now, years later when I see deer going by my window almost every evening, heading for the back of our building here at Sunset Meadows, I wonder how many Bambis will be left.

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Craig resident’s passion for VWs evident in collection

It was 1982. A ghost white 1969 Volkswagen Beetle idled next to a Chevy Vega Station wagon. Scott McKinney was behind the Beetle’s wheel — the car many would have considered an underdog against the Vega’s V8 engine. McKinney, then a 16-year-old resident of Grants Pass, Ore., said he had a feeling he could edge his opponent.

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MCHS volleyball players Roberts, Camilletti recognized

Sandy Camilletti came away from her first Western Slope League postseason meeting happy with the results. She just wished she could have had more of her players recognized. “We didn’t have a lot of spots because of where we finished,” the MCHS volleyball coach said. “But, I think coaches recognized who earned it.” By finishing 3-9 and in a tie for seventh in the league with Battle Mountain, the Bulldogs were allowed one first-team award and one honorable-mention award.

Bulldog Sports for Nov. 9

Today 4 to 7 p.m. The Craig Middle School boys basketball teams play at Rawlins (Wyo.) Middle School, 1001 Brooks St. Wednesday 5:45 p.m. The third- and fourth-grade girls Craig youth basketball teams play at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St. 5:45 p.m. The fifth- and sixth-grade girls Craig youth basketball teams play at Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

Craig Briefs: Sunset fundraiser set for Thursday

Sunset Elementary School is teaming up with Pizza Hut for a fundraiser Thursday. All day Thursday, a portion of sales — between 10 and 20 percent — will be donated to the school, as long as customers indicate that they would like to contribute to the fundraiser. The offer is valid on dine-in, carryout or delivery from the Craig Pizza Hut, 1070 W. Victory Way. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Josie Burch: Deer are not a threat

To the editor: I walk my dog just about every day. This summer, while on one of my walks, I came across a deer laying in someone’s yard. The deer did not jump up, did not even move. She just laid there, very still. She laid so still, my dog didn’t even know she was there, my dog didn’t even lift her head.

Datebook for Nov. 9

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444. 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. 8:30 a.m. The Moffat County Commission meets at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. Call 824-5517.

Sports Briefs: MCHS to host parent meeting Wednesday

There will be a mandatory meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday for the parents of all Moffat County High School students who are going to participate in winter sports. The meeting will take place in the MCHS auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. For more information, call MCHS at 824-6553.

Ron D. Velarde: Support needed for plan

To the editor: We have been following closely the discussion in these pages and in public meetings regarding the status of deer in Craig, and I want to make sure a few facts are explained. The Colorado Division of Wildlife has been involved in discussions about urban deer problems in Craig since 2008, when the Craig City Council established a committee to look at the issue.

Ron and Betty Gorbet: Help ‘stop this madness’

To the editor: We are writing this letter to ask all the people who want to save our deer in town to please attend the Craig City Council meeting today at 7:30 p.m. at Craig City Hall on Fourth Street.

Katie Knez: Find another way

To the editor: As a citizen of Craig, I am adamantly opposed to the proposal to kill the deer of this city. As a taxpayer, I do not want my tax dollars going to such a program.

Kerry Moe: Avoiding a ‘nightmare’

To the editor: Please, let us not be a negative news story and potentially harm the positive tourism image our area has. Killing one of our area’s main attractions within the city limits could turn out to be a public relations nightmare. Overlooking comments from outside organizations regarding how we resolve our deer issue could possibly have negative and long-lasting repercussions.

Mark Parchman: Use reason on deer issue

To the editor: Many have wrote that “few” and “not many” want the deer eliminated to some degree. I, for one, would like someone to provide an Internet link that shows there are only a few, or direct me to some survey or poll for support of your statements, please. There just simply are none that I’m aware of and thus, there are no facts for those statements. The same can be said for those who keep saying the Colorado Division of Wildlife wants to “kill, kill, kill.”

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: The girl who never stops kicking

I remember reaching a point in the relationship with my parents where we started talking about the real moments in life — from our births to their wedding day, from their younger years to our futures. For some, these stories might cause embarrassment. But for me, this turning point was one of my favorite parts of growing up. And now, it is what I miss most about growing up. Every Christmas break that I came home from school and every summer vacation I spent at the ranch, my relationship with my mother grew.

Annie's Mailbox: Wife leery of husband’s friend

Dear Annie: I have been married for almost 20 years to a somewhat verbally abusive and manipulative man. We were separated for a year, but remained in the same house while I worked with him to understand how damaging his behavior was. During that time, my husband befriended another woman. To my knowledge, it was not sex, only conversation about how they were mistreated and how miserable their lives were.

Horoscope for Nov. 9

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Build on that strong new foundation that you recently laid, because its prospects for long-term success look better than anything else you have going. Get busy for tomorrow. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Set an example of being up front about a serious matter that needs to be decided, and the others will follow.