News for Thursday, November 11, 2010



On the Record for Nov. 11, 2010

On the Record for Nov. 11, 2010

TMH in Craig celebrating one-year anniversary Friday

Jennifer Riley, The Memorial Hospital’s chief of organizational excellence, said the hospital and its employees are ready to share an important milestone with community members. “Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the new facility, so to celebrate that we’re doing a couple of different activities here at the hospital,” Riley said.

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Veterans Day activities continue today in Craig

Veterans Day commemorative activities kicked off early today in Craig, but more activities are scheduled throughout the day. This morning, Moffat County High School students heard a presentation from several members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62 in the school’s auditorium.

Moffat County Libraries board meeting agenda for Nov. 11

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday Where: Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Agenda: • Call meeting to order

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Craig Police Department hosts competition shoot

Several Craig Police Department officers stood in the cold shade of a pavilion Wednesday morning loading ammunition into magazines. Cpl. Alvin Luker said the officers were waiting for other law enforcement agencies to answer their invitation. “We invited pretty much everybody in Northwest Colorado: (Division of Wildlife), state parks, Routt County, Steamboat, Rio Blanco, Rangely, Meeker, Baggs,” said Luker, of area sheriff offices and police departments.

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Little Snake River Valley traveling to Laramie for state championship game

Growing up in Laramie, Wyo., Michael Bates would go to University of Wyoming football games. He told himself when he watched, “I want to coach on this field someday.” On Friday, that dream will be realized. Bates and his 9-0 Little Snake River Valley football team will take the field against 7-2 Hanna Elk Mountain Medicine Bow in the 6-Man Wyoming State Championship game.

Fraudulent e-mail circulating community

An e-mail sent out Wednesday is circulating in Craig and Moffat County that fraudulently claims to be from the ownership of the Craig Daily Press. The e-mail, which was sent in the afternoon from and accounts, contains a link to an online survey requesting feedback on Daily Press Publisher Bryce Jacobson. It was sent to numerous local businesses and residents.

Michelle Balleck: Kicking off the season right

This season calls for thankfulness, remembrance, eating and yes, shopping. Hey, you might not be ready to think about Christmas or making lists and checking them twice, but I sure am. Let the countdown begin! ■ Thank you. Two simple words sum up today. Nationally, it’s Veterans Day, a time to say “thank you” and reflect.

MCTA opts for part-time help instead of full-time director

The Moffat County Tourism Association board revisited Wednesday the issue of whether to make the organization’s executive director a full-time position. However, the board approved, 5-0, hiring a part-time employee to help director Marilynn Hill with administrative and clerical duties. The personnel requisition will need to be approved by the Moffat County Commission.

Craig Rotary Club: Thank you, Daily Press

To the editor: The Craig Rotary Club would like to thank the Craig Daily Press for participating in our Dictionary Project. Every year, the Craig Rotary Club provides dictionaries to each third-grader in Moffat County, and this year the Daily Press kindly helped us with that project.

Datebook for Nov. 11

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of Veterans Day. 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. 9:30 a.m. The Craig Book Club meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Marian Simons will review “South of Broad,” by Pat Conroy. Jan Rogers is the hostess. Call 824-4982.

Craig Briefs: Chamber mixer today at State Farm

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are having a business after-hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. today at State Farm Insurance, 690 W. Victory Way. The Golden Cavvy is catering. RSVP by calling 824-5689 or e-mailing

Cathy Copeland: Council should listen

To the editor: Wow. Nothing else fits for what I experienced at the Craig City Council meeting Tuesday. And, it’s not even a good wow. I brought my 10-year-old son to this meeting because I thought it was an opportunity to see how a government entity can work with the people, and listen to the people.

Cathy Hamilton: Mom’s new boyfriend

You think your life is weird, my mom has a new boyfriend. I’ll admit, my reaction to the news could have been more, well, measured. “Who is this boy — I mean, man — and where did you meet him?” I demanded. “How long have you known each other? What do his parents do?” (I later realized the last question was likely moot.)

Katherine Compestine: Seeing deer ‘a privilege’

To the editor: We woke up Wednesday morning seeing about six or seven beautiful deer gracing our yard. They are so lovely and peaceful, and it’s a privilege to have them there. I hope the minority doesn’t rule because they don’t want them. We, the majority, want to live with the deer.

Vicki Barron: ‘Not impossible’ to quit

To the editor: Thirty-five years ago, the American Cancer Society launched the Great American Smokeout to encourage smokers to not smoke for at least 24 hours, and hopefully inspire many to quit smoking for good. On Nov. 18, the 35th Great American Smokeout will occur. Success in quitting smoking doesn’t come easy for most smokers, and many will attempt more than once before they completely quit.

Annie's Mailbox: Husband jealous of old photos

Dear Annie: My wife and I were childhood sweethearts, and we have been happily married for 30 years. We’ve been together most of our lives except for a brief time in our late teens, when she left me for another guy. Here’s the problem. She still keeps some photos and memorabilia from that relationship and, on occasion, communicates with this guy via e-mail.

Horoscope for Nov. 11

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Brushing your responsibilities aside, thinking that you’ll take care of them later is likely to be a mistake. Even if you work at an accelerated pace, you’re not likely to make up for lost time. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Be complimentary if someone does something worthy of praise, even if this person never applauds anybody else’s work. It actually might shame him/her into doing so in the future.

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Hayden senior's choice of football over baseball helps the Tigers

There was convincing and cajoling, friendly wagers and deals. In the end, though, Hayden High School senior Ben Williams said it was a desire not to miss his senior season that convinced him to go out for football after skipping his junior campaign to play baseball.