News for Monday, November 22, 2010

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More deer options sought by Craig committee

Riley: Committee agreed DOW options as presented are ‘not acceptable’

A recent meeting of the small Craig deer committee produced a strong message that the Craig City Council should consider slowing talks about a proposed removal plan for the city’s deer population, council member Jennifer Riley said. Riley and Mayor Don Jones met with the four-person committee Thursday to discuss how the city council should move forward with a three-tiered deer removal plan recommended by the Colorado Division of Wildlife, she said.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Due Date’ a familiar road movie with good guffaws

There are worse things than being trapped in a Subaru Impreza with a talentless actor, his ugly dog and a coffee can full of human ashes. Nothing jumps to mind immediately, but the makers of “Due Date” show us that circumstances can always get worse.

On the Record for Nov. 22, 2010

On the Record for Nov. 22, 2010

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Wiggins wants investigator Joe DeAngelo as his undersheriff

Sheriff-elect wants former DA’s Office investigator as undersheriff

Routt County Sheriff-elect Garrett Wiggins wants investigator Joe DeAngelo to be his undersheriff. DeAngelo, however, isn’t sure he’s ready to move back to Northwest Colorado.

Sports Spotlight: Austin Gabbert

Sports Spotlight: Austin Gabbert

Sports briefs: Football team awards banquet set for tonight

The Moffat County High School football team will host its end-of-the-season awards banquet at 6 p.m. today at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. The event will include a potluck dinner in the school cafeteria and an awards ceremony in the auditorium. This event is open to members of the football team and their families. For more information, call Richard Wildenhaus at 826-6553.

H. Neal Glanville: Lems-fertile and trips to Planet Stupid

We are wandering into my favorite time of year. I know how could a fish-aholic even daydream of winter as a favorite time of year? I don’t have a clue; you’ll have to ask the weak side. Anyway, it would seem we’ve come to terms with the tree huggers’ outcry over the deer cruising town. After all, it’s gone to committee and there’s enough snow on the ground that the splintered branch of the tree hugger party — I think it’s called “knot heads” — will start their campaigning over the poor little dears being all cold and hungry for the next five to six months.

Datebook for Nov. 22

Monday, Nov. 22 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.

Christmas tree permits now on sale

Christmas tree permits are now available at all Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest offices in Colorado and Wyoming, according to a release from the U.S. Forest Service. Each permit, which costs $10, allows for the cutting of one tree on National Forest System Lands. There is a limit of five permits per household, according to the release.

Craig Briefs: Upcoming banquet to include dinner, auctions

Salvation Army seeking volunteer bell ringers The Salvation Army’s Craig Service Extension Unit is looking for as many as 100 people to volunteer as bell ringers this holiday season. The annual kettle drive begins Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The Salvation Army is hoping to have three kettles — outside City Market, Walmart and Kmart. Half- or full-day shifts are available. Hours for a full shift are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone interested should call LuAnn Kline at The Journey at First Baptist at 824-5926.

Business Beat: Capture your family’s holiday moment

A Moment’s Focus is offering family photo mini sessions this holiday season. They include a 30-minute sitting session, online gallery and 25 pre-designed holiday cards for a total of $50. These sessions are available from now until Dec. 5.

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Lighting the Way: Parade of Lights accepting float applications

Craig Lions Club president Al Shepherd said he doesn’t know how many years the annual Parade of Lights has rolled down Yampa Avenue. But, Shepherd had a quick answer anyway. “A lot,” he said with a laugh.

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My Life, My Words: Donna Aldridge: Never too early for the holidays

“I’ve been here with Walgreens for two years. I love it. It’s a nice store to work for. It’s very family-oriented and very down-to-earth. I love it. And being a local, it’s very nice. We’ve had a lot more hunter traffic lately. We have been getting people in for holiday stuff. We’ve also had a lot of senior citizens come in because we offer the senior discount rate.

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CMS basketball teams top Steamboat, Rangely

Eighth-grade A team hoops season stands 10-0

Craig Middle School basketball coach Steve Loveland has had a hot streak in his first season. And, he plans to keep the heat on all competing teams through the December district tournament. The eighth-grade A team holds an undefeated record for the season, standing as the top team in the area at 10-0. Loveland reminded his team of this fact as they got pumped up before their Thursday game against Steamboat Springs, the last home game of the season.

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First Congregational hosts annual Thanksgiving meal for congregation, Craig community

Vicki Burns, member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, had her hands full Sunday. The church is between ministers, she said. Former pastor Bob Woods is in the process of relocating to northern California, and incoming pastor Virginia Taylor won’t begin her work in Craig until mid-December.