News for Friday, November 26, 2010

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On the Record for Nov. 26, 2010

On the Record for Nov. 26, 2010

Highway in Craig to be formally dedicated to Medal of Honor recipient

William Adams, a U.S. Army helicopter pilot serving in Vietnam, was trying to evacuate wounded soldiers from a hostile area in 1971. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest military achievement.

TMH agenda for Nov. 26

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Conference rooms A, B and C at TMH, 750 Hospital Loop Road Agenda:

Legislators talk plans for upcoming session

State Rep. Randy Baumgardner said he has a focused plan heading into the 2011 state legislative session starting in early January. For Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, this year is all about the economy and making Colorado a “more business friendly state,” he said. “We are going to concentrate on jobs and the economy, trying to put out good legislation to put people back to work or possibly repealing legislation that has passed,” he said.

Sports Spotlight: Brittany Walker

Age: 14, Moffat County High School freshman Sport: Basketball How did you get your start in your sport? “I’ve been playing since I was in kindergarten.”

On The Record for Nov. 26

Craig Police Department Tuesday, Nov. 23 Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Officers responded to request to assist a resident.

Andy Bockelman: Fall movie selections that aren’t quite so holiday

With the start of the holiday season, the name of the game is “feel-good,” with plenty of films lined up to give audiences moments of motivation, touching sentiment, or just a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. But, for those who prefer material that has less of an intent of forceful happiness behind it, here’s an overview of recently released movies — some of which are already on DVD — that focus on stories you generally wouldn’t want to watch when the whole family is in town for Turkey Day. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t make a good viewing experience. Well, some of them, anyway.

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Red Dogs hockey team member pulls double duty in Craig

Kevin Oxley has spent much of his life on ice skates. But, recently he has been on the ice both as a player and coach. “It’s been pretty weird being on the other side of it,” he said. Oxley, a member of the Craig Red Dogs Adult A hockey team, is in his first year working as an assistant coach for the Moffat County Bulldogs club team under head coach Mark Samuelson.

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St. Michael’s Thanksgiving dinner in Craig celebrates fellowship

Twice a week, Dan McIntyre and his wife, Betty, load up their Chevy pickup truck with meals from St. Michael’s Kitchen to take to homebound Craig residents. Thanksgiving Day was just like any other Thursday, but with a little less demand. Dan said that was a good sign.

Secretary Salazar appoints Craig residents to BLM advisory board

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced five appointments to the Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council, a board that advises the BLM on area public land issues. Three Craig residents were among the appointments. The three Craig appointees are Wes McStay, Dan Davidson, and Jeff Comstock, who is a re-appointment.

Datebook for Nov. 26

There is no city of Craig residential trash service today. All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of Thanksgiving through Sunday. Branches are scheduled to reopen Monday. 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.

Kenny Burch: Deer not a problem

To the editor: OK, we have all followed the letters and the concern of the deer running in our nice little town. But, why is it that our city leaders are not as concerned about the amount we all pay for gas here in Craig?

Andy and Karol Bullen: 'Childish argument'

To the editor: This is an open letter to the Craig City Council and the Moffat County Commission about the lack of agreement between the parties regarding space in the Moffat County Public Safety Center. These two elected bodies represent and are paid by essentially the same group of voters. Their law enforcement agencies and infrastructure are financed by that same group of voters.

Craig Briefs: Preparations underway for John Jarvie Winter Festival

The John Jarvie Winter Festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the historic John Jarvie Ranch at Browns Park. The event is free and open to the public. In anticipation of the event, the ranch has been decorated in a historical re-creation of an authentic 1880s Christmas. The Jarvie Store has also been decorated with a holiday tree and ornaments.

Bill Snare: deer good for tourism

To the editor: This is regarding the problem of deer within city limits. After decades of living amongst deer, I have never been attacked by one. In these decades, I have also had the opportunity to observe the behavior of the human species.

H. Neal Glanville: A chat with Mr. Weak Side

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and I, such as you should be, am reasonably thankful we’ve made it this far. Though it is confusing that the day after Thanksgiving has been given the same name as the day the stock market crashed in 1929. This past Tuesday, on that Wally world street with its own landing strip from the Planet Stupid, all the major retail stores posted losses.

Janet Sheridan: My father, the giant

My dad’s birthday was last Wednesday, two weeks after mine. We shared the plunge-into-winter month of November and the same reply when Mom asked what kind of cake we wanted for our celebratory dinners: raisin cake with caramel frosting. When I think of my dad, I find I tend to remember the ordinary and unremarkable more than the momentous. The life he lived day by day weaves the fabric of my memories.

Sports Briefs: No league play for Craig BCA Pool League on Sunday, Monday

The Craig BCA Pool League will not host its regular league nights on Sunday or Monday at The Popular Bar in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. League play will continue at 5 p.m. Dec. 5 with Sunday night 8-ball. For more information on the Craig BCA Pool League, call Jolene Walls at 620-0056.

Stubborn dad concerns woman

Dear Annie: Both of my parents are in their mid-80s. My father has become rather frail, but won't admit it, and my mother requires a walker to get around. Over the past 30 years, they have had several lovely dogs. The last one, "Rex," passed away last summer. I believe lack of exercise and a poor diet contributed much to his declining health. Rather than make sure Rex got regular walks, my father allowed the dog to forget his house training. Although Dad did his best to "clean up," the accumulation left in the carpets created an overwhelming stench.

Horoscope for Nov. 26

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) - Be mindful of your past experiences or those of your companions when plotting a course of action. Don't allow someone with little knowledge do the thinking or direct the group. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) - Don't hesitate to request a favor from someone you helped in the past. This person has been looking for a way to reciprocate, and will jump at the chance to do so for you.

Baumgardner, White gear up for state legislative session

Economy, jobs, budget and tourism top priorities

State Rep. Randy Baum­gard­ner said he has a focused plan heading into the 2011 state legislative session starting in early January. Baumgardner, a Republican from Hot Sulphur Springs who represents House District 57, said the upcoming session will be all about the economy and making Colorado a “more business friendly state.”