News for Friday, October 1, 2010



Palisade beats Moffat County 36-6

After a scoreless first quarter, Palisade gets on the board with a 10-yard run by Quinn Damora. Palisade goes for two and gets it to take an 8-0 lead.

Black Mountain Theatre Board: Play a big success

To the editor: This past weekend’s play, “Moffat County’s Last Stand,” was as much fun to produce as it was to watch. For those of you who missed it, don’t miss the next one. You never know who you will see on stage or in the script.

Craig forum focuses on ballot measures

At the start of a Thursday night ballot forum, Craig Chamber of Commerce Director Christina Oxley said forum organizers searched for advocates of what they called “The Ugly Three” — Amendments 60, 61 and Proposition 101 — to speak to the crowd. But, she said they could not find any. “I think that is really telling right there that even members of the tea party (and) some big anti-tax campaigns say that as much as they favor less government and lower taxes, these are not the solutions,” she said.

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Firefighting helitanker crew stops in Craig before heading to next fire

Willie Dejesus takes pride in his job. “We save a lot of homes,” he said as he relaxed in a chair Thursday at the Craig-Moffat County Airport. “We save a lot of families, save a lot of lives.” As a traveling helicopter mechanic for the Oregon-based Helicopter Transport Services, Inc., Dejesus is tasked with keeping one of the company’s several firefighting helitankers tuned and running smooth as it travels the country helping fight fires. Dejesus has been working as a helicopter mechanic for more than 30 years beginning with his service in the Navy in the late 1970s.

Datebook for Oct. 1

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 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Kevin at 824-1703 or Ann Anderson at 826-2717.

Craig Briefs: Judge retention focus forum

Matt Arnold of Clear the Bench Colorado is scheduled to host a forum today in Craig on all judges listed on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at noon at Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta, 465 Yampa Ave. For more information, call Matt at 326-7580.

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Eagle Valley drops MCHS soccer, 5-4

Not this time. Eagle Valley goalkeeper Jose Serna drew his team’s line in the sand as he was digging the second Moffat County goal out of the back of his net. It was three-and-a-half minutes into Thursday’s Homecoming soccer game, and the Devils were down 2-0 to a Bulldog team that beat them 12-4 earlier this season. Not this time.

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Local fuel gauge for Oct. 1

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo. Craig: 1. Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $2.94; Diesel: $2.99

MCHS Homecoming activities continue today and Saturday

Moffat County High School is celebrating Homecoming this week with a variety of activities that continue today and Saturday at the school and in the community. The theme for Homecoming is Bulldog luau.

Honored Homecoming Alumni — Don Jones

Honored Homecoming Alumni — Don Jones

Honored Homecoming Alumni — Mary Quinn

Honored Homecoming Alumni — Mary Quinn

Annie's Mailbox: Woman fed up with husband

Dear Annie: What do you do when you have been with someone for almost 40 years and he keeps becoming infatuated with other women? A few years ago, my husband became interested in a woman young enough to be his daughter.

Andy Bockelman: ‘A’ is for acerbic humor

American literature can affect readers in very different ways. How many kids in high school didn’t want to be a whaler after reading Herman Melville or a bootlegger after poring over the prose of F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Honored Homecoming Alumni — Jeff Schlim

Honored Homecoming Alumni — Jeff Schlim

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Bulldogs v. Bulldogs

MCHS prepared for visit by ranked opponent on Homecoming

Moffat County High School has been full of festivities this week. That was easy to see within the first 10 seconds of entering the high school when students walked around in themed outfit of the day, like 1980s, cowfolk or hippies. After school was also busy.

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Bulldog volleyball team drops heartbreaker to rival

MCHS takes Steamboat Springs to the limit, but loses 3-2

For Lauren Roberts, playing a team like Steamboat Springs has special significance. The Craig-Steamboat rivalry is one the Moffat County High School senior wanted to fuel her volleyball team’s performance in one of the last Homecoming games she’ll play in for her high school career. But, despite a close contest, the results did not turn out the way she wanted.

Honored Homecoming Alumni — Stacy Razzano

Honored Homecoming Alumni — Stacy Razzano

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Marching on Victory

More than 30 local groups to participate in MCHS Homecoming parade

At 2 p.m. today, more than 30 local groups will depart Craig City Park in cars and on foot or flatbed. These groups, which include Craig Fire/Rescue, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, Craig Chamber of Commerce and more, will flow west along Victory Way as part of the 2010 Moffat County High School Homecoming parade.

Succeeding the throne

MCHS crowns royalty during coronation ceremony

Cherratina Pankey stood Thursday morning on the Moffat County High School auditorium stage holding her son’s new crown. Her eyes were wet with tears. She had just witnessed the 2010 Royalty Coronation ceremony in which her son, MCHS senior Michael Pankey, had been crowned Homecoming king. Michael had just taken yet another step in his late father’s footsteps, Cherratina said.

Horoscope for Oct. 1

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — In order to expedite getting something you want, you might promise things you can’t produce at this time. Be extremely careful, because you will be taken at your word and asked to deliver. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you’re going to take a gamble on anybody, it had better be on yourself. Don’t believe people who say they can do something without first verifying their ability.

Woods: Release the emergency brake

Have you ever been driving and discovered that you forgot to release the emergency brake? You wondered why you felt something holding you back, but you did not know what it was? That is what a spirit of fear will do to us.