News for Saturday, October 2, 2010

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Penalties, lack of offense dooms Moffat County in 36-6 loss

There would be no fourth-quarter letdown this week for the Palisade football team. A week after giving up two-touchdown lead to Glenwood Springs in the final quarter, Palisade scored three touchdowns in the final quarter to put away Moffat County, 36-6.

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No. 22 comes home: MCHS gridiron great Darwin Dunn returns to Craig for Homecoming

Hundreds of people in the stands Friday night at the Moffat County High School football field cheered minutes before the start of the Bulldogs’ Homecoming game against Palisade.

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Boats afloat during annual MCHS cardboard boat regatta

Twenty-four cardboard boats departed Friday from the rocky shores of the pond at Loudy-Simpson Park, but only 15 returned intact. Fender Bender, a ukulele-shaped boat, was one of the unlucky vessels.

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DA investigator leaving for position with Attorney General

Joe DeAngelo doesn’t own a television, but that hasn’t prevented him from catching glimpses of crime dramas like “Law & Order.” He said he doesn’t quite understand what he sees.

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Sandrock Elementary School paraprofessional teaching Braille to vision-impaired first-grader

Shana Miles, a Sandrock Elementary School paraprofessional, wasn’t aware a skill such as reading Braille could be learned online. And then Moffat County School District administrators asked her to try.

Datebook for October 2

9 a.m. The Moffat County High School freshmen volleyball team plays Eagle Valley High School at the MCHS gymnasium, 900 Finley Lane.

Craig briefs: Fundraiser for Steamboat police officer today

The Old Town Pub & Restaurant, 600 S. Lincoln Ave., in Steamboat Springs, will host a fundraiser today for Steamboat Springs police officer Sgt. Dale Coyner.

Government Update for October 2

Moffat County Commission Next meeting: Tuesday, Oct. 5 Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way

Voter registration deadline Monday

The deadline for voters to have a say in November’s general election is approaching.

On the record for October 2

Craig Police Department Thursday, Sept. 30 Officers responded to two requests to assist another agency.

A&L: Volunteers make Moffat County Fair possible

Consider the hours of work that go into putting on any kind of major event, such as charitable fundraisers, athletic tournaments, and seasonal festivals.

Editorial: Don't stop now

Last week, a contingent of Craig and Moffat County residents appeared before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission with perhaps an insurmountable task — lobbying the PUC in opposition to Colorado House Bill 10-1365, more commonly known as the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act.

Horoscope for October 2

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Dare to be different and think creatively, especially when it comes to your work or a project that is extremely important. Use your smarts to avoid impediments and achieve objectives.

A recipe best suited for the bachelors out there

To begin with, I have a couple of notes about “Ham and Bacon Chowder,” featured in this column a couple of weeks ago. I made the chowder to use up some leftover ham. The recipe requires a lot of chopping, but it’s delicious.

Annie's Mailbox: After father’s death, house falling apart

Dear Annie: I am concerned about my mother, a 66-year-old widow of 15 years. When my father was alive, Mom worked full time, kept a reasonably clean house and raised two children by herself. (My father was an alcoholic who was not around much.) In the years since Dad died, however, the house has gone to ruin. The problem is, my sister and extended family convinced me to let Mom move into one of my properties. My sister cleans it once every six months. Each time, they remove 10 huge bags of garbage. By the way, Mom works full time, and her supervisors are always talking about how professional and neat her work area is. They even use her as an example when training new employees.