News for Monday, October 4, 2010



On the Record for Oct. 4, 2010

On the Record for Oct. 4, 2010

Datebook for Oct. 4

Today 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. The Red Hat Society potluck takes place at the Craig Fire Station, 419 Yampa Ave. Call Peggie at 824-2338.

Craig Briefs: Ute elder to speak this month

Preserving the Last Frontier, the Vermilion Archeology Chapter and the Museum of Northwest Colorado will host Clifford Duncan later this month. Duncan is a Native American Ute elder whose ancestors lived in Moffat County. He will talk about his ancestors and their way of life at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7.

Sports spotlight: Lauren Roberts

Age: 17, Moffat County High School senior Sport: Volleyball How did you get your start in your sport? “Once we got into middle school, if we wanted to play sports, it was the first one on the list, so we started playing. It was either that or running three miles in cross-country.”

Business beat: Dance studio finds downtown home

Located in downtown Craig is a new dance studio, Just Dance, owned and operated by Jeni Giedd. The studio is offering training to children ages 3 through 18 Monday through Friday. Giedd plans to add adult classes later this month. The style of dance training offered includes creative movement, ballet, hip hop to country swing.

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Magic show at MCHS auditorium raises funds for Humane Society

Magician Lanny Kibbey was raised by clowns. “My parents were professional clowns,” Kibbey said. “A lot of people say their parents are clowns, but mine actually were.” Kibbey started practicing magic when he was 8 years old and performed his first professional show alongside his father when he was 12.

My Life, My Words: Chris Muzik — ‘A feeling and a state of mind’

“I came in ’93. I went to retire in Steamboat (Springs) and my daughter showed up with a baby on the way and her husband had run off. I saw an ad in the paper (that) said, ‘Apartments: $200 up, Craig, Colorado.’ I said, ‘I don’t know where it is, but that is where we are going.’ And that is how I ended up in Craig. “Originally, I had rented (the store space) for 30 days to get rid of all my handmade stuff because it was really hard to travel with my mother-in-law who was in her mid-to-late 80s. Taking her to craft fairs was just a little more than we could handle. But then everybody really liked it and it seemed to be something needed in Craig that offered something nice and different at a reasonable price.

Richardson family: Thank you for ongoing support

To the editor: We would like to say thank you to Anthony Noble, Kristina Gustafson, Teresa Stoffle and Tara Wojtkiewicz for all the support you have provided our family the past 6 months.

2 weekend fires deemed suspicious in Moffat County

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two weekend fires deemed “suspicious.” The first fire began about five feet from 560 Behrman Road, west of Craig, at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday, according to Craig Fire/Rescue Chief Bill Johnston. The fire was fueled by grass and sagebrush, and burned less than one acre. No structures were damaged, and no people were injured.

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Dinner, silent auction, car show benefit crash survivor in Craig

Maria Ellis can’t recall the Aug. 29 car accident that nearly killed her. “I don’t remember anything from (before the accident) until the last week I was in the hospital,” Ellis said. “I lost three weeks.” Ellis, who lives in Rock Springs, Wyo., broke her neck, back, both collarbones and her right hand in the accident. She was flown from Baggs, Wyo., to Casper, Wyo., then from Casper to Salt Lake City where she spent a month in the hospital.

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MCHS Varsity volleyball wins 2nd half of doubleheader

With two matches in two different locations, Saturday saw some varying results for the Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team. But, for MCHS senior Annie Sadvar, one of the most important elements in the afternoon game was not on the court, but in the stands. And, in a smaller venue, the cheering crowd had a noticeable effect on the home team.

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MCHS soccer slams Glenwood Springs, 3-1

Standing in the goal of the soccer field Saturday afternoon at Loudy-Simpson Park, Moffat County High School goaltender Dustin Carlson had just one thing on his mind. Shutout. And, though he didn’t quite obtain his objective, it wasn’t for lack of trying, as he and his teammates heightened their defenses against their latest opponent.

Glanville: Search for the elephant

Having searched for the “elephant” in a dozen or so big cities, I still haven’t got “it.” Not that it’s something to get, it just seems everybody there is either making up time to get it, or zipping about like they should already have it. Though I’ve never entered a mall alone without the weak side going over the deep end, it’s an example of life as they know it.

On the record for Oct. 3

The Memorial Hospital EMS Friday, Oct. 1 An ambulance crew responded to three medical calls. Saturday, Oct. 2 An ambulance crew responded to a medical call.

Horoscope for Oct. 4

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Because co-workers are likely to lack your inspirational industriousness, it’s important that you that don’t make any demands on them. Simply set a good example that will be copied. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Although you are presently in a good cycle for accomplishing your expectations, you may fail to do so, for reasons known only to yourself. Stop being negative about things and expect good happenings.

Annie's Mailbox: Student wants healthier friends

Dear Annie: I am 19 years old and a sophomore in college. I have a large circle of friends who are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Or so I thought. I have never been one to drink or party, not because I looked down on it, but simply because it wasn’t my scene. When I entered college, I made new friends who enjoyed going out and drinking every weekend. I thought I might be missing something, so I went along.