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On the Record for Oct. 6, 2010

On the Record for Oct. 6, 2010

Moffat County's Parker King ties for 44th at state golf tourney

With several improvements, Moffat County High School golfer Parker King was able to trim a few strokes from his score in the second day of play at the 4A state tournament Tuesday. Placing about in the middle of the competition, he was happy with the results.

LEAP to offer benefits beginning Nov. 1

The Moffat County Department of Social Services Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) will be processing applications from Nov. 1 through April 30, 2011. LEAP is designed to help low-income households meet their winter home heating costs, it does not pay the entire cost of home heating. For most households, LEAP benefits will be paid directly to the utility company or fuel supplier.

2-year-old shot by sibling in Dinosaur

Sheriff’s office investigating how juvenile came in possession of firearm

Two Moffat County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an alleged shooting in Dinosaur Monday night. Jeremy Ashton, a sheriff’s office investigator, said a 2-year-old female was allegedly shot by a 4-year-old sibling in what appears to be an accident.

EPA orders Elam Construction to mitigate damage to Yampa River Wetlands

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a compliance order to Elam Construction, and 4B Land and Livestock for impacts to wetlands at the gravel mine site adjacent to the Yampa River, according to a news release issued by the EPA on Tuesday afternoon. The EPA reports the companies’ actions were conducted without a required Clean Water Act permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Company hosting Craig job fair for Yampa Valley airport positions

Kelly Pierce said it is sometimes hard to see the number of unemployed residents come through the Colorado Workforce Center of Craig looking for work on a daily basis. “It is tough because you want to be able to help everybody,” said Pierce, a labor and employment specialist with the center. Pierce said most people looking for employment talk to at least 20 or 30 employers before getting a call back or being offered a job.

Craig Fire/Rescue promotes 4 firefighters

Craig Fire/Rescue will celebrate the promotions of four firefighters at 6 p.m. Thursday at the fire station, 419 Yampa Ave. Lt. Troy Hampton and Lt. Steve Lingo will be promoted to captains. Officer candidates Brian Slaight and Doug Willems will be promoted to lieutenants. In an announcement from Craig Fire/Rescue on Tuesday, Chief Bill Johnston stated that he and two battalion chiefs considered seven candidates.

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Hayden Doak Walker team beats Chargers, 22-14

Hayden football coach Chris Carson’s feelings Tuesday evening at Woodbury Sports Complex were better expressed through one of his players, namely his 11-year-old son, Christian. “We’re going to the kids’ Super Bowl!” Christian shouted after the final whistle blew.

Moffat County commission takes action at Tuesday meeting

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Moffat County Commission: • Approved, 3-0, a transfer of payments of warrants for September totaling $274,163.87. • Approved, 3-0, a conservation trust fund eligibility certificate with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for 2011.

Datebook for Oct. 6

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 50 and older at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s presentation. Call 871-7676. 11:30 a.m. The Moffat County Tourism Association Board meets in the main floor conference room of Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. Call 824-2335.

Student Council: Thank you for making Homecoming great

Dear editor: The Moffat County High School Student Council would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2010 Homecoming week a success. We would not be able to have Homecoming week without the support of MCHS staff, parents, businesses and community members throughout Moffat County.

Craig Briefs: Bowlers to Veterans fundraiser slated

Absolute Drains will be hosting a fundraiser for the Bowlers to Veterans Link from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, 990 Industrial Ave. The cost is $15 per person for three games of bowling. The event also includes a strike competition, 50/50 raffle, free food and prizes.

Annie's Mailbox: Mom mad at daughter’s coach

Dear Annie: Last night, my daughter’s high school held tryouts for cheerleading. Many girls and their parents were shocked by the actions of the cheer coach, who advanced her own sophomore daughter and six of her daughter’s friends to the varsity level, thereby cutting experienced juniors and seniors.

Federal and Colorado medical marijuana timeline

1937: The U.S. Congress passes the Marihuana Tax Act making it illegal to possess or transfer cannabis, except for medical or industrial uses, which were subject to an excise tax.

Medical marijuana debate rages between ardent critics and supporters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not studied marijuana because it is an illegal drug at the federal level. Across the country, the medical marijuana debate rages between ardent critics and supporters.

Many Steamboat employers say there is no need for marijuana-specific policies

Many of Steamboat Springs’ larger employers don’t have policies related specifically to medical marijuana. Many of them said they’ve yet to deal with issues related to employees who have been authorized to use marijuana for medicinal purposes.

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Growing Pains: Colorado's medical marijuana industry ignites

Colorado scrambles to manage an industry some say is rife with abuse

Kara Rosen is among the more than 100,000 Colorado residents who have become legal users of marijuana since 2009. The 32-year-old Hayden resident and cancer survivor has used medical marijuana every day for about a year. It’s the only remedy she’s found to treat pain, digestion problems, nausea, loss of appetite and insomnia. Rosen is happy she had that option when confronting her post-cancer pain.

Horoscope for Oct. 6

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — There may be many times when it is OK to experiment a bit with taking some shortcuts or making some new innovations. However, if you see that it’s not one of those times, stick to proven methods. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — A loss of respect and acceptance is possible if you are thoughtless or rude when dealing with your pals. Be extra mindful about your social graces when involved in activities with friends.