News for Friday, October 8, 2010




Glenwood Springs beats Moffat County, 35-7

The Moffat County High School varsity football team faces the Glenwood Springs Demons in a road game tonight. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Social Network’ connects with all users

Remember the dark ages of mass communication when “friending” someone meant actually talking to them and interfacing on a regular basis? It’s hard to believe those backward times were plaguing us less than a decade ago. Speaking of something that’s hard to believe, let’s discuss “The Social Network,” the story behind this media breakthrough and the man who heralded a new dawn in human connections.

On the Record for Oct. 8, 2010

On the Record for Oct. 8, 2010

Janet Sheridan: Thoughts about hunting

I remember waiting for seating at a popular restaurant in the historic mining town of Virginia City, Nev. A gaggle of local teenage girls walked by the line that spilled onto the sidewalk. As they passed, they spoke loudly about the summer tourists who invaded downtown, dressed funny and didn’t tip enough. A ruddy-faced gentleman wearing plaid Bermuda shorts with dress shoes and white socks pulled high, stepped out of the waiting crowd and addressed them: “Girls, with good health, hard work and an active IQ, someday you may be lucky enough to have the time, money and interest to visit other places. If so, I hope nobody pokes fun at you or finds you annoying.” His embarrassed wife shushed him, but others applauded.

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Bulldogs prepare for speed game of Glenwood Demons

For three-and-a-half quarters, Glenwood Springs and Moffat County were both down two touchdowns in their games against Palisade. What happened in the final six minutes of the respective games is what sets the two teams apart. Glenwood rallied for two touchdowns and a win, Moffat County gave up two touchdowns for a lopsided loss (at least on the scoreboard).

Local Fuel Gauge for Oct. 8

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

Lions Club announces holiday parade, tree sale

The Craig Lions Club announced details of its annual Parade of Lights and Christmas tree sales this week. The parade, a joint project of the Lions Club and the Downtown Business Association, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 27 with a theme of characters from Dr. Seuss books.

Gibson: An attitude of gratitude

I have been looking forward to writing an article for the religion page in the Craig Daily Press for quite a few weeks now. The last time it was my turn, I sort of dropped off the face of the earth because I was helping with Vacation Bible School done as a joint effort at St. Michael Catholic Church, along with St. Mark’s Episcopal, Congregational and Friendship United Methodist Church. We had a very good week.

AGNC files testimony against Xcel plans

Doug Monger, a Routt County commissioner and Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado board chairman, said he has little faith in the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. He said he doubts the PUC will take into serious consideration the numerous public comments and testimonies provided by residents and agencies of Northwest Colorado in regards to Xcel Energy’s emission reduction plans required by Colorado House Bill 10-1365. “They have to listen, (but) they don’t have to do anything,” he said. “As far as I’m concerned, with the way this operation has been going forward so far, I don’t think they (will) do anything.”

Battle Mountain strong-arms MCHS soccer, 5-3

Moffat County High School junior Jonathan Pando noticed a difference in the attitude of his teammates at their Thursday game at Loudy-Simpson Park, one that affected them more and more as the afternoon wore on. His fellow Bulldogs weren’t communicating on the soccer field like they normally do. And, the result was reflected in the final score.

Bowling fundraiser for veterans set for Saturday

Beryl Dschaak, co-owner of Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, said she had grown apathetic to U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. “You get so wrapped up on other stuff, that you don’t stop and think,” Dschaak said. Then Dschaak saw “Taking Chance” — a 2009 HBO film about the death and funeral of Chance Phelps, a U.S. Marine who formerly lived in Craig — and felt inspired.

Veteran's Hotline: Stop-loss bonus pay available

If you qualify for stop-loss bonus, time is running out to apply. Retroactive bonus pay for 145,000 military personnel who were forced to remain on duty beyond their original discharge date following the Sept. 11 attacks are is available. Congress has approved back pay of $500 for each month of involuntary service.

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Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing begins inaugural project

Neil Folks stood in front of a dilapidated, boarded-up building on Thursday. “Yeah, it’s been quite an eyesore in the community,” Folks said. “The building was condemned by the city because the south foundation fell into the basement.” The structure he spoke of is the old Simmons Rooming House in the 700 block of Yampa Avenue. Soon, volunteer laborers with the Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing will tear the building down and erect a new one in its place. It will be the group’s first project.

Andy Bockelman: Yawn-inducing antics run high in ‘You Again’

Everybody has things about their past that they’d like to forget. That seems to be the chief thought in the comedy “You Again,” although for the cast members involved, it seems that starring in such a movie will be something they’ll need time to get over. Marni Olsen (Kristen Bell) is one of the top public relations workers in California, dating back to her first client — herself.

Datebook for Oct. 8

Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered flags be lowered to half staff on all state and federal buildings today in honor of Army Sgt. Justin A. Officer. 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.

Sports Briefs: Western Slope football schedule

In Western Slope varsity football, scheduling between intra-league 3A teams continues. Top-ranked Rifle (4-1 overall, 2-0 Western Slope League) takes on Steamboat Springs (0-5, 0-2) tonight. Elsewhere, leading contender Glenwood Springs (4-1, 2-0) hosts Moffat County (2-3,1-1) and Eagle Valley (2-2, 1-1) travels to Delta (3-2, 1-1).

Glanville: Trading affair

It’s always been a contention in our family who the better trader was, Grandpa or Uncle Blaine. Granted, some of Blaine’s trades were well across the border of legality, but they always seemed to even out. Grandpa, on the other hand, was in it for the trade. He didn’t care one way or the other what he traded or what he was trading for, he loved the art of the trade, and expected to come out ahead, which he always did, except when it came to horses.

Jones: A vote for Craig’s future

To the editor: Recent legislative and regulatory actions by the state and federal governments have threatened the future viability of the coal and natural gas industries, two staples of the Craig economy. These actions have uncovered two vulnerabilities threatening the stability of our wonderful community. The first vulnerability is the impact organizations far-removed from this community have on the coal and natural gas industries.

Craig Briefs: Governor order flags lowered today

Gov. Bill Ritter has ordered flags be lowered to half staff on all state and federal buildings today in honor of Army Sgt. Justin A. Officer, 26, of Colorado Springs. Officer was killed on Sept. 29 in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Annie's Mailbox: He doesn’t want to be nephew’s character reference

Dear Annie: I don’t have the best relationship with my nephew, “Bob.” He has asked for a number of favors from me in the past and has gotten very nasty when things didn’t go his way. He has also bragged about abusing people and pets, and he enjoys making people angry, violating laws and bucking authority. Here’s the problem: Bob was recently arrested for giving attitude to a policeman.

Horoscope for Oct. 8

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Pay heed to any hunches you get concerning financial matters. It is quite likely that you’ll be blessed with a sixth sense that can serve you well when it comes to buying or selling. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Concentrate on your mental attributes and leave the muscle work for another day. It’s likely to be the projects that permit you to utilize your artistic imagination that will turn out to be rewarding.