News for Saturday, October 9, 2010

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Rangely sweeps Hayden girls volleyball

Panthers overpower Tigers in 3-game win Friday night

Less than two weeks ago, the Hayden High School volleyball team pushed a talented Rangely squad to five games before losing. On Friday, Rangely stole the Tigers’ homecoming thunder with a quick three-set victory. Rangely won, 25-21, 25-14, 25-13.

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Hayden football crushes Rangely, 47-14, in homecoming game

Tigers charge through winless Panthers, 47-14, in homecoming game

The Rangely High School football squad came into the game 0-4 and with only 14 players. The Tigers quickly took their opponents out of the proverbial hole and set them in a real one, rattling off 33 first-quarter points to set up a huge homecoming victory.

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‘This old store’: Brown’s Park Store reaches 25th anniversary as last outpost in Moffat County

On the shoulder of the dry Colorado Highway 318, a tattered blue and white sign is propped against a sagebrush landscape. Displayed is the silhouetted image of a cowboy in pursuit of two calves. Above the image, in the same sun-washed black letters reads, “Brown’s Park Store and RV Park — 17 miles.”

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MCHS library off to a good start for 2010–11 school year

James Neton borrows most of his reading material from work. “Right now I’m reading ‘Helmet for My Pillow,’ by Robert Leckie. It’s excellent,” Neton said.

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MCHS grad qualifies for Olympic Trials

Returning to the University of Wyoming for her junior year, Kelsey Conci was expecting another good year of representing her school on the swim team, but she hadn’t anticipated the news that her coach gave her Labor Day weekend.

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Turnovers haunt Moffat County in loss to Glennwood

It was almost as if Moffat County High School head coach Kip Hafey had a crystal ball when he predicted what the football game against Glenwood Springs would look like — at least in the first half anyway. Hafey said his team was going to try to keep the ball in their own hands as much as possible, which they did possessing the ball for 20 of the first half’s 24 minutes.

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Ink on Spot: Craig body artist tattoos animals to prevent cancer

Pam Wilson-Orth contends she doesn’t look like a typical tattoo artist. “I don’t have tattoos all over me like a lot of tattooists do,” Wilson-Orth said. “I do have a few little tattoos that mean something to me, but you’ll never see them unless I show them to you.

Horoscope for October 9

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It can be an asset to know when to be quiet and when to be assertive, without carrying either to extremes. You’ll get an opportunity to show if you understand when each should be applied.

Annie's Mailbox: Parenting skills questioned

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Jennifer,” is 33 years old and has a 2-year-old child. Jennifer is generally a good mother, but she does two things that I question.

Craig briefs: American Legion hosts bingo tonight

American Legion Post 62 will host bingo tonight. Games begin at 6:15 p.m. today at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Datebook for October 9

Saturday 10 a.m. The Moffat County High School freshmen volleyball team plays Delta High School at the MCHS gymnasium, 900 Finley Lane.

Letter to the Editor: Vote no on 101, 60, 61

To the editor: We are writing to ask voters to vote no on Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61. You have probably heard that these measures would have devastating impacts on state and county revenue, jobs,\ and school districts. Passage of these measures would also hurt more than 400 individuals and families who receive services from our organizations in Moffat and Routt counties.

Sports briefs: MCHS volleyball game start time moved up

The Moffat County High School volleyball games, originally scheduled to start at 11 a.m. today, will begin an hour earlier to accommodate opponent Delta’s traveling schedule. The freshman team plays at 10 a.m., the junior varsity at 11 a.m. and the varsity team at noon. All games take place in the MCHS gymnasium, 900 Finley Lane

Environmental organizations planning tree-planting

Sasha Nelson, northwest organizer for the Colorado Environmental Coalition, said there is no feeling better than planting a tree. Nelson, along with other members of the CEC, The Wilderness Society and the Friends of Northwest Colorado, will work to plant several trees in Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge on Oct. 22 and 23.

Editorial: Be the solution not the problem

At many coffee shops, family gatherings and community meetings, you are likely to hear the same complaints about the government’s inability to manage the taxpayers’ dollars. The editorial board contends that the point being made is valid.

Letter to the Editor: Trash an eyesore

To the editor: I really don’t care much about what my neighbors’ yards look like or if they have a lot of what I might perceive as junk, but the bags and piles of trash setting outside a older trailer house on North Yampa Avenue is really starting to gross me out. This is one of the ways people come to Craig, and I can’t imagine seeing it would leave a positive impression.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Southwestern beef shortcakes

Last week, Michelle Balleck, online content producer at the Craig Daily Press, asked me if I’d heard of white chili. I hadn’t. Michelle had been looking for a white chili recipe and finally found one. The recipe she found was made with chicken. If anyone knows about white chili, I’d appreciate hearing from you. (My phone number and address appear at the end of this column.) Meanwhile, I can hardly wait to hear how Michelle made out with her chili.

A&L: Once Cowbelles, now CattleWomen

After more than 50 years, the Moffat County Cowbelles organization has voted to change its name to Moffat County CattleWomen. Moffat County is one of the last longtime state Cowbelle organizations to change its name to “CattleWomen.” But that’s all that has changed. For the Moffat County Cattlewomen, it’s business as usual.

October recognized as Physical Therapy Month

October is recognized as Physical Therapy Month, and the American Physical Therapy Association offers tips to stay healthy. Teresa Schuemann, of Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists in Fort Collins, said families should be at the forefront of establishing physical activity habits.

Government Update for October 9

Moffat County Commission Next meeting: Tuesday, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: