News for Friday, October 15, 2010

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MCHS beats Battle Mountain in overtime

MCHS facing league foe Battle Mountain tonight

The Moffat County High School varsity football team travels to Edwards today to play Battle Mountain High School. The Bulldogs have a 2-4 overall record this season, with 1-2 mark in the Western Slope League. The Huskies are 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the league.

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Craig law enforcement officers begin this year’s DARE program instruction

Of the training courses Moffat County Sheriff’s Office deputy Ryan Hess has taken, he said the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program was the hardest. “Seriously,” Hess said of the two-week course. “We had 10-hour days, and a minimum of six or seven hours of homework every night.”

On the Record for Oct. 15, 2010

On the Record for Oct. 15, 2010

Sex assaults of a child on rise in area

Sexual assault cases against children have been trending upward, the Craig Police Department reported, prompting police to raise community awareness of the issue. Investigator Jen Kenney said child sex assault cases have been increasing since about 2005. Kenney said the number of reported incidents of sexual assaults in the area are “concerning” compared to similar communities, “especially when it comes to sexual assaults on children.”

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Moffat County High School band grows in numbers, quality

After six years as band director at Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School, John Bolton said his music program has hit its stride. “I think the band is operating at my capacity — for what I currently know, and for what I can currently get kids to do ... Unless I get smarter,” Bolton said. Since Bolton took over in 2004, the music department has seen a steady rise in participation and quality, both of which are quantifiable.

Local fuel gauge for Oct. 15

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers in the photo. Craig: 1. Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $2.94; Diesel: $2.99 1. Kum & Go, 1302 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $2.94; Diesel: $2.98 1. Maxum Petroleum, 702 Industrial Ave. • Unleaded: $2.87; Diesel: $2.99 1. Sinclair, 666 W. First St.

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MCHS football in must-win situation

It’s do-or-done time for the Moffat County High School football team. With a 1-2 record in the Western Slope League, the Bulldogs must win their final four games for any chance to end a three-year playoff drought. Head coach Kip Hafey said he and his staff have made sure to tell his team these facts going into tonight’s matchup against 1-5 Battle Mountain.

Libraries Board meeting agenda for Oct. 15

Moffat County Libraries Board meeting 5:30 p.m. Monday Craig branch, 570 Green St.

Home prices in Moffat County declining

Chuck Cobb, president of the Craig Association of Realtors, said there is “no doubt” the current economic climate has been tough on the local real estate industry. But, Cobb said he doesn’t think housing prices have dropped as low as national averages. “However, we certainly have seen some softening of prices in our area, for sure,” he said. “We do have at, or near, record numbers of product on the market.”

Winey: Don’t vote for Tancredo

To the editor: I hope you have not been duped into voting for Tom Tancredo as I almost was. I learned something recently that convinced me Tom would not be a good governor for Colorado. What I learned was the kind of people that Tom Tancredo was appointing to his administration, if he won.

Sports Briefs: Western Slope weekend schedule

Pigskin season continues on the Western Slope with varsity football going strong. Rifle (5-1 overall, 3-0 Western Slope League) looks to keep their winning streak up tonight against visiting Delta (3-2, 1-1), who is fresh off a shutout of Eagle Valley (2-3, 1-2), who will host Palisade (4-1, 1-1).

Fair Board: Thanks for all the help

To the editor: We would like to thank Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz, Lt. Dean Herndon, and the detention staff for their support of the Moffat County Fair through the county trustee program. For the past several years, the inmates have helped set up the county fair by carrying out such jobs as moving the supplies from the extension office to the fairgrounds and putting up tables, photo and quilt racks, midway tents, livestock pens, and alleyways in the barn.

Craig Briefs: Horizons seeking volunteer mentors

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteer mentors to work one-on-one with developmentally disabled clients, the organization reported in a news release. For more information, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 879-4466.

Datebook for Oct. 15

Today is the deposit deadline for CNCC’s life-long learning spring break trip to Italy from March 10 to 19, 2011. Call Mary Morris at 824-1100, or e-mail her at mary.morris@cncc.edu. 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave., hosts a fundraiser for Christmas for Kids featuring community members as “celebrity servers.” All tips collected will be donated to Christmas for Kids. Call 824-6038.

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House District 57 candidates discuss medical marijuana at Steamboat forum

Trio differs about medical marijuana, other issues

The three candidates for state House District 57 gave their opinions about the booming industry and the controversies surrounding it during a Thursday night forum at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

Horoscope for Oct. 15

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It will be no surprise that your leadership qualities are seeking expression, just be sure to do so in a manner that ingratiates you to others. Done right, it’ll be hail to the chief. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Although you might be anxious to get a start on the weekend festivities, you’ll first need to finalize matters and tie things down, which you can do through your natural-born tenacity.

Annie's Mailbox: Mom worried about 16-year-old daughter

Dear Annie: I have been fighting a lot with my 16-year-old daughter, “Rebecca.” It has escalated to the point where she moved into an apartment with her 19-year-old boyfriend, “Rick.” I am not comfortable with the age difference and have tried to talk to her, but she just won’t listen.