News for Saturday, October 16, 2010

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Sports Briefs: Mark Dockstader

Age: 17, Moffat County High School senior Sport: Golf How did you get your start in your sport? “My dad (Tom Dockstader) was the golf pro here, and I’ve been playing my whole life. I quit for a couple years, then came back to it my sophomore year. I’ve really committed myself to it the last couple summers.”

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Bulldogs escape wild ‘battle,’ 40-34

EDWARDS – Six Flags Denver could make a new rollercoaster ride based on the ups and downs of this game. Maybe call it the Excite-a-tron or the Friday Night Lights Express, or even the Knock Down Dragster. Any of those rides would still be hard to capture the essence of what happened here on Friday. After 11 touchdowns, almost 1,000 yards of offense and nearly countless big plays, Moffat County came away with a 40-34 overtime win against Battle Mountain.

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Local law enforcement officers begin this year’s DARE program instruction in Moffat County

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.” Hess and officers Tony Gianetti, Mike Edwards and Norm Rimmer of the Craig Police Department are local law enforcement representatives of the DARE program.

Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic relocating to larger space

The Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic is closed until Oct. 25. Clinic staffers are in the process of moving the clinic from its current location at 551 Tucker St., to 785 Russell Street, Suite 400, the former site of The Memorial Hospital. “We’ve outgrown our space,” registered nurse April Branstetter said of the Tucker Street location.

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Golden Cavvy fundraiser in Craig sees sizable turnout

For Moffat County clerk and recorder Elaine Sullivan, a day’s work does not usually consist of carrying soft drinks and plates of hamburgers and fries. But, in between taking orders, refilling drinks and making her way to the kitchen and back Friday afternoon, Sullivan found time to get to the front of the Golden Cavvy to complete the most important task of all. Ringing a bell.

Veteran's Hotline: A background on the flag

During the National Anthem, everyone should rise and render the proper salute. This includes singing. The colors of the flag have a meaning. White signifies purity and innocence. Red signifies hardiness and valor. Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice. The custom of the 21-gun salute began in the 14th century on the high seas with the salute by cannon.

Over a Cup: A delicious soup for fall

I’m on the trail of a white chili recipe, but don’t let that stop you. If you have such a recipe, please let me know. Meanwhile, this week’s column features a soup recipe that appeared in one of the very first “Over a Cup of Coffee” columns. I mixed up a batch of the soup the other day, and the aroma is wonderful, especially when first coming in from outside.

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Craig museum book tells story of the man behind Buster Brown

Richard “Dick” Barker dreamt of being a cowboy. However, the East Coast-born Barker was caught in a trap, of sorts — while envisioning life the cowboy way, he was the centerpiece of a national marketing campaign for the Brown Shoe Company from 1907 to 1913. From age 7 to 14, Barker was the real-life persona known as Buster Brown, a well-known symbol of the 20th century. The role entailed capitalizing on Barker’s recognizable golden curls, dressing in feminine-like clothing, polished black shoes and being joined by his trusty sidekick, dog Tige.

CNCC to play Steamboat Springs in Sunday game

The soccer team of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus will travel Sunday to Steamboat Springs for a game. The team will face off against the Coed Adult Town League All-Stars in their third game of the season. The CNCC Craig team has defeated CNCC’s Rangely branch twice.

DeRose: A vote for Craig’s future

To the editor: In 2000, the Craig City Council funded Connect to Craig, which was a study of the economy of Craig and what could be done in the future to diversify our economic base. Three things stand out in that study.

‘Remembering Mount Harris’ now available in area museums

A book by a late local author is now available for purchase at area museums. “Remembering Mount Harris,” written by former Saturday Morning Press columnist Chuck Mack, chronicles the history of Mount Harris, its coal mines and Mack’s recollections of growing up in the coal mining town.

Maria Ellis and Bob Fuller: Thanks for the support

To the editor: We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the car show and silent auction to make it a great success. We would like to thank Diane and Delbert Knez at the OP Bar & Grill for donating the spaghetti dinner and for having it out at their place. Thank you also to Tausha at the OP for taking her time to collect the donations.

Datebook for Oct. 16

8 a.m. to noon. Marvin “Red” and Linda Cortner offer free pumpkins to area youths at Homemaker Furnishings, 468 Ranney St.; Rio Blanco County Courthouse, 555 Main St., Meeker; and Little Snake River Valley School, 333 N. Main St., Baggs, Wyo. 8 a.m. to noon. A free car care clinic for single mothers, senior citizens and people with disabilities is at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St. Car checks are available by appointment by calling 826-4400.

Oxley: Measures bad for Craig

To the editor: The Craig Chamber of Commerce board of directors is urging residents to vote against Amendments 60 and 61, and Proposition 101. These ballot questions combine to make Colorado a bad place to live and do business. Once these measures are fully implemented, the state will lose about $2.1 billion in revenue each year and will have to increase K-12 education funding by $1.6 billion annually in today’s dollars.

Editorial: Proceed with caution

It’s doubtful there is a crime more shocking and offensive to society’s senses than sexual assaults, especially those against innocent and defenseless children. These crimes are heinous and entail a degree of violence and trauma to the victim that’s beyond comprehension. News stories of these crimes, and the disturbing fact that they’re showing an increasing trend in Craig and Moffat County, have been documented in the Craig Daily Press.

Government update for Oct. 16

Moffat County Commission Special meeting When: 9 a.m. Monday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: • 9 to 9:05 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

Craig Briefs: Volunteers sought for tree planting

The Colorado Environmental Coalition, The Wilderness Society and Friends of Northwest Colorado are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge to restore cottonwood forests along the Green River and invite the public to join two workdays later this month. The workdays are scheduled for Friday and Oct. 23. Groups will meet in Steamboat Springs and Craig, and then travel to Browns Park.

Horoscope for Oct. 16

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Matters or situations that you handle personally are likely to work out quite satisfactorily. If you use a surrogate to handle things, it could be a completely different story. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Peers and co-workers appreciate us far more when we don’t attempt to upstage them, so be on guard not to come off as doing just that. Stand back in the footlights and let others bask in the glow.