News for Friday, September 3, 2010

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Andy Bockelman: Summer cinema offered small victories, blockbuster disappointments

Each summer offers an array of movies that bring excitement, emotion and more into the lives of viewers for two-hour increments. As with any year, getting to the theater during the sunnier months can be an arduous task, especially when you don’t want to waste your hard-earned cash on something that isn’t worth the price of popcorn, let alone admission.

Bulldogs battling in Aspen tonight

MCHS varsity football seeking to even record

The Moffat County High School football team is looking to break into the win column this season when it plays Aspen at 7 p.m. today on the road. The Bulldogs (0-1 overall, 0-0 in the Western Slope League) are trying to rebound from a 26-22 defeat a week ago at the hands of visiting Evergreen.

On the Record for Sept. 3, 2010

On the Record for Sept. 3, 2010

Hayden Town Council approves road work

Town can issue certificates of occupancy for Lake Village homes

The Hayden Town Council approved preliminary acceptance of road improvements Thursday for the Lake Village subdivision by a 5-0 vote.

Looking back at Mobil Economy Run’s stop in Craig

Gasoline fuel economy has been of national interest for years, even in 1967 when gas prices averaged 33 cents per gallon. The Mobil Economy Run, an annual competition that ran from Los Angeles to Detroit, made a stop in Craig for refueling on April 6 of that year.

Local fuel gauge for Sept. 3

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: $2.84; Diesel: $2.94 1. Kum & Go, 1302 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $2.84; Diesel: $2.94

Secretary of State candidate talks campaign in Craig

Republican Scott Gessler running against incumbent secretary in general election

Republican Secretary of State candidate Scott Gessler said his “passion” for elections is a good fit for the job he hopes to have next year. “I think that is why I was unopposed in the primary, because I think a lot of people realize I am pretty well qualified for the job,” said Gessler during a Wednesday stop in Craig for a visit with the Craig Daily Press. Gessler, 45, is running against incumbent Bernie Buescher, a Democrat, in the November general election.

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Sunset Elementary School introduces multi-age class

Principal Zack Allen pointed at a group of students marching single file through a Sunset Elementary School hallway. “Can you tell which (students) are first graders and which are second graders?” Allen asked. Judging by the look of the students, who were all roughly the same height, Allen’s question was rhetorical. The students were members of Sunset Elementary School’s first multi-age class.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Scott Pilgrim’ — Dating, growing up, defeating evil, whatever

Just when you thought that the shy, awkward young man archetype has been played out, a hero steps forward and pulls a flaming sword from another dimension from deep within his chest. If that description sounds weird, just wait: It’s one of many surreal moments in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.” In the faraway land of Toronto, Canada, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a meek twentysomething without much happening in his life beyond being a second-rate bassist in a third-rate rock band.

Junior Parker King shoots 70 twice to lead MCHS golf team

Following his second consecutive day of tournament golf this week, Moffat County High School junior Parker King said things would never be the same. The reason? After winning Wednesday’s tournament at Devil’s Thumb Golf Course in Delta with a score of 70, King shot 70 again Thursday to finish second, which was first in Class 4A, at Cobble Creek Golf Course in Montrose.

Veteran's Hotline: Helpful reminders on proper flag etiquette

With the Homecoming Parade coming up, here is a reminder and some general information about flag protocol: • When carried in a procession, the flag should be to the right of the marchers. • When other flags are carried, the flag of the U.S. may be centered in front of the others or carried to their right. • When the flag passes in a procession, or when it is hoisted or lowered, all should face the flag and salute. • To salute, all people come to attention.

Dip in DOLA funds concerns Moffat County officials

When Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers heard the Department of Local Affairs was accepting applications for its energy impact assistance grant program earlier in the summer, he said he knew exactly what was going to happen. “We knew this was all smoke and mirrors, saying they were going to have one,” he said of the DOLA grant cycle. At the end of July, the Moffat County Commission applied for two DOLA grants for road improvements to Moffat County Road 107 and Ninth Street.

MCHS football team looking to even record

Bulldogs slated to face one of 2A’s toughest Friday night

Moffat County High School football team, meet Nick Ufkes. Ufkes, meet the Bulldogs. When the MCHS varsity team (0-1 overall, 0-0 in the Western Slope League) plays Aspen High School (0-0) at 7 p.m. Friday in Aspen, the team can expect to see plenty of the Skiers’ senior tailback.

Datebook for Sept. 3

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. 9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at Loudy-Simpson Park, weather permitting. Call Kevin at 824-1703 or Ann Anderson at 826-2717. 5 p.m. The Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way, hosts bingo. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:15 p.m. Call Frank at 824-6131 or 620-0874.

Ridgeview Elementary: Thanks for the supplies

To the editor: The staff at Ridgeview Elementary School would like to give a heart-felt thanks to Love INC for the wonderful contribution of school supplies to our school and the school district. This contribution will assist us with our goal of providing all students with everything they need for a successful start to the school year. Without you, we might not have been able to do this.

Janet Sheridan: Keeping Bossy Janet in check

When young, I admired my mother’s ability to make a decision. “Janet,” she’d say as I sprawled on the couch rereading Little Women, “you need to learn how to change Blaine’s diaper. Quit wrinkling your nose and gagging. Come here.” She ordered me to brush my teeth and lace my shoes. She decided my book-besotted mind needed the challenge of clarinet lessons. At a church social, she insisted I dance with Justin Clinton, a runty mouth-breather who rested his chin on my hipbone.

Larsen: Cholesterol awareness

To the editor: September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month. High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. As blood cholesterol rises, so does the risk of coronary heart disease. When other risk factors, such as high blood pressure and tobacco smoke, are present, this risk increases even more.

Craig Briefs: Last day for phone book recycling

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 630 Green St., is serving as a collection point for old phone books to be recycled. The last day to drop off old books is today. The phone books can be dropped off anytime in the boxes near the church’s front door.

Annie's Mailbox: Woman humiliated by husband

Dear Annie: Last May, my 56-year-old husband met a woman on Facebook and quickly became infatuated. She lives in Germany. We live in Kansas. My husband thinks he knows everything about her and believes she is completely on the up and up. In October, the two of them plan to meet in Boston and drive up to Maine for a week’s vacation.

Horoscope for Sept. 3

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your path might start out with a few stumbling blocks, but don’t let them trip you up and make you prematurely throw in the towel. Tenacity can realize your hopes and wishes. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — That opportunity to talk to someone essential to your plans might not come until midday, so don’t get discouraged early on. Keep the faith, and you’ll end up with what you want. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Although you might start out a bit down in the dumps, your upbeat spirit will grow as the day wears on, providing a lot of pizzazz. Hope you like crowds, because you may draw one.