News for Saturday, September 11, 2010



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Craig men’s budget wisdom results in trip of a lifetime

To some, planning and executing a 15-day foreign trip may seem like a daunting task. For Craig resident Tony Pogline, it wasn’t.

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Exchange student from Isle of Man visits MCHS

Shayna Grammer, a Moffat County High School senior, understands one reason why many have never heard of the Isle of Man. She said the small country in the middle of the Irish Sea doesn’t always appear on maps.

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Bulldogs’ schedule ranked No. 1 in preseason strength ratings

hat started with a zero-week game has evolved into a number one ranking. The Moffat County High School football team (0-2 overall, 0-0 in the Western Slope League), according to Massey Rankings, started the 2010 season with the hardest schedule in the state.

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Labor Day of love

Craig firefighters spend holiday raising money for muscular dystrophy

Firefighters across the country spend their workdays battling blazes, but when Labor Day came around this year, local fireman Troy Hampton was working just as hard on his day off.

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Dog days of Meeker

The sound of a whistle, the sight of several wooly grazers, and the feel of wind whipping behind the ears. These are some of the sensations experienced by the canine participants of the 24th annual Meeker Classic Championship Sheepdog Trials.

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for all help

About six weeks ago, our son, Shannon Wenger, was taken from us in a drowning accident. We, as a family, would like to express our appreciation for all the care and support we have felt from the community. We would like to thank each one of you for the phone calls, cards, and other expressions of sympathy that we have received.

Datebook for September 11

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The semifinal round of the 24th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials takes place west of Meeker on Colorado Highway 13. A single day pass costs $10 for adults and $5 for ages 8 to 16. Children younger than 8 are admitted free. The event includes booths from numerous craft and food vendors, as well as demonstrations from dog experts.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Mary’s easy-to-make recipes

Awhile back, I requested sugar-free recipes and those that are easy to make, requiring few ingredients and utensils. Craig resident Mary Burnett responded by sending four recipes, two of which appeared in last week’s column. She said she has used the recipes over and over.

Horoscope for September 11

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Because it can be difficult for you to praise others at times, you are easily misunderstood. You’ll feel good about yourself if you will speak up and praise someone for a job well done.

Man unable to get over midlife crisis

Dear Annie: I had a textbook midlife crisis. In my early 50s, after an affair of six weeks, the guilt became too much and I confessed to my lovely and intelligent wife of 31 years that I wasn’t sure I’d ever loved her. The new love of my life was also in her early 50s and had been married more than 30 years.

Guest Columnist: EDP letter advocates for 1-percent Vermillion use

Dear Mr. Bob Abbey: We appreciate the important work the Bureau of Land Management does in Moffat County and we understand that it is a challenge to achieve all of the goals and objectives you have for our public lands.

Government Update for September 11

Moffat County Commission Special meeting: Monday, Sept. 13, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Letter to the Editor: Good job MCHS soccer

I would like to say good job to Moffat County High School soccer players Alan Flores, Alex Perez, Jonathan Pando, Tracy Mendoza and Jorge Gonzalez. Keep up the good work and don’t give up.

A&L: Colorado State Fair General Projects — Part II

This column focuses on local and area state fair participants and is a continuation from last week. Congratulations go out to the following 4-H members who exhibited general division projects at the Colorado State Fair

Guest Columnist: A protected Vermillion Basin strengthens NW Colorado economy

The Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office in Craig recently announced that as part of the land management plan for the area, it would be setting aside around 77,000 acres of Vermillion Basin to protect the area’s outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values.

Craig briefs: Lodging tax committee to meet

A group aimed at educating and supporting the proposed Craig lodging tax will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Yampa Valley Bank boardroom, 435 N. Mack Lane.

MCHS volleyball falls in Grand Junction

Although the Moffat County High School girls varsity volleyball team was unable to top Grand Junction on Thursday, head coach Sandy Camilletti said there were positives her team took away from the match.