News for Friday, September 17, 2010



Bulldogs earn first victory

The Moffat County High School varsity football team resumed its season schedule at 7 p.m. today against John F. Kennedy High School at the Bulldog Proving Grounds. The Bulldogs will have their work cut out for them against the former Class 4A and current Class 3A school, head coach Kip Hafey said Thursday.

On the Record for Sept. 17, 2010

On the Record for Sept. 17, 2010

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Bulldog soccer team beats rival Steamboat Springs, 5-1

Introducing the newest contender into the foray known as Western Slope League soccer. Although it’s still early, Moffat County made a league-wide statement Thursday in Steamboat Springs, downing its U.S. Highway 40 rival, 5-1.

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Bulldogs look to conquer Commanders

John F. Kennedy playing MCHS football team Friday

For the first time since Aug. 27, the Moffat County High School varsity football team will be at home when they play the John F. Kennedy Commanders at 7 p.m. Friday. The Bulldogs (0-2 overall, 0-0 in the Western Slope League) are coming off a bye-week.

Veteran's Hotline: New VA hospital being constructed in Denver

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. If you have a function this week, please take a moment to remember these soldiers and their families.

Local fuel gauge for Sept. 17

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: $2.94; Diesel: $2.99

CNCC hosts chili cook-off Saturday

Colorado Northwestern Community College is gearing up for its first chili cook-off this weekend. The event — scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday — is a fundraiser, said Student Government Vice President Sean Smith. “We’re looking to do a fundraiser for our student council,” Smith said. “We do many different things with (the money).”

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Sandrock Elementary School teachers raise funds for co-worker’s family

When Cherie Blomquist returned to work for the new school year at Sandrock Elementary School, she learned one of her co-workers was going through a crisis. Fellow teaching aide Anna Thompson’s husband Gary had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Blomquist said her first thought was to help with the Thompson’s expenses.

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Craig, Moffat County to continue safety center discussion

Craig Mayor Don Jones had few words when asked how negotiations between the City of Craig and Moffat County will proceed following an initial Tuesday workshop on the Craig Police Department’s lease of the Moffat County Public Safety Center. “We’ll see what happens,” he said. “We’ve got a starting point, and we’ll continue on and keep working at it.”

AGNC board cuts director position

Mathers: Decision a result of local governments’ budget woes

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said, in a tough economy when local governments have to tighten their belts, officials need to examine a wide variety of expenditures. “Whenever you look at the overall picture on these big budgets, you’ve got to look at the different organizations you belong to,” he said. Mathers, also a member of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado board, said budget concerns of local counties were the main reason AGNC decided to eliminate its director position.

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Moffat County students attend 12th annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days

Second-grader Jack Doane tasted butter he churned with his own two hands Thursday. “I love it,” he said with a smile. Doane and his classmates from Sunset Elementary School were on a field trip to the 12th annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days at the Wyman Museum

Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado: Suicide prevention is key

To the editor: Recent media coverage of suicide statistics in Colorado for 2009 paint a grim picture for our state, with 940 deaths, more than in any previous year. Suicide is a preventable death, but last year it claimed the lives of more victims than motor vehicle crashes and homicides combined.

Judy Laib: ‘A life worth living’

You may think, “I don’t have a life that is worth living.” Yes, you do. Everyone does. We all have great worth. Another thought might be, “You don’t know what I am going through.”

Janet Sheridan: Eating disordered

I’m a disordered eater: I drop peas in my lap, find it impossible to furl spaghetti around a fork and can’t keep lettuce corralled in my salad bowl. I try to be ladylike. Once, as my brother and I walked in a parade on a blistering day, Mom came out of the crowd and handed us each an ice cream cone. What a dilemma: I loved ice cream, but couldn’t eat it. Spectators lined the sidewalk, and everybody knows eating in front of others is rude.

Datebook for Sept. 17

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craig Sheep Wagon Days takes place at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40. Admission is free. 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.

Kinkaid: Stand up for the future

To the editor: It’s time for ordinary people like you and me to start taking over as the driving forces of our country and its priorities. This is our future. Our children and grandchildren’s future.

Craig Briefs: Hunter safety class set for next month

The Colorado Division of Wildlife will sponsor a weeklong hunter safety class beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Bears Ears Sportsman Club’s Cedar Mountain Range. Class size is limited. Online course completion can be arranged.

Annie's Mailbox: Woman can’t forgive scheming ex-friend

Dear Annie: I am having problems with my neighbor “Sarah,” who I used to consider a good friend. A year ago, she began sending my husband text messages. They started out innocently, but then she began implying she wanted “Ed” to have an affair with her. I was extremely hurt and angry.

Horoscope for Sept. 17

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Don’t hold back from getting involved in an enterprise in which you are asked to play a prominent role. Once your imprint is on it, you won’t have to share the spotlight with others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — By associating with good friends with whom you have strong personal bonds, you can reap more benefits than usual. Each will be able to do for the other what s/he needs.