News for Saturday, September 18, 2010

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Late rally lifts Bulldogs over Kennedy

With less than a minute left in the Moffat County High School varsity football game Friday night, sophomore quarterback Bubba Ivers was calm.

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Moffat County Tea Party, local students recognize Constitution Day

The U.S. Constitution, Bob McConnell said, makes for good, enlightening reading.

A soup and a salad for the fall

There’s chilly weather ahead, and that means hunting up soup recipes.

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Readying for Round 2

Brian Bevel, a coal miner on the long-wall bull gang at Twentymile Coal Co., has good reason to travel next week to Denver to testify before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Xcel Energy’s emissions reduction plan required by Colorado House Bill 10-1365.

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Thirty Western state colleges participate in MCHS college fair

Thom Schnellinger, Moffat County High School principal, summed up the goal of a college fair in one word. “Possibilities,” he said.

Horoscope for September 18

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your judgment regarding certain people you meet will be very keen and even fortunate. They might be the very people who can help you develop an idea or something very important to you.

‘Going the Distance’ barely makes it to the finish line

Having 3,000 miles separating you from the one you love the most can make you do crazy things. While not everyone may handle the pressures of such a setup the same way, most people wouldn’t be so distraught that they give themselves a one-of-a-kind tan line in a spray tan booth.

Letter to the Editor: Tancredo favors coal

I find it rather disconcerting that on a Friday in Grand Junction, Club 20 would agree to support the coal industry, however, on the next day, Saturday, they would deny a seat to Tom Tancredo at the debate for governor.

Government Update for September 18

Moffat County Commission Last met: Sept. 14 Decisions: • Approved, 3-0, payroll warrant resolutions ending Sept. 4 totaling $415,535.46.

Dancing the night away

Annual dances in Browns Park have been area favorites for as long as Greystone resident Mara Molloy can remember. The Browns Hole Homemakers Club, a group Molloy belongs to, will host a fall dance at 7 p.m. today at Lodore Hall in Browns Park, about 80 miles northwest of Craig.

Datebook for September 18

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Craig Sheep Wagon Days takes place at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Hwy. 40. Admission is free.

Craig briefs: NWS issues red flag warning for today

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a red flag warning for today and a fire weather watch for Sunday due to high temperatures, low relative humidity and wind gusts exceeding 35 miles per hour.

Letter to the Editor: Let all kids play

Being fans of Moffat County Sports, we attend games every now and then to show our support for the kids. We know it’s still early in the season so we might be jumping the gun a little bit by saying this, but we feel it needs to be said.

Annie's Mailbox: Blind son wants to find work

Dear Annie: I am writing about my 18-year-old son, “Jacob,” who is blind. He is a bright, intelligent young man who lives on his computer. All his friends are visually impaired. The few people he knows at school don’t socialize with him outside of class. All his other friends are only online. I have watched him go from being an outgoing person to becoming a withdrawn young man. Jacob would like to get a job, but there aren’t many people willing to take a chance on a blind teenager. I thought he might be able to volunteer, but where does he start? We live in an area without bus service, and there is no way for him to get anywhere during the day. I can’t drive him because I’m a single mother and take public transportation myself. I contacted an association for the blind, and they were no help. What do other families do?

A&L: Colorado State Fair livestock results

To even enter livestock in Colorado State Fair competition is a huge accomplishment. Just think of all of the hours of work and dedication that go into raising and training the 4-H animals. And then the exhibitors from Northwest Colorado came home with a bunch of ribbons and other honors, including champion and reserve champion. The following is a list of the livestock shows placings.

Editorial: Road fever

It’s no bold revelation to state that driving on Colorado Highway 13 north of Craig can be dangerous.