News for Monday, September 27, 2010



Beaver Flat fire contained

Fire crews in North Routt County on Monday continued fighting a blaze that spread from a campfire. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Diann Ritschard said crews expected to have the 8-acre Coulton Creek fire contained by 6 p.m. Monday.

On the Record for Sept. 27, 2010

On the Record for Sept. 27, 2010

Tease photo

Annual Love INC fundraiser to aid group’s charitable efforts

Pat Jones, executive director of Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley, said she empathizes with the people her organization serves.

Tease photo

Taking a bow: “Moffat County’s Last Stand” plays to about 300 area theatergoers

The Craig Middle School auditorium suddenly went empty Saturday night. The audience had filed out, and the cast had retired backstage to change out of their costumes.

Business beat: Local insurance company adds new executive

Draper Insurance, a local provider of products such as auto, home, health, business, commercial and life insurance, has hired Vicki Field as an insurance producer.

Tease photo

MCHS boys, girls finish 1st individually, overall

Threepeat. The word holds special significance for Chris Zirkle and Alfredo Lebron because it’s a feat they’ve reached together. The two Moffat County High School cross-country runners placed first and second, respectively, for their third consecutive meet at Saturday’s Moffat County Invitational at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Tease photo

My Life, My Words: Bettina Magas: School involvement, then and now

“I teach math at the high school. This semester, I’m teaching pre-algebra, consumer math and geometry. This is my seventh year full-time, and I subbed before that. I did subbing at other schools, but full-time, I’ve always taught at the high school. I graduated with a B.S. in business from the University of Wyoming. I grew up in Craig. I graduated from the high school in 1975. That was when it was still in the old building.

Datebook for September 27

10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625.

Craig briefs: Editorial board members needed

The Craig Daily Press is seeking three or four people to participate on its next Editorial Board, which begins Oct. 4. Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper’s opinion pieces for its Wednesday and Saturday editions.

Letter to the Editor: Bill could affect a lot

To the editor: We have been reading and hearing all the stuff about Colorado House Bill 10-1365 and thought it was time to say something about it.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for help

To the editor: The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank James Mora for cat litter, Margaret Sellers for cat food, and Lori Joens for the donation for shelter dog Andy’s care and adoption.

Horoscope for September 27

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Something you’re always looked at as being a sideline could offer a huge opportunity to profit big time. If handled with finesse, it could even trump your primary source of income.

Glanville: Growth depression defined: H.B. 10-1365

As we watch President Barack Obama’s hand-picked crew abandon his sinking “vessel of hope,” the humiliated millions who elected him are drowning in his ocean of un-payable bailouts, and the lifeboats of unemployment he orders lowered are mere papier-mache rafts that swell up with useless pride and they too are lost.

Annie's Mailbox: Violent dad tough to deal with

Dear Annie: I need your advice on how to deal with my very violent father. He knows no boundaries, has no respect for anyone and exerts zero control over himself. He is physically violent and verbally abusive. He threw chairs at his 82-year-old mother and lost his temper at my cousin’s wedding and made a huge scene.

Rodeo team finishes fall season strong, prepare for spring

Waiting for his name to be called while in the corral leading to the arena of the Moffat County Fairgrounds, Ian Duzik cheered on all competitors as they roped calves and rode bulls.