News for Wednesday, September 29, 2010



Michelle Balleck: Music, magic & the marching band — plus, welcoming weather

With record highs predicted this week, enjoy this unseasonable weather this weekend with some school spirit, a magic show for the kids and some stellar tunes right here at home.

On the Record for Sept. 29, 2010

On the Record for Sept. 29, 2010

TMH board meeting agenda for September 29

The Memorial Hospital Board Next meeting: 7 p.m. Wednesday Where: The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop, in conference rooms A, B and C

Andy Bockelman: ‘Wall Street’ sequel sees slight drop in stocks

For an actor, returning to a famous character can sometimes work out well, as in the case of Paul Newman in “The Color of Money,” or be an unmitigated disaster, as in Al Pacino in “The Godfather Part III.” But, sometimes such a venture can result in being perfectly in the middle, like the star of “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” Investment banker Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf) is a prodigy in the financial world. Earning a seven figure paycheck at one of New York’s most prestigious firms and coming home to his loving girlfriend Winnie (Carey Mulligan), 2008 looks to be a very good year for him.

Moffat County Commission meets with DOLA rep

At its regular meeting today, the Moffat County Commission: • Approved, 3-0, a payroll warrant resolution ending Sept. 18 totaling $664,754.18. • Approved, 3-0, an annual renewal of the Moffat County Emergency Medical Services medial director provider agreement for Maybell ambulance services with Jon Ossen not to exceed $4,000.

Moffat County School District awaits funding decision

Last month, Moffat County School District administrators learned of a new revenue stream from the federal government. However, administrators are now worried state actions could negate those gains. On Aug. 10, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Education Jobs Fund — a bill providing $10 billion in support of 160,000 education jobs nationwide.

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Chargers edge out Ravens, 26-19, in Tuesday Doak Walker game in Craig

Momentum. That was the word of the day for Chargers quarterback Eddie Smercina, as he and his teammates took the field Tuesday evening in fifth- and sixth-grade Doak Walker football league play at Woodbury Sports Complex. And, with coaches and parents helping the team build up steam, victory was the result, but a hard-fought one. The Chargers beat the Ravens 26-19 in a game that came down to the final minutes, with tension building from the moment the first whistle blew.

Craig lodging tax committee focusing on education

Craig resident Dave DeRose said he sees no reason why Craig voters should not pass a proposed lodging tax ballot question in November. But, DeRose recognizes the importance of educating the community about why he and other supporters believe the 6.9-percent tax on lodging establishments in the city would benefit the area.

‘Ugly Three’ focus of upcoming Craig Chamber of Commerce forum

The Craig Chamber of Commerce is hosting a public forum Thursday night on local impacts of “The Ugly Three” — Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 — according to a news release. City of Craig and Moffat County School District officials, as well as Reeves Brown, executive director of the Western Slope lobbying group Club 20, will speak to community members about “how these measures hamstring the state and local communities,” according to the release.

Editorial: How soon we forget

While the summer provided some fun and memorable moments for the Craig and Moffat County community, it was not without its share of heartbreak and loss. Over the summer, our community lost young people to tragic and avoidable circumstances, occurrences that have become all too familiar and ones that irrevocably damage local families. To them, the hearts of friends, family, neighbors and sometimes even complete strangers in the community go out, and assistance or support is never far away.

Blomquist: Thanks for support

To the editor: I would like to thank the staff at Sandrock Elementary School for all their help with the fundraiser for the Thompson family. I would also like to thank the community of Craig for the help in making the fundraiser a huge success.

Craig Briefs: Concert association to kick off season

In its first concert of the 2010-11 season, the Craig Concert Association presents Redhead Express this weekend. The concert is set for 7 p.m. Sunday at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. The Walker family, from Alaska, performs a range of music including hits of the 1950s and 1960s, country, originals, traditional, bluegrass and old-time music.

Datebook for Sept. 29

9 to 11 a.m. The Moffat County Department of Social Services distributes USDA food supplements at 595 Breeze St., at the northeast alley entrance only. Call Meghan Rudd at the Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282, ext. 11. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults 50 and older at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. Call 871-7676.

Annie's Mailbox: Woman worried about sister’s drinking

Dear Annie: My sister’s 50th birthday is coming up, and I would like to acknowledge it in some way. However, due to years of her heavy drinking, lying, self-pity, verbal abuse and the resulting toxic personality, she has managed to lose her career, condo, dog, friends, family and health. I finally followed Al-Anon’s advice and suspended our relationship four months ago. It was difficult but necessary.

Horoscope for Sept. 29

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — There is a strong risk of letting your ego put you in an embarrassing position, such as pretending you know something about which in truth you know little. It’ll be your loss. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Find a way to screen any confidential activity from someone who has an insatiable curiosity and an even bigger mouth. If you don’t, be prepared for him/her to circulate what you want kept private.