Stories for April 2011

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Saturday, April 30

Over A Cup: Calling out for cabbage rolls and smoothie recipes

A reader recently called to see if I knew of a cabbage roll recipe that had either vinegar or lemon juice in the ingredients. I didn’t. The cabbage roll recipe that I use (that I keep in my head) calls for ground beef, rice, egg, salt and pepper, tomato sauce, and cabbage, of course.

Government Update for April 30, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

YVEA customers to see refund checks in June

Yampa Valley Electric Association is refunding about $2.8 million to customers who were members in 1996, the association reported this week. YVEA is a member-owned, nonprofit group.

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3 Sunset Elementary School teachers in Craig chosen for prestigious Microsoft forum

It was snowing Friday in Craig, and the students in Melany Neton’s kindergarten classroom took their recess indoors. A few children played computer games and drew pictures, while a few others played a game that has become familiar to them in recent weeks. It’s a game called restaurant.

Bad weather Friday prompts cancellation of multiple MCHS sports events

Life in Northwest Colorado means dealing with inconsistent and erratic weather. Moffat County High School spring sports teams aren’t immune, and face an almost constant juggling act of canceling and rescheduling games, and moving practice locations indoors. On Friday, three home sporting events for MCHS were called off due to inclement weather.

Moffat County Planning Commission meeting agenda for May 3, 2011

Moffat County Planning Commission meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Craig City Council, 300 W. Fourth St. Agenda:

Agriculture & Livestock: Ag-Day 2011 approaching

On May 5, Moffat County fourth-graders, their teachers and community volunteers will gather at the Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig for the annual Ag-Day, sponsored by the Moffat County Cattlewomen. It’s an annual agricultural awareness event, which had its beginning more than 10 years ago. In all its years, Ag-Day has been cancelled only once, for a spring snowstorm that would have prevented some out-of-town presenters from attending.

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MCHS students assist elementary school with gardening project

Moffat County High School senior Jessica Wiseman hopes to someday work with children as a career. But, not everything about that line of work is easy on the first attempt, she concedes. So, for now, she’s planting seeds, both literally and figuratively.

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New CNCC campus in Craig on track for August opening

Gene Bilodeau said when he came to Craig in 1994, he had an understanding that a new building was in play for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus. Now, almost 17 years later, the college is only a few months away from opening two new buildings that Bilodeau said will be a big improvement for Craig’s community college.

Datebook for April 30, 2011

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual 9Health Fair takes place at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St. Tests for vision, body mass index and glucose are free. A blood chemistry screening costs $30, blood count is $15 and a prostate screening is $25. A take-home colon-rectal kit is $20 and vitamin D screenings are $40. Call Kristi Shepherd at 824-3095. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Craig Police Department and Colorado State Patrol host National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at the Centennial Mall parking lot, 1111 W. Victory Way. The agencies will be collecting unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs, no questioned asked.

Briefs for April 30, 2011: Police hosting event today in Craig

The Craig Police Department and Colorado State Patrol will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Centennial Mall parking lot, 1111 W. Victory Way. Residents will be able to bring unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs to the event. Authorities will dispose of the drugs for free with no questions asked.

Sports briefs for April 30, 2011: Swimming lesson registration open

Registration is now being accepted for summer swimming lessons through Craig Parks and Recreation. The lessons are for youths ages 3 to 15. The fee is $35 per swimmer.

Baxter Black: The battle of Ruddy Creek

Ron said it was just one of those days. In fact, it was the day before the regular auction in Fort Pierre, S.D. He had sorted off a truckload of cows he needed to get rid of. They were in a rain-soaked pasture down by the road that had no corral. No sweat.

Editorial: Playing politics

It remains clear that, a year later, the passage of Colorado House Bill 10-1365, cleverly guised as the Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act, remains a sore spot in Craig and Moffat County, and rightfully so. The bill is viewed in our community as an anvil hanging over the heads of our energy industries, threatening jobs, livelihoods, and ultimately our energy-driven economy. Time will tell how the bill plays out, but the nightmare scenario is our worst fears about the bill turn to reality.

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Crossword for April 30, 2011

Crossword for April 30, 2011

Horoscope for April 30, 2011

There is likely to be an upsurge in your ambitions in the near future. Because you know what you want and how to get it, you aren't likely to trip over any stumbling blocks on your way to sweet success.

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Comics for April 30, 2011

Comics for April 30, 2011

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Sudoku for April 30, 2011

Sudoku for April 30, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 30, 2011: Adults should set good example and not smoke

Adults are supposed to set a good example, but I literally can't go anywhere without seeing adults smoking. That is not surprising because in West Virginia alone, more than one in four adults smoke. It is no wonder that across the country more than 3,500 kids will try their first cigarette today.

Friday, April 29

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Craig youth snowmobile racers bring home awards

Nothing comes close to the thrill of racing snowmobiles for A.J. Stoffle. A.J., 13, started racing when he was 4, and said he still likes to get up for every race and every competition. “I love the physical challenge,” he said. “To get up and go race in the competition is great.”

2011 Colorado Coal and Power Generation Conference in Craig to be rescheduled

People interested in discussing and learning about the future of Northwest Colorado energy will have to keep their fires burning a little longer. The date for the 2011 Colorado Coal and Power Generation Conference has been pushed back to the fall to allow for further planning. Conference organizers originally planned the event for May 18, 19 and 20 in Craig, however a news release Wednesday announced the event would be rescheduled. “It’s important to the citizens of Colorado to have a strong, vibrant dialogue about the benefits and the issues that face coal,” event coordinator Gena Hinkemeyer said in the release.

On the Record for April 29, 2011

On the Record for April 29, 2011

MCHS soccer sweeps Eagle Valley, wins 2nd straight game

The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team didn’t let poor weather or cancelled games affect them in Thursday night’s game in Eagle Valley. The Bulldogs, who had two games rescheduled in the past week due to weather, scored early on Eagle Valley High School and shutout the Devils for the second time this season, 2-0. MCHS also beat Eagle Valley 2-0 on April 15 at home.

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Moffat County School Board names new assistant superintendent

The Moffat County School Board entered into executive session Thursday night. Shortly after the session ended, board president Jo Ann Baxter had an announcement. “We have approved our new assistant superintendent,” she said. Brent Curtice, a Paonia resident, will assume the role July 1. He replaces outgoing assistant superintendent Christine Villard, who announced her resignation earlier this year.

Lakewood suspect with Craig ties found dead

Authorities believed Nelson may have been coming to Craig

A man wanted on the Front Range for attempted murder whom the Craig Police Department was keeping an eye out for was found dead in a motel room Tuesday, authorities reported. Melvin “Catfish” Nelson, 60, had at least one relative in Craig and had lived in the city before, police said. He was wanted by the Lakewood Police Department for allegedly robbing and shooting a woman.

Local fuel gauge for April 29, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Craig: Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way

Residents voice concern over proposed fire station

At Thursday’s Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board meeting, board chairman Byron Willems posed a question to Craig resident Bruce Timberg about the fire board’s exploration of a second fire station. “I would ask you, if you were sitting in this chair, what would you do?” Willems asked.

Datebook for April 29, 2011

9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Carissa at 826-9742. 10 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity golf team hosts a home tournament at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Highway 394.

Briefs for April 29, 2011: Church hosting salad luncheon

Craig Congregational Church, 630 Green St., will host a salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. The cost is $6 per person and the event is open to the community.

Scam targeting CDP classified customers

The Craig Daily Press has received reports that a man pretending to be from the Daily Press has contacted some of the newspaper’s classified advertising customers claiming that he is trying to verify credit card numbers.

H. Neal Glanville: ‘Mummy bags’ and Monica

We hadn’t planned on seeing the worthless cousins that summer. But, as life will have it, they showed up. It wasn’t all of them mind you, just enough to screw a summer up. Of course, they had their itinerary all thought out — they wanted us to take them on a real camping trip.

John Milligan: Raffle winner revealed

To the editor: The Save Jane Campaign would like to announce that the winner of the Ibanez electric guitar is Donna Aldridge.

Sports briefs for April 29, 2011: Fiesta Time golf tournament scheduled for May 6

The Tin Cup Grill and Yampa Valley Golf Course will host the Fiesta Time couples golf tournament May 6 at the golf course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. The tournament will be a four-person scramble and is set to tee-off at 5:30 p.m. This is the first of the golf course’s TGIF couples tournaments, which the course hosts twice a month during the summer.

Horoscope for April 29, 2011

A number of material involvements that you've nurtured for some time will start to manifest themselves in the coming months. Don't give up on your dreams or the things you've worked so hard to achieve. Time is on your side.

Annie's Mailbox for April 29, 2011: Sister's husband controlling her life

My sister, "Miranda," is married to an alcoholic who is getting more bizarre each year. Miranda and her 12-year-old son are not allowed to go out after dark. If they go out during the day, "Biff" calls repeatedly on their cell phones. My nephew cannot go anywhere without one of his parents. Biff drives him to and from school because he is not allowed to ride the school bus.

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Comics for April 29, 2011

Comics for April 29, 2011

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Sudoku for April 29, 2011

Sudoku for April 29, 2011

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Crossword for April 29, 2011

Crossword for April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28

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Brooks Kellogg agrees to jail time

Steamboat developer in murder-for-hire case pleads guilty to 1 charge; sentencing set for June 30

Real estate developer and part-time Steamboat Springs resident Brooks Kellogg agreed to a deal Thursday that acknowledges his role in a murder-for-hire plot. Kellogg will be sentenced June 30 and is likely to get at least six years behind bars.

Janet Sheridan: Playing at tug-of-war

The first week of April, I studied a color photograph of the famous cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. An hour later, I glanced out the window and realized Craig also has cherry blossoms in April — if you look with care and use your imagination. Pay attention to the trees on those mornings when we awaken to fresh snowfall. As the day turns warm, you may catch the magic moment when bare branches shed some of the fluffed-up snow that lines them, and countless soft clumps remain, clinging to the support of branching twigs and dotting the trees with clusters of frozen white beauty — Craig’s cherry-blossom festival.

On the Record for April 28, 2011

On the Record for April 28, 2011

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Organizers preparing for Craig Citywide Prayer Gathering

Early in 2010, Myrt Stagner was looking for guidance, so she prayed. And prayed. She said the more she prayed, the more she felt the divine support to start something important. “It felt like God was calling me,” she said. Stagner’s reflection led her to share the power of prayer with people in Craig, a project she will be continuing again this year.

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Centennial Mall to host annual Cinco de Mayo celebration Saturday

The Centennial Mall will host Craig’s seventh annual Cinco de Mayo festival Saturday. Beginning at 11 a.m., the mall will be filled with traditional Mexican decorations and the sounds of mariachi music. This is the second year Centennial Mall has hosted the event in Craig. However, the event will not have sponsorship from its usual source this year. “Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada couldn’t do it this year because they didn’t have the funding,” Centennial Mall manager Vicki Hall said. “Vallarta’s (Mexican Restaurant) will be doing a lot.”

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City to build sidewalks near Craig Middle School, Sandrock Elementary

Craig City Manager Jim Ferree said a lack of sidewalks near Craig Middle School and Sandrock Elementary School presents a safety issue for pedestrians. “On a lot of these streets, we not only don’t have sidewalks, we have on-street parking, so the street gets fairly constricted with cars parked on the street,” Ferree said. “You add pedestrians to that and it gets fairly congested.” An upcoming city project will help remedy the problem by adding more sidewalks near the schools.

Briefs for April 28, 2011: School board hosting work session, regular meeting today

The Moffat County School Board is hosting a work session and regular meeting at 4 and 6:30 p.m. today, respectively, at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave.

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MCHS senior goalie juggles soccer, helping local youth

A Steamboat Springs High School soccer player lined up opposite Imelda Hernandez on April 11 at the Sailors’ home field. With the ball placed directly in front of her for a penalty shot, the Steamboat player had only Hernandez — the goalie — to beat. Hernandez, a Moffat County High School senior, didn’t panic and didn’t get nervous. Instead, she just sang. “Depending on the game and who we are playing, sometimes I will laugh or sometimes I will sing,” Hernandez said of facing tough shots. “Singing helps keep me concentrated, but I don’t know exactly why I started doing it.”

Craig city officials optimistic safety center deal can get done

Craig City Council member Gene Bilodeau said he and council member Don Jones were willing to compromise while negotiating a new lease with Moffat County for space in the Moffat County Public Safety Center. “The negotiations have been somewhat arduous,” Bilodeau said Wednesday. “The point for us is if that’s what it takes to get something done and move forward, that’s what we want to do.” The city and county are discussing a two-year deal — at a price of $60,000 per year — for the Craig Police Department to remain at the safety center, the same facility that houses the Moffat County Jail, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol.

Datebook for April 28, 2011

10 and 11:30 a.m. Story time takes place at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Families can enjoy guest speakers, skits, activities and songs. Call 824-5116.

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Comics for April 28, 2011

Comics for April 28, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 28, 2011: Struggling to regain trust in husband

My husband and I have been married for 12 years. We've had our difficulties, but the latest setback has me stymied. After a two-month separation, "Cliff" and I tried to reconnect. We started to cuddle in the early morning, exchanged goodbye kisses and hugs, and our conversations became more two-sided. He would call or text to say how much he loved me and wanted me back. When I decided to return home, I discovered that he had gotten drunk at a bar with some of our friends and caressed a female co-worker's leg.

Horoscope for April 28, 2011

You're likely to get some excellent chances to advance your ambitious expectations in the next solar cycle. However, don't think you can stop pushing once you get what you want. You'll have to work to keep things going.

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Crossword for April 28, 2011

Crossword for April 28, 2011

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Sudoku for April 28, 2011

Sudoku for April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27

VNA’s Aging Well program to offer tai chi event as part of global effort

Breathe in, breathe out. Push out with the arms. Such instructions are prominent in practicing the art of tai chi across the world, and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association plans to make the collective energy of the region part of a larger initiative. The VNA’s Aging Well program will host “World Tai Chi & Qigong Day: One World… One Breath,” part of a worldwide initiative to celebrate good health. The event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Haven Community Center, 300 S. Sheldon Lane, in Hayden.

On the Record for April 27, 2011

On the Record for April 27, 2011

Andy Bockelman: ‘Hanna’ an exciting and sometimes moving chase film

Most of us have no problem understanding the intricacies of light bulbs, television, indoor plumbing and small appliances. But, unlike the main character of “Hanna,” most of us weren’t bred in captivity for a singular purpose. Having lived in the remote Scandinavian woodlands with her father, Erik (Eric Bana), all her life, 16-year-old Hanna Heller (Saoirse Ronan) has been raised to be able to depend on herself. In peak physical condition and ever vigilant to any threat that might come up, the two of them are waiting for the day when they must face off against their greatest enemy.

Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board meeting agenda for April 28, 2011

Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Craig Fire Station, 419 Yampa Ave. Agenda:

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting agenda for April 28, 2011

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop, in conference rooms A, B and C Agenda:

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City, county moving closer to safety center agreement

The City of Craig and Moffat County have moved a step closer toward an agreement on lease space at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, Craig City Council member Gene Bilodeau said Tuesday night. The city and county have discussed a two-year deal for the Craig Police Department’s continued use of the safety center at $60,000 per year. Bilodeau informed the city council of the new development in city and county negotiations during Tuesday night’s regular council meeting.

Lakewood man who was flight risk to Craig found dead

A man wanted on the Front Range for attempted murder and whom the Craig Police Department was keeping an eye out for was founded dead in a motel room Tuesday, authorities reported. Melvin “Catfish” Nelson, 60, had at least one relative in Craig and had lived in the city before, police said. He was wanted by the Lakewood Police Department for allegedly robbing and shooting a woman.

Moffat County School District meeting agendas for April 28, 2011

Moffat County School Board work session When: 4 p.m. Thursday Where: Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Agenda:

Moffat County Commission moving forward with energy efficiency building improvements

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said some of the county’s buildings are starting to show their age. “Dollar-wise, we’re not in any shape to build a new building, so we’ve got to take care of the buildings we have,” Mathers said. At Tuesday’s regular Moffat County Commission meeting, the commission authorized Aurora-based Ennovate Corporation to draft a contract for improvements that will increase energy efficiency in 13 county-owned buildings.

Datebook for April 27, 2011

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 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. Noon to 1 p.m. Communities 4 Healthy Relationships, a volunteer group designed to end relationship violence in Moffat County, meets at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St. The meeting is open to the public. Call Anngie Sparks at 826-2329.

Briefs for April 27, 2011: MCHS juniors to take ACT test today

All Moffat County High School juniors will take the ACT test from 8 a.m. to noon today. The test is free to students. After juniors finish the test, they will be dismissed from school for the rest of the day. For more information, call the MCHS guidance office at 824-7036.

Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots: Thanks for all the help

To the editor: On April 15, we hosted our second annual Freedom Rally on the Moffat County Courthouse lawn. We would like to thank all the concerned and caring citizens who attended in spite of the chilly weather.

Al Shepherd: Egg hunt a 'success'

To the editor: The Craig Lions Club extends a hearty thank you to City Market and the people who helped make the annual Easter egg hunt at Craig City Park a success.

Humane Society of Moffat County: Thanks for the support

To the editor: The Humane Society of Moffat County thanks the following: Pam Foster for the display space in the window.

Julie Dempster: 'Window' to the future

To the editor: The Girls to Women, Women to Girls Eighth-Grade Career Conference was Thursday at the Holiday Inn of Craig. The event provides a window through which our middle school girls can look into the possibilities of their futures. The day began with classes presented by 20 local professional women, followed by a formal lunch, a personal finance simulation, opportunities to speak with high school peers and college representatives, and ended with a lesson on interview “dos and don’ts.”

Editorial: FBLA on the way

Like most communities, Craig and Moffat County sometimes recognizes and lauds student athletic achievements but — purposefully or not — overlooks those of a more scholarly nature. That’s not a criticism, mind you, rather an observation. However, celebrating academic accomplishments is just as important as those that take place on the field, track or court, the Editorial Board believes, a contention most in the community probably agree with, even if it’s not always put into practice.

Annie's Mailbox for April 27, 2011: Outsiders jeopardizing longtime friendship

I have known "Cathy" since grade school. We are now in our 50s. In the past several years, we have become close again. Last summer, I set up a luncheon with "Lois," a mutual friend of ours. Cathy also brought two of her own friends. The women seemed nice, and we got together a few times for dinner and we also took a few trips as a group, but I always felt like a third wheel.

Horoscope for April 27, 2011

New and exciting experiences will play a role in advancing your popularity in the year ahead. Should destiny place you in the forefront, it will help show others, and perhaps a special someone, that you've got the right stuff.

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Comics for April 27, 2011

Comics for April 27, 2011

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Sudoku for April 27, 2011

Sudoku for April 27, 2011

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Crossword for April 27, 2011

Crossword for April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26

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Losses to Palisade make road to playoffs more difficult for MCHS baseball team

The Moffat County High School baseball team went into Monday’s games against Palisade hoping to at least split a doubleheader and gain better position in the Western Slope League standings. Fielding errors and pitching woes, however, foiled the Bulldogs’ plans, as Palisade, the WSL leader, swept MCHS, 7-3 and 19-3.

Michelle Balleck: Wildlife fundraisers, Chihuahua races & blood tests on weekend itinerary

From rifle raffles to mariachi and blood tests to wildlife assistance, you’re bound to find a little bit of something to fit your fancy this weekend.

On the Record for April 26, 2011

On the Record for April 26, 2011

MCHS senior takes first in 400-meter dash

Tyler Brost ran from his starting position and around the first curve of the track April 22 at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. Brost, a Moffat County High School senior, said he pushed himself about 85 to 90 percent for the first 200 meters. But, in the final half of the 400-meter dash, Brost gave it his all and left everyone behind him en route to his first-place finish in any event this season. “I was really excited,” he said. “I started a little slow, but I picked it up toward the end and finished strong. It was the first time I took first in an event this year and it felt good.”

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Craig stars shine on stage at annual Talent Show

It’s no small feat to make a star shine, let alone a dozen of them, but for Tami Ahlmer, seeing the young luminaries she had put so much work into coaching was well worth the effort. The Craig Concert Association’s annual talent show was rife with strong performances, such as those by Ahlmer’s students, on Saturday at the Moffat County High School auditorium, as 23 acts entertained the audience. Largely made up of musical sets, the show contained a wide variety of entertainment for the crowd of more than 300 people, emceed by Mary Lynne James. “I was a little worried about it being the night before Easter, but it turned out really well,” organizer Denise Hainault said.

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Organizations partnering to offer Moffat County Quality of Life Project

Earlier this year, Craig resident Chris Jones helped revise the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership’s economic development plan for Moffat County. During his research, Jones said he repeatedly heard a phrase used to describe one of the county’s biggest strengths — “quality of life.” “It’s always been viewed as a strength, but I don’t know if it’s ever been defined,” Jones said.

Briefs for April 26, 2011: Moffat County Commission meeting today at courthouse

The Moffat County Commission is meeting at 10:15 a.m. today in the conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda is listed below.

Datebook for April 26, 2011

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.

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Crossword for April 26, 2011

Crossword for April 26, 2011

Horoscope for April 26, 2011

Favorable conditions will prevail in the year ahead, in two of the most important areas of your life. The first area involves close relationships, while the second has to do with your workaday world. Both will reap huge successes.

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Comics for April 26, 2011

Comics for April 26, 2011

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Sudoku for April 26, 2011

Sudoku for April 26, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 26, 2011: In-laws demanding financial support

My in-laws emptied out my husband's bank account and put thousands of charges on his credit cards. They refused to return the money, and it took us six years to pay off the debt they incurred. My in-laws recently retired without any savings and rely on Social Security to make ends meet.

Monday, April 25

On the Record for April 25, 2011

On the Record for April 25, 2011

Craig man pleads not guilty in highway fatality case

Moffat County Court judge sets Oct. 5 trial date for Nicholas Peroulis

A Craig man charged in a December 2010 traffic fatality pleaded not guilty Monday morning. Nicholas Anthony Peroulis is charged in Moffat County Court with careless driving resulting in death, a misdemeanor. On Dec. 29, 2010, the vehicle Peroulis was driving allegedly struck Craig resident Justin Bliss, who later died from injuries.

Business Beat: Dinosaur’s BedRock Depot opening for the year

With winter fading and spring trying to arrive, the town of Dinosaur is getting back into action. The Canyon Area Visitor Center of Dinosaur National Monument opened April 15, and the park’s Harpers Corner Road opened last week. And, starting Friday, visitors to the city will be able to get a shake, sandwich or other treats before heading to the monument when BedRock Depot opens.

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My Life, My Words: Craig Rummel — ‘Attaining a global perspective’

“My parents started taking us to the chiropractor when we were children because of problems that we’d had and other family members had. I started to get interested in the body and how the body functions and it turned into a lifelong desire to learn about the body and try to help people. “I went to Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa. It’s the oldest chiropractic college and where it started. It started in 1895 and it started around the same time as the field of osteopathy. Both are people trying to figure better ways to get the body to heal.

Bulldog Sports for April 25, 2011

Tuesday 9 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity golf team plays at Tiara Rado Golf Course, 2057 S. Broadway, in Grand Junction. 4 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team plays Steamboat Springs High School at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 Mack Lane.

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MCHS swimming team goes 1-2 in Glenwood Springs

In the last half of the season, Matt Hulstine continues to push himself in the pool to get better. A week after qualifying for the 4A state swim meet in the 200-yard individual medley, Hulstine, a Moffat County High School sophomore, swam a qualifying time in the 100-yard butterfly April 23 in Glenwood Springs. Hulstine swam the race in 59.34 seconds, beating the 4A state qualifying time of 1 minute, 1.50 seconds.

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MCHS baseball team ready for playoff push

The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team doesn’t want a repeat of last season. With four games left in 2010 — two against Glenwood Springs and two against Delta — the Bulldogs needed one win to make the playoffs. MCHS lost both doubleheaders and Rifle took the fourth Western Slope League spot in the playoffs after a tiebreaker.

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Festival for children draws 300 to Centennial Mall in Craig

Rosie Crosthwaite, chairwoman of the Moffat County Early Childhood Coalition, said the purpose of Saturday’s Celebrate Children Festival was to raise awareness of the importance of early education. “(Educators) are constantly pushing for higher scores on all these (standardized) tests and everything,” Crosthwaite said. “(Early education) is the key … not just the cognitive area of it, but learning to function in a group, get along with their peers, listen and take direction from another adult.” But, the awareness was approached in a fun manner for about 300 children and their parents who participated in the free event at Centennial Mall.

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New Carelli’s owners plan to further enhance restaurant

The word “slice” had a negative connotation at Brett Etzler’s last job. When he hears it now, however, it means income. The former golf professional swung into a new career in January when he bought Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta, 465 Yampa Ave., with his fiancée, Stephanie Perez.

John Milligan: ‘Awesome’ benefit event

To the editor: I would like to say a great big thank you to the community who came to our fundraising garage sale. It was awesome and we did a lot better than we expected. There was a lot of stuff donated, as well as money and help.

Briefs for April 25, 2011: AARP meeting set for today

Craig AARP Chapter No. 1418 will meet at 2 p.m. today at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Evelyn Tileston, of the Independent Life Center, will present the program. For more information, call 824-5123.

Datebook for April 25, 2011

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association/Aging Well Program’s aquatics class takes place at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court. The cost is $32 for an eight-week session or $6 for drop-ins. Call Cathy Vanatta at 826-0807. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147. 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 3107 W. First St., hosts Moms’ Monday. Local mothers can bring their children and lunch to the church to enjoy fellowship while children play. Call 824-2496 or 629-0176.

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: Traditions keep us connected

Easter for my family has always been a favorite. Easter means spring is in blossom and summer travel and warm nights are on the horizon. But, most importantly, Easter in the Greek tradition means many nights spent in church, a fasting that teaches discipline, a lamb feast that gives reward and the most cherished and honored time of year.

H. Neal Glanville: A girdle turned invention

My grandfather’s life as a cowboy and railroad hand took its toll as he grew older. At one point, he could no longer ride a horse and needed forearm crutches to walk. He spent his time with Grandma and me, working around the house and traveling.

CMS eighth-grade teachers: Career event a success

To the editor: On Thursday, eighth-grade boys from Craig Middle School explored career opportunities during a daylong event. They began the day with a job market outlook from president Gene Bilodeau of Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Senior Spotlight for April 25, 2011

I was listening to a father from a monastery, who was asked what he did all day. How can you do the same things over and over every day, someone asked. The father answered. Our lives aren’t so different from yours in a lot of ways, he said. He continued.

Annie's Mailbox for April 25, 2011: Want my wife to feel appreciated

My wife and I have been together for 12 years. For most of that time, it seems we have been following my preferences in terms of jobs, living arrangements, etc. I have an office job, and she stays home with our three kids. We also live in the small town she grew up in and run a farm with her father on the side. Apparently, I have inadvertently made her feel very much in my shadow, even with her family and friends.

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Crossword for April 25, 2011

Crossword for April 25, 2011

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Comics for April 25, 2011

Comics for April 25, 2011

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Sudoku for April 25, 2011

Sudoku for April 25, 2011

Horoscope for April 25, 2011

You can make the year ahead one of new beginnings if you engage yourself with new circumstances, people, places or activities. When you start exploring, you'll discover your true talents, which will lead you to true happiness.

Sunday, April 24

Aging Well: Caregivers help with nonmedical needs

An illness, injury or disability can seriously affect a person’s emotional well-being. While contending with challenges of daily living, they often grieve loss of independence and fear moving into a long-term care facility. Regular visits from a compassionate helper and friend can make all the difference for a person in this situation.

Saturday, April 23

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Moffat County resident reflects on great-grandfather’s life, Civil War service, struggle for independence

Leonidas Osbert Clements signed up to fight in the Civil War at the tender age of 16. The Georgia native joined Company G of the Georgia Calvary’s second regiment in the Confederate Army to fight for Old Dixie. He spent the next two-and-a-half years fighting in battles and raiding masses of Union troops near Chattanooga, Tenn.

Government Update for April 23, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 10:15 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

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MCHS business students ready for national competition

Ryan Neece and Zeb Strickland love to argue. But, their passion for defending a topic goes beyond the trappings of most teenagers. In fact, if all goes according to plan, it could put them on an early career path.

Agriculture & Livestock: Memorable Easters, indeed

A late Easter means a late spring. That’s a common saying among Moffat County folks. Easter can’t be any later this year, but have we experienced a late spring?

Over A Cup: Heidi’s ‘Kaima with Veggies’ a unique chili

Happy Easter. This is an opportunity to try Iva Decker’s tips for using leftover ham and hardboiled eggs in her “Napa Cabbage Salad” and to bake her “No Crust Pie,” recipes that were featured in the April 9 column. This week’s column features an Indian recipe from Heidi Balaraman of Colorado Springs.

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Moffat County Jail food supervisor emphasizes quality meals, treatment for inmates

When Mary Buchanan was interviewing for her position at the Moffat County Jail, she was asked a hypothetical question. How would she handle seeing a person in church one day and in jail the next? “I said, ‘I hope no differently than I treat them in church,’” said Buchanan, the jail’s food service supervisor for almost five years.

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MCHS soccer shuts down Rifle in 3-0 win

Harry Tripp said he wants his team to get more shots on goal in the second half of the season. On Thursday at Rifle High School, Tripp, the head coach of the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team, got what he asked for. The Bulldogs had about 45 shots on goal against the Bears en route to a 3-0 road victory, rebounding from a shutout loss to Glenwood Springs on April 16.

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MCHS swimming coach, athletes keeping close eye on school board’s pool decision

Swimming has been more than just recreation for Matt Hulstine in his high school career. As a Moffat County High School freshman, Hulstine qualified and placed at the 4A state swimming meet. This year, as a sophomore, he has already qualified for the state meet in two individual events and three relays.

Veterans Hotline: House committee studying potential VA cutbacks

A plan is being studied by the House Budget Committee to cut $6 billion annually in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health care costs by canceling enrollment of any veteran who doesn’t have any service-related medical condition and is not poor. Committee Republicans, searching for ways to curb federal deficits and rein in galloping VA costs, are targeting 1.3 million veterans who claim priority group 7 or 8 status and have access to VA care. Priority group 8 veterans have no service-connected disabilities, annual incomes or net worth that exceed VA means-text thresholds and VA “geographic income” thresholds, which are set by family size.

Possible scam attempt prompts woman to consult Craig Police

A possible scam attempt Wednesday morning left Craig resident Donna Stewart nervous for her safety and that of others in the community. As she was getting ready for work, Stewart said she received a call telling her she had won $900,000 and two men would be bringing a check to her home.

Jacque Malley and Janice Poirot: Vaccinations important

To the editor: You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?

Briefs for April 23, 2011: Candy race begins at 1 p.m. today

The Craig Lions Club’s annual candy race is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the north end of Craig City Park. The event is free for youths younger than age 12. For more information, call 824-3095.

Datebook for April 23, 2011

9 a.m. An indoor garage sale to benefit Jane Milligan takes place under the grandstands at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Call John Milligan at 756-7460. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Early Childhood Coalition hosts the Celebrate Children Festival at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. The event includes a selection of activities for young children and their parents. Admission is free. Call Carol Taylor at 824-7457.

Editorial: Leave no trace

We’ve all seen them — communities so densely populated that seemingly every inch is covered by asphalt. Luckily, Craig and Moffat County isn’t one of those blacktop urban areas. We have plenty of parks and open spaces, and recreation opportunities are almost limitless.

Baxter Black: The Horse Sculpture

I wonder if he starts at the head? I mean to sculpt a horse that will one day stand in front of the stockyard gate. Or does he picture in his mind the kind of horse it will be?

Dave Roberts: Let’s be honest — part 2

To the editor: I applied to be a firefighter for this district in 2005, along with about 20 other applicants. They picked six people to start their academy, and I was not one of them. Bill Johnston stated they typically have about half who don’t make it through the process. They have one academy per year, so that would mean this department should have about 18 new people since I applied.

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Sudoku for April 23, 2011

Sudoku for April 23, 2011

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Comics for April 23, 2011

Comics for April 23, 2011

Horoscope for April 23, 2011

A new flutter of activity could be in store for you in the year ahead, where your social interests are concerned. There's a chance you could meet some people who will bring out the best in you and even open up new doors for you.

Annie's Mailbox for April 23, 2011: Worried that grandson is being sexually abused

took care of my grandson three days a week for the first two years of his life. He is now 3, and I have not been allowed to see him for nearly a year because I noticed clear evidence of sexual abuse and told my son. I took my observations to many professionals, including pediatricians, therapists, Child Protective Services, a family law attorney and even therapists who treat perpetrators.

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Crossword for April 23, 2011

Crossword for April 23, 2011

Friday, April 22

Man gets 22 months in North Routt assault

A man was sentenced to 22 months in prison Friday for his role in a July 2010 fight in Hahn’s Peak. Anthony Richard Allen was found guilty of second-degree assault under the heat of passion in a Jan. 6 jury trial in District Court before Judge Michael O’Hara.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1633

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1633 Original Grantor(s): Patrick Perkins and Jeanine E. Perkins Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Irwin Mortgage Corporation

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1632

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1632 Original Grantor(s): Frank Thomas Schmedeke and Jana Beth Schmedeke Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.

Tilt Deck Trailer Bids

Moffat County, Colorado, will open sealed bids at 221 West Victory Way, Craig, Colorado, 81625, on May 13, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for a Tilt Deck Trailer. Bids must be submitted no later than May 12, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. to 822 E. 1st Street, P.O. Box 667, Craig, CO, 81626.

Case Number: 11 PR 21.

Case Number: 11 PR 21. Estate of Justin Dean Bliss, Deceased.

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Heeling Friends in Steamboat seeks dog-owner teams

Seven local dogs have been on a mission to help children learn to read, but more are needed. Routt County’s Heeling Friends pet therapy program will offer training Tuesday through Thursday to people and their dogs interested in volunteering for the program.

Lawsuit between Oak Creek, ex-mayor settled

Kathy “Cargo” Rodeman will receive $25,000 from the town

Kathy “Cargo” Rodeman and the town of Oak Creek settled for $25,000. Rodeman filed the suit in response to her 2008 arrest by former Oak Creek police officer Erik Foster, who entered her home and stunned her with his Taser. The town admits no wrongful conduct in the settlement.

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Steamboat snow depth sets record

Snow was 15 feet deep Friday at the summit of Buffalo Pass

Mike Gillespie, Colorado Snow Survey supervisor for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Denver, confirmed that the snow depth at the Tower measuring site at Buffalo Pass stood at 180 inches, setting a record for measured snow depths there that go back to the mid-1960s.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Source Code’ is intriguing, but too easy to crack

What do you get when you combine the stories of “12 Monkeys,” “Quantum Leap” and “Groundhog Day,” shake them up and dump them out again? Sift through the leftovers to find the basic concept of “Source Code” and fill in the blanks as needed. Army pilot Capt. Coulter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) isn’t feeling like himself today.

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Couple from Baggs, Wyo., gives birth to son on side of highway

Mark-Lee Curtis has always heard the phrase, “You have to do what you have to do.” On April 17, however, Mark-Lee found himself doing something he never thought would fit into that expression. At 9:23 a.m., the Baggs, Wyo., native held his son, Parker, in his arms as he took his first breath of life.

On the Record for April 22, 2011

On the Record for April 22, 2011

F. Neil Folks: Blessed are those who volunteer

Blessed are those who volunteer … for they shall have their day in the warm sun. When one voluntarily helps another, one shall receive 10 times back — part of Jesus’ Great Commission to mankind. Go serve the least of mine for what you do to them you do unto me. This is not all about feeding our egos, or that part of the head that wants to be in the driver’s seat most of the time. The real power to being a volunteer is helping others without any expectation of enumeration; it is the transformation that occurs within one’s spirit, even going deeper than the soul.

Companies gear up for summer oil exploration

Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner considers it the commission’s job to pay attention to the future of energy development and the extraction industry in the county. That’s why Danner said she and the rest of the commission are keeping an eye on developing interest from oil companies in drilling a local portion of a geological layer known for its oil called the Niobrara formation. “This opportunity of increased energy development and extraction is part of our economy,” she said. “I want to support it as long as those companies are respectful of the rules and work within our community as good corporate citizens.”

Local fuel gauge for April 22, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo. Craig:

Sports Briefs for April 22, 2011: MCHS baseball game in Rangely rained out

The Moffat County High School boys varsity baseball team’s game Thursday at Rangely High School was rained out after the second inning. The score was 0-0 when the game was called. A make-up time has not yet been set.

MCHS Student Council: Thanks for the support

To the editor: The Moffat County High School Student Council would like to thank the community for supporting our Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser. We are grateful for Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant for offering to donate 25 percent of the proceeds made from dinner April 13.

Briefs for April 22, 2011: Sandrock Ridge to host Easter events

Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab, 943 W. Eighth Dr., invites the community to join two Easter events. At 7 a.m. Sunday, the facility hosts an Easter sunrise service by the Rev. Ginger Taylor of First Congregational United Church of Christ.

Datebook for April 22, 2011

9 a.m. An indoor garage sale to benefit Jane Milligan takes place under the grandstands at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Call John Milligan at 756-7460. 9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Carissa at 826-9742.

H. Neal Glanville: A brush with tree huggers

During my years in Northern Idaho, the spotted owl was flying amuck in the dark timber of the Northwest. Small bands of know-it-alls would climb trees or drive spikes into the trunks. They were hoping, they’d say, to save this winged creature from the evil loggers.

The family of Conway Irick: Thanks for kind words

To the editor: Perhaps you sent a lovely card, Or sat quietly in a chair.

Dave Roberts: Let’s be honest — part 1

(Editor’s note: Mr. Roberts’ letter has been split into two parts. The second part will appear in the Saturday Morning Press) To the editor: I’ve been in fire service for more than 20 years, and my family has been involved in fire service for more than 60 years as volunteer firefighters, board members of special districts and career firefighters, so I know a little about what I write. Chris Nichols and Bill Johnston are out of control.

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Crossword for April 22, 2011

Crossword for April 22, 2011

Mountain Homes Youth Ranch

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CONDITIONAL USE Mountain Homes Youth Ranch NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Mountain Homes Youth Ranch; applicants have submitted an Application for Conditional Use for Camping and Youth Programs located on private land in T7N to T10N; R99W to R102W of the 6th Principal Meridian, Moffat County, Colorado.

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Comics for April 22, 2011

Comics for April 22, 2011

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE

Public Hearing NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR VARIANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Darric Smith, applicant, has submitted an Application for Variance located at 1308 Sequoia Avenue, Craig, Moffat County Colorado.

Annie's Mailbox for April 22, 2011: Signs my husband might be cheating again

Several weeks ago, something happened that keeps bugging me. My husband and I were riding in his car when I noticed a book he had been reading on the front floorboard. I picked it up and asked how he liked it. He said it was interesting and he was almost finished. I thought I might want to read it, too, so I flipped to the spot where he had marked his progress with a large card in an envelope.

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Sudoku for April 22, 2011

Sudoku for April 22, 2011

Horoscope for April 22, 2011

There are some strong indications that you could make an important shift in your thinking in the near future, which will allow you to open up a number of new social and commercial opportunities. Things could get very interesting!

Thursday, April 21

Hayden wrestling and volleyball coaches resign

Ty Camilletti and Greg Johnson won't be back for next season

A pair of successful Hayden High School athletics coaches are moving on, accounting for two of a heap of coaching jobs the Tigers middle and high school programs are looking to fill. Neither high school wrestling coach Ty Camilletti nor volleyball coach Greg Johnson will return next season.

Man sentenced for bomb threat

Former Ski Corp. employee Jackson must serve 90 days

The Routt County District Attorney’s office released the wording of a bomb threat that was sent to Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. after Patrick Steven Jackson, 25, was sentenced in 14th Judicial District Court on Thursday to 90 days in jail, receiving a deferred judgment on a felony charge. Jackson admitted to sending the email threat to Ski Corp. on about Jan. 15.

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Hayden native Zabel leaving school district

Troy Zabel taking superintendent position with Bayfield School District

Hayden Secondary Schools Principal Troy Zabel will take over as superintendent in Bayfield, a district of about 1,350 students in a community less than 20 miles southeast of Durango. The Hayden School Board voted unanimously to accept his resignation Wednesday night.

EDP reviews Moffat County’s land use plan

Darcy Owens-Trask, Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership director, said she was cautious when implementing Moffat County’s land use plan into the county’s economic development plan. “I didn’t see anything that was grossly incompatible between the two, which was important because if the county was saying to us, ‘Please send this as a partner document,’ I didn’t want to send it and then find something in our plan was in direct opposition,” she said.

Janet Sheridan: Home sewn fashions

I liked to sit on the floor and watch Mom’s feet rock the treadle as she sewed. Sometimes I played, and other times she told me stories. Always she worked, creating curtains, dresses, shirts, and flannel nightgowns for babies. I have a faded photograph of Carolyn and me at 3 and 7 holding hands, standing next to Mom, who ignores the camera and looks at us.

On the Record for April 21, 2011

On the Record for April 21, 2011

Law enforcement agencies to conduct DUI checkpoint next week in Craig

Craig Police Department officers, with assistance from other agencies, will conduct a DUI checkpoint next week, police announced in a news release Tuesday. Commander Jerry DeLong would not disclose where or when the checkpoint will take place. The Colorado State Patrol and Moffat County Sheriff’s Office will assist police with the operation.

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Moffat County resident recognized as United Way’s 2010 Volunteer of the Year

Lorrae Moon had to make a quick detour before Wednesday’s volunteer luncheon. She’s tasked with keeping an eye on her son’s flock of sheep during the day. But, as she drove by on her way to town, she noticed some newborn lambs were huddled among the rest of the sheep, separated from their mothers. So, Moon stopped to lend a hand. Although she would have rather not gotten dirty just before lunch, she jumped in to help because it was needed, she said.

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Two Craig youth gymnasts prepare for state meet

As Trista Crittenden and Gavyn Cox practiced their jumps on the rectangular trampoline Tuesday in the gymnastics studio on Tucker Street, they both had smiles on their faces. The girls’ coach, Jennifer Vallem, said it wasn’t unusual. “They can’t sit still for too long,” she said. “They like to move around as much as possible.” The energy and hard work Crittenden and Cox put in all year long in the gym paid off Saturday in Montrose and gave them a reason to smile.

Briefs for April 21, 2011: Hospital board meeting today

The Memorial Hospital Board, 750 Hospital Loop, is scheduled to host a workshop and special meeting today in conference rooms A, B and C. The workshop is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Datebook for April 21, 2011

10 and 11:30 a.m. Story time takes place at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Families can enjoy guest speakers, skits, activities and songs. Call 824-5116.

Horoscope for April 21, 2011

You won't have to place too much emphasis on your material prospects, because things in this department should work out to your liking in the next year. Besides, most of your greatest joys will come from intangibles.

Annie's Mailbox for April 21, 2011: Brother won't make amends after DUI

Nearly 20 years ago, I was convicted of drunk driving and given a year's probation. My brother, "Joe," immediately cut off all contact. I got treatment for my drinking problem and have been sober ever since. I know Joe was hurt and embarrassed by what I did, and I would like to make amends. I have sent him Christmas and birthday cards wishing him well, but have never received a response.

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Comics for April 21, 2011

Comics for April 21, 2011

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Sudoku for April 21, 2011

Sudoku for April 21, 2011

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Crossword for April 21, 2011

Crossword for April 21, 2011

Hayden School Board delays woodshop program changes

Principal Troy Zabel to leave district for superintendent job in Bayfield

The Hayden School Board delayed consideration of a controversial change to the Secondary Schools’ woodworking program in a meeting that lasted more than six hours Wednesday night. Secondary Schools Principal Troy Zabel also resigned to take a job in Bayfield, and the district superintendent was given the go-ahead to pursue bids for demolition of the condemned middle school gym.

Wednesday, April 20

Hayden's Troy Zabel named superintendent of Bayfield School District

Zabel will start in his new position July 1. The Bayfield School District said 22 people applied for the position. Zabel will take over for interim superintendent Dr. Morris Ververs.

Early Childhood Coalition hosting Celebrate Children Festival on Saturday

The name says it all. So said Carol Taylor about the Celebrate Children Festival, the Early Childhood Coalition’s annual event promoting family togetherness. The event, now in its 11th year, will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. The event will include numerous booths for children of all ages, however the focus is on ages 2 to 8. The event and all activities are free. There will be prizes and craft projects at the booths.

On the Record for April 20, 2011

On the Record for April 20, 2011

Craig Police Department, Colorado State Patrol partnering in Drug Take Back Day

For the second year in a row, the Craig Police Department and Colorado State Patrol will be participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, police announced Tuesday. The two agencies will be hosting a collection station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30 in the Centennial Mall parking lot, 1111 W. Victory Way. Residents will be able to bring unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs to the event, according to the release.

Cunningham approved as new superintendent for California district

Steamboat's head of schools will earn $195,000 per year to lead the Novato Unified School District. Her last day with the Steamboat Springs School District is June 30.

MCHS golf team finishes 2nd at Battlement Mesa

Breaking the 100-stroke barrier this season has been something Samantha Fox has been unable to do. Fox, a Moffat County High School junior, posted an 83 in the first tournament of the season March 10 at Chipeta Golf Course in Grand Junction. But, Chipeta is an executive course without par fives and is par 59 for the course.

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Moffat County Commission updated on carbon sequestration project

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said there’s a reason the commission is keeping the issue of carbon sequestration in its sights. “If it works, it’ll keep our coal industry alive,” he said. “Because then, they can take the carbons that come out of the stacks and put it in the ground, and therefore coal is the cleanest burning energy out there.”

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MCHS junior breaks school record in 800-meter run

With the 1,600-meter run off his plate, Alfredo Lebron knew he had a chance to make Moffat County High School history April 15 at Coal Ridge High School. Lebron, an MCHS junior, said he and his distance coach, Todd Trapp, decided he wouldn’t run the 1,600-meter run and instead focus all his energy on the 800-meter run.

New council member to resign from Craig Chamber

Joe Bird, a Craig City Council and Craig Chamber of Commerce Board member, said he’s concerned about the perception of having three council members on the Chamber board. “I wondered if people would be able to recognize that it’s Craig Steel, (Colorado Northwestern Community College) and Cook Chevrolet representing the Chamber and not three city councilmen,” said Bird, referring to council members Don Jones, Gene Bilodeau and himself, respectively.

EDP Board meeting agenda for April 20, 2011

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board meeting When: 11:30 a.m. today Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Michelle Balleck: Funny bunnies & rock and roll

There’s plenty to keep the kiddos entertained this potentially rainy weekend, from bunnies to candy and games. There’s also some musical fun to keep parents happy. And when all else fails, there are some good movies in town if you’d prefer to stay snuggled up.

Victoria Barron: Foot health awareness

To the editor: As the seasons change and the weather gets warmer, we all look forward to shedding our clunky boots and buying the latest spring and summer footwear. But, if you have diabetes, there are some important things to remember when purchasing footwear, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health:

Datebook for April 20, 2011

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 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. 11:30 a.m. The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board meets in the main floor conference room of the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. See the agenda on page 17. Call 826-2039.

Briefs for April 20, 2011: Craig’s Weight Loss Challenge underway

Craig’s Weight Loss Challenge takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Those interested should call for the location and to reserve a spot. Prize money is available.

Editorial: Education appreciation

We live in a jaded society today that largely ignores respecting positions and institutions once valued. Physicians, politicians, clergy, police — seemingly no one is immune from today’s heightened scrutiny and criticism. Teachers, a group second only to parents in the hierarchy of importance to a child’s life, are no different in this erosion of appreciation.

John and Jane Milligan: Thanks for the support

To the editor: Jane and I would like to thank John and Lori and Dillon Kurz for all the wonderful help and fun times they have provided. We want to thank the Craig Daily Press for the great stories they have written and Coca-Cola for donating 20 cases of Coke products to our campaign.

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Crossword for April 20, 2011

Crossword for April 20, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 20, 2011: Neighborhood misunderstanding causing rift

We have lived for six years in a lovely neighborhood and have great neighbors on both sides. My wife and I travel extensively, often for months, and both neighbors, "Jim" and "John," have keys to our house and keep an eye on things, reporting to us via e-mail even when our grown children or in-laws stop by.

Horoscope for April 20, 2011

In the coming months, you are likely to successfully wrap up two old projects that you've been having a hard time completing. However, once they are out of the way, they will make room for two new enjoyable activities.

RFP Painting of Front Entrance Steel

Painting of Front Entrance Steel The Memorial Hospital is accepting proposals for a one-time contract to strip and paint the steelwork on the main entrance canopy for The Memorial Hospital at Craig located at 750 Hospital Loop.

Bresnan Communications Channel Deletions

CHANNEL DELETIONS: As of 5/24/2011, American Life TV which was on channel 123 will no longer be available.

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Comics for April 20, 2011

Comics for April 20, 2011

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Sudoku for April 20, 2011

Sudoku for April 20, 2011

Sister Jessica Ann McFadden called to serve

Sister Jessica Ann McFadden has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Italy, Milan Mission.

Tuesday, April 19

Andy Bockelman: ‘Arthur’ remake is more elaborate, but not quite as rich

From Prince William to Paris Hilton, the offspring of the rich and powerful have never been more popular nor less useful in our society than today. But, for all the tabloid opportunities provided by today’s trust fund babies, the titular character of “Arthur” beats them all hands down. Don’t believe it?

Efforts underway to honor Craig Medal of Honor recipient

A “heroic American.” An “inspiration to every citizen.” A man who showed “conspicuous gallantry.” Craig resident Larry Neu contends those are all accurate descriptions of Major William E. Adams. But, they aren’t Neu’s words.

On the Record for April 19, 2011

On the Record for April 19, 2011

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MCHS swimmer breaks school record, qualifies for state

Matt Hulstine can now check three more items off his list of things to achieve in the 2011 swimming season after the Jeffco Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Arvada. The Moffat County High School sophomore qualified for the 4A state swim meet in the 200-yard individual medley and as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay. To top it off, Hulstine also broke his own MCHS record. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Hulstine swam a time of 1 minute, 2.07 seconds.

Yampa Valley Partners rolls out regional energy education plan

Kate Nowak, a Steamboat Springs resident and executive director of Yampa Valley Partners, said Craig’s recycling center isn’t always convenient for families. “If you’re a busy household and you both work and you have a family, sometimes you don’t get over there,” Nowak said. For that reason, the Northwest Colorado Energy Steering Committee will soon be exploring the feasibility of curbside recycling in both Moffat and Rio Blanco counties as one of the action items on its regional energy education plan released last month.

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Moffat County begins process of demolishing old jail

The fate of the old Moffat County Jail has been a conversation topic since before Tom Gray was elected to the Moffat County Commission, he said. But, nobody was quite sure what to do with the metal, modular-constructed space connected to the north side of the courthouse and vacated in 2001 when the Moffat County Public Safety Center was built with a new jail facility, Gray said.

Briefs for April 19, 2011: Teacher of the Year nominations sought

The Craig Daily Press is seeking nominations for its 2010-11 Teacher of the Year. This is the sixth year the Daily Press will honor an area teacher for his or her commitment to students and for encouraging them to think outside the box. Past recipients are Amy Pottinger, Rosie Crosthwaite, Sylvia Duncan, Deb Frazier and John Bolton.

Datebook for April 19, 2011

A portion of tonight’s proceeds from the Golden Cavvy, Carelli’s, Casa Loya, Wendy’s and Pizza Hut will be donated to Moffat County Court Appointed Special Advocates, a local volunteer organization that guides children through the court system.

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Crossword for April 19, 2011

Crossword for April 19, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 19, 2011: Struggling with allowing schizophrenic mom around kids

My mother is bipolar with schizophrenic tendencies. My childhood was difficult. Days consisted of her drinking, gambling, being promiscuous and inviting homeless people to live with us. Mom would have conversations with herself for hours and roam the yard naked. She tore down walls and did things that made no sense, like gathering twigs to make gifts for people. Mon's condition has gotten worse over the years, and she can become physically violent.

Horoscope for April 19, 2011

Although you mostly want to do your own thing, you are likely to get an opportunity in the year ahead to take part in an endeavor that, if it succeeds, could be extremely lucrative. In this case, you'll want to join in.

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Comics for April 19, 2011

Comics for April 19, 2011

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Sudoku for April 19, 2011

Sudoku for April 19, 2011

Easter Egg Making and Decorating

Tips and tricks for decorating the ideal Easter eggs!

Monday, April 18

Potential candidates for superintendent position already call Steamboat home

Steamboat Springs School Board may look local to fill position

At least two former superintendents live in Steamboat, and that might be good news for a Steamboat Springs School District that will soon find itself with a leadership void after Superintendent Shalee Cunningham leaves to take the same position with the Novato Unified School District in Marin County, Calif. The Novato School Board is scheduled to appoint Cunningham and approve her contract tonight.

Craig Police Department warns the public about scams

The Craig Police Department is advising the public to be aware of recent attempted scams in the area. According a news release from the police department, two incidents have occurred recently that involved continuing scams. In one of the incidents, a local resident received a call from Canada from a person claiming to be a relative who needed money.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Rio’ flies a little too close to the sun

After seeing the animated feature “Rio,” I now know why the caged bird sings — and drinks hot chocolate and plays with a remote-control car. Such domesticity might explain why he doesn’t do the one thing he’s meant for, but that doesn’t mean he can’t learn with his brethren. Even if it means taking the easy way out and hitching a ride atop a hang glider.

On the Record for April 18, 2011

On the Record for April 18, 2011

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MCHS girls soccer team shut out against Glenwood

The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team couldn’t score Saturday and fell 6-0 to Western Slope League leader Glenwood Springs at home. The Bulldogs (2-7 overall, 1-7 WSL) played the Demons (8-1 overall, 7-0 WSL) tight for the first 30 minutes at Woodbury Sports Complex and looked to be heading into the half down 1-0. But, Glenwood capitalized on some breaks and broken defenses to score two late goals in the first half to head into the break up 3-0.

Weekend event raises funds, spirits for Craig woman’s transplant

For John and Jane Milligan, it was a chance to smile. The Milligans received a call from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the end of March with the news they had been waiting to hear for four years. After a run of testing at the California-based institute, John had been confirmed as a viable kidney donor for his wife.

Economic Development Partnership Board meeting agenda for April 18, 2011

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board meeting When: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Business Beat: Anniversary approaching for Wildflowers Salon in Craig

Wildflowers Salon in Craig is coming up on the one-year anniversary of its opening. The salon, located at 1596 W. Victory Way, opened May 1, 2010. “We wanted to bring something new and fresh to Craig,” said Rachel Lowe, who owns the business with Jessica Trujillo and Britney Fluty.

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4 home runs propel MCHS baseball to split with WSL leader

Bubba Ivers trotted around the bases Saturday at Craig Middle School. As the Moffat County High School sophomore came into home plate, his teammates and coaches were there to congratulate him. Ivers’ walk-off, solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning handed Western Slope League rival Delta High School its first league loss and the Bulldogs a 12-11 victory in the first game of a doubleheader.

Bulldog Sports for April 18, 2011

Today 9 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity golf team plays at Battlement Mesa Golf Course, 3930 County Road 301, in Parachute. Tuesday None

Children’s musician to perform free concert in Craig

For students in Sunset Elementary School kindergarten teacher Amy Jones’s class, melodies with titles like “The Ice Cream Song,” “Thank You For Being My Friend” and “Kids Who Want to Help the Earth” are already special. But, their favorite music will take on a whole new meaning when they get to see the man who wrote them in person. Children’s musician, author and educator John Farrell will perform a free family concert Tuesday at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.

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My Life, My Words: Jeremy Browning — ‘A pretty full life’

“We’ve been here for seven years now, me and my wife, Cyme. We bought it from the old owner in 2004. The first couple years were pretty rough. It was a lot of really late nights and long hours and struggling to get by, and we started hitting all cylinders around 2006, 2007, and we’ve been really fortunate to stay really busy. “My brother, Joel, was my pressman for two years and my brother Nate, well, all my family just helped whenever. Whenever we run into a bind or we’ve got a big order they’ll come down and help us out.

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Colorado writer hosts Constitution seminar for Craig residents

Freedom of speech, the press, exercise of religion, peaceful assembly and petitioning the government. Listing the five rights afforded by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution comes easy to Michael Holler. However, he noted that only a select few Americans can recite the first portion of the Bill of Rights, a number he believes to be far too small.

Kathy Bockelman: Help stop child abuse

To the editor: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The national proclamation for Child Abuse Prevention Month states that “our nation’s children are our hope for the future, and caring for them is one of our greatest responsibilities … as a nation, we must continue … to ensure all children have the ability to live free from abuse and neglect.”

Patricia Jones: ‘Grateful’ for the support

To the editor: Love INC of the Yampa Valley wants to extend our gratitude to a great group of people. The Colorado Northwestern Community College soup bowl fundraiser that took place during the Art Walk raised money to support Love INC in its work for the needy in our community.

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: 1 coffee shop at a time

These are the reminders of why I came here: the painted wine bottles in the window sill; the Christmas lights draped from corner to corner across the red ceiling; my roommate peering over her large foamy latte to hide her people watching; and the couples bundled up for a cozy Sunday stroll. As I look out the coffee shop window, this street holds so many memories of my time in Denver so far. This coffee shop in particular used to be new to me, and so did the restaurant across the street, the flower shop next door, the last stop neighborhood bar at the end of the road and those mysterious neighbor boys.

Senior Spotlight for April 18, 2011

As Easter draws closer, I wonder what are some people concentrating on mostly. Is it Easter outfits, Lent, Easter eggs, baskets, getting ready to go to Grandma’s for Easter dinner, etc.? Maybe it’s more than just one of the above.

H. Neal Glanville: Rocks, spit and diapers

I, like the people I speak with each week, am fed up to the hilt with the useless baby babble our governing bodies feed us each day. In Washington, D.C., one side swears “babies will go hungry and the elderly will be forgotten” if we don’t raise taxes. How in the name of spit on rocks does that make any sense?

Briefs for April 18, 2011: TMH to host blood drive Tuesday

The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop, will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The hospital cautions anyone donating to eat a full meal and drink a good amount of water beforehand. Those who are interested can schedule an appointment with Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006 opt. 2 or 303-363-2300.

Datebook for April 18, 2011

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association/Aging Well Program’s aquatics class takes place at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court. The cost is $32 for an eight-week session or $6 for drop-ins. Call Cathy Vanatta at 826-0807. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147.

Horoscope for April 18, 2011

Devote as much effort and energy as possible to any endeavor in the year ahead that promises to produce long-term benefits as opposed to frivolous activities that offer only meager returns. Make this year count.

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Comics for April 18, 2011

Comics for April 18, 2011

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Crossword for April 18, 2011

Crossword for April 18, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 18, 2011: Gossipy coworker is driving employees away

I have worked many years in a small family-owned business. One of the owner's children recently graduated from a prominent university and is now employed here. This kid has an opinion on everything and is quite the gossip, constantly criticizing the other employees and clients. She shares these tirades with me, as our desks are in close proximity.

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Sudoku for April 18, 2011

Sudoku for April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17

Aging Well: Instructors set example of lifelong fitness

This is part of a series of profiles about Aging Well fitness and wellness class instructors in Routt and Moffat counties. This feature appears once per month on the Aging Well page.

Saturday, April 16

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Frequent superintendent turnover not uncommon

School district leaders average 3 years in position

With Steamboat Springs Su­­perintendent Shalee Cunningham’s impending departure, the school district will be looking for its fourth superintendent since 2007. Her short stint isn’t unusual. It’s on par with the national average.

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Tea party hosts tax day freedom rally on courthouse lawn in Craig

Steamboat Springs resident Lisa Watts recited a poem Friday she said captured the spirit of why she and many others were standing on the lawn of the Moffat County Courthouse. “They tax our land, they tax our bed, tax the table at which we are fed,” she said, clad in an American flag shirt. “They tax our work, they tax our pay, we work for peanuts, anyway.” Watts was speaking at the 2011 Tax Day Freedom Rally hosted by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots at the courthouse. The event featured speakers, music and prizes including a wide array of messages centered on the Federal government and taxation.

Dinosaur National Park approaching full opening

Dan Johnson said Dinosaur National Monument should be fully open in time for Easter, if all goes as planned. “Barring any kind of major blizzard or something blowing in … our hope is to try to get things open before the end of April,” said Johnson, the monument’s chief of interpretation. The Canyon Area Visitor Center, located off U.S. Highway 40 near Dinosaur, and all campgrounds in the park opened Friday. Entry to the monument is free, although there are fees for some campgrounds.

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MCHS girls soccer beats Eagle Valley, 2-0

After two hard-fought defeats this week, the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team finally got over the hump on Friday. Playing at home against Eagle Valley High School, the Bulldogs scored late in the first half and again in the second to earn their first Western Slope League victory, 2-0. “It is like getting the monkey off our back,” head coach Harry Tripp said of the team’s first league win. “It feels really good.”

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Meeker Drama Club to perform spring musical April 22, 23

As tunes like “Summer Nights,” “Beauty School Dropout” and “We Go Together” reverberate along the walls of the Meeker High School auditorium, some listeners may be taken back a few decades. Gary Zellers’ trip down memory lane only goes back to 2006, leaving him to reflect on how much he has learned in the past five years. The Meeker High School Drama Club and its director are sharpening those tunes and others for their upcoming performance of the 1950s-themed musical “Grease,” scheduled for April 22 and 23.

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Moffat County Sheriff inspired by father who died in line of duty

On an early morning in August 1961, two patrol officers with the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department in Wisconsin app- roached a car carrying three men from Chicago. A shootout ensued between the law enforcement officers and suspects.

Moffat County Libraries Board meeting agenda for April 18

Moffat County Libraries Board meeting When: 5:30 p.m. Monday Where: Craig branch, 570 Green St. Agenda:

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Hayden athletes provide boost to Moffat County baseball team

Hayden High School students Ben Williams, Graig Medvesk and Mark Doolin drive to Craig each weekday to play with the Bulldogs varsity baseball team. The main reason, Doolin said, is because of the more advanced baseball program at Moffat County High School.

Over a Cup: ‘Radish Pickles’ a good addition to green salads, good on meat

Radish Pickles, what an intriguing recipe, and it’s gluten free. Besides that, I think you might enjoy trying this recipe even if you’re not on a special diet. Peggy Bodine-Reese sent this recipe in.

Diane Prather: Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks off, running

It may surprise readers to know there’s an international organization known as the Farmgirl Sisterhood. Now, there’s a local chapter, too, and its name is creative indeed. Susan Domer, a member of the Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, chuckled as she explained how the local chapter got its name.

Government Update for April 16, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Datebook for April 16, 2011

9 a.m. The North Western Colorado Bull Sale takes place at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. The Routt County CattleWomen sell lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the auction begins at 1 p.m. 9 a.m. to noon. The Ladies Mite Society hosts the Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way. Homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee are for sale. Call Ruth at 824-6024.

Baxter Black: The wandering bull

June was taking a renegade bull with a tendency to “wander” to the sale barn in Dodge City. Her son helped her load the beast in to their stock trailer. It was an authentic ranch trailer with lights that worked intermittently, gates that swung almost even, tires that didn’t match, and compressed rubber floor-planks whose 99-year warranty had expired. A few miles outside of Dodge, June heard and felt a thump, crack and crunch loud enough to be heard above George Strait on KBUF.

Editorial: NFL — No Finish Line

There’s not much left to say about the debacle otherwise known as the Moffat County Public Safety Center negotiations. After almost eight months of off-on-and-off again talks, our two governing bodies — the Moffat County Commission and Craig City Council — are no closer to reaching an agreement for the Craig Police Department’s continued use of the facility than they were when discussions began.

Briefs for April 16, 2011: Dine out for CASA

A portion of the proceeds from the Golden Cavvy, Carelli’s, Casa Loya, Wendy’s or Pizza Hut on Tuesday night and April 26 will be donated to Moffat County Court Appointed Special Advocates, a local volunteer organization that guides children through the court system. CASA encourages community members to dine at one of the establishments to help support the group.

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Crossword for April 16, 2011

Crossword for April 16, 2011

Horoscope for April 16, 2011

If you are willing to be a participant and not a leader, you'll get a chance to be part of a very successful involvement with another in the coming months. It could be one of the best alliances that you ever make.

Annie's Mailbox for April 16, 2011: Snorers should get tested for sleep apnea

You told "Upset," whose husband has no interest in sex, to have his testosterone level checked. Because "Upset" specifically mentioned their sleeping apart was due to his serious snoring, I suspect a much more likely cause of the problem is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is an insidious and treacherous health condition.

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Sudoku for April 16, 2011

Sudoku for April 16, 2011

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Comics for April 16, 2011

Comics for April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15

Yampa Valley Regional Airport is preparing for construction

Passengers traveling through Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden in spring and summer will get a sneak peek at the new airport restaurant, but they may have to travel outside to get to the baggage carousels as construction at the airport proceeds.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1630

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1630 Original Grantor(s): Tammie L. Thompson Original Beneficiary(ies): Argent Mortgage Company, LLC

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1631

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1631 Original Grantor(s): Rocky MT RV Park, LLC Original Beneficiary(ies): Independence Bank

Steamboat schools superintendent takes California job

Steamboat Springs Superintendent Shalee Cunningham confirmed to the Marin Independent Journal, of Novato, Calif., that she would be the next superintendent of the Novato Unified School District. According to the newspaper, the Novato School Board is expected to make an announcement about the position Tuesday.

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Moffat County Commissioners, environmental rep divided on wildlands funding

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said two rounds of voting Thursday in Washington, D.C., proved to be “real good news” for Northwest Colorado. Mathers was referring to Congress’ approval of the 2011 budget and more specifically a provision in it to eliminate funding for an order given by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to inventory wildlands across the country.

On the Record for April 15, 2011

On the Record for April 15, 2011

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Craig Parks and rec director to offer fly fishing course

While working in Monte Vista, Dave Pike was taught to fly fish by local Larry Gonzalez. Before leaving the area, Pike said Gonzalez left him with two pieces of advice. “After two years of helping me, Larry told me I had to take what he taught me and pass it on to others who are interested in fly fishing,” he said. “He also told me to leave my spin-casting reel at home.”

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MCHS baseball struggles against lefty

The Moffat County High School boys varsity baseball team struggled at the plate Tuesday in Rangely against an unfamiliar pitcher in a 3-1 loss. Rangely High School’s Kody Denny, a left-handed pitcher, only gave up two hits to the Bulldogs. Senior Dylon Camilletti was able to steal second base after MCHS’s first hit and Hayden senior Graig Medvesk batted Camilletti in the next at bat.

Local fuel gauge for April 15, 2011

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: $3.69; Diesel: $4.09

The Rev. Karen Gibson: Countdown to Easter

I asked the children, do you know what Easter is? “Yeah, that’s when the Easter Bunny comes and we get lots of candy,” they responded. Wow, what a teachable moment, I thought.

MCTA pitches separate website to Craig Chamber

Marilynn Hill, executive director of the Moffat County Tourism Association, said having joint websites with the Craig Chamber of Commerce and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is limiting at times. “The way that our website has been built is really a template website, and that template website is very limited on expansion of what we can do,” Hill said.

H. Neal Glanville: The last trade

My grandfather and his horse-trading cohort swapped stuff back and forth for more than 30 years. I don’t think either one got the upper hand for more than five minutes at the end of each trade. If anyone came out ahead, it was my Uncle Blaine, who made sure store-bought cigarettes and whiskey came to every event.

Mike Wilson: ‘Give me a break’

To the editor: As someone who was a 19-year member, 12 as secretary/treasurer, of the Craig Fire Board, let me comment on the proposed second fire station in west Craig. Bill Johnston and Chris Nichols sound like a broken record.

Briefs for April 15, 2011: CNCC students to make presentation

Colorado Northwestern Community College students are scheduled to make a presentation on their spring break trip to Rome at 6 p.m. today in room 203 at CNCC’s Craig campus, 50 College Dr. The presentation is open to anyone. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 824-1124.

Datebook for April 15, 2011

9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Carissa at 826-9742. 4 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team plays Eagle Valley High School at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 Mack Lane.

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A dog on a hog

Motorcycle duo — Craig resident and his dog — becoming local celebrities

Alvin Fenstermacher once rode his motorcycle 157 miles in one day. It was a benefit poker run for a girl with leukemia in Dinosaur, and it took Alvin in a loop around the countryside. After the exhausting day of churning out miles of pavement, he was rewarded with a seat at the bar and a plate of pulled pork with all the fixings.

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The ‘beautiful voices’ of Craig’s chorus

On the heels of awards, local women’s group preparing for performances

Before immersing herself in the Northwest Colorado music scene, Emily Pfeifer did not believe in competition. But, as director of the Bella Voce Chorus, spending time helping the women of Craig raise their voices has changed her tune, especially after the group’s most recent accomplishment.

Annie's Mailbox for April 15, 2011: Unemployed boyfriend won't support family

I am 21 and have a baby with my boyfriend, "Emmett," who is 19. I love him dearly, but I don't know what to do with him. He is unemployed and goes out all the time. I am stuck with two young children at home while Emmett does nothing but sleep and party. I continue to support him, but he hardly helps with the kids or around the house.

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Crossword for April 15, 2011

Crossword for April 15, 2011

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Sudoku for April 15, 2011

Sudoku for April 15, 2011

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Comics for April 15, 2011

Comics for April 15, 2011

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‘For God’s glory’

Craig writer’s faith-based fantasy novel set for release

Heartache was prominent in Demetrious Glimidakis’s life about 10 years ago. Going through a divorce while juggling his education and religious training, the temptation to give up was strong. But, as he battled on, he was able to cope by putting pen to paper and letting his faith in God assuage his troubles. And, though he didn’t win every battle, he won the war, as a novel took form.

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Newspapers in Education students visit Community Budget Center

Young writers from Craig elementary schools describe experience at community service organization

The Newspapers in Education program is a collaborative effort between Moffat County School District and the Craig Daily Press. This program not only introduces children to the world of journalism, but also to the world around them. The theme selected for this year’s program is community service. We want the students to recognize and appreciate the efforts of a few of the numerous nonprofit organizations and volunteers we have in our community.

Horoscope for April 15, 2011

There is strong possibility that in the next year you could meet someone bearing a dynamic personality with whom you'll form a close alliance. This enterprising friend is likely to have a very positive effect on your life.

Opening sealed bids for Cattle Grazing and Hay Field Lease

Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 221 W. Victory Way, Craig, CO, 81625 on April 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for Cattle Grazing and Hay Field Lease. Bids must be submitted no later than April 26, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Moffat County Administration, 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 110, Craig, CO 81625.

Thursday, April 14

Bunkhouse Bull Session tonight at Routt County Fairgrounds

Local 4-H and National FFA Organization members will vie for two $500 scholarships tonight during the third annual Bunkhouse Bull Session at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. The winners also will have something to take with them this year, organizer Don Hayes said. He said they would take home custom-made trophy buckles in addition to the scholarships, instead of just a pat on the back.

Loudy Simpson Park Tree Removal

Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 221 W. Victory Way, Craig, CO, 81625 on April 19, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. for Loudy Simpson Park Tree Removal and Clean Up. Bids must be submitted no later than April 19, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at Moffat County Administration, 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 110, Craig, Colorado.

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Steamboat store to participate in 3rd annual Record Store Day

All That Jazz to participate in event Saturday

Everyone who walks in the door of All That Jazz has a musical story to tell. Store owner Joe Kboudi never gets tired of them. Independent music stores across the world are places where people go to engage in a conversation about music, Kboudi said. That’s enough reason to celebrate the third annual Record Store Day.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Soul Surfer’ coasts along the wave of feel-good stories

The list of athletes overcoming adversity is an ever-lengthening one with varying results. While the “never say die” young sportsman of “Soul Surfer” is about on par with the likes of Roy Campanella and Lance Armstrong, she definitely looks better in a bikini.

Janet Sheridan: I love dogs, but …

I’ve read that dog owners experience less stress, produce more antibodies, and live in good health to 100. Why then does the notion of having a dog send my blood pressure soaring? Don’t misunderstand: I’ve owned, loved, and mourned many a dog. I remember when Bob, Barbara, and I picked Boots out of a litter of hybrid puppies at Mecham's farm.

On the Record for April 14, 2011

On the Record for April 14, 2011

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Dirt developments: Craig native making progress on motor sports park

Gregg Kolbaba said he heard a lot of feedback last winter when he announced his intention to turn a hillside south of the Moffat County Landfill into a large-scale motor sports park. But, that community chatter died down quickly after, the Craig native said. “It’s been pretty quiet — people here have an ‘I’ll believe it when I see it’ kind of an attitude,” he said. “Well, it is there for them to see now.”

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Annual Craig Police report reveals decrease in calls for service

Calls for service to the Craig Police Department decreased by 821 last year, according to the department’s annual report. “It was not what I would call an absolutely eventful year,” Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta said. According to the report, there were 16,753 calls for service in 2009 and 15,932 in 2010. Vanatta presented the report Tuesday to the Craig City Council. The 22-page report outlines the department’s operations last year.

Datebook for April 14, 2011

9:30 a.m. The Craig Book Club meets at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 657 Green St. Club member Jan Rinker reviews Sarah Blake’s “The Postmistress.” Call Marian Simons at 824-7368.

Briefs for April 14, 2011: Gardening focus on today’s 5:05 Drinks

Yampa Valley Partners presents its monthly 5:05 Drinks program from 5:05 to 6:30 p.m. today at Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant, 1111 W. Victory Way. The focus of this month’s program is backyard gardening and greenhouses. Speakers include experts from various local landscaping and produce businesses. The event is free and includes free appetizers and drink specials.

Horoscope for April 14, 2011

Certain social contacts could take on greater significance for you in the coming months. This is likely to mean that a few good friends will put themselves in a position to do things for you that you haven't been able to do for yourself.

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Sudoku for April 14, 2011

Sudoku for April 14, 2011

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Crossword for April 14, 2011

Crossword for April 14, 2011

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Comics for April 14, 2011

Comics for April 14, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 14, 2011: Want to start my life with a man

I've been with "James" for six years. He is 57. We get along great and enjoy each other's company. We both own our homes. Five years ago, we became engaged, and James moved in with my 12-year-old son and me. However, every year he has some lame reason why we can't get married — one of us will lose our homestead exemption, we will pay more taxes, etc.

Wednesday, April 13

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Unlucky break causes MCHS girls soccer team to drop tough game in overtime

Sometimes it only takes one lucky bounce. Unfortunately for the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team, that lucky bounce went to the opposing team Tuesday night. MCHS fell 2-1 to Palisade in a contest that included two overtimes.

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Yampa Valley Relay for Life seeking funds, participants

Craig resident Ryan Rowley said there’s a simple reason why the annual Relay for Life fundraiser lasts overnight. “Cancer doesn’t sleep,” Rowley said. Rowley took over last month as chairman of Yampa Valley Relay for Life, formerly the Craig Relay for Life. The event, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for July 15 and 16 at the Moffat County High School track.

Sexual Assault Response Team seeking to raise public awareness

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the local Sexual Assault Response Team is conducting a campaign to shed light on the issue. “Each day, each of us witness a continuum of behaviors that range from being respectful and safe to sexually abusive and violent,” the team reported in a news release.

On the Record for April 13, 2011

On the Record for April 13, 2011

MCTA considers plan to replace executive director

Marilynn Hill, executive director of the Moffat County Tourism Association, told board members Tuesday her position is slightly more expansive than the four-page description on file. “I do all these things (in the description), but then there’s various extra marketing things done on top of this,” said Hill, who will be leaving her position May 19. “There’s probably 30- to 40-percent more stuff (that I do.)”

Michelle Balleck: Music, putt-putt, sports & more — a full spring weekend

There’s plenty to tickle your fancy this weekend, with everything from concerts to mini golf and church fundraisers to bingo. ■ The annual putt-putt golf tourney hosted by three local bars returns this weekend for your drunken, costumed pleasure. The party starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mathers Bar, 420 Yampa Ave., and continues at J.W. Snack’s and The Popular Bar. Putt three holes at each place.

Commission mulling electronic mineral ownership records

Moffat County Natural Resources Director Jeff Comstock recently addressed the need for updating the county’s current system of keeping mineral ownership records. “The big reason the time is right in my mind is we have more people than in history that are working through those books, tearing them up and these are physical things and we have people standing in lines waiting,” he said. “In this modern day and age it ought to be done at their home computer over the Internet.” Comstock’s thoughts were echoed by a group of county employees from various departments who spoke Tuesday to the Moffat County Commission about the need for making electronic those records, which are currently kept in large, worn books in the Moffat County Assessor’s Office.

Chamber of commerce board meeting agenda for April 13, 2011

Craig Chamber of Commerce Board meeting When: 11:30 a.m. Thursday Where: Craig Chamber of Commerce conference room, 360 E. Victory Way Agenda:

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New Craig City Council officials sworn into office

Joe Bird, a newly elected Craig City Council member, said he had a distinct feeling as municipal court judge Kevin Peck swore him into office for the first time Tuesday. It was a feeling of gravity and awareness of what was expected of him as a public servant, he said. “There was a real keen awareness of what I was getting into when I listened to the words that were being administered,” he said.

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MCHS baseball sweeps Battle Mountain in home-opening twin bill

With two outs in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday, Ben Williams stepped up to the plate. In the second game of a double header against Battle Mountain High School, Dylon Camilletti stood on third and Graig Medvesk was on second at the baseball diamond at Craig Middle School.

County commission addresses safety center during night meeting

Craig resident Tony St. John expressed concern Tuesday night that the Moffat County Commission and Craig City Council hadn’t attended meetings each governing body has hosted about the Moffat County Public Safety Center. “We need to get on the same page,” said St. John, a former Craig City Council member. “It seems like the bottom line is that the citizens of Moffat County and Craig are going to be the ones affected by what’s going on. I just think the city and the county — we need to get you together.”

MCHS golf takes 2nd at Glenwood tourney

Nike Cleverly said she knew she would have to make adjustments to her swing if she was to contend Monday at The Hills Golf Course in Glenwood Springs. “There was no driving range, so when I first started, it felt a little odd,” she said. “It was like going out there fresh and not knowing what to expect.” But Cleverly, a Moffat County High School senior, said she was able to get in a groove after a couple of holes.

The family of Lynn Barber: Thanks for the support

To the editor: The family of Lynn Barber wishes to express their appreciation for prayers, calls, flowers, food and cards.

Briefs for April 13, 2011: Seedling tree orders being accepted

The Colorado First Conservation District is taking orders for seedling trees. A variety of trees and shrubs are available to enhance wildlife, and create windbreaks and snow fences. The trees will arrive the first week of May in time to plant. The average cost of the trees is less than $1 each.

Datebook for April 13, 2011

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 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. 5:30 p.m. A meeting for women only of the Craig Group One Alcoholics Anonymous takes place at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Penny at 824-1793.

Editorial: Night moves

The Moffat County Commission answered a public request Tuesday by hosting a business meeting at night — they normally take place earlier in the day — to allow for better public participation. The commission met as usual Tuesday morning to take care of a few lighter items, but reserved the bulk of its agenda, including a discussion on the Moffat County Public Safety Center’s financing, for the second part of its doubleheader that evening. The Editorial Board was pleased the commission moved ahead with the night meeting. Board members contend the evening gatherings serve several purposes, all of them benefiting the public.

The family of Tom D. Smith: Thank you for caring

To the editor: Thanks to everyone who sent flowers, food and cards in memory of Tom D. Smith.

Pat Coles Steele: ‘Maybe next year’

To the editor: This letter is to express my admiration for the Moffat County High School’s Lauren Roberts, who was so intuitive that she picked Butler as a sleeper in the recent March Madness.

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Comics for April 13, 2011

Comics for April 13, 2011

Union Telephone Company Public Notice

Union Telephone Company, a Wyoming Corporation, hereby gives Public Notice pursuant to the Federal Communications Commission's Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for Review of Effects Under the National Historic Preservation Act (the "NPA"), that it plans to construct a 80 foot tower and a fiberglass building 8' long X 16' wide X 8' high, a generator building 8' X 12' wide X 8' high ("Facilities") for the purpose of transmitting radio frequency signals for telecommunication purposes at the following location: Southeast 1/4, Section 31, T. 7 N., R. 88 W., 6th PM, Routt County, Colorado

Opening Sealed Bids for Loudy Simpson Park Fencing Repair and Replacement

Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 221 W. Victory Way, Craig, CO, 81625 on April 29, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for Loudy Simpson Park Fencing Repair and Replacement. Bids must be submitted no later than April 29, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Moffat County Administration, 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 110, Craig, CO 81625.

Horoscope for April 13, 2011

Your material possibilities for acquisition will be exceptionally strong in the year ahead, but, of course, you'll have to make the most of your many opportunities. This includes situations that you now think of as only side ventures.

Annie's Mailbox for April 13, 2011: Feel like I've lost my daughter

I'm a 47-year-old father of four kids. My oldest, "Janet," is 24 and lives on her own. I adopted Janet when she was 2. Her mother made it clear that Janet is to never know that she is not my biological child. Janet's mother and I are now divorced, and I have moved on to a happier life. I have always treated Janet the same as my other kids.

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Crossword for April 13, 2011

Crossword for April 13, 2011

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Sudoku for April 13, 2011

Sudoku for April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12

Northwest Colorado energy debates heat up

State Rep. Randy Baumgardner discusses proposed changes to oil, gas commission

State Rep. Randy Baumgardner said House Bill 1291 could indirectly create more legislative battles about policy adopted last year to convert some Front Range power plants from coal to natural gas. He said if HB 1291 passes it could spur challenges pushed by the Colorado Mining Association.

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US 40 rock work between Hayden and Steamboat winds down

Traffic-stopping rockfall mitigation expected to end Wednesday

Traffic is expected to return to normal Wednesday afternoon as a crew wraps up rock-scaling efforts in the Mount Harris Canyon area along U.S. Highway 40. The efforts began March 31, when an Arvada company began its work for the Colorado Department of Transportation.

On the Record for April 12, 2011

On the Record for April 12, 2011

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Craig resident reflects on family ties in Japan following earthquake

On March 11, the most powerful earthquake in Japan’s history struck off its coast. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake caused a powerful tsunami that cut through cities and farmlands in the northern part of the country, leaving more than 12,000 dead and the same amount or more missing, according to reports. However, the disaster’s effects reached further than its aftershocks for Craig resident Atsuko Fording.

VNA official to lead Craig seminar tailored for nonprofit groups

As someone who has worked for nonprofit groups, Steamboat Springs resident Summer Laws said it’s hard to find workshops that benefit them in the Yampa Valley. “What a lot of people are saying is to get something like this they have to drive to Denver or Grand Junction and spend all that time and money to travel,” said Laws, the regional manager for Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days, a Steamboat Springs-based organization that “brings together grant-seekers and grant-makers to meet the needs of Colorado's rural communities,” according to its website.

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MCHS girls soccer team falls, 3-0, to Steamboat Springs

Harry Tripp said his defense would have to play big Monday to upset Western Slope League rival Steamboat Springs. Despite a 3-0 loss, Tripp said he got exactly what he wanted from his Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team. “Our defense played solid and finally started to talk,” he said.

Food stamp need continues to rise in Moffat County

Social services responding to increase in demand, cases, but director optimistic

In the 42 years Marie Peer has been working for the Moffat County Department of Social Services, she has seen several tough economic eras. They’re hard to tell each other apart, the department director said. “When you are in them, they each seem like they are the worst ever,” she said. But since 2008, Peer’s employees have been faced with meeting demand caused by growing numbers of applications and funding given out to those needing help in tough economic conditions. That’s evident in the federally funded food stamp program, she said.

Datebook for April 12, 2011

The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.

Briefs for April 12, 2011: Moffat County Commission hosting two meetings today

The Moffat County Commission is hosting two meetings today at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meetings are open to the public. The agenda for the morning meeting, scheduled for 9:10 a.m., is below: • 9:10 to 9:15 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence • 9:15 to 9:30 a.m. Discussion with Lynette Running, of the human resources department

Annie's Mailbox for April 12, 2011: Allowing wife to have friendship with another man

I am an intelligent 70-something with a good education and am a responsible father and grandfather. I am also the husband (more than 40 years) of an amazing, accomplished woman. For the past 20 years, my wife has had a platonic friendship with a man who has far more in common with her than I do. I admit I've been jealous, but I also see how happy and radiant she is after a visit with him.

Horoscope for April 12, 2011

All the knowledge you've acquired, both academically and from personal experiences, can be used in very advantageous ways in the next year. Any special skills you possess will put you in an excellent position.

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Sudoku for April 12, 2011

Sudoku for April 12, 2011

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Comics for April 12, 2011

Comics for April 12, 2011

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Crossword for April 12, 2011

Crossword for April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11

Steamboat school district prepares for loss

School Board meets to discuss plan should superintendent leave

A conversation among Steamboat Springs School Board members Monday night set the table for how they will proceed in May if they need to replace Superintendent Shalee Cunningham. School Board members met for less than a hour during a workshop Monday night and decided, without taking action, how to proceed at their May 2 meeting.

Second Amendment a focus of local tea party forum

When considering the issue of gun control, Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz said he recalls an incident in 1961 in Wisconsin, when three men gunned down a law enforcement officer during a traffic stop. The officer was his father, and all three men involved were paroled for their crime.

Andy Bockelman: Drug thriller ‘Limitless’ crashes too soon

For those of us who grew up in the “Just Say No” era, it may be weird to see a movie that maintains that drugs are indeed the answer to life’s problems, but watching a film like “Limitless,” it’s impossible to take away any other moral. Sorry, Nancy Reagan. Struggling scribe Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) has the world’s worst case of writer’s block. Unable to find motivation to start his book, his days have been little more than killing time.

On the Record for April 11, 2011

On the Record for April 11, 2011

Annual health fair slated for April 30 in Craig

Kristi Shepherd has gotten her health evaluated every year since 1995. Although she was first pushed into getting medical tests by her father, she has long since come to appreciate how important a check-up can be, especially when there’s a place to get tested for numerous health concerns all at once for a low cost.

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Volunteers contribute to Fuller Center project in Craig

Craig resident Donna Johnson said she was amazed at how many people volunteered Saturday to help tear down the Simmons Rooming House on Yampa Avenue. “We were expecting nine or 10 people, but we had about 16, all together,” she said. Johnson is the deconstruction superintendent for the Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing, a faith-based group that is renovating the Simmons House into affordable housing for local families.

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My Life, My Words: Mallory Johnston — ‘New business, new life’

“I got licensed for the business about Feb. 28, but I didn’t open for the public until the 28th of March. I’m not a licensed cosmetologist yet. I just own the business for now, until I get my license May 21. Then I’ll be a full-time stylist here. “Business has been good. We’ve been getting a lot of people for the tanning bed because it’s tanning season. Tan season around here is really big, and right before spring break it’s really busy. My dad had asked me where to get a tanning package, and so I thought I’d just open one myself. There’s been more tanning traffic.

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MCHS girls soccer team playing Steamboat Springs today

Coming off a week without practice, the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team will play rival Steamboat Springs at 5:30 p.m. today. The game will be played at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 Maple St.

Business Beat: State Auto names local agent ‘PaceSetter’

State Auto Insurance recently named Joe Padon, an agent for Mountain West Insurance and Financial, a “PaceSetter” agent. “We were very selective in choosing our PaceSetter agents who come from only our very top agencies,” State Auto Chairman and CEO Robert Restrepo said in a news release. “This group is truly our ‘cream of the crop’ and we’re proud to have members of Padon’s caliber in the group, representing State Auto in Colorado.”

LSRV boys seek 3rd state title of school year

The quest for three state titles in a school year is underway in Baggs, Wyo. After the Little Snake River Valley School football team won the six-man state title in November 2010, the boys varsity basketball team followed up with a state title in March. Now, under the helm of Mike Bates, the Rattlers track and field team is seeking to complete the trifecta.

H. Neal Glanville: The great furniture race

I’m not sure who out there saw the Warren Miller film on furniture racing, but it didn’t take long before ski lodge/dude ranch employees started putting skis on furniture. One particular winter, I was in charge of the rental shop and we’d just acquired a large number of new boots and skis from Obermeyer in Aspen. So, I took the responsibility of weeding out all the “bad bindings” and beat up “rock skis.” Not wanting any of our guests to use a questionable ski, I removed the question and held the ski back.

Senior Spotlight for April 11, 2011

Hope springs eternal. Department stores are having annual sales. There are changes in stock for clothes, shoes, etc. The warmer spring styles are coming in and winter stuff is going out.

Briefs for April 11, 2011: Restaurant to host open mic night

Carelli’s Pizzeria & Pasta, 465 Yampa Ave., is hosting open mic night Tuesday for interested performers. Sign up takes place at 6:30 p.m. and performances begin 30 minutes later.

Datebook for April 11, 2011

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association/Aging Well Program’s aquatics class takes place at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court. The cost is $32 for an eight-week session or $6 for drop-ins. Call Cathy Vanatta at 826-0807. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147.

Bulldog sports for April 11, 2011

10 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity golf team competes at The Hill Golf Course, 193 Sunny Acres Road, in Glenwood Springs. 4 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls junior varsity soccer team plays at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 Maple St.

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Comics for April 11, 2011

Comics for April 11, 2011

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Sudoku for April 11, 2011

Sudoku for April 11, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 11, 2011: Girlfriend's father won't let her date me

am a junior in high school. I have been with my wonderful girlfriend, "Maria," since our freshman year. Her parents won't let her officially date until she is 16, which will be soon. Last year, at her 15th birthday party, I gave Maria a ticket to a formal dance. She was flattered, but her dad got angry, questioned me about my intentions and asked why I didn't first get his permission to take her.

Horoscope for April 11, 2011

It could prove to be highly advantageous for you to get more deeply involved in some kind of club or organizational activity in the year ahead. Contacts you'll establish will prove to be extremely helpful in more ways than one.

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Crossword for April 11, 2011

Crossword for April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10

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Aging Well: Centennial seniors tell timeless stories

As a child, Anna Wichern would gather with other children outside the swinging doors of a New York City saloon to steal a peek at the patrons. That is, before a policeman tapped their little shoes with his baton and told them to skedaddle. Childhood memories shine bright for Wichern, who will celebrate her 100th birthday in June. Wichern fondly recalls her happy upbringing and close-knit family, which eventually brought her to Steamboat Springs.

Saturday, April 9

concession services Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.

The City of Craig Parks & Recreation Department is accepting proposals from local service clubs to provide concession services for malt, vinous or spirituous liquor concessions during Whittle the Wood Rendezvous. The event is scheduled for June 18, 2011.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1629

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1629 Original Grantor(s): Dennis P. Harper and Dena J. Harper Original Beneficiary(ies): Household Finance Corporation III

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1583

COMBINED NOTICE - RESTART - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-109(2)(b)(II) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1583 Original Grantor(s): Kyle C. Bechhold Original Beneficiary(ies): The Caperton Family Trust

Agriculture & Livestock: Wall of Brands now on display in Craig

Moffat County livestock brands — that’s what you’ll see featured on a Wall of Brands, currently on display in the foyer of the Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office in Craig. The Wall of Brands, featuring about 70 cattle, sheep and horse brands, was set up for the first time Monday. It represents hours of work by members of the Moffat County Cattlewomen. The wall idea came about after the Cattlewomen brainstormed various fundraising ideas.

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CNCC group visits Italy for spring break

When John Ponikvar was 8, he looked at a book about the ancient Italian city of Pompeii. The book had photos of plaster casts of victims as they were found under the ashes from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79. “That’s been etched in my memory since I was probably 8 years old, then to be able to see it at 54 years old … it was really cool,” Ponikvar said.

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Man finds piece of Russian rocket in Moffat County

While hiking near Moffat County Road 9 last month, Robert Dunn heard a noise he said sounded like scraping. “It was just an odd noise, it just wasn’t natural,” Dunn said. “It wasn’t an airplane and it wasn’t my cell phone. I listened, and that was it.” Several hours later, Dunn, a 57-year-old resident of Dixon, Wyo., who was searching for horns shed by deer and elk at the time, found what he believes caused the strange noise — a pressurant tank from a Russian rocket.

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MCHS brothers compete with, against each other in athletics

In sports, the goal is to beat your opponent. For the Spears brothers, track and field is just as much about that as it is beating each other. At Moffat County High School, Gage, a senior, Garrett, a junior, and Gaven, a sophomore, all throw shot put and discus for the Bulldogs.

Tea party prepares for upcoming rally in Craig

When Moffat County resident Rick Barnes began getting his colleagues together in 2009 to talk about their political beliefs, the result was an April 15 gathering with 150 participants. The next year, the numbers grew to 250, and this year he hopes attendance will climb to 350.

Over a Cup: An all-around salad

My husband, Lyle, barbecued steaks last Saturday. Then on Sunday, there was a blizzard, so I teased him that he brought on the storm with his barbecue. The steaks were delicious, though, and it was great to get the grilling season started.

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Craig native builds home for family in Mexico, relishes life-changing trip

Last month, Morgan Cobb crossed the border. On one side of the fence that separates Mexico and the U.S. were beautiful buildings, modern luxuries of civilization and signs of extravagance, she said. On the other side, a slum in Juarez ruled by feared drug cartels.

Government Update for April 9, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 9:10 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Datebook for April 9, 2011

9 a.m. The Moffat County Fuller Center of Housing hosts a work day at the Simmons House, which the organization is renovating into affordable housing. Volunteers are needed. Lunch is provided. Call Odella McAndrew at 734-5701 and Neil Folks at 824-0312. 1 p.m. Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., hosts a meet-and-greet with local author Demetri Glimidakis, who will discuss and sign copies of his new Christian fiction/fantasy book, “The Crimson Knight.” Call 824-5343 or 620-3899.

Fire Board addresses proposed station No. 2

This is an open letter to the taxpayers of the Craig Rural Fire Protection District. The fire board would like to answer the need for Station 2. Please let us start by separating the anti-tax sentiment growing across the entire country and the local attacks relative to the performance of the men and women that respond to your calls for help.

Baxter Black: Good times up north

I was in North Dakota in early spring. The night before, the temperature was 3 degrees. That morning, it had warmed up to 4. I walked into the giant Ag Expo building and made a circle of the trade show, just visiting. I stopped at the booth of a man selling wood stoves.

Patricia Jones: Thank you, volunteers

To the editor: Love INC of the Yampa Valley wants to extend its thanks to the young men and women from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to Tony St. John, who organized them.

Moffat County Tourism Association Board meeting agenda for April 9, 2011

Moffat County Tourism Association Board meeting When: 9 a.m. Tuesday Where: Second floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Moffat County Land Use Board meeting agenda for April 9, 2011

Moffat County Land Use Board meeting When: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday Where: Main floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse Agenda:

Briefs for April 9, 2011: Bookstore hosting event today with local author

Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., will host a meet-and-greet with local author Demetri Glimidakis at 1 p.m. today. Glimidakis will discuss and sign copies of his new Christian fiction/fantasy book, “The Crimson Knight.”

Sports Briefs for April 9, 2011: Register for beginner fly-fishing lessons

Craig Parks and Recreation will be hosting a beginner fly-fishing lesson at 6 p.m. May 24 and 5:30 p.m. May 25. Expert instruction will be given on the basics of knot tying, casting, presentation and what equipment it takes to get started. The fee for the lesson is $15, which includes an instructional manual and flies.

Horoscope for April 9, 2011

A unique development that would put you on a promising trail that offers many exciting, new opportunities could present itself in the next year. The route is likely to be discovered initially by a close friend.

Annie's Mailbox for April 9, 2011: How to avoid nitpicking friends

We are in our 80s and have known "Ed and Jane" for 15 years. They sometimes invite us to spend a couple of nights at their condo in another state, and we reciprocate. It went fairly well until the past few years. Now the first thing Jane mentions is how much weight I've gained, and the conversation is always about food.

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Comics for April 9, 2011

Comics for April 9, 2011

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Sudoku for April 9, 2011

Sudoku for April 9, 2011

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Crossword for April 9, 2011

Crossword for April 9, 2011

Friday, April 8

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Craig man visits Augusta National, pays tribute to late father

Brett Etzler wanted his late father — the man who taught him to play golf — to be part of the game forever. On Monday, he made that happen. He paid tribute to the late Bevan Etzler, who died in August, by tossing a golf ball his father used on a hole-in-one and signed by all his sons into the pond on the 15th hole at Augusta National, home of the Masters.

Club 20 recognizes Rio Blanco official for work on Western Slope issues

Ken Parsons contends he isn’t a typical politician. “Usually a lot of people who are engaged in politics are not the kind of numbers-geeky kind of guy like I am,” the former college math professor said. The 64-year-old Rangely resident has served as a Rio Blanco County commissioner since 2004.

Andy Bockelman: Sleazy actioner ‘Sucker Punch’ has no power behind it

Pop quiz: Which of the following doesn’t belong? A. Bloodthirsty Spartan warriors. B. Superhero vigilantes with suspicious motives. C. Exotic dancers with overactive imaginations. D. None of the above. If you answered D, then you clearly haven’t seen how much of a departure the movie “Sucker Punch” is for its director.

On the Record for April 8, 2011

On the Record for April 8, 2011

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Craig man facing burglary charge arrested Wednesday

A Craig man with a pending burglary charge was one of two people arrested Wednesday night by the Craig Police Department on suspicion of drug possession. Scott Aaron Steckel, 36, of Craig, and Keli Marie Walls, 20, were each booked into Moffat County Jail for possession of less than a gram of a Schedule 2 controlled substance, a Class 6 felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. Steckel was also booked for violating bail bonds, a Class 6 felony, and Walls was booked for violating a restraining order. Both suspects also had outstanding warrants. Formal charges had not been filed by Thursday afternoon. Jerry DeLong, a Craig Police Department commander, said police had been looking for Steckel after the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office issued a warrant for his arrest earlier in the day Wednesday. The warrant was for attempted distribution of a Schedule 2 controlled substance. According to an arrest affidavit, Walls had two warrants for her arrest. Both warrants are from Routt County, according to her booking sheet. Steckel and Walls were allegedly passengers Wednesday in a Subaru driven by a third person, who was later released without charges, according to the affidavit. After the car was pulled over near Seventh and Breeze streets Wednesday night, a police dog searched the car. Inside the vehicle, officers allegedly found a pipe and empty bags with white residue. Both items allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the affidavit. Steckel and Walls are set to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. In a separate case, Steckel is charged with second-degree burglary and theft, both Class 4 felonies, and two counts of first-degree criminal trespassing, a Class 5 felony. He is also charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and five counts of being a habitual criminal. The charges stem from a November 2010 arrest with Shane Meimerstorf after the two were allegedly found in possession of various tools and a bike that had been reported missing. Steckel was set to enter a plea last month, but the hearing was continued until 1 p.m. May 11.

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Moffat County Commission to host night meeting

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Gray said government’s role is to make sure it is accessible to constituents. That’s why Gray and the rest of the Moffat County Commission have decided to host a night meeting Tuesday to tackle some of the bigger issues in the county.

H. Neal Glanville: Jane’s right — again

A bit before Jane and I were married, I received a baseball-sized kitten as a gift and something to keep me company. I promptly named him Fred, which as time past became Fredrico Ramone of Hollywood. As life will have it, Fred and I slipped into a very quirky relationship that includes attacking each other when I come home and leaving each other alone when necessary.

What makes the Bible different?

Sixty-six books, written by 40 different authors over nearly 2,000 years, and yet the message is seamless throughout. The Bible, the best-selling and most widely read book of all time, is in nearly every home in America. It is unlike any other book — it’s alive and totally relevant to our lives.

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Moffat County youths win saddles in Little Britches Rodeo Series

When the Little Britches Rodeo winter session wrapped up March 27, six Moffat County youths walked away with awards and momentum with the summer session on the horizon. The Jacked Up Events Little Britches Rodeo Series included 13 rodeos from October 2010 until the final rodeo March 27, all in Rifle.When the Little Britches Rodeo winter session wrapped up March 27, six Moffat County youths walked away with awards and momentum with the summer session on the horizon.

Datebook for April 8, 2011

9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Carissa at 826-9742. Noon to 1 p.m. The Grand Olde West Days committee meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave., to discuss this year’s event. The meeting is open to the public. Call Kandee at 824-2151.

Briefs for April 8, 2011

The Craig Daily Press is seeking nominations for its 2010-11 Teacher of the Year. This is the sixth year the Daily Press will honor an area teacher for his or her commitment to students and for encouraging them to think outside the box.

Lisa Brown: National Public Health Month

To the editor: On Monday, public health departments across Colorado began celebrating National Public Health Week by providing safety tips to prevent injuries at home, in the workplace, at play, or in the community. This year’s national theme, “Injury is No Accident: Live Injury-Free,” emphasizes injuries are not “accidents” because they can be prevented.

John Milligan: A night to remember

To the editor: The Save Jane Campaign wants to invite everyone to “An Evening with Blue Rooster,” a mix of blues and rock in an evening you won't soon forget.

Frank Moe: Congrats, new officials

To the editor: I would like to publicly congratulate our newly elected Craig mayor and city council.

Bill Snare: Read the fine print

To the editor: The fire department is in control and out of control. In 2006, the voters of this community voted for a mill levy tax for the benefit of the fire department. This tax was three mills, which was more than the mill levy for the schools and justice center combined.

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Comics for April 8, 2011

Comics for April 8, 2011

Horoscope for April 8, 2011

Even though you may not usually need people around you, in the year ahead you could join up with certain individuals in order to take advantage of what they can offer. This could benefit you socially and financially.

Annie's Mailbox for April 8, 2011: Children won't let widow move on

My sister-in-law, "Cathy," has been a widow for more than 18 months. Before her husband passed, they lost a young son in a tragic accident. Cathy recently met a divorced man through a church site for singles and is the happiest I've seen in a long time. The problem is her adult children. They are attacking her on Facebook with snide remarks, calling her crazy and saying she needs to be committed.

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Sudoku for April 8, 2011

Sudoku for April 8, 2011

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Crossword for April 8, 2011

Crossword for April 8, 2011

Thursday, April 7

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Closing weekend activities at Steamboat Ski Area get started today

2010-11 ski season wraps up Sunday with free concert

Closing Day isn’t a day you just show up for. Many local skiers and riders plot out elaborate games for Sunday, the final day of the season at Steamboat Ski Area. Some make a list of their “must hit” runs. And many dress up for the occasion.

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Coin Collectors Association offering to buy collectibles from Moffat County residents

The word “numismatics” is not one used a great deal in everyday conversation, but familiarity with the term could pay off. The International Coin Collectors Association is looking for numismatists — coin collectors — hoping to sell their wares. The group will be set up today and Saturday at the Hampton Inn, 377 Cedar Court, to purchase coins from local collectors.

Steamboat superintendent could be headed to new job in California

Shalee Cunningham in midst of 3-year contract

Officials from the Novato Unified School District in Marin County, Calif., are in Steamboat today to observe Shalee Cunningham. School Board President Robin Crossan said the district is readying a succession plan should it become necessary.

Janet Sheridan: Sleepless nights

I discard clothes and curios of faded importance without hesitation — an ashtray from Reno, a Yellowstone T-shirt, a TWA shoulder bag. But, such decisiveness deserts me during occasional sleepless nights when past transgressions march through my mind. I toss and turn and try to delete memories of my selfish actions, hurtful words, and self-believed lies, but cannot, so I stumble on feet of clay to their accusatory cadence throughout an endless night.

On the Record for April 7, 2011

On the Record for April 7, 2011

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Craig man finishes second in national tournament challenge

As the NCAA bracket challenge deadline approached in mid-March for every office and Internet pool across the country, John Knoche wasn’t sure he was going to participate. Then, Knoche was taken in by something he does every day as a sales manager at Cook Chevrolet of Craig — a sales pitch.

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Area legislators partnering on mineral lease revenue bill

If passed, bill could place $1 million more annually in Moffat County coffers

State Sen. Jean White contends Northwest Colorado has been hit hard by the economic downturn. Having funds like severance tax and federal mineral lease revenues — portions of which are usually returned to local counties — held back by the state to supplement the general fund doesn’t help either, she said.

MCTA Board briefed on Maybell event cancellation

At its regular meeting Wednesday, the Moffat County Tourism Association Board was given specific information regarding the cancellation of Maybell Cultural Heritage Days. Rose White, one of the event’s organizers, told board members that a safety matter prompted organizers to contact law enforcement.

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Grand Olde West Days seeking volunteers, funding

Kandee Dilldine said Grand Olde West Days is a great event the Craig and Moffat County community enjoys. But, she also believes local residents tend to be more interested in enjoying Grand Olde West Days than working in it.

Briefs for April 7, 2011: Second Amendment focus of today’s tea party meeting

The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots will meet at 7 p.m. today at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. The meeting will include a presentation on the Second Amendment. Speakers include Steve Sloan, Moffat County Sheriff Tim Jantz and Bob McConnell, who will discuss the amendment, concealed weapons, the law and military.

Datebook for April 7, 2011

10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Story time takes place at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Families can enjoy guest speakers, skits, activities and songs. Call 824-5116.

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Crossword for April 7, 2011

Crossword for April 7, 2011

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Comics for April 7, 2011

Comics for April 7, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 7, 2011: Trying to shake friend who wants my life

I've been close friends with "Lucy" since high school. In the past few years, I've noticed that she is imitating everything I do, and I mean everything. I recently dyed my hair red, and she did the same, even using the same stylist. She bought the same carpet, painted her house the same color as ours and last year acquired the same breed of dog. She buys her grandkids the same gifts we buy ours.

Horoscope for April 7, 2011

Exciting hopes unrelated to your past interests might be awakened in the year ahead, helping you achieve more growth than you've ever had in your life. Follow your instincts when they bid you to do something different.

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Sudoku for April 7, 2011

Sudoku for April 7, 2011

Wednesday, April 6

Craig Police Department warns businesses about deceptive mailings

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is warning local businesses and nonprofit groups about a deceptive mailing from a private company, the Craig Police Department reported in a news release Tuesday. The mailing is from a private company offering to file required reports with the Secretary of State’s Office for a fee much higher than the standard $10 filing fee.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Hop’ is one sweet sugar rush

The market for movies about musically talented rodents has been dominated by “Alvin and the Chipmunks” in recent years, but before the singing trio gets too comfortable at the top, they might want to let the main character of “Hop” have his say. For millennia, the Easter Bunny has overseen the biggest holiday of spring. The tradition of distributing colored eggs and other goodies to children around the world has been handed down from father to son for years — until now.

On the Record for April 6, 2011

On the Record for April 6, 2011

Sports Briefs for April 6, 2011: ‘Where the Hell’s Maybell?’ open for registration

Craig Parks and Recreation’s 25th Annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bike ride is now accepting registration. The ride will take place May 21 and registration is free. There are two departure times — 7 a.m. from Northwest Storage, 4295 W. Highway 40, and 7:30 a.m. from Western Knolls.

Sports Spotlight: Garrett Spears

Name: Garrett Spears Grade: Junior, Moffat County High School Sport: Track and field, shot put and discus

MCTA meeting agenda for April 6, 2011

Moffat County Tourism Association Board meeting When: 11:30 a.m. today Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Sentencing hearing continued in Craig man's sexual exploitation case

Today’s sentencing hearing for a 29-year-old Craig man who pleaded guilty to nine felonies relating to sexual exploitation of children was continued until May. As part of a plea agreement with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Stephan White pleaded guilty in January to three counts of sexual exploitation of children, a Class 3 felony; four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a Class 4 felony; and two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, also a Class 4 felony.

Tony St. John: ‘A wonderful success’

To the editor: On March 30, the young men and women from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Craig were out in the community knocking on doors, asking for non-perishable food to give to Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley, a nonprofit organization that helps families and individuals in need. These young men and young women would like to thank you, the community of Craig and Moffat County, for your generous contributions.

Dave DeRose: Questions on tomorrow

To the editor: I was standing on the corner in Winslow, Ariz., wondering why Jackson Browne and Glen Frey used this town to rhyme with corner. There are other towns in Arizona that are also on Route 66 that would have worked as well.

Briefs for April 6, 2011: Teacher of the Year nominations sought

The Craig Daily Press is seeking nominations for its 2010-11 Teacher of the Year. This is the sixth year the Daily Press will honor an area teacher for his or her commitment to students and for encouraging them to think outside the box. Past recipients are Amy Pottinger, Rosie Crosthwaite, Sylvia Duncan, Deb Frazier and John Bolton.

Datebook for April 6, 2011

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 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. 11:30 a.m. The Moffat County Tourism Association Board meets in the main floor conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. See the agenda on page 5. Call 824-2335.

Editorial: Numbers game, numbers gain

Numbers don’t lie, and voter turnout figures from Tuesday’s Craig municipal election spoke loud and clear. They emphatically stated the Craig City Council made a wise decision earlier this year to change the election’s format to an all mail-in ballot.

Pat Pearce: Thanks for the support

To the editor: The Humane Society thanks the following: Tony Lyon for the dog treats. The shelter dogs loved them.

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Sudoku for April 6, 2011

Sudoku for April 6, 2011

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Comics for April 6, 2011

Comics for April 6, 2011

AFP COMMERCIAL FLOORING SYSTEM

The City of Craig is accepting proposals to furnish and install all materials for a seamless epoxy, quartz broadcast flooring system and cove in the Craig Municipal Pool Bathhouse. Proposals will be opened and read aloud at City Hall, 300 West Fourth Street, Craig, Colorado 81625 at 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2011. Award of bid will be at the City Council meeting on April 26, 2011. Specifications may be obtained by contacting Parks Director Dave Pike at 970-826-2006.

Horoscope for April 6, 2011

An active schedule may be on the agenda, and will produce many exciting experiences for you in the year ahead. An abundance of new faces, new places and new interests will enter into your life.

Annie's Mailbox for April 6, 2011: Needing to confide about molestation from childhood

I need to talk to someone. No one knows about this -- not even my husband of 19 years. I am now 40, and when I was a young girl, I was molested for a period of time by a hired man on the farm my dad owned. He said if I ever told anyone, he would hurt me, and I believed him. I never went to my parents. I was also raped my second year in college by a fellow classmate.

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Crossword for April 6, 2011

Crossword for April 6, 2011

Tuesday, April 5

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Calm returns to Steamboat Springs' library

Altercation, stabbing Monday described as random, isolated incident

Library Director Chris Painter described the library as peaceful and calm Tuesday, although senior staff members were in meetings much of the day tending to business and discussing Monday’s incident, when a man reportedly stabbed a teen in the hands.

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Incumbents, one newcomer pegged for Craig City Council

Craig Mayor Don Jones compared election night to a game of poker. “Until you turn over all your cards, you don’t know where you’re at,” Jones said. “You do the best you can, those are the cards you play, and I had the winning hand this time.” Jones, who was term-limited as mayor, was one of three candidates elected to the Craig City Council in Tuesday’s municipal election.

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Craig voters elect new mayor

Terry Carwile secures 63 percent of the vote, outpacing opponent Frank Moe

Terry Carwile had a familiar feeling Tuesday night — the anticipation of election day results. The 63-year-old mayoral candidate compared the feeling that sometimes goes along with learning one’s political fate to another activity.

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Mail election boosts Craig voter turnout

Tuesday’s election boasts 51.9-percent participation from active voters

Election officials received more than half the ballots mailed to active voters for Craig’s municipal election, according to final tallies released Tuesday night. Craig City Clerk Shirley Seely said 1,638 ballots were counted for the election, or 51.9 percent of the 3,152 ballots mailed out to active voters. Earlier this year, city officials approved changing the election’s format from the traditional polling place to an all mail-in election. Ballots were sent to active voters in mid-March.

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Craig billiards team qualifies for Las Vegas tournament

Pool means more to the Motley Cue team than just nicknames and good times. Sure, the billiards team has “Hippie,” “Weasel” and “T,” who contribute. And it’s also true they enjoy the camaraderie and time spent at the Popular Bar every week. But, when it comes down to the sport of billiards, the team looks for good, solid competition and a chance to win as much as anything else.

Michelle Balleck: Slow weekend in spring snowiness

It’s a slow weekend in Craig, but maybe that’s for the best, considering the weather is slated to be chilly and snowy and/or rainy. It’s a good time for spring cleaning, catching up or kicking back — maybe with a few of the new releases out on DVD.

Moffat County Commission: Strategic planning focusing on the ‘big picture’

Moffat County Commissioner Audrey Danner said there’s a reason behind recent county focus sessions aimed at developing long-term strategic plans. Those plans, she said, will allow the commissioners and various departments to set sights beyond the county’s day-to-day operations, and focus on the “big picture” down the road.

On the Record for April 5, 2011

On the Record for April 5, 2011

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MCHS track athletes compete at invitational in Grand Junction

Lauren Roberts arrived Saturday at the Warrior Wild West Invitational in Grand Junction fresh off a two-week break from competition. The Moffat County High School senior competed in four events in the inaugural meet — the 200-meter dash, and the triple, high and long jumps. Todd Trapp, the MCHS girls varsity track and field coach, said Roberts started her events at the beginning of the day and was moving between all four until the end of the meet.

Boys & Girls Club of Craig receives $15K grant

El Pomar money will be used for Skills for Success program

Dana Duran, director of the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, said the goal of the organization’s Skills for Success program is to create leaders in a competitive world. “I think teaching them skills to be better people, to have good critical thinking and problem solving skills, that’s what I want to do through this program,” Duran said.

Organizers confirm Craig coal conference

Stuart Sanderson, president of the Colorado Mining Association, contends the public doesn’t fully understand the intricacies of the state’s mining industry. “I think there is much that is not understood about our industry and it is interesting because Colorado has undergone such incredible demographic changes in the last decade and a half — increases in population (and) political transformations,” he said. “

Datebook for April 4, 2011

Ballots for Craig’s municipal election must be returned by 7 p.m. today at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St., or the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. Election results will be posted at www.craigdailypress.com once they are finalized.

Briefs for April 4, 2011: Moffat County P&Z agenda for today’s meeting

The Moffat County Planning & Zoning Commission is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the council chambers at Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St. The meeting is open to the public, and the agenda is listed below: • Call to order • Approve March 1 meeting • Changes to the agenda

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Crossword for April 5, 2011

Crossword for April 5, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 5, 2011: Brother berating family for tough financial time

Through circumstances beyond our control, my husband and I recently found ourselves homeless for about a month, and we slept in our car. We had two dogs. A friend took one, but no one wanted "Rex." Temporary boarding was not economically feasible. Keeping him in the car proved impossible. All the animal rescues and humane societies in our area were full, and they turned us down.

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Comics for April 5, 2011

Comics for April 5, 2011

Horoscope for April 5, 2011

Valuable education that you've acquired through either schooling or experience will be used constructively in coming months. It will be most valuable when it can be applied in your field of endeavor.

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Sudoku for April 5, 2011

Sudoku for April 5, 2011

Monday, April 4

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Man arrested on suspicion of stabbing teen at Bud Werner Memorial Library

Adam Huber, 40, was peacefully taken into custody late Monday afternoon. Steamboat Springs police suspect Huber of stabbing a teen in both hands during an altercation in the library's teen reading area.

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Craig voters elect new mayor, city council members

Voting results from today’s Craig municipal election are now finalized and city voters have elected a new mayor and three city council members. Turnout was 51.9 percent in the all mail-in ballot.

On the Record for April 4, 2011

On the Record for April 4, 2011

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Performers audition for spot in annual Talent Show

It’s a song that took Bill Ronis about 10 minutes to write, but it was more than 17 years in the making. On Saturday, the 56-year-old Ronis walked onto the Moffat County High School auditorium stage with a guitar and foot-operated tambourine in hand.

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Yampa Valley Golf Course opens Saturday for 1st time this year

Craig resident Doreen McIntyre has high praise for Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig. “This is the best course in Northwest Colorado,” she said. Doreen, 67, and her husband, Ed, played golf with friends Jim and Linda Showalter on Saturday, the first day the local course has been open this year.

My Life, My Words: James Marren — ‘Every chance I get, we do something fun’

“My wife came from Craig. … She went to college in Missouri. … She was in college, I was just living there. “The job (keeps me here.) I own two businesses — J&M Landscaping and Rhino Lining of Craig. I’m a partner and 50-percent owner of both of those. “My stepdad owned a roofing company, so every summer I worked for him, starting when I was probably 12. Then I went into construction build, then I drove tow trucks and got here. … I’ve been in the landscape business for 10 years and owned my business for three.

Bulldogs split doubleheader against Eagle Valley

The Moffat County High School boys varsity baseball team’s first win of the season Saturday had the Bulldogs riding a wave of momentum. What followed, however, wasn’t as pleasant. The Bulldogs (1-4 overall, 1-1 Western Slope League) won a hard fought battle in their first of two games against Eagle Valley High School, scoring six runs in extra innings for the victory, 15-9.

Business Beat: International Coin Collectors Association in Craig

For those who keep coins around, there’s an opportunity coming up to learn whether that old penny is worth a dime. From Tuesday through Saturday, the International Coin Collectors Association will be at the Hampton Inn, 377 Cedar Court in Craig, hoping to find rare coins and old currency, among other items.

MCTA director announces resignation

Marilynn Hill, Moffat County Tourism Association executive director, announced Sunday she would soon be leaving the organization. In a letter addressed to MCTA Board Chairwoman Kandee Dilldine and copied to the Moffat County Commission, Hill wrote that her last day would be May 19.

John Milligan: Donations sought

To the editor: The Save Jane Campaign is accepting donations for the upcoming indoor garage sale.

Bulldog Sports for April 4, 2011

Today None Tuesday None Wednesday None

Briefs for April 4, 2011: Church hosting new event

Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 3107 W. First St., hosts Moms’ Monday from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. every Monday. Local mothers can bring their children and a lunch to the church to enjoy “fun and fellowship while the kids run and play,” according to a news release.

Datebook for April 4, 2011

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association/Aging Well Program’s aquatics class takes place at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court. The cost is $32 for an eight-week session or $6 for drop-ins. Call Cathy Vanatta at 826-0807. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147.

Senior Spotlight for April 4, 2011

One time while I was in the hospital, the quiet was broken by the sound of laughter. It brought a smile to my face. As I lay there, I thought, “Thank you, Lord, for bringing a ray of sunshine into a place of uncertainty, pain, and some loneliness.”

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: Capturing the moments

I always found time to be alone while living in San Diego, whether it was in a coffee shop, in a random beach neighborhood, out for a jog or walk on the beach, or even on one of my aimless drives up the coast. My time spent alone in San Diego was my moment to process my growth. And while my group of friends in college was nearly inseparable, we all found time to process our experience.

H. Neal Glanville: Observation — the sequel

Today’s column is brought to you by those who wonder, “Why on earth?” There’s also contributions from a gob of people who couldn’t be polite if it rained on them. As to the why question, the crud of adulthood would like to know if a reason exists that our time should be wasted with the televised exploits of a drug addict? We do not need to hear, see or read about every slightest thing this selfish man has done to those around him.

Ed Winters: Station talk ‘appalling’

To the editor: The thought that Craig is in need of a second firehouse is appalling. I understand the residents of Moffat County passed the mill levy increase for the fire protection district in 2006, but since then have the residents seen an increase in service provided? I say no.

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Comics for April 4, 2011

Comics for April 4, 2011

Horoscope for April 4, 2011

Several new, enviable social and business relationships can be established in the next year. Each will involve people who will be as anxious to advance your interests as you will be to help develop their hopes and desires.

Trapper Mining Inc. intends to modify CDMG Permit No. C-81-010

Trapper Mining Inc. intends to modify its permit (CDMG Permit No. C-81-010, approved 12/31/2007). The annual report updates and revises portions of the mining and reclamation permit. This information is being proposed as Technical Revision TR-108.

Annie's Mailbox for April 4, 2011: Roommate refuses to help clean apartment

I am a 22-year-old college student living on a fixed income in a small apartment with a roommate. "Randy" is one of my best friends, and we've known each other for 10 years. We're a good match. I suffer from Asperger's, and Randy has a minor case of OCD. We are two average, slightly sloppy 20-somethings. But I have a problem with Randy. We moved in together a year ago and have only twice set aside time to clean the place. The first time, I was the only one doing anything.

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Crossword for April 4, 2011

Crossword for April 4, 2011

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Sudoku for April 4, 2011

Sudoku for April 4, 2011

Sunday, April 3

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Aging Well: Exercise improves Parkinson’s symptoms

There are many unanswered questions about Parkinson’s disease. Some, such as what causes the condition in the first place, are troubling. Others, such as why exercise improves lives of people coping with the disease, are more optimistic.

Saturday, April 2

Emergency Medical Services Program Bids

LEGAL NOTICE Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 221 W. Victory Way, Craig, CO, 81625 on April 18, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for Moffat County Medical Director for the Emergency Medical Services Program. Bids must be submitted no later than April 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. at Moffat County Administration Office, 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 110, Craig, CO 81625.

Case Number 2011PR11

Case Number 2011PR11 Estate of Deceased BETTY JOE KAWCHACK, a/k/a BETTY J. KAWCHACK and BETTY KAWCHACK

Hearing is filed pursuant to C.R.S. §15-12-1303

This Notice of Hearing is filed pursuant to C.R.S. §15-12-1303. The Petitioner is Teresa A. Parker whose mailing address is 3049 Fiddlers Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248-2884. The Decedent is Lillie M. Hineline. The property, located in Moffat County, Colorado is as follows: Township 8 North, Range 91 West of the 6th P.M. ¼ interest in: Section 4: SW1/4SW1/4 Section 5: Lot 2, SW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4 Containing 287-65 acres, more or less

Permit No. C-1981-019

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Technical Revision Application No. 87 (TR-87) for the Colowyo Coal Mine (Permit No. C-1981-019), submitted by Colowyo Coal Company L.P..

C.R.S. §15-12-1303

This Notice of Hearing is filed pursuant to C.R.S. §15-12-1303. The Petitioner is Teresa A. Parker whose mailing address is 3049 Fiddlers Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45248-2884. The Decedent is Lillie M. Hineline. The property, located in Moffat County, Colorado is as follows: Township 8 North, Range 91 West of the 6th P.M. ¼ interest in: Section 4: SW1/4SW1/4 Section 5: Lot 2, SW1/4NE1/4, SE1/4 Containing 287-65 acres, more or less

Moffat County Planning Commission meeting agenda for April 2, 2011

Moffat County Planning Commission meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Craig City Hall council chambers, 300 W. Fourth St. Agenda:

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The case for station no. 2 in Craig

Chris Nichols, a Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board member, was recently posed a question. “Somebody once said, ‘We live in a one-horse town (so) why do we need two fire stations?’” he said. Nichols, the former chief of Craig Fire/Rescue, had a response.

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MCHS staffers putting yearbook to bed

For the Moffat County High School yearbook staff, putting together the annual keepsake is an ongoing endeavor. “Once we do our final submission and the yearbooks are being printed at the production plant, that’s when we start our planning,” MCHS yearbook advisor Casey Kilpatrick said. “We’ll decide on a theme, what kind of graphic elements we want to use, how we want to break the yearbook down, what kind of coverage we want, all the details.

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MCHS girls soccer falls to Delta

A late goal Friday by Delta High School stunned the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team. Entering the second half tied, 1-1, junior Kelly Ciesco scored her second goal of the game on a breakaway to give the Bulldogs (1-4 overall, 0-4 Western Slope League) a 2-1 lead.

Veterans Hotline: Honor flight open to World War II veterans

I heard a rumor that the Western Slope Honor Flight was going to take Korean War veterans on its trip to Washington, D.C. This is not true. Maybe sometime in the future this will happen, but the flight going out May 4 and 5 is full and there is a waiting list for the next flight.

Government update for April 2, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Over a Cup: Try this scrumptious ‘Sopapilla Cheesecake’

Remember the “Taco Soup” I featured in this column a few weeks ago? It was contributed by Lona Allum, of Maryland. I finally got a chance to try the recipe, and we liked it, especially served with taco chips.

Agriculture & Livestock: Moffat County participants enjoy ‘4-H Got Game’ retreat

Having celebrated its 100th birthday last year, Colorado 4-H is now “Ready for Another 100 Years.” And so, getting on with business to begin the next 100 years, 13 Moffat County 4-H members, chaperones and 4-H Agent Alisa Comstock recently traveled to Glenwood Springs to attend the 18th Annual District 11 and 12 Retreat. The retreat took place March 18 through 20 at the Marriott Residence and Marriott Courtyard in Glenwood Springs. Counties in District 11 include: Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield and Eagle. Those in District 12 are: Routt, Jackson, Grand and Summit. (Summit County did not attend.)

John Milligan: Wife will get kidney

To the editor: To the community: It’s official. I am giving my wife a kidney.

Lawrence Sober: Not’ international police’

To the editor: Our country is in debt more than $14 trillion and our president just got us into another war. The lowest ranking combat infantry private knows that it’s impossible to win a war without using ground forces. We have a president who refuses to secure our own borders, yet he is quick to get us into another war in an Arab nation? Now they want to arm a rebel army that no one knows anything about. We armed rebel forces in Afghanistan so they could defeat the Russians.

Datebook for April 2, 2011

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Craig Concert Association hosts auditions for its annual Talent Show at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. The Talent Show is at 7 p.m. April 23 at the MCHS auditorium. Call Denise Hainault at 824-8326 or visit www.craigconcerts.org. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Relay Rockstars, a Craig Relay for Life team, hosts a fundraising bake sale at City Market, 505 W. Victory Way.

Editorial: Is station No. 2 needed?

It’s no secret the men and women of Craig Fire/Rescue are brave, talented and dedicated, traits that are rare these days. In 2006, after two previous attempts, local voters finally gave the thumbs up to a mill levy increase that would boost funding for the Craig Rural Fire Protection District for much needed equipment upgrades for our firefighting volunteers. The Editorial Board supports that decision — we want to make sure our fire department has as much equipment as they need to safely and efficiently fight fires and serve the public.

Briefs for April 2, 2011: Church hosting new event for mothers and children

Apostolic Lighthouse Church, 3107 W. First St., hosts Moms’ Monday from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. every Monday. Local mothers can bring their children and a lunch to the church to enjoy “fun and fellowship while the kids run and play,” according to a news release.

Baxter Black: Food and fiber

I was pondering on the seemingly frivolous tendency of humans to disregard some of the basic accomplishments that brought mankind to our esteemed place on the planet Earth in the 21st Century. For example, in order to move beyond the gathering roots and berries phase, they discovered the life-giving dense protein, meat. In the progression of civilization, they learned how to hunt. The benefits of adding meat to their diet were stupendous.

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Comics for April 2, 2011

Comics for April 2, 2011

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Sudoku for April 2, 2011

Sudoku for April 2, 2011

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Crossword for April 2, 2011

Crossword for April 2, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for April 2, 2011: Unsure how to kick son out of house

I am ready for the loony farm. Both of my adult sons are back at home, one with his child. My husband retired last year. I am still working. One son, "Matt," contributes toward rent and household chores, but the other, "Joe," sits like a bump on a log and does nothing. I'm sure that Joe has Adult Attention Deficit Disorder, but he won't do anything about it. I don't want to throw him out, but he leaves us no choice.

Horoscope for April 2, 2011

In the year ahead, you could develop a whole new group of friends through a novel interest of yours. Both they and your newfound activity will greatly expand your social life as well as your view of the world.

Friday, April 1

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Moffat County ranked 44th among healthiest counties in Colorado

Moffat County was listed 44th out of 57 counties in Colorado in the 2011 County Health Rankings released Wednesday. The rankings, developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, use a variety of factors including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic considerations, physical environment, mortality and morbidity.

On the Record for April 1, 2011

On the Record for April 1, 2011

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MCHS girls soccer falls 4-1 after ‘sleepy’ 1st half

An early deficit Thursday stopped the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team from mounting a comeback, as they fell to Battle Mountain High School, 4-1. The Huskies (3-4 overall, 2-4 Western Slope League) jumped on the Bulldogs and scored all four goals in the first half at Woodbury Sports Complex. The Bulldogs’ (1-3 overall, 0-3 WSL) head coach Harry Tripp said his team came out “sleepy” in the first half.

Local fuel gauge for April 1, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo. Craig: 1. Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $3.59; Diesel: $3.99

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MCHS junior juggles unusual sports load

Miguel Molina is a three-sport athlete, but not in the traditional way. Molina made a commitment after his sophomore year to not only play for the Moffat County High School varsity football team, but to run cross-country as well, both sports played during the fall season.

The Memorial Hospital Board updated on federal health care changes

During his report Thursday night to The Memorial Hospital Board, Wayne Scholz encouraged board members to consider upcoming changes to the federal health care system. Scholz, region 9 associate vice president for Quorum Health Resources, spoke briefly on the Affordable Care Act. He said there are specific changes to Medicaid reimbursement to hospitals under Medicare’s prospective payment system.

Moffat County contracts for GIS map service

For the last several months, Moffat County GIS technician Nancy Miles has been keeping busy. However, the work she’s been doing lately isn’t quite what she was hired to do, she said. “I’m supposed to be drawing and I’ve been helping people,” she said.

Sandy Orgoglioso: ‘2 stellar residents’

To the editor: I have seen Joe Bird put his heart and soul into his business practices, community involvement and family. His judgment is always sound. He is not self serving, rather he seeks the greatest good.

H. Neal Glanville: Bottoms up to spring

I was about to cast my vote over the swimming pool fix when low and behold, the state found more money. Not that the money was lost, mind you — it just hadn’t been counted. Well, maybe it had been counted, but perhaps it was placed in the wrong pile. According to The Denver Post, $75 million appeared after the discovery of a flaw in the formula used to forecast the state’s revenue.

Jim Meineke: Re-elect Ray Beck

To the editor: I would like to say a few words for Ray Beck. He has the interest of Craig and Moffat County in his heart and mind. Please vote for him.

Briefs for April 1, 2011: Group to discuss garden tools today

The Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, the local chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood, will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. One of the speakers will be Lorrae Moon, who will teach attendees how to get garden tools ready for spring.

Datebook for April 1, 2011

9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Carissa at 826-9742. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, the local chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood, will meet at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. Lorrae Moon will present about getting garden tools ready for spring. Call Susan Domer at 824-6436.

Annie's Mailbox for April 1, 2011: Don't know how to be friendlier

I am a 14-year-old girl. I am arguably the smartest in the school and have never lacked confidence. I admit I am prideful and have never questioned my self-worth. I am always the one in the group with a sarcastic remark, although I am always careful never to hurt anyone with my words. I consider myself literate beyond my years. This past week, my friends said they didn't think I could be truly "nice."

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Comics for April 1, 2011

Comics for April 1, 2011

Opening Bids for Demolition, Removal and Salvage of the Old Moffat County Jail Modular Units

Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 221 West Victory Way, Suite 250, Craig, CO, 81625 on April 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. for Demolition, Removal and Salvage of the Old Moffat County Jail Modular Units.

Horoscope for April 1, 2011

For the first time in a while, you'll sense that your destiny is in your hands, precipitating a powerful drive within you. A number of exciting, new happenings and experiences will come from this revelation during the next year.

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Sudoku for April 1, 2011

Sudoku for April 1, 2011

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Crossword for April 1, 2011

Crossword for April 1, 2011