News for Saturday, April 9, 2011

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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. 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

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

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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.

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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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:

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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Crossword for April 9, 2011

Crossword for April 9, 2011

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Sudoku for April 9, 2011

Sudoku for April 9, 2011

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.