News for Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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Sudoku for April 19, 2011

Sudoku for April 19, 2011

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Crossword for April 19, 2011

Crossword for April 19, 2011

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.

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.

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Comics for April 19, 2011

Comics for April 19, 2011

Easter Egg Making and Decorating

Tips and tricks for decorating the ideal Easter eggs!