News for Monday, April 25, 2011



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.

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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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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Comics for April 25, 2011

Comics for April 25, 2011