Some time ago, Donna Deakins, of Craig, brought me a recipe for “Hungry Boys’ Casserole.” I have a bad habit of slipping a recipe into whatever cookbook I have open at the time and then not being able to find it again. That’s the case with Donna’s recipe. I think this would be a great casserole to make when you need to feed hungry workers (such as branding day on the ranch).
The next week will mean the end of a lot of things for Imelda Hernandez. Besides saying goodbye to her friends in the Moffat County 4-H Club, she will no longer be able to compete in one of the group’s biggest events of the year. But, that just makes this year all the more special.
American Legion Post 62 and the Craig Lions Club are sponsoring a golf tournament at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. The tournament is a shotgun start. There is a $50 per person entry fee, which includes 18 holes of golf and cart.
With summer coming to a close and the first day of school on the horizon, the Craig Sea Sharks have one last chance to compete in the pool this weekend. The Colorado seasonal state swimming meet began Friday at the Craig Swimming Complex and continues today and Sunday. The Sea Sharks have 12 swimmers competing in 33 events during the three-day event, which includes more than 360 swimmers from around the state.
Brent Curtice, assistant superintendent for Moffat County School District, said the results of the 2011 Colorado Student Assessment Program are mixed. “We had some really bright spots, and we had some spots that weren’t so bright,” he said. “We want to take an in-depth look at our achievement and make sure we’re doing the best we can for kids.”
Laura Carter, mother of late Hayden resident Joshua Ward, spoke emotionally Friday about her son and the fatal vehicle crash that claimed his life as well as former Hayden police officer Carla Steele. “If I could trade places with Carla Steele, I would do it in a heartbeat,” Carter said. “I feel so terrible for her family and I wish there was something I could do.” Carter and her husband, Cliff, were traveling Friday to Oklahoma to have a memorial service for Ward with friends and family.
Ranch work is identified by the “season,” each one coinciding with the time of the year. For example, there’s calving season, lambing season and gathering season. But right now, it’s haying season that’s in full swing.
Our regular goin’-to-the-pasture rig, a one-ton 4-wheel drive 1997 GMC diesel with 256,439 miles, was in the shop. So, we brought out the ol’ standby — a 1969 Ford F-250 three-quarter ton 4-speed with split rims and a manual choke. It has a B&W turnover gooseneck ball made during the Civil War, I think. My son hooked up the old Ford to the gooseneck trailer, loaded the horses and went to check the cows. They came back, unhooked the trailer and took a load of trash to the dump with the Ford. I returned from the shop with the Jimmy and backed up to the trailer. In the rear view, the trailer’s electric hook-up looked different. On closer exam, I could see the male plug was gone and the wires had been stripped.
8 a.m. The Craig Kiwanis Club Scholarship Golf Tournament is at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. The cost is $70 for players 17 and older and $35 for those 16 and younger. Call the golf course at 824-3673. 8 a.m. The Craig Sea Sharks host the Colorado seasonal state meet at Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St.
Moffat, Routt, Jackson and Larimer counties have been designated as contiguous counties to disaster area in Wyoming due to losses caused by sever storms, flooding and landslides between May 18 and July 8. Producers in these counties could be eligible for Farm Service Agency low-interest emergency loans, available to operators of family farms and ranches who are unable to obtain credit elsewhere. Loans are based on production losses caused by the disaster.
The Colorado seasonal state swim meet, hosted by the Craig Sea Sharks, continues today and Sunday at the Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St. The meet begins at 8 a.m. both days. The Sea Sharks have 12 swimmers competing, with 369 swimmers from around the state also participating.
Moffat County Land Use Board meeting When: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday Where: Main floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:
To the editor: The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Center is recognizing National Health Center Week 2011 from August 7 to 13 to raise awareness about America’s health centers. Medical homes are valuable and necessary. When people have a place to go for regular care, they use it and stay healthy.
To the editor: I want to express sincere thanks to the many family and friends for their flowers, cards and concern for me. Many thanks to the doctors and nurses who cared for me. It made my stay so much easier. The nice people from the kitchen must also be thanked.
As many Colorado families continue to lose jobs, homes, or even hope for a brighter future, they may not realize that one key to our nation’s economic recovery lies right beneath them. Colorado and our Western neighbors are home to vast energy reserves that, if tapped and developed responsibly, could fuel our nation’s economic recovery.
Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:
It is quite likely that you will resurrect two endeavors that you shelved in the past, not from of a lack of interest, but because you ran out of steam. With some fresh energy under your belt, you should be successful this time around.
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