News for Saturday, August 20, 2011



Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor

To: Unknown Father of Austyn K. Sullivan: A hearing on Petition for Appointment of Guardian for Minor for the grandparents to get Court authorized guardianship of Austyn K. Sullivan with the consent of the mother will be held at the following time and location or at a later date to which the hearing may be continued:

open bids ATV for Moffat County Sheriffs Office

Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 221 West Victory Way, Craig, CO, 81625 on September 1, 2011 at 9am for the purchase of an ATV for Moffat County Sheriffs Office. Bids must be submitted no later than August 31, 2011 at 4pm in the Moffat County Sheriffs Office, 800 W 1st Street, Suite 100, Craig, CO 81625.

Colowyo Coal Mine (Permit No. C-1981-019),

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Technical Revision Application No. 91 (TR-91) for the Colowyo Coal Mine (Permit No. C-1981-019), submitted by Colowyo Coal Company L.P.. Colowyo Coal Company is proposing to terminate piezemeter monitoring on the streeter fill. The streeter fill is located in an area Colowyo Coal Company has requested to be final bond released.


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1652 Original Grantor(s): Tracey L Behrman and Katherine M Phillips Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for FIRST FRANKLIN FINANCIAL CORP., AN OP. SUB. OF MLB&T CO., FSB


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1653 Original Grantor(s): John H. Jacob Original Beneficiary(ies): Mountain Valley Bank


COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1646 Original Grantor(s): Joshua Templeton and Charles Fread Original Beneficiary(ies): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

Case Number: 2011JA7

NOTICE OF HEARING In the Matter of the Petition of: BRADLEY D. ELIZONDO For the Adoption of a Child: GRACIE MAE KELLER Case Number: 2011JA7 Moffat County District Court

Moffat County School District sets policy for school lunch discounts

The Moffat County School District has set its policy for school lunch discounts for the 2011-12 school year. The discounts, which include free meals and reduced price meals, apply to students from families whose income levels are at a certain level.

Friends of the NRA, shooting club award scholarships

During a Tuesday ceremony, the Bears Ears Sportsman Club and the Yampa Valley Friends of the NRA awarded $2,000 college scholarships to two local students. The recipients were Lindsay Yoast and Miranda Blomquist.

Agriculture & Livestock: Remembering the country school

All it takes is the sound of crickets in the evening to trigger memories of the fall. And then, the scents of rabbit brush, sagebrush, and “sunflower” — a composite plant that has a blossom resembling a sunflower but isn’t really a sunflower at all — cause memories of our country school to come flooding back to me. The memories come from my years growing up on our Morapos Creek ranch with my sisters and brother.

Government Update for Aug. 22, 2011

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

Honor Flight seeking WWII veterans for final flight

The Western Slope Honor Flight is continuing to actively search for World War II veterans interested in going on the final flight of the program, scheduled for Sept. 21 and 22 to Washington, D.C. Seats are still available for veterans from the Western Slope and Eastern Utah interested in visiting the memorials built and dedicated in their honor.

Guest Columnist: Red tape or red herring?

In what seems to be an annual occurrence like the Perseid meteor shower, optimism on the upcoming Broncos season, and lamenting the impending school year, so goes the usual cries of eliminating regulations and cutting red tape under the auspices of fostering development of our natural resources. This year’s initial summer volley into the area of anti-regulation came from Congressman Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Whip from California, and Senator John Barrasso, of Wyoming.

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Local clinic participating in program that examines childhood obesity

Choosing the right food and drinks, avoiding temptation of the wrong ones and being active outside rather than glued in front of the television. When done consistently at a young age, all of these can help prevent health problems now and later in life. That’s the lesson Moffat Family Clinic staffers want to impart on young patients.

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School board candidates emerge in Craig

Vicki Duncan, the Moffat County School District’s designated election official, was optimistic Friday when discussing November’s school board election. “We have four board of education district seats open on this year’s ballot,” Duncan said. “So far, there has been interest in every district but one.” By interest, Duncan was referring to five residents who have come into her office to fill out paperwork and pick up a candidate petition.

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Local champ provides inside tips for navigating Yampa Valley Golf Course

With the 2011 Men’s and Ladies Club Championships beginning today at Yampa Valley Golf Course, every golfer competing is looking for an edge against the field. Sean Smith, a Craig resident, has been playing golf for seven years, beginning as a freshman on the Moffat County High School boys golf team.

Over a Cup: Cookies for summer abundance

It seems as if it should still be July. That may be the reason that I’m still featuring rhubarb recipes. As I wrote this week’s column, I realized that the rhubarb supply in your garden may be depleted. In that case, maybe you can clip this recipe and keep it for next year.

Balloon festival continues today and Sunday in Craig

Below is a schedule of weekend events for the 2011 Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival at Loudy-Simpson Park: Today: • 6:30 to 8 a.m. Balloon launches

Obama pushes for action on jobs

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says members of Congress should put country before politics, set aside their differences and act together to put people back to work. The president is vacationing on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, but he recorded his weekly Saturday radio and Internet address earlier in the week while in Alpha, Ill., during an economy-focused Midwestern bus tour.

Colorado couple gets more time in deportation case

(AP) — New immigration guidelines from the Homeland Security Department helped a lesbian couple get more time to fight a deportation case in Colorado, their attorney said Friday. Attorney Lavi Soloway said Denver immigration Judge Mimi Tsankov told the court that lawyers from both sides of the case should take additional time to review the case in light of an announcement by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Thursday that illegal immigrants without a criminal record could be allowed to stay in the country if they face deportation. Soloway said the judge also cited recent questions surrounding a law defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Fox mum on his quarterback rotation for Bills

(AP) — If Brady Quinn has leapfrogged Tim Tebow on the Denver Broncos' depth chart, coach John Fox isn't saying. Fans will just have to tune in Saturday night to see what happens when the Broncos face the Buffalo Bills at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the stadium's new moniker. Fox called it a "game-time decision" regarding his quarterback rotation.

Briefs for Aug. 20, 2011: Firefighter’s Ball set for tonight

The 72nd annual Firefighter’s Ball Luau is scheduled for 6 p.m. to midnight tonight at the OP Bar & Grill, 534 E. Victory Way. Carl Sokia will serve as disc jockey.

On the Record for August 19, 2011

On the Record for August 19, 2011

Datebook for Aug. 20, 2011

6:30 to 8 a.m. Balloons take flight as part of the Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival at Loudy-Simpson Park. The cost for the festival is $5 per person for the weekend. Visit 7 a.m. The 2011 Men’s and Ladies Club Championships take place at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394.

Baxter Black: Horse abuse and the GAO

The road to increased horse abandonment and abuse is paved with good intentions. In June, the U.S. Government Accountability Office finished its report on the current status of horse welfare in the U.S. titled “Action Needed to address Unintended Consequences from Cessation of Domestic Slaughter.”

Amy Jones: Helping the children

To the editor: I wanted to take a moment to recognize a wonderful service the Craig Police Department provides this community. My son and daughter were riding their bikes around Sunset Elementary School with their helmets on when they were approached by a police officer.

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Comics for Aug. 20, 2011

Comics for Aug. 20, 2011

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Sudoku for Aug. 20, 2011

Sudoku for Aug. 20, 2011

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Crossword for Aug. 20, 2011

Crossword for Aug. 20, 2011

Horoscope for Aug. 20, 2011

In the coming months, you'll be able to ably handle all involvements or endeavors that deal directly with the public. This gift will produce many advances and much growth of income.