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On the Record for Aug. 25, 2011

On the Record for Aug. 25, 2011

Andy Bockelman: No need to mark your calendar for ‘One Day’

Every couple has anniversaries of special occasions in their time together. Their first date, first weekend away together, first time they teamed up to kill a bug under the kitchen sink. But, as the pair in “One Day” shows us, there’s no greater signpost for a couple than the first time they didn’t sleep together. What’s the customary gift for that one?

Janet Sheridan: The true new year

January 1 isn’t the true New Year’s Day; it’s too cold then to think about anything, least of all new beginnings. For eyeball-popping, stomach-fluttering, start-over excitement, nothing compares to the first day of school: new teachers, different classmates, and blank report cards. I still sense a quickening in my world when the school year begins.

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Yampa Valley Golf Course crowns new club champions

Susan Nicholson said she played golf before she had children, but once her daughters arrived, time for the sport was tough to find. However, it was only a matter of time before Susan got back into the game. Her daughters, Amber and Heather, play the game as well, and competed on the team at Moffat County High School. Watching them play left a mark Susan, she said. “I learned a lot from my husband, but I learned a ton by watching my girls play,” she said. “They had to know the rules and I just watched how they handled situations and the shots they took to improve my own game.” Susan’s game was in top form Aug. 20 and 21 during the 2011 Men’s and Ladies Club Championships at Yampa Valley Golf Course. She won gross in the ladies first flight with a two-day combined score of 169.

Congressman: Water a key to economic vitality

Rep. Cory Gardner delivers keynote address at Colorado Water Congress

Even if the state could afford to build every water project on the books today, funds would still fall well short of future water needs. That was one of the points raised Wednesday by Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., during the keynote address at the Colorado Water Congress gathering in Steamboat Springs. Gardner, a Yuma native, represents the state’s fourth district in the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and three subcommittees including energy and power, environment and economy, and oversight and investigations. State Sen. Jean White, R-Hayden, introduced her friend and former colleague in the state legislature.

Michelle Balleck: BBQ & golf make for a toasty, tasty weekend

Even if you’re not into barbecue — how could you not be? — there’s plenty of fun at this weekend’s BBQ Championship. There’s music, a fire show and more. Plus there are a couple of golf tournaments to help you enjoy the last weekend of summer before school starts up again.

Charges filed in Rio Blanco County shooting

The suspect in a fatal Aug. 5 shooting in Rio Blanco County was allegedly under the influences of drugs or alcohol, according to court records. Neil James Joy, 30, is charged in Rio Blanco County District Court with reckless manslaughter, a Class 4 felony, and unlawful possession of a firearm while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Datebook for Aug. 25, 2011

9 a.m. The Moffat County High School boys varsity golf team plays at Gypsum Creek Golf Course, 530 Cotton Ranch Dr., in Gypsum.

Briefs for Aug. 25, 2011: VNA offers free cardio screenings

In honor of National Cholesterol Education Month, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free cardiovascular screenings every Tuesday in September at the Community Health Center. Screenings include total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, blood glucose and body mass index.

Horoscope for Aug. 25, 2011

Because you could be operating in some of the higher financial realms during the next year, it doesn't mean it's OK for you to take some wild gambles. Study the issues at hand and make your moves very slowly.

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Crossword for Aug. 25, 2011

Crossword for Aug. 25, 2011

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Comics for Aug. 25, 2011

Comics for Aug. 25, 2011

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Sudoku for Aug. 25, 2011

Sudoku for Aug. 25, 2011

Briefs for Aug. 26, 2011: Ninth Street closed through Sunday

Ninth Street is temporarily closed east of the intersection of Ninth Street and Cottonwood Avenue to the county/city boundary line at the top of the hill on Ninth Street for about one-quarter mile for an asphalt overlay. Ninth Street will re-open no later than Sunday.