News for Saturday, August 27, 2011



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Craig competition brings good eats, good times

Cooks of all stripes were at work at the park Saturday, the second day of the Colorado State BBQ Championship at Craig. A total of 29 teams, local and from out-of-state, turned out for the second annual event.

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Steamboat crowds get up close and personal with riders

The Stage 5 expo and Athletes Alley gave spectators and cycling fans a chance to mingle with USA Pro Cycling Challenge riders and get autographs.

Moffat County School Board takes action at meetings

At its workshop Thursday, the Moffat County School Board:

TMH board takes action during regular meeting

At its regular meeting Thursday, The Memorial Hospital Board:

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Missteps cost Bulldogs in 17-7 loss in Evergreen

As Bubba Ivers broke away from the pack and into the end zone Friday in Evergreen, the Moffat County High School varsity football team looked to be on its way to a season-opening victory. However, the team’s mistakes added up and Evergreen High School kept the Bulldogs off the board the rest of the night, sending MCHS packing with a 17-7 loss.

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CNCC enrollment down from last year

Kaci Meek has a lot on her plate. The 18-year-old Craig resident is taking 22 credit hours this semester at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus. The average semester course load, she said, is 12 credits.

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Moffat County families continue ranching tradition begun by ancestors

Colorado families who have owned and operated their farms or ranches for at least 100 years took center stage Friday at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. The 25th annual Centennial Farms Celebration, which took place Friday, recognized 18 families. In honor of the event, Gov. John Hickenlooper proclaimed the day as “Colorado Centennial Farms Day.”

State leaders tour coal mine and power plant, discuss energy, Craig

Sirens rang as more than 60 state legislators, energy industry directors, community leaders and water advocates stood near a hillside Thursday afternoon at Trapper Mine in Craig. “That means we’re about two minutes out,” 30-year Trapper Mine veteran and Craig Mayor Terry Carwile said. “When the pace of the siren increases, that’s the start of the 30-second countdown.”

Agriculture & Livestock: And on the first day of school …

That first day of school on Morapos Creek was special for my sisters and me. For one thing, we had new dresses, shoes and back-to-school supplies, which was a big thing in those days. We didn’t get new things all that often, even a new box of crayons. Secondly, we liked school and enjoyed being with our friends.

Over a Cup: A glutten-free recipe for ‘lemon flip cake’

Meeker resident Peggy Bodine-Reese recently faxed me two gluten-free recipes that she found in an old cookbook of her grandmother’s. They sound delicious. Peggy wrote that originally this first recipe for “lemon flip cake” called for regular flour. The only thing Peggy changed was substituting gluten-free flour for the wheat flour called for in the recipe.

MCHS golf team returns from 4-day, 3-tournament stretch

Within the first two weeks of the season, the Moffat County High School boys varsity golf team has already played more than half of their regular season tournaments. The Bulldogs played three tournaments in four days from Aug. 15 to 18, and again from Monday to Thursday this week.

Moffat County real estate transactions for July

A listing of county property sales and purchases

Franklin throwing his weight around for Broncos

(AP) — Broncos rookie right tackle Orlando Franklin is keeping it simple, trying to fend off onrushing defensive players one play, then attempting to send them reeling backward the next. "I try to bring as much physicality to the game as possible," Franklin said.

Assistant principal faces child sex charges

(AP) — An assistant principal at a suburban Denver high school has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female student. Forty-year-old Anthony Alvarez appeared in court on Friday on charges of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

Airlines begin canceling flights in earnest

Hundreds of thousands of travelers will have vacation plans changed by Hurricane Irene. Airlines will cancel at least 6,100 flights over the next three days, grounding passengers as Irene sweeps up the East Coast. If weather forecasters are right, the storm could strike major airports from Washington to Boston, buffeting them with heavy rain and dangerous winds.

Editorial: Where the sidewalks end

With classes beginning Monday in Moffat County School District, there’s going to be a noticeable increase in children walking and riding their bikes to school. It’s a shame that the sidewalks they’re required to use are in such poor condition. Actually, students aren’t the only ones shorted by our city’s shabby sidewalks: pedestrians of all kinds — walkers, joggers, seniors and the disabled — are subject to the random nature of completed sections in one block and busted up, dirt or gravel, or altogether missing sections in the next block.

Briefs for Aug. 27, 2011: CNCC set to host meetings next week

Colorado Northwestern Community College will host two meetings next week to address financial aid and enrollment questions. The college hosts a financial aid presentation for students and parents Wednesday in room 114 at the new Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St. A group presentation is scheduled for 4 p.m., and drop-ins are welcome from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jim and Katherine Compestine: Thanks for the help

To the editor: Many thanks to Cindy Wright and Aletha Dove of Blue Ribbon Kitchens for the guidance and help in designing and ordering our beautiful kitchen. They were very good at putting the kitchen together at a very good price.

Government Update for Aug. 27

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

Baxter Black: Mountaineer mentality

Denny got a call from the farmer’s widow. She had 13 head of big steers that had been hibernating in her woods since the funeral a year ago. Denny operated a hauling service in the neck of West Virginia. They did rip rap, lumber, heavy equipment and other inanimate objects. Denny agreed to help the damsel in distress, but he didn’t have a stock truck, per se. Best he could find was a one-ton flat bed with a pipe-rail rack rigged out to haul ties to the recycling plant in Wheeling.

Gail Severson: ‘Some wonderful people’

To the editor: St. Michael’s Kitchen would like to thank some wonderful people for continually helping us serve our many residents who need a special meal and friendship twice a week in Craig.

Datebook for Aug. 27, 2011

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The second Colorado State BBQ Championship is at Loudy-Simpson Park. The event includes barbecue for sale, beer garden, vendors and entertainment. Awards are presented at 3:30 p.m. Visit 1 p.m. The Wakonda Cup Fore Fat Cor golf tournament, a Cory Pike scholarship fund tournament, takes place at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394.

Meeting to show VNA’s community contributions

When you think of being healthy, do you think about what you put in your grocery cart? Do you think about taking the stairs instead of the elevator? Do you think about the importance of sitting down for dinner with your family and talking about your day instead of turning on the TV? We do.

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Sudoku for Aug. 27, 2011

Sudoku for Aug. 27, 2011

Horoscope for Aug. 27, 2011

If you have prepared yourself well to do an admirable job in your field of endeavor, the year ahead could easily be a banner one. Advancement is in the picture for those who are ready to climb the ladder.

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Crossword for Aug. 27, 2011

Crossword for Aug. 27, 2011

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Comics for Aug. 27, 2011

Comics for Aug. 27, 2011