News for Friday, December 9, 2011

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Briefs for Dec. 9, 2011: Parenting class to begin in January

Registrations are being accepted for a free parenting class scheduled to begin in January. The class takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 10 through March 27 at the Moffat County School District boardroom, 775 Yampa Ave. Dinner will be served during the weekly event, and activities will be provided for children. Classes also are open to grandparents raising children.

Datebook for Dec. 9

9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Carissa at 826-9742. 11:45 a.m. Republican Women meet at the Galaxy Restaurant, 524 Yampa Ave. Call Carol Haskins at 824-5958. Noon to 7 p.m. Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way, hosts the Winter Arts & Crafts Show. Call 824-7011.

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Doctor: New cardiac ultrasound at TMH helps in emergency situations

The new cardiac ultrasound at The Memorial Hospital in Craig doesn’t take up much space, but don’t let the understated appearance fool you. The machine — which looks like little more than a wand and a monitor on wheels — stands only shoulder high, yet it can be a big help, especially in the emergency room, said Dr. Tinh Huyn, an ER physician at TMH. Physicians can use it to detect a heartbeat when a patient’s pulse is weak, he said, and it can reveal if there’s bleeding in a lung.

Local fuel gauge for Dec. 9, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices for Craig and the surrounding area as of Thursday afternoon. Craig: • Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way Unleaded: $3.59; Diesel: $3.94

Claudean Talkington: Thank you, KRAI

To the editor: Thank you to Frank Hanel and the KRAI crew for their time and labor in sponsoring the Holiday Drive. Thanks to the many generous contributions to the Interfaith Food Bank that will help our organization.

Tony Bohrer: You’re his masterpiece

Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, is enshrined at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence, Italy. Thousands of tourists wait for hours every day to get a glimpse. But, many of them hardly notice the series of unfinished sculptures that line the corridor on the way to David. Like petrified prisoners, their forms are identifiable — a hand here, a torso there, a protruding leg or part of a head. The statues were intended to adorn the tomb of Pope Julius II, but they are not finished. It’s almost as if these sculptures are trying to break free and become what they were intended to be, but they are stuck in stone. Michelangelo called them “captives.” They are captives precisely because they did not receive enough “chiseling” from the master.

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MCHS boy basketball can’t hang with Windsor in 95-48 rout

The Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team opened the season by taking an early 2-0 lead over Windsor High School on Thursday. However, the early lead was the only time the Bulldogs were in the game against a superior Windsor hoops team, as MCHS fell in the opening round of the Steamboat Springs Shootout, 95-48. “I felt we did some good things, but (Windsor) was too much, too fast and too talented,” head coach Eric Hamilton said. “We did some things we can build on and the effort was there, we just couldn’t keep up with them.”

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Clutch at the line: MCHS girls win on last-second free throw

When Lisa Camilletti drove to the hoop Thursday against D’Evelyn High School, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team trailed 61-59. With less than 15 seconds left, the MCHS junior’s shot attempt was blocked and D’Evelyn rebounded, leaving the Bulldogs with no choice but to immediately foul. All hope looked lost for the Bulldogs in the opening round of the Steamboat Springs Shootout. However, the D’Evelyn player missed her first shot on the one-and-one and MCHS rebounded.

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Sudoku for Dec. 9, 2011

Sudoku for Dec. 9, 2011

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Crossword for Dec. 9, 2011

Crossword for Dec. 9, 2011

Horoscope for Dec. 9, 2011

In the year ahead, regardless of whether or not the objectives you establish for yourself make sense to anybody else, stand by your guns and give them a try. You might find some ingenious ways to realize your ambitions.

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Comics for Dec. 9, 2011

Comics for Dec. 9, 2011