News for Monday, December 12, 2011

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Case dismissed against Craig Police Department officer

The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s office announced Monday the case against a Craig Police Department officer has been dismissed. Officer Frank Schmedeke was arrested Nov. 27 on suspicion of harassment and domestic violence stemming from an incident with his wife at their home in the 1100 block of Legion Street. To avoid bias, Schmedeke’s case was handled by the Routt County DA’s office in Steamboat Springs.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Arthur Christmas’ is full of good cheer

Not everyone can lull a pride of hungry lions to sleep chanting “Silent Night” and swinging glow-in-the-dark slippers. But, if anyone is foolhardy enough to try, it’s “Arthur Christmas.” Dec. 24 is the biggest night of the year at the North Pole, as a staff of hundreds gears up to assist Santa Claus (voice of Jim Broadbent) in delivering gifts to two billion children across the world. With the jolly old man’s son, Steve (Hugh Laurie), overseeing everything, Santa and his elves have managed to make their yearly excursion smoother then ever this year with everyone working at their peak in each skill set.

On the Record for Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

On the Record for Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

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Sudoku for Dec. 12, 2011

Sudoku for Dec. 12, 2011

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Crossword Puzzle for Dec. 12, 2011

Crossword Puzzle for Dec. 12, 2011

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Comics for Dec. 12, 2011

Comics for Dec. 12, 2011

Horoscope for Dec. 12, 2011

Even though your earning potential looks pretty good in the year ahead, if you're not careful, you may be extravagant and end up broke. Keep everything in proper perspective so that you'll end up with a profit.

Senior Spotlight for Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

I have a Christmas cactus my daughter, Jane, gave me quite a few years ago. It was a small plant we transplanted.

Bulldog sports for Monday, Dec. 12, 2011

Today - Thursday None Friday 4 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity swimming team competes in the Montrose Invitational at Montrose High School, 600 S. Selig Ave.

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Girls basketball team falls in narrow defeat

After the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team’s final game Saturday in the Steamboat Springs Shootout, head coach Matt Ray said he saw all levels of shooting his team is capable of. In the Bulldogs Thursday win over D’Evelyn, his players shot 48 percent from the field. On Friday, in a loss to Fossil Ridge, MCHS shot less than 30 percent.

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Loss sends boys to sixth-place finish in Steamboat tourney

Despite trailing 10-2 early in Saturday’s contest, the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team wasn’t going to go quietly. The Bulldogs faced Castle View High School in the fifth- and sixth-place game of the Steamboat Springs Shootout, and used multiple runs to stay in the game, but ultimately fell to consistent shooting from Castle View in a 64-51 loss.

LSRV boys basketball team wins Meeker tourney

Following a 57-41 victory Saturday over Meeker, Paul Prestrud was happy with his Little Snake River Valley (Wyo.) School boys varsity basketball team’s performance. The win gave the Rattlers a first-place finish in the Meeker Cowboy Shootout, but Prestrud, the team’s head coach, said he knew it wasn’t the best ball his team could play.

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Craig family: Local nonprofit agency a benefit to families in need

At first blush, Kelton Mudge appears to be just like any other 3-year-old boy. He’s quick with a smile, loves to laugh and sing, and can invent new games on a whim, like “zipper coat” — zipping and unzipping someone’s jacket to hear the funny noise it makes. But, there was a time when Kelton’s parents, Megan and Steve, worried whether their son would be able to lead a normal life.

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Monday morning chat: Julie Camp

Five minutes with Julie Camp, 46, stylist at Wildflowers Salon

Where is your hometown? “I’m originally from Steamboat Springs.” What brought you to Craig? “I moved here in 1992 to raise my children in a small town. I just couldn’t afford living in Steamboat.”

Business: Craig salon changes its image

One local business offering customers the opportunity to bolster their appearance has performed a new rejuvenation — on itself. The staff of Aesthetic Apeel Salon & Day Spa, 401 Russell St., is operating under a new banner in a well-known Craig locale. The location, which formerly housed The Hairtage, underwent alterations in mid-November.