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Monday, February 28

Andy Bockelman: ‘I Am Number Four’ is far from No. 1

With most movies about aliens, you’d expect to be mesmerized by all kinds of exciting technology and exotic creatures. As the most appealing thing about “I Am Number Four” is a shape-shifting beagle named after Cleveland Browns great Bernie Kosar, it’s safe to say that the “wow factor” isn’t in play here. When teenager John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) moves from the tropics of Florida to the ironically named small town of Paradise, Ohio, it means a lot of changes: new house, new school, new name.

On the Record for Feb. 28, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 28, 2011

My Life, My Words: Patrick Perkins — ‘Easy to make friends’

“I was actually born here, then we moved away in ‘81 and came back in ‘93. “I lived all across the south as a kid, so (moving) is really nothing new to me.

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Museum hosts Moffat centennial celebration

Museum employee Rachel Van Tassel said the menu for a 100th birthday party is simple. “Tons of cake,” she said. “Tons of punch. Van Tassel stood behind a refreshment bar serving cake during a centennial celebration for Moffat County, which was founded Feb. 27, 1911.

LSRV boys basketball team loses 1st game, still qualifies for state

With a 60-38 victory over Burlington on Friday, the Little Snake River Valley School boys varsity basketball team accomplished its preseason goal of qualifying for the Wyoming 1A state tournament. On Saturday, a 62-59 loss to St. Stephens in the 1A west regional tournament put the first blemish on the Rattlers’ overall season record.

Business Beat: Casa Loya celebrating 10th anniversary

Over the weekend, many people helped celebrate Moffat County’s centennial. But, that wasn’t the only major anniversary in town. Casa Loya, a family-run restaurant in Craig, celebrated its 10th anniversary with numerous specials.

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Moffat County School District administrators unveil $2.3 million in proposed cuts

On Friday, Joe Petrone and Mark Rydberg paid a visit to Moffat County High School to present the administration’s draft budget proposal for fiscal year 2012. The proposal introduces $2,325,750 in cuts from fiscal year 2011. The presentation was open to all MCHS students. However, six members of the student council were the only attendees.

Bittersweet end for Bulldogs

After the final buzzer sounded Saturday night and the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team headed for the bus, senior Nike Cleverly wiped a tear from her eye. “All of us seniors started together and now we ended together,” Cleverly said. “It was a memorable four years.” The Bulldogs couldn’t handle the quickness or size of No. 1 Longmont High School in the Sweet 16 round of the 4A state tournament, and their season came to an end with an 88-47 loss.

LSRV girls basketball team wins regional title in defensive battle

The Little Snake River Valley School girls varsity basketball team averaged more than 50 points per game during its 20-2 march through the regular season, winning the Three Trails Conference along the way. But, as the Rattlers looked to win the 1A west regional championship Saturday, the team only managed to score 36 points.

Briefs for Feb. 28, 2011: DAR seeks help with Lay school history

The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking help from community members in compiling the history of the Lay school. The chapter also has numerous photographs taken in the 1950s at the school, and needs help identifying students shown.

Bulldog Sports for Feb. 28, 2011

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Datebook for Feb. 28, 2011

Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147. 2 p.m. The monthly AARP meeting takes place in the dining room at Sunset Meadows 1, 633 Ledford St. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people ages 50 and older. Call Beverly Chapman at 824-5123.

H. Neal Glanville: Snow snakes out of the dent

During the winters my family and I spent working on the ski resort/dude ranch, I was either in the ski rental shop or finding reason to be on the ski hill. It should be noted here that ski-aholics, like other addicts, are very inventive in their reasoning for a fix. I invented the dreaded snow snake, the scientific name of which is fallus downus, which for reasons I can’t recall lived just inside the tree-line and only ventured on the open slopes when there was enough ski traffic to warm the hill and warrant a wiggle out in the open.

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Crossword for Feb. 28, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 28, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 28, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 28, 2011

Aging Well: Grandparents’ support important to kids with autism

When Lu Etta Loeber’s grandson Henry was diagnosed with severe autism 12 years ago, her initial shock ebbed into fear, worry and denial. Today, Loeber is a strong advocate for her grandson and other families of people with autism and, with time, patience and dedication, she has forged a bond with Henry that, though not typical, is no less special.

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Comics for Feb. 28, 2011

Comics for Feb. 28, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 28, 2011: Husband's tantrums ruining marriage

My husband and I are in our early 60s and have been married for eight years. "Troy" has a temper. One minute he will be sweet as pie, telling me he loves me, even singing love songs. The next minute he will fly into a rage and say every nasty thing possible, screaming at me and saying he wants a divorce and that I'm the worst wife ever.

PUBLIC NOTICE Technical Revision 89 to the Colowyo Coal Mine, Mining Permit No. C-81-019,

Notice is hereby given of the filing of a Technical Revision 89 to the Colowyo Coal Mine, Mining Permit No. C-81-019, by the Colowyo Coal Company L.P., 5731 State Highway 13, Meeker, CO. 81641, with the Colorado Division Reclamation Mining and Safety, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203.

Horoscope for Feb. 28, 2011

A loyal associate is destined to help you strengthen your financial position in the coming months. S/he isn't likely to do so personally, but it will be through this person that you'll meet someone who will make it possible.

Saturday, February 26

Prosecutors file felony charges against Craig man

A 24-year-old Craig man has been charged with four felonies relating to an alleged assault. Stephen Gee Essex Martin was charged Feb. 23 with first-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony, and second-degree assault, a Class 4 felony. He was also charged with first-degree criminal trespassing and stalking, both Class 5 felonies, and harassment, a misdemeanor.

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Rookie senator from Hayden making strides in 1st year at state legislature

The broccoli bill. That was perhaps Jean White’s hardest sell Thursday. The Republican senator from Hayden didn’t have to pitch it in front of Colorado’s senate, but she had an audience just as tough — about 20 inquisitive students representing Hayden Middle School’s student council.

Over A Cup: ‘Pizza Casserole’ and a dessert salad, too

If you ever crave pizza, but don’t want to take time to make the crust, “Pizza Casserole” might be for you. The pasta for the casserole might even be cooked ahead of time and refrigerated until it’s time to put the casserole together. To make “Pizza Casserole,” you’ll need the following ingredients: 2 pounds of ground beef or half ground Italian sausage, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon garlic salt, 16 ounces of curly-roni (macaroni), 15 1/2 ounces of pizza sauce, 1 small can tomato sauce, 1 package of pepperoni and 1 package of Mozzarella cheese.

Moffat County School Board Meeting agenda for Feb. 26

Moffat County School Board meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Monday Where: Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave.

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Bulldogs taste the Sweet 16

When Moffat Count High School junior Annie Sadvar went to the free throw line Friday, she knew what a made basket would mean to her team. With less than 10 seconds left in regulation in the MCHS girls varsity basketball team’s game against Erie High School in the first round of the 4A state playoffs, the game was tied 41-41. Sadvar was at the charity strip for a one-and-one.

Government Update for Feb. 26, 2011

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

LSRV girls basketball to play in regional title game today

Qualifying for the 1A state basketball tournament was a goal of the Little Snake River Valley School (Wyo.) girls varsity basketball team at the start of the season. With one day left in the 1A west regional tournament, the Rattlers have done just that.

Diane Prather: Extension hosting Range Management School

The Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St., is hosting Range Management School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in Craig. This is a special school. Since its beginning in 1995, the Range Management School has had more than 7,000 participants from across the West.

Family of Verna Miller: Thanks for the support

To the editor: The families of Verna Miller would like to express their appreciation to all who called, provided food, sent flowers, or simply had us in your thoughts and prayers.

Sandy and Mike Warren: ‘Anniversary so special’

To the editor: A big thank you to our Monday night friends, and Mathers, for making our 40th wedding anniversary so special.

Nicky Boulger: A ‘successful’ festival

To the editor: Hello, everyone. I would like to personally thank Craig and Moffat County for supporting Winter Festival. Teresa, Michael, A.J., and Michelle Stoffle, without you this event would not have happened. You go above and beyond for the love of the sport and community.

Datebook for Feb. 26, 2011

Community members host a bake sale to benefit Jane Milligan with her upcoming kidney transplant at City Market, 505 W. Victory Way. Call John Milligan at 756-7460 or Lori Kurz at 620-6504. 10 to 11 a.m. Zumba instructors Christalin Thompson and Becky Smith host a benefit Zumba class at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The cost of the class is $5. All proceeds benefit Landon Hatcher, a 10-month-old Craig resident diagnosed with a brain tumor. Call Thompson at 620-6633 or Smith at 629-8702.

Editorial: Unwanted power struggle

The Craig Chamber of Commerce recently proposed an idea that would radically shift the management of tourism funds in our county. Chamber officials seem to believe they could do a better job administering the funds raised by the county’s 1.9-percent lodging tax than the Moffat County Tourism Association. So, they have talked with the Moffat County Commission about taking that money away from MCTA, essentially forcing its dissolution. The Editorial Board hardly sees merit in that idea.

Horoscope for Feb. 26, 2011

Several good deeds you've done for others in the past will be repaid in the year ahead, especially some things you've done for a few people you work with. What they do for you could boast you up the ladder of success.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 26, 2011: Not sure how to approach gambling problem

I am a school coach in a small town. Last week, I walked into our local gas station to pay for my purchase and spotted a woman sitting on the floor. She was inserting money into the instant lottery machine, selecting a lottery card, scratching it off and repeating. I watched her for a few minutes before realizing she was the mother of one of my students. She looked up at me and said "hello."

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Comics for Feb. 26, 2011

Comics for Feb. 26, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 26, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 26, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 26, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 26, 2011

Friday, February 25

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Moffat County School District assistant superintendent to leave post in July

Christine Villard, the Moffat County School District’s assistant superintendent, said she’s leaving her post later this year. “We’re moving to the Front Range,” she said. Villard has been the school district’s assistant superintendent since July 2008. Her resignation is effective July 1.

Clutch free throw wins playoff game for MCHS

Bulldogs facing Erie High School Tigers in first round of state playoffs

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team’s playoff journey begins at 3 p.m. today against the Erie High School Tigers. The game tips at 3 p.m. at Longmont High School.

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MCHS senior Nike Cleverly awarded Utah State scholarship

Nike Cleverly wasn’t sure what to expect as she walked down a staircase Thursday morning at Moffat County High School. As she approached the area outside the school’s second floor office, she could be heard repeating one phrase — “What is this?” “My principal (Thom Schnellinger) totally tricked me into thinking I was in trouble for something,” Cleverly said. “I saw this and it didn’t connect why everybody was here and stuff.”

On the Record for Feb. 25, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 25, 2011

The Memorial Hospital board approves action items at Thursday meeting in Craig

At its Thursday meeting, The Memorial Hospital board: • Approved, 6-0, recommendations from the Finance Committee to acquire a lab tissue processor. • Approved, 6-0, recommendations from the Finance Committee to acquire a lab coagulation instrument

Herschberg steps down from Craig Chamber board

The Craig Chamber of Commerce board will soon begin looking for a new member. Jim Herschberg, the chamber’s president, recently stepped down from the board for personal reasons, Chamber director Christina Oxley said. “I was really looking forward to working with the Chamber with Jim at the helm because he brings such a different perspective,” Oxley said. “It was a great connection, a great perspective. So, we’re really sorry to see him go, but your family is the number one priority.”

MCHS freshmen basketball players improve in 1st high school season

Everyone has to start somewhere. Such is the case for high school basketball, as the Moffat County High School girls freshmen (C-team) basketball team wrapped up their season Feb. 15 with an 8-11 record. “I was really proud of the girls,” head coach Norm Yoast said. “They got better every time they played.”

Local fuel gauge for Feb. 25, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo. Craig: 1. Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $3.19; Diesel: $3.69

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Census data shows slight growth in Craig, Moffat County

Keli Walls was hanging clothes, stacking books and vacuuming floors Thursday in preparation for the grand opening of her new store — Faze II. It’s a fitting name. Faze II is a thrift store, and the inventory will soon enter its second phase of retail life.

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MCHS senior golfer commits to Illinois junior college

On his trip back from Carlsandburg College in Galesburg, Ill., in early February, Mark Dockstader had already formed his opinion on the college visit. “In my head, I made the decision I wanted to attend Carlsandburg College on the way home from my visit,” the Moffat County High School senior said. “I told my parents about a week later.” Dockstader signed his letter of intent Feb. 23 to attend Carlsandburg College on a golf scholarship.

Craig City finance director updates council

Craig Finance Director Bruce Nelson’s job is always a guessing game, he said. Whether it is balancing projected revenues against a variety of influencing factors like the economy and declining sales tax, or working with the needs of all the city’s departments to create a balanced budget, Nelson has a lot on his mind, he said. Nelson gave a presentation Tuesday to the Craig City Council outlining the city’s finances from last year. He said despite being shaken by the bad economy, the city is still in good financial shape.

Datebook for Feb. 25, 2011

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. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Girl Scout cookies are on sale at City Market, 505 W. Victory Way. 3 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team plays Erie High School in the first round of the 4A state tournament at Longmont High School, 1040 Sunset St.

Briefs for Feb. 25, 2011: Church schedules Mardi Gras party

St. Michael Catholic Church has scheduled its annual Mardi Grad Party and Dinner for March 4 at the church, 678 School St. Doors open at 6 p.m. for happy hour, and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. A disc jockey will provide entertainment, and there will be prizes for the best costumes.

Answers come from unexpected sources

Isn’t it amazing where our answers to prayer can come from? I don’t get a lot of time to read, but I try to grab a short book or interesting magazine article whenever I can. Needless to say, my chosen reading material can get pretty outdated before I get a chance to read it.

LuAnn Kline: Church needs photos

To the editor: The Journey at First Baptist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary on May 14 and 15, 2011. We want to invite anyone who has ever been a part of our body, and descendants of the early members, to come and join us. So, mark your calendar, and watch for more info in the Daily Press.

Sealed Bids for Courthouse and Annex Cleaning Services

LEGAL NOTICE Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 221 W. Victory Way, Craig, CO, 81625 on March 28, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for Courthouse and Annex Cleaning Services. Bids must be submitted no later than March 28, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Moffat County Administration Office, 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 110, Craig, CO 81625.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1617

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1617 Original Grantor(s): Everette Canterbury Original Beneficiary(ies):Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for CLARION MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC.

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Comics for Feb. 25, 2011

Comics for Feb. 25, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 25, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 25, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 25, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 25, 2011

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1620

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1620 Original Grantor(s): Jeffrey P. Rios and Stephanie R. Rios Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 25, 2011: Concerned for in-laws' health

We daughters-in-law have a problem. Our in-laws are unable to care for themselves. More than 10 years ago, Mom developed a brain tumor. She's lost her long-term memory, and her personality went from sweet to the complete opposite. Dad has been a saint caring for her. All of the siblings contribute as much time and money as we can, but we don't all live close by, and we have our own health problems and other obligations.

Horoscope for Feb. 25, 2011

Although you might lose a good friend to life's changes, you are likely to make a new one who will help fill the void. It will be another wonderful pal who will be there for you when the chips are down.

ORDINANCE NO. 1013 (2011)

ORDINANCE NO. 1013 (2011) A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE TO CARRYOVER BUDGETED 2010 PROJECTS OR COMMITMENTS NOT ACCOMPLISHED IN 2010 INTO THE 2011 BUDGET

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1616

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1616 Original Grantor(s): James D. Weber and Lonna J. Weber Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1619

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1619 Original Grantor(s): HOTEL 2007, INC, A COLORADO CORPORATION Original Beneficiary(ies): HANMI BANK Current Holder of Evidence of Debt: HANMI BANK

Thursday, February 24

Janet Sheridan: The one who needs you most

I ran on shaking legs into the kitchen and the clean smell of my mother’s ironing. Gasping for breath, my heart pounding, I poured out my story of the stranger with too much hair who offered me a ride: how I clung to the passenger door as his shabby car crawled the gravel road; the way he stared at me and asked where I was headed alone on the road. “He was creepy, Mom, so when we approached Anderson’s, I opened the door and jumped out and fell on the gravel and scraped my knees and hands — see, look at them — and he kept driving, and I waited by Anderson’s until I couldn’t see his car anymore; then I ran home.”

Andy Bockelman: Oscar breakdown 2011

Oscar time is upon us again, and as the red carpet is unfurled in Hollywood for the 83rd Academy Awards, those of us in the real world prepare for office betting pools and other friendly wagers regarding the outcome. While you’re waiting for the biggest night in cinema, take a moment to ponder whether the most hyped and popular movies and performances of the last year are most deserving of taking home the famed little gold man.

On the Record for Feb. 24, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 24, 2011

EDP discusses Moffat County economic plan

Officials emphasize ‘unusual suspects’ of local economy

Chris Jones, a board member for the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership, shared Tuesday responses to the organization’s economic development plan at a public meeting. He compared the variety of responses to a crime drama. “When we got the responses back, there was a lot of commonality,” Jones said. “I said ‘those are the usual suspects, those are who the cops think did it.’”

Craig to vote by mail in April

Council hopes mail-in ballots boost turnout

Craig City Council member Joe Herod said residents don’t often think they have a voice in government. But, “They do,” Herod said. The city council recently took action Herod thinks could help residents understand the role they play in city government by increasing the chances voters will participate in municipal elections.

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MCHS junior varsity teams wrap up basketball season

The Moffat County High School girls junior varsity team has a closeness rarely seen, head coach Sara Linsacum said. Linsacum said the team’s ability to work together and know how each other works is a big reason they finished the 2010-2011 basketball season 17-1 “The girls team dynamic is amazing,” she said. “I coached the same girls in middle school, and they have been together for a long time.” The Bulldogs’ only loss came on Dec. 7 to Soroco.

Suicide prevention training provided in Craig

Sheila Linwood, a mental health associate from the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said Colorado suicide statistics are surprising for two reasons. First is the raw data. The national average for suicide is 10.7 out of 100,000 people. In Moffat County, the rate is more than double — 25 out of 100,000.

Briefs for Feb. 24, 2011: St. Michael Church plans Mardi Gras party

St. Michael Catholic Church has scheduled its annual Mardi Grad Party and Dinner for March 4 at the church, 678 School St. Doors open at 6 p.m. for happy hour, and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. A disc jockey will provide entertainment, and there will be prizes for the best costumes.

Datebook for Feb. 24, 2011

Datebook for Feb. 24, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 24, 2011: Boyfriend helping single female neighbor

My boyfriend and I have been together for three years. We are compatible in every way but one. He feels compelled to run to the aid of his single, female neighbor, even though she has a boyfriend. He watches her dog, fixes her fence, helps with clogged drains, etc. I've told him this makes me uncomfortable.

Horoscope for Feb. 24, 2011

Even if you are subjected to some unexpected changes orchestrated by outside forces in the year ahead, take advantage of what occurs and you'll stay one step ahead of them. Make things work as if you designed them yourself.

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Sudoku for Feb. 24, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 24, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 24, 2011

Comics for Feb. 24, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 24, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 24, 2011

CMA joins in suits against PUC

The Colorado Mining Association has joined the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado to take action against the Public Utilities Commission in Routt County District Court. “Today marks the beginning of an independent and impartial review of the actions of the Commission, which were taken at the expense of electricity consumers through out Colorado and the citizens of local communities who rely upon the good jobs generated by coal mining,” CMA president Stuart Sanderson said in a release.

Wednesday, February 23

Bulldogs club hockey team wins season finale, eyes Frozen Four

After scoring the opening goal of the Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team’s game against Steamboat Springs on Feb. 17, Wyatt Villa hopped around the rink in celebration. Head coach Mark Samuelson said the team found it so funny, they gave him a nickname. “We called him the Easter Bunny,” Samuelson said.

On the Record for Feb. 23, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 23, 2011

3 new members added to MCTA Board

The Moffat County Tourism Association Board has had trouble filling open positions, MCTA Executive Director Marilynn Hill said. “They had some board resignations right before I came on board, so we’ve been working with five to six members, and we’ve recently been down to four members,” Hill said. But, on Tuesday, the Moffat County Commission appointed some new members. The commissioners named Tom Mikesell, Vicki Wade and Kerry Moe to the board’s three open positions.

Resident outlines visitor center proposal to county commission

Moffat County resident Melody Villard presented a set of ideas Tuesday she hopes will boost the role the Moffat County Visitor Center plays in the county’s tourism promotion efforts. At its regular Tuesday meeting, Villard outlined a plan for working with the Moffat County Tourism Association to develop a “complete and focused visitor center that could bring in more visitors to Moffat County through distribution of all businesses, activities and events rather than just those within a membership-driven entity.”

Michelle Balleck: Concert, Mo Co’s birthday headline the weekend

Get out on the town this weekend for an uplifting concert, a dose of history and some fundraising fun. You’ve got some choices. ■ Enjoy the show that Coffey Anderson puts on Saturday night. The Christian singer-songwriter will perform a worship concert from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at The Journey at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St.

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The Journey at First Baptist Church to host musician for fundraiser concert

Coffey Anderson was 19 when he picked up a guitar for the first time. Within three months he had a gig. Now 28, Anderson travels the country playing music for packed houses nearly 200 nights a year at a mix of venues. “Last year, I opened up for Boys II Men,” Anderson said. “And then, I had a chance to play a Baptist Church, and then I played a Catholic mass.

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Congressman hosts town hall meeting in Craig

Congressman Scott Tipton had a message for a room full of area residents Tuesday at Craig City Hall. The freshman Republican representative from Cortez said he is an optimistic person when it comes to the future of the nation. But, there are also challenges facing those in power to guide the country toward that future, he said. “I don’t believe there is anything as a nation we can not overcome (with) the challenges we face now,” he said. “We will come out on top if we are given the freedom to do what Americans do best and that is innovate, create, American entrepreneurship and yankee know-how.

Pat Pearce: Thank you for the help

To the editor: The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the following: • The Golden Cavvy for the great hospitality.

Datebook for Feb. 23, 2011

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 50 and older at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. Call 871-7676. Noon to 1 p.m. Communities 4 Healthy Relationships, a volunteer group designed to end relationship violence in Moffat County, meets at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St. The meeting is open to the public. Call Anngie Sparks at 826-2329.

Editorial: Cautious optimism

A few months ago, our community started hearing rumors about oil and gas companies being interested in drilling in this area. For a place desperately seeking economic relief, the rumors were something to be excited about. As many companies started leasing mineral acres in Moffat County, we saw a healthy boost into everybody’s pockets.

Briefs for Feb. 23, 2011: Moffat County’s 100 years topic of meeting

The Preserving the Last Frontier organization is hosting its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the second-floor conference room at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. T. Wright Dickinson, Neal McCandless, Dean Visintainer and Tom Mathers will speak about the highlights of Moffat County’s first 100 years. The meeting is open to the public.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 23, 2011: Niece taking advantage of sister

Our niece, "Jane," is 51 years old, an alcoholic and a divorcee. She lives in a home owned by her mother, who also pays all her bills. Jane's only job has been part-time summer work, and she was laid off last year. Jane refuses to pay rent or get help of any kind. Her parents (my sister and her husband) have loaned her a car, and they have done all the repairs to her house. Now Jane refuses to let them come over and visit.

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Crossword for Feb. 23, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 23, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 23, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 23, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 23, 2011

Through the good auspices of a dedicated friend and ally it is quite possible that in the year ahead you will be able to substantially add to your material holdings. Be patient, however, because this will happen slowly over time.

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Comics for Feb. 23, 2011

Comics for Feb. 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22

Working hard? Time to relax

Above are the top twelve most popular leisure activities and hobbies as reported by Harris Interactive. How do your hobbies compare? Which do you think are the most popular? Answers are below.

Bulldogs playoff game set for Friday afternoon

Girls varsity basketball team preparing to take the floor in Longmont

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team’s playoff game against Erie High School is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday at Longmont High School, 1040 Sunset St. Tip-off time was unknown when the playoff pairings were announced Sunday.

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Local family intertwined with MCHS sports scene

When it comes to Moffat County High School sports, one can’t find many team rosters without seeing the Camilletti name. Baseball, boys basketball, volleyball, girls basketball, even golf … they each include a Camilletti on the roster, and in one case, a family member on the sidelines. Senior Dylon Camilletti was an integral part of the boys varsity basketball team, and is now turning his focus to the MCHS baseball team in the spring.

On the Record for Feb. 22, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 22, 2011

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LSRV boys, girls basketball teams start with No. 1 seed in regional tournament

Before the Wyoming basketball season began, the Little Snake River Valley School teams had two pre-season goals. Those goals: Win the Three Trails Conference and get a number one seed in the 1A west regional basketball tournament. Heading into the regional tournament, which begins Thursday in Lander, both the boys and girls varsity teams accomplished their goals.

Datebook for Feb. 22, 2011

Datebook for Feb. 22, 2011

Briefs for Feb. 22, 2011: Agencies presenting suicide prevention trainings today

The Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic and the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center are hosting suicide prevention training sessions today in Craig. The first session is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. The second session is set for noon at Colorado Northwestern Community College, room 201, 50 College Dr. The sessions are free and open to the public.

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Crossword for Feb. 22, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 22, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 22, 2011

Comics for Feb. 22, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 22, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 22, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 22, 2011

Those creative and artistic talents of yours will be growing to new heights in the year ahead. Many ideas, systems and projects you conceive will not only be meaningful, but also marketable. Believe in what you conceive.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 22, 2011: Marriage suffering due to Farmville addiction

I have been married to "Brook" for more than 20 years, and we have a loving relationship. However, lately I am lonely because my wife is addicted to the Facebook game "Farmville." We used to spend our evenings together. Now she spends her time online. When I ask her to join me in watching what used to be a favorite TV show, she says, "Just a minute," and if I'm lucky, she'll show up an hour later.

Monday, February 21

Meeker teen dies in avalanche

Sheriff’s Office says 19-year-old found under 15 feet of snow

A Meeker teenager who had been trapped by an avalanche in the Routt National Forest on Sunday afternoon was found dead Monday. James Sizemore, 19, was found under 15 feet of snow about 200 yards from the top of the avalanche, Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported.

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Moe seeks mayor’s seat

Former county commission candidate vying for city office

Last summer, Craig resident Frank Moe went for a walk. He tallied 55 miles during his trip knocking on doors and meeting one-on-one with residents for several months. The walk was part of a larger goal — winning a seat on the Moffat County Commission.

On the Record for Feb. 21, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 21, 2011

Craig Mayor to seek council position

Don Jones vying to continue longtime city service in April election

The last six years of Craig resident Don Jones’ life were the best yet, he said. It’s no coincidence, Jones said, those years were spent serving as Craig’s mayor. But, he was recently faced with a decision regarding his public service.

West Theatre in Craig upgrades technology

Moviegoers rejoice — the West Theatre recently made upgrades that could allow 3-D flicks to come to Moffat County in the future. Manager Debbie Winder said theater one had a silver screen installed just before Valentine’s Day. The new screen allows for 3-D movies, although a pricey new projector will be needed to utilize it, and as of now there are no plans to purchase one.

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New county surveyor settling into new role, starting GIS project

When Peter Epp was growing up in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, there weren’t any schools that offered surveying degrees. In fact, the trade Epp took up to pay the bills years later isn’t one many people know about, understand or think of as a viable profession growing up, he said. But, Epp got his start as a surveyor down in a muddy hole.

Craig Daily Press recognized with 54 state awards

The Craig Daily Press was named the best newspaper in its circulation class during the Colorado Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented Saturday at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The Daily Press was presented with 49 awards in three categories: advertising, photography and design, and editorial. The newspaper also won the sweepstakes award in all three of those categories and the General Excellence Award.

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Winter Festival in Craig entertains an estimated 2,500 in event’s 7th year

The Warrior Freestyle stunt show got off to an inauspicious start Saturday night at the Wyman Museum in Craig. On the show’s first jump, freestyle snowmobile rider Nick “Little Nicky” Acord gunned his snowmobile engine, launched off a kicker ramp, and came down hard on the snow-packed landing. Acord broke his kneecap and was driven to The Memorial Hospital in Craig for treatment.

Bulldog Sports for Feb. 21, 2011

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Charlie Griffiths finishes MCHS tenure with 5th place at state tourney

Charlie Griffiths realized all dreams don’t become reality. In the last tournament of his senior season, Griffiths’ ultimate goal was to become a 4A state wrestling champion. After a narrow 4-3 loss in the semi-finals of the state tournament Friday to Garet Krohn of Arvada High School, Griffiths fell to the consolation bracket.

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MCHS girls hoops team draws 17 seed, Erie High School in playoffs

Two days after winning a share of the Western Slope League title, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team learned its postseason fate Sunday. The Bulldogs, ranked No. 17, will face 16-seeded Erie High School in the first round of the 4A state playoffs Friday in Longmont. Longmont was awarded the number one overall seed in the Lou Piel Region, and the first two rounds will be hosted on its home court.

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My Life, My Words: Eric Duran — ‘I’ll stay here forever’

“I’m born and raised here, lived here for 29 years. “I started working with my dad when I was like 12 and I never left. “He always did stuff with us when we were kids, then he started his businesses and I started working for him right away.

Nancy Roberts: Spare Sand Wash Basin

To the editor: I oppose these mega power lines going through Sand Wash Basin. I think it would ruin the look and feel of this pristine place of beauty.

Briefs for Feb. 21, 2011: Aquatics class moves to inn

The Colorado Visiting Nurse Association/Aging Well program has moved its aquatics class to the Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court. The class takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays. The cost is $32 for an eight-week session, or $6 for drop-ins. For more information, call Cathy Vanatta at 826-0807.

Datebook for Feb. 21, 2011

Many state offices are closed today in observance of President’s Day. All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of President’s Day. Branches will reopen Tuesday. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Colorado Visiting Nurse Association/Aging Well program hosts an aquatics class at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court. The cost is $32 for an eight-week session, or $6 for drop-ins.

H. Neal Glanville: A nonsensical statement

The editorial in the Saturday Morning Press was well-written, making several important points along the way. I contend that “appearing childish” is the understatement of the year, if not the last five years. I keep picturing two small bands of fifth graders pouting over who gets stuck with the kid who can’t play ball or who bats first.

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Sudoku for Feb. 21, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 21, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 21, 2011: Uncomfortable around my drug addict brother

My adult brother is a drug addict. "Keith" has been in and out of rehab programs, but hasn't succeeded in staying clean. He lies to family members and lives in his car and various fleabag motels. He is still working, but only enough to support his habit. Frankly, I'm amazed he can hold down a job. I feel torn when it comes to being in his company and having him in my home.

Horoscope for Feb. 21, 2011

Although certain commercial prospects may look quite interesting and encouraging for you in the year ahead, be careful about getting involved with friends, especially if it involves financial matters. You may do better with strangers.

Aging Well: Smiles and success highlight instructors’ experience

This is part of an ongoing series of profiles about Aging Well fitness and wellness class instructors in Routt and Moffat counties. This feature appears monthly on the Aging Well page

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Comics for Feb. 21, 2011

Comics for Feb. 21, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 21, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 21, 2011

Saturday, February 19

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YVRA reopens after plane slide stops flights

Crews spend night moving executive jet after slide before take-off late Friday; no injuries

Yampa Valley Regional Air­­port Manager Dave Ruppel said he expects little to no impacts for passengers at the Hayden airport today after a private jet slid off a runway late Friday and closed the airport to flights until about noon Saturday.

Suicide prevention training sessions available Tuesday in Craig

Mark Wick said members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 were recently caught unprepared. “We had a kid that came back from overseas that was just in desperate need of help,” the post commander said. The young veteran had expressed suicidal thoughts, and Wick and other members of the VFW weren’t sure how to respond.

‘Colorado Takes Off’ opens at Museum of Northwest Colorado

With the push of a button, the voice of former astronaut Scott Carpenter comes to life as he relays the first attempt to eat solid food in space. “I can verify that eating bite-sized food as we have packaged for this flight is no problem at all,” said Carpenter, who was raised in Boulder, in the audio recording. “Even the crumbly foods are eaten with no problem.” The audio sample is among the features of “Colorado Takes Off,” a new exhibit now open in the basement of the Museum of Northwestern Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.

Moffat County Commission concerned about wild land order

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Gray thinks a recent order from the federal government could jeopardize multiple use lands and energy development in certain areas across the nation, including Moffat County. At its regular Tuesday meeting, Gray and the Moffat County Commission discussed and agreed to write a letter opposing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s Order No. 3310, which directs the Bureau of Land Management to identify and inventory lands with wilderness characteristics. The order was signed Dec. 22. Once local BLM field offices have identified those wilderness characteristics, Gray said, the order directs the BLM to manage those areas to preserve their distinct qualities by adjusting or eliminating some, or all, of the other uses it has.

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On Senior Night, MCHS girls hoops team beats rival, wins share of league title

Lauren Roberts said beating rival Steamboat Springs was a preseason goal for her Moffat County High School Bulldogs. Winning the Western Slope League title was also at the top of the list, she said. After a 59-50 victory Friday night over the Sailors, Roberts used one word to describe her team’s success.

Charlie Griffiths the lone Bulldog alive at state wrestling meet

Heading into the first day of the 4A state wrestling tournament Thursday in Denver, coach Roman Gutierrez said there were expectations for his three athletes. With four-time state qualifier Charlie Griffiths, a Moffat County High School senior, Gutierrez expected great things. For fellow senior Cody Adams and sophomore Garrett Stewart, the coach said he knew it would be a tough first round.

Ridgeview Elementary School preparing for CSAP testing

Julie Baker wants the community to get involved in student testing. On Friday, the Ridgeview Elementary School principal sent letters to Craig business owners asking for their support during the upcoming Colorado Student Assessment Program testing. Beginning Tuesday and continuing through March 4, third-graders throughout the Moffat County School District will be tested in reading.

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MCHS boys hoops drops season finale to Steamboat, 46-27

Missing two key post players, the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team had a hard time scoring Friday against Steamboat Springs. With seniors Angelo Raftopoulos (knee) and Brady Conner (ankle) sidelined, the Bulldogs had to insert junior varsity players to fill the void. The offense never got going and a big third quarter by the Sailors crushed any hopes of a comeback as Steamboat swept the season series with a 46-27 victory.

Diane Prather: The artistic practice of quilting alive and well

An article about quilting for Agriculture & Livestock? What does agriculture have to do with quilting? Charlotte Allum, of Fort Collins, who teaches quilting classes for The Fig Leaf, a quilting store in the city, said quilting came to America with the earliest colonists. Quilts were necessary to keep people warm.

Over A Cup — Lona’s advice: ‘Taco Soup’ a winning recipe

Last week, my sister Charlotte Allum and her husband John visited their son and family in Maryland. During the visit, their daughter-in-law Lona made “Taco Soup.” Charlotte said she and their little grandson were in charge of opening cans and pouring them into the soup pot.

Briefs for Feb. 19, 2011: American Legion bingo tonight

American Legion Post 62 is hosting bingo tonight at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:15 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call the American Legion at 824-3625.

Government Update for Feb. 19, 2011

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

Moffat County Libraries Board meeting agenda for Feb. 19, 2011

Moffat County Libraries Board meeting When: 5:30 p.m. Monday Where: Craig branch, 570 Green St. Agenda:

Sports Briefs for Feb. 19, 2011: Registration for summer ball leagues opens Monday

Craig Parks and Recreation will begin registration Monday for T-ball, coach pitch, and girls slow-pitch softball. T-ball is co-ed for children 5 or 6 years old in preschool and kindergarten. Players must be 5 by Aug. 31 to register. Coach pitch will also be co-ed for youths 7 and 8 in first and second grade.

Datebook for Feb. 19, 2011

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of President’s Day. Branches reopen Tuesday. 9 a.m. The seventh annual Winter Festival kicks off at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40, with X-Treme Mountain Snow-X Racing. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children and students with ID. Call 824-6346. 10 a.m. Winter Festival continues with an antique snowmobile show at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40. Call 824-6346.

Editorial: Back to the table

It’s clear voters were wise and proactive 10 years ago when they chose to place the community’s three law enforcement agencies under the same roof. There is no disputing the Moffat County Public Safety Center is one of the biggest assets our community has in both the relationship it fosters and partnership it forms between the agencies. But, what voters wanted then is now threatened thanks to stalled negotiations between the Craig City Council and Moffat County Commission — our community’s most prominent governing bodies — regarding the facility’s future.

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Crossword for Feb. 19, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 19, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 19, 2011: Out-of-work boyfriend lost intimacy

I am a 42-year-old woman with two teenage daughters. I have been living with my boyfriend, "Jonas," for 15 years. For the past two, Jonas has been out of work. This has affected his mood, as well as his sexual drive. He is not interested in being intimate. He keeps telling me it's because I don't wear enough makeup, or that I should dye the color of my hair.

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Sudoku for Feb. 19, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 19, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 19, 2011

Comics for Feb. 19, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 19, 2011

Because you'll base your projections upon realistic premises, success in all of your endeavors is indicated for you in the coming solar cycle. In fact, anything you envision can be attained through industrious tenacity.

Friday, February 18

Bulldogs finish lackluster season with loss

A season of struggles comes to a finish tonight for the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team. The Bulldogs are in action tonight against rival Steamboat Springs.

Victory propels MCHS girls basketball team to WSL crown

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team needed one more win to claim a share of the Western Slope League title. They got it Friday night against the visiting Steamboat Springs Sailors.

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American Legion Post 62 to close swimming pool March 1

Mel Shockley said he doesn’t want to close the swimming pool at American Legion Post 62 in Craig, but financial circumstances are forcing his hand. “I’ve gotten used to all the smiling faces,” the post commander said of local residents who use the pool.

On the Record for Feb. 18, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 18, 2011

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MCHS seniors reflect on high school wrestling career

In the aftermath of defeat, Moffat County High School seniors Ben Winslow, Cody Nelson and Kye Adams shared a similar retrospective view on their high school wrestling careers. No matter how it ended, there were no regrets. The three seniors went into the Feb. 11 and 12 4A western regional tournament with hopes of qualifying for the state meet.

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Perry Van Dorn bears witness to nearly 100 years of growth, change in Moffat County

Moffat County is almost 100 years old, and Perry Van Dorn has lived within its borders for most of those years. “I’ve been here mostly for 95 years,” Perry said. “I was gone for four years during the Second World War, and then we moved away for a little while to Grand Junction. “But, we came back.”

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MCHS senior looks to leave high school on championship high

Growing up in Moffat County, Charlie Griffiths said he always had a three-part dream. At 9 years old, Griffiths’ first dream, while wrestling in the Bad Dogs youth wrestling program, was to be a four-time high school state champion. While Griffiths, now a Moffat County High School senior, has qualified for the state tournament in his three previous years, he’s managed to place only as high as third in his junior year.

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Cody Adams uses family as inspiration in wrestling

Wrestling is more than just a sport for Cody Adams, Starting with his dad, J.D. Adams, the Moffat County High School senior has had to battle with parents, cousins and siblings on where his wrestling ability ranks in the family. Having a wrestling mat in the basement of his home helps his chances.

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Moffat County turns 100 years old but memory, spirit of settlers not lost

David Moffat never stepped foot inside the county that would eventually bear his name. In fact, the industrial tycoon wasn’t much concerned with the area. Rather, he merely wanted his railroad to pass through Craig on its way to Salt Lake City. But, the endeavor left Moffat nearly broke and halted the line in Craig.

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Surging sophomore

Going to the 4A state wrestling tournament isn’t as much about winning as it is experience for Moffat County High School sophomore Garrett Stewart. For starters, Stewart said he never expected to make it this far in only his second year of varsity wrestling. “I want to gain experience for when I return to the meet in the future,” he said. “I want to compete and push the kids I wrestle as best I can.”

Local fuel gauge for Feb. 18, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo. Craig: 1. Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $3.14; Diesel: $3.39

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MCHS boys hoops team to finish season against rival Steamboat

A season of struggles and disappointment comes to a conclusion tonight for the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team. But, given the Bulldogs are slated to face Steamboat Springs in their season finale, the home team has a chance to go out on a winning note against a longtime rival. “A win tonight would be a positive step toward next year,” MCHS coach David Bradshaw said. “This is like a playoff game for our guys because we probably won’t make the playoffs this year.”

Thursday morning crash shuts down Highway 13

A two-vehicle crash closed Colorado Highway 13 for an hour Thursday morning north of Craig. The crash happened shortly before 8 a.m. near mile marker 95. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a Ford Explorer carrying three passengers was headed south toward Craig. The driver of the vehicle lost control, went into a skid and collided with a snowplow from the Colorado Department of Transportation that was heading north.

Arraignment in Craig burglary case continued

An arraignment hearing for a man charged with felonies stemming from an alleged burglary was continued Tuesday in Moffat County District Court. Scott Steckel, 36, is charged with second-degree burglary and theft, both Class 4 felonies, and two counts of first-degree criminal trespassing, a Class 5 felony. He is also charged with criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, and five counts of being a habitual criminal. Steckel appeared before Judge Shelley Hill with his attorney, Leslie Goldstein.

EDP readies local plan for public meeting in Craig

In an effort to update Moffat County’s economic development plan, the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership began reaching out to the community earlier this month for input. EDP didn’t receive as much public feedback as members hoped, but executive director Darcy Owens-Trask doesn’t believe that’s necessarily a bad thing. “Given how much we’ve sent out and how much discussion there’s been about economic development, either people are really busy or I think they might generally feel like we’re doing the right thing,” Owens-Trask said during EDP’s monthly meeting Wednesday at the Moffat County Courthouse.

Patrick Mosbey: Let no man deceive you

Mathew Chapter 24 is perhaps one of the most important and significant portions of scripture dealing with end time prophecy. It was spoken by the Lord himself, and it is also quite detailed. It is known by scholars as the: “Olivet discourse.” It opens with Jesus’ prophecy concerning the destruction of the temple, which happened in 70 A.D. The disciples asked a very direct question — “When will these things be? And what shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?”

Briefs for Feb. 18, 2011: Fundraiser to benefit Craig man

A fundraiser to benefit Jeff Goffe, who has stage 4 melanoma, is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mercury Café, 2199 California St., in Denver. Proceeds will help Goffe, who lives in Craig and works for Craig Ford, cover medical costs and take time off work to spend time with his grandchildren.

Datebook for Feb. 18, 2011

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. 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 a.m. to 4 p.m. Girl Scout cookies are sold outside at Walgreens, 750 W. Victory Way.

Lois Wymore & Jane Yazzie: Coffee party soldiers on

To the editor: Several of us who were able to attend some of the Coffee Party meetings started by Jim Blevins would like to say how much we appreciated him. It is hard to grasp his sudden absence.

Public Notice

Public NoticeTrapper Mining Inc. intends to conduct blasting operations during the one-year period commencing March 2011, at its Trapper Mine surface coal operations in Moffat County, Colorado.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of James C. Wells, Deceased Case Number 11PR9

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of James C. Wells, Deceased Case Number 11PR9 All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to

NOTICE TO CREDITORS CLAUDIA IVAH HEROLD, a/k/a CLAUDIA I. HEROLD and CLAUDIA HEROLD, Deceased

NOTICE TO CREDITORS CLAUDIA IVAH HEROLD, a/k/a CLAUDIA I. HEROLD and CLAUDIA HEROLD, Deceased Case Number 2011PR5

Case Number 201000957

Legal Notice to Mark Allen Gay II, Gwendolyn McCabe has filed a legal name change on behalf of of the minor Johnathon Seth Allen Gay to Johnathon Seth Allen McCabe Case Number 201000957

Case Number 2011PR5

NOTICE TO CREDITORS CLAUDIA IVAH HEROLD, a/k/a CLAUDIA I. HEROLD and CLAUDIA HEROLD, Deceased Case Number 2011PR5

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1614

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1614 Original Grantor(s): Justin D. Dial Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Case Number 201000957

Legal Notice to Mark Allen Gay II, Gwendolyn McCabe has filed a legal name change on behalf of of the minor Johnathon Seth Allen Gay to Johnathon Seth Allen McCabe Case Number 201000957

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1613

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1613 Original Grantor(s): Trent Durham Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation

Mining Permit No. C-81-019, by the Colowyo Coal Company L.P.

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given of the filing of a Technical Revision 89 to the Colowyo Coal Mine, Mining Permit No. C-81-019, by the Colowyo Coal Company L.P.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1581

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1581 Original Grantor(s): Michael J. Butler Original Beneficiary(ies):Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for Mortgageit, Inc

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1580

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1580 Original Grantor(s): John K. Hill Original Beneficiary(ies): Mountain Valley Bank

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Crossword for Feb. 18, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 18, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 18, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 18, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 18, 2011

Comics for Feb. 18, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 18, 2011

A plethora of activities where your social life is concerned is likely to be a strong possibility in the near future. You're likely to get many opportunities to do certain things that you've never done but always hoped you could.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 18, 2011: Ex-wife punishing father for molestation

bout seven years ago, my ex-wife, trembling and crying, woke me up early one morning to talk about her childhood. She told me she had been molested by her father. I didn't know how to take the delicate information I was told, so I said when she was ready to talk more, I had an open heart.

ORDINANCE NO. 1013 (2011)

ORDINANCE NO. 1013 (2011) A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE TO CARRYOVER BUDGETED 2010 PROJECTS OR COMMITMENTS NOT ACCOMPLISHED IN 2010 INTO THE 2011 BUDGET.

Thursday, February 17

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Two new possible candidates emerge for Craig election

Two new names have surfaced in connection with Craig’s April municipal election, which includes three city council seats and the mayor’s position up for grabs. City clerk Shirley Seely said Thursday six residents have picked up nomination petition packets for the three council seats currently held by Ray Beck, Joe Herod and Byron Willems. So far, Beck, Willems, Joe Bird and Bill Johnston have all picked up council packets, which need to be signed by 25 registered voters and returned to Craig City Hall by March 4, Seely said.

On the Record for Feb. 17, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 17, 2011

Janet Sheridan: The ‘eeks’ of Dad’s chicken

I appreciate the artists of Craig who exhibit their work during the Art Walk, in museum exhibitions, and at local businesses. I admire my friends who take art classes on Wellness Wednesdays or at Colorado Northwestern Community College, especially those who decide to give it a try for the first time. I lack such courage. It leaked out of me in sixth grade.

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Share of league title at stake Friday for MCHS girls

Win against Steamboat in regular season finale forces three-way WSL tie

A chance for a championship comes down to one game. With 22 games in the books, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team has one game left that will determine how the Bulldogs' season will be looked back on.

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GOP in Craig names new chairman

Longtime Republican K.C. Hume takes over for John Ponikvar

Longtime local Republican K.C. Hume took the reins Tuesday of the Moffat County Republican Central Committee from its previous chairman, John Ponikvar.

MCTA discusses Chamber's lodging tax proposal

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Gray tried to alleviate concerns of the Moffat County Tourism Association on Wednesday that the commission would decide quickly on a proposal from the Craig Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s proposal — to oversee the county’s 1.9-percent lodging tax rather than MCTA.

Moffat County School District bracing for proposed budget cuts

Mark Rydberg said Colorado’s public education system is in trouble. “It’s already one of the poorest funded programs (in the country),” he said. “If it moves to the poorest, it won’t be surprising.”

Datebook for Feb. 16, 2011

Datebook for Feb. 16, 2011

Briefs for Feb. 16, 2011: Vallarta’s hosting fundraiser for Landon Hatcher

Vallarta’s Mexican Restaurant is hosting a fundraiser for Landon Hatcher on Monday. Hatcher is a 10-month-old from Craig who was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. His family does not have health insurance. Vallarta’s is donating 25 percent of profits from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday to the family. Vallarta’s is located in Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

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Sudoku for Feb. 17, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 17, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 17, 2011

Comics for Feb. 17, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 17, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 17, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 17, 2011

Some important changes you've been trying to make for a long time could actually come through for you in the year ahead. However, it might take the help of others to make it happen, so do what you can to encourage cooperation.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 17, 2011: Mother-in-law's smoking causing problems for family

I am having a problem with my mother-in-law. My husband is so upset that he doesn't plan to speak to her again. My mother-in-law is a smoker. So are my husband, mother and father-in-law.

Wednesday, February 16

On the Record for Feb. 16, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 16, 2011

Craig/Moffat EDP Board meeting agenda for Feb. 16

Craig/Moffat EDP Board meeting When: 11:30 a.m. today Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

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Wyman Museum preparing to present annual Winter Festival

Wayne Wagner, an employee of Wagner Construction, said he’ll be using heavy equipment all week to build a snowmobile race track on the grounds of the Wyman Museum in Craig. “There’s going to be a bunch of turns and jumps,” Wagner said. “There’ll be a lot of stuff to mess guys up.” The finished racetrack will be a prominent feature of the seventh annual Winter Festival at the museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40. The two-day event begins Saturday morning and includes an antique snowmobile show, semi-pro snowmobile racing, freestyle snowmobile jumping, and more.

Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board meeting agenda for Feb. 16

Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Craig Fire Station, 419 Yampa Ave. Agenda:

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MCHS girls win over Glenwood gives team chance at WSL crown

In the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team’s 47-38 win Tuesday night at Glenwood Springs, Melissa Camilletti came through when she needed to. When the Bulldogs (15-7 overall, 9-2 WSL) trailed 2-0 in the first quarter, Camilletti found her shooter’s touch and hit a 3-pointer to take the lead. And, at the end of the game she hit key free throws to help secure the win.

Michelle Balleck: Winter Festival a remedy for cabin fever

If you can’t beat the cold, go out and revel in it. This weekend boasts one of the area’s biggest events of the year, so don’t miss the fun. ■ Wyman’s Winter Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40.

MCHS boys hoops falls to Glenwood Springs

Down by as many as 24 points Tuesday night in Glenwood Springs, David Bradshaw said it would have been easy for his team to give up in the fourth quarter. Instead, Bradshaw’s Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team kept fighting against the Demons, and at one point came within 11 points. “They didn’t roll over when they got down,” Bradshaw said. “It shows a lot about their character. When they got down 24, they could have rolled over and quit, but they didn’t.

Briefs for Feb. 16, 2011: Cattlewomen meeting Thursday

The next meeting of the Moffat County Cattlewomen is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moffat County School District bus garage, 998 Rose St. For more information, call Kacey Green at 826-0738.

John Kinkaid: ‘Unity of purpose’

To the editor: In 2007, when Ride the Rockies stopped in Craig, the city looked so nice. Back in that summer, my thought was we should make this kind of effort every year and achieve similar results. Civic pride above and beyond. There was unity of purpose, cooperation and the city sparkled for that summer. I feel really good about living here, but I felt even better that summer.

The family of Doug Vaughan: Thanks for the support

To the editor: The family of Doug Vaughan would like to express our gratitude and thanks to all our family, friends and neighbors for their kind expressions of sympathy over the loss of our loved one with cards, phone calls, flowers and food.

Datebook for Feb. 16, 2011

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 50 and older at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. Call 871-7676. 11:30 a.m. The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board meets in the main floor conference room of Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. See the full agenda on page 8. Call 826-2039.

Editorial: Ag exemption holds merit

Farming has never been easy, and it never will be. Farmers know this inevitable fact all too well, as they likely have to supplement their income with another job just to pay the bills But, agriculture has always played a prominent role in our local and state economies, and we need to do what we can to make it easier for farmers and ranchers of our county to compete.

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Sudoku for Feb. 16, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 16, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 16, 2011

Comics for Feb. 16, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 16, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 16, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 16, 2011: Worried about husband's drug use

My husband and I are in our early 40s. We've been married for 13 years and have two young, beautiful, healthy children that I thank God for every day. After many years of marriage, I found out quite unexpectedly that my husband has been a drug user on and off for a long time. It came out when he finally went for help. Due to the drugs, we lost everything.

Horoscope for Feb. 16, 2011

There is a strong likelihood that in the year ahead you will develop an exciting endeavor in which others will want to participate. However, think twice about inviting partners, because you might be able to do it all on your own.

Tuesday, February 15

MCHS girls basketball team defeats Glenwood

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team’s road to a Western Slope League title goes through Glenwood Springs tonight. The Demons (17-3 overall, 9-1 WSL) will host the Bulldogs (14-7 overall, 8-2 WSL) at 6 p.m. tonight.

MCHS boys basketball team takes another hard loss

The Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team is looking to snap a seven-game losing streak tonight. The Bulldogs face the Glenwood Springs High School Demons at 7:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs, 1521 Grand Ave.

Craig Chamber seeking to oversee county tourism funding

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Board presented an idea Tuesday that could mark changes in the management of tourism funding in Moffat County. At its regular Tuesday meeting, the Moffat County Commission heard a presentation from Chamber board member Gene Bilodeau asking the commission to allow the Chamber to oversee the county’s 1.9-percent lodging tax.

Andy Bockelman: New cartoon is ‘gno’ Shakespeare, but still entertains

No matter how acclaimed a classic theatrical work may be, there are always ways to keep it up with the times. If the animated update “Gnomeo and Juliet” is any indication, William Shakespeare might have garnered even greater accolades for his most famous play if he’d only thrown in a few lawn jockeys and whirligigs as supporting characters. But, what’s done is done …

On the Record for Feb. 15, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 15, 2011

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Oil company planning to drill exploratory wells in Moffat County

Shell Exploration & Production Company meets with county officials Monday

Matthew Holman, a project lead for Shell Exploration & Production Company, sat Monday in a room of Moffat County officials with a map of Northwest Colorado spread out on the table. “You don’t find too many areas like this on Mother Earth,” he said looking at the map.

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Craig resident Shirley Cromer impresses Taste of Chocolate crowd

Shirley Cromer tends to downplay the notion that she’s a professional baker. “I’ve never taken a class in my life,” Cromer said at her home Monday. “This is all self-taught. “(My education) is mostly looking at pictures or reading how people do things online or watching YouTube. There’s stuff that’s on there that you can watch and you learn from that.”

MCHS swim coach pleased with her team’s state performance

Diver Larissa Grammer, a Moffat County High School sophomore, was impressed by the talent at the 4A state swimming championships at Mountain View High School in Loveland. “I’m sitting there going, ‘I know I can’t swim, but that’s insane, how do they pull that off?’” Grammer said.

Datebook for Feb. 15, 2011

Datebook for Feb. 15, 2011

Briefs for Feb. 15, 2011: Quilt Guild meeting today at Hampton Inn

The Yampa Valley Piecemakers Quilt Guild hosts its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Hampton Inn, 377 Cedar Court, in Craig. Monthly meetings are always the third Tuesday of the month, and are free to members and $3 for guests. Linda Pinnt will make a presentation at today’s meeting on “Old Blocks, New Ways.”

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 15, 2011: Debating whether to intervene

My 19-year-old daughter, "Nadia," dated a sweet guy for three years. They broke up when he moved to Hawaii to "see the world." For three years, he dated no one else and expected Nadia to do the same. However, after 18 months of separation, she decided to enjoy her life. A year ago, they rekindled their relationship over the phone and decided to get married. When "Mr. Hawaii" found out she had dated someone else in his absence, he abruptly called it off, once again breaking her heart. He then asked her to wait for him to get his head together.

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Crossword for Feb. 15, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 15, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 15, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 15, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 15, 2011

Comics for Feb. 15, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 15, 2011

In the next year, you could be quite fortunate in establishing numerous relationships with persons from all walks of life. It will be difficult for you to find one favorite person you like better than the rest.

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Steamboat's Sue Birch gets Senate approval

Resident confirmed as director of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Steamboat Springs’ Sue Birch has been confirmed by the state Senate as the new executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. The Senate vote was 32-0-3. Birch now can focus solely on a department with an annual budget of more than $4.5 billion and nearly 300 employees.

Monday, February 14

Case Number: 2010PR56

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Daniel L. Weber, Deceased Case Number: 2010PR56

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Janet Sheridan: Finding middle ground

City’s conflict resolution on deer issue a lesson in civility for Congress

I fled my principal’s office to regain optimism in a kindergarten classroom. At the “Create a Play” center, I found Sally and Joey in a costuming battle. Sally disliked Joey’s choice of a sombrero and insisted he wear an umbrella hat instead: “This one looks better, Joey. That one’s dumb.” “Fine. I’m not playing. You’re not the boss of me.”

On the Record for Feb. 14, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 14, 2011

Aging Well: Help available for sleep struggles

It’s easy to take sleep for granted, that is, until zzzzz’s are replaced with restlessness, tossing and turning and daytime exhaustion. While the occasional poor night’s sleep is inconvenient, chronic sleep disruption can significantly affect people’s quality of life, making it difficult for them to concentrate and cope with stress, increasing their risk of accidents and illness and exacerbating underlying health conditions.

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MCHS sending 2 seniors, sophomore to state wrestling meet

After his final match in the 4A western regional tournament Saturday, Charlie Griffiths faced the crowd and pointed both hands toward the top of the bleachers at Mesa State College. Griffiths said he wasn’t taunting or celebrating with the gesture, the Moffat County High School senior was thanking his parents, sister and teammates. “I wanted to thank them for helping me throughout the years,” he said. “They helped me keep pushing and working hard.”

Senior Spotlight for Feb. 14, 2011

Buzzing around your way today, will you be my Valentine? Have a very nice Valentine’s Day. I have birthdays for Doris Riemann, Alice Reinhardt, Laura Swanson and Bob Meyers. Get well/speedy recovery to LaDawn Sexton, Sue Herald, Theresa Rendon and Ian Shepherd.

Andy Bockelman: Scarey moments few, ineffective in ‘The Rite’

How do you make a movie on a controversial subject like exorcism when the definitive story has already been told? It’s a tough task to undertake, but the makers of “The Rite” give it their all. Displaced and disillusioned about his life, seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O’Donoghue) no longer knows what to make of God, even after being ordained as a low-level clergyman.

MCHS boys basketball team’s second half struggles continue in loss to Palisade

In Saturday’s 53-44 loss to Palisade, the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team showed that it was capable of playing at the same level as opponents. The problem, however, was similar to Friday’s loss to Delta — a sluggish third quarter. “Defense killed us in the third quarter,” said Angelo Raftopoulos, an MCHS senior who led the team with 15 points. “We had tough D all the first half, and then in the third quarter for just a couple of minutes we didn’t get the D going and they got a quick 10 points on us.”

Bulldog sports for Feb. 14, 2011

Tuesday 4:30 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls junior varsity basketball team plays at Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave. 4:30 p.m. The Moffat County High School boys junior varsity basketball team plays at Glenwood Springs High School, 1521 Grand Ave. 5 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls freshmen basketball team plays at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 Maple St.

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Artists display their work at annual Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate

Matt Dilldine hunched over a box of chocolates Saturday night in the back room of KS Kreations, his wife’s store on Yampa Avenue in downtown Craig. He slowly twisted his handlebar mustache while he took single bites from 15 different selections. Dilldine had collected the chocolates at 13 downtown Craig businesses during the 16th annual Art Walk and fifth annual Taste of Chocolate.

Business beat: Sunless Spa offers tanning alternative

Those looking to get a tan in a hurry have a new local option available. Sunless Spa, which opened nearly two months ago inside Wildflowers Salon at 1596 W. Victory Way, offers an automated spray tan booth at an affordable rate. Sunless Spa owner Erica Stewart said the walk-in machine takes only five to 10 minutes to use and offers privacy that other spray-on tan services don’t.

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My Life, My Words: Theresa Moyer — ‘A calling we have’

“We (with husband George Moyer) took foster children in from the last 90s to early 2000s. For seven years we had foster children. “I don’t think we did (have any hesitation), we just felt that we had a home and we had love to share, so that’s what we were supposed to do.

Humane Society of Moffat County offering reduced adoption fees

Carol Scott, treasurer of the Humane Society of Moffat County, has a surefire remedy for anyone feeling lonely on Valentine’s Day today. “Find love. Adopt a shelter animal,” Scott said. “Then, you can have a Valentine every day.” Throughout the month, Scott said the Humane Society is offering reduced-price adoptions. The adoptions, which are normally $115, are $60 for the rest of the month.

MCHS girls keep league championship hopes alive with blowout against Palisade

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team got back to winning ways Saturday with a 57-32 home win over Palisade. The victory puts MCHS at 14-7 overall and 8-2 in the Western Slope League this season, good enough to remain in the mix for the league title. “(Friday’s loss) hurt pretty bad, so we were thinking about that,” MCHS senior Lauren Roberts said. “It was even more of a (signal that), OK, now we need to just go out there and tear it up.”

Datebook for Feb. 14, 2011

10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147. 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries hosts Family Game Night. The event is open to the public. Call 824-5116.

Briefs for Feb. 14, 2011: Wyman Museum hosting dinner

Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40, is hosting its third annual Romantic Dinner today. The dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., includes prime rib and crab. The cost is $50 per person. Sleigh rides will take place after dinner, and a Moffat County High School jazz band quartet will perform.

Glanville: The great photo raid

It’s once again time for the old man to embarrass his twin girls, Ericca Francis and Eileen Catherine. This was not at all the column I’d planned to write this Monday. Actually, I don’t plan very many of them, they just seem to come out of my fingertips moments before they’re due.

Horoscope for Feb. 14, 2011

Look for enterprises or endeavors that are glamorous and/or imaginative in the coming months, because something that possesses these elements will likely produce some big scores.

Case Number: 11 PR 8

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of James Ward Blevins, Deceased Case Number: 11 PR 8

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Sudoku for Feb. 14, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 14, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 14, 2011

Comics for Feb. 14, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 14, 2011: Can't get over fiancee's sexual past

Happy Valentine's Day to one and all, along with our special good wishes to the veterans in VA hospitals around the country. And our particular thanks to those readers who have taken the time to send valentines, visit the vets and volunteer at VA facilities. Bless each and every one of you.

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Crossword for Feb. 14, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 14, 2011

Saturday, February 12

MCHS boys basketball team drops game to Palisade

Less than 24 hours after suffering a 29-point home loss, the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team will be back on the court today.

Bulldogs beat Palisade going away

MCHS girls varsity basketball team rebounds from loss with 57-32 victory

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team came back from a tough loss a day earlier to win in a rout Saturday afternoon.

Government Update for Feb. 12, 2011

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

Over a Cup: Chicken enchiladas perfect for ‘can’t-get-out’ days at home

This morning, over a cup of coffee, I thought about what I was going to cook for dinner. Maybe it’s just these snowy, can’t-get-out-and-do-things days, but I can’t even think what I’m hungry for. So, I went through my files and came up with “Chicken Enchiladas.” I haven’t made them in awhile (maybe because I have to cook, bone and chop up the chicken, first). To make these “Chicken Enchiladas,” you will need: 12 corn tortillas, 4 cups diced cooked chicken, 2 (10 1/2-ounce) cans cream of chicken soup, 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies, 1 pint sour cream, 1 small bunch of green onions and tops (chopped), and 1 pound of cheddar cheese (shredded).

Airport Bdvisory Board meeting agenda for Feb. 12, 2011

Craig/Moffat County Airport Advisory Board meeting When: 6 p.m. Monday Where: Craig/Moffat County Airport Terminal Building Agenda:

On the Record for Feb. 12, 2011

Moffat County Jail Thursday, Feb. 10 Adam John Tucker, 27, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on a warrant.

TMH employee survey reveals improved results

Jennifer Riley, chief of organizational excellence at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, said the results of a 2010 Press Ganey employee satisfaction survey are in. The findings were presented to hospital managers at the end of last month. Riley said the surveys are important.

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Craig native finds niche in theater lighting, photography

Chad Bonaker once found himself under the spotlight. It was his sophomore year at Moffat County High School and he was playing the part of the crazy old uncle in “Twas a Dark and Stormy Night” in one of the high school’s theater performances. He only had two lines in the production, but that was just fine with him. He wasn’t interested in acting. He was interested in a different aspect of the stage.

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6 Bulldogs advance at regionals

Cody Nelson, a Moffat County High School senior wrestler, fell to the ground Friday at Mesa State College. He wasn’t drowning in sorrow over a loss or soaking in the excitement of a victory. Nelson was exhausted because he fought his way back in the third period of his second round match at the 4A regional wrestling tournament.

Moffat County Land Use Board meeting agenda for Feb. 12, 2011

Moffat County Land Use Board meeting When: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday Where: Main floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Stats reveal Craig an affordable place to live

Craig is below the national average in four of six cost of living categories, according to statistics used in the latest Yampa Valley Partners Regional Economic Forecast. The main factor behind the city’s cheaper cost of living is housing, Yampa Valley Partners Executive Director Kate Nowak said. “Mostly it’s housing,” she said. “Housing is such a big component of anybody’s budget. It’s usually a fourth to a third of anybody’s income that they’re spending on housing.”

Shooting struggles plague MCHS girls in league home loss

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team’s seven-game winning streak came to an end Friday night at home against Delta. The Bulldogs struggled offensively in the 42-39 loss, largely because good shots wouldn’t fall. MCHS coach Matt Ray couldn’t explain his team’s struggles for the night.

Flat second-half leads to blowout loss for MCHS boys

It was a tale of two halves Friday night during the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team’s game against Delta. Using a balanced offense, MCHS was able to keep pace with Delta, and the home team trailed the Panthers by just two at the end of the first quarter. The Bulldogs stuck around in the second, too, trailing by just six at halftime.

Meet the artists in Craig's 2011 Art Walk

Downtown Craig will host the 16th annual Art Walk and fifth annual Taste of Chocolate from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight. Art Walk, a free event, will include more than 10 artists showing off and selling their wares inside various businesses. Displays will span numerous mediums, including jewelry, oil and watercolor paintings, wood, photographs and quilts.

CNCC hosting 3rd annual College Goal Sunday in Craig

Katie Powell knows a thing or two about financial aid for college students. Powell is a financial education program manager for CollegeInvest, a division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Yet, even she acknowledges the difficulty students and family members face when paying for school.

Editorial: Setting ground rules

Gov. John Hickenlooper continues to impress. From his Western Slope cabinet appointments to his bottom-up economic approach to hosting a one-on-one meeting with the Moffat County Commission, it seems Hickenlooper is sticking to his promise to lend an ear to the whole state. Especially to small, rural communities, like Craig.

Briefs for Feb. 12, 2011: Wyman Museum hosting Valentine’s Day dinner Monday

Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40, is hosting its third annual Romantic Dinner on Valentine’s Day. The dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., includes prime rib and crab. The cost is $50 per person. Sleigh rides will take place after dinner, and a Moffat County High School jazz band quartet will perform. There will also be a silent auction, and a Valentine’s Day gift for two people.

Yvonne Henderson: ‘Keep up the good work’

To the editor: We would like to give a big thank you to the Colorado Department of Transportation for Colorado Highway 13 north from Craig to Baggs, Wyo. The highway is being taken care of very well. Now you know where the road is and the semis can stay on their side.

Datebook for Feb. 12, 2011

9 a.m. The Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way, hosts an indoor yard sale. The cost to rent a table is $10. The sale is open to anyone. Proceeds benefit local youth and veterans. Call Frank Sadvar at 620-0874. 11 a.m. The Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way, hosts a luncheon. The menu includes a hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, salad, dessert and a drink. The cost is $8 per person and $15 per couple. For children under age 9, the cost is $4, and children under age 3 eat for free. Proceeds from the event benefit local youth and veterans. Call Frank Sadvar at 620-0874. 11 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls junior varsity basketball team plays Palisade High School at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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Comics for Feb. 12, 2011

Comics for Feb. 12, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 12, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 12, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 12, 2011: Stepmother isolating elderly father

My father married my stepmother 20 years ago. Three years ago, he suffered a stroke. Though moderately disabled, he is still mentally sharp, didn't lose his speech and is able to do most things for himself. He is happy as a homebody, but my stepmother has made it increasingly clear that he will be going off to a care facility soon. Dad has reluctantly agreed.

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Crossword for Feb. 12, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 12, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 12, 2011

Certain confidential information you become privy to could play a significant role in bettering your affairs in the year ahead. Keep your eyes and ears open, because what you learn could be momentous in furthering your ambitions.

Friday, February 11

Long-time Republican seeking to run Moffat County GOP

A new contender has surfaced in hopes of taking the reins of the Moffat County Republican Central Committee. K.C. Hume, chief investigator for the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and a battalion chief for Craig/Fire Rescue, recently announced his decision to run for the position currently held by Craig resident John Ponikvar. Ponikvar, who replaced former chairman Ron Danner in 2009, said he only wanted to be the chairman for one, two-year term before stepping away when first elected. Ponikvar said he no longer has the time to dedicate to being the chairman between running his own business and his personal life.

Delta routs MCHS boys hoops team

In the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team’s last game against Delta on Jan. 21, the Bulldogs entered the game with their season looking up.

MCHS girls drop close game to Delta

Bulldogs' winning streak broken tonight at home

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team's seven-game winning streak was snapped tonight.

On the Record for Feb. 12, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 12, 2011

Local fuel gauge for Feb. 11, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Craig: • Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way Unleaded: $3.04; Diesel: $3.49

MCHS senior wrestlers prepare for regional tourney

No matter how many times Charlie Griffiths wrestles in the big matches, he said nerves always play a factor. The Moffat County High School senior has wrestled in the Colorado 4A state meet all three years of his career, placing sixth as a freshman and third as a junior, and hopes to make it 4-for-4 after this weekend. The MCHS wrestling team will compete today and Saturday in the 4A regional tournament at Mesa State College.

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New ER doctor’s path to Craig included flight from homeland, stint in Iraq

Dr. Tinh Huyn, an emergency room doctor at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, is no stranger to pressure. Huyn (pronounced win), a former U.S. Army major, spent a year-and-a-half in Tikrit, Iraq. There, he worked around the clock with four other physicians to patch up wounded U.S. soldiers, contractors, civilians and captured enemy soldiers. Huyn’s deployment stretched from early 2003 through 2005, when the war was at its peak.

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Craig resident spearheading fundraising effort for 10-month-old Landon Hatcher

Craig resident Paula Sadvar said she was recently moved to action. “I saw a picture of that cute little boy and I said, ‘I have to do something,’” Sadvar said. “I have no idea who this little boy is, but God does.” Sadvar was speaking of Landon Hatcher, a 10-month-old baby from Craig who was recently hospitalized with a brain tumor.

Craig Chamber of Commerce working on State of the County plans

Christina Oxley, Craig Chamber of Commerce executive director, posed a question during Thursday’s board meeting about Gov. John Hickenlooper’s scheduled appearance at the March 9 State of the County event. “Do we send the governor through the buffet line?” Oxley asked the board, which responded in laughter. The governor’s visit was discussed prominently at the meeting.

The Memorial Hospital in Craig receives 10k grant

The Memorial Hospital Foundation was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Kenneth King Foundation, the hospital announced in a news release. The Kenneth King allocation is the fourth grant the hospital foundation has received for capital expenses associated with the new hospital. “The Memorial Hospital Foundation has received over $360,000 in grant funding for the new health care facility,” hospital foundation director Eva Peroulis said, adding that the Kenneth King grant is the final grant for capital infrastructure.

Datebook for Feb. 11, 2011

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. 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. 3 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls junior varsity basketball team plays Delta High School at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

The Don Ogg family: Thanks for the support

To the editor: The family of Don Ogg would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the family friends and neighbors who have helped us through these very difficult times. The phone calls, visits, food, cards, well wishes and prayers that we received were wonderful blessings in our time of need.

H. Neal Glanville: A crash with Gerry — Part 2

I became reacquainted with attorney Gerry Spence during the Randy Weaver trial in Boise, Idaho. During the horrific debacle at Ruby Ridge, I was living and working just inside the reception area of television and radio on the high plains desert of southwestern Idaho. Not being one to rely on the sound bites of any media outlet, I listened to the shortwave radio each night and spoke with my gray area friends who lived in or near Bonner County, Idaho.

Darlene Shepherd: ‘We need people to help’

To the editor: Driving home from work and the grocery store, I can’t help but notice the amount of fire hydrants that are buried in snow with our recent amount of snowfall. I don’t have one near my house, but would love to shovel it out if I did, as I am capable and it might save my house someday.

Briefs for Feb. 11, 2011: VFW bingo slated for Saturday

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 in Craig, 419 E. Victory Way, is hosting bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Participants must be 18 or older, unless accompanied by an adult. Full game packages cost $15 and half packages are $7.50. Proceeds from the event will be shared with the Moffat County High School Student Council and American Legion Post 62.

Sports briefs for Feb. 11, 2011: CMS hosting open gym hoops

From 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, Craig Middle School will be hosting open gym basketball for anyone age 15 or older. Men and women are encouraged to attend to shoot hoops or play pick-up games with friends. Pre-registration is not required, but a $2.50 fee is to be paid at the door. Punch passes may also be purchased at Craig Parks and Recreation, 300 W. Fourth St.

Viola Ogle: ‘Amazing’ artwork

To the editor: Hats off to the chainsaw artists who turned the loss of the trees into art. Amazing.

Horoscope for Feb. 11, 2011

A relationship with someone with whom you formerly had a strong attachment could blossom once again in the year ahead. If you've both grown, the association has a chance to develop. If you haven't, nothing will change. Move on with your life.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1612

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1612 Original Grantor(s): Paul E. Sterle and Brandi R. Sterle Original Beneficiary(ies): GMAC Mortgage Corporation

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Crossword for Feb. 11, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 11, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 11, 2011

Comics for Feb. 11, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 11, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 11, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 11, 2011: Disagreement over wedding guest list

I have some concerns about the guest list for my daughter's upcoming nuptials. She has always been budget conscious, and I appreciate her attempts to keep the guest list to a minimum, but it's created a problem. She and her fiance initially decided to limit the guests to those 18 and older. Unfortunately, this would have excluded her first cousins, plus some of her fiance's close family.

Thursday, February 10

Steamboat woman accused of burning employer's cash

Steamboat Springs Police Department Detective Jerry Stabile said Kim Dallett Murrah had worked at Southside Station for several years and became disgruntled.

Janet Sheridan: A Valentine for siblings

“Be kind to your brothers and sisters, “ I once read. “Their life span parallels yours. If you’re good to them, they’ll be a meaningful part of your life for more years than your parents, spouse, or children.” When I was younger — engaged in teasing, tattling, and fisticuffs with my many siblings — I would have scorned such an idea. Who’d want to be stuck with that throng of thugs forever?

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Undefeated LSRV boys basketball team seeking championship finish

Sitting in the locker room after taking third place in the 2010 Wyoming 1A State Tournament, Little Snake River Valley School (Wyo.) boys varsity basketball coach Paul Prestrud looked at his players. Playing in a consolation game, Prestrud said, is tough. Even if you win, you know you can’t be the best.

Andy Bockelman: Love comes in many forms for Valentine movie-viewing

The date of Valentine’s Day has both drawbacks and benefits. The middle of February eliminates the majority of outdoor couples activities, unless you consider snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing to be aphrodisiacs. But, the good news is that if you and your sweetheart are snowbound, you can snuggle up in front of the TV and fall in love all over again with some of the best romantic movies ever made. But, what is it that makes your heart swell up?

On the Record for Feb. 10, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 10, 2011

City considering mail-in ballots for April election

Citing low turnout in previous spring elections, city of Craig officials are exploring the idea of using mail-in ballots for the April municipal election. “We did this a long time ago, (and) we seemed to have a good turnout for voting,” Craig Mayor Don Jones said. “In the last few years, the voter turnout’s been horrible.”

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LSRV girls basketball team has sights set on state title

Last season, the Little Snake River Valley School (Wyo.) girls varsity basketball team entered the 1A West Regional Tournament as the number one seed. The Rattlers path to the top seed included a coin toss with fellow Three Trails Conference team Cokeville. The Rattlers won the toss.

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Science on the slopes

MCHS students compete in cardboard sled race

With temperatures hovering around zero, Wednesday was an unlikely day for Hawaiian leis. Nonetheless, two Moffat County High School students donned the faux flower garlands before embarking on a winning run at the 2011 Science Olympics Cardboard Sled Races on the high school grounds.

Briefs for Feb. 10, 2011: Governor orders flags lowered in honor of fallen soldier

Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered flags on all state and federal buildings be lowered today in honor of Army Specialist Joshua R. Campbell, 22, of Bennett. Campbell died Jan. 29 in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. According to reports, he died of injuries sustained when an Improvised Explosive Device detonated near his military vehicle.

Datebook for Feb. 10, 2011

Flags on all state and federal buildings are to be lowered in honor of Army Specialist Joshua R. Campbell, 22, of Bennett. Campbell died Jan. 29 in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. A memorial service are scheduled for today in Aurora.

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Crossword for Feb. 10, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 10, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 10, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 10, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 10, 2011

Comics for Feb. 10, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 10, 2011

In the year ahead it will be more important than usual to keep your financial affairs in good order. Try to run a tight ship, so that your funds will not be wasted in a Cavalier manner and you'll find that the results will be rewarding as well.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 10, 2011: Want out of new marriage

I am 26 and have been living with my "husband" for a year. We had a religious ceremony, but didn't file the legal paperwork. Now I realize it was a huge mistake. I desperately want out of this so-called marriage. "Justin" lied about completing his college education and was unemployed for the first six months we were together. He told me he was applying for jobs, but in reality, he spent his days playing video games and eating junk food.

Editorial: Consider carefully

Moffat County is one of the most beautiful areas of our state. Any blemish on its rolling hillsides make some cringe, whether it’s an oil and gas rig, or one of the numerous power lines making its way to other cities. While we would all prefer to look out our windows and see none of those obtrusions, most residents understand they are needed to support the industries — namely energy — our county relies on so much.

Wednesday, February 9

Craig City Council considering new police station

Council to host meeting to mull safety center options

The Craig City Council discussed Tuesday its next step in negotiations between the city and county concerning the Craig Police Department’s lease of the Moffat County Public Safety Center. City council member Gene Bilodeau, who serves on the city’s negotiating team, said he thought it would be appropriate for the council to start looking into building a new facility for the police department.

Craig Chamber of Commerce Board meeting agenda

When: 11:30 a.m. Thursday Where: Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way

The Memorial Hospital in Craig receives $10K grant

The Memorial Hospital Foundation was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Kenneth King Foundation, the hospital announced in a news release. The Kenneth King allocation is the fourth grant the hospital foundation has received for capital expenses associated with the new hospital.

On the Record for Feb. 9, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 9, 2011

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MCHS swimmers readying for state meet

Heading into the 4A state swimming meet Friday and Saturday in Loveland, Moffat County High School girls varsity swimming coach Meghan Francone wants her girls to be at the top of their game. Francone thinks her team is ready to compete after strong showings at the Western Slope League meet Feb. 4 and 5. “Overall, we had some great swims at the league meet,” she said. “The girls are peaking right before state, so it should be fun.”

Moffat County Farm Bureau requesting ag tax exemption

Brent Brighton, a Moffat County Farm Bureau Board member, presented an idea Tuesday he believes would help level the playing field for Moffat County farmers and ranchers. At its regular Tuesday meeting, the Moffat County Commission heard a presentation from Brighton concerning the implementation of an agricultural sales tax exemption in the county. Brighton asked the county waive the 2-percent county sales tax on agricultural equipment purchased by qualified farmers and ranchers.

Moffat County residents treated for possible carbon monoxide poisoning

Twenty-four patients were treated Sunday at The Memorial Hospital in Craig after visiting the Jorgensen Event Center in Gunnison. There was a report of carbon monoxide poisoning at the event center, where the Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team played a doubleheader Saturday and Sunday against Gunnison and Crested Butte. After learning of players and fans from the Gunnison area being admitted for carbon monoxide poisoning, Christine Balderston, a parent of a Bulldogs player, started letting people know about the problem, Bulldogs coach Mark Samuelson said.

Craig City Council updated on seismic testing

Brent Jacobsen, a project manager for Geokinetics, said Tuesday a seismic exploration survey in Craig and portions of Moffat County is “kind of up in the air right now.” Jacobsen presented an update on the project, which involves looking for oil and gas in the area through seismic testing, to the Craig City Council during its regular Tuesday meeting. The on-the-ground work of the project, which entails about 53 acres, was expected to start in mid-January and be completed before the summer, he said.

Michelle Balleck: Lovin’ it up this Valentine’s week

It’s time again for lovebirds to swoon and single people to roll their eyes. This week brings Valentine’s Day and all the chocolate-eating, flower-giving and love-expressing madness that comes with it. So soak it up. Or, avoid it all costs. The decision is yours.

Downtown Craig set to host Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate

With more than 10 samples of chocolate available during Saturday’s Taste of Chocolate, Nadine Daszkiewicz said there’s no shortage of sweets. “That’s a lot of chocolate,” The Kitchen Shop owner said. “I think we should have EMTs standing by for sugar overdoses.” But, she said that’s all part of the fun that’s included in the 16th annual Art Walk and the fifth annual Taste of Chocolate in downtown Craig this weekend.

Bulldogs club hockey team drops weekend games

The Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team knew it would be a tough weekend facing two of the top three teams in the Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League. Gunnison and Crested Butte lived up to their first and third rankings, respectively, sweeping the Bulldogs in doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday. Still, Bulldogs coach Mark Bangs said his team played as well as he thought they would.

Briefs for Feb. 9, 2011: Elsk Lodge hosting weekend sale

The Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way, will host a lunch and indoor yard sale this weekend. The yard sale begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, and those looking to sell items can rent a table for $10. The lunch is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.

Atusa Baghery: ‘Best gift you can give’

To the editor: We are seeing many red hearts these days because Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but did you know that February is also American Heart Month? The best gift you can give your loved ones and yourself is loving care toward your heart.

Datebook for Feb. 9, 2011

Today is the deadline to register for Craig Parks and Recreation’s spring co-ed volleyball league. Competitive teams will play on Monday nights and semi-competitive teams will play Tuesday or Thursday nights. The cost is $125 per team and $10 for each player. Call 824-2004. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 50 and older at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. Call 871-7676.

Advocates-Crisis Support Services: Stop the ‘quiet epidemic’

To the editor: February is now recognized as Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month in Craig, Moffat County and at Moffat County High School. Advocates-Crisis Support Services, Stopping Abuse Forever, (a teens against violence group), the city of Craig, Moffat County and MCHS have come together to demonstrate our commitment to ending teen dating violence, and supporting the numerous victims and survivors who are among us.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 9, 2011: Best friend stealing spotlight with men

I have been best friends with "Claire" since junior high. She is nothing short of a knockout, with a sweet personality to match. We have always been very close, and I treasure our friendship. The problem is, when we are out together, men are interested in Claire but feel she is unapproachable because she is so beautiful. Instead, they talk me up to try to get their foot in the door with her.

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Comics for Feb. 9, 2011

Comics for Feb. 9, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 9, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 9, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 9, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 9, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 9, 2011

Conditions are looking favorable for you in the year ahead where your material concerns and circumstances are involved. Of course, it will be up to you to properly apply yourself toward the ends you want.

Tuesday, February 8

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Downtown Craig hosts Art Walk, Taste of Chocolate

With more than 10 samples of chocolate available during Saturday’s Taste of Chocolate, Nadine Daszkiewicz said there’s no shortage of sweets. “That’s a lot of chocolate,” The Kitchen Shop owner said. “I think we should have EMTs standing by for sugar overdoses.” But, she said that’s all part of the fun that’s included in the 16th annual Art Walk and the fifth annual Taste of Chocolate in downtown Craig this weekend.

EDP seeking public input on economic development plan

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is seeking community input as it works on updating the county’s economic development plan. “We want to have the buy-in and the input from not only business organizations, but those other organizations that aren’t normally incorporated with economic development,” said Chris Jones, an EDP Board member and chairman of the organization’s Strategic Plan Committee.

Area officials supporting bills aimed at reducing energy consumer costs

Doug Monger, a Routt County Commissioner and Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado Board chairman, contends “nobody” currently has energy consumers’ pocketbooks in mind. That’s why Monger said AGNC, which is made up of several Northwest Colorado governments including Moffat County, supports a recently introduced bill that would make at least one state agency pay more attention to the impact its actions have on energy consumers.

On the Record for Feb. 8, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 8, 2011

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MCHS wrestlers get final tune-up before regional tourney

With everything on the line this weekend for the Moffat County High School wrestling team, the Eagle Valley dual meet Feb. 4 was the perfect primer. The Bulldogs will compete in the 4A regional tournament Friday and Saturday at Mesa State College in Grand Junction.

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New Chinese restaurant finding success in Dinosaur

Exiled from her native Vietnam at 9 years old, there wasn’t much Phan Voong could take with her as she was forced to leave her home. She and her family were political refugees, fallout from conflict between the Chinese and Vietnamese governments in the late 1970s. They, along with numerous others, were loaded onto an overcrowded fishing boat and shipped to a camp in Hong Kong.

Datebook for Feb. 8, 2011

Datebook for Feb. 8, 2011

Briefs for Feb. 8, 2011: Moffat County Commission meeting slated for today

The Moffat County Commission hosts its weekly meeting at 8:30 a.m. today at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda is listed below:

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Sudoku for Feb. 8, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 8, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 8, 2011

Comics for Feb. 8, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 8, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 8, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 8, 2011: How do we make guest feel welcome?

Every year, we invite our extended family for the holidays. Last year, we had our nephew, "John," and his wife, "Jane." John is a terrific, lovable, normal 30-something. Jane, on the other hand, is not nearly as normal. For example, John removes his coat after arriving, but Jane keeps hers on for the entire visit. John participates in the conversation, while Jane shies away from talking.

Horoscope for Feb. 8, 2011

Recognition and public acknowledgement for a job done well in your chosen field of endeavor is likely to take place for you in the year ahead, making it possible for you to get a coveted position you have desired.

Monday, February 7

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Craig baby hospitalized with brain tumor

Family seeking assistance with fast-rising medical costs

Craig resident Terrie Hatcher said her family is in the midst of an extremely difficult time. “It’s been the hardest thing we’ve had to go through in our entire lives,” Terrie said. “There could be nothing worse than to see a baby go through this.” The baby, 10-month-old Landon Hatcher, is Terrie’s grandson. Landon has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

On the Record for Feb. 7, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 7, 2011

H. Neal Glanville: A crash with Gerry

Meeting people should be an experience that’s both enjoyable and somewhat rewarding. After all, there’s someone new in front of you, and there will be enlightening conversation and possibly a new friend in your future. Should be … The first time I met, rather bumped into, Gerry Spence, renowned trial attorney and author of several best-selling books, he had just pulled his motor home to a stop in front of the Caterpillar grader I was operating.

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Aging Well: Strengthening grandparent-grandchild bonds

Flowers, candy and marketing aside, Valentine’s Day is a time to think about those we love and, perhaps, relationships we’d like to make stronger. The bond between a grandchild and their grandparent is one that, with time and attention, rewards the child and adult.

Bulldog Sports for Feb. 7, 2011

Friday 10 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity swimming team competes in the 4A state meet at Mesa State College, 1100 North Ave. 1 p.m. The Moffat County High School varsity wrestling team competes in the 4A regional tournament at Mesa State College, 1100 North Ave.

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MCHS girls hoops shuts down Battle Mountain in victory

The Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team sat 6-6 overall after a home loss Jan. 11 to Grand Junction High School. The Bulldogs were also 0-1 in the Western Slope League after losing three nights before to Glenwood Springs High School. Three-and-a-half weeks later, the team is 13-6 overall and 7-1 in the WSL after a 56-30 victory Saturday over Battle Mountain.

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Craig native loses tough fight in Las Vegas

Bloodied and worn down Jan. 22 in Las Vegas, Tyler Pogline had just survived the first six-round boxing match of his career. When the judges announced their scorecards, they went 60-53, 60-53 and 60-54 in favor of Pogline’s opponent, Anthony Lenk. In the heartache of defeat, Pogline said he felt good about his performance.

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My Life, My Words: Alan ‘Chako’ Holmes — No place like the outdoors

“I was born in Alaska and that’s where my name Chako (came from.) It’s a nickname, but I don’t go by my real name, and it’s just stuck with me ever since. I moved down there (to New Mexico) when I was six months old and had been in the desert all my life until I moved here five years ago. “An Air Force base was where I was born and we flew to New Mexico right after that and been there ever since until recently.

Governor confirmed for State of the County event in Craig

Christina Oxley, executive director of the Craig Chamber of Commerce, has tried for the last several years to book the governor for her organization’s annual State of the County event. On Thursday, she got her wish when Gov. John Hickenlooper’s staff confirmed he will be the keynote speaker for the event. “Going into it, it was something we really believed was a long shot,” Oxley said. “Getting a Colorado governor not just over to the Western Slope, but in the northwest corner, rural Colorado, has been a challenge.”

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Battle Mountain tops ‘Dogs

After controlling the game early Saturday against Battle Mountain, the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team let the Huskies storm back in the second half. Leading by 12 halfway through the third quarter, the Bulldogs looked poised to sweep their season series against Battle Mountain. Then, senior Angelo Raftopoulos got in foul trouble and the Huskies took advantage.

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Craig artist brings urban flare to rural community

Nearly 20 years ago, Ryan Otis ran afoul of the law. At the time, he was a high school freshman living in Aurora, and he had taken an interest in a distinctly urban art form. “Those were my illicit, illegal graffiti days,” Otis said.

Mary Reed: ‘Worth watching’

To the editor: A documentary called “Gasland” about natural gas companies drilling in places like Colorado will be aired Tuesday on HBO at 3:15 p.m. and 6:15 pm on DirecTV. If you do not have DirecTV, you can put “Gasland” into your search at www.youtube.com to view the documentary, or parts of the documentary, at any time.

Datebook for Feb. 7, 2011

10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147.

Briefs for Feb. 7, 2011: Craig library plans Culture Night

The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries will be hosting Culture Night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month, the library announced in a news release. The next Culture Night is scheduled for tonight at the library, 570 Green St., and will feature harpist Charleah Firestone.

Janet Mortimer Eberle turning 100

Janet Mortimer Eberle, a former long-time Craig resident, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at her home in Fort Morgan. Raised on a homestead near Craig, Janet graduated from high school in Craig and went on to receive her teaching degree.

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Comics for Feb. 7, 2011

Comics for Feb. 7, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 7, 2011: Alcoholic husband violated my trust

My husband, "Don," is a recovering alcoholic. Last year, I discovered that he had a balance of $27,000 in credit card purchases for expensive watches, tool machines and alcohol. This nearly destroyed our 15-year marriage. Ten years ago, Don relapsed with alcohol and stole my prescription pain medications. He has a history of lying, so the discovery that he was actively drinking again equaled the enormity of the credit card balance.

Horoscope for Feb. 7, 2011

Just because you may never have tested your entrepreneurial skills doesn't mean you won't be successful. Some interesting developments could occur for you once you open that door and spread your wings.

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Sudoku for Feb. 7, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 7, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 7, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 7, 2011

Saturday, February 5

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Craig native credits family in helping overcome life’s setbacks

As a third generation Moffat County resident and co-owner of Mathers Bar, Michael Mathers has seen Craig’s good times and bad, the booms and busts, and two more generations of Mathers born and raised in the area. He’s also survived a number of accidents, broken bones, bar fights and even polio. But, none of that has stopped him, he said, or will in the future.

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MCHS boys basketball comeback falls short

The Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team’s comeback Friday night came too little, too late. Trailing by 12 points to Eagle Valley High School at home, the Bulldogs fought back to pull within three points, but big free throws by the Devils sealed the victory for Eagle Valley, 53-45. A 3-pointer by senior Dylon Camilletti followed by two lay ups from fellow senior Angelo Raftopoulos had the Bulldogs in position to win with the score 46-43.

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Area residents brave the cold for tickets to the 65th annual Kiwanis play

At 5 p.m. Friday, tickets for the annual Kiwanis Club play were officially up for grabs. However, a line to purchase tickets took shape more than a day earlier at the J.W. Snacks parking lot on the southwest corner of East Victory Way and Tucker Street in Craig. By mid-afternoon Friday, more than 20 area residents had gathered under a cold, cloudy sky to wait for the ticket sale to begin.

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MCHS grad completes Marine Corps boot camp

Late in U.S. Marine Corps boot camp, Pvt. Taylor Fredrickson suffered a major setback. It was November 2010, with only four days of training left, and he was sent to the Medical Rehabilitation Platoon after suffering a stress fracture in his left tibia. “I got dropped, I was angry I couldn’t finish with my platoon, and I was all unmotivated and mad,” said Fredrickson, 18, a 2010 Moffat County High School graduate.

Craig area 2nd-grade students offer solutions to city deer issue

Second-grader Logan Montgomery said there’s a simple reason he and his fellow classmates have taken steps to tackle Craig’s deer problem. “Because we’re smart cookies,” he said. On Thursday, 15 students in Cheryl Arnett’s Sunset Elementary School classroom sat cross-legged on the floor and discussed “The Deer Are Here to Stay” — a student-produced brochure that offers practical solutions to manage the local deer population.

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MCHS girls basketball uses strong defense to win 6th WSL game

Practice outside of the gym paid off for Moffat County High School sophomore Sassy Murray Friday night. Dropping in four 3-pointers against Eagle Valley High School, Murray helped the MCHS girls varsity basketball team bury the Devils early and win the team’s sixth consecutive Western Slope League game, 67-13. Murray said she has been working on her outside shot both with the team and on her own.

Veteran's Hotline: Reminder — Veterans are entitled to benefits

The Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic wants to remind local veterans that the facility is open to all veterans. Even if you feel others deserve it more remember, you are a veteran and entitled to the benefits. No matter if you have private insurance, you are still eligible for benefits.

Over a Cup: ‘America’s Best Bread’ a warm treat

As I wrote in my last column, I got a wonderful surprise about two weeks ago when my neighbor, Meriam Zimmerman, came to the house with a loaf of warm bread and the recipe for making it. It was perfect timing because I had just gotten home from work and was trying to get the chores done. I was cold, and tired and hungry, too, and I really enjoyed the bread when I finally got inside.

Technology team trying to improve broadband service in Yampa Valley

Frank Ohrtman posed a question on economic development to the 15 people attending Thursday’s Northwest Colorado Local Technology Planning Team meeting at the Moffat County Courthouse. “You ask yourself, ‘Gee, why wouldn’t somebody relocate to Craig?’” said Ohrtman, communications manager for the broadband data and development program in the state’s Office of Information Technology. “We’ve got mountain biking, we’ve got Steamboat (Springs) just down the road. Why wouldn’t Microsoft, Google, etcetera, etcetera, come to Hayden and set up a park out there?”

Government update for Feb. 5, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: • 8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

Briefs for Feb. 5, 2011: Group presents ‘Pan’ adaptation

Class Act Productions, a theater group in Hayden of students in grades 3 to 12, presents “Peter Pan and Wendy,” a comedic adventure adapted by Doug Rand. The youths will perform the play at 3 p.m. today at the Hayden High School auditorium, 495 W. Jefferson Ave., Hayden.

Datebook for Feb. 5, 2011

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40, hosts a soccer tournament for all ages. The cost is $2 for players 14 or older and free for anyone under 14. Call Bill Sawer at 824-0116. 3 p.m. Class Act Productions presents “Peter Pan and Wendy” at the Hayden High School auditorium, 495 W. Jefferson Ave., Hayden. The cost is $3 for children ages 11 and younger and $7 for those ages 12 and older. 6:15 p.m. American Legion Post 62 hosts bingo at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 5 p.m. Call 824-3625.

Editorial: Tackling the sensitive stuff

Suicide. It’s something no one likes to talk or think about. However, here in Craig, our community is fortunate to have a dedicated organization that works to push the issue out in the open and educate residents on warning signs.

Lawrence L. Sober: ‘Another grievous abuse’

To the editor: We are hearing a lot about Social Security and the fact that fund is going broke. What we don’t hear is why it is going broke. Funds were taken out of the Social Security fund to pay for other things. Fraud and people getting benefits that never contributed to the fund are just a few of the reasons it is going broke. People like Obama who feel that their benefits come from God are a good example.

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Sudoku for Feb. 5, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 5, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 5, 2011: How do I handle an unsanitary guest?

We live in a community made up mostly of retired couples who rotate having dinner get-togethers. One of the men in our group seems unable to keep his hands out of the ice bucket. His usual routine is to remove the ice tongs, stir the ice around with his hand and then lift some into his wife's glass and his own.

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Crossword for Feb. 5, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 5, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 5, 2011

The year ahead could be an especially good one for putting your artistic, literary or musical talents to constructive uses. That market for your expression of the gifts you possess may be able to be found.

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Comics for Feb. 5, 2011

Comics for Feb. 5, 2011

Friday, February 4

Bulldogs roll over Eagle Valley

MCHS girls varsity basketball team trounce WSL foe, 67-13

Hoping to keep momentum alive, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team will battle with Western Slope League opponent Eagle Valley High School tonight. The game is slated to start at 6 p.m. at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

MCHS boys basketball team falls at home to Eagle Valley

The Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team will look to avenge an earlier loss as they take on Western Slope League opponent Eagle Valley High School tonight. The game is set for 7:30 p.m. at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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Fire destroys mobile home in Craig

A mobile home in the 600 block of East Fourth Street caught fire this afternoon in Craig, leaving the residence uninhabitable. The fire was reported about 1:38 p.m. Craig Fire/Rescue responded to the scene with about 18 firefighters and had the fire extinguished within an hour.

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Four rookies graduate Craig Fire/Rescue academy

Before Thursday, rookies graduating from Craig Fire/Rescue’s annual academy had been recognized in front of their spouses and peers at the department’s annual Christmas party. For the four-man class of 2010, chief Bill Johnston decided to go in a different direction. Instead, the graduates were given a ceremony to receive their badges in front of their families at the fire station.

Museum of Northwest Colorado to ring in county centennial with new exhibits, party

The Museum of Northwest Colorado is preparing to celebrate Moffat County’s centennial with three new exhibits and a county birthday party this month. “There will be a lot of new things that we haven’t had at all before,” museum director Dan Davidson said of the new exhibits. One of the exhibits is “The Moffat Loving Cup,” a large silver trophy given to county namesake David Moffat in honor of his contributions to Denver and the state of Colorado.

On the Record for Feb. 4, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 4, 2011

Local fuel gauge for Feb. 4, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo. Craig: 1. Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $3.04; Diesel: $3.39

CNCC accepting submissions for third issue of ‘Waving Hands Review’

Craig resident Sue Beachman said people shouldn’t be afraid to submit their writing, poetry, art and photography for publication. “Art is a journey,” said Beachman, an amateur photographer and poet. “It’s not always the result that’s important. What’s important is the process. “It’s in the striving.”

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Early pins lead MCHS to victory

Moffat County High School junior wrestler Dru Nielson knew heading into regionals next week he would have to get better working from his feet. Thursday night proved to be a step in the right direction, as Nielson’s footwork lead him and his team to a victory over Meeker, 54-27. “I think I did way better on my feet tonight,” he said. “I am usually pretty passive, but tonight was good.”

Criminal charge filed in fatal Montana crash

A 27-year-old man allegedly involved in an August 2010 fatal vehicle crash has been charged in Fifth Judicial District Court in Madison County, Mont. According to court records, Louis Austin Schardine has been charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence, a felony. The charging document alleges Schardine “negligently caused the death of Sarah Fleming while operating a motor vehicle.”

Daily Press readers participate in Facebook contest

In light of the extreme cold temperatures Craig has been facing, the Craig Daily Press hosted a contest Wednesday on Facebook in hopes of keeping readers in good spirits about the weather. The contest asked readers to fill in the blank for the statement, “You know it’s cold when _.”

MCHS hoops prepared for return visit from Eagle Valley

The Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team begins its second run through the Western Slope League tonight, as the Bulldogs battle Eagle Valley High School. After losing to Eagle Valley 65-43 on the road Jan. 14, the Bulldogs get the Devils on friendly ground time around. The game is set for 7:30 p.m. at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

Datebook for Feb. 4, 2011

8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Senior swimnastics takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. 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. 3 p.m. The Moffat County High School girls junior varsity basketball team plays Eagle Valley High School at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

Paul Anderson: ‘Too politically correct’

To the editor: I was spending time in the Meeker area last summer, and as a courtesy, received your newspaper. In the issue I received was a letter to the editor about the mosque in New York to be built near the 9/11 crash site.

H. Neal Glanville: Singing a hero’s song

We all have heroes, but mine are far different than most, given they’ve spent their lives in the gray area. Now, the gray area isn’t in your version of the good or the bad society has to offer — it’s the place you pick where free will and the need to live that way are your responsibility, and you accept that fact. One such person who has lived that way for the past 40 odd years is my baby brother, Gerald Kris Glanville, the toughest kid in all of Butler, Utah, history and holder of the number two spot on my list of heroes.

Developing virtuous habits

It was a very cold morning, perhaps around 30 below zero. I was thankful I could stay in the house until lunchtime. The night before, even with below zero weather, I was part of a very enlightening Bible study group studying the Book of Psalms.

Briefs for Feb. 4, 2011: Variety Show set for today

The Craig Variety Show is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. The event, which takes place the first Friday of each month, welcomes local singers, songwriters, poets and storytellers to showcase their talents.

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Comics for Feb. 4, 2011

Comics for Feb. 4, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 4, 2011: Wrong to keep meet-up from my husband?

Our children gave my husband and me a surprise anniversary party. They invited friends we had not seen in many years, including "Frank and Mary." Frank and I were always good friends. We even had a minor crush on each other, although neither of us did anything about it. After the party, Frank and I exchanged e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers and have kept in touch.

Election of four (4) members of the City Council

NOTICE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that a general municipal election for the election of four (4) members of the City Council will be held in the City of Craig, Colorado on the 5th day of April, 2011. Three (3) positions will be for four (4) year terms as council member, and one (1) position will be for a two(2) year term as mayor.

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Crossword for Feb. 4, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 4, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 4, 2011

In the next year, you might be able to discover whether or not you are satisfied with your life and what you want to do with it. Once you can identify your true aims, you can successfully move on, full speed ahead.

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Sudoku for Feb. 4, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3

Moffat County GOP chairman stepping down

Familiar name surfaces as possible replacement

A familiar face in Moffat County politics will soon step away from the post he volunteered to hold more than two years ago. Craig resident John Ponikvar, chairman of the Moffat County Republican Central Committee, has decided not to run for re-election in two weeks when four committee seats will be up for grabs. Ponikvar replaced former chairman Ron Danner in 2009. Ron stepped down from the position when his wife, Audrey, applied for the nomination to fill an empty position on the Moffat County Commission.

Janet Sheridan: Confessions of a food junky

I eat with gusto. Growing up with Dad’s modeling and six pace-setting siblings, I was neither fussy about taste nor shy about consumption. Mom once laughed that watching her hungry horde assemble at the table reminded her of piglets at a trough: squeals of excitement, jostling for position, and dedication to the task.

Moffat County Commission pleased with governor meeting

Mathers: Hickenlooper supports Colorado clean coal tech

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said he was pleasantly surprised by a Wednesday meeting with Gov. John Hickenlooper in Denver. “It was so much different than that other guy, Ritter,” he said while driving back from the meeting. “He is very personable and very attentive. When you talk to him, you know he is listening to you.”

On the Record for Feb. 3, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 3, 2011

MCTA opts for chairperson vote in March

The Moffat County Tourism Association Board meeting came and went Wednesday without the selection of a new chairperson. A vote for the new chair was delayed until the board’s next meeting, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. March 2. The decision to wait came after MCTA Director Marilynn Hill went over the views of the Moffat County Commission. Hill spoke with the commission Tuesday about the chairperson dilemma.

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Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic introduces new telebenefits program

Thousands of Western Slope veterans aren’t seeking out the health benefits their sacrifices entitle them to receive, said April Branstetter, a registered nurse at the Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic. On Tuesday, the clinic kicked off a program to help address the issue.

Datebook for Feb. 3, 2011

Datebook for Feb. 3, 2011

Briefs for Feb. 3, 2011: Wyman Museum hosting Valentine’s Day dinner

Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40, is hosting its third annual Romantic Dinner on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. The dinner, which begins at 6 p.m., includes prime rib and crab. The cost is $50 per person. Sleigh rides will take place after dinner, and a Moffat County High School jazz band quartet will perform. There will also be a silent auction, and a Valentine’s Day gift for two people.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 3, 2011: Feeling guilty about restraining order threat

I am a 30-something woman and was in a relationship with another woman for two years. "Angie" was physically, emotionally and mentally abusive toward me. She decided many times to break off our relationship, but would then realize she missed me. She would e-mail, text, call, send letters, etc., until I gave in and we would date again.

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Crossword for Feb. 3, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 3, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 3, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 3, 2011

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Comics for Feb. 3, 2011

Comics for Feb. 3, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 3, 2011

There will be amply opportunity for much material as well as intellectually growth in the next year, but it will be up to you to take advantage of what is being offered. Use everything you can to the fullest.

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Hayden's Letlow signs with CSU-Pueblo

Senior to play tight end in college

Hayden High School senior Treyben Letlow signed to play football at Colorado State University-Pueblo next year, bringing an end to a recruitment process that had its ups and downs, saw interest from all levels of collegiate football programs, and was punctuated by a torrid final two weeks.

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‘Peter Pan’ show set for this weekend in Hayden

"Peter Pan & Wendy," directed by teacher Kathy Deepe and featuring Hayden students from elementary through high school, debuts at 7 p.m. Friday in the Hayden Secondary Schools auditorium. There will be a matinee at 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children.

Wednesday, February 2

Andy Bockelman: My top film entries of the year — part 2

Although Dec. 31 has come and gone, the cinematic achievements of 2010 still linger in the minds of audiences, whether it’s recalling the biggest hits of the summer on home format or heading to the multiplex to see the Oscar bait that has been held through the new year. The following is a list of the top 10 movies released between July and December, some of which are still in theaters and some already on DVD.

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MCHS senior signs letter of intent to run in college

Wednesday was national signing day for high school seniors across the country. Hopeful athletes looked to continue their sport, from football to soccer to cross country and more, at the collegiate level. While football powerhouses salivate over landing the next big superstar, most college teams sign recruits behind closed doors and with little fanfare. Such was the case for Moffat County High School senior Maddy Jourgensen.

On the Record for Feb. 2, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 2, 2011

MCTA seeking to fill position

The Moffat County Tourism Association could name a new board chairperson at today’s monthly meeting. KS Creations owner Kandee Dilldine and Craig Daily Press Publisher Bryce Jacobson are vying for the position, which helps guide the organization and its director. The four-person MCTA board voted on the opening at January’s meeting, but the issue was left undecided.

Senior Spotlight for Feb. 2, 2011

There is a feeling of spring around the corner. Yeah, I know, dream on. February is upon us. We need to get ready for changes in the weather — rainy days will come. So do birthdays. Happy birthday, Jaceson Van Grandt and Shirley Nelson.

St. Michael’s Community Kitchen: Thanks for the support

To the editor: On behalf of St. Michael’s Community Kitchen, we want to send out a huge thank you to our community for the support during our first annual fundraiser. It was a huge success in every way.

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MCHS girls swim relay team qualifies for state

After weeks of trying to qualify for state, the Moffat County High School 200-yard medley relay team finally achieved its goal. With the 4A state qualifying time set at 2:04.5, the team swam 2:04.49 at the Delta Invitational on Saturday. The medley team is the last of three MCHS relays to qualify for the 4A state meet Feb. 11 and 12.

New deputy DA joining Moffat County office

When Matthew Tjosvold took an internship in 2008 with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Denver, he found himself in the middle of a major event for law enforcement — the Democratic National Convention. “We’d have daily meetings and briefings with the Secret Service, and all that,” said Tjosvold, who will be joining the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Moffat County next week. “That provided some interesting exposure to high-level law enforcement and security issues.

Connections 4 Kids trying to launch childcare course

Connections 4 Kids Coordinator Barb West said her group is hoping to offer a learning course for childcare professionals. But, the course needs teachers and students first. “We’re looking for both, really,” West said. “We not only need a teaching team, but we need enough students so we can put it on.”

Local soccer enthusiast to host youth soccer meeting

For Craig resident Bill Sawer, soccer has been a way of life. Growing up in the 1950s in Michigan, Sawer never had the opportunity to play the game he later grew to love. When he was 27 and living in Steamboat Springs, he started playing the game to keep in shape for skiing. He hasn’t stopped playing since then.

Briefs for Feb. 2, 2011: Group to address local involvement

The Bears Ears Patriots are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. The subject of the first meeting for the year is citizen involvement in local government. Anyone is welcome. For more information, call 824-0339. Variety Show set for Friday The Craig Variety Show is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

Moffat County Tourism Association board meeting agenda for Feb. 2

Moffat County Tourism Association meeting When: 11:30 a.m. today Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Pat Pearce: Thank you for the help

To the editor: The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the following for all the help and support: • April at Dog and I for grooming shelter animals.

Datebook for Feb. 2, 2011

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 50 and older at American Legion Post 62, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Options include art, writing and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. Call 871-7676. 11:30 a.m. The Moffat County Tourism Association Board meets in the main floor conference room of the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. See the full agenda on page 11 inside. Call 824-2335.

Editorial: Failure to communicate

Communication between energy industries is critical to our economy and meeting the country’s growing needs. For years, Yampa Valley Partners’ annual Energy Summit was something our community could count on to keep us up to speed on various issues facing the energy industries we depend on. That is until recently.

Sports Briefs for Feb. 2, 2011: Avs’ game, others called off

The Moffat County High School spirit team is hosting registration for the 2011 mini cheer camp from 4 to 6 p.m. today at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. The cost is $25 per child. The camp will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at MCHS.

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Comics for Feb. 2, 2011

Comics for Feb. 2, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 2, 2011

Your leadership qualities are likely to be impressive in the year ahead, so don't hesitate to take on a director's role if one is offered to you. Endeavors or enterprises that you personally manage will have strong chances for success.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 2, 2011: Troubled by husband's 'dates'

"Bill" and I have been married for 42 years. I recently learned that he has been in touch with a former co-worker. Friends saw him having lunch with "Mary." I also saw a short e-mail from her, saying, "Hi! Same time, same place. Looking forward to it." She signed it: "Love, Mary."

The City of Craig is requesting proposals to provide custodial services at the Craig City Hall and the Center of Craig.

The City of Craig is requesting proposals to provide custodial services at the Craig City Hall and the Center of Craig. City Hall is located at 300 West 4th Street and the Center of Craig is located at 601 Yampa Avenue. Proposals will be opened and read aloud at City Hall, 300 West Fourth Street, Craig, Colorado 81625 at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Award of bid will be at the City Council meeting on February 22, 2011. Specifications may be obtained by contacting Parks Director Dave Pike at 970-826- 2006.

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Crossword for Feb. 2, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 2, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 2, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1

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Moffat County Commission lands audience with governor

Energy tops commission’s list of discussion points for Hickenlooper meeting

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said Gov. John Hickenlooper probably knows the primary topics the three-member commission wants to discuss with him. Energy and natural resources. “I think he’d probably be interested in if we had any solutions to the problems,” Mathers said. “Not just, ‘Come and tell me what the problem is.’ But, ‘What is the solution?’”

Michelle Balleck: Football, culture & partying make for a full weekend

This weekend takes me back. Five years ago in the Kiwanis Play line, I started dating my now husband, Keith. Ahh, nothing like the Kiwanis Play to bring people together, right? Well, maybe the Super Bowl can.

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Carbon sequestration project near Craig moves forward

More than 10 months ago, a team of nine geologists spread across the mountains south of Craig and began gathering data critical to determining if the area would be suitable for an experimental process known as carbon sequestration. Although those geologists left the area in the middle of the summer, their work is continuing into the winter months as part of the three-year project, which has recently been spurred by new information and plans to gather more geological readings, said Vince Matthews, director of the Colorado Geological Survey.

On the Record for Feb. 1, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 1, 2011

Local Rep. introduces late fee reduction bill

Baumgardner: FASTER fine of up to $100 not being spent wisely

State Rep. Randy Baumgardner recently introduced a bill he hopes will minimize some of the “hardships” created by previous legislation concerning fines assessed on late vehicle registrations. The Republican from Hot Sulphur Springs, along with other House Representatives, introduced Colorado House Bill 11-1084 on Jan. 20. Baumgardner is the prime House sponsor of the bill, which has been sent to the House Committee on Transportation.

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Craig resident lands sportsman information job at visitor center

To Rob Schmitzer, the amount of wildlife in Moffat County at times is comparable to only one other place in the world. “This can be a Serengeti of North America here when the game are moving,” said the 57-year-old Schmitzer. “I’m thrilled every time I see a herd of elk crossing a road and I happen to be fortunate enough to intersect it with them. “This county itself just has so many opportunities for me personally as well as anyone coming out to have fun.”

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Bulldogs hockey shuts out Steamboat in 5-0 win

Fast start and line changes lend to victory

The first period has been a sore subject for the Moffat County Bulldogs club hockey team as of late. In the Bulldogs’ last six games, the team had been outscored 15-1 in the opening period. The first period lull, however, wasn’t in effect in the Bulldogs’ Thursday game against Steamboat.

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 1, 2011: Twin sister bullies me

I have an 18-year-old fraternal twin sister. We have the same friends, the same classes and the same extracurriculars. The problem is, she bullies me. If I have something she wants, she throws things at me. She pushes me out of my chair so she can sit in it. She constantly teases me, even when our friends are over. She says things like, "People only hang out with you because you're my twin," and "You should lose some of your fat."

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Sudoku for Feb. 1, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 1, 2011

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Crossword for Feb. 1, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 1, 2011

Horoscope for Feb. 1, 2011

In the near future, don't be fearful of attempting to do things or of getting involved in career-related activities that you've never tried before. Two major qualities that will contribute to your success will be originality and resourcefulness.

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Comics for Feb. 1, 2011

Comics for Feb. 1, 2011