News for Wednesday, February 2, 2011



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.

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."

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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.

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