News for Friday, February 11, 2011

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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.