News for Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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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.