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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.