News for Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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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