News for Monday, February 28, 2011

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Andy Bockelman: ‘I Am Number Four’ is far from No. 1

With most movies about aliens, you’d expect to be mesmerized by all kinds of exciting technology and exotic creatures. As the most appealing thing about “I Am Number Four” is a shape-shifting beagle named after Cleveland Browns great Bernie Kosar, it’s safe to say that the “wow factor” isn’t in play here. When teenager John Smith (Alex Pettyfer) moves from the tropics of Florida to the ironically named small town of Paradise, Ohio, it means a lot of changes: new house, new school, new name.

On the Record for Feb. 28, 2011

On the Record for Feb. 28, 2011

My Life, My Words: Patrick Perkins — ‘Easy to make friends’

“I was actually born here, then we moved away in ‘81 and came back in ‘93. “I lived all across the south as a kid, so (moving) is really nothing new to me.

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Museum hosts Moffat centennial celebration

Museum employee Rachel Van Tassel said the menu for a 100th birthday party is simple. “Tons of cake,” she said. “Tons of punch. Van Tassel stood behind a refreshment bar serving cake during a centennial celebration for Moffat County, which was founded Feb. 27, 1911.

LSRV boys basketball team loses 1st game, still qualifies for state

With a 60-38 victory over Burlington on Friday, the Little Snake River Valley School boys varsity basketball team accomplished its preseason goal of qualifying for the Wyoming 1A state tournament. On Saturday, a 62-59 loss to St. Stephens in the 1A west regional tournament put the first blemish on the Rattlers’ overall season record.

Business Beat: Casa Loya celebrating 10th anniversary

Over the weekend, many people helped celebrate Moffat County’s centennial. But, that wasn’t the only major anniversary in town. Casa Loya, a family-run restaurant in Craig, celebrated its 10th anniversary with numerous specials.

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Moffat County School District administrators unveil $2.3 million in proposed cuts

On Friday, Joe Petrone and Mark Rydberg paid a visit to Moffat County High School to present the administration’s draft budget proposal for fiscal year 2012. The proposal introduces $2,325,750 in cuts from fiscal year 2011. The presentation was open to all MCHS students. However, six members of the student council were the only attendees.

Bittersweet end for Bulldogs

After the final buzzer sounded Saturday night and the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team headed for the bus, senior Nike Cleverly wiped a tear from her eye. “All of us seniors started together and now we ended together,” Cleverly said. “It was a memorable four years.” The Bulldogs couldn’t handle the quickness or size of No. 1 Longmont High School in the Sweet 16 round of the 4A state tournament, and their season came to an end with an 88-47 loss.

LSRV girls basketball team wins regional title in defensive battle

The Little Snake River Valley School girls varsity basketball team averaged more than 50 points per game during its 20-2 march through the regular season, winning the Three Trails Conference along the way. But, as the Rattlers looked to win the 1A west regional championship Saturday, the team only managed to score 36 points.

Briefs for Feb. 28, 2011: DAR seeks help with Lay school history

The Augusta Wallihan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is seeking help from community members in compiling the history of the Lay school. The chapter also has numerous photographs taken in the 1950s at the school, and needs help identifying students shown.

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Datebook for Feb. 28, 2011

Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147. 2 p.m. The monthly AARP meeting takes place in the dining room at Sunset Meadows 1, 633 Ledford St. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people ages 50 and older. Call Beverly Chapman at 824-5123.

H. Neal Glanville: Snow snakes out of the dent

During the winters my family and I spent working on the ski resort/dude ranch, I was either in the ski rental shop or finding reason to be on the ski hill. It should be noted here that ski-aholics, like other addicts, are very inventive in their reasoning for a fix. I invented the dreaded snow snake, the scientific name of which is fallus downus, which for reasons I can’t recall lived just inside the tree-line and only ventured on the open slopes when there was enough ski traffic to warm the hill and warrant a wiggle out in the open.

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Crossword for Feb. 28, 2011

Crossword for Feb. 28, 2011

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Sudoku for Feb. 28, 2011

Sudoku for Feb. 28, 2011

Aging Well: Grandparents’ support important to kids with autism

When Lu Etta Loeber’s grandson Henry was diagnosed with severe autism 12 years ago, her initial shock ebbed into fear, worry and denial. Today, Loeber is a strong advocate for her grandson and other families of people with autism and, with time, patience and dedication, she has forged a bond with Henry that, though not typical, is no less special.

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Comics for Feb. 28, 2011

Comics for Feb. 28, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for Feb. 28, 2011: Husband's tantrums ruining marriage

My husband and I are in our early 60s and have been married for eight years. "Troy" has a temper. One minute he will be sweet as pie, telling me he loves me, even singing love songs. The next minute he will fly into a rage and say every nasty thing possible, screaming at me and saying he wants a divorce and that I'm the worst wife ever.

PUBLIC NOTICE Technical Revision 89 to the Colowyo Coal Mine, Mining Permit No. C-81-019,

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., 5731 State Highway 13, Meeker, CO. 81641, with the Colorado Division Reclamation Mining and Safety, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203.

Horoscope for Feb. 28, 2011

A loyal associate is destined to help you strengthen your financial position in the coming months. S/he isn't likely to do so personally, but it will be through this person that you'll meet someone who will make it possible.