News for Thursday, January 6, 2011

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YVEA: Raven behind power outage in Craig

More than 2,000 customers left without power

Jim Chappell, spokesman for Yampa Valley Electric Association, said power was restored this afternoon to Craig after about three hours. Chappell said the power outage mainly affected east portions of Craig, but also spread to the city’s north and southwestern areas. Power went down about 9:45 a.m. and was restored about 12:35 p.m.

On the Record for Jan. 6, 2011

On the Record for Jan. 6, 2011

Moffat County officials to be sworn into office next week

For Moffat County Clerk and Recorder Elaine Sullivan, Tuesday will be one she won’t soon forget. And even though she has done it twice before, she doesn’t think the day’s activities will be any less moving. Sullivan will join seven other elected officials at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Moffat County District Court to be sworn into their respective elected offices. The ceremony will be a completely new experience for some, and for others it will be one they have had the honor of participating in several times before.

Datebook for Jan. 6

Datebook for Jan. 6

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Comics for Thursday, January 6, 2011

Comics for Thursday, January 6, 2011

Craig Briefs: Free sign language class starts today

Free adult sign language classes are being offered beginning today. The first class is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave. The textbook, “Learning American Sign Language” by Tom Humphries and Carol Padden, can be purchased at Colorado Northwestern Community College, 50 College Drive.

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Crossword for Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crossword for Thursday, January 6, 2011

Horoscope for Thursday, January 6, 2011

New technology and/or techniques you'll develop in the future will help you achieve several very impressive accomplishments. Your skills will help pay everyone's bills.

Annie's Mailbox: Pushing grads for a stronger future

It is a tragic fact that one in four young people in America does not graduate from high school. We are at risk of losing our leadership position in the global economy. But I am convinced that by working together we can change this situation. Already, in some of the poorest performing schools in the nation, we are seeing signs of improvement. In some communities, graduation rates have increased 10 or more percent in just six years. These glimmers of hope inspire me, but the pace of progress is far too slow. We must act now.

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Detective Kenney wins Advocates award

Jen Kenney began working as a Craig Police Department investigator in 2005, a time when she said there was little communication between law enforcement agencies regarding sexual assault cases. “When I came in and started doing the investigations, everybody really wasn’t on the same page and we didn’t know what everyone else was doing,” Kenney said. To bolster communication, she helped start monthly meetings for the Sexual Assault Response Team, a group that includes police officers, sheriff’s office deputies, advocates, attorneys and health care professionals.

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Sudoku for Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sudoku for Thursday, January 6, 2011

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MCHS boys basketball team struggles inside in 58-32 loss

The battle against Aspen in the paint didn’t go well Tuesday night for the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team. Facing a height disadvantage, the Bulldogs were overrun by the bigger Skiers, 58-32. Aspen’s senior post player Bridger Dawson played through foul trouble to score 25 points, frustrating MCHS inside.

Andy Bockelman: Newest ‘Fockers’ offers little in terms of laughs

Remember that time you had a fight to the death with your wife’s father in the middle of a ball pit? Of course you don’t, that would be stupid. But, even this isn’t the most moronic thing in the so-called comedy “Little Fockers.”

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30 moose spotted in Routt County

Limited hunt in 2011 a possibility after aerial survey

The moose population in Routt County has grown to the point that Colorado Division of Wildlife officials are preparing for the likelihood that for the first time a limited number of moose hunting licenses could be issued here in 2011. District Wildlife Manager Dan­ielle Domson said a recent aerial survey of the game unit located 30 moose.

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Colorado coal industry representatives plan to increase lobbying after tough year

Stuart Sanderson said Wednesday that coal representatives, to an extent, could have themselves to blame for impacts from legislation adopted last year that has coal and mining industries in an uproar. Sanderson, president of the Colorado Mining Association, said part of the problem is a lack of education — particularly at the Capitol in Denver. “The lawmakers did not have sufficient knowledge of our industry and thus did not take into consideration the seriously harmful impacts that HB 1365 is going to have — and it’s going to hit Routt County right between the eyes,” Sanderson said Wednesday, citing potential impacts to local employment and tax revenues.

Hayden Town Council to consider liquor license for airport eatery

Group to consider alcohol permit transfer at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

Charlie Epp is awaiting a single approval to offer a full menu at his secure-area eatery in Yampa Valley Regional Airport. The Hayden Town Council is scheduled to consider at a meeting at 7 p.m. today whether to transfer the liquor license from Trini Riley’s Hot Dog’n Para­­dise to Epp’s Charlie’s Chuck­­Wagon.