News for Monday, January 17, 2011

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Yogi Bear’: Not quite smarter than average family film

Sometimes when you’re out among nature, it’s hard to resist providing sustenance for all the cuddly critters of the forest — a few breadcrumbs for a hungry deer, an apple core for a friendly raccoon. But, other times the local fauna takes the initiative to get its own food, even if not all the animals can pull off the pork pie hat and tie ensemble of “Yogi Bear” while satisfying their munchies.

On the Record for Jan. 17, 2011

On the Record for Jan. 17, 2011

Senior Spotlight for Jan. 17, 2011

I read the letters to the editor in the Craig Daily Press and it amazes and amuses. I either agree or disagree on what the subject is. You see, we all have an opinion on anything, and our right to state it is a precious thing. My opinion is a man goes hunting and spies bear tracks. He says, “Wow, let’s follow and get that bear.”

Moffat County business leaders meet with governor

On Friday, several local business leaders traveled to Fruita, where they represented Moffat County in a discussion with Gov. John Hickenlooper about a plan to improve the state’s economy. Over the weekend, Hickenlooper, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Reeves Brown, executive director of the Department of Local Affairs, and Al White, director of the Colorado Tourism Office, participated in eight meetings around the state centered on economic development.

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My Life, My Words: Donna Adrian — ‘Never scared to work’

“I moved here from Steamboat (Springs) and I originally was from Nebraska. My folks lived there. “My father was a farmer, a rancher there in Nebraska. We milked cows and all that noise and worked hard, you know?

Bulldog sports for Jan 17, 2011

5 p.m. The Moffat County High School junior varsity wrestling team competes against Palisade High School at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. 6 p.m. The Moffat County High School varsity wrestling team competes against Palisade High School at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

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MCHS girls basketball tames Huskies

Elbows in and use the legs. Those were the thoughts going through sophomore Sassy Murray’s mind as she heaved a half-court shot at the buzzer ending the first quarter. The ball went in, and the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team had a 22-point lead only a quarter of the way through their home game against Battle Mountain on Saturday.

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MCHS boys basketball team wins 1st league game, 60-55

Things started in a similar fashion Saturday night for the Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball team. A couple of good shots to get the game going, followed by a slew of points by the visiting team, who on this night, was the Battle Mountain Huskies. Trailing 16-8 after the first quarter, the Bulldogs seemed like they were running toward their ninth straight loss.

2 Moffat County organizations find synergy in respective projects

There’s a handwritten sign next to the old Simmons Rooming House in the 700 block of Yampa Avenue. The sign seeks “destructive” volunteers. Neil Folks, president of the Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing, explained. “If somebody wants to get some animosity out, we’ll hand them a wrecking bar and say, ‘Here, take your aggression out on the building,’” Folks said.

Local residents react positively to Craig-centered program on Altitude TV

Wyman Museum office manager Nicky Boulger recently watched a television special that featured Winter Festival at the museum, parts of Craig and extreme snowmobiling. Boulger said time flies when you’re having fun.

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Family-themed event draws local residents to Yampa River State Park’s annual Ski and Skate

Mountain climbing wasn’t a planned activity during Yampa River State Park’s Annual Ski and Skate event Saturday, but that didn’t stop Kassie and Tanner Yeager from doing so. Kassie, 7, and Tanner, 4, finished a round of cross-country skiing with their parents and then spent some time tackling a pile of snow about 10-feet tall near the parking lot of the park’s visitor center.

Stephen Ghirardelli: ‘Feeling a little cheated’

To the editor: I often read H. Neal Glanville’s columns because I subscribe to the Craig Daily Press, and like many people these days, I like to get my money’s worth. But, after reading his essay, “The Results Are Your Answer,” I’m feeling a little cheated.

Kerrie Clarke: A bad 1st impression

To the editor: Upon re-registering my son back into Moffat County High School last week, I was shocked at the very first impression I had when we walked in the front doors. There was an enclosed corridor that a visitor must walk through to the front office and then you must present a driver’s license to make a nametag.

Briefs for Jan. 17, 2011: Library board meeting today

The Moffat County Libraries Board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Craig branch, 570 Green St. The meeting is open to the public, and the agenda includes reports from library branches and the appointment of board officers.

Heidi Cardenas: Too cold for recess

To the editor: I have wanted to write this for a long time now and after reading the story about the school district’s policy on cold weather recess, I felt it was necessary. When I read the superintendent’s comment, “It could be 11 degrees, but if the wind is crisp and biting, the principal can make a decision,” it made me mad.

H. Neal Glanville: Life lessons of the bucket

As a teen, my beloved Aunt Ruthie took me under her wing with the hope she could save me from myself and the rest of the world. I wasn’t a bad kid by any stretch of the imagination, I just saw things differently than most kids and was constant about my search for answers to things I may or may not have had a reason for. Various adults thought this a tragic miscarriage of parenting and my two brothers thought it a crime against boyhood that I could ski all winter and appear to be goofing off all summer.

Datebook for Jan. 17, 2011

10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625. 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries hosts Family Game Night. The event is open to the public. Call 824-5116. 5:30 p.m. The Moffat County Libraries Board meets at the Craig branch, 570 Green St. Call 824-5116.

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Craig is accepting bids to purchase three (3) Special Service Vehicles

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Craig is accepting bids to purchase three (3) Special Service Vehicles, for the Police Department. Bids will be due in the City Clerk's Office no later than 2;00 pm, on Wednesday , February 2, 2011.

City of Craig is accepting bids to purchase two (2) Single Axle Truck Cab and Chassis

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Craig is accepting bids to purchase two (2) Single Axle Truck Cab and Chassis for the Road & Bridge Department. Bids will be opened and read aloud at City Hall, 300 West Fourth Street, Craig, Colorado 81625 at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Award of bid will be at the City Council meeting on February 8, 2011.

Bids to purchase two (2) 10' Dump Beds for the Road & Bridge Department

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Craig is accepting bids to purchase two (2) 10' Dump Beds for the Road & Bridge Department. Bids will be opened and read aloud at City Hall, 300 West Fourth Street, Craig, Colorado 81625 at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, February 2, 2011.

Moffat County School District Re-1 Advertisement for Bids Point of Sale System for Food Service

Advertisement for Bids Point of Sale System for Food Service Moffat County School District Re-1 is accepting bids from interested and qualified Point of Sale (POS) Food Service Vendors for all of the district's Food Service venues, 6 locations. Interested and qualified Vendors can obtain a Request for Proposal (RFP) from Mark Rydberg at 970 826 6265 or mark.rydberg@moffatsd.org. All responses to the Proposal are due to Mark Rydberg by 2:00 pm February 15, 2011.

DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 6, COLORADO Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302

DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 6, COLORADO TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN WATER DIVISION 6 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, you are hereby notified that the following pages comprise a resume of Applications and Amended Applications filed in the office of Water Division 6, during the month of DECEMBER, 2010.

Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302

DISTRICT COURT, WATER DIVISION 6, COLORADO TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN WATER APPLICATIONS IN WATER DIVISION 6 Pursuant to C.R.S. 37-92-302, you are hereby notified that the following pages comprise a resume of Applications and Amended Applications filed in the office of Water Division 6, during the month of DECEMBER, 2010.

Permit Revision PR-03 to the existing Colowyo Coal Mine, Permit C-81-019

PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given of the filing of Permit Revision PR-03 to the existing Colowyo Coal Mine, Permit C-81-019, by Colowyo Coal Company, L.P., 5731 State Highway 13, in Meeker, Colorado 81641, with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (CDRMS), Colorado Department of Natural Resources, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, in Denver, Colorado.

Aging Well: Instructors cite soothing, challenging benefits of water exercise

This is part of a series of profiles about Aging Well fitness and wellness class instructors in Routt and Moffat counties. This feature appears once per month on the Aging Well page.