Stories for July 2011

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Sunday, July 31

Fatal collision claims former Hayden police officer

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a head-on collision Friday night that closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 40. Trooper Nate Reid from the Colorado State Patrol public affairs office said a black 2006 Mercedes Benz driven by Hayden resident Joshua Ward, 20, attempted to pass in a no-passing zone near mile marker 95 on U.S. Highway 40.

Saturday, July 30

Call for Nominations for School Directors 2011

Call for Nominations for School Directors Moffat County RE-1 School District Moffat County, Colorado The Board of Education of Moffat County RE-1 School District in the County of Moffat, State of Colorado, calls for nomination of candidates for school directors to be placed on the ballot for the regular biennial school election to be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.

Notice of Availability Jubilee Ventures, LLC Eagle Mine

Notice of Availability Subject: Jubilee Ventures, LLC Eagle Mine Public: Moffat County, CO The Plan of Operations for the Eagle Mine is available for public comment at the Little Snake Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management. Jubilee Ventures, LLC proposes to placer mine sands and gravel by gravity separation. The purpose of the proposal is to develop a placer mining operation for gold. The Eagle Mine is located between East and West Timberlake Creek in T. 10 N., R 92W; NE¼SE¼ sec. 2; 6th P.M.

Case Number 11PR53

Estate of DIANE DEWIN MOORE, a/k/a DIANE D. MOORE, and DIANE MOORE, Deceased. Case Number 11PR53 All persons having claims against the above name estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Moffat, County, Colorado, on or before December 2, 2011 or the claims may be forever barred.

Revision Application No. 84 (TR-84) for the Colowyo Coal Mine (Permit No. C-1981-019),

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Technical Revision Application No. 84 (TR-84) for the Colowyo Coal Mine (Permit No. C-1981-019), submitted by Colowyo Coal Company L.P. The Colowyo Coal Company has submitted a Technical Revision for the Colowyo Mine to resolve Stipulation 13. Stipulation 13 was attached to the permit as a result of TR-72 and deals with establishing tall mountain shrubs and aspen planting areas at the Colowyo Mine, specifically the South Taylor Pit area

Trapper Mining Inc Permit No. C-81-010

Trapper Mining Inc., P.O. Box 187, Craig, CO 81626 (CDRMS Permit No. C-81-010, approved 12/31/07), intends to request release of Phase III bond liability on 364.5 acres of its reclaimed mine lands. A surety bond in the amount of $30,173,724.00 is presently in place. No reduction in the amount of the bond is sought with this bond release application.

Bids Hamilton Community Center Fence Construction

Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 221 W. Victory Way, Craig, CO, 81625 on August 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for Hamilton Community Center Fence Construction. Bids must be submitted no later than August 8, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at Moffat County Administration, 221 W. Victory Way, Suite 110, Craig, CO 81625

INTERESTED PERSONS AND OWNERS BY INHERITANCE PURSUANT TO §15-12-1303, C.R.S

NOTICE OF HEARING BY PUBLICATION INTERESTED PERSONS AND OWNERS BY INHERITANCE PURSUANT TO §15-12-1303, C.R.S. To All Interested Persons and Owners by Inheritance (List all names of interested persons and owners by inheritance): LEROY TUTER A Petition has been filed alleging that the above Decedent died leaving the following property:

Craig Police Department issues fraud alert

The Craig Police Department has issued a fraud alert in response to an incident where a scammer tried to con a Craig resident out of money. According to a release, a Craig resident received a call from a male claiming to be a grandson who was in need of money due to problems in a foreign country. Canada, Trinidad, Jamaica, Panama and a variety of countries in Europe have been popular choices among con artists of late, according to the release.

Craig church hosting event that intertwines music, spirituality

Rev. Ginger Taylor wants to bring spiritual energy to Craig. Taylor, interim pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ, will host “Circle Drumming and Spiritual Formation,” a communal gathering open to people of all faiths who want to get in touch with their spirituality through music and sound. The session begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational, 630 Green St.

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Gov. Hickenlooper touts economic development during Hayden appearance

Gov. John Hickenlooper said Colorado is known for its mountains, reliable sunshine and enviable outdoor lifestyle. “But, it’s also a place of innovation,” the governor said. Hickenlooper’s statement served as the crux for a Friday gathering at Yampa Valley Feeds in Hayden.

Congressman votes in favor of ‘Boehner Plan’

Rep. Scott Tipton, of Colorado’s Third Congressional District, which includes Moffat County, voted in favor Friday of the Budget Control Act of 2011, otherwise known as the “Boehner Plan.” “Washington doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem,” Tipton said in a video news release. “It is time for Washington to do what the people of Craig do everyday — live within our means,” he added later.

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Young Life golf tourney in Craig raises nearly $6,000

Heading toward the third hole Friday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, Brett Etzler and his four-member team showed no signs of fatigue. Along with friends Scott Kitchen and John and Angela Doane, Etzler was making his third trip to the par 4 as part of a marathon team during the fourth annual Bear River Young Life Golf Tournament. The team, along with two other marathon teams, raised money through sponsorships and playing 54 holes Friday.

Agencies partnering to host National Night Out in Craig

The 2011 National Night Out, a community policing program that promotes crime prevention activities, community safety programs and community partnerships for a safer America, is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday in Craig. Wendy’s, 1280 W. Victory Way, is hosting the event, which includes local law enforcement, fire, medical and service agency personnel. Attractions at the event include:

Government update for July 30, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Sports spotlight: Scott Kitchen

Name: Scott Kitchen Age: 32 City: Craig Sport: Golf

Briefs for July 30, 2011: MCHS Class of ’61 schedules reunion

The Moffat County High School Class of 1961 will celebrate its 50th reunion next weekend. The reunion is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave. Anyone is welcome.

Datebook for July 30, 2011

1:30 p.m. Preserving the Last Frontier has monthly meeting in the library on the second floor at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Take items for “show and tell.” Call 824-6761. 3 to 5 p.m. Circle Drumming and Spiritual Formation is at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 630 Green St. Call 824-6836. 5:45 p.m. American Legion Post 62 hosts bingo at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Editorial: Getting connected

It’s easy, understandable even, for those more fortunate than others to take daily conveniences for granted. Conveniences like having a reliable vehicle and little trouble getting to work each day. For many of us, this is the case. Regretfully, not all of us are in such a enviable situation. For some people, hard economic times or their station in life makes the seemingly simple — like getting to work with no problems and thereby earning a living — a tough prospect.

Trisha Smith: A sincere thanks

To the editor: My son and his co-workers/friends were in a terrible accident July 12, 10 miles north of Baggs, Wyo. The reason for this letter is to send a sincere thank you to the EMTs from Baggs.

Horoscope for July 30, 2011

Circumstance beyond your control may inaugurate some changes in your affairs in the coming months, but, instead of fighting them, take control so that you can be the one who guides them to a desirable place in your life.

Agriculture & Livestock: 4-H Code of Conduct designed to instill values

Parents want their children to grow up to be responsible, respectful, happy adults. In addition, parents see their children as adult leaders in their communities — even in their nation. So on their way to becoming adults, children learn life’s lessons through a variety of experiences. Certainly their lessons begin with their own family values, but children learn through school and extracurricular activities, too.

Over a Cup: Ideal recipes for leftover rhubarb from the garden

I hope everyone has some rhubarb left in their gardens because this week’s column features a rhubarb pie recipe, a “different” recipe. It comes from Illena Updike, of Craig. Illena says, “The great part (of the recipe) is that you use only one pie crust.” So here it is.

Baxter Black: England’s choice

England has made a choice to remain dependent on other countries to feed them. Recently, corporations have proposed to build a modern dairy and sow unit in their countryside. Two activist groups objected saying it would force a significant number of small farmers out of business. The proposal was withdrawn.

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Comics for July 30, 2011

Comics for July 30, 2011

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Sudoku for July 30, 2011

Sudoku for July 30, 2011

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Crossword for July 30, 2011

Crossword for July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29

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Moffat County School District among 119 plaintiffs in school funding trial

Lobato v. Colorado, a court case filed nearly six years ago, is slated for trial Monday in Denver District Court. The Moffat County School District is one of 119 plaintiffs in the case. Children’s Voices, a Colorado-based nonprofit law firm that is handling the case, contends the Colorado school finance system is unconstitutional. Under the state constitution, students have a right to a “thorough and uniform” public education system.

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Sand Wash Basin impresses foreign visitors

BLM officials tutor Latin American colleagues on land management

Jose Vistoso, a Chilean native, stood Wednesday afternoon in the middle of Sand Wash Basin in western Moffat County, far from his own home. Still, the visitor said he felt fortunate to be there. “It’s an awesome experience for all of us and it’s been very important to me to participate in the program,” Vistoso said. “It makes me very happy because my organization is very, very proud of me.”

On the Record for July 29, 2011

On the Record for July 29, 2011

Sports Spotlight: Audrey Havel

Name: Audrey Havel Age: 10 Sport: Golf

Local fuel gauge for July 29, 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: $3.79; Diesel: $3.89

Tim Douglas: Are we there yet?

Wow, summer has finally arrived and that means camping, fishing, hiking, golf, softball, baseball and many other outdoor activities. Of course, summer also means road trips for vacation. I recently took my brother and 9-year-old nephew back to Denver to fly home to Texas.

Briefs for July 29, 2011: Hayden Lions Club hosts potluck, dance

The Hayden Lions Club is hosting a community potluck and barn dance from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Hayden Granary/Yampa Valley Feeds, 198 E. Lincoln Ave., Hayden. The John Wayne Band will play country tunes beginning at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome to the family-friendly event.

Governor Hickenlooper orders flags lowered today

On Thursday, Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide today in honor of Sgt. Mark Cofield, who died earlier this month in Baghdad, Iraq.

Bob Grubb: Bible relevant today

To the editor: On Tuesday morning, a few of us Christian crazies were reading our Bibles together in Psalms. Many dismiss Bible reading and think it irrelevant for today. Much of this seems due to not putting it in historical context and not relating it to our time. One of us was using a translation written to correlate with our times. When it was read, we did a double take and started chuckling. It fit so well with the current happenings in Washington, D.C.

Heather Albee-Scott: ‘Dedicated’ veterinarian

To the editor: We are visiting Craig with our dogs, and last week one of them was bitten by a rattlesnake. We quickly got him to Craig Veterinary Hospital.

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Comics for July 29, 2011

Comics for July 29, 2011

Horoscope for July 29, 2011

Provided you don't take on more than you can handle, your prospects for the coming months look extremely encouraging. Do all the necessary homework and weed out all the money wasters first, before you make any moves.

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Crossword for July 29, 2011

Crossword for July 29, 2011

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Sudoku for July 29, 2011

Sudoku for July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28

Andy Bockelman: ‘Friends’ benefits from cute costars

If three movie versions of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” can come out in one year, it stands to reason that having more than one film within 12 months with the exact same premise of a man and woman trying not to have a romantic relationship can’t be any worse. Fortunately for the creators of “Friends with Benefits” their attempt remains closer to the Tom Cruise level than that of C. Thomas Howell.

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Craig native returns for show with Latin reggae band

When Randy Runyan first picked up a horn in Craig, he was primarily playing the basic marching band songs every middle school and high school music student learns. Since then, he has expanded his musical education, as well as his expectations of what kind of sounds are possible across various genres. Runyan will be playing tonight at The O.P. Bar & Grill with his band, Mono Verde, a 10-piece Latin reggae group based out of Denver. Runyan plays trumpet within the dectet, whose music hearkens back to ska bands of the 1960s.

Janet Sheridan: Tourist traps, attractions and surprises

Some sites attract tourists for a straightforward reason: they’re worth seeing. “Why do you want to go to Yosemite?” a grumpy fellow teacher asked as he brushed chalk dust from his cardigan. “All you’ll see is a bunch of noisy tourists: gawking, pointing, and driving slow. They’re worse than flies.” The next summer, ignoring his ominous advice, I traveled to Yosemite and became one of the pesky sightseers he derided.

On the Record for July 28, 2011

On the Record for July 28, 2011

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Down and dirty: Moffat County Mud Runs set to run Saturday

The Moffat County Mud Runs, like several outdoor events this summer, fell victim to June weather. However, with the snow completely gone and rain becoming less frequent, the mud runs will be in action for the first time this year Saturday at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40. Registration is from 7 to 9 a.m., with races beginning at 10 a.m. Event organizer Tim Meyer said there will be seven classes — 4- and 6-cylinder, stock, super stock, pro stock, modified and open — as well as tire pulls, a new event for street trucks.

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Craig Police Department releases results of community survey

Walt Vanatta said public perception of the Craig Police Department is less favorable than in years past, but only marginally. On Tuesday, during the regular meeting of Craig City Council, Vanatta shared an overview of the 2011 Craig Police Department Community Survey. The multiple-choice survey – which asked Craig residents to rate police performance, satisfaction with the community and more – was randomly distributed earlier this year to 604 residents; 152 surveys were returned. Similar surveys have been distributed in Craig twice before – in 2006 and 2001.

Briefs for July 28, 2011: Mud Splash postponed to Aug. 13

The Craig Chamber of Commerce hosts Mud Splash volleyball at 11 a.m. Aug. 13 at Loudy-Simpson Park. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday. The double-elimination tournament costs $200 per team, which includes six commemorative T-shirts. The tournament is limited to 16 teams, and the deadline to enter is Aug. 5.

Datebook for July 28, 2011

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings today in honor of Spc. Nathan Beyers, who was killed earlier this month in Iraq.

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Comics for July 28, 2011

Comics for July 28, 2011

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Sudoku for July 28, 2011

Sudoku for July 28, 2011

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Crossword for July 28, 2011

Crossword for July 28, 2011

Horoscope for July 28, 2011

Difficulties accomplishing anything in the year ahead will not be due to an absence of opportunities, but from the fact that you might have too many options. Select the ones that interest you the most and tackle them first.

Datebook for July 29, 2011

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. 1 p.m. The fourth annual Bear River Young Life Golf Tournament takes place at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. Registration is $200 for a four-person team. Call David Pressgrove at 629-9600.

Wednesday, July 27

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Craig Fire/Rescue responds to blaze at Tri-State

No one was injured Wednesday during a fire that shut down Unit 2 at Tri-State Generation & Transmission’s Craig Station. Craig Fire/Rescue Battalion Chief Dennis Jones said 15 to 20 firefighters responded to the fire, which took place within a large air duct. By the time firefighters were assembled and ready, however, the fire had been suffocated, Jones said. “The fire was out by the time we made all of our arrangements to make sure we were safe,” he said. “We basically investigated.”

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Governor to visit Hayden on Friday as part of Western Slope trip

Gov. John Hickenlooper will visit Hayden on Friday afternoon, his office reported today. Hickenlooper is scheduled to visit Yampa Valley Feeds, 198 Lincoln Ave., at 3 p.m., during a Western Slope trip regarding economic development.

On the Record for July 27, 2011

On the Record for July 27, 2011

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Young Life golf tournament Friday benefits youths going to camp

Bear River Young Life has sent 53 youths to four different camps this summer, with one more left to go. From Minnesota to Texas to various spots around Colorado, the Christian ministry group has found a way to allow its members to experience what area director David Pressgrove describes as “the best week of their lives.”

Chicken issue generates squabbles at Craig City Council meeting

Before Jeremy Looper addressed Craig City Council, some adjustments had to be made to the microphone. Looper, an 11-year-old Craig resident and member of Boy Scouts Troop No. 172, could barely see over the podium. After some deliberation, City Manager Jim Ferree decided to hold the microphone so Looper could be heard. Looper attended the council’s regular Tuesday meeting to discuss the ordinance that prohibits chickens within city limits. Several members of the audience spoke for and against chickens, and the council weighed in on the issue, too.

Moffat County Commission awards bid for exterior courthouse improvements

The Moffat County Commission at its regular Tuesday meeting awarded, 3-0, a $47,300 bid to APH Construction to remodel the north exterior wall of the Moffat County Courthouse. The decision to remodel the rear of the courthouse has been on the table since the county jail was removed last spring.

Mud it up, dance it up, rev it up

photo Michelle Balleck Weekend movie showtimes West Theatre 29 E. Victory Way 824-2000 • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday • “Captain America: The First Avenger,” PG-13; 7 and 9:05 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday • Tickets: $7 for ages 10 and older, $5 for ages 9 and younger • Sunday matinee: $5 for ages 10 and older, $4 for ages 9 and younger Submit your event Submit your event’s details for consideration by e-mailing me at mballeck@craigdailypress.com or calling 875-1790. Whether you’re looking for a mud bath or a night on the town, there are a few things to get you down and dirty this weekend. ■ The Moffat County Mud Runs will be Saturday at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40.

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TMH names new chief nursing officer

Lorraine Reinhardt said The Memorial Hospital is a well-run organization. “The care that’s being given is good,” she said. “I’m just here to add some more to that.” On Monday, Reinhardt assumed her new position as chief nursing officer at TMH.

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'Week of packed fun'

12-year-old Emma Balstad looks forward to county fair, culmination of months of work

The setting sun shines against Emma Balstad’s strawberry blonde hair as she and her dog, G.G., work on heel, stay, lay down and high five commands. After each successful task, Emma bends over and gives G.G. much-appreciated reinforcement. The Emma and G.G. team will compete together in obedience and showmanship categories at the Moffat County Fair, which runs from Aug. 7 to 13 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. While their training could easily keep Emma occupied over the summer, that’s just the start of her lineup in the Moffat County 4-H program.

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Who owns the Yampa?

Those living near the Yampa River point to it with pride. The last major river in Colorado with a natural runoff cycle, it retains its wildness: rushing headlong in the spring and narrowing dramatically in the fall — as it has for centuries. From below Steamboat Springs to beyond Dinosaur, we float, fish, and splash in the river. We bicycle, golf, and bird-watch along its banks. We respond to its beauty with wide-eyes and photographs.

Tony St. John: ‘Open your hearts’

To the editor: The young women and men of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be knocking on doors in the east Craig area — above the cemetery — from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday. They are doing a food drive for Love In the Name of Christ of the Yampa Valley, a nonprofit organization here in Craig that helps families in need.

Briefs for July 27, 2011: Governor orders flags lowered on Thursday

Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Thursday in honor of Spc. Nathan Beyers, who was killed earlier this month in Iraq. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset.

Datebook for July 27, 2011

9 to 9:30 a.m. The United States Department of Agriculture distributes food supplements at the Maybell Community Center. Call Meghan Rudd at the Moffat County Department of Social Services at 824-8282, ext. 11. 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.

Sports Briefs for July 27, 2011: Doak Walker registration deadline extended

Craig Parks and Recreation is still accepting registration for the 2011 Doak Walker tackle football season. The program is for players in third to sixth grades. Practices and games will be held three times a week, with practicing beginning the week of Aug. 8.

MCTA board meeting agenda for July 27

Moffat County Tourism Association special meeting When: Noon today Where: Second-floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

County commission special meeting agenda for July 27, 2011

Moffat County Commission special meeting When: 1 p.m. today Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

TMH board meeting agenda for July 28

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: Conference rooms A, B and C, The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop Agenda:

Editorial: Be right while on the river

The Yampa River, one of Craig and Moffat County’s true gems, is finally righting itself for tubers, and temperatures are heating up around town. After a seemingly long hibernation, it appears our community may actually have a much-deserved summer, after all, though likely a shorter one than past years.

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For all the world to hear

Craig chorus tours Hawaii, preparing for international competition

Sometimes something incredibly beautiful can be tinged by sadness. Emily Pfeifer felt this inner conflict in May, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, good company and mellifluous music. Seeing all the sights and sounds of Oahu with Craig’s Bella Voce Show Chorus and leading them in performance at the island locale were the good parts of the experience. What wasn’t so easy was knowing it would be her final hurrah with the group.

Tamara Ballinger: Help ‘appreciated’

To the editor: Hello, my name is Tamara Ballinger, and I’ve been a Craig resident since 1985. I have worked in a few places here in Craig, like Signal Hill and the Popular Bar, and I worked in Steamboat Springs for several years. I’m now employed at our great Walmart and the Craig Daily Press.

Jane Hume: Volunteers aplenty

To the editor: The Editorial Board’s estimate of 35 to 50 volunteers in Saturday’s editorial is ridiculous. In fact, the diverse goals and skills needed for I’ll bet 1,000 volunteers in Moffat County and Craig make the scattered and seemingly random work a necessity.

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Sudoku for July 27, 2011

Sudoku for July 27, 2011

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Crossword for July 27, 2011

Crossword for July 27, 2011

Horoscope for July 27, 2011

Because you're thoughtful and appreciative of others and all the nice things they do for you, you tend to be very giving. This has caught up with you, making the year ahead one of reciprocation from all those whom you've helped.

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Comics for July 27, 2011

Comics for July 27, 2011

2011 Moffat County Fair schedule of events

Saturday, July 30 .22 Rifle Completion Shoot — Bear’s Ears Sportsman Club Monday, Aug. 1 6 to 8 p.m. Early check-in for 4-H General Projects — under the grandstands Tuesday, Aug. 2 8 a.m. Check-in of 4-H General Projects — under the grandstands 9 a.m. Judging of 4-H General Projects — under the grandstands 4 p.m. BBQ & Dessert Cook Off entries due

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Community invited to enjoy variety of entertainment at 2011 Moffat County Fair

There’s plenty of entertainment to look forward to at the 93rd annual Moffat County Fair, according to fair board member Katie Wheeler. She said Aug. 12 offers a full night of fun at the Moffat County Fairgrounds not to be missed. For the third year running, HOWL Rodeo Bulls presents Ultimate Miniature Bull Riding Competition at 7 p.m. Aug. 12. Admission is $5 for children 11 and younger and $10 for those 12 and older.

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Shane Wilson honored volunteer for 2011 fair

Without the cooperation and generosity of many volunteers, the Moffat County Fair would not go on. One of those very deserving volunteers is Shane Wilson. As many of you well know, Shane, along with Chad Green, is one of our Junior Livestock Sale auctioneers. These auctioneers volunteer their time and talents each year to make our sale a success.

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Joyce LeFevre named honorary fair volunteer

Joyce LeFevre was born in Cody, Wyo., and grew up with 4-H and an attitude of serving others. She began her 4-H “career” growing up on a ranch near Meeteetse, Wyo. She has been involved ever since. In Meeteetse she was involved in cooking, sewing and lamb projects. Her mom was a 4-H leader for the Upper Graybull 4-H Club. Joyce remembers taking as her lamb project a pen of three bum lambs, as they did not have market classes at that time.

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Moffat County Fair Senior Queen Attendant Emily Wellman

Hello, everyone! I am Emily Wellman and I am your 2011 Senior Fair Queen Attendant. You could say that I have been in 4-H my whole life; however, this is only my ninth year that I have had a project at fair. I am also very involved with the Moffat County FFA program.

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Moffat County Fair Intermediate Queen Kaitlyan Reed

Hi, I’m Kaitlyan Reed and I am excited to be your 2011 Intermediate Fair Queen. I like 4-H because it teaches responsibility and other life lessons. This year is my sixth year in 4-H. Market swine, cake decorating and Cloverbuds are all projects I have done in the past.

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Moffat County Fair Intermediate Queen Attendant Samantha Pearce

My name is Samantha Pearce. I have been in 4-H for four years and I am loving every minute of it. I love doing 4-H because I think it gives a child an opportunity to get involved with public speaking.

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Moffat County Fair Senior Queen Imelda Hernandez

Hi! My name is Imelda Hernandez and I am proud to say that I am your 2011 Senior Fair Queen. This year is my sixth year in 4-H and my fourth year being a junior leader for the dog program.

Dining out in the Yampa Valley

Whether it's a juicy, medium-rare steak or a over-stuffed loaded burrito, there are plenty of choices to satisfy your appetite in Craig and Hayden. Whether it’s grabbing a quick bite or sitting down to a hearty meal, we've got plenty of variety.

Tuesday, July 26

On the Record for July 26, 2011

On the Record for July 26, 2011

Fire management unit: Small fires flare up over weekend

Fire crews from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit have responded to several small fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties recently, fire officials reported Tuesday in a news release. All were caused by lightning and are less than two acres at this time. No structures are threatened. The three fires in Rio Blanco County are on Bureau of Land Management public land managed by the White River Field Office.

TMH hosting blood drive next month

The Bonfils Blood Center encourages Craig and Moffat County residents to consider making a “lifesaving difference” next month by donating a unit of blood, according to a news release from the organization. The Craig Community Blood Drive is scheduled for 12:30 to 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at The Memorial Hospital in Craig’s conference room, 750 Hospital Loop.

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BLM to host community meetings on scenic values

The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a series of upcoming community workshops in Northwest Colorado next month, the agency reported Monday in a news release. The purpose of the meetings is to “hear from the public about what matters to them most about the scenic views on BLM lands.”

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Antique buyers in Craig this week

Roadshow seeking collectibles, precious metals

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Such is the philosophy of Dolly Benton, who has seen her fair share of both as a show manager for the Treasure Hunters Roadshow. Treasure Hunters is an organization that appraises and buys antiques of all kinds, particularly gold and silver items like coins, jewelry, housewares and other materials. The roadshow started in Craig at 9 a.m. today at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. “The process is pretty simple,” Benton said. “They’ll fill out some registration, sit down with one of our experts, and there’s no limit on how much they can bring.”

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Yampa River Junior Classic draws 34 players for annual tournament

Cole Hoth stared down the 13th hole Monday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, his ball sitting just off the green. When Hoth, 14, approached his ball, he squared his shoulders and chipped toward the hole. The ball didn’t quite make it to the cup, coming up a few inches short, but Hoth was still smiling. “My chipping has been good all day,” Hoth said Monday. “If you can get a good chip, that puts you in decent putting range when you get on the green.”

Datebook for July 26, 2011

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.

Briefs for July 26, 2011: Social Security assistance offered today

Free Social Security assistance will be offered today. Benefits planner David Nelson will present Social Security Benefits Basics from 1:15 to 3 p.m. today and host private appointments throughout the day at the Independent Life Center, 483 Yampa Ave.

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Comics for July 26, 2011

Comics for July 26, 2011

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Sudoku for July 26, 2011

Sudoku for July 26, 2011

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Crossword for July 26, 2011

Crossword for July 26, 2011

Horoscope for July 26, 2011

A growth of your innate leadership qualities will continue in the year ahead. As you develop further, people, events and circumstances will put you in front of the pack, leading the way in both your field of endeavor and your private life.

Monday, July 25

Andy Bockelman: Sincere approach makes ‘Captain America’ strong superhero movie

Some images are timeless, even if the intent behind them changes year after year. When the hero of “Captain America: The First Avenger” socked Adolf Hitler square on the jaw on his first comic book cover, he ingrained himself in the minds of the country he loves. In 1942, the U.S. war effort is well underway, as young men across the nation drop everything in their lives to serve their country in the Armed Forces. While Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) may have just as much gumption as all the other boys shipping off, his 98-pound weakling frame doesn’t show it. One recruiter after another says he can forget about being a soldier, but upon meeting scientist Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) he finds his ticket in. Thanks to the doctor’s recommendation, Rogers gets the opportunity to show his worth to skeptical military training supervisors (Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell).

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Moffat County Fair dedicated to the McIntyre family

The McIntyre family is one of the few families who homesteaded in Moffat County and still make it their home. May (Steele) McIntyre traveled with her family from Sharon Springs, Kan., in 1917. They homesteaded north of Maybell in Fairview in 1917. She married Rich McIntyre in 1934 and they lived north of Lay on Rich’s homestead. They were blessed with five sons: Dick, John, Sam, Thomas and Marvin. In 1937, they moved to the current McIntyre Ranch location in Maybell where they raised their five boys. May was an active member of the community.

On the Record for July 25, 2011

On the Record for July 25, 2011

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Craig youth to speak with city council about domestic chickens

On Tuesday, 11-year-old Jeremy Looper will enter Craig City Hall, step up to a podium, and make his case to the city council. His issue: “I plan to present what the advantages of chickens are,” he said.

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My Life, My Words: Tammie Thompson-Booker — A career majored in hotels

“I’ve been here since we opened in 2008. I’m responsible for negotiating rates with companies or groups, sometimes individuals, or finding people who want to stay with us. My job is basically called business development, or in other words, to develop the business of the hotel. “I’ve been in hotels since 1992. I started out in Steamboat at the Holiday Inn and up until 2006 I basically worked for the same company.

Bulldog Sports for July 25, 2011

Today 7:30 a.m. The Yampa River Junior Classic golf tournament takes place at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Craig Parks and Recreation youth soccer plays at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 Mack Lane.

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Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park crowns 1st super stock champion

Numerous delays didn’t turn away potential spectators for Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park, a new racetrack development south of Craig. For the park’s inaugural stock car races Saturday, close to 100 people showed up to support the track. “I want to say I am grateful for all the loyal fans who came out and stayed,” track president Gregg Kolbaba said Saturday. “I was very impressed with the attendance and the loyalty they showed by staying.”

Business Beat: New thrift shop opens ahead of schedule

When opening her new business, Heather Lorio hoped to attract a respectable amount of customers. What she didn’t count on was an outpouring of interest that would lead to an early opening. Lorio is the owner of Elbe Gray’s Thrift Shop, 1695 W. Victory Way, seller of “gently-used goods.” Lorio named the shop after a story of a road traveler who traversed Colorado’s Western Slope with a carriage of second-hand goods for delivery.

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Ozone levels fair in Craig despite warnings throughout U.S.

Much of the U.S. has been sweltering under “the dome” — a stalled air mass that has caused record-setting temperatures — for the past week. Along with those high temperatures, many Midwestern and eastern cities have experienced high amounts of ground-level ozone, a byproduct of hydrocarbons such as gasoline and oil.

Former MCHS coach accepts position with Adams State girls basketball team

When Craig Mortensen started coaching high school basketball in 1976, he had a goal of moving up the ranks as his career progressed. In 2010, after 34 years of coaching boys and girls basketball, Mortensen retired without leaving the high school court.

Briefs for July 25, 2011: Social Security assistance offered

Free Social Security assistance will be offered this week. Benefits planner David Nelson will present Social Security Benefits Basics from 1:15 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and host private appointments throughout the day at the Independent Life Center, 483 Yampa Ave.

Moffat County real estate transactions for June

A listing of Moffat County property sales and purchases: Buyer: BEDWELL, KENNETH & BAKKER, JOSEPH JOHN TRUST Seller: LEWIS, FRANCES BARNETT TRUST Address: Lots 80 -81, Skull Creek #5 Sale price: $40,000

Datebook for July 25, 2011

7:30 a.m. The Yampa River Junior Classic takes place at the Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. Registration is $10 for players 9 and younger and $15 for players 10 to 17. A free lunch will be provided for all participants after the tournament. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association/Aging Well Program’s aquatics class takes place at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court. The cost is $32 for an eight-week session or $6 for drop-ins. Call Johanna at 871-7676.

Senior Spotlight for July 25, 2011

Once again, the end of the month is coming around the corner. Along with this one is the reminder that autumn is getting closer. School supplies are in view and summer sales are popping out all over.

Mari Katherine Raftopoulos: The face of a stranger

It was yet another trip to the airport. It was starting to seem like the drive to the airport was part of my commute and the economy lot my best friend. The traffic, parking lot, lines, security and, well, the airport bar were consuming most of my weekend routine.

John Milligan: Transplant successful

To the editor: Well, it finally happened. On Friday, I donated my kidney to my wife. We are here at Cedars-Sinai and I will probably go home soon. Well, back to the apartment, anyway.

Sonda Etheridge, Bill Harding, Regina and Kelly Grinolds, and Dee and Sharon Allred: Compassion appreciated

To the editor: The family of Lowell Allred would like to thank Dr. Dennis Kinder and staff at The Memorial Hospital in Craig for the compassion shown during Lowell’s illness and death.

Horoscope for July 25, 2011

There is a chance you could make an important change in your work or career in the next year. It might have something to do with your current endeavors or it could be completely different. In either case, it'll be more lucrative.

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Sudoku for July 25, 2011

Sudoku for July 25, 2011

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Comics for July 25, 2011

Comics for July 25, 2011

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Crossword for July 25, 2011

Crossword for July 25, 2011

Saturday, July 23

application for a regular (112) Construction Materials Operation Reclamation Permit

The Moffat County Board of County Commissioners; 221 West Victory Way, Craig, Colorado 81625, has filed an application for a regular (112) Construction Materials Operation Reclamation Permit with the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board under the provisions of the Colorado Land Reclamation Act of Construction Materials. The proposed mine is known as the Limestone Pit No. 10, and is located at or near Section 16, Township 7N, Range 98W of the 6th Prime Meridian.

Colowyo Coal Mine, Mining Permit No. C-81-019

Notice is hereby given of the filing of a Technical Revision 91 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. This change updates Colowyo's permit to reflect relinquishing monitoring requirements for the Streeter Fill Piezometer.

Colowyo Mine (Permit No. C-1981-019),

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve the Withdrawal of Technical Revision Application No. 85 (TR-85) for the Colowyo Mine (Permit No. C-1981-019), submitted by Colowyo Coal Company. The operator requested the withdrawal of the reclamation cost estimate information presented in TR-85 on June 29, 2011. The reclamation costs were updated with approval of technical revision No. 81, that the Division proposed to approve on June 29, 2011, as well

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1642

COMBINED NOTICE CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1642 Original Grantor(s): Mark Peters and Michelle Peters Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., acting solely as nominee for EverBank

Case Number: 11C266

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME Case Number: 11C266 Public notice is given on 6/31/11 that a Petition for a Change of Name has been filled with the Moffat County Court. The Petition Requests the name of NANCY DALE BOHRER is requested to be changed to NANCY DALE DURKOP

Government Update for July 25, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

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State capitol to coal capital

State officials tour Craig energy industries, discuss workforce with local leaders

Good workers are hard to find. It’s an adage perhaps as old as business itself. But, it’s a notion the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment seeks to improve. For the past several months, department representatives have been traveling the state, meeting with employers, and listening to variations on that time-honored theme. On Wednesday, a delegation of state officials visited Craig. The visit included tours of Tri-State Generation & Transmission’s Craig Station and Trapper Mine, Inc., as well as an education session.

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Yampa River water levels decrease from early summer

Still, experts caution river users about above average levels

The rush of the Yampa River may be significantly less than it was two months ago, but the discharge can hardly be called low. Yampa River State Park Manager Ron DellaCroce said water levels in the river have “dropped substantially” from where they were in mid-May. However, the water is still surging at an above average rate.

Moffat County School District seeks to fine-tune collaborative time in coming year

Joe Petrone, Moffat County School District superintendent, said collaborative time is here to stay in local schools. “We’re going to have collab time available to teachers because we can’t afford not to,” he said. It’s been nearly a year since the district implemented collaborative time in elementary schools for the 2010-11 school year.

Veterans Hotline: American Legion, Elks Lodge seeking help with hosting bingo

The American Legion Post 62 and the Craig Elks Lodge are in desperate need of help with bingo on Saturdays. The bingo games are every two weeks with the next one scheduled for July 30. Call Mel Shockley or Jake Garcia at 824-3625 if you would like to participate.

Agriculture & Livestock: Buzz of activity at Moffat County Fair’s home and garden exhibition

The 93rd Moffat County Fair will be held Aug. 7 to 13 at the fairgrounds in Craig. The fair days will be packed with competitions and other events. One of the busiest days of the fair will be Aug. 10. That’s the day youth and open exhibits in home and garden (home canning and preservation, baking, sewing and needlework, vegetables and flowers, photography and art, and crafts and hobbies) will be judged.

Over a Cup: Chicken Tortilla Stacks customizable dinner recipe

Remember when Patty Myers of rural Craig asked readers to help her find a recipe she lost when working on her kitchen? Well, she found it again. Patty has tried the recipe and says they really like it. So here it is.

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting agenda for July 27

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting When: 6 p.m. Wednesday Where: Conference rooms A, B and C, The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop Agenda:

Allen J. Hischke: Save Yampa fishing

To the editor: This letter is a plea to all sportsmen who used to enjoy fishing the Yampa River, and to all taxpayers who are tired of the money being wasted shocking and killing fish in the Yampa River. Nearly 30 years ago, I attended a meeting where I was told that the program to protect Squawfish in the Yampa River would be a 10-year program.

Sports briefs for July 23, 2011: Yampa River Junior Classic registration deadline today

The Yampa River Junior Classic golf tournament is set to tee off at 7:30 a.m. Monday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. The tournament is for golfers 5 to 17 years old. Registration is $10 for players 9 and younger, and $15 for players 10 to 17. The deadline to register is noon today.

Barbara May: ‘Report responsibly’

To the editor: First, I want to thank the Deserado Mine Rescue teams for a thoughtful fun day Wednesday. I had the pleasure of being invited by my nephew to come and watch the Deserado teams compete. My nephew, Tyrel Bosick, was recently made captain of the Silver Team and he was excited for the Craig competition.

Baxter Black: The hedgehog tale

It came as a surprise to me that there is a brisk hedgehog business in the country. It shouldn’t have. Earlier entrepreneurial promoters had done well with Chia Pets, pet rocks, longhorn cattle, ostriches and Humvees. Hedgehogs (HH) are about the size of an orange with a pointy nose and spiny back. They bring to mind a cross between a pocket-porcupine and a scorpion fish.

Editorial: A different approach

There’s a reason why many visitors to Craig and Moffat County have praise for our small, tight-knit community. From the friendliness of residents to the sprawling natural scenery, there are assets we have many other cities and towns simply don’t. However, there are also reasons why we’re seemingly limited in the 18- to 35-year-old demographic, why we lose young professionals, why businesses struggle to recruit people they need in key positions and why our economy is tied almost exclusively to the fate of energy. Diversification has been a topic broached in this editorial space numerous times in recent years, and while today’s opinion piece touches on that subject, it’s not specifically what the Editorial Board is focused on today.

On the Record for July 22, 2011

Craig Police Department Thursday, July 21 Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Officers responded to a report of an open door.

Datebook for July 23, 2011

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual Humane Society of Moffat County garage sale is in the barn at 2205 E. Ninth St. Call Ann at 826-2717. 11 a.m. The O.P. Bar & Grill’s 15th annual poker run leaves from the O.P., 534 E. Victory Way. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 per poker hand and $7 for a buffet dinner. Call 824-8918. 7:30 p.m. Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park, south of Craig, hosts stock car races. Registration for racers is $25. Admission is $10. Take your own chair. Call Gregg Kolbaba at 629-0996.

Briefs for July 23, 2011: Mud Splash set for July 30

The Craig Chamber of Commerce hosts Mud Splash volleyball from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 at Loudy-Simpson Park. The double-elimination tournament costs $200 per team, which includes six commemorative T-shirts. The tournament is limited to 16 teams.

Sports Spotlight: Linda Showalter

Age: 59 City: Craig Sport: Golf

The family of DeDe (Bugay) Cattoor: Thanks for the support

To the editor: The family of DeDe (Bugay) Cattoor would like to thank everyone who brought food, sent flowers, cards and money, called or stopped by and offered condolences in our time of sorrow.

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Crossword for July 23, 2011

Crossword for July 23, 2011

Horoscope for July 23, 2011

Certain desires that you have harbored and that you always felt were impossible to fulfill might actually become realities in the next year. As circumstances change, so will opportunities to get some things you've always wanted.

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Comics for July 23, 2011

Comics for July 23, 2011

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Sudoku for July 23, 2011

Sudoku for July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22

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Three locals have recorded holes-in-one this summer at Yampa Valley Golf Course

As Jerry Hoberg approached the 16th tee box June 23 at the Yampa Valley Golf Course, he was looking for some advice from his playing partner, Willy Barclay. “I walked up to Willy and asked him who taught him how to hit as slow as he did,” Hoberg, a Craig resident, said. “He told me Dave (Desarmeaux), the assistant pro, played that way and showed him. So, going up to tee off, I decided to take a nice and easy swing and not kill the ball.” The result was Hoberg’s first hole-in-one and the 150th at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Sports Spotlight: Karrie Havel

Age: 43 City: Craig Sport: Golf How long have you been playing golf? “This is actually my second time playing.”

Local fuel gauge for July 22, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Craig: • Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way Unleaded: $3.79; Diesel: $3.89

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Twentymile among competitors in regional mine rescue contest

Approaching the end of his first year on Twentymile Coal Company’s mine rescue team, Tyler Hampton has learned a lot. Training alongside fellow rookies and veterans of the team has shown him just how important his job is, whether in a real situation or in competition to determine readiness. “You definitely get a lot more experience with the guys who have been doing this for a while, but we learn a lot from everybody in every competition,” he said.

Sports briefs for July 22, 2011: Sports physicals available at clinic

Craig Middle School and Moffat County High School athletes who plan on participating in athletics in 2011-12 can get sports physicals Aug. 2 at The Memorial Hospital Clinic, 785 Russell St. Appointments will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cost is $15 per athlete.

Sue Richmond: ‘The key to our future’

To the editor: I was really pleased to see that Sweetwater and Carbon counties in Wyoming and Moffat County in Colorado have come together to come up with joint solutions to benefit the region regarding wind power. It is no secret that wind power is the key to our future, and it’s good to see the counties working proactively to make these plans a reality.

Apostolic Lighthouse: Thank you, restaurants

To the editor: Apostolic Lighthouse Church would like to thank Wendy’s, McDonalds and Subway for all the donations the restaurants gave to our first annual Puppet Show.

The Rev. Tony Bohrer: The heart of a person

I’m covering an issue today that, in my opinion, is something the Bible mentions a lot, but churches don’t. I want to elaborate on the heart of people. Heart is mentioned 830 times in the King James Version of the Bible. In the Book of Proverbs alone, it’s mentioned 81 times. The Bible is not slack in dealing with issues of the heart.

Datebook for July 22, 2011

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual Humane Society of Moffat County garage sale is in the barn at 2205 E. Ninth St. Call Ann at 826-2717. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Center hosts a Child Health Fair at the center, 745 Russell St. Well child exams and sports physicals are $25 each, and insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Dental screenings, car seat safety checks, fire safety information, immunizations and healthy eating information are free. Call 824-8233.

Briefs for July 22, 2011: O.P. hosts poker run Saturday

The O.P. Bar & Grill will host its 15th annual poker run Saturday. The event includes motorcycles and cars on a trip to Oak Creek, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Lake, Hayden and back to Craig. Participants will leave from the O.P., 534 E. Victory Way, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Janet Sheridan: A common fear

After his retirement, my husband commented, “Since retiring, I feel I’m 12 again with few responsibilities, but I have money, a car and a steady girlfriend.” Well said, Joel. He also wrote the following description of his professional years:

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Crossword for July 22, 2011

Crossword for July 22, 2011

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Sudoku for July 22, 2011

Sudoku for July 22, 2011

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Comics for July 22, 2011

Comics for July 22, 2011

Horoscope for July 22, 2011

Conditions tend to look more hopeful for you in the year ahead than they have for quite some time. In fact, you could start to enjoy some victories and advancement in the very areas where you previously experienced disappointment.

Thursday, July 21

On the Record for July 21, 2011

On the Record for July 21, 2011

Briefs for July 21, 2011: O.P. hosts poker run Saturday

The O.P. Bar & Grill will host its 15th annual poker run Saturday. The event includes motorcycles and cars on a trip to Oak Creek, Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Lake, Hayden and back to Craig. Participants will leave from the O.P., 534 E. Victory Way, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 per poker hand. A buffet following the event costs $7.

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Colorado curators critique Craig creations

Not all news is bad in this economy. Gene Bilodeau, vice president of administration for Colorado Northwestern Community College, said the economic downturn meant the bid for constructing the new campus in Craig was lower than expected. And, some of those leftover funds can now go toward purchasing art for the school’s gleaming new hallways and spaces, which will open in early August. “We want to be a part of exposing the community and the students to life that is more than just reading and writing,” Bilodeau said. “Art allows us to understand differences – to understand cultures,” he said.

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Moffat County shooters place at National 4-H Invitational

A three-day event with two brand new challenges and one goal in mind. The Colorado 4-H team competed in the National 4-H Invitational on June 19 to 24 in San Antonio, Texas. While it was a weeklong event, the team only competed on three days in the smallbore rifle competition using .22-caliber rifles. The Colorado team was unique, however, in that it was comprised entirely of Moffat County 4-H members — the first time in 4-H history the team has been made up of members from the same club.

Datebook for July 21, 2011

8 a.m. The Colorado Mine Rescue Contest continues at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Day 3 features pre-shift competitions. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sudoku for July 21, 2011

Sudoku for July 21, 2011

Horoscope for July 21, 2011

There is a good chance that Lady Luck could intervene on your behalf in the year ahead, and help you finally achieve something you failed at numerous times in the past. Thus, it is important you keep on plugging toward your goals.

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Comics for July 21, 2011

Comics for July 21, 2011

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Crossword for July 21, 2011

Crossword for July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20

Andy Bockelman: ‘Bosses’ is horribly funny workplace comedy

We’ve all had issues with the people who give us our paychecks. For some, the most part intense part of the workday might be having an argument with one of the higher-ups. For others, such as the one of the leads of the comedy “Horrible Bosses,” daydreaming about dragging his supervisor across the office by his necktie and throwing him out the window is what keeps hope alive. For friends Nick, Kurt and Dale (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day), work wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t each have to answer to their own personal antichrist.

TMH in Craig sponsoring food drive

Drive to help St. Michael’s Kitchen replace food lost

The Memorial Hospital in Craig is sponsoring a food drive to benefit St. Michael’s Kitchen, the nondenominational soup kitchen hosted twice per week at St. Michael Catholic Church, the hospital announced Tuesday in a news release. The soup kitchen recently lost more than 500 pounds of frozen meat when a freezer lost power, according to the release. This isn’t the hospital’s first effort aimed at helping the soup kitchen.

Deadline is Friday to apply for Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is currently offering the Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program, which can help eligible homeowners with mortgage payments for up to two years. The program was created to help homeowners who are temporarily and involuntarily unemployed or underemployed due to economic conditions or a medical condition, and are at risk of foreclosure.

Craig man accused of forcing himself on 19-year-old

Police think alcohol was involved in reported incident at Dream Island Mobile Home Park

A 30-year-old Craig man appeared in court Wednesday accused of forcing himself on a 19-year-old woman in Dream Island Mobile Home Park on July 10.

On the Record for July 20, 2011

On the Record for July 20, 2011

Flight makes emergency landing at Yampa Valley Regional Airpot

The 36-passenger American Eagle flight was diverted to the Hayden airport after crew members smelled a "very strong electrical odor."

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11-year-old Craig baseball player leads team to state title

In his second year as an all-star baseball player, Adain Russell said he wanted to make sure he made it past the state tournament. Russell, 11, has left Craig to stay with his aunt and uncle every summer since he was very young, and for the past six years has played with the Hotchkiss Home Plate youth baseball team. After an undefeated season with Hotchkiss, Russell was selected in June to play centerfield for the North Fork All-Stars for the second time.

Sports Spotlight: Randy Delay

Age: 44 City: Hayden Sport: Golf How did you get started playing golf?

Michelle Balleck: Weekend to catch up on summer fun

It’s a relatively quiet weekend in Craig, so it’s an opportunity to make sure you’re getting in all the fun you can while the weather holds up. School begins in less than six weeks, so don’t let summer slip away. ■ Practice your swing and pull out your poodle skirt.

Darlene and Jordan Moore: Thanks for the support

To the editor: We wish to say thank you to everyone in the community for their kind thoughts and expressions of sympathy in the hour of our great loss.

Briefs for July 20, 2011: CNCC to celebrate ribbon cutting

Colorado Northwestern Community College has set its grand opening celebration for its new Craig campus for next month. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for noon Aug. 8 at the new campus, 2801 W. Ninth St. Campus tours will follow from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Datebook for July 20, 2011

8 a.m. The Colorado Mine Rescue Contest continues at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. Day 2 features mine rescue competitions. The event is free and open to the public. 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.

Scott Umstattd: God’s grace in Craig

To the editor: On July 5, a group of bicyclists came through Craig on a journey and a mission. The journey is taking these riders from Seattle to Washington, D.C., throughout the summer months of 2011. The mission that ignites this journey is to raise awareness about the unhealthy, unproductive and sometimes deplorable living conditions affecting people throughout the U.S. and world.

Vera Herbert, Jan Vogt, Jerry and Judy Downing: Thank you, TMH staff

To the editor: The family of Vern Herbert wishes to thank the entire staff of The Memorial Hospital in Craig for the excellent, compassionate and professional care given during his recent illness and death.

John Williams: ‘Wake up, America’

To the editor: This is in reference to the column in the July 18 edition by Donna Brazile. The reference that President Barack Obama is the only adult in the room made me sick. If anyone can call a man who stood before the American people and boldly lied to everyone by telling America’s senior citizens that unless we raise the debt limit they won’t get their Social Security checks an adult, then I believe someone is seriously misguided.

Editorial: Save a computer, read a book

The digital media age hasn’t been kind to some industries, bookstores being one of them. Just this week, Borders Group, Inc., the nation’s second-largest bookstore chain, announced it would be liquidated, signaling an end to a company that began 40 years ago. One has to wonder, in this new age of digital readers, how long actual, tactile books will be around.

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Sudoku for July 20, 2011

Sudoku for July 20, 2011

Horoscope for July 20, 2011

Don't give up too easily on your reasonable hopes and expectations, because, perhaps for the first time in your life, you should be able to get on a solid track to success. Keep the faith and play to win regardless of the circumstances.

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Crossword for July 20, 2011

Crossword for July 20, 2011

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Comics for July 20, 2011

Comics for July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19

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County commissioners again approve paving of 0.6-mile stretch of road

The Routt County Board of Commissioners again voted 2-1 to move forward with plans to pave a half-mile stretch of Routt County Road 18, but not before they apologized to landowners along the rural roadway who were upset they weren’t consulted before the project was initially approved in May.

Social services temp workers approved

Marie Peer, director of the Moffat County Social Services Department, sat Tuesday before the Moffat County Commission and asked for more help. The department needs occasional help to unload, stock and distribute food items bound for area residents in need. The commission approved, 3-0, Peer’s request to hire temporary workers through Flint Personnel — a local temp agency — in Craig.

On the Record for July 19, 2011

On the Record for July 19, 2011

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Man carries cross through Craig, across country

Walking along a sweltering desert highway in Nevada, Mike Rumsower was screaming to the heavens. The strong desire for fast food with no restaurants for miles around was bad enough, but even more seriously, he was starting to question his mission. But, he kept walking, and within two hours everything made sense again, as he soon met a series of people who couldn’t help but stop and ask him about his unique traveling equipment. Rumsower, of Gallatin, Mo., recently passed through Craig with a large, 40-pound wooden cross on his shoulder. He has been walking across the country as part of a project called Walking in Obedience.

Briefs for July 19, 2011: USDA to distribute food today, later this month

The United States Department of Agriculture has scheduled food supplement distributions this month. Food will be distributed from 9 to 11 a.m. today at 595 Breeze St. at the northeast alley entrance, 9 to 9:30 a.m. July 27 at the Maybell Community Center and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 27 at the Moffat County office in Dinosaur. 


Datebook for July 19, 2011

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.

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Crossword for July 19, 2011

Crossword for July 19, 2011

Horoscope for July 19, 2011

During the next year, you're likely to discover two new ways to put your talents and abilities to profitable use. Properly exploited and developed, these resources will multiply your resources and earnings.

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Comics for July 19, 2011

Comics for July 19, 2011

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Sudoku for July 19, 2011

Sudoku for July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18

Joshua Roberts: A Cup connection

How the U.S. women’s team convinced a soccer idiot of the sport’s legitimacy

It’s a foreign concept to me, this strange sport called soccer. I’ve read it’s the most popular game in the world, and maybe there’s some truth behind the title, given the ruffian nature of some fans (1), but forgive me, global community, for not exactly picking up what you were putting down. Call me an ugly American, if you’d like.

On the Record for July 18, 2011

On the Record for July 18, 2011

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My life, my words: Brenda Rummel — Filling a niche with top quality

“The shop has been open for 10 months. I wanted to open it because I really saw a need for quilters as well as those who were doing general sewing, who needed high-quality fabrics and I wanted to keep the price down as much as possible. The majority of the fabric I have here is cotton, but there are so many crafts and projects you can do in addition with the quilting."

Horoscope for July 18, 2011

In the year ahead, you are likely to be elevated from the rear ranks to a powerful position in a situation where previously your voice carried little or no weight. Make sure that you don't come off too strong, and look like a bully.

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Crossword for July 18, 2011

Crossword for July 18, 2011

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Sudoku for July 18, 2011

Sudoku for July 18, 2011

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Comics for July 18, 2011

Comics for July 18, 2011

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TMH executive and deputy coroner, reflects on her commitment to lifelong learning

Years before Beka Warren was born, her family arrived in America with a dream. Chasing that dream meant sacrifices.

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Local nonprofit rolls out Cavity-Free at Three program

Ashley Moon wants to see bright smiles in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Moon, a recent graduate from the dental hygiene program at Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, has been chosen to lead a local effort by Denver-based nonprofit organization Cavity-Free at Three.

Business Beat: Mall salon expanding store area

If you’re looking for a place to get all your pampering without having to run all over town, look no further than Centennial Mall’s Tumbleweeds & Lace Salon.

Senior Spotlight for Monday, July 18, 2011

The weekend was better weather-wise — not so soggy. The sun was like honey on the people participating in the Relay for Life. My great-granddaughter Sarah Van Grandt started early helping set up and so on, and stuck with it — with my daughter Jane who is a survivor — until the end of the event.

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Bulldog Sports for Monday, July 18, 2011

Today None Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Craig Parks and Recreation youth soccer plays at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 Mack Lane.

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Nicholson shoots top net score at 25th annual Silver Bullet

Struggling with her swing Sunday, Amber Nicholson went to her caddy for advice on the second day of the 25th annual Silver Bullet Classic. On the fifth hole at Yampa Valley Golf Course, Nicholson, a Craig resident, took her caddy’s advice, swung her club and watched as her ball went into the hole for an eagle.

Sports Briefs for Monday, July 18, 2011

Doak Walker registration deadline approaches Craig Parks and Recreation is now accepting registration for the 2011 Doak Walker tackle football season.

Saturday, July 16

Colowyo Coal Mine Permit No. C-1981-019

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Technical Revision Application No. 81 (TR-81) for the Colowyo Coal Mine (Permit No. C-1981-019), submitted by Colowyo Coal Company L.P.. The Colowyo Coal Company has submitted a Technical Revision for the Colowyo Mine which proposes to change the configuration and volume of the West Taylor and East Taylor Fills in the South Taylor Pit area. Colowyo is also proposing to change the location, configuration and volumes of approved, temporary out-of-pit spoil piles. These changes are in response to changes in the mine's operations and reclamation plan. There is no proposed change to the mine's disturbance boundary or permit boundary with this revision. There will be a change to the mine's reclamation liability as a result of this revision

Benefits Consultant Bids

Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at Offices of the Moffat County Commissioners, Craig, CO, 81625 on [July 18,] 2011 at [1:00 pm,] for [Benefits Consultant. Bids must be submitted no later than [July 18,] 2011 at 12:00 pm] at Moffat County Human Resources, 221 W Victory Way Ste # 100, Craig, CO 81625

Case Number: 2011 PR 50

Case Number: 2011 PR 50 In the Matter of the Estate of: Glen Walter Legler, who is also known as Glen W. Legler, and Glen Legler, one and the same person,

Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water increase to commercial tap fee rates considered

Notice is hereby given that at the July 19, 2011 Board of Directors meeting of the Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water & Sanitation District an increase to commercial tap fee rates (customer classifications II & IV) will be considered.

2011 Striping Project Bids

Moffat County, Colorado, will open sealed bids at 221 West Victory Way, Craig, Colorado, 81625, on August 5, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for the 2011 Striping Project. Bids must be submitted no later than August 9, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. to 822 E. 1st Street, P.O. Box 667, Craig, CO, 81626.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1643

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1643 Original Grantor(s): Larry K Merritt and Dawn D Merritt Original Beneficiary(ies): Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1644

COMBINED NOTICE - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-103 FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1644 Original Grantor(s): CHRISTINA C. MCKENZIE Original Beneficiary(ies): MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR UNITED MEDICAL BANK, FSB

open sealed bids Courthouse Exterior North Wall Remodel

Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 221 West Victory Way, Suite 250, Craig, CO, 81625 on July 25, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for the Courthouse Exterior North Wall Remodel.

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Comics for July 16, 2011

Comics for July 16, 2011

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Crossword for July 16, 2011

Crossword for July 16, 2011

Horoscope for July 16, 2011

Certain knowledge you've acquired through some tough past experiences will be utilized to your advantage more than once in the year ahead. Although the lessons might have been brutal, you'll be glad you went through them.

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25th annual Silver Bullet underway at Yampa Valley Golf Course

While men have the Cottonwood Classic golf tournament, this weekend is about female golfers. The 25th annual Silver Bullet Classic golf tournament begins at 8 a.m. today and will conclude Sunday at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. Jason Back, the golf course professional, said the tournament has 74 golfers registered for the two-day tournament, down from about 90 last year.

Agriculture & Livestock: Preserving foods for the county fair

Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt county fairs will be here soon, and since it’s the season to preserve foods for winter, some of you might be thinking about entering canned and/or dried foods in competition. It’s always fun to share tips for canning and drying foods with other exhibitors, and it’s exciting to compete for that blue — even purple — ribbon.

Government update for Saturday, July 16, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Over a cup of coffee for Saturday, July 16, 2011

Gluten-free casserole sweetens up summer

Patty Myers of rural Craig found the recipe for “Chicken Tortilla Stacks” that she lost while remodeling her kitchen. (Remember her request, printed in this column, several weeks ago?) Since then, Patty has had a chance to try the recipe, she says it’s good, and she will share it with us next week.

Sports Briefs for Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thunder Ridge to host first stock car races Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park, located south of Craig, will host its first stock car races today.

Motorists warned of increased elk on highway

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are warning motorists on Highway 13 south of Meeker to be particularly watchful for large numbers of elk congregating on a five- or six-mile stretch of road around mile marker 26.

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Sudoku for July 16, 2011

Sudoku for July 16, 2011

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Craig Chamber of Commerce celebrates 65th anniversary

On Oct. 16, 1946, The Craig Empire-Courier published a five-paragraph story on its front page chronicling the beginning of a community icon — the Craig Chamber of Commerce. The story said the officers of the newly formed organization met for dinner in the banquet room of the Cosgriff Hotel. Afterward, the “business of the club was discussed until eleven o’clock.”

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Moffat County school food services encourages freshness, efficiency

In her days as a student, Judy Baker recalls the menu of school lunches being very unhealthy, filled with canned vegetables and second-rate meats. As food services director for Moffat County School District, she has striven to improve the selections available to younger generations. With the coming school year, new options will be available in the lunch line.

Editorial: On the scale of things

It was the new trial of the century: a high-profile crime, 33 days of testimony, 400 pieces of evidence, and more than 90 witnesses, with each thread and detail relentlessly scrutinized by the media bent on feeding the public appetite.

Judi Whilden: Thank you from the kids

To the editor: On behalf of the staff at Sunrise Kids, LLC, I want to take this opportunity to thank Connection 4 Kids for the professional development tuition awarded to five members of our staff.

Friday, July 15

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Yampa Valley Relay for Life raises more than $20,000

Celebrate. Remember. Fight back. These four words were emblazoned on many T-shirts Friday evening at the Moffat County High School track as more than 200 registered participants took part in the opening ceremonies of the 2011 Yampa Valley Relay for Life. Among them was Ken Prescott, wearing the same color shirt as many others in the crowd. The purple hue of their shirts signified a shared struggle — surviving cancer.

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Colorado man volunteers summer at Elkhead

For most of his professional life, Phil Poucher spent his life on the road. Working for 35 years as a trucker, he drove from town to town, state to state, coast to coast. In retrospect, it was not the most fulfilling line of work. “I went everywhere, but I saw nothing,” Poucher said. “Everything that I saw was on the inside of my Peterbilt.”

Moffat County Libraries Board meeting agenda for Monday

When: 5:30 p.m. Monday Where: Craig branch, 570 Green St.

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Cook Chevrolet donates money, equipment to Craig youth baseball program

Cook Chevrolet recently donated $500 and various forms of equipment to the Craig Parks and Recreation Department’s youth baseball program. The donation is part of the nationwide Chevy Youth Baseball initiative. “Our youth baseball program in Craig is truly cherished and we are happy and excited to support the kids in a significant way,” said Cook Chevrolet owner Scott Cook in a press release.

Andy Bockelman: Thanks for the magical memories, Harry Potter

The moment has come when fantasy characters and the audiences that love them are closer than ever. As the forces of good and evil involved in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” steel themselves for the most deciduous moment of their lives, that same sense of finality spills out into a crowd ready for an ending they knew had to come sooner or later. Though he’s gone through so much in his seven years as a wizard, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is coming closer and closer to his final task.

On the Record for July 15, 2011

On the Record for July 15, 2011

Nina Lawton: More Thanks

More Thanks To the editor: The Fuller Greater Blessings program and the Moffat County Center for Housing deserve a big thank you for sponsoring the youth group who cycled to Craig and spent a day working on houses.

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New president takes over for Craig Lions Club

Al Shepherd, former president of the Craig Lions Club, said he isn’t sad about stepping down from his post. “Oh, no,” he said. “I’m the treasurer this year, so I’m not really out of it.”

‘Larry Crowne’ is light, likable life lesson

Last summer, crowds of all sorts were bored stiff by “Eat Pray Love,” a story of someone finding their purpose after making some drastic life changes. While that leading lady returns in the similar “Larry Crowne,” the heavy-handedness of her last movie thankfully doesn’t carry over.

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Meeker I takes home baseball title with 6-1 victory

As the last Professional Painting batter struck out in the top of the fifth inning Wednesday at Woodbury Sports Complex, the Meeker I players put their hands in the air to celebrate a perfect 11-0 season.

John Milligan: Update on Jane Milligan

Update on Jane Milligan To the editor: The latest on Jane Milligan is that she is doing plasma exchange therapy.

Humane Society: Thank you to the community

Thank you to the community To the editor: The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank Billy Chase for the donation of kennel crates, Tammy Villard for the food donation, and the Golden Cavvy for our meeting room.

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Comics for July 15, 2011

Comics for July 15, 2011

John Rudd: Thanks, United Way

Thanks, United Way To the editor: For almost eight years I’ve been going once a month to the pain management clinic in Steamboat Springs. An old lower back injury, plus some surgeries and various other treatments, have left me with some permanent nerve and muscle pain in my lower back and legs.

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Sudoku for July 15, 2011

Sudoku for July 15, 2011

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Crossword for July 15, 2011

Crossword for July 15, 2011

Horoscope for July 15, 2011

An old friend from the past might reenter your life in the year ahead and be more full of fun and adventure than ever before. Collectively, the two of you could become involved in some very unique and interesting endeavors and adventures.

Thursday, July 14

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Local law enforcement train for potential shooter scenarios

From a distance, there appeared to be trays of rainbow colored chalk atop the receptionist counter Wednesday in the Craig Middle School entryway. But, looks were deceiving — the trays actually contained fake bullets in an assortment of colors. Although the items were no more harmful than the chalk they resembled, to local law enforcement officers their use in a training scenario could someday make the difference between life and death.

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Craig man turns out early for Harry Potter movie tickets

Craig resident Dave Hebert woke early Thursday morning, well before sunrise, but for a far different reason than most who start their day at an early hour. Hebert, 50, grabbed his lawn chair, a sleeping bag, and his most important item — a “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” book.

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SmartWool, Steamboat reach 10-year lease agreement

It appears that SmartWool will call Steamboat home for at least another decade. The merino wool apparel company has agreed in principle with the city to expand the terminal at Steamboat Springs Airport and remain there through 2022 with the possibility of extending the lease, SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz announced Thursday.

Governor orders flags lowered in honor of fallen pilot

Gov. John Hickenlooper issued an order Thursday that flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide Friday. The flags are to be lowered in honor of Col. Leo S. Boston from sunrise to sunset.

Janet Sheridan: Wanted: A cooking staff

According to researchers in England, cleaning and cooking causes blood pressure to spike. No wonder more than 50 percent of women older than 60 have high blood pressure — too many years scouring sinks, chasing dust bunnies, chopping onions, and serving half-cooked turkey. I hope the researchers didn’t expend much time, money, and brainpower obtaining results already familiar to those of us who clean and cook.

On the Record for July 14, 2011

On the Record for July 14, 2011

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Sudoku for July 14, 2011

Sudoku for July 14, 2011

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Start your engines: Craig track to host stock car races Saturday

Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park in Craig will host its first stock car race Saturday after bad weather pushed back earlier dates. “I have been trying to get a race off and fighting the weather along the way,” track president Gregg Kolbaba said. “We are going to run the races no matter what this weekend. It looks like it is supposed to be nice, but even if it rains, we will get it done.” The track was set to open at the end of June, but weeklong rain delayed construction.

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Comics for July 14, 2011

Comics for July 14, 2011

Horoscope for July 14, 2011

You could finally be in a position in the next year to achieve the harmony and balance you've been hoping to find in your life. Once you feel you've accomplished this goal, youíll be able to relax and just be yourself.

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Crossword for July 14, 2011

Crossword for July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13

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New president takes over for Craig Lions Club

Al Shepherd, former president of the Craig Lions Club, said he isn’t sad about stepping down from his post. “Oh, no,” he said. “I’m the treasurer this year, so I’m not really out of it.” On July 1, Craig resident Donna Johnson assumed the position. Johnson relocated to Craig from Granby with her husband in July 2010. She owns and operates Technical Support Services, a business that provides safety classes in first-aid and CPR. She is also vice president of the Women’s Auxiliary at the Mark Anthony Evans-Lawton American Legion Post 62.

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals to hit Steamboat

Show celebrates 20th anniversary of Free Summer Concert Series

On Thursday night, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will shed light on the next generation of American rock 'n’ roll in the Free Summer Concert Series.

Governor seeking federal disaster assistance

Western Slope counties among those Hickenlooper advocating for

Gov. John Hickenlooper sent letters this week to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting disaster assistance for eight counties, the governor’s office reported in a news release Wednesday.

Now playing: 'Larry Crowne' returns Tom Hanks to role as America's favorite Joe Schmoe

Last summer, crowds of all sorts were bored stiff by “Eat Pray Love,” a story of someone finding their purpose after making some drastic life changes. While that leading lady returns in the similar “Larry Crowne,” the heavy-handedness of her last movie thankfully doesn’t carry over. Surrounded by friendly people and raking in multiple “Employee of the Month” awards, Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) loves working for retail outlet UMart. But, his genuine enjoyment of his job doesn’t count for much with the corporate bigwigs who have determined Larry to be unfit for advancement because of his lack of a college degree, firing him rather than keeping him where he is.

On the Record for July 13, 2011

On the Record for July 13, 2011

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Moffat, Craig officials react to conference relocation

Craig City Council member Don Jones expressed concern Tuesday night. “Probably 90 percent of the coal miners live in Hayden, Craig or Meeker,” Jones said. “Nobody lives in Steamboat.” Jones was reacting to a presentation to the council by event planner Gena Hinkemeyer.

Michelle Balleck: Grace, Harry Potter bring big entertainment — plus music, food & inflatables

There’s some big-time fun in store this week. If you schedule everything just right, you could hit it all. Don’t miss Cecil “P-Nut” Daniels, who has performed with the likes of Widespread Panic, playing Carelli’s tonight or the famous Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on Thursday just down the highway. There’s also a festival, Relay for Life, stock car races, karaoke and more. Check it.

Moffat County Commission approves permit for seismic data

The Moffat County Commission approved Tuesday, 3-0, a conditional use permit for Lockhart Geophysical Company to perform seismic analysis on 6.5 square miles of land east of Yampa Valley Golf Course. Lockhart Geophysical, headquartered in Denver, acquires seismic data on behalf of the petroleum industry to locate potential oil and natural gas reserves through the use of truck-mounted vibrators, cross-lined cables and data collection boxes to paint a 3D picture of the location and depth of mineral reserves below the surface.

Editorial: Coal Conference concession

Monday’s news about the Colorado Coal Power Generation Conference was a mixed bag for Craig and Moffat County. The conference, originally set for May in Moffat County, was rescheduled for August, ensuring days of discussion about an industry that’s the bedrock of our local community. But, the location was changed to Steamboat Springs, a town only 40 miles away but one that doesn’t value the industry as much.

Datebook for July 13, 2011

Today Today is the final day for entries to be postmarked for consideration for purchase of art at the new Colorado Northwestern Community College campus. Call Pam at 824-8244 or Barb at 871-4615. 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.

Jeanne Stalcar: ‘Inspired’ by our rights

To the editor: I Appreciated all my freedoms as I was reminded of them in the sermon at church. I Marveled at the thrill I felt in my heart when I saw the flags waving on Victory Way.

John Rudd: Thanks, TMH staff

To the editor: I want to express my sincere gratitude to The Memorial Hospital personnel, especially the nursing staff who cared for me while I was hospitalized from June 16 to 20.

Kerry J. Kelly: ‘Survivors are the reason’

To the editor: Survivors are the reason we participate in Relay for Life. A survivor is anyone who has ever heard, “You have cancer.”

George and Jeanette Bosick: Thanks for the support

To the editor: We would like to thank all the loving family and friends for the flowers, cards, food, prayers and support for our great loss. We have been so blessed by all the loving and caring people.

Briefs for July 13, 2011: USDA to distribute food July 19, 27

The United States Department of Agriculture has scheduled food supplement distributions for later this month. Food will be distributed from 9 to 11 a.m. July 19 at 595 Breeze St. at the northeast alley entrance, 9 to 9:30 a.m. July 27 at the Maybell Community Center and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 27 at the Moffat County office in Dinosaur. 


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Crossword for July 13, 2011

Crossword for July 13, 2011

Horoscope for July 13, 2011

In the year ahead there are some strong indications that some friends will play key roles in your affairs, not only socially, but business-wise as well. Be friendly to all, because you donít know which ones will step up and open those doors.

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Comics for July 13, 2011

Comics for July 13, 2011

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Sudoku for July 13, 2011

Sudoku for July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12

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Craig Chamber event a celebration of upcoming anniversary

Plans are underway for the annual Craig Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Business After-Hours Mixer, but this year won’t be like others, Chamber employee Shannon Russell said. “This year is a little bit special,” she said. “We remodeled — new carpet, new cabinets, new paint and some fun things like that. “And, we’re celebrating our 65th anniversary this year.”

On the Record for July 12, 2011

On the Record for July 12, 2011

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Victory laps: Relay for Life a continued effort in fight against cancer

Craig resident Kerry Kelly said her decision to contribute to the fight against cancer was a personal one. She has lost her mother and older sister to the disease. As the survivor chairwoman for the 2011 Yampa Valley Relay for Life, Kelly is tasked with organizing the event’s kickoff “survivor lap” and a dinner reception for local caregivers and cancer survivors. “It means a lot to me because I lost my mother and my older sister to cancer,” Kelly said. “We put on the dinner to honor the survivors and to show them that we don’t want anyone to have to go through what they went through.”

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Walt Vanatta: Police beat for June

The Craig Police Department responded to 1,583 requests for service in June and Community Service responded to 196 requests.

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Craig’s rodeo bid falls short

Lamar chosen as host site for next two years of high school finals

The Colorado State High School Rodeo finals has brought an estimated 300 people to Craig each year for the last two years, providing an economic boost and another entertainment option to the community. The same won’t be said for next summer. On June 19, the last day of this year’s finals, rodeo organizer Dave Fleming was notified the rodeo would not return to Craig. His bid for hosting the next two years fell short.

Horoscope for July 12, 2011

Travel to numerous new places is likely to be in the offing for you in the year ahead. Some excursions will be planned, while others will be spur-of-the-moment, but all the jaunts, both long and short of duration, will be packed with lots of pleasant experiences.

Briefs for July 12, 2011: Social Security assistance offered July 26

Free Social Security assistance will be offered later this month. Benefits planner David Nelson will present Social Security Benefits Basics from 1:15 to 3 p.m. July 26 and host private appointments throughout the day at the Independent Life Center 483 Yampa Ave.

Datebook for July 12, 2011

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.

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Sudoku for July 12, 2011

Sudoku for July 12, 2011

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Comics for July 12, 2011

Comics for July 12, 2011

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Crossword for July 12, 2011

Crossword for July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11

Annual Kiwanis Club tourney slated for Aug. 6

Craig Kiwanis Club members may not be outfitted in wigs and skirts Aug. 6 at Yampa Valley Golf Course, but the club will nonetheless be participating in another of its traditions. The 17th annual Craig Kiwanis Club Scholarship Golf Tournament is set to tee off at 8 a.m. at the golf course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394.

On the Record for July 11, 2011

On the Record for July 11, 2011

Regional coal conference shifts to Steamboat Springs

Next month, the Colorado Coal Power Generation Conference will kick off in an location different than originally planned. The semi-annual conference, which in the past has been hosted in Craig, will take place Aug. 23 through 25 at Sheraton Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs. Event planner Gena Hinkemeyer, a Craig resident, said this year’s event was originally scheduled for May at the Moffat County Pavilion, but was postponed due to difficulties booking speakers.

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My Life, My Words: Pam Young — My own best boss

“I have been a picture framer for 25 years. When I was younger, I bought the business and my own framing equipment at 19.

Business Beat: Craig bookstore to add coffee bar, wireless Internet

If the name is any indication, Downtown Books is well-stocked with the printed word, be it in fiction, non-fiction, hardcover or paperback. Within a month’s time, the shop will have a new offering to add to the reading experience. Beginning in early August, Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., will be serving up gourmet coffee, as well as cold drinks and other refreshments.

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Moffat County nonprofit group providing assistance to new parents

Katie Grobe, director of the Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center, said she wants to get word out about her organization. “A lot of people don’t know about us and what we offer,” she said. “There are some misconceptions out there that all we offer are pregnancy tests. A lot of people don’t realize that we have a practical needs bank. “We have a lot of food. We’ve got formula, we’ve got baby tubs, we’ve got everything.

Bulldog Sports for July 11, 2011

Today 6 p.m. The Craig Parks and Recreation league baseball tournament continues at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 Mack Lane. Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Craig Parks and Recreation youth soccer plays at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 Mack Lane.

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After 34 years on sideline, CMS football coach calls it a career

In 1991, Khris Johns sprinted down the Craig Middle School football field with nothing but open yardage in front of him. Johns, a seventh-grader at the time, watched as the football floated through the air, with everyone, including his coach, Gary Tague, waiting in anticipation. “None of us were sure he was going to catch the ball,” Tague said Sunday. “He usually didn’t make those plays.”

Sports Spotlight: Molly Neton

Molly Neton Age: 10 Sport: Golf

Datebook for July 11, 2011

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association/Aging Well Program’s aquatics class takes place at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court. The cost is $32 for an eight-week session or $6 for drop-ins. Call Johanna at 871-7676. 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.

H. Neal Glanville: Enjoying the years go by

As my love affair with Craig begins its 40th-plus year, I’m torn between a traditional anniversary gift or mourning the loss of a year or two that “snuck around the back” and got away. I’ll listen to reasonable gift ideas from residents, but please, though noble as it may be, keep the idea of “The Last Deer in Craig, America,” statue to yourself.

Senior Spotlight for July 11, 2011

Good old summertime. I hope summer has been good for you and your family, and it will continue to be. The sun and I don’t get along too well after the thermometer registers 75 degrees or so. I like 69, 70 or 71 better. So, I don’t venture into the sunshine too much during the day.

Briefs for July 11, 2011: Humane Society to meet today

The Humane Society of Moffat County is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. today at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The group is now also accepting items for its garage sale — all items are accepted except adult clothing and large appliances.

Horoscope for July 11, 2011

You are likely to pick up an interest for several new avocations during the next year. One, or perhaps even two, could generate a second source of income that may be beyond what you ever thought possible.

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Sudoku for July 11, 2011

Sudoku for July 11, 2011

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Crossword for July 11, 2011

Crossword for July 11, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for July 11, 2011: Husband pushing family, coworkers away

I have been married to "Ryan" for three years, and we dated for two years before that. It's a second marriage for both of us. My first marriage was miserable and lonely, and I wanted to make sure to do it right the next time. When I met Ryan, he was supportive and accepting of my two sons. He made the effort to spend time with them. He was attentive to me. I thought he was perfect. The problems started not long after we moved in together.

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Comics for July 11, 2011

Comics for July 11, 2011

Sunday, July 10

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Aging Well: Pedaling for fitness and fun

The advantages of living in a biking community — with clubs and advocacy organizations, bike shops, health professionals and experienced riders eager to help — make the sport less intimidating and more accessible to beginners interested in biking toward better health.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Bad Teacher’ makes the grade

In the field of education, the pecking order starts with the infinitely dedicated instructors, followed by their enthusiastic but less effective colleagues, then the slightly incompetent and finally the people who have no business whatsoever standing at the head of the class. And, situated a few rungs below the lowest of the low is the subject of the comedy “Bad Teacher.” Inspirational educator-themed movies like “Lean on Me,” “Stand and Deliver” and “Dangerous Minds” have had a profound impact on the career of Chicago middle school English teacher Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz). They give her something to show her students throughout the school day while she catches a nap or takes a nip of liquor.

Saturday, July 9

MCHS football schedule lays out non-conference, rival games

The Moffat County High School varsity football team didn’t let a 2-2 start derail the 2010 season, with the Bulldogs rallying off four consecutive wins to finish the campaign. MCHS ended 6-4 overall and 5-2 in the Western Slope League. However, the Bulldogs narrowly missed the 3A state playoffs for the second year in a row.

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TMH chief executive officer recognized for bolstering revenue

In March 2006, when George Rohrich assumed the chief executive officer position at The Memorial Hospital in Craig, the organization was in the midst of a rough patch. “The weekend before I started … we had a physician, I believe it was the chief of staff at the time, camping out on the hospital lawn in the snow,” Rohrich recalled. On the new CEO’s third day, during the TMH monthly board meeting, that same physician aired a litany of accusations against the hospital, its board members and staff.

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CNCC approaching August opening for new Craig campus

With the snip of a pair of scissors, the faculty at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus will be able to look toward the future in providing secondary education in a new home. CNCC will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Aug. 8 at its new site, 2801 W. Ninth St., which includes an academic building and a career technical building. The opening event marks the culmination of a project that has been in the works for the school since the mid-1990s.

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MCHS grad returns to coach 2-day volleyball camp

Deb Barnes, a 1987 Moffat County High School graduate, returned Thursday to her alma mater to pass on knowledge she learned at the school 24 years before. However, she wasn’t at MCHS to teach in the classroom. Barnes, a former Bulldogs volleyball player, was there to impress on 15 current MCHS volleyball players the joy she has taken away from the game during a two-day camp, which began Thursday and concludes today.

Agriculture & Livestock: Why not a day designated for cows?

People celebrate Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Grandparents’ Day. There’s even a Children’s Day. Secretaries have their own day, and bosses, too. Some stores have a Customer Appreciation Day, and there are a lot more examples of days set aside to honor and show appreciation for people, even animals. This week, Craig resident Deana Cheatham told me that July 16 is designated as Cow Appreciation Day.

Land Use Board meeting agenda for July 11, 2011

Moffat County Land Use Board meeting When: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday Where: Main floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Editorial: Planet Yampa — Pipedream or progress?

The numbers behind a project attempting to gain foothold in Moffat County are both considerable and attractive. Former Moffat County Tourism Association Director Marilynn Hill’s attempt at developing a large-scale hydroponic greenhouse complex has been publicized with the following figures: 12 greenhouses each equal to the size of 32 football fields; potentially eight years to complete; $50,000 in support via a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant; 600 jobs; and a $200 million price tag.

Animal naming abuse

Common language on fauna betrays an anthropocentric bias. “Words such as ‘pets,’ ‘wildlife,’ and ‘vermin’ are derogatory,” the director of the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics said. I imagine there are people in England who take the director seriously. But, as we watch this once-powerful nation disintegrate before our eyes, it may be observed that it has truly gone to the dogs.

Datebook for July 9, 2011

Tonight’s scheduled stock car races at Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park, located south of Craig, have been postponed due to rain. The races will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. General admission will be $10 and registration will be $25. Spectators may bring their own chairs. 8 a.m. The Craig Sea Sharks ABC Meet takes place at the Craig Swimming Complex, 650 Washington St. General admission is free. 8 a.m. The Yampa Valley Horse Show Association hosts an open horse show at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The cost is $9 in advance at www.yampavalleyhorseshow.com or $10 on show day. Call Christina at 871-4567.

Jim Sinclair: Thank you, officer

To the editor: This is a note of thanks to one of your local law enforcement officers. While hunting elk in the Craig area last fall, I lost my cell phone in a fairly remote area with a lot of new fallen snow. On the last day of a successful trip, we decided it was not likely to be found and returned to Minnesota.

Johnny Garcia: ‘Heartbeats of pride’

To the editor: How do you begin to thank everyone who turned out for the Fourth of July parade? The town of Craig was represented by hundreds of beautiful people. It shows we are ready for something new in the tradition of celebrating independence and our Constitution.

Briefs for July 9, 2011: Pregnancy Center fundraiser slated

The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center is hosting a putting contest today at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $5 for three putts and a raffle ticket.

Government Update for July 9, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: • 8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence • 8:35 to 8:45 a.m. Consent agenda

Annie's Mailbox for July 9, 2011: Husband stays away from home, kids

I have been married to my husband for 20 years, and we have two children in their teens. Over the years, my husband has purchased rental property that will hopefully turn out to be a good investment. Along with maintaining those properties and his full-time job, he also participates in sports and plays in a band. This leaves me home with the kids four nights a week and sometimes weekends.

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Sudoku for July 9, 2011

Sudoku for July 9, 2011

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Comics for July 9, 2011

Comics for July 9, 2011

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Crossword for July 9, 2011

Crossword for July 9, 2011

Horoscope for July 9, 2011

There is a good chance that, in coming months, you could end up being part of three different groups of friends for three different purposes or reasons. Each cluster will be involved in something fun that you'll want to participate in.

Friday, July 8

On the Record for July 8, 2011

On the Record for July 8, 2011

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Twentymile team sets sights on Utah rival

Colorado Mine Rescue Contest slated to begin July 19 in Craig

Mark Beauchamp said the Craig community can expect a small boom in business next week. “We’re bringing in 250 people who will be eating out three meals a day and staying in hotel rooms and buying gas,” he said. “That’s a pretty good little stimulus for the week.” Beginning July 19, 20 teams from the Western states will converge on Craig for the Colorado Mine Rescue Contest, a three-day event. Beauchamp, who serves as team trainer for Twentymile Coal Co., said the event isn’t for everyone.

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Young Bulldogs baseball team ousts Coal Ridge, 9-2

Ivan Nielsen didn’t falter when the American Legion Post 62 baseball team needed him Wednesday, including in pressure situations. With two Coal Ridge players on base in the second inning, and one run having already scored, Nielsen struck out the Coal Ridge batter to get the Bulldogs out of the inning relatively unscathed. Although early in the game, a Coal Ridge hit could have altered the outcome of Wednesday’s contest at Craig Middle School for the Bulldogs.

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BLM seeking feedback on coal proposal

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal to lease an additional 400 acres for coal production adjacent to the Twentymile Coal Mine southeast of Hayden.

Local Fuel Gauge for July 8, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Craig: • Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way

Datebook for July 8, 2011

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide presents Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training at the Moffat County Public Safety Center, 800 W. First St. The class is free, and continuing education credit is available for $55. To enroll in ASIST, call 846-8182. 9 a.m. The Craig Sea Sharks ABC Meet takes place at the Craig Swimming Complex, 650 Washington St. General admission is free.

H. Neal Glanville: Tips for the day

As time passes, you’d think memory would kick in somewhere. But, oh no, we refuse to learn a freaking thing. Men, if you make any comment about your wife’s shoes, this is guaranteed — your baseball cap collection will start dwindling.

Rocky and Eric Pollock: Good work, golf course

To the editor: This is for the staff at Yampa Valley Golf Course. If your golf course is not heaven, it’s as close as it gets.

Caleb Meyer: Great professionalism

To the editor: I just wanted to thank the gentlemen at Action Drain Services for their quick response and professionalism, and for going out of their way after business hours to help me out.

Sports Briefs for July 8, 2011: Thunder Ridge to host 1st stock car races Saturday

Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park, located south of Craig, will host its first stock car races Saturday. The first race is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., but an extended hot lap session will prelude for a test and tune. The scheduled sprint car show has been postponed to a later date.

Briefs: Local group hosting potluck barbecue

The Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, a local chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood, is hosting a community potluck barbecue from noon to 2 p.m. today at Craig City Park. The event is open to the public.

Annie's Mailbox for July 8, 2011: Ready to confront daughter about affair

I recently found out that my 27-year-old married daughter is having an affair with her 40-year-old boss. He is married and has two children. She doesn't know that I know. I warned her to be careful when I noticed that she and her boss sometimes work late. I told her that when I was her age, I did some things I was not proud of. I also sent her articles about people having affairs.

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Sudoku for July 8, 2011

Sudoku for July 8, 2011

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Comics for July 8, 2011

Comics for July 8, 2011

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Crossword for July 8, 2011

Crossword for July 8, 2011

Horoscope for July 8, 2011

A strong desire for greater gratification could fire up your ambitious aims in the year ahead. Motivation is likely to be all that it takes to spur you to acquire some of the good things the world has to offer.

Thursday, July 7

Janet Sheridan: They (chickens) are on their way

The chickens are coming — pecking, molting, cackling, and scratching their way across America. Large cities and small towns are rolling out red carpets and gearing up welcome wagons for hens willing to live a rooster-less life. Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta recently warned our city council that chickens could soon strut into Craig as well, an influx welcomed by a majority of the respondents to a Craig Daily Press poll who approved both chickens and goats inside city limits. What wonderful news!

On the Record for July 7, 2011

On the Record for July 7, 2011

Andy Bockelman: Third ‘Transformers’ installment little more than nuts and bolts

Although the soundtrack of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” contains no music whatsoever by Pink Floyd, the progressive rock group’s seminal album still comes to mind when describing it. It’s the kind of movie that will definitely make a lot of “Money,” possibly cause a little “Brain Damage” and hopefully be forgotten with the passage of “Time.” Ever since their arrival on Earth, the Autobots of Cybertron have been assisting the U.S. government in containing the most dangerous threats to security, be they human or the evil Cybertronian counterparts, the Decepticons. While Autobot leader Optimus Prime (voice of Peter Cullen) and his crew have been hard at work, one of their human friends isn’t quite as busy.

Horoscope for July 7, 2011

Keep on developing new contacts in the year ahead, because several of them will help you develop and utilize your talents. Some of these associates will open doors for you that you couldn't have cracked on your own.

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Crossword for July 7, 2011

Crossword for July 7, 2011

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Comics for July 7, 2011

Comics for July 7, 2011

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Sudoku for July 7, 2011

Sudoku for July 7, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for July 7, 2011: In-laws' affair keeping sibling from family events

I work in a family business along with my parents, my brother and my sister. Two years ago, my brother's wife and my sister's husband also worked there, but they had an affair and moved away together. Three months later, they both returned to their spouses. Their marriages are reconciled, but they are not allowed back in the family business. I refuse to attend any event that includes the two of them. I am so upset about what they did to my family that I will not speak to either of them.

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A calling followed: Volunteers, cyclists pitch in during cross-country trip

Laura Larson spent most of Wednesday morning scooping piles of fallen branches from a weedy lawn and into a trailer. The yard work, she said, is her ticket across the country. “I love cycling,” Larson said. “I’ve always dreamt of riding across the country on my bike. This is one way to do it, and also do something for society.”

Wednesday, July 6

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A step closer: Meeker I advances to championship game

With two outs in the top of the fifth and last inning Tuesday at Woodbury Sports Complex, Meeker I’s Chris Scherbarth stepped to the plate. Meeker I was tied in a scoreless contest with Professional Painting, with the winner advancing to the Craig Parks and Recreation 8- to 10-year-old league baseball championship.

Craig residents advised of Internet scam

Phishing e-mails posing as IRS are fraudulent

Northwest Colorado residents are advised to be wary of Internet phishing scams through e-mails fraudulently claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. Phishing is a type of scam through email, phone or fax in which perpetrators pose as legitimate businesses to lure users into providing personal and financial information.

BLM seeking input on proposed pipeline in western Colorado, eastern Utah

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposed 95-mile, 16-inch natural gas liquids pipeline proposed by Enterprise Mid-America Pipeline, the agency reported Wednesday in a news release.

On the Record for July 6, 2011

On the Record for July 6, 2011

Hayden author to promote health book this weekend in Craig

When an injury or ailment flares up, it’s a common response to pop a pill and expect an instant fix. While Karen Gilroy believes everyone’s body is different, she contends the best way to overcome maladies is to get in touch with the best possible healer of the human body. Itself.

Michelle Balleck: Music, golf & tie-dye kind of weekend

There’s plenty of fun to be had this weekend — from golf luaus to music and tie-dye fun. It’s summer, and the season doesn’t last long here, so get out of the house and enjoy. ■ Carelli’s Pizzeria & Taphouse gets the party going with an all-day celebration Friday. The Dirty Hippie Party — in collaboration with Palisade Brewing Company, which produces Dirty Hippie beer — runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the restaurant, 465 Yampa Ave.

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Craig revives Fourth of July parade

Standing in the middle of the street on a hot July day directing traffic may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but for Johnny Garcia, seeing the faces of the people who turned out for Craig’s Independence Day parade made all the leg work worthwhile. Garcia summed up his feelings. “It was great,” he said.

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MCHS student picked for state meth awareness council

Nicole Ferree, an incoming Moffat County High School sophomore, said methamphetamine use is on the rise in Colorado. But, she and 14 other students from around the state are stepping up to do something about it. During the last school year, Ferree was accepted to the Colorado Meth Project’s Teen Advisory Council.

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MCHS boys and girls basketball teams prepare for upcoming season through camps

In the 2010-11 season, the Moffat County High School girls varsity basketball team shared the Western Slope League title and advanced in the 4A state playoffs. The team’s success was in large part due to a new offense head coach Matt Ray installed before a game against Steamboat Springs Jan. 28. The Bulldogs went 7-2 using the new offense, finishing 17-8 overall and 10-2 in the WSL.

Briefs for July 6, 2011: Preparedness seminar slated

A seminar on emergency preparedness, sponsored by the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. There will be speakers from the Moffat County Office of Emergency Management, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, and Craig Police Department, as well as presentations by food storage specialists.

Datebook for July 6, 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. 11:30 a.m. The Moffat County Tourism Association Board meets in the main floor conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. See the agenda on page 5 inside. Call 824-2335.

Sports Briefs for July 6, 2011: Pool party set for today

Officials are recognizing the completion of a two-year Craig Swimming Complex wave pool renovation with a family pool party from 1 to 5 p.m. today. Over the past two years, the wave pool has been reconditioned and resurfaced, as well as undergone upgrades with a new wave generating system to allow for five different wave patterns. Admission has been reduced to $2.50 for all ages and a cake will be cut at 2 p.m.

Moffat County Commission approves power line resolution

The Moffat County Commission approved Tuesday, 3-0, a joint resolution outlining the preferred route of two interstate power transmission lines through Moffat County and Carbon and Sweetwater counties in Wyoming. Jeff Comstock, Moffat County natural resources director, presented the proposal to the commissioners Tuesday morning.

Kindra Jazwick: Thanks for the parade

To the editor: Thank you very much to the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, the Craig Lions Club, and the community members who organized and donated to the Fourth of July parade and picnic. The parade was fun to watch and had a very hometown feel, with entries ranging from children in wagons and on bicycles to classic cars.

George Bowman: A friendly place

To the editor: My daughter recently pointed out that it was 53 degrees in Craig as opposed to 83 in Bangkok. I told her she was lucky, as we had clouds instead of the sun or rain. My daughter loved the weather in Craig. I was surprised when I came home to find her like a splayed chicken in the luxurious grass of the backyard. One does not do that in Thailand.

Editorial: Getting back to Craig, America

Our View: By resurrecting a Fourth of July parade, our community can rightfully claim the moniker of Craig, America. Organizers of Monday’s parade deserve thanks for correcting the oversight of many years gone by without the proper Fourth festivities.

Horoscope for July 6, 2011

Several social contacts could play important roles in your affairs in the year ahead. Depending on the issues, decide between which ones would be a big help to you business-wise and which ones will help enhance your popularity.

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Sudoku for July 6, 2011

Sudoku for July 6, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for July 6, 2011: 'Friend' only sends spam forwards

I am constantly getting chain-letter e-mails from a friend I met in a class years ago. The e-mails usually contain vague threats about how something bad will happen to me if I don't forward the letter to five friends, or how good luck will follow if I do. The last straw was when she sent me one that said, "Forward this, and something good will happen. If you are not a believer in God, delete." Occasionally, we meet in person, and our visits are always pleasant.

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Comics for July 6, 2011

Comics for July 6, 2011

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Crossword for July 6, 2011

Crossword for July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5

On the Record for July 5, 2011

On the Record for July 5, 2011

2 injured in motorcycle crash west of Hayden

Man and women taken to hospital after crashing into a deer Monday night on U.S. Highway 40.

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Sudoku for July 5, 2011

Sudoku for July 5, 2011

Horoscope for July 5, 2011

Even if some years haven't been as good to you as they should have been, they did teach you some valuable lessons. You'll finally put them all to work for you in the coming months; enjoy the fruits of experience.

Annie's Mailbox for July 5, 2011: Male nurse removing catheter feels like violation

I'm 22 years old and recently needed an operation in the only hospital in our area. I am an extremely shy and modest female and would never go to a male doctor except in an emergency. Luckily, I was able to arrange for a female surgeon and an all-female surgery team. However, while I was in the recovery room, a young male nurse — a guy with whom I had gone to high school — came into the room and told me he was there to remove my catheter.

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Crossword for July 5, 2011

Crossword for July 5, 2011

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Comics for July 5, 2011

Comics for July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4

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Moffat County Little Britches Rodeo plays host to more than 80 athletes

Taylor Duzik had a different feeling while competing Saturday and Sunday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds than when she performed there two weeks ago. The fairgrounds hosted the Moffat County Little Britches Rodeo over the weekend, welcoming more than 80 athletes from Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and Nebraska. Two weeks ago, Taylor competed for Moffat County High School in the Colorado State High School Rodeo finals at the same venue.

Rollover claims 21-year-old Rangely man

Colorado State Patrol: Excessive speed, alcohol use contributing factors

A 21-year-old Rangely man died in a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning about three miles south of Rangely, the Colorado State Patrol reported in a news release. Tyrel Bosick, the state patrol reported, was driving a grey 2005 Chevrolet 2500HD south on Rio Blanco County Road 23.

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Gypsum resident takes Cottonwood Classic title with 8-under 208

In 1995, Keith Humerichouse shot a score of 88 three days in a row during the Cottonwood Classic golf tournament at the Yampa Valley Golf Course. After 16 years, Humerichouse returned to compete in the 44th annual Cottonwood Classic on Friday to Sunday. “It feels good to be back and I am a better player after all these years,” he said. “In ’95, I just tried to hit my driver everywhere. But this year, I played smart and used my irons off the tee.”

Business Beat: Federal, state tax changes now in place

When looking over the books, local business owners should keep in mind the newly implemented tax laws by the Internal Revenue Service and the Colorado Department of Revenue, and how the new rules can affect them. Effective July 1, the IRS raised the standard business mileage rate from 51 cents to 55.5 cents. Individuals calculating their business miles for tax year 2011 will need to keep business miles driven from Jan. 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 separate from miles driven after July 1. Business miles traveled through June 30, 2011 are subject to the 51-cent rate and miles traveled after July 1, 2011 will be subject to the new 55.5-cent rate.

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My Life, My Words: Sunny White — The books at my disposal

“We are constantly bringing in new inventory and that is what the bulk of my work here entails. I also have to think about what I think the community will be interested in. “I know such a broad array of people, so I use that knowledge of the community to order in new books. Besides that, I just sell books.

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Weather makes for unusual summer in Yampa Valley

Summer solstice occurred two weeks ago, but Colorado hasn’t responded accordingly. Ron DellaCroce, Yampa River State Park manager, said it’s been an unusual season. “We’re really about a month behind this year,” he said.

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Moffat County greenhouse project receives USDA grant for feasibility study

Marilynn Hill said she has a vision for something big in Moffat County. “There are lots of people that are reaching and wanting something different … something they can support their families with,” she said. “I think this is a project that can do that.” The project is Planet Yampa, a large-scale hydroponic greenhouse complex that could potentially produce mass amounts of fruits and vegetables, manufacture food products, and create 600 new jobs.

Bulldog Sports or July 4, 2011

Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Craig Parks and Recreation youth soccer plays at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 Mack Lane. 5:30 p.m. The Craig Parks and Recreation league baseball tournament continues at Loudy-Simpson Park, 500 S. Ranney St.

H. Neal Glanville: For honor, God and country

Through grade school and junior high, I, along with an untold number of other kids, were treated to a holiday each time Washington or Lincoln’s birthday rolled around. Of course, this meant the obligatory two-page paper on “What Freedom Means to Me,” and I, of course, had no true idea about freedom, or the honesty of its cost.

MCTA Board meeting agenda for July 6, 2011

Moffat County Tourism Association meeting When: 11 a.m. Wednesday Where: Second-floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Senior Spotlight for July 4, 2011

As I look up the road on the journey of my life, I stop, look back and see the road I am traveling is leaving a reflection of me, my life’s history. But, it really gets hard to think about the rocky past of life, the things that could have been, but ultimately were not.

Datebook for July 4, 2011

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of Independence Day. Noon. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 hosts a Fourth of July parade and community barbecue to celebrate Independence Day. The parade begins at the VFW, 419 E. Victory Way, and travels west on Victory Way, north on Yampa Avenue, and east on Sixth Street to Craig City Park. A free community barbecue will follow the parade at the south end of City Park, 605 Washington St. Call Johnny Garcia at 824-2627 or 629-3345.

Briefs for July 4, 2011: Second Chance Saturday offered

The Humane Society of Moffat County is offering Second Chance Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Craig Animal Shelter, 2430 E. Victory Way. The event features reduced cost adoptions at $60. The organization plans to offer this event on the second Saturday of every month.

Sports Briefs for July 4, 2011: Swimming Complex schedule changes this weekend

Due to the Craig Sea Sharks ABC Meet from Friday through Sunday at the Craig Swimming Complex, only the wave pool will be open to the public those three days. In following safety regulations for the wave pool, only 200 swimmers will be allowed in the pool at one time on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Horoscope for July 4, 2011

In the year ahead you'll find that it's time for you to alleviate all self-imposed limitations or restrictions you've placed on yourself. Several new experiences will show you just how freedom of thought can enhance success.

Annie's Mailbox for July 4, 2011: Statue of Liberty words speak volumes

Happy Fourth of July! We hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend with friends and family, watching fireworks and firing up the grill. Here's something that was sent to our mailbox a while back, and we saved it for today: Dear Annie: Several years ago, you printed the words written on the base of the Statue of Liberty.

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Crossword for July 4, 2011

Crossword for July 4, 2011

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Sudoku for July 4, 2011

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Comics for July 4, 2011

Comics for July 4, 2011

Sunday, July 3

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Aging Well: More older adults stepping up, giving back

Every Wednesday, Virginia Elliott dons a pink button-down jacket and heads to The Memorial Hospital in Craig, where she takes flowers to patients, answers visitors’ questions and fills in where help is needed.

Saturday, July 2

NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET

A proposed supplemental budget has been submitted for budget year 2011. A copy of which is on file with the Administration Department, where it is open for public inspection. That the proposed supplemental budget will be considered at the Commissioners' Meeting to be held on June 28, 2011 at 10:15 a.m. at the Moffat County Courthouse.

Apartment Remodel Services at Sunset Meadows 2. Bids

The Moffat County Housing Authority, Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 633 Ledford Street, Craig, CO, 81625 on July 26, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for Apartment Remodel Services at Sunset Meadows 2. Bids must be submitted no later than July 25, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the office of the Moffat County Housing Authority, 633 Ledford Street, Craig, CO 81625.

open sealed bids for Apartment Remodel Services

The Moffat County Housing Authority, Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 633 Ledford Street, Craig, CO, 81625 on July 26, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for Apartment Remodel Services at Sunset Meadows 2. Bids must be submitted no later than July 25, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. in the office of the Moffat County Housing Authority, 633 Ledford Street, Craig, CO 81625.

Green Door Storage unit # 9

The following personal property of Clinton Hall, Last known address of P.O Box 1235, Craig, CO 81626, stored at Green Door Storage unit # 9, 1399 CR 183, Craig, CO, will be sold at location on Saturday at 10:00 o'clock, June 25, 2011. To satisfy past due rent from March 1, 2011, amount currently due $422.59 includes June rent plus advertising costs in the amount of $61.26.

FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1615

COMBINED NOTICE - RESTART - PUBLICATION CRS §38-38-109(2)(b)(II) FORECLOSURE SALE NO. 1615 Original Grantor(s): Nicholas J. Kropsch and Debra R. Kropsch Original Beneficiary(ies): Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Homecomings Financial, LLC

Affiliated Junior College District elections

On November 1, 2011 the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District elections will be held. There are two seats, each for a period of four years, open on the Board of Control.

Application for Conditional Use for Seismic Exploration

Lockhart Geophysical Seismic NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Lockhart Geophysical; applicants have submitted an Application for Conditional Use for Seismic Exploration located in T6N; R90W; 91W; Sections (all or part of) 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21 and 22 of the 6th Principal Meridian, Moffat County, Colorado

bids for the SURFACE PREPARATION & PAINTING THE INTERIOR OF THE 1,000,000 GALLON WEST POTABLE WATER TANK

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The City of Craig is accepting bids for the SURFACE PREPARATION & PAINTING THE INTERIOR OF THE 1,000,000 GALLON WEST POTABLE WATER TANK

bids to purchase Three (3) Steel "V" Snowplows

The City of Craig is accepting bids to purchase Three (3) Steel "V" Snowplows for ¾ ton pickups. Bids will be opened and read aloud at City Hall, 300 West Fourth Street, Craig, Colorado 81625 at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 23, 2011. Award of bid will be at the City Council meeting on June 28, 2011. Specifications may be obtained by contacting Shop Foreman John Grant at 970-824-4463.

APPLICATION TO MAKE CONDITIONAL WATER RIGHT ABSOLUTE OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, FOR A FINDING OF REASONABLE DILIGENCE

11CW9, MOFFAT COUNTY, APPLICATION TO MAKE CONDITIONAL WATER RIGHT ABSOLUTE OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, FOR A FINDING OF REASONABLE DILIGENCE Applicant: Colorado River Water Conservation District, acting by and through its Colorado River Water Projects Enterprise ("River District"), c/o R. Eric Kuhn, Secretary/General Manager, 201 Centennial Street, Suite 200, P.O. Box 1120, Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81602, (970) 945-8522. Please direct all

CASE NUMBER 11DR48

CASE NUMBER 11DR48 AN ACTION AFFECTING MARRIAGE STATUS HAS BEEN FILED IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MOFFAT COUNTY, COLORADO. THE RESPONDENT LISTED BELOW IS NOTIFIED THAT DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST THEM IF THEY FAIL TO ENTER AN APPEARANCE OR FILE A RESPONSE WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THIS PUBLICATION

open sealed bids for one Utility Box.

Moffat County, Colorado, will open sealed bids at 221 West Victory Way, Craig, Colorado, 81625, on July 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for one Utility Box. Bids must be submitted no later than July 7, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. to 822 E. 1st Street, P.O. Box 667, Craig, CO, 81626.

open sealed bids for Asphalt Materials Testing.

Moffat County, Colorado, will open sealed bids at 221 West Victory Way, Craig, Colorado, 81625, on July 15, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for Asphalt Materials Testing. Bids must be submitted no later than July 14, at 5:30 p.m. to 822 E. 1st Street, P.O. Box 667, Craig, CO, 81626.

2011 County Road 107 Culvert Bid.

Moffat County, Colorado will open sealed bids at 221 West Victory Way, Craig, Colorado, 81625, on July 1, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. for the 2011 County Road 107 Culvert Bid. Bids must be submitted no later than June 30, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. to 822 E. 1st Street, P.O. Box 667, Craig, CO, 81626.

Briefs for July 2, 2011: Legion bingo slated for tonight

American Legion Post 62 is scheduled to host bingo today at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and games begin at 5:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Parents weighing option for students at Sandrock Elementary

The parents of Sandrock Elementary School students have a month to make a choice. They have the option to continue their children with the elementary school, or transfer them to another school in the district. Michelle Powers, mother of a fifth-grader, said she’s unsure of what choice her family will make.

Veterans Hotline: Parade, activities highlight VFW’s Fourth of July offerings

There will be a Fourth of July parade at noon Monday starting at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. Lineup begins at 11 a.m. Feel free to call Johnny Garcia at 629-3345 for information. The theme for the parade is red, white and blue, and anyone who wishes to enter the parade is more than welcome. All are welcome to walk, or ride anything that moves.

Agriculture & Livestock: Youth reflect well on Moffat County at state conference

Alisa Comstock, Moffat County 4-H extension agent, described this year’s delegates to the state 4-H conference as “four amazing boys.” “They were polite, very courteous, very respectful and fun,” Comstock said. Derek Maiolo, Seth Morgan, Austin Luker and Will Pilgrim represented Moffat County at the 2011 Colorado State Conference June 21 through 24 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

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44th annual Cottonwood Classic begins play Friday in Craig

Deems Utzinger walked Friday onto Yampa Valley Golf Course for the 44th annual Cottonwood Classic golf tournament. Utzinger, a Craig resident, stood on the first hole tee box at 8 a.m., a place he had stood 44 times previously for the same tournament. “I was around when the golf course was first built and I worked the first five summers here on this course,” he said. “I have never missed a Cottonwood Classic.”

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Craig residents complete 2011 Tough Mudder

As Steve Martinson headed down a dry ski slope June 25 in Beaver Creek, he saw people wiping out left and right. The MoPhat Cacahuetes — a five-person team made up of Martinson, Samantha Johnston, Jeremy Ashton, KC Hume and Kevin Kernen — competed in the 2011 Tough Mudder, an event easy to fall during and one difficult to keep trudging through. As athletes continued falling face first, Martinson, a Craig resident, said he had never seen anything like it.

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Owner: Craig pawn shop a unique and needed business

Years ago, when Jeff Knights was a deputy sheriff with the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, he’d visit the Northwest Pawn Shop to talk with then-owner Otis Fleetwood. “We’d get a theft or burglary or something, and it was just standard procedure to stop in there and say, ‘Hey, keep your eyes open. If something comes up, let us know,’” Knights recalled. Today, Knights is on the other side of the counter. He has owned the shop, 801 E. Victory Way, for six years.

Government Update for July 2, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Editorial: Crime and just punishment

First, some words about what this editorial is not. It’s not an opinion requesting society be softer on hard crimes. It’s not advocating for lesser punishments for violent offenders or those who shamelessly peddle drugs. It’s not a piece pushing for less law enforcement officers out in communities keeping families protected and safe.

Baxter Black: The mad cow escape

It’s more than six hours from Sierraville to Modesto, Calif., and the packinghouse. Karl had put together a load of cull cows. While unloading, a bony gummer mama cow who looked like a ragged shag carpet hanging over a sawhorse, balked, backed up, and fell between the chute and the truck. Karl leaped after the critter shouting profanities. Ever Ready, as we’ll call the cow, turned, charged and put him under the trailer. Evaluating his predicament, Karl dialed the nearby sale barn requesting assistance and to bring a rifle. Ever Ready wheeled and took off.

Datebook for July 2, 2011

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of Independence Day. 7:30 a.m. The 44th annual Cottonwood Classic golf tournament continues at the Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. Call 824-3673. 11 a.m. The Moffat County Little Britches Rodeo starts at the Moffat County Fairgrounds, 640 E. Victory Way. The event is free and open to the public.

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Sudoku for July 2, 2011

Sudoku for July 2, 2011

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Comics for July 2, 2011

Comics for July 2, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for July 2, 2011: Readers respond to doubt about counseling's effectiveness, Day 2

As promised, one more day on counseling: Dear Annie: Is counseling helpful? You bet. Every person sees a situation differently. Counselors give us a viewfinder into the other side so we can empathize and understand. They teach us that conflict is normal and healthy and give us the skills to fight fair.

Horoscope for July 2, 2011

Although some of your old, negative ways may continue to linger, you should experience a new you in the next year. Of course, it will be up to you to accept change and make the most of what's at hand.

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Crossword for July 2, 2011

Crossword for July 2, 2011

Friday, July 1

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Sunset Elementary School project to be featured in national publication

On a regular workday, Sunset Elementary School teacher Cheryl Arnett reaches out to about 25 to 30 students. This fall, her lesson plan will expand well beyond the boundaries of her classroom door to impact hundreds of students, maybe more. And, it will include a little piece of Craig. Arnett was contacted two weeks ago by the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies of Washington, D.C., about the possibility of including part of her curriculum in its twice-yearly publication, Smithsonian in Your Classroom.

On the Record for July 1, 2011

On the Record for July 1, 2011

Employment leaders to visit Craig this month

Darcy Owens-Trask said bringing state leaders to Moffat County can have a significant effect on the local economy. “I believe it’s critically important that state labor leaders understand the impacts some of the decision-making, in terms of the reg ulatory environment, might have on the workforce and community of Craig,” Owens-Trask said.

Lariat Lee Liquors in Craig broken into Thursday

The Craig Police Department reports that Lariat Lee Liquors, 391 Lincoln St., was broken into early Thursday morning. The incident was reported at about 10 a.m. Thursday, according to Sgt. John Forgay of the police department.

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Craig Parks and rec tournaments to continue next week

Separated by almost 50 miles, two Craig Parks and Recreation 8- to 10-year-old baseball teams advanced in the end-of-the-season league tournament Wednesday. While No. 1 seed Meeker I faced off in a pitching battle against Rangely in Meeker, No. 2 seed Professional Painting competed in a high-scoring affair at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Donation fund established for injured motocross racer

A donation fund has been established for a Craig man who was injured Sunday during a motocross race at Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park. The Steven Sharp Donation Fund was established by fiancée Kailee Greenwood and is being managed by Yampa Valley Bank, 435 Mack Lane.

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Fourth of July festivities lined out for holiday weekend in Craig

Johnny Garcia is beginning something new in Craig. This year, the newly elected junior vice commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, is throwing a Fourth of July parade. “This is the first year ever — since I‘ve lived here, since 1963 — that a Fourth of July parade is going on here,” Garcia said. “I really don’t have any idea as to why nobody has done this before. I am hoping this catches on and gets bigger.”

Local Fuel Gauge for July 1

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

Datebook for July 1, 2011

7:30 a.m. The 44th annual Cottonwood Classic golf tournament starts at the Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. Call 824-3673. 5 p.m. The Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way, hosts bingo. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:15 p.m. Call Frank at 824-6131 or 620-0874. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous meets at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. Call Megan at 756-4554.

Sheryl Spears: Thank you, Daily Press

To the editor: Kudos to Teri Bolton and the rest of the staff at the Craig Daily Press for providing complimentary copies of Monday’s newspaper to my students in my class and to our new friends in the Solomon Islands.

John Milligan: Update on Jane Milligan

To the editor: Hello again. Just an update to those who are interested in our journey. The transplant was postponed — Jane needs more treatment — and we now have a new schedule. Jane will start plasma exchange therapy July 8.

Briefs for July 1, 2011: Fundraising teen dance set for tonight

The Thunder Cheer team is hosting a Fourth of July teen dance tonight. The dance runs from 7 to 11 p.m. today at Gymstar Fun ‘N Fit Gymnastics, 315 Tucker St. Those ages 12 to 18 are invited.

Sports briefs for July 1, 2011: Thunder Ridge’s stock car races postponed

The stock car races that were to take place Saturday at Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park, located south of Craig, have been postponed until July 9. The races would have been the first stock car races to take place at the newly opened sports park. Track president Gregg Kolbaba said rain caused standing water on the track and all the preparations would not be done by Saturday.

Annie's Mailbox for July 1, 2011: Readers respond to doubt about counseling's effectiveness, Day 1

We recently printed a letter from "Problem Still Here," who asked our readers if counseling was worth it. We were inundated with replies from readers sharing their stories, and the vast majority found counseling tremendously helpful. We cannot possibly print all the letters we received, but the response was so overwhelming that we have decided to devote two days to the subject.

Horoscope for July 1, 2011

Something of enormous importance could develop in the near future that could cause you to revise both your social considerations and your commercial outlook. The changes you make will enable you to operate more effectively.

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Crossword for July 1, 2011

Crossword for July 1, 2011

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Sudoku for July 1, 2011

Sudoku for July 1, 2011

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Comics for July 1, 2011

Comics for July 1, 2011