News for Monday, July 4, 2011

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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Crossword for July 4, 2011

Crossword for July 4, 2011

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.

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Sudoku for July 4, 2011

Sudoku for July 4, 2011

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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Comics for July 4, 2011

Comics for July 4, 2011