News for Saturday, July 23, 2011

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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

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

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

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.

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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.

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.

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:

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Sports Spotlight: Linda Showalter

Age: 59 City: Craig Sport: Golf

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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Sudoku for July 23, 2011

Sudoku for July 23, 2011

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Comics for July 23, 2011

Comics for July 23, 2011