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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

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

Sports Spotlight: Audrey Havel

Name: Audrey Havel Age: 10 Sport: Golf

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.

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.

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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