News for Saturday, June 4, 2011

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Youth hockey teams looking for volunteer coaches The Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking for coaches for the 2011-12 season. The job would be a non-paying, volunteer position.

Agenda: Moffat County Planning Commission meeting

Moffat County Planning Commission meeting When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Craig City Hall, 300 W. Fourth St.

Government update for Saturday, June 4, 2011

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

Mom’s Kancer Krusaders for Relay for Life: Thanks for the support

To the editor: Mom’s Kancer Krusaders for Relay for Life would like to thank all of you who came out to taste and vote for the best chili during Grand Olde West Days.

Editorial: Probable cause shackles program

eatbelt usage isn’t a safety precaution — it’s a necessity. Unfortunately, our community has been saddled with tragic deaths in the past because people of all ages have forgotten to buckle up. These fatalities are completely avoidable.

Veterans Hotline: The history of ‘Taps’

Have you ever wondered where “Taps” originated? “Taps” is a 24-note bugle call. It is played by the military at burial and memorial services, when the U.S. flag is lowered, and to signal “lights out” command at the end of the day. While the tune for “Taps” is sad, it also suggests a sense of rest and peace. The origin of “Taps” can be traced back to the Civil War.

Agriculture & Livestock: Until the cows go

All during the late fall and winter, ranchers fed hay to their cows — every single day. Besides that, there were the other chores that went along with feeding, such as keeping an ice-free, fresh water supply. Then calving time arrived, followed by branding.

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Innovation invitee list expands

Two more area teachers picked for Microsoft’s U.S. Innovative Education Forum

Two area teachers received welcome news Thursday morning from Microsoft. “I was surprised because there were a lot of teachers who applied,” said Laura Voorhees, a Craig resident and kindergarten teacher at Hayden Valley Elementary School. “I thought it was kind of a long shot.”

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MCHS grad returns to Craig to assist athletes

After graduating from Moffat County High School in May 2004, Brandi Babin said she needed to venture somewhere new. With a full-ride scholarship and the lure of the bayou, Babin headed to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., to study kindergarten through 12th-grade physical education.

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The Twentymile titles

Winning tradition continues for mine rescue team

It’s inaccurate to say safety is a priority at Twentymile Coal Co. General manager Jason Davis prefers to put a finer point on it. “Safety is a value,” he said. “Priorities change, values don’t.” The statement is supported by evidence — trophies in Twentymile’s main building in Routt County. Shelves upon shelves in the building’s main corridor are occupied by bronze trophies.

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Crossword for June 4, 2011

Crossword for June 4, 2011

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Sudoku for June 4, 2011

Sudoku for June 4, 2011

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Horoscope for June 4, 2011

Your competitiveness is likely to be accentuated in the year ahead, whether it is applied toward social or business endeavors. Once you know what you want, you'll find the way to make things happen as you envision.

Annie's Mailbox for June 4, 2011: Mother's complaining of childhood abuse annoying

My mother was physically and mentally abused as a child. I know because I have been listening to the horror stories since I was 5 years old. I am now in my 40s and, quite frankly, am running out of compassion for her. First of all, I resent her dumping this on me when I was so young.

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Comics for June 4, 2011

Comics for June 4, 2011