News for Monday, June 13, 2011

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Lisa Brown named CEO of Visiting Nurse Association

Brown had served as the agency's interim leader since Sue Birch resigned late last year. A search committee considered more than 40 applicants before deciding to remove Brown's "acting CEO" title.

Governor orders flags lowered in honor of fallen soldier

Gov. John Hickenlooper issued an order today that flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings Wednesday in honor of Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth White, who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month.

On the Record for Monday, June 13, 2011

On the Record for Monday, June 13, 2011

Newspaper seeking Moffat County hunting stories, photos

The Craig Daily Press is seeking photos of hunting adventures and story suggestions from area hunters for inclusion in its annual “Colorado Hunter” publication. Story ideas range from features about generations of hunters to new equipment that is changing the world of hunting, and anything in between.

Andy Bockelman: At the box office: Second ‘Hangover’ has less potency

In any story, the opening sentences have to set the scene, with phrases like “Call me Ishmael,” and “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” coming to mind. When you hear something like, “It happened again…” there can be no doubt that you’re watching “The Hangover Part II.” The last time Phil, Stu and Doug (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha) got together for a bachelor party, it was a disastrous night made all the worse by Doug’s brother-in-law Alan (Zach Galifianakis).

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Aging Well: Community Health Resource center helps people find accurate information

The Community Health Resource Center, located in a small office in Yampa Valley Medical Center, exists to help people build knowledge and sift through information surrounding a health topic.

Bulldog Sports for June 13, 2011

Monday 5:30 p.m. Craig Parks and Recreation baseball plays at Loudy-Simpson Park, 500 S. Ranney St., and Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 Mack Lane. Tuesday 4:45 p.m. Craig Parks and Recreation girls softball plays at Loudy-Simpson Park, 500 S. Ranney St.

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My Life, My Words: Aletha Dove — ‘Born in the kitchen’

“Heart of the Home Kitchens is the showroom for our business, Blue Ribbon Kitchens, which is the designs and sales of the cabinetry, countertop and all the other things we sell. I’ve owned it with my sister, Cindy (Wright), for four years. We’ve had the showroom for three. We both have always used kitchens a lot. I had a kitchen that had to be remodeled, and I wasn’t liking the way that anybody was able to do it. I had designed additions to my home and I thought that if I wanted it to be done right, I need do it myself. Cindy had already worked for a cabinet shop in Steamboat years ago, so she helped me and we just got busy and designed my kitchen and loved it. So we decided that would be our business, and I would quit City Market. I worked there for almost 20 years.

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Craig taxidermists partner to win big at state competition

Earlier this month, two local taxidermists accomplished something that, within their trade, would have been unthinkable 20 years ago. Scott Moore and Leland Reinier submitted a collaborative piece to a taxidermy competition and won. Their entry — a life-size African lion mounted on a rock cropping called “Can’t Kill the King” — won first place in the collective artist division at the Colorado State Taxidermy Competition from June 2 through 4 in Salida.

Market share report shows favorable growth for TMH

A study of 2010 patient numbers indicates The Memorial Hospital in Craig gained market share from other hospitals in the region. The study was commissioned by Tennessee-based Quorum Health Resources, a hospital management and consultant group. The study tracked numbers of discharged patients, and the services they’d received from regional hospitals.

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Craig American Legion baseball team fighting through summer season struggles

With a successful season with the Moffat County High School baseball team behind him, head coach Justin Folley has turned his attention to the summer season. As head coach of the American Legion Post 62 baseball team, Folley said this summer is about getting ready for the next spring. “I’m not really concerned about the wins and losses in the summer,” he said. “We want to get in repetition and get the younger kids used to our high school program. The eighth-graders who will be in high school next year have been chomping at the bit since we started in the spring to get going.”

Business Beat: Bank of Colorado to host barbecue fundraiser

For anyone looking for an inexpensive lunch for a good cause, the Bank of Colorado staff has what you need this week. Bank staffers will host a barbecue for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the building’s parking lot at 250 W. Victory Way. A hot dog plate will be $3 and a hamburger plate $5, with other picnic-style food also available. “People can come by, or we’re also doing pre-orders,” said Audrey Anna Charchalis, a loan officer for the bank. “If any of the businesses in town want to pre-order for their employees, we can bring them to them.”

H. Neal Glanville: A bigger dash of pepper

As young men, my grandfather and his brother, Blaine, took any job they could find. Late one summer, Uncle Blaine, being a fool for love, volunteered them to move several flocks of sheep. As most men will admit quietly, they’ll do most anything a young lady requests of them.

Senior Spotlight for June 13, 2011

God Bless America. Tuesday is Flag Day. I put my flag in my flowerpot by my door. It’s a small flag, but it still works for me. I hope to see a lot of our flags out Tuesday, honoring not only our country, but our also our troops because they’re what it’s all about to me.

Briefs for June 13, 2011: Ranger district to host meeting

The Rio Blanco Ranger District will host a meeting to discuss the new Forest Service Travel Management Plan at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kilowatt Korner, 233 Sixth St., Meeker. For more information, call 878-5297.

Datebook for June 13, 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.

Cathy Copeland: ‘Reason to reflect’

To the editor: There are few moments in any person’s life when they are truly terrified, but they are moments that give you reason to reflect and appreciate. On June 10, I watched my son sit on a ledge 2-feet by 1-foot on the south-facing side of a cliff face in Castor Gulch, terrified he would not have the strength to keep his balance after seven hours of sitting there until help could arrive. As a mother, you pray your child would never be in such a spot, literally hanging off a cliff. On this night, God sent four angels to rescue our son in Craig Fire/Rescue uniforms.

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Comics for June 13, 2011

Comics for June 13, 2011

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Sudoku for June 13, 2011

Sudoku for June 13, 2011

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Crossword for June 13, 2011

Crossword for June 13, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for June 13, 2011: Daughter is verbally abusive

I'm a 66-year-old mother of two, grandmother of four. I have been verbally abused my entire life -- first by my father and now by my daughter. I love my daughter, but I'm ready to dismiss her from my life in order to preserve what sanity I have left. I am afraid to be in the same room with her because I never know what will set her off. The problem, of course, is her children.

Horoscope for June 13, 2011

Even if you should have to work a bit harder than usual in the year ahead, go for brass ring. Your earnings will not only increase, but there are also likely to be some residual benefits.