News for Saturday, June 25, 2011

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Agriculture & Livestock: A ranch-style Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is just a few days away, and I’ve been trying to remember how we celebrated the holiday years ago, when my siblings and I were growing up on the ranch. I even called my brother, Duane, and sisters, Charlotte and Darlene. We all agree that it was rare for us to take the day off to celebrate the Fourth. It’s not that we weren’t patriotic, but the holiday fell during a very busy time for the ranch. First of all, it was likely that the cattle were being moved to summer range.

Sports Spotlight: Burke Henderson

Name: Burke Henderson Age: 9 Sport: Golf

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Student campaign credited for helping lower MCHS dropout rate

In May, 135 Moffat County High School students donned cap and gown and graduated. That number could have been higher, but four students dropped out. MCHS Principal Thom Schnellinger said it’s a tragedy when any student drops out of high school. However, when considering numbers, statistics and trends, four dropouts is an improvement over previous years. “We’ve reduced the dropout rate from year to year, for sure,” Schnellinger said. “I think we’re headed in the right direction.”

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Craig business earns national recognition

Brother’s Custom Processing, Inc., a Craig business, is somewhat off the beaten path. The unassuming processing shop and retail store is located midway down East First Street amid dusty breezes, tightly packed sagebrush and the random signs of industry. It’s an unlikely location for winners of a national competition.

Organizers preparing for summer’s barbecue championship in Craig

The second Colorado State BBQ Championship is slated for Aug. 25 to 27 at Loudy-Simpson Park. Event organizers said there will be differences from last year’s inaugural offering. Last year’s championship took place at Wyman Museum.

Government Update for June 25, 2011

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

Moffat County real estate transactions for May

Buyer: FEDINEC, FRANKLIN M Seller: BURTON, JERRY W Address: 1491 County Rd. 179 Sale price: $155,000

Jennifer Riley: Helping beautify Craig

To the editor: I would like to express my sincere thanks to two organizations that have helped beautify Craig this spring. First, thank you to the Northwest Colorado Chapter of Parrotheads. The flowerpots you sold as a fundraiser are absolutely amazing. It is fun to drive around Craig and see these incredible pots of beautiful blooms. This fundraiser was a win-win for your organization and our community.

Editorial: Alarm bells uncalled for

During a recent meeting, Craig City Council member Byron Willems claimed that 10 percent of the Steamboat Springs population and nearly every student at Colorado Mountain College has a medical marijuana card. He used little supporting facts when making his claims, and voiced concerns about the perceived marijuana problem spreading to Craig. His soapbox on this issue has the Editorial Board thinking that at least 14 percent (Willems) of the city council is out of touch and trying to create an issue and concern in Craig and Moffat County where none really exists.

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting agenda for June 29, 2011

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting When: 6 p.m. Wednesday Where: Conference rooms A, B and C at TMH, 750 Hospital Loop Agenda:

Baxter Black: The sneak attack

There is more than one definition for pasture roping, as Carter pointed out to me. It was during calving season. He and his wife were making the 5 p.m. heifer check. They were in the pickup driving through the calving pasture and noted a good size critter in the process of calving. They had seen it earlier. She’d been at it several hours and seemed to be tuckered out.

Briefs for June 25, 2011: Newspaper seeks new board members

The Craig Daily Press is seeking people to participate on its next Editorial Board, which begins July 5. Editorial Board members meet from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays to discuss the newspaper’s opinion pieces for that week’s Wednesday and Saturday editions. The first meeting will be held on July 5 due to the Independence Day holiday. Editorial Board terms last three months.

Datebook for June 25, 2011

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Calvary Baptist School hosts a fundraising community garage sale at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave. Call 824-3111. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children are invited to color a luminaria at Color for a Cause at the Hayden Public Library, 201 E. Jefferson Ave., Hayden. The activity costs $5 and supports the Hayden H.E.A.T. Relay for Life team.

Sports Briefs for June 25, 2011: Youth hockey coaches needed

The Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking for volunteer coaches. Coaches are needed for squirt, peewee, bantam and midget teams. For more information, call Rick at 824-6627.

Horoscope for June 25, 2011

In the year ahead, stick to the special endeavor you are working on until it is a fait accompli, even if it takes many small parts to make a whole. It'll be worth all the effort, if what you develop has excellent marketing possibilities.

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Sudoku for June 25, 2011

Sudoku for June 25, 2011

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Comics for June 25, 2011

Comics for June 25, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for June 25, 2011: Want Dad to be happy, get divorce

I'm confused about what to do with a situation in my family. At the age of 21, I am the oldest of four children. My parents have been divorced for seven years and still remain good friends. Dad remarried six years ago and is miserable. I know because he told me. I have evidence that makes me believe my father is having an affair with my best friend's mother.

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Crossword for June 25, 2011

Crossword for June 25, 2011