News for Saturday, March 5, 2011

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Craig/Moffat County Airport Hanger Bid

Moffat County Hanger Lease The Moffat County Board of Commissioners will accept bid proposals for leasing a portion of the hangar owned by Moffat County located at the Craig/Moffat County Airport. Bid shall be for an amount to be paid per month for a three (3) year lease beginning May 1, 2011. Use of the hangar shall be for aviation related business only. A bid packet can be obtained from Jerry Hoberg, Moffat County, 221 W Victory Way, Suite 250, Craig, CO 81625. Phone contact - 824-9148.

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution, Dubois Telephone Exchange, is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Storage Unit H02 abandonment

Notice is hereby given to Randy Watson, whose last known address is P.O. Box 1491, Craig, CO 81625 pursuant to Colorado Statute 38-20-116 has abandoned the below described property that is stored at Hurricane Storage managed by Central Park Management, Inc., 1170 North Yampa, Craig, Colorado - Unit H02. Randy Watson must contact Central Park Management, Inc. at 970-824-6464 by the March 18, 2011. Current amount due is $475.00. Charges will continue to accrue until items are disposed of. Please note that this includes March rent.

Hayden boys blast past Del Norte, face tough test today

The Hayden High School boys basketball team got 16 points from Mark Doolin and 15 from Brandon Ray on Friday to put away Del Norte and earn a spot in the regional finals game, set for 12:30 p.m. today in Grand Junction. Hayden beat Del Norte, 66-44.

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Hayden girls hoops ready for regional title game at 1 p.m. today after 60-35 win

A powerful second-half per­­formance Friday lifted the Hay­den High School girls basketball team to today’s regional championship game in Durango. The Tigers flew past Custer County, 60-35, blowing the game open in the second half.

Sports Spotlight: Kelly Ciesco

Grade: Junior, Moffat County High School Sport: Soccer, center midfield How did you get your start in your sport? “I started playing when I was 5 and it was always one of the sports that just clicked with me.”

Government Update for March 5, 2011

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

Veterans Hotline: Veterans be warned — Veterans Affairs Services scam is back

The scam is back. An organization called Veterans Affairs Services is providing benefit and general information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with the VA in any way.

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Unemployment heartache felt on both sides of the counter at Craig employment center

Jeffrey Southard stepped Friday into the Colorado Workforce Center of Craig just before the office closed for lunch. The 36-year-old Craig man walked to the board to look over the half-page list of job postings. Taking a pencil from the jar, he scribbled a few notes and shuffled to the counter.

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Local youth bring home awards from National Western Stock Show

A past participant in the National Western Stock Show, 16-year-old Makayla Goodnow said just getting to the show is a big deal, let alone finishing at or near the top. “There’s not a lot of kids that go from Moffat County,” Goodnow said. “It’s a national show, so it’s bigger than state fair and county because at those shows you’re competing on a county level and then at state you’re competing on a state level.

A workforce in waiting in Craig

Statistics indicate there are more than 700 local residents looking for work. Here are a few words and stories on some of them, as told to the Saturday Morning Press this week at the Colorado Workforce Center of Craig

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MCHS speech and debate team preparing for state, national competitions

Eric Hansen, coach of the Moffat County High School speech and debate team, said the 2010-11 season has been a good one so far. “It’s been really successful,” he said. “We’ve placed at every tournament in Colorado that we’ve been to. We’ve won two rather large tournaments.” Those tournaments were in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Grand Junction, Hansen said.

Diane Prather: Moffat County 4-H and FFA fares well at National Western Stock Show

The 2011 National Western Stock Show in Denver has come and gone, and Moffat County 4-H and FFA members brought home not only a lot of awards, but numerous memories, too. Craig resident Phyllis DeLong summed it up. “No matter whether it’s pigs or goats or lambs or whatever, kids that go to big shows are good at what they do,” she said.

Over A Cup: Ready for an unusual but tasty meal? This casserole’s for you

Last weekend, I made the “Pizza Casserole” featured in last week’s column. I had forgotten just how much the recipe makes, or I would have cut it in half for the two of us. The 9-by-13-inch casserole dish was filled to the top, and it was heavy. We have lots of leftover “Pizza Casserole.”

Moffat County Commission: Willing to meet midway on the safety center

The Moffat County Commission and the Craig City Council have been participating in negotiations for the Craig Police Department to remain in the Moffat County Public Safety Center. Our discussion began in 2010 with an agreement that the “emphasis is on fair, but reasonable costs, with the primary goal to keep all entities in one facility and maintain the relationships.”

Datebook for March 5, 2011

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Girl Scout cookies are on sale at City Market, 505 W. Victory Way, and Walmart, 2000 W. Victory Way. Noon to 4 p.m. Girl Scout cookies are on sale at Walgreens, 750 W. Victory Way, and Safeway, 1295 W. Victory Way.

Briefs for March 5, 2011: American Legion bingo tonight

American Legion Post 62 is hosting bingo tonight at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 5 p.m., and games begin at 6:15 p.m. Anyone is welcome. For more information, call 824-3625.

Editorial: Closing the gap

It’s a figure that’s frightening to see, especially given that it’s tied to potential funding cuts — $2,325,750. That’s the number that could be gutted from the Moffat County School District in fiscal year 2012. But, the shock, dismay and concern can only last for so long. Problems have to be solved.

Sports Briefs: Craig youth hockey teams wrap up season

The Craig Youth Hockey Squirts and Bantams played their final games on Feb. 26 at the Moffat County Ice Arena. The Squirts played a doubleheader against Oak Creek while the Bantams finished the season against Ashley Valley.

Annie's Mailbox for March 5, 2011: Sister-in-law's reaction unforgivable

y brother was scheduled for open-heart surgery involving three different procedures. I hadn't seen him for several months and wanted to visit before the operation, as I feared he might not make it through. The day before his surgery, my wife and I were driving the two-hour trip to his home when we received a call from his wife.

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Sudoku for March 5, 2011

Sudoku for March 5, 2011

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Crossword for March 5, 2011

Crossword for March 5, 2011

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Comics for March 5, 2011

Comics for March 5, 2011

Horoscope for March 5, 2011

In the near future, there is a good chance that you will set some unusual objectives for yourself that you would have never had the courage to attempt previously. Your boldness will enhance your possibilities for success.