News for Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Organizers cancel this year’s Maybell Cultural Heritage Days

Sombrero Ranches Horse Drive to continue as planned

In 2010, Maybell Cultural Heritage Days attracted the largest crowd in its six-year history. About 1,500 people attended the event, which coincides with the annual Sombrero Ranches Horse Drive. Despite last year’s success, Maybell Cultural Heritage Days will be taking this year off because of what organizer Lisa Balstad called “permitting issues.”

Andy Bockelman: Gnarly 1980s clichés prominent in ‘Take Me Home Tonight’

In making any movie about the 1980s, there are always some go-to story elements. Among the other bits of same old, same old in “Take Me Home Tonight” are an orgy of ridiculous proportions, a stolen auto and at its center, a loser craving redemption. With those minimal requirements covered, the cocaine, rolled-up jacket sleeves and break dancing are just gravy.

Janet Sheridan: Stitched, stressed and restricted

On an afternoon of lung-tingling March weather, feeling as strong and vigorous as the day, I crossed Sixth Street by the museum and stepped to the opposite curb. I felt light-headed, thought, “Whoa,” and caught a close-up glimpse of my scuffed shoe next to dirty snow.

On the Record for March 17, 2011

On the Record for March 17, 2011

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MCHS spring play performance tonight

Heather Dahlberg has no doubt as to the readiness of her actors to perform in front of the community this week. “They are so prepared,” said Dahlberg, a Moffat County High School teacher and co-director of “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood.”

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Craig resident hurdles perfection

Frank Schmedeke becomes eighth bowler to record 300 at Thunder Rolls

On March 11, Craig resident Frank Schmedeke looked at his scorecard at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. With nine frames down in the first of three games, Schmedeke had a strike in every frame. “I didn’t even notice until the ninth frame that I was going for a perfect game,” Schmedeke said. “I thought, ‘Holy crap, I haven’t missed yet,’ and then went down and told my brother who also bowls Friday nights.”

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DOW moves forward with bear hunting rule

Craig resident cited for using artificial light during November 2010 hunt

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is proceeding with a draft regulation that would prohibit the hunting, killing and harassment of bears in dens. During a March 10 meeting in Denver, the Colorado Wildlife Commission directed the DOW to move forward with draft language of the regulation, which states that “no person shall hunt, take or harass bears in a den,” DOW spokesman Randy Hampton said.

Moffat County Commission satisfied with county’s financial health

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said he was pleased with a Tuesday presentation about the county’s finances. “We’ve accomplished what we have set out to do and what we are going to continue to do and that is to keep the county healthy and not have to go through a series of cuts and layoffs like other counties are having to do,” he said.

Datebook for March 17, 2011

10 and 11:30 a.m. Story time takes place at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, 570 Green St. Families can enjoy guest speakers, skits, activities and songs. The theme of this event is St. Patrick’s Day. Call 824-5116.

Briefs for March 17, 2011: VNA hosting drop-in clinic March 24

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a drop-in immunization clinic for adolescents to get their Tdap and Meningococcal vaccinations next week. The clinic is scheduled for 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 24 at Craig Middle School during parent-teacher conferences. Parents must be present and need to bring their child’s immunization records.

Annie's Mailbox for March 17, 2011: Husband is unaffectionate, refuses to seek counseling

My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years. He is a very good-looking man. His co-workers are mostly women. Yes, I am jealous, and I have good reason to be. When we married, he was loving, caring and gave me lots of attention. My whole life changed due to health problems. Now, I barely get a kiss as he leaves for work.

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Sudoku for March 17, 2011

Sudoku for March 17, 2011

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Comics for March 17, 2011

Comics for March 17, 2011

Horoscope for March 17, 2011

There are strong indications that you are likely to be invited to participate in a venture that will be initiated by another during coming months. If it is successful, and there's a good chance that it will be, you will share in all the fruits.

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Crossword for March 17, 2011

Crossword for March 17, 2011

Hayden School Board OKs administrative salaries

The Hayden School District again will realize savings from having a half-time superintendent. The Hayden School Board on Wed­nesday approved a 2011-12 contract for Mike Luppes that will pay him $57,500 for working 130 days.

Hayden Town Council to consider Kum & Go tonight

Approval of gas station move would require land-use code to be amended

If the Town Council approves the request when it meets at 7:30 tonight at the Haven Community Center, it will allow Kum & Go to move to Walnut Street and Jefferson Avenue from Poplar Street and Jefferson Avenue.