News for Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Money saving home improvement tips

If you’re a DIY hobbyist, or simply a home owner that needs to get some work done, here are five Do It Yourself tips to help you save money in 2011.

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Variety of vendors slated for annual KRAI Spring Expo

With more than 50 participating businesses, the 2010 KRAI Spring Expo set a record for most vendors featured in the event’s history. While this year’s expo will fall short of the record — the lineup will include more than 40 businesses — organizers aren’t disappointed.

Moffat County Commission disputes city’s safety center claims

The Moffat County Commission responded Tuesday to a recent Craig City Council work session concerning negotiations for the Moffat County Public Safety Center. At its regular meeting, commissioners discussed what they felt were misrepresentations by the city council, namely regarding the financing of the safety center, as well as use of sales tax money collected to pay for construction of the center.

Moffat County's Matt Hulstine qualifies for 4A state swim meet

Over the weekend, Matt Hulstine, a Moffat County High School sophomore, qualified for the 4A state swim meet in May. On Monday, he was humble about the achievement. “It felt good because it was another event to go to state in,” he said. At the Montrose Invitational on March 18 and 19, Hulstine swam the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 4.02 seconds, coming in almost five seconds under the 1 minute, 9 seconds needed to qualify for state.

On the Record for March 22, 2011

On the Record for March 22, 2011

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MCHS basketball players receive Western Slope League honors

Angelo Raftopoulos said he was happy to be named to the Western Slope League all-conference football team in November 2010. He now has another reason to smile. Raftopoulos, a Moffat County High School senior and a post player for the boys varsity basketball team, was recently voted by league coaches to the league’s all-conference basketball team.

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Congressman seeks to free up gas reserve money

Possible legislation could provide windfall to Moffat County

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Gray said he is optimistic recent federal legislative activity surrounding an oil shale development issue near the Roan Plateau could land the county anywhere from $1 million to $2.5 million. “The take home message is don’t give up hope because we haven’t,” the commissioner said. “And obviously Congressman (Scott) Tipton hasn’t.”

Focus groups give feedback as Moffat County marketing survey begins

During a recent focus group meeting, Pati Martinez encouraged Moffat County residents to avoid cliché when talking about reasons people would want to visit the area. “We’re in the business of killing words,” Martinez said. “We can’t say it’s unique and authentic without sounding like everyone else who wants to be unique and authentic. We have to find the nitty gritty things that really make this place what it is.”

Datebook for March 22, 2011

6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.

Briefs for March 22, 2011: Moffat County Commission meeting agenda for today

The Moffat County Commission will host its regular monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. today at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The meeting is open to the public.

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Crossword for March 22, 2011

Crossword for March 22, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for March 22, 2011: Wife enabling grown son

I am having a problem and don't know what to do. Please do not suggest counseling, because I tried, and my wife won't even consider it. We married 17 years ago. Both of us were in our mid-50s. She had two grown children, and I had none. There wasn't supposed to be any baggage coming into this marriage.

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Sudoku for March 22, 2011

Sudoku for March 22, 2011

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Comics for March 22, 2011

Comics for March 22, 2011

Horoscope for March 22, 2011

You might have to make some significant changes in the next year, if you want your efforts to result in greater material security. If you see an opportunity, take the plunge and embrace change.