News for Friday, March 25, 2011

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MCHS students introduced to various professions at Career Day

Kayla Hall, a sophomore at Moffat County High School, said she isn’t sure what career she wants to pursue someday. “I haven’t decided,” she said. But, Hall was one of many MCHS students who attended Career Day on Wednesday in the school’s gymnasium, hoping to find answers to that career question mark.

Andy Bockelman: ‘Red Riding Hood’ wraps itself in thoughtful tone

In its many previous incarnations, the villain of “Red Riding Hood” has been described in varying sizes. Somehow, phrases like “What big ears you have…” and “What big eyes you have…” seem more fitting when we’re talking about a creature the size of a Clydesdale, but that doesn’t make it much more frightening. What is scary is the mistrustful nature of the people that he threatens.

On the Record for March 25, 2011

On the Record for March 25, 2011

Local fuel gauge for March 25, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Numbers correspond to the numbers on the photo. Craig: 1. Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way • Unleaded: $3.59; Diesel: $3.95

Linda Taylor: Honey, I’m always right

Have you ever been working on something and your spouse comes to you and tells you you’re doing it wrong? Well, in our house, if my husband tries to tell me I’m doing it wrong, my comeback is, “I know what I’m doing.” I say this instead of, “Thank you, dear, for your help,” and I become upset with him, thinking he’s trying to tell me what to do.

Craig man convicted of violating bond, protection order

A Craig man who threatened an ex-girlfriend pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced in Moffat County District Court. Tyrell Kochenower, 31, was charged with two counts of stalking and one count of intimidating a witness or victim, all Class 4 felonies. He was also charged with violating bail bond conditions, a Class 6 felony, and violating a protection order and harassment, both misdemeanors.

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MCHS Bulldogs moving forward with young baseball team this season

The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team packed its season up early in 2010 after being left out of the playoffs due to a head-to-head tiebreaker. But, in Justin Folley’s first year as skipper of the Bulldogs, he led his team to a five-game improvement in overall record with the help of seven seniors.

Walt and Nancy Bohrer: Bohrer for city council

To the editor: We would like to give our support to our grandson, Tony Bohrer, for Craig City Council. He is an honest and trustworthy person. He would be an asset to the city council.

John Ponikvar: ‘Confident’ in Carwile

To the editor: Over the past 32 years it has been my privilege to know and have interacted with Terry Carwile. I have always been impressed with Terry’s knowledge on many subjects and his ability to listen to the opinions of others.

Evelyn Tileston: Backwards into history

To the editor: On Wednesday, I voted for Craig’s mayor and city council members. It was quite cozy and comfortable in our kitchen as a trusted friend helped me to mark my ballot and showed me where to sign the envelope. All pretty painless, right?

Joel & Janet Sheridan: ‘We need Don Jones’

To the editor: Don Jones is one of the top public servants we know. He has a track record of caring for our community and working to make it a better place. In dealing with the variety of issues that face our community, he has been fair and objective.

Briefs for March 25, 2011: Governor orders flags lowered

Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff today on all public buildings statewide in honor of Lance Cpl. Christopher Meis, 20, of Bennett. Meis died March 17, 2011, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. According to Department of Defense reports, Meis was fatally shot when he and his unit came under fire on a mission.

Datebook for March 25, 2011

9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Carissa at 826-9742. Noon to 7 p.m. KRAI hosts the 28th Annual Spring Expo at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. More than 40 businesses are participating and singer Andrew Ripp performs at 4 p.m.

H. Neal Glanville: Land-speed record goes airborne

My brothers and I were obsessed with speed. We rebuilt every bike we were ever given, and some that were “borrowed” we used for pieces and parts. We went as far as going through our father’s books on aeronautical engineering, learning about lift, drag and vortexes.

Horoscope for March 25, 2011

Certain impediments and/or restrictions that have dogged your steps are likely to be alleviated in the next year. Recognize when they are gone, so you'll know when you are free to do what you want.

Bresnan Channel Changes

CHANNEL CHANGES: Current Channel: HDPPV From: 700 To: 990 Level of Service From: To: PPV Current Channel: iN Demand PPV 1 - 7 From: 801 - 807 To: 991 - 997 CHANNEL ADDITIONS: Channel: # 60 Network: Guide Level of Service: Expanded Basic CHANNEL DELETIONS: As of 4/26/2011, TV Guide Network which was on channel 60 will no longer be available. As of 4/30/2011, Discovery Fit & Health which was on channel 222 will no longer be available.

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Crossword for March 25, 2011

Crossword for March 25, 2011

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Sudoku for March 25, 2011

Sudoku for March 25, 2011

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MCHS boys swim team welcomes 10 newcomers

With a record number of boys on the Moffat County High School boys varsity swimming team this season, coach Meghan Francone said her team has a lot of potential this season. “With the experience we have in our returning swimmers, the young guys get a lot of good examples,” she said. “Already, just a couple of weeks into the season, the newbies have advanced so much.”

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MCHS track coaches looking to build team’s strength

For Todd Trapp, the Moffat County High School girls varsity track team head coach, success for this year’s team has to start with his seniors. Britteny Ivers, Maddy Jourgensen and Lauren Roberts have been on the track team all four years, Trapp said. In their final year, Trapp said he expects big things.

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MCHS girls soccer coach Harry Tripp hopes to lead his team to the playoffs

In his second season as Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer coach, Harry Tripp is hoping to use what he learned as a rookie to improve this year’s team. The Bulldogs went 5-10 in Tripp’s inaugural season, tied for the school record for most wins in a season. “I think I learned about all the other schools (in the Western Slope League) last season,” Tripp said.

Annie's Mailbox for March 25, 2011: Husband attending inappropriate class reunion

My husband and I are in our mid-40s, happily married with a wonderful family. In the past two years, my husband has reconnected with some high school friends through social media. I think it is great that they are able to communicate and catch up, since their lives have moved them all over the country.

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MCHS girls golf team looks to win 2nd straight regional championship

When the Moffat County High School girls varsity golf team was last seen in May 2010 on their home Yampa Valley Golf Course, they were celebrating and hugging on a sunny day. Heather Nicholson, an MCHS senior at the time, had just drained a putt on the first hole to win the 4A regional title.

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Comics for March 25, 2011

Comics for March 25, 2011

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MCHS rodeo team looks to qualify for national rodeo

In Craig’s first year hosting the Colorado High School State Rodeo Finals in 2010, none of the Moffat County High School rodeo team members were able to qualify for nationals. Set to host the finals for the second straight year, MCHS coach Janice Edwards said she hopes to have a different outcome this year. “Last year we didn’t do too well at the state finals,” she said.