News for Monday, March 28, 2011

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Andy Bockelman: ‘Paul’: Calling all space cases

When you think of life forms from other planets, you’d think they’d have names like Spleevax, Krrrr or Zornag, with amazing abilities to match their unusual monikers. While the titular alien of “Paul” has a pretty humdrum handle, he certainly doesn’t lack any special powers, chiefly the talent for making an audience burst with laughter.

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Bracket busters: Wiener Dog Races, Diaper Dash highlight weekend’s Spring Expo in Craig

While many people this time of year are tending to their NCAA brackets, the staff at KRAI in Craig spent part of Saturday filling out brackets of wholly different sort. Call it March Madness of a different kind. On Friday and Saturday, Centennial Mall played host to the 28th Annual KRAI Spring Expo, an event that showcased more than 40 area businesses and their products and services to local residents.

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Another rockslide near Mount Harris raises questions about US 40 safety

A man was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries after a rockslide Monday morning that shut down U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Hayden for more than two hours. The stretch of road didn't completely reopen until 7:30 p.m.

H. Neal Glanville: A few words on Maybell’s event

I’m going to interpret, to the best of my ability, the attack of the Planet Stupid on the Maybell Cultural Heritage Days. As we all know, this event, combined with the Sombrero Ranches Horse Drive through town, has become a summer staple to the Moffat County tourist trade.

On the Record for March 28, 2011

On the Record for March 28, 2011

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US 40 opens to one lane of traffic after morning rockslide

Another rockslide closed U.S. Highway 40 between Hayden and Steamboat for about two hours this morning. The highway was reopened to one lane of alternating traffic at about 10:15 a.m.

Senior Spotlight for March 28, 2011

I was looking in my refrigerator trying to decide what I wanted to eat. I had some odds and ends of vegetables and a little meat. I decided that by mixing up all of my veggies, I would have a meal and also get rid of the clutter in the fridge.

Bulldog sports for March 28, 2011

Today None Tuesday 9 a.m. The Moffat County High School girls varsity golf team competes at Palisade High School, 3679 G Road.

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6 MCHS students return from state championship with trophies

On the second floor at Moffat County High School, midway down the southern corridor, sits a trophy case. Behind the locked glass doors are trophies, medals and plaques for the school’s speech and debate team. Skyler Leonard, a junior and member of the team, said the case is full.

My Life, My Words: Jim Neton — ‘A good, stable environment’

“I’m a librarian at the high school. “I’d been a (Spanish and history) teacher for 11 years or 12 years and I came over to the library because it was interesting and fun.

MCHS wrestlers win postseason awards

A trip to the 4A state wrestling tournament earned Moffat County High School’s Charlie Griffiths and Garrett Stewart postseason honors. A strong senior season brought Cody Adams postseason awards, as well. Griffiths, an MCHS senior, was named to the Western Slope League all-conference team for winning the regional tournament.

Business Beat: Buster Brown books available at museum

Jan Gerber, Museum of Northwest Colorado assistant director, said a long-awaited book about a local cowboy and former advertising mascot has arrived and is ready for purchase. “Buster Brown and the Cowboy” is the story of Richard Barker, a former resident of the Little Snake River Valley, Gerber said.

Craig City Clerk pleased with ballot returns so far

Two weeks after mailing out ballots to active, registered Craig voters, the Moffat County Elections Department has received 880 ballots as of Friday. Moffat County Elections Supervisor Stephanie Beckett said the city has mailed out 3,150 ballots since mid-March. As of Friday, there were 5,895 registered voters in the city, but only 3,150 are considered active. In late February, the Craig City Council voted to conduct a mail-in election in hopes of boosting voter turnout.

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Bad Dogs wrestler nabs awards

As the 122-pound championship match started March 20 at the National Western Events Center in Denver, every wrestler on the Craig Bad Dogs youth wrestling program surrounded the mat. TJ Shelton was one win away from completing a season-long goal. The first period ended at 0-0. The second had the same result.

Dawn Bolstad: Thanks for the support

To the editor: There are many people who contributed to the Carol Jacobson Memorial Poetry Contest for eighth-graders. My teaching partner, David Morris, and I would like to acknowledge their gifts.

H. Neal Glanville: A few words on Maybell

I’m going to interpret, to the best of my ability, the attack of the Planet Stupid on the Maybell Cultural Heritage Days. As we all know, this event, combined with the Sombrero Ranches Horse Drive through town, has become a summer staple to the Moffat County tourist trade. Suddenly, it’s been brought to a screeching halt by the rumor mill of Planet Stupid’s do-gooders.

Briefs for March 29, 2011: AARP candidate forum set for today

Craig AARP Chapter No. 1418 will host a candidate forum at 2 p.m. today at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Candidates for Craig City Council and Craig mayor are slated to appear. The forum is open to the public.

Datebook for March 28, 2011

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association/Aging Well Program’s aquatics class takes place at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court. The cost is $32 for an eight-week session or $6 for drop-ins. Call Cathy Vanatta at 826-0807. Noon. Al-Anon, a group for friends and family members of alcoholics, meets at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Lois at 824-4147.

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Crossword for March 28, 2011

Crossword for March 28, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for March 28, 2011: Trying to rebuild trust after emotional affair

I am a 65-year-old male who has been involved in an exclusive relationship for the past four years. "Betty" is 56, and we get along great, travel frequently and have an active sex life. Several months ago, I began to notice that Betty was becoming quite distant, emotionally and physically. I was frustrated, but didn't make a big deal out of it. However, quite by accident, I discovered that she was active on a dating website.

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Comics for March 28, 2011

Comics for March 28, 2011

Horoscope for March 28, 2011

Both Lady Luck and circumstances will be trending in your favor in the coming year, making you far more fortunate than usual in fulfilling your ambitious aims. However, it will be up to you to make the most of it.

Aging Well: Be responsible by preparing for emergencies

Earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods and tornadoes — hardly a month goes by without news of catastrophic events pummeling their way into people’s everyday lives. Being prepared for an evacuation or emergency situation is practical, but knowing how to prepare isn’t quite so straightforward.

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Sudoku for March 28, 2011

Sudoku for March 28, 2011