News for Thursday, March 31, 2011

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MCHS athletic director focuses on family, work and school pride

Sports first came into Richard Wildenhaus’ life in the form of a ball and bat. Before he was the athletic director at Moffat County High School, the 31-year-old from Dayton, Ohio played baseball for Wilmington College in the 1990s. After his freshman season, Wildenhaus was faced with a common yet difficult injury — he needed Tommy John surgery to replace a tendon in his elbow.

Andy Bockelman: Second in ‘Wimpy Kid’ series is almost as strong

Being mobbed and beaten by a gang of grannies while you’re in your tighty-whities isn’t something that any pre-teen boy would want, but when it happens to the young hero of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,” it’s just the tip of the iceberg. With the horrors of sixth grade finally behind him, Greg Hefley (Zachary Gordon) is cautiously optimistic about the new school year. But, even though he’s gotten in the swing of things in middle school, he’ll never get used to life with his brothers.

On the Record for March 31, 2011

On the Record for March 31, 2011

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MCHS athletic director explains process behind canceling, rescheduling games

Richard Wildenhaus, Moffat County High School athletic director, said he receives numerous questions from community members when it comes to canceling sporting events, especially those in the spring. He hopes to answer some of those questions. “There are a number of issues we take into consideration before we cancel games,” Wildenhaus said.

Craig Chamber withdraws lodging tax proposal

Marilynn Hill, director of the Moffat County Tourism Association, said she left Tuesday’s Moffat County Commission meeting pleased with the outcome. During the meeting, Craig Chamber of Commerce Board members announced they were withdrawing a proposal made in February to oversee Moffat County’s 1.9-percent lodging tax rather than MCTA.

Craig resident proposes mill levy, foundation to offset school budget cuts

Craig resident Chris Jones expressed concern Monday night to the Moffat County School Board over looming state budget cuts. Jones told school board members he moved back to Craig with his family two years ago, and has a daughter in first grade and a son in preschool. “To put it in Texas Hold ‘Em terms, I’m all-in,” he said. “I’ve got the next 12 to 13 years of education for my kids here, so I’m very concerned about now, two years from now, five years from now, 10 years from now.”

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Second mineral auction nets Moffat County $1.3 million

Mineral lease prices average $1,233 per acre

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said he recently saw something he has never seen in the county. That surprise came Tuesday when the Moffat County Commission, Natural Resources Director Jeff Comstock and others opened sealed bids on 1,055 mineral acres owned by the county and the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

Datebook for March 31, 2011

10 a.m. 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. Call 824-5116.

Briefs for March 31, 2011: Hens and Chicks to discuss garden tools Friday

The Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, the local chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood, will meet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St. One of the speakers will be Lorrae Moon, who will teach attendees how to get garden tools ready for spring.

Horoscope for March 31, 2011

In the year ahead you will further cultivate your marvelous asset of making friends with persons from all walks of life. It'll afford you the advantage of having all kinds of different experiences that will broaden your knowledge considerably.

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Sudoku for March 31, 2011

Sudoku for March 31, 2011

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Comics for March 31, 2011

Comics for March 31, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for March 31, 2011: Wondering if handled husband's infatuation correctly

I desperately need someone to tell me whether or not I am crazy. My husband and I live in an upscale neighborhood. He has met most of the neighbors by walking our dog. Last year, a neighbor moved out and rented his home to a couple with two little children and two dogs.

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Crossword for March 31, 2011

Crossword for March 31, 2011

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Final chapter for Steamboat's Epilogue Book Co.

Independent downtown bookstore plans to close in April

For Epilogue Book Co., one of Steamboat Springs’ two downtown bookstores, the end will come in April. Epilogue owner Erica Fogue said Wednesday that after eight years in business, the store will close when the books are sold.

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Steamboat restaurateur backs out of indecent exposure plea deal

Marco Pauvert faces 2 charges

After pleading guilty in December, Steamboat Springs restaurateur Marco Pauvert has walked away from a plea deal and will instead take his chances at trial facing two indecent exposure charges.