News for Saturday, May 28, 2011

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Veterans Hotline: Veterans invited to ride on veterans float

All veterans are invited to ride on the veterans float for the parade at 2 p.m. today. Also, Monday’s Memorial Day service will take place at 11 a.m. at Craig Cemetery. There’s another service at 3 p.m. in Maybell. Regulation tidbits The following was taken from U.S. Army regulations in 1861:

Government update for May 28, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Over a Cup: Indian butter chicken seasoned to your tastes

This week’s column features another of Heidi Balaraman’s Indian recipes. Heidi lives in Colorado Springs, and as you may remember, is a frequent contributor to this column. She wrote that this recipe came from an Indian restaurant owner in San Francisco. To make “Authentic Butter Chicken,” you will need the following ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter, 2 to 3 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon pounded ginger, 1 teaspoon pounded garlic, 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno, 1 diced onion, 1 whole chicken (cut up), 3 tablespoons tomato paste, 2 teaspoons garam masala powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, 1 tablespoon + salt, 10 cashews (soaked and ground up), 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup cream (divided into two half cups) and 1 bunch of cilantro (chopped).

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TMH mulling hospitalist proposal

Sukhbir Pannu sat Thursday night before The Memorial Hospital Board and recounted his experiences of raising a family in a rural setting. In particular, he discussed the quality of medical care in areas off the beaten path. “The system doesn’t think we deserve the same kind of care,” he said of small towns. “The best physicians, the best providers are at large hospitals in urban settings.”

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1 school year, 3 state titles in Baggs, Wyo.

Walk through Little Snake River Valley School in the coming months and chances are there will be little to no activity. School has let out in Baggs, Wyo., graduated seniors have moved onto the next chapter in their lives and families have packed up their vehicles to go on much-anticipated camping trips. But, the 2010-11 school year won’t be one forgotten anytime soon.

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MCHS athletes awarded for performance in, out of classroom

As a three-time state placer in wrestling, Charlie Griffiths could have forgotten about academics to better concentrate on his future athletic career. However, Griffiths, a Moffat County High School senior, will graduate today with a 3.66 grade point average and enroll in the University of Wyoming in the fall. The combination of Griffiths’ athletic and academic success earned him the 2011 MCHS male athlete of the year award.

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Moffat County School District pays tribute to 20 retiring employees

Delaine Voloshin has spent the past 14 years helping students at Moffat County High School make transitions. “I helped students who are transitioning out of school get into employment,” she said. Now Voloshin herself is transitioning, out of MCHS and into retirement.

Agriculture & Livestock: Preventative measures taken against EHV-1

A media release from the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office, dated May 23, updated the status of EHV-1 (equine herpesvirus) in the state. As of noon May 23: • Nine horses have been confirmed with EHV-1. • Two horses, which tested positive for EHV-1, were euthanized after showing severe neurological signs associated with the disease.

Caroline Dotson: Thanks for recycling

To the editor: Thank you to the patrons of Moffat County, the City of Craig and all surrounding areas that use the recycling facilities. Not only are you helping the environment, but you are also helping me and my fellow couponing friends.

Briefs for May 28, 2011: American Legion bingo postponed

American Legion Post 62 bingo, regularly scheduled for today, has been postponed to June 4 at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 5:45 p.m.

Datebook for May 28, 2011

Grand Olde West Days is at various locations throughout Craig. 9 a.m. Hal Glanville teaches fly-fishing techniques at Glen Sherman Park at Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40. The park is open to youths and seniors. Call Glanville at 826-9771. 10 a.m. Moffat County High School graduates the Class of 2011 at the school gymnasium, 900 Finley Lane.

Baxter Black: Father of the bride

It was a chance for Kurt to shine. He was father of the bride. Kurt is a seasoned, tough-hided, bow-legged Wyoming cowboy. He was not the kind of person you would ask to help you select the bridesmaid dresses or the pattern on your china. But his daughter knew that, so she asked if he could make it possible for her and her bridal party to arrive in a horse drawn surrey. “Sure,” he said beaming, “That’s what dads are for!”

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Comics for May 28, 2011

Comics for May 28, 2011

Moffat County High School Class of 2011 at a glance

Moffat County High School Class of 2011 at a glance

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Sudoku for May 28, 2011

Sudoku for May 28, 2011

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MCHS student carries on after losing her father

When Britteny Ivers graduates from Moffat County High School today, an important figure in her life sadly won’t be there. Steve Ivers, Britteny’s father and a respected community member, died of lung cancer in May 2008 at the age of 37. “It’s sad because I want him to be there,” Britteny said. “But, you can’t think like that.”

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Crossword for May 28, 2011

Crossword for May 28, 2011

Annie's Mailbox for May 28, 2011: Want to contact former boss who I had affair with

A few years ago, I had a one-night stand with my married boss while attending a work-related seminar in another town. On the third evening, we had dinner and drinks, and one thing led to another. We had always been attracted to each other, and co-workers noticed all the flirting. We resumed our work relationship, although we stopped having occasional lunches together like we used to.

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Boys & Girls Club of Craig to reach 2,000-member milestone this summer

Imelda Hernandez sat in the homework room at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig on Tuesday with a child on each side of her. Hernandez, who was a member when the club first opened in 2004, said she always remembers one thing when she works with children. “I learned from my past staff how to treat other kids,” she said. “I take what they taught me and teach that to kids now.”

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10 MCHS seniors receive college-level credentials before their diplomas

Today, the graduating seniors of Moffat County High School will stride across the stage, collect their diplomas, and toss their caps skyward. For six of those students, however, the ceremony may seem like old hat. They will arrive at their high school graduation having already earned college degrees. MCHS Counselor Paula Duzik explained.

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Young Craig artist following family traditions

Michelangelo spent four years working on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Leonardo da Vinci contemplated the “Mona Lisa” for more than a decade. By contrast, the time it takes 12-year-old Craig artist Breyden Clark to work his craft seems like a drop of water in a large bucket. But, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t put the same effort into his paintings as the masters of the Renaissance period.

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MCHS senior returns from semester-long teaching opportunity in Mexico

At this time of year, parents of graduating seniors will face a period of adjustment. Their kids have grown up, and many of them will soon leave home to pursue college, careers and lives of their own choosing. For Craig resident and mother Lynae Ellgen, the experience of letting go came a few months earlier. In December 2010, Lynae helped send her daughter, Katie Ellgen, away to Mexico for four months.

Horoscope for May 28, 2011

A flurry of social activity will envelop you during the coming months. As a result, you are apt to establish several new relationships with people who could become lifelong friends.