News for Saturday, November 5, 2011




Trapper to begin coal exploration activity

Trapper Mine entered into an agreement Tuesday with the Museum of Northwest Colorado to conduct coal exploration activities on 167 acres of land shared by both parties. The parcel, known as Tract 100, runs adjacent to the east side of Trapper’s current permit area near Knez Divide Road. Trapper owns the surface estate and equally shares the coal interest with the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

Meeker musical showing today

Envision the 1950 film “Cinderella.” Trim the running time by about 15 minutes, put it on stage and cast more than 40 child actors, and you’ll have an idea of what audiences can expect to see when the curtain opens at Meeker High School Auditorium today. Center Stage, a Meeker-based youth theater group, is scheduled to perform “Cinderella Kids” at 3 and 6 p.m. today at the high school, 550 School St.

Veterans Hotline: State VFW officers to host benefits meeting in Craig

Veterans of Foreign Wars state veterans service officers will be hosting a town hall meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the VFW in Craig, 419 E. Victory Way. All veterans are invited. The state officers will discuss veterans’ benefits. There will be a notice about this event in the Craig Daily Press at a later date.

Over A Cup: Venison time of year

Thanks to Marlene Meredith, of Meeker, this week’s column features two more wild game recipes. Marlene sent me a packet of wild game recipes that you’ll find in this column every now and then. Since the weather is so cold and snowy, I chose a chili and a soup recipe for this week. I haven’t tried these recipes, but they sound wonderful.

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Biography project gives MCHS students a personal view of history

Call it an American success story. Call it a window into the era that now survives only in faded photographs, books and letters. Or, as Rose Howe prefers to see it, call it the adventure of one man’s dogged pursuit of a dream.

Sunset Elementary School classes share SWAP stories

Sunset Elementary School classes share SWAP stories

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Lifeline program helps Moffat County residents gain security, retain independence

Dwaine Chesser packs a pager on his hip, a visible reminder that the unexpected could happen at any time. Being a full-time emergency medical technician at The Memorial Hospital can make for a hectic life, but Chesser chose it for a reason. “What I love the most about it, I think, is the fact that I can change people’s lives, not though just sometimes using my skills as an EMT but being there for them when they need somebody,” he said. “A lot of calls we go on, some times people just need somebody’s hand to hold and talk to.”

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LSRV headed back to title game

After Rex Stanley caught a pass from Zach Filip in the first quarter Friday in Baggs, Wyo., the Little Snake Rive Valley School senior took off down the sidelines. When Stanley crossed the pylon, he flipped the ball to the ref and lined back up for the point after. The LSRV six-man varsity football team was only up 7-0 on Kaycee High School in the semifinals of the Wyoming 1A state playoffs, but like so many games before, it was just the beginning.

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Out on top: MCHS downs rival Steamboat 27-6 in season finale

Neither coach will tell you it was a success. They’d be crazy to think the seasons endured by the Moffat County and Steamboat football teams were remotely successful. But in what could be the last time the two teams meet in the Western Slope League — Moffat’s enrollment might push it down to Class 2A next year — the Bulldogs were able to win the battle of pride Friday night, downing the Sailors 27-6.

Agriculture & Livestock: Signs of a new hunting season

This time of year is a busy time for ranchers. Among their jobs: gathering strays from summer pasture; weaning, preconditioning and selling calves; “preg” testing; winterizing farm equipment; and, for some, hauling in hay. Besides all this work, some ranchers are now busy with another branch of their business — hunting season.

Bob Grubb: ‘Local loss for many’

To the editor: I wish to respond to Pastor Dale Potter’s “Did You Know” columns in Friday’s Oct. 14 and 21 papers about alcoholism. The first column uses the Gospel of John 2:1-10 to show that Jesus would never create actual alcoholic wine and therefore implies one should not drink alcoholic beverages at anytime, anywhere or in any amount.

Government Update for Nov. 5, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Occupy Denver protesters moving to fed building

(AP) — Occupy Wall Street supporters in Denver prepared to move from Civic Center Park to another city park across from the downtown Federal Reserve building last night to make way for a Veteran’s Day celebration that includes a parade and honor roll reading of war heroes. Protesters say they plan instead to march in front of downtown banks today as part of a national movement to urge people to close their national bank accounts and transfer their money to local credit unions.

QBs take center stage for Broncos, Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders last met less than two months ago, quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Carson Palmer found themselves in far different situations. Tebow was sitting behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn as the third-stringer in Denver, where fans pleaded to see him get a chance to play in the Broncos 23-20 loss to the Raiders. Palmer was back home in Southern California in a forced retirement because of his refusal to continue playing with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Quarter-mile-wide asteroid coming close to Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid bigger than an aircraft carrier will dart between the Earth and moon on Tuesday — the closest encounter by such a huge rock in 35 years. But scientists say not to worry. It won't hit. "We're extremely confident, 100 percent confident, that this is not a threat," said the manager of NASA's Near Earth Object Program, Don Yeomans. "But it is an opportunity."

Baxter Black: Master of none

It helps to know a little about a lot of things. It gives you a broad perspective. It also allows you to make a fool of yourself in many different areas. In my column, readers may notice that I appear to have an opinion on almost everything in agriculture. It might impress some, but real authorities in certain areas can easily see how thin my expertise is spread.

On The Record for Nov. 4, 2011

On The Record for Nov. 4, 2011

Datebook for Nov. 5, 2011

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Yampa Valley Regional Airport’s Christmas Art and Craft Fair is at the airport, 11005 Routt County Road 51A, Hayden. Admission and parking are free. Call 276-5001. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Love in the Name of Christ has distributions for the Community Coat Drive at the Fairfield Center, 200 Main St., Meeker. Anyone in need of a winter coat, regardless of income, may pick up one for themselves and their children. The limit is one coat per person per year. Call 826-4400.

Briefs for Nov. 5, 2011: Veterans offered free driving course

All veterans and their spouses are invited to a free AARP safe driving course from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. To register, call Beverly Chapman at 824-5123.

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Sudoku for Nov. 5, 2011

Sudoku for Nov. 5, 2011

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Crossword for Nov. 5, 2011

Crossword for Nov. 5, 2011

Horoscope for Nov. 5, 2011

If you have several significant goals you wish to accomplish in the next year, networking could help you weld them together and enable you to go after them collectively. It'll do wonders for your self-esteem when they're in the can.

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Comics for Nov. 5, 2011

Comics for Nov. 5, 2011