News for Wednesday, November 9, 2011



On the Record for Nov. 9, 2011

On the Record for Nov. 9, 2011

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Locomotive catches fire while pulling cargo train through Steamboat

A passer-by first reported the fire shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday. The train was allowed to continue through town until firefighters could safely extinguish the blaze at about 8:30 a.m.

Andy Bockelman: Good or bad, ‘Big Year’ is for the birds

Spending a Saturday morning armed with a pair of binoculars and a notebook may not appeal to everyone, but for a select few, this is paradise. It’s hard to tap into that mindset, but “The Big Year” does its best to do just that. Every year, bird enthusiasts across the country migrate from point to point to get a glimpse of North America’s favorite fowls.

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Craig Rotary Club launches student award

The Craig Rotary Club honored Derek Maiolo as its Student of the Month at its Oct. 25 meeting. Maiolo is a sophomore at Moffat County High School and is the first recipient of the award.

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Bulldog football overcomes schedule, injuries to finish strong

The goal for the Moffat County High School varsity football team every season is the playoffs, head coach Kip Hafey said. But the Bulldogs’ schedule was daunting this season and though the team started the year with 12 seniors, only four finished because of injuries. “We always want the playoffs, but now we have to take the momentum of winning our last two games and use that for next year,” Hafey said. “The guys worked hard all season and gave everything they had.”

Craig City Council to offer appraised value for City Park

The City of Craig decided Tuesday to submit a formal offer to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 to purchase Craig City Park for $25,500. The city’s offer reflects the results of an appraisal conducted by the Grand Junction-based Arnie Butler & Company. The appraisal was delivered Tuesday morning to Dave Pike, director of the city’s parks and recreation department. Pike said a copy was also given to Mark Wick, commander of VFW Post 4265.

Michelle Balleck: Food, flicks & fun

There’s music and food and movies and shopping. What else could you ask for in a weekend? ■ Rock out with Chancey Williams this weekend at the Sports Page Bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13. The band takes the stage at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, but drink specials start at 5 p.m. each night if you’re looking for pre-game action.

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Annual MCHS Veterans Day ceremony set for Friday

Men and women who serve in the military make a sacrifice — sometimes of their time, sometimes of their lives. “This is an ultimate sacrifice,” said Mark Wick, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 in Craig. “You give a portion of your life as well as some people give their life. “And we should never forget that.”

CO Supreme Court discusses legislative districts

(AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court will hear arguments on proposed legislative districts that could make one-third of the state's races competitive. The maps approved by an 11-member bipartisan panel in September are part of a once-a-decade process to redraw legislative districts to account for population changes.

Hickenlooper to announce natural gas initiative

(AP) — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to announce a new multi-state natural gas vehicle initiative.

Broncos healthy again in time for second-half run

(AP) — The Denver Broncos are in contention at the halfway point of the season thanks to a middling AFC West and a return to health. In their 38-24 win at Oakland on Sunday, the Broncos got key contributions from four players who had been sidelined for a combined nine games earlier this season: Eddie Royal, Willis McGahee, Elvis Dumervil and Champ Bailey. Royal, who missed three games with a strained groin, caught his first touchdown pass of the year and returned his first punt 85 yards for another score.

Ohio voters reject Republican-backed union limits

(AP) — The state's new collective bargaining law was defeated Tuesday after an expensive union-backed campaign that pitted firefighters, police officers and teachers against the Republican establishment. In a political blow to GOP Gov. John Kasich, voters handily rejected the law, which would have limited the bargaining abilities of 350,000 unionized public workers. With nearly 95 percent of the votes counted late Tuesday, about 61 percent were to reject the law.

Family of Billie Sanchez: Thanks for the support

To the editor: The family of Billie Sanchez would like to express our thanks and appreciation for all the calls, cards, flowers and prayers during our time of loss. Special thanks to Owen Grant and Judy and Jackie Pomroy. You were so helpful. We appreciate all you did for us.

Editorial: Success, on and off the field

Dedication. Hard work. Perseverance. These attributes paid off for athletes from and around Moffat County recently.

Ann Anderson: Sale ‘a huge hit’

To the editor: The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank all the people who donated items for our bake sale. It was a huge hit. We would also like to thank April, owner of the Dog & I, for donating her time to groom shelter dogs.

Briefs for Nov. 9, 2011: National test to air today

The first nationwide Emergency Alert System test is scheduled for noon today on radio and television stations. The three-minute test is coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Communications Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Sports Briefs for Nov. 9, 2011: MCHS sports to move down a class in 2012

With the new student body count in, the Moffat County High School athletics program will move down a class beginning with the 2012-2013 school year. Steadily decreasing for the past few years, the MCHS count came in at 600.5 students on Tuesday, according to MCHS athletic director Jeff Simon.

Datebook for Nov. 9, 2011

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is at Hampton Inn & Suites, 377 Cedar Court, and is looking to purchase coins, vintage jewelry, war memorabilia, vintage toys and more. 1 to 4 p.m. All veterans and their spouses are invited to a free AARP safe driving course at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way. To register, call Beverly Chapman at 824-5123.

Chamber of Commerce Board meeting agenda for Nov. 10

When: 11:30 a.m. Thursday Where: Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way Agenda:

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Sudoku for Nov. 9, 2011

Sudoku for Nov. 9, 2011

Horoscope for Nov. 9, 2011

During the coming year, someone with considerable influence might help you achieve more recognition in your chosen field of endeavor. Nurture any relationship that can help you get to where you want to go.

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Comics for Nov. 9, 2011

Comics for Nov. 9, 2011

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Crossword for Nov. 9, 2011

Crossword for Nov. 9, 2011