News for Friday, November 11, 2011

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Classical trio performs in Craig tonight

The Craig Concert Association presents Trio Voronezh at 7 p.m. today at the Journey at First Baptist Church, 1150 W. Ninth St. The trio’s diverse repertoire ranges from the works of Bach, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky to Russian folk songs, gypsy dance music and popular songs by Gershwin.

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Far from home: Yampa Valley native explores remote corner of world during WWII deployment

Cold, bracing winters. Nights lit by lamp or firelight, devoid of a town luxury called electricity. Meals harvested from the family garden and prepared by a mother’s hand. Rodney Duncan was used to these things. And hard work — yes, he was used to that, too. As a young man, Duncan and his father got up every day to farm the family homestead north of Oak Creek. Then, from 3 to 11 p.m., they went to work at the Moffat Coal Co., applying the welding skills they’d learned together at a welding school in Steamboat Springs.

On the Record for Nov. 11, 2011

On the Record for Nov. 11, 2011

VFW: Veterans Park not up for sale to City of Craig

A day after receiving an offer from the City of Craig to buy land commonly known as Craig City Park, representatives of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 said Thursday the parcel is no longer for sale. “We’re withdrawing the offer for sale. It’s no longer for sale to the City of Craig,” said Larry Neu, quartermaster of VFW Post 4265. “That doesn’t mean it’s not for sale, but it’s not for sale to the City of Craig.” “For any money or any considerations, period,” Mark Wick, commander of VFW Post 4265, added.

Local fuel gauge for Nov. 11, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Craig:

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Outgoing Moffat County School Board members reflect, look ahead

During their eight years of service on the Moffat County School Board, vice president Andrea Camp, president Jo Ann Baxter and secretary Trish Snyder each witnessed sweeping changes both in the school district and in education. They saw the passage of a $29.5 million bond issue and the subsequent construction of a new Craig Middle School. They saw the use of technology evolve in the classroom, and they grappled with financial and policy issues from the state and federal governments.

Veterans Hotline: Small business workshop offered for veterans

There is a free workshop for small business owners who would like to know about getting certified for federal government contracting. This certification would be for the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program (socially and economically disadvantaged small business), Historically and Underutilized Zone (HUBZone) Program, and Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program.

Craig/Moffat EDP advertises business incubator positions

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership board announced Monday it has begun the application process to hire a staff person for the soon-to-open Business Incubator One-Stop business support center. EDP Director Darcy Owens-Trask said she is looking to hire either an administrative assistant or an economic development specialist, but not both.

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CMS hoops teams have mixed results against Rawlins

The act of taming a team of wild, out-of-state horses held different results for each of the four Craig Middle School basketball squads in their most recent games. The seventh- and eighth-graders each gained both a loss and a win Tuesday while hosting the Colts of Rawlins, Wyo. The highest-scoring game and the biggest heartbreaker of the day belonged to the eighth-grade A-team, suffering a 64-58 letdown.

Judge sides with Dems on congressional maps

(AP) — The GOP stronghold held by U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman could be up for grabs after a Denver district judge sided Thursday with Democrats in their proposed redrawing of congressional lines. Judge Robert Hyatt's ruling makes Coffman's suburban Denver district more Democratic by incorporating all of Aurora, the state's third-largest city. It also moves Republican-leaning portions of Coffman's district into the eastern plains seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner. Coffman is facing a challenge from Democratic state Rep. Joe Miklosi, who entered the race after Democrats proposed making Coffman's seat more competitive.

Paterno gone, but questions at Penn State remain

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Just because Joe Paterno is gone doesn't mean the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State is over. The Nittany Lions started life without the 84-year-old Paterno on Thursday, introducing interim coach Tom Bradley while the board of trustees was just beginning its formal investigation. "We're obviously in a very unprecedented situation," said Bradley, who was Paterno's lead assistant for the last 11 seasons. "I have to find a way to restore the confidence."

Tebow says he's not taking big hits on the run

(AP) — Twice in the three weeks since he took over as Denver's starting quarterback, Tim Tebow has had one of his sacks erased by the NFL's statistics keepers after reviews of the game film. The bruises are for keeps. Tebow has been sacked a league-high 14 times in his three starts but just once at Oakland last week, when the Broncos installed the read-option as a major component of their unorthodox offense.

Family of Joey Orris: Meaning so much

To the editor: A friendly smile, A casual touch, These are the things That mean so much,

Briefs for Nov. 11, 2011: Craig Police Department warns residents of scams

The Craig Police Department has issued a fraud alert to warn residents about the “grandparent scam” and illegitimate bank calls. According to a release, the “grandparent scam” involves a scammer posing as a relative claiming to have been robbed, mugged or arrested, often in a foreign country. In some instances, a second party may come on the line posing as an attorney or a law enforcement officer.

Janet Sheridan: The pitfalls of packing

Packing for a trip ranks just below colonoscopies and bad haircuts on my list of dreadful experiences: too many clothes, too little space and the worrisome likelihood of looking wrinkled, cold or inappropriate. No matter where or when we travel, I fail to pack correctly. At my request, Joel checks the computer for the weather at our destination. As I listen to his report, I gaze out the window at the June snow falling in Craig and can’t imagine the 103-degree heat index predicted for St. Louis.

Pam Wilson-Orth: To all our brave soldiers, thank you

My brother have I told you That I’m proud you fought a war. To give our family freedom and more.

Robert Lewis Dey: Remember

Oh land, blest land, hold high in fond remembrance Those who served in answer to your call. They did not shrink when danger lurked before them.

Datebook for Nov. 11, 2011

Many state offices are closed today in observance of Veterans Day. 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way, offers a free meal to all veterans with proper ID in honor of Veterans Day. Call 824-7145. 9 to 11 a.m. Playgroup for toddler/preschool-age children takes place at the Early Childhood Development Preschool at the Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Call Carissa at 826-9742.

The Rev. Karen Gibson: We are all travelers

For the past 10 years, Matt Lauer has been featured on NBC’s “Today Show” in a special five-day world tour called “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” During that five-day tour, every morning the show opens with a catchy tune to attract the viewers’ attention. For the five days prior to the next show Matt offers a clue to help one guess where the weary traveler, Matt Lauer, may be found the next morning.

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Sudoku for Nov. 11, 2011

Sudoku for Nov. 11, 2011

Horoscope for Nov. 11, 2011

It wouldn't hurt to spend more time in the next year attempting to find new ways to enhance your material well-being as well as your standing in the community. Chances are that you'll find some ingenious ways to do so.

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Comics for Nov. 11, 2011

Comics for Nov. 11, 2011

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Crossword for Nov. 11, 2011

Crossword for Nov. 11, 2011