News for Saturday, November 12, 2011



Agriculture & Livestock: Celebrating the 2011 4-H Year — Part 1

Celebrating the achievements of the 2011 4-H year was the focus of the annual Moffat County 4-H Achievement Night, held the evening of November 4 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Craig. In attendance were 4-H members, leaders, parents and special guests. After the welcome, presentation of colors and pledges, 4-H agent Alisa Comstock introduced speaker Rich Wolter. Wolter, a motivational youth speaker, travels all over the world with his message that “Dreams don’t have to stay dreams.” He has spent the last decade mentoring, coaching, motivating and inspiring teens to reach for their dreams.

Craig Chamber of Commerce takes action at meeting

At its regular meeting Thursday, the Craig Chamber of Commerce: • Heard a monthly report from treasurer Missy Bonaker. • Heard Colorado Workforce Center presentation.

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Classes at MCHS designed to teach teenage girls how to ward off attackers

Knees. Elbows. Fists. And, most importantly, the mind — specifically, the awareness of what is going on around you.

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MCHS seniors Lebron, Nakai to compete in Nike cross-country meet

With a Colorado state cross-country title under his belt, Alfredo Lebron is moving on to a bigger stage in his final year. Lebron, a Moffat County High School senior, and fellow senior Dale Nakai will compete in the Nike Cross Southwest Regional meet Nov. 19 in Mesa, Ariz. The meet is a qualifier for the seventh annual Nike Cross Nationals meet Dec. 3 in Portland, Ore.

Government Update for Nov. 12, 2011

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

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Local veterans answer questions, share life experiences

Moffat County High School played host to local heroes Friday for Veterans Day. As part of the ceremonies, a panel of 11 Moffat County veterans answered student questions and shared some of their military experiences with the community. Below are highlights from the question-and-answer session.

Over A Cup: Chocolate chip squares great for holidays

First of all, I made the “Quick Venison Rotini Soup” featured in last week’s column, using ground beef instead of venison. It turned out to be a thick soup that had a little too much chili seasoning for my taste. The next time, I would add one packet of seasoning and taste the soup before adding the other. I’d also add more liquid (water or juice from tomatoes) and eliminate the sugar.However, this would be for my taste. You might like it just fine.

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LSRV Rattlers battle Dubois today in state title game

After months of not talking about it, the only thing left for the Little Snake River Valley School six-man varsity football team to do this season is win the state title. The Rattlers battle Dubois High School at 10 a.m. today at War Memorial Stadium at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyo. LSRV, the defending Wyoming 1A six-man state champions and owners of a 20-game win streak, continued to rout teams this season led by head coach Mike Bates.

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Sgt. Major conveys values learned in Special Forces to MCHS students

Robbie, a 23-year-old Green Beret, was serving in eastern Afganistan during the snowy month of January. He was the lead man on patrol with Special Forces A-Team. As Robbie and his team walked through a valley, Taliban terrorists suddenly opened fire on three sides. Robbie’s captain was immediately hit in the chest. His lungs collapsed and he was unable to direct orders over his radio.

Broncos meet Chiefs in key AFC West showdown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tim Tebow doesn’t understand why he’s such a polarizing figure, why some fans love him and so many others loath him. He’s willing to hazard a few guesses, though. Perhaps it’s the fact that he wears his faith on his sleeve, which rubs some people the wrong way. Or the fact that he always tries to do the right things, so much so that it doesn’t always seem genuine.

Candles try to brighten a dark week at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Candles, not police lights, lit Penn State's campus on Friday night as thousands of students and supporters gathered to show support for the victims in a child sex abuse scandal roiling one of the nation's largest universities. The vigil was organized by students in the wake of a shocking grand jury report that accuses a retired assistant football coach of repeatedly sexually assaulting boys, sometimes at university facilities. It suggested that school officials didn't aggressively investigate or report the activity.

Colorado a 'super battleground' with new districts

(AP) — A new congressional district map chosen by a Denver judge paves the way for big spending on high-profile races next year because Democrats will have a chance to unseat two Republican incumbents, political analysts said Friday. Democrats would get a huge boost from the new boundaries for the 6th Congressional District represented by Rep. Mike Coffman in the southern Denver suburbs. The GOP has held that seat since it was created after the 1980 census. And the sprawling, rural 3rd District on the Western Slope held by Republican Rep. Scott Tipton would become more competitive than it already is.

Datebook for Nov. 12, 2011

6 a.m. to 10 a.m. A Substance Abuse Prevention Program fundraiser takes place at McDonald’s, 1080 W. Victory Way. Tickets for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast can be purchased at the door for $3. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Centennial Mall hosts its Holiday Craft Show at the mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. Visit or call 824-7011.

Briefs for Nov. 12, 2011: VNA offering immunizations

Today is World Pneumonia Day, and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reminds residents it offers $14 pneumonia immunizations for those at risk. At-risk patients include anyone with diabetes, heart, lung, liver, kidney disease or without a spleen; adults who smoke, with asthma, or those who have an addiction to alcohol; and adults ages 65 and older.

Editorial: It’s great to give

When the topic of community involvement comes up, the first images that come to mind may be a local board or volunteers donating their time to put on an event. What if you don’t have the time to volunteer, though, or don’t consider yourself board member material? Fortunately, these aren’t the only ways to support vital resources and services in this community.

Education Briefs for Nov. 12, 2011: SAPP fundraiser slated for today at McDonald’s

An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Substance Abuse Prevention Program takes place today from 6 to 10 a.m. at McDonalds, 1080 W. Victory Way. Tickets are $3 each and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds pay for scholarships, after-school programs and other initiatives designed to give students safe alternatives to drugs and alcohol.

Baxter Black: A tale of ol’ Blue

A retired Ohio farmer named Phil told me this story of the best coon dog he’d ever seen, and I believe it. The dog was a blue tick hound that his father had trained. His dad was such an excellent trainer that he didn’t even have to go hunting with Blue, the dog would go by himself. Dad would put two hide-boards out on the back porch: two medium or two large or two jumbo. He never used the small-size hide-boards because ol’ Blue always let the small ones go.

Community rallies behind Craig resident

A benefit dinner and auction to assist a Craig resident with medical expenses takes place tonight at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Brenda Knob was diagnosed with brain tumors in August and underwent surgery to have them removed, but doctors couldn’t get to all of them. Knob’s daughter, Morgan, said the tumor left behind is located in the part of the brain that controls speech and was later diagnosed as cancerous. “When we first found out about it, she was having a tough time speaking,” Morgan Knob said. “She knew what she wanted to say, but was having difficulty getting it out.”

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Crossword for Nov. 12, 2011

Crossword for Nov. 12, 2011

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Sudoku for Nov. 12, 2011

Sudoku for Nov. 12, 2011

Horoscope for Nov. 12, 2011

In the year ahead, there's a good chance you will be establishing a number of partnerships for special purposes, which is well and good, as long as everyone you're involved with can offer something that you can't provide.

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Comics for Nov. 12, 2011

Comics for Nov. 12, 2011