News for Thursday, November 24, 2011

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New restaurant poised to open at Yampa Valley Regional Airport

When Three Wire Bar and Grill opens in a new dining room at Yampa Valley Regional Airport on Monday, Routt County will be in the restaurant business. That’s not exactly what the Routt County Board of Commissioners had in mind.

Moffat County authorities offer tips for safe winter driving

Jerry Delong, Craig Police Department commander, said vehicle crashes within city limits are down this month. According to police data, officers responded to 13 reported vehicle crashes between Nov. 1 and 23, as opposed to 20 during the same timeframe a year ago. However, with Friday’s forecast calling for a mixture of rain and snow, which could result in icy roads as temperatures drop below freezing early in the evening, Delong said it’s never a bad time for motorists to brush up on winter driving skills. “The number one most common mistake motorists make is driving too fast for the conditions,” Delong said. “Accidents are easily avoidable if people simply slow down.”

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Craig resident Daniel Curtis bowls 300 at Thunder Rolls

Craig resident Daniel Curtis grabbed his ball Nov. 6 at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center and approached the lane for his 10th frame. It was the Sunday Night Mixed league, but the lanes were quiet as Curtis prepared for his final frame. Everyone was surrounding lanes 13 and 14, including Curtis’ wife, Heather, and his friend and teammate, John Walker. Curtis had nine strikes and needed three more to complete a perfect 300 game. All three fell just as the first nine had, and Curtis turned around and jumped with excitement.

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Army Ranger and MCHS grad back in Craig for holiday

Picture the wounded soldier returning to the place of his youth. The familiar landmarks — schools, parks, streets — are dusted with snow. Thanksgiving is coming, and holiday lights twinkle in the storefronts. Maybe he thinks of boyhood games he played here. Maybe he thinks of friends left behind. He spends the holiday with family, who rejoice that their son, nephew and grandson has come home alive. These images could easily belong to the realm of Hollywood and black-and-white celluloid film.

Salvation Army recruiting holiday bell ringers

The Craig Service Extension Unit of the Salvation Army is planning its annual Kettle Campaign for Moffat County. The campaign will run on weekends from Friday through Christmas Eve. Volunteers are needed to ring the bells at various locations in Craig. Shifts may be as short as one hour or as long as four hours. All of the money raised during the Craig Kettle Campaign remains in Moffat County to help residents throughout the year. Rent, utilities and medical needs are some of the areas the Salvation Army helps people in need. Ten percent of the donations are added to an emergency fund that may only be used in Moffat County.

Datebook for Nov. 24, 2011

All branches of the Moffat County Libraries are closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Noon. Faith Lutheran Church hosts a potluck-style Thanksgiving meal at the church, 580 Green St. Call 824-3043. 1 p.m. Yampa Valley Baptist Church hosts a potluck-style Thanksgiving meal at the church, 3900 E. Victory Way. Call 824-5424.

Briefs for Nov. 24, 2011: CASA to host Holiday Home Tour

The Northwest Rocky Mountain Craig chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates will host the Holiday Home Tour from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. The cost is $10, and tickets are available at Pam Designs, The Kitchen Shop, Cramer Flooring and Furniture Connection. A cookie and cider finale, with a silent auction of winter-themed figurines, at The Center of Craig concludes the tour.

Horoscope for Nov. 24, 2011

Because you'll likely be inspired to work harder in order to take care of those you love, the year ahead could turn out to be a far more prosperous one than usual. In attempting to provide well for your kin, you'll do so for yourself.

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Sudoku for Nov. 24, 2011

Sudoku for Nov. 24, 2011

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Comics for Nov. 24, 2011

Comics for Nov. 24, 2011

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Crossword for Nov. 24, 2011

Crossword for Nov. 24, 2011