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Nationally renowned musical group to open concert series in Craig

Booking acts for the Craig Concert Association is something Julie Dempster has to do well in advance. The timing has worked out well this year, with people in Craig and across the nation getting a chance to hear the star performers at the start of the 2011-2012 season. The Nashville, Tenn., group Street Corner Symphony will kick off this year’s series with a concert Oct. 9 at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. The six-man a cappella band rose to national prominence last year when they appeared on the NBC musical competition “The Sing-Off,” taking second place.

Agriculture & Livestock: Colorado State Fair Livestock Results 2011

This story has information about two very different topics — Moffat County’s showing during the Junior Livestock Show at the Colorado State Fair, and a workshop on pressure canning meats. First of all, the workshop will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall Kitchen, 398 Poplar St., in Hayden.

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LSRV wins state title rematch in convincing fashion

The rematch of the 2010 Wyoming 1A six-man state championship game Friday had a familiar feel for both teams involved. The Little Snake River Valley School six-man varsity football team traveled Friday to take on Hanna-Elk Mountain High School. The Rattlers won soundly last year, 67-12, to win the state title.

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Moffat County 5th-graders take part in science camp at Yampa River State Park

Sambu Shrestha didn’t know if it was gold or pyrite he found on the banks of the Yampa River on Thursday afternoon. But, in any case, he didn’t seem to care much. “Shiny, shiny, shiny,” he yelled, rejoicing over his find.

Veterans Hotline: Thanking a local business

On behalf of all veterans, I wish to thank Craig Ford for their help in finding and helping us purchase a newer van to transport veterans to Grand Junction. Jerry Thompson and Burl McMillen went above and beyond to help us get the best for our money and make sure the vehicle is in top condition for the many miles that will be put on it.

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MCHS homecoming begins next week

Moments after the final bell rang Thursday afternoon at Moffat County High School, a dull roar reverberated through the rafters as students filled the lobby and streamed out the front doors. But, Becca Pugh and a handful of other students stayed behind. Homecoming was less than a week away, and these MCHS student council members still had work to do.

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Dinosaur officials: Casino could help revitalize economy

L.D. Smith, Dinosaur town mayor, borrows a line from a famous movie when asked about the potential for a casino resort development in his small town. “If you build it, they will come,” Smith said, echoing “Field of Dreams.” “Without a doubt.” Sitting in the B & B Restaurant on the east end of town, Smith backs the casino idea because he said it would help the town and its residents, people who deserve good fortune.

Over A Cup: ‘Vegetable Stuffed Shells’ a great way to get kids to eat veggies

Sometimes I buy a box of large pasta shells and follow the directions on the pasta box to make stuffed shells. The resulting dish is pasta shells filled with a meat/cheese mixture that was baked in a casserole with a spaghetti sauce in the bottom (and perhaps spooned over the shells). Anyway, this week’s recipe is similar, except that the pasta shell filling is filled with vegetables.

CMS 8th-grade volleyball A-team falls to Baggs

A game ending in a loss can be almost as worthwhile as a win, as long as it’s hard-fought. Craig Middle School volleyball coach Michelle Henderson was pleased to see this lesson sink in for her players in their most recent game. The eighth-grade A-team suffered a 2-1 loss during their final home game of the season against Little Snake River Valley School in Baggs, Wyo.

Relief, anger at mosque where al-Awlaki preached

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — At the Washington-area mosque where Anwar al-Awlaki preached a decade ago, there were few tears over the death of the influential al-Qaida figure who more than anyone gave the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center its unwanted association with international terrorism. But some found the way he was killed to be un-American. Most worshippers at Dar al-Hijrah for Friday services said they were glad that al-Awlaki was gone — that he besmirched not only their mosque but all of Islam by calling for the deaths of innocent Americans. Others rejected both al-Awlaki's calls for violence against Americans and the U.S. airstrike that killed him in Yemen early Friday, saying he hadn't even been charged with a crime. And a small few were unrepentant in their support of al-Awlaki, though most were unwilling have their names attached to their views.

Bailey, Dumervil questionable for Packers game

(AP) — Tweaked hamstring and all, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey jumped a route Friday in practice and picked off a pass with one hand. Granted, this was just a drill performed at half speed, with a fellow defensive back running the pattern and an assistant coach throwing the football. To Bailey, that's at least a step in the right direction.

Recession hits Colo. banks late; 5 fail this year

(AP) — The downturn in real estate at a time of high unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies led to five Colorado bank failures this year that could cost the nation's deposit insurance fund about $1 billion, or about one-fifth of the fund's overall losses in 2011. At least half a dozen more Colorado-based banks are under consent orders from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to keep their capital up, but they are being allowed to stay open.

Briefs for Oct. 1, 2011: MCHS parent committee to meet

The Moffat County High School Parent Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school library, 900 Finley Lane. For more information, call 824-7036.

Baxter Black: Misery index 2011

Economists have a mythical figure called the misery index. It is the total of the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate. This summer in the U.S., it’s running about 13.0. The lower the better. In both the 90s and the 2000s, it’s been as low as 7.

Campground volunteers: ‘Asset in the community’

To the editor: We wanted the community to know how much we appreciated the second-grade classes of the Moffat County School District. They exhibited excellent manners, politeness, and good behavior at Sheep Wagon Days.

Editorial: Planning for possibilities

When the economy takes a plunge, concepts like growth and sustainability often go by the wayside. But, the time to plan for future possibilities — not to mention preserving the economic powerhouses that support Moffat County — isn’t sometime in the future. The time to plan is now

Datebook for Oct. 1, 2011

Noon to 4 p.m. A silent auction to benefit Cindy Rudell Smith is at Victory Motors of Craig, 2705 W. First St. Items in the auction include a stained glass Bronco head, framed limited edition prints, a cordless drill, a flooring package, a golf package and gift certificates. 7 p.m. A magic show to benefit the Humane Society of Moffat County is at Moffat County High School, 900 Finley Lane. The show is indoors and will be held rain or shine.

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Sudoku for Oct. 1, 2011

Sudoku for Oct. 1, 2011

Horoscope for Oct. 1, 2011

Regardless of how much you enjoy having partners, you're likely to do better in independent operations in the year ahead than you will as part of a team. Make sure you move in circles where you can be free to make your own decisions.

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Comics for Oct. 1, 2011

Comics for Oct. 1, 2011

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Crossword for Oct. 1, 2011

Crossword for Oct. 1, 2011