News for Friday, October 7, 2011



On the Record for Oct. 7, 2011

On the Record for Oct. 7, 2011

2011 MCHS homecoming royalty crowned

The Moffat County High School auditorium was packed Thursday morning as students, staff and parents waited to see who would become the school’s 2011 Homecoming royalty. The public will get a chance to see members of this year’s royal court when they are introduced before the Homecoming football game, which takes place at 7 p.m. tonight and pits the Bulldogs against the Glenwood Springs Demons at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane.

Local fuel gauge for Oct. 7, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Craig: • Loaf ‘N Jug, 2441 W. Victory Way Unleaded: $3.69; Diesel: $3.94

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Tri-State announces new power plant acquisition

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced Tuesday its intention to purchase a 272-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Fort Lupton. Tri-State, a not-for-profit wholesale power supplier headquartered in Westminster, will acquire 100 percent of the equity interests from the Thermo Cogeneration Partnership (TCP). Tri-State spokesman Jim Van Someren said TCP is a subsidiary company that owns the assets and manages contracts on behalf of Starwood Energy Group based in Greenwich, Conn.

Moffat County Education Association to host school board candidate forum

The Moffat County High School speech and debate team will moderate a question-and-answer forum with this year’s Moffat County School Board candidates next week. The event, hosted by the Moffat County Education Association, is open to the public and will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the MCHS auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. MCEA President David Grabowski said this is an opportunity for the public to meet its candidates.

Craig elementary schools to host upcoming family literacy nights

For a child who gravitates toward the printed word, reading 15 minutes every night isn’t a high order. But what if your child doesn’t like to read? How do you get him or her to crack a book without making it a detested chore? A series of family literacy nights at Craig elementary schools may have the answer.

Tipton challenger Pace nets $165K in last quarter

(AP) — Democratic state Rep. Sal Pace says he raised $165,000 in the latest reporting period for his campaign challenging U.S. Republican Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd District.

Feds target Calif. pot dispensaries for closure

(AP) — Federal prosecutors have launched a crackdown on some pot dispensaries in California, warning the stores that they must shut down in 45 days or face criminal charges and confiscation of their property even if they are operating legally under the state's 15-year-old medical marijuana law. In an escalation of the ongoing conflict between the U.S. government and the nation's burgeoning medical marijuana industry, at least 16 pot shops or their landlords received letters this week stating they are violating federal drug laws, even though medical marijuana is legal in California. The state's four U.S. attorneys were scheduled Friday to announce a broader coordinated crackdown.

Broncos scrambling through injuries at tight end

(AP) — The Denver Broncos are in such a tight spot at tight end they're converting offensive linemen. Only to be used in a pinch, of course, and mostly in blocking situations. After all, the last thing quarterback Kyle Orton wants to do is rifle a pass downfield to tackle Chris Clark or guard Russ Hochstein. Orton has seen their pass-catching skills in practice and even if they're clearly wide open, he'll think twice about letting it fly.

Briefs for Oct. 7, 2011: Hunter sight-ins scheduled for October, November

Hunter sight-ins are scheduled for October and November at the Bears Ears Sportsman Club Cedar Mountain Range, on Moffat County Road 7 about five miles north of Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply. Sight-ins are set for Thursday and Oct. 14 (first season), Oct. 20 and 21 (second season), Nov. 3 and 4 (third season), and Nov. 14 and 15 (fourth season). The range opens at 9 a.m.

The Rev. Tim Douglas: Time to morph

Change happens. Yes, the morning air has become crisp, and the leaves have changed and are falling from the tree in my backyard in greater amounts each day. There are some changes that occur that none of us can control. Ecclesiastes 3 tells us that there is a time and season for everything under the sun. I encourage you to read that chapter today. I know people in our community that have entered a season that was unexpected and they had no control over just as I cannot stop the leaves from falling from the tree. It is a fact of life that there are some changes that are beyond our control.

Janet Sheridan: House watching

During my working years, I used to run for exercise before dawn. My misery at the early hour faded as I chugged past homes with open drapes and lighted interiors. Sleep-mussed people yawning in their kitchens didn’t interest me, but their homes did. As I passed lit windows, I slowed, stifled my heavy breathing to prevent 911 calls, and looked for indications of the lives the inhabitants led: a piano heaped with music, a weaver’s loom, shelves of books, trophy animal heads, beer steins on a windowsill.

Datebook for Oct. 7, 2011

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. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Yampa Valley Hens and Chicks, a chapter of the Farmgirl Sisterhood, meets at St. Michael Catholic Church, 678 School St., with a potluck lunch. Take a pumpkin recipe to share. Call Susan Domer at 824-6436.

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Crossword for Oct. 7, 2011

Crossword for Oct. 7, 2011

Horoscope for Oct. 7, 2011

In the next solar cycle, use your manifold gifts to brighten your financial future. Your ingenuity regarding ways to both acquire and save money will be rather impressive and will serve you well.

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Comics for Oct. 7, 2011

Comics for Oct. 7, 2011

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Sudoku for Oct. 7, 2011

Sudoku for Oct. 7, 2011