News for Saturday, October 8, 2011



Agriculture & Livestock: Enjoying the fall season

We spend money for vacations, eating out, entertainment and other pleasures. But have you ever noticed that some of the greatest pleasures in life don’t cost anything at all? Take the fall season, for example. Spending outdoors on a sunny, warm day in surroundings alive with color can provide plenty of enjoyable experiences.

Government update for Oct. 8, 2011

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

Local rancher to be arraigned Tuesday

A Moffat County rancher accused of violating state cattle statutes is scheduled to be arraigned in the Moffat County combined courts Tuesday. Monty Luke Pilgrim, 51, of Little Snake River, is suspected of being in possession of 36 cows belonging to nine area ranchers. His is also accused of misbranding 31 calves as his own. Formal charges were filed in Moffat County District Court on Tuesday, according to court records.

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Glenwood Springs dampens a festive night for MCHS

The air was chilly Friday night at the Bulldog Proving Grounds. But, a visiting team whose name suggested a warmer climate managed to heat up the scoreboard in Moffat County High School’s Homecoming game. The MCHS varsity football team lost 34-14 in its matchup against the Glenwood Springs Demons, 2-4 overall, 1-2 in the Western Slope League.

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Cardboard boat regatta designed to engage students, Craig community

Spencer Hebert furrowed his brow as he tried to think of a name for the vessel at his feet. “It has to have something to do with sinking,” said Hebert, a Moffat County High School junior, looking at the craft made of cardboard and duct tape as it waited on the shore of the pond at Loudy-Simpson Park. Hebert, along with Katlyn and Nicole Sollenberger, also juniors, made the boat for the sixth cardboard boat regatta Friday, an annual competition in which students make boats out of cardboard, duct tape and little else.

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New dean of instruction continuing 30-year education career at CNCC

Pamela Gardner said she decided she would become a teacher. She was 6 years old at the time. After school let out, she would set up her own pretend classroom in the family’s garage and then “coerced the neighborhood kids to be my students,” said Gardner, who now lives in Craig.

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Vehicle theft suspects slated for court appearances

An attorney for a local man allegedly involved in a vehicle theft and crash said he could enter a not guilty plea for his client Tuesday in Moffat County Court. Attorney Doug Timmerman represents Jarod Bays, 25, of Craig. Authorities allege Bays and two other local residents –– Alicia Colvin, 31, and Joseph A. Galvan, 20 –– stole a 2001 Lexus from the driveway of Craig residents Joel and Janet Sheridan, and later crashed the vehicle at the corner of Barclay and 10th streets.

Over A Cup: Grandma Osborn’s berry-marble cobbler

This week’s recipes were sent in by Patty Nicodemus, of Craig. The first one is special. It’s “Grandma Osborn’s berry-marble cobbler.” Grandma Osborn was Patty’s grandma, and she was my grandma, too. Patty said that she was visiting Grandma one day when Grandma cut the cobbler recipe out of the “Capper’s Weekly” and made the cobbler.

Oil workers describe floating for days in Gulf

(AP) — When waves as high as 40 feet disabled the 94-foot research vessel Jeremy Parfait and nine other oil workers were on in the Gulf of Mexico last month, he knew there was only one place they could go — into the water. Their boat, which normally would be elevated above the water by several metal legs, had toppled in the tropical storm and was floating helplessly, beaten by waves and wind. The 10 men jumped into the Gulf and clung to a 6-foot-by-3-foot raft. "We know we don't want to go in that water. I can see it in their eyes. They are scared to death. They don't want to go in that water. I don't want to go in that water," said Parfait, the boat's captain.

21 deaths now linked to listeria in cantaloupe

(AP) — Federal health authorities say a nationwide outbreak of listeria in Colorado cantaloupes is now responsible for 21 deaths and the number may continue to grow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported new deaths in Indiana and New York. The CDC also confirmed a death in Wyoming that state officials reported last week. CDC said 109 people have been sickened in the outbreak — including the 21 dead — in 23 states from California to the East Coast. The agency previously reported five deaths in Colorado, five in New Mexico, two in Texas, two in Kansas and one each in Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. CDC said it is also aware of one miscarriage associated with the outbreak.

Dumervil looks to shake off rust against Chargers

(AP) — Elvis Dumervil was supposed to be the self-professed ‘Batman’ to rookie Von Miller’s ‘Robin’ as a pass-rushing duo for the Denver Broncos. But Dumervil’s superpowers as a top-tier NFL pass rusher have been largely zapped by a nagging shoulder injury that has forced him to miss two games and play part-time in another. “I’d rather it happen now than later,” said Dumervil, who has one total tackle, plus a quarterback hit on Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers last Sunday, in abbreviated action this season.

Datebook for Oct. 8, 2011

9 a.m. to noon. The Humane Society of Moffat County offers reduced price pet adoptions during Second Chance Saturday at the Craig Animal Shelter, 2430 E. Victory Way. Visit or call Carol at 824-2103. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing hosts a workday at 731 Yampa Ave. Volunteers receive lunch. Hard hats are provided. Take gloves and tools. Call Neil Folks at 326-8726.

MCTA meeting agenda for Oct. 10, 2011

Moffat County Tourism Association Board meeting When: 11 a.m. Monday Where: Second-floor conference room, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Briefs for Oct. 8, 2011: Concussion training slated for Oct. 24

A training on concussion management is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Craig Middle School auditorium, 915 Yampa Ave. The training will focus on a multi-disciplinary approach to concussion management. Light snacks and child care will be provided.

On the Record for Oct. 8, 2011

On the Record for Oct. 8, 2011

CDP Editorial: Onstage support

It’s no secret — Craig and Moffat County is a small community. As such, there are limited offerings in some areas. One of those is cultural opportunities that enrich the lives of our residents and provide an entertaining outlet. That’s where the Craig Concert Association comes in.

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Crossword for Oct. 8, 2011

Crossword for Oct. 8, 2011

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Sudoku for Oct. 8, 2011

Sudoku for Oct. 8, 2011

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Comics for Oct. 8, 2011

Comics for Oct. 8, 2011

Horoscope for Oct. 8, 2011

Certain factors or elements that will pass your way in the coming months and that are meaningless to others could be great contributors to your success. Watch for the unusual, discarded and forgotten to provide some tasty opportunities.