News for Friday, October 14, 2011

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On the Record for Oct. 14, 2011

On the Record for Oct. 14, 2011

Local fuel gauge for Oct. 14, 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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Packers’ teamwork, focus lead to Doak Walker 3rd-, 4th-grade title in Craig

Darin White said he routinely instructs his football players to keep focused and work as a team no matter the situation. When his team, Rehabilitation Services of Craig Packers, went down 7-0 in the second quarter to the Masterworks Mechanical Raiders during the Doak Walker third- and fourth-grade football championship game Wednesday at Woodbury Sports Complex, White didn’t stray from his message. “I told them to go out and keep going after them,” he said. “The last time we played (the Raiders), we probably should have lost, be we got saved and scored a last second touchdown. We knew it would be a tough game, but I told the kids to keep working hard.”

Chamber to pursue ‘shop local’ speaker for Craig event

The Craig Chamber of Commerce Board approved Thursday pursue bringing Cinda Baxter, founder and president of The 3/50 Project, to Moffat County to present the program to small business owners. The project, launched in 2009, encourages consumers to choose three independently owned businesses they would miss if they were gone and to spend $50 each month in those types of businesses.

Playoff-bound LSRV Rattlers look to seize home-field advantage

With a spot in Wyoming’s 1A state playoffs clinched, the Little Snake River Valley School’s six-man varsity football team will be battling for home-field advantage today. The Rattlers, 6-0 and owners of a 16-game winning streak stretching back to last season, travel today to Midwest School to battle the 5-1 Oilers. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Showdown looms between Wall St. protesters, cops

(AP) — Officials on Thursday moved to put an end to Wall Street protesters' month-long occupation of a park that spawned similar gatherings across the nation, setting up a potential confrontation with police and an uncertain future for a movement that claims to speak for the disillusioned middle class. Demonstrators at the half-acre park in lower Manhattan said they won't go anywhere at the Friday morning deadline when the park's owners, their patience worn thin, want them to clear out and stop pitching tents or using sleeping bags. Thursday evening, many trained in civil disobedience. They linked arms and sat down.

5 children, deputy die when van crashes into truck

KIT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — A van driven by a sheriff's deputy who ran a group home for adopted and foster children collided with an empty cattle trailer on Thursday in a highway construction zone, killing him and five children and injuring seven other children. Howard Mitchell, 57, was taking 12 of the children from the home in Kit Carson to Eads at the time of the crash around 7:30 a.m., troopers said. The school district in Eads, about 15 miles away, said on its website that the Mitchell family had close ties to the community of about 600 people.

QB Tebow now the leader of problematic Broncos

(AP) — Tim Tebow isn't the cure-all for the Denver Broncos. He brings energy, enthusiasm and excitement to a franchise sorely in need of all three, but he can't stop the run or defend the pass. Nor can he do anything about all the battered bodies that have relegated run-stuffers and playmakers to the trainers' rooms and operating tables. Kyle Orton lost his starting job following the team's 1-4 start, but the Broncos have been bedeviled by more than just quarterback play in coach John Fox's first season in Denver.

Briefs for Oct. 14, 2011: Republican women to host candidates

Northwest Colorado Republican Women will meet at noon today at the Galaxy Restaurant, 524 Yampa Ave. Moffat County School Board candidates speak and introduce themselves. The meeting is open to the public. Those who wish to eat lunch should arrive by 11:45 a.m.

Jennifer Bugay: A successful float

To the editor: We at Yampa Valley Bank would like to thank the following people for making our Homecoming float such a success: Thank you to Jim Simos for graciously allowing us to occupy his shop for the week. Thank you to Brent at B&B Welders Supply for donating the helium.

Heidi Click: ‘Special place in my heart’

To the editor: I moved to Craig, the land of sagebrush, ranchers, and critters, at 34. I did more growing up in the four years living in Craig than I ever did in my historically nomadic life. I love our little town. I love the people, deeply cherish my friendships, love the easy going attitude, and the open country.

Carol and Chris Brown: Thanks for the support

To the editor: Many thanks to the Colorado Department of Transportation for all the support in the months preceding Dave’s passing and the awesome presence at his funeral in Walden. The snowplow was perfect. We will always treasure the donation of the flags.

Datebook for Oct. 14, 2011

9 a.m. Hunter sight-ins take place at the Bears Ears Sportsman Club Cedar Mountain Range, on Moffat County Road 7. Targets are out to 400 yards. Call Howdy at 824-6109 or 629-8550 or Andy at 824-8407. 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.

Katie Grobe: Reconnecting with God

“The clock is my dictator, I shall not rest. It makes me lie down only when exhausted. It leads me to deep depression. It hounds my soul.

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Sudoku for Oct. 14, 2011

Sudoku for Oct. 14, 2011

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Comics for Oct. 14, 2011

Comics for Oct. 14, 2011

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Crossword for Oct. 14, 2011

Crossword for Oct. 14, 2011

Horoscope for Oct. 14, 2011

Both a little bit of chance and a lot of Lady Luck are likely to play prominent roles in your personal affairs during coming months. Although both factors will make your life easier, one particular event will be especially outstanding.