News for Wednesday, October 19, 2011



On the Record for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

On the Record for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

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Dolph C. Simons Jr. honored for newspaper service

Dolph C. Simons Jr., editor of the Lawrence Journal-World and chairman of The World Company, was awarded The Ralph D. Casey/Minnesota Award at Inland Press Association’s 126th Annual Meeting on Tuesday at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel. The Simons family owns WorldWest LLC, the parent company of the Craig Daily Press and the Steamboat Pilot & Today. The Ralph D. Casey/Minnesota Award is presented each year to a publisher, editor or senior newspaper staff member who has a distinguished record of leadership and service in the newspaper industry or at his/her newspaper.

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MCHS choir seeking support in national contest

Sequined uniform tops: $85 each. Sheet music: $2 to $3 apiece. The costs of maintaining Moffat County High School’s varsity choir quickly add up, said Heather Dahlberg, MCHS theater and choir teacher.

School discipline changes move forward in Colo.

(AP) — Post-Columbine school disciplinary policies that Colorado lawmakers say lead to mandatory expulsions for things like inadvertently having a butter knife in a backpack are facing an overhaul, under a proposal given preliminary approval Tuesday. A legislative committee moved forward with a proposal that seeks to give education officials more discretion over expulsions and police referrals, which lawmakers say became more common after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, where two students killed 13 people and then themselves. Committee members said zero-tolerance policies adopted during the last decade have tied the hands of school administrators, who are forced to expel students or involve law enforcement for minor infractions.

Police seek escaped exotic animals in Ohio

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officers armed with assault rifles patrolled Zanesville Wednesday morning, a day after police killed dozens of animals that escaped from a wild-animal preserve, and where the owner's body later was found. Warning that more animals still were on the loose, officials expected up to four school districts to cancel classes as the remaining bears, big cats and other beasts from the Muskingum County Animal Farm were hunted down. Close to 30 of the 48 animals were shot and killed on Tuesday. Officials were pondering how to dispose of the remains.

Oft-injured Thomas is Broncos' new deep threat

(AP) — Demaryius Thomas' goal as the Denver Broncos' new deep threat is twofold: get on the field and stay there. Thomas has had more injuries than touchdowns since becoming the first wide receiver selected in the 2010 NFL draft, ahead of Dallas' Dez Bryant. The burly wide receiver practiced for the first time in more than a month on Monday, the same day the Broncos traded Tim Tebow's top target, Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Lloyd, to the St. Louis Rams for what will likely be a fifth-round pick in 2012.

Michelle Balleck: ‘Tis the season for spooky

It’s that time of year again, where pumpkins, ghosts and cobwebs reign supreme. There are several autumn-themed, and sometimes spooky, activities planned that will keep you in the spirit of the season. ■ Prepare to be scared as American Legion Post 62 offers its haunted house beginning this weekend at Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

EDP Board meeting agenda for Oct. 19, 2011

EDP Board meeting When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Datebook for Oct. 19, 2011

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AARP’s driver safety course is in the second-floor activity room at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. The cost is $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-AARP members. RSVP to 824-5123 or at Sunset Meadows I. 11:30 a.m. The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board meets in the main floor conference room of Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. Call 826-2039.

Briefs for Oct. 19, 2011: Landlords set to meet Thursday

Yampa Valley Landlords will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the basement at Calvary Baptist Church, 1050 Yampa Ave. All landlord and property managers are welcome.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 19, 2011: BCA Pool League scoring update

The following are the latest scores for the Craig BCA Pool League following the fifth week of play. League nights are at 5 p.m. Sundays and at 6 p.m. Mondays at The Popular Bar. The league is accepting new players.

Nikki McLeslie: Is this best for our kids?

To the editor: I recently resigned from my position as athletic secretary/attendance clerk at Moffat County High School. Since I resigned, I have received numerous phone calls or people have been asking me what happened when I am seen in public. I decided that now would be the time for me to let you, the public, know what happened. In the fall of 2010, all of the classified staff — employees who are school secretaries or maintenance workers, including the custodians — of the school district were informed of a 6.5-percent cut in pay. The teachers and administration would take a pay freeze, which later became a 1-percent raise. I can only guess this happened because classified staff are the only employees who are not at the top of the pecking order, or not members of a teachers union.

Student News: Chandra Warren

Chandra Warren, of Craig, is one of the contestants in this year’s Miss Colorado USA and Miss Colorado Teen USA competitions, slated for Oct. 30 in Greeley.

CDP Editorial: Sports centered

The fall sports season hasn’t been kind to Moffat County High School. The football team is limping along with a 1-6 record. The volleyball team’s mark stands at 4-10. The soccer team, after breaking through the playoff barrier last season, has regressed to a 6-5-2 season this year.

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Comics for Oct. 19, 2011

Comics for Oct. 19, 2011

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Sudoku for Oct. 19, 2011

Sudoku for Oct. 19, 2011

Horoscope for Oct. 19, 2011

Instead of taking gambles on persons or things about which you know little, bet only on yourself in the year ahead. You'll have several good potential projects and, even if you fail, you'll know why and what to do about it in the future.

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Crossword for Oct. 19, 2011

Crossword for Oct. 19, 2011