On the Record for October, 26, 2011
Gov. John Hickenlooper has ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide Saturday in honor of Staff Sgt. Robert B. Cowdrey. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset. Cowdrey, 39, of Atwater, Ohio, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained during combat operations.
More than 60 Maybell residents attended a meeting Friday night at Maybell Elementary School to discuss the fate of their local post office. Marcela Rivera, post office review coordinator for the Colorado/Wyoming District, directed the meeting, which was similar to previous community gatherings in Hamilton and Savery, Wyo. Although Maybell resident Lois Stoffle was pleased with the attendance and support from the community, she was disappointed in the absence of local elected officials. “Not one of our local elected government representatives attended,” Stoffle said.
A suspect in an August car theft pleaded guilty Monday in Moffat County District Court to reduced charges and could serve up to 11 years in the Department of Corrections. Jarod Bays, 25, of Craig, entered his guilty plea before Judge Shelley Hill to aggravated motor vehicle assault in the first degree, a Class 4 felony, and driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless endangerment, both of which are misdemeanors. Additional charges of criminal mischief of $20,000 or more, a Class 3 felony, and trespass of an auto with intent to commit, a Class 5 felony, were dropped according to court records.
Mike Bates said when the Little Snake River Valley School’s six-man varsity football team lines up Friday, the Rattlers 18-game winning streak and 8-0 record go out the door. “We are starting season two and the regular season is done with,” said Bates, the Rattlers’ head coach, on Monday. “A team could go 6-2 or 5-3 and still make it to the playoffs, but you have to go 3-0 to get the state trophy and the non-winners stay home. “I think the finality of it raises the stakes in everyone’s mind.” The Rattlers will host Hulett High School at noon Friday in Baggs, Wyo. LSRV is the No. 1 seed from Class 1A South while Hulett is the fourth and final seed from Class 1A North.
The Moffat County High School boys varsity soccer senior players walked onto the field Friday at Grand Junction High School for their final game as Bulldogs. However, the players surrounding them weren’t the norm. Already eliminated from playoff contention and losing seven seniors next year, head coach Rusty Cox decided to give the freshmen bench some playing time with the experienced seniors. The result — a 5-0 loss to the Class 5A opponent. “We started with the starting seniors and all freshmen and ended with a few seniors and all freshmen,” senior Jonathan Pando said. “We didn’t score, but Rusty said he wanted to give the younger players some much needed playing time. The game didn’t really mean anything, so Rusty told us to have fun.”
The Preserving the Last Frontier organization will host its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the library on the second floor at Sunset Meadows I, 633 Ledford St. Gina Robison of the Bureau of Land Management will give a program on the interpretive drive over Duffy Mountain. The meeting is open to the public.
6:50 a.m. The Craig Rotary Club meets at the Golden Cavvy, 538 Yampa Ave. Visitors are welcome to attend. Call 826-4444.
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