News for Wednesday, October 26, 2011



On the Record for Wednesday, Oct. 26

On the Record for Wednesday, Oct. 26

Michelle Balleck: Ghosts, ghouls, goblins & crab

It is officially Halloween week. Get pumped for free candy, costume mania and big scares. Plus, there’s Crabfest, one of those events to look forward to all year. ■ It’s party time. Excellent.

LSRV volleyball team prepares for state playoffs

While the Little Snake River Valley’s six-man varsity football team seeks its second straight state title, the LSRV varsity volleyball team hopes to bring a state trophy of its own to Baggs, Wyo. The Rattlers play in the first round of the Wyoming 1A state volleyball playoffs Thursday against Hulett High School in Casper, Wyo. The game is set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Under second-year head coach Brianna Braun, the Rattlers are 24-7-3 heading into the tournament.

MCHS sports could move down classes

The move from Class 4A to 3A for Moffat County High School sports may hit a snag when the new student enrollment is revealed. MCHS Athletic Director Jeff Simon said all Bulldog sports would move down a class starting next year while the football team would make the move to Class 2A. The move is contingent upon MCHS having an enrollment below 601.

Moffat County Commission issues letter on air quality regulations

The Moffat County Commission unanimously approved Tuesday issuing letters in support of a hold on proposed Environmental Protection Agency air quality regulations. The letters, dated Oct. 25, will be sent to President Barack Obama and Gov. John Hickenlooper. The commission decided to issue the letters in response to comments made by Obama and Hickenlooper that increased EPA air quality regulations would put a financial burden on businesses during unsteady economic times.

Craig City Council introduces 2012 proposed budget

The Craig City Council introduced Tuesday night its proposed budget for 2012, which shows total funds increasing next year by 4.1 percent. Bruce Nelson, Craig Finance Director, said the increase over 2011’s budget can be attributed to a number of factors including revenue from mineral leases and severance taxes that exceeded budget projections made about this time last year. According to financial records, officials estimated the city would receive $553,000 in mineral lease money and $127,000 in severance taxes in 2011.

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Energy tour draws crowd in Craig, seeks support for exploration

With marker in hand, Craig resident Steve Cattoor added his name to other signatures that covered the Energy for America bus parked outside the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Tuesday night. He was among about 60 residents who attended a rally at the Pavilion that accompanied the Energy for America bus tour’s stop in Craig. Cattoor’s not squeamish about energy development or the potential impacts it could have on residents like him.

Storm to bring snow to Colo. mountains, Denver

(AP) — A winter storm was expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to parts of Colorado's mountains as well as the first snow of the season for Denver. The storm was expected to continue hitting the Front Range into Wednesday, and snow was already starting to fall in northern Colorado and near the Eisenhower Tunnel along Interstate 70 on Tuesday night.

Drilling boom brings surge in crime to small towns

TOWANDA, Pa. (AP) — Some small towns in the U.S. that are enjoying a boom in oil and gas drilling are seeing a rise in crime. And it's being blamed on an influx of young men with lots of money and nothing to do after they get off work.

Broncos' Tebow Finds Solutions to His Own Problems

Some years ago, when FM radio was more irreverent than it is now, WEBN in Cincinnati invented a company called Brute Force Cybernetics. In a series of comic advertisements, it promoted products such as the encephalographic printout device, which could record the insights of a dysfunctional brain. The fictional company's motto: "We create a need, then fill it." This is what Tim Tebow did Sunday, playing so uncertainly for three quarters that he created a need for the marvelous comeback he engineered in the fourth.

Senior Spotlight for Oct. 26, 2011

During this time of year, I feel like we, or rather some people, are in a hurry to rush through life so fast because Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all bunched up. What happened to enjoying the excitement of thinking up a costume for Halloween, or finding stuff to make it more our own? Thanksgiving is coming up. I’m hurrying to get ready to go somewhere, or expecting someone to come in.

CDP Editorial: History stays alive

Separated by mere miles in our community are two high-profile yet unheralded institutions — the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave., and Wyman Museum, 94350 E. U.S. Highway 40. Both museums are home to extensive collections documenting Craig and Moffat County’s history, keeping alive our community’s heritage for current and future generations to observe, study and appreciate. Our community should be thankful for these institutions.

TMH board meeting agenda for Oct. 27, 2011

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: The Memorial Hospital, 750 Hospital Loop Agenda:

Lynnette Running and family: ‘Caring family and friends’

To the editor: It is hard to imagine the loss of a loved one, especially when it happens unexpectedly. On Sept. 1, Chad Running drowned during our last family camping trip of the year. Although our lives will never be the same, we have comfort in knowing that the Lord is with us. We are also very fortunate to have such caring family and friends and to live in such a wonderful community. The support our family has received is overwhelming and truly appreciated more than words can ever express. I can’t imagine living anywhere else during this time.

Dorina Fredrickson, Whitney Showalte: ‘Generous community’

To the editor: We are writing to express our gratitude for the extra time and attention put into this year’s Pumpkin Patch put on by Wyman Museum. We are very lucky to live in a community that works hard to put such events together. We would like to thank Wyman Museum, the many volunteers who helped out and our generous community.

School board meeting agendas for Oct. 27, 2011

Moffat County School Board work session When: 4 p.m. Thursday Where: Moffat County School District administrative building, 775 Yampa Ave. Agenda:

MCTA board meeting agenda for Oct. 26, 2011

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

Briefs for Oct. 26, 2011: Medicare workshop set for Thursday

A free Medicare workshop takes place Thursday in room 117 at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St. Residents can attend the workshop any time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The workshop, sponsored by the Moffat County Council on Aging and CNCC, is designed to help residents compare plans and make sure they have the right coverage.

Datebook for Oct. 26, 2011

10:30 a.m. The Aging Well Program, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Northwest Colorado, hosts Wellness Wednesday for older adults at The Journey at First Baptist, 1150 W. Ninth St. Arthritis Foundation exercise is at 10:30 a.m., and lunch is at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is $3. Senior wellness and foot checks and Colorado Northwestern Community College classes also are available. Call 871-7676. 11 a.m. The Moffat County Tourism Association Board meets in the first floor conference room of Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. Call 824-2335.

Milestone: Harry E. Russell, Jr.

Harry E. Russell, Jr., a retired Little Snake River rancher, turns 100 on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.

Francisco Reina: ‘Someone who knows’

To the editor: You warned me to stay away from the soccer field during practice and games. I don’t see the problem. But, I wanted to let you know I have been training and coaching all my life, and in Craig since 1980.

Horoscope for Oct. 26, 2011

That bread you cast on the waters in hopes of drawing good things to you and your loved ones will come back to you thrice over in coming months. Those who believe in you will do what they can to help further your cause.

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Comics for Oct. 26, 2011

Comics for Oct. 26, 2011

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Crossword for Oct. 26, 2011

Crossword for Oct. 26, 2011

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Sudoku for Oct. 26, 2011

Sudoku for Oct. 26, 2011