News for Friday, October 28, 2011

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Andy Bockelman: Weird watches, spooky screenings

The last day of October can mean only one thing people plugged into the media world, and no, I don’t mean celebrating the birth date of John Candy, Jane Pauley and Vanilla Ice. Spending All Hallows Eve with a marathon viewing of horror movies while ignoring trick-or-treaters is a time-honored tradition for the couch potato crowd, but finding new scares year by year can be a tough task.

On the Record for Oct. 28, 2011

On the Record for Oct. 28, 2011

MCTA to move offices, looks to settle Chamber MOU debate

The Moffat County Tourism Association Board expressed its desire to move forward in its mission at a special meeting Wednesday. The board approved signing a contract for new office space and discussed finalizing revisions to its memorandum of understanding with the Craig Chamber of Commerce, City of Craig and Moffat County. “Sales and marketing is our mission. I want to do that. That’s the fun part,” board member Kerry Moe said.

Local Fuel Gauge for Oct. 28. 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices in Craig and the surrounding area as of Thursday afternoon.

CMS basketball season begins with wins in Steamboat

Although the second game of the season has been pushed back, members of Craig Middle School’s boys basketball teams are ready to build on a strong beginning. The seventh- and eighth-grade teams each had a positive outcome Saturday as they opened their seasons in Steamboat Springs. The eighth-grade A-team led the charge with a 39-32 win. A-team starter Ben Robinson said the first half of the game almost dampened his team’s spirits.

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Shell focused on exploratory operations near Craig

A Shell Oil Company rig that had been delayed in operations and was sitting at the corner of Ranney and First streets is now onsite and drilling, a company spokeswoman said Thursday. Carolyn Tucker, community relations representative for Shell, said Rig 94 has been drilling for a “couple of weeks now” off Colorado Highway 317, about a mile east of another Shell drilling operation atop Harper Hill near Hamilton. Tucker said Rig 94 was stalled by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Moffat County School Board OKs superintendent raise

The Moffat County School board voted unanimously Thursday to increase Superintendent Joe Petrone’s salary by 2.5 percent. The increase, which is retroactive, brings Petrone’s total annual salary to $128,125. The board designated July 1, 2011, or exactly two years after Petrone’s first day on the job, as the date the salary increase takes effect. The raise increases Petrone’s $125,000 salary by a little more than $3,000.

ACS: Report finds burden of breast cancer deaths shifts to poor

A report from the American Cancer Society finds that a slower and later decline in breast cancer death rates among women in poor areas has resulted in a shift in the highest breast cancer death rates from women residing in more affluent areas to those in poor areas. The authors point to screening rates as one potential factor.

Cardinals stun Texas, force World Series to Game 7

ST. LOUIS (AP) — By the time David Freese stomped on home plate Game 6 had already been stamped among the greatest thrillers in baseball history. Twice down to their last strike, the St. Louis Cardinals somehow rallied. And when Freese completed a startling series of comebacks with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat Texas 10-9 on Thursday night, fans all over got ready to enjoy something they hadn't seen in a long time: Game 7 of the World Series. "You had to be here to believe it," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said.

Wildlife officials warn drivers to watch for moose

(AP) — Colorado wildlife managers say the state's growing moose population could cause problems for drivers, especially during mating season. Wildlife managers in Summit County say at least six moose have been involved in serious car accidents in the area this year.

Broncos' Bailey girds for matchup against Johnson

(AP) — Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey has watched Calvin Johnson's ascension to elite wide receiver status from afar. On Sunday, he will get a firsthand look at the explosive Lions receiver for the first time since a 2007 matchup when Johnson was a raw but talented rookie. "Back then he was a young pup," Bailey said. "He wasn't polished yet, but he's figured that thing out real fast. He has no issues now. He's using everything he has — size, strength, all his speed. You see all the different parts of his game coming out."

Sagebrush Reading Council: ‘Wonderful community’

To the editor: The Sagebrush Reading Council would like to thank those families who attended their local school’s Family Literacy Night. The Family Literacy Nights not only shared Gary Johnston’s important message about the power of reading with parents, but the nights also created a great atmosphere of a family dinner.

Briefs for Oct. 28, 2011: Elks set to offer stroke screenings

Elks Lodge 1577 will host a Life Line Screening on Nov. 15. The screenings help to identify potential cardiovascular conditions and assess risk for osteoporosis. The five screenings are painless and take between 60 and 90 minutes to complete. Packages start at $149.

Rosemary Potter: ‘Incredible arrogance’

To the editor: President Barack Obama has just made another end run around Congress. Since the Republicans would not pass his jobs bill, the president said, “We can’t wait. If they won’t do it, I will.”

Kelly Cook: Going ‘above and beyond’

To the editor: I called upon Tunies & Such to move a large amount of clay out of my front yard and replace it with topsoil. Owner Bob Meckley sent out three men, Billy, Paul and Eric, to take on the task. Hundreds of wheel barrels of dirt later the job was finished.

Datebook for Oct. 28, 2011

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. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Love in the Name of Christ distributes winter coats as part of the Community Coat Drive at at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and Lutheran Church of Grace, 657 Green St. The limit is one coat per person per year. Call Love INC at 826-4400.

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Sudoku for Oct. 28, 2011

Sudoku for Oct. 28, 2011

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Crossword for Oct. 28, 2011

Crossword for Oct. 28, 2011

Horoscope for Oct. 28, 2011

Certain knowledge gathered through personal experience in the next year will turn out to be extremely valuable. What you learn will broaden your perspective, help you in your goal selection and carry you far.

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Comics for Oct. 28, 2011

Comics for Oct. 28, 2011