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MCHS girls cross-country caps off season at state meet today

All season long, the strength of the Moffat County High School girls varsity cross-country team has been the ability of the runners to push each other to top finishes. After taking third in the 4A Region 5 meet Oct. 19 in Delta, the girls will have one more opportunity to help each other finish the season strong today during the 4A state meet at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. Seniors Kelly Ciesco and Katharine Keiss, juniors Eryn Leonard, Bailey Hellander, Sassy Murray and Savannah Williams, and freshman Aubrey Campbell will represent the Bulldogs.

TMH board takes action at Thursday meeting

At its regular meeting Thursday, The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees: • Heard an educational update about Quorum Health Resources webinars. • Approved, 6-0, Oct. 19 finance committee meeting minutes and financial report.

Over A Cup: Goodies for Halloween

It can’t be that Halloween is here already, but here it is and the snow to go along with it. It’s fun to make Halloween goodies with kids, and so I found two recipes in my file that are fun to make and quick, too. Chow mein noodles can be used to make treats for all kinds of occasions. I’ve used them to make haystacks and bird nests. This week’s two recipes are used in making spiders.

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Local, state officials grapple with current, projected primary care shortages

From broken bones to heart attacks, Dr. Jon Ossen treated just about anything that came through the door during his seven years as family practitioner in Craig. “You do everything,” he said. “You take care of your patients from the cradle to the grave.” Ossen, who still practices in Craig, left family medicine in November 2005 to pursue his longtime interest in emergency medicine.

Agriculture & Livestock: Halloween memories on Morapos Creek

Each year when Halloween rolls around, I think about those years when my siblings and I were growing up at the family ranch on Morapos Creek. Surprisingly, I remember the weather on Halloween night to be crisp and clear, though it undoubtedly had snowed earlier in the month. I remember the crunch of fallen leaves as we were out and about. Whatever the weather was like, we looked forward to the holiday. We girls can’t remember wearing Halloween costumes to school.

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Lebron leads MCHS boys cross-country into state meet today

At 10:30 a.m. today at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Alfredo Lebron will be lined up for the 4A state cross-country meet. In a sport that involves running for just over 3 miles, Lebron won’t be stretching his legs as much as he will be stretching his arms. “I think your arms are a big factor in your stride,” the Moffat County High School senior said. “When you are striding your legs, your arms come into play and you need to be ready for that.”

Congressmen meet with Postmaster General

U.S. Reps. Scott Tipton and Cory Gardner sat down Monday with Postmaster General Pat Donahoe to discuss the U.S. Postal Service’s consideration of branch closures. Tipton and Gardner reiterated problems the closures would create for Colorado rural businesses and communities. They also asked Donahoe to keep possible alternatives in mind. After the meeting, Tipton and Gardner issued the following statement:

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Bulldogs offense, defense have strong night in 52-28 victory

On the first drive of the night Friday at the Bulldog Proving Grounds, quarterback Bubba Ivers took the snap, ran to the left side and cut up field for a 20-yard touchdown run. Execution, Ivers said, helped the Moffat County High School varsity football team get back on track and win their home finale over Eagle Valley High School, 52-28. “Our linemen stayed on blocks, our running backs ran through holes and we were able to break some tackles,” Ivers, a MCHS junior, said. “We executed well all night long and were able to move the ball most of the night.”

3 arrested after Highlands Ranch shooting

HIGHLANDS RANCH (AP) — Douglas County sheriff's officials say a shooting in Highlands Ranch last week appears to be an isolated incident stemming from a home invasion robbery over drugs.

US celebrates Statue of Liberty's 125th birthday

(AP) — Scores of people waved tiny flags after taking the oath of U.S. citizenship at the foot of the Statue of Liberty on Friday, 125 years after the iconic American symbol welcoming visitors and immigrants was dedicated. "We are a nation of diverse people," Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said during the naturalization ceremony on Liberty Island. "And that diversity strengthens our nation."

Cards win World Series, beat Texas 6-2 in Game 7

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols thrust both arms high in the air, even before he reached home plate. It was only the first inning, and already it felt as if the St. Louis Cardinals were home free. Because after they had overcome so much just to get this far, what could stop them? The Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren't even supposed to reach, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night with another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six gutty innings from Chris Carpenter.

Harris eager for more time with Broncos secondary

(AP) — Chris Harris never believed he wasn't supposed to be playing a pivotal role in the Denver Broncos secondary. It didn't matter that it was training camp, Harris was an undrafted free rookie agent out of the University of Kansas and had no offseason to impress a new coaching staff. Harris felt he deserved more than the minimal practice repetitions he'd been getting. "That dude," Broncos safety Rahim Moore said, "is one of the hungriest guys I've been around in my life."

Briefs for Oct. 29, 2011: Browns Park soup dinner tonight

The Browns Park Alumni Association will host the third annual fundraising Soup Bowl Dinner at 5 p.m. today at Browns Park School. The meal includes stew or chili and drinks for $5 per person.

Datebook for Oct. 29, 2011

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing hosts a workday at 731 Yampa Ave. Water, lunch, work gloves and hard hats are provided. Call Neil Folks at 326-8726. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pamela Hurd, formerly of Craig, will host a book signing of, “Switch Witch,” at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave.

Baxter Black: Deer hunting cow lick

I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. He had joined two of his cousins for a deer hunting trip near Cuba, N.M., where his uncle had a cabin. They arrived late and missed the first day because cousin Dee Dee was going through changes in her life. To be fair, Dee Dee was a good hunter so her ditsy behavior was unexpected.

Horoscope for Oct. 29, 2011

Your chart shows that in the year ahead you could now receive some well-deserved rewards and recognition where you've previously been taken for granted. A new you, who might be a pretty tough cookie, will start to emerge.

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Crossword for Oct. 29, 2011

Crossword for Oct. 29, 2011

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Comics for Oct. 29, 2011

Comics for Oct. 29, 2011

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Sudoku for Oct. 29, 2011

Sudoku for Oct. 29, 2011