News for Friday, September 9, 2011

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'El Diablo es aqui': A firsthand account of NYC on Sept. 11, 2001

For a few minutes on Sept. 11, 2001, I hid. When the second plane struck the World Trade Center, I walked to the nearest bathroom in the Time-Life Building in midtown Manhattan and sat in a toilet stall. In a nearby office, my co-workers continued watching the news unfold on television, but I simply hid. I sat in a trembling heap and silently wondered how many other planes would fall. Twenty? Thirty? More?

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MCHS volleyball team falls 3-2 to Grand Junction in home opener

The Moffat County High School and Grand Junction High School varsity volleyball teams went back and forth all night Thursday. So, it was no surprise in the fifth and final set when the two teams had to go beyond the 15-point mark to determine a winner.

Craig Chamber passes on interactive mapping project

The Craig Chamber of Commerce board decided at its Thursday meeting to pass on an interactive mapping opportunity with local company YampaGeo. Josh Lowe, owner of YampaGeo, during a presentation at the Moffat County Tourism Association board Wednesday, said his goal is to launch a tourism website for Northwest Colorado that includes an interactive mapping feature for attractions, businesses, campgrounds, events and more.

Lloyd Rollins: In defense of the postal system

To the editor: The U.S. Postal Service does not use one cent of taxpayer money. The USPS is the most efficient and economical postal system in the world.

Kathy Bockelman: CASA seeks volunteers

To the editor: Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Sept. 11 has been designated a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor those who perished and to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that swept our nation after 9/11.

On the record for September 9, 2011

Moffat County Jail Tuesday, Sept. 6 Adam John Tucker, 27, of Craig, was booked into Moffat County Jail on suspicion of unlawful distribution/manufacture dispensing/sale/possession and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Fuel gauge for Friday, September 9, 2011

Local fuel gauge Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon.

Commissioner advises government caution concerning oil and gas production

Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis, one of the featured speakers at Wednesday night’s Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Symposium in Hayden, described oil and gas activity in Colorado as volatile. The Community Agri-cultural Alliance and Yampa Valley Partners hosted the event, which included more than 150 area landowners, industry representatives and elected officials.

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MCHS grad, military veteran preparing for next deployment

When Timothy McCoy went to Iraq, he came face-to-face with a different world. Stateside, you flip a switch and take for granted electricity will come on. Cable television and XBox gaming systems are common in households. Not so in Iraq, said McCoy, a 1989 Moffat County High School graduate. “They have technology there,” he said. “It’s just that most of the people can’t afford it.”

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CNCC film series examines history

For two hours, moviegoers sit in a darkened theater, immersed in a world they’ve only read about in history books. Lush scenes, ornate costumes and dramatic revelations make the past seem real and immediate. Then, the credits roll, and everyone gets up to leave. A few may linger, though, hungry to learn more about what they just saw.

Horoscope for Sept. 9, 2011

You could be extremely fortunate in the upcoming solar cycle, through an arrangement that another has started and upon which you can build your own nest egg. Don't hesitate to take advantage of this unusual opportunity.

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Sudoku for Sept. 9, 2011

Sudoku for Sept. 9, 2011

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Crossword for Sept. 9, 2011

Crossword for Sept. 9, 2011

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Comics for Sept. 9, 2011

Comics for Sept. 9, 2011