News for Wednesday, September 21, 2011



Soroco halts Craig Middle School grid winning streak

Stepping onto the field Tuesday afternoon in Oak Creek, Craig Middle School football players were ready to continue an undefeated season. What the Bulldogs weren’t prepared for was an opponent that would require them to change up their game. The CMS eighth- and seventh-grade teams experienced their first loss of the season in a combined game against Soroco, falling 26-16.

Andy Bockelman: ‘The Debt’ a taut tale of long-kept secrets

After a summer season filled with non-stop movement and idiotic dialogue to accompany it, it’s refreshing to see a movie that doesn’t need to be hyperkinetic and loud. Such is the case of “The Debt,” a film that can convert stillness and silence into genuine thrills handily. In 1965, Israeli Mossad agent Rachel Singer (Jessica Chastain) and colleagues David Peretz (Sam Worthington) and Stephan Gold (Marton Csokas) are tasked by their government to track down and apprehend Dieter Vogel (Jesper Christensen).

On the Record for Sept. 21, 2011

On the Record for Sept. 21, 2011

Yampa Valley mental health conference to be the 1st of its kind

At this weekend’s Yampa Valley Community Mental Health Conference, mental wellness issues will be brought to the surface for the benefit of community members.

Briefs for Sept. 21, 2011: Redneck Tailgator Party set for Friday

Pankey’s BBQ, 1740 E. U.S. Highway 40, is hosting the End-of-Summer Redneck Tailgator Party from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. The event is free for all ages and is alcohol-free. The party will include a name-the-alligator contest and free country dance lessons, including the two-step, three-step and cowboy waltz. The first 50 attendees will receive a free ice cream cone.

Economic Development Partnership to meet today

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board meeting When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way

Michelle Balleck: Weekend events signs of the season

There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are starting to change. That can only mean one thing. I love autumn, but am dreading what comes next. • Shine up your boots for the country stylings of the Teka Brock Band, beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights at the Sports Page Bar at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.

Francisco Reina: Time to enjoy retirement

To the editor: I feel like it is time to enjoy my retirement and my memories of my work at the soccer fields over the last 40 years. Please be proud of what you do, as proud as I am of what I have accomplished. I do it for the love of the fans, the players, the game, the sport.

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Crossword for Sept. 21, 2011

Crossword for Sept. 21, 2011

Horoscope for Sept. 21, 2011

Provided you do not spread your forces too thin, your probabilities for success in the next year look strong. Focus on areas of your greatest potential, and use them as a springboard to success in everything else that you do.

Lebron earns third first-place finish this season

Alfredo Lebron has become accustomed to running by himself during the 2011 cross-country season. The Moffat County High School senior, the top returning 4A runner from a year ago, said entering his final season his goal was to come out on top in every race. After Friday’s race in the Liberty Bell Invitational in Littleton, Lebron is three for four in first-place finishes. Lebron clocked in at a personal-best 15 minutes, 36 seconds to lead the pack.

Michael D. Chapman: Thank you for prayers

To the editor: I am writing to thank everyone for the cards, gifts, phone calls, visits and especially for all the prayers on my behalf during my recent surgery and recovery from lung cancer. I was truly amazed that so many would take time out of their busy schedules to pray for me.

Datebook for Sept. 21, 2011

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Aging Well Program sponsors Wellness Wednesdays for adults ages 50 and older at The Journey at First Baptist, 1150 W. Ninth St. Options include art, writing, and exercise classes. Lunch is served at each week’s lunchtime presentation. Call 871-7676.

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Sudoku for Sept. 21, 2011

Sudoku for Sept. 21, 2011

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Comics for Sept. 21, 2011

Comics for Sept. 21, 2011

Our view: Wrong solution, wrong time

If Proposition 103 passes in November, you, the taxpayer, could see your state income tax increase by up to $100 or more a year. Make that $315 a year if you’re filing jointly with your spouse and have a taxable income of about $85,000. That extra money you’d be paying would go to fund education in Colorado. And you’d be paying it for five years.

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Attorney General discusses fraud with Craig residents

Fraud happens everywhere. Whether it’s through telemarketing or direct mail solicitations, email pop ups, identity theft or fraudulent charities, scammers in the U.S. are preying on the unsuspecting and earning hundreds of billions of dollars in the process. Colorado State Attorney General John Suthers is an expert on con men and the scams they operate.

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Craig resident a semifinalist in global contest for McDonald’s employees

Monday was just another day at the McDonald’s restaurant in Craig. Or, at least that’s what store manager Melissa Hawthorne thought. About a month ago, Hawthorne entered the fourth Voice of McDonald’s, a singing competition for McDonald’s employees worldwide. But, on Monday morning, she wasn’t thinking about how she fared in the contest.