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Hayden man gets 12 years for making meth

A Hayden man pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections on Friday.

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The road previously taken

‘Journey 65 Million Years in 65 Miles’ tour brings past to present

Gina Robison gazed out over the valley from a scenic trail on Duffy Mountain. “Look at this,” Robison said Tuesday morning. “Can you see why I love this area? It’s just so primitive and peaceful. “I want people to get outdoors and experience this.” Count that as a top reason Robison, outdoor recreation planner for the Bureau of Land Management’s Little Snake Field Office, has created a new project.

On the Record for Sept. 23, 2011

On the Record for Sept. 23, 2011

MCHS wins first game of the season

The Moffat County High School varsity football team heads into Western Slope League play tonight against Delta High School. The Bulldogs are seeking their victory of the season. The game is slated to kickoff at 7 p.m. at the Bulldog Proving Grounds, 900 Finley Lane.

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Bulldogs open league play seeking 1st victory of the season

The Moffat County High School varsity football team is facing a must-win situation in the fourth game of the season. The Bulldogs host Delta High School in the Western Slope League opener for both teams at 7 p.m. tonight at MCHS, 900 Finley Lane. After an 0-3 start in non-conference play, head coach Kip Hafey said his team is ready to go.

Local fuel gauge for Sept. 23, 2011

Regular unleaded and diesel prices as of Thursday afternoon. Craig:

Doak Walker tackle football standings

Below are the standings for the 2011 Doak Walker third- and fourth-grade tackle football teams as of Sept. 19: (Team — record)

Moffat County School Board members dig into details of SB 191

At the Moffat County School District board meeting Thursday, Superintendent Joe Petrone summed up the complexities of piloting a new evaluation system for the state. With Moffat County being part of the pilot program for Colorado Senate Bill 10-191, it’s “like building the airplane while we’re flying it,” he said. Petrone and board members discussed the bill, also known as the “Great Teachers and Leaders Bill,” and the “Educator Effectiveness Bill,” as they tried to unravel the complexities of a measure designed to create a consistent statewide system for evaluating educators.

Briefs for Sept. 23, 2011: Aging Well offers class, workshop

Aging Well, a program of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, is offering Tai Chi for Health with an emphasis on diabetes and Healthier Living, a workshop to help participants better manage health conditions or challenges. Tai Chi runs from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from Tuesday to Nov. 1 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. There is a $3 suggested donation per class.

The Rev. Michael Rapp: Fishin’ out West

A lot of people admire Jesus for being a healer, a wise man, a good guy or God. Those are nice, but I’m impressed that he was a good angler. I’ve been trying to learn to fly fish for a year and half now, and I’m still lost. I grew up fishing lakes in Minnesota, where you stick a worm on a metal hook and then throw it in the water with what I always considered a regular pole, but have recently learned that having a spinning reel is like training wheels and live bait is cheating. Well, I haven’t yet discovered how to pick the right fly, manage to cast it without tangling in the reeds or my own hat, or even figure out where a fish might be swimming around in the river.

BLM extends mineral protection for Colo Army sites

(AP) — Federal land managers have agreed to bar drilling and mining on two Army sites in Colorado for 15 more years. The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday the protection covers about nine square miles of surface land and 221 square miles of subsurface land at the Pinon Canyon training site in southeast Colorado and at Fort Carson, just outside Colorado Springs.

Lt. Gov. Garcia to attend White House announcement

(AP) — Colorado's lieutenant governor will be at the White House Friday when President Barack Obama discusses changes to the once-lauded No Child Left Behind law.

Obama challenges Boehner, McConnell on home turf

CINCINNATI (AP) — Needling his top Republican adversaries on their own turf, President Barack Obama stood in the shadow of an outdated and heavily used Ohio River bridge Thursday and called his rivals out by name to demand action on his $447 billion jobs bill. Making a point to choose a bridge linking House Speaker John Boehner's home state of Ohio with Kentucky, the home of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, Obama struck a cheeky tone that underscored the politics of the moment.

Janet Sheridan: Home nursing

When my siblings and I complained of swollen glands, stomachache or ingrown toenails, Mom habitually prescribed sleep: “Go to bed. You’ll feel better after a nap.” When she was sick, she followed her own advice: going to bed and telling us to move our squabbles beyond her hearing. We felt unsettled when she was ill, so we tried to behave. If fisticuffs became necessary, we took them outside where her sleep wouldn’t be disturbed by our thumping.

Datebook for Sept. 23, 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. The 11th annual Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament takes place at Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394. 5 to 9 p.m. Pankey’s BBQ, 1740 E. U.S. Highway 40, hosts the End-of-Summer Redneck Tailgator Party. The event is free for all ages, is alcohol-free and includes free country dance lessons. Call 826-9793.

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Comics for Sept. 23, 2011

Comics for Sept. 23, 2011

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Sudoku for Sept. 23, 2011

Sudoku for Sept. 23, 2011

Horoscope for Sept. 23, 2011

When you get any bright ideas about how to manage complex problems in the year ahead, discuss them with experienced people before taking action. When you do, you might surprise yourself and others with the rapid results.

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Crossword for Sept. 23, 2011

Crossword for Sept. 23, 2011