News for Saturday, September 24, 2011



Cold Weather Home Tips

While you can't change the weather, you can minimize some of winter's biggest threats to your home. Heavy snow accumulation can pose a threat to your home or business -- both as it builds up and as it melts. The three most important things to do are: Watch for snow accumulation on the downwind side of a higher-level roof, where blowing snow will collect.

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Bulldogs defense cracks down in 22-14 victory over Delta

As a Delta High School receiver went up for a pass Friday at Moffat County High School, Jarret Walt kept his eye on his opponent and leveled him to force an incomplete pass. Walt’s intensity turned the momentum in the MCHS varsity football team’s favor and a fourth quarter touchdown gave the Bulldogs their first win of the season, 22-14.

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Buyers turn out Friday to Craig storage unit sale hoping for big payout

At about a quarter to noon Friday, the curious and the hopeful gathered at Durose Storage in Craig. Some milled around the door that marked unit AA29 while others took shade nearby from the warm September sun. What lay beyond AA29’s door … well, that was anyone’s guess.

Agriculture & Livestock: State Fair General 4-H Project Awards

Exhibitors from Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties brought home ribbons galore for General 4-H Projects at the 2011 Colorado State Fair in August. Placings for the exhibit categories are as follows:

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Teacher: MCHS musical a new experience for actors, singers, musicians

Heather Dahlberg, a Moffat County High School theater and choir teacher, decided on something different this year. Instead of practicing numbers like “Do-Re-Mi” and “The Surrey With Fringe on Top,” her students are learning songs with titles like “Let’s Hear It For the Boy” and, of course, “Footloose.” That’s the title of the musical, after all, a stage adaptation of the 1984 film with the same name.

Dinosaur Town Council, Ute tribe exploring casino project agreement

The Dinosaur Town Council, Moffat County Commission and a representative from the Ute tribe explored an agreement Tuesday concerning a potential casino in the small town 90 miles west of Craig. Informal conversations between Dinosaur Mayor L.D. Smith and members of the Ute Tribal Council have been going on for some time, said Ed Sands, Dinosaur town attorney. A potential gaming facility is one of many options Dinosaur officials have examined to boost the local economy.

Over A Cup: Especially anxious to try ‘Zucchini Pie’

Our zucchini plants recently got nipped by frost. I hope the little zucchinis will somehow survive, especially since Craig resident Mary Burnett sent me two zucchini recipes. The first recipe is unusual, and I’m especially anxious to try it. To make “Zucchini Pie,” you’ll need: 1 baked pie shell (cooled); 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk; 9-ounce carton Cool Whip; 6-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate; and 2 cups shredded raw unpeeled zucchini (drain on paper towels).

LSRV looks to avoid letdown against Meeteetse

With the Little Snake River Valley School’s six-man varsity football team’s 13-game winning streak comes budding confidence on both sides of the ball. However, head coach Mike Bates said if his players plan to keep the streak alive, that confidence must be kept in check. “I convinced the guys that the biggest enemy and toughest opponent we would have this year is ourselves,” Bates said. “We have to make sure we are prepared for every opponent. We

Government Update for Sept. 24, 2011

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda:

Obama to talk jobs at Denver high school

(AP) — President Barack Obama's visit to Colorado next week will be at a high school in Denver when the president will promote his jobs bill. The spokesman for the Colorado Democratic Party confirms Friday that Obama will speak Tuesday afternoon at Abraham Lincoln High School in southwest Denver.

Missing Utah mom's father-in-law pleads not guilty

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — For now, the two young sons of a missing Utah woman are living with strangers. They are in state custody as the paternal grandfather they lived with in Washington state sits in jail, accused of possessing child pornography and secretly videotaping their mother, other women and naked neighbor girls. Now, the family of their mother, Susan Powell, is for the first time publicly accusing the boys' father of being involved in her disappearance. On Friday, they asked, for the first time, to get immediate custody of the boys, ages 4 and 6.

Broncos DE Dumervil ruled out for Sunday

(AP) — Just when it looked as though the Denver Broncos were finally returning to health, coach John Fox went over the injury list following practice Friday. Eddie Royal — out. Julius Thomas — out. Elvis Dumervil — out.

CNCC Foundation members: Barbecue a success

To the editor: Last week’s fundraiser barbecue at Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus was a success, thanks to the many business donors and purchasers at the silent auction, the helpfulness of the college staff and CNCC Foundation members, the caterer, the musicians and cosmetology students, and many volunteers.

Datebook for Sept. 24, 2011

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Yampa Valley Community Mental Health Conference is at the Steamboat Sheraton Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court, Steamboat Springs. The conference is free to Yampa Valley residents and is $20 for out-of-town attendees. Call Ronna Autrey at 846-8182 or Christina Rosch McLean at 708-5662. 10 a.m. The Moffat County High School varsity cross-country team competes at Loudy-Simpson Park, 500 S. Ranney St.

Briefs for Sept. 24, 2011: Tourism board to meet Monday

The Moffat County Tourism Association board will have a special meeting at 8 a.m. Monday in the second-floor conference room at Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way. The agenda includes action on Colorado Tourism Office Vacation Guide advertising, visitor center memorandum of understanding, YampaGeo’s interactive mapping proposal and next steps with Hill Aevium marketing research firm.

Editorial: Opportunity to hold

You want more money to flow into Craig schools? One of the ways of having it waits on the corner of Ranney and First streets. The rig that sits idle there could pump a rich revenue stream into this county, and part of it would go to the Moffat County School District.

Val Pleasant: Thanks, coaches

To the editor: It was nice to read coach Matt Ray’s comment in the Sept. 17 Saturday Morning Press in the report on the Craig Middle School football game, acknowledging the benefits of the Doak Walker program in getting players ready for the next level. He said the players have “a lot of football knowledge and they play real hard.”

Doggin’ days at ol’ Cheyenne

Rodeo as a spectator sport has been growing in attendance. Maybe it’s because it is live-action, close to home, reasonably priced and rated PG. NASCAR has a similar appeal. As rodeo moves into the ranks of other professional sports, you notice a consistency in the show. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association runs a tight ship.

Veterans Hotline: Moffat County has new veterans van

We now have the new veterans van. It is a 2006 Freestar and has low mileage. I know this van will last us a long time. If anyone is interested in driving veterans to Grand Junction periodically, contact me and I will give you the information and paperwork to fill out, and then put you on the driving list.

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Sudoku for Sept. 24, 2011

Sudoku for Sept. 24, 2011

Horoscope for Sept. 24, 2011

In the coming months, you're likely to do far better in ventures or endeavors where partners or co-workers play limited roles. It's likely to be a case of too many hands spoiling the pot. Do as much as you can unassisted.

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Crossword for Sept. 24, 2011

Crossword for Sept. 24, 2011

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Comics for Sept. 24, 2011

Comics for Sept. 24, 2011