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Moffat County School Board workshop, meeting agendas for April 26

Moffat County School Board workshop, meeting agendas for April 26

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting agenda for April 26

The Memorial Hospital Board meeting agenda for April 26

Moffat County Commission special meeting agenda for April 25

Moffat County Commission special meeting agenda

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‘Stooges’ remake a slap in the face, both good and bad

In crafting a remake of “The Three Stooges,” one must wonder if there are still people who go in for cheap entertainment centered on total numskulls. In a time where “Jersey Shore” is adored by millions, clearly that’s not an issue, and when those two worlds collide, there’s only one appropriate response: Nyuck-nyuck-nyuck!

On the Record for April 23, 2012

On the Record for April 23, 2012

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MCHS baseball team drops weekend doubleheader

The Moffat County High School varsity baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader Saturday against visiting Palisade at the Craig Middle School field. The first game looked promising by the end of the fourth inning, as the Bulldogs briefly got on a roll to tie the score, 2-2. Once the team got back on the field, Palisade took control with a vengeance, scoring 10 runs in the next three innings. “We fell apart,” junior Jacob Teeter said between games.

Senior Spotlight for April 23: Earth Day

Earth Day, to me, means taking care of the planet, mostly around our own area, not littering, picking up the trash when and where we can, doing yardwork, removing and disposing of trash, etc. Gardening, or getting the plot ready, and beautifying things makes things better in so many ways, no matter where you are. I used to like to come home and do yardwork, water the lawn, rake, or clean my cactus plant patch. That sure made for prickly situations. I sure miss my yard.

Cuddyer leads Rockies to 4-1 win over Brewers

Whether with Minnesota or Colorado, Michael Cuddyer has always wanted to be up in the big situation. He came through for his new Rockies teammates Sunday. Cuddyer had a two run double in the eighth inning that helped lift the Rockies over the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-1. "A man in scoring position in a 1-1 game — the worst that could happen is you fail. It happens a lot," Cuddyer said. "You have got to relish those opportunities."

Government Update for April 23: Moffat County Commission meeting

When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: • 8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence

CNCC massage program's offer runs through end of the month

Time is running out to take advantage of a great deal that will help you relax and assist in the education of someone learning a trade. The massage therapy program of Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St., will continue its offer of massage sessions through May 1, after which point the students enrolled for the spring semester will be moving on. At a rate of $25 per hour, customers can get an affordable session while helping students perfect their craft. Working with paying clients in a classroom environment out of the campus’s career technical building allows the beginning massage practitioners to get a feel for how a career in the field will be.

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Performances by high school students highlight CCA's annual talent show

In an age of YouTube, video editing, voiceovers and remixes, Mary Lynne James believes there is still something to be said for people willing to put on a live performance. “With video you can edit it and make whatever you are producing perfect,” James said. “But, there is something special about a live performance.” James served as master of ceremonies Saturday night for the Craig Concert Association’s annual talent show at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane.

‘Mirror Mirror’ on the screen, who’s the goofiest fairy tale queen?

Classic stories never grow old. Perhaps not every adaptation of every single fairy tale deserved to see the light of day, but “Mirror Mirror” is certainly among those that reflect pretty well on the film industry.

Pastor's mother shot, killed outside Colo. church

A Colorado pastor's mother and a suspect are dead after both were shot outside a suburban Denver church. Authorities say the pastor's mother was shot when she went outside the New Destiny Christian Center in Aurora just as services were ending Sunday. They say an off-duty officer was in the congregation and shot a suspect. Police told CBS-4 in Denver (http://cbsloc.al/J378zi) that the shooting happened after there was an argument between people in two vehicles in the parking lot outside the church. Pastor De Lono Straham told 9NEWS in Denver (http://on9news.tv/HUxJR4 ) that his mother passed away after the shooting Sunday evening.

George Zimmerman released from Fla. jail

George Zimmerman was released around midnight Sunday from a Florida county jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin. The neighborhood watch volunteer was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans and carrying a paper bag. He walked out following another man and didn't look over at photographers gathered outside. He then followed the man into a white BMW vehicle and drove away. Moments before, two Seminole County sheriff's vehicles blocked access to the intake building parking lot where Zimmerman was being released. Zimmerman emerged after two public information officers confirmed the credentials of the photographers outside. No questions were shouted at Zimmerman, and he gave no statement.

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Veteran returns to Craig and a grateful community

It was everything a Marine’s welcome home should be. There was cake, cocktails, and a lot of happy friends, family, and people from the community the man of the hour didn’t even know. “It’s actually a very big crowd,” Lance Cpl. Kaleb McCarthy said. “I wasn’t expecting this. I don’t know half of these guys, but they’re all prior service members and I am happy to be with them.”

Sports Briefs for April 23: MCHS girls golf team takes tourney

The Moffat County High School girls varsity golf team placed first in the Glenwood Springs Invitational on April 18 at Glenwood’s The Hill Golf Course. The tournament was a four-person scramble with a best ball format. Sophomore Caitlin Harjes, freshman Katelyn Peroulis, freshman Katie Rice and senior Sam Fox made up the winning quartet, finishing the day with an 83. Sophomore Shianna Dockins and junior Alex Bulla teamed with a Grand Valley player for a second squad, ultimately placing fourth out of seven in the tournament.

Letter: Tax Day Freedom Rally

In reading the article about the tax day Freedom rally, comments are required. First, thank you Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots for caring. I was out of town and unable to attend, so again thank you. I will try and put this into perspective for people: those who attended are paying attention to the crisis in this country, and those who did not need help with the numbers. Approximately 55 people, less than half of 1 percent of the population of Moffat County are addressing issues that affect 100 percent of you.

Briefs for April 23: Free car care clinic

A car care clinic for single mothers, seniors and residents with disabilities takes place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Journey at First Baptist, 1150 W. Ninth St. The event is free and offered by appointment only. The clinic offers fluid checks and refills, antifreeze tests and battery and light tests. Discounted repairs and oil changes can be arranged, if possible. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Love INC at 826-4400.

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‘Bring out color in everything’: Five minutes with Amanda Boyd, 25, secretary at AccuComp Accounting

Where is your hometown? “I’m from Craig.” What has kept you in town? “Work and family. My family owns a business, Ike & Son Transmission, that’s been here since the 50s. My husband’s going to be managing it, too.” Motto or outlook on life? “Just stay positive, no matter what comes at you.” When did you first get started in your job? “It was in February. I’m good at filing and working with taxes, and the job opportunity was open so I took it.”