News for Monday, December 17, 2012

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Moffat County School District to host community meetings

The Moffat County School District will be hosting two community meetings to assist parents in understanding safety procedures as a result of last week’s tragic event in Connecticut. The first is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at Moffat County High School, the second will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sandrock Elementary School in the cafeteria. District administrators, school administrators and school counselors will be on hand to answer questions and assist parents.

Caroline Dotson: Thank you, teachers

Caroline Dotson :Letter to Editor

On the Record for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

On the Record for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012

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Sandrock Elementary School third graders take trip back to 1800s at Wyman Museum

Sandrock Elementary School third graders had the opportunity to see just how tough life would’ve been back in the 1800s Monday afternoon at the Wyman Museum. During a field trip to the museum, students helped make applesauce, learned about daily chores such as churning butter, saw a real blacksmith at work and met JR the elk.

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Craig's Anson a donator, born and bred

For many people, giving back to their home community is a way to show appreciation for what the people and organizations that got them to where they are. Resident Mardi Anson takes it to another level. Anson, 40, is a third-generation Craig native who will be seen active in many of Craig’s organizations and groups. The mother of two has been doing it for years and has a list of activities outside of her job that doesn’t seem to end.

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Pizza Hut general manager Ken Prescott putting in extra effort for his customers

Ken Prescott has worn many hats, having been a marine, EMT, CNA, manager, a mobile DJ and event planner and most recently the new general manager at the Craig Pizza Hut. Prescott began managing Pizza Hut at the beginning of November, and his customers have noticed his management style.

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Christiansen siblings find 4-hour commute worth the effort

Driving to the Christiansen’s house, watch the mile markers until coming to two, a mile and a half from the Utah border. Nearly a two-hour drive from Craig through windy roads filled with plenty of wildlife, the Christiansen’s live on the Brown’s Park Wildlife Refuge headquarters. A long commute is putting it mildly, but Faith Christiansen, 16, James Christiansen, 12 and Trevor Christiansen, 10, wake up around 4 a.m. everyday, leave the house at 5:10 to catch the bus at 5:30, for a two hour bus ride to school in Craig.

Low-flying aircraft to count deer in eastern Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists are employing the use of aircraft in two separate operations to help monitor the deer population in eastern Colorado. Agency biologists started utilizing low-flying helicopters this past Saturday, Dec. 15, to assist in surveying deer herds in southeastern Colorado, the agency announced in a news release. "We will primarily be flying in the Arkansas River Valley in Prowers, Bent, Otero and Crowley Counties," terrestrial biologist Jonathan Reitz said in the release. "But we will also be flying low over portions of Kiowa and Baca Counties as well." Depending on weather, the operation in southeastern Colorado is expected to continue until the end of the year.