News for Saturday, December 22, 2012

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Moffat County uses third-quarter push to beat Gunnison

Heading into Moffat County’s boys basketball game against Gunnison, travel was a small concern for the Bulldogs. After finishing Friday night in Craig against Olathe, the Bulldogs had to get to sleep and get prepared for a five-hour bus trip to Gunnison on Saturday. Sophomore Tyler Davis didn’t seem concerned about it in the week leading up to the game.

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Yampa Valley Data Partners releases 2012 consumer preference study

Moffat County leakage report yields surprising facts about local consumer spending

The Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership Board received the results of a 2012 Moffat County consumer preference report last week. The report, also known as a leakage study, was compiled by Kate Nowak, executive director of Yampa Valley Data Partners, and Scott Ford, a Steamboat Springs economic analyst and an advisor for YVDP. The purpose of the study was to determine where and on what types of products local residents decide to spend their disposable income, and the report yielded some surprising results. “I thought you were coming to Routt County more than you do, but you don’t,” Ford said about Moffat County residents' spending habits. “We’re fooling ourselves up valley and what we found is there is not as much leakage to Routt County as we originally thought.”

Craig sports briefs for Dec. 24, 2012: Time running out to register for Trailbusters 2013

There are some registration deadlines approaching for Craig Parks and Recreation programs, including ski and snowboard lessons and youth basketball. A new session of water aerobics is set to begin in mid-January as well.

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Maybell home wins Tour of Lights contest

The Craig Daily Press thanks all of this year’s participants in the Holiday Tour of Lights. With a variety of strong entrants, the esteemed panel of judges had its hands full in picking winners. The winners for 2012 are Mick and Nancy O’Conor of 401 Ellis Ave. in Maybell. Their “winter carnival” themed lighting, complete with a Christmas ferris wheel and carousel, impressed the judges and earned the O’Conors the $200 first prize.

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Bulldog sports for Dec. 24 to 30

The coming week in sports for Moffat County High School, Parks and Recreation and Craig Middle School

Al Cashion: Ignorance, Illiteracy, Innumeracy

Merry Christmas! There. That’s out of the way. Now, to the subject at hand. The three nouns in the headline describe a state of being. Very often, they are used to describe a state of being resulting from one’s own volition. If one is of average IQ and chooses not to read, he has chosen illiteracy.