News for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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On the Record for July 17, 2012

On the Record for July 17, 2012

Denver golfer adds another hole-in-one to YVGC summer tally

There now have been three holes-in-one hit in less than two weeks at Yampa Valley Golf Course. Mike Wood of Illinois hit his second hole-in-one in a month July 3 while staying in Northwest Colorado as part of a family vacation. Next came Pete Heuer of Hayden, who buried his golf ball in the seventh hole cup off the tee last Thursday. Now, another out-of-town golfer, Wendy Melcher of Denver, has added to the rapidly increasing total of ones to Yampa Valley scorecards this summer.

Moffat County Commission takes action at today’s meeting

The Moffat County Commission took action at Tuesday's regular meeting at the Moffat County Courthouse. Commissioners Audrey Danner and Tom Mathers attended. Commissioner Tom Gray was absent.

Northern Colorado fire restrictions to get a fresh look Tuesday

Fire management officials from across northern Colorado will wait until early next week to make a decision about whether to leave Stage 2 fire restrictions in place in a five-county area that includes Routt and Moffat counties.

Lance Scranton: 'Be proud of where you come from'

Lessons are sometimes learned from being in the right place at the right time. Some call it timing, but I choose to believe that if you grow where you're planted, you can blossom anywhere. This past week I spent some time in Austin, Texas, with the Unstoppable Craig Conrad. We were the guests of a school-for-profit company with six campuses across the Lone Star State. Craig has been gracious enough to help me make use of my master's degree in curriculum and instruction to act as a consultant when he is rolling out some of the educational portions of his amazing Unstoppable You program. What we did was of a business nature, but what I learned was that there are some very unique philosophical differences between public schools and schools-for-profit.

Letter: About the fire ban in Moffat County

To the editor: We've all heard the saying, "What's good for the goose is good for the gander."

Letter: Moffat County Commissioner issues apology letter about burn

To the editor: I lit a fire when a fire ban was on. No excuses or justifications, I was wrong. The article did an accurate job of describing the facts at the time. Beyond that, actions speak louder than words, and my actions send the message that I believe I am somehow above the rules.

Letter: Moffat County Commissioner thankful for support

To the editor: This is for the citizens of Moffat County. Thank you for your support of my campaign for Moffat County Commissioner during the recent primary election. My appointment in December 2008 and successful election in 2010 have given me the opportunity to serve Moffat County citizens as your county commissioner until January 2013. I will honor my commitment of making decisions based on fact and reason through the conclusion of my term.

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Craig/Moffat County barbecue event receives conditional permit

Organizers of the Colorado State BBQ Championships recently received a tentative permit from the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office to host their event as planned. Now in its third year in Craig, the BBQ Championships are scheduled to run in conjunction with the Moffat County Balloon Festival Aug. 3 to 5 at Loudy-Simpson Park. However, before the grilling begins, organizers will need to follow through on some safety conditions. The area used for the championships must be supervised by experienced fire personnel, and firefighters will wet down the ground with water from an on-site truck every few hours to prevent stray embers from open flame grills catching the grass on fire.

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New Craig group promoting anti-violence message

Craig resident Bruce Cummings believes being a man has little to do with one’s strength. For him, being a man means standing up for those who need help, and having a willingness to work through conflict without hurting anyone. Those are beliefs he'd like to share with others. Cummings is spearheading Men’s Voices Against Violence, a new branch of the organization Advocates-Crisis Support Services, which assists people victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes. MVAV, which will host its first meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the Moffat County Courthouse conference room, is seeking men in the community looking to speak out against domestic violence and sexual assault. Cummings said nationally about 75-percent of such crimes are perpetrated by men.