News for Friday, March 9, 2012

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On the Record for March 9, 2012

On the Record for March 9, 2012

TMH in Craig hires pediatrician

A pediatrician is on board to join The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic this summer. Hospital officials reached an agreement this week with Dr. Kristie Yarmer, TMH reported Friday in a news release. She is scheduled to begin work in July.

Dad is blunt about missing daughter's double life

Investigators said the attractive single mom who vanished from western Colorado 4½ years ago was running an escort service, but her father is more blunt. "I think 'escort' is kind of a polite word for prostitution," said Frank Birgfeld, whose daughter's remains were found in a dry creek bed in a Colorado desert this week.

Full Titanic wreck site is mapped for 1st time

Researchers have pieced together what's believed to be the first comprehensive map of the entire 3-by-5-mile Titanic debris field and hope it will provide new clues about what exactly happened the night 100 years ago when the superliner hit an iceberg, plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic and became a legend.

Letter: Chamber needs to do more for Dinosaur businesses

Shortly after we decided to start our business, BedRock Depot, LLC in Dinosaur, we became members of the Craig Chamber of Commerce. Early on, we could easily tell our decision was a good investment. However, over the past few years we have become increasingly aware of the fact that things have changed, and our Chamber membership is no longer a good investment. When we first joined, the director, as well as the seniors who worked there, made us feel our membership really mattered. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case.

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Craig city sweepers hit the streets

Different people define spring’s arrival in different ways. For some, it’s warm weather, longer days and melting snow. For others, it’s the return of Sandhill Cranes, spawning rainbow trout in the Yampa River or opening day at Yampa Valley Golf Course. But for employees with the City of Craig’s road and bridge department, there is no surer sign of the coming thaw than the day they garage their snowplows to take the wheel behind one of the city’s four mechanical street sweepers. Dwayne Gonzales, equipment operator and an employee of the road & bridge department since 1998, was working Thursday near the Woodbury subdivision cleaning up sand, dirt and gravel winter left behind.

Briefs for March 9: Bottom Line Duo in concert

The Craig Concert Association will present the Bottom Line Duo in concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. “The Bottom Line Duo, one of three internationally touring bass and cello duos in history, has been thrilling audiences with their fast fingers, wit, and bows,” the concert association reported in a news release. “With humor bordering on outright comedy, they deliver a program with roots in chamber music and an amazing repertoire of modern and popular sounds.” The performance is free to association members. Non-members pay $20 at the door.

Linda Taylor: I do, now pass the remote

As I sit with my husband watching television, I’m thinking surely there is something better to watch. All of the sudden the television becomes silent, and my husband does, too. I realize he’s fallen asleep, and then he wakes up long enough to mute the television before nodding off again. Now I’m watching a show I’m not interested in as I try to read their lips. Frustrated, I start looking for the remote, and I see it’s resting under his hand.

'Weekend at Bernie's'-like case suspects sentenced

Two men accused of driving their dead friend around the Denver area and running up a bar tab on his account have been sentenced.

Letter: Get your plate in shape

To the editor: Have you ever heard of the old trick where you replace your large dinner plates with salad plates to reduce your food portions? The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently took this one step further and designed MyPlate. The brightly colored plate is divided into four equal portions labeled meat/protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. MyPlate is meant to be a visual guide, but there are many ways you can get your plate in shape on your own during National Nutrition Month. Fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, especially dark green, red, orange and purple vegetables plus beans and peas. Choose “low sodium” or “no-salt-added.” Fruit choices may be fresh, frozen or canned in water. One-hundred percent juice is best and should be portioned in a smaller juice glass. One serving of fruit is usually the size of a yo-yo. Always choose a piece of whole fruit over juice. The fiber and fluid content will help to fill you up and curb your appetite.