News for Monday, March 26, 2012

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MCHS junior Matt Hulstine swims five state-qualifying times over the weekend

It was the end of a long weekend for Matt Hulstine when he stepped out of the pool Saturday at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Hulstine, a Moffat County High School junior, swam eight events over two days between competing Friday in Montrose and Saturday in Grand Junction. Yet, even at the end, Hulstine didn’t let his fatigue overshadow his accomplishments over the weekend.

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Friends with a focus: New education group launches first project

Although Bill Lawrence’s two children have long since graduated from Moffat County High School, he still has reason to be involved with local schools. “I just think it’s so important that we try to enhance the educational opportunities for our students,” the 67-year-old Craig resident said. Lawrence is one of 10 board members with Friends of Moffat County Education.

Weather makes weekend busy for firefighters

High winds and dry conditions caused several prescribed fires to burn out of control over the weekend, fire officials reported Monday. Captain Troy Hampton of Craig Fire/Rescue said firefighters were called to contain three fires Saturday and Sunday resulting from controlled burns in area ditches that spread past predetermined boundaries. “There were two on (Colorado) Highway 13 and one … on highway 394,” Hampton said. A Bureau of Land Management fire crew contained an additional fire on Colorado Highway 13 that started after a recreational vehicle towing a car sustained a blown tire.

TMH Board meeting agenda for March 29, 2012

TMH Board meeting agenda for March 29, 2012

On the Record for March 26, 2012

On the Record for March 26, 2012

Briefs for March 26: AARP meeting set for today

Briefs for March 26.

Man who shot woman says he thought Mohawk was bird

A 49-year-old Grand Junction man who said he shot a woman in the head when he mistook her large red Mohawk for a fowl that had been harassing his cats has been sentenced to five years probation.

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Craig resident nabs four national trail riding awards

In 51 years of North American Trail Ride Conference competitions, no horse and rider team has ever won the organization’s top four national awards in the same year. That changed in 2011 when Craig resident Ken Wolgram, 47, and his 12-year-old half Arabian, half quarter horse, Awesomes Fire N Ice, blazed a new standard. Wolgram, a native Coloradan and Craig resident since he was 12, has been riding since he was 5 and competitively for the last 15 years. He took home the NATRC President’s Cup for high point horse in the nation and the Jim Menefee award for combined horse and horsemanship in 2002.

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MCHS basketball seniors reflect on one last game

Melissa Camilletti and Annie Sadvar were understandably nervous heading into Sunday’s Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports all-state basketball game in Arvada. Teaming up with and competing against 14 of the top Class 4A seniors in the state would shed light on how good the two Moffat County High School seniors are as players. Once the game got going, however, Camilletti said their worries were put to rest and they just played their game. And, while the game was to recognize the top players in Colorado, a 76-67 victory for Camilletti and Sadvar’s team was a welcome achievement.

Letter: Creating volunteer interest

I’m new to this, creating an interest in volunteer work. To start, I apologize to those who might have taken offense to my letter before this one. I’m sorry. So I need to thank everyone in the community of Craig who has helped me in my time of desperate need. Thank you all, and I am very grateful. Even to those who have considered to help. Thank you, too.

KU and UK join Louisville and Ohio St. in Final 4

One game is a grudge match between teams that know each other all too well. The other is a rare rematch between virtual strangers. The Final Four is set. In one game Saturday, Kentucky will play Louisville in an intrastate rivalry that puts Cardinals coach Rick Pitino against the school he once coached, then later alienated by returning to the Bluegrass to lead its archrival. In the other semifinal, it will be Ohio State and Kansas, meeting for only the ninth time in their history but for the second time this season. The Jayhawks won the first game 78-67 in Lawrence, Kan., back on Dec. 10. Ohio State's Jared Sullinger sat out of that game with back spasms. It was the first time the teams had met since 1999-2000.

Discount ticket rates available for 2012-13 concert season

A night of culture for an affordable price is sometimes hard to find. Even so, if you act now, you can keep your wallet stocked and still get a good experience. Tickets are now on sale for the Craig Concert Association’s 2012-13 series. The organization recently announced it will offer a deal for early birds to renew or purchase a membership at the same rate as the 2011-12 season. Season tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for students and $80 for a family of two adults with any number of children. The CCA’s final show of the season ,Richie Lee & The Fabulous ’50s, is May 1 and the last opportunity to get tickets at this rate.

James Cameron reaches deepest spot on Earth

Hollywood icon James Cameron has made it to Earth's deepest point. The director of "Titanic," ''Avatar" and other films used a specially designed submarine to dive nearly seven miles, completing his journey a little before 8 a.m. Monday local time, according to Stephanie Montgomery of the National Geographic Society. He plans to spend about six hours exploring and filming the Mariana Trench, about 200 miles southwest of the Pacific island of Guam. "All systems OK," were Cameron's first words upon reaching the bottom, according to a statement. His arrival at a depth of 35,756 feet came early Sunday evening on the U.S. East Coast, after a descent that took more than two hours.

Woman gets 42 years in case involving missing boys

A former Colorado woman accused of pocketing more than $150,000 in government support for her adoptive sons without reporting the boys' disappearance years earlier has been sentenced to 42 years in prison.

Bulldog Sports for March 26, 2012

Moffat County bulldog sports schedule for the week of March 26.