News for Monday, May 14, 2012

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Rockwell exhibit draws crowd in Craig

Opening day creates interest from Craig and beyond

Monday was opening day for a new Norman Rockwell exhibit featuring all 323 covers the American artist illustrated for the Saturday Evening Post magazine throughout almost five decades.

BLM to discuss old munitions sites at May 22 open house

A munitions study of two former Colorado National Guard training sites located in Moffat County will be the subject of an upcoming open house hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, the agency reported in a news release. The open house is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. May 22 at the BLM’s Little Snake Field office, 455 Emerson St., in Craig. The study is designed to assess the nature and extent of old military munitions possibly present at the old Sand Wash Artillery Range and Craig Small Arms Range at Cedar Mountain, both of which are located on BLM land, and to determine if the munitions pose a safety problem for people or the environment.

On the Record for May 14, 2012

On the Record for May 14, 2012

Briefs for May 14: Land Use Board meeting today at courthouse

The Moffat County Land Use Board is scheduled to meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the main floor conference room at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way The agenda is below: • Call to order • Roll call/new member introductions

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'Where I was meant to be': Craig resident keeps family close to heart while serving in Afghanistan

On May 1, President Barack Obama marked the one-year anniversary of U.S. forces locating and killing Osama bin Laden by visiting Afghanistan. n a televised address from Bagram Air Base, Obama discussed an agreement he signed with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to pull U.S. combat forces out of the country by 2014. But, the president also pledged to continue to send an undisclosed number of soldiers to train Afghan forces and carry out limited counterterrorism operations until 2024. For the next 12 years American servicemen and women will continue to travel to a far away country to engage the enemy, leaving behind friends, family, husbands, wives and children.

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Boys track team places 2nd at WSL, readies for state

Setting a new standard of excellence for future athletes isn’t something that happens at every track and field meet, but Moffat County High School runners have made their mark as they head into the last leg of the season. A record-setting, first-place time in the boys 4-by-800-meter relay event was one of many victories for the MCHS track team at the 4A Western Slope League Meet on Thursday and Friday in Grand Junction. The boys team notched six wins in individual events and took second overall. The relay set a positive tone for the meet as one of the first events of the day.

Sports Briefs for May 14: Steamboat gun group offering shooting seminar

The Routt County Rifle Club will host a free event for those looking to learn the proper techniques of gun usage — “First Shots: An Introduction to Shooting.” The class is meant purely for beginners and is open to families and friends interested in rifle shooting. Approved by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the curriculum focuses on safety, ownership requirements and hands-on instruction. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the club’s building at 28610 U.S. Highway 40, two miles west of Steamboat Springs.

Abreu, A.J. Ellis lead Dodgers over Rockies 11-5

Matt Kemp and his teammates didn't spent much time celebrating their three-game sweep of the slumping Colorado Rockies. All their attention was focused on whether his troublesome left hamstring would result in a lengthy absence from the lineup. Kemp, who leads the Los Angeles Dodgers with 12 homers and a .359 batting average, left Sunday's 11-5 victory because of an irritated left hamstring after grounding out in the third inning. The All-Star center fielder has played in 399 consecutive games, the longest current streak in the majors, but that streak is in serious jeopardy. "It's been a little bit scary, not knowing how my hamstring would hold up," said Kemp, who has an MRI scheduled for Monday. "I think I just need to let it heal for a little bit. I don't know how much time that's going to take. I'll see how it feels later on tonight and tomorrow, and we'll go from there.

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Bulldog Sports for May 14

Moffat County High School sports schedule for the week of May 14, 2012.

Burger eatery builds awareness

In a location that has seen several food entrepreneurs come and go, the latest tenant is still cooking up a storm after the rocky first few months. Since opening in January, The Burger Shack has made its mark on the local restaurant scene. Located within Mathers Club, 420 Yampa Ave., the small grilling operation features a menu that includes hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and of course, hamburgers, in addition to a wide selection of appetizers. Owner Michelle Reed said she focuses on providing patrons of the establishment with something that would go well with a drink.

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‘It always gets better’: Five minutes with Julie Gates, 35, a registered nurse and mother of two

Where is your hometown? “Right here. I was born here.” What has kept you in Craig? “Family, my parents and my sister live here, too.” Motto or outlook on life? “It always gets better.” When did you first get started in your job? “It was in 2008. I was working in a veterinary clinic and really liked it, so I went to nursing school and switched to humans. (Laughs)”

Letter: Former firefighter speaks out- part 2

At this time, Craig Fire/Rescue has 30 members who have to pass an agility test. In the old days, we had 20 members of which two were well overweight. Did we stick them on ladders or send them into burning buildings? No.

Ousted Nuggets still feeling good about future

The Denver Nuggets are one-and-done in the NBA playoffs again. Only this ouster has a much different feel. The young team grew up in a hurry in taking the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers to the brink before losing a thrilling Game 7 at Staples Center on Saturday night. They even impressed Kobe Bryant, who said the Nuggets "showed a lot of heart." Along with plenty of promise.

Facebook CEO turns 28, IPO could be $100B gift

Don't let the hoodie and sneakers fool you. Mark Zuckerberg is no wet-behind-the-ears CEO. Facebook's chief executive turns 28 on Monday, setting in motion the social network's biggest week ever. The company is expected to start selling stock to the public for the first time and begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday. The IPO could value Facebook at nearly $100 billion, making it worth more than such iconic companies as Disney, Ford and Kraft Foods. At 28, Zuckerberg is exactly half the age of the average S&P 500 CEO, according to executive search firm Spencer Stuart. With eight years on the job, he's logged more time as leader than the average CEO, whose tenure is a little more than seven years, according to Spencer Stuart. Even so, the pressures of running a public company will undoubtedly take some getting used to. Once Facebook begins selling stock, Zuckerberg will be expected to please a host of new stakeholders, including Wall Street investment firms, hedge funds and pension funds who will pressure him to keep the company growing.