News for Thursday, May 17, 2012



A new standard

MCHS boys relay team re-breaks school record en route to 4A state title

Less than a week after setting a new benchmark, the Moffat County High School boys 4-by-800-meter relay team set a new school best en route to the 4A state championship. Seniors Alfredo Lebron, Rene Molina, Miguel Molina and Johnny Landa broke the tape in 7:53 at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood.

On the Record for May 17, 2012

On the Record for May 17, 2012

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Free veterans legal clinic this weekend in Craig

The Colorado Bar Association and the CBA Young Lawyers Division will host a free veterans legal clinic Saturday in Craig. The effort is driven by Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans, a statewide initiative done in cooperation with local bar associations to offer free legal clinics to veterans across Colorado. Erica Longnecker, a Routt County deputy district attorney for the 14th Judicial District and Young Lawyers Division board member, is organizing the first of its kind event in Craig. It is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265, 419 E. Victory Way.

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Recollections of the big top

Carson and Barnes Circus’ arrival Tuesday evokes childhood memories

The air inside the tent was sultry Tuesday afternoon with the mingled aromas of cotton candy and popcorn. The crowd watched, entranced, as two acrobats nimbly walked the tightrope while a third performer slowly lifted herself into a handstand on a bar between them. The Carson and Barnes Circus was in full swing at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Among the 100 or so people who came to the big top was Jeff Schlim of Craig, with wife Stacy and their daughters, Ema, 7, and Taryn, 4, in tow.

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MCHS golfers Fox, Harjes prepping to compete at state

In spring 2011, Moffat County High School golfer Sam Fox was the youngest of three varsity girls golfers to attend the season’s final tournamnet. Fox will be returning to the state level next week, but this time the MCHS senior will be the more experienced representative of her team to attend. Fox and sophomore Caitlin Harjes will tee off Monday at Greeley’s Boomerang Links for the 4A state tournament, the final meet of a season in which, according to their coach, both consistently have improved their game. Coach Ann Marie Roberts said Fox’s fundamentals are noticeably stronger from where they were last year.