News for Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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Marijuana legalized in Colorado as Amendment 64 passes

Despite falling in Moffat County, Amendment 64 to the Colorado State Constitution passed Tuesday, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado. While there are still many questions to be answered and regulations to enact before using marijuana is legal, it was a landmark decision which could spearhead a creation of the marijuana industry. While in the Moffat County the amendment lost by over 300 votes, or by 53-47 percent, The Denver Post called it passing at 9:15 p.m., when Amendment 64 had 52.7 percent voting yes statewide.

Tipton cruises to CD3 re-election

Election does not come down to wire as predicted

Contrary to what the last public polls showed a month ago the race for the Third Congressional District of Colorado did not come down to the wire. Not only wasn’t it close, numerous agencies across the state called the election for incumbent Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, with 50 percent of the ballots still to be tallied. “Our internal polling looked pretty positive going into the election, but this exceeded our expectations,” Tipton said. “I’m very grateful to my staff that traveled with me to debates and town hall meetings all over the district, and to all of our volunteers that worked so hard throughout the campaign.”

As Obama wins re-election, Romney out of sight

His reach for the presidency thwarted, Mitt Romney stayed out of sight late Tuesday as news organizations including The Associated Press announced that President Barack Obama had won a second term. Dejected Romney supporters milled around a hotel ballroom where the Republican hopeful had planned to declare victory and groaned as key battlegrounds moved Obama's way. Obama's victory in closely fought Ohio narrowed Romney's path to the 270 electoral vote. The Democrat also was declared the winner in other swing states including New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Colorado and Iowa. Michigan and Pennsylvania, which Republicans hoped to put in play, stayed in Obama's camp as well. Florida and Virginia remained too close to call. Romney supporters cheered a win in North Carolina, which Obama captured four years ago. But it was a rare prize in an evening that broadly favored the presidency.

Kinkaid, Grobe win county commission seats

In what many have considered a huge upset, John Kinkaid beat Dave DeRose 3,130 to 2,669 to win the race for county commissioner of District 1. Prior to receiving the results, Kinkaid said he wasn’t as nervous as he thought he would be throughout the day. “It’s been a great day. This whole thing’s been a great adventure. People have been so wonderful to me,” Kinkaid said.

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Moffat County election results taking shape

Polling places located throughout Moffat County open until 7 p.m.

With 13 out of 14 precincts reporting and only provisional and absentee ballots still to be counted, election results in Moffat County are:

25 shades of Craig: Problem solving

Women, do you ever feel like men aren’t listening to you when you have a problem? Men, do you sometimes feel like women are incapable of just solving a problem and moving on? Men and Women have many differences and one of them is the way that we problem solve. When a woman has a problem she has to explain the whole entire problem, every which way. Then she will ask for a man’s input, she will then listen to the man’s advice, she will take parts of it in even though it doesn’t seem like she does and then will get straight back on the path of her problem again re-explaining it and how she wants to handle it, how she might handle it and then how she will handle it. She will then move onto her friend’s problems and what is going on with them.

Vera Herbert: Thanks for the support

Thank You for all your prayers and visits to me while I was at Sandrock Care and Therapy. I got a lot of good care there and therapy. Special Thanks to my loving family and to Nancy Core, my Pastor Turner and Church friends.

Marc Leier: 1 for the little guys

Marc Leier: Letters to EditorSince 2005 I’ve purchased 3, 3.6R Outback models from Cook Chevrolet and Subaru in Craig. The first two vehicles were absolutely incredible. However, the last car purchased (the 2011) turned out to be a major pain! At less than 10k miles, the car began having a couple issues: 1) The entire right side speaker bank would randomly cut out for minutes, hours or even days at a time. 2) There’s an intermittent but noticeable vibration/rumbling sound coming from the center of the car. These problems were reported to the dealership in Craig immediately. The Craig Dealership explained they didn’t have a Certified Subaru Technician there.

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Capitol Christmas Tree draws large crowd during stop in Craig

Craig elementary students squirmed in anticipation as they waited for the Capitol Christmas Tree to make its stop in Craig Tuesday afternoon. A crowd of several hundred people came to see the tree at the Moffat County Fairgrounds as it made its way from Rangely to Steamboat. The Capitol Christmas Tree was selected to come from Colorado this year, and was cut down in Meeker.

Veterans Hotline: Veterans Day activities planned

Veterans day is Sunday, Nov. 11. There are various activities planned for the weekend, so please try to attend. Remember, this Friday, Nov. 9, a Veterans Service will take place at the Moffat County High School at 8:45 a.m. Starting at 11:30 a.m., there will be a luncheon hosted by American Northwest Realty for all veterans and their families. The luncheon will be at the American Legion Hall on Moffat County Road 7. On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Thunder Rolls Bowling Center will have free bowling for Veterans starting at 1 p.m. Any proceeds taken in will be donated to the Wounded Warriors program through the Bowlers to Veterans Link.

On The Record for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

On The Record for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

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Thunder Rolls hosting Bowl for Veterans event this Sunday

After a one-year hiatus, veterans will once again benefit from an event at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center this Veteran’s Day. The local bowling alley, 900 Industrial Lane, hosted a Bowl for Veterans event in 2010 to raise money for the non-profit charity organization Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) and was successful. The nearly $3200 raised by the alley that day was the ninth-most by a 16-lane bowling alley in the country. But according to Thunder Rolls employee Chris Runyan, the turnout was not as good as hoped.