News for Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Deadly blast devastates Indianapolis neighborhood

Splintered beams and boards on a piece of charred earth were all that remained Sunday where at least two Indianapolis homes were leveled in a blast that killed two people and rendered homes for blocks uninhabitable. A backhoe raked through the rubble in the middle-class subdivision as clusters of firefighters and rescue workers weary from a long, chaotic day that began late the night before waited for their next assignment. The two-story, brick-faced homes on either side of those demolished by the blast were ruins. One home's roof was gone, a blackened husk left behind. On the other side of the gap, the side of a home was sheared off. Across the street, garage doors had buckled from the heat. It wasn't yet clear what caused the blast that shook the neighborhood at 11 p.m. Saturday. Residents described hearing a loud boom that blew out windows and collapsed ceilings. Some thought a plane had crashed or that it was an earthquake.

Vernal museum to move dinosaur fossils to new home

Workers at the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum in Vernal are ready for a major move. They've packed some 33,000 dinosaur fossils, rock samples and other specimens for the move from an aging building to a state-of-the-art repository two blocks away. The pieces of the region's prehistoric past will be moved beginning this week, officials said, and the bulk of them should be at their new home by the end of this month. Employees began preparing for the move in August. "If you were to move an entire neighborhood of houses, you're kind of looking at what we're up against here at the museum," said Mary Beth Bennis-Bottomley, the park's curator of education.

Manning, defense lead Broncos over Panthers 36-14

Moments after the Denver Broncos gave the Carolina Panthers a good old-fashioned shellacking Sunday, they gave coach John Fox a game ball. "There were a lot of motivating factors to help us win this game, and coach Fox was the biggest one," Von Miller said. Peyton Manning made sure Fox's return to Carolina was successful, throwing for 301 yards and a touchdown, and the defense turned in a dominating performance to lead the Broncos to a 36-14 rout.au Manning threw his 420th touchdown pass to move into a tie for second place on the NFL's list with his childhood hero Dan Marino. He trails only Brett Favre (508).

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Monday Morning Chat: Five minutes with Charleah Firestone, Library assistant at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Library

Job title or position: Library assistant at Moffat County Library Craig branch How long have you held this position: "Since 2009" Previous job: "I'm a retired music teacher. I taught here in Craig for 30 years." Hometown: "Born and raised in Grand Junction so I'm a Western Slope girl."

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Bowling alley raises $1,200 for veterans

The 2012 version of Bowling for Veterans turned out to be a bigger success than its first run two years ago. The Bowl for Veterans event from noon to 4 p.m. at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center brought members of the community out for its entirety, encouraging Beryl Dschaak, owner of the bowling alley. “This is a very important day, I’m very patriotic,” Dschaak said about the Sunday event. “It turned out better this year. I’m still a little disappointed in the community, but I am so happy for the support we got.”

Senior Spotlight for November 12, 2012.

When I turned my TV on last night, thinking I had the weather channel on, when Santa Clause's smiley figure came on. I watched the story awhile and it was a new one for me, but enjoyable. It made me more aware of how close Christmas Day was. So my daughter Jane and I decided I better get more cards to send and get busy. I have most of my Christmas Cards sent out of state and to Denver and surrounding areas. When some of the residents go to nursing homes or their family relocate I keep up with them for as long as they answer my cards and letters. Each year i delete some, add some.

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Craig hockey drops two to start season

The Craig “Midget” hockey players kicked off their season with a pair of losses Saturday. The Midgets, the 14-18 age group of players in the Colorado Amateur Hockey Association’s Colorado Competitive Youth Hockey League, dropped the puck for the first time Saturday versus Aspen at 11 a.m. and against Arapahoe at 4:30 p.m.

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Bulldog sports for Nov. 12-18

A look at the upcoming week in sports for Moffat County High School, Craig Middle School and the city's Parks and Recreation Department.

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Holiday Craft Show puts shoppers in Christmas spirit

It felt closer to Christmas than Thanksgiving inside Centennial Mall on Saturday during the Holiday Craft Show. Filled with crafters booths and an array of creative gifts, attendees meandered from table to table as the snow fell outside. From jewelry, furniture, food, candles and clothing, to marshmallow shooter guns and tomboy tools, there was plenty to choose from.

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Substance Abuse Prevention Program's pancake breakfast packs McDonald's

Driving up to McDonald’s on Saturday morning, the packed parking lot was an indicator of the mad house inside. McDonald’s hosted the Substance Abuse Prevention Program's pancake breakfast Saturday morning, and the turnout was strong. Nearly every seat was filled, the line was continuous and the smell of pancakes hung in the air.