News for Friday, November 16, 2012

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Former student praises CNCC

Craig resident Sean Smith, knows the importance of getting an education. Regardless of the field a person chooses, a degree can usually help in preparedness. Smith attended Colorado Northwestern Community College for that exact reason.

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East Elementary 4th and 5th grade earn bowling trip

Fourth and fifth grade students from East Elementary had a good end to their school week. The elder students at East enjoyed a pizza lunch and an afternoon of cosmic bowling Friday at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center. The food and field trip were rewards for the students earning a “paws”, said teacher Britni Morton. A paws field trip is given for students earning a certain amount of stickers as a result of good behavior and responsibility over a given amount of time, like a month, Morton said.

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Local elected officials, energy reps, conservationists react to presidential election

Last week Moffat County voters arrived at the polls and voiced, by an overwhelming majority, their desire for a new leader in the Oval Office. Republican candidate Gov. Mitt Romney won big here earning 4,695 of the 6,239 ballots cast in Moffat County and topped incumbent President Barack Obama by a more than three to one margin. But Obama reclaimed the big prize by winning the Electoral College and carrying the national popular vote by almost 3.5 million votes. For some local residents Obama’s re-election was a bitter defeat.

Parks and Wildlife officials investigating deaths of 3 moose

Cow, 2 calves killed in Granby subdivision

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are investigating the shooting deaths of three moose killed earlier this week near Granby. The incident took place between 8 and 10 a.m. Wednesday in an empty lot at Shadow Mountain Estates, a subdivision located on Grand County Road 6421 between Granby and Grand Lake, according to a Parks and Wildlife news release. A witness reported to wildlife officials that he heard, while hunting near the subdivision, several shots fired in rapid succession. Upon further investigation, the witness reported he found a cow moose and a calf dead, with a second calf dying.

Sports Briefs for Nov. 17, 2012: Mountain Lion season starts Monday

Check out what has been happening in the Craig sports world lately, including the mountain lion hunting season beginning, updated standings in the pool league at Popular Bar and Parks and Rec registrations for youth basketball.

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Craig locals starting Snocross season in style

For three teenagers from Craig, a winter sports season began today with a lengthy drive. A.J. Stoffle, Wesley Chapman and Austin Gabbert began driving early Saturday morning, along with Stoffle’s parents Teresa and Mike, for Duluth, Minn., to kick off their Snocross season. The three friends from Craig are going to the Daytona 500 of the Snocross circuit--a huge race that starts the season on a high note.

Government update for Nov. 17, 2012

Government update for Nov. 17, 2012

Rig Count for Nov. 17

Rig Count