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Youth bowling leagues in Craig teach kids technique

Thunder Rolls Bowling Center is host to competitive, serious bowling leagues throughout the week. On Sundays, however, the alley takes a youthful, exuberant turn. Youth bowling leagues for children ages 4 to 18 take place at Thunder Rolls on Sunday evenings, as the next generation of Craig bowlers is shaped. There are three age groups with coaches trained to help them learn proper bowling technique.

Vonn trains again after missing time with illness

Out of the hospital just a few days, Lindsey Vonn is already back on the hill. The four-time overall World Cup champion resumed her giant slalom training Sunday as she went through a series of gates on a course in Vail, Colo. The day before, Vonn did a little freeskiing on the mountain. She's quickly getting back up to speed after missing time with an intestinal illness. Should she feel up for it, Vonn will go through a super-G training session Monday. There's still no decision whether Vonn will take part in giant slalom and slalom races in Aspen over Thanksgiving weekend. The plan is to simply take things day by day. But this was a good start.

Manning throws for 3 TDs in Broncos 30-23 win

Passing by Peyton. Dancing by Von. On the day Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes and drew even with John Elway in the career win column, it was Broncos linebacker Von Miller who stole the show — not only with the three sacks and two forced fumbles that rattled Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, but with the ever-evolving sack dance he uses to celebrate. "You've got to show some excitement when you make a play," Miller said after spearheading a 30-23 victory Sunday that gave Denver a three-game lead over San Diego in the AFC West. "It's hard enough as it is out there." But the Broncos (7-3) are making this look easy.

Obama extending 'hand of friendship' to Myanmar

En route to a historic visit to long shunned Myanmar, President Barack Obama says he comes to "extend the hand of friendship" to a nation moving from persecution to peace. But the praise and personal attention come with an admonition from Obama: The work of democracy has just begun. "Instead of being repressed, the right of people to assemble together must now be fully respected," the president said in speech excerpts released ahead of his arrival Monday. "Instead of being stifled, the veil of media censorship must continue to be lifted. As you take these steps, you can draw on your progress." Obama is the first U.S. president to go to Myanmar, also known as Burma. He was flying from Thailand on Monday morning, local time, for a visit that would last just six hours but carries significant symbolism. It is the result of a remarkable turnaround in the countries' relationship. Obama has rewarded Myanmar's rapid adoption of democratic reforms by lifting some economic penalties. The president has appointed a permanent ambassador to the country, and pledged greater investment if Myanmar continues to progress following a half-century of military rule.

Al Cashion: Perfectly confused

Beads of H2O coolant materialize across my forehead as ordered by my hypothalamus after receiving reports from thermal sensors in the skin that the fat boy is exerting himself. My hypothalamus could hibernate in the winter were it not for a little seven by nine wood shop where serenity and sanity dwell. They’re a nice couple. Serenity comes the moment I turn on the lights and pick up a tool standing over a nice piece of maple or oak in the bench vise. Sanity joins us when I plug my smart phone into my Bose and turn on my Pandora app.

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Monday Morning Chat: Five minutes with Karrie Booth, owner/manager of Hollistic Health & Fitness

Hometown: "I don’t really have one. I kind of grew up all over the place. I lived on the east coast until I was 12. I lived down south until I was 18. Then I’ve been in Colorado since I graduated from high school. College brought me out to Colorado. I went to CSU." What brought you to Craig: "I wanted to be in Steamboat, couldn’t afford it. Ended up in Hayden. When I got divorced, I ended up in Craig. Long story short.' How long have you lived in Craig: "10 years" Job title: "I don’t know how to answer that, I do everything here. The chicken with her head cut off. (laughs) Well I’m majority owner, manager, I’m also a personal trainer, I do exercise classes, and a massage therapist, wellness coach. I guess owner/manager would be it."

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CMS 7th grade still figuring Rangely out

After a string of wins, including a thrilling come-from-behind victory last week, the Craig Middle School seventh graders’ winning streak came to a halt Saturday. The seventh-grade team recently had enjoyed comfortable wins against Hayden, Soroco and Meeker and a close win against Little Snake River Valley School. During that stretch, they also lost a 21-13 game in early November against Rangely Middle School’s A team at Sandrock Elementary School.

Senior Spotlight for November 19, 2012.

As November start to wane we celebrate Veteran's Day. Thanksgiving coming up soon, Thursday, Nov. 2. The memory of family, pumpkin pie, sharing news, etc. Don't forget to give thanks for our blessings of food, etc. McDonald's Senior Breakfast is Wednesday, Nov. 21. No meals or bus service at Sunset Meadows I on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.