News for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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MCHS Cheer team brings spirit in bunches

The winter sports cheer team is getting ready to bring its spirit to the Moffat County teams as their sports seasons begin. Without competition cheering on their docket for 2012-13, the team dedicates itself to the Bulldogs sports teams and their success. Coach Megan Jones preaches a positive attitude to her team to keep their spirit high, as well as the spirit of the Moffat County crowds. Attendees of football games during the fall should expect to see a slightly different cheer team at basketball games, as girls are free to come and go between seasons.

M2: ‘An art to it’

Resurfacing about much more than driving on ice

Americans have a certain affinity for high-powered machines and each year several rallies are hosted around the country to bring like-minded enthusiasts together. Bikers have Sturgis, drivers have the Gumball 3,000 and even tractor owners — more than 1,100 of them — convened this summer in Grand Island, Neb. to set a new Guinness world record for the most antique tractors in one location. But there is one American invented machine that doesn’t breed the same fanatic culture. And although Moffat County Grounds Department Director Lennie Gillam doesn’t expect ice resurfacers around the country to begin flocking once a year to Zamboni Company’s Paramount, Calif. headquarters, he did say it takes a certain personality to properly smooth the surface of an ice rink.

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Connections 4 Kids trains early childhood care providers in environmental rating scales

Connections 4 Kids is helping to create better environments for children in early childhood programs. Connections 4 Kids recently held Environmental Rating Scale training events in Meeker and Craig. The training taught early childhood providers to use a self-assessment tool to help identify needs in their programs.

On the Record for Wednesday, Nov. 28

On the Record for Wednesday, Nov. 28

M2 Minute: Off-season training for high school athletes

Another winter sports season is upon us, but just because the season has ended for our fall athletes doesn’t mean the training should too. It’s recommended for an athlete to take a short break physically and mentally after a long season. But keep in mind that there is a difference between taking a break and becoming a couch potato. Maintaining proper nutrition and continuing to get a good amount of physical activity are important during the off-season.

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Oak Creek residents find homemade bottle bombs; police searching for suspects

Authorities are encouraging anyone who finds a bottle bomb to avoid touching it and to call 911 because the detonated remains can be dangerous to handle.

Bulldogs By the Numbers

Some interesting and important numbers for the winter sports teams entering the 2012-13 season