News for Saturday, October 20, 2012



Neil McCandless: TMH administrators need to go

I believe it is time to change the administration at The Memorial Hospital. The town cannot afford to have any more doctors run off. Many quality employees have also left. I have talked to two people who have moved their family members from Craig to Steamboat and Denver.

YVMC: Breast cancer care available close to home

Although one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime, Yampa Valley Medical Center Cancer Services Director Jan Fritz has a message of hope. “The promising news is that a woman’s chance of surviving breast cancer is greatly improved with early detection and treatment,” Fritz said. “It may also be comforting to know that most treatment options are available close to home.” A certified oncology nurse, Fritz has been providing cancer treatments, education and resources for individuals and families in northwest Colorado since 1990. She outlined the following services that are available at YVMC:

Al Cashion: From crazy to insane

"I've always been crazy but it's kept me from goin' insane." One of the original stars of “Outlaw” Country, Waylon Jennings, wrote this famous lyric. He stole that from me before I could write it. I’m sure. I confess it fits me to a tee. Some say I’ve rocked over a time or two. Some say I’m going to get a ticket for loitering on Insanity St.

Craig teachers give feedback on new curriculum at Commitment to Excellence meeting

The school district has adopted a new curriculum, and at a Commitment to Excellence meeting, teacher's gave feedback on how the curriculum is working in their classrooms.

Women's Wellness Connection offers free services for qualified women

The Women’s Wellness Connection serving Northwest Colorado is helping uninsured and underinsured women receive free breast and and cervical cancer screenings.

Judy Bryce: Gallegos for CU Regent

I want you to know that I am voting for Glen Gallegos for University of Colorado Regent. He is the right person for this job. Here is why. He has excellent experience in K-16 education as an educator for 26 years, Assistant Superintendent in District 51 Schools, President of the Board of Trustees Colorado Mesa University, Western Colorado Community College, etc… Just look at CMU and the growth that has happened there.

Harry E. Russell, Jr. turning 101

Harry E. Russell, Jr., turns 101 years old on Oct. 27. There will be a birthday party at 6 p.m. that day at the Savory Museum in Savory, Wyo. Beef and birthday cake will be provided, carry-in dinners are welcome.

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1 injured in Friday rollover accident

The Colorado State Patrol, Craig Fire/Rescue, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and an ambulance from the Memorial Hospital of Craig responded Friday afternoon to a report of a one-car rollover crash on Moffat County Road 200 about seven miles northwest of Craig. The call was issued at 4:15 p.m. Sgt. Kirk Gardner, of the Colorado State Patrol, processed the scene and said 17-year-old Kaylie Clawson, driver, and 17-year-old Austin Edwards, passenger, were traveling westbound on CR 200 in a white 1996 Ford Ranger towards CR 15.

Over A Cup: Virginia’s Lazy Day Pumpkin Pie

I have enjoyed all of the calls regarding the “Pumpkin Pie Cake” recipe from this column of about three weeks ago. I’m glad that you enjoyed the cake. This week’s column features another pumpkin recipe. I have not tried this one because the oven has been “busy” baking banana squash from our garden—at least on the days that I have been home. However my sister, Darlene Blackford, has made it, and she got the recipe from her mother-in-law, the late Virginia Blackford of Rocky Ford.

Sports Briefs for Oct. 20, 2012: Postseason still in play for some fall sports

While the situation is bleak, the playoffs are not out of the question for a couple Moffat County Sports teams. The football team, at 3-4 this season, is currently on the outside looking in. In the 3A playoffs, seven teams automatically qualify for winning their league, and the final nine qualifers are selected based on a wildcard points system from Colorado High School Activities Association. After seven games, the final wildcard qualifying team is Thomas Jefferson High School, with 67 points. Moffat County was sitting 25th, with 58. 571.