News for Sunday, October 28, 2012

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Manning throws for 305 yards, Broncos top Saints

A dinged-up right thumb wasn't enough to throw Peyton Manning off his game, and to no one's surprise, neither was the New Orleans Saints' defense. Despite banging his throwing thumb on an opponent's helmet in the second quarter Sunday night, Manning passed for 305 yards and three scores, led a pair of 90-plus-yard touchdown drives and easily outplayed Drew Brees to lead the Denver Broncos to a 34-14 victory over the Saints. Manning surpassed the 300-yard mark for the fifth straight time to match his personal best and set a franchise record for Denver (4-3). He completed 22 of 30 throws for a passer rating of 138.9. Willis McGahee ran for 122 yards and a score for the Broncos, who won two in a row for the first time this season and took sole possession of first place in the AFC West. The Broncos gained 530 yards — a season high — against the NFL's worst defense, which came in allowing more yards (2,793) over the first six games of a season than any team since 1950.

Woman's body found near Laramie in 2010 ID'd

Authorities have identified a 55-year-old woman whose body was found by a sheepherder north of Laramie in 2010. The Laramie Boomerang reports (http://bit.ly/ShD5gW ) the Albany County Sheriff's Office this week identified the remains as those of Rosella Lovell, who was a janitor at The University of Wyoming.

Eastern US braces for dangerous superstorm

From Washington to Boston, big cities and small towns Sunday buttoned up against the onslaught of a superstorm that could endanger 50 million people in the most heavily populated corridor in the nation, with forecasters warning that the New York area could get the worst of it — an 11-foot wall of water. "The time for preparing and talking is about over," Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate said as Hurricane Sandy made its way up the Atlantic on a collision course with two other weather systems that could turn it into one of the most fearsome storms on record in the U.S. "People need to be acting now." Forecasters said the hurricane could blow ashore Monday night or early Tuesday along the New Jersey coast, then cut across into Pennsylvania and travel up through New York State on Wednesday. Airlines canceled more than 7,200 flights and Amtrak began suspending train service across the Northeast. New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore moved to shut down their subways, buses and trains and said schools would be closed on Monday. Boston also called off school. And all non-essential government offices closed in the nation's capital.

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Bulldog sports for October 29, 2012

Bulldog sports schedule for the week of October 29, 2012.

Moffat County takes 6th at state

It may not have ended with the glory the Bulldogs were looking for, but this was a successful cross-country season nonetheless. Moffat County ran in the 3A Colorado State Cross Country Championships on Saturday. The girls team, which was expecting to be a contender for the top spots at the meet, ran well and placed sixth. As expected, the meet was a logjam at the top of the standings. Holy Family High School was crowned the champion, scoring 84 points. The spread to sixth place, where Moffat County finished, was just 32 points.

Senior Spotlight for October 29, 2012

October soon to be another month of memories ending in a flurry of Halloween doings, maybe early Christmas shopping. I really enjoyed the softly falling snow last week. However the neat time was a whizzer. Really brought back memories of white outs and drifts, all of the winters gone by. The seasons all offer a different picture of nature's beauty. The snow scenes were beautiful. Got my winter stuff out. Need to add one or two things looks like.

Real Estate Transactions for October 2012

Buyer: Stewart, Wade C & Ripkoski, Aubrey N Seller: Schmedeke, Larry G & Elise Address: 933 Lincoln St. Sale Price: $185,000.00

General Election early voting under way in Moffat County

Beckett: Voters who have not received a ballot should contact elections office

Moffat County Elections Supervisor Stephanie Beckett reported last Wednesday that 1,346 voters already had cast their ballot in the 2012 general election. That’s because mail-in ballots were sent Oct. 15 to registered voters all across the state. But ballots were only sent to voters that had requested them. In Moffat County, 2,953 ballots were mailed to voters, Beckett said. Voters could begin returning those ballots or vote by machine at the Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way, on Oct. 22 when early voting opened throughout Colorado.

John Williams: Why Romney is the clear choice

This is an open letter to voters, please be an informed voter as this is the most important election in you life, regardless of your age. Here are a few observations for your consideration. SENIORS: you will be the most effected by Obamacare and the least able to do anything about it. If you bought into the AARP line that it was a good thing then consider that they had a profit on the sale of insurance in mind. If you think the theft of $716 Billion from Medicare by the Obama administration to support Obamacare, the addition of 30 - 40 Million people to the system, while lowering payments to your Medicare providers is going to improve what you get you are sadly mistaken. THE YOUNG: you are greatly effected by the massive creation of debt by this administration, you simply get to pay for it.

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Business Beat: Thrift store owner enjoying her shop

Michelle Nolan has enjoyed frequenting thrift stores for years, shopping for her friends and family and always finding good items for great prices. That’s why her friends told her to open a thrift store of her own last summer, when the market was wide open. Dorothy Wyman had closed her thrift shop on Victory Way, Charlotte’s Web was on hiatus and only the Community Budget Center was providing the low prices.