News for Saturday, September 8, 2012



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Moffat County volleyball team endures tough start to season

The Moffat County High School volleyball team has had a difficult start to its season, but a breakthrough may be near. The team has played in two tournaments and one individual game so far, struggling to a 1-7 record. While some of the losses have come against strong Class 4A foes like Glenwood Springs and Rifle, others have been against new league opponents or smaller teams, like Meeker, Roaring Fork and Cedaredge. But head coach Sandy Camilletti is trying not to overreact to the slow start. Camilletti thinks the Bulldogs are a couple small steps away from being a different, and better, team.

Steamboat candidates for Colorado House District 26 debate in Grand Junction

This weekend marked what one candidate called the first substantial debate of the campaign season. On Saturday, Club 20 hosted a series of debates for Western Slope candidates vying for state and national offices at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.

Bob Grubb: A slippery slope

Letters to Editor

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Moffat County beaten badly at home by Rifle

The Moffat County High School football team has aspirations of being a Western Slope League contender, but Rifle High School showed it is still king Friday night. The Bears (2-0), which went undefeated in WSL play last year, gave a top-tier rushing performance and had strong defense to back it up in beating Moffat County, 45-0. The Bulldogs (1-1) spread offense was shut down all game, and Rifle star running back Ryan Moeller showed why he is one of the state’s best at the Bulldog Proving Grounds. Moeller, who rushed for over 300 yards last year against MCHS, was up to his old tricks. The senior broke runs of 93, 86 and 75 yards to bust the game open in the first half. The 93-yarder came at a key point in the game.

Cross Country performs well at CM Stampede to open season

The Moffat County High School cross-country teams ran at the CM Stampede meet in its first competition of the season. The meet, hosted by Cheyenne-Mountain High School in Colorado Springs Aug. 31, featured 135 teams from several classifications and the course run at the state championship meet. MCHS competed in races for Class-2A and 3A schools. The girls team took third place, and the boys finished 28th. Leading the way for the girls was senior Eryn Leonard, who finished fifth overall in a time of 21:01.9. Other varsity runners for MCHS were Brenna Ciesco (22:37.6), Savannah Williams (23:29.8), Aubrey Campbell (24:01.8), Katelyn Peroulis (24:13) and Ary Shaffer (24:35.4).

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Craig second graders experience hands on learning at Meeker Classic Sheep Dog Trials

Craig second graders found out what hands on learning meant while attending the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials throughout the week of September 5th. Students had the opportunity to watch border collies compete in herding sheep, learn about service and therapy dogs, visit a petting zoo and watch an agility demonstration.

Over A Cup: Zucchini Casserole with Sausage

This week’s column features yet another zucchini recipe- a good one, too- and I’ve tried it! The recipe came from a 2010 Gooseberry Patch “Classic Christmas Recipes” cookbook. I called Jean Towry from Gooseberry Patch (Oxmoor House, Inc.) who graciously gave permission so that I could reprint the recipe in this column. (Thanks so much.) To make “Squash Casserole”, you will need the following ingredients: 8 ounces ground pork sausage (hot sausage if you like spicier dishes), 3 zucchini (sliced), 1 onion (finely chopped), 2 tablespoons butter, 2 (8 3/4-ounce) cans cream-style corn, 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 3/4 cup cornbread stuffing, and 1 (4 1/2-ounce) can chopped green chiles (drained).

A&L: State Fair General Projects results 2012

The results are in for judging of the General 4-H Projects exhibited at the 2012 Colorado State Fair, and exhibitors from Northwest Colorado have brought home lots of ribbons, including some Champion and Reserve Champion honors. All of the projects qualified for State Fair during local fair competitions. Following are the results for 4-H exhibits from Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties.

Al Cashion: Young Joy – Wisdom Joy

(An email to my daughters sometime back after a little talk with God on their behalf.) Hi, Jennifer, Amy and Erin. I learned something about you guys this morning. I was talking with God and your names came up ... That happens a lot lately. I said that I wished ... “I wished that they could get back the joy they had when they were young.” God said, “The season for Young Joy has passed in their life.” “Why?” I asked.

Editorial: So be it?

Our View: Conflicts of interest are an annoying but inevitable part of life. How those conflicts are handled makes a big difference in how they are perceived, especially for elected officials. In those situations voters deserve disclosure of any conflicts as well as an explanation as to how that conflict will or will not affect an official’s actions moving forward.

Government Update for Sept. 8, 2012

Moffat County Commission meeting When: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Where: Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way Agenda: • 8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence • 8:35 to 8:45 a.m. Consent agenda: — Review and sign the following documents: resolution for transfer of payment warrants, resolution of payment of payroll warrants, Department of Social Services accounts payable and electronic transactions, final bill from Connell for 2012 asphalt paving projects. • 8:45 to 9 a.m. General discussion: — Note commissioners may discuss any topic relevant to county business whether or not the topic has been specifically noted on the agenda • 9 to 9:15 a.m. Discussion with Charlene Abdella, Moffat County Undersheriff — Present bid recommendation for pickup truck purchase • 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. Discussion with Kate Nowak, Yampa Valley Data Partners — Present final report for Governors Energy Office grant. — Update on Yampa Valley Data Partners

Moffat County news round-up for Sept. 8, 2012: Art'n the Park'n Lot set for today

The Moffat County Future Farmers of America Alumni Tailgate BBQ takes place at 5 p.m. today in the parking lot at Moffat County High School. Burgers, beans, chips, a drink and dessert can be purchased for $5 before the MCHS varsity football team battles Rife High School at the Bulldog Proving Grounds.