News for Friday, September 14, 2012



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Moffat County wins big in wild game in Steamboat

If there is one person — and one team — that understands the importance of fast starts to the season it’s the Moffat County football team. The Bulldogs watched the last two years slip away in the first half of the season. Each time furious finishes couldn’t couldn’t overcome porous starts. So for a team looking to get back to the playoffs Friday was a good sign. Moffat, after a quick start and then a lull, dominated the second half Friday, dispatching of Steamboat 56-27 Friday night at Gardner Field.

Al Cashion: Essential, sequential linearity

There is an essential, sequential linearity that orders big chunks of the Universe. Underwear first, pants second. Chew, then swallow. Deodorant before co-mingling. Deposit before withdrawal. B must be preceded by A and followed by C if D stands for Destination. Some adept and adroit minds are quite satisfied with that fact of life. These minds can set a goal, draw a horizontal line on a sheet of paper, dividing it into equal parts of time, manpower, skill set, capitol, materials or whatever and arrive precisely at the goal, on time, on budget and do so without a worry. Envy is a sin and I’m sorry, God.

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Gymfinity Gymnastics grand reopening set for Saturday

Gymfinity Gymnastics will have its grand reopening from 4-6 p.m. Saturday at their location inside the Centennial Mall.

Editorial: Extended exposure

Education, culture, arts, history

The editorial board recently learned the Museum of Northwest Colorado’s Norman Rockwell exhibit has been extended for another month. Rockwell is a renowned American illustrator and painter who is most famous for his images that graced 323 covers of The Saturday Evening Post over the course of four decades. The exhibit opened May 14 and features all 323 covers Rockwell illustrated for the Post, as well as “Spirit of Education,” an original painting on loan from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.

Rig Count for Sept. 15, 2012

A count on oil and natural gas rigs, as of Friday, operating in Colorado, Wyoming and the U.S. overall, according to Baker Hughes, Inc., a Houston-based energy consulting company:

Moffat County Libraries Board of Trustees regular meeting agenda

What: Moffat County Libraries Board of Trustees regular meeting When: 5:30 P.M. Monday Where: Craig Branch Agenda:

Willems addresses Cashion’s Craig City Council meeting remarks

Willems: Council members were silent because this isn’t their issue

On Tuesday Craig resident, and Craig Daily Press contributor, Al Cashion appeared before Craig City Council in an effort to incite some kind of reaction about the public’s perception of the Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board’s fire tower project and the way a site plan was unanimously approved by city council members without public comment. But Cashion received no response after his 18-minute diatribe. Fire board president Byron Willems on Thursday addressed some of the issues raised by Cashion during Tuesday night’s meeting and explained why city council members remained silent.

Yampa Valley Golf Course closing 2012 with busy tournament slate

Yampa Valley Golf Course closing 2012 with busy tournament slate

While the busy golfing season has past in Craig, Yampa Valley Golf Course still has big weekends remaining in 2012. The summer months are over and school has started up, meaning the amount of golf being played at Yampa Valley has gone down. “There’s always that huge decline once school starts,” head golf professional Jason Back said. “It’s amazing every year. We do lose a lot of play once school begins. I think everybody just gets busy. The adults are busy with kids with sports.” And while the course is not seeing as many rounds during the week, it will still be packed the next couple weekends, starting tonight with the Grand Futures Shot in the Dark Midnight Golf Tournament.

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Moffat County boys play Haymaker

The Moffat County High School boys golf team played at the Steamboat Sailors Invitational Thursday at Haymaker Golf Course and took eighth place. The team was led by Tyler Jenkins, who shot 96. Casey Nations (102), Colten Yoast (105), Kyler Wilbanks (105) and Jake Bingham (113) also golfed for the Bulldogs varsity team. The team score of 303 was among the team's lowest of the season. Steamboat Springs High School lost to Vail Christian High School in a three-hole playoff for first place. Both teams shot 221.

Justin Jenison: A Heart for Moffat County

To the editor: Every once in a while I run into someone who tells me how Craig sucks, or they're stuck here. Usually the unsympathetic look on my face followed by the lack of confirming response is enough to end the complaint cold in its tracks. My wife Courtney and I willingly moved back here 9 years ago and we can't imagine living anywhere else. Throughout my time here in Craig, I've really gotten to know Dave DeRose. We've developed a professional relationship and friendship through mutual friends and organizations in the community.

Casey Herod: I support Dave DeRose

To the editor: I am writing this letter in support of Dave DeRose, a candidate for Moffat County Commissioner District 1. I have known Dave since I was very young and I worked for him as the shop helper at Masterworks Mechanical. Dave was a great employer and is still today my friend and mentor.

Francisco Reina: I will not stop teaching my game

To the editor: After reading Mr. Gomez’s letter to the editor, it looks to me like he has something to show or to prove. But I’ve been in Craig for 40 years and in all that time I’ve helped teach Mexicans and non-Mexicans, some that coach and referee today. Some play and teach my way and my game of soccer. If you don’t learn true soccer, you can’t be a fan, can’t understand the game and can’t prepare for competition. And my list goes on and on.

Madson Family: Thank you for the love and support

To the editor: It has taken me five months to write this. On April 3, 2012 we lost a great man, our dad, a husband, a papa, a brother, an uncle, and a son as well as a friend to all. My dad had many loves, his grandkids topped it all then coffee, then his wife and kids. A lot of you knew him because of his love for his family and coffee. I wanted to thank a wonderful community family and friends for the love and support in our time of hurt over the loss of this great man.

Scott Bideau: Facts about the casino

The proposed casino debate has focused on predictions of economic impact. I'd prefer to focus on the facts. Fact One: This casino will not be bound by state or local laws, just like any businesses on sovereign Native-American land. Fact Two: The casino will have no tax obligation.