News for Sunday, September 16, 2012

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Cantaloupes distributed in Colo. could be tainted

A California company is voluntarily recalling cantaloupes in several states, including Colorado, because of possible salmonella contamination. Fresno-based DFI Marketing Inc. issued the recall as a precaution after salmonella was found on a single sample of cantaloupe during routine testing. The company did not respond to a phone message left by The Associated Press on Sunday.

Rockies lose wild game 12-11 to Padres

Colorado Rockies reliever Adam Ottavino spoke softly but it was very clear he took Sunday's loss personally. After Colorado rallied from a huge deficit to tie the game, rookie Yonder Alonso singled to drive in the winning run in the ninth, leading the San Diego Padres to a 12-11 win over the Rockies. Colorado scored six times in the eighth, tying the game on rookie Josh Rutledge's grand slam. Ottavino faced nine batters in the fifth inning and managed to get just two outs. By the time the Padres were finished, they tied a season-high with eight runs to take an 11-5 lead.

1 year on, Occupy is in disarray; spirit lives on

Occupy Wall Street began to disintegrate in rapid fashion last winter, when the weekly meetings in New York City devolved into a spectacle of fistfights and vicious arguments. Punches were thrown and objects were hurled at moderators' heads. Protesters accused each other of being patriarchal and racist and domineering. Nobody could agree on anything and nobody was in charge. The moderators went on strike and refused to show up, followed in quick succession by the people who kept meeting minutes. And then the meetings stopped altogether. In the city where the movement was born, Occupy was falling apart. "We weren't talking about real things at that point," says Pete Dutro, a tattoo artist who used to manage Occupy's finances but became disillusioned by the infighting and walked away months ago. "We were talking about each other."

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Moffat County Volleyball pushing through tough season

Moffat County Volleyball pushing through tough season

Losing can wear on a team’s spirit, but it doesn’t seem to affect the Moffat County High School volleyball team. That could mean better results are on the horizon. After a 1-7 start to the season, the Bulldogs played three games last week, and went 1-2. It started with a three-set loss to Coal Ridge Thursday, 25-12, 25-7, 25-19. That had head coach Sandy Camilletti disappointed. “We could beat them,” Camilletti said. “We gave up too many big runs. Our goal is not to let a team score more than three points in a row. We give up runs of seven or eight in a row, and it’s killing us.” Surrendering extended runs to the other team is a problem Camilletti has noticed all season. In the rally scoring system of volleyball, giving up several points in a row can be difficult to recover from in a set.

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Craig, Moffat County communities turn out for EDP business incubator opening

Marianna Raftopoulos honored, remembered during grand opening

For two hours Friday the Colorado Northwestern Community College bell tower drew a stream of steady traffic during the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership’s grand opening of its business incubator. The event attracted Craig and Moffat County residents from across numerous sectors including business owners, local elected officials, CNCC staffers, nonprofit representatives and a handful of Moffat County High School students. But the guest of honor Friday was John Raftopoulos, husband of the late Marianna Raftopoulos for whom the business incubator and one stop business center is named. Raftopoulos cut the ceremonial red ribbon officially declaring the incubator open for business.

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Monday Morning Chat: Five minutes with Sherri Fredrickson, co-owner of Favorite Things Antiques

Five minutes with Sherri Fredrickson, co-owner of Favorite Things Antiques

Hometown: Born and raised in Craig How did you get started in your career: I got started at the antique store across the street, Treasure’s Antiques years ago. I had a little booth and I made Barbie doll furniture and now I own it. I love old things. I like restoring old furniture; it’s what I mostly love. Motto or outlook on life: I like to be nice to people. Treat people the way you want to be treated.

John Kinkaid: Recognize Constitution Week

To the Editor: On September 17th in 1787, 39 brave men came together for the last time to sign the document that they had created, our United States Constitution. Take time today to think about the gift of freedom and liberty that we were given.

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Craig police officer receives state recognition

Cpl. Edwards receives CPPA award for actions during February Craig home fire

A Craig Police Department officer has received state recognition for his actions while serving in the line of duty. Cpl. Mike Edwards was presented Sept. 8 with the Colorado Police Protective Association’s Life Saving Award during the CPPA’s annual conference in Colorado Springs. The CPPA Life Saving Award is only presented to one officer each calendar year. Edwards was chosen out of a pool of nominees from across Colorado for his efforts Feb. 7 in removing a male Craig resident from a burning home near Woodbury Park.

Moffat County health care officials repond to questions about physician retention

Health care officials repond to questions about physician retention

We share intimate details with them, revealing parts of our body that we'd probably rather not. They earn our trust and sometimes our friendship. We put our faith in them to diagnose and heal our bodies. And then they leave. Physician retention in Craig, a major problem to some and expected by others, seems to have no clear cut answer.