News for Thursday, April 25, 2013



Senior Spotlight for April 26, 2013

The greatest thing I have discovered about myself lately is an increasing belief that I can overcome the challenges I have faced since my health has caused changes in my physical ability to get things done.

Tim Douglas: Just 15 minutes could save a life

I read a quote once from Dwight L. Moody, a great American evangelist of the last half of the 19th century, which said, “God does nothing except in response to prayer.”

William Ronis: More valuable than coal

Is not our health and the health of our environment more valuable than oil and coal?

Craig Briefs: Grand Futures coalition conducting drug survey

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition is collecting data on parents’ beliefs and perceptions about the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by their children.

Moffat County girls soccer notches big win at Aspen

With its season on the line, the Moffat County High School girls soccer stepped up and got a big win Thursday. The Bulldogs traveled to Aspen and came away with a 1-0 win over the Skiers. Kylee Gorringe scored the game’s lone goal as the team set the school record in wins in a season with its sixth.

M2: Christmas comes early for Craig’s own Santa, Mrs. Claus

George and Ann Kidder honored as Moffat County United Way volunteers of the year

For a short period of time each year, the entire country undergoes an almost magical transformation. The Christmas season evokes a spirit of brotherhood, and people everywhere find themselves smiling easier, laughing louder and spending more time in the service of others. A big reason for that transformation is the sight of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Since 1997, George and Ann Kidder, otherwise known as Craig’s own Santa and Mrs. Claus, have generously donated their time to help children of all ages embrace the spirit of Christmas.

Attendance issues hurting many prospective MCHS grads

With graduation just a month away, a significant number of seniors at Moffat County High School are scrambling to meet graduation requirements, with attendance being the main issue.

Moffat County girls golf back on course

The Moffat County High School girls golf team was back in action Wednesday and Thursday, playing a pair of tournaments as the postseason nears.

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M2: Al Shepherd, volunteer for life

Craig resident Al Shepherd has sealed his legacy through volunteering

This month the Moffat County United Way honored a number of people in Craig who have made a difference in the community through serving others. Al Shepherd, 81, was one of the standouts. He’s been serving on the 14th Judicial Community Corrections Board since 1984 and is one of the longest tenured Moffat County government volunteers, second only to Owen Grant, who has been serving on the Moffat County Cemetery Board since 1978.

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M2: Walters dedicated to area veterans

There are countless groups of people who benefit from the volunteer work done for them. In Craig resident Mary Walters, local veterans have an outstanding contributor to their cause.

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M2: Museum volunteers have been in for the long haul

Delaine Voloshin and Barbara Baker, both longtime residents of Craig, have been a part of major changes in the city through their volunteer work. Both women have their hands in several boards of directors, but their largest contribution of time has been to the Museum of Northwest Colorado.

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M2 Minute: Volunteering is the backbone of Craig, Moffat County

It may be cliché, but I find a lot of truth in sayings such as, “It takes a village to raise a child,” or “Volunteers are the lifeblood of a community.” We are fortunate to live in a community where many of our residents believe in the benefits of volunteering.

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Moffat County track team to host Friday meet

The Moffat County High School track and field team spends most of its time during the season in Grand Junction, but it likes to showcase its talent once a year to the hometown crowd.

Glenda Tibbs: Drive safe

Please be aware of all those construction signs out there for slower speeds.

Charles L. Poole: Gratitude

I want to express my gratitude to the community for having such a wonderful medical facility and caring staff available.

The Record for April 26, 2013

Moffat County and city of Craig police, fire and ambulance calls

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Moffat County baseball splits pair of close games in Craig

And while the Bulldogs lost a late lead in the second game, there were plenty of positives to take away from their first baseball in nearly three weeks. The Bulldogs are now 5-6 overall this season and 5-5 in the Western Slope League.