News for Sunday, February 3, 2013



DIA horse sculpture eligible for removal soon

Denver International Airport's often-maligned sculpture of a rearing blue mustang with glowing red eyes is about to turn 5 — an important milestone for public art in the city. Why? Because petitions to remove artwork aren't accepted in the first five years.

Work begins on war memorial in Aurora

Work has begun on a new memorial in Aurora that will commemorate Coloradoans who died in service to their country. Designed to resemble the shape of the Rocky Mountains, the $700,000 Colorado Freedom Memorial will list the names of nearly 6,000 fallen servicemen and servicewomen. The Denver Post reports ( ) organizers broke ground Saturday.

Lights out: Ravens beat 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl

From blowout to blackout to shootout, Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens had just enough to survive one of the most electric Super Bowls ever. The outage flipped a switch for the San Francisco 49ers, but the Ravens used a last-gasp defensive stand to hold on Sunday night, 34-31. America's biggest sporting event came to a half-hour standstill in the third quarter when most of the Superdome lights and the scoreboards went dark. By then, the Ravens had a 22-point lead. Everything changed after that, though, and the 49ers staged a sensational rally before Ray Lewis and Co. shut it down. But there were plenty of white-knuckle moments and the Ravens (14-6) had to make four stops inside their 7 at the end.

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Monday Morning Chat: Five minutes with Tressa Otis, 4th grade student at Ridgeview Elementary School

Have you lived in Craig your whole life? "Yes" How old are you? "10" What grade are you in? "4th" What is your favorite subject in school? "Writing is my favorite subject. I like mostly that we get to come back and see our teachers and our friends." Did you go anywhere cool while off of school? "No just stayed here and went to my grandparents houses."

Senior Spotlight for February 4, 2013

ebruary is coming in with a nice change the last few days here. According to Mr. Ground Hog six more weeks and spring will be here. Well, Mr. Ground Hog looked wide awake and very well fed to me. They should get a genuine dug out of its hole critter and while trying to wake it up get a good hold on it, 'cause he isn't going to like it. I know, it's been a yearly thing as long as I can remember. Good way to do something and have fun while breaking up the boredom of gray days, etc. Hope they all had a good time and so did everyone else, 'cause that's one of our good old American traditions. Making something good out of whatever we need to, to make things better. Happy birthday to Beatrice Roe, William Ping, Marie Switzer.

Craig building's roof collapses Sunday

Craig Police Department Officers, Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters, EMTs with The Memorial Hospital in Craig, Atmos Energy and the city building inspector responded at about 9 a.m. Sunday to the building directly behind Go-fer Foods, 923 E. Victory Way, after the roof collapsed. Craig Fire/Rescue Chief Bill Johnston said no one was injured when the roof collapsed but said it caused a natural gas leak.

Stephanie Pearce: Learning Patience — That's important to me

Learning to have patience is important to me. Growing up I had a horse named Major that my Uncle Bill bought when I was about 8 years old and I eventually bought this horse from him. I loved him from the moment I saw him. My Uncle Wayne would always warn us kids to be careful on Major because he could get out of hand at times and be a little hard headed. This horse would teach me many things growing up – including learning patience.

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Bulldogs boys basketball closes out Gunnison at home

In the final minute of Saturday’s boys basketball game in Craig, Tyler Hildebrandt was singled out by Gunnison as the best option to foul in a close game. The Moffat County senior made the Cowboys pay for choosing him, sinking three of four foul shots on consecutive trips to push the basketball game in Craig out of reach. Moffat County would close out Gunnison a few possessions later, 55-46.

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Moffat County uses runs to dispatch Gunnison

They didn’t look their best for the entire game, but Moffat County’s girls still were very good in spurts and picked up another win at home. The Bulldogs’ offense looked sluggish at times during their game against Gunnison, but that was balanced out by quick scoring in bunches as they cruised to a 45-27 win Saturday in Craig.

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Ticket sales open Saturday for annual Kiwanis Play

Dozens of Craig residents camp out for chance to see raunchy performance

It’s a tradition as old as the event itself. And every February for over three score and seven years, Craig residents have not only battled frigid overnight temperatures, but also sleep deprivation, temporary alcohol-induced blindness and the occasional tragic encounter with the opposite sex for a chance to acquire ticket number 001 for the annual Kiwanis Play.

Moffat County Tourism Association Marketing Committee meeting

MCTA Marketing Committee agenda.