News for Saturday, February 23, 2013

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Moffat's DeMoor falls in state wrestling tourney

Moffat County junior Jesse DeMoor lost in the consolation quarterfinals of the 182-pound bracket at the state wrestling tournament in Denver, falling to Cody Garrett, of Middle Park, 7-3, in a grinding match that left both wrestlers panting.

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Bulldog Sports Feb. 25 to March 3, 2013

The upcoming week in local sports, including the postseason for high school basketball and start of the season for middle school wrestling.

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Steamboat Institute announces Dick and Liz Cheney as keynote speakers at Freedom Conference

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his oldest daughter, Liz Cheney, were announced Saturday as the keynote speakers for the fifth annual Freedom Conference in August.

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CNCC President Russell George delivers keynote address at State of the County event

If a society is to thrive it must have a couple of key ingredients. Strong leadership, successful businesses and businesspeople, and a dedicated community are fundamental pieces of a broader pie that all great cities and towns share.

Daily Press wins 3 awards from Associated Press

The Craig Daily Press won three awards at the Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters annual banquet Friday night in downtown Denver. The newspaper won first place in the Feature Story category for former editor Josh Roberts’ “Soul Survivor,” a story that detailed a Craig woman’s coming to terms with the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather.

Family of Ken Martin: Thanks for the support

We would like to take some time and say all of our “thank yous” to the many people who have brought food to the house, prayers, phone calls, cards and flowers, as well as for the donations from the coal miners of Twentymile Coal Co.

Editorial: Continued sources of concern

Ongoing dental and mental health issues in Moffat County serve as reminder that more still needs to be done to help ourselves

Baxter Black: My new horse, and Tom

I traded for a new horse awhile back. He’s a buckskin, 11 years old by his teeth, no papers, 15 hands and sound.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Winter at Morapos

As I look out on Pipi’s Pasture, I’m reminded of winter days when I was a child growing up on the ranch at Morapos (south of Hamilton). Memories take me back to when I was in the elementary grades, around 7 to 9 years of age.

Over a Cup: Kickin’ Cajun Dirty Rice

This week’s recipe can be found in the “Family Mealtimes” flier produced by the Colorado Beef Council (and funded by Beef Checkoff dollars). According to the flier, the recipe provides “an excellent source of protein, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium, and zinc and is a good source of fiber and iron.” Besides that, it’s easy to prepare, it’s quick and it’s delicious.

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DeMoor advances to state’s final day

Jesse DeMoor’s dreams of a state championship ended early Friday, but the Moffat County High School junior bounced back from a defeat at the state wrestling championships and dominated his first consolation match. Now he’ll wrestle today in the consolation semifinals of the 182-pound Class 3A bracket at the tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

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Moffat County girls basketball finishes regular season in style

From national anthem to final buzzer, it was a great senior night for the Moffat County girls basketball team. Led by seven seniors all season long, the Bulldogs did not disappoint a raucous crowd Friday at Moffat County High School, beating Coal Ridge 61-47. The good will for the seniors began before the game even started.

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Moffat County boys light up scoreboard on senior night

In their final home game of the regular season, the Moffat County boys team made sure to go out with a bang. The best way the team could find to honor its senior members was with its highest offensive output of the season. Moffat County scored 34 points in the fourth quarter en route to an 86-59 win over Coal Ridge Friday in Craig.

Fuel Gauge for the weekend of Feb. 23

Local gas prices heading into the weekend