News for Sunday, January 20, 2013

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New rule may help clean up polluting old mines

A new federal policy should protect "good Samaritan" groups from liability if they try to stanch dangerous chemicals leaking from abandoned mining sites in the Colorado mountains and beyond, environmental officials say. The Denver Post reported Sunday (http://tinyurl.com/ao2papj ) that the Environmental Protection Agency tweaked its policy after years of prodding by Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. Udall visited the abandoned Iron Springs Mill site on Boreas Pass Friday and said the region's water and air quality, its wildlife and its travel industry are at risk unless leaks are contained. "We're going to go to work. I predict we're going to see projects all over this state, from the Red and Bonita Mine above Silverton to Willow Creek near Creede, to the Pennsylvania Mine, to the Tiger Mine near Leadville," Udall said.

Nuggets snap Thunder's win streak with OT victory

Kenneth Faried scored the go-ahead layup in overtime, and the Denver Nuggets overcame 30-plus point games from Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook to beat Oklahoma City 121-118, snapping the Thunder's six-game winning streak. Corey Brewer scored 26 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to lead the Nuggets, who reversed a 20-point loss to Oklahoma City last Wednesday. Danilo Gallinari added 18 points and Faried finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Thunder, who beat Dallas in overtime Friday night behind a career-high 52 points from Durant, lost for the first time in five overtime games this season. They got 37 points from Durant and 36 from Westbrook. The game was a difficult one emotionally as well for Thunder coach Scott Brooks, whose 79-year-old mother, Lee, died on Saturday. In a statement released by the club earlier, Brooks thanked friends, family and the team for their support and said his mom would have wanted him to coach Sunday night's game.

Ravens upset Patriots 28-13 to reach Super Bowl

Oh, brother! John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens set up a family reunion at the Super Bowl, shutting down the New England Patriots 28-13 Sunday in the AFC championship game. The Ravens reached their first Super Bowl in 12 years, thanks to three touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and a defense led by Ray Lewis that made Tom Brady look downright ordinary. Next up for Harbaugh and the Ravens is younger brother Jim and the San Francisco 49ers, who beat Atlanta 28-24 earlier in the day for the NFC title.

Be aware of heart attack symptoms

As the leading killer of men and women in America, heart attacks and their symptoms can range from mild discomfort to intense pain. Seeking immediate help when experiencing a heart attack is key to surviving. With next month as American Heart Month, The Memorial Hospital at Craig and Quorum Health Resources sent a news release reminding Craig’s residents not to ignore heart attack symptoms.

Senior Spotlight for January 21, 2013

I can see the whole apartment across the street is clear of snow on its shingles, window sills, icicles are gone. It was a picture of beauty seldom seen when it had the snow plastered to it. The trees still have some snow on some of the lower boughs. I am an avid jig saw puzzle person and I said to myself, this would make an awesome jig saw puzzle. I'm sure the present picture I see would please most people due to the face it doesn't make it so cold looking. Two pictures, one location, later on add flowers.

Suicide support groups struggle in Craig

Whether contemplating or attempting suicide, it’s a tough subject to discuss or seek help for, and one the Craig community seems reluctant to discuss.

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Bulldogs shut down Bruins

Visiting Cedaredge couldn’t stand up to the pressure against the Moffat County boys basketball defense Saturday. Moffat County worked through a rough shooting first half and got its scoring done in transition for much of the game, winning 71-41 in Craig. Guards Taft Cleverly and Tyler Davis led the way for the Bulldogs, each scoring 15 points.