The volunteers at the Humane Society of Moffat County would like to take a moment and explain who we are and what we do. F
Drake (Red Cross) Animal Control officer, our incredibly loving family (you know who you are!) and generous friends and neighbors. My husband and I are so very grateful for all of you, your hard work, and the instantaneous response of this amazing community in general.
I would like to take a moment to thank a few people for their help during the past few weeks. First to all my friends and family that help with the float for the Parade of Lights: Jack, George, Karen, Kathy, Craig, Rhonda, Stan, Lance, Laurie, Cody, Olivia, Coley, Sean, Bud and Mrs. C. Thank you all.
Students at Moffat County High School decided on a major shift this year and voted in a new schoolwide saying: “Dare to Dream.” The banner hanging in the commons area during the past three or four years read, “Every Student Will Graduate” — and more than a few students have, which is something we are very proud of as teachers.
At about 2 o’clock on the morning of June 5, 2002, Elizabeth Smart was taken from the bedroom of her Salt Lake City home. She was just 14 years old, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family. Elizabeth was held captive for nine months. “My Story,” written by Elizabeth Smart with Chris Stewart, is her memoir of those horrific nine months. The book, copyright 2013, is a new one at the Moffat County Library.
Winter holds so many wonderful memories for me. My daughter is getting to where she hates seeing the snow come, but I remember when she couldn’t wait for it. She used to love getting out and playing in the snow.
’Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, and so goes the song. What is it to “be jolly?” The mind brings up images of joyful, festive, merry or even plump and agreeable in appearance. Can I be in the jolly mood right now? I don’t think so.
This past September, our son Jamie and grandson Kenny went on a hunting trip to Alaska where they got two moose. They packaged the meat and flew it home, and they shared some of it with us. So when Jamie and Kenny were here a couple of weeks ago, I made a moose stew.
There were lots of awards Just think how important record keeping is in our lives. We keep medical records, information needed for figuring income tax, business records and a whole lot more. That’s why record keeping is included in 4-H and FFA project work; it is a valuable skill for young people to learn.
We would like to thank the VFW Post No. 4265. Steve Klein, you’re great. Johnny and Cookie and everyone else that called, stopped by and helped while I was going through my battle with cancer.
Moffat County has worked hard to implement new security measures designed to keep our children as safe as possible. School safety has been in the forefront of everyone’s minds given the events of the past 10-plus years. But safety is not just about “threats,” it also is about health and welfare.
You could look at a movie like “Out of the Furnace” and say things only go from bad to worse to rock bottom. Then, once the floor caves in, there’s a new standard for substandard conditions, but that just makes the climb back up all the more important.
The holiday season is about family, friends, decorations, bright lights and — in many ways — giving back. Moffat County is wonderful at giving back to the community. Such acts were clearly demonstrated when the Oxley family lost their home to a fire last month. The community came together, organized a fundraiser and helped the family get back on their feet.
On Wednesday, my husband Shawn and I took our first Northwest Colorado flower delivery to Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab in Craig. Over the years, each delivery has been very different. Some are more difficult than others, and our visit to Sandrock was extremely emotional and tough for a number of reasons.
The staff at the Museum of Northwest Colorado would like to express our deep appreciation to Ken Wergin, dedicated citizen and volunteer extraordinaire.