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The construction of the desal plant is nearly completed, but questions remain as to what happens next, will Corix play a part and more. Read all about it in this week's Record.

Dockrey gets two awards

Wallace Sr. Center is successful!

The senior citizen center in Colorado City is regulated by the Area Agency on Aging and WCTCOG. Because Cherie Dockrey does such a good job, along with a great staff and volunteers, she received two awards last week.

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Grass fire is out!

Volunteer firefighter Linda Mathis was johnny on the spot at getting to and putting out a grass fire on the edge of I-20 between Wood's Boots and Sonic Drive-In last week. A smoldering piece of rubber tire gave firemen reason to believe a blow-out may have been the cause.

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  • The program at the weekly meeting of the Colorado City Lions Club was somewhat comical as local Lions tried to answer questions about beef cattle in a mock Beef Quiz Bowl held by 4-H adult leader, quiz bowl competitor and extension agent. As one might imagine, most average citizens don’t know too much about beef cattle.Beef Quiz Bowl competitor Mark Denison was present to help with the mock compet...
  • The Loraine Masonic Lodge presented the Fantastic Teeth program to 1st graders at Loraine ISD. As part of the program, students received free prevent tooth decay kits through the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club.The Fantastic Teeth Fan Club project focuses on preventing suffering from toothaches, reducing missed school days due to dental problems, and cutting costs for dental treatment. Prevent tooth deca...
  • CISCO - The Colorado High School Lady Wolves learned two valuable lessons in front of a large crowd in the Cisco gymnasium on Tuesday night. First, second-half fouls can be a determining factor in whether a team wins or loses.And, more importantly, never let a good team hang around. Bad things can happen when you do.With three Colorado City starters battling foul trouble throughout the second half...
  • U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway and his aide, Evan Thomas, made time to stop by the Record office for a visit as he traveled between speaking engagements in Odessa and at Abilene Christian University Tuesday. He addressed several issues that are important to citizens in this area. President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order to dismantle the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, an...

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Lady Wolves beat Maidens to claim title

lady wolves with trophyCLYDE - As a general rule, coaches spent hours every season preaching the importance of effort and playing good defense. Looks like the Colorado City Lady Wolves have been listening … a lot.
Colorado City certainly stepped up the effort – and because of that, turned in a smothering defensive performance – on Monday evening in their Region I-3A bi-district showdown with the Comanche Maidens. The Lady Wolves forced 32 turnovers in 32 minutes of play and rolled to a 52-36 victory in front of a large crowd in the Clyde High School gym.
“We knew if we played good defense and stopped fouling, we would be OK,” said Kimball, who now leads his team into the area round of the Class 3A playoffs to face either Peaster or Holliday.
Now 23-8 for the year, Colorado City didn’t waste any time in bewitching the Maidens’ offense. The Lady Wolves forced eight Comanche turnovers in the initial 4:25 of the contest and turned that into a quick 7-0 lead.
The news only got worse for the Maidens from there. The CHS defense ramped up the pressure even more. Colorado City forced Comanche into five more turnovers in the remainder of the opening eight minutes of the game and sprinted to a 13-5 lead.
As a team, Comanche committed 13 turnovers in the first quarter.
The Maidens, the No. 2 seed out of the District 6-3A race, looked as if they had gotten on track in the second. Despite committing eight more turnovers in the frame, Comanche managed to pump in 13 points in the quarter – seven of which came via the free throw line - and struggled into the half trailing by nine, at 27-18.
Having taken away much of Comanche’s offense threat with its defense, Kimball said he told his team to focus on eliminating fouls during the half. Fewer fouls meant fewer scoring opportunities, he reminded them.
“That’s what we talked about at the half,” said Kimball. “I said, ‘We’ve got to stop fouling.’”
With that in mind, the Lady Wolves all but eliminated Comanche’s postseason dreams in the first four minutes of the second half. The C-City defense caused eight turnovers in the opening 4:10 of the second half and turned that into a staggering 9-2 run. Colorado City held a commanding 36-20 lead with 3:50 left in the third.
Overall, Kaitlyn Kimball and the C-City offense outscored Comanche by a 14-5 clip in the frame and rolled into the fourth quarter clinging to a 41-23 advantage.
One of eight C-City players to score in the contest, Kimball finished the contest with a game-high 15 points. Conley Niblett narrowly missed reaching double figures in the win, scoring nine.
Taylor Smith drove the final nail into the Comanche coffin early in the fourth. Just 2:10 into the fourth, the Lady Wolves’ standout pushed home back-to-back shots from the floor – netting her only four points of the affair - and ballooned the Colorado City lead to 19, at 47-28.
Comanche posted a 13-11 run in the fourth but it was too little, too late.
Makaylah Rivera and Taylor Epperson joined Kimball and Niblett in turning in solid performances for CHS. Rivera poured in seven points, while Epperson added six. Smith and Kaci Phariss chipped in four, while Alexa Garza added three.

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