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Jimmy Westlake: Behold the Dog Star

There are 6,000 or so stars visible to the naked eye under ideal conditions, but only Sirius, the famous Dog Star, can claim the title of “The Brightest Star.”

Heather Overton: Street plowing is great

This letter is in response to Ms. Boss. I understand that these winter months can be a pain in the butt, but if you have lived here for 20 years you should be use to it by now. I agree the roads aren't exactly easy to deal with, how do you think the plow drivers feel?

Wes Counts: City does great job with roads

In the Feb. 5 edition of the paper a letter from a Craig resident was printed. The lady was complaining about the street snow removal. I thought about her sad situation she was experiencing and have a couple of comments.

Humane Society of Moffat County: Thank you

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank our community for their support in 2015.

Prather’s Pick: An itchy tale

Groundhog Day has just come and gone. This week’s picture book for children is about a groundhog, but the story takes place in summer when Groundhog likes to sit propped up against a tree, to sleep, and to watch the clouds go by.

Lance Scranton: It’s about the team

I will readily admit that I soak up as much of the Super Bowl post game interviews as I can because no other sport exemplifies the complete dependence on the “team” principle than football. I hear the word “team” trotted out so often by people who have no idea what playing on a team, with a team, for a team really means. It was easy to see who was a team player after the surprising and gratifying Bronco victory over the heavily-favored Carolina Panthers.

Mike Littwin: Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl storybook ending

Of all Peyton Manning’s many remarkable career statistics, this one may be the most remarkable of them all: When Manning inevitably announces his retirement sometime over the next few days or weeks, he will become only the second Hall-of-Fame-caliber quarterback in NFL history to have gone out on top, with a Super Bowl victory in his last game, with the storied sunset beckoning, with no more worlds to conquer.

History in Focus: Alonzo Edgar Cook, Junior — 1,003 days

Victory in World War II was brought about by a multitude of individual acts of duty and courage. The story of Craig’s Alonzo Edgar Cook in the Philippines gives us a glimpse into how the fighting spirit and determination of each individual ultimately made the difference in victory over Japan.

Lois Stoffle: A heartfelt thanks

Saying “Thank You” for so much love and concern seems so inadequate.

Dave DeRose: Thank a snow plower

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that applies to our services as well. It is your point of perception that will frame your reaction to any situation.

CMEDP Column: Here's to a prosperous 2016 for our community

A blank piece of paper. Lofty goals. I am a list maker and I love the idea of beginning fresh with a new list, just as Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership has recently done.

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Craig water mains bursting across city

Water mains around the city have been breaking at a rate of around three to four a month since the end of November, according to Craig Water Department officials.

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New Parent Education Center to offer key family resource

Connections 4 Kids is opening a Parent Education Center and introducing it to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Cherish the Little Things art show.

Thoughtful Parenting: Understanding adoption

Not every family grows in the same way. While many parents experience the birth of their biological children, other parents experience the journey of adopting children who are forever theirs.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of Feb. 8, 2016

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

Craig Sports Briefs for Feb. 8, 2016: Kids’ cheer, dance team seeks energetic performers

The fourth annual mini-cheer squad and dance team performance is open to boys and girls ages 12 and younger. Practices will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Moffat County High School cafeteria, 900 Finley Lane, for a show during halftime of the MCHS boys varsity basketball game against Coal Ridge Friday. The cost is $10 per child, and parents can register at 5 p.m. Tuesday at MCHS.

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Western Slope Championships see Moffat County swimmers place 11th

Coach: Athletes set 18 new personal bests to complete season

The season is complete for Moffat County High School girls swimming, and though none of the Bulldogs will continue to state, many on the team made a splash at the regional event. MCHS placed 11th of 12 teams at the 4A Western Slope League Championships Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction, one of the smaller schools to attend.

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