News for Sunday, August 26, 2012

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Letter: Considering other opinions

To the editor: I would like to write this letter as an opinion and nothing more or less. I have read some interesting letters to the editor over the pass few months and I must say this is getting old to me because it is all opinions and there are some facts involve, but it seems that all we do is nag about other people and try to put guilt and shame onto other people that have wronged us. I am guilty of that, too, so don't make yourselves perfect either. I am thinking that this needs to be said and if people are hurt by it, but I am not going to apologize for it.

Senior Spotlight for August 27, 2012

The last week of this August draws nearer, and with it the autumn feeling of fall. Canning and other September things that are in the process will be starting or about done by then. School children are on their way either to or from school, depending on which school they are going to. New friends to be made, perhaps to take the place of friends that have moved on?

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Monday Morning Chat: ‘I love the Craig area’

5 minutes with James Miller, produce vendor at Landon’s Little Garden

Hometown: Parachute, Colorado When did you start selling produce: “I have just started however my father, Jim, started earlier this year” What motivated you to do this: To help raise some money for bills and to send my son to a school for the blind.

Briefs for August 27: Viz-Abilities meeting slated

The Northwest Colorado Viz-Abilities, a group supporting residents with low vision, will meet at 1 p.m. today in the second floor library at Sunset Meadows. Call 826-0833 for a ride.

Tipton camp fires back at Pace

Fortney: Pace needs to bring ideas to the table

Last week Sal Pace, a Pueblo Democrat running for the Third Congressional District of Colorado, unveiled an online tool highlighting his contentions of the Ryan Budget. During a press call with reporters Wednesday Pace also defended his lifetime 15.77 percent Colorado Union of Taxpayers rating, dismissing CUT as a radical organization and touting his record in the Colorado legislature as middle of the road. Pace cited legislation he carried in the state house this year that eliminated the estate tax on farmers and said he would be happy to compare his record on taxes with his opponent, and CD3 incumbent, Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez. The Tipton camp said Friday they would welcome that public conversation.

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Beginnings and ends

Moffat County High School students prepare for the first day of school

Local mother Myranda Lyons shares her anxiety about her son's first day as a freshman at Moffat County High School. Ken Harjes and his daughter Caitlin, a junior, weigh in on how to make the most of time spent at MCHS and on Caitlin's future after high school.