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How to save $50,000 on a degree from CU

That may sound like a sensational headline from a tabloid newspaper, but this one is true. Let’s suppose your daughter wants a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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No bones about it: CNCC dinosaur dig reveals rare find

Locked in the sandstone cliffs near Rangely, Colorado for approximately 74 million years, the bones of a dinosaur dubbed Walter are seeing the light of day for the first time in ages — literally.

Baxter Black: No respect for Baxter

A good friend from the Texas panhandle sent me a printed poster of a new program enacted by the Amarillo Humane Society. It is designed to encourage dog and cat owners to spay or castrate their pets.

From Pipi’s Pasture: The deer and the marigolds

When I was a kid growing up on the ranch, our family occasionally went on a day-long fishing trip up on the White River, some miles from Meeker. We always left the camping area early enough so that we could see the deer coming into the meadow of one of the ranches on the way home. It wasn’t that we didn’t have any deer on our Morapos ranch, but they weren’t as plentiful as they are today.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Mary’s rhubarb recipe

This week’s “Over a Cup of Coffee” holds a treat for readers. Mary Burnett, of Craig, a frequent contributor of recipes for this column, sent me two recipes a few days ago.

Hayden Reader of the Week: Bryley Davis

Reader of the Week # 3 for Hayden Public Library’s Summer Reading program is 7-year-old Bryley Davis. Her parents are Becky and Josh Horton and Chris Davis. Bryley has a brother Joshua , 6, and a sister Lauren, 7. The family has one dog, Thor, who is 13 weeks old. Thor is Anatolian and Merrimu. Bryley moved to Hayden almost a year ago from Winfield, Kansas.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Nuts and bolts, and house wares too

Weather related moves are common for Craig residents who often head south to seek a milder climate. The opposite was true for the Siebott family who left balmier Grand Junction to buy Craig’s Furlong Hardware Store in 1941.

Faith Column: Deal with today's issues to enjoy the future

We are in charge of our own happienss

What I feel this scripture means in a simple way is “handle today’s difficulties today” no matter if it is in marriage or in life. Don’t allow the problems of today to affect tomorrow. Handle the issues today so you don’t have to wade through them tomorrow.

Government update for July 2

Government update for July 2

Craig Sports Briefs for July 4, 2015: Deadline for fall turkey hunting nears

The limited license application deadline for Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s fall turkey hunting season, running September to October, is Thursday. Draw results should be available July 27. CPW encourages sportsmen of all interests to give this unique challenge a try during the season, which takes place from Sept. 1 to Oct. 23.

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Craig Parks & Recreation places new carvings in town

Just weeks ago, Craig’s Whittle the Wood attracted artists from California to Ohio, all of whom were eager to show their mastery of wood carving. While only the top three statues received awards, all of the carvings found homes throughout Craig. But just where have all of those carvings gone? That question is not as easy as it may seem. In the weeks after Whittle the Wood, Craig Parks and Recreation works to find the ideal spot for each carving. This year, Craig welcomed 11 new statues to the community.

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Former Moffat County athlete Javen Gumber commits to Air Force Academy

During the summer after his sophomore year, and again this summer, Fruita Monument High School basketball player Javen Gumber drew recruiting interest with his mix of size and athleticism playing club basketball for Denver-based Next Level Premier. Even during the half-season the 6-foot-7 junior forward played for the Wildcats after joining to Fruita Monument for the 2014-15 school year, he led the team in scoring (13.1) and rebounds (7.6) per game. Wednesday morning, Gumber made his college choice official, committing to the Air Force Academy.

Craig briefs: Corrective Disclosure with Federal Court filed

In a response to the lawsuit filed by the WildEarth Guardians, Trapper Mining, Inc. filed a corrective disclosure with United States District Court, District of Colorado on Wednesday, according to a news release from Trapper.

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Shrinking funds means less access to local care for veterans

Veterans’ are facing added constraints on where and from whom they can receive their health care as Congress and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs continue to refine new protocols laid down by the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.

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Fireworks and fun, but safety is number 1

There is plenty of room for fun, but while partaking in Independence Day revelry it is important to keep in mind proper firework safety and wildfire prevention.

On the record for July 2

On the record for July 2.

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Dinosaur National Monument fire under control

A lightning strike started a 500-acre wildfire in Dinosaur National Monument’s Ecklund Draw ignited last weekend in a remote portion of the monument on the Northwest Boundary.

Mike Littwin: DougCo’s dodgy voucher plan boosts religious recruitment, not public education

Religious schools throughout Douglas County might be unhappy with the state Supreme Court ruling knocking down the dodgy DougCo voucher plan. But, the national voucher-movement people who are pushing the lawsuit must be thrilled with the ruling against them. The way for them to win is by losing, at least in this round. Winning in Colorado would be small stakes. Winning at the U.S. Supreme Court level, which is where this case may be headed, could be transformational.

Sen. Michael Bennet: Collaboration is common sense in Colorado

Last month, Sen. Cory Gardner and I teamed up for our inaugural Colorado Wheat Tour on Colorado’s Eastern Plains — a place Senator Gardner calls home. The tour was sponsored by the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers, and Senator Gardner’s hospitality gave us a great opportunity to meet with rural Coloradans. From the Country Steak-out in Fort Morgan to the Colorado Highland Wind Project in Fleming and the Anderson wheat farm in Haxtun, we had the chance to discuss a number of issues important to rural communities, including the Farm Bill, trade, and economic development. While we didn’t agree on every issue, the common theme we heard at each stop was how refreshing it is to see a Democrat and a Republican working together. The tour proved what people in Colorado already know, there is plenty of common ground for both parties to get things done.

Neton’s Then and Now: Welcome to Moffat County history

As a social studies teacher at MCHS, the invariable question that always arises from students is, “Why do we have to learn this stuff? It doesn’t mean anything to my life.” Even though social studies teachers groan at this question, it is one we must try to answer for students each and every day. Some days we are successful. Some days we are not.