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Stephanie Pearce: The American Dream, Part 4

This is my last in a series on the American Dream. Just to be clear, I had titled the columns “The American Dream” and the editorial staff added the examining Common Core to the column. This lesson plan was found online at under Colorado Lesson Plans, History and Geography, Capitalism and Socialism.

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16th annual Diamonds & Spurs a jewel of an event for Craig

Corrie Ponikvar receives Rotary’s Humanitarian Award

Ball gowns, bolo ties and Stetsons as far as the eye could see were among the apparel Saturday night at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion during the 16th annual Diamonds & Spurs hosted by Rotary Club of Craig. The local service group’s gala event provided residents a night on the town complete with formalwear, dinner, and more, raising funds for their projects throughout the year.

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Moffat County basketball has grand weekend vs. Grand Valley

Boys win, 82-64, lead Western Slope League; 2nd-place girls, 53-41, over Cardinals

The Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball teams swept the visiting Grand Valley Cardinals at every level in Saturday afternoon games that saw a win for the girls varsity squad of 53-41, leading to an 82-64 triumph for the boys.

TMH Living Well: Tired? Cold? Low Energy? Could be hypothyroidism

In honor of National Thyroid Awareness Month, take a minute to consider how a low-functioning thyroid can affect you. Hypothyroidism creates several vague symptoms that may go unnoticed. While it can occur at any age, hypothyroidism is much more common in women, especially those over the age of 50.

Fitness Tip: Get a better stretch

If you want to maximize your stretching program, one way is to start implementing the principal of reciprocal inhibition (RI).

Wellness Tip: Flaxseeds offer healthy boost

Flaxseeds are becoming a well-known super seed that pack a big punch of health benefits. Flaxseeds are an excellent source of fiber, soluble and insoluble, which assist in lowering cholesterol levels.

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Study shows whole grains can boost longevity

Brown over white: whether it’s rice or bread, we’ve all heard by now that whole grains are better for us than their refined — and often white — counterparts.

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Moffat County hoops hang in to beat Roaring Fork

Teams prepare for Grand Valley

After Friday night, the coaches of Moffat County High School’s basketball teams have no doubt in their heads their players are ready for some big games Saturday. The boys and girls varsity Bulldogs had a very successful night at the Roaring Fork High School gym, winning 69-48 and 57-49, respectively.

Government update for the week of Jan. 26

Moffat County Commissioners meeting agenda and Craig City Council meeting agenda

On the record for Moffat County Jail Jan. 23

Moffat County Jail report for Jan. 22 and Craig Police Department summary of calls for service

Faith Column: Prepare for the Lord’s voice

One of the readings from this month talks about Samuel, a young boy in the service of the Lord, serving at the temple in Shiloh, sleeping near the Ark of the Covenant. Samuel ministered to and was dedicated to the Lord, and during those times visions from the Lord and words from the Lord were very rare.

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Moffat County High School names new speech, debate coach

Karen Chaney brings years of legal experience to position

Moffat County High School students will continue to speak up this weekend under the tutelage of someone who’s used the power of communication in a very important way. MCHS recently appointed social studies teacher Karen Chaney as the new adviser for the speech and debate team. Chaney, who replaces Amanda Gaffney in the position, accepted the job earlier this month.

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Craig Fire/Rescue kicks off new year with rookie academy

An incident in California eight years ago led Nigel Rogers back to Craig Fire/Rescue to become a firefighter. He’s one of six recruits enrolled in the 2015 Craig Fire/Rescue rookie academy.

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Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 24, 2015: CNCC’s Jed Moore wins Stampede event in Cowboy Downhill

On Monday, Jed Moore, rodeo coach for Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely campus won the Stampede event in the 41st annual Cowboy Downhill at Steamboat Springs Ski Area.

Our View: Step out and enjoy Craig

As the Craig Chamber of Commerce puts it, “There is too something to do in Craig!” It’s true — all you have to do is look for things to do, and you’ll find that our community boasts a number of activities both in and outside of Craig’s city limits.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Betty Ann’s pie crust

I hope that you’re all enjoying Mary Burnett’s “Taco Soup” (Jan. 10 column). Mary called to tell me that the person who makes the soup can choose the amount of olives to put in the soup — even none if the person so desires. Thanks again for the recipe, Mary.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Looking back on January

Congratulations go to the exhibitors who attended the Arizona Livestock Show in December and the National Western Stock Show in Denver. “From Pipi’s Pasture” will feature the exhibitors in a upcoming column. Right now some of the 4-H and FFA members are still competing in Denver.

Craig education briefs for Jan. 24, 2015: Boys & Girls Club to host Literacy Carnival

Moffat County school children and their families are invited to a Literacy Carnival at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Craig Boys & Girls Club.

Craig health briefs for Jan. 24, 2015: The Memorial Hospital Foundation receives grant for pediatric upgrades

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Foundation of Denver awarded The Memorial Hospital Foundation a $4,000 grant towards pediatric needs.

Healthy Eating: Asian Edamame Salad

This recipe was adapted from