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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

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Craig briefs: Artists, chocolate makers are needed for Art Walk

The Downtown Business Association is looking for artists, chocolatiers, musicians and businesses for the 20th Annual Artwalk that takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14 in downtown Craig.

Suzanne Meyer: Appalled at newspaper

I am writing this letter to express how appalled I am at the Craig Daily Press’ policy of charging to print obituaries.

W.L. “Bill” Terrill: Thanks for the story

I want to thank Dan and Mary Pat for the article on my father, W.H. “Bill” Terrill, that was in the Saturday Morning Press on Dec. 13.

Colorado Congressman Tipton introduces comprehensive energy bill

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colorado, reintroduced his Planning for American Energy Act this week and he hopes the Republican lean in the Senate will work in its favor.

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Craig Middle School girls hoops teams topple Baggs

7th-graders claim 1st win, 36-13; 8th-graders, 37-15

There was plenty of bark and bite alike Thursday night for the Craig Middle School girls basketball teams as the Bulldogs hosted the Little Snake River Valley School Rattlers of Baggs, Wyoming. Both the seventh- and eighth-grade teams claimed wins after defeats earlier in the week.

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Craig family loses dog in small house fire

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a structure fire in the 2200 block of 3rd Street on Thursday morning.

On the record for Moffat County Jail Jan. 22

Moffat County Jail report for Jan. 22

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Paddington’ a tale with lots of warm fuzzies

Winnie the Pooh had his honey, but the star of “Paddington” is addicted to a different substance in his cinematic escapades. Even so, the bear of very little brains isn’t the only one who can give us a sweet story.

Janet Sheridan: A fool for fashion

My friend’s father railed against pedal pushers. My grandmother questioned the attire of Elvis Presley but seemed to enjoy his hips. A college dorm mother told me a true lady would never appear in public without hose, and my first principal sent a teacher home when she showed up at work in a pantsuit.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 23, 2015: Moffat County C-Teams hit the road

The Moffat County High School boys and girls basketball C-Teams have been busy in the past week, attending a tournament at Gypsum’s Eagle Valley High School last Saturday and competing Wednesday in Grand Junction against Central High School.

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Try your luck at snowmobile club’s poker run in Moffat County

Event takes place Jan. 31 at Freeman Reservoir

Northwest Colorado Snowmobile Club’s annual poker run will take place Jan. 31 starting at the Freeman Reservoir Trail Head, promising a day of fun in the snow to support a good cause.

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Hometown astronaut Steve Swanson to share space stories Sunday night in Steamboat

It won't be a trip to the International Space Station, but it will be as close to one as you can get right now here on Earth.

Tom and Rita Arellano: Thank you

We recently experienced some furnace problems, and a local business was here to assist. Thank you Shepherd and Sons! Great Service! I would highly recommend them for your furnace needs! Thanks again.

Paula Sadvar: Friend in need

A dear friend and member of our community, Gary Pritchard, is still fighting cancer. He is staying with his daughter, Jessica, in Grand Junction. Any and all donations are welcome and appreciated. Please donate at Bank of the West. Thank you.