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Sasha Nelson: Proposed water bill offers barrel full of common sense

In 2000, I left the Yampa Valley and headed for the southern hemisphere to begin seven years of graduate school. Three flights and two days later, I arrived in Melbourne, Australia. When I stepped off the plane that first day in a foreign land I was met with the familiar sights of signs for American fast food and big-box stores. I was puzzled by the number of large barrels at the sides of buildings and cisterns on the skyline. These were unusual sights for me and likely would be for most Coloradans.

From Pipi’s Pasture: A country school reunion

Since this column’s beginning, I’ve written quite a few stories about the Morapos School, within walking distance from our ranch home, where my siblings and I attended school. (Our brother Duane Osborn also attended the Hamilton School.)

Faith Column: Three steps forward, two steps back

Life itself — and scripture too — is invariably three steps forward and two steps back.

TMH Living Well: High BMI associated with osteoarthritis in men

All men will suffer the loss of joint mobility as they age. The amount of loss and the effect it will have on their lives varies tremendously. The heavy weight-bearing joints of the body — hip, knee and spine — demonstrate significant range of motion deficits in most men of middle and old age.

Fitness Tip: Is lower extremity pain limiting walking?

If you are suffering from chronic knee, hip, foot or ankle pain that limits your ability to walk for exercise, walking in a swimming pool may be a good option. Pool walking reduces the effects of gravity and lets you work in a more weightless environment.

Wellness Tip: Coconut butter

Coconut butter is a spread made from the meat of the coconut much in the same way peanuts are used to make peanut butter. When contrasting coconut butter versus coconut oil think about peanut butter versus peanut oil.

Moffat County Scholarship Bulletin for March 23, 2015

Scholarship Bulletin features scholarships compiled from information provided by Moffat County High School and other organizations. Does your organization or school have scholarships available for students? Send scholarship information to Daily Press education reporter Lauren Blair at or 970-875-1794.

Craig briefs: Tipton votes to increase accountability of EPA

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed legislation to require the Environmental Protection Agency to make public for review the scientific data used in the agency’s regulatory and rule-making process (H.R. 1030), and to expand public participation, transparency and fairness in the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (H.R. 1029)

John and Teri Bolton: Vote for Joe Bird

This letter is in support of Joe Bird for Craig City Council.

Michael and Susan Bengtsson: Vote Beck for mayor

We would like to express to the great town of Craig, Colorado what an opportunity you have in voting for Ray Beck for mayor.

Jennifer Riley: Vote Jones for mayor

It is my pleasure to write a letter of support for Don Jones in his upcoming bid for mayor of Craig.

Melton & Elaine Sullivan, Joe Herod, Kelsey & Trini Loya, Gail Sererson, Neil & Jill McCandless: Vote for Ponikar

Please, join us in supporting John Ponikvar for Craig City Council.

Greg Ellgen: I support Kent Nielson

I am writing this letter in support of Kent Nielson, candidate for city council.

Dee Johnson and family: Thanks for your support

I’d like to thank the whole community for coming to Bob’s reception and all of the support, flowers and cards that have been given to us.

Craig Sports Briefs for March 20, 2015: Tickets available Friday for inaugural season of planned hockey team

A semi-professional hockey team is in the works for Craig, and residents have the chance to get free tickets to the first home game in October at Moffat County Ice Arena at Loudy-Simpson Park, 600 S. Ranney St.

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Moffat County Thunder Cheer places well at state event

Another competition, another solid finish for the members of Moffat County Thunder Cheer. The local cheer team’s latest appearance was at the CHEERSPORT Denver Grand Championships Sunday at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, as the smallest members of the team, the Minis, won their competition, with coaching by Amber Snow and Hannah Mannon.

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Moffat County girls soccer takes Basalt, 4-2

League opener puts Bulldogs at 1-0 in 3A Western Slope

MCHS girls are 3-1 overall after their second win this week, a 4-2 victory against Basalt, marking the first Western Slope League game of the season, the Bulldogs now 1-0 in the conference.

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Craig poetry contest honors the late Carol Jacobson

It’s often difficult to put feelings into words, especially in the form of poetry, but a total of 177 eighth graders from Craig Middle School rose to the occasion and wrote poems for the Carol Jacobson Memorial Poetry Contest.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Cinderella’ a lovely rendering of an already-told fairy tale

The newest adaptation of “Cinderella” has the unfortunate situation of two confining glass slippers, each made from different but demanding audience expectations. Whichever of these shoes fits best, the other probably won’t be happy.

Mike Littwin: Still tilting at Obamacare, as the numbers pile up

You don't have be a mathematician, or a scientist, to understand the numbers. Any way you add them up, it looks as if Obamacare is actually working.