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Mary Jo Brown: Memories of my childhood home

When I was growing up, the kitchen was where the family and sometimes friends usually got together. It seemed that the rest of the house had limited space for gathering. Later, when we moved to bigger houses, the kitchen was still where we gathered, because it seemed like the living rooms were needed for other things — sometimes even used as a bedroom.

Stephanie Pearce: My perspective on the birth control debate

I have been doing a lot of thinking about the Colorado U.S. Senate race between Mark Udall and Cory Gardner. I actually have been getting extremely angry about it, to be honest. To me, the issues they are running on don’t even compare. I am a woman in Colorado who owns a ranch and works at a coal mine and somehow my livelihood seems more important than making sure my employer helps me to not make a life.

Government update for July 27

Moffat County Commissioner agenda

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Two Craig painters excited for Steamboat art contest

Winnings include $10,000 top prize

Mary Pat Ettinger and Israel Holloway were recently accepted into Art Steamboat, a contest that's part of the Steamboat All Arts Festival in mid-August.

Weather Watch: Stormy scenarios in store for Craig this week

If your pet is afraid of thunder, don’t expect the coming days to be easy for either of you. The National Weather Service predicts a good chance of storming for much of the early week.

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Bulldog Sports for the week of July 28, 2014

The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.

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Craig’s LOVEMI fashion show makes striking debut

The LOVEMI Thrift Way Fashion Show took place this weekend, with the No Float Showboat located behind The OP Bar and Grill serving as a runway as people of all ages displayed a variety of unique wardrobes.

Fire burns more than 400 acres near Elk Springs

Alkali Fire containment stands at 90 percent

Responders currently are handling a 300-acre fire in Moffat County southwest of Elk Springs.

Education briefs for July 26, 2014: Hunter Outreach Program available for youths, women

The deadline to apply for the Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s Hunter Outreach Programs is 5 p.m. Aug. 1.

Health briefs for July 26, 2014: General surgeon to start at The Memorial Hospital

Dr. X. Alexis Driggs will begin her time with The Memorial Hospital, her first day with the organization scheduled for July 30.

Over a Cup: Ideas for using leftover ham

It’s so hot that I ought to be featuring recipes for cold things — maybe smoothies or cold fruit drinks. (Does anybody have any recipes for cold drinks?) However, recently I have been trying to figure out how to fix quick, nutritious meals that fit into my busy schedule. So this week, I looked in my files for recipes that I’ve never tried for using leftover ham. That way I can fix a ham and use it for several meals.

Craig briefs: Book signing by local area resident is Saturday

Lou Dean will be at Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig at 1 p.m. Saturday to talk about her latest book, “On My Ass: Riding the Midlife Crisis Trail.”

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Moffat County 4-H shooters keep eyes on prize

Four teenagers from Moffat County attended the National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational in late June in Grand Island, Nebraska. Lee, Dylan Villa, Hunter Rummel and Travis Walsh represented Northwest Colorado strongly with high individual and team finishes in gun and archery competitions.

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Alkali Fire in Moffat County is 75 percent contained; fire danger in region remains high

The nearly 20,700 acre Alkali Fire in Moffat County has been 75% contained as of Friday evening with no real perimeter growth, according to Lynn Barclay with the Bureau of Land Management. A reduced firefighter crew continued to build containment lines and extinguish hot spots Friday.

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Northwest Colorado residents to rally for coal in Denver

EPA carbon emission hearings to be held next Tuesday and Wednesday

Next week is a big deal for friends of coal. Dozens of Northwest Colorado residents and lawmakers will head to Denver on Tuesday to testify and rally on behalf of the coal industry.

Officiating football as simple as loving the game, head ref says

The Northwest Colorado prep football region is in need of game officials for the upcoming season and beyond, a strenuous time commitment at times, one ref says, but worth it for those who love the game.

Baxter Black: Stupid is as stupid does

In the movie Forrest Gump, the hero is a nice man with a low IQ, whose simplistic reasoning usually made sense. His response to anyone who called him stupid was to say, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

From Pipi’s Pasture: Dealing with an injured finger

I think that we sometimes tend to take our body parts for granted. Take our opposable thumbs, for example. Have you ever tried to do something without using your thumb — like writing, for example, or grasping a glass of water? There are so many ways that we use these wonderful thumbs!

Faith Column: Seek a relationship with Jesus

On the shores of Loch Ness outside of Inverness, Scotland there stands a castle called Urquhart. Or I should say the remains of a castle.