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Baxter Black: Headline Oddities

The more advanced a civilization becomes, the farther it gets from the real world.

From Pipi's Pasture: The sounds around us

This past week I have been listening to the sounds of the birds here at Pipi’s Pasture. Some of their songs seem to be heralding spring. So that has gotten me to think about other sounds around us, most so familiar that we may take them for granted. This week’s column is dedicated to the sounds around us.

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Sage grouse open house offers landowners tools to manage habitat

Officials work to keep bird off endangered list

Northwest Colorado ranchers and landowners flocked to the “Ranching for Greater Sage Grouse” workshops hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association in Steamboat Springs and Craig this week.

Craig Biz Buzz for Feb. 16, 2015: Owner of Craig’s RadioShack prepared for changes coming with national chain bankruptcy

On Feb. 5, electronics retailer RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and while the fate of many stores bearing its name nationwide are uncertain, its Craig location likely won’t be shutting down, even if some changes will be coming.

Baxter Black: A poem for good friends

I can’t remember his number. I don’t call him often enough. His birthday always escapes me ‘cause I don’t keep up with that stuff.

From Pipi's Pasture: A prize-winning paint named Buster

This week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture” honors a horse. This past November, for the second year in a row, he won the “All-Around” title at the World Paint Horse Show, an annual event held in Fort Worth, Texas.

From Pipi's Pasture: Stock Show memories

It’s been nearly 50 years (gasp!) since I exhibited steers at the National Western. Since then I have kept in touch with it through our grandchildren, Kenny and Megan Prather. I know that there have been lots of changes since I was a junior exhibitor and know that more changes are being planned to expand the facility.

Baxter Black: Harry Johnson

I was reminded of Harry Johnson today. I’d been drivin’ down a long stretch of country road. The snow blowin’ up in the rearview mirror, a thermos of coffee in the seat and the sun warmin’ the cab of the pickup.

From Pipi's Pasture: Being thankful

As all of you know, the past few weeks, especially the past few days, have been busy as we have tried to get ready for Christmas Day. So on Christmas morning, after we had fed the cows here at Pipi’s Pasture and after the roast beef was simmering in the oven for a late-afternoon dinner, I had a few quiet minutes to sit at the dining room table and watch the fluffy snowflakes fall and ponder my columns for Saturday’s paper.

Business Buzz: DBA to host Down Home Christmas Celebration on Saturday

Business news from across Moffat County and Colorado.

Community Agriculture Alliance: State of the Upper Yampa River Watershed

We drink it, we grow food with it, we play in it — the Yampa River Watershed provides for our community in a way that the early settlers recognized when they built Steamboat Springs at the confluence of the Yampa River and six tributary streams.

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Moffat County students visit dyed-in-the-wool Craig mill

Moffat County High School’s Fashion Design and Clothing class got a firsthand look at custom, fiber-milling technology Thursday at Yampa Valley Fiberworks north of Craig.

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Meat me in Kentucky

Future Farmers of America team represents Colorado at national competition

With a ranching legacy reaching back several generations, Moffat County knows meat. Three Moffat County High School students and one recent graduate represented the state of Colorado in meat judging at the Future Farmers of America national competition last week.

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Craig Sheep Wagon Days provides hands-on learning for all

Whether you’ve felt wool only in the lining of your coat or firsthand on the animal that provides the material, there’s something for everyone this weekend at Craig Sheep Wagon Days. The 16th annual event is open to the public Saturday and Sunday at Wyman Living History Museum, giving all who come a glimpse into the many facets of the agriculture industry.

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Craig Sheep Wagon Days packs weekend fun

The 16th annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Wyman Living History Museum.