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Mary Brown: Update from the Yampa-White-Green Round Table

As the new chair of the Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Round Table, I’m writing to give an update on some of the water issues being addressed both in Northwest Colorado and throughout the state.

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The Bock’s Office: Lots of love films available for Valentine viewing

Valentine’s Day: a portion of the calendar devoted to romance that also happens to occur right in the dead of winter. No wonder Hollywood has so many love stories out this time of year. Whether your tastes have you wanting to flock to theaters to see Nicholas Sparks fare “The Choice,” the rom-com “How to Be Single” or the alternative period piece “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” — Jane Austen absolutely would have written Elizabeth Bennet as a slayer of the undead if she had thought of it — remember there is a bounty of options, many that have been released in the past year or two.

Mike Littwin: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump’s New Hampshire revolution

The winners in the New Hampshire primaries were, as you might have heard, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. In related news, the world has turned upside down. Yes, it’s just as big as that.

Heather Overton: Appreciate plow drivers

This letter is in response to Ms. Boss. I understand that these winter months can be a pain in the butt, but if you have lived here for 20 years you should be use to it by now. I agree the roads aren't exactly easy to deal with, how do you think the plow drivers feel?

Wes Counts: Reconsider complaint

In the Feb. 5 edition of the paper a letter from a Craig resident was printed. The lady was complaining about the street snow removal. I thought about her sad situation she was experiencing and have a couple of comments.

Humane Society of Moffat County: Thank you

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank our community for their support in 2015.

Prather’s Pick: An itchy tale

Groundhog Day has just come and gone. This week’s picture book for children is about a groundhog, but the story takes place in summer when Groundhog likes to sit propped up against a tree, to sleep, and to watch the clouds go by.

Lance Scranton: It’s about the team

I will readily admit that I soak up as much of the Super Bowl post game interviews as I can because no other sport exemplifies the complete dependence on the “team” principle than football. I hear the word “team” trotted out so often by people who have no idea what playing on a team, with a team, for a team really means. It was easy to see who was a team player after the surprising and gratifying Bronco victory over the heavily-favored Carolina Panthers.

Mike Littwin: Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl storybook ending

Of all Peyton Manning’s many remarkable career statistics, this one may be the most remarkable of them all: When Manning inevitably announces his retirement sometime over the next few days or weeks, he will become only the second Hall-of-Fame-caliber quarterback in NFL history to have gone out on top, with a Super Bowl victory in his last game, with the storied sunset beckoning, with no more worlds to conquer.

Lois Stoffle: A heartfelt thanks

Saying “Thank You” for so much love and concern seems so inadequate.

Dave DeRose: Thank a snow plower

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that applies to our services as well. It is your point of perception that will frame your reaction to any situation.

CMEDP Column: Here's to a prosperous 2016 for our community

A blank piece of paper. Lofty goals. I am a list maker and I love the idea of beginning fresh with a new list, just as Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership has recently done.

Thoughtful Parenting: Understanding adoption

Not every family grows in the same way. While many parents experience the birth of their biological children, other parents experience the journey of adopting children who are forever theirs.

Baxter Black: The Show Ring Judge

A poem from Baxter Black.

From Pipi’s Pasture: It’s a powerful winter

Late last fall, when meteorologists were predicting the upcoming winter, some experts suggested that the elements of the 2016 winter might be powerful for some parts of the U.S., even likening the winter to a monster. I don’t know that the winter has been monster-like, but residents of Northwest Colorado might agree that it’s been “powerful.” When I think back to my childhood winters on our Morapos ranch, this one seems similar to those times.

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