Over a Cup of Coffee: Making Pumpkin Cookies

One of the perks of writing this column is getting to know my readers and getting to visit with them. This past week, for example, Louise Irvine called to tell me about a peach cobbler recipe that she found in her mother’s file box. (Her mother was Edna Mae Brannan.) More about this recipe in a later column.

From Pipi’s Pasture: The sinister pressure canner

This morning, after doing corral chores here at Pipi’s Pasture, I stopped by the garden to check out the Jack Be Little pumpkins and other maturing vegetables. Once again I was reminded of our big garden at the ranch when we kids were growing up and of the canning season that lasted all summer long, into early fall.

Faith Column: How you believe does matter

John 3:3 (NASB), “Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Our View: Kudos to those who improve our youth

Moffat County is not without challenges with regard to the health and success of its youth, but the 2015 Kids Count report presented Wednesday showed that area health and service organizations are charting success.

Baxter Black: T. Tommy and Bad News

First, a little about T.Tommy; he likes Corrientes, carries a stock whip and is good help when you need a team ropin’ partner, a good hand on a gather, isn’t bad on a backhoe and is good to his dog.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Shaun the Sheep’ gets baa-ck to basics of cartoon cleverness

With little yellow creatures and manifestations of emotions getting all the attention this summer, you may have missed one of the more undemanding animated pleasures of the season. It may not be the biggest resident of the movie pasture, but “Shaun the Sheep Movie” could be the best of the bunch.

Janet Sheridan: Things I miss

I watched in dismay as a fellow garage sale devotee purchased an item I spotted too late: a set of shiny aluminum tumblers like those that added cheer to my childhood. When filled with cold beverages, the tumblers frosted over like windshields on a sub-zero morning and made everything, even water, seem extra tasty.

Mike Littwin: Is the Colorado GOP afraid of its own base?

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but in the year in which small-d democracy — for both good and ill — has taken over the presidential season, the Colorado Republican establishment has chosen to opt out of the process. If there’s a fever out there — and there undoubtedly is — the typically anti-vax Republicans have gone full immunization protocol to combat it.

Dave DeRose: Football season begins

As August ends so begins football season. My favorite time of the year. Wednesday night, I was privileged to watch a third- and fourth-grade Doak Walker game at Woodbury Park and then on Friday the Bulldogs’ victory over the Sailors at the Bulldog Proving Grounds.

Lance Scranton: Nobody really knows

Numbers can be collected on just about anything — and these days — everything. Not only are numbers and data available to study enough to earn a PhD, but most of the numbers are in real-time! I hear numbers thrown around all the time in education, politics, religion and psychology; the problem is often that the numbers are just that... thrown around.

Prather’s Pick: A Kate Burkholder Novel

There are a lot of different things going on in this week’s novel for adults, but the focus is a mystery centered around what was found after a tornado. The setting of “After the Storm” by Linda Castillo is Painters Mill in Holmes County, Ohio, where the population is Amish, Mennonite, and English, a mixture of diverse cultural and religious beliefs.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Injured players who can and can't make a return this season

The NFL season is a little over a week away now and there are several key players who are injured and you need to be aware of them before you draft your team. Some of them are scheduled to be ready for Week 1, but others are lost for a little time or will be out for the whole season.

Stephanie Pearce: Protect your family, society with love

I watch the news and social media and there’s so many depressing things going on every day. It’s blatantly aggressive. There are so many things reported from innocent people being shot, race wars, conflicts between nations, and people with no respect lashing out at anyone. If you let yourself be engrossed in it too much, you can find yourself being depressed, angry, and even hopeless.

Derek Maiolo: Headed back to college — thank you Craig

I will soon embark on my second year of college at the University of Oregon, a journey that I am both excited and terrified to begin. As I spend my last days in Craig and the surrounding area, I am becoming increasingly grateful — to the people, the schools, the small town, and the Rocky Mountains — for showing me how incredible this life can be.

Neton's Then and Now: The Memory of Arnold F. Beckett — Part 2

In 1948, three years after the end of World War II, Craig was beginning to enjoy peace and prosperity. However, Craig paused to give war hero Arnold Beckett a final welcome home from the South Pacific.