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Craig Marshall Smith: I am Craig

Editor’s note: This column was sent to Craig Mayor Terry Carwile from Craig Marshall Smith in Douglas County. Carwile gave it to Daily Press Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley for publication. Both Carwile and Leavitt Riley found it amusing and interesting to see what outsiders think of Craig.

Eagle’s Nest Preschool Staff: Thank you

We would like to thank Melanie Franklin along with her two capable assistants, Samantha and Amanda Franklin, for their dental presentation at our preschool.

Lance Scranton: Get on the 'ban' wagon!

We debate in class often and many students are convinced that guns kill people and if we would just do something to regulate or ban firearms, we would be a much safer country! Let’s face it, guns are dangerous and lethal. So, I’m jumping on the “ban wagon” too and while we’re at it, we can take care of a few other “bans” as well:

Stephanie Pearce: Millennials – Where will they take us?

The millennials are here. They are voting for the most part. They are making decisions regarding government and this has me wondering how the future looks for our government.

Senior Spotlight: Enjoy life's colors

I'm moving to Hayden

February seemed shorter to me this year maybe because I have been on the go more than usual. Whatever the reason the month is gone and it appears that March is going to come “in like a lion” blown in by the cold winds, so hopefully it will go out like a lamb.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making a stew

Last weekend we visited our kids and grandkids (Jody, Cindy, Jessica, and Jaycee). It was a cold, windy day, and they had just finished putting the makings for potato chowder in the crock pot. Cindy said they would have a nice hot supper for such a cold day. So that made me think that it won’t be long before we’ll be changing the menu from soups and stews to barbecued hamburgers and steaks. This week’s column features a recipe for a great stew. I’ve made it a lot of times. Enjoy during this cold spell.

From Pipi's Pasture: Itching their way into spring

Cattle like to “itch” themselves just about anytime, but they really get carried away in the spring time of year. First of all, they have all of that winter hair. Then, the weather is getting warmer, their skin is dry, and they just feel uncomfortable. They probably feel as we do when we have dry, itchy scalp or skin.

Cherie Blomquist: A slap in the face to local teachers

With all of the budget talks going on with Moffat County School District and all the rumors mulling around, I was wondering how a "broke" district can send its principals to a hiring fair out of state for three days?

Faith Column: The desire for change

Change is taking place around us — some seen and some unseen. Changing of seasons, changing of fashions, and changing of the land as it sheds its dingy winter coat and dresses in a fresh green one.

Jan Roth: Jack Rabbit Road and the mystery snake

My name is Jan Roth. Many of you may know me, but most of you don’t, so an introduction may be in order. I decided to call this column Jack Rabbit Road, partly because it involves Native American folklore, but also because it’s where I live. Most folks call it County Road 17, north of Lay, near the old stagecoach road.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Kingsman’ is entertaining, but no crowning achievement

When someone tells you “manners maketh the man,” they’re probably inclined to lecture you about etiquette. When the hero of “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells you that, he’s about to smash a glass in your face and beat you and your entire group of friends within an inch of your lives.

EPA regs would jeopardize stable power supply

The clash between environmental and energy reality versus idealism reached a crossroads in Denver this week when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) convened in a technical conference on Feb. 25.

Duane Koukol: A poem: ‘Go Yee Dogs’

Onward, dogs of battle.

Dick Prosence
: Climate change farce

In his State of the Union address earlier this month, President Obama stated, “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.”

Prather’s Pick: A book about germs

A teacher at heart, I’m always on the lookout for young adult and children’s books that can be used with the classroom curriculum. This week’s picture book, intended for ages 4 to 8, is an example.

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