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Thoughtful Parenting: Talking about healthy sexual development

Watching our young ones grow from playful, elementary-school students learning about the world into teenagers experiencing changes to their bodies happens amazingly fast. As the adults in their lives, we have been helping answer their questions about how things work and how to be responsible.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Main dishes for hot summer evenings

What to cook for supper when it’s hot — that’s what is on my mind after a day at work. This week’s column features two recipes that I haven’t tried yet. I meant to; I even bought the baking mix for the pie. But, I haven’t taken the time after evening chores to get them ready by 5:30 p.m., our usual suppertime. However, I have made similar recipes that were good. If you try this week’s recipes, let me know how you liked them.

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From Pipi's Pasture: It’s hot…

If memory serves, we haven’t experienced such a hot summer here at Pipi’s Pasture in some time — at least so far.

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Conservation Colorado: What’s next for water?

This spring our state began the process of implementing its first-ever Colorado Water Plan and joined the rest of the nation in allowing the legal use of rain barrels for residential rainwater capture. As I prepare my own rain barrels to use rainwater on my new garden beds, I wonder — what’s next for water in Colorado?

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Nick Rubley: Draining Elkhead

I would like to help Mr. McQuay lose some sleep, so he will continue to fight with me. Did you know that the same people who are trying to save these dinosaurs, (our government, state or feds, does it matter), tried to kill them off in the late 60s!

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Patti Mosbey: Sand Wash extremes

From 60 degrees below zero to 90 degrees above… the extremes of temperatures in Sand Wash Basin can test the endurance of man and beast. This past winter we watched as the wild horses endured extreme cold, deep snow and fierce winds, yet they survived the elements. Lots of early rains brought the grasses alive and the horses soon fattened again on the rich nutrients. Life in the basin was in full swing and beautiful. That is… until the dreaded gnats and biting bugs made their appearance. Any recent visitor to Sand Wash can spend some time describing their experience and show you their battle scars as they braved the biting “no see’ums” for photos and time with the horses. Oh, yes, bug season is here and seemingly the worst I’ve ever seen it.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Finding Dory’ a fine, funny fin-tastic sequel

Memory is a tricky thing. A movie you held in high regard more than 10 years ago may remain in your mind as the best thing you’ve ever seen, or it could just as easily be replaced by the next big fad. Most viewers aren’t likely to forget the feature that preceded “Finding Dory,” yet most who watch this sequel will be remembering it for new reasons.

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Cal Thomas: Character no longer counts

Ranking right up there with the line, "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" is this recent headline in The Washington Times: "Honesty issues aside, voters still back Hillary Clinton, poll shows."

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Jonah Goldberg: Time for Trump to put up or shut up

The real estate mogul says he's worth "in excess" of $10 billion. I think he's lying, as does pretty much every expert and financial journalist who has looked into the question. Forbes has put his net worth at $4.5 billion. Bloomberg says it's below $3 billion. Billionaire Mark Cuban has cast doubt on whether Trump is even a billionaire at all.

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Craig's Senior Citizens: A great trip

We had another great river float trip! It's such a fun, relaxing time for all of us — just sitting, soaking up some sun, dragging our feet in the water, watching the birds along the way.

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John Williams: Littwin's disappointing views

Once again, left wing hack, political pundit and renowned hypocrite, Mike Littwin, in his column, shows his true ability to bend the facts while ignoring the actions of the liberal left.

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Yampa Valley Artisans: Thank you!

Yampa Valley Artisans would like to thank the city of Craig, Moffat County, Samuelson’s True Value, and Pam Foster for their support of our Galleria at the Park.

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Eugene McQuay: CPW’s fish management seems harmful to Craig

The article in Saturday’s Daily Press by Tom Chart concerning the elimination of the “invasive species” in the Yampa River and Elkhead Reservoir finally struck the last nerve and has prompted me to respond in kind.

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Prather’s Pick: A picture book written by a ballerina

In “Firebird,” this week’s picture book for children, ballerina Misty Copeland draws from her own experiences to help a young girl, an aspiring dancer, reach her goal.

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Lance Scranton: District changes provide hope — hopefully

Moffat County Schools are in the midst of some very big changes, which will hopefully portend well for the future of our community. Any new person on the job gives people hope and others dread because the newness generally means change. Change — as some experts say — is scary and uncomfortable. If one embraces change it can make organizations stronger and more vital as fresh perspectives offer the potential for progress, but most of us know that change is just plain inevitable.

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