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Duane Koukol's Poet’s Corner: ‘I Saw’

A poem.

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Our View: Let’s support our economy, elected officials

Those who work, live and play in Moffat County show a great deal of love and admiration for our area.

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Faith Column: Keep true during struggle

Life is difficult. Intentionally so, I believe. Of all the promises we have in Christ, there is one that is rarely mentioned, seldom committed to memory and never preached on: In this life you will have problems.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making Mexican casseroles

Partially because of my work schedule and also because of the heat, my recent cooking efforts have been in what I can best describe as a slump.

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From Pipi's Pasture: Some of my favorite things

On Wednesday I was watering the backyard lawn next to Pipi’s Pasture, and during one change of the hose, a pleasant moment, I noticed the cows that were lolling around in the shade — if they could chew their cud, they would have been — the robins “talking” as they busily picked away at the nearly-ripe chokecherries, and imagining that the grass and trees saying “thank you, thank you” for the water.

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Jonah Goldberg: 'New nationalism' amounts to generic white identity politics

To listen to both his defenders and critics, Donald Trump represents the U.S. version of a new nationalism popping up around the world. I'm not so sure.

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Mike Littwin: Trump's new strategy? Speak softly and say the same outrageous things

If you watched Donald Trump’s low-volume, slow-motion, NASCAR-on-yellow speech on foreign “policy,” you now understand the problem.

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Lance Scranton: Let’s go!

It’s just about time for the busy season that lasts about nine months and accounts for three-fourths of the year. It involves a huge investment by our community and always manages to bring with it a few bumps, dips and detours. Each of these seasons — my 18th here in Craig — produce their own particular memories and offer local residents a bevy of ammunition for both praise and critique.

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Prather's Pick: A love story

“Falling: A Love Story,” this week’s featured novel is a love story but one with a twist. It is written by Jane Green, a former journalist of the U.K. and author of 18 novels — including this week’s, her newest — 16 of which have been New York Times bestsellers.

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John Pogline: Keep pot out of Craig

Hey man, look here. We can buy pot in Moffat County! Let’s go buy some. There, let’s toke up. Hey, that’s good stuff. Let’s go, we’d better head home. Whoops, ran over that kid on a bicycle. That’s okay, people here would rather have the money from pot than worry about losing one life.

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Lou Hahn: In response to Lausin’s pot letter

This is in response to Michael Lausin’s letter about missing out on pot. In all of his Bla-bla-bla about how great pot would be for the town of Craig, you notice he never once mentioned anything about the effects that pot and other drugs have had on our country’s children, including ones here in Craig.

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Thoughtful Parenting: The Touchpoints Approach — value disorganization

The Touchpoints Approach to child development presents a paradigm shift. It asks us to move from a linear model of development to a multidimensional one.

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Judi Holland: Why preschool is important

Summer is almost over and school is about to begin. Families might be asking themselves if it is time to enroll their child in preschool. Here are some ideas to ponder to help families make that decision.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: In between summer and fall

The other day I met up with a friend — at the grocery store where it seems that most of us do our visiting — and we got to talking about how fast time is passing. She remarked that it seems like we all waited a long time for summer, and now it’s almost over. I agree. Already there are subtle signs that the season is about to change (and some not so subtle).

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Summer Squash Casserole

It’s interesting how we start doing things one way and continue doing it that way for years to come. Take the way I have always fried zucchini, for example.

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