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.
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.
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.
The family of Alvin Lawton would like to say thank you so much for all the thoughts, prayers, cards and kind wishes during this difficult time. It is comforting to know how Alvin touched so many lives.
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Centers in Craig and Steamboat Springs are among nonprofit CHCs throughout the U.S. providing affordable health care to individuals of all ages and incomes.
The staff at Sunset Elementary School would like to thank merchants and Craig community members for their cooperation and sense of humor while our teachers were on their team-building scavenger hunt.
Worrying about a missing friend, coming together in faith
On Tuesday evening of this week, my son-in-law received word that a good friend was missing. The missing man was a family friend that was bowing hunting in Utah with my son-in- law’s brother. He had not been seen since Sunday morning.
I happened to be at the National Finals Rodeo in 1988 when Leo Camarillo and partner roped their steer in five seconds flat! It ranked in my mind with John Alden pitoning up Plymouth Rock or Neil Armstrong making angels in the moon dust! I was there when history was being made! It didn’t matter that Leo’s time only took third in the go-round.
Last week when I picked green beans from our garden next to Pipi’s Pasture, I was reminded of the bushels of green beans we kids used to pick out of our huge garden at the ranch when we were growing up. And then I remembered canning season.
Sunset Meadows I and II wrote an important letter to the editor that appeared in Friday’s Craig Daily Press.
There’s so much produce available right now, both from our gardens and from food stands and markets, that it makes me crazy trying to figure out how to use it all. What makes it more frustrating is that I don’t have much time to cook, and pretty soon it will be winter and the fresh produce won’t be available anymore.
“The Bucket List” is a phrase we have come to recognize since the release of the movie of the same name several years ago. Some of us truly have “bucket lists” and what a thrill when something on that list gets a big check-off! Recently I was able to put a big mental check-off on my list: To fly over Sand Wash Basin. Oh, yes! This old lady climbed aboard a small aircraft with a couple of my favorite photo buddies and we soared over the basin with the smiles never leaving our faces.
During a recent visit to Copenhagen, I squeezed in a visit with city officials to learn more about the Danish health system, particularly the country’s arrangements for long-term care, a topic that draws endless complaints from American families, including many readers of this column. Coincidentally, the day I returned home, I learned the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs both programs, had just released star ratings for the country’s home care agencies that provide services to nearly 5 million Americans. The home health industry did not shine brightly.
The Iran nuclear deal is wrong in many areas. Anyone who studies history will see Iran does not care if they tell the truth.
In recognition of World Breastfeeding Month in August, we want to highlight the challenge facing working moms who want to give their babies the affordable and irreplaceable health benefits of breast milk.