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Danielle Elkins: Stop wasting our time and money

I remember there being a section on my report card in elementary school labeled “Uses time wisely” for which the teacher would either give a grade of satisfactory or unsatisfactory. If Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein were graded on how well she utilizes her time, the way my classmates and I were in elementary school, I feel quite sure that her recent efforts to recount presidential votes would earn her a big U for unsatisfactory.

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Jonah Goldberg: Can we really take Trump seriously, not literally?

It would make a perfect clickbait ad "Learn this one simple trick to stop worrying about Donald Trump and Make America Great Again." What's the trick? All you have to do is take Trump seriously, but not literally.

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Lance Scranton: Bright lights — big hearts

If the future of Moffat County is as bright as some of our local Christmas lights — we will have to break out the sunglasses! It never gets tiring to drive around and discover the bright lights of those who really get into the Christmas spirit. Alice Pleasant Park looks so cool at night, and if you drive around the different neighborhoods, it is heartwarming to see the lengths which people go to adorn their homes and yards with lights and decorations.

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Prather’s Pick: Craig appears in a recent novel written by a Colorado man

This week’s novel for adults was written by Colorado resident Erik Storey, and readers will recognize some of the towns — such as Meeker, Rifle and Craig — in the setting of the book’s plot.

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Terry Barber: The best mindset for a successful business owner

As we continue exploring the characteristics of the best mindset for a successful business owner, let’s stop and define a successful business owner. It’s someone who builds and runs a successful business. Straightforward, right? But wait…

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Michelle Balleck: Where memories are made

When I visited Craig, Colorado, for the first time in 2004, I just had to make a stop into The Giving Tree gift shop, as it was named after one of my favorite children’s books. I marveled at the beautiful collectibles, unique jewelry and themed gifts that told the story of this place. I purchased a pair of moose-shaped earrings as I memento of my trip to interview for a job with the Craig Daily Press and of this town that I’ve now called my home for longer than any other place in my life.

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Lois Stoffle: Thanks, TMH!

Last week I received a “thank you” card from The Memorial Hospital. It was signed by several of the nurses and CNAs who cared for me during my recent stay after having knee surgery. They were expressing their gratitude to me for choosing TMH for my stay.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Holiday options for families in need

Many families in our community experience increased stress and financial burdens around the holidays — higher energy costs, increased child care costs as schools are closed, an expectation of gifts, seasonal illnesses and more.

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Our View: Don’t bury seniors in snow

As the Moffat County Commissioners continue to sift through budget woes, we’re curious what’s next on the chopping block for our county.

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Clerks Corner: Much appreciation to our community

On Thanksgiving Day, my daughter sent us a priceless video of our granddaughter, Kylee Jo, sharing the things she is most grateful. We beamed with pride as she reeled off her list: my mom and dad, my Nana and Papa, my Gigi and Pa, my dog Annie, police officers, macaroni and cheese and Donald Trump! Her sweet thoughts caused me to ponder the things I am grateful for as well.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: A sweet potato recipe

This year when I got ready to make sweet potatoes for our Thanksgiving dinner, I hunted for a recipe that I used last year. The family had enjoyed the sweet potatoes, especially our son Jody.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: A childhood Christmas Eve

Each year when the Christmas season rolls around, my mind wanders back to my childhood days when I was growing up on the ranch at Morapos. Whenever I write about growing up experiences, I marvel at how much I’ve forgotten or perhaps how I have chosen to remember things. My siblings often remember events another way. So here it goes.

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Danielle Elkins: Trump's attorney general pick could send pot industry up in smoke if confirmed

As the smoke clears after the presidential election, Donald Trump is working on choosing who will aid him in leading America.

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Eagle's Nest Preschool: Thanks, firefighters

Eagle’s Nest Preschool would like to take this opportunity to give a big “Thank You” to Craig Firefighters Nick Scheller, Jesse Doolin, Tonya Mercer and Annie Sauer.

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Cal Thomas: For secretary of state: John Bolton

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering seriously at least two men for the critical position of secretary of state. One, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has divided the Trump team between those who think it is a good idea and those who think Romney's severe criticism of Trump during the campaign disqualifies him.

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