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Our View: Judge R. Brooke Jackson should visit Northwest Colorado's coal industry

The May 8 ruling against the Office of Surface Mining and Colowyo Coal Mine is deeply concerning to the residents of Moffat County. It’s troublesome that Federal District Judge R. Brooke Jackson ruled that OSM has only 120 days to complete an environmental assessment for mining plans. We invite the judge to visit Northwest Colorado’s coal industry. The editorial board would be happy to show you around Trapper, Colowyo and Craig Station, Judge Jackson.

Baxter Black: Hurricane Charlotte

Every now and then a feller has a weekend that is hard to forget. I had one years ago on a beautiful ranch in southern California.

Faith Column: Being a good Christian

We look around our world, listen to the news, or even look within ourselves and our families and see the frailty, imperfection, and flawed nature of mankind. In Bible words, sin abounds. This is easy to see and cannot be argued away. Man’s nature is to think, “Well I’ve done more good than evil, and I’m certainly doing better than the next guy, so God must be ok with me; I’ll take my chances.”

From Pipi's Pasture: It's wet here in the pasture

We’re so thankful for all of the moisture. The rain has greened up the pastures, and a little water is even seeping into the summer pasture ponds. It’s wet—that’s for sure.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making a sausage stew

This past week, Prather’s Pick, in Wednesday’s Craig Daily Press, reviewed a new cookbook. “Back in the Day Bakery: Made with Love” was written by Cheryl Day and Griffith Day. Besides reading through the cookbook, I checked out my “to try” files, looking for recipes that might appeal to us during this rainy weather. I found one for “Sausage Stew” that has some ingredients that many of us harvest from our gardens in late summer — a great way to use zucchini.

F. Neil Folks — The Wandering Elder: It’s time!

Yes, it’s time to let the outside world know who we are! We’re the West.

Bobbi Peed: Animal carcass concern

I read the article about the dumping of animal carcasses on CR 7, not once but several times to be sure I was understanding the content.

John Pogline: Coal mine confusion

Excuse my ignorance, but it has always been my understanding that our constitution guarantees a fair trial. So explain to me how Colowyo and Trapper Mine got a fair trial from a judge who is self-proclaimed environmentalist and one who stated in many news articles, each before the trial started, that he was going to rule against both mines.

Gilbert Stehle: Thanks YVMC

I would like to say thank you to the staff at Yampa Valley Medical Center for the care they gave me before and during and after my surgery.

Mike Littwin: The death penalty's dying breaths, even in Nebraska

The only thing certain is the uncertainty. And the death penalty — the ultimate penalty — cannot survive without certainty. It's built on it.

Gail Severson: Great column Pearce

Stephanie Pearce’s article in Monday’s CRAIG Daily Press was right on, and I would like to thank her sincerely.

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 Dave Pressgrove,
 Lance Scranton and 
Todd Trapp: Track support thanks

Thanks so much to our community which has embraced track and field during the past many years. From our Youth Track events, helping with the Clint Wells Invitational, traveling to watch competitions and cheering on our athletes. Your help and support is genuinely appreciated.

Patrick Mosbey
: An exercise in futility



On one of my frequent trips to the Yampa River, where I exercise my dogs, I met a couple of wildlife employee’s on “Pike patrol.” They spoke of the “non-native” species that are doing so much (perceived) damage to our ecosystem here in Colorado. I was somewhat amused by their naive outlook, not having lived more than a couple of decades.

Andrews, Barnes, Woodley: Support so appreciated

In the loss of our loved one Bill Barnes, our family will never be able to express our appreciation for the kindness and caring support that we received from family, many friends and our community during this difficult time.

Joe and Laura Schmidt
: Friendly and hospitable

We have had the wonderful opportunity to visit your town for the past two days. Such pride and friendliness in a town in this day and age seems rare. First we stayed at the KOA run by the Price’s. They were such hospitable folks wanting us to take in everything Craig had to offer.

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