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Early Childhood Coalition: A sincere thanks

The Early Childhood Coalition would like to thank the following organizations for their support with our Children’s Festival this year.

Yolanda Cruz, Heather Cruz and family: Thanks for support

I would love to thank the community, Adriana Robbins, Shannon Moore and Vallarta’s Restaurant, who worked to get a fundraiser for my daughter, Heather Cruz, who has Hodgkin lymphoma. All the support was so appreciated.

James Neton: Dude Dent awards — a symbol of pride in our community

On April 23, Moffat County High School will host the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner for the outstanding senior male and female athlete of MCHS for 2014. The event will highlight the academic and athletic achievements of the best male and female student athletes Moffat County has to offer. Many of us are aware of the achievements and heroic nature of Dent’s life. However, others in the community may have no idea why one of MCHS’s most prestigious student awards is named after Dent.

Prather’s Pick: A book with a World War I setting

This week’s book for young adult readers (probably aimed at middle school age) has an unusual title and a rather unexpected plot. “Stay Where You Are & Then Leave” was written by John Boyne, the author of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” which became a Miramax feature film. The novel was published by Henry Holt and Company (2013).

Mary Jo Brown: Spring is nourishment for the soul

April is the month for Easter and is usually full of dazzling sunshine, greening of lawns and flowers blooming. All of those might be reasons that spirits soar and we continue our growth gracefully, joyously and creatively as we learn about ourselves and the beauty within us.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Easter morning breakfast casserole

There are several recipes around for breakfast casseroles. I especially like those that you refrigerate overnight and then pop in the oven the next morning.

Duane Koukol: For my plant friends

To all my friends at the power plant, hi!

Pipi’s Pasture: The positive spirit of the county fair

County fairs have been around a long time. Perhaps they began as a way to celebrate the end of the summer harvest. Whatever the reason, I can imagine how people must have looked forward to county fair.

Rene' Littlehawk: Chicken feathers and scratch

I've seen so many people buying chicks this year. Whether starting a new flock or replenishing an existing flock, baby chicks bring delight and smiles to most. They also, unfortunately, bring a bit of work and require some knowledge to maintain in a healthy and productive manner.

Nate Waggenspack: Impressive turnaround for Moffat County baseball

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on the Moffat County baseball team's crazy Thursday double header.

Baxter Black: The western migration invasion

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has brought to a head a common point of contention that has happened in state after state. It is a generational change, a population shift that is the result of the inevitable roll of civilization.

Rep. Bob Rankin: Legislative session still going strong

The session will end May 7. We’ve passed 114 bills and killed 118. There probably are another 250 bills in the system, so it will be a busy month.

Tony St. John: TMH is excellent

I would like the people in Craig and surrounding areas to know how great my health care experience was at TMH.

Karen Brown, staff and board members: Thank you, Bank of Colorado

The Community Budget Center would like to publicly thank the Bank of Colorado for all of the help they gave to us last week.

Caitlin Balch-Burnett: Sage grouse tour was great

Many of our group, some visiting from as far away as the East Coast, had never been to Craig, or seen the storied sage grouse in person. We enjoyed every moment of our time in Craig and the surrounding wildlands, and we surely will recommend the area to fellow wildlife enthusiasts and lovers of the outdoors.

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