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Neil Boren and family: Thank you for support

Thank you for joining us on July 5, in celebrating the life, love, laughter and joy of Julie Boren, our beloved wife, mother, sister and friend. Perhaps you sent a lovely card or sat quietly in a chair. Perhaps you sent those beautiful flowers which we saw sitting there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words as any friend could say. Perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much for whatever part.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Sex Tape’ arouses little interest

Three hours, one minute and 42 seconds sounds lengthy enough for a feature film. When you consider this is the span of the piece of the accidental amateur skin flick causing all the problems in the comedy “Sex Tape,” it seems downright infinite. And while the movie itself is only half this duration, it somehow seems even longer.

Janet Sheridan: Calendars of memories

A week ago, when I planned to wash the windows or sit in the shade feeling guilty because I wasn’t doing so, for some nonsensical reason I decided to reorganize my filing cabinet instead. I flew into action, sorting and discarding with determination, until I came across a stack of old calendars.

Mike Littwin: Ted Cruz's humanitarian crisis

Ted Cruz nearly had me. I went to see the Texas senator at the Western Conservative Summit because I have a soft spot for troublemakers, particularly smart ones, and Cruz is definitely both. He's the guy hardly anyone likes who is considering running for president. No one has pulled that off since Nixon, and we know how that turned out. Sure I had to see him.

Jason Steed: Lack of transparency

This letter serves as yet another letter about the issue with the high school football team. I will not begin to assume facts, as I do not have them, nor does most of the general public. What I would like to address is a lack of transparency from the Moffat County School District, more specifically the high school. I and many others would like to know why it is the football coaches were relieved from their coaching positions when it was the students who allegedly committed the hazing.

The Wellman family: Thanks for thoughts

The family of Lucille A. Wellman would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during Lucille’s passing. She loved this community and her many wonderful friends! There are too many to name here, but please know that each kind thought, gentle gesture and fond memory was greatly appreciated. It is a comfort to know others miss Lucille as much as we do.



Lawrence L. Sober: Hazing incident shameful

It is unfortunate that our community and high school has lost these football coaches. The fact is that in every incident the supervisors are responsible first and foremost. Any situation like this has to be supervised closely to see that things like this never happen again. Someone that was in a supervisory position should have known what was going on during this football camp.

Junior Herndon: Baseball academy success

As founder and owner of Herndon’s Five Tool Baseball Academy, I would like to take the time to thank and appreciate all of the support I received this weekend for my first baseball camp. Without the people and support that I had, none of this would have been possible.

Prather’s Pick: Lou Dean’s latest book is a wild ride

Author Lou Dean is a Northwest Colorado resident, living at Blue Mountain, near Dinosaur. That’s where she writes — a lot. She has written numerous articles for major magazines and eight books, which include memoirs, young adult novels, and nonfiction.

Stephanie Pearce: Families worth fighting for

My daughter attended a large youth conference recently. She had some amazing speakers that really made her think. One spoke about how families are worth fighting for. I was really impressed about how excited she was to tell me about it.

Mary Jo Brown: Gardening an expression of self

My first experience with plants was helping my grandmother tend to her patches of spearmint and peppermint that were located on the side of her porch. She lived in Denver and didn’t have much room around the house that was allotted for that. The yard mostly was lawn with one big tree in front by the sidewalk. In the back, there was a small space that had a clothesline and no sign of grass but plenty of hard-packed dirt. The neighbors had flower gardens next to her fence that I enjoyed looking at.

Over a Cup of Coffee: To-go camping recipes

During the summer, lots of people look forward to camping out. Sleeping in a tent, sitting around a campfire, fishing and cooking outdoors are just some of the highlights.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Disappearing boom towns

Living in a remote community brings both incredible opportunities and sometimes daunting challenges

From Pipi’s Pasture: A special letter

I assume that most of my “From Pipi’s Pasture” readers have figured out that I enjoy taking care of my cattle — for that matter, I enjoy rural life in general. However, readers may not know that I have been a teacher for over 40 years, and I love that part of my life, too.

Editorial: Brent Curtice should reveal punishment of upperclassmen

Last week, the community learned that five Moffat County High School coaches were asked to resign following an alleged hazing incident that took place at football camp June 18 to 20 in Evanston, Wyoming.

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