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Cal Thomas: Hillary Clinton: The most qualified?

In his effusive praise of Hillary Clinton, the president did not mention any specific accomplishments that might qualify her for the office. That is because there are none.

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Baxter Black: A favor

Have you ever had a simple gesture of kindness end up unappreciated?

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Taking a vacation

I don’t take many vacations because of all of my cow chores and all, but this year, since the cattle are out on summer pasture, I decided to take a week off from my away-from-home job.

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Tom Chart: Collaboration on nonnative fish issues

The Upper Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery Program is keenly aware that actions to recover endangered fish can impact local communities.

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Janet Sheridan: Remembering my father

When I look in the mirror, I see Dad’s eyes looking back at me. I also have his height, frame, ears and hand gestures. I like the physical features I share with my dad, but I’m surprised when I display his behaviors — especially those I vowed to avoid when I was young, smug and critical.

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Mike Littwin: No tragedy too horrible for Trump to exploit

The predictability of Donald Trump’s reaction to the horror in Orlando does not make it any less shocking. As you must have heard, and probably still can’t quite absorb, the man who would be (and, yes, could be) president took the opportunity to make the deaths of 50 people somehow all about him. No tragedy, it appears, is too horrible for Trump to personally exploit.

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Prather’s Pick: Memories of playing outside

Christy Gonzales, librarian at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, says that everybody likes this week’s picture book for children. I can see why. I like it, too — a lot.

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Lance Scranton: Scare tactics

While we have our share of exciting events and opportunities for people to come out and get involved in this summer; nationally, the fun is in trying to figure out how we’re going to manage until November. The Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians have settled on their candidates for president and now the “parties” begin.

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John Pogline: Don’t sign pot petition

When that petition comes around to cultivate prosperity in our “quaint little town,” I urge you not to sign it.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Hats off to the modern dad

On June 19, American families will honor dad by celebrating Father’s Day. Not surprisingly, the role of fathers has changed through the years as the American family and lifestyle have changed.

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Baxter Black: Public signs

Public signs and announcements are often unclear. Hidden meanings lurk beneath even the simplest directive. I’d like to propose that some government agency be assigned the task of rewriting them.

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Allen Hischke: Don’t participate in fish tournament

If you want to keep the game fish (Bass and Pike) in Elkhead, DO NOT participate in this joke of a tournament.

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Andrea Camp: My candidacy for commissioner

I wanted to take this opportunity to let Moffat County residents know that I am running for Moffat County Commissioner, District 1, as a write-in candidate in the General Election in November.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Geraldine’s winter squash medley

This week I was thrilled to receive an envelope of recipes from Geraldine Coleman of Craig. She is a frequent contributor to this column. The recipe for Winter Squash Medley is intriguing. I have only just received the recipe so I haven’t had time to try it. Fall would be a great time to bake it, when we’re harvesting our gardens, but why wait? The casserole would be great served with barbecue. I think Speedy Tuna Skillet would be a great summer evening meal, served over chow mein noodles or hot cooked rice. The other recipes sent in by Geraldine will be featured in this column soon. Thanks, Geraldine!

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From Pipi's Pasture: Another cow story

After last Sunday’s “cow turn-out,” I decided that I needed to write one more column about our cows’ 2016 antsy springtime behaviors. It isn’t unusual for the cows to get fidgety this time of the year with the arrival of warm weather and green grass, but this year they seemed a little more restless than normal. From past experience we knew that they were getting ready for summer pasture, but the pasture wasn’t ready yet. So we fed extra hay. We put out an extra mineral tub. The cows were full and they enjoyed naps in the sun, but they were just plain restless.