Lance Scranton: Too bad...

We used to call it humor and it was common for people to tell stories and jokes that would ease tension and bring a light to a dark and dreary day. Now people are so concerned about who might see their story or hear their joke, that most have simply stopped sharing. Too bad... the world used to be a fun place before we all started taking ourselves so seriously.

Prather’s Pick: Millie plays hide-and-seek

This past week I came upon the funniest picture book ever. “Millie and the Big Rescue” was written by Alexander Steffensmeier who lives in Germany

Stephanie Pearce: At a Garth Brooks concert

A few weeks ago, I was given a gift for my birthday. It was one that I will carry with me for as long as I live. My entire family went to the Sunday afternoon Garth Brooks concert.

Senior Spotlight: Missing the ‘old’ Craig

Easter Sunday dawned clear and cold but what a beautiful day for the Easter service outside, even though all those attending felt the full force of the wind and blankets and wraps were handed out to keep out the cold.

Our View: Be a responsible parent

Raising a child takes an extraordinary amount of time, patience, love and giving. Bringing children into this world is a big commitment and a full-time job.

From Pipi's Pasture: The many jobs of the country school teacher

Since hearing about the Country School Reunion that is being planned for this summer, I’ve been thinking a lot about the country schools, especially the Morapos School which can still be seen on our family ranch property.

Over a Cup of Coffee: A Mexican casserole

I have several recipes for Mexican casseroles, most of them that require layering of the ingredients. This week’s “Enchilada Casserole” is a layered casserole, too, but the ingredients are different. Also included in the column is a recipe for a fruit salad that you can serve with the casserole. Enjoy!

Alex Marks: Thank you for wildlife

A few weeks ago, I was part of a group who participated in the Sagebrush Safari: Greater Sage Grouse Lek Tour hosted by Conservation Colorado.

Alex Marks: Thanks for a great show of natural wonder

A few weeks ago, I was part of a group who participated in the Sagebrush Safari: Greater Sage Grouse Lek Tour hosted by Conservation Colorado. Our mission was to not only increase awareness of the beauty and majesty of the greater sage-grouse, but also their plight as an imperiled species, as well as their importance as an alarm to the destruction of the sagebrush habitat.

Mike Littwin: A pretty big deal

Barack Obama took to the Rose Garden to call the nuclear deal with Iran "good," which was just the restrained language he needed, although he also called it "historic." A deal with Iran — a successful deal, anyway — would be Obama's greatest foreign policy achievement. But it was not the time to oversell. It was not — in one enduring lesson of Iraq — the time to claim any missions had been accomplished.

Lance Scranton: Afraid to offend

Christians all over the world just celebrated a miraculous event commonly referred to as Easter.

Prather’s Pick: An almost perfect murder

As I read this week’s book for adults, I couldn’t get one thought out of my mind: “How could something like this have happened?” And yet it did.

Senior Spotlight: Loved ones and old friends

Easter is a symbol of new beginnings and that is something we can do every day, no matter what the day before brought us. Each new day is a chance to start over with a better attitude; after all your attitude sets you tone for the whole day.

Stephanie Pearce: Obamacare nightmares and alternatives

I am so grateful to have a job that provides wonderful benefits, such as great insurance at a reasonable price and a 401K, but I haven’t always been so lucky. Unfortunately, the people who need insurance at a decent price are the ones who work for minimum wage or not far above minimum wage and insurance is expensive.

Our View: Moffat goes to NACo workshop

Last week, Moffat County announced that it is one of seven counties in the United States chosen to attend a three-day workshop in Kentucky on how to diversify the economy.