I would like to encourage our community to see the beautiful Christmas trees on display on the main floor of the Moffat County Courthouse. The trees are interpretations of movie themes, including the Grinch, Snoopy, the nativity story, “Polar Express” and more. There are approximately 25 trees, decorated by various, very creative, nonprofit organizations. Cheers to Moffat County United Way and the Moffat County High School Student Council for sponsoring this event.
The Marianna Raftopoulos Business Incubator Center is pleased to receive a $10,000 grant from Shell. Our partnership with Shell will provide staff and volunteer education and developing a solid marketing plan. These are two components of a strong foundation for our Business Center.
The other week, I asked readers for popcorn ball recipes, and I got two calls — one for popcorn balls and the other for popcorn candy. I can hardly wait for the weekend so that I have time to try the recipes.
There were lots of awards and other recognitions during the 2013 Moffat County 4-H Achievement Night, held Nov. 13 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. In fact, there were so many that this week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture” has more results to report.
Craig Daily Press sports columnist Nate Waggenspack on the fun rivalries renewed during the holidays.
Customer appreciation gestures are not new in the endeavor of downtown businesses to attract customers. One such giveaway event held in December 1939 certainly would draw the ire of many people if it were repeated today. At that time, the entire country was pulling out of the throes of the Great Depression, and a spirit of hopefulness was pervading our nation. Growth also was being experienced in Moffat County, and throughout Northwestern Colorado, cash was more readily available, allowing people more freedom to travel and enjoy a bit more discretionary spending.
Have you ever sat down with your grandparents and it took forever for them to tell a story or get to the point? What about the stories that you’ve heard over and over again? I know that it might be more beneficial to us if we could speed things up or stop them in the middle of retelling a story we’ve already heard, but I wonder how that makes them feel.
It’s hard to imagine that the cute throw rug Aunt Elizabeth bought for her back porch could bring her harm. Yet it’s just the thing that might cause her to slip and fall. Falls are a major health risk and a leading cause of disability in people older than 50. If you have an elderly relative, prevent falls by making simple changes in the home and in your loved ones' health habits.
In the world of young-adult literature, some books only get less dynamic as they go. Although some series disappoint even when expectations are at their lowest, at least there’s one series that keeps “Catching Fire” after an auspicious introduction.
As we should, this time of year we focus on being thankful. I recently was challenged to look at our word Thanksgiving and the celebration thereof with a new focus. Within this word, the compound of thanks and giving, we associate and encourage things related to being thankful. Generally, we mean thanksgiving, reflected in our attitude. My new focus is on the second part of the compound — giving.
I’m grateful for the days of autumn splendor that blessed us this year. Although interrupted by colder periods laden with long-awaited moisture, days of generous sunshine filtered through crisp air arrived with gilt-edged invitations, requesting our presence outdoors, and we complied.
We are seeking the community’s help in locating a witness or the person responsible for a hit-and-run on a parked blue 2013 Subaru Forester between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday in the parking area between Pizza Hut and McDonald’s.
Sarah Zorn has a very “interesting” grandmother. Known as the family as “Z,” this 63-year-old granny can make an adventure out of most anything — like shopping for pencils, planning a diet (sometimes just one color of food each day of the week) or reading the fortunes in fortune cookies.
Thank you to the kind and generous person who paid for a meal for my family and I. Your kindness brought tears to my eyes. There truly still are good people in this world.
I strongly urge Moffat County residents to attend and participate in our open forum with Gov. John Hickenlooper. We need to send a strong message back to the state capitol that we feel disenfranchised by urban lawmakers.