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The Bock’s Office: ‘No Good Deed’ has good acting but no good suspense

We all have the urge to play the Good Samaritan for people in times of trouble. Even so, you know what they say about “No Good Deed,” and the movie of the same name isn’t going to inspire you to have faith in that lonesome hitchhiker on the side of the road any more than you did before.

Janet Sheridan: The upside of aging

At my age, if I said I’m surprised by my gravity-altered body, I’d sound no brighter than a collie being amazed by ticks after a romp in the woods. Some things in life are as certain as a stalemate in Congress.

Mike Littwin: Committed to winning the war on terror, in the same old way

It was sad to watch, but, I guess, inevitable. In delivering a strong and decisive speech on how to deal with the ISIS threat, Barack Obama resoundingly answered his critics — by sounding just like them. As Philip Gourevitch points out in the New Yorker, every American president over the last 25 years — Bush the Elder, Clinton, Bush II, and now Obama — has eventually gone on TV to announce his decision to bomb Iraq.

Matt Winey: Wake up

Should it be the federal government deciding the fate of our coal industry and the fish we have in the Yampa River or should it be our choice? This country was built on the American dream and personal freedom.

Carolyn Casinger: Thank you for hosting

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the Thunder Rolls Bowling Center for hosting our first annual Bowling Fundraiser. They did a fabulous job.

N. McStay: Swinging Bridge concerns

Recently, our family went out to the Browns Park area. We noticed that there is still a “bridge closed” sign to the Swinging Bridge. What is going on?

Prather’s Pick: A pictorial history of Meeker

“Meeker” was written by Kristin Bowen and is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s “Images of America” series. The book became available Sept. 1. It is a collection of over 200 vintage photographs showcasing the White River Valley.

Stephanie Pearce: We have to be active

So, last week, the EPA came to visit. Now what? Is it over? Do we sit back and wait to see if they heard what we had to say? Do we see if they learned anything from their visit? No. We have to be active, and there are a lot of things we need to do.

Senior spotlight: Different perspectives

My days are usually full of writing, reading or doing something that has to do with words, such as puzzles, surveys, books and so on. I enjoy working and using words in different ways. Listening to others' use of words is interesting in the way they express themselves and discuss subjects — the different way they see the same picture of life as they experience it.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Get healthy

Have you wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes? Or are you just looking for some help to get healthy?

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making soup

This past weekend, our son Jody said that his family was having chicken noodle soup for supper. It was going to be homemade, too. They had put two chickens in the oven to bake and were going to cut up chicken and put it with noodles in a bouillon broth. Boy, that sounded good!

Ray Beck: Coal keeps the lights on

The Moffat County High School Auditorium was packed with concerned citizens, business owners, industry employees and local elected officials to listen to Shaun McGrath, administrator for Region 8, about the proposed rules on existing coal-fired power plants.

Faith Column: God's plans to heal

Every summer Bear River Young Life takes youth on adventures. This summer one of our trips was a backpacking trip with six youth and two leaders. Kelly Knez a 2014 MCHS graduate was on the trip and had an amazing experience. I asked her to write about it for my column this time around — David Pressgrove, BRYL area director.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Leave it to a cow …

“Leave it to a cow” are words that you might hear around a ranch. Roughly translated, the words mean: “A cow might do anything” or “When the unexpected happens, a cow is probably involved.”

Veteran’s Hotline: Saluting the American flag

There will be a flu clinic at the Steamboat Springs Community Center in mid to late September. There will also be flu shots available at the Craig Telehealth Clinic this month. The dates for these will be posted when the vaccine arrives.