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.

Ruth Greenwood: Hazing inquiry

What were they thinking? The hazing issue perpetrated by upperclassmen on the football team of Moffat County has raised many questions in my mind.

Mike Littwin: A humanitarian crisis that brings out the worst in us

There is a rush to send the children back. That’s the message we get from Washington. There are 50,000 unaccompanied minors at the border now. The number may grow to as many as 90,000 by year’s end. It doesn’t seem to matter so much why they came here, just so long as they go.

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The Bock’s Office: Newest ‘Apes’ is the dawn of something great

When “Thus Spake Zarathustra” began booming in the introduction for “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the hairy creatures involved were just starting to evolve at an extraordinary rate. The music of Richard Strauss may not be used in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” but the animals of its story are already well past the point of no return in no development, whether you believe that to be a good thing or a bad thing.

MCHS coaches: To the editor

An open letter to the Moffat County School Board, school administrators, football parents, community members and football players: As football coaches, we are deeply disappointed that actions were taken by certain individuals that have caused a crippling ripple effect in our community.

Prather’s Pick: ‘Lost Lake’ is a feel-good novel

This week’s novel for adults begins in Paris, France on an autumn evening in 1962. Eby and George Pim are on their honeymoon. Although they were supposed to be gone two weeks, the newlyweds have been gone four months.

Kevin Loughran: Thanks MCHS coaches

I am writing to thank coach Hafey, coach Scranton and the rest of the coaching staff for their hard work and dedication throughout the years.

Stephanie Pearce: Craig's Western traditions

I love that our town can be a little western sometimes. When I was a kid in the 80s, my neighbor and I sometimes kept our horses in town for certain events. When the horses were in town, sometimes we would ride our horses around.

Mary Jo Brown: Support Relay for Life and Moffat County fair

The motto my daughter Jane likes to go by is, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” In this day and age where everything seems to be new and improved it seems that the improvement isn’t always better.

Rene' Littlehawk: Love on 4 paws

I remember my first dog so vividly. I had been around my mom’s dog and my sister’s dog, but this one was mine. She was, of course, the most beautiful puppy ever imagined. She was a collie, just like I saw on TV, and of course, I called her Lassie.

John Ponikvar: Awesome fireworks

I would like to thank Kris Olsen, KC Hume and the rest of the Craig Fire/Rescue for putting on a truly spectacular fireworks display on the Fourth of July.