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Mike Littwin: Making a Fallujah of Ferguson

Ten days after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by a white cop, the problem in Ferguson, Missouri, is pretty clear. The people doing the protesting don’t trust the police. And the police seem intent on showing that the protesters are right — that there’s no reason at all anyone should trust them.

Prather’s Pick: A unique photographic picture book

This week’s book is a cleverly done photographic picture book. The author is Terry Border who is well-known for his intriguing photography that involves the use of common everyday objects such as food, wire, paper clip, tape and others.

Senior Spotlight: Look outside your own world

As I was looking out the window after the refreshing rain we had recently, I noticed the crows came in to take advantage of the easy access to the angle worms that had come up to avoid the water-soaked ground. First one crow, then another, and it seems all were after the same worm, as they scurried around fussing with one another. A large green lawn with lots of worms, and yet they were all in one spot focused on getting the best of one another.

Stephanie Pearce: Love is next to godliness

I read a quote from Ann Voskamp that said, "Cleanliness isn't next to godliness. Love is." What a heart- and eye-opening statement. She went on to talk about how having a perfectly clean house isn't going to matter as much to your family in the long run as much as being close with them will be.

Rod Kowach: Special Olympics success

Craig Special Olympics would like to thank the Colorado Cruisers, the proprietors of The O.P. Bar and Grill and those of you who participated in the July 19 Poker Run.

Gary Shepard: Thanks for the help

I would like to thank four young men: Isaac Montoya, Matthew Moschetti, Dalton Greenwood and Ryan Zimmerman.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making different types of enchiladas

As I type this column, I’m looking out onto a gray-looking scene, no doubt indicating more rain. We’re grateful for the moisture but hoping that it didn’t set the haying operations back too far.

The Rev. Bain White: Acceptance in all ethnicities and religions

What are the best circumstances for you in which to learn? Personally, for me to learn my very best, I prefer to be able to have numerous reference books around me, complete quiet and tranquility and an open mind.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Buffalo Bill's legacy

The drama and myths of the “Old West,” as we think of it today, began in part due to the flamboyant showmanship of a westerner himself, Buffalo Bill Cody.

Rene’ Littlehawk: New friends come in all shapes and colors

I’ve had a wide variety of pets. Dogs, cats, horses and even the occasional snake. I recently welcomed a new friend and a whole new experience to my little family.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Back-to-school memories

School will be starting in a little over a week, and people are wondering, “Where did the summer go?” The rush is on to buy school clothes and back-to-school supplies and to perhaps do some of the things that were planned for summer but didn’t get done.

Baxter Black: A happy day in the milking barn

When someone tells me they grew up on a dairy farm I say, “You have paid your dues, my son.”

Lorrie Butler: Ice cream lady to sleep

As school starts today. the ice cream lady will stop the daily routes. She will drive around town in the afternoons and be at Wyman Living History Museum on Sept. 13 for Sheep Wagon Days.

Gail Severson: Thank you!

St. Michaels Community Kitchen would like to send a big thank you to our community of Craig for so generously donating canned goods and money to our community kitchen during the balloon fest this past weekend.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Into the Storm’ hits you hard but makes little impact

When you’re talking about a force of nature with unimaginable power that leaves behind only destruction, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the Kardashian family. A close second would be that of Hollywood and its seemingly endless supply of mediocre versions of stories that have been told many times, among them the newest disaster film “Into the Storm.”