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Multiple families: Thanks first responders

The families of Terry Carwile/Kathryn Deitz, Don Cook, Dennis and Sherry Fredrickson, and Wayne Quick are indebted to the firefighters and other emergency personnel who responded to the rangeland fire that broke out the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 11, north of Craig.

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Our View: Citizens should make pot decision, not elected officials

After the Steamboat Today reported that marijuana dispensaries sold $6.1 million in recreational and medical cannabis products through July of this year, it leaves us scratching our heads as to why our elected officials are not putting it on the ballot.

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From Pipi's Pasture: It’s September

Fall is my favorite time of the year, and it lasts such a short time. I love the fall colors, decorating the house, walking in the fallen leaves, the just-right temperatures and, perhaps most of all, the pumpkins.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Cooking with eggplant

As promised, this week’s column features another of Geraldine Coleman’s recipes for using garden vegetables. The recipe for eggplant is intriguing.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Snowden’ a smart but singular story

While you’re watching a movie like “Snowden,” there’s no shortage of reminders that people may well be watching right back. Put electrical tape over your webcam, stick your cell phone in the microwave all you want, Big Brother is watching, so you might as well give him a show.

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Danielle Elkins: Coal conundrums in Craig and elsewhere

Since I moved to Craig a couple of months ago, I’ve heard several local residents express their concerns about the decline of the coal industry here in Moffat County. Hearing those concerns hits so very close to home for me.

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Rep. Don Coram: Power plant closures will have devastating effects on rural Colorado

The first thought I had when I learned that the Nucla Station power plant, the New Horizon Mine and one-third of the Craig Station plant will be shutting down was these are critical jobs to this area that will not return.

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Mike Littwin: Loogie-gate — Clinton’s pneumonia and Trump’s own strain of phlegm

So, like, what were the chances? Donald Trump and his team — old Rudy at the barking front of the pack — kept insisting, with absolutely no evidence, that Hillary Clinton was facing disqualifying health issues. That she was frail (read: old), lacking in stamina (read: female) and was hiding something (read: Clinton) terrible about her health. Parkinson’s. A stroke. MS. Dysphasia. Aphasia. Southeast Asia.

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Prather’s Pick: An FBI thriller

“Insidious” might be a word used to describe an individual who is treacherous, sly or underhanded (or all three). It is also the title of this week’s FBI thriller. “Insidious” was written by Catherine Coulter, a New York Times bestselling author of a bunch of FBI thrillers, including three novels with J.T. Ellison.

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Lance Scranton: Just listen, don't judge

One of the most difficult skills to teach young people is rhetoric, which is effectively using language and style to persuade an audience. Controversial topics can be hazardous to the orderly functioning of a high school classroom especially when we discuss hot-button issues like: presidential candidates, free college, building walls, healthcare, immigration and even how people choose to identify.

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Dr. Wayne Davis: The domestication of dogs

Somehow, in the domestication of dogs, a very large percentage of them have lost the ability to fend for themselves.

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Judi Holland: What to look for in an early childhood program

The early years — birth through age 8 — are essential learning years, and qualified early childhood professionals enhance how our children learn, develop and build the skills necessary to get along with others and flourish in school and life. The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) offers tips to help parents choose “a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for their young children.”

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Thoughtful Parenting: Helping things go right

While the return to a daily routine that comes with the beginning of a new school year may be a relief for some parents, teens may not feel the same relief. For many, school, and the stressors that come with it, can have a tremendous impact on their personalities.

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James Neton's History in Focus: The fate of the Craig train depot

In late 1913, as crews laying track moved west from Hayden there was a rising crescendo of excitement in Craig. “Railroad Day” would celebrate the arrival of the first locomotive to enter Craig on Friday, Nov. 21 at 10:45 a.m. It was the culmination of 31 years of patience and persistence by the citizens of Moffat County.

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City Council and Commissioners: Support Moffat County

By now most of you have heard the news that Tri-state Generation & Transmission has informed its employees and the community that the Craig Station Unit 1 is going to be retired in 2025. This news affects all of us.