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Baxter Black: Cowboy Christmas Carol

This is the story of Tiny Slim Crachett, a genuine reprobate Who squandered his money and wasted his love until it was almost too late. He was just your typical cowboy, honest, brave and sincere And he lay on his bunk one Christmas Eve night belching up nachos and beer

Todd Schayes: Playing with class

I wanted to thank Coach Hamilton, the Moffat County boys basketball team and the whole Moffat County community for attending our season opening tournament last weekend.

Gail Canto: Our loved one

Recently, my husband and I had pleasurably been caring for my late father-in-law Mr. Emanuel Robert Canto in our home and put both our self-employment businesses on hold.

Interfaith Food Bank: Thank you

The board of directors and staff of the Interfaith Food Bank would like to thank Frank Hanel and KRAI for their Holiday Drive on Dec. 4 and 5.

Rep. Bob Rankin’s Under the Dome: A busy November

The start of the 70th session of the Colorado Legislature is less than a month away although the Joint Budget Committee (JBC), of which I’m now a member, has been at work for about three weeks.

Janet Sheridan: My annual dilemma

Home for Thanksgiving, I overheard a conversation coming from the kitchen where Mom was making cinnamon rolls and arguing with my youngest brother JL, “I don’t know that having two paper routes is a good idea in the kind of winter weather we have,” she insisted.

Mike Littwin: The CIA's horrible, ineffective, criminal torture and lies

Mark Udall promised that people would be "disgusted," "appalled" and "shocked" by the CIA torture report that he had pushed so hard to have released. He could have added "ashamed" and “disturbed" and "revolted."

Yampa Valley Artisans: Grateful artists

So many people of all ages attended and supported all of us; their friends, family and neighbors. Thank you Craig!



Craig Rummel: Thank you

On Dec. 3, a gentleman who wished to remain anonymous entered my office and gave me 2,000 rounds of .22 long rifle ammunition.

Allan D. Reishus: Transmission line dismay

I enjoyed reading about the great touring opportunities found on and around Godiva Rim, one of the most prominent and scenic features in Moffat County (Touring Moffat County: Godiva Rim, Nov. 26).

Barbara Jean Sonntag: Kindness and warmth

Thank you Dr. Voyich and staff.

Prather’s Pick: A novel written by a Colorado author

This week’s novel — just in time for Christmas — was written by Sandra Dallas, who lives in Denver. She has written 12 novels previously. “A Quilt for Christmas” is set in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, in 1864. Will Spooner has joined the Kansas Volunteers in fighting the confederates. He has left his wife Eliza and two children to care for their farm.

Lance Scranton: Making Craig better

A look at 2035? In 20 years? Is this survey for real? Twenty years down the road and many people in our community will be well into retirement and old-age, myself included. Planning and setting forth a vision is important but this seems like just another exercise in making our town think that “experts” and “consultants” (for the right price) are concerned about our future. Information and facts are a great resource, but I happen to believe that we have a rich collection of home-grown experts who know exactly what our town needs.

Mary Jo Brown: Don’t ‘X’ Christ out

Thoughts of Christmas, the preparations, buying presents, parties, sending cards and family visits are uppermost on our minds. Part of the season’s excitement is the hustle and bustle in preparation for Christmas day.

Stephanie Pearce: The tumbleweed Christmas tree

This week, Stephanie Pearce tells a story of desperation around Christmas time and a family found beauty.