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Humane Society of Moffat County: Thank you

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the community for their generous donations.

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Prather’s Pick: A children’s book about food allergies

Last week while I was looking for books that celebrate mothers, I came upon two more picture books, and they’re great. I’m featuring them this week before I set my notes aside and lose them. The first book deals with a child’s needs, and the second one is just plain fun. Both books can be found in the children’s room at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries.

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Lance Scranton: Craig's best days are ahead — be optimistic

It seems like spring is taking its time getting here as the rain keeps falling, but clear skies are on the horizon. Trying to figure out what’s going to happen with our local economy is a bit like waiting for summer to arrive and hoping that the skies will clear and the lush greenery sticks around for awhile. I speak with many people who have lived in Craig for a long time and each one insists that things will come around again.

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History in Focus: Lewis ‘Dude’ Dent — the ‘Dude’

Lewis “Dude” Dent personified every bit of his unique nickname. He was a scholar, celebrated athlete, war hero and a young man with a high degree of integrity. Each spring Moffat County High School recalls his memory by naming one young man and woman as recipients of the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award as outstanding student athlete of the year.

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Our View: Community talents entertain year round

The amount of entertainment in Craig is vast, with most performances coming from talented middle and high school students who dedicate themselves to the craft of music — whether it be singing or playing an instrument.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Supper recipes using hamburger

This week I tried a new recipe that I found in a periodical. It sounded good so I thought if it was good I’d try to get permission to reprint it in this column. It was a disappointment. So this week I found two recipes from my files that are good. I’ve made both of them several times.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Happy Mother’s Day, Mama Cat

Among the residents at Pipi’s Pasture — the cows, cats, wildlife, and humans — there are lots of mothers, including me. However, this week my thoughts are on one mother in particular, a cat known as “Mama Cat.”

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Faith Column: In darkness, light is found through faith

As I was pondering the readings for this upcoming Sunday I was surprised at what kept coming into mind. Believe it or not, the African-American spiritual song from the horrible slavery days kept looming in my mind’s eye. I’m sure that you will remember it when I start with “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen, nobody knows my sorrow,” and speaks to the trouble and sorrows that we endure on earth.

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The Clerk's Corner: Much ado about marriage licenses

I have become obsessed with Pinterest and all of the amazing party ideas that are posted online. My compulsion led me to the book “Celebrate Everyday of the Year….Activities for the Clueless.” This book suggests unique, off-the-wall party ideas for every single day of the year. For example, the entry for May 12 states that the “first wedding in the United States was performed on this day, centuries ago — have a seminar on building better marriages.”

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Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties: Thank you!

We're writing this letter for the mystery window washer.

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Mike Littwin: Will Trump’s ‘hatred’ become America’s new norm?

I’m not sure which is worse — that Donald Trump has become the presumptive GOP nominee or that, soon enough, it will all come to seem normal.

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Making air travel more family friendly

"Between growing security lines, shrinking seat sizes and paying extra for everything from carry-ons to window seats, there’s plenty to grumble about in modern air travel." — Michael Bennet 

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Lance Scranton: An interesting election year

The presidential primary is sorting itself out as each of the leading candidates begin to lock down the possibility of being the eventual nominee.

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Prather’s Pick: Books that celebrate mother

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, and this week’s column celebrates mothers everywhere with two picture books intended for children that are guaranteed to be enjoyed by readers of all ages, especially mothers.

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Kenneth Lewis: Be safe on motorcycles

Several weeks back I was in a motorcycle accident where a car pulled out in front of me, causing me to wreck my motorcycle. I broke my wrist, collarbone an AC joint.