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Duane Koukol: A poem called ‘Honey and Holley’

A poem by Duane Koukol, of Craig.

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Paul James: Get pot facts straight

It is legal to possess one ounce or less of marijuana on your person, anywhere in Colorado, and because that is written into our state constitution, that right may not be infringed upon. It is legal for a person over 21 to grow up to six plants within their house.

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Mike Littwin: It's time to recognize Hillary Clinton's historic moment

You start with history, of course. And yet, we are slow to recognize the historic moment when Hillary Clinton is involved. After all, there is so much history to Clinton that is not, well, exactly epoch-making. You don’t often see the words “cautious” and “trailblazer” used to describe the same person, and, in any case, it’s hard for her to blaze to much glory when we’ve watched her many smaller steps, and her many missteps, over the many years.

Rankin’s Under the Dome: Local control works best

Before I became personally involved in politics, I used to watch the news on TV and yell at the newscasters. Now I can’t watch it at all. There is so much opportunity in government to actually solve problems and make the system work better for ordinary people and yet we seem to focus on national politics and political turmoil as a form of entertainment.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Me Before You’ a sweet but strained story

With a cast of people who have appeared in “Game of Thrones,” “The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Terminator” and other fantasy and sci-fi franchises, you might expect “Me Before You” to be a little less than grounded, but wizards and White Walkers are a cinch to believe in over the idea that a tragic romance will work out in the end.

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Lance Scranton: The real question surrounding pot

Our local paper has been writing about, and the community has been looking for the “one answer” to the economic issues that seem to be pestering our town. Most of the answers revolve around diversification of some sort due to the constant attacks on our natural resource industries. “Pot” is the latest entry into the list of potential industries that promise to help save Craig and Moffat County from struggling to meet various budgetary concerns.

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Neil Folks: Hats off to Young Pros

Hats off to the Young Professionals of our community for stepping forth and letting the community know you are present. Your presentation of breaking bread together and program at the first Friday Fest in Downtown Craig was great.

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Prather's Pick: Lives of the first ladies

I’ve always been intrigued with the White House — I even visited it one year. Of particular interest to me are the first ladies. So I’ve enjoyed reading “First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies.” It’s this week’s featured book. This new (2016) nonfiction book was written by Kate Andersen Brower who also wrote The New York Times bestseller “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House.”

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History in Focus: Ray Card's errand of mercy

By August 1945 the atomic bombs brought the Japanese to their knees. Across the Pacific, American servicemen were filled with joy, relief and thoughts of returning to their previous lives. While a euphoric nation celebrated and prayed in thanksgiving, one family in the Yampa Valley was dealt the cruel blow of losing the man in their life.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: A cake made with one egg

When my siblings and I were growing up, Mom cooked using what was produced on the ranch. There were times (I think maybe during winter) when the chickens didn’t lay very well. Mom used eggs for lots of meals, including breakfast. So when I found this recipe I immediately thought of Mom. She would have appreciated a cake recipe calling for just one egg.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: It’s June

Suddenly it’s June. It seems as though it was just yesterday that I was writing about the approaching spring. Now just look how things have changed, not just here at Pipi’s Pasture but elsewhere in the county.

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Our View: Craig residents will have to pay — no matter what

For the last several years — especially the last 12 months — various organizations have put blood, sweat and tears into making Craig a better looking, more viable and more attractive community.

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The Clerk's Corner: Prime information for primary elections

The “Silly Season” is currently upon us despite the fact that it has already been a long, drawn-out election year! The 2016 presidential primary debates have consumed months and months of our televised news and entertainment. Many of us have witnessed chaotic caucuses, assemblies and petition processes, but the statewide primary election is finally here!

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The Bock’s Office: Laughs dominate in detective feature ‘The Nice Guys’

When you’re looking for a priceless bird statue, you call Sam Spade. When you need a heroin trade upended, you call Popeye Doyle. When you’re searching for a missing person but still have plenty of time for shenanigans? That’s when you call “The Nice Guys.”

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John Pogline: Pot debate goes further than money

It has been said that we should not look at the moral side of legalizing pot but look at how much money we can make. What kind of a message would we adults and elected officials be sending to our young?