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Multiple fires ignite across Moffat County July 27, 2016

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Baxter Black: 21st century citizen soldiers

The term “citizen soldier” applies to an army composed of ordinary citizens rather than professional soldiers, like Vietnam War enlistees and draftees that served their two years and were released to go back to their previous life. It also applies to the National Guard. There is another group of citizens that I think deserve a similar recognition. The many thousands of citizens who work for the private contractors in the Mideast fighting the War on Terror. Granted, they get paid more but they receive no medals for bravery, not much recognition for their service, no veteran’s benefits, yet they are indispensable to any victory we might achieve.

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Sue Fegelein: Thanks for fundraising help

What a fantastic night Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA had on June 25 at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center during our Bowl-For-Kids fundraiser! Sponsors and attendees enjoyed free pizza and bowled the night away for a good cause.

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F. Neil Folks: 13 Ways was great

I would like to thank Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe for having the foresight to see our community needed leadership help in moving our economy forward.

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Phyllis Varela: Thank you

I would like to express my thanks to the Memorial Hospital staff for this past weekend. What a wonderful group of people.

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Jonah Goldberg: Trump-Gingrich ticket would be a riot of rhetoric

Load up on popcorn: The Republican ticket may be poised to go to 11. According to numerous reports, Donald Trump is considering Newt Gingrich as his running mate. And as traffic-baiters like to say on the Internet: You won't believe what happens next!

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Mike Littwin: On a bad day for Clinton, Trump still loses

FBI Director James Comey, whose reputation as a truth-teller was forever sealed when he served as deputy attorney general in the Bush administration, was the clear winner in the Hillary Clinton email story/scandal. In fact, he was pretty much the only winner.

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Prather's Pick: A new book about Farmer Brown’s animals

This last weekend when my sister, Darlene Blackford from Rocky Ford, came to visit she brought a new picture book with her and graciously lent it to me. I had not seen it yet, but I immediately loved it!

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Lance Scranton: A solemn reminder

In the spirit of our 240th birthday celebrating the revolutionary idea that people should be allowed the freedom to choose their destiny based on the merits of their actions; I offer Craig, Moffat County and readers everywhere a solemn reminder.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Pregnant? You deserve a doula

If you are pregnant and have been preparing for the birth of your child, chances are, you have come across the word doula. What is a doula, anyway?

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Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA: Advocating for child victims of abuse and neglect

Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for children in abuse and neglect court cases. Our mission is to inspire, educate and empower community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and at-risk children to help ensure safety and permanency in their lives. NWRM CASA began through the request of Chief Judge Michael A. O’Hara III in 2008, who recognized the need for the program. We are one of 16 independent CASA programs in Colorado, and we hold a Certificate of National CASA Membership and Standards Compliance.

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The Clerk's Corner: Hoping for high voter turnout

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, baseball games, family reunions and political speeches. We celebrate this day to remember our nation’s history and to honor our freedoms. Freedom and independence are synonymous with patriotism and democracy because voting is the way in which voters can freely express their personal opinions by helping to elect government leaders with whom they share similar views.

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Family of Tony Webb: Thank you for support

Our family wishes to convey our sincerest appreciation to all of our friends who sent prayers, flowers, food, supplies and so many other forms of support far too many to name during Tony Webb’s passing.

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From Pipi's Pasture: Independence Days of years past

The Fourth of July is here already, and with it come the memories of holidays of years past.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Celebrating the Fourth of July

On Monday most of us will celebrate the Fourth of July with the usual — a parade, fireworks, and a picnic or cookout. This week’s column celebrates the holiday with two yummy recipes that would go great with your Fourth of July menu.

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Cal Thomas: Campaign conversion?

Following a meeting between a group of evangelical leaders and Donald Trump last week, Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, was interviewed by Pennsylvania pastor Michael Anthony. Dobson told Anthony that Trump had recently come "to accept a relationship with Christ" and is now a "baby Christian."