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Museum of Northwest Colorado: Buffalo Bill's legacy

The drama and myths of the “Old West,” as we think of it today, began in part due to the flamboyant showmanship of a westerner himself, Buffalo Bill Cody.

Rene’ Littlehawk: New friends come in all shapes and colors

I’ve had a wide variety of pets. Dogs, cats, horses and even the occasional snake. I recently welcomed a new friend and a whole new experience to my little family.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Back-to-school memories

School will be starting in a little over a week, and people are wondering, “Where did the summer go?” The rush is on to buy school clothes and back-to-school supplies and to perhaps do some of the things that were planned for summer but didn’t get done.

Baxter Black: A happy day in the milking barn

When someone tells me they grew up on a dairy farm I say, “You have paid your dues, my son.”

Lorrie Butler: Ice cream lady to sleep

As school starts today. the ice cream lady will stop the daily routes. She will drive around town in the afternoons and be at Wyman Living History Museum on Sept. 13 for Sheep Wagon Days.

Gail Severson: Thank you!

St. Michaels Community Kitchen would like to send a big thank you to our community of Craig for so generously donating canned goods and money to our community kitchen during the balloon fest this past weekend.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Into the Storm’ hits you hard but makes little impact

When you’re talking about a force of nature with unimaginable power that leaves behind only destruction, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the Kardashian family. A close second would be that of Hollywood and its seemingly endless supply of mediocre versions of stories that have been told many times, among them the newest disaster film “Into the Storm.”

Community Agriculture Alliance: Water — where does it go from here?

The Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Roundtable gave preliminary approval to the first draft of their Basin Implementation Plan on July 23. The plan now will be submitted to the Colorado Water Conservation Board that will consolidate plans from the nine Colorado water basins and develop a State Water Plan to be delivered to the governor by December 2015.

Rep. Bob Rankin’s Under the Dome: Oil and gas ballot initiatives

The big news from Denver is that four initiatives that were set to appear on the November ballot have been withdrawn. They were all related to the debate over oil and gas regulation and the degree to which local governments should have control. While advertised as a compromise, I see the outcome of the negotiations leading to these withdrawals as more of a delay than a result.

Mike Littwin: We're bombing, again. What could go wrong?

As we begin dropping bombs in Iraq once again, the one thing we don't ask ourselves is this: What could go wrong? Where to begin?

Lois Stoffle: Support Craig concerts

For the past two weekends I have been able to enjoy some of Craig’s finest community happenings. I assisted the Craig Concert Association committee with their booth at both the balloon festival and the Moffat County Fair. What a treat to be able to visit with so many folks, old friends and new ones.

Emily Hines
: Support cancer victims

We have seen many changes take place in politics and our economy. However, one constant is that many people are battling cancer and many others are supporting their loved ones each and every day. These realities make dollars donated and hours volunteered to the American Cancer Society in Moffat County so important.



Prather’s Pick: A hilarious book for young adults

I’ve been a fan of Gary Paulsen’s books for years. If I counted the titles of his works, listed inside his newest book, correctly, he has written about 53 books, mostly for young people but some fiction and nonfiction for adults — and some picture books besides.

Senior Spotlight: Being your own mystery

Mysteries are part of our everyday life, though we may not recognize them as such when faced with them. Most people probably don’t even think of events in their daily lives as mysteries because of the way they occur.

Stephanie Pearce: An extra-special companion

All of our dogs have been rescued except one. All of my dogs are special, but there was one extra-special dog that adored me, and his name was Jake.