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Family of Doug Grinolds: Our deepest thanks

We want to give a sincere thank you to all of our friends, relatives and the community for the outpour of sympathy after the passing of Doug.

Lance Scranton: Do you trust us?

Thursday evening at Moffat County High School, you are invited to speak and hear thoughts concerning the future prospects for our school district. As a parent, I am deeply concerned about our school district. As a teacher, I have personally experienced depleted resources over the past 16 years and as a taxpayer, I want assurances that monies raised to supplement our school district will be used wisely.

Prather's Pick: Who is stealing the books?

All of the animal characters in this week’s picture book like to read. At night they have a routine. Everybody settles down with a book, and the parents read to their children. “The Snatchabook” was written by Helen Docherty and illustrated by Thomas Docherty, a husband and wife team. The couple lives in Wales.

Senior Spotlight: The meaning of Presidents Day

The new month arrived in true February style with a little snow, sunshine and some wind thrown in.

Stephanie Pearce: Sign up for 4-H, deadline Feb.26

Have you ever watched a caterpillar turn into a butterfly? I remember doing this in the third grade. We had caterpillars who built their cocoons to make a wonderful transformation to become something so beautiful. When the time was right, they struggled free and waited while their wings were pumped full of blood sot that they could begin working. Within three or four hours, they mastered flying.

CASA Column: Have you ever suspected child abuse?

Many of us are unsure whether a child is being abused. Abuse is not always apparent. Often we do not know what to do if we suspect abuse and fear the results if we report to the authorities. This article is intended to provide possible warning signs of child abuse and explain what to do if you suspect abuse.

Evelyn Tileston: About MMR vaccines

These days there is a lot of controversy about the measles mumps rubella vaccine for children. Some parents think it causes autism so they choose not to vaccinate their children.

Baxter Black: A poem for good friends

I can’t remember his number. I don’t call him often enough. His birthday always escapes me ‘cause I don’t keep up with that stuff.

From Pipi's Pasture: A prize-winning paint named Buster

This week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture” honors a horse. This past November, for the second year in a row, he won the “All-Around” title at the World Paint Horse Show, an annual event held in Fort Worth, Texas.

Israeli Prime Minister

Inviting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to address the Congress of the United States appeared to be a brilliant, political move.

Thank you

We would like to take this opporutunity to send out a big thank you to Michael Swaro and Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Bravo Stephanie Pearce

A tip of the hat to Daily Press writer Stephanie Pearce, she gets it. I will point out, whether her columns were originally meant to be about Common Core or not, they certainly do apply to it.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Imitation Game’ a precise, poignant drama

Even when a person makes a tremendous change for the better in the world, it doesn’t take much for their legacy to be tarnished or even forgotten completely. Though it can’t change some of its unfortunate circumstances, “The Imitation Game” labors to get its hero his due.

Mike Littwin: Gun Day Monday at the Capitol, loopy but calm

It was Gun Day Monday at the state legislature, where seven gun bills — all proposed by Republicans — were up for debate. The testimony either broke your heart or made your head pound and, either way, had to make you wonder how we ever got to this place.

Janet Sheridan: Memories of Valentine’s Day

I collect antique valentines. My interest in collecting old valentines no doubt flows from my happy memories of school valentine parties.