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Michael Bennet: An affordable approach to college

This fall, a familiar story for high school seniors and their parents is repeating itself across Colorado. From Sterling to Silverton, members of the class of 2015 are making some of their first major life decisions as college application deadlines approach. Which schools should I apply to? Should I stay home or move away? Is a vocational school right for me? Can I afford my top choice?

Lance Scranton: Seeking refuge in strength, wisdom

This past week two news stories have torn at my heart and challenged my conscience. Two young women, each stricken with rare forms of brain cancer, made two very different decisions.

Prather’s Pick: A new Longmire book

A couple of weeks ago, while I was at Downtown Books in Craig, I was delighted to find a brand new book by Craig Johnson. He is the author of 10 bestselling novels set in Absaroka County, Wyoming and featuring Sheriff Walt Longmire. The books are so popular that they have inspired “Longmire,” the A&E drama series, starring Robert Taylor. Johnson’s new book, “Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories,” is published by Viking Penguin (2014).

Staff and Students from Sunset Elementary School: Veterans and kids

On Tuesday, the staff and students of Sunset Elementary School would like to invite the community to visit Wyman Museum between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. to view a new display.

Stephanie Pearce: Fearing Alzheimer’s disease

As a writer, I always hope that something I write will touch someone. I want to have an impact on my readers in a positive way. I want people to remember me in an optimistic light.

Mary Jo Brown: Don’t cast verbal stones

We shouldn’t go around talking negatively about someone else. We need to look at our own behaviors, habits and the way we live before we speak of others. No one is perfect.

Thoughtful Parenting: Temperament is just 1 aspect of your child’s design

Temperament is a biologically-driven human trait — it’s how we are uniquely designed.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Cleaning the dining room table II

My little cottage office is located in our front yard, right next to Pipi’s Pasture. My son Jamie designed and built the office for me some years ago, and I love it.

Moffat County Cancer Society: Thanks Victory Motors

The members of the Moffat County Cancer Society are so thankful to live in Moffat County. We would like to express our sincere and heartfelt appreciation to Irene, Tony, Steve and the staff of Victory Motors for hosting the amazing Cancer Drive Fundraiser and silent auction on Sept. 27. We thank you for your on-going donations from the sale of any car through December.

Over a Cup: Pumpkin preserves, blueberry coffee cake

This column features one more recipe in the pumpkin butter category, but this one is a little different. It is for “Pumpkin Preserves.”

Baxter Black: Keepin’ busy

The story of Skip.

René Littlehawk: Winterizing our pets

Burrrrr! Fall is here and winter is fast approaching. The cold and the snow will soon be blowing and all of our feathered and furry friends are going to need some extra TLC.

Forget Me Not: Bringing children and elderly together

Sunset Elementary School’s preschool students participated in a wonderful community service this week — they visited the elderly at Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab on Wednesday and sang songs, bringing laughter and joy to Craig’s senior citizens.

Our View: Take a bite out of CNCC's Taste of Education

Higher education is a phenomenally important part of progressing our intellectual depth, but the price tag often makes it difficult to sign up for classes. Yet here in Craig, we’re lucky — we have an affordable, state-of-the-art college that offers a variety of classes to those seeking to take the next step in furthering their education.

Judi Whilden
: Thank you

Big thanks to McDonald’s of Craig for helping our fundraiser be a success. On Wednesday Colorado Northwestern Community College had a fundraiser for their Early Childhood Education Scholarship fund.