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Lance Scranton: You must lose to win

A coach can have a lasting impact on a player in ways that even the coach might not even imagine. I remember Coach Kushner always telling me, “Lance, you know who your biggest enemy is — it’s not the guy across from you — it’s the guy inside your head!” As I embarked on my own coaching career, his words become more meaningful with each passing season.

Prather’s Pick: Writing a book can be fun

This week’s book, written by Elizabeth Sims and published by Writer’s Digest Books, is not only filled with valuable information about the writing process, but it’s fun to read, too! “You’ve Got a Book In You” (a stress-free guide to writing the book of your dreams) is written in a humorous, down-to-earth style. Sims has dedicated the book “to anyone who has ever looked at a shelf full of books and thought, ‘I wonder if I could do that.’”

Mary Jo Brown: Styles for all seasons

With the changing weather we have been experiencing, it is hard to decide what to wear since a person doesn’t know if its going to rain, snow, be windy or sunny. I realize that I don’t really need as much to get ready for the day as I used to. Makeup, jewelry and fancy clothes are not a necessity for me now; it’s more of a matter of attitude.

Stephanie Pearce: You know you grew up in Craig when...

I was looking on Facebook at the You Know You Grew Up in Craig page the other day. I noticed a kid had asked what people who grew up in Craig did as a teenager for fun. He said the kids nowadays hang out at Murdoch’s, but they were getting bored with it. I read this post and the 86 responses at a family dinner. We laughed and talked about the things we used to do. It’s funny how different generations did things differently.

Over a Cup: A double fudge dessert

This morning, while I was searching for an appliance book on the shelf where I keep my recipes, a folded blue paper floated down to the floor. Typed on it was a recipe for “Double Fudge Fancifills.” I don’t remember making the dessert, but I know that I did because the paper has chocolate spots on it. I think it may have been given to us by one of my husband’s co-workers when he worked in Greeley.

Pipi’s Pasture: Showing off your creativity

Carol Haskins, Moffat County Fair coordinator, says if you enjoy competing in the open class pavilion competition during the Moffat County Fair, take some time now to think about which of your favorite projects you might enter in the 2014 fair. Perhaps it might be a painting or photograph, scrapbook pages, a short story or poem you’ve written, a masterpiece made from Legos, needlework or a wide variety of other projects. Decide what you’d like to tackle and then sit down and work on it as you watch the snow come down.

Nate Waggenspack: Time to take in some baseball

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on the start of baseball season, unlike anything else in sports.

Baxter Black: A cow hanging

John lives down the road from me. We have cattle across the fence from each other. He is good at a lot of things; carpentry, electronics, sports and hunting, but cows are not his strong suit. He runs a handful on 90 acres. He called me one day askin’ if we had seen a cow of his. I told him we had cleared the pasture and had not seen her in with our bunch.

Data Sense: Data indicates that climate change is real

There has been a lot of discussion in the Yampa Valley recently around the topic of climate change. One interesting thing about the topic is that although a tremendous amount of data is available, there also is a seemingly equal amount of public confusion. The confusion is not limited to the Yampa Valley — at the national level there is an ongoing disconnect between what the climate data says and what people believe about climate change.

Neil McCandless: Dr. Kinder will be missed

I am sorry to see another of our hometown doctors leave town. Goodbye Dr. Kinder. We will certainly miss you! Instead, I would like to see the Quorum Management group leave town. I wish our hospital board had the courage to dismiss them!

Decker family: Thanks for the love

The family of Dart Decker would like to express their thanks to family and friends for the many cards, visits, calls and food they received following the death of Dart.

Faith Column: Rest this spring break as intended by Jesus

Springgggggggg Breaaaaaaak! For most adults it does not quite have the ring to it that it used to during college days. I am one of the few who get a reprieve when school is on a break because my work primarily involves youth.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Divergent’ tries too hard to be multifaceted

If you only got the chance to hang out with one clique in high school, with any luck, you wouldn’t adhere yourself to people you wound up hating for four years just because you were going through a phase. For the young people of “Divergent,” changing your whole identity involves a bit more pressure than just having to wear goth makeup because all your friends do.

Janet Sheridan: Honoring my siblings — the way we were

In honor of Siblings Day on April 10, I am dedicating this column to my brothers and sisters. I hope they enjoy it. I think most of them might. Being the youngest, JL could have benefited from the six models of exemplary behavior that preceded him, but there were none. So, when still a toddler, he pinched his finger in a church pew during a silent moment and exclaimed, “Damn that hurts,” using his outdoor voice.

Ann Anderson: Thanks for your help

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the following businesses and individuals: Thanks to Kelly Hepworth and staff for all your help and for the donation of leashes and thanks also to Wayne Davis and staff. We would like to thank the Clarion Inn & Suites for use of their meeting room.