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Janet Sheridan: Accepting responsibility

As usual, I began by wallowing in a quagmire of indecision. For months, I’d busily and happily written new material to combine with past columns for a book. Now I had a choice: attempt to publish my work or let it die an anonymous little death on my computer.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Estate planning

Two things are sure in life: death and taxes. For family agriculture, one of these also has meant the other, and the idea of having to sell the farm or ranch to pay inheritance taxes is an unpalatable consequence of death.

John Pogline: Elkhead issue is absurd

Well, it looks like Moffat County is in the bull’s-eye again. First it was the Yampa River, and now it’s Elkhead Reservoir. The U.S. Fish and Game Wildlife Service has destroyed the fishing for Moffat County in the Yampa River and now they want to do the same for us at Elkhead.

Larry Henderson: Leave our waters alone

Thanks for the update in the Saturday Morning Press concerning Elkhead Reservoir. I think this next fiasco concerning the Yampa River shows a lack of knowledge within our wildlife department regarding what actually goes on in Northwest Colorado.

Michael Bennet: Colorado driving innovative infrastructure ideas

Colorado’s economy relies on its workers’ ability to safely get to their jobs and send their kids to school. It needs businesses to have the ability to efficiently ship their products to market. It requires safe and sanitary water and sewer systems, as well as energy grids that can handle increasing demands.

Diane Prather: A hilarious tall tale

Can you imagine growing a watermelon so big that the hollow rind can be used as a hay shed or growing tomatoes so big that you have to climb a ladder to saw them off the vines? That’s how big the garden produce grows on the ranch at By-Golly Gully, Texas.

Stephanie Pearce: Camp Stephanie

You’ve heard me talk about my kids and how much I love them, but I also have a nephew that was in and out of our household throughout several years. I watched him when he was a baby while his mother worked, and when he was in fifth grade, he came to live with me for the school year. He traveled to school in Hayden with me and my son because that’s where I worked.

Mary Brown: What the rain leaves behind

One thing about rainy is that it brings out a lethargic feeling in some people, that feeling where it would be a good time to sleep or curl up with a good book. To some, the body is a barometer and decides that the aches and pains that are usually warnings of the weather to come are not going to let any resting be done in comfort.

Duane Koukol: The Little Shop

The front step, A loose one by 12. The door, turn and pick up.

From Pipi’s Pasture: General projects results from State Fair

Each year, “From Pipi’s Pasture” honors the Moffat County 4-H members who exhibited at the Colorado State Fair. Exhibitors qualify during judging at the Moffat County Fair. To be able to participate in the judging at the State Fair is a big deal. This week’s column is a listing of the judging results in General Projects.

Duane Koukol: A poem about Mauka: ‘The Little Shop’

The front step, A loose one by 12. The door, turn and pick up. The thought of a cold and empty coffee cup! Open and you shall see!

Baxter Black: Fair board drama

I went to America last week … the middle of America, Kansas, to a county fair. I flew into Denver and drove across miles and miles of green prairie. If America has a heart, it’s out on the plains. It’s not an easy place to live. You have to earn its respect. It will test you with blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, dust, plagues and loneliness. It is often all or none. One learns to be self-sufficient.

Visiting Angels: What happened to my nurse?

Recently while researching for a location to hold staff training in Routt and Moffat County, I came across some amazing information. The United States is in a nursing profession shortage.

Carolyn Casinger: Thank you

The Humane Society of Moffat County would like to thank the community of Craig and vicinity for its wonderful support of our annual bowling fundraiser.

Christian Montiel: Craig is great to visit

I was up in Craig recently with my Travel/Landscape class from Denver.