VNA: Take responsibility, be ready for an emergency

During the hum of daily life, it can be hard to grasp the importance of emergency preparedness, especially when we haven’t recently faced danger of wildfire or other disasters.

Mike Littwin: Trump towers but stumbles; Fiorina wins GOP debate

During Wednesday night’s CNN GOP debate, all eyes were on the Donald — who failed to deliver coherent policies but promised America “more of everything.” Despite Trump’s not quite “braggadocious” performance, Carly Fiorina dominated.

Janet Sheridan: Do your spouse a favor

I’m neither Oprah nor Dr. Phil; but, based on novels and personal ponderings, I’ve developed a blueprint for staying married long enough to finish the leftover wedding cake.

Rolandos and Barneses: Thank you during loss

We live in one amazing community. Our family was amazed by the overwhelming love and support we received during this most difficult time in our lives.

Family of Margaret Thompson: Much thanks

A huge thank you to our friends, neighbors, family and the community of Craig for the love and generosity we received upon the passing of our mother, Margaret Thompson.

Prather’s Pick: A heartwarming book

Before getting to this week’s heartwarming picture book, I want to let readers know that my husband Lyle and I drove to Steamboat Springs on Wednesday night to attend a talk and book signing by author Craig Johnson. He has written 11 books in the Longmire series and has another book coming out in May.

Stephanie Pearce: Remembering Grandma

Every day I see the final house that my grandma lived in. The old cabin that for 30 years was a one room cabin until the addition in the 1970s that gave her an indoor bathroom and a bedroom. She didn’t sleep in the bedroom when I was around though. Her bed was still in the main room and she let my uncle have the bedroom.

Craig's Marion Adam Seick, over Frascatti in a B-24

While Craig’s Company A of the 157th Infantry was fighting its way up the Italian Peninsula, they had hometown friend, Marion Adam Seick, overhead in a B-24 Liberator doing his best to destroy the German war machine.

Thoughtful Parenting: Adolescence and beyond

Whether their teen decides to attend college, technical school or explore the job market, parents often wonder if they have done enough to prepare their youth for all that lies ahead.

Our view: Have faith in Craig’s economy

Residents are breathing easier now that Colowyo Coal Mine will stay open after a nail-biting lawsuit that threatened 220 jobs.

Our View: Have faith in Craig's economy

Residents are breathing easier now that Colowyo Coal Mine will stay open after a nail-biting lawsuit that threatened 220 jobs.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Mary’s cornbread and jam

One morning this past week, though our thermometer registered in the 40s, I was surprised that the hose at the corral, where I fill a stock tank, was icy to the touch. It ran water so I thought that there must not have been any frost.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Diane and the pack rat

There are always lots of mice, ground squirrels, skunks and raccoons around Pipi’s Pasture, but this summer is the first time since moving here that we’ve had an encounter with a pack rat. That doesn’t mean that we haven’t dealt with them before, and one thing is for sure — pack rats are smart animals. They are hard to catch.

Faith Column: Avoiding temptation, letting go of sins

If you are anything like me, at least once in your life you have woken up in bed drenched in a cold sweat thinking, “I want to catch a monkey.”

Paul D. James: Pot helps our economy

A couple of years ago, when Amendment 64 passed in the state of Colorado, the vote lost by four percent here in Moffat County. Since then, we have seen millions of dollars made in Steamboat Springs, which has boosted their already self-sustaining economy all around, increasing tourism and improving the incomes of restaurants, bars and hotels.