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Paula Sadvar: Thank you Vallartas

I would like to thank the wonderful people at Vallarta’s for hosting a fantastic fundraiser for Laura Gonzales.

Editorial: Local artists going strong in Craig

We’d like to take this opportunity to commend the local artists in Craig and all they do to help improve our community.

From Pipi's Pasture: Harmony at the Corral

It’s been an even busier-than-usual week here at Pipi’s Pasture. The second of my twin first-calf heifers, the smaller of the two, had her baby. I have been checking her at nights for awhile now, but this week she looked close to calving so I had to be even more watchful. Hats off to ranchers who have to calve out hundreds of first-calf heifers! Having to get up at all hours during the night really drains the energy from one’s body!

Over a Cup of Coffee: Scalloped potatoes

I used to make scalloped potatoes for my husband Lyle and me, using milk. I’ve been thinking about how I made them because the side dish didn’t require many ingredients, and I could make a small dish so we didn’t have a lot of leftovers. Finally, this week I came upon the recipe. Notice that there are some variations, all of which would be delicious.

Janet Sheridan: Those who live in glass houses

My grandchildren believe chips to be one of the USDA recommended food groups for healthy eating; so they strive mightily to eat an adequate amount each day, consuming any greased, salted, crunchy morsel available: fried, baked, seasoned, or stale. Though I‘ve warned them they’re eating Styrofoam peanuts dyed orange, they even eat cheese puffs. I’m appalled by their addiction and aghast when they wash the chips down with gigantic soft drinks and then munch cookies to refresh their palates. But I keep my thoughts to myself because I recently encountered one of my food obsessions at a funeral luncheon. And my loved ones noticed.

Lance Scranton: Tomorrow’s leaders?

After reading selections from the New Testament and Quran in our Western Literature class, the assignment was to develop a social contract that reflected the diversity of thought found in the two selections. Keep in mind that each of these religious works have exerted a tremendous influence on our Western culture historically and still do today.

Prather's Pick: The special things about you

The word “special” will come up often in this review. It comes up often in the text, too, because the book is about special things, and… the book can only be described that way; it’s special!

Senior Spotlight: A kind heart

Once again I had to opportunity to spend some time at my sister’s home visiting with her and her family.

Stephanie Pearce: Being a parent

Parenting is an amazing experience. It’s a privilege that shouldn’t be taken lightly — a gift given to you.

Baxter Black: One of the mysteries of life

Why is it that we know couples that beg the question, “What does she see in him?” I’m not going to use names for the sake of privacy. I can’t actually say “to protect the innocent.” I’m just going to use the aliasi of Geraldo and Lucinda.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Being positive

Spring season on the ranch brings with it lots of work. To name a few jobs, there’s calving and lambing, branding, getting the fields ready for haying season, irrigating and fence repair so that livestock can be let out into summer pasture.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Joe’s Homemade Focaccia

This week Joe Belcher, owner of Gino’s Pizzeria in Craig, is sharing his recipe for “Homemade Focaccia” with readers. Focaccia is a bread that is used in the restaurant to make sandwiches, pepperoni sticks, and bread sticks. Joe is a certified culinarian who has been cooking for 15 years.

Conservation Colorado: The tightrope of public lands management

It’s not often when you find a conservationist seeking out the opportunity to defend a plan that proposes the drilling of over 15,000 oil and gas wells. But that is what I’m going to try to do.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Woman in Gold’ a solid story tarnished by awkward approach

There are plenty of pieces of history from the last century that need to be told, whether in books, film or other media. And, as important a chapter of the years past the events of “Woman in Gold” may be, its presentation still leaves something to be desired.

Al Cashion: Congrats mayor, council

You’ve got gobs of stuff to do. Many issues to be weighed, considered, prioritized and balanced. The people’s money must be distributed efficiently and effectively to the needs of the community.