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Kevin Copeland: Victory for those who felt powerless

"No, this was not a win for Republicans or conservatives, but a victory for every individual who works hard every day to contribute to this great nation — people who have felt powerless to affect the previous political climate." — Kevin Copeland

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Kathy Bower: Thanks for prayers

I’m somewhat tardy at getting this out, but I want to thank all for their thoughts, prayers and cards. They all have been helpful as Lynn is home and improving daily.

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Prather's Pick: A children’s book about friendship

With Thanksgiving approaching, we’re all thinking about reasons to be thankful. Being grateful is one of the messages in this week’s picture book for children.

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Lance Scranton: Settled

Last Tuesday’s election was capped off by Veterans Day ceremonies on Friday. It seemed like an appropriate way to end the week in light of all the events of the week. One thing is for certain; our republic is alive and well with more than 120 million people having a say in who will be our next president. One of the things we talked about in classes was the Electoral College and why we need such a thing.

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Dr. Wayne Davis: Fear of heights, media and politics

I for one, and I think many Americans, are sick and tired of the incredibly disrespectful attempt at manipulation by the campaigns and the media.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Do you know what I know?

When are children able to know that others think differently than they do and have different preferences, wants and needs?

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History in Focus: Woody Herring, Jr. — hell at Anzio during WWII

As the World War II generation passes from our midst, the intense and difficult memories of this righteous war become less vivid. Only when we look at the life of the individuals who did the fighting and dying can we dip into the emotion of that era. Textbooks can never do justice to the individuals and families who suffered, sacrificed, and truly wrote this chapter in American history.

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Our View: Congrats to the winners

Now that the election season is over, we’d like to congratulate the winners! Regardless of your political affiliation, Moffat County had a record number of voters casting ballots this year. That is something to be proud of!

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Rep. Scott Tipton: Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Throughout my time in Congress, I have had the privilege of meeting many veterans from across the district and hearing fascinating stories detailing their military service and their contributions to communities across Colorado.

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Patrick Mosbey: Political angst widens

I have watched with interest (and grief) the “display” of anger and disappointment of the “losing” side in this election. I remember how I felt (as a conservative) when we lost in 2008 and again in 2012. I also felt disappointment and even anger, but I don’t recall any “riots” by our side at that time. We accepted the results and moved on.

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Troy Vernon: Thanks for help

I would like to thank the Maybell and Craig communities for their support at the dinner and silent auction to help me overcome medical expenses incurred in the loss of my infant son, Blaze Wayne Vernon.

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Trish Snyder: Thanks!

We so appreciate you taking time out of your schedules to attend our event and entertain and educate our families that were able to be here.

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Audrey Danner: Stay abreast of broadband efforts

The Moffat County Broadband Planning Committee is creating a Moffat County Broadband Plan with NeoConnect. Terry Carwile and I are working as co-chairs with NeoConnect, a telecom consulting group, and a dedicated group of business owners, local government and interested citizens to develop a foundation for broadband infrastructure as an essential utility and high speed internet service.

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Faith Column: Think, pray, give thanks

As I write this, the election results have been published. Perhaps you are excited, pleased with the results. Perhaps you are less than pleased. Perhaps, because of the color of your skin, your gender expression, whom you love or where your parents were born, you no longer feel secure in your own land. Every election produces this mix of emotions.

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From Pipi's Pasture: More uses for the dining room table

Last week I wrote about how my childhood family enjoyed visiting as we sat around the dining room table eating our family meals. Lyle and I have continued the “tradition” with our own family, and we enjoy it so much that we linger at the table even after we’ve eaten dessert.