Sometimes columnists just have to brag about the people that make their community such a great place. We can easily name people who make life almost unbearable but too often our focus strays away from those who make a difference. Paying compliments can be uncomfortable, because we feel like we have to include as many people as possible but the spotlight will focus on a particular group this week.
It seems that I have been reviewing lots of new mystery/suspense novels lately. That also goes for “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult, this week’s featured book — except that this book is a little “different” (for lack of a better word) than most.
Many of us are unsure whether a child is being abused. Abuse is not always apparent. Often, we do not know what to do if we suspect abuse and fear the results if we report to the authorities.
Once again I enjoyed one of my favorite traditions of the season and watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with my mom, Mary Jo Brown.
I read the other day that scientists have studied brain waves in dogs and have proven that they feel love toward the humans that care for them like we do family. I really didn't need to read that to know that. I'm pretty sure anyone who has a dog knows that they love us. Two of the four dogs were actual rescues. One of the others were a gift to our daughter from a neighbor, and the other we got from a friend who's dog had unplanned pups.
I’ve just cleaned up the dishes — most of them anyway — and I’ve managed to get the Thanksgiving leftovers in the refrigerator. Now all that’s left from the holiday is finding a way to use all of the leftovers.
There is a bridge to cross in understanding between those who live off the land (rural) and those who benefit from it (urban), but have no personal relationship with it.
This year’s Moffat County Achievement Night was held at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion on Nov. 19. This night is always special because it recognizes the many accomplishments of the 4-H members during the past year. This week, “From Pipi’s Pasture” salutes the achievements of the 4-H members and their leaders.
I recently heard that children who lick their iPads could develop mercury poisoning. Unable to validate the rumor, I decided to start another, verifiable from personal experience: old ladies in charge of passwords could develop hysteria.
Given the title of the series and the time of its release, you can’t talk about “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” without making a Thanksgiving joke. The difficulty with that is that while people may be ravenous for more of the franchise, right now, they’re only getting appetizers.
The Godiva Rim is a great way to get off the beaten path and enjoy all of Moffat County. Located in the heart of Moffat County the Godiva Rim is an imposing anticline overlooking the entire Yampa Valley. Looking to the west you can see Browns Park, the Vermillion Basin, and Sand Wash surrounded by Douglas Mountain, Diamond Mountain and Cold Springs. Looking to the east you can see the area encompassed by Black Mountain, Bakers Peak, Medicine Bow Mountains, the Gore Range of the Continental Divide, and the White River wilderness.
The armored cars were rolling, the Walgreens was burning, the tear gas was flying, the glass everywhere was shattering. And every bit of it — every good-on-TV moment of it — was entirely predictable.
As Thanksgiving approaches, we think of all the things we are grateful for. One of those things is living in a small town and the generosity of the people who live here.
It’s a tradition to reflect on our blessings during the Thanksgiving holiday. Jose and his family, characters in this week’s picture book for children, are undoubtedly thankful for their pumpkin harvest.
If you’re like me, you have nothing to be thankful for this year. “Nothing” was the only word that came to mind this week. Nothing has been happening to me all year and I didn’t even realize it because I was so focused on “something.”