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Ruth and Dave Williams: Decorated windows

We hope the windows of The Budget Center are getting the attention they sure deserve.

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Cory Overton: Bad decisions by commissioners

I would like to know what constitutes the Moffat County Commissioners to decide they can't afford to plow out the seniors of this community but can plow four miles of a county road 2 miles up and 2 miles back down and the time to get blade there and man hours.

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Prather's Pick: Taking refuge in a barn

A big red barn is right there on the cover of this week’s picture book for children. The barn stands all by itself in a wintry landscape somewhere in Maine. A few rocks, some bushes and dried-up plant stems stick up out of the snow. Drifts of snow are piled up against a fence that runs up to a door on the left side of the barn. Icicles hang from the roof; it’s very cold. The book is “Winter Barn,” a nonfiction book written and illustrated by Peter Parnall. This is an older book, copyright 1986.

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Lance Scranton: A newspaper’s value

If you had a dime for every column you are going to read about the year ahead; you might have enough for an overpriced cup of coffee from Starbucks (but, it’s so good!). I’m hazarding a guess, but I think if you are reading this column you are half expecting me to whip out my not-so-subtle support of conservatism in general and the policies that make Moffat County sustainable in the year to come and you would be right!

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Jonah Goldberg: Media guilty of double standard on terror attacks

Here's a paradox for you. Whenever there's a terrorist attack, the immediate response from government officials and the media is: "Let's not jump to conclusions." Yet when there are breaking reports that Muslim or Arab Americans were allegedly victimized by bigots in some hate crime, the response is instant credulity, outrage and hand-wringing.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Collateral Beauty’ has sadness to spare, not much story

Would “A Christmas Carol” have the same kind of emotional impact if it turned out Bob Cratchit was behind the whole thing to force Ebenezer Scrooge to be a better person? There might be better ways to get a day off and a raise, but resurrecting the ghost of Jacob Marley for your own selfish purposes would still be more acceptable than the actions of “Collateral Beauty.”

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Faith Column: Making memories part of the reason for the season

When we hear the word Christmas, what images and thoughts are brought to mind? I often hear people talk of caroling, wonderful food around the table, family time together, obtaining and decorating a Christmas tree and the like.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: A side for Christmas dinner

It seems like just about everyone serves turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, but that isn’t necessarily true for Christmas. Though turkey is a popular choice, some families prefer roast beef or ham or even something else that’s interesting. This year I’m fixing ham, a pasta salad, fresh veggies, rolls and maybe the vegetable casserole recipe featured in this week’s column.

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From Pipi's Pasture: Remembering Christmas dinner

Tomorrow most of us will be enjoying Christmas dinner with family and friends. I’m remembering Christmas dinners back when I was a kid growing up on the ranch.

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Baxter Black: How do you know it's Christmas?

So how do you know it’s Christmas? ‘Cause the sheep can always tell.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Rogue One’ the most stellar ‘Star Wars’ story in decades

With much ado lately about a galaxy far, far away, the chances of pleasing a demanding fan base are pretty slim. Well, to speak for the makers of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” never tell them the odds.

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Mike Littwin: The revolution was televised — It’s just that nothing happened

In the end, America was still America, which usually plays by the rules, even when the rules don’t make any sense. And that’s refreshing in its own way, or would be, if it didn’t mean that Donald Trump, the ultimate rule-breaker, was still going to be the next president. But it does.

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Cal Thomas: The familiarity of Christmas

Familiarity doesn't always breed contempt. Not if it's a familiarity with Christmas. While America and much of the world are focusing attention on the coming of the new president, little attention is paid to a gift not even the world's richest person could pay for and which is even today not received by many to whom it is offered.

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Lance Scranton: The next four years

As 2016 comes to a frenzied close, people all over the country concern themselves with how the United States will ever survive the next four years under the dictatorship of a mega-billionaire, xenophobic president. Notwithstanding the last eight years of unprecedented ideological, regulatory ransacking of the constitution by the most “tolerant” president in American history.

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Prather’s Pick: A principal’s Christmas

Over the years, several authors have written their own versions of “The Night Before Christmas.” This week’s picture book for kids, first published in 2004 (and with two more printings), is an example.