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Lance Scranton: Words we shouldn’t use

In the lexicon of appropriate words and phrases used to describe, it has come to my attention that we are throwing around (literally) words that don’t really mean anything and it’s having an impact on our culture. It is appropriate then to advance a partial list that will assist in the return to a more defined, less abstract tone in our collective discussion of just about everything.

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Prather's Pick: A magazine for writers

This week’s column is a change of pace. The review is of a magazine — one that I look forward to finding in my mailbox.

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Burkie Wynkoop: Recognize Don Guffy

Roman Gutierrez, Moffat County High School Wrestling Coach, (1982 to 2013), headed for Hall of Fame recognition. Congratulations on your well deserved award Coach Gutierrez, however, I feel there has been a grave injustice in not recognizing your assistant coach, Don Guffy. He was very instrumental in the success of Moffat County High Schools’ wrestling program through his time, dedication, devotion and love of the sport.

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Dick Prosence: A squeaking wheel

To the editor: A squeaking wheel, this one voiced by those of us who believe obsolete and dangerous highways on the state highway system should be modernized, almost got greased by a law if passed by our legislature which would have provided funds for several highway improvement projects on the east slope and two here on our area.

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John Pogline: No pot in Craig!

According to CDOT statistics, as reported in the Monday, May 23, 2016 Craig Daily Press, “nearly 55 percent of marijuana users drove high an average of seven days per month. And according to the Colorado State Patrol, so far this year, nearly one out of every five DUI’s in Colorado involves marijuana.”

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Paul James: Legalize retail pot in Craig

The only effect that banning recreational cannabis in Craig has, is that of helping to diminish our already disparaged economy. Help us to urge our local politicians to make the right choice!

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Baxter Black: Wanted: Cowboy

A reporter asked me awhile back if I was a cowboy. I said "no." That name is reserved for them that make their livin’ punchin’ cows.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Blubarb Pie

We have planted most of our garden, and so far one row of onions is up. As I was checking out the garden I noticed that some our young rhubarb plants are about ready. What a great time for Mary Burnett, of Craig, to send me a recipe for “Blubarb Pie” (Blueberry Rhubarb). There may be three cups of rhubarb from our plants to make Mary’s pie!

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Enjoying our garden

I look forward to this time of year because I can start working in the garden. Our garden is enclosed in a fenced yard (to keep out the deer) right next to Pipi’s Pasture.

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MikeLittwin: Deep end: Trump evokes Vince Foster suicide conspiracy

Congratulations if you had Vince Foster on your Donald Trump fantasy league team. It was a bold pick, but, when it comes to the Donald, you know that going bold is the only way that points toward victory.

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Janet Sheridan: Reflections on Memorial Day

On May 30, small flags will be planted; and those who remember will quietly gather in cemeteries across our land. Taps will soar, echo and fade. The names of men and women who died serving our country during times of war will be read, and crowds either large and small, but always attentive, will listen with gratitude to the roll call of our honored dead.

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Duane Koukol: A poem called ‘Crying Hearts’

I asked about her tattoo.

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Yampa Valley OHV Trail Riders: Thanks!

Yampa Valley OHV Trail Riders would like to thank all who helped with the Yampa Valley OHV Trail Riders Sand Wash Basin 3rd Annual Spring Fever Fun Day on May 14.

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Ed Koucherik: Thank you

Thank you, community.

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Prather’s Pick: A rusty but trusty tractor

This year there has been a lot of flooding in our country, and that’s what I thought about when I found “Farmer John’s Tractor,” a children’s picture book.