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Eugene McQuay: CPW’s fish management seems harmful to Craig

The article in Saturday’s Daily Press by Tom Chart concerning the elimination of the “invasive species” in the Yampa River and Elkhead Reservoir finally struck the last nerve and has prompted me to respond in kind.

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Prather’s Pick: A picture book written by a ballerina

In “Firebird,” this week’s picture book for children, ballerina Misty Copeland draws from her own experiences to help a young girl, an aspiring dancer, reach her goal.

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Lance Scranton: District changes provide hope — hopefully

Moffat County Schools are in the midst of some very big changes, which will hopefully portend well for the future of our community. Any new person on the job gives people hope and others dread because the newness generally means change. Change — as some experts say — is scary and uncomfortable. If one embraces change it can make organizations stronger and more vital as fresh perspectives offer the potential for progress, but most of us know that change is just plain inevitable.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Talking about traumatic events

There have been many tragic events in the news this past year. The following are what experts say about discussing such tragedies with children in a way that does not scare or overwhelm them.

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Cal Thomas: Hillary Clinton: The most qualified?

In his effusive praise of Hillary Clinton, the president did not mention any specific accomplishments that might qualify her for the office. That is because there are none.

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Baxter Black: A favor

Have you ever had a simple gesture of kindness end up unappreciated?

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Taking a vacation

I don’t take many vacations because of all of my cow chores and all, but this year, since the cattle are out on summer pasture, I decided to take a week off from my away-from-home job.

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Tom Chart: Collaboration on nonnative fish issues

The Upper Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery Program is keenly aware that actions to recover endangered fish can impact local communities.

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Janet Sheridan: Remembering my father

When I look in the mirror, I see Dad’s eyes looking back at me. I also have his height, frame, ears and hand gestures. I like the physical features I share with my dad, but I’m surprised when I display his behaviors — especially those I vowed to avoid when I was young, smug and critical.

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Mike Littwin: No tragedy too horrible for Trump to exploit

The predictability of Donald Trump’s reaction to the horror in Orlando does not make it any less shocking. As you must have heard, and probably still can’t quite absorb, the man who would be (and, yes, could be) president took the opportunity to make the deaths of 50 people somehow all about him. No tragedy, it appears, is too horrible for Trump to personally exploit.

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Prather’s Pick: Memories of playing outside

Christy Gonzales, librarian at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries, says that everybody likes this week’s picture book for children. I can see why. I like it, too — a lot.

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Lance Scranton: Scare tactics

While we have our share of exciting events and opportunities for people to come out and get involved in this summer; nationally, the fun is in trying to figure out how we’re going to manage until November. The Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians have settled on their candidates for president and now the “parties” begin.

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John Pogline: Don’t sign pot petition

When that petition comes around to cultivate prosperity in our “quaint little town,” I urge you not to sign it.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Hats off to the modern dad

On June 19, American families will honor dad by celebrating Father’s Day. Not surprisingly, the role of fathers has changed through the years as the American family and lifestyle have changed.

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Baxter Black: Public signs

Public signs and announcements are often unclear. Hidden meanings lurk beneath even the simplest directive. I’d like to propose that some government agency be assigned the task of rewriting them.