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Lance Scranton: Gearing up for election season

The election season is in full swing and the candidates are starting to make their run for the biggest prize American politics has to offer — commercial spots on television, radio and social media that bash the other candidate instead of describing how our country will be better for electing them to office.

Prather’s Pick: Another Kennedy biography and more…

There are two books in this week’s column, a biography and a book of outdoor activities for families. First of all, last week’s column was a review of “The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved” by Christopher Andersen. I didn’t have room in the column for yet another biography, this one about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Stephanie Pearce: Springtime brings brightness out of the dark

Spring is here. Finally. A season of change. A season of growth. A season of moving forward. While we all know spring still brings dark, snowy days once in a while, we have those green blades of grass that we’ll see soon.

Senior Spotlight: Enjoying holidays with loved ones

In my new room the bed is next to a window that faces east which, much to my delight, resulted in my waking up to a beautiful sunrise. The sky presented a panorama of various shades of peach and pink, which mixed with cloudy white and blue thrown in to hold it all together. The blue of the sky changed color, deepening as the day became more apparent, resulting in a glorious day.

Luke and Michelle Tucker: Vote for Derek Duran

Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Our community is facing some extremely difficult economic hurdles.

Justin and Courtney Jenison: Joe Bird is our choice

There are certain attributes about a person that make them an obvious candidate for leadership positions in our community. That person is honest, decisive, strong and community minded.

Evelyn Tileston: Nielson for city council

The first “YES” marked on my ballot in the upcoming Craig City Council election will be in support of Kent Nielson with no hesitation at all.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Chocolate Easter Cake

Easter is just two weeks away — can you believe it? The shelves in the stores are loaded with delicious Easter candies, mostly chocolate. It’s a challenge to push a cart down the candy aisle without loading it up with goodies. All of the thoughts about chocolate have made me think about a menu for Easter.

Sasha Nelson: Proposed water bill offers barrel full of common sense

In 2000, I left the Yampa Valley and headed for the southern hemisphere to begin seven years of graduate school. Three flights and two days later, I arrived in Melbourne, Australia. When I stepped off the plane that first day in a foreign land I was met with the familiar sights of signs for American fast food and big-box stores. I was puzzled by the number of large barrels at the sides of buildings and cisterns on the skyline. These were unusual sights for me and likely would be for most Coloradans.

From Pipi’s Pasture: A country school reunion

Since this column’s beginning, I’ve written quite a few stories about the Morapos School, within walking distance from our ranch home, where my siblings and I attended school. (Our brother Duane Osborn also attended the Hamilton School.)

Faith Column: Three steps forward, two steps back

Life itself — and scripture too — is invariably three steps forward and two steps back.

John and Teri Bolton: Vote for Joe Bird

This letter is in support of Joe Bird for Craig City Council.

Michael and Susan Bengtsson: Vote Beck for mayor

We would like to express to the great town of Craig, Colorado what an opportunity you have in voting for Ray Beck for mayor.

Jennifer Riley: Vote Jones for mayor

It is my pleasure to write a letter of support for Don Jones in his upcoming bid for mayor of Craig.

Melton & Elaine Sullivan, Joe Herod, Kelsey & Trini Loya, Gail Sererson, Neil & Jill McCandless: Vote for Ponikar

Please, join us in supporting John Ponikvar for Craig City Council.