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The Bock’s Office: ‘Shaun the Sheep’ gets baa-ck to basics of cartoon cleverness

With little yellow creatures and manifestations of emotions getting all the attention this summer, you may have missed one of the more undemanding animated pleasures of the season. It may not be the biggest resident of the movie pasture, but “Shaun the Sheep Movie” could be the best of the bunch.

Janet Sheridan: Things I miss

I watched in dismay as a fellow garage sale devotee purchased an item I spotted too late: a set of shiny aluminum tumblers like those that added cheer to my childhood. When filled with cold beverages, the tumblers frosted over like windshields on a sub-zero morning and made everything, even water, seem extra tasty.

Mike Littwin: Is the Colorado GOP afraid of its own base?

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but in the year in which small-d democracy — for both good and ill — has taken over the presidential season, the Colorado Republican establishment has chosen to opt out of the process. If there’s a fever out there — and there undoubtedly is — the typically anti-vax Republicans have gone full immunization protocol to combat it.

Dave DeRose: Football season begins

As August ends so begins football season. My favorite time of the year. Wednesday night, I was privileged to watch a third- and fourth-grade Doak Walker game at Woodbury Park and then on Friday the Bulldogs’ victory over the Sailors at the Bulldog Proving Grounds.

Lance Scranton: Nobody really knows

Numbers can be collected on just about anything — and these days — everything. Not only are numbers and data available to study enough to earn a PhD, but most of the numbers are in real-time! I hear numbers thrown around all the time in education, politics, religion and psychology; the problem is often that the numbers are just that... thrown around.

Prather’s Pick: A Kate Burkholder Novel

There are a lot of different things going on in this week’s novel for adults, but the focus is a mystery centered around what was found after a tornado. The setting of “After the Storm” by Linda Castillo is Painters Mill in Holmes County, Ohio, where the population is Amish, Mennonite, and English, a mixture of diverse cultural and religious beliefs.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Injured players who can and can't make a return this season

The NFL season is a little over a week away now and there are several key players who are injured and you need to be aware of them before you draft your team. Some of them are scheduled to be ready for Week 1, but others are lost for a little time or will be out for the whole season.

Stephanie Pearce: Protect your family, society with love

I watch the news and social media and there’s so many depressing things going on every day. It’s blatantly aggressive. There are so many things reported from innocent people being shot, race wars, conflicts between nations, and people with no respect lashing out at anyone. If you let yourself be engrossed in it too much, you can find yourself being depressed, angry, and even hopeless.

Derek Maiolo: Headed back to college — thank you Craig

I will soon embark on my second year of college at the University of Oregon, a journey that I am both excited and terrified to begin. As I spend my last days in Craig and the surrounding area, I am becoming increasingly grateful — to the people, the schools, the small town, and the Rocky Mountains — for showing me how incredible this life can be.

Neton's Then and Now: The Memory of Arnold F. Beckett — Part 2

In 1948, three years after the end of World War II, Craig was beginning to enjoy peace and prosperity. However, Craig paused to give war hero Arnold Beckett a final welcome home from the South Pacific.

Carla Alexander: Thank you for support

The family of Alvin Lawton would like to say thank you so much for all the thoughts, prayers, cards and kind wishes during this difficult time. It is comforting to know how Alvin touched so many lives.

VNA Community Health Center team: Celebrate health centers

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association’s Community Health Centers in Craig and Steamboat Springs are among nonprofit CHCs throughout the U.S. providing affordable health care to individuals of all ages and incomes.

Jill Hafey, Principal, Sunset Elementary staff: School thanks residents

The staff at Sunset Elementary School would like to thank merchants and Craig community members for their cooperation and sense of humor while our teachers were on their team-building scavenger hunt.

Faith Column: Having faith that everything will be alright

Worrying about a missing friend, coming together in faith

On Tuesday evening of this week, my son-in-law received word that a good friend was missing. The missing man was a family friend that was bowing hunting in Utah with my son-in- law’s brother. He had not been seen since Sunday morning.

Baxter Black: Team tying

I happened to be at the National Finals Rodeo in 1988 when Leo Camarillo and partner roped their steer in five seconds flat! It ranked in my mind with John Alden pitoning up Plymouth Rock or Neil Armstrong making angels in the moon dust! I was there when history was being made! It didn’t matter that Leo’s time only took third in the go-round.