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History in Focus: Woody Herring, Jr. — hell at Anzio during WWII

As the World War II generation passes from our midst, the intense and difficult memories of this righteous war become less vivid. Only when we look at the life of the individuals who did the fighting and dying can we dip into the emotion of that era. Textbooks can never do justice to the individuals and families who suffered, sacrificed, and truly wrote this chapter in American history.

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Our View: Congrats to the winners

Now that the election season is over, we’d like to congratulate the winners! Regardless of your political affiliation, Moffat County had a record number of voters casting ballots this year. That is something to be proud of!

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Rep. Scott Tipton: Thank you for your service and sacrifice

Throughout my time in Congress, I have had the privilege of meeting many veterans from across the district and hearing fascinating stories detailing their military service and their contributions to communities across Colorado.

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Patrick Mosbey: Political angst widens

I have watched with interest (and grief) the “display” of anger and disappointment of the “losing” side in this election. I remember how I felt (as a conservative) when we lost in 2008 and again in 2012. I also felt disappointment and even anger, but I don’t recall any “riots” by our side at that time. We accepted the results and moved on.

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Troy Vernon: Thanks for help

I would like to thank the Maybell and Craig communities for their support at the dinner and silent auction to help me overcome medical expenses incurred in the loss of my infant son, Blaze Wayne Vernon.

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Trish Snyder: Thanks!

We so appreciate you taking time out of your schedules to attend our event and entertain and educate our families that were able to be here.

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Audrey Danner: Stay abreast of broadband efforts

The Moffat County Broadband Planning Committee is creating a Moffat County Broadband Plan with NeoConnect. Terry Carwile and I are working as co-chairs with NeoConnect, a telecom consulting group, and a dedicated group of business owners, local government and interested citizens to develop a foundation for broadband infrastructure as an essential utility and high speed internet service.

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Faith Column: Think, pray, give thanks

As I write this, the election results have been published. Perhaps you are excited, pleased with the results. Perhaps you are less than pleased. Perhaps, because of the color of your skin, your gender expression, whom you love or where your parents were born, you no longer feel secure in your own land. Every election produces this mix of emotions.

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From Pipi's Pasture: More uses for the dining room table

Last week I wrote about how my childhood family enjoyed visiting as we sat around the dining room table eating our family meals. Lyle and I have continued the “tradition” with our own family, and we enjoy it so much that we linger at the table even after we’ve eaten dessert.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Three recipes using mac and cheese

When days are busy, as they have been for me lately, and I don’t have much time to fix supper, I like to turn to recipes like those featured in this week’s column. They’re quick to fix and don’t call for many ingredients.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Trolls’ helps you find your happy place

The internet age has given certain mythical creatures a bad name, but they’re taking back their honor in the animated movie “Trolls” One might argue they’re overcompensating with sweetness, but hey, we all have different tastes.

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Danielle Elkins: We should come together as Americans, despite our differences

I voted for Donald Trump. I can assure you that I am not racist, I do not support rape culture and I am not stupid.

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Janet Sheridan: About barns

The farming community where I grew up boasted scrupulously maintained barns and neglected barns, painted barns and weathered barns, leaning barns, abandoned barns, haunted barns.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Doctor Strange’ is Marvel magic at its mightiest

Not everyone is equipped to twist time to their advantage, take a portal as a day trip to the summit of Mount Everest or engage in a bare-knuckle brawl while maintaining the consistency of gossamer. Then again, “Doctor Strange” isn’t your average practitioner.

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Prather’s Pick: An Inspector Gamache novel

Author Louise Penny, who lives in Montreal, has written 11 previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. “A Great Reckoning,” the 12th in this series, is this week’s featured book. It’s published by Minotaur Books (2016).