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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making sauerkraut, Part 1

Years ago, Mom used to make and can all kinds of pickles. She prepared some of them by leaving them in a crock of brine for a while. One time, when Lyle and I were home for a visit, she asked Lyle to bring a crock of pickles up from the basement. Some of the brine spilled on Lyle’s pants and made holes in the denim. We have laughed about “Mom’s Atomic Pickles” ever since. This week’s column isn’t about pickles, but it is about something sour — sauerkraut.

From Pipi's Pasture: Going on without Pipi

Pipi died peacefully on July 23, 2015 at the ripe old age of 23. She was born north of Craig, not far from the Fortification Rocks, on a ranch where we lived at the time. Pipi’s mother was a red, white-faced cow that lived to be 24, and her father was black so Pipi was a brownish-black color with a white strip down her face and a white mouth. She was a cute calf.

Baxter Black: Stupid questions

Who said, “There is no such thing as a stupid question?”

Pete Nichols
: Hunting works here

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it will distribute $1.1 billion in revenues generated by the hunting and angling industry to state and territorial fish and wildlife agencies throughout the nation.

Mary Jane Alexander: 2 yellow ribbons

Years ago, I put a yellow ribbon around our lamp post in our front yard for all our service people.

Janet Sheridan: I hope to have time

Since the 2007 movie, “The Bucket List,” senior citizens occasionally make the news by celebrating their birthdays with daring exploits or unusual experiences. When I learn that former president George H.W. Bush jumped out of an airplane or that a gray-haired grandmother rode a camel across the Sahara, I think, “Oh, my, that was plucky.”

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Rogue Nation’ runs risk of overthinking movie magic

As you enter the movie theater, your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to watch “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” purely for entertainment value. But, before you commit to anything, you should know the makers will be doing everything they can to make this… what’s the word I’m looking for here?

Vicki Van Couvering: Thank you for support

The Board of Directors and I cannot begin to thank the people of Craig and greater Moffat County for their encouragement and support to the Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center since we changed directors in May.

Bears Ears Patriots: Thank you donors

Bears Ears Patriots would like to thank all the donors listed for their role in making the first annual Freedom Fun shoot a success:.

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet: Finally a fix for No Child Left Behind

It’s probably a safe bet that at one time or another, all of us have been on the receiving end of well-intentioned but misguided policies coming out of Washington. Unfortunately, our public education system is no different. Whether you’re a parent, student, teacher, school administrator, or none of the above, you have likely heard of the problems with No Child Left Behind.

Prather’s Pick: Judy Blume's new novel

Although this week’s novel for adults is a work of fiction, author Judy Blume says that the catastrophic events at the center of the plot really happened. Blume writes that she grew up in Eiizabeth, New Jersey where “In the Unlikely Event” was set. In the winter of 1951-52 she was a teenager. That’s when three airplane crashes occurred after takeoff from Newark Airport.

Lance Scranton: Coal on the run

Coal and the energy industry are taking some big hits this summer. Most of the body blows are courtesy of the federal arm of our government and their supporters. But the great thing about this fight is that we are only in the early rounds and the opposition’s corner may change in the coming months. If you remember Muhammad Ali’s famous “rope-a-dope” fight, you know that the battle is won in the late rounds if you can just hang on.

Neton’s Then and Now: Norman Foster — a true war hero

World War II dropped down on top of Craig, carried away hundreds of men, and sent them to nearly all parts of the world. Of those who served from our area, 24 men died during the war leaving behind family members to remember and mourn a life cut short and dreams unfulfilled. One of these men was Norman Foster.

Stephanie Pearce: The fair brings joy and learning to light

Fair is always my favorite time of year. I think for me, it rates right up there with Christmas. It just has nostalgia to it from camping down at the fairgrounds and spending days on end with friends, to showing off all the hard work that has gone into projects and hopefully getting awards for all that hard work.

Faith Column: Trust in faith to get through uncertain times

Life for us in Northwest Colorado has had more than its share of opportunities to give in to fear and panic.