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Northwest Colorado Health: Rubber Ducky Race returns Aug. 27

You’ve heard of the goose that laid the golden egg. How about the duck with the golden ticket? A $500 grand prize will be the big draw of the second annual Rubber Ducky Race for Hospice on Aug. 27 in Craig. The event, hosted by Northwest Colorado Health (formerly Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association) will include a total of $1,000 in cash prizes.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is more of a reincarnation

A new version of a movie that’s been beloved for more than 30 years is rarely going to come along without people holding on to the memory of the original. In the case of “Ghostbusters,” referring to the update as being haunted by its predecessor seems most appropriate.

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Jonah Goldberg: Can America afford to have a ceremonial president?

CLEVELAND — In normal times, the report this week that Donald Trump wanted John Kasich to be the real president would have made more of a splash.

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Mike Littwin: How Ted Cruz became the most reviled person in the room

On the third night of the Republican convention, Ted Cruz did the impossible. He replaced Hillary Clinton as the most reviled person in the room.

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton: Support needed to fight opioid abuse

Widespread opioid abuse is having a tragic impact on communities in Colorado and across the nation. If I were to poll the entire 3rd Congressional District, I’m sure that most people could say that they have either been personally affected or know someone who has been affected by the growing abuse of prescription painkillers and heroin in our state.

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Prather’s Pick: An enchanting book

The story is told by an unknown narrator who “knows all,” including the thoughts of a seed and what the Earth tells the seed. It all begins as a woman, known only as “the Nice Lady,” holds a seed in her hand. It is the end of summer and someone has given her the seed for next year. All that the Nice Lady knows about the seed is that it will vine and produce sweet-smelling blossoms.

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Lance Scranton: As a nation, we should do what's right

The news just seems to be getting worse as summer winds down and our nation’s disagreements ramp up.

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Tom Soos: Thanks for article on animal shelter

I would like to thank the Daily Press and Patrick Kelly for the article “Volunteers sought for animal shelter” that appeared in the June 22 edition. As a result of the article we received some interest from people willing to volunteer.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Understanding adoption

As our agency has provided pre- and post-adoption training to birth parents and potential adoptive parents, we have heard many of the same questions about the adoption process.

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Baxter Black: Feast or Famine

The following is a poem by Baxter Black.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Lots to laugh about

One morning this week, as I was doing chores, I got a chuckle from the interaction between Ucky’s calf and a big gray cat. (Ucky, remember, is my old cow.)

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Sasha Nelson: Conservation is a human value

I wrote my first monthly column for the Craig Daily Press in July of 2013 and boldly declared that conservation is conservative. I was wrong. Saving things isn’t partisan; it’s encoded in our human DNA. We are wired with a primitive psychological response that scientists call the “endowment effect.”

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Over a Cup of Coffee: A summer salad and yummy casserole

It’s been hot — 91 degrees according to our thermometer! It might be just the right time for a cool salad, and this column features one with some interesting ingredients. There’s a recipe for a casserole, too, and though you have to heat the oven to bake it, I think the dish might be great for a summer supper. Both of this week’s recipes were contributed by Geraldine Coleman from Craig. Thanks, Geraldine!

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Diane Prather: Are you ready for the fair?

Prepping for county fairs is a fun time of the year, and there are always items needed for any 4-H and FAA participants.

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Edward A. Wilkinson: CPW’s interests

How ironic that the CPW has articles in the paper about leaving young wild animals alone.