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Baxter Black: One of the mysteries of life

Why is it that we know couples that beg the question, “What does she see in him?” I’m not going to use names for the sake of privacy. I can’t actually say “to protect the innocent.” I’m just going to use the aliasi of Geraldo and Lucinda.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Being positive

Spring season on the ranch brings with it lots of work. To name a few jobs, there’s calving and lambing, branding, getting the fields ready for haying season, irrigating and fence repair so that livestock can be let out into summer pasture.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Joe’s Homemade Focaccia

This week Joe Belcher, owner of Gino’s Pizzeria in Craig, is sharing his recipe for “Homemade Focaccia” with readers. Focaccia is a bread that is used in the restaurant to make sandwiches, pepperoni sticks, and bread sticks. Joe is a certified culinarian who has been cooking for 15 years.

Conservation Colorado: The tightrope of public lands management

It’s not often when you find a conservationist seeking out the opportunity to defend a plan that proposes the drilling of over 15,000 oil and gas wells. But that is what I’m going to try to do.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Woman in Gold’ a solid story tarnished by awkward approach

There are plenty of pieces of history from the last century that need to be told, whether in books, film or other media. And, as important a chapter of the years past the events of “Woman in Gold” may be, its presentation still leaves something to be desired.

Al Cashion: Congrats mayor, council

You’ve got gobs of stuff to do. Many issues to be weighed, considered, prioritized and balanced. The people’s money must be distributed efficiently and effectively to the needs of the community.

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and Robin Schiffbauer: Thank you, Craig

On behalf of the people who worked to present the Empty Bowl Fundraiser for St. Michael’s Community Kitchen, we would like to thank the community for their support. 

F. Neil Folks: The wake up call

As I have been reflecting over current events in our community recently, I realize that I think we owe the three branches of our federal government a note of gratitude for the service they have done us, EPA, BLM and Fish and Wildlife Service.

Lance Scranton: Would you consider it?

Would you consider voting for someone based on the fact that they reflect the values you believe are important to get our country moving again? How often have you been asked to vote for someone in a national election because of their skin color, gender or religious beliefs? Isn’t voting for someone simply because they might represent a particular aspect of projected historical importance intellectual bondage?

Prather’s Pick: Danielle Steel’s latest novel

The titles of Danielle Steel’s books are listed on one of the front pages of this week’s featured book, her latest novel. There are 93of them, plus three nonfiction books and a book for children. “Prodigal Son” is published by Delacorte Press (2015).

Senior Spotlight: The people of our lives

The grey and gloomy weather seemed to match the way I was feeling. This past two weeks had seen the loss of a very close friend and two others whose loss also meant a lot to me. Lately I had been questioning my own place in this world and how I had lived my life so far. The passing of these friends brought those thoughts even more in to focus.

Stephanie Pearce: Tough cowgirls in Moffat County

We are a little ways away from branding time in our area, but there are always some good stories that come out of branding. It is always a memorable time.

Our view: New officials, stay on task

On Tuesday, a new mayor and four newly elected city council members were sworn into office to serve the Craig community.

Stephanie Davis: Thank you for participating

Moffat County School District’s Child Find Team would like to thank the following agencies for their participation during our March Health Fair.

Lila Douglas: Thanks for festival help

Moffat County School District and Early Childhood Coalition would like to thank the following organizations for making our Annual Children’s Festival on Saturday, April 11, a GREAT success again this year.