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The Bock’s Office: ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ is surprisingly weak

It would be a cinematic sin to reveal too much about any mystery-themed movie. However, as “Secret in Their Eyes” shows, there are worse things than spoilers.

Mike Littwin: Carroll vs. Coffman may decide which party leads the House

Former state Senate president Morgan Carroll, who announced she’s running against Mike Coffman in the 6th congressional district, is seen as the Democrats’ best chance at the seat. But can she beat Coffman?

Janet Sheridan: My Thanksgiving list

Halloween and Christmas encroach upon Thanksgiving like two overgrown bullies harassing an innocent child. While still recovering from the sugar-soaked fun of Halloween, we’re besieged by the holly-jolliness of Christmas marketing. We shop for a Thanksgiving turkey amidst Christmas must-haves and sit down to eat it under the shadow of Black Friday, which creeps into Thursday, luring us into frenzied shopping sprees.

Prather’s Pick: Reasons for being thankful

This week’s picture book for kids is a reminder that we don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to be thankful. In fact, the author encourages the book’s readers to try to remember some of the things for which they’re thankful each day.

Lance Scranton: Many thanks to many people

Giving thanks is the theme of the week as Thanksgiving approaches, and families, friends and relatives begin thinking about who they’ll visit and what they’ll be eating.

Sasha Nelson: Grab the Oars

My mom was eight months pregnant when my adventurous father launched his small raft from the South Beach boat launch just south of Caraig for a day trip to lay bridge. Two days later my very worried, very pregnant mom was reunited with my sunburned, dehydrated father who brought his raft in behind schedule. So began a legacy of family adventures on the Yampa River.

Stephanie Pearce: The American from Syria

There was a man I had the pleasure of knowing. He embodied the American dream. This man was educated, athletic, worked in coal mines, owned a business in town and spent years in public office.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Side dishes for Thanksgiving

Enjoying family, food and traditions during Thanksgiving

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, family members might look forward to the side dishes, like stuffing and salads, even more than the ham or turkey. This week’s column features two side dishes.

From Pipi’s Pasture: A snowy Thanksgiving

As I do morning chores here at Pipi’s Pasture, I can see the school buses coming and going. Recently on a snowy morning I was reminded of my teenage years when I was growing up on the ranch. My siblings and I rode the bus about 13 miles to attend Moffat County High School in Craig. On top of that Dad had to drive us nine or so miles to meet the bus. In all those years, school was never cancelled because of snow.

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Forget Me Not: The power of intertwining generations

Something powerful happens when you put high school students together with senior citizens. Students become more aware of a generation often forgotten, and elders feel overwhelming gratefulness of their presence.

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The Bock’s Office: Final ‘Hunger Games’ nails it

In any fantasy or science fiction series, there are bound to be weak portions in the unfolding of a lengthy story. Fortunately, unlike the movie that preceded it, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” is right on target.

Mike Littwin: What’s next in a post-Paris world?

We now live in a post-Paris world. And the question, after the unspeakable horror of the attacks, is just what that means.

Lance Scranton: Terrorist attacks stir emotion

I have to admit that after hearing, and seeing the death and carnage visited upon the French by Islamic terrorists this past weekend — I was upset.

Prather’s Pick: A new mystery novel

I enjoy Elizabeth Adler’s novels so I was thrilled to find “One Way or Another” with the new books at the Craig Moffat County Library. The novel, with a 2015 copyright, is published by Minotaur Books. Adler has written 30 novels.

Stephanie Pearce: See your value — don’t live in shame

A few years back, I wrote a column called “How Much are You Worth?” I went back and read it this last week. It still speaks to me, especially in this month of November. This is the month where we really concentrate on the things we are thankful for. I’m so thankful for knowing my worth and knowing I am increasing in value as the years go by.