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James Neton: Dude Dent awards — a symbol of pride in our community

On April 23, Moffat County High School will host the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award Selection Dinner for the outstanding senior male and female athlete of MCHS for 2014. The event will highlight the academic and athletic achievements of the best male and female student athletes Moffat County has to offer. Many of us are aware of the achievements and heroic nature of Dent’s life. However, others in the community may have no idea why one of MCHS’s most prestigious student awards is named after Dent.

Prather’s Pick: A book with a World War I setting

This week’s book for young adult readers (probably aimed at middle school age) has an unusual title and a rather unexpected plot. “Stay Where You Are & Then Leave” was written by John Boyne, the author of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” which became a Miramax feature film. The novel was published by Henry Holt and Company (2013).

Mary Jo Brown: Spring is nourishment for the soul

April is the month for Easter and is usually full of dazzling sunshine, greening of lawns and flowers blooming. All of those might be reasons that spirits soar and we continue our growth gracefully, joyously and creatively as we learn about ourselves and the beauty within us.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Easter morning breakfast casserole

There are several recipes around for breakfast casseroles. I especially like those that you refrigerate overnight and then pop in the oven the next morning.

Pipi’s Pasture: The positive spirit of the county fair

County fairs have been around a long time. Perhaps they began as a way to celebrate the end of the summer harvest. Whatever the reason, I can imagine how people must have looked forward to county fair.

Rene' Littlehawk: Chicken feathers and scratch

I've seen so many people buying chicks this year. Whether starting a new flock or replenishing an existing flock, baby chicks bring delight and smiles to most. They also, unfortunately, bring a bit of work and require some knowledge to maintain in a healthy and productive manner.

Nate Waggenspack: Impressive turnaround for Moffat County baseball

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on the Moffat County baseball team's crazy Thursday double header.

Baxter Black: The western migration invasion

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado has brought to a head a common point of contention that has happened in state after state. It is a generational change, a population shift that is the result of the inevitable roll of civilization.

Rep. Bob Rankin: Legislative session still going strong

The session will end May 7. We’ve passed 114 bills and killed 118. There probably are another 250 bills in the system, so it will be a busy month.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Captain America’ sequel weaker but still packs a punch

When your job used to involve throwing a red, white and blue hunk of metal at a bunch of Nazis, it’s understandable you might feel a little out of place in modern society. But as “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” shows, there are always enemies to be defeated.

Leonard Browning: Ask Jesus what you need

I just returned from a week in Florida, where I experienced reinforcement in Biblical principles I am learning regarding helping people in need. Our family noticed a homeless woman setting up “camp” on the beach we were enjoying. Camp consisted of a number of cardboard boxes, a few beach towels and two well-worn beach umbrellas.

Lance Scranton: You must lose to win

A coach can have a lasting impact on a player in ways that even the coach might not even imagine. I remember Coach Kushner always telling me, “Lance, you know who your biggest enemy is — it’s not the guy across from you — it’s the guy inside your head!” As I embarked on my own coaching career, his words become more meaningful with each passing season.

Prather’s Pick: Writing a book can be fun

This week’s book, written by Elizabeth Sims and published by Writer’s Digest Books, is not only filled with valuable information about the writing process, but it’s fun to read, too! “You’ve Got a Book In You” (a stress-free guide to writing the book of your dreams) is written in a humorous, down-to-earth style. Sims has dedicated the book “to anyone who has ever looked at a shelf full of books and thought, ‘I wonder if I could do that.’”

Mary Jo Brown: Styles for all seasons

With the changing weather we have been experiencing, it is hard to decide what to wear since a person doesn’t know if its going to rain, snow, be windy or sunny. I realize that I don’t really need as much to get ready for the day as I used to. Makeup, jewelry and fancy clothes are not a necessity for me now; it’s more of a matter of attitude.

Stephanie Pearce: You know you grew up in Craig when...

I was looking on Facebook at the You Know You Grew Up in Craig page the other day. I noticed a kid had asked what people who grew up in Craig did as a teenager for fun. He said the kids nowadays hang out at Murdoch’s, but they were getting bored with it. I read this post and the 86 responses at a family dinner. We laughed and talked about the things we used to do. It’s funny how different generations did things differently.

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