Celestial News: Catch the Southern Fish this month

Shining brightly in the southern sky, as darkness falls, is one of autumn’s few bright stars, a blue gem named Fomalhaut (pronounced FOAM-a-low).

Stephanie Pearce: Community and schools go hand in hand

When I was a kid, some of my very first memories were at school functions. Not as a student, but as an observer and as a mascot of sorts

James Neton: John J. Wagner showed magnificent courage

While studying the moving story of John J. Wagner’s time serving on the Philippine Islands during World War II, I was forced into a new view of my own life. After reading about his suffering and tragic death all of us will come away with a realization that our own daily struggles can be conquered with a renewed willingness and dedication. Wagner was from Craig.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Two quick supper recipes

This has been a busy week with work and getting ready to bring the cows home from summer pasture. I’m planning on feeding the family and other helpers ham and potato salad so that won’t be hard to get ready.

From Pipi’s Pasture: “Waiting” one more time

Last week’s column, inspired by my sister, Charlotte Allum, was fun to write, and it made me think too. Yesterday evening, Charlotte called. She and her husband John had just returned home from a trip. She was laughing — yawning, too — as she asked, “Do you know what I’m doing? I’m waiting until it’s time to go to bed.”

Mike Littwin: Hillary Clinton blasts gun-violence, forcing the debate in 2016

Hillary Clinton’s gun-control plan has guaranteed that gun violence, and how or whether to address it, will play a central role in the 2016 election.

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The Bock’s Office: All systems go for ‘The Martian’

When you’re looking at red, dusty landscapes without another human being in sight, you can either get motivated or get depressed. No, I’m not talking about being in Utah, rather the do-or-die hero of “The Martian.”

Lance Scranton: It doesn’t make sense

If you teach or parent you’ve have heard the expression countless times and experienced the frustration level of a student or child who say they don’t understand. Couple frustration with a “drive-thru lane” mentality and you have a recipe for learning resistance that can get the better of even the most seasoned educator. It isn’t really that kids just don’t get it — it’s often that they aren’t willing to spend the time working through the steps and struggles of understanding concepts and calculations that add all those new wrinkles to their brains.

Prather’s Pick: A memoir about healing in the wild

Debby Parker was her given name. She was also known as “Wild Child,” her trail name, and after she finished walking the Pacific Crest Trail, she became Aspen Matis.

Fantasy Sports Fix: Making the grade at 4-0

I always trust my instincts when it comes to picking fantasy football teams. I drafted a team on Yahoo! back in early August or late July, and Yahoo graded my drafted team with a D. Yes, a D.

Thoughtful Parenting: Setting boundaries for teens

It is nothing new for teens to test limits; pushing their parents’ boundaries is practically a given during the teen years and part of learning how to be independent. However, it is extremely important that teens do have set parameters, that they know they are responsible for their actions, and that those actions have consequences.

Stephanie Pearce: A love story

He quietly opens the door to his home after a long day of work. He walks as lightly as he can to the kitchen where he puts his lunch box on the counter. He peers into the living room and spots the love of his life on the couch with her eyes closed. He doesn’t want to disturb her, so he moves slowly and silently around the house.

EDP: Moffat County is stronger together

Vote “yes” on Local Marketing District, broadband

Autumn — it’s the season for beautiful blue skies, golden landscapes and herds of hunters. It’s also the season when we get to make important decisions for our community’s future on Election Day. Moffat County voters have the opportunity to vote on Referred Ballot Measure 5A when the ballots are sent to your homes in mid-October. Review your ballot and vote “yes” to be a part of our future.

From Pipi's Pasture: Waiting for daylight

The credit for this week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture” goes to my sister, Chalotte Allum, of Fort Collins. One early morning, a couple of weeks ago, Charlotte called me and said that she had an idea for my column. Charlotte gets up early, and that particular morning she was waiting for it to be daylight so that she could use the natural light to choose the colors of fabric she was using to make a quilt. One thing led to another, and pretty soon Charlotte was thinking about the time we all spend “waiting.”

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making a frosted meat loaf

This week’s recipe comes from Geraldine Coleman of Craig. She sent me a packet of recipes the other day, which included a recipe for “Best Ever Meat Loaf” and then how you can make a “Frosted Meat Loaf” from it. I love meat loaf, and this recipe is a little different because it calls for cream of mushroom soup. I haven’t made it yet because I discovered that I don’t have any mushroom soup in the pantry. Next week!