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Cal Thomas: No Trump!

When the publisher of National Review Magazine, Jack Fowler, called and asked me to write 300 words on why I oppose Donald Trump for president of the United States, my first thought was about the derision that was sure to come from Trump supporters.

Mike Littwin: John Elway’s storied promise to Peyton Manning

Because this is sports, and in sports — unlike life — anything is possible, John Elway probably believed what he said when he was recruiting Peyton Manning to come play for the Broncos.

Prather’s Pick: A superb novel by Mitch Albom

“The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” was written by Mitch Albom, author of “Tuesdays with Morrie.” It’s a new (2015) book, and it’s superb!

Lance Scranton: School board decisions and our future

Last Wednesday evening, a special meeting of the newly-elected school board was convened to present the findings of a review of the superintendent’s performance. It was apparent, based on scores, that the board has issues with leadership and this week will make determinations, which will affect the future of our district after first hearing public comment Thursday evening.

Thoughtful Parenting: Resource for Routt County families with children

As a parent or caregiver, it can be challenging to find or know about all of the resources available for your child.

Baxter Black: Gerald Two Bears and Billy Strike

A poem from Baxter Black.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making coconut chutney

This week I was delighted to hear from Heidi Balaraman who lives in Colorado Springs. Heidi used to live in Craig and went to school here. She has contributed several Indian recipes to “Over a Cup of Coffee” in past years, including “Malaysian Tomato Chicken” and “South Indian Fish Curry.”

From Pipi’s Pasture: A great day

I don’t know about you, but most of my days are pretty positive, with a few glitches here and there. And then, once in awhile there is a day when everything goes unbelievably well — all day long. It seems as if a day like this is almost effortless — a great day.

Luke Schafer: This land is your land, this land is my land

As the absurd media circus around the illegal armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge moves into its third week, it has become clear that Ammon Bundy and company have been treated with a level of deference and timidity that is rather shocking and disgusting. One would think that publicly threatening federal officials and openly advocating for overthrowing the federal government would be met with a harsh and swift response from law enforcement.

Mike Littwin: Could Bernie win? Hillary seems to think so.

Bernie was angry about Wall Street. Hillary seemed angry about Bernie. And they went hard after each other on health care, on guns, on Goldman Sachs, on pragmatism, on political revolution.

Janet Sheridan: Letting go of the holidays

Another unending January indifferent to the discomforts and inconveniences caused by its weather. Noses run. Furnaces strain. Clumps of melting snow litter entryways, and glazed patches of ice glint with menace beneath a weak winter sun.

Prather’s Pick: A kid’s book about strep

This time of year is known for its snow and cold — and also for the strep, colds, flu and other diseases. Helping kids understand more about these illnesses is what Librarian Christy Gonzales had in mind when she showed me several little books written by Charlotte Cowan, M.D.

Lance Scranton: Just or unjust laws as defined by MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed all over the United States in tribute to an idea that likely needs to be revisited often. Reverend King’s treatise corresponded with the Founding Fathers ideals of character and virtue being more important than skin color.

Thoughtful Parenting: Benefits of early reading

It is never too early to start reading to infants and toddlers. People say early reading is important, but why?

Clarence Page: Obama's divide? Share that blame

Considering the stubbornness of his opposition, I thought President Barack Obama was being quite generous in to express "regrets" over his role in Washington's dysfunction.