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Mike Littwin: Did someone say Huckabee?

Four years ago at around this time, I wrote that none of the candidates in the race could possibly win the Republican nomination, even though I, and everyone else, knew Mitt Romney would.

Janet Sheridan: For Lawrence on his birthday

Craig Daily Press columnist Janet Sheridan shares beloved memories of her brother.

Lance Scranton: You will be called!

Graduation season is upon us and people want to know what to tell those who are preparing to go off to college, find a job or experience a little rest and relaxation. After the flurry of fist bumps, endless hugs, countless celebrations and a few speeches; graduates will be left, just as we were, to figure out how their years of education can pay dividends.

Prather’s Pick: A letter that changed two lives

This week’s book is written for teen readers (juvenile/young adult), but older readers will enjoy reading it, too. I liked it a lot! It’s an inspirational book and a true story. “I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives” was written by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch (who helped Caitlin and Martin tell their story). The book is published by Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

Rep. Bob Rankin’s Under the Dome: Impressions of 2015 legislative session

The 2015 session was more contentious than expected but still very rewarding for me. It was an honor to serve you for another session but, of course, Joyce and I are happy to be home.

Senior Spotlight: Small trips, warm days

A couple weekends ago, the weather was perfect for a drive, so my daughter and I went to Meeker. I wanted to check out the Wallbridge Memorial Wing at Pioneer Medical Center and have a look at the new facility being built. We had a nice tour of the existing nursing home and while there I found out that an old friend of mine was a resident there.

Stephanie Pearce: Honoring our flag, tradition, heritage

My flag. She brings me pride every time I see her. She makes me emotional when I sing our national anthem to her as I stand in reverence with my right hand over my heart. You see, my flag, she is sacred. She demands respect just by being.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Celebrating Mother’s Day at Pipi’s Pasture

On Sunday mothers everywhere will be celebrating Mother’s Day. That’s gotten me to thinking about other mothers. Yesterday while I waited for a stock tank to fill, I was looking out at the mother cows in Pipi’s Pasture. The cows had finished their breakfast and were stretched out, chewing their cuds. In some cases, their calves were lying right next to them, and the mothers lovingly touched them with their noses.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Remembering Mom’s Cooking

Yesterday morning when my husband Lyle and I were feeding the cows, Miriam Zimmerma, of Craig, came by for a visit. Not only that, she came across the pasture, hopped up on the feed trailer (boy, is she agile), and helped me put off the hay. (Miriam’s bread recipe was featured in this column about a year ago.) After we finished feeding, Miriam and I were looking around outside, and she noticed the dandelions.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Age of Ultron’ a super sequel as Marvel keeps going strong

How do you top the biggest superhero moneymaker of all time? Can it be done? Should it be done? In reverse order, no, yes, and in the instance of “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” it shouldn’t be about being bigger and better, because that’s where so many have run into trouble before. But, since when has that ever stopped Hollywood?

Mike Littwin: Seeing and unseeing Freddie Gray's Sandtown

The question of what happened to Freddie Gray will, with luck, eventually be answered in court. And although it's a critically important question, it's not the only one.

Lance Scranton: Memories of mom

So much has been written about mothers, bordering on the obvious to remind you of their critical importance in our culture. But traditions built up around celebrations are the glue that hold societies together and each one of us has a mom that made a life-affirming decision to carry our burden until we were strong enough to “think” we could do it on our own.

Prather’s Pick: A mischief bay novel

Susan Mallery is the featured author in the May/June 2015 “Writer’s Digest.” According to the magazine’s interview with her, Mallery has written over 100 novels! Imagine! Her genre is category romance, and her novels are so popular that she is a “New York Times” bestselling author.

Stephanie Pearce: Give your future a chance — change your mentality

As Mother’s Day approaches, I have been thinking about how I’m blessed to live where I do and blessed to have been raised to appreciate where I come from and who cared for me.

From Pipi's Pasture: Harmony at the Corral

It’s been an even busier-than-usual week here at Pipi’s Pasture. The second of my twin first-calf heifers, the smaller of the two, had her baby. I have been checking her at nights for awhile now, but this week she looked close to calving so I had to be even more watchful. Hats off to ranchers who have to calve out hundreds of first-calf heifers! Having to get up at all hours during the night really drains the energy from one’s body!