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Mike Littwin: A humanitarian crisis that brings out the worst in us

There is a rush to send the children back. That’s the message we get from Washington. There are 50,000 unaccompanied minors at the border now. The number may grow to as many as 90,000 by year’s end. It doesn’t seem to matter so much why they came here, just so long as they go.

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The Bock’s Office: Newest ‘Apes’ is the dawn of something great

When “Thus Spake Zarathustra” began booming in the introduction for “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the hairy creatures involved were just starting to evolve at an extraordinary rate. The music of Richard Strauss may not be used in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” but the animals of its story are already well past the point of no return in no development, whether you believe that to be a good thing or a bad thing.

Prather’s Pick: ‘Lost Lake’ is a feel-good novel

This week’s novel for adults begins in Paris, France on an autumn evening in 1962. Eby and George Pim are on their honeymoon. Although they were supposed to be gone two weeks, the newlyweds have been gone four months.

Stephanie Pearce: Craig's Western traditions

I love that our town can be a little western sometimes. When I was a kid in the 80s, my neighbor and I sometimes kept our horses in town for certain events. When the horses were in town, sometimes we would ride our horses around.

Mary Jo Brown: Support Relay for Life and Moffat County fair

The motto my daughter Jane likes to go by is, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” In this day and age where everything seems to be new and improved it seems that the improvement isn’t always better.

Rene' Littlehawk: Love on 4 paws

I remember my first dog so vividly. I had been around my mom’s dog and my sister’s dog, but this one was mine. She was, of course, the most beautiful puppy ever imagined. She was a collie, just like I saw on TV, and of course, I called her Lassie.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Zucchini recipes

My garden is just pitiful this year. I planted seeds too late and left bedding plants inside too long, all because I was worried about frost.

From Pipi’s Pasture: It’s summer!

Summer! It’s what we yearned for back in January when the weather was cold and snowy and the roads were icy. It’s what we yearned for in May when it rained, snowed and frosted. Summer is finally here!

Faith Column: Helping in love

Our community is a wonderful place to live. The people are friendly and helpful; there are many, many churches to join for worship; and we have a diversity of helping agencies that aid our disadvantaged neighbors. People here are compassionate and caring — this is one of the many benefits of living in the Yampa Valley.

TMH Lab offers walk-in, direct-to-you lab services

Ever wanted to know your cholesterol numbers but didn’t want to have to make a doctor’s appointment first? At The Memorial Hospital’s Lab Direct you can. And it won’t cost you much either. Several walk-in, direct pay tests are available seven days a week.

Baxter Black: Sundays headed home

I have been a travelin’ man a good part of my life. Most of my speakin’ jobs are Friday and Saturday nights, so Sunday means I’m usually on the road and headed home.

Thinking About Health: Quiz — Will next year's insurance rates go up or down?

It’s now the silly season for insurance rates with government agencies, consulting groups and the media all speculating about next year’s premiums. Will your insurance premiums go up or down this fall? Never before have I seen such intense interest in insurance rates, which editors have usually considered a snoozer of a story.

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Museum of Northwest Colorado: ‘Dinkys’ handled a big coal job

Coal production today in the Yampa Valley is carried out with oversized equipment that staggers the mind with its immensity. Colowyo Coal Company south of Craig has huge haul trucks that dwarf the drivers and carry tons of coal in a single load.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Tammy’ is a road movie that misses its exit

The underlying theme of most films that take place behind the wheel is that the destination is less important than the personal journey people embark on while getting there. If that’s so, what are we to make of a movie such as “Tammy,” where it seems the parking brake is stuck for most of the action?

Noelle Leavitt Riley: Young adults' involvement in Craig

The Craig Daily Press on Wednesday held Coffee and a Newspaper, at which newspaper representatives and community members discussed how to get young adults involved in various Craig activities and events.