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Faith Column: The second half of life

In the first article I wrote Our Two Halves of Life, we learned about what we do in the first half of life where we spend much of our time filling the vessel with possessions, power and prestige, often referred to as the three “P’s.

Museum of Northwest Colorado: Family tradition that touches the community

There aren’t too many businesses in Craig that have stood the test of time, but Mathers' Bar has been in the Mathers family since 1953. Pete Mathers, son of Spring Creek homesteaders northwest of Craig, graduated from Craig High School in 1934.

Janet Sheridan: Test anxiety creates unnecessary stress

All through my schooling, I tested well. When other students complained of sleepless nights, sweaty palms and nervous stomachs during finals week, I remained smugly silent. But lately, I, too, suffer from test anxiety because now a test means having my vein stuck with a turkey baster, my bottom exposed to strangers, or my bosom squeezed to a crepe.

Mike Littwin: Donald Trump’s immigration bomb

Donald Trump’s new immigration plan is a threat to the GOP, the Donald himself and the limits of reality.

Lance Scranton: Hang on as presidential race heats up

Many politicians are accused of operating within an echo chamber. It’s a comfortable place where their thoughts, opinions and ideas are never questioned and always supported — usually by paid staff who benefit greatly by agreeing to never disagree. After a time, they are accused of being, “out of touch” with the average person on the street. Then eventually, depending on the political bent of the organization, the politician has no hope of gaining any traction in the hearts of the main street voters.

Prather's Pick: One cool book

“Cool” is the word that best describes this week’s book for kids. (I think anyone who enjoys sports will enjoy reading the book.) It’s the “Sports Illustrated Kids all New Access: Your Behind-the-Scenes Pass to the Coolest Things in Sports,” published by Time Home Entertainment, Inc. (2014).

Fantasy Sports Fix: Quarterbacks to keep your eye on

The case could be made for several quarterbacks to go with the top pick in this position. There is all kinds of talent and maybe even a sense of depth at the quarterback position this year in fantasy football. There's a handful of veterans still trying to get you to think they belong on fantasy teams at all, and there are also several newcomers who will try to prove owners right hoping to be late round fantasy gold.

Neton's Then and Now: Arnold F. Beckett and PT 154 — Part 1

The memory of a man 72 long years after his death still has a telling impact on his family and our local history. Arnold F. Beckett died in the South Pacific during World War II, and his story is an example of how the individual, even in the midst of grim modern warfare, truly makes the difference in our world.

Stephanie Pearce: Make no mistake — holding on to regrets is no way to live

Mistakes. A mistake is defined as an incorrect, unwise or unfortunate act or decision caused by bad judgment or a lack of information or care. Everyone makes mistakes. Some just have longer lasting effects not only for yourself, but for those around you.

Thoughtful Parenting: Preventing child abuse

Due to the prevalence of child sexual abuse, parents should educate themselves on strategies to protect their child.

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Forget Me Not: Making Craig's elders feel special with Nifty 90s party

Sometimes, happiness not only makes your face smile but it also makes your heart smile. That's what happened to me on Wednesday when I attended the Nifty 90s party at Sunset Meadows, where eight seniors 90 and over were honored with a luau birthday party.

John Kinkaid: EPA has gone from 'good guys' to enemy of average Americans

Here in northwest Colorado we feel like we’re at the epicenter of federal policy actions with regard to land and the environment. When you think of the war on coal, we are the bullseye. The irony is that we are the true stewards of the air, water and land. On a sunny day the sky is deep blue and we love it.

Baxter Black: The emperor’s new clothes

The Emperor’s New Clothes is a fairy tale wherein two swindlers convinced the vain emperor they could weave the most elegant clothes so uncommonly fine, only those with the highest refinement, good taste and intelligence would be able to see them.

Thinking About Health: Patients want drugs now — But at what risk?

As new drugs and medical devices are developed, it’s understandable that the public, always in love with new technologies, want to use them. They also want them to be safe, and most people think they are. It comes down to a balancing act that will soon be tested in Washington.

From Pipi's Pasture: Next year...

The 2015 Moffat County Fair ended last weekend. However, even before one year’s county fair is over, exhibitors and fair attendees start thinking about the next one. So the “drawing plans” are already being made for Moffat County Fair 2016. That goes double for the people at the Extension Office, the fair board members, and others who are instrumental in planning the fair.