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Fantasy Sports Fix: No second half comeback for fantasy baseball

My fantasy baseball season is pretty much over at this point. No making a glorious second half comeback like in 2006, when I took that team from 10th place to first in a head-to-head league. Nope, not this year.

Prather's Pick: The great gulf hurricane of 1900

On Sept. 8, 1900, a hurricane hit the city of Galveston, Texas — and not just any hurricane, either. It resulted in the deadliest natural disaster in American history, destroying the city and killing 10,000 (perhaps more) of its citizens — all in just one night.

Lance Scranton: Technology doesn't replace relationships

Summer has come and gone, at least according to our local school calendar. Students will begin classes on Monday and most parents have already been busy attending meetings and filling out the ever-increasing volume of paperwork.

Thoughtful Parenting: Help wanted: Infant and toddler care in Routt County

Approximately 68 percent of Routt County families with children younger than five have both parents in the workforce, according to date from the 2010 U.S. Census. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs projects Routt County’s birth to age five population to grow by 70 percent between 2015 and 2030. No matter how you look at it, the availability of licensed care for our youngest citizens is distressingly inadequate.

Stephanie Pearce: A dog's love for my daughter

I have to tell you about a new dog my daughter adopted. She already has a red heeler, Spud, that is entirely too attached to her, especially since his best dog buddy died. She thought she would get him his own buddy for when she goes to college next fall so he won’t be quite as lonely.

From Pipi's Pasture: Between summer and fall

One day this past week I went up to the cow pasture to check on things and to put out some more mineral. The feed is plentiful but dry (please, everyone, follow safety precautions to avoid starting fires in our county), and the cows have lots of water. Everything looked good so on the way home I stopped at my brother Duane’s house.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Summer squash recipes

Even though I planted our garden late this year — with all of the rain and all — we are still harvesting zucchini, yellow summer squash, green bell peppers, green beans and green onions, and a little later we should have some carrots, potatoes, and maybe an ear or two of corn.

Sasha Nelson: Baking a bigger cake

Over the past six months, our community has been wrestling with some hard questions related to the economic uncertainty caused by threats to our mining industry. If we are brutally honest, as a community, we must acknowledge that we have been struggling to improve our economy ever since the economic downturn or great recession gripped our area.

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.