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From Pipi’s Pasture: Coloring Easter Eggs

When my sisters, brother and I were growing up on the ranch, we looked forward to coloring Easter eggs — perhaps as much as hunting them.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making Easter Salads

Awhile back, Patty Myers, of Hamilton, sent me a recipe for “Raspberry Salad.” I put off making it until Easter, so it’s on the menu for Sunday dinner. Patty got the recipe from Berdna Nicodemus. I featured the recipe in a previous column, but I’m repeating it this week just in case you want to go out and buy the ingredients and make it for your holiday dinner, too.

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Puberty blockers should not be used on trans children

The transgender movement in America has officially gone too far.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Ghost in the Shell’ haunted by casting choices, slow development

With massive holographic advertisements, mechanical geishas and other embodiments of artifice prominent in the Asian metropolis of “Ghost in the Shell,” you’d think that’d be the biggest example of fakery. But, the inauthenticity goes even deeper, dear viewers.

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Prather’s Pick: A novel inspired by a portrait

Author Christina Baker Kline did a lot of research before writing “A Piece of the World,” this week’s new (2017) novel. It was inspired by a portrait of Christina Olson, a young woman who lived in Cushing, Maine during the 1930s-40s. The portrait was done by Andrew Wyeth (whose father, N.C. Wyeth, and son Jamie were also famous artists).

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History in Focus: John Ledford the ‘Double Barrel Sheriff’

On the second floor of the Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig a new exhibit displays a sturdy 12 gauge side-by-side double barreled shotgun, and it tells a unique story about John Ledford; adventurer, entrepreneur and a self-made man. Through a series of twists and turns he arrived in Craig in his early 20s and aggressively forged a successful life culminating in his job as first sheriff of Moffat County.

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Thoughtful Parenting: ‘Too Fly to Get High’

Grand Futures is hosting an exciting alternative event on April 20 for teens on a day known for high marijuana consumption. The event, Too Fly to Get High, will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. April 20 at Ghost Ranch, located at 56 Seventh St. in Steamboat Springs.

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Faith Column: Cowboy Church

We have a Cowboy Church here in Craig. When I tell people about it they say, “Just what is a Cowboy Church?” So I thought that it would be best to take the time to explain why so many Cowboy Churches are springing up everywhere. Here is the explanation best I can do.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making bar cookies

Brownies and other bar cookies are good anytime, and they’re great desserts to take to picnics and potlucks. They are good for Easter dinner, too! This week’s two recipes come from my old cookbook without a cover and other pages.

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From Pipi's Pasture: So now it’s April

It’s April already; in fact, the first week of the month is nearly gone! What’s going on here at Pipi’s Pasture is much the same as for local ranches, except we’re on a much smaller scale.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Boss Baby’ just as cute and immature as you’d expect

With a cartoon called “The Boss Baby,” you can’t be too surprised with less-than-brilliant dialogue, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater just because the protagonist rattles off the phrase “Fart-poop-doody!” as a curse word.

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Danielle Elkins: Trump drops Obama-EPA overregulation like it’s hot

Last week, President Trump fulfilled another campaign promise when he penned his John Hancock onto an executive order to sweep out the Obama-era climate change regulations that brought the coal industry to its knees.

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Janet Sheridan: How do they find me?

Why did you sit next to me?

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Life’ offers thoughtful but tiring sci-fi suspense

There’s no shortage of films depicting mankind’s initial encounter with extraterrestrials, but it’s getting a little difficult to get excited for all of them. And so, we see the first time — again — in “Life.”

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Lance Scranton: Consider this…

Consideration is a hot topic these days with Supreme Court nominations and legislation being bandied about to help everything from health care to the economy. It’s a favorite verb of the average politician who is elected to vote as a representative of their district. A representative government was a hot topic in classes this past week as students discussed everything from Neil Gorsuch to Obamacare.