From Pipi’s Pasture: Results from General 4-H Projects Competition

This week’s column congratulates the 4-H members who exhibited in the General Projects Division at the 2015 Colorado State Fair in August. In order to exhibit at the state level, 4-H members qualified during competition at 4-H Completion Day at the beginning of the Moffat County Fair.

Conservation Colorado: Good news for funky bird with funky dance

Greater sage grouse do not currently need protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This week’s announcement has me wanting to burst with joy. It’s as exciting as a Broncos’ touchdown.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Scorch’ a trial of a sequel to watch

The heat is always on to create the next big thing in young adult action films. Unfortunately, in the case of ”Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” that thermal overload proves too much pressure. Out of the frying pan, as they say…

Mike Littwin: Scott Walker couldn’t keep up with the bigots

Was Scott Walker not crazy enough to compete in the GOP primary?

Lance Scranton: Pondering the refugee crisis

It’s difficult to look around the world and not think that it is changing radically. There are very real issues of human suffering and border security not just in the United States but also in Europe where countries are being literally overwhelmed by political and economic refugees. Most are escaping ISIS and the tsunami of radicalization that is taking place in the Middle East, Syria and Northern Africa.

Prather’s Pick: A novel with a theme

I think there’s a theme in this week’s novel for adults, and although I haven’t been able to put it in words yet, I think there’s a message about birds and flight.

Stephanie Pearce: We still have more work to do

The wait for Sept. 5 was filled with so many emotions. Emotions that the people who brought it on us could care less about. There were the people with family members receiving medical treatments who didn’t know what they would do without their insurance.

From Pipi's Pasture: 2015 Colorado State Fair livestock results

Each year “From Pipi’s Pasture” salutes the junior exhibitors who competed in the Colorado State Fair events. This week’s column is devoted to livestock and dog projects; next week’s will focus on 4-H general project exhibits.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Ginger’s green tomato mincemeat

As I sit writing this week’s column, I’m thinking that when I’m finished I need to go find covers for my flowers and garden. Word is that once this rainy patch clears out of here, we’re in for a frost — more than in the past week or so. I have lots of green tomatoes and some cabbage (plus other stuff) out there. This week’s recipes call for green tomatoes and cabbage!

VNA: Take responsibility, be ready for an emergency

During the hum of daily life, it can be hard to grasp the importance of emergency preparedness, especially when we haven’t recently faced danger of wildfire or other disasters.

Mike Littwin: Trump towers but stumbles; Fiorina wins GOP debate

During Wednesday night’s CNN GOP debate, all eyes were on the Donald — who failed to deliver coherent policies but promised America “more of everything.” Despite Trump’s not quite “braggadocious” performance, Carly Fiorina dominated.

Janet Sheridan: Do your spouse a favor

I’m neither Oprah nor Dr. Phil; but, based on novels and personal ponderings, I’ve developed a blueprint for staying married long enough to finish the leftover wedding cake.

Prather’s Pick: A heartwarming book

Before getting to this week’s heartwarming picture book, I want to let readers know that my husband Lyle and I drove to Steamboat Springs on Wednesday night to attend a talk and book signing by author Craig Johnson. He has written 11 books in the Longmire series and has another book coming out in May.

Stephanie Pearce: Remembering Grandma

Every day I see the final house that my grandma lived in. The old cabin that for 30 years was a one room cabin until the addition in the 1970s that gave her an indoor bathroom and a bedroom. She didn’t sleep in the bedroom when I was around though. Her bed was still in the main room and she let my uncle have the bedroom.

Craig's Marion Adam Seick, over Frascatti in a B-24

While Craig’s Company A of the 157th Infantry was fighting its way up the Italian Peninsula, they had hometown friend, Marion Adam Seick, overhead in a B-24 Liberator doing his best to destroy the German war machine.