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Janet Sheridan: Those who live in glass houses

My grandchildren believe chips to be one of the USDA recommended food groups for healthy eating; so they strive mightily to eat an adequate amount each day, consuming any greased, salted, crunchy morsel available: fried, baked, seasoned, or stale. Though I‘ve warned them they’re eating Styrofoam peanuts dyed orange, they even eat cheese puffs. I’m appalled by their addiction and aghast when they wash the chips down with gigantic soft drinks and then munch cookies to refresh their palates. But I keep my thoughts to myself because I recently encountered one of my food obsessions at a funeral luncheon. And my loved ones noticed.

Lance Scranton: Tomorrow’s leaders?

After reading selections from the New Testament and Quran in our Western Literature class, the assignment was to develop a social contract that reflected the diversity of thought found in the two selections. Keep in mind that each of these religious works have exerted a tremendous influence on our Western culture historically and still do today.

Prather's Pick: The special things about you

The word “special” will come up often in this review. It comes up often in the text, too, because the book is about special things, and… the book can only be described that way; it’s special!

Senior Spotlight: A kind heart

Once again I had to opportunity to spend some time at my sister’s home visiting with her and her family.

Stephanie Pearce: Being a parent

Parenting is an amazing experience. It’s a privilege that shouldn’t be taken lightly — a gift given to you.

Baxter Black: One of the mysteries of life

Why is it that we know couples that beg the question, “What does she see in him?” I’m not going to use names for the sake of privacy. I can’t actually say “to protect the innocent.” I’m just going to use the aliasi of Geraldo and Lucinda.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Being positive

Spring season on the ranch brings with it lots of work. To name a few jobs, there’s calving and lambing, branding, getting the fields ready for haying season, irrigating and fence repair so that livestock can be let out into summer pasture.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Joe’s Homemade Focaccia

This week Joe Belcher, owner of Gino’s Pizzeria in Craig, is sharing his recipe for “Homemade Focaccia” with readers. Focaccia is a bread that is used in the restaurant to make sandwiches, pepperoni sticks, and bread sticks. Joe is a certified culinarian who has been cooking for 15 years.

Conservation Colorado: The tightrope of public lands management

It’s not often when you find a conservationist seeking out the opportunity to defend a plan that proposes the drilling of over 15,000 oil and gas wells. But that is what I’m going to try to do.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Woman in Gold’ a solid story tarnished by awkward approach

There are plenty of pieces of history from the last century that need to be told, whether in books, film or other media. And, as important a chapter of the years past the events of “Woman in Gold” may be, its presentation still leaves something to be desired.

Lance Scranton: Would you consider it?

Would you consider voting for someone based on the fact that they reflect the values you believe are important to get our country moving again? How often have you been asked to vote for someone in a national election because of their skin color, gender or religious beliefs? Isn’t voting for someone simply because they might represent a particular aspect of projected historical importance intellectual bondage?

Prather’s Pick: Danielle Steel’s latest novel

The titles of Danielle Steel’s books are listed on one of the front pages of this week’s featured book, her latest novel. There are 93of them, plus three nonfiction books and a book for children. “Prodigal Son” is published by Delacorte Press (2015).

Senior Spotlight: The people of our lives

The grey and gloomy weather seemed to match the way I was feeling. This past two weeks had seen the loss of a very close friend and two others whose loss also meant a lot to me. Lately I had been questioning my own place in this world and how I had lived my life so far. The passing of these friends brought those thoughts even more in to focus.

Stephanie Pearce: Tough cowgirls in Moffat County

We are a little ways away from branding time in our area, but there are always some good stories that come out of branding. It is always a memorable time.

Baxter Black: Take Care of Yer Friends

A poem from Baxter Black.