In honor of Siblings Day on April 10, I am dedicating this column to my brothers and sisters. I hope they enjoy it. I think most of them might. Being the youngest, JL could have benefited from the six models of exemplary behavior that preceded him, but there were none. So, when still a toddler, he pinched his finger in a church pew during a silent moment and exclaimed, “Damn that hurts,” using his outdoor voice.
Building on the traditions and implementing improvements to recognize student success and scholarship has been a big part of Moffat County High School’s drive for excellence. One of the most storied and recognizable honors is the Lewis “Dude” Dent Award.
Kids of all ages, including young-at-heart adults, will enjoy “The Easter Egg” written and illustrated by Jan Brett. What a delightful book to share with children this Easter season! Besides that, the book can be left out on a coffee table for everyone to enjoy. Adults will be amazed at the illustrations that can only be described as “exquisite.”
Turning 40 last week wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Somehow, a cake showed up at work, and I shared pieces with those who weren’t dieting. My family was taken to dinner by my sweet son. My husband was so sweet and made me feel amazingly loved and appreciated with a gift and a card that made me cry. But there was one gift I got that made me feel young again. It took me back to every happy event in my life.
As a person gets older, they can see the way society dresses has changed, especially in the way people no longer dress up to go to town. It used to be the norm for a person to make sure they had the proper clean attire on before they left the house to go to town.
My grandfather Cecil Nelson was a tall, cantankerous man who, after he retired from a career in rout sales, went back to work full-time at the area hardware stores. He loved to tease and torture his grandchildren with classical country music. You know, the type that has the scratchy sounds of vinyl, the twang of a banjo and the hum of a good harmony. Songs like the “Wichita Lineman.” With two new high-power, super-sized transmission lines proposed to carve out virgin ground across our county, I find I have linemen on my mind.
These days, there isn’t much time for anything after a day of work outside the home and the anytime-day-or-night hours spent with calving cows. So there’s little time to be spent planning and preparing meals.
Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on his alma mater's crazy run through the NCAA Tournament.
According to the calendar, it’s spring. Spring in Moffat County means that there likely will be wind, rain, hail, snow and sunshine all in one day, just like it has been today at Pipi’s Pasture. It also means that for most ranchers, calving season is underway. That’s what most ranchers are talking about, anyway. You know it’s calving season when…
Craig is a phenomenal community. It gives and gives and gives. That’s exactly what happened in the past two weeks with Craig’s fireworks fund. After the community got word that the city couldn’t afford to pay its share of the fireworks and that Moffat County couldn’t pay for the whole show, businesses and community members opened their wallets and checkbooks.
If it weren’t so ridiculous it would make you cry. The Endangered Species Act has popped up again like a stinky diaper at day care. This time it is the Plains Spotted Skunk, one of four species of spotted skunks that can be found almost anywhere from Canada to Mexico and coast-to-coast except, apparently, in the backyard of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
A major facelift three years ago brought back a group of performers many thought would never be quite at their peak again. And, it would appear the stars of “Muppets Most Wanted” have held up well.
Lately, I've been thinking about my reactions to things and how I don't always have the best response. The Apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
It’s easy to sway an argument with the infusion of some potential monetary gain. It’s even easier to justify and rationalize an act by comparing it to another and saying they are similar. The whole notion of legalizing marijuana has been built upon the legalization of alcohol. Both are drugs, I’m told. Both are mind-altering, I’m told. One is now regulated because it is legalized — so why not the other, I’m told.
You can see it high in the eastern sky on spring evenings as a splash of several dozen faint stars, not far from the familiar outline of the Big Dipper. This is our constellation called Coma Berenices, or Queen Berenice’s Hair, and it is one of only a handful of constellations associated with a real person rather than a mythological one.