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Neton’s Then and Now: Norman Foster — a true war hero

World War II dropped down on top of Craig, carried away hundreds of men, and sent them to nearly all parts of the world. Of those who served from our area, 24 men died during the war leaving behind family members to remember and mourn a life cut short and dreams unfulfilled. One of these men was Norman Foster.

Stephanie Pearce: The fair brings joy and learning to light

Fair is always my favorite time of year. I think for me, it rates right up there with Christmas. It just has nostalgia to it from camping down at the fairgrounds and spending days on end with friends, to showing off all the hard work that has gone into projects and hopefully getting awards for all that hard work.

Faith Column: Trust in faith to get through uncertain times

Life for us in Northwest Colorado has had more than its share of opportunities to give in to fear and panic.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Cleaning out a pickup truck after county fair

The Moffat County Fair is about to begin, so that’s the topic of this week’s From Pipi’s Pasture.

Baxter Black: Rodeo Mom

A poem from Baxter Black.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Mom’s rolled oatmeal cookies

This past weekend my sisters, Charlotte and Darlene, came over, and we did some work on a cookbook that we’ve been working on for awhile now. I’ve written a little bit about it from time to time.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Paper Towns’ a low-key, likeable teen flick

If you’re familiar with the author of “Paper Towns,” you may be expecting the new film adaptation to reach for the “Stars.” But, it doesn’t — it charts its own course, which upon watching the film, you’ll realize is just fine.

Mike Littwin: After the Lafayette shooting the jury is still out on us

We have shootings in schools, in churches, in theaters, at Navy Yards, at Marine recruiting stations, and each time we wonder how it could happen

Lance Scranton: Moffat County proud

What makes you proud to be living in Northwest Colorado? Looking around at the rest of the country, it’s easy to contrast our small-town life with the societal shenanigans some of the bigger cities are experiencing.

Prather’s Pick: A much-anticipated novel

“Go Set a Watchman,” by Harper Lee, was written in the mid-1950s. Although it was written first, but not published at the time, this newly-released novel is a sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Many of the characters are the same.

Stephanie Pearce: Happy trails to an old friend

An old cowboy friend of mine went to live in that pasture in the sky recently. I wasn’t a close family friend, but I did consider the man my friend. I taught some of his grandkids in elementary school, although I didn’t even know that when we first struck up a friendship. I didn’t know much about the man at all at first, I just saw his kind heart.

From Pipi's Pasture: A hot summer afternoon

It’s a hot afternoon here at Pipi’s Pasture, reminding me of days past when my sisters and I were growing up. (Our brother Duane had not been born yet.) I remember how hot the ranch house would get after a morning of cooking for a haying crew. So in the afternoon, after the dishes were done and put away, Charlotte, Darlene and I usually headed outside, seeking the shade of the big trees in the yard. Sometimes Mom carried her sewing outside, we spread a blanket under the silver maple tree, and while she darned socks or did some kind of needlework, Mom told us stories.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making fruit butters

Last week this column featured Louise Irvine’s recipe for “Old-style Apple Butter.” The recipe came from a cookbook called “Putting Food By,” given to Louise by her mother-in-law a long time ago. The pages Louise gave me had some other tips for making fruit butters that I thought readers might find useful.

HRC Column: Love INC’s role in Moffat County

Love INC stands for Love In the Name of Christ. Love INC of the Yampa Valley is one of two Colorado affiliates of the non-profit group. As a matter of fact, it has affiliates as far away as Kenya, Africa.

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Patti Mosbey: Drama, heartache and joy in Sand Wash

It’s a cool summer evening, the air is fresh and we can see for miles. Banking up in the western sky is a beautiful sunset primed to shout with color as the sun moves behind the backlit clouds.