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Pipi's Pasture: It's one of those days

Sometimes I have a morning that starts out with some kind of a mishap, like spilling coffee grounds all over the floor when I’m making the coffee or, worse yet, missing the reservoir in the coffee maker and pouring water all over the counter.

Mary Karen Solomon: Good news from CNCC

If you were busy on Feb. 27, you might not have noticed this momentous news: Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 14-004, making it possible for two-year community colleges (like CNCC!) to offer Bachelor’s degrees in technical and career fields.

Janet Sheridan: First, I worry

I did some tossing and turning the night Joel and I rented a cabin near Steamboat Lake with three other couples so we could cross-country ski. “Why, did I ever agree to this?” I wondered. “Sure, I can shuffle my skis around Craig’s golf course, looking ungainly — but not falling — on its bumps; but this lake has genuine hills, some of which go straight up and straighter down. I’ll die. I’ll surely die. But only after wallowing about and making a fool of myself.”

Faith Column: Find your truth in life lessons

When one examines Jesus’ ministry he was all about teaching life lessons to his disciples and those around him.

Prather's Pick: 'Daisy and Josephine' is an adorable tale

This week’s picture book for children was written by Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls in the “Little House on the Prairie” series on television. It was illustrated by Julia Kuo, the creator of “20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals.”

Lance Scranton: Pouring hearts, minds into teaching

The younger generation is falling behind! Standardized test (ACT, SAT) scores have dropped and we are in crisis mode, scurrying about enacting legislation to get the kids up to the standards of the world they will have to compete with in this 21st century!

Stephanie Pearce: A real spider scare

Have you ever noticed it's usually the small things that get the biggest reactions out of us? For instance, paper cuts sting like crazy. Mice make some of the biggest people jump on a chair in fright. Then there's spiders.

Mary Jo Brown: Weather playing tricks on us

The weather is playing peek-a-boo with us as the sun peeks around clouds and the temperature goes up and down. A friend of mine used to say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.” The song “The Breeze and I” goes along with what the weather is doing now as the wind seems to come up regularly in the afternoons. I like the briskness of it when it starts, but it seems to get cold suddenly — or maybe it’s me, as I seem to have started to notice the changes in temperature more as I get older.

Baxter Black: A foot-long prolapse

It was a Colorado winter afternoon when the boys spotted a big crossbred cow wobblin’ along with her calf trailing behind and a prolapse as big as an army-issue duffle bag.

Pipi’s Pasture: A tribute to Megan

It’s calving season here at Pipi’s Pasture. Yesterday, one of our granddaughter Megan’s cows surprised us by having twins. We usually get a set of twins each year, but it’s this cow’s first experience with twins. Since Megan lives in Bailey, she hasn’t gotten to see the twins yet. One thing is for sure, though: Megan will love them.

Nate Waggenspack: Thanks for the ride, Moffat County basketball

Craig Daily Press sports writer Nate Waggenspack on the awesome play seen on the hardwood all winter in Craig.

Tony Bohrer: Stay hopeful in God

Today, I want to boldly ask you a question: “Got hope?” I have been captured this week by the word “hope” in Scripture and by another word that so often accompanies “hope” — the word “wait.” This won’t be much of a sermon, I’m afraid, but I hope it is a message just for you.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Peabody’ rewrites history with mostly good results

There’s nothing like a movie about a boy and his dog. But, something like “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” isn’t quite the same thing, considering it shows us a dog and his boy.

Prather’s Pick: The Walt Longmire books

According to the folks at Downtown Books in Craig, the Walt Longmire mystery series is popular — so popular that the books aren’t on the shelf very long. Written by Craig Johnson, the series is about eight books in all. The leading character is Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire. The books inspired the A&E television drama “Longmire.”

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Tom Ross: Meep, meep! Roadrunners really hopeless romantics

If you learned everything you know about roadrunners from the Warner Brothers cartoon, it may come as a surprise to you that the roadrunner, unlike the oddly ditzy character that exasperated Wile E. Coyote, is loyal to its mate.