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Prather’s Pick: The latest book in the ‘killing’ series

I know that readers of Bill O’Reilly’s “Killing” series of books will be happy to learn that his newest book is out, and you can find it at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries.

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Lance Scranton: Great coaching

I grew up playing hockey in the winter and thought the entire world spent their time around an ice sheet during the cold winter months. But, a couple of years ago, my son decided he was going to try wrestling so we traded in the chilly stands of the ice rink for the milder bleachers in gymnasiums with wrestling mat covered floors.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Parenting styles can determine success

As parents, we don’t want our children to ever feel badly, so we do everything we can to mitigate the situation.

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton: Public lands infrastructure priorities in the 115th

At some point in the next year, Congress will consider legislation to address the needs of America’s infrastructure. In the Natural Resources Committee, we will be considering the ways that this infrastructure bill could help federal land management agencies restore access to public lands and support sound management practices.

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Clerk's Corner: What is Referred Measure 1A?

This year, the City of Craig is asking voters to approve Referred Measure 1A. If approved, this measure would increase the local sales tax by 1.25 percent on the sales of all tangible personal property and services. The measure would also impose a 3.5 percent use tax on all motor vehicles that are purchased outside of the city limits. There are many questions and opinions surrounding both of the proposed tax increases. The intent of this article is to inform the voter about the difference between use and sales tax. It is up to the voter to determine whether or not the tax increases are necessary or warranted for local community improvements.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making strawberry desserts

Whenever I think about preparing an Easter dinner, I think of strawberries. Spring and strawberries just seem to go together. I usually bake a yellow cake or buy some little cakes and serve them with sugared strawberries and whipped topping. That’s our Easter dinner dessert.

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From Pipi's Pasture: Feeding round bales

A couple of weeks ago we started feeding round bales here at Pipi’s Pasture. For the past few years we have been running out of small bales by about this time in the season and have to resort to a new feeding routine. We continue to use small bales for the corral. The bales weigh between 900 and 1,000 pounds — big, indeed.

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Faith Column: The meaning of Lent

Lent, and the practices that are consistent with that period of time, is not something that is found in the Holy Scriptures, but is considered to be tradition in the history of the Christian Church.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Get Out’ an eye-opening look at race that evokes laughs, screams

It was about 50 years ago that “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” was considered well ahead of its time in its depiction of interracial love. Decades later, a movie like “Get Out” makes a counterpoint that’s… well, hard to ignore.

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Danielle Elkins: Farm bill: The politics of what’s on your plate

The next time you sit down for a meal, I urge you to consider the politics behind what’s on your plate.

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Sunshine Week column: Digitizing public records

In a bit of a surprise, Senate Bill 40 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee with a 4-3 vote Tuesday.

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Prather's Pick: Another Irish tale

This week’s column reviews yet another Irish tale in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. It’s “Daniel O’Rourke,” a picture book for children by Gerald McDermott. As with last week’s book, this one was also published some years ago. It’s an older book but charming nonetheless.

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Lance Scranton: SMAKED

If you’ve ever had children in sports or been around youngsters who play sports, you've likely noticed the increasing nature of our most influential segments of society getting “SMAKED,” and it is becoming a national concern.

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Proposed Moffat County dams filled pioneers' dreams: History in Focus

In the early 20th century, arid Moffat County dreamed of harnessing its precious water for irrigation and generation of electricity through a system of reservoirs along the Yampa River. Along with the arrival or the railroad in 1913, water storage was viewed as one of the twin pillars of development.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Helping your teen find employment

There are many challenging issues we, as parents, get to face. If your child is approaching an age in which he or she can find and hold employment, this article is for you.