Columns

Subscribe

Tease photo

Mike Littwin: The ever weirder Jon Keyser forgery scandal

The one sure thing about the weird petition-signature-forgery story was that it would inevitably get even weirder.

Tease photo

Jonah Goldberg: Despite the rise of Trump, conservatism isn't dead yet

Sell your Adam Smith ties, everybody, and smash your busts of Ronald Reagan. It's all over.

Tease photo

Prather’s Pick: An act of heroism — a true story

I don’t often review books about the military (I should) because I have a hard time getting through them, but this week I have an extraordinary book to recommend to readers. My husband Lyle brought the book to my attention; he had just finished reading it and thought it was written in such a way that I would enjoy reading it, too. He was right.

Tease photo

Lance Scranton: It hurts

It’s not easy to write about things that most of us don’t want to talk about, don’t know how to explain or just don’t understand. This week began with tragic events that have shaken me to the core and sent my thoughts reeling in multiple directions. I’m hurt, bewildered, deeply saddened and I reach deeply into my faith to try and answer the toughest of questions when people are taken from our community under such excruciating circumstances.

Tease photo

Jonah Goldberg: Millennials embrace socialism, but do they know what it is?

Socialism is having a moment. I'm not just referring to Bernie Sanders' surprisingly strong showing in the Democratic primaries. Various polls show that millennials have a more favorable view of socialism than of capitalism. And millennials generally are the only age group that views socialism more favorably than unfavorably.

Tease photo

Clarence Page: Critics of black women cadets read too much in a gesture

West Point officials have decided against punitive action for 16 black female cadets who sparked nationwide controversy by posing for a group photo with their fists raised.

Tease photo

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making carrot cake

The rhubarb is growing and soon I’ll be planting the garden. I can hardly wait for the luscious vegetables. This week, however, my mind is on carrot cake, one of my husband Lyle’s favorite cakes. This column features two recipes — one for cake without frosting and one with frosting. The frosting recipe, by the way, might be used with other cakes as well.

Tease photo

From Pipi's Pasture: Days that are a little less than great

Sometimes things happen here at Pipi’s Pasture that make the days a little hectic. I’m not fond of negatives so I’d prefer to refer to those days as “a little less than great.” To illustrate, I offer the following examples, some of which actually happened this past week.

Tease photo

The Bock’s Office: ‘Captain America’ — Let’s keep it civil, everyone

So far this year, we’ve seen the guy dressed like a flying mammal fight the man in the long johns and cape, not to mention the regenerating nutcase who should be subject to mattress tag penalties for removal of his mask. Who’d have thought the dude who carries around the red, white and blue circle squaring off with the genius in the crimson and gold metal suit would feel the most natural? Either way, so begins the summer movie season with “Captain America: Civil War.”

Tease photo

Mike Littwin: The Elizabeth Warren v. Donald Trump Twitter wars

Give the Donald credit. He not only has driven a deep divide within his own party, he has also done his best to heal the divisions in the opposing party. Quite the feat.

Tease photo

Janet Sheridan: My thoughts from Sunday

When I think of my mother, as I did on Mother’s Day, I see her in her mid-60s. She sits in her favorite rocking chair in a circle of lamplight that softens her wrinkles and highlights her brown hair. As she sews a button on one of Dad’s shirts, her wedding band, thinned by 50 years of wear, flashes in the lamp’s glow.

Tease photo

Prather’s Pick: A children’s book about food allergies

Last week while I was looking for books that celebrate mothers, I came upon two more picture books, and they’re great. I’m featuring them this week before I set my notes aside and lose them. The first book deals with a child’s needs, and the second one is just plain fun. Both books can be found in the children’s room at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Libraries.

Tease photo

Lance Scranton: Craig's best days are ahead — be optimistic

It seems like spring is taking its time getting here as the rain keeps falling, but clear skies are on the horizon. Trying to figure out what’s going to happen with our local economy is a bit like waiting for summer to arrive and hoping that the skies will clear and the lush greenery sticks around for awhile. I speak with many people who have lived in Craig for a long time and each one insists that things will come around again.

Tease photo

History in Focus: Lewis ‘Dude’ Dent — the ‘Dude’

Lewis “Dude” Dent personified every bit of his unique nickname. He was a scholar, celebrated athlete, war hero and a young man with a high degree of integrity. Each spring Moffat County High School recalls his memory by naming one young man and woman as recipients of the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award as outstanding student athlete of the year.

Tease photo

Over a Cup of Coffee: Supper recipes using hamburger

This week I tried a new recipe that I found in a periodical. It sounded good so I thought if it was good I’d try to get permission to reprint it in this column. It was a disappointment. So this week I found two recipes from my files that are good. I’ve made both of them several times.