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Janet Sheridan: About barns

The farming community where I grew up boasted scrupulously maintained barns and neglected barns, painted barns and weathered barns, leaning barns, abandoned barns, haunted barns.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Doctor Strange’ is Marvel magic at its mightiest

Not everyone is equipped to twist time to their advantage, take a portal as a day trip to the summit of Mount Everest or engage in a bare-knuckle brawl while maintaining the consistency of gossamer. Then again, “Doctor Strange” isn’t your average practitioner.

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Prather’s Pick: An Inspector Gamache novel

Author Louise Penny, who lives in Montreal, has written 11 previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. “A Great Reckoning,” the 12th in this series, is this week’s featured book. It’s published by Minotaur Books (2016).

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Lance Scranton: Why we need better broadband

A local movement is afoot, spearheaded by Audrey Danner, to promote broadband access for Craig. Many residents, including myself, aren’t quite sure how this type of service would make any difference to residents or businesses. However, after spending a little time asking questions and doing a little research; I’m certain we need to get behind this movement.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Applied Behavior Analysis useful therapeutic tool

Applied Behavior Analysis, the science of behavior change, is a proven effective method for changing undesirable behavior.

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Michelle Balleck: Focused on the positive

As we enter another beautiful Colorado winter, I am focused on the positive movement our community leaders are making and am ready to hunker down and work. I’d like to share with you some of the encouraging progress happening right now.

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Dr. Wayne Davis: The dangers of dog poo

Before I went to vet school, I assumed the laws about not having dogs in parks had more to do with them defecating and urinating where children play. Well, yes. But it turns out it was more than just how yucky it is to have to clean up a child after they have stepped or rolled in dog "poo."

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Faith Column: A difficult choice

To vote or not to vote — this has been the question for many in this year’s presidential election. I have participated in and followed closely every presidential election since I was able to vote in 1980. This presidential election cycle has proven to be, for me, the most difficult election I have experienced in terms of for whom to cast my vote.

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Noelle Leavitt Riley: Sifting through coal's regulatory climate

A cloud of political smoke makes it difficult to see into the future of America’s coal industry. In 2014, the Craig Daily Press realized that producing a special section focused solely on energy was not only good for our readers but also a fantastic way to learn about the dichotomy of where the industry was headed.

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From Pipi's Pasture: The dining room table

Thanksgiving is less than a month away. Before we know it we’ll be sitting around the dining room table enjoying the turkey or ham and all the trimmings while we exchange conversation with friends and family. So this week I’ve been thinking about the dining room table.

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Danielle Elkins: How much has coal declined locally and beyond?

The once booming coal industry is nowhere near where it used to stand — it’s suffering on a local, state, national and international level for several different reasons, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s stricter emissions regulations on coal-fired power plants.

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Prather's Pick: A novel set at a maple farm

This week’s book is a pleasant read, indeed. “Family Tree,” a novel for adults, was written by Susan Wiggs, who has written more than fifty novels. The book is published by William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers (2016).

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Lance Scranton: It’s scary to face fears

We celebrated Halloween this week, and I was reminded of a few things that used to scare me while I was growing up that have since become good lessons.

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Dr. Wayne Davis: How to train an untrainable dog

Gracie, the Border Collie/Sheltie mix I have, is a very sensitive creature. If someone steps on her tail hairs, she screams like you're trying to break her tail. When she was very young I would try and teach her things. She would freak out about it.

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Jenny Meyer: Concerns with Sand Wash Basin bait and trap

The Sand Wash Basin wild horse roundup is scheduled to happen in November, which is a time when the horses are trying to build up their strength for the upcoming winter. The amount of stress that will occur for these horses and their foals will put them at risk for death during the winter. There is always death and injuries associated with roundups.