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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Here at Pipi’s Pasture most of the fall work is finished. The cattle are home and are settling into the winter routine. The only big “cow” job is weaning calves in about a week. Meanwhile we’re enjoying the last sunny days of October.
A couple of days ago, Charlotte Guptill, of Craig, called to let me know that she had made the “Apple Nut Bread” from the Oct. 15th “Over a Cup of Coffee.” She made some changes to the recipe that readers might consider.
Who doesn’t love Maxine? She’s the entertaining cartoon caricature of a scrawny, cranky old woman who has become popular for her famous one-line jokes. One of my favorite Maxine one-liners is when she quipped, “Elections are held in November because it’s the best time for picking out a turkey.”
We are pleased to announce that all of our print editions are now in full color!
All minds are different, that much we know by now, as science has moved to the point where most people can accept there’s no one way to process thoughts and actions. Nevertheless, there’s still no telling what the makers of “The Accountant” were thinking while in development.
If you’re unaware of the heated national debate about the future of energy and jobs in America, you’ve been living under a rock. We have two presidential candidates with two completely different plans to “solve” America’s current energy and job-related issues. Environmentalists are in Hillary Clinton’s corner, while labor unions are in the opposite corner with Donald Trump.
Nobody thinks of the term “toy movie” as anything other than pejorative, but just because the name Hasbro is attached doesn’t mean a film can’t rise above “Transformers,” “G.I. Joe” and “Battleship.” Sometimes, such as in “Ouija: Origin of Evil,” there actually is more than meets the eye.
Young readers are sure to enjoy the playful, rhythmic storyline of this week’s picture book. “The Scarecrow’s Dance” was written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Begram Ibatoulline.