Columns

Subscribe

Tease photo

Janet Sheridan: Looking for spring

Every year, since moving to Craig in 1996, I wait for the spring of Disney movies and picture books: birds swooping, squirrels frolicking, flowers blossoming along my path and colts auditioning new legs.

Tease photo

The Bock’s Office: ‘Zootopia’ an animated animal of a different kind

As “Zootopia” shows, there are a lot of things that separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom, but it’s only when you see a critter freak out about nudity that you start to see how alike we can truly be.

Tease photo

Mike Littwin: Can the GOP stop Trump’s ‘thugocracy?’

The question now isn’t whether Republicans should finally take a stand against Donald Trump, but how.

Prather’s Pick: A story for St. Patrick’s Day

“The Story of the Leprechaun,” a picture book for children of ages 3 to 8, is a charming tale for St. Patrick’s Day. It was written by Katherine Tegen and illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert.

Tease photo

Lance Scranton: How students perceive success

Our High School Seniors have been progressing through a unit on the Greek philosophers; namely Seneca, Socrates and Epicurus. Most would be able to tell you that Seneca believed that anger was destructive, Socrates would use a method for determining the validity of an idea and Epicurus thought that what people enjoyed, as opposed to what they had, determined their happiness.

Tease photo

James Neton’s History in Focus: Leonard J. Cook’s heroics in saving others

Last month the story of Alonzo Edgar Cook, Jr. took us through his unimaginable suffering as a Japanese POW. The death of his brother, Leonard, a B-26 pilot, is about how the vagaries of war expose the fragile nature of our lives, and how one heroic death can offer life to others.

Tease photo

Thoughtful Parenting: Can’t or won’t?

To help a child, adults must keep in mind there’s always a possibility the child cannot do what’s asked of him or her.

Tease photo

Over a Cup of Coffee: More Recipes from Tamara

This week’s column features two more of the recipes courtesy of Tamara Curtis. She adapted some of her cookie, bar, and brownie recipes to “The Diary of Anne Frank,” and some of the treats will be sold at the concession stand during intermission of the play at today’s matinee and evening performances. (Other recipes from Tamara were featured in last week’s “Over a Cup of Coffee.”)

Tease photo

From Pipi’s Pasture: Feeding off the trailer

Sometimes we change our routines here at Pipi’s Pasture, like Tuesday, for example. That’s when we started feeding big round bales versus the small bales we have been feeding since October.

Tease photo

Faith Column: Walk with the Kingdom of God in your heart

This year in Bear River Young Life we have been going through the Gospel of Luke. Most of the time we teach about who Jesus is — either his humanity or his deity. Yet when preparing to teach from Luke 12, I realized that the chapter doesn’t point to Jesus’ attributes so much as it is his teaching life lessons. This column is taken from a couple of the club talks we had from this part of Luke.

Lila Herod's The Clerks Corner: Statewide efforts to raise money for scholarships

Our former Colorado Secretary of State Donetta Davidson has said many times that county clerks and their staffs are some of the most dedicated and hard working people in the state. This fact is particularly evident when 64 counties gather together for training and conferences. Indeed, we do work hard and play hard!

Tease photo

Cal Thomas: White poverty and me

In his continuing effort to pit races and classes against each other, Democratic presidential candidate and socialist Sen.Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, has said that if you are white, "you don't know what it's like to be poor."

Tease photo

Judi Holland: Does your child have delayed development?

On March 30 and April 1, our community will be conducting its annual Child Find. Child Find’s function is to help identify children thought to have a delay in development. For children ages 0 to 5, Child Find evaluates how a child plays, learns, speaks, behaves and moves. The purpose of the screening is to determine if there is a significant delay or if there is a need for early intervention or special education services. These evaluations are performed at no cost to families.

Tease photo

Prather’s Pick: Jan Karon’s most recent novel

I found “Come Rain or Come Shine,” a Mitford novel by Jan Karon, with the new books at the Craig branch of the Moffat County Library. I spent several days with this charming book — not that it took that long to read. I just wanted to spend extra time savoring it.

Tease photo

Lance Scranton: Girls basketball allows us to walk taller, be proud

When high school teams are successful, it’s easy to think that the road to winning games and making playoffs is paved with lots of talent and some breaks along the way. Well, it does take plenty of talent and a few breaks along the way, but the road is generally paved by a whole bunch of hard work, chemistry and some guidance so the rough spots are avoided.