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Stephanie Pearce: Protect our coal mines

This last week has been a whirlwind of emotion with the ruling of Judge R. Brooke Jackson regarding his decision that affects Colowyo Mine. I honestly wonder where common sense has gone sometimes.

Faith Column: What's your worldview?

Unless you are in college or seminary, how often do you think about how your worldview affects your day-to-day life? Even if you are in college, do ever consider it after you turned in your worldview assignment? Your worldview matters, and as a Christian it is especially important to look at life (and beyond) with the right perspective, or worldview.

Baxter Black: Roundin' up a loose cow

Columnist Baxter Black shares a wild story of rounding up a cow on the loose.

From Pipi’s Pasture: The rewards of planting a garden

Diane Prather shares her love for gardening each year — under the watchful eyes of the cows and calves.

New section highlights higher education

QWA college education is the foundation to a solid future in any given field, and anyone who graduated with a higher education degree knows they’ve gained more than just a diploma. That’s why the Craig Daily Press is thrilled to introduce The Learning Chronicles, which is a new section featuring higher education news that will publish the first Saturday each month.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Making salads with a variety of greens

Last week’s column included a request for recipes using dandelion greens. Miriam Zimmerman of Craig called me midweek to see if I had heard from any readers.

Mike Littwin: Did someone say Huckabee?

Four years ago at around this time, I wrote that none of the candidates in the race could possibly win the Republican nomination, even though I, and everyone else, knew Mitt Romney would.

Janet Sheridan: For Lawrence on his birthday

Craig Daily Press columnist Janet Sheridan shares beloved memories of her brother.

Lance Scranton: You will be called!

Graduation season is upon us and people want to know what to tell those who are preparing to go off to college, find a job or experience a little rest and relaxation. After the flurry of fist bumps, endless hugs, countless celebrations and a few speeches; graduates will be left, just as we were, to figure out how their years of education can pay dividends.

Prather’s Pick: A letter that changed two lives

This week’s book is written for teen readers (juvenile/young adult), but older readers will enjoy reading it, too. I liked it a lot! It’s an inspirational book and a true story. “I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives” was written by Caitlin Alifirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch (who helped Caitlin and Martin tell their story). The book is published by Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

Rep. Bob Rankin’s Under the Dome: Impressions of 2015 legislative session

The 2015 session was more contentious than expected but still very rewarding for me. It was an honor to serve you for another session but, of course, Joyce and I are happy to be home.

Senior Spotlight: Small trips, warm days

A couple weekends ago, the weather was perfect for a drive, so my daughter and I went to Meeker. I wanted to check out the Wallbridge Memorial Wing at Pioneer Medical Center and have a look at the new facility being built. We had a nice tour of the existing nursing home and while there I found out that an old friend of mine was a resident there.

Stephanie Pearce: Honoring our flag, tradition, heritage

My flag. She brings me pride every time I see her. She makes me emotional when I sing our national anthem to her as I stand in reverence with my right hand over my heart. You see, my flag, she is sacred. She demands respect just by being.

From Pipi’s Pasture: Celebrating Mother’s Day at Pipi’s Pasture

On Sunday mothers everywhere will be celebrating Mother’s Day. That’s gotten me to thinking about other mothers. Yesterday while I waited for a stock tank to fill, I was looking out at the mother cows in Pipi’s Pasture. The cows had finished their breakfast and were stretched out, chewing their cuds. In some cases, their calves were lying right next to them, and the mothers lovingly touched them with their noses.

Over a Cup of Coffee: Remembering Mom’s Cooking

Yesterday morning when my husband Lyle and I were feeding the cows, Miriam Zimmerma, of Craig, came by for a visit. Not only that, she came across the pasture, hopped up on the feed trailer (boy, is she agile), and helped me put off the hay. (Miriam’s bread recipe was featured in this column about a year ago.) After we finished feeding, Miriam and I were looking around outside, and she noticed the dandelions.