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Darryl Steele: Reader supports McIntyre

October 19, 2017 — I am writing this letter today to urge the people of Moffat County to vote from Chip McIntyre for a position on the Moffat County Board of Education. Chip lives in Maybell, which is where the only school in the county is located outside the

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Lance Scranton: A word about privilege

October 18, 2017 — One of the things that drives me crazy when I try to listen to the news is how every interviewer seems to be trying to come up with the "gotcha" question. Maybe it's something new being taught in journalism schools on college campuses across the

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Janet Sheridan: The treats of trick-or-treating

October 18, 2017 — Halloween lost its allure for me about the same time the Ford Edsel suffered its timely death. But, when nights chill, trees tire of their leaves and geese practice flying V's, I remember Halloween and the treats made by busy mothers for classroom parties at

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Jill I. Grimes: Lots to love in Craig

October 17, 2017 — What do I love about our "little corner of Colorado," AKA Craig? To begin, I love the quiet small-town flavor. I love seeing the burst of color in those large flower pots scattered all over town. I love the wonderfully imaginative playgrounds in the many

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Chris Nichols: To the city of Craig voters

October 17, 2017 — I'm new to city council, and after my first 6 months, which have largely been spent working on the budget, I want provide information I've learned about the city's budget. I have been asked the following questions about why the City needs more revenue. The

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Dave Wallace: Local tax comparison

October 17, 2017 — Listed below are several area communities and their local sales tax currently in place. Also included are average property tax rates for Moffat and surrounding counties based on the assessed fair market value. Local community sales tax 8.4 percent — Steamboat Springs 7.9 percent —

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Marina Mecham: Vote ‘yes’ on 5A

October 17, 2017 — I strongly encourage a "yes" vote on Colorado Northwest Community College Referred Measure 5A. As CNCC alumni, I can personally attest to the immeasurable benefit this campus has given to our community. In 2013, I began my academic journey at CNCC. I was 17 at

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MRH Living Well: Care coordinator helps people on Medicare stay healthy

October 16, 2017 — Is there an older person in your life you worry about? Is he or she coping with a chronic disease or on Medicare A or B? If you answered “yes” to these questions, your loved one could most likely benefit from a care program offered

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Winter is Coming” a celebration of autumn

October 16, 2017 — I thought about this week's picture book for children this past weekend, when we were working cattle up on Morapos; the wind came up, and it started to snow. "Winter Is Coming" was written by Tony Johnston, author of more than 100 books for children.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Blade Runner’ a cutting-edge sequel

October 12, 2017 — Even when the future is now, things like attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion are still suspiciously unseen, but if you think you're expecting too much from "Blade Runner 2049" prepare for any disappointments to be lost like tears in the rain.

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Dave Wallace: Public schools in community’s best interest

October 12, 2017 — I hope all city and county residents are paying serious attention to the Moffat County School District Board of Education's intentions of closing an elementary school. I have yet to see the school district provide any information explaining to the residents of Craig and Moffat

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Over a Cup: A basic cookie mix

October 12, 2017 — First this week, I need some help with a frosting question. On Sunday, my granddaughter, Megan, called. She had baked a two-layer cake and was frosting it with a powdered sugar icing. The problem was that the icing was thin, and she had tried several

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Pipi’s Pasture: Just before sunrise

October 12, 2017 — This morning, as is my habit, I was outside on the patio putting food out for the cats, and it wasn't really light yet. In fact, it was dark enough that I had to be careful not to run into a skunk. I could see

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Our view: Voting ‘yes’ on 2A is investing in ourselves

October 12, 2017 — Editor’s Note: This editorial has been updated to correct an error. The city of Craig does not provide fire protection. Question: Is keeping our city financially solvent worth paying an extra 1.75 cents on the dollar? On Nov. 7, we, as Craig voters, will be

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Under the Dome: The special session that wasn’t

October 12, 2017 — Well, the two-day "special session" of the legislature turned out to be not so special. The call to session was so narrowly defined we couldn't offer alternative solutions. The proposed solution was controversial, depending on how you interpret the constitution. The dollar amount was small,

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History in Focus: Robert Eric Leckenby and the river of war

October 12, 2017 — The swift and terrible current of World War II uprooted Robert Eric Leckenby from the Yampa Valley and carried him through four arduous years before it finally released him from its clutches near Epinal, France. Called Eric by friends and family, Leckenby came from a

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Russell George: Vote ‘yes’ on 5A

October 12, 2017 — I am urging a "yes" vote on Colorado Northwest Community College Referred Measure 5A. Over the past several decades, each time the citizens have been asked to vote on a ballot question involving Colorado Northwestern Community College, the outpouring of support has been overwhelming. I

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Costly power plan no longer threatens Colorado’s economy

October 12, 2017 — Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, just did a big — though little-known — favor for states like ours that use coal to generate electricity.His decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan lifted a massive regulation from our state's economy, sparing our industries

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Apple Picking Time’ has inspiring message

October 10, 2017 — I love all kinds of children's books, but I especially enjoy finding books with storylines that can provide inspiration for a variety of learning activities. This week's softcover book is an example of that. I found "Apple Picking Time" in the children's room at the

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Memorial Regional Health: Maintain breast health to help prevent breast cancer

October 10, 2017 — You may notice an abundance of pink ribbons this time of year. That's because it's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It's a good reminder to consider your breast health and do what you can to prevent breast cancer. Learn warning signs of breast cancer While

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