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Mike Littwin: The real story of the failed Obamacare repeal: GOP can’t handle the truth

July 20, 2017 — The great lie of the long-running Obamacare debate has officially been revealed. The reason Republicans spent seven years without offering their own health care plan is that they don't have one, they've never had one, and, the way it looks, they never will have one. […]

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Guest column: The false choice of working daughters

July 18, 2017 — I was riding home from work on the Commuter Rail one night when the train lost power. In the dark, without the hum of the engine, I could hear every detail of my fellow passengers' conversations. "Listen honey," I heard a man behind me comforting […]

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Lance Scranton: Success and Happiness

July 18, 2017 — As the long, hot days continue in and around Moffat County, I've had opportunities to seek shelter and re-read some of the classics and stay abreast of all the happenings around the world and locally. As Summer continues in waves of heat, it's a good […]

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Pipi’s Pasture: The little gray bugs

July 15, 2017 — A few years ago, some small gray insects invaded our garden here next to Pipi's Pasture. It showed up first on a weed that I know as "pig weed," eating the leaves off the plant until only the stem and veins of the leaves remained. […]

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On Faith: Shaping perspective, identity

July 15, 2017 — Having just enjoyed another fun-filled long weekend surrounding the 4th of July holiday, I think it would be good to reflect on 2 major aspects of the life of a true Christ-follower; perspective and identity. What a great country we live in. We are among […]

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Under the Dome: State budget forecast down

July 14, 2017 — My big news this month is my participation with the Lieutenant Governor as co-chair of a reinvigorated Education Leadership Council. We will appoint the members this month and start our work to build a vision for the future of education in our state. It will […]

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Spider-Man’ — With great reboot comes great responsibility

July 14, 2017 — Homework, acne, the lives of hundreds of innocent people at a time — not all teenagers have to worry about all three of these things, yet the hero of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" has all this on his plate and more still. New York high-schooler Peter Parker […]

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Letter to the editor: Article skimmed problems with circus

July 13, 2017 — Article skimmed problems with circus As someone who's been in the rescue industry now for over a decade, I was really disappointed in the "press release' type article you published for the upcoming circus visit. Though you skimmed the violations this notorious circus has been […]

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Janet Sheridan: Like vs. love — Confusing advice

July 13, 2017 — When others tell me that I should fill my home with what I love, I become confused. I love swooping roller coasters, mud oozing between my bare toes and hooting owls at night, but I wouldn't want them in my house. I think I'm befuddled […]

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Cal Thomas: The state is not God

July 13, 2017 — Anyone looking for another reason not to leave life-and-death issues to the state need look no further than the conflict between the British government and the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard. Governments, including the British courts and the European court of human rights have refused […]

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Baby Driver’ a fresh-faced, fast-paced flight of fancy

July 11, 2017 — When you work outside the law, there are some things that shouldn't need to be explained, like why you shouldn't team up with someone named Eddie No-Nose or that no one means Austin Powers when they refer to wearing a Michael Myers mask. These lessons, […]

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Lance Scranton: You might be an adult …

July 11, 2017 — Read local and national news and you start to think that the grown-ups are acting like children. It was once common to understand the difference between a child and a grown-up, but times have changed and maybe a few reminders are in order: If you […]

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History in focus: Donald Givens, the Burma Road

July 10, 2017 — Of the 16 million Americans who served in the military in World War II, less than 2 percent fought in the remote, exotic, steamy, and disease ridden jungles of China, Burma, and India. Amazingly, Moffat County, itself small and remote, sent Donald Givens into this […]

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Letter to the editor: Student gives thanks for financial support

July 8, 2017 — This May, I graduated from Moffat County High School. In the fall, I will be attending Colorado Mesa University to further myself in my goal of achieving a degree, and later a career in aquatic biology. As many of you already realize, or even still […]

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Pipi’s Pasture: Cricket has her calf

July 7, 2017 — It has been awhile since I have written about my twins. The heifer calves were born about three years ago to Sarah, a cow that is currently about 20 years old. When she got ready to calve that early spring morning, I had no idea […]

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Superintendent’s column: ‘What do I stand for?’

July 6, 2017 — The district's mission statement: Moffat County School District will educate and inspire students to thrive in an environment of change. First, I want to thank the Craig Daily Press for the space to provide a monthly superintendent's message to the community. It has been a […]

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Despicable Me 3’ — Sometimes bad ain’t that bad

July 6, 2017 — A movie like "Despicable Me 3" involves more numbers than you'd expect for a kid's flick. On the one hand, you've got double the pleasure of its star, yet that's lessened when you have to divide its output by the number in a series that […]

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Clerk’s Corner: State honors veterans with special license plates

June 30, 2017 — Happy Birthday America. When sparks fly this Fourth of July, let's be sure to reflect upon our independence and celebrate the blessings and freedoms we enjoy as Americans. The Constitution, and its amendments, guarantee each American certain rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, […]

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Pipi’s Pasture: So now it’s July

June 30, 2017 — Suddenly it is July. Here at Pipi's Pasture, we are experiencing a different than usual July. Our son and daughter-in-law are making a big move, so there's a flurry of activity in Pipi's Pasture as the family unloads trailers of belongings, sorts them, puts some […]

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Letters to the editor: Why is Craig the sad step-child for YVEA?

June 30, 2017 — Dear editor, In 1970, YVEA was a viable, well-respected business in the Craig community. It was looked up to as a desirable place to work offering a livable wage, good benefits and working conditions. A growing economy enabled YVEA to expand and build an esthetically […]

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