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Roxane Nalty: With heartfelt gratitude

September 20, 2017 — I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all who have supported me since the passing of my sister, Julie Nalty. Julie was known to many as the manager of the Craig City Market.  To me, she was my sister, my best friend, my […]

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Scott Tipton: A tax code that works for Coloradans

September 19, 2017 — Every year, in preparation for tax day, Americans spend 6 billion hours trying to navigate the internal revenue code and federal tax regulations (now up to 10 million words). The compliance bill has now reached $409 billion. The last time Americans experienced major tax reform […]

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Lynn Bartels: Seeing double in Moffat County

September 19, 2017 — Moffat County Clerk Lila Herod admits she has a slight case of senioritis — she's term-limited after 2018, which means she'll be leaving the office in which she has worked since she was 25. But, Herod knows she really doesn't have time to accommodate that […]

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Lance Scranton: “The Unstoppable You”

September 19, 2017 — A quarter of a million is a bunch. In cold, hard currency, it would help someone's dreams come true. In population, it would be a good-sized city, and in miles, it would take you all the way to the moon. But what if you'd spent […]

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Letter writers support Mitsch Bush

September 18, 2017 — We in Eagle County know what a great state representative Diane Mitsch Bush is and what an outstanding U.S. representative she would make. Diane understands that Western and Southern Colorado suffer from outrageously high health insurance premiums, little or no broadband service, crumbling transportation infrastructure […]

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Lisa Brown: Rubber Ducky Race a success

September 18, 2017 — Another successful Rubber Ducky Race is in the books! We're grateful to the Craig community for supporting this event, held Aug. 26 as a fundraiser for our Hospice program. It's a joy every year to see families and residents follow the rubber duckies down the […]

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Across the Street: High-stakes testing

September 14, 2017 — During the August board meeting of the State Board of Education, the Colorado Department of Education released the Scholastic Aptitude Scores for 2016-17. The SAT, is a standardized test that is administered by the College Board, a nonprofit organization. The test is used by colleges […]

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Over a Cup: Great use for all that zucchini

September 14, 2017 — Friends and family have been asking if I have any big zucchini for grinding or shredding. They know that I'm not very good about checking the zucchini plants, and before I know it … I have harvested eight large zucchinis off my two plants within […]

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Pipi’s Pasture: Nearly the end for summer pasture

September 14, 2017 — This past weekend, I drove up to pasture where the cows spend the summer, pulled off to the side of the county road and parked the car. It was an early, cool morning, my favorite time of the day, and I sat there and took […]

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Meet your new editor

September 14, 2017 — Change is hardly ever an easy thing, and you, Faithful Reader, have been through your share of it lately. In the past few months, you've seen your hometown newspaper shift from a four-day-per-week to a two-day-per-week print schedule, and you've also probably noticed some pretty […]

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Lance Scranton: Hot! Hot! Hot!

September 12, 2017 — Remember the song? It wasn't serious, but it was self-affirming, and, in the late '80s, it seemed pretty tame. Buster Poindexter covered the Calypso-style song, and it became a hit; for a few months, it was all I heard. But eventually, it lost its freshness […]

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Prather’s Pick: Teaching kitty school

September 12, 2017 — I just can't resist reviewing one more book for the back-to-school season, especially when this week's picture book is brand new. "Here Comes Teacher Cat," by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda, is published by Dial Books for Young Readers, the Penguin Young Readers […]

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Under the Dome: On the road again

September 11, 2017 — We wore out the tires on our car last month. That's either a testament to how well Joyce and I do our jobs of reaching out to Western Colorado or the result of CDOT not having enough money to fix the potholes. For those of […]

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From Pipi’s Pasture: So now it’s September…

September 8, 2017 — This morning I'm thinking about all of the things I planned to get done this summer but didn't get done, such as cleaning up the inside of my cottage office and getting the outside of it painted, cleaning our house from top to bottom, and […]

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Over a Cup of Coffee: A soup for fall

September 7, 2017 — This morning, after I finished corral chores, I prepared the crock pot for tonight. I have been saving up green snap beans so that I could simmer them all day in the crock pot. The reason behind saving them up is that I planted the […]

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The Clerk’s Corner: Off-highway vehicle registration

September 6, 2017 — Colorado has many beautiful and exciting areas to discover, and many magnificent views are right here in Moffat County! With nearly 2 million acres of public lands and more than 2,000 miles of city and county roads, our very own back yard is the perfect […]

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Funder speed dating comes to Craig

September 6, 2017 — Have you ever been speed dating? Me neither, at least not in the traditional sense. But a version of speed dating is one of the notable events at the Northwest Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) conference, happening Sept. 27 to 29 in Craig. If you're involved […]

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Lance Scranton: On target

September 5, 2017 — My son and his friend are getting ready for hunting season so we've been spending many hours at the shooting range the past few weeks. It's a great place to relax, meet new people, and sight in rifles. Every time I go out to the […]

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Giving thanks to our carriers

August 29, 2017 — First of all, I want to thank our readers and advertisers for supporting us through our recent changes of going from four days down to two days, as well as going free at the rack instead of providing home delivery. We know this change hasn't […]

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Lance Scranton: School Days

August 29, 2017 — By now, a few days or weeks of school have passed and, the "freshness" of the hours spent in school is likely beginning to become a bit stale. I'm entering my 26th year of teaching, and it is just as personally exciting and professionally invigorating […]

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