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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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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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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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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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Lance Scranton: Fall colors; football division

October 10, 2017 — We took a trip up to the mountains Sunday to get a look at the foliage before the leaves fall entirely off the trees and snow covers the ground. It's been a long time since we took the time to just take a drive for

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Across the Street: Turning public school challenges into opportunities

October 9, 2017 — Teacher shortages, continuing education, parent participation, technology and students unqualified to satisfy workforce needs: These are only a few of the challenges our public schools face. In September, I toured Southwest Colorado and found some school superintendents creatively solving some of their district's many challenges.

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Dave Ulrich: Board of Education ballots coming soon

October 9, 2017 — The 2017 Moffat County School District Board of Education election is only weeks away. In fact, ballots for this November's election will be in the mail on Monday, Oct. 16. As we move toward this transition, this is the best time for me to thank

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Vote ‘yes’ on 5A, 2A for our economic future

October 6, 2017 — Along with financial security, we know that quality of life is the key attraction and retention tool for talent in our workforce and our communities. We also know that our local business owners pride themselves on calling Craig and Moffat County home. In CMEDP's Moffat

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Over a Cup: More cookies

October 5, 2017 — Yesterday, when it was storming, I baked my favorite cake, a banana cake, and the house was filled with a wonderful aroma. Later, I baked a pizza from scratch. 'Tis the season for baking, so this week's column features two more cookie (bar) recipes. The

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Pipi’s Pasture: So, now it’s October …

October 5, 2017 — October came in with a blast here at Pipi's Pasture — and everywhere else in Moffat and surrounding counties. It seemed that we had record heat one day and snow the next. What a change. As I sit writing on this on Tuesday, I have

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Janet Sheridan: I continue my education

October 5, 2017 — When I last shared entries from the journal I kept as I learned to be a principal, Maintenance Manny planned to stop bicycling boys from joyriding at night on the school's roof by cutting the only tree on the playground. I appealed. He won. But,

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College Corner: Why a community college

October 5, 2017 — The first day a student walks through the doors of a college or university, he or she may feel lost, overwhelmed or confused. However, at community colleges across the country, part of the mission is to help all students make a smooth transition to college

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Ninjago’ is likable but lacks kick of better ‘Lego’ movies

October 4, 2017 — Nobody's relationship with their parents is perfect, but when you're constantly dealing with a dad hell-bent on global domination like the hero of "The Lego Ninjago Movie," it kind of puts not getting the family car on Friday night in perspective. On the island city

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Clerks Corner: Election Day right around the corner

October 4, 2017 — Sales tax, college dorms and school board members … oh my! These are the things you will be voting for in the Nov. 7 Coordinated Election. Preparations for this election are now underway, and ballots will be mailed to all active, registered voters Oct. 16..

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