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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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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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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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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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Over a cup of coffee: A dish made with Mac and Cheese

June 30, 2017 — Some of our family members have been here this week so I tried a new "Chili Mac" recipe for one supper. (I have made several different recipes using packaged macaroni and cheese. Some have been featured in this column.) This recipe is a little different […]

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Memorial Regional Health Living Well Column: Avoiding injury at work

June 30, 2017 — Carol Bolt, a physician assistant with Memorial Regional Health, sees people regularly for injuries that happen on the job. This week she saw a person who fell down the stairs, and last week she treated a miner for respiratory problems. Bolt is one of several […]

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Janet Sheridan: Taking cuts

June 29, 2017 — Tired of high school students and coaching, Wally transferred to Lincoln Elementary School to teach PE and soon wondered why. After his first day, I asked how he was doing. "Not so good," he admitted, "When I told the first-graders to line up in squads […]

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Lance Scranton: Independent — still

June 28, 2017 — Our most recognizable holiday is coming up soon, and the July 4th 'Super-Long" weekend this year will be another opportunity to celebrate our independence. America stands for many things that are great and make us one of the oldest and most enduring democracies. With our […]

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Memorial Regional Health Living Well Column: Hospice Provides End-of-Life Care

June 23, 2017 — If you or a loved one develops a life-limiting illness, it's comforting to know that hospice services are available to help you navigate your emotions and the logistics of those final days. Memorial Regional Health is planning to expand hospice care in our community by […]

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