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Scott Tipton: Tax cuts, jobs act will help Colorado

November 21, 2017 — This past week, the House of Representatives took a historical step forward and passed a comprehensive tax reform package. The last time the tax code was reformed was 1986, and since then, it has become convoluted, burdensome and started working against Colorado families and businesses.

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Living Well: Safety tips for preparing Thanksgiving feast

November 21, 2017 — Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and likely, your turkey is thawing in the refrigerator and, maybe, you still need to run to the store to purchase a final ingredient. Before you get deep into food preparation, it's a good idea to brush up on food safety tips.

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Sarah Gives Thanks’ relates story of how Thanksgiving became national holiday

November 21, 2017 — Writer Sarah Josepha Hale is credited for turning Thanksgiving into a national holiday. She did lots of other things, too, such as helping turn Bunker Hill and Mount Vernon into national landmarks — all this while writing and editing. She even wrote "Mary Had a

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Lance Scranton: Have a great Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017 — One of the reasons Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday for me since making the United States my home is that it's in November. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in October, as is the tradition up North. The other reasons include the football games

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Guest Column: My promise to you on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

November 18, 2017 — Nov. 18 marks International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day for family and friends of those who have taken their own lives. The following is a column by Mind Springs Health staff member Tiffany Schooley, who also has experienced a loss of a loved one from

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Wonder’ shows kindness can overcome

November 17, 2017 — If you're living with the fantasy that kids are naturally sympathetic and accepting, your time on the playground was smoother than most or you're simply deluded. Either way, you may want to rethink some of your past interactions after watching "Wonder." Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay)

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The Rev. Bain White: Utilize the gifts you’ve been given

November 16, 2017 — In our tradition, we are fast approaching the end of the church calendar year, since our year runs from the first Sunday in Advent through the last Sunday in Pentecost, otherwise known as Christ the King Sunday. We often feel that we have a pretty

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Pipi’s Pasture: A memorable Thanksgiving

November 16, 2017 — Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was a kid, a couple of days before Thanksgiving, our dining room table would be covered with different kinds of pies, applesauce cake, cookie sheets covered with bread cubes to dry for the stuffing,

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Janet Sheridan: 9 things of importance to be thankful for

November 16, 2017 — When B. Davis Evans, my high school drama teacher, modeled our class assignments, we forgot his beak nose, bow tie and sweater vest stretched over a pudgy stomach. As he delivered a dramatic monologue, performed a pantomime or interpreted a poem, we watched intently and

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Over a Cup: Remembering mincemeat

November 16, 2017 — You may remember that, about this time last year (how can it be Thanksgiving already?), readers of "Over a Cup of Coffee" answered my request for information about mincemeat. The best part was that I heard from lots of readers, and I received lots of

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage’ offers quilt blocks, complete projects

November 14, 2017 — Quilters will find patterns for 52 quilt blocks in this week's new quilting book, by Jera Brandvig. Not only that, the author gives readers directions for three ways to join quilted, as-you-go blocks together and features nine completed projects with directions for varying quilt block

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Under the Dome: Budget committee back at work

November 14, 2017 — Be very afraid. The Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado Legislature, of which I'm a member, is back at work. We have the governor's recommendations, and we plan to spend $30.5 billion, $11.5 billion of which is the general fund, which comes from your income

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Michelle Balleck: Choose Craig

November 14, 2017 — I chose Craig, but, in a way, Craig also chose me. My first job out of college was photographer and features writer at the Craig Daily Press. Sure, I interviewed other places at other fine newspapers. But Craig was it. The scenery was enticing, the

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Across the Street: Now, the hard work begins

November 14, 2017 — The elections are over. Congratulations to all candidates who ran for their local school boards and to those winning their elections. Now, the hard work begins. I've been busy watching elections, visiting an online school, attending the West Slope Superintendent's Conference in Grand Junction and

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Lance Scranton: Deception among world’s oldest professions

November 14, 2017 — Almost as old as the world's oldest profession is the ability to deceive and the willingness to be deceived. Deception is a curious behavior and constitutes the attributes of many a storybook antagonist. Eventually, as most stories go, the deception is discovered, and justice is

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Pipi’s Pasture: Memories of shipping season

November 9, 2017 — We sent a few spring calves out to Fort Collins this morning, and the snow, cold and mud triggered memories of shipping season when I was a girl growing up on the ranch. I guess the word "shipping" must have have been coined because livestock

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Over a Cup: Casseroles to feed a hungry bunch

November 9, 2017 — What a week this has been. Our granddaughter, Megan, is here for hunting season, we shipped calves, it snowed and I have had a lot of paperwork to get done. Around here, I never know just how many people will be here for mealtime. I

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Ragnarok’ one of Marvel’s most rocking installments

November 8, 2017 — The pounding beat and Viking shrieks of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" may have found no better use in cinema than "Thor: Ragnarok." After all, what better way to complement Robert Plant singing of warriors who live like the end of the world could be right

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Little Sweet Potato’ teaches about appreciating ourselves, others

November 7, 2017 — Sweet potatoes are popular this time of the year, with Thanksgiving and all, but you've probably never seen a sweet potato like the leading character in this week's picture book for children. "Little Sweet Potato" was written by Amy Beth Bloom and illustrated by Noah

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Living Well: Know what to do in a vehicle accident

November 7, 2017 — It is likely you know someone who has been injured in a car accident, or maybe you've been injured yourself. There are a lot of reasons for car accidents, but the top ones include distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence and reckless driving. Weather

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