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Prather’s Pick: Picture books about ecosystems

May 23, 2017 — Spring is here, and we're enjoying the return of birds, insects, and other animals. This week's column features two picture books for children that celebrate animals in their ecosystems. In "Over and Under the Pond," the first book, a mother and her son are in […]

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Over a Cup of Coffee: A recipe for fruit crisp topping

May 20, 2017 — This last week I received a letter from Mary Burnett of Craig. She is a frequent contributor to this column. This week she wrote that their rhubarb is growing fast. It's a good thing because Mary freezes rhubarb and wrote that she had just used […]

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Memories of 4-H livestock projects

May 20, 2017 — Time seems to be passing faster and faster which means that the Moffat County Fair will be here before we know it. I believe in the many good things that the county fair has to offer so I have vowed to devote some of my […]

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton: Focusing on forest management and water rights

May 19, 2017 — Recent hearings in the House Natural Resources Committee have focused on healthy forest management and the protection of privately-held water rights — two issues that are critical in Colorado. During an oversight hearing in the Subcommittee on Federal Lands, I had the opportunity to discuss […]

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Danielle Elkins: Trump backs the blue, and I do too

May 18, 2017 —   You may have seen photos of The White House lit in blue this week, but do you know the reason why? Monday was Peace Officers Memorial Day and this week is National Police Week. The observance pays tribute to the local, state, and Federal […]

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Janet Sheridan: As Memorial Day approaches

May 18, 2017 —   When young, I visited the cemetery with my family on Memorial Day to leave jars of lilacs, daisies and buttercups on the graves of loved ones who were mostly strangers to me. I didn't think much about being dead other than you're buried in […]

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Noelle Leavitt Riley: New website launches for Craig readers

May 16, 2017 — When you have a moment, grab a cup of coffee or tea, sit down with your computer, tablet or smartphone and take a few minutes to navigate our new website that launched at midnight Tuesday. The site has all the bells and whistles of our […]

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The Bock’s Office: ‘King Arthur’ less regal, more rollicking

May 16, 2017 — Centuries of lore are bound to change over time in the telling of one of the greatest tales of all. Still, even accepting that, some elements of “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” are more than hard to swallow along with your popcorn.

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Luke Popovich: Coal and affordable energy

May 13, 2017 — Energy Secretary Rick Perry hit a raw nerve in Washington recently when he announced his department will undertake a study of the possible impact that federal regulations have had on U.S. electric grid reliability. Essentially, the Department of Energy will look at "critical issues central […]

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Prather’s Pick: Miss Penny’s prize-winning vegetables

May 9, 2017 — I found this book at the library recently, and I just had to review it. It has a copyright of 1991, but even though it's an older book, it's great. Besides that, the main character in the book is a great gardener; she wins ribbons […]

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Lance Scranton: Moms are very special people

May 9, 2017 — Nothing about this upcoming weekend is more important than carving out some time to express our gratitude for all that mothers do to make our lives better. It seems like Mother's Day arrives each year during a flurry of activity that surrounds spring, the school […]

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Scott Tipton: AHCA and pre-existing conditions

May 7, 2017 — One of my top priorities is to pass legislation to replace the broken healthcare system created by the Affordable Care Act with one that makes health care affordable and accessible for Coloradans. Too many people who are insured have premiums that exceed their mortgage payments […]

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Joyce Rankin: Legislative accountability clock: Time’s up

May 7, 2017 — This week marks the end of Colorado's 2017 legislative session. As of May 7, there were 61 bills addressing K-12 education issues. Of those, 25 did not pass, 23 passed and 10 are pending. I'm sure we will hear more as the month comes to […]

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Thoughtful Parenting: Importance of community

May 7, 2017 — Teenagers and young adults are often labeled the disconnected generation, due to their innate and symbiotic relationship with technology. Phone calls and the old-fashioned, face-to-face conversation have been supplanted by texting and snap chatting. The reality is, this stereotype hits home, not only for Generation […]

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Faith Column: The concept of creation

May 6, 2017 — I was all of 12 and had just finished devouring J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" and was looking for anything else I could find by the author. In the library squeezed between "The Hobbit" and "The Silmarilion" was a thin book called "Leaf […]

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Fix-ahead breakfasts

May 5, 2017 — With branding, moving cattle to summer pasture, and other May chores, we're apt to have family members here overnight. That means cooking nutritious and quick breakfasts. So featured in this week's column are two breakfast casseroles that you can make the day before, refrigerate overnight, […]

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From Pipi’s Pasture: So now it’s May…

May 5, 2017 — It seems that it happened "in the blink of an eye." That's all the time it took for April to become May. The main thing going on here at Pipi's Pasture this month is trying to keep the cattle happy until it's time to take […]

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Danielle Elkins: Should smoking pot on your front porch be allowed?

May 4, 2017 — Marijuana remains a controversial issue in Craig, with several residents vehemently opposed to retail sales of it and others in full support. The controversy surrounding cannabis extends past Craig, however — Colorado lawmakers remain divided on whether folks in the state should be allowed to […]

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Janet Sheridan: Appreciating Bryce

May 4, 2017 — When the fantasy of every girl at Spanish Fork High School said, "Hey, Janet, how can I help you?" I spluttered with surprise; I hadn't expected to see Bryce Benson behind the counter of Mel's Mercantile. So I replied, "Agghh." As though accustomed to waiting […]

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The Bock’s Office: ‘The Circle’ is far from a well-rounded thriller

May 4, 2017 — If there's one thing we can learn from "The Circle," it's that people will always trust a friendly face and shiny gizmos even when it's to their blatantly obvious detriment. I'd say, "Google it," but that's just what they want you to do.Twenty-something Mae Holland […]

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