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From the Museum Archives: first flight in Northwest Colorado
From the Museum Archives: first flight in Northwest Colorado

April 24, 2019

On a cool autumn afternoon in 1914 Hayden, a human being was seen occupying space previously reserved for only birds, clouds and celestial bodies. It was a monumental occasion — one that shook the very fiber of reality for the people of Northwest Colorado.





Across the Street: Read Act redo
Across the Street: Read Act redo

April 19, 2019

In 2012 the Colorado legislature passed the “Reading to Ensure Academic Development” Act (HB12-1238) which became known as the READ ACT. Key features of the act involved teaching Foundational Reading Skills or the Science of Teaching...


Editorial: Broadband blues no more
Editorial: Broadband blues no more

April 19, 2019

In today’s digital age, it isn’t comforting to know Craig hasn’t yet fully joined the rest of the industrialized world’s instant interconnectedness brought about by fast and reliable internet.


Ernie Day: Love, not corruption
Ernie Day: Love, not corruption

April 18, 2019

I am writing this in concern of our beliefs and laws that a person is Innocent to PROVED guilty. There is So much Fake news to President Trump to our own town Drama. As a...


Janet Sheridan: For Earth Day
Janet Sheridan: For Earth Day

April 18, 2019

Springs seep, burble and gush. Lakes beckon us, welcome us, provide us with both the noisy fun of liquid playgrounds and the quiet beauty of murmuring moments of solitude.


Under the Dome: 600 bills and counting
Under the Dome: 600 bills and counting

April 17, 2019

We just returned to Denver after an all too rare visit home and to events on the Western Slope. A quick stop in Summit County and then on to Grand Junction for Club 20’s Spring Meeting...




Sasha Nelson: Hats off
Sasha Nelson: Hats off

April 12, 2019

My granddad had a well-worn black cowboy hat he wore with a big buckle and boots on special occasions. Most days he wore a beat-up ball cap representing his place of work. Over the long...


Editorial: County, city should save our libraries
Editorial: County, city should save our libraries

April 11, 2019

Editor’s note: Editor Jim Patterson was unable to attend this week’s Editorial Board meeting and did not participate in the development of this position. Ever since the publication of Sidney Ditzion’s Arsenals of Democratic Culture...


Craig Rummel: Risks to erosion of rule of law
Craig Rummel: Risks to erosion of rule of law

April 11, 2019

We have over 600 jurisdictions (states, cities, and counties) that currently violate federal immigration law by claiming sanctuary status. Our own state legislature, bypassing the “Red flag bill” is violating our 2nd and 5th amendment...


Over a Cup of Coffee:  Easter Bunny Cake
Over a Cup of Coffee: Easter Bunny Cake

April 11, 2019

Some Easters I bake and decorate an Easter Bunny Cake. I usually use a 9×13-inch cake pan and then cut the cake to make the bunny’s head and ears. It is assembled using icing. This...


History in Focus: Pioneers of the faith
History in Focus: Pioneers of the faith

April 11, 2019

Catholicism in Northwest Colorado traces its origins to 1776 when Spanish Franciscan priests, Atanasio Domínguez, and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante crossed the White River just east of Rangely on their expedition to California. However, as...


From Pipi’s Pasture: Sarah’s Twins
From Pipi’s Pasture: Sarah’s Twins

April 10, 2019

This has been a challenging calving season at Pipi’s Pasture—much different than what we have been used to. But there are positives, too, and I’ve decided to write about one of them this week. This...


Community Health Fair is April 13 in Craig
Community Health Fair is April 13 in Craig

April 10, 2019

Ensuring all people have access to health information and high-quality, affordable, and consistent healthcare service are essential to eliminating health disparities. That’s according to a 2014 study, “The reach and rationale for community health fairs,”...



Lance Scranton: Selective contempt
Lance Scranton: Selective contempt

April 9, 2019

It is so very easy to be entertained by our elected body politic these days. Most politicians in our country become celebrities more for what they say than the product of their elected responsibility to...