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Living Well: Learn not to burn; enjoy safe family fun in sun

May 22, 2018 — Summer is right around the corner, which means a lot of fun in the sun. What's the best way to protect your kids from sunburn? As you likely know, sunburns increase your risk for skin cancer. The chance of developing melanoma nearly doubles for light-skinned

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Lance Scranton: Pursue excellence, not vengeance

May 22, 2018 — If you've ever had the opportunity to watch an amazing display of human accomplishment or been involved in one yourself, you know the majority achieve a momentary level of greatness by more of what you don't see than what is displayed. I've had the opportunity

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Nana in the City’ garners Caldecott Award

May 22, 2018 — This week's picture book for young readers received the Caldecott Honor, a prestigious award for illustration. "Nana in the City" was written and illustrated by Lauren Castillo. The book's illustrations were done in watercolor. The main characters, a young boy and Nana, were done in

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Kathleen Shea: Reader wants artwork returned to Craig, Moffat County

May 20, 2018 — In the recent transfer of the Craig KOA to new owners, persons unknown drove up to the KOA with a pickup and asked, “Are you getting rid of these?” and drove away with two copper dancers that were made by local artist Bernie Rose. These

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Rick Holford: Reader impressed by boy’s honesty

May 18, 2018 — Congratulations to Braxton Stewart. Now there is a young man who was brought up to respect other people’s property. We could all take a lesson from Braxton. You are one cool dude, Braxton. Rick Holford Craig

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Editorial: Blazing a trail to recreational excellence in Moffat County

May 17, 2018 — The spring hiking and camping season is upon us, and we're gratified to see so many groups joining forces and working together to upgrade and enhance our outdoor recreational activities here in Moffat County. Perhaps most visibly, work began last week on a project to

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Faith: Our words have power

May 17, 2018 — Words are everywhere. We read them, write them, hear them. We use them to praise and curse; reveal and conceal; create and destroy. They help us connect with each other and tear us apart. They express joy, happiness, love, hope, sorrow, grief, pain and desolation.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Great sides for grilling

May 17, 2018 — My husband Lyle cleaned up the grill yesterday. It marks the beginning of the grilling season and that means checking out my recipes for delicious side dishes. Whenever I hear mention of grilling or picnics, I immediately think of potato salad — or perhaps pasta

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From Pipi’s Pasture: The hatchet returns

May 17, 2018 — During the winter, we have to work around snow drifts and ice at the corral, often making it a challenge to put out hay. Another challenge is keeping track of livestock equipment, such as grain pans, mineral tubs and buckets. All too often, they get

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Dave Wallace: Have a safe summer

May 17, 2018 — It is rather obvious spring has reached our little corner of the state. The berry bushes and apple trees are blooming with their whites and pinks, generously emitting a fragrance as pleasant as fine perfume. The streets and parks have become active with adults and

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Ron Granger: CNCC taking comments seriously

May 15, 2018 — The administration at Colorado Northwestern Community College and I are taking comments from the focus groups seriously, and we look forward to continued conversations with the Craig community and the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College District Board of Control. I would also like to take

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Prather’s Pick: ‘The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse’ a compelling WWII historical novel

May 15, 2018 — "The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse," a new novel for adults, was written by Alexander McCall Smith. Smith lives in Scotland and wrote the "No.1 Ladies' Detective" series, as well as other series and stand-alone books. This week's novel is set in England during World War

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Lance Scranton: Ultimate freedom?

May 15, 2018 — One of the great advantages of technology is the vast number of voices you can hear from, and how many different types of attitudes there are about life. You don't have to look far to realize we are in the middle of a cultural cornucopia

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Editorial: Where do we go from here?

May 11, 2018 — Input gathered from a series of recent focus group meetings confirm what most of us already knew: Colorado Northwestern Community College — though still seen as a valuable asset to the community — has significant perception problems in Moffat County. The study was commissioned by the Moffat

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Times change; the mission doesn’t

May 10, 2018 — When I first started to read the comments, I admit, I was disappointed. "There is no such things as journalism," was a common posting. Another was, "All news is fake news." It seemed to fill the feed of our social media outlets as we promoted

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Janet Sheridan: How I made my money

May 10, 2018 — Mom said, "Janet, if you can quit reading long enough, Mrs. Argyle needs help washing and sterilizing her canning jars. She'll pay you 15 cents an hour. Or, you could put your book down and mop our kitchen floor instead." I wanted money for movies,

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Tribute to mother cows

May 10, 2018 — On Sunday, mothers will celebrate Mother's Day, and they deserve it! Just think how many times they burp their babies and change diapers and get up at night. And then, as their babies grow up, there is potty training and teaching toddlers to walk and

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Elise Sullivan: Pool committee seeks board members

May 10, 2018 — In the three months that the Build a Pool Steering Committee has been working toward its goal of building a community recreation center in Craig, it has raised $22,000 in pledges and engaged multiple community partners — such as the Moffat County Board of County

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Under the Dome: With 2018 legislative session winding down, what’s next?

May 8, 2018 — The 2018 legislative session is winding down. Only a few more late-night, long-winded, alternately boring and terrifying days are left. None will be left by the time you read this. Bills numbered more than 700 this year, and I'm afraid to add up the issues

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Lance Scranton: Thanks for everything, moms!

May 8, 2018 — Yes, it's that time of year when we thank moms for many of the things that help make our culture work. I work in a profession that involves moms on a number of different fronts — some as parents, some as my co-workers and some

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