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Memorial Regional Health: Speech therapy essential for many stroke victims — Memorial Regional Health offers comprehensive speech language therapy services

December 14, 2018 — After a stroke, patients can experience a wide range of symptoms depending on where the stroke occurred in the brain and how severe it was. Patients who experience facial paralysis and speech impairment after a stroke typically need ongoing speech therapy. At Memorial Regional Hospital,

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History in Focus: Dreams of the future

December 13, 2018 — Northwest Colorado appears to be entering a new and trying era. The old securities that built and developed Moffat County are giving way to an uncertain future, but a quick glimpse back into 1916 reveals Moffat County faced similar difficulties about its economy and future.

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Finding the decorations

December 13, 2018 — The first Christmas Lyle and I were married, we went somewhere in the mountains around Fort Collins, where we were allowed to cut a tree for a ridiculously low fee (maybe even a couple of dollars). That's all we could afford, because I was in

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Christmas Eve Soup

December 13, 2018 — As part of a Christmas Eve tradition, our family enjoys soup with the evening meal, usually oyster stew. In earlier years, when our children lived in Craig, we spent Christmas Eve with our son Jamie and family. Daughter-in-law Brandi always fixed crockpots of clam chowder

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Under the Dome: Is K-12 financing fair to anyone?

December 13, 2018 — Amendment 73 failed at the ballot in November, despite a massive effort by administrators, teachers, and their supporters to increase school funding. Through the state budget, I've consistently supported more K12 funding and, specifically, higher pay for teachers, but I opposed the tax structure proposed

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Across the Street: What is accountability?

December 11, 2018 — At its November meeting, the State Board of Education considered the consequences of the failed performance of Adams 14 school district and two Pueblo middle schools. By law, the board is required to intervene after five years on the "accountability clock." In 2018, the district

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Froggy’s Best Christmas’ a fun holiday book for kids

December 11, 2018 — This week's column features a children's picture book that's sure to make readers smile. Froggy, Matthew, and Travis — characters in "Froggy's Best Christmas" — have never celebrated the holiday before, because they have always been asleep, but this year, Max, the beaver, decides to

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Memorial Regional Health Living Well: Depression common in seniors — Loss of independence, ability mount as people age

December 11, 2018 — Seniors are especially prone to depression, and loss is often the reason. As we age, we lose our independence, our ability to get around physically, our good health, our sense of purpose, and most significantly, people we love. Add a natural decrease in neurotransmitters that

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Janet Sheridan: From a rental’s journal

December 11, 2018 — When the first sentence of a student essay announced, "I pondered this assignment for many long hours," I knew Stella had written it. Despite my increasing insistence that she try a new approach, the dear girl always began by telling me how long she pondered

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Lance Scranton: Revisiting Atticus Finch

December 11, 2018 — I worked up the courage to read "Go Set A Watchman" this past weekend. I didn't really intend to complete Harper Lee's sequel to the classic "To Kill A Mockingbird" in two days, but opportunity presented itself, and I actually got caught up in the

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Memorial Regional Health: After illness or injury, home health care essential — To prevent complications after a hospital stay, MRH works to ensure patients taken care of at home

December 9, 2018 — Editor's note: The following article is sponsored content from Memorial Regional Health. Following a stay in the hospital for illness or injury, transitioning to the home can be a task that requires some extra help from trained professionals. Oftentimes, the transition from hospital to home

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Memories of early December

December 6, 2018 — As I look through the dining room windows this morning, I'm thinking that what I'm seeing could be a scene on a Christmas card. Just across the fence, in Pipi's Pasture, the cows are eating hay which, only a short while ago, we spread out

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making Christmas candy

December 6, 2018 — One thing we all enjoy about the Christmas season is Christmas candy. Because I don't have a lot of time, I enjoy making candies that don't require a candy thermometer. People who are successful at making candy tell me they wait for a clear, dry

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David Ulrich: December’s Moffat County School District snippets

December 6, 2018 — As we move into the Christmas holiday break, I thought it would be good to update the community on the district's progress on a couple of items. First, as a reminder, the last day for students is Friday, Dec. 21. Students return on Tuesday, Jan.

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Clerk’s Corner: Longtime public servant bids fond farewell

December 5, 2018 — As a young child, I dreamed of becoming a history teacher or an FBI agent, but as every adult knows, life usually leads us to unexpected destinations. How lucky for me, my life path led me right to the county clerk's office! What began as

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Michelle Perry: A win for our community

December 4, 2018 — Last week, we shared some big news for our community's future. Yampa Valley Electric Association announced its intention to build a fiber-to-the-premise broadband network, and the city of Craig and Moffat County announced the withdrawal of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant it was

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Interrupting Chicken’ sequel based on a pun

December 4, 2018 — "Creative, creative, creative" is the best way to describe this week's picture book for children. "Interrupting Chicken and the Elephant of Surprise" is a sequel to "Interrupting Chicken," a Caldecott-Honor Winning book, written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. It is a new book, published

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Lance Scranton: Dystopia abounds

December 4, 2018 — Dystopia abounds as winter begins and students are a little more settled in for reading some difficult texts. As we slog through Orwell's classic "1984," it becomes apparent that, in this particular society, the only way to make it out alive is to embrace Big

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Christmas cookies

November 29, 2018 — It's time to bake cookies and make candy. This week's column features three of my favorite cookie recipes. I've used them over and over, but sometimes, I have to add a little more flour to the dough. I think it may have to do with

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From Pipi’s Pasture: It’s December when …

November 29, 2018 — Even if we didn't have a calendar, we could guess that December is just a day away, because of the happenings around us. You know it's December when … • the air has a "bite" to it. • the moon is a sight to behold

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