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Prather’s Pick: ‘This Jazz Man’ offers tribute to timeless musical style

June 18, 2018 — "This Jazz Man," by Karen Ehrhardt and illustrated by R.G. Roth, is this week's featured picture book. The book was recommended by Tania Bade, a librarian at the Craig branch of Moffat County Libraries. Though it has a copyright of 2006, the book is new

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Memorial Regional Health: Benefits of exercise extend beyond weight — physical activity good for mental health, disease prevention, happiness

June 17, 2018 — Colorado might have the lowest obesity rate in the United States, but about a quarter of Moffat County residents are obese and physically inactive, according to state health rankings. Adults should do at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, 75 minutes per week

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Observations on fatherhood

June 14, 2018 — Sunday is Father's Day. My husband, Lyle, is a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. In addition, our sons, Jody and Jami, are fathers to grown children. The family's newest father is grandson Kenny, who has a 3-month-old son, Brian. That makes Jamie a grandfather, too. So,

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Treats for Father’s Day

June 14, 2018 — Sunday is Father's Day. The "Pumpkin Pie Cake" recipe, contributed by Patty Myers and featured in last week's column, would be a great dessert for a Father's Day celebration meal. This week, I also found a recipe for" Pumpkin Bars." I had forgotten the recipe,

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Across the Street: Who won the Civil War?

June 14, 2018 — Who won the Civil War? Is your answer based on "facts" or on yours, or someone else's, interpretation? Last month the State Board of Education reviewed and voted on Social Studies Standards which include, history, geography, economics and civics. The word "interpret" appeared 90 times

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Patricia Jones: Powerful words can bring about change

June 14, 2018 — Words are powerful. Powerful words can cause change. For example, Patrick Henry roused the people with his "Give me liberty or give me death" statement. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech. Paul introduced God to the Athenians

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Bertha and the Frog Choir’ engaging picture book for children

June 12, 2018 — Whenever I review a children's book, I can't help but think of the children's literature classes I taught at Colorado Northwestern Community College. My students and I met one or more times per week at the Craig Library so the students could find the type

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Living Well: Addressing the opioid issue: MRH launches pain management program to combat problem

June 12, 2018 — The national concerns about opioid overuse and addiction have reached Craig, and local health care providers want to do something positive about it. Their goal is to help people who suffer from chronic pain create a workable plan to ease their pain. That's why skilled

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Under the Dome: Running fast or catching up?

June 12, 2018 — The 2018 Legislative session is over, and now, I have time to meet with constituents and state department personnel to catch up and learn more about issues I'll need to study before the next session begins (Nov. 1 for the Joint Budget Committee). I enjoy

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Lance Scranton: Baking cakes and our conscience

June 12, 2018 — The big news of the past few weeks has been the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding a Colorado bakery owner's refusal to bake a cake for a homosexual couple. The owner of the cake shop yielded to his deeply held conviction that he could not

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Jason Haskell: The power of speaking God’s words

June 7, 2018 — The preaching of the cross of Jesus is the power of God unto salvation. The message of the cross and the resurrection of Christ carries the same power that was in the actual event. When this message is preached, the power of God is released.

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Janet Sheridan: We are what we eat

June 7, 2018 — I flipped a page in the March 2014 issue of "Outside" and saw an article that made my happy meter jump all the way to the right with its title, "Focus on Quality Foods," and its list of 10 food groups. I adore food and

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From Pipi’s Pasture: ‘Help’ with the chores

June 7, 2018 — The cows are on summer pasture, and we have a summer corral routine in place here at Pipi's Pasture. So now, it's time to focus on other chores around the place, and there are plenty of them! Before I can start on the inside cleaning,

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Over a Cup: Making a pumpkin cake

June 7, 2018 — We tend to associate pumpkin with Thanksgiving, but pumpkin recipes are good anytime. This week, Patty Myers, of Hamilton, called me with a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Cake. It's a moist cake that tastes a lot like pumpkin pie. I think it would be a

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History in Focus: Lorie C. Thomas — 14 months

June 7, 2018 — The brief life of Lorie C. Thomas was a whirlwind of moves across the country, then over to Europe as one of millions of Americans scattered across the globe to confront the evil of fascism and militarism during World War II. It took just 14

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Northwest Colorado Health: Integrated model improves access to mental health support

June 6, 2018 — A doctor diagnoses a patient with diabetes. The patient is overwhelmed by physical symptoms and disheartened by fear, worry and sadness. The prospect of making life adjustments to manage her disease seems insurmountable. Another patient complains of sleep problems. He's recently experienced a major loss,

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Eleanor Hasenbeck: Maps, mountain lions and moving upstream

June 5, 2018 — I could put Craig on the map from the time I was 7 years old, largely because my father brought home souvenir T-shirts and wild stories of mountain lions prowling feet away from the doorstep of the cabin he hunted out of near Freeman Reservoir.

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Lance Scranton: Jumping on the ‘coarse train’

June 5, 2018 — Most readers would agree that reading the news and keeping up with what is going on in our country and the world is part of being a responsible and informed citizen, but it is very apparent that even the news is becoming more difficult to

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Prather’s Pick: Historical novel ‘A Breath of Hope’ looks at early 1900s

June 5, 2018 — This week's novel for adults is historical fiction. "A Breath of Hope," by Lauraine Snelling and published by Bethany House, is the second novel in the Under Northern Series. "A Breath of Hope," new for 2018, is a sequel to "The Promise of Dawn." The

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Deadpool 2’— Twice the slice, half the sense

June 5, 2018 — You might not expect a katana-wielding maniac to touch your heart with an intentionally overwrought monologue about good and evil mere moments after making suggestive hand motions most of us outgrew in middle school. Luckily, "Deadpool 2" shows us maturity comes slowly to some. Life

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