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Editorial: Consider the evidence

November 15, 2018 — It is not our general practice to respond to the comments readers make on articles published online by the Craig Press. We feel everyone is entitled to an opinion, so we offer our online comments section as an open forum for the expression of such

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Remembering Thanksgiving

November 15, 2018 — When Thanksgiving rolls around, I can't help but remember my childhood, when the holiday was celebrated with a big dinner and lots of family. Thanksgiving was usually spent with the Osborn family, since our grandparents, Dad's parents, lived on Deer Creek, just over the hill

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Some Thanksgiving recipes

November 15, 2018 — I can't believe it's less than a week until Thanksgiving. These days, with my busy schedule, it's hard to get the time to do a lot of cooking, as my mother did years ago, but there are always the family favorites, like a salad with

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Holes in the Sky’ a moving picture book

November 15, 2018 — "Holes in the Sky" is Patricia Polacco's most recent picture book for children. Polacco has written more than 100 picture books based on her childhood. In fact, she is the "Trisha" in many of her stories, as is the case in this week's book. As

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Living Well: Treating incontinence in women with urodynamics

November 13, 2018 — Unless you or someone you know has urinary incontinence, you've probably never heard of the term urodynamics. It's a common phrase used by urologists and gynecologists, alike. Urodynamics simply refers to a series of tests that assess how well a person's bladder and urethra are

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Lance Scranton: It’s not right!

November 13, 2018 — Ever notice how much attention the things that just don't seem to be working correctly tend to get in the news and on social media? How come the good things aren't reported on as naturally as the negative stuff that circulates throughout the news cycles

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Veterans: 100 years ago, 100 years from now

November 9, 2018 — Editor’s note: On this Veterans Day, U.S. veterans number more than 1 million, more than 800 of them in Moffat County. One-hundred years ago, the War to End All Wars ended. Soldiers sailed for home. Today, no living American possesses the memory of being one

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From Pipi’s Pasture: November reflections

November 8, 2018 — At this writing, it is just turning daylight. The early morning sky is covered with scattered clouds, some of which are tinted pink. It's a pretty morning. When I first got up, I turned on the front porch light for our granddaughter Megan, who would

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Quick sandwich recipes

November 8, 2018 — One night last week, when I was in a hurry to get supper, I decided to make Sloppy Joes. I usually make them using ground beef, pork and beans, and tomato sauce or ketchup, but this time, I decided to jazz up the recipe a

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History in Focus: Sand Wash horses a living icon

November 6, 2018 — The wild horses of Sand Wash Basin are famous around the world. Each spring, aficionados watch closely for newborn foals and the right to bequeath them a name. Picasso, the most famous of the herd's wild mustangs, is available on Amazon as a Breyer Toy

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Living Well: Sore throat — Is it strep or something else?

November 6, 2018 — It's that time of year when coughs, runny noses, fevers, and sore throats are rampant among the community. Many patients — children and adults — visiting our MRH clinics are concerned about sore throats and wonder if they may be caused by strep. There are

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Prather’s Pick: New novel set in Telluride

November 6, 2018 — This week's novel for adults is reminiscent of "old time" westerns, when range battles were fought over land, water rights, gold mining, and cattle rustling. "Telluride Top of the World" is set in the 1970s, when a modern-day range war rages over a historical ranch

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Doing battle with the hoses

November 1, 2018 — This was a week of mishaps with the garden hoses we use to fill the stock tanks. More than once, I was left with wet pants, coat, shoes, and hair — more water on me, perhaps, than in the tanks. Garden hoses get a lot

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The Clerk’s Corner: What happens Election Day

November 1, 2018 — For today's episode of "How Stuff Works," I'm going to tell you what happens to your ballot after you return it to the county clerk's office. Even if you've never wondered about the inner workings of our office, I'm happy to have the opportunity to

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Lance Scranton: We are not alone

October 30, 2018 — One of the most remarkable traits of the people who have chosen to make Craig and Moffat County their home is the organized efforts made to help work things out for those who are disadvantaged. What sets the efforts apart is that the organization and

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Grand Futures Prevention Coalition seeks passionate teens, young adults for social justice youth coalition

October 30, 2018 — Grand Futures Prevention Coalition was selected by the Colorado School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Practice, as one of 20 youth-serving organizations and schools across the state that will host youth coalitions as part of the Statewide Social Justice Youth Tobacco Control Movement.

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Janet Sheridan: I’m hair brained

October 30, 2018 — Marta, my roommate, grabbed a strand of my hair, pulled it straight, and repeatedly scraped a metal fine-toothed comb along its length until a knot of hair formed, repeating the process until my scalp bristled with knotted clumps. Education majors, not cosmetologists, we said we

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Living Well: Tips for a safe Halloween — Taking the real scares out of trick or treat

October 30, 2018 — Letting our kids roam the streets at night is not something we generally allow, except, that is, on Halloween. It's a holiday that's made for a bit of rowdy fun. When kids are young, it's easy. You simply go with them around a block or

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Memorial Regional Health: Asking questions, demanding quality helps boost health care

October 28, 2018 — Editor’s note: The following article is sponsored content from Memorial Regional Health A common term in health care is patient-centered care. In simple terms, it means putting patients first. Gone are the days when you quietly sat on the examination table as your doctor took

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Halloween’ finally returns to form 40 years later

October 26, 2018 — All it takes is a few piano notes and an awkward-looking jack-o’-lantern being reassembled to send a chill down your spine, and that’s only in the opening credits of “Halloween.” For 40 years, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) has been coping with the trauma of

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