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The Bock’s Office: ‘Black Panther’ a superb superhero saga

February 22, 2018 — While every entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has billed itself as an event, most have succeeded primarily due to the ongoing above-average quality and audiences that enjoy the sense of continuity. While "Black Panther" has both those traits, it's also a little something more.

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Len Browning: Finding rest in the midst of turmoil

February 22, 2018 — My life is busy … by choice. Recently — in addition to the normal weight of the business of life — in a 12-hour period, I had a flood of "extra cargo". My wife, Cheryle, and I were caring for two grandsons for a few

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Toffee, peanut butter swirl bars great treat for cold Yampa Valley days

February 22, 2018 — It's nice to enjoy a snowy day with a cup of coffee or tea and a cookie or bar fresh from the oven. This week's column features two bar recipes from my files. They're easy to make and delicious. A note about the Toffee Bars:

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Spring isn’t far away

February 22, 2018 — We're grateful to finally have some snow, but this past snow was something of a shock, after all the warm, dry days we've had this winter. It's the first time in awhile that our front and back lawns have been covered with snow. It's also

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Why excess belly fat is especially harmful

February 22, 2018 — There are a lot of habits and foods that can increase our waistlines, but visceral fat is a particular kind of fat that's particularly dangerous to overall health. Visceral fat, or excess belly fat, is a deeper fat that affects the functioning of hormones and

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From the Editor: It’s a kids-being-murdered problem

February 20, 2018 — Remember when national tragedy brought us together? Remember when we responded to acts of unthinkable evil with unity, determination and resolve? Remember when we, as Americans, operated under the principle that — though we may, from time to time, disagree with one another — if

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Memorial Regional Health Living Well: Heart disease different for women than men

February 20, 2018 — Quick! Imagine someone having a heart attack. What do you see? There's a good chance you pictured a man clutching his chest. Yet, you could have just as readily have imagined a woman. According to the American Heart Association, heart attacks and strokes are the

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Lance Scranton: Land of confusion

February 20, 2018 — "Can't you see this is the land of confusion, with not enough love to go around." If you remember the lyrics from this iconic '80s song by Genesis, you will likely understand and identify with the rest of this column. If you glance at the

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Someday is Not a Day of the Week’ offers lessons for children, parents

February 20, 2018 — Though this week's picture book is intended for children, there's a message for parents, too. "Someday Is Not a Day of the Week" was written by Denise Brennan-Nelson and illustrated by Kevin O'Malley. It is published by Sleeping Bear Press (2005). The lead character in

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Dave Wallace: School shooting a tragic event

February 19, 2018 — As the mainline news media continues to cover the recent school shooting, and flags are flying at half-staff. I, as well as millions of others, feel deep concern over this tragedy. I pray the family and friends of those who perished find some desperately needed

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Janet Sheridan: The kindness of strangers

February 15, 2018 — Clutching a purse, corrected student papers and a sack filled with jars for a math lesson on liquid measurement, I inched across the school's frozen parking lot. Despite my caution, I slipped on a patch of ice hidden by a thin layer of snow, then

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making chocolate banana pie

February 15, 2018 — A few weeks ago, Mary Burnett, of Craig, sent her recipe for chocolate pie, and readers could hardly wait to make the pie. Then, this week, I was looking through an old edition of a "1000 Recipe Cookbook," the seventh edition published by Dell Publishing

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Packed schedule keeps Craig columnist hurrying around

February 15, 2018 — When I was driving to Craig today, trying to keep to a timed schedule, I was thinking about how I hurry through the days, always with feelings of urgency about the things I have to get done. For example, I hurry to finish my morning

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From the Editor: Peter Rabbit and the art of being offended

February 13, 2018 — I'm not sure when, or even how, it happened, but to all appearances, we've morphed into a nation of folks just looking for something to be offended by. As I was browsing through my daily news sites this morning, I happened upon yet another example

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Prather’s Pick: Book teaches kids how to stay healthy

February 13, 2018 — This week's picture book for children is all about some loving animals who try to help a bear feel better. However, with this year's bad flu season, I think the book can be extended to teach children about germs and how to stay healthy. "Bear

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Lance Scranton: Weather alert

February 13, 2018 — It looks as though we might be getting a little bit of winter back this week and, according to the experts, we may be in for some wetter than normal weather in April and May. I just love writing about the experts, because it gives

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Winchester’ a misfire of a ghost story

February 9, 2018 — Most horror movies are bound to trigger some kind of emotional response, be it fear, excitement or anything else. In the case of "Winchester," that feeling would be boredom. In 1906, San Francisco doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is in dire straits financially and in

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History in Focus: Hans Wright: Killed by kamikaze

February 8, 2018 — Behind the jungle warfare and naval battles of the South Pacific was a vast web of logistics, supply lines, and humans keeping the fighting forces supplied and armed; 2,711 "Liberty" ships were pumped out of American factories and carried out this unheralded work. Aboard the

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Kitty has another calf

February 8, 2018 — Last March, after Kitty had her calf, I wrote a column about her. Kitty is our granddaughter Megan's first 4-H cow, and over the years, she has had plenty of calves, but her last year's calving was just plain humorous, mostly because she spent so

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Craig’s Diane Prather serves up recipes for Valentine’s Day

February 8, 2018 — Wednesday is Valentine's Day. This year, I haven't yet taken time to bake cookies or make candy. In fact, I haven't even had time enough to send out Valentines. But I did take time to hunt up two recipes you might use for the holiday.

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