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Janet Sheridan: The allure of the forbidden

January 22, 2019 — In 1961, Boston and Philadelphia banned the hit single, "Beans in My Ears," because the refrain, "My mommy said not to put beans in my ears," inspired children to load their ears with legumes. Some even poked beans up their noses. Being collegiate, I resisted

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Lance Scranton: Preference or conviction?

January 22, 2019 — Evidently, Craig is one of the few towns in Northwestern Colorado that hasn't worked up enough of an appetite for legalized marijuana. The failure to collect enough signatures for a ballot initiative left supporters re-strategizing by trying to influence Craig City Council by running for

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Prather’s Pick: Picture book from Richard Byrne spins chalkboard mystery

January 22, 2019 — The leading characters in this week's picture book are pieces of chalk. "The Case of the Missing Chalk Drawings" was written and illustrated by Richard Byrne, and children will find this story both wacky and lively. In the story, four pieces of chalk of different

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Memorial Regional Health: Support essential in quest toward weight loss — Research shows emotional, social, practical support bolster weight-loss goals

January 20, 2019 — Editor's note: The following article is sponsored by Memorial Regional Health. Year after year, Americans make New Year's resolutions to lose weight, but research shows many completely give up on their goal by February. Many weight loss resolutions include some kind of quick-fix fad diet,

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Getting those steps in

January 17, 2019 — Recently, one of the evening news channels featured the findings of some experts on exercise. What I took from the report is that a person does not need to exercise (like walking) in one large block of time; small periods of exercise per day add

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Dry January: Why take a break from booze?

January 17, 2019 — "Dryuary" or "Dry January" started in 2013 in the United Kingdom and is gaining popularity in the United States. Committing to 30 days of not drinking alcohol is an excellent way to reevaluate your relationship with booze. As you explore other ways to relax and

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Over a Cup of Coffee: About the mayonnaise cake …

January 17, 2019 — Last week's column featured a recipe for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. A few days later, Lois Stoffle, of Craig, called me with some cake-saving advice about the recipe. She said to make sure to check the ingredients/additives in the mayonnaise before making the cake. Some brands

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Across the Street: Colorado legislature working to improve education

January 17, 2019 — During our monthly meeting, as the first week of the 72nd legislative session began, the State Board of Education walked across the street to attend the State of the State address, where Gov. Jared Polis reiterated his primary education related promise. “Our top priority this

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Living Well: Ear infections common, but shouldn’t be ignored

January 15, 2019 — If your children have never had an ear infection, they're anomalies, because five out of six kids experience an ear infection by their 3rd birthday, according to the National Institutes of Health. Ear infections cause pain, often indicated by tugging on the ears, loss of

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Lance Scranton: Welcome to Scare City

January 15, 2019 — We are studying the ideas of Thomas Malthus in class as part of our unit on philosophy. Self-confidence, happiness, the good life, hardship, and self-esteem are the topics students gain knowledge about from the likes of Socrates, Senneca, Epicurus, and Montaigne. Mathus offers a truly

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Memorial Regional Heath: Patients who see primary care providers live longer — research shows primary care leads to prevention, better overall health

January 13, 2019 — Editor's note: The following article is sponsored by Memorial Regional Health Patients with access to primary health care have lower health care costs than those who don't, and they also live longer, healthier lives. The American Academy of Family Physicians points toward research that shows

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Chocolate cake recipes

January 10, 2019 — I think it's safe to say most people love chocolate cake. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and chocolate and Valentine's Day go together, so this week's column features two chocolate cake recipes. I think these are delicious cakes. Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake and Chocolate

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Memories of January

January 10, 2019 — This afternoon, a sunny, snow-covered scene here at Pipi's Pasture took me back to Januarys when my siblings and I were growing up on the ranch at Morapos. There's not a lot of snow here at Pipi's Pasture right now, but everything is white, the

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History in Focus: The Christian endeavor

January 9, 2019 — One of the most recognizable buildings in the downtown area is the Center of Craig. Built in 1902, it was originally the First Christian Church. It is a reminder of how the early history of Craig was shaped by people of strong faith who were

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Home, state, everywhere else in between: A look back at 2018’s Moffat County sports

January 9, 2019 — Any sports reporter who tells you all they want out of covering an athletic event are scores, times or placements is probably part robot. Yes, those things are important elements of the job, but if that’s the only part you feel is necessary to convey

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Accidental Heroes’ a feel good thriller

January 8, 2019 — A message on a postcard is a "trigger" for the plot in this week's novel. "Accidental Heroes," by Danielle Steel, is a suspense thriller, but it is more than that. In the novel, as the title implies, some ordinary people are thrust into the role

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Janet Sheridan: The best of the year  

January 7, 2019 — Once again, as a new year approached, self-proclaimed experts presented their lists of 2018's best movies, diets, TV shows, books, and brands of bacon. Browsing the internet, I found a list of the year's best food events that included McDonald's all-day breakfast menu, Ben &

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ a perfectly practical sequel

January 4, 2019 — The idea of creating a follow-up to one of the greatest movie musicals in the history of cinema is, like a bad Cockney accent, a sound that is something quite atrocious. Even if you look at it as medicine you can't avoid, "Mary Poppins Returns"

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Winter is here

January 3, 2019 — At this writing, it is the second day of 2019, a bitterly cold day. Thank goodness there is plenty of sunshine and no wind. The crab apple tree outside the dining room window doesn't have any bird visitors this morning, probably because there are very

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Casserole recipes

January 3, 2019 — During the holidays, we ended up with Christmas Eve soup, ham, baked chicken, chicken tenders, salads, fresh veggies, cake, and more and only three of us here to eat it all. It takes a lot of imagination to use leftovers, but I did my best.

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