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Freedom Hooves Therapeutic Riding of Northwest Colorado: Horses valuable partners in human healing

March 25, 2019 — Did you know that horses can read human emotions, such as sadness or nervousness, even before we've even consciously registered them? Horses are known to provide "mirroring" and biofeedback of human emotions, allowing participants a compassionate partner who responds and reflects in a way that

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Are you safe from injury at your workplace?

March 24, 2019 — From a fall down the stairs to respiratory problems, people need medical attention for all kinds of work-related injuries or illnesses. Physician Assistant Carol Bolt is one of the providers at Memorial Regional Health who treats workers' compensation injuries and accidents. Workplace injuries can cause

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From Pipi’s Pasture: The worst blizzard in 19 years

March 21, 2019 — County residents are still talking about the recent blizzard so there's not a lot left to tell. However, we're still dealing with the storm's aftermath so that's what is on my mind this week. We've experienced plenty of blizzards in the approximately nineteen years that

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Jessica’s cookies

March 20, 2019 — This week's recipe for "Cowboy Cookies" was sent to me by our granddaughter, Jessica Prather, who lives in Vernal, Utah. She got it from her friend Lucia. Jessica says that her dad and brother, Jaycee, are "addicted" to the cookies. Please note that you need

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Living Well: When to seek medical treatment for the flu or common cold

March 20, 2019 — Did you know flu season can last as late as May? It's not too late to get a flu vaccine, which can help reduce the risk of flu illness by up to 60 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This flu

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Janet Sheridan: Dealing with relationships

March 20, 2019 — When I scanned an online list of behaviors guaranteed to nurture relationships, two items caught my eye — keep a sense of humor and compliment generously. "Hmm," I thought, "Maybe those suggestions could improve my relationship with my vacuum." So the next time the voracious

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Lance Scranton: Traveling down the road together

March 19, 2019 — If you are traveling over the break, it is safe to say that you'll recognize some of the familiar characteristics of getting from point A to point B. It is traveling's most comforting attribute as you are cruising down the highway, your favorite song on

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Prather’s Pick: Looking ahead to Easter

March 19, 2019 — Easter is about a month away, but this week's picture book for kids is really special. If you decide to find "The Easter Egg," written and illustrated by Jan Brett, you will have time before Easter. Author/illustrator Jan Brett is well-known for her intricate and

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From the Museum Archives: The mammoth that made the museum

March 18, 2019 — Sheer luck. There's no other way to describe Seighardt Klaus' mammoth discovery back in 1961. Living 5 miles north of Craig, Seighardt was digging a well when his drill bit suddenly brought up a couple of pieces of ivory from 15 feet below. Klaus and

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Under the Dome: Successful transition to State Senate

March 18, 2019 — I skipped a month writing columns after six years of never missing one. If you read them let me know. I suppose it's because I'm still adjusting to moving over to the Senate and to the fact that my party is in the minority in

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Memorial Regional Health: Feeling tired, fatigued? It could be a lack of quality sleep

March 17, 2019 — Editor’s note: The following article is sponsored by Memorial Regional Health. A few portions of this article previously appeared in a separate MRH-sponsored article in the Craig Press. Do you feel excessively tired or unrefreshed during the day? Does your partner complain of loud snoring or

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ feisty fun in new turn for superhero saga

March 15, 2019 — If you saw a little old lady on a busy train, would you offer her a seat or punch her in the face? Most of us might forgo cold-cocking the elderly, but the eponymous character of “Captain Marvel” has seen too much to assume the

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Living Well — Keep cholesterol in check

March 12, 2019 — It isn't news that cholesterol levels are directly tied to heart disease risk. The higher your cholesterol, the higher your risk. While there are some genetic components to cholesterol that are out of your control, there are ways you can lower your cholesterol. The first

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From the Museum Archives: Custer Colt — museum firearm goes from intriguing to historically significant

March 12, 2019 — The museum has had a Custer Colt in our collection for years. While it was already a significant firearm, new information possibly makes it one of the most historically significant Colts in any collection anywhere. A "Custer Colt" is a well-known term for historians and

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Lance Scranton: And the survey says …

March 12, 2019 — Why do you give your opinion? Why would you spend time filling out a survey? Just about everything we do these days can be summed up by taking a survey. Companies spend millions of dollars every year finding ways to elicit reviews from customers, and

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Prather’s Pick: Collaboration nets page-turner of a novel

March 12, 2019 — One thing is sure. When you pick up a novel by James Patterson, you just have to keep turning the pages. "Juror # 3," this week's featured novel, is no exception. It was written by Patterson and Nancy Allen and published by Grand Central Publishing

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Memorial Regional Health: Good nutrition doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive — developing healthier eating habits easier than you may think

March 10, 2019 — Editor's note: The following article is sponsored by Memorial Regional Health. Thanks to technology and affordability, healthy foods are becoming tastier and more accessible for all people. Healthy options are tastier thanks to the endless access to online recipes, which debunks the assumption that healthy

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

March 7, 2019 — St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. It's fun to celebrate with a special dinner that includes green foods and shamrock-shaped cookies or biscuits. Traditionally, corned beef and cabbage dishes are served on St. Patrick's Day. This week's column includes two cabbage recipes. I

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From Pipi’s Pasture: My furry hat

March 7, 2019 — Sometime in November or December, my granddaughter Megan surprised me with a furry hat, a hat that is super warm. I've worn it to do chores and feed cows every day since; in fact, I can't do without it. The older calves have gotten used

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History in Focus: First Baptist Church holds place in local history

March 7, 2019 — In 1911, a small group of homesteaders from different faith backgrounds met with Reverend W.C. Lindsey, a Baptist minister and homesteader near Cedar Mountain, to start a new church. This meeting marked the start of the First Baptist Church of Craig. But before a church

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