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Over a Cup of Coffee: Burritos and enchiladas

August 23, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I made burritos with ground beef and refried beans, similar to the first of this week’s recipes. We hadn’t had burritos for a while so they tasted good. This week’s column features two recipes — one for burritos and the other for enchiladas.

Janet Sheridan: TaskRabbit could improve my life

August 23, 2019

Recently in New York City, a dog-loving lady hired a worker to distract her chihuahua while she completed a project. Evidently, the dog was a showboat, and the doting owner was a milquetoast incapable of putting her grandstanding dog in another room. Thus, according to a report on, an able-bodied young man chatted with the owner, played with the dog, watched TV for two hours, and earned $51.

Under the Dome: Summer — Time to travel, listen and learn

August 23, 2019

My senate colleagues from the Denver or Colorado Springs area can describe their districts by the streets that bound the communities that they represent. When they ask me about my district, I mention the borders of Wyoming and Utah and the Continental Divide. Their events are minutes apart, and mine are hours. I'm not complaining. I would challenge any state senator in the country to represent an area as rich in natural beauty and wonderful citizens.

Across the Street: READ every day

August 23, 2019

I recently read an article by Catherine Winter titled the Ten Benefits of Reading: Why you should read every day. Many writers have written articles about the "Five (or Ten) Most Important…", and you can fill in the blank. I've been intrigued by these articles because I can quickly skim through the headlines and see what people are thinking. Then, of course, I consider how the author's opinions align with mine.

Prather’s Pick: A cuddly picture book

August 21, 2019

“A Long Time That I’ve Loved You,” this week’s picture book for children was written by Margaret Wise Brown, the author of “Goodnight Moon,” published in 1947 — a classic in children’s literature. The illustrations for this week’s book, done by Kate Hudson, are breathtaking.

Lance Scranton: What you’re looking for

August 21, 2019

Next week marks the official end of Summer around Craig as students head back to school for another year of public education. Parents have expectations, as do teachers, principals and administrators. The year always starts off with a host of expected outcomes that can be a simple as hoping that kids get to school; all the way to dreaming about high school being over if you are an incoming senior.

Colorado Trust: The C.R.A.I.G. Group — The river

August 16, 2019

Imagine that there’s a town next to a raging river, with a waterfall just five minutes downstream. One day, the residents of this town notice people caught in the river and many are going right over the waterfall’s edge. What can the townspeople do to save these people?

Department of Human Services: August is Child Support Awareness Month

August 16, 2019

On Tuesday, Aug. 6, the Moffat County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed August as Child Support Awareness Month. This kicked off a month long campaign to show appreciation and honor all parents involved with Moffat County Child Support Services (MCCSS) and to thank our child support case managers for their dedication to our parents, children, and community.

Prather’s Pick: A peach of a story

August 14, 2019

It’s peach season, and this week’s picture book for children is about the last peach of summer. The problem is — will it get eaten? “ The Last Peach” was written and illustrated by Gus...

Lance Scranton: Wrong

August 14, 2019

What is it about taking up a cause that doesn’t make a heart feel good and a life seem worthwhile? What is it about things that happen in our country that doesn’t make people feel...

Over a Cup of Coffee: Zany zucchini cookies

August 9, 2019

The Moffat County Fair is on, and I’m wondering how many garden vegetables are being exhibited this year after the strange spring we experienced. I know that we will have zucchini soon so this week’s column features a recipe for cookies made with grated zucchini.

From Pipi’s Pasture: The Moffat County Fair years ago

August 9, 2019

The Moffat County Fair is in full swing right now, and I’m thinking back to years ago when my siblings, Charlotte, Darlene, Duane, and I showed all kinds of animals and exhibited other projects as well. It happened at the very same fairgrounds, and I’ve written about it all over the years — how we got the animals ready, what happened in the show ring, and all of the excitement.

Janet Sheridan: Moments of clarity

August 9, 2019

My first moment of open-eyed appreciation began as I pushed the family bicycle in a circle on the packed earth that served as a driveway for our Lake Shore home. Steering with one arm, I...

History in Focus: The demise of the fiery cross

August 9, 2019

During the summer of 1924, the influence of the Ku Klux Klan quickly spread through Northwest Colorado based on its ideas of pure Americanism, law and order, and prejudice toward immigrants and Catholics (see The...

Prather’s Pick: A novel about injustice

August 7, 2019

“An American Marriage,” a novel by Tayari Jones, is this week’s Prather’s Pick. Published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, it was a 2018 Oprah’s Book Club Selection.

Lance Scranton: On evil

August 7, 2019

I’m certain nobody can really get to the specific mindset of a person who determines to plan and carry out the type of events that happened this past week in Texas and Ohio. We hear so much about disenfranchised youth and the factors that set in action the violence that takes the lives of people who are just living their lives. When evil pierces reality in the manner it did within twenty-four hours this past weekend, one really has to wonder.

From the Museum Archives: Craig’s State Armory

August 6, 2019

“What an amazing building!” are commonly the first words out of a visitor’s mouth upon entering our museum. And they are correct; it is an amazing building with an equally amazing history.