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Memorial Regional Health: MRH occupational therapists can help develop activity-based plans to help patients overcome mental health challenges

April 22, 2018 — People often think of occupational therapists as professionals who help patients with physical conditions, but did you know that mental health is one of the areas of care that occupational therapists treat regularly? In the context of occupational therapy, occupations are defined as daily activities.

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Over a Cup of Coffee: Casseroles as good as leftovers

April 19, 2018 — Lately, we've had family members in and out of the house, and, as always, if they're hungry and it isn't mealtime, they're welcome to raid the refrigerator. To make sandwich-making more inviting, I try to make sure there are leftovers, such as meat loaf and

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Raising twin bottle calves a worthwhile challenge for Craig rancher

April 19, 2018 — The subject of last week's column was memories of feeding bottle calves, specifically, one calf that had to be supplemented with two bottles of milk replacer per day because her mother couldn't produce enough milk. This week, I'm back on bottle calves again, but this

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Bain White: Forgiveness has no memory

April 19, 2018 — How do you feel you rank when it comes to forgiveness? I realize all of us have been in positions during our lifetimes when we have come to the conclusion that we have been hurt by another person. We also recognize that certain hurts are

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Lance Scranton: These are the good guys, right?

April 17, 2018 — Congress sat around grilling good guy Mark Zuckerberg, of Facebook fame, last week and attempted to make sense of his multi-billion dollar social media platform and its effect on free speech, how it collects user information and a host of security issues. Most of you

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Prather’s Pick: Bush twins share memories in new book

April 17, 2018 — This week's autobiography, "Sisters First: Stories from our Wild and Wonderful Life," was written by Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush. The book's foreword was written by Laura Bush. It is a book of memories shared by the twins, of childhood and beyond, including

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Living Well: Play not just fun and games — Kids need active, imaginary play to develop physically, emotionally and socially

April 17, 2018 — It's advice we should all take to heart, but it's especially important for kids: Get out and play. You may view play as simply kids messing around, but according to local occupational therapists, play is your child's occupation — it's what they need to do

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The Bock’s Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ — They’re here, they hear, get used to it

April 14, 2018 — Any movie or TV show about an apocalyptic scenario is bound to have a niche audience of doomsday preppers and survivalists who almost wish it would come to fruition. Then you have a film like "A Quiet Place," which should have that crowd squealing with

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History in Focus: Naming of Yampa River has interesting history

April 12, 2018 — The history and culture of Northwest Colorado can be discovered in the names of our cities, places and geographic features. In our early history, the Yampa River was simultaneously named the Bear River. By the early 20th century, the name of the river had become

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Lisa Schlichtman: Colorado Journalism Week celebrates, honors working press

April 12, 2018 — To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of "fake news" leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media organizations are now in the rare position of making headlines. The most

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Over a Cup of Coffee: 3 recipes for homemade macaroni and cheese

April 12, 2018 — I imagine just about everybody likes macaroni and cheese. We enjoy having it as a side dish with ham and other meats. Then, the next day, I mix the leftover macaroni and cheese with browned ground beef, green bell peppers, onion, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce

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From Pipi’s Pasture: Columnist shares memories of bottle calves in Moffat County

April 12, 2018 — Some years, we finish up the calving season with one or two bottle calves here at Pipi's Pasture; some years, we don't have any. The "not any" years are lucky years, because feeding a bottle calf is an expensive business, and it means an extra

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Prather’s Pick: ‘Splish, Splash, Ducky’ great pick for young readers

April 10, 2018 — This week's new picture book for young readers (or to share with pre-school children) is great! The bold illustrations, done in gouache — a method of painting using opaque pigments ground in water and thickened with a gluelike substance — are in bright colors and

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Under the Dome: Colorado budget balances at $28.9 billion

April 10, 2018 — The Colorado House of Representatives, then the Senate, recently passed the "long bill" budget for the 2018/2109 fiscal year. We still have the conference committee this week to resolve differences between House and Senate amendments. Unlike some other states, Colorado's Constitution requires a balanced budget,

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Lance Scranton: Control should describe virtue

April 10, 2018 — Students are walking out of school demanding gun control, the President wants to get our borders under control and the latest budget passed by Republicans and Democrats seemed to avoid any measure of fiscal control. Growing up, I was constantly reminded to exercise some self

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Across the Street: Civics foundational to education

April 10, 2018 — "An informed citizenry is the heart of a dynamic democracy." — Thomas Jefferson Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizenship. The United States Citizenship Civics Test is the test all immigrants applying for U.S. citizenship must pass. Unlike Colorado, some states

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Living Well: Why health fairs are good for your health

April 10, 2018 — It's that time of year again — the annual community health fair by Memorial Regional Health. Following are a few reasons you should attend the fair rather than sleep in this Saturday. Jumpstart your health Think of attending the health fair as pushing a virtual

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Michelle Perry Balleck: Broadband effort takes small step with huge implications

April 10, 2018 — Progress feels good. Two weeks ago, our community took a significant step forward in the broadband project, which we are calling the Moffat County Broadband Initiative, or MCBI. The city of Craig and Moffat County each contributed half of the $25,000 pricetag for phase one

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Scott Middleton: Hidden problems visible to Jesus

April 10, 2018 — I was on a trip the other day. and as I left Craig, I noticed a great amount of vibration in my truck. This trip was planned, so I had done all the preparation I could think of: The gas tank was full, the tires

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Dave Ulrich: Future looking brighter for Moffat County School District

April 10, 2018 — The future for Moffat County School District students continues to brighten. I believe our district earning the accredited rating for the first time since 2009 is only the beginning of our efforts to live the district's mission to educate and inspire students to thrive in

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