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Editorial: Cost versus benefit

September 13, 2018 — Cost–benefit analysis is defined as a systematic strategy to compare the potential benefits of a certain course of action to the costs associated with taking that action. One of the main applications of this technique is to help decide whether an investment or decision is

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Editorial: The struggle is real

September 6, 2018 — It's no secret that the United States of America is in a crisis situation with regard to the abuse of prescription drugs, and Northwest Colorado has been hit particularly hard by this deeply disturbing trend. That's why we were so encouraged by last week's news

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Editorial: Seize the opportunity

August 23, 2018 — An open letter to Moffat County students and teachers: On Monday, you will return to classes following the long summer break. A new year stretches before of you, a year that might be compared to a blank page waiting to be filled. What will fill

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Editorial: CRAFTing local tourism

August 16, 2018 — As the Moffat County Tourism Association works toward spotlighting and promoting Northwest Colorado's numerous tourist attractions, we were thrilled to learn last week that the county has been awarded a Colorado Rural Academy for Tourism, or CRAFT, technical assistance support grant in the first round

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Editorial: We support our neighbors

August 9, 2018 — The reverberations arising from Bank of the West's recent social media post are still echoing across Moffat County, and with each passing day, it appears more and more likely that the future may not be all that bright for the institution, at least not in

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Editorial: It’s about time

August 2, 2018 — We were gratified to learn last week that the Craig City Council is planning to adopt a more aggressive strategy in dealing with vacant — and, in some cases, derelict — properties around town. Specifically, during a July 24 meeting, council members — in response

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Editorial: 100 years of tradition

July 26, 2018 — The whole community turned out. With flags flying, the Streeter Mine surprised everybody with a parade, and the Craig band performed. Huge tents housed the displays of local crops, with babies being the biggest crop. The foregoing is an excerpt from a newspaper account of

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Editorial: To our heroes

July 12, 2018 — An open letter to the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect us from wildfire. Dear Firefighters: "Thank you" hardly seems enough for what you have given us — what you are giving us. Because of you, we get to sleep peacefully

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Editorial: Let’s be careful out there

July 6, 2018 — It's been said that people come to Colorado for the winters, but they stay for the summers. And, certainly, there's a solid argument to be made for the truth of that statement. As beautiful as our winters are, there's still nothing quite so pleasant as

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Editorial: Democracy in action

June 28, 2018 — Among the most cherished — and important — rights we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America is the right to freely choose our own leaders, and nowhere is the simple beauty of our election system more clearly expressed than at the local

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Editorial: Pick up that flag

June 21, 2018 — Eight times per year, the Craig Rotary Club gathers a volunteer crew and spends about an hour lining Victory Way — from Veterans Hall to Village Inn — with American flags. Flags are meant to fly, but, inevitably, and despite being anchored in buckets that

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Editorial: Fire safety 101

June 14, 2018 — Though the calendar won't agree for another week yet, outdoor conditions are telling us summer has arrived in Northwest Colorado. That means camping, hiking, cookouts, trips to the pool, outdoor festivals —and, unfortunately, wildfires. Already, multiple blazes are popping up across the state. In southwestern

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Editorial: Definition of community

June 7, 2018 — It's odd how, sometimes, the worst in us is what brings out the best in us … the best of us. Late last month, someone — or perhaps several someones —broke into the Community Budget Center and helped themselves to a television set and an

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Editorial: High stakes, big changes on tap for June 26 primary

May 31, 2018 — Thanks to 2016's passage of Proposition 108, Colorado's unaffiliated voters will — for the first time — be allowed to cast ballots in the June 26 primary election. Before passage of the proposition, Colorado utilized a closed primary system, meaning voters who chose not to affiliate

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Editorial: Preserve and treasure

May 24, 2018 — There's no way around it: The recent destruction of two pieces of locally produced art — though inadvertent — was a huge loss to our community. The pieces in question — two Native American metal sculptures, created by the late local artist Bernie Rose — had been

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Editorial: Blazing a trail to recreational excellence in Moffat County

May 17, 2018 — The spring hiking and camping season is upon us, and we're gratified to see so many groups joining forces and working together to upgrade and enhance our outdoor recreational activities here in Moffat County. Perhaps most visibly, work began last week on a project to

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Editorial: Where do we go from here?

May 11, 2018 — Input gathered from a series of recent focus group meetings confirm what most of us already knew: Colorado Northwestern Community College — though still seen as a valuable asset to the community — has significant perception problems in Moffat County. The study was commissioned by the Moffat

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Editorial: Craig veteran to hike over Rabbit Ears and back to raise awareness, funds for PTSD

May 3, 2018 — A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. — Lao Tzu Will Montgomery isn't planning a journey of 1,000 miles this weekend, but it's safe to say he'll wind up taking a lot more than a single step before the sun sets Saturday.

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Editorial: Moffat County’s Colowyo Mine taking strides toward securing area’s future

April 19, 2018 — Last week, officials with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., owner of the Colowyo Mine, provided an update on the proposed Collom Expansion, which will add 28 acres to existing federal coal leases and give the mine access to another 79 million tons of federal

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Editorial: Lines separating fact, opinion too-often blurred

April 12, 2018 — With the rise of the internet, social media and streaming news services — and the subsequent 24-7 newscycle — the lines between objective news reporting and subjective commentary are becoming ever the more blurred. Admittedly, the media, itself, is at least partially to blame for

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