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Prather’s Pick: A bedtime book

November 19, 2019

Children are curious about lots of things, and sometimes adults don’t know the answers to their questions (or the answers are complicated) so we just say, “Just because…” However, the father in this week’s picture...

Over a Cup of Coffee: A pumpkin spice mistake

November 19, 2019

My face is red. It has been awhile (as far as I know) since I’ve made a mistake in recipe ingredients, but this last week I made a whopper. How I can proofread ingredients (and...

Janet Sheridan: Bird matching

November 16, 2019

Do you notice birds? Whether singers or squawkers, flashy or plain, aggressive or timid, the birds of Craig interest and entertain me. Hoping you like them as well, I’ve created a bird-matching game for today’s...

Pipi’s Pasture: Playing games as kids

November 15, 2019

This week’s column was inspired by my grandson Kenny (Prather) who lives in Alaska but has been visiting us for the past week and a half. Kenny grew up in Craig so some of his...

Scranton: Because of You

November 14, 2019

It’s already election season and I could rant and rave about any particular group whose political bent either confuses or defames my traditional sensibilities. But, regardless of my particular identification as a Republican, Democrat, or...

Diane Prather: A new novel by Sandra Brown

November 13, 2019

Author Sandra Brown has written seventy “New York Times” bestsellers. “Outfox” is her most recent novel.  The protagonist of this week’s novel is Drex Easton, an FBI agent who is on a quest to bring...

Over a Cup of Coffee: More pumpkin

November 8, 2019

Today I got to taste some almonds that hunters had brought from California. They were coated with lemon and pumpkin, kind of like M&M’s. The pumpkin almonds were delicious. It’s pumpkin season for sure. This...

From Pipi’s Pasture: One strange year

November 8, 2019

It’s been a strange year on so many levels, but one oddity has been the number of gentle wild animals that have taken up residence at Pipi’s Pasture. Take one afternoon this week for example....

Prather’s Pick: A crooked little house

November 6, 2019

Over the years Kate DiCamillo has written memorable novels for young adults — but which adults also enjoy — such as “The Tale of Despereaux” and “Because of Winn-Dixie.” More recently she has written three novels that introduced the characters of Raymie, Louisiana, and Beverly. “Beverly, Right Here” is the most recent of the three novels, the story of Beverly Tapinski. It is this week’s featured book.

Lance Scranton: Time to wait

November 6, 2019

Time is one of those concepts that can be difficult to wrap your mind around. Seconds, minutes and hours measure days, weeks, and years. All I know for certain is that time waits for nobody,...

Over a Cup of Coffee: Cooking with pumpkin

November 1, 2019

I’m excited because our son Jody and family are coming for Thanksgiving. That means we’ll get to see our almost-a-year-old great granddaughter Luna, too! So I have already been planning the menu. I came upon a recipe for a double-layer pumpkin pie that I haven’t made in awhile. Staff writer Gwen Alexander featured it in a Craig Daily Press some years back. It’s yummy.

Janet Sheridan: Fact and whimsy inspired by fall

November 1, 2019

As I walked through the colorful confetti of fall, I noticed a few reluctant trees still clung to their leaves like parents not yet ready for the first day of kindergarten. A few had decided this was the day to say goodbye and were making quick work of the job, shedding torrents of leaves as I passed. Others had long ago discarded all their leaves, as anxious to declutter as I am after Christmas.

David Ulrich: Transparency and community engagement

November 1, 2019

As part of the Moffat County School District Strategic Plan, the MCSD Board of Education has made a specific commitment to ensuring transparency and community engagement. We have several ways for the community to follow the district’s highlights and challenges as well as provide feedback to the board of education.

Grand Futures: What is really in that vape pen?

October 31, 2019

In the past few months there has been a lot of coverage in the news about e-cigarettes and other vaping devices due to the number of newly reported incidences of lung disease and death associated...

Lance Scranton: Good friends

October 30, 2019

I have many good friends in Craig, Colorado where I have made my home for almost 22 years. What makes a good friend are all the things we take for granted such as support, care, and empathy.

Prather’s Pick: Celebrating a children’s classic

October 30, 2019

This year I’ve chosen to celebrate Halloween with a book that reminds me of this time of year because its rather lovable characters are beasts. They’re “wild things,” inspired by a boy’s imagination.