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Editorial: We’re not going anywhere

December 11, 2019

On Thursday, community members will see our the building at 466 Yampa Avenue listed for sale and/or rent. It’s a bittersweet decision because our newspaper has occupied this building since 1920 when it first became...


Lance Scranton: Prepare for the season

December 11, 2019

Everyone is getting ready for their version of the season which brings 2019 to a close. Some, myself included, choose to prepare for Christmas by celebrating the birth of a Savior who would make an...


Prather’s Pick: A Christmas miracle

December 10, 2019

Audrey Wood wrote this week’s book after researching journals and diaries as to first-hand accounts of life in the early American West. She was especially inspired by accounts of widowed women raising children and even...


Scranton: Go ahead

December 7, 2019

Yes, it’s time to bite the bullet, take the horse by the reins, the bull by the horns, and just get it done! Why wait any longer? Why drag it out? No more deliberation or...


Over a Cup of Coffee: Making Christmas candy

December 7, 2019

Cooks in my family have always claimed that candy often doesn’t “turn out” when the barometric pressure is on the low side. Because I’m usually short on time, I haven’t made that much candy to...


From Pipi’s Pasture: The Christmas catalogs

December 5, 2019

All this week, television networks have been featuring stories about holiday shopping and its record sales, especially online shopping. So I’ve been thinking about how far things have come over the years. It is mind-boggling...


Prather’s Pick: A message about families

December 3, 2019

“Finding Chika: A Little Girl, An Earthquake, and the Making of a Family” written by Mitch Albom, is this week’s Prather’s Pick. It is a moving memoir of the time Mitch and his wife Janine...




Editorial: Stay local, shop locally Saturday

November 29, 2019

While Black Friday has morphed from a one-day shopping frenzy for doorbusters into lengthy sales that seemingly start as soon as the last piece of Halloween candy is handed out, it is still expected to...


Over a Cup of Coffee: Eating gluten-free

November 29, 2019

Lots of people have to eat gluten-free these days, and I apologize for not featuring gluten-free recipes more often. If you have recipes you would like to share, please call me. The featured recipe this...



Lance Scranton: Saying thanks

November 27, 2019

Take a break from impeachment, climate change, and all the other emergencies that vie for our time and attention. This week we celebrate a time of thanksgiving built upon the tradition of a group of...


Prather’s Pick: A funny look at monsters

November 26, 2019

It isn’t uncommon for children to be afraid that monsters are hiding under their beds or in their closets. However, the monsters have met their match with the cute boy in this week’s picture book...


Across the Street: Community matters

November 24, 2019

There is a lot said these days about education and the importance of an educated, intelligent citizenry, but where did the idea of universal education begin?  Horace Mann (1796-1859) became known as the Father of...


From Pipi’s Pasture: Being thankful

November 23, 2019

This has been a year with lots of unusual happenings—not necessarily bad, just “strange.” In spite of that, there is plenty to be thankful for, and Thanksgiving is a great time to pause and reflect...


Under the Dome: I love working for Colorado

November 23, 2019

Why would anyone serve in an elected office?  What motivates us to become public figures, meet hundreds or maybe thousands of new friends and acquaintances, stand up for our principles against criticism, give up time...


From the Editor: Introducing a new series on a tough topic

November 22, 2019

Usually, the Craig Press editorial runs in this space on Fridays, but sometimes there’s something that really deserves to be written about from a personal perspective. Since I’ve taken over the role of editor here...


Over a Cup of Coffee: Festive fruit salads

November 22, 2019

This week’s column features two fruit salads that I often include with Thanksgiving dinner. The first, “Fruit Surprise,” is our grandson Jaycee’s favorite. These salads might also be used as desserts. Fruit Surprise • 1 can...


History in Focus: The Black Widow of Yampa

November 22, 2019

On the afternoon of July 11, 1929, Elmer Stephenson of Yampa arrived home for lunch from his job growing and shipping high mountain head lettuce for A.E. Barker Produce.  His wife, Lillian, served coffee, pot...