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Over a Cup of Coffee: Making cookie bars

January 17, 2020

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, and that means baking cookies. Making cookie bars takes less time, and they’re yummy. This week’s column features two recipes for bars that are made with ingredients...



Obituary: Jill V. McCandless

January 16, 2020

Jill V. McCandless, wife of Neil McCandless, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.  Services are pending.



Wolves aren’t waiting for Colorado voters

January 16, 2020

Over the past few years, several wolves have wandered into Colorado from farther north. According to state wildlife officials, recent activity in Moffat County indicates that a pack of six wolves has chosen to make Colorado...


Obituary: Sand Reed

January 15, 2020

Sand Reed November 25 1946 – December 27 2019 James Douglas “Sand” Reed left this world December 27 2019. He was born in Ensley Alabama and was the youngest of ten children. Sand moved o...


Driver in fatal crash on Highway 40 enters plea deal

January 15, 2020

A driver involved in a fatal head-on car crash on US Highway 40 this summer has pleaded guilty to careless driving resulting in injury and could spend 180 days in jail. Fraser resident Brian Linquata,...


Prather’s Pick: A novel set in Alaska

January 15, 2020

I was drawn to this week’s novel because its setting is Alaska, and that’s where my son  Jamie and his family live. The novel is set around Homer, Kaneq, the Kenai Peninsula, and Homer Spit,...


Obituary: Sand Reed

January 15, 2020

November 25, 1946 – December 27, 2019 James Douglas “Sand” Reed left this world December 27, 2019.   He was born in Ensley, Alabama and was the youngest of ten children.  Sand moved to the Yampa...





Randell Kline

January 14, 2020

Randell Kline Jan 13, 1954 ~ Dec 25, 2019 Randell January 13, 1954 – Kline December 25, 2019 Randell (Randy) Bert Kline was born in Craig, Colorado on January 13, 1954. He passed into heaven...




Op-Ed: An open letter to the Northwest Colorado community

January 13, 2020

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association announced January 9 that Craig Station and the Colowyo Mine will be retiring by 2030. In addition, we will be retiring Escalante Station in New Mexico by the end of...