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 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    October 20, 2021 

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Calf and Kid. Ever notice they both sound, when pronounced, like both begin with the same letter? Given my spelling prowess (spell check said prowuse was wrong), I may have actually interchanged the...

 

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Much is said about the family ranch and the family farm. Those reassuring words “the family ranch” describe a future for our industry. There is another segment of the cattle industry where family...

 

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Why can’t everything go right at the same time just once? This cattle business gets kind of frustrating sometimes. Here we are with the best cattle prices for quite awhile. Good old supply and...

 

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Road signs. There must be millions of them. No matter whether a simple county road, state highway or Interstate, the roads are lined with them. Their purpose, of course, is to give directions, speed...

 

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Fall is finally here. I believe I like fall better than any other time of the year. Cooler days, fall colors and weeds quit growing. It is hard to find much wrong with fall except for one thing. Flies...

 

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Sue is always trying to add variety to our meals. Since we both have worked out of our home offices the entire 35 years of our marriage, this is a very good thing. “Eating out” is a luxury reserve...

 

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Writing “Under The Wire” the past few months has been more challenging than anytime the past 35 years of cranking them out. The reason? Too many topics have become difficult to make fun of....

 

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A friend recently asked why I have not written a column about these new fangled telephones. It was after the third time we were mysteriously cut off mid-sentence that he made the suggestion. “I...

 

Fearless Faith

We’re not exactly birding hobbyists but we have kept track of a variety of bird species in the various places we have lived. We can share with confidence a number of common birds in our region,...

 

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According to a notation on my calendar, Feb. 16 began the Chinese year of the Dog. This fits in between last year’s Rooster and 2019’s Pig. These three join the Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon,... Full story

 

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Call it perspective if you will. Some might call it having your head in the sand or in some other very dark place. Didn’t see that coming. Seriously? How could I not have seen it? This past year,...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    August 4, 2021

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To be 16 years old at county fair time. Yep, folks, that’s what I’d like to be. I’m happy with my life as it is. I’m really not one to look back and wish I could do things over except at count...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 28, 2021

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You can take the boy out of the country but ... you can’t teach him how to drive in the big city. It seemed like a simple task. All I had to do was attend a meeting in lower downtown Denver. LoDo,...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 21, 2021

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Many years ago I remember reading a story where the writer had asked several people, from various walks of life, what they thought was the greatest invention of all time. Answers were electricity,...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 14, 2021

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Years ago, when men began constructing buildings too tall for the average person to walk the stairs to the top floor, someone invented the elevator. As a small boy, my parents occasionally took my...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 7, 2021

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If I could find my “Under The Wire” column written exactly one year ago, it is a pretty sure thing there was a reference to our part of the country being very dry. We were ankle deep in dust with...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 30, 2021

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You can take the boy out of the country but ... you can’t teach him how to drive in the big city. It seemed like a simple task. All I had to do was attend a meeting in lower downtown Denver. LoDo, t...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 23, 2021

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Things have a wonderful way of working out sometimes. Call it fate, predestination or just plain luck. There are times if you sat down and wrote out the best possible outcome for a situation, you...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 16, 2021

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Like most of you, over the years I have worked at a variety of jobs. At an early age I worked as a carpenter’s clean up boy, moved up (or down) to irrigating for a farmer, then found what I thought...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 9, 2021

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Today’s column is written for male readers only. Sorry ladies. Today you’ll just have to flip the pages to the classifieds or somewhere else. The subject matter I intend to deal with in the next...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 2, 2021

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For years I have heard people say “there is no such thing as a dumb question.” As with most sage comments as this, someone had to be the first to say it. A little time spent on good old “Google...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 26, 2021

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It was 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon when the phone rang. It actually was the third time if had rang in the past 15 minutes. The first one was from the IRS informing me they wanted me to know they...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 19, 2021

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In a previous “Under The Wire” you may have read about an encounter between my right hand and a sharp piece of metal barn siding. The contest was refereed by a very competent hand surgeon who...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 12, 2021

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I have a lot of old friends. Now, that sentence can be taken one of two ways. It either means I have known a lot of my friends a long time or a lot of my friends are old. Guess it’s a mix of the two...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 5, 2021

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Did you ever get the feeling you’ve wasted your life? Maybe you should have gone into another line of work? Everyone else seems to have done better with their life than you? No? Well, me neither. Mo...

 

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