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 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,... Full story

 
 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...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 28, 2021

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If I have ever written a classic column, it would be this one. No probably 30 or more years later, I want to share it with you all again. I felt really guilty, standing there watching an old friend...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 21, 2021

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“The pen is mightier than the sword.” A guy named Edward Bulwer-Lytton said back in 1839. One hundred and seventy-four years later, I have found a way to rewrite his thought to describe my own...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 14, 2021

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She was willing and available. She was my best friend’s wife, but I needed her. Heck, at that point, I needed anybody! We were going to pour cement for a new pasture stock tank and help wasn’t...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 7, 2021

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Every cowman who has ever calved out a bunch of cows knows the stages an old mama cow goes through leading up to the big day. Signs begin early with “looking calvy” to “springing up," “making...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 31, 2021

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There is an old saying, “You can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy.” Well, a recent experience I just barely lived through has proven those words to b...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 24, 2021

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I hardly ever watch baseball on TV but like millions of people around the world I plan to watch the World Series whenever it rolls around. I hardly know enough about the games to comment on them. They...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 17, 2021

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“Hello. You have reached the offices of Never There Dot Com. If you wish to order our service, once we decide what it will be, push one. If you want to know the status of a previous order press...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 10, 2021

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Some folks have observed I write about cowboy type people and places. Out of respect for those whom that might offend, today I’m writing about an honest-to-goodness sailor and his adventures with...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 3, 2021

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My vet mentioned recently that I had never written about him. That does put him in a rather exclusive group. Over the years when I have needed a break from reporting on my own embarrassing moments, I...

 

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A few years ago, a friend of mine retired and moved to town. He had spent his entire life to that point on a ranch. I was curious how he would handle the change in life style. After several months...

 

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I often say cows and horses are some of the best people I know. They’re smart and nearly always make sense. As a result, I like spending time around them some than most folks I bump into. It’s... Full story

 

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“Thar’s gold in them thar hills!” I’m not sure who this quote should be credited to, but he sure knew his geography. In the old days, that meant you could apply shovel to hillside, add a...

 

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I’ve noticed some columnists display a cartoon-like caricature of themselves at the top of their work. They jump right off the page at you, big head, little body with a goofy cartoon smile to greet...

 

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