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 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 10, 2022 

Fearless Faith

Some of the best pollinators in the world include hummingbirds and bees and insects of various kinds. Without pollinators, the earth would be hard set to produce the amount of food that is required...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    August 10, 2022 

Under the Wire

A recent, rare, Hodgson family vacation via automobile, drew me from the familiar flatlands of Eastern Colorado to an area so starkly different, it could have been the moon as far as I knew. In fact,...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    August 3, 2022

Under the Wire

Folks like us who make a big part of their living off the land develop an appreciation not only for how it serves us but also for those who took care of it before we came along. As a student, I will...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    August 3, 2022

Fearless Faith

Must of us at one time or another have found ourselves at the mercy of someone offering up a prayer, invocation or similar entreaty to The Divine. Prayer is an important part of living a spiritual...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear members of the community, Little Sprouts Learning Center is working hard to reestablish a thriving childcare center that our community needs and deserves. The board, director and staff are diligently working hard to overcome the hardship we...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Fearless Faith

In the church’s politically revitalized rush to impart Christian principle and accountability toward governance of the nation, a burden can be placed squarely at the feet of our country’s...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Under the Wire

In the past when a cowboy got ready to leave for a rodeo, he loaded old Dobbin in the trailer, crawled into his truck and pulled onto the super slab. Today, nothing really has changed, except for one...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Under the Wire

Those of you who know who Cher is will be surprised to learn she and I share a unique similarity. Slightly younger readers probably wonder, “Who the heck is Cher?” Once you hear about her,...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Fearless Faith

The old adage about the grass being greener on the other side of the fence still speaks as loudly today as when it was first coined around the time of Christ. Attributed to the poet Ovid, it speaks...

 
 By RF Myer    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Extension Spotlight

Soil erosion from both wind and water can happen nearly anytime in Colorado. When soil leaves a field due to wind or water, the field’s productivity is reduced. Topsoil that leaves a field is the best soil and is high in organic matter. Low organic...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Under the Wire

“What comes around, goes around.” I have no idea who to attribute this quote to. It’s about as common as “look at the sunset,” so I’m going to guess nobody knows who said it first. This...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Fearless Faith

We love structure even when it means restricting one’s own views. Structure prescribes rules and defines arenas for the games that we play — mental, political, relational, spiritual — in forms...

 
 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Extension Spotlight

Trees are a major part of our landscapes. They can make a town memorable in a negative way or memorable in a positive way. Trees can brand a community. They are worth a monetary value for the air they clean, the erosion they can stop, the cooling...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Under the Wire

Anyone who has ever hauled a horse to a rodeo, team penning, barrel race, cutting or horse show, has had this happen. You’ve been tuning and grooming on old Bay for days, maybe weeks, even months....

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Fearless Faith

Time flies when you’re having fun, or at least when you’re a National Weather Service reporting station. For the past couple of decades, the daily routine has included recording highs and lows of...

 
 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Extension Spotlight

High and dry gardens are needed now more than ever. What are they? A high and dry garden demonstrates which plants can survive on natural precipitation. There is a high and dry garden located in the northeast corner of the Washington County...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Capital Review

Equality of all citizens is a uniquely American concept. Historian G.K. Chesterton said, “America is the only nation in the world that was founded on a creed.” That creed comes from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 29, 2022

Under the Wire

It would be the world’s biggest understatement to say we are concerned about terrorism in our Country. Since 9/11, no corner of America has been immune to the fear terrorists have brought to our...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 29, 2022

Fearless Faith

The chainsaw hadn’t been touched but once or twice since the Dailey tornado, now several years past. The bar was embarrassingly corroded but was at least more recognizable than the chain that clung...

 
 By Gary Cutler    Opinion    June 29, 2022

Trooper Tips

One of my favorite movies is Groundhog Day. In the movie, Bill Murray has a line in one of his reports that is also a favorite of mine. “Well, it’s Groundhog Day ... again.” That resonates with me more than you know. Well it’s pothole season...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 22, 2022

Under the Wire

Oh, for the good old days of the cowboy. Back when the horse was King, there was no internet (or electricity for that matter) and saddling your horse was so much easier. The saddling procedure itself...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 22, 2022

Fearless Faith

Have you ever allowed someone to confide in you only for them to share something unwarranted and unwanted, something truly ugly? Such a predicament is usually of our own making as we rise to the surfa...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    June 22, 2022

Capital Review

Sometimes it seems Democrat strategists know the minds of Republicans better than Republicans know themselves. Consider the current scheme by Democrats to spend millions to influence the Republican primary. Organizations funded by Democrats are...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Under the Wire

These days, every new idea seems to involve the internet or a computer. That is, every new idea by everyone but me. While the rest of the world seems to think only in terms of e-mail, Web sites and Do...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Fearless Faith

It is a good thing that we don’t have crystal balls. They would come to define our health, our mental prowess and our schedule in unhealthy ways. We would become calendar watchers consumed with...

 

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