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 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    October 21, 2020 

Under the Wire

I have discovered one of life’s best kept secrets. When it hit me like a ton of bricks, I felt the need to share it with you. My discovery? If you really, really enjoy what you are working at, don...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 21, 2020 

Fearless Faith

In the hurries of the everyday, it is easy to miss out on fun moments that entertain by their humor and timing, things that catch us unaware and ripe for the picking. They include small ironies,...

 

Extension Spotlight

As temperatures begin to cool off and corn begins to ripen, combines, grain carts and trucks are pulling into and out of fields which is a clear sign that this year’s corn harvest is underway. And...

 
 By Jack Falk    Opinion    October 21, 2020 

Strokes from other Pens

Letter to the Editor, This May was the 75th anniversary of the Class of 1945 that graduated from Haxtun High School. Five members of that class live in the area: Edith (Harms) Evans, Sterling, Eloise (Lundberg) Harms and her husband, Virgil Harms,...

 

Strokes from other Pens

Letter to the Editor, Colorado is a vibrant, diverse state — whether describing our residents or our terrain. As your Colorado State Patrol, we provide many services and programs in an effort to make our communities a safe place to live, work, play...

 
 By Mike Ralph    Opinion    October 21, 2020 

Strokes from other Pens

Letter to the editor, I see a parallel to what is happening in our country. We have become Nineveh of book of Jonah fame. Our political system has moved from both sides selling us what their interpretation of center is and we should buy into it....

 

Under the Wire

It’s called reading between the lines. You know what I’m referring to. Someone says one thing, but means another. I don’t know about you but it bugs the heck out of me. If you’ve got...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 14, 2020

Fearless Faith

It is a constant ever-present mantra these days that 2020 has been a particularly challenging year. Mental and physical trials of broad scope and impact are present in the lives of us all. Unease as...

 

Extension Spotlight

Dry weather damages even the most established perennials. The roots are what will be damaged. When do you water? And what perennials to cut back this fall and then next spring? Deeply watering your perennials before the ground freezes goes a long...

 

Son Up to Son Down

We were preparing for school pictures last week and my middle child was adamant on having “rock and roll hair” for his. I tried and tried to talk him out of it, but he kept insisting that he has...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 7, 2020

Fearless Faith

Why is the last of the season’s produce the best? It’s not because it is perfect in form or yield. In fact much of it constitutes the roughest looking goods the garden offers, buggy and imperfect....

 

Under the Wire

Sue stood silently by as I paced back and forth in front of our jointly shared clothes closet. I may have never written a sentence as full of exaggerations as the one you have just finished reading....

 

Extension Spotlight

Alternative crops bring both benefits and challenges that are not present in the major crops of our region. Growing an uncommon crop means pest pressure will likely be lower. It also means finding a market can be unreliable. Several alternative...

 

Letter to the Editor

In the west, we do best when we start locally. Take governance and the bottom-up approach that serves us well in our school districts, our town councils and county commissions and is reflected in those who represent our communities in our...

 

Fearless Faith

Participation in the broader church’s judicatory is an eye opener for many people who are thrust into it for the first time. It is even crazy-making for those who have been immersed in it for some...

 

Under the Wire

You know what I mean? The best explanation I’ve ever heard regarding the relationship of a man to his horse is, “The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” In the spirit of being...

 

Extension Spotlight

The biggest hurdle to implementing innovation is people stuck in their ways. Scientific research finds improvements using methodical efforts to test the validity of potential changes. For these improvements to be effective, people who practice in the...

 

Under the Wire

As winter approaches, their hair has gotten a little long. They are in bad need of new shoes, to compensate for their sore feet, legs and back. They’ve been given about every drug available to help...

 

Fearless Faith

Some time ago, certain someone in my household returned home from a morning walk with an injured cat. Said cat allowed us to claim her, though we all know cats can never be owned. Two years later, she...

 

Extension Spotlight

With the cool weather that blew through recently and with fall and winter approaching its time to start focusing on preserving our garden’s goods. Humans have been preserving foods since ancient...

 

Under the Wire

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I’ve heard that rule spoken for years. Like all rules, they’re easier to follow if they agree with what you were going to do anyway. “If it ain’t...

 

Fearless Faith

We’ve had our share of backyard birdfeeders over the years, some good, some bad. Invariably, the styles, shapes, capacity, and mount were based on what we thought was best to attract birds. The...

 
 By RF Meyer    Opinion    September 16, 2020

Extension Spotlight

Virus infections can not only occur in people, but plants as well. However, people and plant viruses are not the same nor do they cross infect. In other words, viruses that infect plants will not infect people. Additionally, most virus diseases need...

 

Under the Wire

Comedian Dean Martin once said, “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they get up in the morning that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day!” With the exception of a couple of...

 

Fearless Faith

It is a rare thing to declare something perfected, an apex moment when nothing more could be improved upon. Such moments are more readily acknowledged in the world of art, individual performances or...

 

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