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 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    February 15, 2024 

Fearless Faith

In our household, going shopping has a different connotation than what many consumers embrace. The goal is much the same however. Find something which strikes your fancy, or an item that a household...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    February 15, 2024 

Under the Wire

Over the years, I have written about various Holidays that we all celebrate in one way or another. Christmas, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, all are special but none more so than Valentine's Day. The...

 

Under the Wire

I am not a big “Banquet Goer," however one banquet my family attends is the Brush Area Chamber of Commerce Ag Appreciation dinner. It is the one get-together that draws together just about every ran...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    February 8, 2024

Fearless Faith

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

 

Extension Spotlight

A food emergency occurs when there is an adulteration or contamination of food, actual or threatened, that affects or may affect human health and requires immediate attention. There can be several causes of a food emergency; natural,...

 

Under the Wire

It has been said that after two people have been married a long time, they begin to look alike. I have seen examples of this a few times. I also will proclaim no amount of years will ever make my...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    February 1, 2024

Fearless Faith

Chicken behavior has long been studied for its contribution to, and partial explanation of, models of human sociology. Aside from establishing pecking order and other flock behaviors, chickens in...

 

Financial Focus

If you’re a business owner, you always have a lot to do and a lot to think about. But have you put much thought into how you’ll eventually leave it all behind? Even if you’re a few years away from that day, it’s a good idea to create an exit...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 25, 2024

Fearless Faith

Fall was a popular time growing up in a small rural community. The maples and oaks, though never quite as majestic as their eastern states counterparts, nevertheless provided a wealth of color and...

 

Under the Wire

This story will sound like it is going to be sad. Don’t worry. It is just the opposite. A few years ago Christmas Eve, my mother passed away. She had lived a long, happy and challenging life. A few...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 18, 2024

Fearless Faith

When the snow flies at the first of the year, it is often greeted by nearly completed puzzles, leftovers from recent New Years activities. This year was no different. The first pieces of a...

 

Capital Review

Businesses that fuel Colorado’s economic engine can’t be blamed for cringing at the specter of the Colorado legislature’s return this month. Plaintiffs lawyers, however, are not cringing. Instead, the people who pay to put their faces on billbo...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 11, 2024

Fearless Faith

The big picture is becoming more difficult to discern as social media, hyperbole and AI take center stage to an alarming degree. The picture is here, mind you, just a little hazy on the edges. In an a...

 

Under the Wire

Happy New Year! No, I’m not late getting this column to the editor, nor am I celebrating the Chinese New Year, which, by the way falls on Jan. 22 this year. Not that I would mind joining in the...

 

Financial Focus

When you plan to retire at a certain age, you can follow a strategy that incorporates your investment moves, your health insurance and other factors. But what happens if you’re forced to retire earlier than you anticipated? Unfortunately, this...

 

Under the Wire

The Christmas season is upon us. It’s a wonderful time of the year. Brightly lit Christmas trees surrounded by presents wrapped in colorful paper and bows join traditional school programs and...

 

Fearless Faith

The creek north of the old place was still, silent and unmoving. Ice ledges intruded from the banks, enabled by low temperatures and periodic early winter snows. Steeply carved banks of overgrown brus...

 

Son Up to Son Down

“That, my dear, is the last time you will get that picture.” This is the text message I received from my mom after I had sent her a photo of my oldest talking to Santa at the fire hall. In the pho...

 

Strokes from other Pens

The Second Amendment The Right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. I’ll try to break this down so even a democrat can understand it. A right means it’s a God given right you were born with not a privilege handed down by...

 

Strokes from Other Pens

Doc Tempel, It’s been four months without our beloved German Shepherd, Blade, and as we wind down for bed in our household — we continue to experience the oppressive grief of losing our pack leader. Most people would say that losing a dog is like...

 

Under the Wire

This story will sound like it is going to be sad. Don’t worry. It is just the opposite. A few years ago Christmas Eve, my mother passed away. She had lived a long, happy and challenging life. A few...

 

Fearless Faith

The “duck pond” is how we affectionately refer to the shallow hole in the driveway where we park. It is reliable in the role of rain gauge of sorts in that it takes at least a half inch of rain...

 

Financial Focus

If you want to make a big purchase, such as a new car or a piece of property or you were faced with a large, unexpected expense, such as a major home or auto repair, would you have the funds readily available? If not, you might look at what may be yo...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    December 7, 2023

Fearless Faith

To believe advertisers that one simply cannot manage Christmas without embracing the hottest fashion trends, material goods, hardware and the software to make it all work, is ludicrous. From a...

 

Capital Review

For all the talk about President Biden’s determination to seek a second term, the case against him doing so is building. Numerous polls now show him decisively trailing former President Trump, both nationwide and in key battleground states....

 

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