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 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 13, 2021 

Fearless Faith

The checklist began before sundown by syncing the six by 24 mm finder scope with the primary barrel of the five inch (127 mm) equatorial Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Lightweight and efficient, it...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    January 13, 2021 

Under the Wire

What’s in a name? Well, for some a lot more than was intended. Among the hundred or so emails my office computer attracts each day came a prime example of perhaps too much or too little thought...

 

Extension Spotlight

As we look forward to a new year with excitement for new opportunities, it can be important to look back into the past as well. The past can not only teach us but can inspire us, especially when...

 

Under the Wire

Dear Gary, In a typical year my elves answer most of our letters to Santa Claus. Unfortunately, the pandemic that hit most countries across the globe has made it’s way here to the North Pole as well...

 

Fearless Faith

One of the mainstays of successful mediation strategies is to get each party to actively imagine a point in time when resolution of their concerns is replaced by the desire to move forward with one...

 

Son Up to Son Down

‘Twas the day after Christmas and all through the house A bomb had exploded that water could not douse The stockings that were hung on the entertainment stand with care Were ripped down and...

 

Under the Wire

If you are involved with agriculture in any way you probably have heard of the National Agricultural Statistics Service or NASS for short. An offshoot of the USDA, their job is to conduct surveys...

 

Fearless Faith

Writer, philosopher and novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn survived a decade in Soviet prison camps, his time documented in the two-volume set titled “The Gulag Archipelago.” He exposed the dangers...

 

Capital Views

We are very fortunate in rural Colorado to have young people who have been raised to use common sense, to be honest, and to tell it like it is.  Two of our high school students in NE Colorado made the news with their pleas for some normalcy. They...

 

Extension Spotlight

Several organisms help protect aboveground growth of plants. Among them are predators of pests, parasitoids, lichens and pollinators. Predators can be birds, spiders or insects. Parasitoids are wasps. Lichens are symbiosis between algae or...

 

Under the Wire

Everything I know about people, I have learned from cows. This may be the 100th time I have begun an “Under The Wire” with that statement. It’s accuracy continues to astound and amaze me....

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    December 9, 2020

Fearless Faith

A favorite moment in each day is the transition from darkness to the welcoming rays of sunshine as morning gets underway in earnest. Perhaps it’s the warmth that is represented by the light, or the...

 
 By Mike Ralph    Opinion    December 9, 2020

Strokes from Other Pens

Letter to the Editor, Sam Peckinpah and standoffs. Sam was a prolific filmmaker whose movies were violent, character driven adventures with unsympathetic male leads. Flawed men but strongly principled who had outlived the times they understood. They...

 

Extension Spotlight

One limitation of our irrigation capacity is the potential to create saline, sodic or saline-sodic soil conditions. A saline soil has excessive water-soluble salts in the soil solution. This inhibits the plant’s ability to uptake water. A sodic...

 

Under the Wire

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 socially and...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    December 2, 2020

Fearless Faith

Can old dogs learn new tricks? Pet owners and animal behaviorists alike say absolutely yes based on their observations, experience and no small amount of applied science. Popular consensus suggests th...

 

Son Up to Son Down

2020 sucks. We’ve all said it and we’ve all felt it really deep in our bones. COVID has taken a lot of things away from us and it’s easy to get so focused on what we’re missing that we may hav...

 

Eastern Colorado Community Fund

Give yourself a gift: boost your donations with these tips 2020 will go down as a year like no other. Times are uncertain, needs are great and resources are tight. Perhaps you’re unsure how to show you care. Philanthropy can make an impact on stabi...

 

Under the Wire

Well, here comes another holiday. That means an “Under The Wire” dedicated to the event. Not every holiday warrants a column as loyal readers have probably figured out now after 30 some years of...

 

Fearless Faith

Separation is hard. Separation that distances – physically, mentally, spiritually – is worse. It is natural to seek answers for such stresses from the church, for it, of all institutions, should...

 

Capital Views

My Sunday morning was a picture-perfect day on the Colorado Plains: warm sun, hot coffee and my beautiful wife, Vonnie. Imagine my concern when the shocking tones of an emergency alert lit up my phone and shattered the peaceful morning. What could...

 

Extension Spotlight

Overuse of a crop leads to long term promotion of its pests and diseases. While disaster is frequently averted with breeding efforts and good IPM. A national scale failure of a crop is always a possibility. In the United States, the corn leaf blight...

 

Fearless Faith

One of the most persistent refrains of the past few years in regard to work has been the personal skills toolbox. According to many, if you hope to succeed in your field then it is a given that you...

 

Under the Wire

Sooner or later everybody gets one. A little card arrives in the mail informing you your pickup or car is the subject of a manufacturer’s recall. I used to be very concerned when they arrived. Not...

 

Extension Spotlight

Cold weather and snowstorms make us want to stay inside during the winter months, but this can create a real problem with workout and eating schedules. Also, holiday spending can make people feel...

 

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