The Haxtun-Fleming Herald - What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Opinion

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 234



 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 16, 2021 

Under the Wire

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 Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 16, 2021 

Fearless Faith

The longest days of summer are nearly here emphasizing the movement of the seasons as well as the beauty of their timing. Early mornings or late evenings are a delight to get caught up in the colors...

 
 By Kerry Sherman    Opinion    June 16, 2021 

Colorado Preps Weekly

Just two weeks remain in CHSAA's Season D and the pressure is rising along with the temperatures. With triple digits in the forecast, athletes will not only have to beat the competition, but also the...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Under the Wire

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 Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Fearless Faith

Seemingly overnight our irises are back in full force after being shredded a year ago by storms. It’s a reminder of the resilience of nature and God’s divine touch on creation. It’s not only...

 
 By Kerry Sherman    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Colorado Preps Weekly

Less than three weeks remain in the 2020-2021 athletic year and the champions of Season D will start being crowned this weekend. Girls tennis leads the parade, as the State tournament gets underway...

 
 By Todd Ballard    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Extension Spotlight

Our area received above average rainfall in May which changed a once parched wheat crop into one with great potential. According to the Colorado Mesonet, May rainfall in our area ranged from 2.2 inches at the Burlington south weather station to 4.4...

 
 By Lynn Seger    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Strokes from Other Pens

Letter to the Editor, My letter addresses several different angles about Memorial Day. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t a service for the day this year. But this statement comes with some reservations. Our local Veterans have provided...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Under the Wire

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 Ken Frantz    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Fearless Faith

Rains and milder temperatures provided blessings this week. Not everyone was eager to claim them, however, given the accompanying damage attendant to several of the storms. It’s been a year since a...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

The final season of the 2020-21 school year is headed down the backstretch and there continues to be no shortage of top performances across the spectrum. With less than a month remaining, area athletes find themselves among the top in the State in...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Under the Wire

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 Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Under the Wire

Measuring up The annual spring roundup has begun, not to gather in four-legged critters and such, but to corral the multitude of stray hand tools that survived winter projects only to be misplaced...

 
 By Kerry Sherman    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Colorado Preps Weekly

With the baseball season just reaching the midpoint, pitching continues to be ahead of hitting in many cases. Several area players added no-hitters to their stat lines in the past week, mirroring...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Under the Wire

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 Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Fearless Faith

The hackberry tree row in our north shelter belt has been present for 80-some years if counting growth rings is worth anything. Hackberries are durable, drought resistant and rather tenacious....

 
 By Kerry Sherman    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Colorado Preps Weekly

All of Season C is officially in the books, as the final state championships were awarded last weekend. Focus can now fully shift to the Season D sports already being contested, with postseason play...

 
 By Gary Cutler    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Trooper Tips

Motorcycle season is now upon us again. Dust off the motorcycle seat and check it out to see if your bike and you are ready to hit the open roads again. As fun as it is to ride a motorcycle, I wanted to let you know that the Colorado State Patrol is...

 
 By Steven Wright    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Strokes from Other Pens

I’m writing this letter to thank the kind people of Haxtun who supported my family a few years ago when Levi had some trouble at school, when he verbally contended with one who was engaged in some repeated bullying of one of Levi’s siblings....

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Under the Wire

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 Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Fearless Faith

Some decisions are easier than others as evidenced by the driver’s side door latch on our secondary vehicle. It got fussy the last few months and finally refused to work at all… except from the...

 
 By Jessie Stewart    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Extension Spotlight

The warm temperatures of summer are quickly approaching, putting livestock at greater risk for heat stroke and stress. It is not difficult to protect animals from these risks but does involve greater...

 
 By Kerry Sherman    Opinion    May 12, 2021

Colorado Preps Weekly

After a near two-week lay-off, volleyball will crown its State champions on Thursday. All five classes took the court at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, with semifinals...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Under the Wire

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 Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 5, 2021

Fearless Faith

Very few things are set in stone, even if we believe them to be absolute and unchanging. That is true in the case of our old farmstead and the concrete steps leading up to the back door. The original...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021