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 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    November 23, 2022 

Fearless Faith

Once again Thanksgiving is upon us before most of us are ready. This year has felt more last minute, in part due to inflationary food and travel expenses. And it sounds as if ‘over the river and...

 

Strokes from Other Pens

On Sunday, Nov. 13, I attended the Phillips County Election Integrity Symposium. The speakers were fascinating. From Tina Peters, Dr. Douglas Frank, Ron Hanks, Jeffrey O’Donnell and Jeff Young to several other patriots and even a Zoom appearance...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    November 23, 2022 

Under the Wire

Thanksgiving is coming up soon. I’m not sure if it is a national tradition to use the occasion to stop for a moment and think of the things we are thankful for or not. At our house, however,...

 

Under the Wire

Partnerships. I will be the first to admit this is a strange title for an “Under The Wire.” Truth of the matter is, for some reason this morning while driving across our Sandhills pasture this...

 

Fearless Faith

A wild-tending world view is described by nativist author Randy Woodley as “one that maintains a careful watch on the whole community of creation, assuring everything stays in balance for...

 

Strokes From Other Pens

Letter to the Editor Each year, during the holiday season, you may have noticed a Christmas tree in the lobby of the Points West Bank. On the tree each ornament honors a special person. Those we love who have passed away are closer to our thoughts...

 

Under the Wire

This story is very hard to write because I am, in a way, having to retract a statement I have made quite often the past few months. Even worse I must “throw in the towel," “wave the white flag...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    November 9, 2022

Fearless Faith

One of the simpler digressions in faith building in recent years has been to ask, “What would Jesus do?” While emulating Christ is generally a safe bet, the concept runs deeper and is more...

 

Extension Spotlight

Trees and shrubs still require water during fall and winter. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, soil that stays most stays warmer in the fall and winter. If the trees and shrubs have cells filled with water, then this helps protect them from wint...

 

Under the Wire

Once again, winter looms ahead. That means it’s time to switch from straw to felt hats, “T” shirts to long sleeves and jackets and for a cowboy, the most difficult change of all. Fall means...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    November 2, 2022

Fearless Faith

The word “gnarly” has undergone a renaissance of sorts in recent decades from a rather uncomplimentary adjective to something celebrating a unique accomplishment or particular look that is in...

 

Strokes from Other Pens

Letter to the Editor, We would like to thank Ron Carpenter, former Mayor Brandon Biesemeier, soon to be Mayor Mike Ensminger and the Haxtun Town Council for pursuing the street project and allowing the community to vote on and approve the project....

 

Strokes from Other Pens

Letter to the Editor, This letter is addressed to those who live in or have property in the Frenchman Groundwater Management District. The November Election Ballot includes ballot measure 7B. We are asking voters to allow the Frenchman Groundwater...

 

Cody's Corner

I have been blessed to have my parents live with me since December 2021. On nights when I do not have a game, meeting or school event to attend I enjoy sitting with my mom and dad as they watch the...

 

Under the Wire

The shiny new four wheel drive pickup rolled into the yard. As Rancher Smith walked up to the driver’s side window he was greeted by a big jovial smiling face. “Howdy, I’m your new neighbor acro...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 26, 2022

Fearless Faith

After only a few months of operation, the James Webb Space Telescope is arguable the most important research tool ever launched into space. Its primary mandate, to observe the early universe in the in...

 

Son Up to Son Down

This past week my grandma passed away. She was 91, so it really was a blessing that she was able to leave her earthly body, as she had suffered multiple strokes in her last several years of life. When...

 

Strokes from Other Pens

Letter to the Editor, This letter is addressed to those who live in or have property in the Frenchman Groundwater Management District. The November Election Ballot includes ballot measure 7B. We are asking voters to allow the Frenchman Groundwater...

 

Under the Wire

I have never considered myself a superstitious person, in fact I have made fun of friends who believed in any type of that behavior. I will admit, however, if it is genetically heritable, I may have...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 19, 2022

Fearless Faith

Aussie dogs are amazingly bright and loyal. In the quest to protect from all manner of threat, their instinct sometimes results in moving them to guard other objects as well … water bottles, sweat s...

 

Capital Review

Here’s my plain-and-simple explanation of and recommendation for statewide issues on the Colorado ballot for 2022: Amendment D, New 23rd Judicial District Judges. In 2020, the legislature created the new 23rd Judicial District by removing Douglas,...

 
 By Ellie Beal    Opinion    October 19, 2022

Strokes from other Pens

Proposition FF – another tax is not a free lunch Once again voters are asked to approve a new tax for another program. This time for Healthy School Meals for All Public School Students which sounds like a good idea. Who doesn’t want healthy food...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 12, 2022

Fearless Faith

Garden-wise, early fall sometimes takes short shrift when it comes to impressing people. It is a time when things begin to look fairly tough in the stalk and dry on the edges. The flowers that gave...

 

Under the Wire

Growing up in Eastern Colorado there were two things I had little, if no, experience with and never developed a like for. Deep water and high places. In a region with about 12 inches of annual precipi...

 

Under the Wire

I have lost track of how many columns I’ve written about my dislike of computers. Well, here is one more. Everywhere I turn there is a story about A.I. No, not the kind of AI we livestock people...

 

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