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 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 11, 2022 

Under the Wire

I can’t believe I did it but I forgot about winter. I’ll admit that seems pretty silly but it happened. It must have been all those pretty pictures I’ve been looking at. My eyes have gazed...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 11, 2022 

Fearless Faith

The process of hardening off plants is integral to the success of transplanted garden stock. Gradually introducing plants to an outdoor environment is key. Hardening exposes plants to the true...

 
 By Kerry Sherman    Opinion    May 11, 2022 

Colorado Preps Weekly

The final month of the spring sports season is upon us and it's time to start handing out hardware. Boys volleyball crowned its state champion last week and girls tennis joins the party this weekend....

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    May 11, 2022 

Capital Review

God saw fit to stop at 10 commandments, but politicians can’t leave well enough alone, so a series of “Eleventh Commandments” apply to them. One of those admonishes: Thou shall not make the voters more cynical. This year, Democrats at our...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Under the Wire

This column is written for ladies, specifically wives and girlfriends. Men, however, should follow along. You’ll see why later. One thing most men have in common is a hobby that once in a while gets...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Fearless Faith

While tromping around downtown Los Angeles during a weekend conference, we discovered some artists hard at work on several unique multi-story advertising panels. From upcoming movies to automobiles to...

 
 By Kerry Sherman    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Colorado Preps Weekly

April saw lots of cancellations due to high winds and the first week of May looks like it will be impacted by another force of nature ... rain. With the extreme drought conditions in many areas,...

 
 By Audree Edwards    Opinion    May 4, 2022

Son Up to Son Down

This past weekend we celebrated the one year anniversary of my mom’s life-saving open heart surgery. We gathered with family and friends to soak up each other’s love and company, because a milesto...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Under the Wire

The old ranch house television set was abuzz awhile back over the tragic crash of two airplanes that may have had similar malfunctions leading to their crashes. While most “Under The Wire...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Fearless Faith

Coffee is best “done” with others, conversation and fellowship combining with the ritual of sharing to create moments in which our lives intersect with others in mostly positive ways. According to...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

The first State Championships of the spring sport season are less than a month away and everyone is gearing up for the stretch run. Eye-popping performances, both team and individual, continue to be...

 
 By Marsha Cody    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Cody's Corner

Audree Edwards, a Haxtun Board of Education member, gave me the book Homesteading Haxtun and the High Plains: Northeastern Colorado History by Jean Gray. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book...

 
 By Mark Hillman    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Capital Review

The State commission charged with adjudicating which Colorado schools must expunge their “American Indian mascots” devolved further into a kangaroo court last week. Chaired by Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera, the Colorado Commission on...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Under the Wire

Dear Federal Reserve Folks, I am writing on a suggestion I received from a guy I met at the sale barn yesterday. He was nice to visit with and seemed to know a lot about what I am going to ask you....

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Fearless Faith

Recently, I caught a portion of a 1950’s era war movie in which patriotic stereotypes ran true throughout. The leading men were impossibly handsome, unimpeachable leaders of lesser known though...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

The last few weeks have brought a lot of challenges for area athletes, with the wind remaining at the forefront. Still, the competitors have been digging deep and continue to turn in noteworthy performances. While the same names continue to appear...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 13, 2022

Under the Wire

"In the Spring time a young man's thoughts turn to thoughts of ... " I know how this often quoted saying is supposed to end. I also know that Spring has different meaning for different people. I'll be...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 13, 2022

Fearless Faith

After losing two long-time canine buddies last year, we were reluctant to jump back into a new puppy situation. It wasn’t that we didn’t care for the companionship. It was about having to once...

 

Colorado Preps

High winds forced the postponement of a number of events across the region last week and more could be on the slate this week. Schools are already scrambling to find make-up dates and any more...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Under the Wire

I have operated a commercial cow/calf operation nearly all of my adult life. That follows having grown up, depending on who you talk to, on cow/calf ranches operated by my parents, all my aunts and...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Fearless Faith

It’s hard to wait. If we’re not connected when and where we think we ought to be, then we become selfishly impatient. We’ve come by it honestly through worldwide merchandisers as they ply their...

 
 By Kerry Sherman    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Colorado Preps Weekly

Outside of some unsettled weather early in the week, conditions were good enough to see competition is multiple sports in the past seven days. Some of the top performances during that time came on the...

 
 By Gary Cutler    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Trooper Tips

The blinker is the most misused item in a vehicle. It’s a great tool to have when trying to communicate with fellow drivers. What an invention. A system that lets others know what your thinking and you don’t have to utter one word or make any...

 
 By Marsha Cody    Opinion    April 6, 2022

Cody's Corner

April is here, which means it is almost time for our annual summative assessments (i.e., SAT, PSAT, CMAS). Summative assessments are used to make systems-level decisions about curriculum and...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 30, 2022

Under the Wire

Big corporations always publish a year-end report containing both financial information and overall performance of the company. I think the purpose is to keep stockholders in the dark while shining a...

 

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