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 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 27, 2020 

Under the Wire

“Hello. May I speak to Mr. Gary Hodgson?” the pleasant lady’s voice asked when I answered the telephone. Guardedly, I replied, “This is Gary Hodgson,” bracing myself to repel another sales...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 27, 2020 

Fearless Faith

One of the early tasks assigned to woodshop class decades ago was a weekly hour devoted to mechanical drawing using draftsmen’s tools. It was purportedly the bane of many a student, especially when...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 20, 2020

Under the Wire

A good friend of mine owns a western store. One entire corner is devoted to books and about half of the space contains cook books. All are titled some variation of “cowboy cookbook” and all...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 20, 2020

Fearless Faith

Given the times that we are experiencing, it would be interesting to know how history will treat our exploits in years to come. Will we be seen as rising to the occasion with the best qualities of...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Under the Wire

I was gassing up my pickup a while back when a beat up pickup pulling an equally well used trailer full of saddled horses pulled to the pump beside mine. The driver stepped out to start his pump and...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Fearless Faith

I found myself in the most unusual place today, the ninth Sunday since March 14 that we have not gathered face-to-face at the church building. By noon, I was thoroughly at a loss as to what to share i...

 
 By Audree Edwards    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Son Up to Son Down

I hope all of you mamas had a blessed day with your families or I hope they left you alone if that was your Mother’s Day wish. No judgement, I get it. Each passing Mother’s Day makes me feel more...

 
 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    May 13, 2020

Extension Spotlight

Marigolds make a great annual bedding plant. They are also very popular and a well-used annual for the vegetable garden. There is certainly a large variety to choose from for adding to your landscape. From the tallest, the African marigolds at three...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Under the Wire

It is completely impossible to write a humorous column addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Humor aside for a bit, there are some surprising developments to all this. A big surprise to many of us is the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Fearless Faith

There is no trophy like a dog trophy. Never a mere participation award, dog trophies are earned by finding something rank and dragging it back home or bringing other small critters dead or alive to...

 
 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    May 6, 2020

Extension Column

June gardening tasks The month all gardeners have been waiting for is upon us. Now that nighttime temperatures are above 50 degrees Fahrenheit and staying consistently into the mid-50s, we can plant many more plants in our gardens. It is safe to...

 

Strokes from Other Pens

The Help Haxtun Committee would like to update the community on our efforts to raise money for those businesses that were mandated to close because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our first distribution of $10,000 was given to the businesses and employees...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Fearless Faith

It’s amazing how a splash of color can brighten one’s attitude. We experimented last year with plantings of pansies that, contrary to expectation, were able to thrive throughout most of the summer...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 29, 2020

Under the Wire

If you have way more money than you know what to do with, some, I have read, go on an African Safari. Don’t know any of those folks personally. They must not hang around cattle auctions or the John...

 

Son Up to Son Down

Being in quarantine with boys is like living in Lord of the Flies*. My oldest is Ralph. He makes the rules, tries to maintain some type of order and has power and influence over the others. My middle...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 22, 2020

Under the Wire

Two things each year demand to be written about as they occur. Christmas and Springtime. If you turn on your radio, you won’t hear Jingle Bells. Therefore, I’m writing about Spring. I can’t...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 22, 2020

Fearless Faith

A spring snow this past week was especially welcome. For a few short hours it cloaked and covered the trees and landscape with artistic zeal, softening the edges of everything it encountered and quiet...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 15, 2020

Fearless Faith

The liturgical year for Christians is filled with events that orient, providing opportunities for worship, study, dynamic challenges and personal growth. The liturgical cycle guides us in our...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 15, 2020

Under the Wire

A lot of wonderful things have come about as a result of these “Under The Wire” columns. Our electricity doesn’t get shut off as often and best of all, we have made a lot of new friends....

 

Extension Spotlight

For most home lawn grasses mowing at a height of two to three and a half inches is best, according to Colorado State University Turf Specialist Tony Koski. If you have a different grass such as Bermuda or Zoysiagrass then mow to a height of...

 

Strokes from Other Pens

Unprecedented is a word being used a lot lately. We can’t think of one faction of our community that hasn’t been affected by this pandemic. Potentially, the group most devastated are our local businesses. Since the Stay at Home order issued by...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Under the Wire

I must begin today’s “Under The Wire” with a first-ever warning. At the present time, no more than 50 people are allowed to view this column at a time. If several hundred of you are gathered...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Fearless Faith

Life was simple growing up in a small rural community. The highlights of carefree youth included explorations of most of the local businesses and their owners, knowing every person in town through a p...

 
 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    April 8, 2020

Extension Corner

Gardening tips for April Now that COVID-19 has most all of us working remotely from our homes, here are a list of tips to help you get outside and enjoy the garden. Most of your perennials are putting on new growth. The first ones putting on new...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    April 1, 2020

Under the Wire

I should have noticed the pen of chickens. They were a dead give-away but I missed it. I thought I was so smart but ... I suppose I really should start at the beginning. Years ago I was a solicitor...

 

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