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 By Linda Langelo    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Extension Column

Plant Select Plants are excellent for being able to tolerate drought, extreme climate changes and insect and disease issues. There are a variety that are hardy for our area. These listed below are the new introductions that underwent seven seasons...

 
 By Mike Ralph    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Strokes from other pens

I recently saw the profile and picture of the new officer with the Haxtun Police Department. A young fellow in his first police gig. I had to dig into my scrapbook to find the newspaper profile from 47 years ago of a 21-year-old me in a small burg...

 

Under the Wire

A few years ago, a friend of mine retired and moved to town. He had spent his entire life to that point on a ranch. I was curious how he would handle the change in life style. After several months...

 

Fearless Faith

Great art inspires. One need only look at works of the old Masters to confirm that aphorism. Art in the Christian Tradition is one example of public access to religious art. Sponsored by Vanderbilt...

 

Extension Spotlight

Toxoplasmosis is a disease that infects one-third of the world’s population, with many people never knowing it. However, the source of the infection might be living in several homes or barns right...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

Wrestling is in the final week of the regular season, with regionals just around the corner. Basketball has one more week of regular season play before the postseason begins. Lamar's Crystalyn Felan p...

 

Under the Wire

I often say cows and horses are some of the best people I know. They’re smart and nearly always make sense. As a result, I like spending time around them some than most folks I bump into. It’s...

 

Fearless Faith

Defining personal boundaries and borders can be a daunting task on the best of days, yet we know that life is generally better when we understand our limitations and constraints. For some, simply bein...

 

Son Up to Son Down

At some point in my motherhood journey, I had convinced myself that to be the best mom I could be I had to give up everything that made me who I was before I had kids. I told myself that being a good...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

The regular portion of Season B enters its second half and focus is beginning to shift towards the postseason. State wrestling is just four weeks away, as is State swimming and diving for girls....

 

Under the Wire

“Thar’s gold in them thar hills!” I’m not sure who this quote should be credited to, but he sure knew his geography. In the old days, that meant you could apply shovel to hillside, add a...

 

Fearless Faith

The best part of each day for many is that moment when new sunshine breeches the eastern horizon quickly illuminating landscapes outside and inside the house. In this season of wintry weather, each...

 

Capital Views

I had the opportunity to partake in one of my favorite hometown activities this week: supporting local high school student athletes. Well, sort of. The few parents who were selected to actually attend the event thoughtfully videoed the events live...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

The second week of Season B was packed with action, both on the mats and on the hardwood. This weekend marks the midpoint of the campaign and despite the frigid temperatures outside, the push for the...

 

Strokes from other pens

There is an element out there in the local regional truck driving breed with a bad attitude. The speeding, pushing, bullying, tailgating and careless passing by a few hurts your image. And I know several good drivers in town who are a credit to the...

 

Under the Wire

I’ve noticed some columnists display a cartoon-like caricature of themselves at the top of their work. They jump right off the page at you, big head, little body with a goofy cartoon smile to greet...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    February 3, 2021

Fearless Faith

Responding to food insecurity Let’s face it; the pandemic has altered how we do food. Some of us have become more resourceful and efficient in our food choices. We shop differently, meal plan...

 

Trooper Tips

As Winnie the Pooh stated, “It undoubtably looks like a rather blustery day.” As that silly old bear stated so many years ago, it still rings true. We have seen a lot of blustery days this year with some gusts reaching as high as 116 miles per...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

While the last week saw the beginning of Season B for athletics, it also included the culmination of the speech and debate season, with the 2021 festival. Due to the COVID restrictions, this year's...

 

Under the Wire

OK, so what do you do when you can’t write about anything you think is funny because it might offend someone? It’s particularly hard to do if your goal is to entertain, not offend anyone. I must...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 27, 2021

Fearless Faith

How often have we heard people suggest that someone we know is just going through a phase? It is usually employed as a pejorative term, a not-so-subtle critique followed by an expression of hope that...

 

Extension Spotlight

Normal weight obesity is when a person has a normal weight for their height (BMI between 18.5 – 24.9), but their body fat percentage is above normal (+32 percent for women and +26 percent for men)....

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

Season B is officially here and even though it brings with it mask requirements and spectator restrictions, it is generally being welcomed with open arms. For many area youth, it will be the first...

 

Under the Wire

“Why is it there never is enough time to do it right but always time to do it over?” As a small boy my mother began drilling that thought into my brain. As do most children, I listened to the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    January 20, 2021

Fearless Faith

Canadian Catholic philosopher Jean Vanier helped found L’Arche, a worldwide multi-cultural community of care for developmentally challenged and differently abled persons. In “Living Gently in a...

 

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