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 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...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    April 1, 2020 

Fearless Faith

Most mornings a small parade takes place at our place. It consists of a string of cats, two dogs, and a 36-year-old mare who gives the eager impression of wanting to help with the morning chores. The...

 
 By Todd Workman    Opinion    April 1, 2020 

Strokes from other Pens

We are in unprecedented times in our country, although we remain insulated from most of the COVID-19 situation, the situation is very real. We ask that you continue to follow the social distancing guidelines that are in place, make every effort to...

 

Son Up to Son Down

What a crazy time we’re in right now, huh? I’ve gone back and forth on this quarantine and social distancing thing a lot. When things first started being cancelled, closed and shut down, I...

 

Fearless Faith

Most of us have at least a passing interest in before and after pictures of various events. They frequently crop up in house remodel projects, family photograph albums, and historical pictures separated by years. Without a crystal ball, we can only...

 

Under the Wire

We hear a lot about hacking these days. It seems everyone is either a hacker or a hackee. From the President down to a bagger at the local grocery store, everyone has a hacking story to tell. Every electronic device that connects to the internet evid...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Under the Wire

A friend of mine runs a pretty fair sized company for our neck of the woods. The company is old, the friend is relatively young. The mix is interesting. There are good features to a company being...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 18, 2020

Fearless Faith

Frozen in place Frozen in place is one apt metaphor for where many of the world’s countries find themselves as the COVID-19 virus continues its journey through the human race. In disappointing,...

 

Extension Spotlight

You can always tell when the first of the year rolls around in the cattle business. This is the time of year when your mailbox fills with bull sale flyers, catalogs and every newspaper or cattle twice as heavy from advertisements. These ads feature...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Under the Wire

A few years ago the big news out of our capitol city was the opening of a new and totally unique furniture store. Must have been a slow news day. Actually, the media blitz lasted several days,...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Fearless Faith

Some recent studies conclude that nearly one third of all landfill material is waste food and related organic material. It is not something most of us usually consider when preparing meals, or even...

 
 By Chris Daley    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Strokes from Other Pens

Letter to the Editor, As the newcomer in the Town Council race, I have to try harder to get your vote April 7. This boomer did retire in Haxtun for its safe, affordable location, having paid higher taxes and helped out after the March 2017 wildfire....

 
 By Jason Good    Opinion    March 11, 2020

Strokes from Other Pens

Letter to the Editor, Fentanyl is the strongest opiate on the streets right now and it’s estimated to be 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin. Not only is fentanyl sold on the streets as is, but it’s also mixed in...

 

Son Up to Son Down

We parents have big hopes and dreams for our children. As soon as they start figuring out that life exists beyond the four walls of their home, they start dreaming of what their future selves will...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Fearless Faith

Over centuries, Christendom has cast itself in many roles; protector of faith, guardian of the masses, religious surrogate, zealous recruiter. To say it has been completely above board in accomplishin...

 
 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Under the Wire

The West, she's a changin'. New faces, new houses, new ideas. Along with these changes come new roles for us "natives." As people unfamiliar with the area move in, we “old timers” find ourselves...

 

Under the Wire

Years ago, I, like most of the world, marveled at the sight of men first walking on the moon. It seemed to be the impossible now accomplished. The event showcased the technological advances our...

 

Fearless Faith

It’s a mystery how far apart engineering and common sense can be. For years we have been perplexed by how many products for the household are designed with everything in mind except cleanability....

 

Under the Wire

It is no longer enough for a public building or sports stadium to have a simple name. Gone are the days of "Mile High Stadium," "The Meadowland" and "The Astrodome." Now we have places named after...

 

Fearless Faith

Finding just the right color It's hard to imagine, but there must be a legion of marketing prodigies somewhere that every few years bring us fresh renderings of names for the myriad shades of paint...

 

Strokes from other pens

Boom town of the railroad Highway 6 provides today’s corridor through northeastern Colorado, but a century ago it was the railroad that showed the way west. The Burlington & Missouri Railroad laid tracks across the width of Phillips and Logan count...

 

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