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 By Gary Hodgson    Opinion    November 24, 2021 

Under the Wire

Well, it soon will be upon us again. With covid, drought, high hay costs and low cattle prices, “What” you may ask, is about to hit us again? While not nearly as oppressive as the above list,...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    November 24, 2021 

Fearless Faith

Much of the work we undertake as individuals and businesses is to identify logical next steps in the work that we do, or at least be aware of them in order to make informed and helpful decisions....

 

Extension Spotlight

As fall begins, winter is not too far behind. Cattle producers are starting to decide how much hay will be needed to make it through the winter. Some basic calculations can be used to help determine an appropriate amount to have on hand. First...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

For a two week period, the focus in the region is football, as that sport nears its end. The four smallest classifications played their semifinals last weekend, while the three largest classes are...

 

Fearless Faith

The leaves on the gambel oak are some of the last to go. They stubbornly hang on through rain and freezing weather, even after turning. They are testament to the toughness of the plant in general ...

 

Under the Wire

“Old Jim didn’t have any enemies, just a lot of friends who didn’t like him.” I caught that line from an old movie on TV the other night. You know, the kind of movie that’s on at two in the...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

Another State tournament is in the books, as volleyball took center stage last weekend. The region was very well represented at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs and quite a bit of...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

Another round of state hardware was awarded over the past weekend, as gymnastics took its turn in the spotlight. While no area squad factored into the team title chase, a number of strong performances...

 

Extension Spotlight

Northeast Colorado is home to the plains pocket gopher or Geomys bursarius. Prairie voles or Microtus ochrogaster also find their home in our area. But wait there is one more damaging critter, moles or Scalopus aquaticus spp caryi who live along the...

 

Under the Wire

Writers occasionally develop something called writers block. In cowboy terms that means you can’t think of nuthin’ to say. Different writers do different things to get rid of it. Some go to a...

 

Capital Review

Republicans must confront the “elephant in the room” — former President Trump’s persistent claims that the 2020 election was stolen. Many Republicans believe him. Most Americans do not. By 2-to-1, independents voters believe the 2020...

 

Under the Wire

Dear Public Utilities Commission, It is my understanding that your office regulates the cost of certain commodities in my state. I also understand that all one must do to get permission to raise...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    November 3, 2021

Fearless Faith

As people of faith, we like to imagine that there is a template we can engage that represents our best hope and understanding of this divine dance to which we have graciously been invited. Austere...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

With the calendar flipping to November and the days continuing to get shorter, more champions are being crowned in many sports. Cross country was the latest to hand out hardware last weekend. Rocky...

 

Trooper Tips

I talk a lot about seatbelts and how they save lives and that is true. Using your seatbelt is quite simple, you grab the strap, pull it over you and click the buckle. It makes sure you survive in a crash. But when it comes to securing your little...

 

Under the Wire

“OK, somebody’s got to be the first to go,” the rancher said to the group of cows and calves milling in front of the gate as he pushed his horse into the herd. Normally, his words meant that one...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 27, 2021

Fearless Faith

There are moments in many of our lives that, upon reflection, lead us to conclude that we simply were in the right place at the right time for whatever transpired. It’s important to distinguish such...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

As the calendar turns to the final full week of October, the fall athletic season nears its conclusion. Another round of State championships are in the books, with softball handing out hardware last w...

 

Son up to Son down

I used to hate when people would say to me like “You’re going to miss this,” “don’t blink,” or “the days are long but the years are short.” I remember a friend saying something along...

 

Under the Wire

Calf and Kid. Ever notice they both sound, when pronounced, like both begin with the same letter? Given my spelling prowess (spell check said prowuse was wrong), I may have actually interchanged the...

 
 By Ken Frantz    Opinion    October 20, 2021

Fearless Faith

It can be hard for people to find themselves outside of their accustomed elements. To be removed from the known and cast into the unknown, sometimes with little notice or fanfare, can be, well ...

 

Colorado Preps Weekly

Softball postseason took a starring role last week, as regional competitions were held across the State. This weekend will see the state tournaments take the spotlight. Lamar, La Junta, Sterling and B...

 
 By Ellie Beal    Opinion    October 20, 2021

Strokes from other Pens

Letter to the Editor, Proposition 119, on the ballot in your mail box, creates the Colorado Learning Authority to administer money for tutoring and other out-of-school learning opportunities. On the surface, this proposition looks like a good thing....

 

Strokes from Other Pens

Dear Haxtun Community, I am extremely blessed that I have been able to serve you as the Chief for the Police Department for the last 19 years. During this time, I have watched many children grow and flourish and have seen many wonderful changes for...

 

Under the Wire

Much is said about the family ranch and the family farm. Those reassuring words “the family ranch” describe a future for our industry. There is another segment of the cattle industry where family...

 

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