The more advanced a civilization becomes, the farther it gets from the real world.
This past week I have been listening to the sounds of the birds here at Pipi’s Pasture. Some of their songs seem to be heralding spring. So that has gotten me to think about other sounds around us, most so familiar that we may take them for granted. This week’s column is dedicated to the sounds around us.
Officials work to keep bird off endangered list
Northwest Colorado ranchers and landowners flocked to the “Ranching for Greater Sage Grouse” workshops hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association in Steamboat Springs and Craig this week.
Craig Biz Buzz for Feb. 16, 2015: Owner of Craig’s RadioShack prepared for changes coming with national chain bankruptcy
On Feb. 5, electronics retailer RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and while the fate of many stores bearing its name nationwide are uncertain, its Craig location likely won’t be shutting down, even if some changes will be coming.
I can’t remember his number. I don’t call him often enough. His birthday always escapes me ‘cause I don’t keep up with that stuff.
This week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture” honors a horse. This past November, for the second year in a row, he won the “All-Around” title at the World Paint Horse Show, an annual event held in Fort Worth, Texas.
It’s been nearly 50 years (gasp!) since I exhibited steers at the National Western. Since then I have kept in touch with it through our grandchildren, Kenny and Megan Prather. I know that there have been lots of changes since I was a junior exhibitor and know that more changes are being planned to expand the facility.
I was reminded of Harry Johnson today. I’d been drivin’ down a long stretch of country road. The snow blowin’ up in the rearview mirror, a thermos of coffee in the seat and the sun warmin’ the cab of the pickup.
As all of you know, the past few weeks, especially the past few days, have been busy as we have tried to get ready for Christmas Day. So on Christmas morning, after we had fed the cows here at Pipi’s Pasture and after the roast beef was simmering in the oven for a late-afternoon dinner, I had a few quiet minutes to sit at the dining room table and watch the fluffy snowflakes fall and ponder my columns for Saturday’s paper.
Business news from across Moffat County and Colorado.
We drink it, we grow food with it, we play in it — the Yampa River Watershed provides for our community in a way that the early settlers recognized when they built Steamboat Springs at the confluence of the Yampa River and six tributary streams.
Moffat County High School’s Fashion Design and Clothing class got a firsthand look at custom, fiber-milling technology Thursday at Yampa Valley Fiberworks north of Craig.
Future Farmers of America team represents Colorado at national competition
With a ranching legacy reaching back several generations, Moffat County knows meat. Three Moffat County High School students and one recent graduate represented the state of Colorado in meat judging at the Future Farmers of America national competition last week.
Whether you’ve felt wool only in the lining of your coat or firsthand on the animal that provides the material, there’s something for everyone this weekend at Craig Sheep Wagon Days. The 16th annual event is open to the public Saturday and Sunday at Wyman Living History Museum, giving all who come a glimpse into the many facets of the agriculture industry.
The 16th annual Craig Sheep Wagon Days will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Wyman Living History Museum.