One day this past week I went up to the cow pasture to check on things and to put out some more mineral. The feed is plentiful but dry (please, everyone, follow safety precautions to avoid starting fires in our county), and the cows have lots of water. Everything looked good so on the way home I stopped at my brother Duane’s house.
Even though I planted our garden late this year — with all of the rain and all — we are still harvesting zucchini, yellow summer squash, green bell peppers, green beans and green onions, and a little later we should have some carrots, potatoes, and maybe an ear or two of corn.
Over the past six months, our community has been wrestling with some hard questions related to the economic uncertainty caused by threats to our mining industry. If we are brutally honest, as a community, we must acknowledge that we have been struggling to improve our economy ever since the economic downturn or great recession gripped our area.
In the first article I wrote Our Two Halves of Life, we learned about what we do in the first half of life where we spend much of our time filling the vessel with possessions, power and prestige, often referred to as the three “P’s.
There aren’t too many businesses in Craig that have stood the test of time, but Mathers' Bar has been in the Mathers family since 1953. Pete Mathers, son of Spring Creek homesteaders northwest of Craig, graduated from Craig High School in 1934.
The Humane Society of Moffat County thanks Pepsi and Northwest Storage for their help and support at the Whittle the Wood event.
The people in Northwest Colorado continue to amaze me.
All through my schooling, I tested well. When other students complained of sleepless nights, sweaty palms and nervous stomachs during finals week, I remained smugly silent. But lately, I, too, suffer from test anxiety because now a test means having my vein stuck with a turkey baster, my bottom exposed to strangers, or my bosom squeezed to a crepe.
Donald Trump’s new immigration plan is a threat to the GOP, the Donald himself and the limits of reality.
Coming face to face with one’s mortality is a frightening as well as value-changing experience.
A big heartfelt thank you goes out to all the firefighters who came to our rescue during the grass fire out on Johnson Way.
Many politicians are accused of operating within an echo chamber. It’s a comfortable place where their thoughts, opinions and ideas are never questioned and always supported — usually by paid staff who benefit greatly by agreeing to never disagree. After a time, they are accused of being, “out of touch” with the average person on the street. Then eventually, depending on the political bent of the organization, the politician has no hope of gaining any traction in the hearts of the main street voters.
“Cool” is the word that best describes this week’s book for kids. (I think anyone who enjoys sports will enjoy reading the book.) It’s the “Sports Illustrated Kids all New Access: Your Behind-the-Scenes Pass to the Coolest Things in Sports,” published by Time Home Entertainment, Inc. (2014).
The case could be made for several quarterbacks to go with the top pick in this position. There is all kinds of talent and maybe even a sense of depth at the quarterback position this year in fantasy football. There's a handful of veterans still trying to get you to think they belong on fantasy teams at all, and there are also several newcomers who will try to prove owners right hoping to be late round fantasy gold.
The memory of a man 72 long years after his death still has a telling impact on his family and our local history. Arnold F. Beckett died in the South Pacific during World War II, and his story is an example of how the individual, even in the midst of grim modern warfare, truly makes the difference in our world.