Great news for Colorado’s Western Slope came out of last week’s meeting of the Colorado Park and Wildlife Commission meeting in Pueblo, where the commission not only shot down the notion of a grey wolf reintroduction to Colorado but also passed an anti-wolf reintroduction resolution.
Spending more than an hour with Hal Pearce at the Meeker field office of the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday brought about an interesting discussion of the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Corps of Engineers and the Fish and Wildlife Service over the years.
It is with quite a bit of irony that I chose this Christmas, New Year’s and even Thanksgiving to focus my columns on the importance of family and renewing the relationships with family members when they had become lost and the importance of forgetting the past and looking forward to the future as far as […]
Just got done riding around Meeker after Friday night’s big snow and there certainly isn’t a lot of pavement to be found. Even on Sunday, after about 36 hours without snow, there are a lot of cars that might be tough to find as well. Between the snows that had fallen last week, the snow […]
It was a real pleasure and actually a lot of fun to take in the Meeker School District annual Community Winter Concert last week at Meeker High School. The music featured the sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade bands from Meeker Elementary School, the Barone Middle School choir and the Meeker High School choir […]
I must admit to being a bit of a Scrooge. It has been more than just a couple of decades since I became excited about Christmas. As an adult on my own until I got married at the age of 29, there wasn’t much to look forward to.
The tradition of reading ’Twas the Night before Christmas poem on Christmas Eve is now a worldwide institution and tradition. … Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) wrote the poem, which is also called “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in 1822. …
Looking out my window on Saturday night it was pretty dark, but the snow reflecting the few lights visible made it look fairly light outside in comparison to a normal night. Thought it might be worth it to head up toward all corners of Meeker to see how many folks had gotten a jump on […]
There is no more serious and heart-felt column you will read from me during the year than this one. It’s a simple phrase: “Shop Locally.” And it is nice to look out the window and see your Meeker or Rangely neighbors shopping at local stores because it may be a more important thing to do […]
Turning on the television on Saturday night had me seeing red from my window as the TV screen reflected the photos and news shots transmitted from Paris, France.
We are caught today between Veterans Day, which was Wednesday, and Thanksgiving, which is in two weeks. Are they related? Could they be? Should they be?
Wednesday is Veterans Day, and while so much has been written about what we owe our veterans over the years, it is never enough. It is tough to put into simple words what our nation’s veterans have meant, mean and will mean in the future to this United States of America.