Christmas Thoughts: ’Twas the Night Before Christmas

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. …

From My Window: Christmas lights still few; keep sidewalks clean; more warmth?

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 […]

From My Window: Local shopping means so much; family means much more

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 […]

From My Window: Chance for major world powers to unite?; ‘Mermaid’ a success

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.

From My Window: Connecting Veterans Day and Thanksgiving; Broncos loss a temporary setback

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?

From My Window: Selle has correct picture; Vote in election!!!

I like when things are clear, and I can see clearly out my windows today that new Meeker Superintendint of Schools Chris Selle is offering a clear vision of what life is within the Meeker School District after his 100th day on the job. A person with a clear view and a clear mission is […]

From My Window: Milk Creek dedication sends good message to both sides

I had a heart-tugging moment on Saturday while looking quite clearly out across the site of the Milk Creek Battlefield; after all, there were no windows around.

From My Window: Front Range nice, but…; the leaves are changing; cardiac Broncos

John Denver wrote the lyrics, “Gee, it’s nice to be back home again!” And while I returned late last week from seven nights in Glenwood Springs, Fort Collins and Boulder, the clean windows on my car presented a beautiful fall trip through the mountains, where my wife and I saw the aspens ranging from a […]

From My Window: Why Trump is so well liked; Rangely’s The Tank is gold mine

Peering out my window, the skies appear mostly clear on the horizon except for a few afternoon thunderstorms that are still forming as we approach the first day of fall later this month. At first glance, it seems those thunderstorms, which have been present here for most of the spring and summer, are kind of […]

From My Window: Looking toward Septemberfest and Broncos, not cold; fire dancers great

Summer may be winding down, but it will be a while yet until the event calendar in Rio Blanco County quiets down. Starting Friday of this week in Rangely is the four-day Septemberfest fall celebration, which takes place over the Labor Day weekend, wrapping up with a busy Monday of fun.

From My Window: Fire and smoke season upon us; thankful for the firefighters

Well, it appears that we are into that ugly season again, when visibility out the window goes way down, the air doesn’t smell quite so good and for a lot of folks, the breathing gets a bit tougher.

From My Window: Sadness over lake-area changes; school year wacky; drivers beware

I looked out my window on Saturday and saw a familiar sight I had never seen before. And while the scenery was nearly breathtakingly beautiful, there was a slight sadness brought on by visions of a place I saw differently long ago.