Tis the middle of May, can you believe it? If you’re a gardener, wait for LO7 to be free of snow to gauge the right time to plant, according to local legend. If you have local gardening wisdom to share, please send it to Harold and we’ll share it in this column.
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Although one might assume Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday, it’s actually more popular in the United States. On May 5, 1862, the Mexican army defeated the French army at the Battle of Puebla. This single military battle signified defeat of a European colonial power and a victory for the […]
Why do we all complain about the weather? Maybe it’s because there’s nothing else to complain about around here! Fortunately, winter (and Colorado springtime) are a lot like childbirth: quickly forgotten when the pain finally ends.
Happy Easter, everyone! Sunday’s date is unusually late for Easter but it appears the weather will be as typically topsy-turvy as ever.
You’ve got three extra days to file your income taxes, thanks to a little-known Washington, D.C., holiday that happens to fall on April 16 this year.
A couple of residents have publicly expressed their opinions regarding the security camera atop Meeker’s courthouse in the last couple of issues. What do you think? You do realize there are security cameras and web cams pretty much everywhere you go these days, right? What makes the Meeker courthouse camera different?
The tradition of April Fool’s Day rolls all the way back to 1582, when Charles IX reformed the calendar and moved the New Year to January 1. Some of the more, shall we say, rebellious, among the people refused to comply with the calendar change and continued to celebrate the new year on April 1. […]
Spring has sprung, arriving officially on Sunday, March 20 at 5:21 p.m. What does that mean around here? Not much, as the last frost of the season probably won’t occur until sometime in May and that’s if we’re lucky.
I n 44 A.D. a seer warned Julius Caesar to “beware the ides of March!” Shakespeare’s play made the phrase famous. So what are “ides”? The Romans referred to the 15th day of March, May, July and October as the ides of that month. For the rest of the months, the ides of the month […]
As we cross into the month of March this week, the idiom “in like a lion, out like a lamb” comes to mind. According to the familiar proverb, if the month of March begins cold and snowy, it will end gently with warm, spring-like weather. We shall see.
Whether you realize it or not, there’s a historic connection between the city of Greeley on the Front Range and the town of Meeker. Nathan Meeker worked as a reporter for Horace Greeley. Greeley, it is said, visited the town that bears his name for one day in 1870.
A record-setting 703-pound black bear killed north of Meeker is igniting a controversy. According to the Huffington Post, the fact Richard Kendall, a hunter from Craig, crawled into the hibernating bear’s cave for the kill has the DOW considering changes to the rules regarding bear hunting. Is it fair to sneak up on a sleepy […]