Opinion

A place at the table

May 2, 2021 Dolly Viscardi 0

MEEKER | Finding a “place at the table” in participating in Colorado’s legislative process was all important at the beginning of our conversations about finding solutions to statewide issues. Eventually how that place was occupied […]

Opinion

Loose Ends: Hospitality

April 27, 2021 Dolly Viscardi 0

MEEKER | Ever find yourself stranded on the highway late at night and more than one person stops to lend a hand? Stuck without a ride to go to an appointment in the neighboring community? […]

Opinion

Loose Ends: Civility

April 17, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

MEEKER | Unfortunately, it appears that we are long past the age of civility. Public and private discourse alike show numerous signs foretelling the extinction of manners. Using some restraint after a heated argument, as […]

Opinion

Loose Ends: Water Rights

April 12, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

MEEKER | “You don’t understand. My grandfather lost his life over who owns the water from the river.” Listening to a friend’s story about her grandfather’s struggles to get enough water to his crops and […]

Opinion

Loose Ends: Safety and security

March 31, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

MEEKER | While living in Meeker away from the crowds appeals to most long- term residents for a wide variety of reasons, one of the most frequently cited is safety. The events of this past […]

County

Loose Ends: Safety and security

March 28, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

MEEKER | While living in Meeker away from the crowds appeals to most long- term residents for a wide variety of reasons, one of the most frequently cited is safety. The events of this past […]

Opinion

Loose Ends: Weather Conversations

March 19, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

MEEKER | Tall tales of the winter-that-was abound this time of year. It is the time that people of all ages seem to dredge up their old stories. The mention of “Fool’s Spring” describing the […]

Opinion

New phone rules for wrong numbers

March 16, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

MEEKER | One of my favorite things about small town living has been the conversations that inevitably followed the words, “Sorry, wrong number.” These misplaced calls were often the result of someone not paying close […]

Opinion

Loose Ends: Thankful for sunshine

February 28, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

MEEKER | There ought to be a law. Ever hear someone mutter that phrase when they are frustrated or angry? Lately it might have been used in regards to recent decisions and actions taken by […]

Opinion

Loose Ends: Shop at home first

February 22, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

MEEKER | Supporting small businesses has always been a part of community life. That is, it was the underpinning of a healthy local economy, until the economic upheaval caused by COVID-19 threatened to make shopping […]

Opinion

Loose Ends: Wasn’t Born Yesterday

February 17, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

MEEKER | “I wasn’t born yesterday, you know.” Each time I hear someone say these words or a facsimile, I want to say, “I know, you keep telling us that!” However, I restrain myself. These […]

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