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

EDITOR’S COLUMN: Three Branches

March 26, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

Our founding fathers established three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. In a simplistic explanation, the legislative branch — the representatives elected by the people — determine laws that need to be made for […]

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

Editor’s Column: Groupishness

March 18, 2021 Lucas Turner 0

In his book “The Righteous Mind,” moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt writes about “groupishiness,” the innate tendency of humans to lump themselves together based on likes or dislikes, similarities in culture or appearance, hobbies and habits, […]

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 […]