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As long as I can remember I always wanted to be a rock and roll star. I think I’ve mentioned before that there were only a couple of problems with th...

“There are no atheists in foxholes.” The origin of the quotation is uncertain. U. S. Military Chaplain William Thomas Cummings may have said it i...

Like most of us Lori and I have a bucket list. One of the things way up on the list is a trip to Disneyland with grandbabies and grandbabies' parents...

The newest blessing at the Thanksgiving table this year will be our almost one-year-old granddaughter. Ellason Jo-Suezette Packard or simply, Ellee, a...

We needed some information recently from the Internal Revenue Service. I gave a copy of our taxes to a lending institution and they wanted to make su...

The change of seasons is upon us. Daylight savings time has ended for another six months, allowing us to drive home in the dark somewhere pretty cl...

I had the opportunity to cover the workshop for the Master Trails Plan for the valley. Ten members of the community showed up at the event. The firs...

I am used to being in the minority. It feels like there are about 6000 people in the valley and 5,999 of them will be at Halloweentown next Tuesday n...

Most of you have or will very soon receive your mail in ballot for the November election. Two measures will affect those of us not in the big city,...

My wife has a sinus infection at the moment. She gave her body time to beat it on its own but finally gave up and went to the doctor. She got two pr...

I like to do whatever I want to do with my home and my property. I am not a fan of rules and regulations, telling me what I can and can’t do. On the...

Lori and I were invited to participate in a journalism panel sponsored by the Colorado Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists...

I had a rare chance to spend Thursday and Friday evening at Rye High School. On Thursday night watched the volleyball team continue, at that time, ...

One of the things that has always been a catalyst for change in the paper is the comments that readers fill out when they renew their subscription. W...

The 2017 Colorado State Fair is over. Lori and I had the best intentions of making it to the Fair but it just never happened. We are going to make...

I’m not a big fan of funerals. With the exception of family I haven’t gone to very many. I was a pall bearer for the Rex Mattke funeral in WaKeeney,...

They say that most things swing in a pendulum. It goes from extreme to extreme. I hope we are about at the end of part of the technology pendulum. ...

A lot of you won’t believe this but I do try to be delicate when I select a topic for the Viewpoint each week. When I take a stand on most topics, es...

I'm a big fan of limited government. For the most part I find that when I have to deal with government it is slow, cumbersome, and inefficient. ...

Unless something dramatically changes, for the first time in at least ten years there will be no Greenhorn Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament....

According to an organization entitled “College Board”, the average in-state college tuition in the United States in the 2014-15 school year was $9,139...

An estimated 16,000 people took part in the Pueblo West Wet N’ Wild Independence Day Parade. Unfortunately because of the actions of a few the P...

Since the year 1900 there have been nearly 100 documented predictions of the demise of the planet. One of the most recent was released on June 28 in ...

I hate walking into a public restroom and seeing anybody in any state of dress or undress. Lock the door! And the ante has been upped. Ever since...

In 2016 I submitted a few letters describing my thoughts on a crazy election-year, but I was always under the impression – in our democracy – that the...

I don’t remember all that much about my first firecracker. It was a Black Cat and I found it someplace. I don’t remember where. Our family didn’t...

I just got a call from my good friend Heather at my dealer processing department. She said the warranty on my car was just about to run out and i...

Any of you who have read my Viewpoint for very long know that the idea that eggs were bad for you never got any traction with me. Now the “i...

Clothes shopping can be interesting and, for some, fraught with danger. Although clothes shopping is never on my list of things I really want to do, ...

Tears came to my eyes several times during the Memorial Day Observance at the Colorado City Cemetery on Monday morning. I don’t know how many Mem...

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