Lifestyles

Behind the Grindstone: Offended

| Administrator | Behind the Grindstone
Well, here we go again. In the midst of having to change the offensive names of school mascots, logos, mountains, towns, creeks and the list goes on and on we now are at risk of contacting another ...

Watch Your Words

| Breanna Echols | Breanna Echols
Are your words cursing what you’re praying God will bless? Often times we abort the promises of God with our poisonous words, and then we blame Him when we don’t see changes. Or we simply blame the...

Why Bad is a Good Thing

| Breanna Wilson | Student Newsroom
Most people would agree that being the worst at something sucks. Doesn’t everyone fantasize about what it would be like to be the best of the best, whether it’s becoming an Olympian athlete or a th...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: Rodeoing at the Next Level

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
As mentioned in previous articles, there is somewhat of a progression that goes along with rodeo. Young kids start out at little gymkhanas and junior rodeos, and then it is on to junior high school...

Long Time Gone and the Summer of the Three Rattlesnakes

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
It’s early summertime and the kids are out in force helping with chores and the many brandings going on at the ranches across the area. It is time to enjoy the long hours of daylight and the warm—s...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The State High School Rodeo Finals

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
The energy was high, the stakes were high, and the price of fuel was even higher heading into the state high school rodeo finals. Colorado held their event at Moffat County Fairgrounds in Craig, CO...

Behind the Grindstone: Band Aid

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Jake was an old-time cowboy. A through back from the olden days. They say he was the best bronc peeler for miles around. The rougher they were the better he liked it and he could ride them all. But...

Long Time Gone and the Harrowing Life of Leland Frost: A Memorial Day Story

| Betsy Barnett | Long Time Gone
As the country celebrates one of the most important holidays we can observe, Memorial Day, it is only right to take a few minutes to reflect on those people who gave their lives in military service...

Freedom Isn't Free

| Breanna Echols | Breanna Echols
The smell of delicious breads, various meats, and cobblers came from the rows and rows of chuckwagons and filled the air on that hot, humid April day, as we set up our instruments to play for the w...

Behind the Grindstone: Crisis in Crisis

| Administrator | Behind the Grindstone
It seems our Climate Change Crisis may be itself facing a crisis. The headlines read “New Message to Aliens will Reflect an Earth in Danger of Climate Crisis.” It seems a group of scientists, socio...

Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan: The Empty Saddle of Fred Dorenkamp

| Dawni O'Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
Fred and Norma Dorenkamp have lived their lives largely from the view of the rodeo trail with their home camp being the Holly/Granada area. They raised their children to love and appreciate the peo...

Student Newsroom: Autism Awareness Month

| Breanna Wilson | Student Newsroom
As a passionate learner, when I get curious about something, I research the topic extensively. Autism, a developmental disorder impairing an individual’s ability to communicate and interact within ...

Long Time Gone: Stories of a Life Well Lived as Told by Hazel Krueger

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Publisher’s note: This Long Time Gone piece by Priscilla Waggoner was originally published in the Kiowa County Independent on May 18, 2016. With the loss of Hazel Krueger on Friday, we felt it only...

Behind the Grindstone: An Ol' Friend

| Bill Bunting | Behind the Grindstone
Here on the prairie in what I reckon is known as rural America, where day to day decisions are made affecting life and livelihood based on common sense, it seems much of society has gone insane. I ...

100 Years of Fortitude

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
We were saddened to hear this week that Zelda Peterson passed away just short of her 102nd birthday. As early as last year Zelda was still getting around amazingly well and chalked up her longevity...

16 Paces: The Story of Polly Collins Johnson and the Collins Ranch

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
social social social Ty Lin Williams Polly Johnson is pictured in 2016 at her home on the historic Collins Ranch near Kit C...
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