Lifestyles

Long Time Gone and the Life of Marie Krentz Thyne

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Appearances can be deceiving in these High Plains of Colorado.  A small gathering of snow clouds on the horizon can, within just a few hours, become a blizzard killing hundreds of cattle.  The quie...

Long Time Gone and the Blizzard of '46

| Staff | Long Time Gone
A great man once said, “Forces of nature act in a mysterious manner. We can solve the mystery by deducing the unknown result from the known result of similar events.” While I highly doubt that this...

Long Time Gone: Hard Times Come Again No More

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
In 1854, Stephen Foster – considered the father of American music – wrote a song titled “Hard Times Come Again No More”.  In its day, the song was extremely popular in both the United States and Eu...

Happy Trails with Dawni O'Bryan Young Guns in Dodge City

| Dawni O’Bryan | Happy Trails With Dawni O'Bryan
The town of Dodge City and Western State Bank Expo Center plays host to the Young Guns Rodeo Series.  According to one of the founders, Scott Vander Hamm, what started out as a small gymkhana to he...

LONG TIME GONE AND THE LESSONS OF LINCOLN

| Priscilla Waggoner | Long Time Gone
Throughout the past four years, there have been numerous references made to the division in the United States being greater than at any time in history since the Civil War.  I have made those refer...

A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU

| Ally Spady | Lifestyles
It’s finally over. The year of change, the year of worsts, and the year we’ve hoped would come to an end. “Yay” for no more of 2020, and an even bigger “yay” for a fresh start in 2021. In all reali...

LONG TIME GONE & THE STORY OF THE BRANDON OBSERVATORY

| Admin | Long Time Gone
NOTE: The following article was first published in the Independent at the beginning of 2020.  However, recently some of our readers came across the referenced photo in this article and a discussion...

MIKE HENRY: A TRUE COWBOY ARTISAN

| Dawni O'Bryan | Lifestyles
When I stepped into his shop, it was like being in the movie, “Back to the Future.”  Mike Henry’s little house of treasures is tucked away in Lamar, but once inside it was a blacksmith’s dream in t...

LEARNING TO DISAGREE

| Haley Johnson | Lifestyles
I knew I would learn countless things when I came to college--harder math, advanced writing techniques, different religions, time management, how to cook on my own, parallel parking, and how to set...

VIEWPOINT OF THE NATIONAL RODEO FINALS

| Dawni O’Bryan | Lifestyles
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo winners are in the books and the world champions have been crowned.   Here are some thoughts on the greatest show in rodeo along with my comments and astonishment...

Christmas All Year Long

| Hadlie Rittgers | Lifestyles
Oh, the bright lights, the snow-covered trees, the sound of cheerful music, and the sweet smell of  grandma’s home-made apple pie. It’s Christmas just the most wonderful time of year! For most peop...

An Educated Mind, Educated Life

| Ally Spady | Lifestyles
What do you think questions are? Truly, ask yourself, “What are questions?” Questions are opportunities for people to create their own opinions based on a simple answer or someone else’s opinion. Q...

Cost Analysis

| Dawni O'Bryan | Lifestyles
Youth rodeos and gymkhanas let contestants enter as soon as they turn five years old.  Not all rodeo parents jump in that early, but the option is there.  Rodeo parents work feverishly to find poni...

Virtual College: An Unfortunate Reality

| Haley Johnson | Lifestyles
A year ago, I would walk to the C4C dining hall at CU Boulder to grab dinner with my fellow freshman friends. The leaves on the trees were changing to a bright yellow, signifying the joy of my new ...

2020 Continues to Disrupt School Traditions

| Betsy Barnett | Lifestyles
The Eads High School community made the most of a non-traditional 2020 Homecoming week as they battled through wearing facemasks on the dress up days, limitations on all their events, a cold windy ...

Long Time Gone & the Day Light Came to Eads

| Priscilla Waggoner | Lifestyles
When I was around 8 years old, I watched the first man walk on the moon.  Laying on the living room floor in front of our black and white console television, I knew what I was witnessing was an ama...
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