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A catty column if ever there was one

A catty column if ever there was one

Driving to work, one sees so many people out walking their dogs. The walk serves two purposes—exercising the dog and the owner. What I don’t see is anyone walking their cat. Somehow cats just get off living in our homes, using litter boxes and spending their days lounging comfortably on soft carpets. Sometimes they are […]

Taking a chance on love

Taking a chance on love

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Humor is good remedy for cabin fever

Humor is good remedy for cabin fever

Cold weather, long traffic lines, Broncos left out of play-off games, stock show over—we must all suffer several more months of winter. This story is reprinted again this year in case you missed it. Author unknown, but very well written: Subject: A potato saga A girl potato and boy potato had eyes for each other, […]

TRADING POST 2-7-17

TRADING POST 2-7-17

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HUMOR – The tragic tale of Flat Stanley

HUMOR – The tragic tale of Flat Stanley

The following is a true story. Only the facts have been changed to protect the guilty. His name was Stanley…Flat Stanley. He came to us in the mail, which is an unusual way for a visitor to arrive. He was around eight inches tall and paper thin. He was quiet, but he smiled a lot. […]

COUPONS 1-17-17

COUPONS 1-17-17

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GEMSTONES & MINERALS – Spinel: The unfamiliar gemstone

GEMSTONES & MINERALS – Spinel: The unfamiliar gemstone

Since beauty, rarity and durability measure the value of a mineral or gemstone, certainly red, light red, and orange spinel (pronounced spin-ELL) should rank near the top. This, unfortunately, is not the case for spinel; in fact, not only the public but many jewelers are completely unfamiliar with this species. The reasons for this state […]

A TAILING TALE – A Tailing Tale of George Nelson

A TAILING TALE – A Tailing Tale of George Nelson

In 1931, President Herbert Hoover led our struggling country through the great depression. The U.S. adopted the Star Spangled Banner as our national anthem, and on May 7, George Nelson was born in a little hospital on the corner of Broadway and Alpine in Boulder. The first child born to Martin and Dollie Nelson, George’s […]

Ride ’em cowboy: National Western Stock Show saddles up

Ride ’em cowboy: National Western Stock Show saddles up

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GAMING – Thinking About Poker: Whatcha gonna do?

GAMING – Thinking About Poker:  Whatcha gonna do?

As I write this I’m sitting in San Diego having visited family and friends over Christmas and am contemplating what my 2017 bucket list will hold. I don’t make New Years’ resolutions as those are too easily broken and/or forgotten and by a large margin are unrealistic and unattainable. I try to keep my future […]