Category: Columnists

What a Gift

With great assets come great responsibilities. In KFFR, the Fraser Valley has a rare and valuable community asset with the potential to lift our quality of life and bring us all together. I am talking about KFFR, of course. This...

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Columnist: Steve Skinner

This place is alright if you like scenic splendor I was alarmed by the alarm honking in my left ear at 4:30 in the morning. I had to get to Rangely from old town Winter Park and needed to be there bright-eyed and bushy-tailed by...

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Total Eclipse of the Brain

By Steve Skinner Everyone looks better in the dark. And the timing could not be better. A dark stripe just raced across the undergarment of the world … plunging us all into a state of perplexed equality and totality. We should...

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No Place For Hate

by Steve Skinner The judge, jury and executioner made the decision. The sentence: Death. Death by car. Death head-on. Fast death. Famous killer. The judge decided that the members of the defense team were all the same. They...

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Four Wasted Bucks

Here we are back to the stupid wall. Mexico’s never gonna pay for it. Hey! I just looked in my wallet and there’s $4.27 gone! Look in yours. I bet it’s missing the same amount, in fact, it’s missing from the pockets of every...

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When Wildlife Attacks

Like many of us in Grand County, living on the edge of the wilderness, my wife and I live under the threat of becoming a snack for some marauding bear while we’re basting chicken wings on the barbecue or pulling weeds from...

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Heeney to Heemeyer

The Heeney Tick Festival began sometime in the 1960’s as a fundraiser for the Lower Blue Volunteer Fire Department. It commemorated a Heeney settler’s recovery from Rocky Mountain spotted fever back in the 1940s. That’s when the...

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Who’s In Charge

We have dropped our guard and allowed bumbling idiots to rise to the top. Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson announced stentorously during an Armed Services Committee hearing that the island of Guam is in danger of tipping over...

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Mad Max

Mad Max: have carburetor, will travel­   After waxing nostalgic last week about my dad’s fireworks fiasco, I’ve been thinking a lot about his Silver Bullet. That’s what he called his favorite car, a 1973 Lincoln Continental...

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The Problem, Not The Solution

It’s The Problem, Not The Solution – TGIF Marxism is out of favor and folks don’t like to talk about class distinctions in America but what is happening, under the smoke and mirrors of the new budget and making...

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Fire In The Sky

My pyrotechnic interests had two early influences that blended into one memorable experience. The first influence was my father’s war with our neighbor and the second was our proximity to Nogales. We’d just moved to south Tucson...

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Blowin’ In The Wind-Shield

Young people are always asking what it was like in the “olden days” of Grand County around Hideaway Park. They stare at me expectantly as they might a tipped vessel spewing wisdom. I stand there hesitant, because it was so...

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