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By Slim Randles Steve looked out from the turret of his cabin and watched the sun set behind the mountain. Branding is over for the spring, and he was able to get...

Independence Pass Set to Open Thursday

Independence Pass Set to Open Thursday

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews have been working for several weeks to clear the way for an on-target opening of Independence Pass on Thursday,...

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Home Country

By Slim Randles I was studying my card when the guys walked in for coffee. "What did you get?" asked Doc. "D-24." "Just one?" "Yeah. The boys caught me when I was...

Home Country

Home Country

By Slim Randles Dud was down at The Lunker Hole on Lewis Creek before it even turned yellow in the east. He had some thinking to do, and, as everyone knows, there's...

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Home Country

By Slim Randles As the recessional played, and Reverend Jeff opened the church doors before shaking hands with his parishioners, he was surprised to discover he wasn...

Home Country

Home Country

By Slim Randles Herb Collins was back out in the yard again Saturday. The noise made the neighbors go to the windows and peek out to see what was going on, because...

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Home Country

By Slim Randles Down at the sale barn Saturday, the think tank had coagulated there with coffees to go to celebrate spring. Doc and Dud had their dogs with them,...

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Home Country

By Slim Randles When the Rafter E branded recently, a bunch of us went out to help. It's a badge of pride to have worked your way up the branding ladder. As a kid,...

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Home Country

By Slim Randles My first wife came from a ranching family way back up in the hills and had a cousin, Ted, who was a hounddog man. I talked my way into hunting with...

Home Country

Home Country

By Slim Randles There was Doc, just cruising around slowly on a warm Saturday, alone with his thoughts, which kinda centered around "I sure am lucky to live here."...

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Home Country

By Slim Randles There could be lots of reasons Martin' chose to become the "crossing sergeant." Oh, there have been rumors that she may give Martin' a hard time at...