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The hassled, red-faced man cruising the neighborhood Saturday morning in the pickup truck is good ol' Bert, of course. It's a warm Saturday, which means only one thing in our part of the country - yard sales. That's why the charming lady riding next to him, his wife, Maizie, was wearing a big grin.

"There's one Bert," she said. "On the right. Pull over and park."

It took Maizie almost 20 minutes to work her way up the driveway. There were three boxes of paperback books to go through first, then a shelf full of various knobs. 

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"Hot? Did you say hot?"

"Sure did, Windy, have a seat and join us," said Doc. We were huddled up in the coolth of the air conditioner blast in that certain part of the dining room at the Mule Barn truck stop. Yes. It was hot.

"Ain't like Death Valley, howsomever," Windy said. "Now boys, that there's HOT!"

"You been to Death Valley, Windy?"

Colorado State Fair Entertainment Series Expanding

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The 2018 Colorado State Fair entertainment series is already packed with a variety of acts for the entire family and now, Larry the Cable Guy, Old Dominion, and Lorenzo Antonio with La Sombra De Tony Guerrero has been added to the lineup.  Tickets are now on sale.

Most tickets include gate admission for the opportunity to enjoy a full day at the Fair with no additional cost. For more details, visit our website at www.coloradostatefair.com.  Tickets are now on sale for the following acts:

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We all watched as the flag came by. It was the first thing in the parade, of course. Great big one, carried by two of the kids from the ROTC at the high school. The bands followed, along with the mounted patrol, the ski patrol in their summer-weight jackets, the float with the princesses on it, and the local kids leading dogs and cats - some rather reluctantly - on leashes.

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"Ahhh! Coffee!" said our resident cowboy, Steve, raising his cup at the philosophy counter. "Let's raise our cups to whichever Brazilian came up with this stuff."

Very slowly, Herb Collins stood with his cup of coffee there in the midst of culture and education at the Mule Barn truck stop.

"Actually, Steve," Herb said, in his most professorial tone, "his name was Kaldi. He lived in Ethiopia."

And here Herb grinned fiendlishly at Steve. "And he was a sheepherder!"

"No way, Herb!"

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Our day is filled with heat at this time of year. It commands our attention and makes our work harder. As we toil, we daydream not about love or success, but things as mundane as shade and a cool drink.

But though the oppressive heat weighs on our brains and taxes our bodies, it is the price we pay for being allowed to spend time outdoors ... and it has its one singular consolation: our summer evenings.

When the sun goes down in summer, it's romantic enough to hug a cactus.

1,500 Ways to Participate in Colorado State Fair General Entry Competitions

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The Colorado State Fair's General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all Coloradans to participate in the Fair. Whether its needle arts, pet rocks, funniest pet photo, craft beer, floriculture, small farm and garden, pantry, or a number of cooking competitions, there's room for anyone who wants to compete for blue ribbon glory.  

Movie Review - Incredibles 2

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Although Pixar has never made anything I'd call a "bad" movie, they've had mixed results with their sequels. The second and third "Toy Story" movies are just as beloved as the original, and "Finding Dory" is the highest-grossing animated film of all time. But "Monsters University" was an addendum that seemingly nobody wanted, and the two "Cars" sequels are considered the black sheep of the studio. Still, fans were clamoring for a follow-up to "The Incredibles", the 2004 family-of-superheroes adventure that opened the door to a world that clearly needed more exploring.

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The first few days of summer vacation were hard on Billy. He was there, at his appointed post - that being the school crossing - at the right time of morning, but look as he may, he couldn't find any kids.

He couldn't find Martin, either. The perennial crossing guard, with his vest, sign and whistle, was home for the summer. So were the kids. School was out.

Billy, being the official town dog since Sally passed away on Doc's porch, decided on the fourth day of no kids that he might as well do something else.

Deadline July 20 for State Fair Fine Arts Entries

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Artists throughout Colorado are busy preparing their artwork for the Colorado State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition. The popular and prestigious part of the annual event showcases original artwork by Colorado residents. 

All artwork chosen for the exhibition will be on display in the Fine Arts Building during the entire length of the Fair. Two divisions for artwork submission are being offered: Emerging Artist and Professional.