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"Doctor's office."

"That you, Doc?"

"Sure is. How you doing, Windy?"

"Finer'n frog hair, Doc. Say, did you hear about ol' Bob over at the junction?"

"Sure was a shame, Windy. I had no idea he was sick. Went pretty fast is what I heard."

"Me, too. Say Doc, you remember Minnie up at the capitol? I heard she passed just last week."

"You don't say. That's a shame. Used to see her at dances at the Legion. So how are you, Windy?"

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The other night it was hot. Hot during the day, hot at night. Heat seems to define summer for us, in many ways.

But in spite of that, after a day in the outdoors, we built a fire. A small fire. A "hat" fire, which mountain people define as one you can put in your hat. Why so small? Because it was hot and we didn't need the heat. Why the fire? Because we need the fire.

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Doc didn't expect any patients before 10 o'clock this morning, so he was up and coffee'd and gone by 6:30. Lewis Creek. The Lunker's hole on Lewis Creek.

The Lunker is a huge rainbow trout that everyone knows about and no one has caught. So far he has resisted flies, worms, salmon eggs, spinners, and even an imitation mouse that Dud tossed in there one time just to see if the Lunker had a bass's appetite.

Colorado State Fair Starts Today

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The Colorado State Fair opens for its annual 11-day run Friday with a PRCA rodeo and concert with the Oak Ridge Boys. The fair will run through Labor Day, September 3.

Each day is packed with events, activities, exhibits, rodeos, concerts, and more. The full schedule is available at https://www.coloradostatefair.com/events. Featured entertainers include Larry the Cable Guy, Old Dominion and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

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When Jim Kennedy uses his big backhoe, a crowd usually gathers. He's an artist, you see. 

At Bud McFarland's place the other day, he was there to install Bud's new septic tank. This was to be a massive septic tank.  Now and then Jim would just do something to show off his skill. At one point, when Jim's backhoe cut through a buried tree root, there was about a foot-long section of root lying alone at the bottom of the hole.

"Hey Jim," Bud yelled at Jim, good-naturedly, "firewood!"

Prowers Partners for Progress Launching Annual Car Show this Week

LOGO Downtown Custom and Classic Expo

Prowers Partners for Progress, a non-profit organization, will be hosting what it hopes to be the first annual Downtown Custom & Classic Exposition in downtown Lamar August 17-18. The event will kick off Friday night at 6:00 p.m. with the opening of the Car Art at the DCCE exhibit at the Shore Arts Center at 115 South Main Street. 

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It began as a whispered threat, this latest storm of ours. There was something in the air, a cleansing tonic, a murmur of sharpness.

The trees on the hills looked different, then, seeming to stand out in sharper focus, in cleaner profile. It was the magical paintbrush of a gentle sun brushing the front of them, against an ominous, creeping black background. And the blackness grew higher yet, until the western sky was a massive wall of black and swirling gray.

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"Bert looks good this morning, Doc," Dud said, quietly. Three stools down the counter, Bert smiled and said, "Yes, I certainly do!"

We turned toward our old pal. "You heard that?"

"Sure did, guys," he grinned. "Look...."

He pointed to his ears. "Hearing aids," he said. We walked over and looked, and sure enough.

"It was Maizie's idea," Bert said. "She made the appointment and everything. Said she was tired of having the TV on so loud."

"But it was a good idea, Bert," Doc said.

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Dud was out rambling around the other day, and was surprised to find the new preacher sitting beside an irrigation ditch. Dud plopped down and asked him what was wrong.

"I've only been here two weeks," he said, "and someone's stolen my bicycle. I really liked that bike."

"Reverend," said Dud, "everyone in this town knows everyone else, and thievery is almost unheard of. I wouldn't take this personally as something against you, but I do have a suggestion."

The preacher looked at Dud.

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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.