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By Slim Randles

Mrs. Forrest has always been a compulsive feeder. Before she retired, she was cooking for the Mule Barn truck stop's customers, and is singularly responsible for about three flabby tons of avoirdupois on this nation's truck drivers, and may have been marginally responsible, third-hand, for a cardiac event or two.

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By Slim Randles

The closed-season school board meeting was called to order half an hour late by its chairman, J. Buckdancer Alcott, because the board members saw Windy Wilson sitting in the audience.

 Windy had no children, and he sure as sugar wasn't a teacher, but he could talk. And he was patiently biding his time. Despite the board's foot dragging through the agenda, Windy didn't give up and go home.

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By Slim Randles

We all know that someone will find Jenkins's cabin. Someday. Oh, it's up there in those hills somewhere. We all know that.

It's become a friendly object of conjecture and speculation. No one living has seen it, as far as we know. Jenkins himself died quietly when he was on one of his infrequent trips to town for supplies. Funny guy, that Jenkins.

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

The Colorado State Fair's General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all Coloradans to participate in the Fair. Whether its needle arts, floriculture, field crops, pantry, or a number of cooking competitions, there's room for anyone who wants to compete for blue ribbon glory. 

Huge Jackpots Light Up Colorado for 4th of July Weekend

Lottery News

Colorado Lottery players are hoping for fireworks this weekend, with both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots well into the triple digit millions.

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a staggering $449 million as of Sunday morning, the third-largest jackpot in the game's history. The lump sum cash value is currently $289.6 million with the next drawing scheduled for Tuesday night. Powerball's jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing is at $247 million and has a current lump sum cash value of $179.7 million.

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PROMO 660 x 440 People - Slim Randles

By Slim Randles

The annual Fourth of July picnic was a celebration of time and freedom. We'd all watched the parade, earlier, because that's what you do on the Fourth, and we believe in it.

  Our parade features Scout troops in uniform, the high school band, floats with pretty girls ... well, okay, it's actually Delbert's convertible with signs on the doors ... and little kids proudly leading their dogs down our main street. In other words, pretty much everyone.

Two Events Added to the Colorado State Fair Entertainment Series

The list of acts coming to the Colorado State Fair continues to grow; two acts have been added to the already diverse entertainment list.

Sept. 2             Lee Brice

Sept. 4             Celebracion de los Charros con Conjunto Primavera presented by LaTricolor and Entravision

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PROMO 660 x 440 People - Slim Randles

By Slim Randles

Dud rounded the corner on his block and headed for the edge of town at an easy jog. Well, easy for an Olympic miler, he thought. It was making him breathe hard and he wasn't even a block from the house. But this is the price. Oh yes, the price I must pay for my goal.

"Dud," said Doc, "I worry about you spending so much time agonizing over that book of yours."

"I have to do it, Doc," Dud said. "There are still so many things to plan in the book. Things like the duchess's daughter and her relationship with the truck driver on special assignment ..."

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By Slim Randles

"Carnsider this for a minute, boys," Windy said, sadly shaking his head at the King Arthur memorial round table at the Mule Barn truck stop. "I mean to say, well you know them ladies actually asked me to be their speaker, right?"

We nodded and sipped our early afternoon coffee.

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PROMO 660 x 440 People - Slim Randles

By Slim Randles

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.