It's fair time again. Time for dreams to come true and for disappointments to temporarily sweep through our lives. But the disappointments can't really get much of a purchase, because there's too much fun going on.
It's not that our pal Herb isn't sociable. He is. One of the nicest guys around, and he can be counted on to start a conversation at the drop of a hat. And he'll even drop the hat.
No, the reason Herb hasn't been in for coffee much this week, we know, is the archery tournament coming up. He's out there in the field shooting every day. He does go bowhunting each fall, but we know that it's the mystery and magic of archery itself that is the big draw to him.
He has explained it to us several times before.
While KiowaCountyPress.net was able to post an overhead view of the 2017 Kiowa County Fair Parade immediately after the event ended, we've been working to bring you another view - this time from street level, with the whole parade, which origianally lasted nearly 40 minutes, down to a six minute video. You can also check our Facebook page for photos.
A bunch of us went to the races up in the city the other day. Windy won a little, but the rest of us just kinda broke even, and we got to yell and cheer, so I guess that can cost two bucks without hamstringing the entire regiment. It was fun.
It was Thursday again. Mabel Adams asked at the desk to be sure.
"Thursday all day, Mabel," the girl said. "Don't forget to get your hair done today. Two o'clock ... right?"
"Right," Mabel said, locking the time away in her mind. "Two o'clock. On Thursday."
She took her purple walker and went half a block to the counter at the drug store.
That nice Williams girl came over with a smile and a menu.
"Tuna on toast, Mrs. Adams?"
"Uh, sure. I like that."
A new attraction is coming to the 2017 Colorado State Fair! The First Responder's Alley is a combination of local and rural emergency personnel joining forces to encourage conversation and educate the community about safety and health. Throughout the Fair, these organizations will provide a variety of activities including live extrications, K9 demonstrations, and a firefighter boot camp for the kiddos!
The Colorado State Fair kicks off on August 25th and with the price of admission, a wide variety of events are sure to please every fairgoer without any additional cost... more free to see!
Free opportunities include:
"I took Duckworth to the dog show up in the city last weekend," Dud said.
The other members of the Mule Barn truck stop's world dilemma think tank and philosophy counter just looked at him.
Doc put it gently. "Dud, was this so he could get some inspiration on looking good?"
Desdemona died sometime in the night. Aunt Ada had had the cat since she was a tiny kitten, and she was naturally heartbroken. So was Boots, Desdemona's partner in crime and play and food and everything else that makes life worthwhile for two old cats.
Through her tears, Aunt Ada wondered if she could've noticed something or had done something differently that would have given Desdemona back to her for a while longer, but there just wasn't anything. The cat had looked good at bedtime, and was gone before the sun came up.
The 2017 Colorado State Fair is offering money-saving discounts every day to help the Fair fit within the family budget.
"Tickets to most Colorado State Fair events include gate admission if purchased prior to August 24th which includes access to our many free attractions," said State Fair General Manager, Sarah Cummings. "Plus, we offer a wide variety of daily deals and discounts to give fair-goers even more value for their dollar."
The 2017 Colorado State Fair offers these special deals and discounts:
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