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BARBWIRE BOB 9-8-22

I don’t know why we have holidays on Mondays, it would be better to start holiday weekends on Friday, but not likely to change.  Generally, people go home early on Fridays.  I can remember when Dick Lamm was governor and he pulled a Friday governmental check on his state employees and found that a majority …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 9-1-22

The early day frontier was tamed with guns. The French supplied thousands of muskets to our revolutionary forefathers to battle British invaders.  There is somewhat of a comparison with the French helping us defeat the crown with us supplying weapons to Ukraine military forces to defeat the Russian army. Americans admire the bravery of Ukraine …

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THE EYES HAVE IT – Colorado’s revolving door for criminals

After arrest for commission of a crime, the defendant may be detained or released, depending on the severity of the alleged crime, and the decision of the presiding judge. Ideally a prompt trial to determine guilt or innocence would be preferable, but given the inefficiency of the criminal justice system, a trial might not take …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 8-25-22

This past week my life’s companion, Gerri and I, set out to make a tour around Western Colorado,  my immigrant ancestor’s homeland, starting with the arrival of my Irish grandfather to America in 1865 and my mother’s grandparents arriving in Leadville from Scotland in 1895.  The trip was following an invitation from the Palisade Historical …

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BARBWIRE BOB 8-18-22

The mechanical age finally reached the wilds of N.W. Colorado following World War ll.  Tractors replaced horses, and fossil fuels became important for ranch work producing hay for livestock during the long winter months. My father, and his four brothers, were raised in a log cabin. The family brand was called a “Wellsweep,”  a long …

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BARBWIRE BOB – 8-11-22

Recently, I had the pleasure of shopping at a Safeway Store.  They are now owned by Albertsons.  I was very pleased at the selections, and the modern décor of the store.  The meat counter was especially attractive, but beef prices have increased substantially.  I was also surprised at the price increase of Campbell soup and …

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