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Cows on Bluetooth: Your grandpa’s dairy farm is long gone. Meet the farm of the future.

FORT MORGAN — The necklace attached to No. 36911 tracks her every move. The black-and-white Holstein, backed up to a milking machine on a hot June day in a breezy barn, is on Bluetooth, just like the rest of the 4,500 dairy cows at Quail Ridge Dairy southeast of Fort Morgan.  The wireless transponder dangling […]

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How fly-fishing lessons and movie soundtracks figured into a Colorado author’s “Stolen Heart”

K. L. (Karen Lea) McKee  earned her B.A. in English from Regis University, worked in the Reference Center of the Mesa County Library for 29 years before retiring in 2014 to pursue writing full time. She is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She and her husband reside in Western Colorado. Her roots in […]

Posted inOpinion, Write On, Colorado

The coronavirus confronts each of us with a question: What’s essential?

Yesterday my Twitter feed included a post from a connection enthusiastically supporting the announcement that New Jersey would include liquor stores in its list of essential services, allowing them to stay open during the stay-at-home order. In addition to a chuckle, it got me thinking about determinations of essential services and about my two-year, and […]