This past Friday evening (March 26, 2021), the Trego Civic Center had its annual meeting and membership drive. Attendees received an update on the raffle, new board members were appointed, and the bylaws were amended to change the requirements for membership, opening it up to a much wider area. Now, anyone living in the TFS… Continue reading Trego Civic Center Membership Now Open to all TFS Fire District
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” -Henry David Thoreau
While winter isn’t quite done with us yet, we’ve had a good period of warmth recently. Wasps, as well as bears, are waking from their winter hibernation. I’ve seen a few queen paper wasps scouting for new nesting sites. With this in mind, if you want to control wasps in or around your property, the… Continue reading The time to start trapping wasps is now.
I noticed reports of a supermarket shooting in Colorado – at first the perp was a white supremacist, then an ISIS influenced domestic terrorist, and, most recently a Syrian-born immigrant with mental health issues. There’s a challenge when you need to get a story into print quickly, and the first story often changes. Mass shootings… Continue reading Mass Shootings and Jumping to Conclusions
School Board Elections scheduled for May 4, 2021. Those interested in running should contact the school clerk.
This past Wednesday night (24 March 2021), the TFS Volunteer Fire Department had its much-delayed annual meeting at the Trego Civic Center. The evening included a discussion of the expenses of the fire department, the activity of the department, appointment of new board members, a bylaw change, and a mention of a proposed fee increase… Continue reading TFS Volunteer Fire Department Held Annual Meeting
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People are fascinated by bears for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is their ability to hibernate. Imagine an animal much like people in many ways, being able to crawl into a den for 5-6 months and remain there, without eating, drinking, urinating or defecating, the entire time. As if that wasn’t… Continue reading Bear Hibernation (Part I)
The mind is not a vessel to be built, but a fire to be kindled. -Plutarch
When I began teaching at Trinidad State, the cop instructor’s classroom was kitty-corner across from my office in the science building. Each Spring, he would greet his class with a recitation of this sentence from Judge Kirby Benedict, in Taos, New Mexico. Jose Manuel Miguel Xavier Gonzales, in a few short weeks it will be… Continue reading Possibly the Nastiest Death Sentence Ever