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Stop the world I want to get off

October 26, 2018

Where to start? That is the question I am asking myself as I sit down to write this week’s editor’s note. It was a weird, newsy week and there is so much to discuss. First...


In praise of pre-cut chicken

September 7, 2018

I was preparing another rant today but decided to keep it light this week because there is just too much to rant about and I only have one page. I received a packet of very...


Johnson vs PETA

August 24, 2018

You’ve probably read the news by now that PETA is celebrating a victory. They managed to get Nabisco to take the bars off of the cages holding the animals pictured on its boxes of “Barnum’s...




Pardon my whine

November 10, 2017

Last week was not a good week for me. I am sitting here typing with my frozen hands in a building with no heat. Yes, the boiler is out in the office and the hot...


Johnson: When fun hurts

November 3, 2017

It’s fall and what better way to celebrate than a trip to a corn maze. Took my two grandkids to The Fritzler Corn Maze just south of Greeley, Colo. It was great fun, but I’m...


‘Grab the blow torch’

October 20, 2017

I read this headline today and laughed out loud, “Man tries to kill spiders with blow torch – ends up burning his house down.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said, “Grab the...


Briggsdale Gas and Go hosts big money rib cook-off

September 22, 2017

If the crowd was any indication, the second annual Briggsdale Gas and Go Rib Cook Off and Customer Appreciation held Sept. 16 in Briggsdale, Colo., was a hit. “It went real well,” said Randy Cass,...



Johnson: Wildfires taking a toll

July 28, 2017

As of Thursday, the Lodgepole Complex fire in Montana had burned about 270,000 acres and was about 62 percent contained. There are about 600 firefighters fighting the fire, which is being referred to as the...


Johnson: Road trip to South Dakota

July 14, 2017

I drove to Belle Fourche, S.D., last week for a meeting with The Fence Post team and people from our sister paper, Tri-State Livestock News, which has an office there. I hate to brag, but...


Typical Johnson family vacation

July 7, 2017

In case you didn’t notice, I took a few vacation days to celebrate the Fourth of July. My husband and I, our daughter and son-in-law and two grandchildren packed up the RV and went to...






Johnson: Gearing up for January events

January 6, 2017

January is a busy month for The Fence Post staff with the National Western Stock Show in Denver and, right on its heels, the Colorado Farm Show in Greeley. These events will be a first...