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Native Writes: Watching the trains roll past

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Watching long trains cross our Valley, I am reminded of the area's rich railroad history. Then I wonder where the heck all the cars were stored?
They are moving slowly from one edge of our vast intermountain home to the other and I am grateful to only have been stopped once as they slowly made their journey.
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Letter to the editor: Re: Azaylee Parcells’ account

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
On February 3rd, 2015, Grand County Sheriff's Deputy Alycia Riggs died tragically in an auto accident on Hwy 34 in Grand County. Alycia, her daughter Azaylee, and her sister Amelia had touched the hearts of many people in Alamosa County, as well as Grand County, who felt compelled to establish a memorial account for Azaylee. Many of Alycia's coworkers
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Letter to the editor: Concerns shared about Boutique baggage limits

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
As longtime travel professionals in the San Luis Valley, we were encouraged to hear that the Alamosa Airport board was considering changing airline EAS providers from Great Lakes Airlines to Boutique Air. Although we have flown Great Lakes in the past and love the convenience of flying to DIA to make air connections, we have chosen over the last couple
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Rabbitbrush Rambler: More changes ahead for Ute Indians

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
After the Pueblo Revolt, control of Spain's northern frontier was restored in the 1690s with Don Diego de Vargas as the new governor. Vargas found Ute Indians who had become horsemen, but they still hunted, gathered wild foods, occasionally raided pueblos, and now encountered hostile neighbors along the edge of the Plains, the Comanches.
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Valley Gardening: Brooms, blooms and voices

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
Life is good in the neighborhood! This week, on Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3 p.m., I will begin working with clients from Blue Peaks Day Services. Our group will be called "Operation Pride" and we will be working in public areas such as parking lots and areas that have been bugging me for a number of years. We will be
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After the Fact: Say 'goodnight', Gracie…..

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
When my mom was in junior high and high school, almost all of her friends had "nicknames." I never thought they were particularly charming, but evidently mom envied Peachy, Creamy, Muggy, and Toady their "sobriquets." At some point along this path, mom was "bullied" (we didn't even call it that when I was in school!) by an older girl who
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Letter to the editor: RE: Alycia Riggs Memorial Softball Tournament

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
To all the good and faithful volunteers who participate and donate to this yearly event.
I have been told that the funds raised are supposedly going into accounts for my little daughter, Azaylee Parcells.
There seems to be other accounts set up for her, yet, I have never been contacted about any of them.
With God's help, I am raising
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Still Waters: Highway 17 and Stanley Road

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
When our scanner shared emergency dispatches for ambulance, fire and law enforcement to respond to an accident on Friday, I grabbed my camera and followed. It is part of my job and part of our responsibility as journalists chronicling the history of our communities, whether positive and happy like graduations and check presentations or sad and disturbing like arrests and
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It Seems to Me: The world of disruption

Posted: Friday, May 20th, 2016
Sandi Coryell begins one of her blog posts by proclaiming, "Complacency is the dirtiest word in business today. Allow it to seep into the DNA of your organization and your business will go down faster than Jack rolled down the proverbial hill."
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Native Writes: Support the arts

Posted: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
I went to a high school band concert Tuesday night and left with a sense of awe.
The Mean Moose Music Machine is good!

I have watched some of the band members grow since they were in middle school and they already look like young adults.
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Alamosa Flowers: Matrix gardening

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
I was unfamiliar with the term "Matrix Planting/Gardening" until recently; it popped up when I was researching self-sustaining gardens on the web. Essentially, in gardening, a matrix is the environment in which companion plants thrive to create a mutually supportive community with the focus on attractive rather than food-bearing plants.
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Rabbitbrush Rambler: Additional American Indian tribes

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Ute Indians were the most prevalent tribe in the San Luis Valley when Spanish colonists arrived along the Rio Grande a short distance to the south. Now let's identify briefly other American Indian tribes who were in and around Colorado.
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After the Fact: Child’s play

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
"Social Studies" was never my favorite subject in school, largely, I suspect because it was half-heartedly taught by teachers who were even less interested in the subject than I was. My mom introduced me to historical fiction and that piqued my interest enough to delve even further into "light historical" reading, but it still didn't compete with other subjects
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Movin' On with Nellie: Is counseling useless?

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
There's the notion in the Valley, and elsewhere, that counseling is useless. I firmly disagree.
It used to be called psychoanalysis (in those 50s and 60s movies where the uptown girl would see her analyst); and now there are personal appointments, group therapy, and groups addressing specific court requirements like violent offenders and addictions.
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Valley Gardening: Nights above freezing, time to plant

Posted: Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Life is good in the neighborhood. Finally…we have had a couple of nice days in a row. That is until Sunday and Monday, Tuesday and even longer where more and more moisture is predicted. Did you ever think we could get tired of rain? I didn't. The saving grace is that the evenings should all be above freezing. Hopefully, anyways.
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It Seems to Me: Stumbling is not a wasted step

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016
For most people, spring represents new beginnings, but for a teacher, it's more of a time for harvest. Our students are reaching the end of the school year, and many will be graduating.
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Still Waters: In the line of service

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2016
As our sheriff read the names of a dozen men who had lost their lives in the line of duty in this area since the beginning of organized law enforcement, I thought of the risks and dangers folks in uniform take every time they begin their next shift.
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