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After the Fact: Campaign promises

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
My life is filled with controversy: should I have my oatmeal with or without the banana on top this morning? Are my Pooh pajamas still in the dryer or will I have to wear the Eeyore pj's with the floppy ears? Coffee or tea? Chocolate, strawberry or vanilla or should I throw caution to the winds and go for
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Valley Gardening: Organic gardening class planned

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
Everything is good in the neighborhood--kind of!
Read in the Valley Courier about the new City of Alamosa art program. Way over their expected number of entries came in. So many, in fact, that the city is placing 15 pieces of art, INSTEAD of 10. How many of those extra five sculptures do you suppose will be installed on
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Letter to the editor: Ask legislators to stand with us

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
Trump the candidate promised that law enforcement and ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) would "round up" and detain the "criminal element" from other countries, those he hopes to blockade out with a complete border wall. Instead, he's authorized law enforcement to follow school buses and Hispanic children who walk home from school so that ICE can nab the parents--the
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Still Waters: Love on line — or not

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
Online dating has led to numerous "matches" as well as numerous disasters, even fatal attractions. Some folks have been duped or dumped. Others have apparently found someone to spend the rest of their life with. I know people in both the success and dismal failure categories of "love on line."
It appears there's an internet dating site for about every
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Being Beautiful: Friends for a season, friends for a reason, friends for a lifetime

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
William Shakespeare said it best: "I am wealthy in my friends."
As I sat with my friends yesterday evening, lifting our glasses and toasting the years ahead of us, I lived in the moment.
While a devoted great-grandmother was busy crocheting a baby blanket for a little one coming in June, we sang old gospel songs accompanied by
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Letter to the editor: Cyber bullying is unacceptable

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
It is tragically easy to sit behind a computer and lob shameful insults across the digital universe. Leveraging the tools of connectivity, meant to bring us closer together, cyber bullies use the Internet as a means to be hurtful, while never having to look their victims in the eye.
The old adage of "Sticks and stones may break my
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Letter to the editor: America First! America First! America First!

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
The above headline states one of the more memorable phrases from Donald Trump's inaugural address. I know that President Trump was talking about "America First" with regard to setting priorities, but I would like to point out some "America Firsts" with regard to our country's rank in various categories: (I obtained my information online, mostly from Wikipedia, which cited several
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Native Writes: The media should be grateful

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
Along with all the assaults on our credibility, the media should be grateful to the Trump staff, especially those who speak publicly.
Normally, people go on their daily chores without much regard to the Bill of Rights or the whole Constitution, for that matter.
We learn libel law, the Freedom of Information Act and Open Records laws and use
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Amarah's Corner: Broken hearts are real

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
Hey kids like me, have you ever wondered if you can die from a broken heart? I don't know about you but some of the things my baby sister, Ava, and I went through with my mom's addiction made me think I was gonna die from a broken heart. I cried so many tears for so long, and for so
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Letter to the editor: Thanks for sending Valentines for Veterans

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
The residents and staff of the Colorado Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake would sincerely like to thank each of you for remembering and supporting our veterans with Valentines, donations to the Resident Benefits Fund, and visits.
This year the response for Valentines for Vets was overwhelming. Schools, churches, volunteer organizations, veteran groups and individuals contributed during this holiday in
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Letter to the editor: Obama Care, Congress & Scott Tipton

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
It should be obvious to anyone who has done the homework regarding Donald Trump, that in reality, he is really an independent candidate, who through his enormous grassroots public support, secured the nomination of the not so conservative Republican Party; and in so doing, ultimately prevailed to become the 45th President of the United States. That said, for the
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Hate-watching isn’t worth it

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
This weekend I watched the Grammys without saying or posting a single cynical statement on social media. Instead, I watched with an open mind and enjoyed it. Given my musical history, I feel like I should get an award for that.
As I mentioned in a previous column ("I'm sorry for my white tastes in music" published on Aug. 31),
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Letter to the editor: Tipton, Gardner need to hold town meeting on ACA

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
I have been hearing much about what a "disaster" the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been. This seems to be the stance that Mr. Cory Gardner, our senator seems to have. This also seems to be Mr. Scott Tipton's view as well. I would like to ask Mr. Gardner and representative Tipton to have town hall meetings to hear what
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Letter to the editor: Where’s the accountability?

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2017
In these active early days of the Trump administration, our lawmakers have received unprecedented public response. With so much power in the hands of one party, tyranny is a real concern and we are fortunate so many citizens are exercising their constitutional right to peaceful protest.
In a working democracy, lawmakers' most important task is to be responsive to constituents!
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Rabbitbrush Rambler: An abolitionist’s diary

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
In my bulging filing cabinets, I have a copy of a journal written long ago by a distant cousin who was a farmer in the 1800s in northern Ohio. During this Black History Month, I am happy to be able to share a small part of his reminiscences, in this case the portion about abolition.
The journal's writer, Thomas
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Valley Gardening: Plants and people are full of surprises

Posted: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
Yikes … here it is Friday afternoon about 5 p.m. and I have been thinking all day it is Thursday so haven't been writing, and I get so afraid of Ruth Heide if I don't get something in to her. I'm afraid she won't let me go through her candy bowl for the chocolates that are hidden below the surface.
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Movin' On with Nellie: Stolen Patriot #12 shirt worth more than a teacher’s salary

Posted: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
In the guys' locker room after Sunday's Super Bowl, the Patriot's #12 Quarterback Tom Brady remarked to his teammates that someone had stolen his jersey right out of his duffle bag. He said if anyone sees it being sold on eBay to let him know. Pundits predicted his jersey would go for $250,000 to half a million dollars.
I've
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After the Fact: I’ve had it!

Posted: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
Knowing that I'm intrigued by the vagaries of our language, a friend sent me an e-mail message with the following sentence: "All the faith he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life." Unless you can read "inflection," you'll have to hear it read aloud to know that this, in fact, is an entirely correct
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Still Waters: Love ain’t easy

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
"I took care of him for 58 years," he said. Then his son's health problems were more than he could handle, but he often visited him and had talked with him on the phone just before he died.
There was no regret in his voice for the decades of care given to his boy who lived with multiple health problems
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Being Beautiful: The scent of her lingers

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
The aroma of spearmint chewing gum just opened, fresh from the wrapper, takes me all the way back.
I have been thinking of my mama a lot lately. She unzipped her black purse, reaching down deep inside for a slice of chewing gum, both of us seated on the wooden pew in that little Baptist church house all those years
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Letter to the editor: Columnist’s intolerance is ironic

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
Pseudo pundit Negative Nelda Curtiss ironically illustrates the efficacy of the U.S. constitution that she otherwise despises so deeply. As in how her 1st amendment expressions reveal how little regard her wretched rhetoric truly merits. For without even a month of actual actions to "protest" President Trump, Negative Nelda illustrates how hatred, hyperbole and hypocrisy remain her only non-points. In
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Letter to the editor: Lying unacceptable at any level

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
President Trump's constant lying poses a significant threat to both our constitutional liberties and our security. You and I wouldn't tolerate such flagrant lying by our spouse, children, friends or co-workers and yet his supporters, evidently, believe it's OK to simply ignore it. When the president uses "alternative facts" and exaggerations to attack our constitutional rights of free speech, rule
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Letter to the editor: No Price at any price

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
On Friday Congressman Tom Price, (R-Ga) will be up for confirmation for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Tom Price's historical opinions and voting record on health care issues make him untrustworthy for this position. His interests rest in helping pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies earn better profits.
Congressman Price has voted against allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug
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Letter to the editor: Calls to Gardner unanswered

Posted: Friday, Feb 10th, 2017
Senator Cory Gardner has continued to insist that "paid protesters" have been calling his offices, making it difficult for his own "real" constituents from Colorado to get through to him. That is a rather lame excuse for being unwilling to actually listen to them.
It would behoove Senator Gardner to understand that literally hundreds of real Coloradans just from one
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Native Writes: Ike's lessons

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
As I sat listening to music during the funeral of Isaac "Ike" Martinez last week, I knew he wasÅ one of an estimated 372 World War II veterans to die on Jan. 27, 2017.
He was one of many, a brother, comrade in arms, father and friend.
Most of the World War II veterans are true patriots, devoted to family,
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Amarah's Corner: Sheriff talks about ‘Kids like me’

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
Hey kids like me, my friend, Alamosa County Sheriff Robert Jackson has been in Alamosa law enforcement for 33 years, and has been the elected sheriff for two years of a four-year term, "and I look forward to another four years. So, next summer I have to run again!" When he was a kid, he wanted to be a professional
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Geiger's Culture Counter: Analyzing the Super Bowl protests

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017
 From the moment Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones--who performed as the original Schuyler sisters in "Hamilton: An American Musical"--added their own flair to "America the Beautiful" by throwing in the word "sisterhood," I could tell that Super Bowl LI was going to be politically charged. With 113 million Americans watching the game, it's the one of
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Alamosa Trees: Arbor Week is coming; maintenance is focus

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017
We have a more challenging environment that many communities, you can't just plant a tree and expect it to thrive, or even to live! While we have many wonderful trees in town, years of drought and increased water rates have taken a toll on our Community Forest. Therefore, the Alamosa Tree Board (TB) will focus its efforts on tree maintenance
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