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Letter to the editor: Ledonne is valuable contributor to the community

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
Dear Editor:
Last November I read in the Valley Courier that Danny Ledonne had been banned from the Adams State University campus for an indefinite period of time because he is considered to be a security risk by the ASU administration. Apparently this banning from campus is still in effect and he is subject to arrest if he sets foot
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Rabbitbrush Rambler: Colorado’s first American explorer

Posted: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016
Usually I write something at this time of year about the Pike Expedition. This time I'll puzzle about its leader, Lt. Zebulon Montgomery, who was trespassing in Spanish territory.
Before he started on this expedition, the Secretary of War sanctioned it to the extent of providing a copy of the map of New Spain drawn by Alexander Von Humboldt.
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Valley Gardening: Heart strings, serenity strings and charcoal

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
I was going to start collecting money for Ron and Marilyn Barrier this week, but I got sidetracked. Ron--you are on my list for the WHOLE month of March. I will try and come by in the next day to get a picture or two, if that is okay. Here's why I changed my plan……..
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Letter to the editor: Our heritage, our public lands

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
To the citizens of the San Luis Valley:
For centuries the early Spanish migrants have been using acequias, ‘irrigation ditches,' to water crops. This age-old tradition, developed in Moorish Spain, had followed migrants into the west generations ago. These traditions still live strong today. Recently, a group of young individuals from our community approached our association with respect,
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Letter to the editor:How shall Subdistrict No. 1 raise money for pumping reductions?

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
Agricultural commodity prices for SLV products have been sufficient to enable producers to pay $75 per acre foot of water to grow crops for the past several years. Now the subdistrict needs more money to accomplish pumping reductions in the future.
The only fair way to charge more for pumping is to increase the $75 variable fee. The purpose of
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Letter to the editor: Time to bring USS Pueblo home

Posted: Saturday, Feb 6th, 2016
On Jan 29, HJR16-1004 was unanimously approved in the House of Representatives by a joint resolution. This is one of the few times all legislators, both Senate and House, convened in the House to carry a resolution for Military Appreciation Day. Invited to attend are various active military personnel from throughout the country.
On Jan 23, 1968 the USS
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Letter to the editor: Remembering Aniceto with a smile

Posted: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016
We have just learned of the passing of Aniceto Lucero.
What a joy it has been to know this man!
People speak of national treasures. When speaking of our Valley, many would agree, dear Aniceto, you were one of our treasures.
I would like to share my first encounter with him.
I noticed he had a puckish grin (Google defines puckish
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Still Waters: Epistle from Bill

Posted: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016
Since we generally do not run letters to the editor from non-local folks or about non-local issues, I am going to defer my "Still Waters" space this week to this gent, whose 2013 letter to his congressmen my mother asked me to share because his thoughts hit some important points. In doing a quick internet check on him, I discovered
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It Seems to Me: Understanding the richness of our past

Posted: Friday, Feb 5th, 2016
"Why do they need a Black History month? Why don't we have a White History Month?" some critics ask. My usual response is, "They aren't the only ones who need to be reminded that our history includes them. We all do. And we need that reminder because all too often their stories have either been left out completely or relegated
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Native Writes: Just a brain burp

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
I call columns like this "brain burps."
Where are the kids? Back in the day, they played in the snow. It was almost a contest to see whose snowman was the biggest and best. I'm sure there are some, but I haven't seen any in my travels.
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Letter to the editor: Wildlife refuges important to economy

Posted: Thursday, Feb 4th, 2016
To some, our nation's wildlife refuges may seem like remote, out-of-the-way places, but they are integral parts of larger communities and in fact, major players in local economies.
For every $1 Congress appropriates, wildlife refuges return nearly $5 to local economies in jobs, sales, income and tax revenue. And that's on average. Other places, especially those in rural areas that
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Rabbitbrush Rambler: Horse soldiers

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2016
This week my column will return to Fort Massachusetts, particularly one of its best known officers, Thomas Duncan III.
During its short life (1852-1858), some of its commanders were cavalrymen, called mounted riflemen, and others were infantrymen. All but the last of Fort Massachusetts's commanders were graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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Valley Gardening: Transplants are showing new growth

Posted: Saturday, Jan 30th, 2016
Life is good in the neighborhood! The last few days have been pretty awesome. The students at Trinidad State Junior College installed part of the ramp for Society Hall this week and next week will install the next section--pretty amazing that we can do that at the end of January, early February. Those guys and gals have been amazing!
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Letter to the editor: Thanks for supporting the Wellness Challenge

Posted: Saturday, Jan 30th, 2016
The San Luis Valley BOCES main office staff recently completed their first-ever Wellness Challenge. The challenge was a 10-week challenge that focused on healthy eating, exercise, and an overall healthier lifestyle. Participants tracked hours slept, water intake, servings of fruit/veggies, exercise, etc. Although the main focus was a healthy lifestyle, the 15 participants who completed the challenge lost a cumulative
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Letter to the editor: 'Mother Nature' has her fans too

Posted: Saturday, Jan 30th, 2016
Dear Valley Courier editors,
I want to thank the Valley Courier for publishing Bill Deacon's letter about Mother Nature. It's not often I get the giggles when I read the morning news. Ruth Heide is a very good reporter and does not deserve the "dressing down" she got from Mr. Deacon.
I, personally, am a big fan of Mother
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It Seems to Me: A celebration of friendship

Posted: Friday, Jan 29th, 2016
I've heard people complain about "being put in the friend zone." In fact, I used to complain about it myself. There have been too many times when the label of friendship has been used to describe relationships that are not balanced -- when one person wants "more" out of a relationship than the other.
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Still Waters: Heart of a samurai

Posted: Friday, Jan 29th, 2016
My father and mother put together a month's worth of devotional readings to start out the new year, and they shared these with family, friends and fellow church members. I have been enjoying the devotionals, as I enjoyed the three devotional books my parents produced in the past.
In one of the recent daily readings my father mentioned a man
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Letter to the editor: ‘Mother Nature’ had nothing to do with it

Posted: Friday, Jan 29th, 2016
In the Wednesday edition of the Valley Courier, the headline reads "Basin aquifer levels recovering."
The article starts out by none other than Ruth Heide, who claims to be a Christian. This article says, and I quote, "with the help of Mother Nature."
Really Ruth! God created everything, the heavens and earth. He causes the rain to fall. Genesis 7:4.
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Native Writes: The power of electronic news

Posted: Thursday, Jan 28th, 2016
When I first started my career in journalism, the only electronic device in use was the telephone, and news was literally gathered by hand.
Black and white film was developed in a darkroom where bats were reputed to live and the wallpaper was peeling.
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Alamosa Trees: Seeds: Exchange Sunday at ASU

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2016
The "Seed to Seed Community Seed Exchange" at Nielsen Library on the Adams State University campus starts at noon, SUNDAY, January 31, I mistakenly reported the wrong day in a previous column. My apologies. Bring seeds, if you have them, and a dish to share for the potluck. Serving ware and dessert will be provided.
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