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Valley Gardening: It's finally time to plant in the SLV

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2015
Life is good in the neighborhood! Finally, on Thursday, it felt like summer was on its way. Sometimes it's funny (maybe sad) how we all complain. We forget how mild our winter was, and then March was really nice, so we start complaining about April being cold, and if we get a windy day--oh, my!
Last Sunday we
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It’s time for change

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2015
Like it or not, the 2016 presidential campaign is off and running. For the next year and half nearly every major news outlet will have some sort of presidential campaign coverage every day.
It many ways, presidential campaign coverage in the early days (like today) is merely fodder for readers, viewers, and listeners. Presidential campaigns are big business, money makers.
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Letter to the editor: Re: Future listing for RG Cutthroat Trout

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2015
Previous articles supporting the endangered/threatened species status of the Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout (RGCT) were temporarily silenced when the desired change in the present status was not approved.
Recently, the attempt was renewed with the article in the Valley Courier on April 23, page 8, regarding the scheduled lecture on April 29 by the Colorado Field Institute.
In the April
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Letter to the editor: Bowlers thank sponsor

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2015
We want to thank Bob at Jack's Supermarket in La Jara for sponsoring our team at the State Bowling Tournament. The tournament was held in Denver this year.
Our team was very appreciative of his generosity.
Betty Scott
Sherry Armstrong
Karilyn Espinosa
Esther Dominguez
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It Seems to Me: You have to do what you have to do

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2015
You can't always do what you want to do," Dad often told me. "Sometimes we have to find a way to want to do what we have to do."
I've held jobs that I didn't enjoy simply because I needed the money. Okay, sometimes I've held jobs that I really hated because they were better than nothing. Thanks to Dad,
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Still Waters: A few thoughts from somebody else …

Posted: Friday, May 1st, 2015
Some of my best thoughts come from other people.
The "Editor & Publisher" shares a pithy quote each day, and I have passed some of these on in the past.
Here are some of their recent quotes, which I felt are worthy of sharing (with a few added side notes from me):
"My definition of a free society is a
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The NATIVE heroes of Baltimore

Posted: Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
I was thinking about doing this for Mother's Day, but it can't wait.
While watching television, aghast at the problems in Baltimore, Md., there were two bright lights.
One was a Vietnam combat veteran who had spent 30 years in the Army. Black of skin and filled with patriotic pride, he stood in the street and faced down a crowd
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Alamosa Trees: Trees to shade people

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
Several people have asked me for shade-tree recommendations in the last month. This column will focus on deciduous trees that shade people and don't gulp huge amounts of water. If you're envisioning your family and friends enjoying the shade of a tree on a hot summer day, you don't need a huge tree. Medium and even some small trees may
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Rabbitbrush Rambler: Baffling bird behavior

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 28th, 2015
People who watch bird watchers might say that we bird watchers ourselves are the oddest thing out there, but suffice it to say that we have been seeing some unusual things while watching the birds, which constantly teaches us new things about the natural world.
People who enjoy our abundant hummingbirds during summertime might have noticed that springtime in
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Letter to the editor: VA management is despicable

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 28th, 2015
The VA is responsible for the medical care of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Since its inception, the new VA hospital in Aurora has been plagued by numerous setbacks. Originally, the construction cost was supposed to be about $600 million. However, the cost increases have soared to about $1.7 billion with no end in sight.
This is totally
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This ain’t Murrow’s journalism

Posted: Saturday, Apr 25th, 2015
It's an interesting week in journalism. Tonight the Washington D.C. will hold its annual White House Press Correspondence Dinner. Earlier this week Pulitzer Prize winners were announced; and, Judith Miller, a former New York Times reporter most notorious for her post-9/11 reporting, released her memoirs.
On the surface it seems like a good week. Really, though, it was a rough
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Valley Gardening: Check out the 'Society Hall' on May 3

Posted: Saturday, Apr 25th, 2015
Most important this week is that you write down the date of Sunday, May 3rd from 4 to 6 p.m.
At this time all of you are invited to come and take a look at the Christian Society Building at 400 Ross Ave. in Alamosa. A group of individuals have formed a fresh, new non-profit called the Society Hall Foundation
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Letter to the editor: La Jara expresses gratitude

Posted: Saturday, Apr 25th, 2015
The saying that every cloud has a silver lining or that something good always comes in the wake of a tragedy was witnessed firsthand last Wednesday morning when the Town of La Jara was riveted with a devastating fire that burned through buildings on Main Street. Words cannot express the gratitude and the sense of pride that is felt by
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It Seems to Me: The things we protect

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
"We hide our dark sides out of fear," a friend, Rachelle, recently wrote in a response to a comment I had made. We had been talking about how we hide different parts of ourselves from others, and I had suggested we hide our best in order to protect them from attacks. She had disagreed, saying we hide our worst sides.
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Still Waters: Milagro on the highway

Posted: Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
I was headed over to my folks' house on a Friday evening a couple of weeks ago to celebrate the birthdays of my father and little sister. Two things I always do when I set out on this trip to Pueblo. First, I say a prayer that I won't run into anything or anyone but will arrive safely. Second, I
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Native Writes: Alamosa born

Posted: Thursday, Apr 23rd, 2015
Just about the time I think I know almost everything about Alamosa, someone tosses a new puzzle into the box.
My best friend and I were listening to music on his TV recently and I was in the kitchen getting coffee when he shouted, "This guy's from Alamosa!"
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Letter to the editor: AES PTO thanks supporters

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
Alamosa Elementary PTO is beginning to wrap up another great year. The organization was able to provide funding for PBIS prizes, $500/grade level for teachers' needs, $400 for K-2 specials' teachers, a popcorn machine for the 3-5 building and materials for the kindergarten graduation and fifth grade "Rite of Passage."
All of this funding would not be possible without
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Letter to the editor: Dallas personal attack unwarranted

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
I would like to respond a second and final time to Mr. Greg Gosar's comments about the Village at Wolf Creek decision, specifically to his April 9, 2015 letter.
Mr. Gosar, my original response to your letter was delayed by Dan's critical health issue. I stated this fact, and you subsequently accused me of "using" his health to "attack" your
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Rabbitbrush Rambler: Wolf Creek’s slippery slopes

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015
This column will be my opportunity to object once again to the endless chain of events related to the development of the proposed for the Village at Wolf Creek (hereafter known as VWC in this column). This subject has been in the news again.
First, Rio Grande National Forest's Supervisor Dan Dallas announced his decision to approve the land exchange
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