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Maupin:‘Something That a Girl From Paradox
by Marena Maupin
Aug 01, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
My summer Pinhead Internship had officially started as I flew over the shallow turquoise waters from Nassau to the small outer island of San Salvador. San Salvador is the very first place that Chri...
Pera:Found: Excuses of Mass Destruction! | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Aug 01, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In my column last week I outlined why the U. S. invasion, occupation and destruction of the country of Iraq was illegal and immoral. How so? The excuse primarily being an incident forever known as ...
Homer:Three Terrible Pandemics in the 20th Century | Guest Commentary
Aug 01, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
By Maria Osterhaus, Public Health Intern, San Miguel County Public Health Nursing Service, and Dr. David Homer, Public Health Officer Pandemic flu will happen sooner or later. Though experts cannot...
Benda:‘Hush Up and Roll Up Telluride Needs Us All!’ | Guest Commentary
by Andrea Benda, Town of Telluride Councilmember
Aug 01, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Telluride hyped itself as “The Town Without a Bellyache” not so long ago.  What’s happened?  Two weeks ago Mayor John Pryor read the midyear State of the Town address, emphasizing our collective st...
Pera:On That Vote to Impeach, and Other Spurious Activities | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Aug 01, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Some solid facts and different value systems applied to them: 1.    The Bushites’ decision to attack Iraq was supposedly a response to 9/11. In actuality it was a perfect excuse for other reasons, ...
Hagemeyer:The Fun-draising Game Plan | Guest Commentary
by Dale Hagemeyer
Jul 30, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
In a previous article I outlined the background for the Secondary School Gym and Music Room fundraising initiative. Since the initiative includes lots of fun activities we should appropriately call...
Shelton:O.J. Syndrome Afflicts Tour | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Jul 30, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
On Wednesday evening, Randy and Jen Charrette opened their Peak to Peak Bicycles in Ridgway for a Tour Party. As in, Tour de France Party. Only it quickly turned into the Tour de France Doping Part...
Goodtimes:Blissing Out in the Shadow of Mount Lamborn | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Jul 29, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
DREAMTIME … Want to dream the future? Then mark your mid-July calendar next summer for the annual gathering of the New Age clans on Rodgers Mesa outside Paonia … www.dreamthefuture.org … Tara Mille...
Hagemeyer:School Needs a ‘Place to Play’ | Guest Commentary
by Dale Hagemeyer
Jul 29, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that the new Ridgway Secondary School , inaugurated just over a year ago, doesn’t have a gymnasium or music room?   The new facility has been in use for a full school year now. It is a...
Mitchell:PCRs, SEMs, Double Helixes and Eight- Legged Wonders | Pinhead Notes From the Field
by Marlee Mitchell
Jul 29, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Deoxyribose, a simple construction of carbon and hydrogen molecules, held together by hydrogen bonds to create the double helix that holds the key to all life. Deoxyribose is the basic unit of DNA;...
Goodtimes:National Association of Counties Meets in Richmond, Virginia | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Jul 29, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
HILLARY CLINTON … The Dem frontrunner for the presidential nomination accepted an invitation from NACo and spoke before several thousand county commissioners at the organization’s annual summer con...

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