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Pera:Have I Got a Job for You! | Musings of a Mountain Man
by Jack Pera
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Who has the best job in America? Notice I didn’t ask what the best job in America is, or who in America makes the most money per year. Making a lot of money and having a good job are two entirely d...
Herndon:Where Is Rumsfeld Now? | Dateline Wright’s Mesa
by Grace Herndon
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Lately, I’ve come across lots of news stories about George W’s new Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates. (Apparently no relation to Bill Gates.) Instead, R. Gates’s career has been all about the CIA,...
Goodtimes:Rosemerry Releases a New CD of Poetry | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SUITCASE OF YESES … The County’s Poet Laureate, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, has a great new collection of poetry and songs available locally, produced in cooperation with the Telluride Council for t...
Shelton: Watch Society Page: Vows | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Lisa “the Welder” Issenberg and Jerry “Snowviewer” Roberts at the Historic Western Hotel and Saloon in Ouray, Saturday night, June 23, 2007. The bride wore a gown by…well, it wasn’t a gown really, ...
Shelton:Perusing the Book of Life | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Out of the blue the other day, I got an email from David Moe.   I haven’t seen or communicated with David Moe for probably 20 years. He was one of the founding fathers of Powder Magazine, which put...
McDaniel:Bluegrass Invasion Inspires Secret Economic Plan for Just Us Locals | Word on the Street
by Douglas McDaniel
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Word on the street is the Bluegrass invasion is over, and this loosely wound interior village called Telluride is more forever changed than it could ever, by itself, change the big bad global villa...
White:Pinhead Letters From the Field | Guest Commentary
by Dawson White
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
This day and age, Planet Earth seems to be getting smaller and smaller. I am sitting here at a desk in Fort Worth, Tex., eating an apple that has come to my mouth from the Pacific Northwest, wearin...
Hunt:Forty-Eight Days and Counting | Hunt(ing) in Colorado
by Jeff Hunt
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Forty-eight days. That’s when the Colorado High School Activities Association sanctioned football season begins. For those who don’t want to grab the calendar and count that far ahead, that means A...
Goodtimes:Weaving the County and Region Together | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
COLLABORATION … A couple years ago I went just outside Ridgway to visit former San Miguel County Commissioner Gene Adams, after setting things up with Terry Adams who works for our county attorneys...
Herndon:Hog Ranch Controversy Takes Center Stage | Dateline Wright’s Mesa
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Grace Herndon The play’s title alone, Down At The Hog Ranch – A Historically-Based Play About Pigs in the Cathouse, was meant to catch our attention. But the production and its local historic under...
McDaniel:Anti-Smoking Laws Provide Nice Little Instruction Manual | Word on the Street
by Douglas McDaniel
Jul 08, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Word on the street is that one of those hobgoblins of responsible anxiety – smoking cigarettes –celebrated its first anniversary of being able to take place only outside the front door of the work ...

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