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Herndon:School Board Race Has a Wealth of Candidates | Dateline Wright's Mesa
by Grace Herndon
Aug 22, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Most people here would like to forget the messy business a few years ago about banning books and the ever-so-slight whiff of “book burning.”  But that odor, however slight, hangs over the Norwood S...
Pera:Do You Believe in Magic? | Musings of a Mountainman
by Jack Pera
Aug 22, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Wanna know who are some of the most unrecognized heroes of all time? The mavericks. Those who have dared challenge prevailing thought and standard procedure with so-called radical new ideas. Here’s...
Shelton:Eco-Tourism, or Eco-Terrorism? | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Aug 20, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Not long ago, a friend misheard the phrase “eco-tourism.” She thought the speaker had said “eco-terrorism.” An easy auditory confusion. And it got me thinking what – if anything – the difference wa...
Hageymeyer:A Sense of Urgency | Guest Commentary
by Dale Hagemeyer
Aug 20, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
There is a sense of urgency among those closest to the Ridgway Secondary School Gym/Music Room Initiative. It is the feeling that if we don’t rise up to the challenge there may be students in the u...
Pitts:Dangerous History Behind Tainted Toothpaste, Drugs | Guest Commentary
by Peter Pitts, President,Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
Aug 19, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Counterfeit Colgate toothpaste containing diethylene glycol, a poisonous chemical used in antifreeze, recently turned up in discount grocery stores all over the East Coast. This dangerous chemical ...
Goodtimes:Get Rid of Synthetic Containers and Go Natural | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Aug 19, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
PLASTICS … That was the prize line in The Graduate, and it’s been a miracle-worker for as long as we’ve been alive. It’s become ubiquitous in this industrial, oil culture of ours. And finally scien...
Shelton:Foundation to Bring Potato-Gun Project to Nepal | View to the West
by Peter Shelton
Aug 19, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
It was one of those perfect Ridgway summer evenings. Chicken sizzled on the grill, a light breeze rustled the cottonwoods, while we sat around an old wooden table in Bill Liske’s back yard. Over us...
McDaniel:Video Killed the Tech Festival Star | Word on the Street
by Douglas McDaniel
Aug 19, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Word on the street is something was missing from the avenue last weekend, a giant sparkplug sort of thing that sprays lightning. For the second consecutive year the Tesla Coil failed to appear to a...
Sullivan:Diversity of Wildlife in Panama Includes Its Ants | Pinhead Institute Notes From the Field
by Jake Sullivan
Aug 19, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
As I realize more and more every day, Panama has as diverse a community of wildlife as anywhere on the world. In its narrow borders, you find thousands of species of migrating birds, some of the wo...
Goodtimes:Watch for a Fresh Crop of Fungophiles on the Prowl in Yonder Hills All This Week | Up Bear Creek
by Art Goodtimes
Aug 19, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
27TH YEAR … The Telluride Institute has once again picked up Harry Potter’s wand and brought the Telluride Mushroom Festival back to life, just like the old days … Wander over to the elegant Galaxy...
McDaniel:Non-Drivers in Telluride Need Special Tax Breaks | Word on the Street
by Douglas McDaniel
Aug 19, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Word on the street is this is not rocket science. Word on the street is the Spur is a catastrophe, enough to make one wonder why anybody would want to run for mayor of Shark City, for you Jaws fans...

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