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    Mutt and Jeff: Don’t take it to the extreme

    Extreme. What in the world do we mean by extreme?  When we speak of temperature we say that something is too hot or too cold, or perhaps that it is pleasantly warm or cool, or perhaps tepid. The highest and lowest temperatures would be at the extremities, thousandsread more →

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    A rancher’s perspective on wolf reintroduction

    There are legitimate concerns and consequences to be considered pertaining to the reintroduction of wolves. It is disingenuous to state that opponents of wolf reintroduction base their beliefs solely on myth while wolf advocates use only facts as suggested by Senator Phillips of Montana.  

    Theread more →

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    Vote yes on 2A to renew streetscape tax

    As mayor, the most common question I get is “How are things with the Town?”

    My response usually includes some combination of the following statements: “The Town is doing great. I inherited a great situation where we have an incredible Board of Trustees and aread more →

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    Ps & Qs: Born in the USA

    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” -Mark Twain

    I’ve been watching the Olympics like a middle-aged woman: every night, on the couch, arguing with my husband about the etiquette of curling. I love seeing athletes from all over the world… read more →

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    Obsessed with Cinema

    When I moved from Denver to the Roaring Fork Valley, I assumed my access to new cinema would suffer.

    It hasn’t. Thanks to theaters like the Crystal in Carbondale and the Isis in Aspen, the handy inter-library reservation system, and hard-working postal workers delivering Netflix DVDs every… read more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Wishful thinking

    This column by Paige Meredith is the first in a series he’ll be sharing with Stan Badgett.

    How often have we heard platitudes expressing the idea that the wisdom of the people will keep our country on the right track?
    Yet every poll seems to indicate that the… read more →

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    Bits & Pieces: Finding my religion

    A while back my older son asked me about God.
    I got all panicky, fumbled around with some half-assed reply and hoped that it would hold off any more questions concerning life after death, God or anything to do with religion for a while. But, as we know,… read more →

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    Eclipses, dually noded: The first entry in a new astrology column

    The much-talked-about “super blue blood moon” is now two weeks behind us, its appearance heralded in the first eclipse of 2018. Feb. 15’s partial solar eclipse, though only visible in Argentina and parts of Antarctica, signals the close of eclipse season.
    Eclipse season comes twice a year, roughly… read more →

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    Seeking Higher Ground: Unplugging from the 24/7 news cycle

    When I give people my cell phone number, it’s always with the caveat that they shouldn’t expect to reach me 24/7. “I check this voicemail box about once a month,” my message warns. “If you need to reach me, call my landline.”
    Call me a Luddite, call me an… read more →

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    Ps & Qs: That Poppy

    Have you seen That Poppy yet? No? Please google “That Poppy Am I Ok?” and then come back. I’ll wait…

    I know— Right?! If that doesn’t make you feel old and out of touch with the world today, I don’t know what will. She’s like aread more →