The election season is in full swing and the candidates are starting to make their run for the biggest prize American politics has to offer — commercial spots on television, radio and social media that bash the other candidate instead of describing how our country will be better for electing them to office.
There are two books in this week’s column, a biography and a book of outdoor activities for families. First of all, last week’s column was a review of “The Good Son: JFK Jr. and the Mother He Loved” by Christopher Andersen. I didn’t have room in the column for yet another biography, this one about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
Spring is here. Finally. A season of change. A season of growth. A season of moving forward. While we all know spring still brings dark, snowy days once in a while, we have those green blades of grass that we’ll see soon.
In my new room the bed is next to a window that faces east which, much to my delight, resulted in my waking up to a beautiful sunrise. The sky presented a panorama of various shades of peach and pink, which mixed with cloudy white and blue thrown in to hold it all together. The blue of the sky changed color, deepening as the day became more apparent, resulting in a glorious day.
Albert Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Our community is facing some extremely difficult economic hurdles.
There are certain attributes about a person that make them an obvious candidate for leadership positions in our community. That person is honest, decisive, strong and community minded.
The first “YES” marked on my ballot in the upcoming Craig City Council election will be in support of Kent Nielson with no hesitation at all.
Easter is just two weeks away — can you believe it? The shelves in the stores are loaded with delicious Easter candies, mostly chocolate. It’s a challenge to push a cart down the candy aisle without loading it up with goodies. All of the thoughts about chocolate have made me think about a menu for Easter.
In 2000, I left the Yampa Valley and headed for the southern hemisphere to begin seven years of graduate school. Three flights and two days later, I arrived in Melbourne, Australia. When I stepped off the plane that first day in a foreign land I was met with the familiar sights of signs for American fast food and big-box stores. I was puzzled by the number of large barrels at the sides of buildings and cisterns on the skyline. These were unusual sights for me and likely would be for most Coloradans.
Since this column’s beginning, I’ve written quite a few stories about the Morapos School, within walking distance from our ranch home, where my siblings and I attended school. (Our brother Duane Osborn also attended the Hamilton School.)
Life itself — and scripture too — is invariably three steps forward and two steps back.
This letter is in support of Joe Bird for Craig City Council.
We would like to express to the great town of Craig, Colorado what an opportunity you have in voting for Ray Beck for mayor.
It is my pleasure to write a letter of support for Don Jones in his upcoming bid for mayor of Craig.
Melton & Elaine Sullivan, Joe Herod, Kelsey & Trini Loya, Gail Sererson, Neil & Jill McCandless: Vote for Ponikar
Please, join us in supporting John Ponikvar for Craig City Council.