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The simple things can trip you up

My brother, the great wit, posted a meme the other day that read “If we started burying the dead with their shoelaces tied together, we wouldn’t have to worry about a zombie apocalypse any …
Michael Norton
Winning Words

Unexpected advice: Shrug it off

A friend of mine has spent most of his life in a gym. He has gone from body building to power lifting and then back to body building. He is now in maintenance mode like many his age. But even now, …
Craig Marshall Smith
Quiet Desperation

Something to almost stop and think about

Have you noticed those new, red, octagonal signs they’ve been putting up around town? I’m not sure what their purpose is. Maybe you do. If so, please let me in on it. Each of the signs has four …
Aging

Bringing mindfulness into your everyday life

When we bring awareness into our daily activities we are able to actively seek the joy of being alive. Living mindfully also helps us take in the beauty that surrounds us each day. Meditation and …

If only everyone had customer service down cold

Everything you need to know for life can be found in Star Trek. If you’re smart enough to listen. For instance, one lesson I learned from Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott “Fool me once, shame on …
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Stay on track with vaccinations

  When most Coloradans hear of vaccinations today, they think of the pandemic and COVID-19. Remarkably effective and safe vaccines have helped us to return to more normal lives and saved so …

Letter to the editor: Easy and simple climate steps

  Climate change is obvious to us now as the Earth warms and weather changes. It is a complex problem that might not be solvable. But each of us can help to slow climate change so that future …

Letter to the Editor: Conifer needs a standalone library

On behalf of the Conifer community, the Conifer Area Council thanks the Canyon Courier for its recent story about the community’s desire for a stand-alone library in Conifer. We also appreciate …

Letter to the editor: Xcel should speed transition

The climate emergency demands that we quickly replace fossil fuels with low-carbon renewables. Unfortunately, Xcel plans to operate the Comanche 3 coal-fired power plant in Pueblo until 2040, making …

Letter to the editor: Congratulations to Healeys

Congratulations to Healeys Congratulations to Jerry and Ann Healey! You know when it’s time to move on. I commend you! However, afford me the opportunity to thank you for a job well done! Years …
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