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The coronavirus hits home

Early last week, Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency to open up emergency funding and other resources in case they are needed, and the World Health Organization announced COVID-19, coronavirus, was officially a pandemic, spreading throughout the world. It’s here. 

Healing through haikus

What the hell, we’re going to be stuck with this Corona/Covid 19 mess for awhile, why not have some fun with it? 

Vote for a brighter LPEA future

It never ceases to amaze me how much change has occurred at La Plata Electric Association in the almost three years since I was elected to the Board of Directors. During my first year on the Board, the president of the Board refused to even let us talk about climate change. But with the election of a strong majority of forward-looking directors in the last two years, we are definitely moving toward a new future.

The coronavirus solution

As a self-appointed representative and spokesman for planet Earth, I’m writing today to speak out against the abuse, exploitation and threat that’s been levied against our only planet. I think I see a fairly simple and easy way to save this planet.

A butt-ugly sidewalk situation

Walk on Main ... pass El Rancho, Mo’s ... and turn west past Joel’s and The Garage. Outside of each business on the city sidewalks − and just off the curbs in the streets − see scores of cigarette butts. Lots and lots of butts, tossed and left − where eventually they’ll go down the drains. Into the Animas River.