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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

We have had the thrill and pleasure of living next door to Hansel and Gretel Morgan since the year 2000. Hansel and his sister, Gretel, are canine companions no one could ever replace. They are Great Pyrenees Mountain sheep dogs. They have been the most loving of neighbors, especially with our grandchildren. Yes, they roam occasionally, but they come to our home and actually bark at our door to say “hello”.

Hansel recently passed away after a brief sojourn into the neighborhood. The people who knew him truly hope there was nothing vengeful about Hansel’s passing. He was in perfect health until the day he left us. The neighborhood is truly less human than it was before his passing. Our condolences go out to the Morgan family, especially his human brother and sister.

With the utmost love and respect,



Tom and Jane Ashworth

Rifle



On Tuesday, Aug. 24, Melanie Finan and Collin Stewart will be leading the 3rd annual Hidden Gems moonlight hike to Hay Park. The hike will begin at dusk with the aim of reaching the first meadow on the route to witness the full moon rise. This hike is a great opportunity to experience the serenity and wild beauty that can be found in the areas proposed as wilderness by the Hidden Gems.

The route will be slightly different than the standard Hay Park/Thomas Lakes trail; it starts directly from Dinkle Lake and winds up lush aspen groves and meadows before joining with the usual trail. We will descend in the moonlight and watch for the bats and other critters that only come out at night. To sign up go to http://www.whiteriverwild.org and click on hikes.

Ready your wolf howl, slow your shudder speed and join us on the trail!

Collin Stewart and Melanie Finan

Carbondale

In January, the Supreme Court strengthened corporations’ grip on our government and political process with a dangerous ruling in the Citizens United case, overturning more than 100 years of election law.

Now when you buy toothpaste, the money you spend can be used directly for television campaign ads attacking people that you believe in without you even knowing it.

One of the first tests of this new ruling came from Target. If you’ve ever shopped at Target, the money you spent on toothpaste might be part of the $150,000 Target donated to run TV ads for an anti-gay, anti-minimum wage candidate in Minnesota just recently.

The Disclose Act is a bill to regulate corporate contributions and force tighter disclosure of corporate spending for campaigns in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling.

The Disclose Act came up just one vote short of passing the Senate in July, but it’s coming up for another vote in September. Please write to your senators and ask them to vote for the Disclose Act.

Barbara Lemmon

Rifle


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