Stuff by Paige Meredith

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    Mutt & Jeff: A photo of a real pioneer

    While having surveying done 41 years ago prior to building our home in the Crystal Valley, the surveyors showed us a map of the area from the 1880s.

    It indicated a spot about 3/4 of a mile upriver from us labeled “Mobley’s Corral”. This wasread more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Where has sacred honor gone?

    We sometimes ask:  “Have you read anything good lately?” A wise piece of advice I read lately in a magazine’s book review section suggested that for every modern book we read we should also read an old one. The reason? Because in the old days they hadread more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: ‘Oh, sure — that’s your opinion’

    It registered with me recently that this section of The Sopris Sun is reserved for “opinion”, and I realized that this is a pretty weak word.  What follows is an attempt to improve on that weakness. 

    Opinion: 1. “Firm belief as distinguished from absolute knowledge.”read more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Oh, for the good old days

    While driving Highway 82 either in the morning or evening hours and seeing the Denver-like traffic I am astounded by the way our local valleys have changed.

    My parents described the drive from Glenwood up valley in the 1930s on a simple gravel/dirt road. Even more primitive was… read more →

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    Can’t afford health insurance?

    I’m sure that we’ve all seen news reports of natural or manmade disasters in which people  have lost virtually everything they own, but who declare that the most important thing is that they still have their health.

    Oh, really? If that were true, wouldn’t those same people… read more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Who started it?

    For over two months, I have been silently agitated by a previous column in The Sopris Sun.

    I agreed with many of the thoughts by the writer concerning the lack of understanding of the issues by American voters. Quoting the writer: “…millions of Americans are deeplyread more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: I pledge allegiance to…?

    I definitely agree with Nicole Toussaint’s column in the Sept. 20-26 Sopris Sun in which she lamented the fact that large numbers of Americans “are deeply uninformed” when it comes to understanding the issues we are called to vote on.

    However, at the same time,read more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Nimbyism — a great American tradition?

    Two recent occasions sparked my interest in the subject of nimbyism.

    First was a letter to the editor of a valley newspaper written by no less than a former Aspen mayor decrying the attitude of Crystal Valley residents who oppose the proposed bike path throughread more →

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    Learning from the past

    Perhaps a few old timers will remember this  incident from a reprint of a 1951 Rocky Mountain News article concerning the Crystal River Valley; and perhaps some newer residents will take heed of its implications.

    My deceased mother saved this article in one of her scrapbooks. Although… read more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Absolutes? Absolutely!

    First off, thanks to editor Will Grandbois for seeing the need and allowing for a different voice than we usually see in The Sopris Sun. Consequently, we now have Mutt and Jeff, a couple of local yokels, to address the issue.

    On today’s poisonous politicalread more →