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March, 2021

  • 16 March

    The Color of Polar Bears

    I read once about a psychologist who went to study people in Siberia, to find out how Siberians think. One question went like this: “In the Far North, where there is snow, all bears are white. Novaya Zembla (the name of a town) is in the Far North, and there …

February, 2021

January, 2021

  • 23 January

    January 6, 2021: A day that will live in infamy

    We are interrupting our regular Op-Ed to bring you the voices of Senators and Representatives who were in the capitol on the day it was overrun by a mob, threatening violence to our democracy. Despite the breach which ended with five dead and a country shaken, Congress did reconvene that …

  • 11 January

    San Carlos Chairman Rambler speaks out on behalf of voters and democracy

    The violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was at best a display of unfettered privilege.  More troubling was that this terrorist attempt to take over the Capitol was the first insurrection since the Civil War.                Individually, the mob was lawless, obstructive, and dangerous.  Collectively, this mob was an …

November, 2020

  • 22 November

    The Fear Right Here

    When people hear that I’ve been traveling for the past four years, they’ll usually ask me two questions. First: What’s your favorite country? I never know how to answer that one. I love them all. The second question tends to be: Weren’t you afraid? That’s easier to answer: Yes. Of …

  • 21 November

    Local business owner asks city leaders why more isn’t done to market small business

    TO: City of Globe, Mayor, Council RE:  Marketing money I have always wondered why Globe does NOTHING to market itself outside of its borders.  We have Besh ba Gowah, The 1910 Jail, The beautiful Center or the Arts,  Pinal Mountain hiking/camping, the lake, Tonto and many other wonderful spots but …

August, 2020

  • 14 August

    My Life as a Quaran-teen

    By Natalie H. On the evening of February 26th, everything seemed perfect. My grades were good and my mom and I were at a meeting preparing for our school trip to Europe. We were going to Italy and France in March. I’d worked for a year to save for this …

July, 2020

  • 27 July

    Good Rain

    I’m in southern New Hampshire, visiting my brother at his new house – he’s just retired from the Army – and helping him put in a new vegetable garden. It’s a beautiful time to be in New Hampshire: temps are in the mid 70s to low 80s, and it rains …

  • 6 July

    Tri-City Waste

    By: Fred Barcon It’s with utter astonishment that I write yet another editorial. The Tri-City Regional Sanitary Board (TRSD) marches forward with their project, despite proof from neutral third-party engineering firm, Kimley-Horn, that concurs with what I have been pointing out for over 4 years.  A third wastewater treatment plant …

June, 2020

  • 3 June

    White Like Me

    By: Diane Post At sixteen, I was traumatized in a ghetto in Chicago when I was there on a two-week work-study event with the Presbyterian Church.  We twenty white and rural kids from Wisconsin went to the big city to meet and work with Black teenagers as a step toward dissolving …