Column

Old buttercup

Mack Thompson, Editor It seems every time I watch the news or read the statewide paper I’m reminded of the opening line of the Hank Williams Jr. song, Country Boy can Survive.  It  goes like this, “Preacher man says it’s the end of time and the Mississippi River she’s a…

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History in the making

Tammy Curtis, Publisher The LaPlata Miner in the early days in Silverton, Colorado. The first miners to reach the Colorado Rockies were disappointed more often than not. They often sacrificed their lives in the quest for the illusive mineral that led them westward. They made their way through solid rock…

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Stop and smell the roses

Tammy Curtis, Publisher He was staring at me through his owl like glasses as I sat in tears with my head on my truck’s steering wheel. His long gray, stringy hair and unkempt beard dripping with fresh tobacco juice increased my tear flow.  I won’t lie, I was terrified.  I…

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From the Mayor

Russell Stokes By Cherokee Village Mayor Russell Stokes A month into 2022 and not much has changed regarding the impact of Covid 19 on our lives.  We are experiencing a high rate of infection with the new variant while we adapt to the changes that the virus has brought into…

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