Thanks from Oktoberfest
The Oktoberfest committee would like to thank everyone who helped to make this past weekend’s fundraiser a big success! Due to COVID 19 we will not be able to hold our traditional Oktoberfest celebration this year, but there are still people that need our help and scholarships to fund. We were able to contact our friends The Cody Sisters and with the Health Departments approval and the generosity of Aristotle Karas, owner of the Grandote Golf Course, we had a band and a venue and an opportunity to make some money! Saturday evening was just perfect and we wish to thank everyone who attended, as well as the local businesses who sponsored us by purchasing banners, our talented band, Emilie Dubia who sold tickets for us at the Mercantile and the World Journal and KSPK for promoting our event at no cost to us. Special thanks to Bachman’s for their generous donation and advertising space, Kelly and Sid Popejoy for all of their assistance, and to Aristotle Karas and everyone who went above and beyond to make this happen! As a 501c3 we gladly accept donations from anyone who wants to help those less fortunate in Huerfano County. For more information about how you can make a difference, call Mitzi at 742-5278 or any committee member. Thank you all!
La Veta, CO
Thank you for celebrating Ray with us
The family of Ray Bud Kreutzer would like to thank everyone who attended the celebration of his life, the reception, and those who sent cards, calls, and food.
We appreciate your thoughtfullness, and God Bless You.
~Betty and family
La Veta, CO
Democracy or Dictatorship
Our democracy is at risk of becoming an authoritarian dictatorship if people continue to deny and spin the truth about Trump and the way he and his administration show complete disregard for the truth, the law, our Constitution, procedures meant to provide balance and accountability in government, congressional obligations, the sworn oath of office he took with his hand on a Bible… and their obvious efforts to promote conspiracy theories, and stir up people’s fears and prejudices… efforts meant to divide, condemn, incite and destroy! Our country will not survive as a democracy if these things are allowed to continue! Spinning and denying the truth won’t change the truth!
Trump has an intense need to be powerful, in charge, honored and adored… and his psychological traits: narcissim, willfuly lying, misogyny inflated ego, insecurites, etc., are feeding his growing obsession to become like the dictators he admires and praises.. He wants to be the supreme all pwerful ruler of our country, and he is using fear, lying, distortion, and deception to avhieve his goal. He’s already surrounding himself with required loyal followers, enablers… ready and willing to please him.. especially AG Wm. Barr! The cult mentality silence of Republicans in Congress is disgraceful as they choose to deny the truth, and ignore their sworn oath to defend our Constitution, in order to enable Trump to rule as he pleases. They choose to do nothing to stop or censure his attacks on our democracy.
As Roosevelt said, “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely.” Being prepared wisely means allowing ourselves to realize and acecept the truth.. it’s up to us. Our country’s future, our system of government depends on who becomes our President. Do you want a democracy or a dictatorship? That is the choice!
Santa Rosa, CA
Vote for Sandy White
I am writing this letter in support of Sandy White for Huerfano County Commissioner. I am asking you to vote for Sandy. As a working artist and active member of the Huerfano arts community, I know that Sandy values the enormous contribution all the arts make not only to the economic success of the county but also to the enrichment of the community. Visual arts, theatre, music and vocal arts, architecture, photography – all of these elements come together here.
I also feel it’s important to mention that Sandy has made huge contributions to this county in other areas. His efforts writing successful grants alone has been tremendous. His actions as a Colorado water attorney have been a major contribution to this county. In short, Sandy would be a competent, full time and committed County Commissioner to make this county a better place to live.
Please vote for Sandy White.
~ Kate McCabe
La Veta, CO
Votar por Sandy
Soy Catalina Valdez y quisiera perdí tu voto por Sandy White para comisionado del condado de Huerfano. Mi familia llegó a sur de Colorado hace unos ciento setenta años.
Sandy es un poco más nuevo aquí. Su familia llegó hace ciento veinte años.
Nuestras familias han sido amigos cercanos durante los últimos cincuenta años.
Hemos vistas nuestros hijos y hijas crecer y tomaron vacaciones de familia juntos.
Esas vacaciones eran largas semanas de campamento y de ir de pesca.
Las solíamos llamar “grandes expediciones”.
Mi difunto esposo trabajó muy cerca con Sandy para protegerlos derechos a l’agua en la zona de Colorado de sur. Ellos siempre trabajaron juntos sin problemas a pesar de ser de partidos politicos opuestos.
Nuestro concepto de Sandy es el de un amigo bondadoso, honesto, inteligente, y confiable. Como comisionado, applicará las mismas virtudes.
Por favor, consideré darle su voto a Sandy White para comisionado del condado de Huerfano.
La Jara, CO
In response to Theresa Kimbrel
I recognize your beliefs. That’s the great thing about our country and Constitution. We have the right to our own beliefs!
The Democratiic platform states: “Every woman should have access to quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion.” Pro-Choice. Sorry, I couldn”t find anything in the platform on the Right to Die. Personally I don’t want anyone else in the doctor’s office or exam room with me or making health decisions for me! I’m glad you brought up life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! Can you imagine those things without the ability to control your own body?
Everyone wants freedom and self determination!
According to the Jesuit Review: Catholics are just as likely to get an abortion as other US women. The Guttmacher Institute found that 24% of those who got an abortion were Catholic. The Pew Research Center says 22% of US women identify as Catholic.
In 2018, 62% of Americans viewed Planned Parenthood favorably. A National Public Radio Survey in 2019 found that 77% of Americans said the Supreme Court should uphold Roe vs Wade.
Blessings also to you,
Response to David Tesitor and Theresa Kimbrel on Abortion
Is this reason to vote for such a person? More serious issues are before us. The 6th Commandment (For those who acknowledge it, as I do) says “Thou Shall Not Kill.” Donald Trump has denied the coronavirus, or downplays it, even as it is raging. He does not require masks and social distancing at his rallies, although they’re required under Center. for Disease Control guidelines. Many, many deaths have resulted from his inaction (200,000 and ongoing!) Thou shall not kill? He calls it the “China Vrius” because it originated there. Some now call it the “Trump Virus.” Consider baby bear cubs and wolf pups. In Alaska’s National Parks, the Trump Administration has removed restrictions using spotlights to shoot mother bears and wolves in hibernation. Kill babies? This is the lowest of low. Surely they have the right to live. The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, with Liberty and Justice for All. Does this exclude people of color? Another commandment (the 7th) says “Thou shall not commit adultery.” Need I say more about that? I may vote Independent or Green Party, certainly not for a racist president.