Letters to the Editor
Boies-Ortega welcomes Ingoldby
Boies-Ortega Funeral Home would like to welcome and introduce Elisa Ingoldby as its new Administrator and Family Counselor. Elisa has been a local resident of this community most of her life. She has served the community in several roles, most recently as a Certified Senior Advisor and hospice eleventh hour volunteer for Sangre De Cristo Hospice. She was a staff member of Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center and Administrator for the Trinidad Assisted Living. She brings years of expertise and compassionate care to the funeral home and has a passion for helping families in need. The Holt family, who are native Coloradans and have owned Boies-Ortega since 2007, are pleased to have Elisa join them in their mission to provide the best care to every family in this beautiful mountain community.
We invite you to drop in and meet Elisa, if you don’t already know her, and ask what we can do to help you.
~ Boies-Ortega Funeral Home,
Support our local treasure – the Fox
Dear Editor: About two years ago, I moved from a large Midwest town to Walsenburg. I moved for the beauty, peace and quiet of small town living – where people actually make eye contact, smile and say hi. Where people know their neighbors names and faces, not just recognize their cars. I was NOT disappointed.
But what I wasn’t prepared for, was the treasure I found in the Fox Theater! I am a movie lover and when I heard they needed volunteers I signed up. I get paid in popcorn! I have been volunteering for about six months now and understand even more, how much this area needs this venue.
Not only do they have the best popcorn (using REAL butter), but the movies are first rate – without a long drive.
We all know that we should shop local, but we also need to MOVIE LOCAL. In order for Walsenburg to thrive, we must support ALL of our local businesses.
Grab a family member (or neighbor) and head to the Fox in March for MOVIE MADNESS – HALF PRICE tickets in March!
Response to Las Animas Republicans
A couple weeks ago Ty Winter, Las Animas County Republican Chairman, wrote a letter to you in response to “recent criticism in recent letters to the Editor.” He gave a “recap of January Jobs Report” and one of his “bullets” stated: “All Americans continue to thrive in the Trump economy.” I think the thousands of homeless people in this country would disagree with that statement.
~Johnnye Dee Mullen
Open letter to La Veta School District Board
Hello it has been brought to my attention that the La Veta mascot debate is rearing its head again and frankly I’m confused as to why. On May 27th 2014 the La Veta school board voted 3-2 to to “keep and honor the Redskin name and it not be brought forward again until compelled by state or federal mandates or else by future local community consensus” . I would like to know why this is even an issue at this time. Are there mandates that have been passed that I am not aware of? Has there been local consensus since 2014?
I thank you for listening.
~Lori Branigan Palmer
La Veta, Colo.
Cards of Thanks
Thank you from the Brunelli family
The family of Roger Brunelli would like to thank hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Roger during his last weeks at home.
The three nurses who cared for him were wonderful.
It would have been impossible for us to care for him without their skill and dedication.
~Cleo and family
La Veta, CO
Thank you from the family of Homer Kenner
Homer Kenner’s family acknowledges with heartfelt gratitude the memorials sent in his honor and also the multiple ways comfort was provided for his family by friends and relatives after Homer went to be with Jesus, his Lord and Saviour.
~Clarabell Kenner, Sandi and family, Paul and family, Lyle and family, Bryan and family.