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Letter to the Editor: Reflecting on Senator Rounds’ speech to the Chamber of Commerce


These are perilous times for our republic. In remarks to the S.F. Chamber of Commerce on October 8th, Sen. Rounds began by saying the House should simply pass bills and not do the impeachment inquiry. Actually, the House has passed nearly 400 important bills this year. Very few of them were taken up by the Senate. Evidently, the Senate is […]

“Times may change, but the need to support a free press has not”


Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll. For those of us old enough to remember those days, National Newspaper […]

First Amendment binds all American freedoms


Freedom of the press, of speech, of religion, of assembly and to petition the government are woven, like stars in the flag, into the fabric of the First Amendment. The blood of patriots is the seed of the Republic. The founders and those who followed in their footsteps invested their lives in this country. They assured there would be freedom […]

Home Improvement tips

Greetings to everyone and thanks again for reading. This week I will go over a few things regarding your home. The first thing I will go over is some home descriptions that I have been asked about recently. What is the difference between a stick-built home, mobile home and manufactured home? A stick-built home is a home that is built […]

Letters to Delaena: Tiospaye Topa sixth graders respond to graffiti incident

You’re sincerely awesome. You’re beautiful, kind. You’re great, nice eyes. You’re smart, amazing. You’re cool, happy. You’re generous, wonderful. I love your great, smart and awesome self. – Jaden Two Hawks   I’m so sorry about your painting. I thought your painting was beautiful and I’m sorry they said that stuff on your painting. I hope you keep working on […]

To Walk In Beauty: Happy New Year: A Navajo perspective and greeting


Today is the first of October, and to the Navajo people, it is a special time of the year. In the Navajo language, October is called “Gháájí”, which translates to “back-to-back”. Our traditional stories say that this is the time when the seasons interact with one another, often resulting in rapid changes in temperature from warm to cool, and vice […]

Fall Perennial Flower Gardens


Fall is here! When you think of gardens, you may think you can only grow during spring and summer, but gardening season is not over with fall’s arrival. It’s a great time to plan and prepare for your next creation. You can continue to do fall flower gardens which can and will bring amazing results in the spring. The best […]

Weekly garden and home improvement tips


Greetings and thank you again for following this segment this year. The growing season is mostly over now, and I sincerely hope your gardens have done well. There are a few more things to do before the heavy frost and snow arrive. Last of the harvest Go ahead and harvest out your garden, including your sweet and native corn. You […]

At the Heart of It: A glance back at early journalism in Victorian England


  The content of early magazines was like a mouth-watering dessert at the end of a fine meal in a fine home. Anthony Trollope’s novel, Framely Parsonage, published in serial form like episodes for a TV show, ran in the first edition of the flashy Cornhill Magazine from 1860 to 1862. The novel ran three chapters at a time and […]

Cultural teachings of wapetokeca


By Hmuya Mani (Richard Two Dogs) Editor’s note: this information was shared on social media in recognition of the upcoming LGBTQ History Month in October. In the old days the people that are now called “winkte” were once called “wapetokeca.” This word has several meanings but it generally means one who is marked, but in a good way. It is […]


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