the great father s day quest

By Gary Mitchell the great father s day quest boss i bumped into ollie the orphan sea otter the other day and he said he was on a spiritual quest – to find a father by father s day you remember ollie boss when he was a baby otter his parents were killed by seal […]

Virgin Mary figure has endured centuries

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Images of Our Lady of Guadalupe are printed on jewelry and T-shirts. Rivers, mountains and towns bear her name. Her image is displayed in homes and cathedrals and both males and females are named after her. Since the first reported apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico in 1531, […]

Not all 40 million uninsured wronged

Tibor Machan The figure of 40 million people lacking health insurance in the United States is bandied about so much it deserves to be discussed a bit, even by a non-expert such as myself. What exactly does it mean? The implication for most who mention this figure is the federal government must do something to […]

Ollie Otter seeks a dad

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. ollie otter seeks a dad boss i bumped into ollie the orphan sea otter the other day and he said he was on […]

From the editor’s desk

Those who’ve grown up around here have heard the warnings all of our lives — we’re going to run out of water some day. Some day is not that far away anymore. If we don’t do something quick — drastically reduce our water consumption or figure out a way to get more water in here […]