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Laura Pritchett: Over the Gunnison Valley, airplanes and acronyms converged

Three things are true:  One: I crush on my birth state and forever state of Colorado.  Two: I do not crush on acronyms. I loathe them. I loathe them because they generally signal something suspiciously complicated; meetings with too many acronyms make me want a whiskey.  Three: Yet I crush on my job shepherding students […]

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Laura Pritchett: Graduates, embrace that wonderful “catastrophe” called life

Congratulations, Colorado graduates. This month, you are graduating from high school or college or trade school, and soon many of you will find yourselves wearing some cheap-silk robe thing and a wackadoodle hat, which you’d never be caught dead in otherwise. On top of this atrocity, you will also be subjected to an ancient tradition, […]

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Laura Pritchett: Just passing through, sandhill cranes remind us of the peace in wild things

Nuclear forces on high alert. Two million evacuees. Photos of bloody children and haunted eyes. The potential for escalation. The knowledge that humans have the weaponry to end all life, shatter this amazing, spinning blue ball, and that our economies and power structures and governments and egos have put those weapons into the hands of […]