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One-thousand names. The New York Times dedicated the entire front page of its Sunday edition, plus several more pages inside, to printing the names, ages, hometowns and biographical snapshots of one-thousand Americans who have died from the coronavirus. They did so to commemorate the 100,000th victim milestone that has tragically been reached in this country from the pandemic.

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The Farmers Market begins on Saturday June 13, located at the corner of Main and Virginia from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. We have worked diligently with the county to be able to open on schedule with some added safety measures such as social distancing, masks, gloves, sanitizers, handwashing stations and a one-way traffic flow with a designated entrance and exit.

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Bold decisions while protecting civil liberties

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Like a lot of people these days, I’ve been diving into spring cleaning during the pandemic. I had the time. Especially since I was in the same boat as about a million other Americans — out of work and looking for something to stay busy.

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Every year about this time the old “Sunscreen” speech resurfaces. You know, the one in which a litany of sound, practical and often humorous advice is dispensed to the spring masses of college or high school graduates.

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Crisis reveals character.

That’s been evident to me in the last few weeks — not just in response to COVID-19, but in a conversation I had with Mariah Besecker Green, a Gunnison woman battling cancer.

What ‘normal’ do we want to get back to?

Back in late March and early April, most people in the Upper Gunnison Valley were applauding our county officials for jumping on an outbreak of coronavirus that was, at that time, one of the worst in the nation, and implementing orders that pretty much shut all economic and social activity down to try to slow the spread.

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