Out of the Blues
Bluebird of Happiness: Tauna D. Larsen
On a shelf in my kitchen sits a small glass bluebird called, “The bluebird of happiness.” It is a gift given by Tauna DeGraw Larsen and her mother, Maxine Himmelberger to the graduates, newlyweds, ...
Nov 25, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 413 413 recommendations | email to a friend
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The power of positive hiking!
This week, we have two stories in one. The first is the story of how two California residents ended up Under the Blues in San Juan County.
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 403 403 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glen Walker: A leader in oil, construction, and kindness
At the beginning of every summer, in the shadow of the south peak of the Abajos, a group of rambunctious boy scouts and their leaders camp amid the hallowed ground of the great San Juan County outd...
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The power of positive teaching
The education of Jane Beckwith didn’t really begin until after her graduation from Brigham Young University, when she became a Buckaroo, in Monticello, in the fall of 1968.
Sep 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 384 384 recommendations | email to a friend
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An artistic touch with San Juan County roots
In the late 1980s and early 90s, Monticello could offer an elclectic trifecta of art teachers. For Landon Ramsey, who at the time was an impressionable boy with an affinity for all things creative,...
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Humanitarian service is key
Twelve-year-old Olivia Wells landed with her parents, Dr. John and Emilee Wells on a humanitarian medical mission organized by Dr. Richard Paat of Maumee, OH.
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From Monticello to testifying before Congress
On May 16, 2002, when Lloyd Larsen found himself in Washington, D.C., providing testimony to members of the House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks and Public Lands, he asked himself, “Well ...
Jul 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 384 384 recommendations | email to a friend
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Spotted Elk uses strong heritage in effort to assist indiginous people
Sheldon Spotted Elk is a warrior. He is a descendant of Cheyenne Dog Soldiers, and the son of Navitt and Maxcene Spotted Elk, a Northern Cheyenne and a fifth generation pioneer.
Jul 01, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 384 384 recommendations | email to a friend
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Just what does it mean to be “Out of the Blues”
Just beyond Bluff, a line of ragged sun bleached sandstone rises from the red earth. The rugged slabs of sandstone jut out of the ground at a rakish angle and are peppered with the remains of a onc...
Jun 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 390 390 recommendations | email to a friend
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One Sweet Slice of life
My favorite cupcake from One Sweet Slice is the Grasshopper. A concoction of dense chocolate cupcake with a creamy oreo and mint buttercream.
May 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 387 387 recommendations | email to a friend
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