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  • America the Beautiful or America the Feudal?

    Tawnya Bulger|May 2, 2022

    On his first day of his Presidency, President Biden signed many executive orders, including #14008, also known as "The America the Beautiful Initiative." In this simple moniker is a strong reminder of the power of words. Doesn't it invoke images of undulating prairie grasses as far as the eye can see; of the majesty of the dusky purple mountains and teary-eyes at small town sporting events?   It seems to ratchet up the emotional determination in many of us that longs to preserve our picturesque...

  • The passion of Passover

    Tawnya Bulger|Apr 18, 2022

    I am sure March 2020 is part of a time reference that few of us will ever forget. It seemed to be the onset of a season of fear, chaos, shifting sands and mercurial narratives. It was that chaotic spring when our family discovered something beautiful to stand on. It was the first time we had a Passover/Pesach Seder (or meal). The Hebrew language and culture has long been a fascination of mine for years, and about 10 years ago we were guests of a Passover Seder on Maundy Thursday at our church....

  • Honoring Vietnam Veterans

    Nathan Price and Tawnya Bulger|Apr 4, 2022

    On Tuesday, March 29, community members and veterans came together with Eddy County Veteran Service Officer, Julie Shrock, to honor veterans who served during the Vietnam War. The event was the first of its kind in Eddy County, and after its tremendous success on Tuesday, it's certain not to be the last. The event began at 6 p.m. in the New Rockford Eagles Club, where it's estimated that more than 150 residents from New Rockford and the surrounding communities were in attendance. Together, they...