Check Out Our Advertisers!
     None  Accounting/Bookkeeping
     None  Antiques & Collectibles
     None  Auction
     None  Auto
     None  Banks and Credit Unions
     None  Beauty Salon
     None  CBD Products
     None  Carpet Cleaning
     None  Chamber of Commerce
     None  Child Care
     None  Chiropractic Care
     None  Churches
     None  Computer Services
     None  Decks
     None  Dry Cleaning
     None  Duct Cleaning
     None  Electric utility
     None  Equine Services
     None  Excavating
     None  Eye Care
     None  Feed Stores
     None  Field Mowing
     None  Financial Services
     None  Fireplace Sales/Service
     None  Flooring
     None  Food Products
     None  Foster Care
     None  Funeral Home
     None  Garage Doors
     None  Handyman Services
     None  Health Care Facilities and Services
     None  Heating and Cooling
     None  Heavy Equipment Rental
     None  Heavy Equipment Sales
     None  House Cleaning
     None  Insulation
     None  Insurance
     None  Internet Service
     None  Jeweler
     None  Knitting and Sewing
     None  Liquor Stores
     None  Massage Therapy
     None  Muralist
     None  Painting - Interior/Exterior
     None  Paving/Asphalt
     None  Plumbing
     None  Podiatry
     None  Pole Barns
     None  Portable Buildings
     None  Propane
     None  Real Estate Services
     None  Restaurants
     None  Schools
     None  Senior Services
     None  Septic Services
     None  Shipping Services
     None  Specialty/Gifts
     None  Tax Preparation
     None  Tires
     None  Trash Disposal
     None  Truck Accessories
     None  Truck Bed Liner
     None  Upholstery
     None  Veterinarian
     None  Windows and Doors
     None  Windshield Repair

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."
– Barbara Kingsolver  
Contact Us | Advertise | Classified Ad | News Stands | Subscribe  

  Volume No. 18 Issue No. 5 May 2021  

None Book Review   None Business Briefs   None Community Calendar   None Did You Know?  
None FFPD News   None From the Publisher   None Health and Wellness   None Marks Meanderings  
None Monkey Business   None News From D 49   None People on the Plains   None Pet Adoption Corner  
None Phun Photos   None Prairie Life   None Wildlife Matters  
Front Page   |   Feature Stories   |   Search This Issue   |   Log In

Michelle Barrette

  By Michelle Barrette

   "Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender." - Keith Ellison
   I guess I never thought last spring that we would still be dealing with this pandemic in October. Maybe I naively thought it would be gone by the end of the summer. However, it looks like until we get a vaccine for the coronavirus, we will be dealing with this for a long time.
   More than 200,000 people in this country have died from this virus — young and old alike. And most of them have died alone, without their loved ones by their side. It makes me sad.
   It also makes me grateful for my family and their good health.
   In this issue, Mark Stoller provides a good look at how COVID-19 has affected our particular area.
   Among other issues, COVID-19 has exacerbated a hostile political climate in this country. I have never seen such division. It makes me sad, too. Will voting make a difference?
   At stake in November is our ability to come together for the good of democracy. At stake is our legacy. At stake is hope. And that is why it is so important that you vote.
   We won’t be on the stands with our November issue until Nov. 7 so we’ve tried to focus some on voting in this issue. Stephanie Mason has done a good job providing specific voting information. Stephanie also did a Q&A with the two candidates for District 2 county commissioner. Ava Stoller wrote an interesting article on the history of voting, and it highlights the past obstacles to voting, which made me realize that we owe it to our ancestors to vote. They fought hard so all of us could vote.
   Also, in this issue: Be sure to read the Building and Real Estate column for updates on King Soopers and Falcon Marketplace. Our targeted development for this month is the retreat at TimberRidge by Pete Gawda.
   Stephanie and Leslie Sheley also followed up with our area school districts to see how they are handling the “new normal” after two months into the school year.
   Halloween is going to be different this year. I didn’t find any new rules for El Paso County related to the coronavirus, but I did find some Centers for Disease Control guidelines, and I listed the “moderate” and “high risk” recommendations below.
   It’s fall and it’s fresh. And it’s only another three months until we ring in 2021. I overheard someone the other day talk about a T-shirt they saw, and it said, “Hindsight 2020.” Ain’t that the truth!
   Have a great October; please vote.
   See you in November,
   - Michelle
Facebook print this page      

  © 2004-2021 The New Falcon Herald. All rights reserved. About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | News Stands | Privacy Policy