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Clean up local
LPEA's recent poll
confirmed what this community, LPEA's members, desire the most
clean, renewable energy options. Due to Jeff Berman's background in
engineering, knowledge of sustainability solutions and passion for
positive change, I believe he would be the best person to
facilitate this goal. Jeff Berman would make an excellent addition
to LPEA's Board by representing the member's interest in renewable
energy options such as solar and wind power. I have always admired
Jeff Berman's courage to stand up for what he believes and achieve
numerous results, despite the size of the opposition.
Part of living in a
democracy is acting on our civic responsibility to run for local
boards and positions and present the topics that are not currently
being addressed but that are important to our community. I applaud
Jeff Berman for being the first candidate to run on a clean,
renewable energy platform. Like Jeff Berman's platform, I too would
like to see LPEA promote a solar panel loan program, as well as
rebates and audits for energy efficiency improvements.
Polluting the air with
finite resources from two states away is not a sustainable option.
As a community leader, Berman can assist us in moving toward a
healthy, cleaner environment. I encourage you to support Jeff
Berman by voting for him on your LPEA ballot.
In memory of Monika Callard
(Editors' note: While Monika Callard
was not a Durango resident, she had numerous local connections,
particularly with the local culinary scene.)
On July 30, at 5:40
p.m., Monika Callard, 57, passed away in Tucson, Ariz., after a
10-month battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 2, 1946, in Prague,
Czechoslovakia. Having lost all but a handful of family members in
the Nazi holocaust, Monika and her immediate family escaped
Czecholslovakia in 1950, on the eve of the communist takeover.
After a long odyssey, including stops in Austria, England and
Canada, they emmigrated to the United States in 1957 and settled in
Norwich, Conn., where Monika graduated from the Norwich Free
Academy in 1964.
Monika moved from New
York City, where she was studying film, to Telluride in 1972 and
joined her sister and brother-in-law in opening the Senate Bar and
Restaurant. She met Robert Callard in Telluride, and they were
married in 1975.
Monika relied on her
family's European culinary background and soon gained fame with her
creative fare. She went on to polish her skills in Paris and opened
Telluride's first gourmet takeout, Monika's. She closed Monika's in
the mid-'80s and started a catering business. In 1997, with Karen
and Mike Levitas, she opened the Wildflour at the base of the
The family may be
contacted through Jim Callard, 382-2625 or 526 East Third Ave.
Durango, CO, 81301.