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Off-season in Durango
I hope the day bids all
you readers in fine fashion. Spring time has most definitely fallen
upon we Durangotangs, and such a season calls for cleaning. Being a
Durango resident for the past four years, I have felt the need for
a clean and beautified lawn. Graduation is growing near, and I long
for the days of a yard not plagued by empty beer cans, cigarette
butts and buck shot-filled kegs.
One windy day last week,
I found myself in my front yard with a trash bag in hand and a
smile on my face, I was actually thinking about cleaning up my
yard. In my pondering, I noticed hidden in the bushes a large and
rotund black object. Feeding my curiosity, I wandered over to the
bulge only to discover a bowling ball! "Oh neat," I thought. "How
long has this ball been here?" My mind searched for answers yet
none could be found. I finally decided that such questions should
not be pondered. In examining my new-found ball, I noticed that the
holes where one's fingers are inserted were not all of a similar
diameter. In particular, the thumb hole was much smaller then the
adjacent two holes. "Ah ha! A custom ball indeed!" I danced a quick
and heartfelt jig because of my new-found discovery. Pleased I was.
I stood there in my yard for the next few minutes relishing in my
precious. A fine ball it was, odd and splendid.
The thought of cleaning
the yard was far out of my head when a deep grogginess fell upon my
body. I decided it was time to retire to the couch for a
late-afternoon session of Play Station and a two-hour slumber. A
good day it was indeed.
Thank you, Nicholas Lee Herbert, Durango
Keep Durango in the dark
To the Editors:
If you like the idea of
living in one of the only remaining towns in the U.S. that can see
the stars without light pollution, visit the Durango City Council
on (or before) May 4.