Out of the Blues

OUT OF THE BLUESby Maggie Boyle Judi 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, those three teachers presented a frame work of...
OUT OF THE BLUESby Maggie Boyle Judi 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. Olivia’s dad, John Wells grew up surrounded by opportunities to serve. The son of Larry...
OUT OF THE BLUESby Maggie Boyle Judi 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 this is just weird. What am I doing here?” The tale...
OUT OF THE BLUESby Maggie Boyle Judi 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. These days, he fights for the indiginous people of this great country...
OUT OF THE BLUESby Maggie Boyle Judi 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 once prolific civilization that spread all throughout...
OUT OF THE BLUESby Maggie Boyle Judi My favorite cupcake from One Sweet Slice is the Grasshopper. A concoction of dense chocolate cupcake with a creamy oreo and mint buttercream. It is a cupcake that is rich in nostalgia for me perhaps because it is reminiscent of my days spent making...
OUT OF THE BLUESby Maggie Boyle Judi On most Wednesday’s, as her kids were growing up, Connie Allred would take the day off from her Silver Scissors hair salon in Monticello and make a big, special, and delicious lunch for her kids, Dain, Darrin, Chance, Tori and later Zach. The lunches...
OUT OF THE BLUESby Maggie Boyle Judi When Art Burtenshaw’s San Juan Broncos took the field against nationally ranked Aztec New Mexico on a warm and picturesque September evening in 1994, the goal was most assuredly this: revenge. The year before, the Broncos suffered their only loss of...
OUT OF THE BLUESby Maggie Boyle Judi Carley Garner is a name widely recognized in the world of commodities trading for her four books published by FT Press, one of which, Commodity Options, was named one of the “Top 10 Investing & Trading Books of 2009” by SFO Magazine.  She was...

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