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Honoring Verne Albertson: Nimon-Walker 2018

First, let's get those details to you: 
 

What: The 17th Annual Nimon-Walker Award honoring Verne Albertson

Where: Avon Public Library, 200 Benchmark Road in Avon

When: Sunday, April 29th 2-4 PM

Special presentation by Michael Crouser, 2018 Colorado Book Award Finalist; Photographer.

 

"Beanies, Stick Horses, Marbles, & Mean Chickens: Growing up in Burns, Colorado in the 1940s"

Please Mr. Postman

For those of us living in rural areas, the U.S. Postal Service has been a tie to the outside world.  In Eagle County, those ties were first supported by stage coach and rider deliveries, later railroad deliveries, and more recently by truck. Whatever the means employed, small rural post offices kept miners, ranchers and families in touch with relatives and business partners.  Not a small feat.  It continues today. Enter the  “21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012,” announced in 2011.    In an effort to offset operational losses of the last few years, the Postal Service considered closing many small, rural post offices.  For Eagle County, that meant Red Cliff, Bond and Burns were on the possible closure list. Diana Cisneros, Postmaster, Red Cliff, July 2011

Odd Lots

 Visual literacy is the process of examining a photograph for detail and then making inferences base on those details.  Does the photograph raise any questions?  My primary question is usually “Who is holding the camera?”  That question, if answered, may provide a great deal of context.  Another question might be “Is a particular event being photographed?”  Wedding photographs are usually very obvious.  “Who is in the photograph?” may present the most frustration if the photo isn’t labeled.  Tracking down someone who can do that identification can be extremely difficult depending on the age of the photograph. With that said, there are several photographs this week that grabbed my attention.