Daily Archives: November 13, 2011

Letter to the Editor: Occupy Response

Parker’s article concerning the Occupy Movement is a typical opinion based entirely inside the mind of someone that has been inculcated by our current technocratic society, without regard for a historical reference as to why “the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%” are behaving as they are. The following comes from page 580 of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States:


Diwali Night gives taste of India

This time of the year is a time for celebration among Indians, as the Hindus celebrate one of their most important festivals of the year, Diwali, which means “festival of lights.” Last week, the Indian Student Association of the Colorado School of Mines celebrated Diwali with music, dancing, and, of course, great food.

This Week in Colorado History: Mysterious Luggage

Colorado governmental agencies were busy with a variety of issues this week in 1903. According to “The Colorado Transcript,” the State Land Board concluded their investigation of Las Animas sheep rancher P. H. Sweetman’s unauthorized use of state land. The state had received numerous complaints that Sweetman was using 2,160 acres that he did not own. He complied with the state’s request that he lease the land if he was going to use it and agreed to pay the state $4,108 annually.

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