From the Editor’s Desk: Fourth of July

mycolormugwebBy Anthony Welch

As a little kid, the big Fourth of July fireworks displays always frightened me. I can’t explain exactly why, but they just seemed so extremely loud to my little ears.

My poor parents had to watch fireworks from inside our car and keep my ears covered as I cried. At that age, I dreaded the Fourth of July just because of that reason.

Ironically, my fear of loud noises has changed – I’m a drummer in heavy metal bands. And I really look forward to the Fourth of July every year, especially now that I have a family of my own. I enjoy gathering with all my family, enjoying a barbecue and taking in fireworks displays at night. The bigger joy for me is watching my 6-year-old son Jaxson enjoy the holiday.

When you’re not out enjoying the summer sun this month, take a few minutes to read Carol Thompson’s story on Jim Newcomb and his business – Biketricity. Jim builds specially-outfitted bikes to help those with prosthetic limbs and other physical disabilities.

In our travel section, read about a scenic drive you can take on the Western Slope – Dinosaur Diamond.

Also, don’t miss Becky Hurley’s piece on the Heritage Garden in Monument Valley Park and the Horticultural Arts Society.

Thank you, and Happy Fourth of July!

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