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It's fall, and time once again for the Chipper Invitational Golf Tournament here in the valley. You remember Chipper, Doc's imaginary squirrel? The one who was squirrel-napped?

Doc named the annual golf tournament to raise money for coats for kids who need them after good 'ol Chipper, since the golf tournament itself was just about as genuine as the squirrel.

Dear Dietitian – What are natural foods?

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Dear Readers,

What images come to mind when you think of a natural food?  An apple freshly picked from a tree?  A loaf of bread fresh out of the oven?  Fresh green beans right out of the garden?

Some food manufacturers are finding themselves in hot water for labeling their foods as "natural" when maybe they're not so natural after all.  Food companies are cashing in on the "natural" perception, as consumers often believe these products are better for them and are willing to pay more. 

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Mrs. Doc watched the dancers swirl around the cleared hardwood floor of the Legion hall, and smiled to see her husband, Doc, waltzing with Ardis Fisher. But Mrs. Doc was never one to sit out a waltz, so she looked around at the menu.

Over in the corner, smiling and tapping his foot, was Pop Walker. Pop and several other residents of the Rest of Your Life retirement home were there to enjoy the dance and celebrate the end of summer.  Pop has a hard time with his memory, these days, but always forgets things with a smile.

"Pop," said Mrs. Doc, "how about a dance?"

Mark Hillman’s Capitol Review: Amendment 73 is the wrong answer for education

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Colorado schools make a credible argument that a little more money would make their job easier.  But Amendment 73 on this year's ballot is the wrong answer.

The most ominous force against education funding in the Colorado budget is rapid growth of entitlement spending - not lack of money.