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Bill Almquist’s “dirty little secrets” of affordable housing are worth noting as the city and county look into what can be done following the election earlier this month.

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Last week in my column I was reminiscing about my college days and some crazy Thanksgiving dinners with my theater buddies. Not everyone is up to the task of tackling a turkey, and some folks simply don’t have the need for that amount of meat. There are even people out there who don’t like turkey. 

You may have heard about “sustainable investing.” But if you’re not familiar with it, you may have some questions: What does it involve? Is it right for me? Can I follow a sustainable investing strategy and still get the portfolio performance I need to reach my goals?

With Thanksgiving just around the corner when we gather together with our loved ones for turkey and all that goes with it, we can’t forget to look a bit more appreciatively at those furballs who live with us in our multispecies families.

We took a table against the wall, close enough to feel the heat from the roar and crackle of the fire in the hearth nearby. Gradually, the chill of the night outside began to leach from my bones. 

I’d imagine that most Salida/Chaffee County residents would agree there is a severe shortage of affordable or attainable housing for our local workforce. The high housing prices advertised in this paper and on real estate sites, etc. are due to forces largely beyond local control – elevated …

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