Valley Strong Voices

The Valley Strong team is excited to introduce our newest offering – Valley Strong Voices! Valley Strong Voices intends to offer a forum for different voices and perspectives to be heard, covering a wide range of topics.

Valley Strong is proud to welcome Laura Jill Stephens to our team and has invited her to share her thoughts and experience of living as a young person in this Valley and the world in general. We hope you enjoy the following written by Laura.

Valley Strong Voices - Laura Stephens

No Strangers in Here

It has been an interesting summer.  In the fly-by speed of it, I’ve barely had time to snap my fingers as all my plans seem to drift away on the mists of the rapidly evaporating rains.  (Another moment of thanks for the rain.  Though, I’m curious how the almost daily rains are affecting our valley […]

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The Sun Shines on Everyone in the Wet Mountain Valley

Rain. Finally, a good, drenching rain temporarily floods the streets of Westcliffe. I slosh through puddles from my car on the way into Sugarlump, where certain coziness and coffee a-flowing are a foregone conclusion. *Pause here for gratitudinous (yes, it’s a made-up word) rain dance.* It’s been a long time since I last found myself […]

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