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Summit Up
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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column contemplating the life of crows, maybe like our new field agent in Summit Cove who’s upset about his neighbors feeding them.First of all, we can’t help but notice there are tons of crows up here in the High Country – duh. But we never see baby crows. That brings up myriad questions.$) Do crows have nests?) Do they actually reproduce?ñ) Do new crows spontaneously poof into existence?) Do they recruit crows from other states, like Kansas?) If they do, do they lure them here with the promise of good pickings from the Dumpsters or the landfill?d) Have you ever seen a dead crow on the side of the road?

¢) Were other crows picking away at it?ü) Why do crows have such an ugly song?) And those beady little eyes – what’s up with those?©) Would you want to be a crow in Summit County? Why or why not? Would you prefer to be an eagle? Compare and contrast, and submit your answers to us at summitup@summitdaily.com.***We always like a little poetry, and Ed Carini over in Copper Mountain sent us some. So, of course, we have to share it with you. Ed, a veteran who was at Iwo Jima, says he wrote this during Desert Storm, adding that it applies now as it did then, “when our president needs all the help he can get to convince the world we mean what we say.” He calls this “American Eagle”:I’m an American eagle, flyin’ over land and seaWherever I cast my shadow, people look up to me.I’m an American eagle, cross between a dove and a hawk.

Always ready to fight for freedom, yet always ready to talk.I’m an American eagle, flyin’ high in the sky.Makin’ sure everyone below always sees eye to eye.I’m an American eagle, with my stars and stripes unfurled.Ready to help all peoples, fight for a better world.I keep an eagle eye on the earth below.Everywhere I fly, everywhere I go.Sending out a message loud and clear.Let’s all live together in a peaceful atmosphere.

I’m an American eagle, to oppression I won’t bow.But, if you ruffle my feathers, I ain’t backin’ off no how.I never look for trouble, but I never look the other way.Don’t mess with the American eagle, or it’ll be hell to pay.”Thanks, Ed!***We out, cavorting with crows. Send us your best crow imitation at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or fax us what it might look like at (970) 668-0755 or e us at summitup@summitdaily.com.


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