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I’m sorry for the things I said when it was winter…

We had a tougher than usual Winter here in Montrose. I can feel the difference as Spring is working its way back. We’ve had 60 degree days. It hasn’t snowed. When you don’t live or spend a lot of  time in a ski resort, I don’t see much use in snow. Moisture is important, but it can come in rain.

April 19 begins Easter Weekend, a special time of the year. April 19 is also the first night of Passover which was celebrated as the Last Supper.

The Monitor is delivered on the first of the month, in this case April 1 or April fools day. It’s a day when some play pranks on others. I’m not much of a prank person. Here’s what Microsoft has to say: from the Verge:

Microsoft leads the way in banning April Fools pranks.

“Everyone hates April Fools’ Day, and Microsoft is taking a stand against its own corporate pranks. Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela has warned all employees to not participate inthe process of annoying hoaxes on Monday. In an internal memo, obtained and verified by The Verge, Capossela explains that “data tells us these stunts have limited positive impact and can actually result in unwanted news cycles.” He encourages all teams inside Microsoft not to do any public-facing April Fools’ Day stunts.”

About the author

Mavis Bennett

Mavis Bennett

A western Colorado resident for most of her life, Mavis Bennett is the publisher of the Montrose Monitor. She has written for newspapers and magazines more than three decades and founded the popular Monitor Magazine in 2003. This web site is the logical progression for the Monitor.