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October 11, 2017

Will power: let them know

By Kevin Theissen

According to a recent report, only 34 percent of American’s have a will, which may not be entirely surprising. No one wants to be reminded of their own mortality or spend too much time thinking about what might happen once they’re gone.

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October 11, 2017

Blessings from Covadonga, Spain

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Sitting outside the Gran Hotel Pelayo in Covadonga, Spain, the internet connection was as elusive as  el sol, but soon the sun and blue patches of sky emerged from swirling clouds and mist. We didn’t realize how rare sun could be…

Altitude Sickness
October 11, 2017

Maximum speed

By Brady Crain

The shoulder is coming along, and next week I will be able to lift weights. This week was marked by lots of walking and lots of road riding, because of the gorgeous weather.

One interesting thing that happened to me was that…

Looking Back
October 11, 2017

“Number, please?” No longer

By Mary Ellen Shaw

Having grown up with party lines and phones without a dial, I am truly amazed by the way communication has changed. Dial phones were probably as welcome to my parents’ generation as cell phones are to mine.

But what is the…

Generation Y
October 11, 2017

Perfect lines: an anniversary of sorts

By Brett Yates

I was hired in 2008 as a youth culture columnist for the Mountain Times, just a few months after my 20th birthday, and one of the earliest articles I wrote was an impassioned denunciation of emo music, as feverishly and embarrassingly over-the-top…

Breaking News Ticker
October 11, 2017

Spotting a winner

By Dom Cioffi

A few months ago, one of my coworkers was in my office to discuss an upcoming project. In the middle of our conversation, the internet radio I was tuned into started playing a song that I absolutely love. I abruptly stopped her…

A plague of ticks: scientists search for solutions
The Outside Story
September 20, 2017

A plague of ticks: scientists search for solutions

By Susan Shea

On a hike this spring, we walked through a clear-cut area with tall grass and brambles. Afterwards, our pant legs were crawling with black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), also known as deer ticks, the kind that carry Lyme disease. Scientists with the Vermont…

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September 20, 2017

Dispatch from Europe, Part II

By Marguerite Jill-Dye

I sat in the library of a great man whose vision has touched people’s lives all over the world. His name is Father Ernesto Bustio from Guemes, Spain, in the Province of Cantabria. His adjoining office walls and rafters were filled with…