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Altitude Sickness
January 16, 2018

The joys of the cold snap

By Brady Crain I do love the cold. I don’t have much more to say about it, but I really like cold snaps. I look at it like an endurance contest. How much cold can I stand to wear flip flops? How long can I…

Mountain Meditation
January 16, 2018

The chaos and fury of a tweeting fox

By Marguerite Jill Dye

One day last August I was stupefied when words spilled from my pen without pause or thought, as fast as I could write them down. When I reread what I’d written, I was confused and afraid that such words had poured…

Mountain Meditation
January 12, 2018

Flurries of a different nature

By Marguerite Jill Dye

We are beginning to recognize the immense power of Facebook as a forum, and vehicle of propaganda and fake news since learning about Russia’s cyberwarfare and meddling in the U.S. election.

Through Russian Facebook and Instagram accounts, 80 million political posts…

Rockin’ the region with Kung Fu
Rockin' The Region
January 11, 2018

Rockin’ the region with Kung Fu

This Thursday make sure you head to the Pickle Barrel for the long awaited return of Kung Fu. It’s been three years since they funked up Killington and they’re psyched to do it again. I had the pleasure of speaking to…

The Outside Story
January 4, 2018

Quaking Aspen: capturing winter light

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

Near the house where I lived during my Colorado years, there was a trail that wove through a sprawling grove of perfect quaking aspen trees. In spring, the soft green of emerging leaves was one of the first signs of warming…

The Movie Diary
January 3, 2018

Looking to the stars

By Dom Cioffi

The first “Star Wars” film came out in May of 1977. I was 11 years old and a typical wide-eyed youth. I remember going to see the film at the mall (when malls were still fashionable). I knew while standing in line…

Rockin’ the region with James and T
Rockin' The Region
January 3, 2018

Rockin’ the region with James and T

By Dave Hoffenberg

If you’ve been partying in Killington for any of the past 14 years, you are familiar with the band Lifespeed. I’ve been seeing that band rock and roll into this town with a musical bang. I’ve become friends with two of the…

Column
January 3, 2018

How much would $1 be worth now if invested in 1802?

By Kevin Theissen

Professor Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School put together a chart of real returns for various investment asset classes, adjusted for inflation, that shows what would have happened if you had invested one dollar in 1802 and held it through Dec. 31, 2012.

Mountain Meditation
January 3, 2018

Happiness, karma, and the Golden Rule

By Marguerite Jill Dye

The past year has been an exercise in striving for balance in a turbulent sea. The wear and tear has been quite extreme, often exhausting and terribly frustrating. Many people, including me, have fought depression and lacked motivation. How is it possible,…

Generation Y
January 3, 2018

The end

By Brett Yates

I began writing for this newspaper in early 2008, and it didn’t take me long to realize that I enjoy this column so much that I could do it forever if the editor would let me. I knew I’d likely never find…