Why do we even like sports?

The other Sunday, I was watching my beloved Philadelphia Eagles lose in heartbreaking fashion to the New Orleans Saints. I was at my mother’s house...

2016 was a ‘surreal’ year

Each year the Merriam-Webster Dictionary chooses a word of the year based on which term was most frequently looked up in the dictionary or...

What struggle and worry can do

People try hard to become their best selves. The person they want to be. Sometimes we have ideas of how we could change and...

Japanese balloons were threats

When the United States dropped atom bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, it signaled the second end to...

Personal experience drives a point home

A few weeks ago I related the pros and cons of constructing new public restrooms in Hill City, possibly as a Business Improvement District...

The Hills became the ‘cat’s meow’

  This story has been told more than a few times, but every  now and then it bears repeating because it has been noted by...

A letter to the readers

I have enjoyed going around to events the last few weeks and hearing all the nice stuff people have to say about the paper....

Vexed by Valentine’s Day?

Ahhhh the LOVE holiday! Am I the only person who absolutely hates this day? Even when I have a boyfriend (YAY) I still don’t like...

A time to be thankful

‘Tis the time of year where we reflect and talk about everything for which  we are thankful. Every year, my family goes around the table...

Baseball gives me high hopes

Baseball has forever been my favorite sport. Like pretty much every American child, I played as a kid — up through fifth grade. My favorite...