Take a weed-eater to this proposal

Recreation — I have always associated it with doing something active or, at the very least, pursuing some sort of hobby in our leisure...

Wild adventures go awry

Everyone who has at least an ounce of adventure in their bones and even those who don’t have an opinion on Chris McCandless. He...

Keeping hope and sisu alive

After traveling 1,200 miles, seeing dozens of relatives and eating two Thanksgiving feasts along with gallons of coffee, we are back in the Black...

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...

Closing out another year with memories

  We didn’t make it through the year without losing yet another popular former Keystone resident. Last week I received a call from Wade Morris,...

Drink to life and use it responsibly

We hear it all the time, “drink a minimum of 64 oz. of water every day.” Now they are saying we can count the...

Brown is the color of quaintness

Hill City has its Little White Church, but Rochford has its own “little brown church in the vale,” the Rochford Chapel. We had an...

The grand life of a cowboy

The cowboy lifestyle isn’t dead. Like most things, it has changed and is trying to grow and gain fans through various platforms. One of the...

From the sky to the heart

While many were looking to the sky on Monday, I saw that much used word on a beauty shop sign in a small town...

Our nation has a health crisis

The newly-crowned Miss USA, Kara McCullough, a chemist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission who lives in Washington, D.C., had to take back one...