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...

First memories of Christmas in Keystone

Moving to Keystone and the Black Hills in the early 1980s was like living in a time warp for me after the bustling craziness...

The reason for the season

  The holidays are a time filled with shopping, family traditions and special events for everyone to enjoy. This holiday season is also the season...

What are you doing in 2034?

Mark your calendars for Nov. 25, 2034. That is the next time the moon will be as close to the earth as it was...

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...

Fixing my face for pie fixing

Thanksgiving is a time for family and for my family; holiday gatherings have almost always involved pie. One of my great-grandmother’s storied phrases was...

Resolve can restore the scorched earth

Say, wasn’t it a welcome retreat to hear about the “moose on the loose” this week after weeks, months, years of being trampled by...

Keystone has lost another

  This year I have mentioned several Keystone people who left this world before their time. I was very saddened to hear of the recent...

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...

Haunting of Keystone is a scream

With less than one week left until Halloween, anyone like me who enjoys feeling a shiver down their spines should really visit the Haunting...