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Amy Roberts: So long, summer

September 20, 2017 — I say it every year, about this time of year. Some dismayed form of, "It's over already? Where did the summer go?"

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Tom Clyde: Nature shows who’s boss

September 17, 2017 — The hurricanes in Texas and Florida have been interesting to watch from a comfortable and dry distance. The power of those storms amazes me, and the damage left in their wakes is stunning.

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Jay Meehan: Patriotic symbols

September 12, 2017 — I usually don't see the anniversary of 9/11 coming anymore unless prompted by a random thought or a mention by a friend or in the media. All of a sudden, like today as I type this, it's just there, right in front of my face, […]

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Amy Roberts: Where No Credit Is Due

September 12, 2017 — I suppose if you're going to jeopardize the personal information of nearly half of America, capitalize on your ineptness, and completely bungle one response after the next, last week wasn't a bad time to do so. Between Harvey and Irma, half of the western US […]

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Tom Clyde: Success sucks

September 8, 2017 — Back in the day, community decisions seemed easier. The numbers weren't so big (though the City's budget was proportionately smaller), and the resources didn't seem so finite. The population was small enough that while nothing happened without a good fight, there was a general consensus […]

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Teri Orr: A Mother of a week

September 8, 2017 — You can see her fury, feel her shudder, hear her wrath. Hell, as the saying goes, hath no fury … The quote comes from a play by William Congreve – The Mourning Bride- written in 1697 “Heav’n has no rage like love to hatred turn’d […]

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Jay Meehan: The DNA of pigskin

September 5, 2017 — I am quite aware as to how we siblings of the clan contracted the virus in question. Up and down the line, we all blame our father Bob, the patriarch. No passing the buck to another sports fan from the family tree, here. We are […]

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Amy Roberts: 248 Other Options for S.R. 248

September 5, 2017 — Over the past decade or so, in every local election, those with names on the ballot cite their top issues as: Traffic, affordable housing, and environmental impact. They might be prioritized in a different order, and solutions vary a bit, but no one hoping for […]

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Tom Clyde: Summit County traffic rules

September 1, 2017 — My grand-nephew married an immigrant girl. She's lived all over the world in places I couldn't find on a map. She's a great person, and fits right in. Part of her cultural adjustment has been learning to drive. In all the other places she lived, […]

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Teri Orr: The storytellers, truth tellers, catalysts…

September 1, 2017 — We are all Africa … that much is clear now to me. After two weeks on the continent — it is not a country — I have been reminded the red dirt, the beginning of all human evolution, is embedded in all our collective souls. […]

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Jay Meehan: A most soothing port in any storm

August 29, 2017 — Rolled out of the sack last Saturday morning with residual bruising from the previous night's Hurricane Harvey news updates coupled with the layered onslaught of Typhoon Trump. Before I even allowed myself time to consider collateral damage wrought by Secretary of Interior Zinke, I groped […]

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Amy Roberts: It’s so noisy these days

August 29, 2017 — One of my biggest pet peeves is to hear or read the words, "these days." They are usually stated immediately following a grievance of some sort. There's often a slow, disapproving shake of the head and a disparaging frown for added effect. "Kids just don't […]

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Tom Clyde: The day the sky went dark

August 25, 2017 — The eclipse was interesting. I had friends who drove "yonder" into Idaho, with no destination in mind, just drive until it started, and then wait on the shoulder of the road or in some wheat field for totality. Then drive home. My niece decided it […]

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Teri Orr: At the source…

August 25, 2017 — I asked my new amazing friend, who happens to be a best-selling author, "How are you feeling right now?" We had just seen ALL the stars in the Southern Hemisphere — including the Southern Cross. Eight of us had already spent three full days together […]

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Jay Meehan: Salvos from the Resistance

August 22, 2017 — "Happiness lies in a large measure of self-forgetfulness, either in work . . . or in the love of others." ~ Everett Ruess Although they could see each other as they hunkered down around the campfire, none of them were actually present. Spock had seen […]

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Amy Roberts: Opposition vs. Oppression

August 22, 2017 — On the one hand, there's really nothing more to add to the discussion. On the other, how can I not? It's been nearly two weeks since we were temporarily transported back to the 1950s, a time when racial segregation was on the brink of imploding, […]

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Tom Clyde: Many fine people

August 18, 2017 — Remember the good old days when we were all worried that war was about to break out with North Korea? The North Koreans have miniaturized a nuclear bomb so it would fit on top of their increasingly successful missiles, and theoretically can park it in […]

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Teri Orr: Standing tall…

August 18, 2017 — The hollyhocks all over town just tip me over this year. Purple and raspberry and white and pale pink. Dark purple too, a kind of black, really. The best display for weeks has, once again, been alongside of Windy Ridge Cafe. But all over town […]

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Jay Meehan: The Trump tumor

August 15, 2017 — Hey Uncle Trumpy! I caught your shtick on the tube the other night and figure you might just be the right guy to steer me through my current malaise. It was the part where you spoke up about hatred and bigotry having no place in […]

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Tom Clyde: Sturgisized

August 11, 2017 — Many years ago, I went through Sturgis, South Dakota. I was on my way to a mountain bike trip in the Black Hills. Odd as it sounds, leaving the real mountains of the west to go ride in South Dakota, it was a wonderful trip. […]

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