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Amy Roberts: Sometimes, putting on blinders and going on a bender are decent coping mechanisms

January 16, 2019 — Blinders can be a useful coping mechanism – as long as you aren’t attempting to emulate Sandra Bullock.

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Tom Clyde: Unpaid federal workers should walk

January 12, 2019 — I was excited to watch the presidential address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night. These tend to be big deals, when the President puts the full presidential mojo behind his words. This is Truman announcing the atomic bomb, Kennedy on the Cuban missile crisis,

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Teri Orr: With a pinch of salt…

January 11, 2019 — There were years I would start Jan. 1 with a clean journal and write in it my resolves for the year ahead. I would write slowly with great flourish and try in a couple of hours to distill things in the past year that did

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Jay Meehan: Trumps on cleaning detail

January 10, 2019 — "It was like lying in a great solemn cathedral, far vaster and more beautiful than any built by the hand of man." – President Theodore Roosevelt (after camping with John Muir in Yosemite) As with most dreams, the surreal prevailed. Normally sequential events assumed the

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Amy Roberts: If we don’t figure housing out, J-1 visas will become J-none

January 9, 2019 — This weekend I woke early to take advantage of my first powder day of the season. Before the resort opened, I met a friend for coffee in the lodge. As we sipped away our sleepiness, I noticed dozens of resort workers running about — wiping

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Tom Clyde: 2019’s off to a chilly yet great start

January 5, 2019 — Starting off 2019 with warm feelings and cold temperatures

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Teri Orr: With gratitude…

January 4, 2019 — "But there are some frozen days I keep close and hold precious and this holiday season has been filled with an abundance of them.”

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Jay Meehan: A CowJazz reunion

January 3, 2019 — It’s a new year with an old standby for Jay Meehan.

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Amy Roberts: Resolutions and rocks are both uphill battles

January 1, 2019 — I have an old-fashioned "word of the day" paper calendar, and every morning I tear off a sheet to discover a new word. They are almost always the type of words you only hear if you watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and I almost

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Tom Clyde: Stick a fork in 2018

December 29, 2018 — "This year, we saved the world. Plastic straws have now become as socially abhorrent as smoking.”

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Tom Clyde: Handshake agreements and bowls

December 22, 2018 — With the future of one of his favorite double blacks in jeopardy, Tom Clyde hopes an agreement can be reached on Park City Mountain’s Scotts Bowl.

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Teri Orr: Step softly into the solstice…

December 21, 2018 — The aroma in my bedroom — where there is no fireplace — is smoky. A kind of campfire-ish comforting smell — maybe cedar, or piñon — a hint of sage. I am confused — wondering where the scent is coming from and I realize it

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Jay Meehan: A cultural flashlight in the dark of 2018

December 19, 2018 — Jay Meehan runs down the art and culture that helped get him through this crazy, disturbing year.

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Tom Clyde: {REDACTED}

December 15, 2018 — This was an interesting news week. The Mueller investigation is plodding ahead, and we have sentencing for some of the Trump associates who have been convicted or pleaded guilty to various crimes. They are felonies, which are serious crimes, but none of the convictions is

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Teri Orr: Inside the snow globe…

December 14, 2018 — My grandson no longer believes in Santa. It would be a little odd if he did. He is a 6-foot-2 human that weighs 240 pounds. His crazy blonde happy toddler curls are now cut close to his head. The cute jacket with the floppy bear

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Amy Roberts: Powerless in the dark

December 12, 2018 — “After the third hour of lights out ... my survival instincts kicked in and I moved all the wine outside into a snowbank. Priorities.”

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Jay Meehan: Remembering a true pal

December 12, 2018 — Actually, Ron Corbridge and I should have met at Compton College long before I became his fraternity brother. He was the editor of the school paper, to which I contributed a semi-regular sports column but the fact that I "audited" other friends' classes rather than

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Tom Clyde: A new ski season begins with old legs

December 9, 2018 — Ski season is off to a strong start, with lots of good skiing open and conditions that are generally better than we ever had last year. What a difference a little snow can make. I skidded through last winter's ice on a pair of skis

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Teri Orr: Bohemian … then Rhapsody

December 7, 2018 — I was such a … not exactly wanna-be in high school — but more what you might call, in a horse race — an "also ran." Not the cheerleader but a "spirit leader" — not the award-winning gymnast, just a competitor… In an AP class

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Jay Meehan: Documentary junkie fired up for 2019 Sundance slate

December 7, 2018 — OK, so I'm biased. I'm a doc-head, a documentary film junkie, and it goes with the territory. This particular malady manifests itself mostly during the space-time of late January and the Sundance Film Festival and, of course, we still have several weeks worth of smirking

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