Saturday, August 30, 2014

Where We Live

Saturday, July 2, 2011

On Monday, our nation will celebrate the 235th anniversary of the day we declared our independence.

If it wasn't for those brave men, who like many of our soldiers today, believed that our freedom was worth standing up and fighting for, who knows where we would be now.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I love to fly! But I hate boarding a plane.

When I say this to people, they look at me a little strange. I guess I can't blame them.

My love with flying started a long time ago.

When growing up in the 1960s in South Dakota, seeing a silver jet liner so high in the sky flying over our farm was a sight I never got tired of seeing.

I remember one especially hot and windy summer day when I was about 10 years old. I decided I would try to fly.

I found one of my mom's old bed sheets and carefully crawled to the top of the largest haystack in the pasture.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


A lot has been written about Gov. Tom Corbett's first budget in which he makes big cuts in funding, mostly to programs that directly affects the working public. His budget proposal is in response to a projected multibillion dollar state budget deficit come July 1.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

By Abby Masenheimer

I live right next door to the president. OK, well maybe not right next door, but I do live about 10 minutes away when the red line isn't delayed.

You see, I go to school in our nation's capital. Washington, D.C. is not only the home of President Obama, the famous cherry blossoms and the National Mall but also nearly 7,000 American University undergraduate students, including me.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The recent rash of dog attacks has led me to this conclusion.

The owners of dangerous dogs that attack people need to be heavily fined, and in a hurry.

Specifically those dog owners who allow their vicious animals to run loose that aren't licensed or leashed.

Such measures are necessary in light of a series of dog attacks that have occurred in the area in recent months.

In fact, several articles have appeared in our publication about incidents where dogs have attacked humans, chickens, and other dogs.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

This past week was another primary election and while it rained on some people's aspirations the sun shone for others through the raindrops. Congratulations to all the primary winners and for those that are still contesting seats, good luck in the fall. While most people believe the Presidential or gubernatorial elections, the elections that select our local officials are the most important of all in my opinion.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

By Karen Cimms

After 21 years, my favorite house is finally on the market.

It's going to need a lot of work. It's still beautiful, but it's been updated and redecorated since the last time I saw it. The outside of the stately red brick Georgian mansion is the same black shutters, Palladian window over the front door, paved horseshoe driveway and two-car garage but I don't even recognize the inside.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Rory Koons remembers very vividly that spring day in 1986. Unlike this spring when hardly a day went by without rain, the April 25 years ago was very dry. Brush fires were breaking out everywhere.

The worst of these was to occur on cinco de mayo - the fifth of May - that year.

It was one of the most destructive forest fires in decades in Carbon County, consuming a 10-square mile area. Miraculous, no homes were destroyed and no lives were lost thanks to the determination of scores of firefighters. But there were plenty of close calls.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A little more than a year ago, on April 2, 2010, my big sister Kay lay down to sleep, closed her eyes and passed over into God's arms.

Although we were born 13 years apart, we shared a few common interests, including reading, horseback riding, cooking and baking.

The latter two were nurtured by our father, who during our childhoods, operated restaurants.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Over the last few weeks, I've had the opportunity to cover quite a few children's events in the area.