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Walking Our Faith: Pursue joy and be open to joy

December 13, 2019

A visitor to Breckenridge might be fooled into thinking this is just another tourist town.  Certainly that’s what I thought when I first arrived here five years ago, and that’s exactly what my brother remarked...



Ask Eartha: How to have a sustainable holiday

December 13, 2019

Dear Eartha, I’m excited for the holidays and I love my Christmas tree. How much impact do my holiday lights really have? Do I need to consider skipping some of my family’s favorite holiday traditions...


The Geiger Counter: My cabins in the woods

December 12, 2019

Don’t know what to do this weekend? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Pull up a seat to the counter, and I’ll tell you about everything that’s hot and happening. With fresh snow blanketing...


Home Cooking: A vegan holiday menu

December 11, 2019

I love offering to making something grand for a holiday gathering because then I have something to eat and don’t feel as though I am limited to a salad or mashed potatoes. All the guests...


Opinion | Biff America: A blowhard friend

December 8, 2019

I could have bought the most expensive inflatable sex doll the store had to offer. After all, it was not my money. But being fiscally prudent, I took it upon myself to seek out the...


Opinion | Lark Ascending: My weekend with Mr. Rogers

December 8, 2019

It was Friday morning after Thanksgiving, and several friends had stayed over at our house. As we drank our coffee, we returned to the topic that seems to be ever-present these days: the terrible state...


Walking our Faith: What to do when you lose faith

December 6, 2019

Even if you attend church every Sunday, even if you faithfully attend Bible study every Wednesday, even if you faithfully meet God in prayer alone in your bedroom every morning, there will come a time...



Ask Eartha: Upcycle your ski equipment

December 5, 2019

Dear Eartha,I bought new ski equipment this season, and now I don’t know what to do with my old stuff. How can I get rid of my skis responsibly? With so many outdoor enthusiasts in...


High Country Baking: Chocolate bourbon banana bread

December 4, 2019

“This bread is the best cake I’ve eaten in years,” proclaimed a friend with a satisfied smile. He’s right, this banana bread, tricked out with chocolate and walnuts and spiked with bourbon, is as rich...


Opinion | Biff America: A fowl encounter

December 1, 2019

Thanksgiving, 1987: It was a perfect storm of the volatility of youth, alcohol-fueled poor choices and geographical bigotry. When you mixed them all together you got, what we called thereafter, ‘A Manson Family Thanksgiving’ which...



Ask Eartha: How to have a sustainable Christmas

November 29, 2019

Dear Eartha, How can I give great gifts this holiday while still being sustainable? The holiday season is here and with it a parade of pressure to buy, give and consume. The marketing machine of...




Opinion | Biff America: Death, love and sore joints

November 24, 2019

I was about to hand in this week’s column about discovering a long forgotten inflatable doll in my garage. But after what I experienced last night, that column seems trivial. A well-loved member of our community...



Walking our Faith: Have your best Thanksgiving

November 22, 2019

On Sunday, the Summit Daily News ran a memorial in honor of Marie Zdechlik — a wife, mother, nurse and Frisco resident for more than 50 years — who passed away at the age of...