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Biff America: Rolling across languages

January 20, 2020

When trying to make myself understood by those who do not speak my language, I’ve found it helpful to speak very loudly. It was for that reason that I yelled at the two Hispanic children...



Ask Eartha: Ensuring a healthy home

January 18, 2020

Dear Eartha,I heard that January is National Radon Action Month. What is radon? What actions do I need to take? Not to be dramatic, but radon is a silent killer, and it could be lurking...


High Country Baking: Pecan meringues

January 18, 2020

What’s the secret to a good cookie? A crunchy, crisp exterior paired with a soft, chewy center. It’s a match made in heaven. This one is flavored by pecans, enhanced by brown sugar, nutmeg and...


Walking Our Faith: Listening to God

January 17, 2020

On Wednesday evening at 5 o’clock, I attended Latin mass at St. Mary’s. Because it is winter, it’s dark outside and because the chapel of St. Mary’s is very old, the lighting is dim, which...


Summit Suds: Having a blast at Big Beers

January 17, 2020

Last weekend’s Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival commercial tasting was certainly one to remember. Organizers and participants went all out for the 20th anniversary of the event that has the most selective and exclusive...


The Geiger Counter: It’s Miller Time

January 17, 2020

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. For many who grew...


Opinion | Biff America: Sliding reality’s door

January 12, 2020

Bub rolled over in the tent, his face inches from mine, and said, “Sometimes I wake up and forget I’m paralyzed.” I asked, “How does it feel when you remember?” “By the time I remember...






Home Cooking: Just good food

January 8, 2020

There’s not really a theme to this week’s recipes. They’re simply good food that I’ve made for myself over the past week. They reflect my desire to cook with whole foods, to eat more vegetables...


Opinion | Biff America: More breeding, less dying

January 5, 2020

Karl Anderson died on my birthday. It was both sad, yet emblematic of a time of life where way more of my friends and family are dying than having children. Though I hadn’t seen Karl since...


Walking Our Faith: You don’t need resolutions

January 4, 2020

On New Year’s Eve, I joined a dozen people around a bonfire, which has been a tradition in this Breckenridge neighborhood for 30 years.   We enjoyed a glass or two of wine as the...



Summit Suds: New year, new beer

January 3, 2020

The humble beer bottle is often not thought of as anything more than a drinking vessel. Yet readers of “Take One Down Pass It Around: Adventure Into Colorado Beer” will learn to appreciate the glasses...


Lark Ascending: Turning darkness into gold

January 2, 2020

Winter, and the holiday season in particular, can be a difficult time. It’s dark and cold, and — perversely — we are expected to be jolly. During these shorter days and longer nights, many of...


The Geiger Counter: This year’s to-do list

January 2, 2020

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. Hello, 2020. To be...


High Country Baking: Two-bite Nutella puffs

January 1, 2020

Here’s a crowd pleaser: everyone’s favorite, Nutella, tucked into a tender, flaky, diminutive crust that’s devoured in two delicious bites. They can be frozen before baking, so keep some in the freezer and you’ll always...