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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...



Ask Eartha: How to host a zero waste Thanksgiving

November 22, 2019

Dear Eartha,I am hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at my home this year, and I want it to be focused on sustainability. How do I make my Thanksgiving feast zero waste?  During Thanksgiving, we eat and...




Opinion | Biff America: High times, bright colors

November 17, 2019

“Fun times!” Ellie said. “Today we are going to start high and stay high.” Had my mate made me that promise decades ago, it would have a much different meaning. Now it meant that we...



Walking our Faith: What is the purpose of life?

November 15, 2019

“Every day in every way I am getting better and better.” This aspirational statement greeted me when I opened my Happier Mind journal this morning to write out a gratitude list. Is that true? But...


Ask Eartha: How to set up food scrap recycling at home

November 15, 2019

Dear Eartha, I’m concerned about raccoons getting into my food scrap bin. How can I prevent that? Food scraps attracting wildlife is a legitimate concern in our area. Thanks to the 1A Strong Future initiative...



Thinking Outside the Classroom: The transit of Mercury

November 10, 2019

The Earth’s orbit around the sun is what gives us our four seasons, some longer than others. It’s also what gives us an ever-changing night- and daytime sky. At Keystone Science School, we often use...