On Monday, France’s newly appointed Prime Minister, Jean Castex, announced the much anticipated cabinet reshuffle — remaniement en français — of the government ministers. The appointments of Gérald Darmanin as Interior Minister and Eric Dupond-Moretti as Minister of Justice were met with upr…

From what I’ve experienced in Telluride, it’s disheartening that there aren’t more people of color business owners to interview in order to get their perspective. I am a white woman raised in the South. As kids, everything was integrated. I do know that we will all stumble and fall when tryi…

Writing a column this week was not easy. There’s plenty happening in the world to write about, but lately it feels like too many people are talking and not enough of us are listening. This is a hard time, as we all know. I haven’t talked with anyone who claims otherwise. We’re all going thro…

When the opportunity to go camping for a couple nights presented itself recently, we decided to head to a nearby lake. The camper, a little motel on wheels which has quickly integrated itself into our outdoor thinking, was poised in the driveway, ready to go, and after work on a Sunday after…

File Fact: July 13, 1878, the townsite of Columbia was incorporated by the unanimous decision of all 28 voters.

High up in the mountains and deep in the woods on an essence-of-summer day, I stop in my tracks as Peter and the dog continue on ahead. There are no SUV’s on this particular road,  no bikes, or hikers, or ATV’s, or company of any kind. It’s just us walking in the green shadows of tall trembl…

From what I’ve experienced in Telluride, it’s disheartening that there aren’t more people of color business owners to interview in order to get their perspective. I am a white woman raised in the South. As kids, everything was integrated. I do know that we will all stumble and fall when tryi…

Writing a column this week was not easy. There’s plenty happening in the world to write about, but lately it feels like too many people are talking and not enough of us are listening. This is a hard time, as we all know. I haven’t talked with anyone who claims otherwise. We’re all going thro…

When the opportunity to go camping for a couple nights presented itself recently, we decided to head to a nearby lake. The camper, a little motel on wheels which has quickly integrated itself into our outdoor thinking, was poised in the driveway, ready to go, and after work on a Sunday after…

File Fact: July 13, 1878, the townsite of Columbia was incorporated by the unanimous decision of all 28 voters.

High up in the mountains and deep in the woods on an essence-of-summer day, I stop in my tracks as Peter and the dog continue on ahead. There are no SUV’s on this particular road,  no bikes, or hikers, or ATV’s, or company of any kind. It’s just us walking in the green shadows of tall trembl…

A presidential election is on its way. It's going to be a rough one. I don't mean rough on the candidates. Both are born for this sort of thing. They love the contest, the jabs and counter punches of a hard fought campaign. I mean, rough for the rest of us, the country itself.  It doesn't he…

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that” is a quote by the late, great Martin Luther King Jr. 

The last tongue of sunlight stretches across the flats along the bottom of the meadows, light green and yellow, warm, two miles long. Stands of tall spruce bordering the marshy grasslands have already turned dark green to black, the coming night sending its shadows in advance. Crazily dancin…

Summer is finally here, and we are happy to slowly and cautiously be working together to reopen our community. The last three months have been challenging for all of us, and we are going to need everyone to continue working together to keep our community healthy and moving forward. 

Remember when Officer Clemmons came by Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and shared a cooling footbath with him in a kiddy pool? Those were the days, weren't they? 

Yesterday, during a brief moment of sunshine of an otherwise dreary day, I rode my new bike to one of my favorite cafés, Le Peloton. This coffee and bike community spot seemed like a fitting first outing with my bike. The children of one the owners were hanging out; neighbors were chatting. …