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A Bird-Friendly Winter Oasis

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Nov. 6, 2018, midnight

Hummingbirds and other songbirds may have flown south for winter, but a great variety of songbirds live year round in the Northwest, and sometimes they need a hand finding fresh, healthy meals during the winter.

Feeding these wild birds during the cold season is both beneficial and a pleasure. And ...

Big Sky, Big Adventures

Posted by Jean Arthur on Nov. 2, 2018, 6 a.m.

At 11,166 feet elevation, we had several choices.

We could see eight mountain ranges poking the sky on a crisp winter afternoon. We contemplated a double-black-diamond chute. We considered skiing the south-facing, 300-plus-turn Liberty Bowl. Or should we turn around and take the next tram back to intermediate territory?

On ...

Feeling Hygge

Posted by Cheryl-Anne Millsap on Dec. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.

This is the time of year when comfort seems to matter most. Autumn brings jewel-toned leaves to replace the green grass of summer. Darkness falls earlier each day and lighted windows seem to glow. We bring out blankets, stock the woodbox and focus on making our homes into comfortable shelters ...