Reasons to hit the road

The last time I cruised along Route 2 in Western Massachusetts, I was a minor strapped in the back seat of my parents’ car, and the road was just asphalt under our tires. When we met again a few...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

NEW YORK – Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf’s best-selling “Bat Out Of Hell” debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, sickened by virus

Rocker Ted Nugent is revealing he was in agony after testing positive for the coronavirus – months after he said the virus was “not a real pandemic.” “I thought I was dying,” Nugent says in a...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

Cortez Thursday, April 22 Earth Day presentation on seeds with M.A. Rogers, 6 p.m., Zoom with Cortez Public Library. Rogers will discuss seeds, permaculture and nature’s way. Preregistration is...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Archaeologists find ‘sister colony’ to Jamestown

Maryland archaeologist Travis Parno was at a board game convention in Philadelphia, sitting at a table surrounded by thousands of other enthusiasts when he got a text message. He was supposed to be...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Sheltered from virus, Kauai plans cautious return to tourism

LIHUE, Hawaii – As the coronavirus ravaged other parts of the U.S., residents of this rural Pacific island watched safely from afar. Kauai, one of the world’s most sought-after vacation...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project to host grafting workshop

The Journal Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project will host a free virtual grafting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Learn to graft apple trees. Jude Schuenemeyer will demonstrate whip and...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail Vanik: What to do about winter bugs

By Gail Vanik Gardeners often talk about how a good, cold winter will kill off the insect populations, yet each spring and summer brings an overabundance of bugs in the...

DATE: March 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Some dinosaur migration was delayed by climate, study shows

Plant-eating dinosaurs probably arrived in the Northern Hemisphere millions of years after their meat-eating cousins, a delay likely caused by climate change, a new study found. A new way of...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

What’s the secret to pairing beer with food?

When it comes to pairing beer and food, Durango has a world-class expert. Sean Clark is the chief operations officer and executive chef at Peak Food & Beverage, which runs Bird’s, El Moro Spirits &...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

COVID-19 pandemic may be driving rise in opioid deaths

For Dan Caplin with Colorado Addiction Treatment Services, treating people addicted to opioids is complicated to say the least. “This is so multifactorial,” he said, before listing about 10 local...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

Wildfires produced up to half of pollution in West, study says

BILLINGS, Mont. – Wildfire smoke accounted for up to half of all health-damaging small particle air pollution in the western U.S. in recent years as warming temperatures fueled more destructive...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Living

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