Mysteries of the natural world | Guest column

  • Aug 31, 2014 at 7:00AM

Immersion experiences in wild places – “breaking the suction of town” – can run the gamut: tranquil moments, exhausting climbs, wading swollen creeks, the endless play of light and clouds, pitch darkness, hunkering under a tarp in a downpour, senses heightened and evidence all around of the ephemeral nature of life.


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Sure, OPALCO cares, but about what? | Guest column

  • Aug 28, 2014 at 8:00AM

Alex MacLeod of Shaw Island has had three letters published by island news outlets over the past couple of months. They detail the OPALCO Board’s chicanery and apparent dishonesty.

Fire Chief report

  • Aug 21, 2014 at 8:00AM

July 4: At 7:30 p.m., OIFR responded to Raccoon Point neighborhood to assist a 67-year-old male in cardiac arrest. After CPR and other significant emergency medical procedures were administered, the patient did not respond to resuscitation attempts and was pronounced dead at the scene.

What we can learn from Robin Williams | Editorial

  • Aug 20, 2014 at 7:00AM

Robin Williams not only said those words but he lived them to the fullest. His madness made him one of the most brilliant comedians of the last century. Devastatingly, that spark went out when he took his own life on Aug. 11.

Expect the unexpected | Reporter's notebook

  • Aug 13, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Aug 14, 2014 at 11:35AM

The only thing better than seeing bears is talking about seeing bears. Viewing such an animal and living to tell the tale is perhaps a throwback to the days when our ancestors roamed the earth living in true fear of these large predators.

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