A mountain elf

December 1, 2016 Randall Franks The winds pounded upon the side of the house and seeped beneath the cracks around the windows and …

The Christmas Zone is here

December 1, 2016 Here we are. The Thanksgiving dishes are washed and put away — well, hopefully — and we have had just enough time to get …

Pearl Harbor’s legacy of comebacks, valor

November 30, 2016 President-Elect Trump has promised to rebuild our military so it can have the resources to better defend the United States. The American Legion supports …

Person of the year

November 30, 2016 Frank Vaughn Every year, Time Magazine crowns someone “Person of the Year” and awards them a cover photo and accompanying …

Words to avoid in 2017

November 29, 2016 Peter Funt Before year’s end, let’s have one sort of Kumbaya moment as we turn the page on words and …

Earthquake Science 101

November 29, 2016 By now everyone knows that earthquakes are caused by a rumbling deep inside the earth and if the rumbling is severe enough, there is …