Mikaela Rierson

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From the wilds of Belize

Nurse blazes new paths

Belize. A tropical paradise nestled between Mexico, Guatemala and the Caribbean Sea. An eco-traveler's dream destination rainforest jungles harboring a jaguar sanctuary, turquoise waves foaming over one of the largest coral barrier reefs in the world, ancient Mayan temples buried in lush vines, an atmosphere so laid-back it's almost comatose, poverty, no running water and Donna Reishus.

Author makes difference in young readers' lives

Lou Dean once said, "If a little bow-legged, kinky-haired farm girl from Oklahoma can own a publishing company, they can shoot for the moon."

Sky offers celestial gift with Christmas eclipse

If people wake up early enough Christmas morning, they will find a piece of the sun missing. No, Santa didn't give it away as a gift it is the final solar eclipse of the second millennium.

Moffat County school board considers all-day kindergarten

The Moffat County School District Board of Education opened discussion Tuesday night on all-day kindergarten. Audience member Chris Walsh and several other members of the community asked the Board to consider extending the half-day kindergarten classes to full days.

Early bird catches worm

Baby, it's cold outside. Snow is on the ground and all the bugs are frozen. But The birds on Finley Street know where to get breakfast every morning.

Literacy night offers fun, lessons for whole family

Books open new worlds for children, sparking the imagination and dreams that can transform a child's life. According to the James Flanigan Foundation in Chicago, children who report higher levels of reading activity in the home consistently demonstrate higher-level skills in the classroom.

Music makes world go 'round

Imagine a world without music without choirs, or bands, or orchestras, or singing.

Caring neighborhoods nurture healthy youth

Pilot program in Craig aims to weave positive environment across generational lines

To paraphrase that old television commercial, "It's 10 p.m. do you know where your neighbors are?"

Light up those winter blues

Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year," according to a familiar carol or two. But the holidays may not be so jolly for everyone.

Amanda Breen soars at speech tournament

Moffat County High School speech competitor Amanda Breen scooped up first place in Original Oratory at Friday's tournament in Niwot.

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