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It's a slow Tuesday morning in February, when suddenly the phone rings for the first time all day.

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 3:24pm

Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on Sept. 23, 1993. It has been edited slightly for brevity. - LP One advantage of living outside a city is that you can hunt and shoot in your own backyard, right? Sometimes, yes.

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 3:23pm

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Sledding can be pleasant and pastoral, with big toboggans, snowy hills and rosy cheeks. And then there's skeleton sledding: belly down, head first on a sled the size of a throw rug, hard ice whooshing by your face.

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 3:23pm

Not many years ago, if you wanted razor clams, you simply drove to the beach. Clams were plentiful, the digging was easy, and getting a limit of 60 was a cinch. No more. When I went last summer, I found only one small clam.

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:11pm

DENVER - All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and Amtrak.

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:12pm

I have a confession. I am terrible with remembering people's names.

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:12pm

DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica - Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:11pm

A consistently warmer than normal November and December, with scattered days and even nights above freezing, resulted in a mid-winter landscape exhibiting a dearth of snow and local rivers and streams open their entire courses.

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:49pm

According to WebMD, in 2014, new studies found that sitting for long hours is linked to worse mental health, a higher risk of death from heart disease and other causes, and a higher risk of being disabled.

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:49pm

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Once upon a time, going for a hike was a simple activity. Toss a few snacks, water and appropriate gear into a backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and you're ready to roll. That all changes once you have children.

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 4:48pm


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