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Nicole Clark
Position: Staff reporter

In a thriving community, humans make connections

Many years ago, I spent some time traveling alone. Alone is an interesting place to be. When experienced by choice, with the option of deciding when you’ve had enough, it can provide valuab...

Riding the Iron Horse? It’s time to train your metabolism

The countdown has begun for those of you training for the 50th annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. You have seven weeks before you pedal your little heart out, ascending and descending two m...

To foster good health, try produce over supplements

In recognition of March being National Nutrition Month, it seems fitting to explore a source of nutrition we often place on a pedestal. Standing there with presumed super powers, you find th...

Simple self-care strategies to cope with daily stress

Hearts and chocolate, or better yet, heart-shaped pieces of dark, yummy chocolate. What do these items remind you of? Naturally, you answered self-care. Isn’t that at the forefront of every...

To achieve that resolution, understand the power of why

The New Year often inspires interest in a new you, but what does it take to propel this transformation into action? Some argue, it just takes motivation. Which may hold some truth, but is it...

We can progress through challenges, step by step

Perhaps it’s the extended fall-like weather we’ve experienced, or evidence of getting older, but I’m having a hard time believing it’s December, let alone the end of another year. It was dur...

Best holiday recipes mix in the company of others

Tradition is another one of those funny habits we as humans tend to cling to. The holidays are creeping up, which means you may be in the planning process to perfectly execute the holiday re...

Fall whispers words of wisdom: It’s time to winterize

Seasonal change is displaying its very best. The beauty of golden leafed aspens, flame red maples, the resilient green of evergreens, crisp blue sky and the surrounding peaks dusted in whit...

Fishing for a new protein source? Try fish

For whatever reason, memory consistently fails to remind me that fish is an alternative to meat and plant-based proteins. Could it be the result of living in a land-locked state? Poor fishin...

If you know someone who is active, be aware of the Triad

A need to acknowledge mental health has once again surfaced in the media. In this case, it’s a reference to a certain event at the 2020 Olympics. The pressure to perform is an odd dualism. O...

Enter the backcountry with a plan for the unexpected

My first trip to Southwest Colorado, 20 odd years ago, became a pivotal moment in life. Many have had a similar experience because you too found this place and decided to call it home. Reaso...

When eating with friends, make smart food choices

I had a dream I was dining in a restaurant, one full of people. There were large groups, all seated together. The bar was full. People were laughing, eating and hugging. Except this time, it...