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The Timberjay’s editorial, describing the Ely Area Development Association’s approach in “promoting” the town, should be a wake up call for all those running around like Chicken Little … more
I believe it was about a decade ago when I first heard the phrase, “ If you’re not living on the edge, then you’re taking up too much space.” I’ve always thought it was an appropriate … more
If history ultimately records that the nations of the world were able to head off the worst effects of human-caused climate change, it should credit the remarkable persistence and dedication of … more
If you roll a bowling ball down Sheridan Street in Ely, chances are pretty good you’ll hit an artist, and I love that. That is, I’m not really a proponent of using artists as bowling pins, but I … more
For years, like the dog that chases the car, Republicans in Congress have chased their own holy grail, repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. And like the dog that finally … more
How we vote is rarely a perfect reflection of our political desires, and our recent presidential election was probably the most dramatic example of that fact. While many Americans voted for change on … more
When it comes to economic development in small towns, particularly for those in remote areas like ours, you have to put your best foot forward. Every town has a few assets to tout, and successful … more
Greetings, it’s late November, snow is on the way, and my writing intermission has ended. On with the show! Grab a snack, favorite “bev,” and ease into a chair for a bit. Much has happened … more
For 36 years I had the privilege of teaching English, language arts and social studies to students in grades 7-12. One of the most important lessons I taught was the power of words. Words matter. … more
There’s good news and bad news on the development front for the city of Tower. The good news is that residents have been engaged like never before in working to advance economic activity and … more
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