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Fires make Alaska hot spot for summer vacation

OUTDOOR TRAVEL -- Good timing if you, like me, picked this summer for a wilderness adventure in Alaska. Alaska's wildfire season worries scientists While 2004 is currently the holder of the record wildfire year in Alaska, fire activity this month has put 2015 in contention...

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Schweitzer To Build Summit Lodge

This rendition shows the 8,000-square-foot summit lodge that Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to open next year. (Schweitzer Mountain Resort) Schweitzer Mountain Resort plans to build a new lodge at the top of its Great Escape Quad lift. Work on the two-story, $3.8 million lodge will...


An encounter with David Letterman 

Fellow Ball State University graduate David Letterman and I crossed paths once. Just once. I was a freshman in 1968 and Dave was a senior. I lived in Waggoner Hall, which at that time was a dorm for men only and was often referred to...

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