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Time vs. money…

Bogus Basin ski area, 12/23/09 (Betsy Russell)
Bogus Basin ski area, 12/23/09 (Betsy Russell)

Today I complete a full week of unpaid furlough, my second this year. These are difficult times in the newspaper business, and like everyone at my paper, I'm doing my part (we also took 7 percent pay cuts this year). It's been an interesting week. The downside: No paycheck. The upside: Time with family, a chance to relax, and several glorious mornings up on the slopes at Bogus (pictured above). Next week I'm on vacation - no downside to that...

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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