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Pandemic cooling off world coffee market

Pandemic cooling off world coffee market

COVID-19 is taking its toll on the international coffee market. With cafes and restaurants closing or not operating at full capacity, less coffee is being sold. The trickle down effect means growers are struggling even more. This is particularly bad for farmers in...

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Castle Peak delivers with 360-Degree majestic views

Castle Peak delivers with 360-Degree majestic views

  Looking up I tried to find the castle. Someone with a better imagination must have named this rock outcropping. While others saw turrets, I saw volcanic rock. Castle Peak is something I have driven by countless times while zooming along Interstate 80, but it...

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U.S.-Mexico border issues rooted in corruption

U.S.-Mexico border issues rooted in corruption

While migrant caravans have slowed during the pandemic, the pilgrimages have not ended. People still want to flee their countries for the United States, with traversing through Mexico being a large part of their journey. On Sept. 30, the documentary “Blood on the...

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Colonoscopy can be a life saving exam

Colonoscopy can be a life saving exam

My stomach was gurgling before I finished the 16 ounces of liquid. Before I could wash it down with the prescribed 32 ounces of water I was in the bathroom. And so began the prep for my colonoscopy. This was my fourth time to undergo this procedure—all at Barton...

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Scenery along trail as stunning as Lake Margaret

Scenery along trail as stunning as Lake Margaret

  Meandering creeks full of wild trout, granite on the ground and looming above, dense forest, open meadows, lush foliage, and signs of fall—the hike to Lake Margaret has it all. And the lake is even more spectacular than the trail getting there. On this...

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