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The coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of our daily lives. Restaurants and bars have closed or moved to delivery and takeout only. Retail stores, gyms and hair salons have closed. … more
The Russian thistle is a wiry, tough, sharp, pin prickly, and irritating plant of the genus Salsola that is more famous dead than alive. Today, it can be found growing in at least 45 U.S. states and … more
Schools are closed. Businesses are closed. Just as the weather is warming up we are forced back indoors. While we are hunkered down for the safety of ourselves and others, we don’t have to let … more
Dear editor, As entertaining as it is to read about the travel of Blair residents, the omission of relevant information is a serious issue.   In the March 17 publication of the Pilot-Tribune, … more
So far, Washington County is lucky and there are no reported cases of COVID-19 here. Let's hope it stays that way. But until then, each one of us has a heightened responsibility to do our part to … more
Dear editor, Washington County Food Pantry at Joseph’s Coat is prepared to do whatever is needed to help ensure that no one will go hungry, especially during this unprecedented crisis. … more
Whaling is the killing of whales for subsistence and/or economic value. It has been an important activity in multiple regions around the world throughout human history. Researchers have unearthed … more
On Sunday, I returned home from a five-day get away to central Nebraska to once again take in the sight and sounds of thousands of Sandhill cranes roosting along the Platte River. I have made a … more
Dear editor, I and my family moved to Blair, joining the Blair Clinic in 1964.  I remember well that white panel truck (operated by Blair Rescue). And through  these many years, I have been … more
Firefighters saluted. A bell tolled. A final call was made. A black ribbon was draped across the Blair North Fire Station. A large U.S. flag hung from an aerial fire truck along Nebraska Street as … more
Greetings to all in Legislative District 16 and the surrounding region.  Only six weeks are remaining in this 2020 legislative session, and although some substantial bill work was done this last … more
That thin, rectangular thing in our pockets is the most prominent example of our never-ending connection to information. I often wish it was the only example, but the phrase "most prominent" means … more
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