Wrap Your Arms Around the Season August 25th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

Americans love autumn. It’s their favorite time of year, according to a survey by research firm YouGov. One reason for the love affair is the next two months offer some of the best opportunities of the year to enjoy the outdoors. Of course, it’s hunting season, but nonhunters also can find plenty of reasons to […]

Weather the Storm August 25th, 2019 by Pam Blair

Prepare now to better cope with hazardous conditions Severe weather can happen any time in any part of the country, leaving behind damage and danger—including electrical safety hazards. Downed power lines are visible, but electrically charged water is not. Both carry the risk of electrocution. September is National Preparedness Month. Understand, plan and practice for […]

It Takes a Village August 25th, 2019 by Mike Teegarden

With the nearest hospital a plane ride away from their remote village just south of the Arctic Circle, the Inupiaq people of Buckland, Alaska, rely on a unique health care model to meet the needs of their community.   Snow machines and four-wheelers are the main yard art in Buckland, Alaska, mixed with animal skins […]

Eat Your Veggies! August 25th, 2019 by jennifer brown

Root vegetables with a few special touches make it easy to meet your daily needs Spiced Maple Carrots About 10 medium carrots, sliced in half lengthwise 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground ginger 3 tablespoons ghee, as needed ½ teaspoon sea salt Dash of cayenne 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Fresh chopped cilantro Melt […]

2020 Ruralite Calendar Photos August 14th, 2019 by Brenden

The 2020 Ruralite calendar photo contest was a doozy! With so many wonderful photos submitted, we had to make some hard choices. Enjoy the diversity of landscape, wildlife and color presented in this year’s calendar.

Sandwiches With Style July 25th, 2019 by Jennifer Brown

A creative approach to sandwiches makes the possibilities endless for any meal Mozzarella Garden Club 2 ounces tomato sauce 2 ounces black olives, sliced 4 large slices fresh mozzarella 1 small Roma tomato, sliced 1 small handful baby arugula 1/3 red pepper, sliced lengthwise into strips ¼ red onion, sliced into thin strips 2 medium […]

The Buzz About Drones July 25th, 2019 by David LaBelle

Life looks different from the air than from the ground—and often looking down is the only way to see what’s really up. As a newspaper photographer, there were numerous times I ached to get high above a scene to capture a better, more complete picture. Unless I could hitch a ride on a helicopter—which I […]

A Rural Fashion Statement July 25th, 2019 by Ginger Meurer

Distance-challenged consumers go online for forward-thinking yet functional styles Rural American fashion has come a long way from the anticipated arrival of Wells Fargo wagons or well-thumbed mail-order catalogs. With small-town niche boutiques and almost limitless online options, far-flung fashion fans can get just about anything they want. “I feel like the rural customer—they know […]

Horse Therapy Helps Patients Heal July 25th, 2019 by Todd Murphy

Life had never been exceptionally easy for Maddie Engles. Born with a mild case of cerebral palsy, she quickly learned to adapt to the physical challenges her condition presented. But in the summer before Maddie’s senior year of high school, one of her best friends died by suicide. In the nine months that followed, three […]

Savings You Can Count On July 25th, 2019 by Derrill Holly

Trained energy advisers help target efficiency issues Better energy efficiency at home starts with savings, not purchases. An energy audit conducted by a trained energy adviser can help you get there. “Members are our community and we are the experts in the electric energy arena,” says Manuela Heyn, an energy services representative for Gulf Coast […]