The Wildcat Football team had their home opener last week with a thrilling game at the buzzer. Read the whole story in this weeks Jackson County Star. Also, youngsters will be headed back to school next week so be sure to get the school district supplement that is added to the paper that if full of information you won't want to miss. Other headlines this week include: "Wildcat's Win Thriller Versus Fleming" "Motorcycle Crash on I25 Kills Man From North Carolina" "North Par
The Earth and it's bounty inspires every aspect of North Park life. From adventuring in the high country to living in the "one horse town" of Walden, everything raw and simple sheds a light on how blessed we are to have this place in our life. For one local artist, the more natural and organic the better. The roots of mountain life have inspired her to share the beauty of North Park in her passions. Amy Symonds is an artist extraordinaire, growing up in the North Park area
This little diddy is to funny not to share and has circulated on Facebook recently. I borrowed it from a post George Schnuerle. 1) A skunk is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road and smells pretty bad.
2) There are 5,000 types of snakes and only the garter snake lives here, yet we’re still afraid of it.
3) There are 10,000 types of spiders, and about 3 of them live here, they can make us scream like little children and they aren’t even poisonous.
4) Now, le
I started hunting at the age of five with my dad, I am twenty now. My dad has hunted all his life and was taught how to hunt by his dad, the man I call Papaw. We are all from Southern Illinois and are avid hunters of deer and turkey. My dad and papaw have been going to Colorado to archery elk hunt every fall since 1990. They stayed in a place called the Ox Yoke Ranch and would drive to their hunting spot in Colorado near Walden. When I was little, I dreamed of the day when I
If I had a dollar for everything I could say that is wonderful and attractive about life in North Park I would be a millionaire. There’s only one place in town I could entrust with taking care of that stash too, Mountain Valley Bank. As a business, our local banking institution does just what a bank is suppose too by taking care of money and offering financial services to consumers and businesses in the area. Our bank is just a little different though. Mountain Valley Ban
The Jackson County Star shares a few stories you won't want to miss this week. Just look at that cover shot of the Solar Eclipse Editor, Matt Shuler took while attending the rare event in Wyoming. Here's the rest of the headlines in this weeks edition: "Solar Eclipse 2017, That Was Cool" "Town Board Votes To Install Solar Array" "Sheriffs Office Issues Warning, Be Aware Of Property!" "Free Camping At SFSP" "4H Dog Club Headed To State!" "Fatal Collision On Highway 40. One K
Picasso would have loved the magnificent spread of wildflowers that decorated the North Park landscape this summer. The wonky summer weather that included monsoon rains in early August extended our wildflower season by weeks. The variety and types were endlessly blooming, leaving joy around every corner for those that enjoy the blooming beauties. Today I share a simple photo blog of just a few of my favorites I found through the summer as I enjoyed the blessing I’m lucky to
The WaldenColorado.com website has become a LABOR of love! I have enjoyed sharing just a fraction of the amazing stories that are out there about North Park. No worries, the stories continue to come. As fall approaches so does hunting season + school + college + 2 other businesses. It's an understatement to say that WaldenColorado.com has a lot going on but we LOVE it that way! In just 9 months we've built and shared a website with thousands of viewers across the world. W
For many North Park youth, the hay field is the first exposure to a real job. The life lessons taught in the hay field stick with a person. From long days that build an appreciation for perseverance to repairing a broken-down tractor that hones the importance of maintenance, a summer spent in the hayfield is the job without training wheels for adolescent youth. The hay industry doesn’t only turn out hard working young people in North Park, it’s a driving force behind the ag
Growing up in Walden and being Wildcat was awesome. We always told our girls that it was a special place to be a child and teenager, learning to become the adults we are today. Looking back, especially at our community, everyone was like family and watched out for each other. As kids, we couldn't get away with anything. If you did something out of line your parents knew what we had done before we got back home that same day. That's probably why as we got older and started pl