Tells the stories of life and people in this unique area, especially focusing on religion, and home and garden topics.
Rachel graduated Brigham Young University with a bachelor of arts in journalism and English.
In addition to The Daily Sentinel, Rachel has been a reporter at The (Fort Smith, Ark.) Southwest Times Record, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette and The (West Palm Beach, Fla.) Palm Beach Post. She also taught English for about two years at a public school in northwest China.
The little black dress is one of the most versatile items in a woman’s wardrobe. Dressed up or down, it can … more
The first time he saw her, “it was a warm evening, nearly summer, and she wore a slim cool black dress, black … more
First, some science: The heat in chile peppers is caused by chemical compounds called capsaicinoids, of which more … more
More than 300 years separated the simple meal of venison, corn and shellfish from Saturday night’s potluck of … more
The heart of the home, the old saying goes, is the kitchen. But on Thanksgiving, the true heart of the home is the … more
If Thanksgiving is a feast for the senses, let us consider some of the sounds: … more
The herd loped in a graceful circle, the sun shining brilliant overhead. They raced across the sandstone grit of … more
As the eggnog begins to flow and the Christmas sweaters are pulled from their storage bags, it’s time to … more
There are moments that glide by unremarkable — the featureless commutes, the evenings of TV, the tooth … more
Palisade winemaker Brad Webb kicked off his campaign for the Colorado House District 54 seat with a pledge to use … more
As with so much of the flurry that surrounds the assassination of John F. Kennedy, there are questions. Is it the … more
He rarely talked about it, but August Walterscheid was the first: drafted into the U.S. Army to fight in Germany in … more
The family of 10 divides between their two shanties based, in part, on who is best at avoiding crocodiles. When … more
On the morning of Oct. 6, 2012, Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, … more
The problem with living in western Colorado, as I see it, is the guilt. … more
It starts, as so many things do, with good soil. Good soil grows good trees, and good trees produce good apples. … more
Agriculture, of necessity, requires a certain amount of emotional distance. It’s rarely a good idea to name … more
Paul Prinster, trained by his father as a butcher, left La Junta in 1922, heading west with California dreams. He … more
Oh, the terrible things that could happen! Viruses sneaked out of the lab and released at Thanksgiving Day parades, … more
Beyond the initial thrill of getting together — the tingling and fluttering, the swooning euphoria and … more