Editor's Corner #2

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Hello again, readers. I hope you are all beginning to enjoy the (mostly) sunny weather. It’s that familiar time of year when you can smell lawns being mowed, irrigation canals being burned, and—my personal favorite—your neighbor’s grill (you know, the part where you wish they were cooking for you).

It’s also the time of year (wind permitting, lest I be blown away like a piece of paper) when summer activities start up. When I first arrived in Mountain Home, I was quick to decide that there was simply nothing to do, and I would have to bide my time watching the MANY trains pass, and the tumbleweeds—which were new to me­—roll melancholic-ally across the road, only to get caught on the fence, making an unsightly, dead plant wall out of the fence. However, I was sorely mistaken! One year was plenty of time for me to realize that my past self, and the many Facebook, face-less complainers were wrong; there is plenty to do here in Mountain Home and Elmore County. From fairs to rodeos to music in the park, I realized that there was almost always something going on, and most of the time I didn’t even know what it was. That said, even in slow times, I realized there were plenty of local shops and stores to meander; and at the end of the day, if you’re going to spend all your money, you might as well do it locally! So as we roll into summer, I challenge each and every one of you to check out the happenings in Mountain Home. Pick up a calendar, a parks and recreation guide, search for a new hiking trail, and hey, when was the last time you went to that old shop anyway? Get out there and explore, support local, and tell me about your adventures at editor@mountainhomenews.com!

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