Local Look

 Article Kelsey Claspell | Photography Cheryl Parton  At first glance, the trend of men’s facial hair may appear to be simply a matter of style. Yet beards provide a segue to substance and community support. Beard clubs exist not only as a place for bearded individuals to come together and share a common interest, but also to make the world…

Lifestyle Hack

 Article and Photography Cheryl Parton  For a dose of nostalgia, the smells and sounds from a crackling campfire evoke summertime in an instant. A fire is often the communal focal point of a campsite, or backyard gathering, where each person has a role—from wood gatherer, fire starter, fire poker, to musician or s’mores chef. As a lifetime camper and a…

A Day in the (Creative) Life

Douglas Robertson is a fine artist with 25 years of 
experience in painting, drawing and ceramics. He is also founder and director of the High Desert Mural Festival, a nonprofit with the goal of enhancing public art space and increasing cultural discourse. His current work pairs contemporary painting designs with street art techniques of spray paint and stencils. Douglas lives in…