Local Voices

Now That the Pandemic Is “Over”…

How did the pandemic create behavior change and what changes are likely to persist?  At the individual level, are we eating outdoors more?  Shaking hands less?  Shopping online more?  Paying with cash less?  Telecommuting more?  Using mass transit less?  At a systemic level, how has the pandemic created behavior change in the delivery of health… Continue reading Now That the Pandemic Is “Over”…

Local Voices, Southwest Virginia

Recreation Spotlight: ‘Big Stone Gap obtains initial funding for campsites, development at Big Cherry reservoir’

article reposted from News5 WCYB — There is a regional plan to connect some of the most beautiful places in southwest Virginia together to allow visitors the chance to visit mountains, lakes, and hiking trails a bit easier. The southwest Virginia leaders working to connect the popular tourism sites in the region are now seeing… Continue reading Recreation Spotlight: ‘Big Stone Gap obtains initial funding for campsites, development at Big Cherry reservoir’

Local Voices

“911, What’s the address of the emergency?”

We are a set of individuals that is rarely seen, only heard. We are the lifeline of our community’s public safety system. We are versatile, quickly moving from different tasks and processes sometimes within seconds. We are the calm and compassionate voice on the other side of the phone or radio. But sometimes when the… Continue reading “911, What’s the address of the emergency?”