A river is a natural watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing toward an ocean, a lake, a sea or another river. In a few cases, a river simply flows into the ground or dries up completely before reaching another body of water; a cyber location where fresh- and saltwater stories, anecdotes, history, opinions, breaking news, obituaries, community exchanges, and, OK, an occasional (but civilized) rant of a river nature meet and mix; the place where the flotsam and jetsam of river life collect.

The Post-Christmas Saga of the Sleeping Bags

The Post-Christmas Saga of the Sleeping Bags

by Vince Welch March 18, 2013 RiverMouth

Damn Bill and Irony and the Cold and the Season of Giving.

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Drawing by Ellen Tibbetts of Flagstaff, Arizona

What One of the Seven Natural Wonders in the World Needs Now: A Restaurant

by Vince Welch May 7, 2012 RiverMouth

Why, of course: a restaurant near the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers. How cool is that?

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River Medicine for Winter Doldrums

River Medicine for Winter Doldrums

by Vince Welch February 27, 2012 RiverMouth

Recalling what we Oregonians giddily refers to as “The Flood of 1996,” I had to go for a look.

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Where the River Ends and the Stories Begin

Where the River Ends and the Stories Begin

by Vince Welch December 16, 2011 RiverMouth

From this unforgiving body of water that sinks vessels of all sizes have sprung tales of ghost ships and sea monsters with names like Colossal Claude and Marvin.

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It Must Be the Water

It Must Be the Water

by Vince Welch October 20, 2011 RiverMouth

In the West it’s the water, always the water.

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The Family That Flips Together …

The Family That Flips Together …

by Vince Welch August 9, 2011 RiverMouth

Never are the traditional roles of father and son so clearly defined as when the latter is suffering a case of poisonous butterflies that threaten to erupt into projectile Technicolor vomiting. I know the feeling.

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Owyhee River and Drug Use

Owyhee River and Drug Use

by Vince Welch June 16, 2011 RiverMouth

Being the shirker I am, I have decided to foist my initial burden on the shoulders of any potential audience.

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