Melody Buschur is a freelance journalist that lives in Buena Vista with her husband Ben, dog Xena and cat Agnes. She graduated from Texas Tech University with degrees in print journalism and apparel design. As a native Texan she can never get enough barbecue or football. She is an avid hiker and snowboarder and enjoys rafting the Arkansas River in the summer. She is also a writer for Ark Magazine and The Chaffee County Times.