Overshadowing the past week here at Hardscrabble Times has been the news that our good friend and neighbor Amy Finger had a stroke last Thursday. For those who don’t know Amy, she is co-owner of Bear Basin Ranch and Adventure Specialists. She is a very active outdoorswoman and is only 47. She had her stroke the evening after coming back from a two-day horseback trail-clearing mission in the Sangre de Cristo range. Despite extensive tests at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, it still has not been determined what exactly caused the clot that cut off blood flow to the right side of her brain. The word is that she has regained some feeling and movement on her left side and is due back in Colorado Springs to begin rehabilitative therapy next week. I believe Amy’s positive attitude and determination will lead to a speedy and full recovery. For more on Amy, go to amyfinger.wordpress.com.