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Three aspects for a pre-ski season workout

Welcome back to the third and final installment of my ski-specific fall workout. To recap, we are aiming for 30 minutes of cardio each day and 10 to 15 minutes of either plyometric or strength exercises.

Healthy eating: Sweet potato-pecan casserole

Sweet potato-pecan casserole

Monday Medical: Be kind to your feet and ankles

With 26 bones, 33 joints and dozens of tendons, ligaments and muscles, the foot is complex. Add the ankle, plus the never-ending work of moving around 100-plus pounds, and it’s no wonder injuries happen.

Thoughtful Parenting: Provide positive environments this holiday season

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition would like to reiterate the importance of limiting youth access to alcohol, marijuana, tobacco and other drugs and expound upon the Social Host Ordinance. If you don’t permit it, you don’t promote it. Think smart this holiday season, and don’t allow your child to underage drink.

LEAP enrollment season underway

Colorado’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program is accepting applications for its 2015-16 season through April 30. With an increase in applicant income qualification this season, more Coloradans will qualify for assistance with paying their home heating costs.

Steamboat briefs: YPN schedules monthly happy hour for Wednesday

Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network will hold its happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, at BARley, 635 Lincoln Ave.

Real estate transactions for Nov. 12 to 18, 2015

Transactions from Nov. 12 to 18, 2015 ■ 1915 Alpine Plaza Seller: Lisa N. Ciraldo-Freese Buyer: Marcia M. Wakeman Date: Nov. 12, 2015 Price: $242,000 Property description: 849-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath condo, Unit R-5 of One Alpine Plaza. Last sold for $196,000 in 2004.

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Real estate transactions hit levels not seen since 2007; vacant land sales up

Many buyers seeking vacant residential, commercial land

Real estate transactions during the third quarter of 2015 surpassed levels not seen since the third quarter of 2007, much to the surprise of some real estate brokers.

Our view: Snow worth making noise about

If there are destination skiers and snowboarders in distant states who have been hesitating this fall to book a ski vacation in Steamboat Springs, there’s a good chance news of the ski area’s early opening this weekend has their attention.

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Ski area reports smooth opening Saturday

The Steamboat Ski Area opened early for the first time since 2002 this weekend. The mountain will be open again Sunday before closing Monday and Tuesday in preparation for Scholarship Day on Wednesday.

The Record for Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

2:50 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 1500 block of Shadow Run Frontage. A security officer said a car had been driven on top of a rock. The driver was located and given a ticket for failing to report an accident.

Top 10 most-viewed stories for the week of Nov. 12 to Nov. 18, 2015

Check out the most-viewed stories on our desktop site from the past week, and see what you missed.

Jail Report for Nov. 14 to Nov. 20, 2015

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

Book reviews: Stevens' Coil mysteries bring intrigue to Flat Tops

This autumn, we were delighted to discover the Allison Coil Mysteries, an environmental thriller series by author Mark Stevens. The Allison Coil mysteries take place in the Flat Tops Wilderness and follow Allison Coil, a hunting guide who often seems to find herself on the trail of a killer and outside the purview of the law.

John F. Russell: Ski jumping perfect fit for summer fun

Imagine Bermuda shorts, loud, flowered shirts and a World Cup ski-jumping event taking place on an island with a tropical backdrop. It might sound like a crazy idea, but it's not out of the question with today's modern jumping complexes.

County Council on Aging menus for week of Nov. 23

County Council on Aging menus for week of Nov. 23

Routt County school lunch menus for week of Nov. 23

For the week of Nov. 23

Steamboat briefs: Community Thanksgiving dinner in dire need of food

The annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner in Steamboat Springs is in urgent need of food. There is a need for cooked turkeys, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet and mashed potatoes, gravy, Jello salad and cranberry sauce.

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Grand Unified Theory: The merging of snowboard and ski cultures

Amid a tumultuous history, the two sports are more similar now than ever

Almost everything about Brian Erhart screams snowboarder. From the grunge clothing to the general company he keeps, there is little reason to doubt he hits the powder on anything but a single piece of wood and fiberglass

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Backcountry safety important as ski season gets into gear

Maybe it’s the isolation getting to him, but Alex Pashley’s fondness for playing with avalanche transceivers is both odd and incredibly smart.