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Book review: Martel continues to keep readers pondering

Yann Martel is a masterful storyteller, and the stories he tells — if you bear with them — have each left me pondering his questions.

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The Bock’s Office: Lots of love films available for Valentine viewing

Valentine’s Day: a portion of the calendar devoted to romance that also happens to occur right in the dead of winter. No wonder Hollywood has so many love stories out this time of year. Whether your tastes have you wanting to flock to theaters to see Nicholas Sparks fare “The Choice,” the rom-com “How to Be Single” or the alternative period piece “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” — Jane Austen absolutely would have written Elizabeth Bennet as a slayer of the undead if she had thought of it — remember there is a bounty of options, many that have been released in the past year or two.

Community Ag Alliance: Cattle trade enters age of technology

Auctions are traditionally how cattle are sold. Even in the days of the cattle drive, cattle were taken to auction, and the producer had no choice but to take the price offered, since taking the cattle home would be costly. This method is still an option but is losing its hold as the most common choice.

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Behind the gold: Establishing a teenaged legacy

At just 15, snowboarder Chloe Kim already has back-to-back X Games wins. She’s headed off this week to the Youth Olympic Games followed by the European X Games in Oslo, and has PyeongChang firmly in her sights – the homeland of her Korean parents.

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Jimmy Westlake: Behold the Dog Star

There are 6,000 or so stars visible to the naked eye under ideal conditions, but only Sirius, the famous Dog Star, can claim the title of “The Brightest Star.”

John F. Russell: Panthers, commentators find out why expectations can be so dangerous

Before last Sunday's Super Bowl, game expectations were flying all around Santa Clara, California, like footballs. But when the game came to a close, those expectations had taken their toll and taught players and fans a valuable lesson about sports.

Thoughtful Parenting: Understanding adoption

Not every family grows in the same way. While many parents experience the birth of their biological children, other parents experience the journey of adopting children who are forever theirs.

Monday Medical: Heart disease — the question of risk

We all know it’s important to take care of our heart. Cardiovascular disease is, after all, the leading cause of death globally. What’s more challenging is to figure out an individual’s risk of having cardiovascular disease.

Routt County CSU Extension: Dark chocolate — healthy pleasure for Valentine's Day

Chocolate as a health food may seem like wishful thinking, especially around Valentine’s Day, when chocolate is everywhere. Believe it or not, some research supports the idea that chocolate provides health benefits.

Book review: Fitness book offers practical advice

There is a book I read every year, Gretchen Reynolds’ “The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer.” “Why,” you ask? “Because it’s sane,” I reply.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ has punch but gets winded in finale

Any good sequel should allow a storyline come full circle, but like a pair of pants attempting to cover a gargantuan gut, “Kung Fu Panda 3” doesn’t quite get there.

Community Ag Alliance: Get outside with Yampatika

Did you know Yampatika leads free Ski with a Naturalist tours from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Steamboat resort on Mount Werner? I’ve introduced many tourists to the Yampa Valley’s natural beauty, but I’ve also surprised a number of locals with new facts.

Dog's Eye View: Man's best friend and science

There will soon be more information about how genetics is playing out in some of the breed-specific illnesses, such as cancer and blindness.

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Tales from the Tread: The early days of Winter Carnival

In honor of the 103rd Winter Carnival, I dug into the depths of the Tread of Pioneers Museum’s rich archive and the Steamboat Pilot newspapers to share with you some of the articles describing the first Winter Carnival events that would form the foundation of a century-long tradition

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John F. Russell: Paige VanArsdale isn't about to let a disability define her

Paige VanArsdale has dealt with obstacles her entire life, but the Steamboat Springs High School student isn't about to let cerebral palsy define who she is, or what she can do.

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