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John F. Russell: It might be the end of the road for high school athletes, but that’s why we have adult leagues

The end is near for many seniors in Routt County, but there are sports after high school.

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Book Review: 'Narrow Road' destined to be a classic war novel

Gracefully told and with fluidity more akin to a symphony than a piece of historical fiction, the 2014 Man Booker Prize winner "Narrow Road to the Deep North" is the story of a group of Australian POWs forced to work on the notorious Burma Railway. The summary could end there, but that would be an affront to everything that Flanagan has so delicately poured into this novel.

Linda Ellison Jessup: Vaccination: The time is now

I am writing this article as I await a very important birth. (Aren’t they all?) This tiny newborn will be the fourth grandchild for my husband and me but the first child for my 33-year-old son and his radiant wife.

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The Bock’s Office: World War II film ‘Fury’ hurt by delayed payoff

There are thousands of accounts of the American military’s exploits, all of which are worth hearing to get a greater picture of how our nation was strengthened during its hardest times. You want to believe that every depiction of these folks is an accurate and glowing one, but a film like “Fury” shows you can’t always reach high expectations.

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Tom Ross: Experiencing a Clark Griswold moment in the Paris Metro

I squeezed my satchel through the narrow opening in the subway turnstile, but before I could pull my suitcase along with me, the gate swung shut. I had a grip on the handle, but my luggage was stranded on the other side of the barrier.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Working toward a goal

Throughout Colorado, conversations about water continue to spark interest and debate. Colorado’s population is expected to grow by 8 million to 10 million people by 2050 and the state is searching for answers that will meet future demands.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: Planting seeds — now or in the spring?

To seed or not to seed? With apologies to ol' Will Shakespeare, that is the question asked by many high-country gardeners each fall.

Exploring Steamboat: Social club is a bridge builder

Steamboat Springs' Over the Hill Gang is one of the most active organizations I’ve encountered since moving here a little over a year ago.

Ciao from Cortina: The rules of Italy

When we were first planning our move to Italy four years ago, we didn’t do much research beforehand except to borrow a Rosetta Stone CD, which taught us how to say “the apple is on the table," a phrase I don’t believe either of us has ever used.

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Tales from the Tread: Spooky storytelling at the Crawford mansion

Ski Town USA surrounded by zombies! Piranhas infest the Yampa River during tubing season! Poltergeists on skis crash the Winter Carnival parade! While these faux headlines grab me, they don’t hold my morbid curiosity the way that true stories do.

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Jimmy Westlake: Partial solar eclipse coming Thursday

Thursday’s eclipse begins at about 3:20 p.m. when the moon will take the first little “bite” out of the solar disk. Maximum eclipse is at 4:35 p.m.

Monday Medical: Osteoporosis: a silent disease

This season, skeletons join witches and ghouls as the usual Halloween suspects. The rest of the year, skeletons should remind us of our risk for osteoporosis, a prevalent and potentially debilitating bone disease.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Time to sign up for health insurance

Yes, it’s already time for our community to start thinking about health insurance for 2015. Clients can re-enroll or sign up for the first time starting Nov. 15.

Community Connections: Routt County United Way serves as backbone of health and human services

Supporting more than 30 local health and human service agencies and programs, Routt County United Way is working on lasting solutions focused on empowering healthy lives, building strong foundations and strengthening families by helping them become self-sufficient.

John F. Russell: Looking back on Johnny Spillane

Looking back it's easy to see Johnny Spillane's accomplishments, but it's the road he traveled that makes his story so special.

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