Community Ag Alliance: How to become a "Yampavore"

The buzzword around the valley recently has been Yampavore.

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The Bock’s Office: All systems go for ‘The Martian’

When you’re looking at red, dusty landscapes without another human being in sight, you can either get motivated or get depressed. No, I’m not talking about being in Utah, rather the do-or-die hero of “The Martian.”

Gardening with Deb: Appreciation for the lowly potato

Potatoes have roots going back 7,000 years to the Andean Mountains in South America. Back then, farmers admired the ruggedness, nutritional value and storage attributes of this tuber. It wasn’t until the late 1500s that this vegetable made it over to Europe, but it wasn’t as highly prized there, mainly being fed to hospital inmates.

Tales from the Tread: Park dedication honors lives lost

I had the distinct honor and privilege of attending the Milk Creek Battlefield Park dedication Sept. 26 in Meeker. This site is best known as the place where Maj. Thomas T. Thornburgh was killed along with other soldiers in a battle with the Ute Indians from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, 1879. Less known is the circumstances that led to this battle and the catastrophic losses sustained.

Stories from Scotland: When travel brings you home

Here in Scotland, when I hear the seagulls start calling to each other in the early morning light, I feel at home. At low tide, when I find razor clams and tiny crabs and those yellow shells we used to call “witch’s toenails,” I am transported back to my childhood.

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Jimmy Westlake: Planets parade in morning sky

If you are an early riser, you might have noticed several bright objects in the pre-dawn sky and wondered what they are.

Thoughtful Parenting: Setting boundaries for teens

It is nothing new for teens to test limits; pushing their parents’ boundaries is practically a given during the teen years and part of learning how to be independent. However, it is extremely important that teens do have set parameters, that they know they are responsible for their actions, and that those actions have consequences.

Book review: 'Why Not Me," by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling’s second book, “Why Not Me?” is a collection of comical coming-of-age essays and honest commentary on dating, family, friends and the entertainment industry.

From the Editor: Picking our battles

Steamboat Today and the city of Steamboat Springs have reached an impasse over the release of three portions of the police investigation conducted by independent investigator Katherine Nuanes.

John F. Russell: Living in Steamboat Springs means living with wildlife

There are not that many places in the world where you can walk down a bike path and come across moose, bears, elk and deer. it's alway a fantastic opportunity, and gives local residents a chance to watch, enjoy and show these animals respect.

Community Ag Alliance: Transitions in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs is fortunate to have beautiful landscapes in all seasons. As someone who moved here this summer, I am excited to witness the progression of summer into fall. Nature reminds us seasons are shifting, with the changing colors of the foliage around us, cooling temperatures and shorter days.

Dog's Eye View: The danger of making assumptions

Making assumptions with regard to canine behavior can be a dangerous proposition.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: Botanic names are a better way to identify your plants

Plant common names can be confusing, so that's why you're more likely to obtain the exact plant you want when you use the botanic, or scientific, name for it.

Spoke Talk: Emerald’s newest trail opens

The first-ever user-specific trail on Emerald Mountain has opened. NPR, a bike-only, downhill-only trail, is like nothing else on the mountain.

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Jimmy Westlake: Three defunct star patterns of fall

In 1929, the International Astronomical Union, or the IAU, sat down to weed through the hundreds of constellations that had been invented over the centuries, and when the smoke cleared, 88 star patterns remained.