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Tom Ross: Wilderness trekking in the Flat Tops makes one appreciate of a piece of cake and a hot shower

Wilderness will do that to you — strip away your worldly cares and allow you to become absorbed with the play of light across meadows and distant peaks.

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Exploring Steamboat: Horses, mountains and opera

Keri Rusthoi always thought horses, mountains and opera went together, so in 2001, she set out to create that unlikely combination by hosting a summer opera production of “The Magic Flute” in Steamboat Springs. The events of Sept. 11, 2001, postponed the performance, but it eventually took place the following summer, marking the beginning of the Emerald City Opera, now in its 12th year.

Rob Douglas: Steamboat: A petri dish for legal pot

Six months after the sale of recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, newspapers across the country are filled with reports and editorials debating the merits of that voter mandated change. Meanwhile, the best petri dish for evaluating the impact of legal pot may be Steamboat Springs.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Lucy’ a mind-bender in more ways than 1

When someone claims to be “expanding their mind” when they indulge in heavy substances, it’s usually just a throwback to the spirit of the Summer of Love and a rationalization of a deeper issue. The heroine of “Lucy,” on the other hand, can claim that what’s going into her body is indeed changing how she sees things, including, but not limited to, the very fabric of the universe.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Hometown pride is county-wide at the 100th Routt County Fair

We’ve come a long way since 1914, and the Routt County Fair is an event where “hometown pride is county-wide!” With continued county support and literally tens of thousands of hours from dedicated volunteers, today’s Routt County Fair is held on the same tract of land as it was 100 years ago.

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Learning to Ride: Mileage matters

After surviving my first two downhill lessons in the Steamboat Bike Park, I thought it was time to meet some like-minded ladies and ride in a more social environment. The Bike Park hosts weekly evening clinics for men and women, Gravity Girls on Thursdays and Bros, Bikes & Berms on Fridays. And best of all, the clinics end with a free drink.

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Gardening with Deb Babcock: Dealing with plant damage from hail and hoppers

Between grasshoppers and the hail storm we experienced a couple weeks ago, gardens in parts of Routt County are in a shambles. Plants and trees have been stripped of their leaves and many plants were so beaten down or chewed up it appears they might not recover from the damage.

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Spoke Talk: A roadie favorite — the P’burg loop

Want to see some different scenery from the saddle of your road bike? The “P’burg loop” is a short, fun loop that begins and ends in the South Routt community of Phippsburg.

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Tales from the Tread: Tour the Crawford House

For 120 years, the historic stone house at 1184 Crawford Ave. has stood on a hill overlooking the town of Steamboat Springs. It is a silent observer of all the change that has taken place throughout time.

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Jimmy Westlake: Two giants of summer

Rasalgethi (pronounced ras-al-geth’-ee) is a remarkable star. It is one of the reddest stars visible to the unaided eye and, with its faint emerald green companion star, makes for a wondrous sight through a telescope.

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Strings Music Festival: Practice, practice, practice

If “practice makes perfect,” shouldn’t there come a time when you don’t have to practice any more? Not according to the musicians I’ve met at Strings.

Thoughtful Parenting: Support and assistance available for child's development

If you suspect that your child may be delayed in any stage of development as they grow, you are just a phone call away from support and assistance.

Healthy Eating: Couscous and Garbanzo Bean Salad

This recipe has been adapted from Judith Emerson’s recipe in the "Fair Family Favorites — Celebrating 100 Years of the Routt County Fair."

Monday Medical: Detecting, preventing youth pitching injuries

Seasoned athletes know that rest is just as important as training. This is particularly true for young athletes, who can be more prone to injuries from overworking certain joints. Injury is a hot topic in youth baseball and softball, where pitching — too hard, too much and too early — is causing potentially serious elbow and shoulder problems in many children and adolescent players.

Book Reviews: Books to check out for children

Great children's books to check out for a range of ages.

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