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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.

John F. Russell: Learning the parent position

I've learned that being the parent of a competitive soccer player isn't always easy, but it's a position I'm welling to learn.

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Exploring Steamboat: A peaceful paradise right in town

The Yampa River Botanic Park awaits exploration and is described best as peaceful and serene.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Sex Tape’ arouses little interest

Three hours, one minute and 42 seconds sounds lengthy enough for a feature film. When you consider this is the span of the piece of the accidental amateur skin flick causing all the problems in the comedy “Sex Tape,” it seems downright infinite. And while the movie itself is only half this duration, it somehow seems even longer.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Wilderness opportunities abound in Routt National Forest

Wilderness: What does the word mean to you? Special emphasis is being directed to the term this year, as 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing into law the Wilderness Act.

Dog's Eye View: A latte and a bully good time

It’s summer, so it’s time to sit at an outside cafe with friends. This, of course, means with your wonderful doggie companion, as well. This always has been a goal and a special pleasure to share with my bull terrier, Stuart.

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Learning to Ride: Set yourself up for success

As with any sport, having the right equipment and learning from a professional make all the difference.

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Gardening with Deb Babcock: Waterwise gardening

The growing season this year started out cool and wet followed by a June with very little rain, and now a July with some wonderful rain storms. How do you manage your garden so plants survive through the dry and rainy spells?

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Spoke Talk: Fun facts about the Tour de France

To many cyclists and fans, July is the month of the Tour de France, one of the largest sporting events. Here is a collection of interesting facts and figures about the world’s most famous bicycle race.

Mary Walker: Cruel ironies

There are some cruel ironies about empowerment. As good as it sounds, empowerment means nothing to a marginalized girl or young woman in a developing country unless it leads to economic well-being, the ability to independently care for oneself or to provide food, shelter and medical needs to one’s family.

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