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Monday Medical: Heart Health To-Do’s

When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, there are a few basics that can help.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Children and domestic violence

A simple question parents often ask is, “What does my child need?” Children need a home that is safe and loving and free of violence and parents who protect them. Home should provide a sense of stability, with comfort and support.

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Book chronicles history of Routt County

Dee Richard's book "Steamboat Round the Bend" is the best book written about the early history of Steamboat Springs.

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Book reviews: New books herald author visits

During a Valentine’s week laden with romantic undertones, Laura Pritchett busts out with a spicy new novel that twists and turns love in every imaginable manifestation.

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Tales from the Tread: Taste of Routt County history

The Tread of Pioneers Museum’s three-part series, A Taste of History, celebrates the history of Routt County through recipes and food.

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Joyce Rankin: Failure is not an option

"For the first time since the Education Accountability Act was created, the State Board of Education may force districts and schools that have failed to improve for five consecutive years to take significant action to boost student learning." — Joyce Rankin

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Thoughtful Parenting: February National Children’s Dental Health Month

Did you know that cavities are the most common childhood disease? The good news is that cavities are almost 100 percent preventable.

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Monday Medical: Strides to keep hearts healthy

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, but new treatments are making it easier to keep hearts healthy.

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado: National School Lunch Program going strong

In response to widespread malnutrition among World War II recruits and an abundance of U.S.-produced agricultural products, the U.S. Congress enacted the National School Lunch Act in 1946, with hopes of "strengthening the nation through better nutrition for our school children," while, at the same time, supporting U.S. farmers through guaranteed purchases of commodity products to use in government programs.

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Routt County CSU Extension: The dating game

Understand what food label dates really mean

Confusion about food date labels is a growing problem as consumers have become more aware of food safety.

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Community Connections: It Takes Courage

We all know that children are vulnerable and need to be protected. But did you know school-aged children are likely to be exposed to a serious threat every day? That threat is both physical and emotional — it’s called bullying.

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From the editor: Immerse yourself in the Steamboat experience

Wish You Were Here is a new 360 video project that we’re embarking on, which will allow our audience, near and far, to immerse themselves in the Steamboat Springs experience.

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Ending suicide goal of new program in western Colorado

Mental health provider Mind Springs Health has joined state and national Zero Suicide initiatives that offer tools to end suicide. “Zero Suicide embraces the critically important, fundamental idea that suicide is preventable,” said Executive Vice President of Mind Springs Health Michelle Hoy.

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Book review: Derivative ‘Unbound’ falls short

As a lady who skis and reads books, I was, of course, drawn to a book written by and about a lady who skis. Steph Jagger’s “Unbound" details her year-long adventure to ski four million vertical feet by chasing winter around the world.

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Janet Sheridan: Why do people fall in love?

In early 2015, an online hubbub erupted over a researcher’s claim that 36 specific questions, answered seriously, could create intimacy and cause two people to fall in love. It’s that easy? I must have wasted my time entertaining butterflies in my stomach, losing my ability to concentrate and feeling insanely happy. Silly me. I could have skipped periods of bliss and moments of uncertainty of by answering 36 questions and listening to a possible partner do the same.

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