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James Garcia: Oak Creek mine tours enrich newcomer's understanding of area

I’d only been in Routt County for little more than a week, and with Labor Day weekend upon us, I decided it was time to get acquainted with my new home by taking advantage of one of the mine tours offered by the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg.

Monday Medical: Pack well, eat well

Lunch should be a nutrient-rich meal to fuel children’s brains and bodies for the afternoon so they can concentrate in the classroom and have energy for sports activities. Strive for these key ingredients: protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, dairy and healthy fats.

Thoughtful Parenting: Building strong relationships with our kids

It is common for kids to go through phases where they are more connected to one parent than the other. Sometimes, though we love them deeply, we may butt heads more with one of our children than the other.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Eat a 'GO' breakfast

Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day.

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Community support brings building back to life

On Saturday afternoon the newly remodeled Sourth Routt Medical Center was introduced to the community with an Open House event.

John F. Russell: Races leave us all with vintage memories

The Steamboat Springs Vintage Auto Races came to an end in 1998, but many locals still have found memories of when the engine's roar dominated our Labor Day holiday.

Book Review: Easy picture and chapter books for children

Two charming stories by Colorado authors.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘If I Stay’ offers mellifluous music-based melodrama

Hopefully you’re consulting something other than contemporary cinema when you look at the big questions, such as, “What’s the point of life?” Indeed, “If I Stay” can’t answer queries like this — and doesn’t try — but it maintains its own charms nonetheless.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Soil health

Soil health — you may have heard this latest descriptor and wondered what it is. Hopefully, by now you are aware that soil is not just dirt. It’s a complicated ecosystem that takes place beneath our feet to support the environment that we see above ground.

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Gardening with Deb Babcock: Plant garlic now for bigger bulbs next fall

Spaghetti sauce, Caesar salad, shrimp scampi and many other favorite foods have a common ingredient that can be easily grown here in the mountains: garlic.

Spoke Talk: There’s an app (or 2) for that

For those with smartphones, here are some essential apps out there to take your riding to the next level. You can track, analyze, share and get coaching to take you there.

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Jimmy Westlake: Cassiopeia hosts Comet Jacques this week

Passing close to the "W" of Cassiopeia this week is the little green fuzz ball called Comet Jacques. Discovered last March 13, Comet Jacques is due to pass a safe 52.4 million miles from Earth on Thursday.

Eugene Buchanan: Hail to the new trail

Those with mortal lungs were milking freshies on the 4.25-mile Morning Gloria, Steamboat Springs' newest mountain bike trail. You only get one chance at a first impression and Morning Gloria’s was...glorious.

Thoughtful Parenting: SAT vs. ACT: A breakdown

One the most frequently asked questions from parents is, Should my student(s) take the SAT or the ACT? What is the difference? Do colleges or universities accept both? What should we be on the lookout for?

Mind Springs Health: Techniques to help your feelings, productivity

The study of psychology needs to be about more than mental illness. For years, the focus of psychology and therapy has been on helping people suffering with mental illness. The goal of bringing those that are below average in happiness and well-being up to the average.

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