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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.

Thoughtful Parenting: Protect children's dental health

DentaQuest and the Colorado Medicaid Dental Program think your child’s oral health is important.

Monday Medical: Stand, don't sit

Driving to the office, enjoying a good meal, working on a computer, relaxing with a movie — all these activities have one thing in common scientists say is harming our health: sitting.

Book review: 'Above the Waterful' poetic, contemporary morality tale

“Above the Waterfall” is a poetic, contemporary morality tale set in a small Appalachian town. Les, the local sheriff, is weeks away from retiring and weary from years on the front lines of the crystal meth boom devastating his hometown.

John F. Russell: Moose is Loose pays it forward

Former National, college and professional ski racer's golf tournament provides helping hand for future Olympic stars.

Wilderness Wanderings: How can we better love our wilderness?

A Steamboat local’s yearly list of hiking destinations might include Upper Fish Creek Falls, Rabbit Ears, Zirkel circle and Devil’s Causeway. As a result, and with the additional hiking of visitors to our region, all are heavily used trails. One might even say we love them to death.