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Janet Sheridan: The merry-go-round of education

When I hear about the latest, greatest, sure-fire innovation to increase student learning, I feel weary.

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The Bock’s Office: Sights and sounds sensational in ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

Music in any form is magical, yet it never hurts when a melody has visual aids to go with it. And, if you’ve never seen a tiny swordsman brought to life by the pluck of an instrument, “Kubo and the Two Strings” is one for you to watch.

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Spoke Talk: What is your favorite trail worth?

All trails need to be maintained. Having volunteers helps the work go faster and builds ownership in your soon-to-be favorite trail.

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Celestial News: Spot King Sobieski’s Shield this week

Only two constellations can be traced back to actual historical figures. One is Coma Berenices, a spring constellation representing the hair of Queen Berenices of Egypt. The other is the summer constellation named Scutum Sobiescianum, or Scutum, for short.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Baby and Me/Tobacco Free

Smoking is an unhealthy habit that is especially harmful to pregnant women and their new babies. Low birth weights, risk of asthma, upper respiratory infections and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, are just a few of the risks to newborns from their mothers who smoke during pregnancy.

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Strings Music Festival: Time for some rest

Though the off-season isn’t really “off," it’s definitely a slower schedule than the full sprint of the summer concert season.

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Monday Medical: Check in, check up, check out

Looking for the scoop on the upcoming Community Health Fair events at Yampa Valley Medical Center? Your search is over.

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Book review: New novel enthralling tale of ambition, deceit

Often it is incredibly challenging for an author whose first book is a smash hit to follow up with a brilliant second book, as expectations run so high. With her second novel, “The Muse,” Jessie Burton has solidified her reputation as a literary star.

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Editor's top picks for All Arts Festival weekend

To help you navigate the festival, I’ve studied the events schedule and consulted with several leaders in the arts community to create my top five picks for the All Arts Festival weekend.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Fluid discussions at a round table

Water in the West has been a complicated subject for hundreds of years. Every year, a different amount of snowmelt flows downstream from the high country, where most of the water in the Southwest originates.

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Dog's Eye View: From apes to canines, it’s all about empowerment

An animal’s ability to thrive in captivity (and in our homes) is greatly improved when they’ve been empowered to initiate activity.

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Spoke Talk: Enduro X goes backcountry

It’s August in Steamboat Springs, which means the fourth annual Enduro X race is here, and organizer are proud to bring racers to some of the finest single track Routt National Forest has to offer.

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Tale from the Tread: Tour the historic Crawford Home

Since 1894, the stately stone mansion at 1184 Crawford Ave. has withstood the test of time, proudly perched on the hill that overlooks downtown Steamboat Springs. It stands as a testament of the strength and fortitude of Steamboat's founders, the Crawford family.

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Jim Clark: What do dancing, social issues have in common?

For me, music and dancing bring back lots of happy memories but some unhappy ones, as well.

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Colorado Master Gardeners: Something totally different — sea holly

My introduction to Eryngium, or sea holly, was at a friend’s garden party earlier this summer. I saw it again a few weeks later in the garden at Eagle’s CSU Extension Office and again at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. It makes me wonder how I missed this striking plant until now.

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