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John F. Russell: Finding a home on the field, and off, in the mountains of Steamboat Springs

With the start of the season only two weeks away, organizers of the Storm Baseball team are rounding third and hoping to find homes.

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Jimmy Westlake: Meet the Crow and the Cup

Winging his way across our springtime sky is a delightful little constellation named Corvus, the Crow.

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Monday Medical: Sun safety for kids

Melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer, doesn’t only affect adults; it also affects children. Though pediatric melanoma is rare, the disease is on the rise in the U.S., particularly among teenagers.

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Book reviews: Audiobooks a must for car trips

My family and I have an audio book playing in our cars most of the time. It’s a great way to pass the time on a long trip. These are some of our current favorites.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Words and music

Sounds and music associated with safety and nurturing are a priceless gift to our children.

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Master gardener recommends mixture of vermiculite, blended compost and peat moss

Salad bowl garden

Steamboat’s growing season of 39 frost-free days, combined with clay soils and desiccating winds, presents its own set of problems for gardeners.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Explore nature to unleash inner child

Many moons ago, when you were a young and curious person, did you see the world through a different filter? As summer approaches and my favorite things in the world reappear in the valley, my inner child turns on full force.

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Dog’s Eye View: Management comes first

Something that always comes up when dog owners ask for help with any kind of unwanted behavior is the question of who has to change the most — their dog or themselves?

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Bill French: Dispensary asks council to make "Natural Choice"

Our proposed storefront location has created controversy far beyond what we ever thought imaginable. Natural Choice is a small, family run business that is owned and operated by community-minded people who love Steamboat Springs.

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Colorado Master Gardeners: CSU Master Gardeners here for you

If, as a gardener, you are looking for advice, information or just camaraderie, look no further. CSU Master Gardener volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday beginning May 19 and continuing through late August to answer your gardening questions.

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Spoke Talk – Spring is the time to get bike fit

As winter melts into spring, many who ride are thinking about getting a new/different/better bike. You might hear, “What should I buy? Who makes the best bike? What about that company?”

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Jim Clark: Facing the construction challenge

With major construction projects going on between Yampa Street and at Central Park, things will be a bit challenging for locals and visitors alike. Add the joy of the Colorado Highway 9 roadwork, and a drive to and from the Front Range this year may test the patience of everyone.

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Tales from the Tread: Ute heritage leader to speak at library

One of the Tread of Pioneers Museum's key roles is to educate about Ute heritage. As part of these efforts, the museum is partnering with Bud Werner Memorial Library to host Roland McCook Sr. — great-great grandson of Chipeta, the wife of Ute Chief Ouray — as a speaker May 23.

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Jimmy Westlake: Earth-Mars close encounter

Night owls and early risers might have noticed recently a dazzling orange object shining low in the southern sky in the hours near midnight.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Program educates teens about unplanned pregnancy

If and when to become pregnant is one of the most important decisions a woman or couple will make. But becoming pregnant is not always a conscious decision.

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