The best annual meteor shower of the year is in progress this week and is rising toward a spectacular peak before dawn next Saturday morning Dec. 14. It’s the Geminid meteor shower, and it could bring as many as 120 shooting stars per hour to our sky.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. My parents joined us as did some close friends, and I even got to ski with my family. And then perhaps best of all, at dinner was the sharing of gratefulness that took place around our table. With thoughtful insights from the youngest to the oldest, we enjoyed laughter as well as tears as we clinked our glasses together.
Spend time with Tom Litteral, and you’ll soon discover someone who is passionate about birding and nature in general. The retired park ranger and firefighter, who now serves as a city bus driver, has been able to share his love for feather finding through involvement in Yampa Valley Birding Club, a group he helped begin shortly after he moved to Steamboat 20 years ago.
Here's a recipe for a delicious high fiber breakfast for a cold Colorado morning.
Fresh, healthier recipes that highlight the taste and nutrients of plant-based holiday dishes were the focus of the “Real Food” presentation at Yampa Valley Medical Center on Dec. 4.
I received a call last week from a very unhappy home baker. She recently had relocated to Northwest Colorado and made her family’s favorite chocolate cake with miserable results. When she opened the oven, she discovered that it had overflowed the pan, making a mess of her oven and leaving a dense, sunken blob behind.
Because so much of the national discussion lately has centered on health, the Affordable Care Act and its troubles, you might think that health insurance is all that matters when it comes to making people healthy. It isn’t. That good health is more than health care was a point I heard many times on my recent Fulbright fellowship visit to Canada, and it’s a topic we don’t talk much about in the U.S.
Hopping onto a snowboard for the first time in a decade can be a frightening experience for a Steamboat rookie. With the patience of the right instructor, however, it can build enough confidence to make it a memorable winter season.
You could look at a movie like “Out of the Furnace” and say things only go from bad to worse to rock bottom. Then, once the floor caves in, there’s a new standard for substandard conditions, but that just makes the climb back up all the more important.
Thankfully for Broncos fans the choice is still a few years down the road, but I have to wonder if Peyton Manning will retire as a Bronco, or a Colt?
For some reason, when it comes to education, the benchmark is another school just down the road or across the state. Rarely, if ever, do school systems compare themselves to their international counterparts.
I’ll bet every dog- and cat-owning family has their special Christmas traditions. Our family did, and much of it revolved around sparing the beautiful heirloom ornaments on the tree, not to mention the tree itself.
The bill affects every resident, and the ripple effect from the changes, or lack of changes, will be felt by all of us. The sheer size of the bill at $500 billion in these times of budget gridlock has increased the controversy in what historically has been a relatively bipartisan bill.
Comet ISON 2012 S1 made its death-defying plunge into the sun’s atmosphere on Thanksgiving Day, and the sun won.
Skier Grant Juschka was enjoying a classic powder day in February when he stopped on a steep pitch to wait for skiers ahead to find a lost ski. When the line was clear, he pushed off a cornice, eager to meet his buddies at the bottom of the hill. Chilled and in a poor position, he awkwardly turned and faltered, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.