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Book review: Book explores history, future of national parks

“The Hour of Land” was conceived as a celebration for the National Park Service centennial. Terry Tempest Williams gives readers a collection of poignant ideas, with photos as cutting and unpredictable as her poems, letters, emails and essays.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot is more of a reincarnation

A new version of a movie that’s been beloved for more than 30 years is rarely going to come along without people holding on to the memory of the original. In the case of “Ghostbusters,” referring to the update as being haunted by its predecessor seems most appropriate.

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Old cabins at Perry-Mansfield retain the spirit of 'the Ladies' who found the arts camp

Charlotte and Portia's spirits live on

Longtime Perry-Mansfield drama teacher senses the presence of "the Ladies" in vintage log cabins

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Tour de Steamboat benefits community

Besides being one of the most beautiful rides in Colorado, the Tour de Steamboat, set for July 23, is a large fundraising event supporting four local nonprofits. In 2015, the all-volunteer Tour de Steamboat collaborative effort raised more than $60,000 from registration fees and giveaways.

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Tales from the Tread: “Thrilling ride on snowshoes”

The Tread of Pioneers Museum received this article from Kathleen James, the editor of Skiing History, the bimonthly journal of the International Skiing History Association skiinghistory.org. ISHA is interested in learning more about this adventure story, which was allegedly written in 1890 by a Steamboat Springs resident who was pursued by a pack of ravenous wolves on Storm Mountain (Storm Peak) while skiing after dark.

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Spoke Talk: E-Bikes growing in popularity

What is an e-bike? Well, “e” is short for electric; it’s a bike equipped with an electric motor to lessen pedal resistance and assist the rider, and with falling prices and improving technology, their popularity is increasing.

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Melanie Sturm: My delegate dilemma — to be conscientious, in good conscience

"Midway through this turbulent summer, with the nation reeling from terrorist attacks and fraying race relations, majorities of dispirited Americans wish the parties would Think Again about their nominees, neither of whom engender trust or confidence in a citizenry craving both." — Melanie Sturm

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Jim Clark: Personal interactions make all the difference

How we interact with everyone — visitors, residents, customers or vendors — is an important part of the overall experience we create for each other.

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Longtime newspaper outdoor writer, Neil Cantwell, off to 'fishing hole in the sky'

I would be surprised if Cantwell didn’t have the brass to ask St. Peter for permission to fish some private water.

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Jimmy Westlake: Welcome to the dog days of summer

The use of the phrase “dog days” can be traced back over 2,000 years to the early Greek civilization.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Understanding adoption

As our agency has provided pre- and post-adoption training to birth parents and potential adoptive parents, we have heard many of the same questions about the adoption process.

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Strings Music Festival: The terrible coffee plan

If an army marches on its stomach, then a music festival marches on its coffee mug.

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Monday Medical: Caring for your cartilage

More slippery than ice, with the ability to act like a spongy shock absorber, cartilage is found at every joint in our bodies. Cartilage, a type of connective tissue, creates a friction-free gliding surface for joints. But, it’s also susceptible to injury, and since it doesn’t have arteries, veins or nerves, it can’t naturally heal itself when damaged.

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Book review: Memoir recounts struggle with alcoholism

While reading Sarah Hepola’s memoir “Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget,” I was moved by the author’s vulnerability. It must have taken immense courage to write this story

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Pretty, white flower or dangerous, poisonous plant?

This is a year in which several members of the Apiaceae, or parsley, family of plants are doing really well and growing in abundance in our area. One has to be careful, however, when trying to identify these plants, because, while they look alike, making the wrong identification can have disastrous results.

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