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Rob Douglas: A drop of justice for an unjust system

While long overdue and far short of the complete overhaul needed to instill fairness in federal sentencing guidelines that are almost universally viewed as inequitable and overly punitive, Obama’s clemency initiative promises to inject a drop of actual justice into a badly broken federal criminal justice system that currently incarcerates more than 200,000 Americans.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Rio 2’ has its wings clipped

Everyone has a favorite ornithological cliché, whether it’s about birds of a feather flocking together or a bird in the hand being worth two in the bush. In the case of “Rio 2,” the appropriate saying seems to be “kill two birds with one stone” because having a second movie doesn’t make the first one any better.

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Tom Ross: State Legislature memorializes Dave Wattenberg, who represented Moffat, Routt counties

The late state Sen. Dave Wattenberg engaged in a long-running contest with state Rep. Don Ament to see who could top each other by pulling harmless practical jokes.

Dog's Eye View: Relevancy — What makes training work for you and your dog

I was at a dog obedience training seminar about thirty years ago that was presented by Milo Pearsall, an American Kennel Club obedience trial judge who also was a well known trainer and author.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Cyclists can be aware of their surroundings and ranch activity

I write this article from the view point of a person that spends a lot of time on a bike in and around Steamboat.

Gardening with Estella Heitman: Growing asparagus

Asparagus is one of only a few perennial vegetable crops. It is a cold weather plant that, once established, can live for 15 years. Asparagus, however, is not a plant for the impatient gardener.

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Discovering Steamboat: A car that keeps away cancer

Jean Benton and her art-on-wheels car are a common sight in Steamboat Springs, and as Jean drives down Lincoln Avenue, she gets waves and honks and thumbs-up from the people she passes.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spot Corvus and Crater in our spring sky

The four main stars of Corvus form an unmistakable kite-shaped pattern located one-third of the way up in our southern sky about 10 p.m. in late April. The distinctive pattern makes Corvus easy to spot.

Monday Medical: Core training is essential

Now that spring weather finally has arrived in the Yampa Valley, thoughts turn to spring activities such as biking, hiking and running. “Getting fit for spring sports is essential,” occupational therapist Marty Melland said. “You want to condition yourself in order to avoid injury.”

Thoughtful Parenting: April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness to the issues of child abuse and neglect in our county.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Vaccinating on time important for keeping kids safe, healthy

Parents agree that feeding and sleep schedules are important to help keep their children healthy. The same goes for childhood immunizations. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday.

John F. Russell: Times are tough for the US Nordic combined team, but coach isn't ready to throw in the towel

The U.S. Ski Team has pulled the plug on the Nordic combined team, but head coach Dave Jarrett isn't about to give up on this team, or the sport that he loves.

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The Bock’s Office: Zany European exploits abound in ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’

A story doesn’t have to be true, moral or even make complete sense in order to be meaningful. If none of these things bother you, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” has a vacancy.

Janet Sheridan: Troublesome technology

When my husband and I entered our assigned room in the downtown Denver hotel, we saw an open suitcase on an easy chair, clothes strewn about, and a football game on TV. Joel about-faced, dragged a baffled me back into the corridor, and rushed off to the lobby.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Spring snowpack could mean many things for Routt National Forest

While it is still too early to tell what will come from the current above average snowpack in the Yampa River Basin, it could mean many things for the Routt National Forest’s resources and visitors in the coming months.

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