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Spoke Talk: To yield or not to yield

According to International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Rules of the Trail, “bicyclists traveling downhill should yield to ones headed uphill, unless the trail is clearly signed for one-way or downhill-only traffic.” That’s the rule many of us grew up with and teach our kids. But there is another side of the coin to consider. Enter the uphill yield.

Tales from the Tread: Celebrate the Crawfords

On July 24, Tread of Pioneers Museum staff and board of directors dedicated the museum’s community room to James L. (Jim) Crawford and Anna Fang to recognize their continued support and contributions to the Tread of Pioneers Museum and our local history.

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Jimmy Westlake: Don’t miss the Perseid meteor shower

The annual Perseid meteor shower is cranking up and is expected to peak around 2 a.m. MDT Thursday, Aug. 13.

Thoughtful Parenting: Encourage children to drink water

A cold drink of water tastes amazing on a hot summer day. Water is one of the most natural, healthy beverages children can drink. Encouraging children to quench their thirst with water will help them develop a taste for it, an important step toward life-long health.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Choice food and food choice

We are fortunate to have Lift-Up of Routt County, which provides emergency food assistance to almost 2,000 individuals each year at its three sites (Hayden, South Routt and Steamboat Springs). Thanks to the generous support of our community (churches, grocers, individuals), their food bank shelves stay stocked.

Monday Medical: There's a code for that

While the world of medical coding may not seem all that interesting, it’s certainly important to many aspects of healthcare.

John F. Russell: Even a City Slicker can find a place at Routt County Fair

After spending most of my life in the City I have to admit that it's taken me years to learn to appreciate the Routt County Fair and what our local agriculture community brings to life in my home town.

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Strings Music Festival: It's a small world after all

Disney’s mind-numbingly repetitive song aside, it’s pretty neat to work in an industry as small as live entertainment.

Book reviews: Medical intrigue characterize local author's novels

Novelist and local physician and surgeon Stacy Childs blends medical intrigue with compelling characters.

Unique combination of harp and guitar to headline Strings Chamber Music concert Wednesday

Next Wednesday renowned harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and guitarist Jason Vieaux will headline the Strings' Chamber Music concert bringing two instruments otherwise known as an unlikely pair.

Eugene Buchanan: Getting your Zen on in Steamboat

Blame it on my Boulder upbringing. How else would you explain my jumping at the chance to hop in a giant clam to test the new, space-age float tanks at Neptune Healing and Float Spa downtown?

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Paper Towns’ a low-key, likeable teen flick

If you’re familiar with the author of “Paper Towns,” you may be expecting the new film adaptation to reach for the “Stars.” But, it doesn’t — it charts its own course, which upon watching the film, you’ll realize is just fine.

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Iconic Steamboat business embarks on Iconic ride

For nearly a decade, a group of cyclists have gathered at Smartwool headquarters in Steamboat Springs to begin a journey they call the “Ride to O.R.” This year’s trek starts Friday, and I will have the honor of traveling alongside these riders who are banded together by their love for adventure.

Dog's Eye View: I'm melting! I'm melting!

Hot cars or trucks can create a coffin for dogs left inside. We hear about these devastating cases throughout the year, but for some of us, leaving our dog at home is either not an option or we are taking a road trip for adventures with our canine buddy.

Community Ag Alliance: Routt County Fair is the best

We’ve come a long way since 1914, but the “feeling” of the fair remains the same, according to Sandy Boston, of Hayden, who says: “Because no matter where you’re from — a big city or a little town — the Routt County Fair makes you feel like you’ve come home.”

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