Monday Medical: measles is very contagious and preventable

Considered the most contagious virus today, measles can live on a surface or in the air for up to two hours. That fact highlights the importance of being vaccinated for the virus

Book review: An astounding first novel

Christopher Scotton has written us an astounding first novel. I had trouble reading the last pages through my tears.

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The Bock’s Office: Oscar nominees going for the gold

Earlier this month, the Super Bowl finished off the pro football season to the consternation of sports junkies, and this weekend comes the equivalent of the Big Game for cinephiles. The 87th Academy Awards will include just as many gripes and pleasant surprises alike as the best in film for 2014 are honored.

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Author flies plane with one hand and shoots photos with the other to document Colorado River Basin

Improbably, Garrett Fisher uses the stick and rudder to manipulate his Piper Cub airplane to frame his shots of mountain rivers while he’s looking through the viewfinder of his camera.

Community Ag Alliance: Routt County CattleWomen plan for a busy 2015

The Routt County CattleWoman organization promotes the importance of the agricultural industry in our everyday lives while maintaining our western heritage. We support the beef industry through education, outreach and marketing.

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Tales from the Tread: Semotan legacy lives

What my grandmother, Evelyn Ellis Peavy Semotan, did was put on her hat and boots and go to work. She wanted to ranch and had wanted to since she bottle-fed her first bum lamb as a young girl.

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‘Tele Devo’ youths set sights on the Worlds

When the Telemark World Championships come to Steamboat the week of Feb. 23, it will be a chance to see the world’s best telemark racers right here in our own country, in our own town, on our local hills.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spot the zodiacal light this week

This “zodiacal light” is visible as a pyramid-shaped glow that extends upward from the sunrise and sunset points on the horizon.

Skiing pioneer Ted Farwell leaves his mark on Ski Town USA

Ted Farwell may not have been born in Steamboat Springs, but the life he led made him a champion in our town.

Monday Medical: Understanding knee pain

In a town as active as Steamboat Springs, there is no shortage of individuals who have questions about knee pain, as it’s not always easy to know what type of knee pain or injury you may have.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Spit it out for good

Being free to enjoy life without the urge to dip is a good reason to quit chewing.

Thoughtful Parenting: Teeth matter

Strong teeth allow a child to chew well and enjoy eating. Healthy teeth and gums support their immune system and help them bounce back from illness and injuries.

Community Connections: Helping parents and children thrive

the Family Development Center. Our mission is to help parents be the best parents they can be, and to grow competent, confident, and caring children.

Top results, never-ending passion leaves lasting mark on sport of Nordic combined.

Pioneers like Ted Farwell set the bar with their results, and set an example with their passion for skiing.

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Book Review: Great historical World War II fiction

If you are looking for great World War II historical fiction that will keep you glued to your seat and bring you to uncontrollable tears, then consider reading this book by Kristin Hannah.