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Community Agriculture Alliance: Lodgepole pine, a story of resilience

Sometimes it seems that lodgepole pine doesn’t get the respect it deserves. In the wake of the recent mountain pine beetle epidemic, some people question whether it’s a good thing to plant lodgepole seedlings on their property. “Won’t the beetles just get them?” they ask.

Exploring Steamboat: A community that gives where it lives

The longer I live in Steamboat, the more impressed I become with this community’s spirit of generosity and the willingness of local residents to step up and get involved when there’s a need.

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Jimmy Westlake: Get ready for the Geminid meteor shower

Get ready for the best meteor shower of the year. It’s the Geminid meteor shower, and it could bring as many as 120 shooting stars per hour to our sky.

Focus on Fitness: The new mom challenge

We all say it when we are pregnant: “I can’t wait to get me pre-baby body back.” What we don’t know is that it is a lot more challenging for most of us than we ever anticipated. We all say it when we are pregnant: “I can’t wait to get my pre-baby body back.” What we don’t know is that it is a lot more challenging for most of us than we ever anticipated.

Routt County CSU Extension: Calorie labeling, coming to a menu near you

Valuable calorie information now is going to be available nationwide at a restaurant near you. New calorie labeling requirements were announced last month that will make calorie content in eating establishments easier to find. As part of the Affordable Care Act, some restaurants will be required to clearly post the calorie information for items on their menus, including alcohol.

Monday Medical: Is a good night’s sleep on your Christmas list?

This holiday season, many will find themselves worn down, tired and stressed out. This often is the result of racing around trying to make those perfect holiday memories, but for others, the feeling lasts throughout the year.

Thoughtful Parenting: Guidelines available to help kids grow, succeed

The early years (from a child’s birth to age 8) are critically important for all areas of learning and development. That means health and physical development, emotional and behavioral development, logic and reasoning and academic development. This lays the foundation for future academic achievement and a successful and happy future for Colorado’s kids.

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Book Review: Highlighting several new cookbooks

Thinking about holiday dinners and entertaining and cooking for a crowd? Here are some cookbooks to pick up for the holiday season.

John F. Russell: Ray Rice would never look right in blue and orange

This week former Baltimore Raven’s star running back Ray Rice won an appeal of his indefinite suspension for the NFL, and is now free to sign with any team he wants. But hopefully fans will not want to cheer for him, and will not forget what he did off the field.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Birdman’ soars proudly toward madness

If you’ve done all you can to avoid films based on comic books in recent years, you’ll probably be out of luck for years to come because they’re here to stay. But the love affair that the public has with the idea of the caped crusader has its own dark side, as we can glimpse from a film like “Birdman.”

Tom Ross: Steamboat's Winter Expo runs gamut from organic honey to Uncle Shiny

One of the pieces of news gathered at the Chamber Winter Expo is that Honey Stinger, of Steamboat Springs, is selling organic honey in addition to the company’s wildly popular Honey Stinger energy chews, gels and waffles.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Holiday tree care

The holidays are upon us, and for many that comes with the age-old tradition of putting up a tree. One of my favorite traditions is taking my family to a forested area and scouring the hillsides for the perfect tree, always excited to have that fresh-cut scent once again filling our home.

Eugene Buchanan: The storm we’d just as soon forget

For all the marvelous snowpack it provided, last week’s storm was a bit of a letdown. A three-day dump gets everyone’s hopes up for one of the best openings ever, and then “freezing rain” crusts it over to the consistency of burnt crème brulee.

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Tales from the Tread: Lost ski areas

For more than 50 years, skiers from all around the world have traveled to Steamboat Springs to experience our Champagne Powder, but Storm Peak was not the first ski mountain in Northwestern Colorado. Scattered all across the counties of Grand, Routt and Moffat counties are remnants of recreational ski areas dating back as early as 1912.

Ciao from Cortina: Holidays in Italy

With modern conveniences like the Internet and direct flights, Italy doesn’t feel that far away — except during the holidays and especially on the one holiday that Italians, who are happy to celebrate every single saint, do not celebrate.