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Monday medical: Don't let tennis elbow keep you off the courts

While the ski lifts may have only stopped turning Sunday, an unusually dry and warm late season had many in the valley long to turn their attention to warm weather recreation. Tennis certainly ranks high on the list, and although indoor courts fuel a competitive, year-round community in Steamboat Springs, sun-filled days ensure a rapid return of the weekend warriors to the game.

John F. Russell: Success starts before high school

The key to success for any high school program is building a strong foundation. that's what the Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team is trying to do with it's new elementary and middle school programs.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: When to prune shrubs

When should shrubs be pruned? Certain ones can be done right now before they leaf out; others should wait until after they finish flowering.

Community Ag Alliance: YVSC’s Talking Green program excels in 2015


Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is lining up a stellar calendar of events for this adult educational series that occurs on the fourth Tuesday of the month at various locations throughout town.

Focus on fitness: The long walk to the pool

The first step in returning to the swimming pool is the walk to get there.

Thoughtful parenting: Concussions — Why all the fuss now?

Prevention is job one when protecting our active Steamboat kids against concussions.

Book review: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

May marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the luxury liner Lusitania, and once again, Erik Larson, author of “The Devil in the White City” and “The Garden of Beasts” provides great historical detail of a world-changing event.

Ciao from Cortina: The other Italy

I planned a trip in which we would wind our way down through the country: Cinque Terre, Rome, Bari, Sorrento and Naples, ending up the farthest south you can go, in a tiny fishing village in Sicily.

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Jimmy Westlake: Nova Sagittarii bounces back

If you missed the “new star” in Sagittarius last month, like I did, when it was at its peak brightness, I have some good news.

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado boosts healthy eating and exercise in local schools

Sometimes all it takes is a taste test to change the eating habits of a picky child, or open their mind to a new food or new way to prepare an old one.

Routt County CSU Extension: Spring clean your refrigerator

Consider spring cleaning your refrigerator this month. Not only will the fridge be spotless, but you will also be protecting your family from getting sick.

Monday Medical: Why managing stress matters

Most of us manage stress, but not in healthy ways.

Thoughtful Parenting: Negative effects of violence on television

Frequent exposure to television violence is having a profound effect on the behavior of your children.

John F. Russell: Finding joy from playing the game

Remember that the love of the game is about a lot more than winning or losing.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Home’ is where the wackiness is

The definition of “Home” means something different to everyone, but for most of us, it’s likely not a place where you use your toilet brush in your mouth and chug motor oil as a beverage. Some visitors may disagree.