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Monday Medical: Make sure kids breathe easy

If you find your child is often coughing and wheezing, the common cold may not be to blame. Rather, it could be asthma.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Strengthen your child’s EQ (Emotional Intelligence)

We live in a high pressure society where we sometimes hyper-focus on grades and test scores. However, there’s more to being successful in life than “book smarts.”

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Book review: 'City of Secrets' educates, enlightens

I like novels that educate, that teach me something about a history I don’t know, reveal a dimension — the human experience — of a history I thought I knew. "City of Secrets, by Stewart O'Nan, succeeds on both levels.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Why we need to talk about food waste

We all eat. Unfortunately, we all throw away food. Every year, 40 percent of food produced in the United States is thrown away. When one in eight Colorado residents are food insecure, there needs to be more awareness about how food waste can be diverted to the people who need it. Food waste has major environmental, social and economic implications.

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Dog's Eye View: Recipe has not changed

I’ve written and published more than once on this topic, and hopefully, this awareness is beginning to grow. The snow is melting in our parks and on our trails, creating a horrible, unsightly feces soup. All that snow drains into our beautiful Yampa River or soaks into the soil along walking paths and in our parks.

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The Bock’s Office: Live-action ‘Jungle Book’ has the right kind of bite

You may know the basic narrative of “The Jungle Book,” but it’s a testimony to moviemaking when something with decades of familiarity can make you jump out of your seat in surprise at the fur, scales, claws and fangs that seemingly come out of nowhere. It almost makes you wish they could figure out something better than a red diaper for the hero to wear.

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Stories from Scotland: From one mud season to another

After eight months in Scotland, we’re used to mud season: where we lived in Fife, the whole winter is muddy.

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Colorado Master Gardener: Thanks, Deb

Sixteen years ago next month, Deb Babcock wrote her first gardening article for Steamboat Today. She researched dozens and dozens of gardening topics and created a trusted, well-informed series of gardening articles that have become a must-read for our community. And this spring, she’s putting away the keyboard in an effort to find more time for gardening and travel.

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Jim Clark: Major projects accompany change of seasons

As the seasons change, so do activities. I plan on making the “Steamboat Shuffle” to put the winter toys, gear and snow blower away and bring the summer gardening, camping and fishing equipment out. I’m sure many of you will soon be doing the same. Here at the Chamber, we’re busy preparing, too.

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Steven Hofman: Fair and square in Colorado

In politics, the big lie is the demagogue’s best friend. Donald Trump’s Wall Street Journal op-ed on Colorado’s delegate selection process is the latest example that truth has no place in his campaign and that he will say and do anything if it advances his goal of securing the Republican nomination for president.

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Celestial News: Catch the twilight planet this week

The one naked-eye planet most folks probably have never seen is the planet Mercury. Mercury is not only the closest planet to the sun, but it also became the solar system’s smallest planet after Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status in 2006.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Autistic children frequently misunderstood

It is never easy being a parent. Even more daunting is being the parent of a child with autism and making choices about ridiculously expensive or hard-to-access therapies and programs that could impact the outcome of your child’s level of functioning forever.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Advance care planning — start the conversation

While the vast majority of people believe it’s important to talk with loved ones about end-of-life care and to have one’s wishes put into writing, only about 25 percent of people actually take those steps, according to a 2012 study by the California HealthCare Foundation.

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Book review: ‘The Decent Proposal’ an upbeat story with relatable characters

“The Decent Proposal,” Kemper Donovan’s hilariously romantic debut novel, is reminiscent of a modern Jane Austen-style story based in sunny Los Angeles.

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Community Agriculture Alliance; Ranching in the Yampa Valley

Ranching this time of year always proves to be something of a challenge in the beautiful Yampa Valley.