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Jimmy Westlake: See a sky full of planets this week

While you were outside watching for Perseid meteors last week, did you notice the sky full of planets?

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Monday Medical: The role of PAs today

Physician assistants, or PAs, are an integral part of the health care team and are quickly growing in popularity, but there remains some confusion about what these medical professionals can do.

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Thoughtful Parenting: The Touchpoints Approach — value disorganization

The Touchpoints Approach to child development presents a paradigm shift. It asks us to move from a linear model of development to a multidimensional one.

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Strings Music Festival: It’s been a wild ride

For the staff, volunteers and crew at Strings Music Festival, these past eight weeks have been like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride in The Wind in the Willows — our own musical escapade to “nowhere in particular.” But as the Strings' summer season winds down, many things in the pavilion are depleted.

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Book review: Memoir both flawed and beautiful

Leigh Stein's memoir, "Land of Enchantment," offers a flawed, yet beautiful, perspective of relationships with both people and places.

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Wilderness Wanderings: Wilderness volunteers share favorite alpine lakes

Special qualities can be found at lakes in the Zirkels and the Flat Tops, and some of those lakes have even more spectacular views, better fishing and legal camping just 100 feet from shore. And, yes, they also offer the opportunity to be the only ones there.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Ag facts are in

The 2016 Routt County Fair is about to begin, so we should talk some fun facts — newsy food bites you can mention during dinner to impress your family and friends about the importance of agriculture.

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Spoke Talk: Steamboat Stinger bigger, better than ever

Mark Aug. 13 and 14 on your calendar. It’s the Steamboat Stinger weekend.

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Eugene Buchanan: Finding the spirit of the Olympics with NBC

With the Olympics underway in Rio, Steamboat Today tapped magazine editor Eugene Buchanan to reflect on his stint working for NBC at the Beijing Olympics.

John F. Russell: Missing your shot at Olympic glory

Every athlete heads to the Olympics hoping to bring home a medal, hoping to avoid the danger of placing fourth.

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Jimmy Westlake: A banner year for Perseid meteors

The annual Perseid meteor shower is cranking up this week and is expected to peak just before dawn on Friday morning.

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Thoughtful Parenting: 'Don’t cry about spilt milk'

Children react to circumstances differently than adults. Children’s brains are different from adult brains and, therefore, process experiences in a different manner than adult brains.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Is too much produce a good thing?

Some call it “crisper remorse” — that guilty feeling you get when you have to throw away spoiled produce. It’s frustrating to realize the produce you have purchased at the farmers market or received from your CSA share has taken on a life of its own in the back of your refrigerator.

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Monday Medical: Adding value with lower MRI costs

When thoughts of shopping cross one’s mind, health care is probably not at the top of the list. Yet, for many individuals, especially those with high-deductible insurance plans, shopping for medical procedures has become common practice.

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Strings Music Festival: The small gods of all things technical

Even though stagehands have been avoiding the limelight for centuries, I’d like to put the spotlight on the stage crew at Strings for some well-deserved kudos.