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Bill French: Dispensary asks council to make "Natural Choice"

Our proposed storefront location has created controversy far beyond what we ever thought imaginable. Natural Choice is a small, family run business that is owned and operated by community-minded people who love Steamboat Springs.

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Colorado Master Gardeners: CSU Master Gardeners here for you

If, as a gardener, you are looking for advice, information or just camaraderie, look no further. CSU Master Gardener volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday beginning May 19 and continuing through late August to answer your gardening questions.

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Spoke Talk – Spring is the time to get bike fit

As winter melts into spring, many who ride are thinking about getting a new/different/better bike. You might hear, “What should I buy? Who makes the best bike? What about that company?”

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Jim Clark: Facing the construction challenge

With major construction projects going on between Yampa Street and at Central Park, things will be a bit challenging for locals and visitors alike. Add the joy of the Colorado Highway 9 roadwork, and a drive to and from the Front Range this year may test the patience of everyone.

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Tales from the Tread: Ute heritage leader to speak at library

One of the Tread of Pioneers Museum's key roles is to educate about Ute heritage. As part of these efforts, the museum is partnering with Bud Werner Memorial Library to host Roland McCook Sr. — great-great grandson of Chipeta, the wife of Ute Chief Ouray — as a speaker May 23.

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Jimmy Westlake: Earth-Mars close encounter

Night owls and early risers might have noticed recently a dazzling orange object shining low in the southern sky in the hours near midnight.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Program educates teens about unplanned pregnancy

If and when to become pregnant is one of the most important decisions a woman or couple will make. But becoming pregnant is not always a conscious decision.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Eating for gut health

We have always known that the digestive tract is home to a world of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Only in the past few years did we fully appreciate the role this invisible population, also known as the gut microbiome, plays in our digestion and health.

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Monday Medical: Sunscreen — decoding the bottle

If you’ve skipped sunscreen when the sky is cloudy or when you think you’ll just be inside, you may want to reconsider. About 80 percent of your exposure to ultraviolet, or UV, radiation is incidental — when you’re walking into the grocery store, driving to work or sitting by a window.

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Thoughtful Parenting: The blame game

Both children and adults tend to have difficulty taking responsibility for their own actions. How can we help our children become more responsible and see events through the eyes of others?

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Book review: Upcoming book offers meticulous, “intimate” look at genetics

“The Gene” tells the history of the concept of a “gene,” a factor responsible for variants in generational expression, all the way to the molecular structure we call genes — discrete segments of DNA, which, when transcribed in our cells, create proteins responsible for specific functions.

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Community Connections: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps engaged and growing

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ mission is to engage young people in the outdoors, inspiring them to use their strengths and potential to lead healthy, productive lives. We teach responsibility for self, community and environment through teamwork, service and experiential education.

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Mid-May the ideal time for foals to be born in Elk River Valley

Nothing compares to a newborn colt

Friday marked the first time Squirt had left the barn and the stall he was born in, but within 15 minutes, he was making short dashes around his mother.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Captain America’ — Let’s keep it civil, everyone

So far this year, we’ve seen the guy dressed like a flying mammal fight the man in the long johns and cape, not to mention the regenerating nutcase who should be subject to mattress tag penalties for removal of his mask. Who’d have thought the dude who carries around the red, white and blue circle squaring off with the genius in the crimson and gold metal suit would feel the most natural? Either way, so begins the summer movie season with “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Skip the potluck — team build while getting dirty

Office potlucks can be fun, and happy hour get-togethers are OK, but what better way to get to know your coworkers or club mates than by planting trees or volunteering together for environmental projects?