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Strings Music Festival: The terrible coffee plan

If an army marches on its stomach, then a music festival marches on its coffee mug.

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Monday Medical: Caring for your cartilage

More slippery than ice, with the ability to act like a spongy shock absorber, cartilage is found at every joint in our bodies. Cartilage, a type of connective tissue, creates a friction-free gliding surface for joints. But, it’s also susceptible to injury, and since it doesn’t have arteries, veins or nerves, it can’t naturally heal itself when damaged.

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Book review: Memoir recounts struggle with alcoholism

While reading Sarah Hepola’s memoir “Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget,” I was moved by the author’s vulnerability. It must have taken immense courage to write this story

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Pretty, white flower or dangerous, poisonous plant?

This is a year in which several members of the Apiaceae, or parsley, family of plants are doing really well and growing in abundance in our area. One has to be careful, however, when trying to identify these plants, because, while they look alike, making the wrong identification can have disastrous results.

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Spoke Talk: Riding flow

Following are a few important tips to aid the aspiring gravity mountain bike rider.

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Sarah Coleman: Weekend getaway, yes please

Here are a few ideas to help rally the spontaneous getaway within a comfortable timeframe and very little planning.

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John F. Russell: Cheering for the boys of summer

Two summers ago the Steamboat Storm collegiate baseball team arrived in Steamboat Springs hoping to bring a new level of the game America loves to the mountains of Northwest Colorado. Now, in its second year, the team is hoping to bring a title home to its dedicated band of local followers and supporters.

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Jimmy Westlake: Yampa River Star Party this Friday

This coming Friday evening, I will be conducting a summer stargazing event out at the Yampa River State Park campground, three miles west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, beginning at 9 p.m.

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Thoughtful Parenting Article: Out of the mouths of babes

It’s by feeling safe and accepted that children, at their own speed, can outgrow what may seem to be irrational fears. Our job, as adults in their lives, is to be as accepting and nurturing as possible (and appropriate) and know that child development takes different courses and has different timetables for different children.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Sugar sleuths will like new labels

Understanding the sugar content of your food is about to get easier. The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that, among the many changes to their revised nutrition label, foods will now have an extra line to show how much “added sugar” has been added to the product.

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Monday Medical: Know genes to fight cancer

A genetic test for cancer can be beneficial for men and women, especially those who have a family history of cancer.

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Strings Music Festival: What could possibly go wrong?

Concert days at Strings are an ever-shifting grab bag of variables, and any time you combine territorial technicians, quirky electronic equipment, delicate musical instruments, egos, nerves and jet lag, there’s a really good chance something will go wrong.

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Book review: Novel tells story of family, love, finding oneself

"The Light of Paris" is a touching and thoroughly captivating summer read.

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Searching for the holy grail of river cleanup day: a matching pair of river sandals

My most precious find? A bright little orange container of mosquito repellant that looked brand new. It’s mine now!

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Embracing slowing down

Steamboat Springs is an ideal place to slow down and learn from an area expert.