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John F. Russell: Cleveland lands title, Lebron earns my respect

Cleveland earned its first major sports title in more tnan 50 years Sunday, thrilling sports fans across the country and giving LeBron James a chance to rebuild his own legacy.

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Celestial News: Are you an Ophiuchan?

If you are an Ophiuchan, please raise your hand. Hmm … I’m not seeing many hands out there. Perhaps you are an Ophiuchan and don’t know it. Please allow me to explain.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Talking about traumatic events

There have been many tragic events in the news this past year. The following are what experts say about discussing such tragedies with children in a way that does not scare or overwhelm them.

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Strings Music Festival: Try a new music style

The Strings Music Festival summer season opens this week — get your feet wet, and try something you’ve never heard before.

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Book review: Debut novel fictionalizes Manson Family murders

While not appropriate for the faint of heart or those younger than 16, Emma Cline’s debut novel is a relevant and necessary bildungsroman of uncertainty, passion and crime.

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Ryan Spaustat: Fatherhood, off-script

Of all the gifts Charlie has given me, this realization is my favorite — joy as the very condition of existence. I look back on his birth, and I should have celebrated the gift of his life and the joy it would bring me. I didn’t know that then, but I do now.

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Wilderness Wanderings: Time to hike the ‘other’ trails

If you’re like most local hikers, by now, you have checked off Mad Creek, Fish Creek and the Emerald Mountain trails from your early season to-do list and are itching to venture onto the higher elevation trails up to Gold and Gilpin lakes and the like.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: It’s Ranch Rally time

On June 18, cyclists will roll out from the Moots factory to take part in the Third annual Moots Colorado Ranch Rally, a 50-mile cyclosportive featuring the gravel roads that connect historic Routt County area ranches.

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Dog’s Eye View: I’m melting, I’m melting!

Hot cars or trucks can create a coffin for someone left inside. We hear about these devastating cases throughout the year. For some of us, leaving our dog at home is either not an option, or we are taking a road trip for adventures with our canine buddy.

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Spoke Talk: Bike Week heats up in Steamboat

We’re right in the middle of the third annual bike week, and things are just heating up in Steamboat Springs.

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Colorado Master Gardeners: Drip your way to a healthy, water-wise garden

Fear not, drip irrigation is easier than it looks.

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From the Chamber CEO: Steamboat Marathon is a marathon effort

Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association CEO Jim Clark's monthly column.

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John F. Russell: Sharing the dream with your children

I used to think that parents who travel around the country to watch their children play games were crazy, but now I think it's time that somebody had me committed.

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Jimmy Westlake: Stagecoach Star Party will ‘Embrace the Moonlight’

You are invited to join me and other astronomy enthusiasts from around the community for the Stagecoach Star Party at 9 p.m. Saturday June 18 at the Morrison Cove Boat Ramp on the south shore side of Stagecoach State Park.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Hats off to the modern dad

On June 19, American families will honor dad by celebrating Father’s Day. Not surprisingly, the role of fathers has changed through the years as the American family and lifestyle have changed.